MICHIGAN: The Michigan Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments Tuesday in a Wyoming-based medical marijuana dispute.
The case involves the city’s ordinance that imposes civil penalties for growing and using marijuana. John Ter Beek, a retired attorney and medical marijuana user is fighting the ordinance alongside the ACLU. They claim that the ordinance is invalid under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
In August 2012, the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned an initial ruling that sided with the city of Wyoming, saying that the city ordinance was void under the MMMA. The State Supreme Court will begin hearing the case Oct. 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day in the Old Supreme Court Courtroom in the Capitol building in Lansing.