16 September 2016

The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday

LANSING — The state House today gave final approval to a package of bills — years in the making — to license, tax and regulate the cultivation, processing, transport, testing and sale of various forms of medical marijuana, which state voters legalized in a 2008 referendum but it has often been purchased and used in a regulatory vacuum and state of confusion.

The House signed off Wednesday on changes the Senate made last week to three of the five bills, meaning the entire package is on its way to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign them.

Some advocates for medical marijuana patients are cheering the legislation, but others said the new requirements go too far and could significantly drive up prices.

About 210,000 Michigan residents are authorized to grow, purchase or use medical marijuana for a variety of ailments, including cancer, AIDS, control of seizures, and severe and chronic pain.

Robin Schneider, legislative policy director for the National Patients Rights Association, based in Grosse Pointe, said: “We believe this is the best common-sense regulatory framework that will assure that patients get access to all forms of medical marijuana,” and that what they get is safe and in carefully measured doses.

But Jamie Lowell of Ypsilanti, cofounder of Third Coast Dispensary and Compassion Center, said the new law on dispensaries isn’t needed in Washtenaw County, where he operates.

“I’m perplexed about why a system that has been in place in this state for seven years, right in the backyards of some of these legislators and functioning just fine, is being replaced by an overly restrictive, costly new system,” Lowell said on Tuesday night, just after activists met at his business to discuss the new laws’ potential effects.

The dispensary law would create a five-member medical marijuana licensing board, appointed by the governor, with no more than three members from the same political party.

The board and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is to, among other duties, provide “oversight of marijuana facilities to ensure that marijuana-infused products meet health and safety standards that protect the public to a degree comparable to state and federal standards applicable to similar food and drugs.”

Growers, processors, secure transporters, dispensaries and accredited testing facilities would all be state-licensed. The costs of the application fee and an annual regulatory assessment have not yet been set. Licenses are issued for one year and are renewable annually. Licensees are subject to extensive disclosure requirements and would be required to conduct background checks on prospective employees.

Dispensaries would be taxed at 3% of their gross receipts, with some of the proceeds used to support law enforcement in municipalities where marijuana facilities are located.

Marijuana facilities could operate only in municipalities that have authorized them through local ordinances, and municipalities could limit the number and where they could locate. They can also charge licensees an annual fee of up to $5,000 to defray administrative and enforcement costs.

Full Report At: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/09/14/house-vote-bills-regulate-medical-marijuana/90352068/

The bills are as follows
HB 4209
HB4210
HB4827

SB 141
SB 1014 

If you are looking for more detail on Michigan we would also direct you to

Marijuana Policy Project page https://www.mpp.org/states/michigan/  where the following and more is detailed

Pending Legislation

Michigan 2015-2016

42 Bills

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4102 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; supplemental appropriations bill; provide for. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Assigned pa 143’15 with immediate effect – 10/15/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4106 – Updated (Status 09/07/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; department of licensing and regulatory affairs; provide for fiscal year 2015-2016. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Re-referred to committee on appropriations – 09/07/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4209 – Updated (Text 09/15/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Mike Callton (REP-MI)

Title: 

Health; medical marihuana; state and local regulation of marihuana provisioning centers; provide for. Creates new act.

Status: 

Bill ordered enrolled – 09/14/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4210 – Updated (Text 09/15/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (REP-MI)

Title: 

Health; medical marihuana; marihuana-infused products; allow and regulate. Amends secs. 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 of 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26423 et seq.) & adds sec. 4a.

Status: 

Bill ordered enrolled – 09/14/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4315 – Updated (Text 03/24/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; other; executive recommendation; provide for omnibus bill. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Printed bill filed 03/11/2015 – 03/11/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4356 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Klint Kesto (REP-MI)

Title: 

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; offense variable for operator ability affected by alcohol or drugs; create exception for certain level of THC in blood in definition of “”any amount of a controlled substance””. Amends sec. 48, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.48). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4357’15

Status: 

Printed bill filed 03/19/2015 – 03/19/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4357 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Peter Lucido (REP-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; marihuana; operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of marihuana; establish permissible level of THC in blood for certain individuals. Amends sec. 625 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.625).

