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Law Decriminalizing Cannabis in Grand Rapids, Michigan Upheld by Court of Appeals

Michigan’s Court of Appeals has upheld a law decriminalizing cannabis in Grand Rapids, ruling that it’s doesn’t violate state law. The law was challenged by Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth, who argues that it unlawfully prohibits Grand Rapids police from enforcing state law. The ruling, issued on Friday, January 9th, upholds a previous ruling by …

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Michigan Court: Patients Can Receive Unemployment Compensation if Fired Over Cannabis

In a groundbreaking decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that workers in the state who are authorized medical cannabis patients should receive unemployment compensation if they were fired solely because they tested positive for cannabis. “It’s a very favorable decision for the civil rights of employees in Michigan,” says Matt Abel, an attorney …

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