the 08 MMM Act says nothing of dispensaries, or their type business models to be protected from prosecution. This isnt disputable.
Thus the need for a SEPARATE Dispensary Bill, IF the state WANTS a dispensary bill, which as we know, is already in the works in the form of HB 5681 i believe it is. The 08 Act is to Protect Patients and Caregivers from Prosecution for the Medical use of Cannabis as outlined.
so there is no grey area, if dispensaries are to be a viable, allowed Mi Business Model for the additional distribution via these model types, then separate legislation or a separate peoples initiative would need to be passed.
now ask yourself. why would those that WANT a dispensary law on the books be working so hard to amend the 08 act (last 2 yrs of meetings with legislation by mutiple out of state dispensary entitities, as bob is too confused to understand) when they can easily and with greater speed, just put together another Peoples Initiative and put it on the ballot?
Could it be because those parties are well aware, Mi didnt want dispensaries on every corner< thus they knew a petition and initiative on a dispensary would almost certainly fail?
The Act does NOTHING for dispensaries because the People of Michigan didnt want a big pot leaf brick and morter store on every corner, and neither Do I.
however, as i have noted, I have seen the benefit these business can offer, but Like most, I dont really care to see big ole pot leafs on signage everywhere, just like im not fond of seeing huge advertisments for alcohol, or every product under the sun.... But while I have changed my ideals that the Patients can get alot of good from a WELL RUN facility, it does not change my stance that if dispensaries are to be authorized in the State, then they need to be done so by their OWN Legislation. Not on the back, or at the detriment or sacrifice of the 08 MMM Act.