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Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
United States v. Michigan Department of Community Health
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The United States seeks to enforce a subpoena issued to the Michigan Department of Community Healthy (MDCH) to obtain certain documents in regards to seven specified individuals. The documents the United States is seeking are copies of the patients’ caregiver registration cards, or applications of such cards for each individual listed on the subpoena. MDCH refuses to comply with the subpoena on the grounds that it conflicts with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA), which provides that certain documentation, such as the ones requested, would be kept confidential. The United States has filed a petition seeking an enforcement of the federal court order. MDCH stated it would comply with the petition if the court order is clear that its employees and agents “will be immunized from liability for providing information that is confidential” under state law.
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