A medical marijuana group in Landing Michigan is finding themselves in legal hot water after posting an offer on their website. Your Healthy Choice Clinic has been offering a half a gram of medical marijuana in exchange for registering to vote. This is just ahead of a vote for city council seats. The city council in Lansing Michigan recently approved capping the number of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits and setting up a $1,000 annual application fee. But the Clinic owner, Shekina Pena said that she wasn’t trying to buy votes. She told an NBC affiliate that she was just trying to fight to get the voters to the polls since Lansing has 4 to 5 thousand people in the area that are patients or caregivers.
She said that is was her hope that those 4-5 thousand come to the polls and vote for whomever they feel is in support of what they want for access. She said she is defiantly encouraging her patients to support the city council members who are supporting the medical marijuana industry. But the state’s attorney general, at the prodding of a state senator, said that they were looking into whether the clinic has crossed a legal line. City Clerk, Chris Swope says that the legal line has been crossed when if the clinic tied the offer to voting for or against a particular person. Even though Pena insisted that isn’t’ the case, the Lansing City Clerk still has some concerns, such as the tag line on the free weed offer from their website that says, “Vote for us and we’ll vote for you”. No comment on what their penalties would be if they are found to be tyring to buy votes in an elections.