Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, October, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
Big Rapids medical marijuana caregiver to get federal prison sentence
Category: News | Posted on Wed, October, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Big Rapids man who was registered as a medical marijuana caregiver faces at least five years in prison when sentenced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in U.S. District Court.
John Clemens Marcinkewciz II had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and manufacture of 100 or more marijuana plants.
Both carry mandatory minimum sentences.
Marcinkewciz believed he acted legally, but recognizes that the medical marijuana law doesn't protect him against federal prosecution, his attorney said.
"John has always made a good living in various lawful business enterprises and never entered the medical marijuana arena to make a profit," attorney Leon Weiss said in a sentencing memorandum.
"Indeed, there is no evidence in this case that would indicate he ever made any profit. John truly believed in the medical marijuana law and wanted to help people get the necessary product."
Weiss added: "Whatever the court may believe about the wisdom, or lack of same, of the Michigan law regarding medical marijuana, John believed he was acting within the four corners of that law and thought it would afford him some protection from criminal prosecution."
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Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, October, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
Montana Supreme Court won't revisit marijuana ruling
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 24th 2012 by THCFinder
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has denied a request by medical marijuana advocates to revisit its ruling last month that there is no constitutional right to access the drug.
The decision lifted a lower court judge’s block of portions of a 2011 law that prohibited marijuana providers from receiving compensation or anything of value for their services and limited them to three registered users each.
The Montana Cannabis Industry Association filed a petition for rehearing, which the state’s high court denied Tuesday.
Association president Chris Lindsey says the group will seek another injunction blocking portions of the law.
Voters also are being asked in the Nov. 6 election to either uphold the 2011 changes or to return to the original medical marijuana law approved by initiative in 2004.
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