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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Michigan Attorney General Files Amicus Briefs in Medical Marijuana Cases

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed amicus briefs in two medical marijuana cases pending in Michigan appellate courts; one case is from Oakland County, the other from Isabella County.

The Oakland County case, the well-known People v Redden debacle, involved whether an unregistered marijuana user could nevertheless assert the defenses set forth in the Medical Marijuana Act. That case is pending before the Michigan Supreme Court.

In the AG's Redden brief, the assertion is that only qualified patients may avail themselves of the statutory defenses set forth in the MMA. The Court of Appeals held otherwise.

The case from Isabella County tests whether anyone can earn a profit from their pot-growing efforts.

We will monitor each of these cases and report back to our readers.

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