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The Michigan State Police are hiring! They are looking for a “Narcotics Intelligence Analyst” to “Focus on providing assistance to the Medical Marihuana Investigation Section (MMIS) with marihuana investigations related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and Marihuana Tracking Act.” There is also a position available for a combination Marihuana and Tobacco Tax Investigation Section within the State Police. One of the duties of this MSP Trooper Tax Enforcer position is to coordinate with Federal enforcement agencies and prosecutors. Maintain a working relationship with courts, prosecutors and other enforcement agencies at federal, state and local levels. Initiate positive interaction with court personnel, federal, county and state prosecutors. Assist federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on complaints related to theft of cigarettes and all tobacco smuggling. It is interesting that the Michigan State Police are now getting on board with Medical Marihuana in Michigan. Official statements and policy by the MSP in the past have all been against the MMMA and MMFLA at multiple points. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/new-laws-in-michigan-shake-up-the-marijuana-industry/article_21fd1838-50a3-5281-a65a-06ebba9ca838.html http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/01/01/medical-marijuana-enforcement-grants-michigan/109087886/ When the MMMA became law, police officers were not trained how to handle medical marijuana situations. Ken Stecker from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan authored a reefer madness type propaganda power point presentation around the state explaining the MMMA to various law enforcement agents and organizations. Ken Stecker included propaganda such as this in his “updated presentation” on Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Program. Why was a person, not affiliated in any way with the State of Michigan, going around doing talks with local, county and state police officers about a medical law? What is this Medical Marijuana Investigation Section? The House Legislative Analysis explains what HB 4209 (Public Act 281 of 2016) aka the MMFLA does for law enforcement: The Department of State Police (MSP) would provide 34.0 FTEs for criminal enforcement activities related to medical marihuana at an annual cost of $6.0 million. This assumption is based on the personnel employed by the MSP to provide criminal enforcement activities for the Michigan Casino Gaming Board (MGCB). The Department of Attorney General (AG) would provide 4.0 FTEs for legal and prosecutorial support related to medical marihuana at an annual cost of $500,000. After being against the MMMA, the MMFLA, patients, caregivers, and everything possibly to do with medical marijuana, the Michigan State Police now have to regulate and enforce it. Compliance Checks? Marijuana Tracking ACT ? The Seed to Sale , or Marijuana Tracking ACT is a law in Michigan to track and report all sales, transfers, processes, manufacturing and cultivation within the MMFLA. It allows law enforcement agencies to verify and enforce regulations in the MMFLA, including the tracking of patient and caregiver purchases within the retail state-licensed MMFLA dispensaries. Ultimately, the police have inserted themselves between you and your doctor. The police asked for these regulations during the MMFLA law drafting committees and senate and house hearings on these bills. The police want to look at the MMFLA registry and if you have bought too much marijuana from the system within some random arbitrary window of time, they are going to want to investigate you. Just for the medical use of marijuana as granted by the State of Michigan. It is sad that the police are enforcing patient’s medication with jail time.