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Men cite Michigan Medical Marijuana Act as defense to charges

In the state of Michigan everyone is held accountable to the state’s criminal laws. This is true even if one works with those who have been convicted in the field of corrections. Two residents of the state know this all too well. The men were arrested 10 months ago and charged with marijuana crimes.

More specifically they were accused of being in possession of marijuana butter. One of the men is charged with delivery and manufacturing of a controlled substance. The other faces charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a drug house. If convicted, all three charges could result in jail time.

In response to the charges the men asserted that their possession of the marijuana was legal under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. A circuit court judge did not agree indicating that the amount the men had when they were arrested exceeded the guidelines articulated in the law. He refused to dismiss the case on that basis. The men may appeal that decision to the Michigan Court of Appeals.

While the case has yet to go to trial, the men are already suffering repercussions as a result of the criminal charges. They were both fired from their jobs.

When someone is charged with a drug crime in the state of Michigan taking swift action to begin to prepare a defense is a good idea. This is generally accomplished with the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer who understands how the criminal justice system works and the options that exist. The sooner a lawyer is contacted the better.

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