Medical marijuana is becoming a socially acceptable means of medicating patients who receive palliative relief for their symptoms from its use. This paper will examine the short history of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Has the state of Michigan crafted an effective medical marijuana policy? Is this act effective for legislatures to implement and uphold? Is it effective for patients using marijuana for its medicinal purposes? Is it effective for providers trying to earn a living? The research presented in this article shows that there are many undefined aspects of the law that create problems and opportunities for improvement. Changes need to come from all parties involved. Patients and caregivers need to work with legislators to ensure that the law is fair and effective.
"The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act: First Steps Towards Effective Policy and Responsible Practice,"
SPNHA Review: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol9/iss1/3