Criminal

Protect Your Rights in Michigan Medical Marijuana Cases

Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. is here to help patients and caregivers registered under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

  • Are you a patient or a caregiver under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, and your recent arrest for marijuana possession, manufacturing, delivery, or impaired driving was not entirely “by the book”?
  • Were you subjected to drug testing techniques that you feel compromised your rights?
  • Do your medical needs require marijuana for the pain relief you sorely need?
  • Was your consent to search and seizure coerced?

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) in Section 2 finds and declares that:

  • Modern medical research has discovered beneficial uses for marijuana;
  • About 99 of every 100 marijuana arrests in the US are under state law and so changing state law should protect from arrest the vast majority of seriously ill people who have a medical need to use marijuana;
  • Michigan enacted the MMMA for the health and welfare of its citizens.

MMMA Section 3(e)’s definition of “medical use” includes “internal possession,” meaning patients cannot be convicted for the mere presence of active THC in their blood while driving if there is no evidence that the patient is driving while “under the influence.”

MMMA Section 4(a) states that a qualifying patient “shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege… for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with this act.”

MMMA Section 8 provides an affirmative defense as a separate and distinct defense from section 4.

Perhaps most importantly, the superiority clause of Section 7(e) states that “[a]ll other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act do not apply to the medical use of marijuana as provided for by this act.”

Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C. provides criminal defense lawyers who specialize in representing patients and caregivers under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.  The attorneys provide legal advice and services that fully and realistically inform you of your legal options under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

When Cannabis Counsel can be of service, shielding you from both prosecution and persecution, contact our Detroit law firm for an initial consultation.

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