Michigan Supreme Court rules medical marijuana dispensaries can be shut down

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.