The East Grand Rapids City Commission is considering banning medical marijuana dispensaries and compassion clubs in East Grand Rapids’ commercial district.
A city subcommittee, acting in conformity with the desires of the local community, is looking at possible regulations for caregivers and patients in residential districts. City Manager Brian Donovan, overcome with his personal agenda and bias against sick people medicating with marijuana, said dispensaries are not a compatible commercial use in the business district.
Apparently Mr. Donovan has no concern that Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008, was passed by 63 percent of state voters. A city moratorium on the commercial availability of medical marijuana is in place through August. City Commissioner Mr. Seibold, one of Ms. Donovan’s lackeys, said the ban makes sense and added, “I think this is reasonable and fair and in the best interest of our community.”
This is one small example of local government’s push for preventing those who are suffering from debilitating conditions and chronic pain from getting relief in a way that is recommended by their doctors. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office is on a mission lately to not just to shut down local medical marijuana dispensaries and compassion clubs but to go further and prosecute those individuals who are trying to help the sick and dying medical marijuana patients that are coming to them for desperately needed medication.
The Oakland County Prosecutor mission to prevent these sick individuals from having a safe place to acquire their medication is being raised to a new level on a multi-defendant medical marijuana case that originated in Waterford Township.
The prosecutor in the Waterford case has filed a motion in the Oakland County Circuit Court to prevent the defendants from telling the jury the truth regarding how they were in possession of the marijuana and the circumstances that surrounded the incident. The motion is literally a motion to prevent the truth from being spoken in a courtroom. For example, the prosecutor asks the court to enter an order preventing the words, “medical marijuana” from being spoken in front of the jury. Apparently the means, i.e. the perversion of justice, justifies the ends, i.e. wrongful convictions. Hearings on the prosecutor’s motion are scheduled for June 8, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. before the Honorable Phyllis McMillen.