Have you heard of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act yet?
I was surprised to hear about it from my son this morning. He is discussing it in one of his classes at UofM. The proposal is being sponsered by Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care (MCCC), and is heading for the november ballot.
The proposal would
* Allow terminally and seriously ill patients who find relief from marijuana to use it with their doctors’ approval.
* Protect these seriously ill patients from arrest and prosecution for the simple act of taking their doctor-recommended medicine.
* Permit qualifying patients or their caregivers to cultivate their own marijuana for their medical use, with limits on the amount they could possess.
* Create registry identification cards, so that law enforcement officials could easily tell who was a registered patient, and establish penalties for false statements and fraudulent ID cards.
* Allow patients and their caregivers who are arrested to discuss their medical use in court.
* Continuing certain restrictions on the medical use of marijuana, including prohibitions on public use of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana.
Here is hoping that it passes.