Can Michigan Make Medical Marijuana Law Less Hazy?

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit.

Michigan is still trying to grapple with the law voters approved in 2008 that legalized medical marijuana. Even after a series of legislative fixes and court rulings, patients and caregivers still don’t have a clear set of rules to follow.

WDET’s Jake Neher recently spoke with Michigan Public Radio Network State Capitol Reporter Cheyna Roth about some new efforts to make the law less hazy.

Depending on where you live, it is very possible that, in order to get your medical marijuana, you are counting on someone to commit a crime,” says Roth. “Which I think is a frustrating place to be.”

This week, Roth attended the first meeting of a new medical marijuana licensing review board meant to improve the system. She describes the meeting as “chaotic” and says it didn’t provide much comfort for people hoping the board will create more order.

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.

Image credit: WDET

This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

About the Author

Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today   Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth


Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.   Follow @Cheyna_R

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