To the vast number of states who thwart federal law by creating compassionate medical marijuana laws, thank you. To the states, like Michigan, with medical cannabis laws but unrepresentative leadership who deny citizens equal protections, increase marijuana arrests by 20%, deny safe access and now… deny housing. You can bite it Michigan lawmakers (punks).
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will sign into law next week a bill which allows landlords to deny housing to cannabis patients and their caregivers.
Michigan State Senator Rick Jones, the bill sponsor said, “the legislation protects fellow tenants and landlords from smoke and damage to buildings. No one needs to use medical marijuana in a smoking form, if they have a prescription, they can use it in many other ways – edibles, creams, oils, and even vaporizers.”
Patients everywhere understand that smoked cannabis instantly passes through the body while edibles and lotions can take up to one hour to realize effects. Ask a cancer patient how quickly vomiting and nausea can form and then tell it to this ass-clown Senator, Governor and Legislature.
Federal law does not allow landlords to discriminate against the sick (marijuana patients). Federal law does not allow for medical cannabis. Case law, states rights, nor compassion have any place in the wild mid-west. Michigan you are better than this.