Federal Law Change No Relief For Medical Marijuana Grower

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District Judge Paul Maloney said the spending bill governs funding for the Department of Justice but has no effect on federal drug laws or the courts jurisdiction over such prosecutions. Thus, the spending bill does not (make) this now an illegal prosecution’ as defendant asserts, nor does it make compliance or noncompliance with the (medical marijuana law) relevant to this prosecution. Marijuana advocates hailed the medical-marijuana provision in the spending bill as a historic measure.

“This is truly a long-fought victory for medical marijuana patients who have lived in fear of being caught in the crossfire of conflicting state and federal laws for nearly two decades,” Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access said earlier.

In a plea agreement, Rumpf admitted he used a vacant apartment on Gaines Street to grow marijuana. He said that Jenkins and Phillip Joseph Walsh, who is also on trial in Kalamazoo, paid to install equipment, maintain the manufacturing operation and sell any harvested marijuana. He agreed that 132 plants and 3.5 pounds of processed marijuana were found.

To read more, visit http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/01/medical_marijuana_grower_finds.html

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