PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Michigan man approved for medical marijuana had a card but not a fence.
The state appeals court has affirmed the drug conviction of Lewis Keller of Emmet County. Police found 15 marijuana plants outdoors on his property. There was some fencing material nearby but it was not made into a proper fence.
Under Michigan's medical marijuana law, card holders can grow 12 plants, but the marijuana must be in a secure place. Keller says he knew he was over the limit but didn't know the plants had to be secured.
The appeals court says the marijuana could have been accessible to anyone passing by.