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A group that had hoped to legalize marijuana in 2016 will instead promote measures to regulate Michigan’s medical marijuana system.

State lawmakers are considering taxing and tracking medical marijuana in Michigan.

Bills to expand access to medical marijuana in Michigan may be benefiting from efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016.

At least three Michigan groups are already pursuing petition drives to legalize marijuana in 2016. 

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Legislation to ease medical marijuana restrictions in Michigan will have to wait until 2015. Listen below as Jake Neher explains why. 


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The city of Ann Arbor is hosting the fifth Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference this weekend.

The conference is designed to help educate medical marijuana growers and activists, and will include a variety speakers, panel discussions, and classes.

Conference director Ed Gorski says they chose Ann Arbor to host the event for the third time because of the city's progressive nature towards medical marijuana.

Gorski expects around 500 people to attend.

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