Butzel Long attorney Michelle R.E. Donovan quoted in the Detroit News article "Pot growers, retailers clash as industry takes shape"
River Rouge - Cannabis became Lisa Kirch's "savior" when she got her medical marijuana card in June after a decade of debilitating post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorders, and anxiety.
But the 56-year-old Lincoln Park resident who's now on disability fears she won't be able to afford her medicine if a Michigan Court of Claims judge on Thursday decides to not extend a deadline allowing. Those are people registered with the state to grow plants for up to five patients and themselves but do not have grower licenses.
Licensed retailers are calling for the state to extend the deadline, fearing they will have to shut down because the 22 licensed growers cannot support the 72 licensed dispensaries and nearly 293,000 medical marijuana cardholders in the state.