Michigan Supreme Court Rules Against Marijuana Dispensaries

By: Friday February 8, 2013 10:54 am

Medical marijuana dispensaries are not allowed in Michigan. The Michigan Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that the medical marijuana initiative approved by voters in 2008 does not allow registered patients to sell medical marijuana to other registered patients. Patients are still allowed to grow their own medical marijuana. From the Court’s opinion: Nevertheless, the immunity [...]

Michigan’s Two Largest Cities to Vote on Marijuana Decriminalization This November

By: Monday October 29, 2012 8:20 am

Most of the media attention regarding marijuana reform this election has been focused on the state wide ballot initiatives in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State that would legalize marijuana, but there are also several important local initiatives on the ballot in Michigan. Voters in four Michigan municipalities, including the state’s most populous cities, will be [...]

Marijuana Decriminalization on the Ballot in Grand Rapids, MI

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 11:27 am

While several statewide medical marijuana and even full marijuana legalization ballot measures are getting most of the attention, it is important to remember this November will also feature several big marijuana reform initiatives that will be decided at the local level. The latest one to make a local ballot is an initiative in Grand Rapids [...]

Detroit May Finally Vote on Marijuana Decriminalization this August

By: Monday February 13, 2012 11:00 am

The residents of Detroit may get to vote this summer on a city ballot initiative that would remove all city-based criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over 21.  Voters had been denied the chance to vote on this in 2010, but last Friday in a 2-1 decision the [...]

Michigan Court Rules Against Medical Marijauana Dispensaries

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 12:29 pm

In a major blow to Michigan’s medical marijuana system the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) that the state’s 2008 medical marijuana initiative, which was passed overwhelmingly by the voters, doesn’t allow for the patient to patient sale of marijuana. The measure legalized possession and growing, but was ambiguous about sales.  The Court held dispensaries [...]


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