Appeals Court: No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The medical marijuana issue loses a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling today downstate.

A three–judge panel in Isabella County ruled that the state’s 2008 citizen–initiated medical marijuana law does not allow patient–to–patient sales.

Those sales take place in dispensaries, of which there are many across the state.

There are several in the U.P., and one more that opened in Negaunee Township in the early part of this summer closed recently.

Michigan’s law doesn’t indicate how people who are allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes can obtain their supplies.

It says they can possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and can keep up to 12 plants in a locked place.

The law also allows a registered caregiver to grow plants for personal use and the use of five other patients.