pot http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: GM U.S. government free, marijuana bills, MSU post championship http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-gm-us-government-free-marijuana-bills-msu-post-championship <p><strong>The U.S. government no longer owns GM</strong></p><p>The U.S. government sold its<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-government-motors-no-more"> last stock in General Motors </a>today. The government no longer owns parts of the company.</p><p><strong>Medical marijuana bills could move forward today</strong></p><p>"A state House panel could vote as early as today on some high-profile medical marijuana bills. The legislation would revive medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan and allow patients to use edible forms of cannabis," Jake Neher<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/high-profile-medical-marijuana-bills-could-clear-state-house-panel-tuesday"> reports.</a></p><p><strong>MSU student raises $3,000 for owner of flipped car </strong></p><p>"A Michigan State University student has raised more than $3,000 to help pay for <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-fans-get-rowdy-after-big-ten-title-win">damage</a> done to a stranger's car by rowdy Spartan fans after the school's football team beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:47:29 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15620 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: GM U.S. government free, marijuana bills, MSU post championship In this morning's headlines: 1,300 signed up for Obamacare, Court of Claims, pot in pharmacies http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-1300-signed-obamacare-court-claims-pot-pharmacies <p><strong>1,300 Michiganders signed up for Obamacare in the first month of online exchange </strong></p><p>"Health officials released a report yesterday showing that only about 1,300 Michigan residents managed to sign up for coverage through the troubled federally-run state health care exchange in its first month of operation," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Michigan Supreme Court names Court of Claims judges </strong></p><p>"The Michigan Supreme Court has moved quickly to name judges to serve on a revamped Court of Claims to hear major lawsuits filed against the state. A new law moves the Court of Claims from the Ingham County Circuit and makes it part of the Michigan Court of Appeals. The state Supreme Court tapped two judges originally appointed by a Republican governor and two appointed by a Democrat to serve on the new Court of Claims," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-names-court-claims-judges">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Senate approves bill for pot sales at pharmacies </strong></p><p>"The state Senate has approved a bill that could clear the way for pharmacies to sell medical marijuana in Michigan. That’s if the federal government decides to regulate cannabis as a prescription drug," Jake Neher <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/plan-sell-medical-marijuana-pharmacies-clears-state-senate">reports. </a></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:14:06 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15279 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: 1,300 signed up for Obamacare, Court of Claims, pot in pharmacies What does the future look like for marijuana use in Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-does-future-look-marijuana-use-michigan <p>It's been less than a week since voters in three very different Michigan cities all approved ballot initiatives allowing small amounts of marijuana for personal use on private property.</p><p>And that has pro-marijuana advocates hoping those votes will boost pressure on state lawmakers to legalize or decriminalize pot.</p><p>Michigan Public Radio Network's Lansing correspondent Jake Neher joined us today to give an overview of what efforts are underway.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:46:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 15222 at http://michiganradio.org What does the future look like for marijuana use in Michigan? Changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law kick in Monday http://michiganradio.org/post/changes-michigans-medical-marijuana-law-kick-monday <p>The changes affect doctors, 131,000 medical marijuana patients and 27,000 caregivers, who grow the drug for patients.</p><p>These new changes were passed during the state legislature's lame-duck session last year. A super majority in the legislature approved the changes that affect the Medical Marijuana Act voters approved in 2008.</p><p><strong>Changes for patients</strong></p><p>Patients will have to prove they live in Michigan. They can do that through state ID, driver’s license, or voter’s registration card. Their medical marijuana cards will be good for two years instead of one.</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:53:00 +0000 The Associated Press & Lindsey Smith 11946 at http://michiganradio.org Changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law kick in Monday Medical marijuana patients say they can't wait for new rules to be written in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/medical-marijuana-patients-say-they-cant-wait-new-rules-be-written-michigan <p>More than a hundred medical marijuana patients and their supporters turned out for a rally in Jackson today.&nbsp;&nbsp; They’re concerned that legal wrangling is getting in the way of patient care.</p><p>A month ago, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal.</p><p>The court's decision came in a case out of Mt. Pleasant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:01:36 +0000 Steve Carmody 11609 at http://michiganradio.org Medical marijuana patients say they can't wait for new rules to be written in Michigan Confusion reigns over medical marijuana law http://michiganradio.org/post/confusion-reigns-over-medical-marijuana-law <p>The state&#39;s medical marijuana law is &quot;inartfully drafted&quot; according to Appellate Court Judge Peter O&#39;Connell. O&#39;Connell was quoted in a <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20100916/METRO/9160411/Judge-calls-for-clarity-in-Michigan-s-medical-marijuana-law">Detroit News</a> article saying the law is so confusing that users &quot;who proceed without due caution&quot; could &quot;lose both their property and their liberty.&quot;</p> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:07:16 +0000 Mark Brush 89 at http://michiganradio.org Confusion reigns over medical marijuana law Judge in marijuana case: No smoking until your hearing http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-marijuana-case-no-smoking-until-your-hearing <p>An Oakland County Judge prohibited defendants charged with violating drug laws from smoking marijuana while on bond until their hearing in October. The defendants say they use medical marijuana legally under the state's medical marijuana law.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20100901/METRO02/9010364">The Detroit News has a story about the ruling</a>.&nbsp; In it they described the scene outside the courtroom:</p> Wed, 01 Sep 2010 17:47:15 +0000 Mark Brush 48 at http://michiganradio.org Judge in marijuana case: No smoking until your hearing