By: Ben Horner
Michigan Cannabis Cancer Project Robbed by St. Clair County Drug Task Force
The St Clair County Drug Task Force raided the founders of the Michigan Cannabis Cancer Project, on the 26th of August. The officers confiscated approximently 47 plants, medicine, and firearms. John Roberts and the man known as “Monkey Paw” have been using cannabis to treat cancer and other serious medical conditions, often at no cost to their patients. They as caregivers, contend that they where within their limits for their medical marijuana patients and caregivers. Attorney Michael Komorn grilled the officers to expose the misuse of police force, and is preparing to take the case to jury trial in the charges are not dropped. Cannabis oil was being produced for cancer patients and this case could test the courts resolve on concentrates.
Grand Rapids Dispensary Owner Pleads No-Contest
Mid-Michigan Compassion Club operator and Medical Marijuana activist David Overholt agreed to close his Grand Rapids dispensary in exchange for no jail time on a charge of delivery and manufacturing of marijuana. Overholt was set to stand trial on the charge along with additional felonies of maintaining a drug house and delivery or manufacturing of narcotics. David says that he was compelled to plead no-contest, due primarily to the judge and prosecutor denying him the chance to inform the jury that he was a state licensed medical marijuana patient and caregiver. The judge informed Mr. Overholt that he can take the case to the court of appeals if he wants to set case law for caregiver to caregiver transfers.