Pot Measures Fail In Lansing
Legislation to ease medical marijuana restrictions in Michigan will have to wait until 2015. Listen below as Jake Neher explains why.
Supporters withdrew bills to allow dispensaries and non-smokable forms of marijuana after talks broke down on the last day of lawmakers' lame duck session. Advocates are uncertain about their chances with the new, more conservative Legislature starting in January.
Outgoing state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says his views changed dramatically about the bills over the course of this year. "I watched the testimony and I watched the parents… and the people that have been affected, and believe in what they're doing."
Law enforcement groups put forth a big effort to stop the legislation in recent days.