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2013 michigan medical marijuana law update

Matthew R. Abel

Attorney at Law

Cannabis Counsel, PLC

2930 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

313-446-2235

www.cannabiscounsel.com

2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Update


Driving under the influence of marijuana

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

  • People v Derror

    • Any amount of THC = zero tolerance

  • People v Feezel

    • Metabolite (THC-OH) NOT = THC

  • People v Koon

    • Patients must be under the influence


Driving under the influence of marijuana nhtsa 2002

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana (NHTSA 2002)

Expected Roadside Indicators/Observations of Impairment

  • Psychophysical

    • Divided attention impairment

    • Poor coordination and balance

    • Problems with divided attention tasks

    • Distorted internal clock

  • Eye Indicators

    • Pupils will be dilated or possibly normal

    • Horizontal or vertical nystagmus – NOT present


Caselaw

Caselaw

  • People v Olger

    • Must hold Evidentiary Hearing for § 4 (with card)

      and § 8 (Affirmative Defense) per People v Kolanek and People v King

  • People v Bylsma

    • Dominion & control = possession


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Caselaw

  • People v Green

    • Uncompensated transfers legal (Jan 30, 2013 – February 8, 2013)

  • People v McQueen

    • NO patient to patient, NO caregiver to caregiver

    • Patient must grow their own or obtain from caregiver

    • Caregiver may only sell to maximum of five patients ONLY


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Caselaw

  • Carruthers

    • Extracts/Medibles Illegal because only plants and usable marihuana may be possessed

  • Clinical Relief and other dispensary cases are pending in Court of Appeals


Caselaw3

Caselaw

  • People v Hartwick

    • Must present Doctors at Evidentiary Hearing

    • Evidence of patients' medical conditions

    • Amount reasonably required for treatment and how long treatment should continue

    • Identity of the physicians


Legislative changes

Legislative Changes

Amendments to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act:

  • Public Act 512 of 2012 (HB 4851) effective April 1, 2013

    • § 4 protection from arrest only if the qualifying patient or caregiver presents both his or her registry ID card and a valid driver license or government issued ID card.

    • Further defines enclosed locked facility

      • May grow in greenhouse/outdoors

      • On property owned or leased by grower

      • Not in view from adjoining property or structure


2013 michigan medical marijuana law update

Amendments to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act:Public Act 512 of 2012 (HB 4851) effective April 1, 2013

  • Defines “Bona fide physician-patient relationship”

    • (1) The physician has reviewed the patient’s relevant medical records and completed a full assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition, including a relevant, in person, medical evaluation of the patient.

    • (2) The physician has created and maintained records of the patient’s condition in accord with medically accepted standards.

    • (3) The physician has a reasonable expectation that he or she will provide follow up care to the patient to monitor the efficacy of the use of medical marihuana as a treatment of the patient’s debilitating medical condition.

    • (4) If the patient has given permission, the physician has notified the patient’s primary care physician of the patient’s debilitating medical condition and certification for the use of medical marihuana to treat that condition


Legislative changes1

Legislative Changes

Amendments to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act:

  • Public Act 514 of 2012 (HB 4834) effective April 1, 2013.

    • Registry Cards valid for TWO years AND requires proof of Michigan residency

    • Changes access to Registry by Law Enforcement through LEIN

    • A person cannot be designated as a caregiver if they have been convicted of any felony within the past 10 years, have been convicted of a felony involving illegal drugs, or have a felony that is an assaultive crime


Legislative changes2

Legislative Changes

Public Act 460 (December 27, 2012)

Transportation of usable marihuana in or upon a motor vehicle

  • Enclosed in a case that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle.

  • (b) Enclosed in a case that is not readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle, if the vehicle in which the person is traveling does not have a trunk.

  • (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

    INCONSISTENT with the Medical Marijuana Act


Legislative changes3

Legislative Changes

  • HB 4271 – Provisioning Centers

    • Local Option for Permit or Ban

  • HB 5104 – Extracts, Medibles

    • 1 oz = 16 oz solid, 7 gas, 72 liquid ounces

  • SB 660 – Pharmaceutical Grade Marijuana

    • Dependent on change in Federal Law


Thank you

Thank You

Matthew R. Abel

Attorney at Law; Founder, Senior Partner

Cannabis Counsel, PLC

2930 East Jefferson Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48207

313-446-2235

www.cannabiscounsel.com


Cannabis counsel plc 2930 e jefferson ave detroit mi 48207 313 446 2235 www cannabiscounsel com

Cannabis Counsel, PLC

2930 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

313-446-2235

www.cannabiscounsel.com

2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Update


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