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Sterling Heights Teen Eats Pot In Front Seat During Traffic Stop In Troy, Violates Medical Marijuana Law


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A Sterling Heights teen was recently cited for violating a Michigan medical marijuana law and allegedly eating pot to hide it from police in Troy.

The citation stemmed from a traffic stop just before midnight Tuesday. Officers saw that a driver near John R and West Fourteen Mile roads was not wearing his seat-belt.

The officer approached the 19-year-old’s vehicle and smelled the odor of marijuana, authorities say. He asked about possible pot.

The driver denied having any pot on him, but the officer observed the driver to be eating the marijuana.

The teen had a medical marijuana card, but was in violation of Michigan law, which states marijuana is required to stay in a vehicle’s trunk when it is being transported, police say. He was issued a citation for improper transporting of medical marijuana.

 

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/08/23/news/local_news/doc5217cd3f0558f453908975.txt

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The article says nothing about being arrested for consuming it while driving, no testing for being impaired, nothing of the sort. I think that's something to take note of, officer might be in trouble for that one, or they realize it doesn't impair. Troy cops are pretty bad too I'd say he had a lucky night to not end up in jail for the night

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yes but the atty general could release his opinion and have all charges dropped instantly.

instead of wasting court time.

 

please, will anyone take the time to call the atty generals office?

anyone?

 

 

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yes but the atty general could release his opinion and have all charges dropped instantly.

instead of wasting court time.

 

please, will anyone take the time to call the atty generals office?

anyone?

 

 

Why not just write a letter to Santa Claus? You probably have a better chance of getting a positive response.

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i'll be happy with any response from the atty general.

 

@Letterhead954: the MMMA states:

 

(e) All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act do not apply to the medical use of marihuana as provided for by this act.

 

since 'transportation' is listed (and not limited) in section 4 ,  limiting transportation in hb4856 is inconsistent and does not apply to MMMA patients.

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First, there is no HB 4856 anymore.  HB 4856 was voted on and passed so it's no longer a House Bill, it's the law now.  

 

Second, it didn't prohibit transportation.  If it prohibited it, then you'd have an argument along the lines that you are going.  The state can make all kinds of rules for you to follow while transporting as long as those rules don't prohibit the transportation.  Understand the difference?

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First, there is no HB 4856 anymore.  HB 4856 was voted on and passed so it's no longer a House Bill, it's the law now.  

 

Second, it didn't prohibit transportation.  If it prohibited it, then you'd have an argument along the lines that you are going.  The state can make all kinds of rules for you to follow while transporting as long as those rules don't prohibit the transportation.  Understand the difference?

 

 

They didn't prohibit transportation, but they limited it. Unless the new transportation restrictions were passed by 3/4 of the legislature, wouldn't this law not apply to MM patients? The MM law simply states that a patient can transport marijuana. It has no limitations on how the marijuana is transported.

 

It is kind of like some of the states saying that you can vote, but in order to cast your vote you have to jump through all kinds of hoops, some of which are set up to discourage you from even attempting to vote. These laws have been found to be unconstitutional in the past.

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@Celliach, why not give the Attorney General's office a call tomorrow and find out for us if they agree?

 

the 3/4ths rule also does not matter in this case, since the MMMA section itself was not ammended.

thats the whole point. public act 460 aka hb4856 did not ammend the MMMA. it ammended the public health code.

of which, mmma patients are immune to. otherwise any patient could be arrested for posession.

 

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/publicact/htm/2012-PA-0460.htm

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Not withstanding any discussion about transporting mmj I would like to point out that this person was allegedly breaking the seatbelt law. I would simply like to suggest if you are even thinking about a mmj no no then you really want to make sure you are obeying all traffic laws, if you ever have smoked in the car you really want to double search and vacuum the vehicle. If you have cruise control use it. At stop signs stop and count one one thousand two one thousand three... 

 

If you have long hair consider tying it up and putting it under a hat. Watch Busted video by the ACLU. This video is very useful

 

In all it comes down to don't go looking for trouble, trouble will find you. 

 

It might be a pain in the donkey but compared to dealing with traffic tickets or worse it is a walk in the park.

 

Oh yeah those sparkly cannabis leafed sunglasses are a really bad idea while driving.

 

Stay safe people.

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Not withstanding any discussion about transporting mmj I would like to point out that this person was allegedly breaking the seatbelt law. I would simply like to suggest if you are even thinking about a mmj no no then you really want to make sure you are obeying all traffic laws, if you ever have smoked in the car you really want to double search and vacuum the vehicle. If you have cruise control use it. At stop signs stop and count one one thousand two one thousand three... 

 

If you have long hair consider tying it up and putting it under a hat. Watch Busted video by the ACLU. This video is very useful

 

In all it comes down to don't go looking for trouble, trouble will find you. 

 

It might be a pain in the donkey but compared to dealing with traffic tickets or worse it is a walk in the park.

 

Oh yeah those sparkly cannabis leafed sunglasses are a really bad idea while driving.

 

Stay safe people.

Sorry

lock your doors and don't go out after dark

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