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Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act in 2012: A look ahead

 

Full story here: http://www.onmedical...2-a-look-ahead/

 

Reprinted here are updates from the medical marijuana blog by Newburg Law PLLC in Lansing. Newburg is the law firm heading the appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court of the CA case (formerly Compassionate Apothecary) begun in Isabella County. This is the Court of Appeals decision that led to shutting down most of our dispensaries statewide.

 

"Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMA) has been under intense scrutiny by the general public, elected officials and the Courts since its enactment in 2008. 2011 was a year in which the Michigan Attorney General issued a number of opinions pairing down the protections of the MMA, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued opinions in 8 cases discussing medical marijuana–all decided in favor of the prosecution, and the Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a number of those cases on appeal. So what will happen next? With a new election taking place in 2012, change may (or may not) be on the horizon. The Court of Appeals has a few cases on their docket for 2012. People v. Nicholson will ask the court to decide whether a medical marijuana patient is required to have their card on their person to receive section 4 protections, the strongest protections under the MMA. The Court is likely to hear the matter of People v Green, a case that also involves the protections in Section 4. After a dismissal at the Circuit Court level, the prosecutor is likely to appeal whether a Patient can transfer marijuana to another patient without compensation; an issue not addressed in People v McQueen–also on appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.

 

Hopefully 2012 is a year in which the clear language contained with the MMA is given meaning and the MMA is given respect–after all, it is a law passed by 63% of Michigan citizens. One thing is for sure, 2012 is shaping up to be another year where the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court will be flooded with Medical Marijuana cases."

 

Full story here: http://www.onmedical...2-a-look-ahead/

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Prepare folks. If they advance legislation all hell must break lose. They are intent on destroying the law. They want to give the law to the rich guys so they can get richer and patients can do without. I will never turn over the care of the sick to these monsters. They have destroyed education. They are depriving children food, clothing, health care. They have destroyed the economy. Now they want to sell the idea that they wan whats best. They want to hurt us. THEY are full of spite because the people liberated us from them. If they move on our law all bets are off. Thanks, BB

 

i have been saying it we should be fighting for what we have left of the MMMA by june we wont have one

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If these politicians attempt to change our law it will blow up in their faces. Prepare. Thanks, Bb

 

 

Dear Robert: I understand your frustration and anger over the events in Oakland County relating to medical marijuana clinics. Problems similar to this have been occurring all across the state and in our courts as the new law is being implemented. As a result, I am currently serving on a Medical Marijuana Task Force appointed by House Speaker Andy Dillon to look at amending the act to make it more clear and to avoid any issues like those that are occurring around the state currently. We hope to have recommendations made for amending the statutes before the end of this year. Thank you again for contacting me.

it's been here for some time

 

thanks bt

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Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act in 2012: A look ahead

 

Full story here: http://www.onmedical...2-a-look-ahead/

 

Reprinted here are updates from the medical marijuana blog by Newburg Law PLLC in Lansing. Newburg is the law firm heading the appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court of the CA case (formerly Compassionate Apothecary) begun in Isabella County. This is the Court of Appeals decision that led to shutting down most of our dispensaries statewide.

 

"Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMA) has been under intense scrutiny by the general public, elected officials and the Courts since its enactment in 2008. 2011 was a year in which the Michigan Attorney General issued a number of opinions pairing down the protections of the MMA, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued opinions in 8 cases discussing medical marijuana–all decided in favor of the prosecution, and the Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a number of those cases on appeal. So what will happen next? With a new election taking place in 2012, change may (or may not) be on the horizon. The Court of Appeals has a few cases on their docket for 2012. People v. Nicholson will ask the court to decide whether a medical marijuana patient is required to have their card on their person to receive section 4 protections, the strongest protections under the MMA. The Court is likely to hear the matter of People v Green, a case that also involves the protections in Section 4. After a dismissal at the Circuit Court level, the prosecutor is likely to appeal whether a Patient can transfer marijuana to another patient without compensation; an issue not addressed in People v McQueen–also on appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.

 

Hopefully 2012 is a year in which the clear language contained with the MMA is given meaning and the MMA is given respect–after all, it is a law passed by 63% of Michigan citizens. One thing is for sure, 2012 is shaping up to be another year where the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court will be flooded with Medical Marijuana cases."

 

Full story here: http://www.onmedical...2-a-look-ahead/

 

BTT very nice summary.

 

On Nicholson it would be ridiculous to require a person to have their card on their person at all times. The reality is that you may get arrested and have it take a long time to sort out and get the court. But when you get to court THAT is when you use your section 8 defense and as soon as you can find your valid card that is when you can use your section 4 defense. I can't think of any other possible answer.

 

On Green I'm not sure what the point is. The real issue is transfers for value with McQueen) at the Supremes. We already know that Distribution Without Remuneration is a misdemeanor.

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMA) has been under intense scrutiny by the general public, elected officials and the Courts since its enactment in 2008.

thats funny because last week are judge said that a person of ordinary acumen would be capable of determining the legality or illegality of ther conduct

Even if Defendants believed that they were registered qualifying patients

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Prepare folks. If they advance legislation all hell must break lose. They are intent on destroying the law. They want to give the law to the rich guys so they can get richer and patients can do without. I will never turn over the care of the sick to these monsters. They have destroyed education. They are depriving children food, clothing, health care. They have destroyed the economy. Now they want to sell the idea that they wan whats best. They want to hurt us. THEY are full of spite because the people liberated us from them. If they move on our law all bets are off. Thanks, BB

http://www.alternet.org/story/153583/10_ultra-rich_congresspeople_who_'represent'_some_of_the_most_financially_screwed_districts/

 

we have to be the watch dogs here,,cuz these ppl sure are not looking at OUR best interests,why would they?? dont be fooled dems and repubs are one in the same.

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