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marty

Gaylord, MI

#21 Jan 30, 2010
originally she was charged with a felony manufacture and intent to deliver. We tried to get her lawyer to use the AD defence as we feel she had a strong case. however he was worthless and in bed with the courts

She ended up with simple possesion.. She got one year probabtion a fine she has to pay monthly and she lives on disablity which really is hard for her

The judge told her she could use mj but she is still required whenever they feel like it to adminster a drug test. Now at 42 bucks each time which gramma has to pay....They state they want to check for other illegal drugs BS...

We really though it was over after she showed them her doctors rec and not hearing anything back for over three months we though they had settled it

It's unreal that even with this law passed and she showed the judge her MJ card that they still tortured this nice lady who never even had a jaywalking ticker in her life...

your tax dollars at work.....
tawas east

Oscoda, MI

#22 Feb 5, 2010
so how many people have got the License to have the medical marijuana in the tawases?
BBB

Harrisville, MI

#23 Feb 6, 2010
marty wrote:
originally she was charged with a felony manufacture and intent to deliver. We tried to get her lawyer to use the AD defence as we feel she had a strong case. however he was worthless and in bed with the courts
She ended up with simple possesion.. She got one year probabtion a fine she has to pay monthly and she lives on disablity which really is hard for her
The judge told her she could use mj but she is still required whenever they feel like it to adminster a drug test. Now at 42 bucks each time which gramma has to pay....They state they want to check for other illegal drugs BS...
We really though it was over after she showed them her doctors rec and not hearing anything back for over three months we though they had settled it
It's unreal that even with this law passed and she showed the judge her MJ card that they still tortured this nice lady who never even had a jaywalking ticker in her life...
your tax dollars at work.....
what is the "AD defense"?
marty

Gaylord, MI

#24 Feb 7, 2010
Affirmative defense was what "we" the people voted for. Also we wanted the law to start DEC 4 2009. FWIW every county in Mi was over 50% and some 70% in voting for this law.

We gave the state six months to figure this out Meanwhile the sick and disable could use MJ if they qualified. Kind of like fishing with a hole in your net. You might be ok but you're still taking a chance.

go to www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.org lots of reading there about the AD......
former Oscoda resident

Little Rock, AR

#25 Feb 7, 2010
Seems to me that grandma possessed the plant before she was authorized to do so. She had the plants (small though they were, according to the person who posted) but she did not have legal authorization to have them until some time after that.(The next day, according to the person who posted.) While it may be harsh to prosecute this old lady under those circumstances--she did actually break the law. She possessed MJ before she was legally allowed to do so. I would not have chosen to prosecute her even though I believe under the facts as stated by the person who posted she was in technical violation of the law--but I am not the local prosecutor. If the treatment of this lady is offensive to you--exercise your right as a citizen and vote for someone else for prosecutor when the current prosecutor is up for reelection.

I suspect that there was more to it. Maybe she was sharing her unauthorized MJ with others?
former Oscoda resident

Little Rock, AR

#26 Feb 7, 2010
And, regarding the AD defense: I am assuming it is something like that if you can show that you need medical marijuana but do not have legal authorization to have it, you can use your need for it as a defense to a criminal charge for having it. But, you gotta show you needed it when you possessed it and did not have authorization. If her doctor did not give her a "retroactive" authorization--in other words, did not authorizes her to have it when she illegally was found in possession, the AD defense will not work. Is it for certain that the authorization she belatedly obtained and presented to the authorities was retroactive? Did the doctor say, for example, "yes this old woman needs medical marijuana and has for the past six months." Because, if he didn't, she is guilty and the AD defense don't work.

You can't just get a current authorization for MJ and use it to justify past, unauthorized possession.

marty

Gaylord, MI

#27 Feb 7, 2010
this judge got the law right.....

Munising, MI April 8, 2009 In a clear victory for James Petersen, and the medical marijuana community, the Hon. William W. Carmody granted defendent Petersen's Motion to Dismiss and affirmed the rights granted in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008.

Public Record Copy of Order (pdf)

A clear blow to the State and Alger County Prosecuting Attorney, Karen A Barhman, Judge Carmody wrote, "IT IS ORDERED that defendant's Motion for Dismissal is GRANTED for those reasons more fully stated below." It seems that many counties are rushing to clear their dockets of pending marijuana cases, apparently hoping to get convictions on defendants charged prior to implementation of the Act.

Judge Carmody pioneered a new trail with respect to defendants with charges pending prior to the effective date of the law, noting, "Public policy would certainly suggest that if a medical benefit can be realized from the use of a particular substance, what possible harm can be found by the State in allowing the same to be applied retroactively." This is exactly what advocates had hoped to hear and demonstrates that there is clarity at the judicial level. This should send a clear signal to local law enforcement and prosecutors to stop wasting precious resources charging medical marijuana patients.

In his ruling Judge Carmody wrote; "The Court finds that the MMA (Medical Marijuana Act) is not necessarily designed to "correct an existing law", but only to expand and define current laws as they pertain to an individual's right to be in possession of marijuana. Further, the Act is certainly an attempt to "redress an existing grievance",(the inability to use marijuana for medical purposes)....."

