Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Marijuana sold in pharmacies? Some Michigan legislators say yes

WNDU reports that the legislation would need federal approval if passed.
Posted on Nov. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 10, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.

A Michigan Senate committee approved legislation last week that would allow doctors to issue pharmaceutical-grade cannabis cards to patients, who could then purchase marijuana at local pharmacies.

The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reports that, if passed and approved by the federal government, the bill wouldn’t interfere with existing medical marijuana laws that allow patients to grow their own marijuana or purchase it from state-qualified caregivers.

Critics of the bill say that concerns about homegrown marijuana are exaggerated.

The bill has moved into the general orders or second reading stage of the legislative process.

To find out how many Michigan residents are medical marijuana cardholders, visit

Recommended for You

 This undated photo shows Crow Indian Tribe former chairman Clifford Birdinground. Civil rights attorneys said they hope to exonerate the former chairman of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emails from a federal judge reprimanded for sending racist correspondence. Former Montana U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sentenced Birdinground (“bird-in-ground”) to three years in prison in 2003. The 79-year-old Crow leader had pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a car dealership. When Birdinground sought to retract his plea and go to trial, Cebull rejected the request, a decision upheld on appeal. Cebull resigned last year after an investigation into a racist email he sent involving President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer)

Posted at 6:32 p.m.
 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Newark Archbishop Bernard Hebda converse while preparing plates to hand out during a pre-Thanksgiving meal at the St. John's Church soup kitchen, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Members of the Christie administration have been participating in their fourth annual

Posted at 6:22 p.m.
Back to top ^