Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the Court of Appeals's Deruiter decision is its analysis of the differences in language between the MMMA and MMMFLA. If adopted by the Supreme Court, that analysis could have wide ranging consequences.
The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether municipalities can regulate primary caregivers who are operating in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). The case is a sequel to the Court’s high-profile decision in Ter Beek v City of Wyoming.
Since the early 1900s, Michigan citizens have had the right to recall elected officials from office before the end of their natural terms. The first step in the process is to prepare a petition stating the reasons why the official’s conduct in office warrants recall.