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AG: Med marijuana law being exploited

New attorney general was in GR Thurs. night

 

Updated: Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 11:30 PM EST

Published : Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 10:26 PM EST

 

* By Tony Tagliavia

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan's new attorney general says the state's medical marijuana act is being "exploited by those who really are making a mockery of laws across the state of Michigan."

 

The law was intended to aid people going through an incurable illness or a very difficult disease, Attorney General Bill Schuette told 24 Hour News 8. But, he said, it's now being used by people who want to effectively legalize marijuana in the state.

 

The attorney general made the comments in an interview Thursday night before addressing the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police in Grand Rapids.

 

The marijuana law was one of the association's topics earlier Thursday.

 

Schuette said he is confident the new state legislature will work to "correct" a law he calls both "poorly crafted" and "loosely written."

 

"And that's why we see all the problems that municipalities and law enforcement and communities are experiencing across our state," he said.

 

Leaders in Wyoming said it was concerns from law enforcement that prompted the city's move to ban medical marijuana.

 

A lawyer living in the city sued Wyoming over the ordinance in one of many legal actions over medical marijuana in Michigan.

 

A medical marijuana patient who worked at Walmart and failed a drug test sued the retail giant. He said he never was high on the job.

 

Critics charge that communities and companies are violating the intent of voters who passed the law in 2008.

 

But Schuette said there are forces out there trying to twist the law in the opposite direction and legalize drugs, something he said would be "a big mistake for our state."

 

Addressing the chiefs Thursday night, the attorney general said he saw public safety as his top priority.

 

And as the state looks to cut more than $1 billion from its budget, Schuette said Michigan needs to drive its prison costs down through competitive bidding for services such as food, maintenance, laundry and health care.

 

The attorney general told 24 Hour News 8 releasing "hardened criminals" was not the answer to the state's budget woes. Similar remarks to the chiefs drew applause.

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Well I have an idea Billy boy how about you stop wasting money putting marijuana cases in those prisons! Also it is not a problem of exploitation on our side it is that of the law enforcement robbing people ask bob about that. I believe he had money snarched out if his wallet by billy's boys!

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Many ignorant comments on this article.

 

 

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/michigan/AG-Med-marijuana-law-being-exploited

 

AG: Med marijuana law being exploited

New attorney general was in GR Thurs. night

 

Updated: Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 11:30 PM EST

Published : Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 10:26 PM EST

 

* By Tony Tagliavia

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan's new attorney general says the state's medical marijuana act is being "exploited by those who really are making a mockery of laws across the state of Michigan."

 

The law was intended to aid people going through an incurable illness or a very difficult disease, Attorney General Bill Schuette told 24 Hour News 8. But, he said, it's now being used by people who want to effectively legalize marijuana in the state.

 

The attorney general made the comments in an interview Thursday night before addressing the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police in Grand Rapids.

 

The marijuana law was one of the association's topics earlier Thursday.

 

Schuette said he is confident the new state legislature will work to "correct" a law he calls both "poorly crafted" and "loosely written."

 

"And that's why we see all the problems that municipalities and law enforcement and communities are experiencing across our state," he said.

 

Leaders in Wyoming said it was concerns from law enforcement that prompted the city's move to ban medical marijuana.

 

A lawyer living in the city sued Wyoming over the ordinance in one of many legal actions over medical marijuana in Michigan.

 

A medical marijuana patient who worked at Walmart and failed a drug test sued the retail giant. He said he never was high on the job.

 

Critics charge that communities and companies are violating the intent of voters who passed the law in 2008.

 

But Schuette said there are forces out there trying to twist the law in the opposite direction and legalize drugs, something he said would be "a big mistake for our state."

 

Addressing the chiefs Thursday night, the attorney general said he saw public safety as his top priority.

 

And as the state looks to cut more than $1 billion from its budget, Schuette said Michigan needs to drive its prison costs down through competitive bidding for services such as food, maintenance, laundry and health care.

 

The attorney general told 24 Hour News 8 releasing "hardened criminals" was not the answer to the state's budget woes. Similar remarks to the chiefs drew applause.

 

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And as the state looks to cut more than $1 billion from its budget, Schuette said Michigan needs to drive its prison costs down through competitive bidding for services such as food, maintenance, laundry and health care.

 

The attorney general told 24 Hour News 8 releasing "hardened criminals" was not the answer to the state's budget woes. Similar remarks to the chiefs drew applause.

 

Well now, I tell ya what, them there Chinese have got a solid penal system with rock bottom pricing.

I'm no economist, but I reckon if we outsourced our prison system to China we'd save a lot of money, and those "hardened criminals" would be scared straight by the medieval cost effective conditions in Chinese prisons.

 

When the cargo ships are emptied of Chinese goods we just restock them with "hardened criminals" who are shipped back to China for slavery rehabilitation.

Prisoners could easily become America's number 1 export.

No business is impervious to globalization.

 

Lord knows we're one of the worlds top producer of criminals, so lets commoditize those penal bio units to maximize profits ensure public safety.

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This Guy(Shutte) is nuttier than squirrel crap. Our lawyers need to prepare to slap an injunction on Billy if he follows through on his promise to issue guidance on our law. Thanks, bb

 

 

I agree BB, Schuette is off on his own political agenda and he doesn't seem to care who he tramples on to achieve it.

Something needs to be done about this wack job or were all gonna regret it big time!!! And not just about MMJ he is all about big business and is in the process to change laws (including enviromental laws) to help big business out in this state. Do we really want to let big business pollute and scar are beautiful State of Michigan..........over my dead body MR Schuette!!!!!

 

Doug

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