It’s been a frequent complaint from lawmakers and law enforcement officers: Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act, approved by voters in 2008, was so vague that it’s difficult for police officers and prosecutors to know exactly who is complying with the law, and who is taking advantage of what they think is a step toward legalizing marijuana.
The Michigan House Judiciary will take up a package of bills tomorrow to address some of the areas where the law could be a little clearer:
House Bill 4834 would require a photo identification on medical marijuana registration cards.
House Bill 4851 would define a patient-physician relationship in the context of medical marijuana use.
House Bill 4853 would enhance sentencing guidelines for medical marijuana providers who sell or furnish marijuana to unregistered people.
House Bill 4856 would allow for the transport of medical marijuana in a car.
The committee will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. in the House office building. The meeting will also be webcast live on House TV.