Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana case

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    Michigan Supreme Court justices are set to hear oral arguments next week in an Isabella County medical marijuana case expected to decide definitively on the future of marijuana dispensaries..

    Justices will hear arguments Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the case that pits Isabella County and Michigan Attorney General’s case against Brandon McQueen and Matt Taylor of Compassionate Apothecary in Mt. Pleasant.

    Justices agreed to hear the case after the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the circuit judgement that the medical marijuana dispensary did not violate the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.

    Court of Appeals judges overturned Isabella County Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain’s ruling that patient-to-patient sales are legal under the MMMA.

    Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments from Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully and from the state attorney general’s office, and from defense attorneys.

    Scully said the Michigan Attorney General is taking the same position as Isabella County in the case.

    Arguments are scheduled to take a total of one hour.

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