Science/Medicine
9:37 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Attorney General will push to shutdown Michigan's medical marijuana dispensaries

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he'll inform the state's 83 county prosecutors about a court decision that bans the commercial sale of medical marijuana.  Schuette says the appeals court ruling empowers local authorities to shut down marijuana dispensaries.

The businesses typically allow people with medical marijuana cards to sell pot to others who also have cards.  The appeals court said Wednesday that such shops are illegal. 

Schuette says it's a victory for people who don't want pot dispensaries in their communities.  The court ruled in a case from Isabella County. Compassionate Apothecary in Mount Pleasant has more than 300 members and takes a cut of each marijuana sale.  The shop's attorney is John Lewis, and he says sick people now will lose a reliable source of marijuana.