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Bloomfield Twp. Sued For Medical-Marijuana Rules


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"Bloomfield Twp. sued for medical-marijuana rules"

 

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"Two Oakland County lawyers active in medical-marijuana cases announced today they’d filed a lawsuit against Bloomfield Township to overturn the township’s two medical-marijuana ordinances that went into effect Oct. 31."

 

"Bloomfield Township Supervisor David Payne said the local ordinances were crafted to give the community greater control over marijuana usage.

 

 

“We don’t respond to lawsuits except in court,” Payne said today. Still, he went on to defend the ordinances.

 

 

“I believe they were appropriate,” he said. “We actually allow it (medical marijuana)” for state-approved patients who register with the police, “unlike the other places that the ACLU sued,” Payne said, referring to the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union."

 

 

http://www.freep.com/article/20101215/NEWS03/101215034/1320/Bloomfield-Twp.-sued-for-medical-marijuana-rules

 

 

Let me repeat that statement ...

 

"I believe they were appropriate,” he said. “We actually allow it (medical marijuana)” for state-approved patients who register with the police ...

 

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Two local attorneys announced in a press release today that they have filed a lawsuit against Bloomfield Township over its medical marijuana ordinances.

 

According to the release from the office of attorney Neil Rockind, one township ordinance requires that qualifying patients and caregivers register with police and provide information such as their name, home address, driver’s license number and date of birth. Another ordinance prohibits the cultivation or distribution of medical marijuana by any registered patient or caregiver.

 

It is alleged that the ordinances, which were passed in October 2010, are in conflict with the state’s Medical Marijuana Act.

 

A message left for Bloomfield Township Supervisor David Payne could not be reached for comment.

 

The lawsuit was filed by Rockind and attorney Thomas Loeb in Oakland County Circuit Court. The case has been assigned to Judge Denise Langford Morris.

 

A press conference has been scheduled for later this afternoon at Rockind’s office.

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/12/15/news/doc4d09084352d5f984849585.txt

 

 

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