Caregiver hopes to clarify medical marijuana laws through Court of Appeals dispensary case


David Overholt in a photo taken earlier this year, with medical marijuana he was growing (MLive file photo)

David Overholt in a photo taken earlier this year, with medical marijuana he was growing (MLive file photo)

SIDNEY, Mich. – An outburst during testimony Tuesday in Lansing led to continued questioning of Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Laws: State Senator Rick Jones ordered a U.S. Army veteran removed from the Senate Judiciary Committee after the man called law enforcement “jack boots” and “thugs” for the way the MMMA is enforced.

With several bills on the table pushing medical marijuana reform, including legalizing dispensaries, David Overholt is preparing for his case that the Grand Rapids Court of Appeals’ officials said will be heard sometime mid-2016.

A licensed medical marijuana caregiver, Overholt’s dispensary, the Mid Michigan Compassion Club, was raided in 2013. He faced several drug felonies, and when the judge would not allow him to use the MMMA as a defense, Overholt took a plea deal and closed his dispensary just before his case went to trial.

Source: Caregiver hopes to clarify medical marijuana laws through Court of Appeals dispensary case | Fox News  

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