Tag Archives: marijuana patient

Secret Emails Show Fraud at Michigan State Police Crime Lab

November 12, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

A series of emails obtained by Detroit area attorneys Jeff Frasier and Michael Komoron show marijuana results from the supposedly independent Michigan State Police Crime Lab were being expressly directed by Ken Stecker, who is the traffic safety prosecutor for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. In the attached emails, the issue is whether or […]

Read More »

Victory: Marijuana Charge Dismissed under MMMA

October 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Attorney Coltrane achieved another victory for a client in a defense of his client’s right to use medical marijuana under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Attorney Coltrane’s client was stopped by the Michigan State Police on I-75 as part of its ongoing and aggressive “broken glass” campaign against minor drug users. A small amount of […]

Read More »

MMMA Defense Update

October 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

On July 27, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court clarified the use of defenses under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in People v Hartwick, 2015 Mich. Lexis 1639. In Hartwick, the Supreme Court strengthened the immunity under Sec. 4 of the MMMA and clarified the affirmative defense under Sec. 8 of the MMMA. SECTION 4 IMMUNITY […]

Read More »

Illegal Evidence Suppressed; Dismissed

Todd Nye achieved another victory for the Constitution when he had evidence illegally seized by the Michigan State Police suppressed. As a result, the case against his client was dismissed. Mr. Nye’s client was traveling through the Straits of Mackinac and was profiled by the Michigan State Police. The Michigan State Police like to target […]

Read More »

Marijuana and Driving

May 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Michigan Law has two inconsistent statutes. First, there is the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act which allows a registered patient to internally possess marijuana. Conflicting with that is the Michigan Vehicle Code, which prohibits a person from driving with any amount of a schedule one controlled substance, including marijuana, in their system.

Read More »

Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses

September 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

The Michigan Supreme Court succinctly outlined the requirements for the two distinct defenses under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act at Sections 4 and 8 in People v Kolanek, 491 Mich 382, 402 (2012). 1.         Section 4 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), MCL 333.26424, provides qualified registered patients broad immunity from “arrest, prosecution, or […]

Read More »

Nye Opens Saginaw Office

May 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Nye   |   0 Comments

Nye & Associates recently opened an office at 4015 State St., Saginaw, MI, which is on M-58 in Saginaw Twp. The office is located in the Michael Hall Law Office Building. The new office is a perfect fit to the firm’s busy practice.  Nye frequently represents clients in the Saginaw County circuit court and all […]

Read More »

Felony Child Support: Michigan Supreme Court Republicans Do It Again

December 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Family Law   |   0 Comments

In 1999 the Michigan legislature, with approval of the Republican governor, established a new law that made it a felony for failure to pay child support. MCL 750.165 states at paragraph 1: “If the court orders an individual to pay support for the individual’s former or current spouse, or for a child of the individual, […]

Read More »

Newsletter May 2011

October 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

HOW DOES MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORK?  Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, chronic or severe pain, nausea, seizures, multiple sclerosis—all are examples of debilitating medical conditions defined under the administrative rules of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.   If someone wishes to use marijuana as part of their medical treatment plan, then they must have a permit from the State […]

Read More »

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT

October 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

You can have up to 12 marijuana plants at a time; however, you can never have more than 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. Any medical marijuana that a primary caregiver grows has to be in a locked, enclosed facility.  It has to be covered on the top, bottom and all sides. A person cannot be […]

Read More »

Legislative Backlash Against Michigan Medical Marijuana Begins

August 16, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

The backlash against medical marijuana in Michigan, partly as a result of the poor language of the existing law, partly as a result of the abuse of the existing law by some people, and partly because of conservative opposition to the entire idea, has taken three general forms. The first form of the backlash is […]

Read More »

How Does the Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Generally Work?

July 22, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, chronic or severe pain, nausea, seizures, multiple sclerosis—all are examples of debilitating medical conditions defined under the administrative rules and statute of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.   If someone wishes to use marijuana as part of their medical treatment plan, then they must have a permit from the State of Michigan. The […]

Read More »

Midland County Circuit Court Case, People v Twinn Bridges Compassion Club; Attorney General Opinion re MMMA and Cooperatives

July 22, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

The  Midland County prosecutor filed a civil action seeking to shut down the Twinn Bridges Compassion Club in Homer Township.  The attorney general, Bill Schuette, is joining the action in support of the prosecutor.    Again, the basis for the challenge is that the dispensary business model is based upon the belief by operators that patient […]

Read More »