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Under the Influence of Marijuana While Driving – Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act in Michigan

What is the MRTMA? The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act  (MRTMA) was passed in November 2018. The passing of this act will affect what it means to be “under the influence of marijuana” while driving. The MRTMA does not allow for the operation, navigation or physical control of any motor vehicle while under […]

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Med. Marijuana: New Law, If…

RECENT MICHIGAN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW: PUBLIC ACT 268 OF 2013   Public Act 268 of 2013 provides the guidelines for Michigan to regulate large-scale marihuana growers and sell their products in pharmacies.  This comprehensive law contains a caveat, though: “The department of licensing and regulatory affairs may begin promulgation of the rules required under […]

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Court of Appeals Increases MMMA Caregivers’ Responsibilities in People v. Hartwick

In PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN V RICHARD LEE HARTWICK, Defendant appealed the trial court’s decision that Defendant was not entitled to immunity under § 4 of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) nor was he entitled to a § 8 defense.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision.   Defendant was […]

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Can Cops Lie?

I am asked more often than I can count: Can cops lie? Or, a client believes if they ask an undercover officer if they were police, they have to admit they are police officers. That is because cops can’t lie, right?   Let’s put this to rest. Cops can, and do, lie and have protection […]

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Dispensaries & the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

In the continuing saga of Michigan Medical Marijuana litigation a recent case dismissing charges against seven defendants was re-instated by our Michigan Court of Appeals. The case involved the running of a medical marijuana dispensary. Now all defendants face trial on the original charges.   The defendants owned and operated or were employed by Clinical […]

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Edibles Made from Marijuana Resin are not “Usable Marijuana” under the MMMA

Under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act not all edibles are baked alike.   For those who are caregivers or patients under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, beware, the legal landscape continues to shift.   On July 11, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an opinion in People v. Carruthers.  In that opinion the court […]

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No Patient-to-Patient Transfers Under the MMMA

No patient to patient transfers under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, even if both are valid registered qualifying patients under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, MCL 333.26421. The Michigan Supreme Court on June 19, 2013 reversed a court of appeals case that allowed patient to patient transfer out of Barry County (People v. Green) that […]

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Section 4 Immunity Decisions up to Trial Court Judge, Not a Jury

On July 9, 2013 the Michigan Court of Appeals decided a new case affecting the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (“MMMA”), MCL §333.26421 et seq.   In People v Jones, ___ Mich. App. ___ (2013), the Court concluded that whether immunity is granted to certain MMMA registry cardholders in MCL §333.26421 (commonly known as a “§4 […]

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Patient to Patient Transfer

No patient to patient transfers under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, even if both are valid registered qualifying patients under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, MCL 333.26421. The Michigan Supreme Court on June 19, 2013 reversed a court of appeals case that allowed patient to patient transfer out of Barry County (People v. Green) that […]

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Not Per Se Guilty of ‘Drugged Driving’ if Registered Medical Marijuana Patient

On May 21, 2013 the Michigan Supreme Court decided the case of People v. Koon. The Court held in this case that the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MCL §333.26421 et. seq.) is inconsistent with and thus supersedes the Motor Vehicle Code at MCL §257.625(8) in situations where registered medical marijuana patient / cardholder drives a […]

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