Bills improving patient access to medical marijuana head to governor

 Lyons, Callton legislation gets final OK from House Access to medical marijuana will be safe and simple for Michigan patients through a three-bill package that passed the House today to clarify and update the existing statutes. The legislation implements ideas developed at lengthy workgroup meetings that included patients, caregivers, law enforcement, health care providers and…

Rep. Callton chosen as Legislator of the Year by state optometric association

LANSING – Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, was named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) Wednesday during an association awards lunch at the Michigan State University. “This is an honor I certainly appreciate,” said Rep. Callton, a licensed chiropractor. “Receiving an award from fellow medical professionals means just that much more to…

House passes Callton, Lyons legislation improving patient access to medical marijuana

Access to medical marijuana will be safe and simple for Michigan patients through a two-bill package that passed the House today to clarify and update the existing statutes. The legislation implements ideas developed at lengthy workgroup meetings that included patients, caregivers, law enforcement, health care providers and officials from cities, villages and townships. House Bill…

Callton, Lyons introduce bills to improve patient access to medical marihuana

Medical marihuana patients statewide are one step closer to safe access, thanks to legislation introduced at the state Capitol today by Reps. Mike Callton and Lisa Posthumus Lyons. The bills improve legislation that passed the House last term, implementing ideas developed at lengthy workgroup meetings with stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, law enforcement, and officials from…

Rep. Mike Callton sworn in for third term as state representative

State Rep. Mike Callton was sworn in today for his third term as representative of Michigan’s 87th House District, which includes all of Barry County and part of Ionia County including the townships of Boston, Campbell, Danby, Keene, Lyons, North Plains, Odessa, Orange, Portland, Ronald, Sebewa, part of Berlin township and the city of Portland….

Callton posts perfect voting record for first two terms in office

State Rep. Mike Callton achieved a perfect voting record for the 2014 calendar year, making it the fourth year in a row he did not miss any votes cast in the state House. Callton cast all 811 record roll call votes during the last year, according to official vote tallies, bringing the total number of…

Rep. Callton posts perfect voting record, nominated as MIRS House Lawmaker of the Year

State Rep. Mike Callton achieved a perfect voting record for the third year in a row, and was nominated as House Lawmaker of the Year by a nonpartisan news and analysis service located in Lansing. Callton, R-Nashville, cast all 534 record roll call votes taking during House session in 2013, according to official vote tallies.  In addition, Michigan Information…

State Rep. Dr. Mike Callton named Michigan Chiropractor of the Year

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN – State Representative Dr. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) – the first chiropractor elected to the Michigan Legislature – was named “Chiropractor of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) at their Fall 2013 Convention & Exhibition in Dearborn. He received this coveted award “in appreciation for valuable leadership, service, and dedication above…

Rep. Callton to host fracking town hall

State Rep. Mike Callton is inviting area residents to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, July 29 to discuss the process and use of fracking in Michigan as well as whether there are environmental concerns to be considered. Callton, R-Nashville, will be joined at the event by representatives from Michigan Oil and Gas Producers;…

Rep. Callton to host transportation funding town hall

State Rep. Mike Callton is inviting area residents to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 17 to discuss the condition of local roads, as well as the options state government is considering for funding improvements. Callton, R-Nashville, will be joined at the event by Brad Lamberg, who is managing director of the Barry…

Callton congratulates Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch on business development grant

State Rep. Mike Callton today congratulated Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch on receiving a state business development grant award due to their plans to expand egg production and processing facilities.  Herbruck’s total investment in their business will be up to $17.2 million and will likely create up to 55 new jobs. The grant has been awarded in…

Callton introduces bill to allow establishment of medical marijuana provisioning centers

State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, has introduced the Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Regulation Act to allow the establishment of medical marijuana provisioning centers which will provide medical marijuana for those with a recommendation from a doctor. Callton, a chiropractor, approaches this from a health care provider perspective and considers it a patient care issue. He…

Callton named chair of House Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Mike Callton will chair the House Financial Services Committee for the 2013-14 legislative term. The committee oversees such issues as banking, mortgage settlements and consumer protection. “I am ready to get to work this year on issues that will help restore Michigan’s economic health,” said Callton, R-Nashville. “Ensuring consumers are protected from fraudulent…