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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Thursday ( House Bill 4029 And House Bill 4210 ) Would Allow For Provisioning Centers, Businesses Where Patients With A State-issued Medical Marijuana Card Could Buy Surplus Marijuana That Suppliers Produce For Other Patients.

(AP) Confusion surrounding the legality of marijuana dispensaries and non-smokable forms of the drug are prompting lawmakers to propose changes related to Michigan’s http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ voter-approved law that legalized marijuana for medical use. Bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday ( House Bill 4029 and House Bill 4210 ) would allow for “provisioning centers,” businesses where patients with a state-issued medical marijuana card could buy surplus marijuana that suppliers produce for other patients. Advocates say the bill is needed because the state Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that qualified patients and caregivers cannot transfer marijuana to another patient or anyone else, and dispensaries that facilitate such transactions can be shut down as a public nuisance. Some municipalities have let the dispensaries continue to operate while others have not. The legislation, which supporters say would give patients safe access to marijuana, needs regular majority support from the Republican-controlled Legislature to go to the governor’s desk because it would not directly amend the 2008 marijuana law. Another bill would authorize non-smokable marijuana such as oils, food items and pills. It requires a vote from three-quarters of the House and Senate because it would change the voter-initiated law. “Sixty-three percent of voters wanted the use, the compassionate use, of medical marijuana for certain classes of patients. This package of bills helps to fulfill the intention of the voters,” said House Health Policy Committee Chairman Mike Callton, R-Nashville.

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