H.B. 5104 and S.B. 660 pass the House of Representatives
Now H.B. 5104 passed with 100 yes votes. This one is known as the Extract Bill or Carruthers Bill. It passed by the 3/4 necessary to amend the MMMA to undo a radical Court of Appeals Opinion, Carruthers, which had outlawed medibles made of extract, and all extract mixtures, including Rick Simpson-type Oil treatment for cancer. This is a testament to the leadership of Matthew Abel, JD, Cannabis Counsel PLC Founder, Director of Michigan NORML, and Lifetime Member of NORML NLC, MINORML, along with ASA, NPRA, Kevin McKinney, Robin Schneider et al, John Targowski, Tim Beck, Chuck Ream, Kevin Spitler, Nikki Hernandez, Rick Thompson, Jamie Lowell, Charmie Gholsom, Ben Horner, Steve Sharpe, the children and their parents who testified to compelling medical stories saving their childrens’ lives; Representative Kowall, (and Representative Calton for 4271) and the increasing sophistication of the community as a whole.
If these both pass the Senate and are signed by Governor Snyder they would provide for possession of 72 fluid ounces of cannabis infused liquid, 16 ounces of solid, and 7 grams if in gaseous form, e.g. vapor balloons; sales between provisioning centers, sales of overages from Caregivers to provisioning centers, and provisioning center sales of cannabis or medible or oil, to any patient.
But also S.B. 660 passed, which is the Prarie Plant Systems Monopoly bill rescheduling cannabis to schedule under state law, and requiring federal authorization, either rescheduling it to schedule 2, or a federal exemption. This was fast tracked through the Senate, and already passed the Senate, where it must return for reconciliation, as amendments attached. Monopoly rears its ugly head here, pharmacies would dispense medical grade cannabis with testing for everything from metals, to pesticides, and percentages of compounds CBD to THC, etc.