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Michigan's Medical Marijuana Users Protected Under Law, High Court Rules

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Users Protected Under Law, High Court Rules

May 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm
By Jennifer Chambers
The Detroit News

In a major ruling on Michigan's controversial medical marijuana act, the Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday the 2008 voter-approved law provides legal protection from prosecution, even for users who did not obtain state-issued medical marijuana cards.

In a 34-page ruling, the court said the law provides an affirmative defense to "individuals who are not registered cardholding patients to assert the affirmative defense" in any criminal prosecution involving marijuana.

"Because the MMMA (Michigan Medical Marijuana Act) was the result of a voter initiative, our goal is to ascertain and give effect to the intent of the electorate, rather than the Legislature, as reflected in the language of the law itself. We must give the words of the MMMA their ordinary and plain meaning as would have been understood by the electorate," the opinion said.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120531/METRO/205310475#...


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The Fed may beg to differ

Scratch the word "beg". Now that they have assumed complete control over an apathetic, media contolled, ignorant populous, they are free to steam roll any God given right they desire to regulate or turn into a privilege or whatever they "deam". The right to inhale a substance that does more good than harm is obviously a God given right. It should not be regulated by State or Fed but this is a defining issue for states rights. Or is it just another opportunity for the Fed to tout its non existant authority over States and thumb its nose at the citizens and say: "So what are you gonna do about it"?
Like Speach, religious practice, gun ownership, property rights, and diet, one is free to inhale any substance one chooses so long as it does not inflict harm upon another. ANY fictitious man-made "law" that attempts to state otherwise is no law at all and should be summarily dismissed as null and void.


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