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IPFS News Link • Drugs and Medications

Big Pharma Eyes Michigan Medical Marijuana Market

 Michigan may not have been the first state to legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational use, but the state is breaking ground by introducing legislation that would expand its own medical marijuana program by allowing medical marijuana sales at pharmacies.
If the legislation passes, it would open the doors for corporate interests such as Big Pharma to profit off of the medical marijuana industry, and would change how the federal government not only recognizes marijuana, but how it enforces U.S. drug policy.

Introduced by state Sen. Roger Kahn, a Republican representing Saginaw Township, the legislation, Senate Bill 660 would allow medical marijuana patients to pick up their medicine from a pharmacy, instead of having a caregiver cultivate plants for them.