Charged With Violating The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act?

My name is Marc E. Hart. My law firm is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, bringing 30 years of criminal trial experience to your situation. Rather than just going for the quick and easy plea, my mindset is to vigorously fight the allegations, win the case at trial, or find the leverage necessary to minimize the penalties and collateral consequences in every client’s case.

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and granted limited permission to registered individuals to grow their own cannabis plants. However, the MMMA restrictions are strictly enforced, triggering the possibility of harsh penalties and a felony record.

If you are accused of a medical marijuana violation, The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart in Royal Oak provides experienced drug crime defense in the Detroit area and beyond, including Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Monroe counties.

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Criminal Defense Attorney For MMMA Violations

Medical marijuana is effective for alleviating pain, controlling nausea and stimulating appetite, such as for people with glaucoma or cancer. However, people who rely on marijuana for medicinal reasons increasingly run afoul of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act:

  • Lapsed or expired MMMA card
  • Growing more plants than allowed
  • Interpretation of "locked and secured facility"
  • Selling or giving away excess marijuana to others
  • Using an MMMA card as a shield for large-scale drug dealing
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana
  • Other conflicts between the MMMA and federal, state or local laws

Selling marijuana in violation of the MMMA is a felony, punishable by up to two years in jail, a $2,000 fine, or both — on top of penalties for distributing marijuana.

Criminal defense lawyer Marc E. Hart has handled several medical marijuana cases. He is a former prosecutor with more than 30 years of focused experience in Michigan criminal law. He will assert your rights under the law and challenge the prosecution's evidence of criminal intent or its conclusion that any law was broken.

Stand Up For Your Rights!

Unfortunately, people who are not on board with medical marijuana see criminal activity rather than the real relief not available or affordable through alternatives. If you are accused of MMMA violations, including distribution of marijuana, The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart will make every effort to prevent you from being harshly and unfairly punished. If Mr. Hart can't make the charges go away, he will work to limit the consequences and keep your record clean.

For a free consultation with a medical marijuana defense lawyer, call 248-397-5899 or contact us online.