Police raid 2 medical pot dispensaries in Ann Arbor

State police raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor on Thursday, but said the operations weren't connected with a previous day's appeals court ruling that pot cannot be sold through private shops, police said. The MedMar clinic and the A2 Go Green Corp. both were raided about noon, and officers seized computers, files and other items, AnnArbor.com reported. The businesses had been under investigation for at least a couple of weeks, said Detective Lt. Wynonia Sturdivant of the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team.
AP Wire
Aug 26, 2011

 

They were raided because workers allegedly didn’t follow state guidelines for operating dispensaries, she said.

Medical marijuana advocate and MedMar partner Chuck Ream said three of his employees were arrested Thursday.

Ream and three other people protested the raids and yelled at police outside MedMar.

“Our patients are sick,” he said. “We need the medicine and we need it now.”

A2 Go Green manager Dan Peoples said his businesses has been operating legally and was completing its application with the city of Ann Arbor.

Peoples said he closed A2 Go Green on Thursday after Wednesday’s Michigan Appeals Court ruling and was talking with his attorneys about what to do next.

Aside from disallowing private medical marijuana shops, the court ruling decision also said the 2008 medical marijuana law and state’s public health code do not allow people to sell pot to each other, even if they’re among the 99,500 who have state-issued marijuana cards.

 

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