Category Archives: Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

Are We Headed For Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Michigan?

  Ten years ago, the idea that medical marijuana would be legal in Michigan was nothing more than a pipe dream to many people. And yet here we are. Nine years ago, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008 was signed into law. And while there has been a great deal of confusion over the […]

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Michigan’s New Medical Marijuana Legislation

  Ever since Michigan legalized medical marijuana in 2008, there have been more questions than answers when it comes to interpreting the law. That has finally changed. A little over a month ago, Governor Snyder signed into law a package of bills that aim to clear the haze on this topic. From “medibles” to dispensaries, […]

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Okay to Smoke Marijuana in Your Car?

Michigan┬áCourt of Appeals Says “No” The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) has caused a great deal of contention and confusion in the few years since it’s inception. In part this is because, on a federal level, marijuana is still completely illegal in every aspect. The result is enormous conflict between federal and state law. But […]

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Add a Marijuana Law Section to the Michigan Bar?

Michigan Bar Association Considers Marijuana Law   The Michigan Bar Association has a great number of sections, each one dedicated to the practice of a different area of the law. Health Care Law, Family Law, Agricultural Law, and even Aviation Law. So the question is, will there be a Marijuana Law section in the near […]

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The Fine Line Between Licensed Caregiver and Drug Dealer

Sentencing for Leader of Multicounty Pot Operation Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) states that a licensed person, with a state-issued caregiver card, may grow up to 12 plants per registered patient. And the licensed caregiver may not have more than 5 other patients, not including themselves. Assuming of course that they are registered as a […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals: Only Dried Usable Pot Counts

In an unpublished decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned a Tuscola County defendant’s drug convictions. The Court found that only a dried, usable form of marijuana counts against a defendant in a medical pot case.

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Leader of Major Pot Operation Pleads Guilty

When the state of Michigan legalized marijuana, it was for the express purpose of getting a highly effective medicine into the hands of those who needed it most. But the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) was also very specific about how this process was to take place. And in these turbulent times, when the state […]

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Fired for Legally Using Marijuana?

Court of Appeals says You can Still Draw Unemployment The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that any employee fired for the legal use of medical marijuana would still be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. For those in favor of legally using marijuana, this would be considered another win in the ongoing legal battle between […]

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Law

Supreme Court to Rule on MMA Cases The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear two medical marijuana related cases in which the defendants believe that the state’s medical marijuana laws should protect them from prosecution. Both individuals claim that having legally issued medical marijuana cards is reason enough to avoid criminal charges, even if […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Ruling Affects Medical Marijuana Law

Many Michigan Cities Reviewing Current Marijuana Laws In February of this year, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that local officials are forbidden to outlaw the use of medical marijuana within their municipalities. Many cities and townships had already legalized medical marijuana use within their communities. Those that have not will need to look again […]

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