Michigan Medical Marijuana cardholder charged for growing plants in back yard

by admin on October 12, 2010

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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

ERIC R November 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD CAN I GROW MY OWN, SINCE MY PROVIDER NOW STAY WITH THERE MOTHER THEY CAN NO LONGER BE MY PROVIDER?

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Rooster Clay November 5, 2010 at 9:38 am

doesnt the law state that the plants must be locked up? That doesnt mean indoors just put a cage with a locked gate and it should be cool right?

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sargsted November 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

The law states “closed locked facility” ..use fence and barbed wire for roof, also a door with a lock! It is happening all over Michigan- perfectly legal !

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