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2013 Senate Bill 660: Authorize and regulate "pharmaceutical-grade cannabis"

Public Act 268 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on October 31, 2013 To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for production and sale by pharmacies of “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" to individuals with a debilitating medical condition, contingent on the federal government reclassifying marijuana from an illegal drug to a prescription drug. Michigan's voter-initiated medical marijuana law, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, establishes a regulatory framework for patients or authorized caregivers growing their own; companies seeking “commercialized” distribution lobbied for this bill.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on October 31, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 7, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 7, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 7, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4271, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4271 would authorize and regulate medical marijuana "dispensaries," and allow municipal licensure or prohibition.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on November 13, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013 To exclude "pharmaceutical cannabis" from the liability waiver of a tort reform law passed in 1995, under which lawsuits against prescription drug makers are prohibited unless the company intentionally withheld information or misled the FDA about the drug, or used bribery to gain approval.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on November 13, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 626, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 626 would decriminalize possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2013
Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on November 13, 2013 (same description)
To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for production and sale by pharmacies of “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" to individuals with a debilitating medical condition, contingent on the federal government reclassifying marijuana from an illegal drug to a prescription drug. Michigan's voter-initiated medical marijuana law, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, establishes a regulatory framework for patients or authorized caregivers growing their own; companies seeking “commercialized” distribution lobbied for this bill.
Received in the House on November 13, 2013
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 13, 2013
Reported in the House on December 10, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 11, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III (D) on December 12, 2013 To create an exception to the bill's ban on pharmaceutical-grade cannabis for patients who are under age 18, if this is recommended by two physicians.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 12, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on December 12, 2013 To allow the state's licensure bureau to begin promulgating rules for the proposed regulatory regime before the federal government actually legalizes medical marijuana (if it does).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 12, 2013
Passed 87 to 22 in the House on December 12, 2013 To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for production and sale by pharmacies of “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" to individuals with a debilitating medical condition, contingent on the federal government reclassifying marijuana from an illegal drug to a prescription drug. Michigan's voter-initiated medical marijuana law, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, establishes a regulatory framework for patients or authorized caregivers growing their own; companies seeking “commercialized” distribution lobbied for this bill.
Received in the Senate on December 12, 2013
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2013

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