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Monday 12/20 At 8 Am With Judge Rodgers.

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Found on the Norml Line always call courthouses to verify if planning to attend .



Hi NORML friends,



We need your help. Mr. Coop, the prosecuting attorney in Antrim County, and Mr. Rossiter, the assistant prosecuting attorney, have decided to continue the case against Karl McGill. He's scheduled for a pre-trial conference in the Circuit Court on Monday 12/20 at 8 am with Judge Rodgers.



They are pressing unwarranted felony manufacturing charges on Karl. Here is a brief synopsis of the case:

On August 24, 2010, without warrant or consent, TNT officers searched our property and allegedly found 24 plants and 12 clones.

Prior to the search, Karl showed them his patient registration card, his card for his first patient, and told him he had paperwork turned in for the third patient, who became registered with the state on August 21, 2010, three days prior to the search.

The officers seized 12 of his plants.

A warrant was issued on October 21, 2010.

Karl was placed on drug tests, which have since been discontinued.

Karl is still not allowed to drink.

Karl is still not allowed to bear arms.

Today, when Judge Powers asked Mr. Coop why he didn't just drop the charges against Karl, Mr. Coop said that he was trying to figure out how to do what the people wanted with this law, so, I know Bellaire is way in the middle of nowhere and it's close to the holidays, but, please take time to call Mr. Coop and Mr. Rossiter, send emails, send letters, or if you can make it out to the pre-trial, let's give Mr. Coop his answer and show them what the people want.

Help remind them that the people have already spoken. On November 4, 2008, in Antrim County, 7,708 people voted to approve the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, or 56.8% of the people who voted.

Pursuant to article 2, section 9 of Michigan’s Constitution, Michigan citizens overwhelmingly approved and enacted the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, 333. 26421, et seq., (the “Act”) by popular vote through a statewide ballot initiative in the November 2008 general election. As initiated law, the Act is not subject to gubernatorial veto and can only be amended or repealed by a vote of the people or by three-fourths of the legislature. Const 1963, art 2, section 9. The Act removes state level criminal penalties for medical marijuana use, possession, and cultivation.





As made clear by landslide victory, the citizens of Michigan believe that the medical use of marijuana is an important right. In approving the Act, the People of the State of Michigan and of Antrim County declared their intent “not [to] penalize the medical use and cultivation of marijuana” by “Primary Caregivers” and “Qualified Patients.” MCL 333.26422©.





Here's their contact information:





Prosecuting Attorney Charles Coop: prosecutor@antrimcounty.org


Assistant Prosecuting Attorney James Rossiter: rossiterj@antrimcounty.org





Address: 205 E. Cayuga Street

Address 2: P.O. Box 280

City: Bellaire

State: MI

Zip Code: 49615

Phone: 231-533-6860

Fax: 231-533-5718

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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