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Michigan House Offers Overview Presentation On Medical Marijuana Law


michigan capital marijuanaA meeting on Tuesday in the Michigan House could provide clarity on the direction the legislature plans to take with pending medical marijuana legislation.

The House Judiciary will conduct what their official meeting notice calls “AN OVERVIEW PRESENTATION ON THE MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT” during their regular session at noon on Tuesday, April 21.

Rep. Klint Kesto, a Republican from Oakland County, chairs the House Judiciary Committee. His office confirmed the presentation will be conducted by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.

The meeting is scheduled for a single hour, per the House Clerk’s office

Also up for consideration during that session: 4 bills, three of which deal with firearms law. The fourth originates from Sen. Jones, who proposes an amendment of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) to allow landlords to ban smoking and cultivation of marijuana from rental properties.

Many advocates are hoping to learn the fate of a pair of bills launched three years ago and re-introduced in this year’s legislature. The Provisioning Centers Act and the Smoking Alternatives bills, HB 4209 and HB 4210, are assigned to Rep. Kesto’s committee but have not been formally scheduled for a hearing.

Sen. Jones’ bill has already been through the Senate Judiciary Committee and been approved by the full Senate.

The House Judiciary Committee meeting will take place at noon, Tuesday April 21 in Room 521, House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Rep. Kesto can be reached through his office at:

Phone: (517) 373-1799
FAX: (517) 373-8361

Email: KlintKesto@house.mi.gov

Questions regarding the Judiciary Committee can be addressed through:

Committee Clerk: Melissa Weipert
Phone: 517-373-5176
e-Mail: mweipert@house.mi.gov

Source: The Compassion Chronicles


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  1. The prohibitionists insist on blocking the law that the populace voted on in 2008. Here we are almost 7 years later and the aholes in Lansing are still trying to pull us backward. I don’t understand why the voters will vote against themselves when they vote Republican and then bitch and moan about government.
    So we have to go back to the ballot box again. This time we will vote to legalize cannabis for everyone over the age of 21. I’m reminded of how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Ca. government voted to decriminalize cannabis when it became quite apparent that the voters were going to legalize. It could go this way in Michigan and it would be an improvement. But I think that just maybe the voters may see through this and legalize entirely.

  2. Joke. Now these dorks want to talk? They see the inevitable, maybe. These leaders have squandered so many opportunities for revenue from marijuana. Now that legalization is around the corner their trying to take the reigns. Fools. Ineptitude at its peak. Who cares what these losers say or think, they had their chance and took hard lines. Screw em

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