medical marijuana http://wemu.org en Judge Orders Ypsilanti Township Residents To Stop Growing Medical Marijuana http://wemu.org/post/judge-orders-ypsilanti-township-residents-stop-growing-medical-marijuana <p>Residents of an Ypsilanti Township home from which neighbors complained the strong odor of un-burnt marijuana was emitting have been ordered to quit growing medical marijuana in their basement.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Attorney Tom Lavigne of the law firm of Cannabis Council represents owners of the home at 1397 Crestwood.&nbsp;</p><p>He says the residents were not doing anything that doesn't fall under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:48:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 48173 at http://wemu.org Judge Orders Ypsilanti Township Residents To Stop Growing Medical Marijuana State Supreme Court To Hear Two More Medical Marijuana Cases http://wemu.org/post/state-supreme-court-hear-two-more-medical-marijuana-cases <p><strong>Michigan Supreme Court takes two more medical marijuana cases</strong><br /><br />The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more medical marijuana cases. Two medical marijuana cardholders want the state's highest court to rule that a voter-approved law shields them from criminal charges.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:47:25 +0000 Rick Pluta 47250 at http://wemu.org State Supreme Court To Hear Two More Medical Marijuana Cases Medical Marijuana Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-advocates-applaud-us-house-vote <p>Local medical marijuana advocates are cheering the U.S. House for approving a measure that would prevent the DEA from using federal funds to conduct raids on licensed medical marijuana operations.</p><p></p><p></p><p>3rd Coast Compassion Center co-founder Jamie Lowell says it's a historic vote, but he'll also be watching the state legislature as it considers legislation that would affect the industry.&nbsp;</p><p>Charmie Gholson founded Michigan Moms United, and says she was elated to see the bi-partisan effort to reign in the DEA.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:51:34 +0000 Bob Eccles 46633 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote Michigan Veterans OK To Use Medical Marijuana For PTSD Symptoms http://wemu.org/post/michigan-veterans-ok-use-medical-marijuana-ptsd-symptoms <p>The US Department of Veterans Affairs says Michigan vets will not lose their federal benefits if they legally use medical marijuana. The VA's statement is a response to the state's decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:15:06 +0000 Jake Neher 43699 at http://wemu.org Michigan Veterans OK To Use Medical Marijuana For PTSD Symptoms Medical Marijuana Approved for PTSD in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-approved-ptsd-michigan <p><strong>PTSD patients now able to get medical marijuana card in Michigan</strong><br />By Jake Neher<br /><br /><br />Michiganders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can now get a card to use medical marijuana.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:41:35 +0000 Jake Neher 43043 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Approved for PTSD in Michigan Support For Marijuana Dispensaries, 'Edibles' Bills Growing http://wemu.org/post/support-marijuana-dispensaries-edibles-bills-growing <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The debate over reviving medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan starts up again in Lansing this week. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state Senate panel will hear public testimony on House Bill 4271, which would let communities decide whether to allow dispensaries and how to regulate them. It is also expected to take up House Bill 5104, which would allow patients to use edible and other </span>non-smokable<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> forms of cannabis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bills come in response to recent Michigan Supreme Court rulings that shut down marijuana distribution through dispensaries in the state and effectively outlawed any forms of medical cannabis other than </span>smokable<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> forms.&nbsp;</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the legislation say reviving and regulating dispensaries will ensure patients have safe and consistent access to treatment. And they say patients who are children or who suffer from respiratory illnesses should not have to smoke marijuana.</span></div><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:42:43 +0000 Jake Neher 42563 at http://wemu.org Support For Marijuana Dispensaries, 'Edibles' Bills Growing State board says PTSD patients should be able to use medical marijuana http://wemu.org/post/state-board-says-ptsd-patients-should-be-able-use-medical-marijuana <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dakota </span>Serna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> served in the Marines during the Iraq War. He says memories of seeing friends and children killed left him suicidal after he came home. </span>Serna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the only thing that has helped him get his life back on track is using marijuana.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:01:42 +0000 Jake Neher 42457 at http://wemu.org State board says PTSD patients should be able to use medical marijuana Legislation would allow Landlords to ban Medical Marijuana Growing and Smoking http://wemu.org/post/legislation-would-allow-landlords-ban-medical-marijuana-growing-and-smoking <div><strong>Landlords could ban tenants from smoking or growing medical marijuana under bill</strong></div><div>By Jake Neher</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Some Michigan medical marijuana patients and caregivers could soon be banned from smoking or growing cannabis where they live.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A state Senate panel approved a bill on Tuesday that would let landlords decide whether to allow tenants to grow or smoke medical marijuana.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"We've had a lot of apartment owners that have people smoking marijuana or growing marijuana, doing d Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:54:01 +0000 Bob Eccles 41729 at http://wemu.org Fewer Caregivers but Record State Revenues from Medical Marijuana in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/fewer-caregivers-record-state-revenues-medical-marijuana-michigan <p><strong>State sees record revenues from medical marijuana program, but fewer caregivers</strong><br />By Jake Neher<br /><br /><br />State officials are reporting record revenues from Michigan's medical marijuana program last fiscal year. They say the state took in almost $11 million dollars. That's up about $1 million from the year before, and $7 million more than it costs the state to oversee the program.