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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In an unpublished decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned a Tuscola County defendant’s drug convictions.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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Michigan Medical Marijuana Arguments

State Supreme Court To Rule on Three Medical Marijuana Cases Last week, justices from the state Supreme Court listened to oral arguments from three medical marijuana cases that started out in Oakland County. The three cases were People v. Hartwick, People v. Tuttle, and People v. Mazur.

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Medical Pot Bills Fail in Michigan Senate

Late last month, a bill that would have permitted the return of marijuana dispensaries failed to pass through the Michigan Senate. A second bill that would have allowed for legal use of pot edibles failed to advance as well.

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Michigan Civil Forfeiture: Did Speaking Out Result in Arrest?

Hours after his story went public, Wally Kowalski was arrested. He was awakened in the early morning and taken from his home in handcuffs by the Michigan State Police. He then spent the rest of the night in a freezing cell, with no blanket or pillow.

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Michigan Medical Marijuana User Commits Suicide

After being found guilty in a case related to butter infused with marijuana, a former corrections officer committed suicide this past weekend. Timothy Bernhardt, along with three other Kent County officers, was criminally charged earlier in the year for making marijuana butter. All of the men held medical marijuana cards. However, the law does not […]

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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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Muskegon Marijuana Arrests

Muskegon Marijuana Advocate Charged Derek Antol, former Executive Director of the Greater Michigan Compassion Club, is facing felony drug charges . Police allege he was growing marijuana and selling it from the Deuces Wild Smoke Shop on East Apple Ave. in Muskegon. According to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office, eight other associates of Antol’s, are also […]

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