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New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect

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The first major changes to Michigan's medical marijuana laws went into effect on Monday.

The new laws are designed to clarify many of the rules and regulations surrounding medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana cards will be good for two years instead of one. The changes also better define the doctor patient relationship.

Cedar's Compassion Club in Wexford County is not concerned about the changes. The founder says the changes do not add many restrictions.

Under the old law anyone with a drug related felony could not be a caregiver. The new law also prohibits caregivers who have committed any kind of felony in the last 10 years or have committed an assault.

The law also requires a doctor to review a patient's medical records more thoroughly and mandates follow-ups.

9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins have more on the changes.