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Lawsuit claims state crime labs misrepresented marijuana test results

Jun 24, 2016

A group of medical marijuana patients has filed a class-action lawsuit against Michigan State Police crime labs and Oakland County.

The lawsuit filed earlier this week says crime labs are testing marijuana in oil and edible form then reporting it as synthetic, even if it isn't.

Defense attorney Michael Komorn says this practice has resulted in the wrongful arrest and detention of people who should have only been charged with misdemeanors.

"It allows prosecutors to charge felonies when it does not include the reference to marijuana," Komorn said.

The lawsuit claims prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies also put pressure on crime labs to intentionally misrepresent test results.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this week in federal court.