Sharing is OK per Michigan appeals court

The Michigan appeals court says there’s nothing illegal about a medical marijuana user providing a small amount of pot to another registered user at no cost. The key phrase here is “AT NO COST”. In other words, YOU CANNOT SELL IT.

The appeals court agreed on January 30 2013, Wednesday with a Barry County judge who had dismissed charges against Tony Green. Mr. Green provided less than 2.5 ounces to Al Thornton in Nashville, Mich., in September 2011. Both were qualified to use medical marijuana.

One key issue here is this was not a sale. The court said that state-registered patients can legally deliver the drug to one another, as long as they don’t exchange money.

The other good news is, seeds can shared between people who are qualified to use medical marijuana.

What is not clear from this case is whether or not you could be reimbursed for expenses. If you grow it, that costs you money. It does seem like you should be able to get reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. It’s too bad that issue was not addressed.