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Thu May 3, 2012
Medical marijuana changes passed by Michigan House
The Michigan House passed a package of bills aimed at clarifying the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law.
The four bills passed by the House now go to the Michigan Senate.
The Detroit Free Press reports the bills passed with support from both Republicans and Democrats:
The bills were adopted on broad, bi-partisan votes, clearing the three-fourths majority hurdle needed to amend the law approved by Michigan voters in 2008. Similar majorities will be needed for approval in the state Senate, however, before the changes would become effective.
MLive reports protestors have demonstrated at the Capitol in Lansing, arguing the package of bills infringe on patients' rights.
"You are never going to appease everyone," said Rep. Phil Cavanagh, D-Redford Township. "That’s why I have confidence that everybody is a little disappointed in the language in the four bills, yet I believe it’s a good compromise and I believe that these clarify the voters intent the best we could."
Here are links to the four bills passed by the Michigan House of Representatives today: