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Lansing medical marijuana

In 2008, Michigan passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, which protects medical marijuana users in the state. Despite this, marijuana is still classified as a restricted, Schedule I drug by the federal government. Consequently, there are individuals who have legally obtained medical marijuana in the state of Michigan but find themselves facing charges from the federal government.

If this is the situation you are in, you will want to contact a criminal defense attorney familiar with handling these types of charges. As a knowledgeable Lansing criminal defense attorney, I know how these cases are prosecuted and can help you through this challenging time.

The penalties of conviction can be high

Medical marijuana cards are issued to patients and/or the primary caregiver of a patient with debilitating medical conditions.

People are often prescribed medical marijuana when diagnosed with

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • AIDS & HIV

Though prosecuting qualified Lansing medical marijuana cardholders is not a priority for the federal government, people are still charged with drug crimes day in and day out – and the price of a conviction is steep.

If convicted, you may face

  • The revocation of your status as a medical marijuana card holder
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • A criminal record

Additionally, if you are not a U.S. citizen, a conviction could potentially affect your immigration status.

Medical marijuana defense attorney protecting your rights

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs outlines what a registered patient or caregiver is allowed to do regarding marijuana use. Furthermore, the Michigan Public Health Code offers you certain protections from arrest, prosecution, and penalty.

If you are facing marijuana charges in Lansing, it’s essential that you work with a lawyer familiar with all of the rules and regulations for medical marijuana use both in the state of Michigan and at the federal level.

As the founder of Coontz Law, I am driven to protect the rights of my clients. I work tirelessly to ensure that my clients’ rights are not abused. I am always available to my clients and as a smaller criminal defense law firm in Lansing, I can provide my clients with the personal attention they need to feel confident and have their voice heard.

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Yes, we’re big fans of defending people’s rights. But check out what our clients are saying...

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"Dustyn Coontz was friendly and professional from the first meeting with him until the conclusion of my case"

I was informed and up to date through the entire process. Anytime I had questions or concerns I just contacted his office and was always answered or soon returned a call.
Phil

“Incredibly thorough and professional!”

Services rendered were above and beyond the call of duty. I can't imagine my experience with the legal system without the assistance of Coontz Law and the attorney provided to me.
Andrew

“Hands down been an Excellent Lawyer!”

Never judged never looked down on my story instead gave me hope that the outcome would be better by fighting and not giving in. A lawyer thats Willing to fight for you to the end is ONE you WANT and NEED on your Team!!! I would recommend and also rate 5 Stars! I appreciate all you've done so far in my case.
Kandra

“He is kind, compassionate, and cares about people.”

He even called me and texted me back a few extra times when he didn't have to. For me he went beyond. Thanks so much, Dustyn.
Christine

“If you need legal representation, I would highly recommend Coontz Law”

From my first conversation with Dustyn, he was a calm presence since this was the first time I needed any legal assistance. He truly wants the best for his clients and is truly a wonderful lawyer to have on your side. I never felt judged and he was willing to fight for the best outcome for myself & my future.
Jake
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We work together
Gather & review evidence ∙ Create defense strategy ∙ Provide updates without you even asking
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We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome on your case.