Medical marijuana changes to take effect Monday
Updated: Sunday, March 31 2013, 02:49 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Some big changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law will go into effect on Monday.
The changes are the first since the law was approved by voters in 2008.
The measures define the type of doctor-patient relationship that is needed before medical marijuana use can be certified.
For example, a doctor must complete a face-to-face evaluation of the patient.
Lawmakers say the changes will clarify and lend credibility to the act.
Many were concerned that certificates were being given out too freely--like over the Internet.
Among the many other changes is that state-issued cards given to people who have a doctor's endorsement for medical marijuana will be good for two years instead of one.