The Rules That Regulate Medical Marijuana Caregivers

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Medical marijuana caregivers play an important role in the lives of Michigan residents who suffer from serious illnesses. However, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) provides detailed guidelines around how a medical marijuana caregiver can grow, purchase and dispense cannabis for patients, and many people unknowingly violate them.

If you are accused of violating the MMMA as a caregiver, it is important to seek advice from an attorney immediately. At Michael A. McInerney, PLC, in Grand Rapids, we have more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, and have helped numerous people through the stressful process of challenging medical marijuana-related charges.

Harsh Penalties For MMMA Violations

A medical marijuana caregiver is required to adhere to strict regulations as outlined by the MMMA. Some of the most important are:

  • A caregiver may have no more than five patients.
  • A caregiver may have up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana per patient and up to 12 marijuana plants per patient.
  • Plants must be grown in an enclosed, locked facility that only the caregiver can access.

If the MMMA is violated, a registered caregiver will no longer be protected by state medical marijuana laws and will be treated as if he or she were a regular individual who was illegally possessing, growing or dispensing marijuana.

At our law firm, we devote much of our practice to medical marijuana defense. We know how frightening it is to be facing criminal charges when you may not have known you were doing anything wrong. We will stay by your side from start to finish; doing everything we can to limit your exposure to serious penalties.

Contact Us Today

To discuss your case with our experienced medical marijuana lawyer, call our office at 616-259-0862 or contact us online. Your first consultation is free.