medical marijuana


(MPRN-Lansing) If it has roots and leaves, in Michigan, it’s a plant. That’s the legal definition now that the Michigan Court of Appeals has made a ruling in a medical marijuana case. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State lawmakers are on summer recess, but the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says big issues will be waiting when they return. 

Rick Pluta, The Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A judge has dismissed the case against a man who was charged under the State Police crime lab’s controversial THC policy. 

Rick Pluta, The Michigan Public Radio Network


(MPRN-Spring Lake) Maxwell Lorincz lives in Spring Lake near Lake Michigan with his wife and their six-year-old son. At least, they did live with their son, until a year and a half ago. They lost custody of him after Lorincz was charged with a felony for possessing synthetic THC. 

(MPRN-Lansing) It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system.