Jones: No-fault should not cover medical marijuana

LANSING — Medical marijuana would not be a covered no-fault insurance benefit if legislation approved by a Senate panel Wednesday becomes state law, said sponsor Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge.

Senate Bill 321, which was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee, would specify that personal protection insurance benefits (no-fault insurance) do not cover the medical use of marijuana.

“I don’t want my constituents’ insurance rates to go up to cover individuals using medical marijuana,” Jones said. “As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I wanted to act quickly on this important measure and close this loophole in state law.”

SB 321 will now go before the full Senate for further consideration.