Status: 

Printed bill filed 03/19/2015 – 03/19/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4508 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Jeff Irwin (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Criminal procedure; forfeiture; forfeiture of vehicle used by individual to purchase or possess 1 ounce or less of marihuana; create exception. Amends sec. 7521 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7521).

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 06/09/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4768 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. John Kivela (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of attempting to solicit another person to obtain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine; revise to reflect. Amends sec. 13m, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13m). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4767’15

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 10/29/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4769 – Updated (Text 05/27/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Ed McBroom (REP-MI)

Title: 

Crimes; controlled substances; penalties for manufacture of methamphetamine near a school or library; increase. Amends sec. 7410 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7410).

Status: 

Assigned pa 128’16 with immediate effect – 05/25/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4827 – Updated (Text 09/15/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Klint Kesto (REP-MI)

Title: 

Marihuana; administration; seed-to-sale tracking system for commercial marihuana; establish. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4209’15

Status: 

Bill ordered enrolled – 09/14/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4843 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; penalties; certain minors; exempt from minors using prescription drugs. Amends secs. 7403 & 7404 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7403 & 333.7404).

Status: 

Assigned pa 220’15 with immediate effect – 12/16/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4877 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Jeff Irwin (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; marihuana; cultivation, processing, and sale of marihuana; decriminalize and regulate. Creates new act.

Status: 

Printed bill filed 09/18/2015 – 09/22/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 4931 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Sam Singh (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Health; controlled substances; prosecution of individual for certain controlled substance violations; prohibit if individual is seeking medical attention for himself, herself, or another person. Amends secs. 7403 & 7404 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7403 & 333.7404).

Status: 

Printed bill filed 10/02/2015 – 10/06/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5024 – Updated (Text 04/28/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Peter Lucido (REP-MI)

Title: 

Crimes; intoxication or impairment; impaired driving safety commission; create. Creates & repeals new act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 04/27/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5161 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Sam Singh (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Labor; fair employment practices; termination of employment of medical marihuana patients; prohibit under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 4 of 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26424).

Status: 

Printed bill filed 12/16/2015 – 12/16/2015

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5294 – Updated (Status 06/30/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; omnibus budget appropriations; provide for. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Assigned pa 268’16 with immediate effect – 07/13/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5434 – Updated (Status 03/11/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; other; executive recommendation; provide for omnibus bill. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Bill electronically reproduced 03/08/2016 – 03/09/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5445 – Updated (Status 03/11/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Leslie Love (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Amends 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26421 – 333.26430) by adding sec. 9a.

Status: 

Bill electronically reproduced 03/09/2016 – 03/10/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5649 – Updated (Status 09/13/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Al Pscholka (REP-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; penalties; individuals possessing controlled substances and controlled substance analogues; exempt from possession penalties in certain circumstances. Amends sec. 7403 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7403). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5650’16

Status: 

Laid over one day under the rules – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5650 – Updated (Text 09/15/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Sam Singh (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; penalties; individuals using controlled substances and controlled substance analogues; exempt from use penalties in certain circumstances. Amends sec. 7404 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7404). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5649’16

Status: 

Laid over one day under the rules – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5769 – Updated (Status 09/08/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Robert Kosowski (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Human services; other; reference to certain departments in the public health code; update. Amends secs. 2501, 2640, 2701, 2723, 2882, 5131, 5456, 5474b, 5474b[1], 5656, 5887, 7203, 7411, 7421, 9141, 9701, 10301, 12103, 16204a, 16204d, 16241, 16281, 16315, 16625, 16807, 17015, 17020, 17520, 17745a, …

Status: 

Referred to second reading – 09/07/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5800 – Updated (Status 08/06/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Peter Lucido (REP-MI)

Title: 

Michigan medical marihuana act. Amends sec. 7 of 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26427) & repeals sec. 474 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.474).

