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Fri December 16, 2011
Schuette shuts down marijuana dispensaries in Lansing, Jackson
By Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network
LANSING, MI –
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has gone to court to shut down a chain of stores where he says employees illegally took money in exchange for marijuana. More from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta.
Schuette says much of the activity was illegal with or without the medical marijuana law. Employees of Hydroworld stores in Lansing and Jackson took money for fake medical marijuana cards and sold marijuana to undercover officers without checking to see if they were legal patients or caregivers.
A court decision earlier this year shut down most marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. Schuette says pretty much the only option right now for card-holding medical marijuana patients and caregivers is to grow their own. That decision is on appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Raids earlier this week targeted marijuana dispensaries in Traverse City.