matt newburg http://michiganradio.org en Ingham County judge orders medical marijuana patient jailed http://michiganradio.org/post/ingham-county-judge-orders-medical-marijuana-patient-jailed <p>A medical marijuana patient in Ingham County is facing three days in jail for testing positive for marijuana. <a href="http://www.wilx.com/localnews/headlines/Father_Ordered_To_One_Weekend_In_Jail_125045609.html">Livingston Thompson</a> uses medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ingham.org/cc/2009JuvPages/Judges/Garcia.html">Judge Richard Garcia</a> ordered Thompson to stop using marijuana as part of a child custody case.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But Thompson recently tested positive for marijuana, and the judge Tuesday ordered Thompson to be jailed for contempt for three days.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://newburglaw.com/category/michigan-medical-marijuana/">Matt Newburg </a>is Livingston Thompson&rsquo;s attorney.&nbsp; Newburg plans to ask the Michigan Court of Appeals to stay the judge&rsquo;s contempt order.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The judge said&hellip;on the record&hellip;that he felt that (medical marijuana) card was a fraud&hellip;and it did not protect him.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Newburg&nbsp;says Michigan&rsquo;s marijuana law protects medical marijuana patients from criminal and civil penalties. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:50:23 +0000 Steve Carmody 3161 at http://michiganradio.org Ingham County judge orders medical marijuana patient jailed