Michigan Medical Marijuana Act & Rules

Bodyne

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order today abolishing the politically appointed Medical Marihuana Licensing Board and creating an agency to oversee the regulation of both medical and recreational marijuana. Governor Whitmer Whitmer’s order, set to take effect April 30, would create the Marijuana Regulatory Agency within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with oversight of laws related to medical and recreational marijuana “to more efficiently regulate” the products.The order would abolish the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, created in the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in November, and the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, created under a 2016 law approved by the GOP-led Legislature.
"This executive order will eliminate inefficiencies that have made it difficult to meet the needs of Michigan’s medical marijuana patients,” Whitmer said in a Friday statement. “All elements of this agency have been designed to serve and better protect Michigan residents, and I’m eager to have a unified effort across state departments to make sure this process runs effectively and efficiently."
 

jjng5

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order today abolishing the politically appointed Medical Marihuana Licensing Board and creating an agency to oversee the regulation of both medical and recreational marijuana. Governor Whitmer Whitmer’s order, set to take effect April 30, would create the Marijuana Regulatory Agency within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with oversight of laws related to medical and recreational marijuana “to more efficiently regulate” the products.The order would abolish the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, created in the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in November, and the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, created under a 2016 law approved by the GOP-led Legislature.
"This executive order will eliminate inefficiencies that have made it difficult to meet the needs of Michigan’s medical marijuana patients,” Whitmer said in a Friday statement. “All elements of this agency have been designed to serve and better protect Michigan residents, and I’m eager to have a unified effort across state departments to make sure this process runs effectively and efficiently."
My ass... 10-to-1 she wants a re-write of the legislation... why?

Donald Bailey, a member of the now-eliminated licensing board, said "This is a political payback for the marijuana lobby that came out in such strong support for Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel,”
She received $14.1 Million in campaign contributions from outside sources if you look it up... now those financial doners are going to re-write the legislation so that they can make as much cash from you as possible! Hold your breath on being able to grow your own...

This is pure politics. If she wanted to downgrade enforcement efforts or expand existing law those would be efforts to support the cause. But throwing the baby out with the bath water just to fill the tub back up again... come on...
 

jjng5

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Bodyne it might be good, who knows. It's just upsetting how these politicians are so motivated from profiting from this. Same with these dispensaries and everything else... grrr
 

Badmofo529

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Unless I'm reading it wrong, it is a good thing. The licencing and regulatory board can't "re write the legislation". As it stands, the licencing board drags it's ass with applications, so anyway to reform it and make it more efficient sounds good to me
 

jjng5

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Well that's good. The quote above came from a member of the state licensing board, where he stated that this effort is a pay back effort to her lobbyist buddies for the all mighty green back! But who knows I guess. We shall see!
 

Chip Green

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It is my understanding, that since the Rec law, was a ballot initiative passed by the peoples' vote, any changes require a 2/3 supermajority vote in BOTH state houses....
 

dwood8165

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In reading the legislation it is still unclear how much weight can a caregiver hold with a home. I know we can only carry 2.5ounces per patient. but how much flower can a caregiver store?
 

Rayi

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I like how the first post was. But now it's out dated. Can someone update the information or post a site with updated information on
 

TheMan13

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In reading the legislation it is still unclear how much weight can a caregiver hold with a home. I know we can only carry 2.5ounces per patient. but how much flower can a caregiver store?
A (1) patient caregiver with (5) patients can hold (6 x 2.5) 15 ounces, also known as a Michigan pound.

It's a common scheme in the US. There is a 2014 book titled "The 15 Ounce Pound: Big Pharma's Plan to Patent Pot" ...
 
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TheMan13

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So what would a person with 4 patient do if they want to grow outside
Somehow grow/hold under (4 x 2.5) 10 ounces or (5 x 2.5) 12.5 if that person/grower is also a patient ...

Or are you asking about the legality of a grow outdoors? If so, here are some general guidelines up for interpretation by your local prosecutor of course ...

Marijuana plants can not be visible to the unaided eye from an adjacent property at ground level or from a permanent structure.

Marijuana must be in a stationary structure. Enclosed on all sides except the base. The structure must prevent access by the general public.

The marijuana grow area must have functioning locks or other security devices to prevent access by minors.
 

Rayi

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I know those rules. It amazes me because 1 plant can put you over if your medical but you can have a unlimited amount if you grow it recreational
 

dwood8165

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A (1) patient caregiver with (5) patients can hold (6 x 2.5) 15 ounces, also known as a Michigan pound.

It's a common scheme in the US. There is a 2014 book titled "The 15 Ounce Pound: Big Pharma's Plan to Patent Pot" ...
can you show me this in the law. I can not take your word on this. That seems like the old law for caregiver patient relationships. What does the new laws say
 

TheMan13

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I know those rules. It amazes me because 1 plant can put you over if your medical but you can have a unlimited amount if you grow it recreational
I believe the rec law has a 10 ounce max, not unlimited unless you are a facility license holder. You think we (MMMA) were setup by the lawyers, lobbyists, politicians and their clients as a stepping stone to their profitable facility licensing scheme?

Regulatory capture (also client politics) is a corruption of authority that occurs when a political entity, policymaker, or regulatory agency is co-opted to serve the commercial, ideological, or political interests of a minor constituency, such as a particular geographic area, industry, profession, or ideological group[1].[2] When regulatory capture occurs, a special interest is prioritized over the general interests of the public, leading to a net loss for society. Government agencies suffering regulatory capture are called "captured agencies." The theory of client politics is related to that of rent-seeking and political failure; client politics “occurs when most or all of the benefits of a program go to some single, reasonably small interest (e.g., industry, profession, or locality) but most or all of the costs will be borne by a large number of people (for example, all taxpayers).”[3]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture
 
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TheMan13

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can you show me this in the law. I can not take your word on this. That seems like the old law for caregiver patient relationships. What does the new laws say
I was referencing MMMA. I am neither a lawyer or an expert on the new facility laws that seem to change regularly. I'd suggest contacting a hopefully competent lawyer ...
 
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