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TIMELINE: A short history of Michigan's medical marijuana law

Bob Doran
Marijuana leaf.

Since Michigan voters first passed the state's medical marijuana law back in 2008, there has been a lot of confusion and a lot of legal battles over just how to implement it.

During one court battle in 2010, Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Peter J. O'Connell wrote this:

Reading this act is similar to participating in the Triwizard Tournament described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: the maze that is this statute is so complex that the final result will only be known once the Supreme Court has had an opportunity to review and remove the haze from this act.

(He just HAD to add 'haze' in there.)

To get a sense of the significant events related to Michigan's medical marijuana law, we made this timeline.

You can scroll through below, or see an expanded view of the timeline here.

Are there other significant events you feel we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.

(Hats off to Jordan Wyant for doing the heavy lifting on this timeline!)

Mark Brush was Michigan Radio’s Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.
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