Michigan marijuana laws

Medical Marijuana
9:22 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Kalamazoo attorney reacts to news on medical marijuana

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A Kalamazoo-based attorney who  has been advocate for decriminalizing marijuana says Michigan could vote in 2016 on a law for limited legalization of marijuana. John Targowski specializes in medical marijuana law. He also helped lead the effort to pass a charter amendment in Kalamazoo that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana the lowest priority of law enforcement. 

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9:19 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Medical Marijuana registry shows rise in patients from Southwest Michigan

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All counties in Southwest Michigan saw increases in 2012, compared to 2011.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The number of registered medical marijuana users in Michigan is on the rise, fueled largely by sharp increases in cardholders from counties in Southwest Michigan. The number of registered medical marijuana patients statewide rose to 124,175 in Fiscal Year 2012, which ended Sept.
12:34 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court rules medical marijuana dispensaries can be shut down

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The ruling gives county prosecutors additional power to shut down dispensaries that they deem to be a public nuisance.
LANSING, MI -- Marijuana dispensaries that handle patient-to-patient sales are not protected under the state's medical pot law, according to a new ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court. The court, in a four-member majority opinion released this morning, upheld an appeals court ruling affirming the state's right to shut down the "Compassionate Apothecary" dispensary in Mt.
7:42 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Injunction denied against marijuana decriminalization law in Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids voters approved initiative in November that makes marijuana possession a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor crime.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A judge has rejected a motion for preliminary injunction against a voter initiative that decriminalizes marijuana in Grand Rapids. The decision, issued Wednesday, Jan. 23, by Kent County Circuit Judge Paul Sullivan, allows the city to implement the charter amendment decriminalizing marijuana pending final resolution of the case or other court orders.