Senate approves changes to pot law
A Senate panel has approved changes aimed at clarifying Michigan's voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved what would be the first changes to the state's 2008 law.
The bills now go to the full Senate. Versions of them have already passed the House.
One bill seeks to better define the type of doctor-patient relationship needed before medical marijuana use could be certified. Another would let law enforcement officers obtain medical marijuana patient information.
Backers say the law is unclear and has loopholes. Critics say the proposed changes might make the drug harder to get for those in need.