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AG Dana Nessel eyes tweaks to recreational marijuana law

August 6, 2019

Some of the infractions have no clear penalties in the current law

Any changes the workgroup comes up with are going to face a hurdle. To change a citizen-initiated law requires a three-fourths vote of the legislature, instead of the normal majority vote. On some pieces, Nessel said, that three-fourths vote is going to be unavoidable, and it’s hard to do..
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A beginner’s guide to legal marijuana in Michigan

August 5, 2019

Consuming marijuana is limited to private places -- like your home or a friend’s home. It’s not legal to consume marijuana in your car -- even if you are a passenger -- or in public.

When sales do launch at retail stores, there will be a large variety of products to choose from. From the marijuana flower that you smoke to pre-rolled joints to vape cartridges, there are a number of ways to consume marijuana.
Read more at mLive.com


Court Rules Favor Drunk Driver

July 25, 2019

The Michigan Court of Appeals delivered a unanimous decision on Wednesday regarding an Ionia County traffic stop they say violated an individual’s constitutional protection from unreasonable searches.

Michigan court rules in favor of drunk driver, says cop had wrong speed limit.
Read more at Detroit Free Press


New Felony: ATF’s gun measurement change

July 19, 2019

...and with the swipe of a pen, you are hereby declared a felon.... Even though 20 minutes ago, we were perfectly okay with what you have been doing for years (even with our approval). We've now changed our minds and you must comply. We are the Bureaucracy.
"Any short rifle built with one of these stabilizing braces is now considered an “any other weapon,” a category of weapon that is supposed to encompass all weapons that can’t be classified as rifles, shotguns, or handguns.
“Any other weapons” (AOWs) are subject to the registration and fee requirements of the NFA. Weapons regulated by the NFA include “a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length,” according to the ATF."

ATF’s gun measurement change now forcing federal registration of popular guns.
Read more at American Military News


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