Meet Mike Callton

Michael N. "Mike" Callton, D.C. (born 1958) was the Republican State Rep. representing the 87th District, which covers all of Barry County and 3/4 of Ionia County. He is also a practicing Chiropractor in his home town of Nashville, MI.


He was elected in 2010 to the Michigan House of Representatives, and served as Vice-Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, and was a member of the Insurance Policy Committee and the House Military, Veterans' Affairs & Homeland Security Committee.


During his tenure, Mike was highly instrumental in co-writing the MMFLA (Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act). 

Medical Marijuana

As a former representative, Callton has worked on refining Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law and has sponsored bills relating to patient safety. On January 26, 2012, Callton, along with Michigan's 5th Circuit Court Judge Amy McDowell and Medical Marihuana Activist Ken Bayer, held a discussion panel-style townhall in Hastings, MI, which was well attended.

Callton also introduced HB 5580 of 2012, a bill to create and regulate "Provisioning Centers," a form of Medical Marihuana Dispensary. This bill would put the power to authorize dispensaries into the hands of the local municipal or township governments, and allow for these "Provisioning Centers" to buy overage from registered patients, and allow for the resale to other qualified patients.

Prior to being elected to the State House, Callton served six years on the Barry County Commission. He also served as a member of the Nashville Village Council as well as the Maple Valley Board of Education.

Callton earned a biology degree from Michigan State University in 1981; going on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1985. After leaving the army, he went on to earn a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in 1989. In 2013 he won the Michigan Association of Chiropractors' Chiropractor of the Year award.

“I’m really just a guy who sees problems that need fixing, and I’m not scared of getting my hands dirty to get the job done.”