Lansing – Recent changes in state medical marijuana laws will be the subject of a conference next month aimed at shedding light on a growing industry.
An event called the Capital Conference will be held Dec. 4 at the Radisson Hotel. Speakers are expected to include Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, retired Detroit TV news anchor Anqunette Jamison, East Lansing lawyer Mike Nichols and Lansing lawyer Mary Chartier.
Jamison announced her retirement from Fox 2 Detroit this month so she can serve in a leadership role with MILegalize, an effort to help legalize marijuana in Michigan. Jamison said in a video posted on her Facebook page that multiple sclerosis made it harder to do her job. Jamison also confirmed in the video she’s a medical marijuana patient.
The conference is aimed for “those currently in or aspiring to get involved in the medical marijuana business market,” according to a press release.
Tickets for the Capital Conference are $75. For information, visit micbd.com.
News of the conference comes less than a week after Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero encouraged City Council to approve his new proposed ordinance that would set standards for home-based medical marijuana grow facilities.
Council’s Committee on Public Safety has been working on a proposed ordinance for commercial medical marijuana establishments like provisioning centers – also known as dispensaries – for several months.
The committee is expected to discuss medical marijuana issues at 3:30 p.m. Thursday on the 10th floor of City Hall.