Letter of the law
Oakland County a frontline in the battle against medical marijuana
Published: May 4, 2011
That's where things stand right now. If you are a medical marijuana patient in Michigan right now (especially in Oakland County) take pains to stay in compliance with the law, because if you are not it may disqualify a medical marijuana defense. It seems that law enforcement is looking to charge patients and caregivers for any small deviation from the law — one too many plants, a gram over the legal amount.
Barb Agro has run into the tactic with terrifying results.
"I don't know how they're able to circumnavigate the law. ... They're scaring people out of the medical marijuana program with the way they're prosecuting these cases. People are intimidated across the state. Oakland County is the battleground. ... There's no defense these patients can put up. Anything alluding to medical marijuana is being suppressed by prosecutors," Agro says, adding that his mother isn't doing well. "I'll be honest with you. She lost her partner, my father. She's broken mentally and physically. These prosecutors don't care what they're doing."
I think they know exactly what they're doing.
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