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Michigan Looking to Structure Medical Marijuana System Like it Handles Alcohol

LANSING, MI — Michigan would create a tiered system for medical marijuana growers, distributors and retailers under evolving legislation up for a likely vote Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Monday medical pot bills approved by the House earlier this year will be amended in his committee to prevent an owner from being licensed to operate multiple types of medical marijuana businesses.

The state regulates alcohol in a similar, three-tiered fashion.

“Everything I’ve designed here is to make sure we don’t have monopolies” Jones said. “If we have a monopoly, then obviously they’ll have monopoly prices, so I would think everyone would be on board with a system where people have different choices.” [Read more at MLive.com]

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