Michigan Senate looks to move medical marijuana into pharmacies
LANSING, MI — Michigan’s Republican-led Senate is considering a plan to create a new system for regulating and distributing medical marijuana.
Legislation introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn and co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville seeks to reclassify medical marijuana, license facilities to grow the drug and distribute it through authorized pharmacies.
The system, which would require federal approval before it could be implemented, would treat marijuana as a Schedule II drug, similar to OxyContin or Percocet.
“Marijuana, if it’s to be medical marijuana, should be held to the standard of medical safety and of dosage predictability,” said Kahn, R-Saginaw Township.
Senate Bill 660 would not replace or change Michigan’s voter-approved medical marijuana law, according to Kahn, but it would create an independent “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” registry.
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