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Smart: Michigan Profits from Medical Marijuana

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Michigan’s medical marijuana program has become a welcome source of income for the state. A report that was issued this week finds that the Medical Marijuana Program in Michigan has made more than eight million dollars in profit in the first two years of the state licensing medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. Michigan voters passed a medical marijuana law in 2008.

Now, three years later, many townships and municipalities have restricted the development of commercial sites like clinics or medical marijuana clubs. Towns like Lakeshore and Holland have already passed ordinances to keep medical marijuana away from commercial properties.

Michigan charges $100 to apply for a medical marijuana card, and charges the same fee for an annual renewal card. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits, the application fees are lowered to $25.

The report said that there are more than 100 thousand state residents registered in the Michigan medical marijuana program.

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