It’s been the law in Michigan that your license can be suspended if you refuse to take a Preliminary Breath Test for alcohol. But a new law will add drug testing to the mix. Know your rights and responsibilities at a traffic stop.
The Michigan legislature considered several modifications to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) in 2013. Now it has begun again as the Senate passed a bill that will restrict where qualified patients will be allowed to cultivate and use their medication.
The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) provides protections to users of therapeutic marijuana and their caregivers. But a recent Court of Appeals opinion has put a big caveat on those protections, and it’s one of which caregivers had better take notice.
There has been a trend recently of different cities and states making marijuana possession legal, or at least not putting people in jail for it. In 2012 Colorado and Washington became the to first overturn their prohibitions by voter initiative. Grand Rapids followed suit, making the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil infraction. […]
For patients suffering certain debilitating illnesses and symptoms, medical cannabis is an idea that’s time could not have come soon enough. It stands as an better alternative to heavy and often addictive pharmaceuticals with strong negative side effects. But is the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) more trap than blessing?
When the trial court judge dismissed the charges against the owners of Ferndale’s medical marijuana dispensary, Clinical Relief, many breathed a sign of relief. But a Michigan Court of Appeals just reopened the prosecution of all 7 defendants in the case. Now it looks like Clinical Relief is going back to court.
A Michigan Court of Appeals recently published an opinion on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) drastically limiting the definition of usable marijuana. This decision could have a serious affect the way qualified patients are allowed to take their medicine.
Last year voters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed an amendment to the city’s charter classifying simple marijuana use or possession as a civil infraction, not a crime. At the same time similar voter-driven initiatives happened elsewhere in the country. Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized recreational use of the substance. But, as seems to be […]
On May 31, 2012, the Michigan Supreme Court handed down a decision in People v. Kolanek that will provide some much-needed guidance to lower courts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys dealing with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), MCL 333.26421 et seq. The decision contained several rulings on the interpretation of the MMMA. This post will […]