No rush to shut down medical pot shops in Mich. - WNEM TV 5

No rush to shut down medical pot shops in Mich.

BURTON, Mich. (AP) - It's been business as usual at some medical marijuana shops, even after the Michigan appeals court said card-carrying patients cannot sell pot to other patients.

Some officials are in no rush to shut down dispensaries without a thorough investigation. The Otsego County prosecutor in Gaylord hopes the Michigan Supreme Court overturns the decision of the appeals court.

In Burton, near Flint, a dispensary called The Barn closed briefly Wednesday but reopened Thursday, a day after the appeals court said patient-to-patient sales of marijuana are illegal.

People with medical marijuana cards, or registered caregivers, have been selling extra marijuana to others who have cards but don't grow their own pot. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says that he doesn't have investigators who go out and inspect dispensaries.

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