Navigation Links
Michigan Supreme Court Medical Marijuana Ruling Reinforces Need For Definitive Dispensary Legislation
Date:2/13/2013

DETROIT, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Patients' Rights Association today said that the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision of People v. McQueen reinforces the desperate need for definitive laws related to medical marijuana provisioning centers in the state.

"Never has the timing been more urgent to get a definitive law in place as it relates to medical marijuana provisioning centers," said National Patients' Rights Association spokesman Drew Driver .  "The real losers in the recent ruling are the patients. All this has done is created even more confusion to an already complicated and complex system. Many patients rely on dispensaries for safe access to medicine and do not possess the knowledge to either grow their own or access the most appropriate variety from others. An increasing number of patients have limited access to medical marijuana and now are in an even more precarious situation."

The Michigan Supreme Court case is a civil injunction case—not a criminal case. According to attorney Paul Tylenda , the central focus of the case was whether the dispensary was a public nuisance and could be shut down.  "This ruling clarified the protections available to patients and caregivers under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act," Tylenda said.  "It does not, however, provide immunity for a patient to transfer marijuana to another patient.  What should be noted is that the Court said 'sales' are included in the Act under the definition of 'medical use' and that the affirmative defense can be asserted in any criminal case involving marijuana.  Patient transfers that are not immune under Section 4 of the Act are still eligible for a hearing to claim protection under the affirmative defense of Section 8."

As pharmacies and doctors are not permitted to provide medical marijuana to their patients, many turn to medical marijuana provisioning centers simply because they lack the knowledge to grow their own. At a provisioning center, patients can secure a variety of medical marijuana, including cannabis hybrids and other medical marijuana strains, as well as alternative ways to consume it. 

Michigan Representative Mike Callton (R-Nashville) said: "I am concerned cancer patients and others won't have access to the drug without dispensaries.  A vast number of the state's 125,000 medical-marijuana users can't grow their own medicine and there aren't enough caregivers to grow it for them. Patients will be forced to go underground to find medical marijuana, or they go without their medicine."

The NPRA is backed by patients, caregivers, businesses and a range of other supporters.  Collectively, the coalition is working to broaden awareness, reach legislators in a targeted manner, and help mobilize patients and caregivers who are affected by current and proposed medical marijuana laws.  A key objective of the coalition is a push for definitive regulation in terms of standardization — ranging from safety and storage needs, document management requirements, privacy, and overall industry standards and procedures.

For more information please visit: www.nprausa.com.  


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Patients’ Rights Association
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network support the Drug Enforcement Administrations Nationwide Prescription "Drug Take-Back Day"
2. University of Michigans Wolverine Venture Fund Participates in $25 Million Series D Investment in Sonitus Medical
3. Michigans Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth
4. Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, Health Alliance Plan Work With Michigan Oncologists to Improve Quality, Curb Costs of Cancer Care
5. Lilly Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling by Supreme Court
6. Response to U.S. Supreme Courts Healthcare Decision by Michael Zamagias, Chairman, TeleTracking Technologies
7. Medbox, Inc. Comments on California Supreme Court Decision
8. Court Preliminarily Deems Millennium Laboratories Press Release Misleading
9. Attorneys for Class of Female VPs and SVPs Employed by PR Giant MSLGroup Clarify Companys Inaccurate Description of Federal Courts Recent Certification Ruling
10. Berger & Montague, P.C. Reminds Viropharma Shareholders That The Deadline To Petition The Court To Act As Lead Plaintiff Is July 23, 2012
11. U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Validity of Lillys Alimta Compound Patent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... Pa. , Dec. 9, 2016 Department ... announced temporary regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries under Act ... Pennsylvania Bulletin , and are now available online ... is needed in the plan for operation; process for ... dispensary; as well as where the dispensary facilities can ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 8, 2016 IRIDEX Corporation ... to offer newly issued shares of common stock, $0.01 par ... to an underwritten public offering.  The final terms of the ... time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as ... IRIDEX expects to use the net proceeds it will ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... ... such as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the ... surgeries, and decreasing risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems ... and intravascular warming systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) aired ... of 2016. The program was made possible by a Pennsylvania Department of Health ... and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your Head: Properly Managing Sport ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... pleased to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for ... JMIR Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , ... Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Fairmont ... and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... has been recognized for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, ... organizations, announced the center's president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... health coaches, has raised an $18M Series B led by Canvas Ventures . ... use the capital to scale its mobile platform to serve more consumers who are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):