Medical Marijuana in Ann Arbor
Some of the most complex Michigan marijuana crime cases come out of Ann Arbor, because of differences between local and state ordinances in regards to medical and recreational marijuana use. Ann Arbor is noted for having some of the most lenient marijuana laws in the nation, and medical marijuana users have more protection under city law than most state legislation. That said, it is still very possible for criminal charges to result under state law, and wrongful conviction is not uncommon. How state and federal law interacts with city bylaws is often unclear, making it critical that you work with an experienced drug defense lawyer if you or a loved one is accused of Ann Arbor medical marijuana crime. Grabel & Associates is committed to providing exceptional defense to clients throughout Washtenaw County, and we are available right now to start working with you as you battle back against misdemeanor or felony medical marijuana related conviction.
As marijuana laws continue to change, the number of false allegations will likely be on the rise. With Grabel & Associates on your side, you will gain an insider understanding of Ann Arbor drug laws and how legislation relates to your specific case. Along with founding attorney Scott Grabel, our experienced attorneys and staff will guide you through every detail of your case, helping you combat the accusations and charges you are facing and protect against potentially life-changing penalties. Our firm is committed to defending the rights of those accused of illegal medical marijuana possession, cultivation, or distribution and we know what it takes to achieve exceptional case results in even the most complex cases. Contact our firm now for a free initial case analysis and begin your fight for justice with Scott Grabel and the Grabel & Associates team.
Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Laws and Regulations
According to the medical marijuana legislation enacted in 2008, qualifying patients who possess a registry ID card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty for the use of medical marijuana in accordance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. Additionally, primary caregivers who are issued registry identification cards are protected under this law.
The Act states that each card-carrying patient is allowed to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana, or as it is spelled in the act, marihuana. Up to 12 marijuana plants are also allowed, provided the patient has not designated a primary physician to cultivate plants for them. Plants must be kept in a locked room.
According to medical marijuana regulations, primary caregivers are only permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces or 12 plants per patient connected to them through the registration process, along with any incidental amount of seeds, stalks, and unusable roots.
The scope of this act is limited in some respects, as marijuana intoxication when performing any act that may constitute malpractice is not allowed, and neither is possession of marijuana in a school bus, on the grounds of a school, or in a jail/correctional facility. Smoking marijuana is also prohibited in public places as per state law.
While Ann Arbor laws may differ, state and federal law can be enforced in certain cases. Learn more about the laws and legal issues that may be affecting your case now by contacting Grabel & Associates by phone or online.
Criminal Penalties for Medical Marijuana Law Violations in Ann Arbor
Possessing marijuana without a license can lead to up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine for a first offense, under state law. In Ann Arbor, possession of small amounts of marijuana can lead to only a small fine, however this is not applicable on state property, such as the University of Michigan campus.
In addition, anyone who is a registered patient who sells medicinal marijuana to someone who is not registered can face felony conviction and up to 2 years behind bars in addition to a fine of $2,000. Contact us now to learn more about other offenses covered by Ann Arbor city laws and Michigan state laws.
Our Approach to Medical Marijuana Defense in Ann Arbor
Our lawyers are committed to protecting the medicinal marijuana rights of Ann Arbor citizens, and we will do all we can to guide you through every stage of your case towards a case outcome that aligns with your best interests. Our individualized defense approach takes city and state laws, as well as the specifics of your case, into account. Our team will aggressively defend you throughout investigation and potential trial. Contact us now to begin your defense.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Ann Arbor Medical Marihuana Defense
To speak with a member of our drug crime defense team now, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We will provide you with a free initial case analysis right away, and begin fighting for your rights and freedom as soon as possible.