Caregiver Allotment Violation in Michigan Results in 5 Cannabis Dispensaries being Raided

The caregiver allotment in Michigan for medical marijuana is being strictly enforced by law enforcement. Five dispensaries were raided in total and medical marijuana has not been legal in Michigan for very long. All states should take the rules that have been implemented around medical or recreational marijuana very seriously. An important result of legalized marijuana in any form is to separate it from the black market. Don’t you think that it would be best for business not to get this sort of press?

OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich — Seven people were arrested following a two month investigation into five marijuana dispensaries in Gaylord.

The search warrants were executed Monday night.

According to Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (SANE), officers sized more than 20 pounds of processed marijuana, 22 marijuana plants, countless marijuana edibles (candy, ice cream, bars, drinks, etc…), marijuana wax, marijuana shatter and other items containing marijuana. Officers also found LSD, Adderall, Vyvanse and Tramadol.

Officers additionally seized about $20,000 in cash, six vehicles, a motorcycle and other evidence.

Investigators say the five dispensaries involved include, Cloud 45, Patients First, Tincture Town, Michigan Medical, and All Well Natural Health.

Seven suspects were arrested at the dispensaries and warrants will be sought on others involved. The suspects were taken to the Otsego County Jail.

The Otsego County Prosecutor authorized the charge, delivery of marijuana, for all seven suspects.

He says more charges could be on the way.

According to investigators, those arrested violated the law by selling marijuana to more than the allotted five registered patients per caregiver.

“We’d rather not be dealing with these dispensaries quite honestly,” said D/Lt. Kenneth Mills. “We’d rather by spending more time with the folks that are involved in meth labs and selling heroin and the opioids and that kind of thing. But it’s not something you turn a blind eye to and we’re not going to put up with it anymore.”

But some who work in the industry feel the five patient rule isn’t right.

“I do feel caregivers should be allowed more than five patients,” said John Boughner, a licensed caregiver in the area. “If that’s the case like I said, regulate Walmart, regulate Rite Aid, there is no regulation.”

“We are honest people,” said Denise Boughner, who works at Smokin Buds. “We are trying to make an honest living to help people who are sick and for them to do this to us it’s not fair.”

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