State Lawmakers Look To Tackle Medical Pot Dispensary Issues

May 23, 2013

A state House panel is looking at ways to address medical marijuana distribution in Michigan.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher has more.

Many medical marijuana advocates came to Lansing asking lawmakers to legalize medical pot dispensaries. The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled that the facilities are not protected under the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and can be shut down as public nuisances.

Republican state Representative Mike Callton is sponsoring a bill to allow and regulate dispensaries. He says it’s good that lawmakers are debating the question.

“I think this is what medical marijuana has really needed all these years, is this very public vetting of the issue,” he says.

It’s not clear whether Callton’s bill will see a vote.