Judge: Medical Marijuana Law Hazy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Michigan appeals court judge is sounding an alarm over the state's medical-marijuana law and urging lawmakers and officials to do something to clarify it.
Judge Peter O'Connell says the law is so confusing that marijuana users "who proceed without due caution" could "lose both their property and their liberty."
O'Connell released a 30-page opinion Wednesday in a medical-marijuana case from Oakland County. He says the law was "inartfully drafted" and some portions clash with other Michigan laws.
The judge says there's a need for rules for doctors, people who want to use marijuana and clinics that want to dispense it. O'Connell says "no decision is ... a decision to do nothing."
Medical marijuana was approved by voters in 2008.


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  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Sep 17, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    Why don't you crawl back into your hole that apparently is located in the Dark Ages, and I'll leave you in there!!!! You're an idiot, IMO.
  • by Jen Location: Okemos on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:53 PM
    Why don't we JUST SAY No and leave it at that..?!
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Sep 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
    How about we just stop the utter nonsense of it all and make marijuana legal for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!! I would call that a good, simple solution.
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