12/14/2012 11:44 am ET

Dems Relent On Vote To Change Michigan Medical Marijuana Law

LANSING (AP) - Democrats in the Michigan Senate first declined, then decided to give majority Republicans enough votes to make changes sought to the voter-approved medical marijuana law.

During marathon sessions late Thursday and early Friday, the Senate failed to pass bills by a necessary three-fourths vote requiring patients to show photo identification to get a medical marijuana card and clarify the type of doctor-patient relationship needed before marijuana use could be certified. But enough Democrats relented as the hours passed and switched their votes.

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