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State Supreme Court to Hear First Arguments in Wyoming Medical Marijuana Case Thursday

Posted at 12:54 AM, Oct 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 05:51:00-04

Court-gavel-and-justiceLANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments Thursday 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 October 10 at 9:30 a.m. each day in the Old Supreme Court Courtroom in the Capitol building in Lansing.

You can stream those hearings here.