Status: 

Bill electronically reproduced 08/03/2016 – 09/07/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5803 – Updated (Status 08/06/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Tom Cochran (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crimes involving physician-assisted suicide; revise. Amends secs. 13n & 16p, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13n & 777.16p). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5802’16

Status: 

Bill electronically reproduced 08/03/2016 – 09/07/2016

Number: 

MI [R] HB 5820 – Updated (Status 09/13/2016)

Sponsor: 

Rep. Peter Lucido (REP-MI)

Title: 

Human services; services or financial assistance; suspicion-based substance abuse screening and testing pilot program for family independence program applicants and recipients; make permanent.

Status: 

Bill electronically reproduced 09/07/2016 – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 72 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Rick Jones (REP-MI)

Title: 

Health; medical marihuana; authorization of medical marihuana in certain places; restrict. Amends sec. 7 of 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26427).

Status: 

Referred to second reading – 04/21/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 80 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Coleman Young (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; marihuana; possession or use of 1 ounce or less of marihuana; decriminalize under certain circumstances. Amends secs. 7403 & 7404 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7403 & 333.7404).

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 02/04/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 94 – Updated (Status 09/12/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (REP-MI)

Title: 

Law enforcement; other; certain records of probation to be provided to the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards; require. Amends sec. 7411 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7411).

Status: 

Ordered enrolled – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 133 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; omnibus budget appropriations bill; provide for. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on appropriations – 06/18/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 140 – Updated (Text 04/02/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Mike Shirkey (REP-MI)

Title: 

Health; medical marihuana; marihuana-infused products; allow and regulate. Amends secs. 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 of 2008 IL 1 (MCL 333.26423 et seq.) & adds sec. 4a.

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 02/18/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 141 – Updated (Text 09/10/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Coleman Young (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for selling marihuana in violation of registry identification card restrictions; update. Amends sec. 13n, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13n). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0140’15

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 142 – Updated (Text 04/02/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. David Knezek (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Health; medical marihuana; state and local regulation of marihuana provisioning centers; provide for. Creates new act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 02/18/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 202 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; other; executive recommendation; provide for omnibus bill. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on appropriations – 03/12/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 248 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Joe Hune (REP-MI)

Title: 

Insurance; no-fault; coverage and benefits; make miscellaneous changes and create an insurance fraud prevention authority. Amends title & secs. 3101, 3104, 3107, 3107a, 3114, 3135, 3157, 3163, 3301, 3310, 3330, 4501 & 6107 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.3101 et seq.) & adds sec. 3107c & ch. 63. TIE BAR …

Status: 

Referred to second reading – 04/23/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 346 – Updated (New 12/23/2015)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Coleman Young (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Insurance; no-fault; medical marihuana; require auto insurers to provide coverage for. Amends sec. 3107 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.3107).

Status: 

Referred to committee on insurance – 05/21/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 424 – Updated (Text 02/05/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Tom Casperson (REP-MI)

Title: 

Crimes; controlled substances; penalties for manufacture of methamphetamine near a school or library; increase. Amends sec. 7410 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7410).

Status: 

Referred to committee on criminal justice – 10/13/2015

Number: 

MI [R] SB 793 – Updated (Text 06/07/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Marty Knollenberg (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; department of licensing and regulatory affairs; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

For final disposition of budget, see hb 5294 – 06/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 800 – Updated (Status 09/07/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; zero budget; omnibus budget appropriations; provide for. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on appropriations – 09/07/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 813 – Updated (Status 03/11/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Coleman Young (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; marihuana; legalization of marihuana; provide for and regulate. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: SJR O’16

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 02/24/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 823 – Updated (Status 03/11/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (REP-MI)

Title: 

Appropriations; other; executive recommendation; provide for omnibus bill. Creates appropriation act.

Status: 

Referred to committee on appropriations – 03/01/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SB 1014 – Updated (Status 09/13/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Rick Jones (REP-MI)

Title: 

Administrative procedure; rules; rules promulgated under medical marihuana facilities licensing act; exempt from administrative procedures act. Amends sec. 7 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.207). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4209’15

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 09/08/2016

Number: 

MI [R] SJR O – Updated (Status 03/11/2016)

Sponsor: 

Sen. Coleman Young (DEM-MI)

Title: 

Controlled substances; marihuana; legalization of marihuana; provide for. Amends sec. 40a, art. IV of the state constitution.

Status: 

Referred to committee on judiciary – 02/24/2016

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