marijuana medical1 Medical Marijuana Application BacklogThe state of Michigan says there’s a backlog of applications by people seeking to use medical marijuana.

The Detroit Free Press reports Wednesday that the Michigan Department of Community Health has received 56,513 applications for its registry of authorized medical marijuana users in the past 19 months.
The department has a policy to approve or deny applications in 15 days. But Melanie Brim, director of the department’s Bureau of Health Professions, says the department hasn’t been able to do that.

Brim discussed the backlog Tuesday at the Michigan Municipal League’s annual convention in Dearborn.

Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use in 2008.

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