Court of Appeals rules “wet” marijuana illegal under Medical Marijuana Law

Jul 23, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Marijuana that’s not yet fully processed is not covered by Michigan’s Medical Marijuana law, and that opens some growers up to possible prosecution. 

It’s called wet marijuana. Pot that’s harvested from the plant but not dried out yet. The State Court of Appeals says that marijuana isn’t usable, so it’s not covered by the Medical Marijuana law. That means a person can be arrested for having it even if they are a licensed grower.

DJ Hilson is the Muskegon County Prosecutor. He says the court’s clear decision helps law enforcement as well as growers.

“There is no guessing. They know the bright line rule and I would assume that would be beneficial to everybody.”

Medical marijuana defense lawyers say the new rule creates a problem for their clients. That’s because it’s almost guaranteed that during the growing process their plants will become illegal while they dry.