LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is taking aim at the state’s medical marijuana law. He says he’s announcing some legislative proposals Wednesday morning to protect public safety.
“I’m working with law enforcement, prosecutors, sheriffs, Michigan state medical society, republicans and democrats to propose some legislative fixes so that we can make sure there’s safety on the highway and integrity on the streets of the state of Michigan,” said Schuette.
Schuette wouldn’t offer specifics, but has said that driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal, even if it’s prescribed by a doctor. The medical marijuana act was approved by Michigan voters in 2008.
An appeals court is scheduled to hear the case of a medical marijuana user that was pulled over for speeding and cited for driving under the influence last year.
“We’ll be proposing a number of different legislative fixes because we see now that this law was designed for those who had a chronic illness, maybe an end of life pain management problem, but it’s being exploited and used and hijacked by those who want to make money off selling pot, and that’s against the law in the state of Michigan,” said Schuette.