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Thank you for recently contacting our office regarding marihuana dispensaries and the decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals to shut down those which are selling marihuana for profit. Attorney General Bill Schuette asked me to respond on his behalf.

 

 

Our office joined with the local Isabella County Prosecutor in bringing this case, State of Michigan v Brandon McQueen, Matthew Taylor, DBA Compassionate Apothecary LLC (McQueen), to the Court's attention because of the Attorney General's duty as the chief law enforcement officer in Michigan. The Attorney General is sworn to support and enforce the Michigan and U.S. Constitutions, as well as all of Michigan's statutes.

 

 

The statute at issue here, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), simply does not allow dispensaries to sell marihuana, even to card-carrying registered patients. Those who operate those facilities (or purchase marihuana from them) do so in violation of Michigan's general Public Health Code (PHC) and the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), both of which list marihuana as a prohibited and illegal substance.

 

 

The MMMA provides only limited protection from prosecution under the PHC by state authorities, and it cannot provide any protection whatsoever from CSA prosecution by federal authorities. Even the protection provided as to state prosecution is severely limited: registered marihuana patients may only grow or possess limited amounts of their own marihuana, or they may be in a relationship with a registered marihuana caregiver to receive marihuana for their own use.

 

 

The dispensary at issue in McQueen, and many others like it across Michigan, operate completely outside of the MMMA. Unlike in other states, the 2008 medical marihuana initiative made no mention of dispensaries whatsoever, and dispensaries were not what people voted for when they supported the limited patient/caregiver approach that the MMMA specifically requires. So, people operating or buying marihuana at dispensaries are in violation of both state and federal law. That is what the plain language of the MMMA says, as our Court of Appeals correctly ruled.

 

 

I realize that we will probably remain in disagreement about marihuana generally. And I realize that the McQueen ruling will require many marihuana patients to change the way they procure marihuana, as specified in the law the people enacted. Nonetheless, I hope that this explanation provides you a better understanding of the law and the reason our office was compelled to enforce the plain language of the MMMA.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Rusty Hills

 

Director of Public Affairs

 

Office of Attorney General Bill Schuette

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Could someone please find an exact qoute from when B.S. was campaigning against us. I know for a fact he said that the allowing the law to pass would allow for them. This mans tongue is hinged in the middle so he can talk out both sides of his mouth. No he has power and it is payback time for him, and the people that fund him.

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maybe a better question would be, how can he deny conflict of interests, when the insurance companys he accepted campain money from, are the same insurance companys he supported in law suits as a judge, brought by disabled Michiganders, that have sued the insurance company that financed his campain, and then ruled in favor of the Insurance company?

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maybe a better question would be, how can he deny conflict of interests, when the insurance companys he accepted campain money from, are the same insurance companys he supported in law suits as a judge, brought by disabled Michiganders, that have sued the insurance company that financed his campain, and then ruled in favor of the Insurance company?

 

Total conflict of interest, He's just ONE BIG CONFLICT

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