Michigan lawmakers are set to vote on a package of bills that would make sweeping changes to the state’s 2008 voter-approved medical cannabis law, including reducing the number of patients allowed per caregiver and limiting the number of plants caregivers can grow at one time from 60 to 12, Michigan Advance reports.
Under current law, caregivers must register with the state but don’t need a license to cultivate cannabis, can have up to five patients, and grow up to 12 plants per patient. Caregivers are not currently subject to the state’s rules on testing, labeling, or tracking of cannabis products. Caregivers are allowed to grow a maximum of 72 plants if they are also a registered patient with the state program, the report says.
The reform package includes six bills. In addition to the caregiver reforms, the reforms would create a license for specialty medical cannabis growers and require those licensees to use a tracking system; exempts cannabis sales from a registered primary caregiver or licensed specialty grower to a registered qualifying patient from use and sales taxes; and updated the state definitions of debilitating medical condition in the state’s health code.
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