A registered medical marijuana patient in Michigan has lost an appeal of his drug conviction for not having his plants secured as is required under the state’s medical cannabis law.
The state appeals court has affirmed the drug conviction of Lewis Keller of Emmet County. Police found 15 marijuana plants outdoors on his property. There was some fencing material nearby but it was not made into a proper fence.
Under Michigan’s medical marijuana law, card holders can grow 12 plants, but the marijuana must be in a secure place. Keller says he knew he was over the limit but didn’t know the plants had to be secured.
First of all, if you are attempting to be a legal grower of marijuana, it’s probably a good idea to know the guidelines and follow them. Beyond that, fencing your marijuana should be common sense. If someone’s animal eats it you’re likely to get sued. If a child grabs some and shows their parents you’re likely to get sued and maybe even physically beaten by the parents.
At the very least someone is going to steal your marijuana. It’s like leaving a pile of money in your back yard in plain sight. I guess that’s why there are a lot of dumb people in prison.