Morhawk Posted September 18, 2011 Report Share Posted September 18, 2011 It doesn't mention if their "operatives" (wtf) used fake cards or not, but it got me thinking. To be a little safer, I would suggest requiring/relying on their paperwork a little more than the card. A fake card could be fairly easy, but to fake a cashed check, doctor's documents/application would be a bit more difficult and would lean a lot more towards entrapment if the fake card isn't already considered. Besides if you got an attitude or a no deal when asking to bring the paperwork, you either know A) the person doesn't care about your safety screw them or B) The police are bored again and are too afraid for their safety over ours to go find a violent criminal. http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/09/gratiot_county_prosecutor_cann.html ITHACA — Prosecutors say the owner of a medical-marijuana club in Gratiot County could face up to four years in prison if convicted of delivery of marijuana or of possession with intent to deliver the drug. Todd E. Prior, 49, of St. Johns in Clinton County, was arraigned Tuesday in Gratiot County District Court on three counts of delivery of marijuana and one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion said Prior is the owner of Great Lakes Holistic Cannabis Club, 1704 W. Monroe, in the St. Louis area. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The prosecutor alleges Prior sold marijuana illegally on three occasions, with two sales occurring Monday and another on Aug. 31. Kushion claims two of the sales were made to an “operative” working for the Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Enforcement Team, or MAGNET. Kushion alleges a third illegal sale was to a “citizen not associated with MAGNET.” The prosecutor claims the transactions took place in a “Park and Ride” public parking lot along M-46 in Pine River Township, The Saginaw News could not reach Prior or his attorney, East Lansing lawyer Jeffrey Hank, for comment. Prior has posted a $25,000 bond and awaits a Sept. 27 hearing on the evidence before Gratiot County District Judge Stewart McDonald. Following voter approval of Michigan’s 2008 medical marijuana law, marijuana can be used to alleviate the symptoms of certain illnesses if someone sees a doctor and gets a state-issued card. After passage of the law, dispensaries of medical marijuana have cropped up across the state. Great Lakes Holistic Cannabis Club’s website states the club provides medical marijuana to club members “who are patients and primary caregivers only.” Kushion said that “If you are a caregiver, you can be a caregiver for someone who has a medical-marijuana card, and you can be a caregiver for up to five different individuals and you can provide them with marijuana.” The prosecutor claims Prior “was not the registered caregiver for these individuals he delivered marijuana to, therefore he could not be supplying it to them.” The charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana “is related to marijuana found in his vehicle after the arrest” on Monday, Kushion said. “I have no problem with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act,” Kushion said. “The only problem I have is when the act isn’t followed.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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