Michigan Supreme Court Bans Private Medical Dispensaries
The Michigan Supreme Court, in a 4-1 decision, ruled that medical marijuana cannot be sold through private dispensaries, affirming the state’s Court of Appeals’ finding.
“This is the end of the road,” said Matthew Abel, a Detroit attorney with the firm Cannabis Counsel PLC. “It will be a mess until the Legislature clarifies what kinds of business entities are allowed to exist.”
Michigan became the 13th state to legalize medical marijuana in 2008. There are currently more than 124,000 registered medical marijuana users living in the state.