Jones commends Schuette decision about smoking marijuana in public places

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said today that a recent opinion by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on the use of marijuana by medical card holders at food service establishments, hotels, motels and apartment buildings reinforces the public’s desire to keep smoke out of places of public accommodation.

“The attorney general’s opinion that the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act does prohibit the drug’s use in places of public accommodation empowers owners and operators of Michigan’s hotels, motels, food service operations and their patrons,” said Jones, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This decision makes it clear that marijuana is not to be used in a public setting and that is good for business and for public safety.”

The opinion was prompted by constituents of Jones who contacted the senator’s office about the matter. Jones directed those concerns to Schuette which led to the attorney general’s opinion on Sept. 15.

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