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House Passes Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Legislation

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Dene Westbrook

This afternoon the House passed House Bill 4271, a bill that would allow local units of government to regulate (or ban) provisioning centers (i.e. dispensaries).

Back in May the League testified about the need for local control and clarity in the Act. At that time we were joined by two city attorneys, Clyde Robinson (Kalamazoo) and Stephen Postema (Ann Arbor) who detailed how those cities have reacted to the 2008 law.  Last week Stephen Postema testified again about the need for local control and clarity.

The legislation now heads to the Senate for its consideration.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org

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