Docket No. 145816. Calendar No. 8.

846 N.W.2d 531 (2014)

495 Mich. 1


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided February 6, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel S. Korobkin , Michael J. Steinberg , Kary L. Moss , Michael O. Nelson , Grand Rapids and Miriam J. Aukerman for John Ter Beek.

Sluiter, Van Gessel & Carlson, PC, Wyoming, (by Jack R. Sluiter ) for the City of Wyoming.

Gerald A. Fisher for the Public Corporation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Christopher J. Forsyth for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.

Cunningham Dalman, PC, Holland, (by Andrew J. Mulder and Vincent L. Duckworth ) for the Michigan Municipal League.

Donald L. Knapp, Jr. Corporation Counsel, and Michael E. Fisher , Assistant Corporation Counsel, for the city of Livonia.

McLellan Law Offices, Lansing, (by Richard McLellan ) for the Cato Institute, the Drug Policy Alliance, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Denise A. Pollicella, Esq., PLLC (by Denise Pollicella , Farmington Hills) for Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan.


The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), MCL 333.26421 et seq., enacted pursuant to a voter initiative in November 2008, affords certain protections under state law for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan. Among them is § 4(a) of the MMMA, which immunizes registered qualifying patients from "penalty in any manner" for specified MMMA-compliant medical marijuana use. MCL 333.26424...

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