This one truly boggles my mind. Apparently, last night, a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card patient was arrested for growing plants in the backyard of his home. The Michigan medical marijuana law only allows patients to grow indoors alledgedly. Here’s what the arresting agency had to say about the incarceration of this patient…..
“If he had the plants growing inside his house and secure, we wouldn’t be having this conversation because he does have a card,” Miarka said. “But I don’t think out in the open qualifies under the law.”
This just makes me laugh at how messed up these police and lawmakers are. Sure, he was growing within 1,000 feet of a school, but this guy was probably living in his home long before the law came out. What do lawmakers expect him to do? Should he simply pack up and move to another location so he can grow his medicine? It’s ridiculous.
Oh, well the part about him growing “outdoors” makes it justifiable, right? Wrong! As most growers who hold Michigan medical marijuana cards already know, growing indoors is EXTREMELY expensive. What’s wrong with allowing this patient the right to cultivate his own MEDICINE using nature as a more cost-effective method of treating himself?
The bottom line is that these types of arrests should not be happening in Michigan. The law must be changed.