James and his attorney, Thomas P. Cassleman from Marquette, fought a courageous battle against a prosecutor who quite obviously didn't have "the best interest of the community" as a motive for moving forward with this case. Hopefully the 2868 (62%) voters in Alger County will remember who's wasting county funds next time Barhman runs for election, I'm sure James Petersen will be reminding people.

It's important to note, a Circuit Court judges decision is not the final word. Circuit decisions can be appealed to an appelate judge, and ultimately to the Michigan Supreme Court. It is encouraging that so far judges in Tuscola, Marquette and Oakland Counties have held that medical marijuana patients were wrongly prosecuted by prosecutors who either didn't understand, or agree with Michigan's new medical marijuana law. It's now up to voters in Alger County to decide if incompetence and ignorance are really the qualities they expect from their elected officials.
BBB

Harrisville, MI

#28 Feb 12, 2010
former Oscoda resident wrote:
Seems to me that grandma possessed the plant before she was authorized to do so. She had the plants (small though they were, according to the person who posted) but she did not have legal authorization to have them until some time after that.(The next day, according to the person who posted.) While it may be harsh to prosecute this old lady under those circumstances--she did actually break the law. She possessed MJ before she was legally allowed to do so. I would not have chosen to prosecute her even though I believe under the facts as stated by the person who posted she was in technical violation of the law--but I am not the local prosecutor. If the treatment of this lady is offensive to you--exercise your right as a citizen and vote for someone else for prosecutor when the current prosecutor is up for reelection.
I suspect that there was more to it. Maybe she was sharing her unauthorized MJ with others?
I agree 100%
marty

Gaylord, MI

#29 Feb 13, 2010
Thank you for supporting the sick and disabled
Medical marijuana meeting

Gaylord, MI

#30 Mar 6, 2010
Our next meeting for the NE MI medical marijuana compassion club is march 17 7pm at the greenbush township hall..

Our meetings are open to the public but you must be 18 or be with an adult or guardian
pop

Gaylord, MI

#31 Mar 22, 2010
Meeting went excellent with over 100 people in attendance

The NE Mi marijuana compassion club would like to thank Dr Buck from saginaw for her time and answers

Next meeting is apr 14 7pm greenbush township hall. Our meetings are open to the public.. You must be at least 18 or have a adult or guardian
marty

Gaylord, MI

#32 Apr 4, 2010
Next meeting for the NE michigan medical marijuana compassion club will be help apr 14 at the greenbush township hall 7pm start time

Open to the public however you must be 18 or with an adult or legal guardian

Dr Ruth Ann Buck from saginaw will be our guest speaker.

Hope to see you there.........marty
joebudz

Tampa, FL

#33 May 4, 2010
I have seen a site called www.potlocator.com that has listed some of the clubs and dispensaries in Michigan. It would be nice if people were updating the information on newest openings or club meetings to keep us current.
marty

Gaylord, MI

#34 May 7, 2010
Joe go to www.nemicompassionclub.ning.com We have a meeting this month Wed may 12 at the greenbush township hall.

Hope to see you there...marty
marty

Gaylord, MI

#35 Jun 11, 2010
Our next meeting is june 16 7pm at the greenbush hall... Hope to see you there....m
marty

Gaylord, MI

#36 Jun 27, 2010
Next meeting of the Ne Medical Marijuana compassion club is July 14 7pm at the greenbush township hall in greenbush. This meeting is open to the general public but you must be 18 or have an adult with you...

We plan to have DR Robert Townsned DO on hand to do certifications for medical marijuana.. Bring you medical records... Any questions email me at [email protected]

Also tawas has gotten approvel for a dispensarie..
Should be up and running in a few months..

Thank you for your support of medical marijuana..marty
marty

Gaylord, MI

#37 Aug 2, 2010
Our next meeting of the nemi medical marijuana compassion club is wed aug18 7pm We will have DR Robert Townsend on hand to do certifications and renewals You must have last few years of medical records also know as "chartnotes".. also need to be a michigan resident and have a current license or state ID card

If you are on SSI/SSD bring a copy of your current year award letter for a reduced rate

any question email [email protected]
or check out our site www.nemicompassionclub.ning.com

Our meetings are open to the public but you must be 18 or be with a parent or guardian

This is as easy as it comes to get legal for medical marijuana... hope to see you there..marty
TTT

Oscoda, MI

#38 Aug 5, 2010
Thanks for the update Marty.

Lets try and cut through the BS I've read here. Medical marijuana is not some hippies trying to get high. All licensed cardholders have been evaluated by a doctor, have a condition that a licensed dr says could benefit from MJ use. Most are 50+ years old, most have been the big pharma route for years, and have the damaged livers, damaged kidneys and digestive tracts to prove it. Any cardholder can buy mj anywhere and still be legal. To provide mj to patients your have to be a careholder though.
There is no mj smoked or sold at compassion club meetings, only information is consumed. Come and see for yourself. Talk to the other folks you see. Hear their medical problems. See in person how mj use can help a cancer patient gain weight, see how mj use can prevent siezures, see how mj paitents can throw out thier vicodins and oyxies for a herb that one can grow much like tomatoes.TTT

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