What’s Next For Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients After Dispensary Ban? Joe August 25, 2011 Activism, Exclusive Web Content, Medical Marijuana News, Politics Now that – for the time being – medical marijuana dispensary sales are illegal in the state of Michigan, what’s next for patients? Well, for those who grow their own and never dealt with dispensaries, nothing will change. But what about patients with neither the time nor inclination to grow? What about those who are simply too sick to grow their medicine? In short: drug dealers. If you aren’t lucky enough to have friends with supply and you can’t grow, you either get it from a drug dealer or go without. We hear a lot of talk about health care in this country, but what kind of message are we sending to sick people when we send them to some back alley to get their medicine? - Joe Klare Cory That’s exactly it! There just aren’t enough qualified growers on a 5:1 ratio to meet the need for patients. But here in Michigan, we just don’t care anymore and will continue to push the envelope. Dispensaries are staying open. Marijuana may be illegal to sell, but this ruling didn’t touch on patient-to-patient transfers. Dispensaries simply need to restructure how they charge fees and need to make sure that it sounds more like a service, which is legal, versus the outright sale of marijuana. Here in Michigan, we’re not going to let our government push us around.