Attorneys announce lawsuit against Bloomfield Twp. over medical marijuana ordinances

Two local attorneys announced in a press release today that they have filed a lawsuit against Bloomfield Township over its medical marijuana ordinances.

According to the release from the office of attorney Neil Rockind, one township ordinance requires that qualifying patients and caregivers register with police and provide information such as their name, home address, driver’s license number and date of birth. Another ordinance prohibits the cultivation or distribution of medical marijuana by any registered patient or caregiver.

It is alleged that the ordinances, which were passed in October 2010, are in conflict with the state’s Medical Marijuana Act.

A message left for Bloomfield Township Supervisor David Payne could not be reached for comment.

The lawsuit was filed by Rockind and attorney Thomas Loeb in Oakland County Circuit Court. The case has been assigned to Judge Denise Langford Morris.

A press conference has been scheduled for later this afternoon at Rockind’s office.

via The Oakland Press


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