The first ruling in a medical marijuana case from the Supreme Court of the state of Michigan was issued last week. Back in September, on the urging of the Michigan ACLU, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal case involving Larry King, a resident of Owosso. He had a state-issued medical marijuana card, but he had been charged with the crime of cultivating marijuana in his outdoor dog kennel. King was arrested for manufacturing marijuana after police found his weed growing in a locked kennel.
The Michigan Medical marijuana law states that patients can possess up to 12 plants as long as they are in an enclosed, locked facility. The police took issue with the chain link fence-type dog kennel and King was arrested. King who is 55, faced felony drug charges for his crime in 2009. An Appeals court ruled he couldn’t use being a medical marijuana patient as part of his defense because his dog kennel did not qualify as a place to keep his medical marijuana growing operation. Continue reading »