The oversight and operational grant money, stolen out of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Fund was supposed to be for education and oversight of the medical marijuana program.
Instead, funds from the program have been used to buy any toy that the drug tasks forces want. Tasers and bullet proof vests? For sick patients ? None of this makes any sense.
7. Medical Marihuana Operation and Oversight Grants. The Governor proposed the elimination of $3 million in grants to county law enforcement for operation and oversight of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The grants are funded from registry fees paid by medical marihuana cardholders. The Senate retained the full $3 million in grant funding.
Courtesy photo of the Ford F-59, which the Kent County Sheriff's Office is purchasing to turn into a "rapid deployment vehicle."(Ford)