Medical marihuana remains a controversial issue in Michigan, despite nearly two-thirds of voters approving the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. Since 2008, when the Act was approved, municipalities statewide have varied in their approach to medical marihuana, unsure of their powers to govern patients, growing operations, dispensaries and medicinal marihuana transfers.
While most prosecutors and law enforcement agencies have come to accept medical marihuana and its benefits, some have remained
Last week, The Court of Appeals determined that edibles do not constitute "usable material" as defined by the MMMA. In other words, brownies, cookies, suckers, or any other edible is not protected under Section 4 of the Act. To read a more in depth analysis of what this means for the community, click the following link: http://komornlaw.com/people-v-carruthers-opinion-and-analysis/
Michigan Representative Mike Shirkey will be hosting a town hall meeting on August 14 in Grass Lake Township to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana decriminalization. To learn more about this big event please follow this link: http://komornlaw.com/uncategorized/rep-mike-shirkey-to-discuss-decriminalizing-marijuana-in-townhall-meeting/
Last week, Michigan's leaders passed a number of bills in a marathon lame-duck session, scrambling to push through controversial legislation behind closed doors late into the night. The bills included several amendments to Michigan's Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), in addition to an Emergency Financial Manager bill which was previously rejected by Michigan voters just over a month ago.
The medical marijuana bills passed include provisions that:
Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak to the American bar Association this afternoon about reducing sentences for minor drug offenders. He will also outline some encourage reducing prison populations by finding alternatives for elderly and non-violent criminals and encouraging and creating ways for federal prosecutors to sidestep minimum sentencing guidelines. Read more here