Steve Long is a stage 4 cancer survivor. Diagnosed in 2010, he was treated for about a year with aggressive chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancer. It took its toll on the now 54 year old. He has been using cannabis for over a year and no longer takes pain pills.
The bill would allow people like Steve Long to get a prescription for medicinal marijuana to help ease their suffering.
Malin tells me, "There's some pretty overwhelming medical research that suggests that there are some pretty vast benefits to the use of marijuana."
One of the most common users of the medicine is for cancer patients.
Nathan Joyal, the owner of a medical marijuana center in Houghton Michigan tells me, "Cancer is, you know, chemotherapy is painful and expensive and has a low survival rate. The more studies that are done the more studies that come out the answer is becoming pretty clear that cannabis can treat these cancer symptoms without these negative side effects."
Cannabis is still considered a schedule one drug by the federal government. Minnesota is currently looking at states like Michigan to analyze the safest way to prescribe medical cannabis.
Representative Melin says, "California is an example that I don't think they have strict enough requirements in the medical marijuana laws, but other states are."
But even in states Cardinals John Brown Jersey such as Michigan, there is still some confusion, and grey areas surrounding the sale and use of medical marijuana.