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Court says Judge can't forbid use of medical marijuana

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A northern Michigan prosecutor says she won’t challenge a decision from the state Court of Appeals.

The ruling says Michigan judges cannot ban medical marijuana cardholders from using cannabis while they’re on probation.

Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg says she agrees with the court’s reasoning and so the case will stop here.

Michael Thue is a medical marijuana consultant and cardholder, who challenged the terms of a probation order. He said the decision makes clear.

Thue: “That if you have an active and valid medical marijuana card registered with the state that you would be allowed to continue to be allowed to use medical marijuana while on probation.”

Michigan voters legalized medical marijuana in 2008.

The unanimous Michigan appeals court decision applies statewide, but does NOT affect federal cases.