Medical Marijuana Attorneys in Michigan
Experts in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA)
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008, and it allows for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan. If you have been charged with a medical marijuana-related crime, you will need an experienced Michigan drug crimes attorney to defend your case, such as those at The Law Offices of Barton Morris. Section 8 of the MMMA contains defenses available to a person found in possession of marijuana.
If you don’t possess a registry identification card, your attorney can argue that had you applied for one, you would have been approved.
Am I Protected by the MMMA?
There are two categories of people who are immune from arrest and/or prosecution for possession of marijuana under the MMMA. A patient who has a diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, including cancer; glaucoma; Crohn’s disease; severe and chronic pain; or any other condition authorized by the state of Michigan, is allowed to handle medical marijuana.
The second type of person permitted to handle medical marijuana under the act is a caregiver. Keep in mind that the statute is clear in that a caregiver must be at least 21 years old and cannot have a felony drug conviction on his or her record. Each caregiver may assist up to five patients and may only charge a fee that is reasonable for their services.