Michigan Marijuana Law Blog

The Michigan Criminal Law blog is dedicated to all things marijuana defense and is delivered to individuals throughout Michigan using, possessing or cultivating marijuana (whether medical or non-medical). Medical users, possessors and cultivators have different rights and defenses as compared to recreational users, possessors, or cultivators.

Insulting Gesture is NOT Unlawful or Illegal

In Cruise-Gulyas v Minard, the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that an individual who makes an insulting gesture is not unlawful or illegal. This ruling effectively creates the inability for an officer to arrest, stop or seize an individual simply for making an insulting gesture toward the officer or another individual. The …

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Passenger Challenging Vehicle Search – People v Mead – Michigan Supreme Court Opinion

On April 19, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court specifically identified that a Michigan passenger challenging vehicle search to be constitutional in People v Mead. This means that a passenger has been recognized to maintain standing to challenge the constitutionality of a search of a motor vehicle or the objects or area that they maintain a …

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Michigan Sobriety Courts & Drivers Licenses

When speaking about Michigan Sobriety Courts and Drivers Licenses it is important to understand what it takes in order to satisfy the requirements for obtaining one. In many situations and circumstances the underlying criminal charge will dictate why and how the individual lost his or her drivers license. Those situations generally, but not always, involve …

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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Why Are They Needed?

Why Do I Need A Michigan Criminal Lawyer? Michigan criminal lawyers can be essential to your case for numerous reasons and circumstances. The most important aspect that a Michigan criminal lawyer can offer a criminal defendant is the understanding of the ins and outs of the individual matter. Criminal lawyers will have the specialized understanding …

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana Law Outlined by Josh Jones, Esq

Michigan Recreational Marijuana Law Generally speaking, Michigan Residents 21 and over will be allowed to possess, consume, sell, and grow or cultivate marijuana here in the State of Michigan. However, there will be some limitations on some of these activities. The sale of marijuana will be limited to those possessing a proper license. These will …

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Canada Legalized Marijuana – How It Impacts Michigan Residents

Canada Legalized Marijuana – Effects On Michigan Michigan residents may have noticed that Canada legalized marijuana in Oct. 2018 throughout its country. The various laws and regulations will vary from area to area. It is advisable to consult with a Canadian lawyer if there are specific questions or issues that arise with the substance while …

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Michigan Responsibility Fees Eliminated – Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018 Begins the Elimination of Michigan Responsibility Fees For many years, drivers have had to deal with Michigan Responsibility Fees when being a resident of this state. However, as of Oct. 1, 2018, the accumulation of Michigan Responsibility fees by the state’s residents have been eliminated. What this means for individual Michigan drivers …

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People v Mansour – Usable Marihuana Again Limited

Usable Marihuana Definition Again Limited In People v Mansour In the summer of 2018, the Court of Appeal issued an opinion in People v Mansour, that limited the definition of usable marihuana here in Michigan for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. The court looked at a case where the individual was growing marihuana and drying …

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Criminal Sentencing In Michigan Outlined & Explained

Michigan Criminal Sentencing Explained Here in the State of Michigan, many criminal sentencing hearings will be based upon the type of criminal charge and the jurisdiction where the sentencing will occur. Whether the criminal charge is a misdemeanor or felony will be the heaviest weighing factor for a criminal sentencing. The reason for this is …

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Drug & Alcohol Testing While On Bond Or Probation

Outline Drug & Alcohol Testing While On Bond/Probation An individual will see drug & alcohol testing involved in their criminal matter during probation or while on bond. When an individual is charged with a criminal misdemeanor or felony, they are originally placed on bond. When on bond, an individual will have certain conditions and requirements …

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