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:52:40 +0000 Bob Eccles 40743 at http://wemu.org Fewer Caregivers but Record State Revenues from Medical Marijuana in Michigan Federal Government Holds Key To Whether State Pharmacies Can Sell Medical Marijuana http://wemu.org/post/federal-government-holds-key-whether-state-pharmacies-can-sell-medical-marijuana <p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="summary" name="twitter:card" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="@WEMU891" name="twitter:site" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="89.1 WEMU News" name="twitter:title" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law Monday that clears the way for pharmacies to sell medical marijuana in Michigan. But that’s only if the federal government reclassifies cannabis as a legal prescription drug." name="twitter:description" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:39:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 39629 at http://wemu.org Federal Government Holds Key To Whether State Pharmacies Can Sell Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Bills Approved by Michigan House http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-bills-approved-michigan-house <p><strong>State House approves a trio of medical marijuana bills</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medical marijuana patients in Michigan would have more ways to legally obtain and consume cannabis under three bills that cleared the state House on Thursday.</span></p><p>House Bill 4271 would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate again in Michigan.</p><p>State Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) introduced the legislation. He says it’s critical for many patients to have safe access to marijuana right away.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:03:59 +0000 Jake Neher 38943 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Bills Approved by Michigan House Ypsi City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Restrictions http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-city-council-approves-medical-marijuana-restrictions <p>Ypsilanti City Council has voted to limit the number of medical marijuana licenses it accepts or renews in a given year. The second and final reading of an ordinance to that effect was approved Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:59:52 +0000 Bob Eccles 33273 at http://wemu.org Ypsi City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Restrictions Ypsilanti Moves Forward With Plan to Limit Medical Marijuana Facilities http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-moves-forward-plan-limit-medical-marijuana-facilities <p>In the City of Ypsilanti, there are currently six medical marijuana dispensaries and one grow-operation. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, City Council is moving forward with a plan to officially limit the number of these kinds of facilities.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:27:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 32300 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Moves Forward With Plan to Limit Medical Marijuana Facilities Ypsilanti City Council To Consider Limiting Medical Marijuana Facilities http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-city-council-consider-limiting-medical-marijuana-facilities <p>It's an issue that has been before <a href="http://cityofypsilanti.com/Government/MayorCityCouncil/MeetingRecords">Ypsilanti City Council</a>, and tonight, it appears on the agenda once again. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the issue of potentially limiting medical marijuana facilities in Ypsilanti is back on the council table.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:26:43 +0000 Bob Eccles 32242 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti City Council To Consider Limiting Medical Marijuana Facilities Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Fails in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-dispensary-moratorium-fails-ypsilanti <p>It was a split vote, but Ypsilanti City Council has turned away a proposal to put a hold on any new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the 1st Ward Representatives on council failed to get passed their requested emergency moratorium on new licenses for such facilities.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:21:56 +0000 Bob Eccles 30398 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Fails in Ypsilanti Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moratorium in Ypsilanti Delayed http://wemu.org/post/proposed-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-moratorium-ypsilanti-delayed <p>As of today, there are six medical marijuana dispensaries in Ypsilanti and one grow facility. Some on city council believe that's enough. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, a proposed moratorium on new dispensaries went before city council last night, but no decision was reached.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:22:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 29736 at http://wemu.org Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moratorium in Ypsilanti Delayed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Question Before Ypsilanti City Council http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-question-ypsilanti-city-council <p>There are several items on the Ypsilanti City Council agenda tonight. AS WEMU's Bob Eccles explains, among the more interesting is consideration of a moratorium on licenses for new medical marijuana dispensaries.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Make sure to catch "Morning Edition"&nbsp; with WEMU's David Fair on Wednesday for a full wrap-up of this evenings Ypsilanti City Council meeting.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:19:03 +0000 Bob Eccles 29687 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Question Before Ypsilanti City Council The Lynn Rivers Show http://wemu.org/post/lynn-rivers-show-18 <p>Michigan&#39;s medical marijuana law.&nbsp;<br />____________________________________________________________________________</p><p>In 2008, Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana.&nbsp; Since then, the state&#39;s attorneys general have been fighting to keep the law from taking full effect.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 17:40:20 +0000 Lynn Rivers 13247 at http://wemu.org