Medical Marijuana Probe

By: AP
By: AP

Federal agents want the state of Michigan to turn over records in a medical-marijuana investigation of seven people in the Lansing area.
The U.S. attorney's office is asking a judge to order the state to comply with a subpoena. In a court filing last week, prosecutors said the state is resisting because of a privacy provision in Michigan law.
Drug agents want records of medical marijuana patient cards or marijuana caregiver cards for seven people. The seven are not identified in court documents.
There are no details about the investigation. In a court document, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruha says possession and distribution of marijuana is illegal under federal law, even if Michigan voters approved medical marijuana in 2008.

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  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Dec 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM
    Hey, Paul, before you continue to spread your vitriolic, propaganda-laden batch of lies, I suggest you do some major research and also stop talking in generalities about people your obviously ignorant self knows nothing about. So seriously, my girlfriend currently in treatment for Stage IV breast cancer just wants to get high, eh? Um, no, she uses her medical marijuana to provide her with the relief her other prescribed medications don't and also without all the nasty side effects. Paul, to me you have proven you are just another part of the problem here; Michigan voters, by majority, voted this to be a right for Michigan residents, and the Federal Government should keep their nosey butts out of it, as Obama said they would. You're an utter idiot for stating this will be overturned because it so won't be, just as it hasn't in California. Put down the Kool-aid you've been drinking all this time that's convinced you of "Weed" being the ultimate demon; ignorance is.
  • by Paul Location: Location on Dec 28, 2010 at 09:11 AM
  • by Paul Location: Lansing on Dec 28, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    This is a joke all together, I have a friend who has absolutley nothing wrong with him but he has a perscription to smoke pot. That is all any of you want it for just to get high and that is the fact. There are medications that do the same things in a much safer and controled situation. All this is and be truthful is just a victory to get high at will. Everyone that I know who smoke it under the medical need has always smoked it prior to this and have smoked it for years and in most cases since they were teens. This entire thing is going to be overturned soon anyway and will once again be illegal and should be.
  • by Gretchen Location: Lansing Area on Dec 28, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    I thought our Great President of the United States said the Federal Government would NOT inter fer with those States that choose to carry medical marijuana.
  • by Pheilo Gribitz Location: Jokemos on Dec 28, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    What a surprise...that the police are requesting info on users...Didn't see that coming. Back in the 60's we were sure that when the old elected officials (polite word) were finally voted out...the new wave of representatives would fix all the wrongs perpetrated on the masses...Surprise! The NEW ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE OLD! Go ahead, give 'em the rope to hang you by. Register for a card!
  • by Zana Location: Lansing on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:48 AM
    I think this is a trap right from the start we all have put a target on our backs. by registering for a medical marijuana card we have given up all our rights, and the gov knows everything we do, what did I do to myself...
  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    Sadly, even thought it was "voted" in, There are many people out there who are still Breaking the law. This will turn out to be a nightmare, and probably will be taken to the supreme court to over rule what the voters wanted, just as the Gay marriage vote out in CA, voters spoke, and now a judge over turned it. See it really doesnt matter what ya vote on , when a court can overturn the will of the people.
  • by Irony much on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    Mind you these measures to try to stem medical marijuana comes from the so-called small government minded rightwingers who believe in state rights so much as it is an increased police state. It is the status quo to cut services and up the police budget any time we have a Republican in our highest state office, this time is no different. I for one welcome our new overlords--I hope they be men with the soul of tyrants. sic sempor tyrannus.
  • by grandpajeep Location: Michigan Center on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    The Feds have a war, a possible war, illegals, unemployment,and budget problems to worry about. Plus CA has had medical marijuana for years, and now the federal goverment says it illegal. Set your prioritys better.
  • by greenbud Location: lansing on Dec 28, 2010 at 03:13 AM
    feds feds go away go get some baby killers or some REAL bad people leave us alone to heal
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