LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan voters approved the medical marijuana act to help those with pain find another legal way to deal with their pain.

Now, Bill Schuette the State Attorney General says criminals are taking advantage of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Law.

“Greater than 70 percent of these certifications have been issued by 55 …. a very small group of doctors, so you understand there is a scheme going on here,” said Schuette.

Schuette says others are basically taking advantage of those that do have a painful disease and do need relief, “… by those that have (a) criminal desire or they want to cash in, in their own commercial enterprise, at the expense of those who do indeed have a debilitating disease, and that’s wrong,” said Schuette.

A package of bills to address the loop-holes that are allegedly in the law, are set for Fall debate in Lansing.

Comments (2)
  1. Jillian Galloway says:

    On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that “if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us.” After forty years of trying to destroy “the drug menace in America” we still *haven’t* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn’t* destroyed us. Four decades is long enough to realize that on this important issue President Nixon was wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately!

    It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn’t* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* make criminals incredibly wealthy and incite the Mexican drug cartels to murder thousands of people every year.

    We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales – to keep unscrupulous black-market criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.

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