The law enacted Tuesday adds another exception to a 2008 voter-approved law that legalized Michigan medical marijuana. Pictured: A green cross directs customers to the entrance of The Health Center, a cannabis dispensary in Denver on April 25, 2016. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

Landlords can now bar Michigan medical marijuana patients from doing this

The law adds to a growing list of exceptions to voter-approved medical marijuana legalization

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that lets landlords prohibit Michigan medical marijuana patients from growing or smoking the drug on leased residential property.

The law enacted Tuesday adds another exception to a 2008 voter-approved law that legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

That law already does not require insurers to reimburse people for medical marijuana, nor does it mandate that employers accommodate employees’ use of the drug for medical purposes.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, says two rental homes in his district were destroyed after they were “turned into greenhouses to grow marijuana without permission.” He says growing marijuana for medical purposes “doesn’t trump safety or private property rights.”

Jones says the law codifies a 2011 state attorney general opinion.