Thieves stole a small amount of medical cannabis when they broke into a dispensary in Ann Arbor, MI, in the early hours of the morning.
Police detective Lt. Robert Pfannes told the press that law officials were dispatched to the Treecity Health Collective at 2730 Jackson Ave. at 4:30 a.m. on Monday after an alarm went off, alerting the officers, reported MLive.
Lt. Pfannes reported that an unknown suspect forcibly entered the building and stole a small amount of medical cannabis. He said that the police didn’t have a profile of the suspect and that investigation is still in progress. Lt. Pfannes encouraged anyone with information concerning the incident to contact the Ann Arbor police through the anonymous hotline 734-794-6939 or through Crime Stoppers by dialing 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587)
Meanwhile, a proposal by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs may make medical marijuana registration cards less expensive for most patients in Michigan but become costlier for some individuals under public assistance. The new proposals, which are being reviewed, will see patients part with a flat fee of $60 to be registered for two years.
Medical marijuana registration fees previously cost $100 per year, but were reduced to $25 for patients listed in Medicaid or on auxiliary Social Security benefits. The fees were meant to meet operational costs but instead netted extra revenue, causing them to be halved in April 2013, after a law making the cards valid for two years began to be implemented.
Currently, 88 percent of the medical cannabis patients who pay the full price will see the fee fall from $100 to $60. A two-year registration would have seen patients part with $200 under the original fee structure. However, patients who are on supplemental Social Security or Medicaid will see the costs surge to $60 from $25 for two-year registration. Previously, such individuals would have parted with $50 if they registered for two-years. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.
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