Michigan Legalizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Edibles
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a set of bills amending the current medical marijuana laws to include the legalization of edibles, and outlining new regulations for dispensaries .
The original voter-initiated medical marijuana law failed to address some issues that proved key for medical marijuana. The amendments signed by the Governor broaden the definition of “usable marijuana” and “allowable marijuana” to include non-smokable forms such as oils and pills, and food items known as edibles .
In a statement, Governor Snyder said “[this] new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying conditions access safe products to relieve their suffering” .
The new law also lays the foundation for dispensaries by requiring individuals to obtain a state operating license, and renew it annually, in addition to getting city approval to legally operate a dispensary .
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