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Ingham Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges In Medical Marijuana Case


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LANSING -- In a Dec. 30 ruling released today, now-retired Ingham County Circuit Judge James Giddings ruled that the state's 2-year-old medical marijuana law did not allow Fredrick Wayne Dagit to buy 50 pounds of the drug or store dozens of plants in his home.

 

Dagit, 61, admits that he supplied marijuana to the Green Leaf Smokers Club, a medical marijuana club in Williamstown Township. Dagit, also known as the Rev. Wayne Dagit, has a state-issued medical marijuana card, according to his attorney.

 

His attorney argued that he was protected by a particular provision of the state's medical marijuana law -- which says a judge can dismiss marijuana-related charges if the patient and caregiver collectively possess enough of the drug to ensure uninterrupted availability for treatment.

 

In a written opinion, Giddings said that defense can only be invoked if "the patient is acting for himself -- not for some collective, cooperative, group of patients or other individual patients."

 

Dagit's activities, Giddings said, "appear to have gone well beyond acting for himself."

 

Dagit is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver between 11 and 99 pounds of marijuana; growing 20 or more marijuana plants; and maintaining a drug house. He also is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He faces up to seven years in prison.

 

 

 

Read Tuesday's Lansing State Journal for more on this report.

 

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110103/NEWS01/101030342/1001/NEWS/Ingham-judge-refuses-to-dismiss-charges-in-medical-marijuana-case

 

 

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Not a Very good Article. Wonder if he's out on Bond ?

 

Though you are right on with that observation, KD, It doesn't help with determining which is a more dispicable crime. The DEA that sold him the merchandise that would have provided some relief to people that could legally use it to better their Lives and medical conditions. Or him for putting all his money up front, therefore he's unable to defend himself, to help out the Citizens of Michigan.

 

This is a good case for Entrapment. I think it would be in our best interest to provide some understanding, if not outright support for one of Mi's "High Priests of Cannibus" ......... In Cannabis We Trust ....... With Cannabis we Thrust ...

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Not a Very good Article. Wonder if he's out on Bond ?

 

Though you are right on with that observation, KD, It doesn't help with determining which is a more dispicable crime. The DEA that sold him the merchandise that would have provided some relief to people that could legally use it to better their Lives and medical conditions. Or him for putting all his money up front, therefore he's unable to defend himself, to help out the Citizens of Michigan.

 

This is a good case for Entrapment. I think it would be in our best interest to provide some understanding, if not outright support for one of Mi's "High Priests of Cannibus" ......... In Cannabis We Trust ....... With Cannabis we Thrust ...

 

Yes he is out on Bond

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