Michigan House Proposes Reclassifying Marijuana as a Schedule 2 Controlled Substance

In Michigan, marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, meaning that it “has no medical benefits and a high likelihood of dependency or abuse.” This, despite the fact that Michiganders clearly recognized medical uses for marijuana in the Medical Marijuana Act.

For months, Neil Rockind, P.C. has been criticizing medical marijuana prosecutions and investigations. We have been beating the proverbial drum that marijuana is medicine and not a Schedule 1 drug. We’ve even convinced a judge that marijuana was not properly classified.

Today, the Michigan House proposed a bill that amongst other things, modifies Medical Marijuana to a Schedule 2 controlled substance. The bill that proposes to make synthetic drugs illegal also proposes to modify medical marijuana. Take a look:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/House/pdf/2012-HIB-5681.pdf

See page 9 of this newly introduced house bill: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/House/pdf/2012-HIB-5681.pdf

“MARIHUANA AND THE SUBSTANCES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1)(D) AND (E) ARE SCHEDULE 2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IF THEY ARE MANUFACTURED, OBTAINED, STORED, DISPENSED, POSSESSED, AND USED IN COMPLIANCE WITH ARTICLE 8 OR ARE OBTAINED, STORED, POSSESSED, AND USED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT, 2008 IL 1, MCL 333.26421 TO 333.26430.”

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