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Liberal majority on Michigan's top court makes new law on issue of marijuana and driving

By Associated Press

7:50 PM EDT, June 8, 2010


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned parts of a motorist's conviction in the death of a pedestrian who was drunk and walking in the road.



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The court said Tuesday a Washtenaw County jury in 2005 should have been allowed to hear the victim had been drinking, just like driver George Feezel.


In the same case, the Supreme Court's liberal majority also said it's not illegal to drive while having a marijuana byproduct in the body. The court says "11-carboxy-THC" can't be considered a controlled substance under Michigan law.


The justices say it's a byproduct created when the body breaks down marijuana's active ingredient. The court ruled differently in 2006 when it had a conservative majority and faced the issue in another case.

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certainly a step in the right direction, eh?


I was just goint to post this:




Then I saw your topic header, so I thought it best to put the link here.


Isn't it just amazing how microscopic of a space the media can squeeze [hide away] such an incredibly HUGE news story into?


I mean, does the AP even have a line on this awesome news yet?


Thanks to ALL!



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