Medical Marijuana Bills Pass Michigan House, Separate House Bill Would Regulate Dispensaries

Its about protecting a sick patient, Rep. Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), a co-sponsor of the package, said of the reforms back in March . “They have the right [to medical marijuana use] under the law, so we’re going to make sure they feel safe in their own state.” Attorney Matt Abel specializes in marijuana law and is the campaign director for Committee for a Safer Michigan, a group working to legalize marijuana in Michigan. He is troubled by the access to patient’s personal information that HB 4834 gives police officers using the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN). “The access to the LEIN system by name and address is going to cause all kinds of problems,” he said. “There were people who were assured their information was confidential.” Although he believes HB 4853 is fair because it applies a consistent standard for two year offenses, he thinks HB 4851 and HB 4856 single out the medical marijuana community for targeted regulation. “It would prevent a medical marijuana patient from carrying it on their person, but they can carry their Vicodin on their person,” he said of HB 4856. Earlier this week, Rep.
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