Charges stand in Grand Rapids medical pot case

Prosecutors in Grand Rapids can pursue drug charges against a man who is permitted to grow medical marijuana but was caught with too many plants. The Michigan Appeals Court said the 88 plants seized by police a year ago were too many for Ryan Bylsma. The court today agreed with a Kent County judge who has refused to dismiss the case. Bylsma is a registered caregiver for two people, which means he can grow 24 plants. But the apartment he controlled in Grand Rapids had dozens more.
AP Wire
Sep 28, 2011

Bylsma said the plants belonged to other caregivers and people permitted to use marijuana to alleviate health problems.

The Appeals Court said Michigan’s marijuana law is strict: Bylsma can’t have access to marijuana grown for others.

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