Tag Archives: Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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DUI Experts

November 30, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Critical to the defense in many impaired driving cases is an expert familiar with proper police procedures. Many police officers are improperly or poorly trained, or otherwise apply that training incorrectly, when it comes to field sobriety testing. Field sobriety testing (FST) is a barely validated method of determining if a driver is under the […]

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Constitutional Rights at Traffic Stops 101; Field Sobriety Tests, Blood Alcohol Supression

September 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

            1.         Initial Stop and Seizure of Person under Fourth Amendment              “A person is seized by the police and thus entitled to challenge the government’s action under the Fourth Amendment when the officer, by means of physical force or show of authority,  terminates or restrains his freedom of movement, through means intentionally applied.” Brendlin […]

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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 […]

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Score: Nye 3 , Michigan State Police –0-

May 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

In April, Nye & Associates had charges dismissed or suppressed for cases by the Michigan State Police for their blatant violations of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   Two cases were related to a traffic stop.  As you may have notice, the MSP runs drag nets on our state highways for the sole […]

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Reasons Why You Will Not Get a Concealed Pistol License

June 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

If you are thinking about getting concealed pistol license in Michigan, then you need to know that there are many, many, reasons why you may not qualify.  This list is ridiculously long. so I am just going to post it as is.  You will not qualify if one of the following conditions, statutes, or previous criminal […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The End of Dispensaries

August 21, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Another bill, introduced as House Bill 4850, will effectively criminalize the dispensary business model.  The bill provides that the only authorized transfers under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act are from a caregiver to a patient who is directly registered to that caregiver with the state.   Moreover, a caregiver can only receive compensation from a patient […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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