Category Archives: Marijuana Charges
Has The Legalization of Marijuana in Michigan Changed How Cops Enforce The Law? (Pt 2)
Hi there, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. We’re looking at the issue of marijuana law in Michigan, and how challenging it is for the police to enforce the law because it changes often and isn’t always as clear cut as they’d like. Although legalization has changed a lot of things in Michigan, […][Read More]
Has The Legalization of Weed in Michigan Changed How Cops Enforce The Law? (Pt 1)
Not too long ago, marijuana was illegal in every way. Both state and federal law prohibited its use in any form, for any reason. And then a new medical marijuana law rolled around in Michigan and the game changed. In defiance of federal law, Michigan legalized the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. But […][Read More]
Will Your Possession Charges be Expunged Now That Weed is Legal in Michigan?
This has been one of the hardest truths for people to swallow here in Michigan – the fact that despite the legalization of recreational marijuana, there are still people languishing in jails all over the state of Michigan for marijuana drug crimes that aren’t crimes anymore. “Why can’t they go free? Why should they serve […][Read More]
Illinois Just Legalized Recreational Weed! What Does That Mean For Michigan?
The issue of legalized marijuana, whether specifically for medicinal purposes, or generally for recreation, has been a controversial subject for decades. Ever since Colorado took that first step towards decriminalizing pot, states have been stepping up to the plate and changing their laws to accommodate people’s desire for less regulated weed. And the state of […][Read More]
Weed is Legal in Michigan! So What Now? (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this Q and A session about the changes going into effect now that Michigan residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana. As we pointed out in our previous article, the new law may have been voted in, but it doesn’t go into effect for about another month, […][Read More]
Weed is Legal in Michigan! So What Now? (Pt 1)
Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. But what exactly does that mean for you? How much counts as “recreational,” and how much tips it over the edge into drug dealing? Where can you consume it, and how old do you have to be? There are a lot […][Read More]
Michigan State Police Crime Lab Lawsuit: Were Results Falsified in Marijuana Cases?
It all began with a simple lab policy which said that when analyzing medical marijuana, techs at the MSP crime lab should treat any and all THC that they are not absolutely certain comes from a plant, as synthetic. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, right? Wrong. Because while the average person may not care […][Read More]
Texas Arrests Two Michigan Women for Marijuana Possession
Michigan and Texas have very different views about marijuana. And by “different”, we mean “practically irreconcilable”. After all, while medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, and small quantities have been decriminalized in certain cities around the state, Texas has retained it’s zero tolerance policy for marijuana in any form.[Read More]
An Apple for the Teacher….or a Pot Cookie….
While giving an apple to your teacher may be the quintessential gift, nowadays most people tend to give flowers, chocolates, or gift cards to Starbucks. But one Birmingham teenager is accused of giving a far more controversial gift to his high school teacher – a cookie laced with marijuana. And as a result he is […][Read More]
Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests
What about Michigan Marijuana Arrests? When Colorado legalized marijuana, one of the issues they had hoped would be resolved was the problem of racial disparities in drug-related marijuana arrests. But even now, with pot completely legal throughout their state, the problem of race in drug prosecution persists.[Read More]