Medical marijuana a priority for Rep. Mike Callton – Lansing State Journal

Justin A. Hinkley, [email protected] 8 a.m. EST January 10, 2015

NOTE: The Lansing State Journal has reached out to all lawmakers representing Greater Lansing to ask for their goals for the 2015-16 legislative session. Interviews will be posted at lsj.com/capitol as they’re completed.

State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, begins his third and, because of term limits, final two-year term in the state House.

District: 87; includes all of Barry County and parts of Ionia County, including the city of Portland and Ronald, North Plains, Lyons, Keene, Boston, Berlin, Orange, Portland, Campbell, Odessa, Sebewa and Danby townships.

Goals for this term: “All of my biggest goals right now have to do with health care and health policy. I’ve been real concerned that we’re 11th in terms of obesity …,” and he’d like a focus on prostate cancer.

Planned legislation:

Bills that would improve access to and regulation of medical marijuana. “The people I talk to who own dispensaries would gladly pay taxes in exchange for normalization,” he said.

Committee assignment: Not yet available — committee assignments are expected the week of Jan. 12.

Contact information: gophouse.org/representatives/southwest/callton; 517-373-0842; [email protected]; office at 1191 Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Ave.; mail to P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, Mich., 48909.

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