Charges follow raids on 3 marijuana dispensaries

Authorities said an investigation following raids on three West Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries has led to additional charges.
AP Wire
Apr 12, 2013

Another arrest was made Wednesday and the Kent County prosecutor's office issued warrants for two other people.

The charges stem from March 6 raids on three Grand Rapids businesses. Authorities raided the Mid-Michigan Compassion Club, Purple Med and Natural Wellness Associates. They seized marijuana, baked goods containing marijuana, equipment and documents.

Before the additional charges were announced, Mid-Michigan Compassion Club owner Dave Overholt was charged with drug possession and maintaining a drug house. Overholt said he believes the club is legal, and is staying open.

Michigan voters approved marijuana for some chronic medical conditions in 2008, but the Supreme Court ruled in January that medical marijuana dispensaries aren't allowed.

Comments

Tri-cities realist

This is what happens when you let a bunch of pot heads write ballot proposals... lol... kidding of course, we all know reefer is a legit form of medicine.

rukidding

Seriously, are you kidding already? Please use your heads, get with the program already, legalize it and have it be done and over with. The ultimate outcome, sadly a few years away, will be for legalization; we all know this and accept it. Stop persecuting the forerunners and deal with real crime issues.

Zegota

We must view the public use of Medical Marijuana, and the key word is Medical, in the perspective of a pain medication. Most pain medication that requires a prescription can only be purchased at a pharmacy, in this case however, the prescription is a permit, or a state license to grow your own.
If we could look at it as a way to manage the quality, and price while protecting the consumer. While increasing the availability of Marijuana by requiring local pharmacies to sell Medical Marijuana. We would remove a large percentage of it from the neighborhoods, downtown retail establishments and giving law enforcement agencies around the state a more clearer picture of law enforcement regarding Medical Marijuana. Because you would no longer have the independent profit makers providing Medical Marijuana for consumers. However the individual could still be allowed to grow there own personal use, in a limited amount as defined by local laws.
Any individual that desire or needs Medical Marijuana for there personal use, would visit there own local physician for a normal prescription with a described strength, and quantity. I am almost certain that you would have a few large tobacco companies jumping into the growing picture that will increase the supplies, lower prices, increase quality and most important safety of product.
Oh well, this is just food for thought and not a anti-medical marijuana comment but a desire to protect the use of Medical Marijuana by the consumer. We all can win, if we would just look at the whole picture and from a medical model of availability and quality of service.

Post a Comment

Log in to your account to post comments here and on other stories, galleries and polls. Share your thoughts and reply to comments posted by others. Don't have an account on GrandHavenTribune.com? Create a new account today to get started.