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Medical Marijuana Update

October 26, 2015

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the Michigan House passed three Republican House Bills that will have quite an impact on Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act if passed by the Senate and signed into law by Governor Snyder.

House Bill 4209 would create a new licensing board to oversee, regulate, and (more…)

Does Schroder & Schroder, PLC, Handle Methamphetamine-Lab Cases?

October 21, 2015


I have been asked whether we handle methamphetamine-lab cases. Yes, and quite often. Methamphetamine charges are more prevalent in rural counties such as Allegan, St. Joseph, Barry, Van Buren, Branch, and to a certain extent, Calhoun. This is probably because methamphetamine is a (more…)

Methamphetamine: What Is Smurfing?

August 24, 2015


Police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges often use language that a layperson or the general public doesn’t understand. Sometimes, the vernacular becomes popular enough to be used in television dramas about crime like Law and Order, NCIS, or CSI. Some of these slang terms are pot (marijuana), B and E (breaking and entering), DUI (driving while under the influence), vic (victim), and perp (perpetrator).

However, sometimes the terms first have their origins in television and transform to slang in the real world. One of these odd terms is “smurfing.” Smurfing is a (more…)

Can I Use Marijuana and Drive in Michigan?

August 10, 2015


Can I use marijuana and drive in Michigan?  Even if you are a qualifying patient with a registry identification card under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, you cannot operate a motor vehicle in Michigan if you are under the influence of marijuana.  MCL 257.625(8).  So, what does that mean? (more…)

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