Last week a Wayne County Circuit judge ruled in favor of the city of Livonia and its ban of medical marijuana facilities. Circuit Judge Wendy Baxter granted the city’s motion for summary disposition Friday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, which filed the suit in December on behalf of Linda and Robert Lott of Birmingham, plans an appeal. The ACLU sued the cities of Livonia, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham regarding the authority of communities to prohibit medical marijuana use or sales on the grounds that marijuana possession violates federal law. The Lotts own a portion of a property in Livonia where they said they wanted to grow medical marijuana, according to the ACLU.
Linda Lott is a registered medical marijuana patient with multiple sclerosis. She uses medical marijuana to get rid of back spasms. Prescription drugs don’t work on the pain, according to her husband Robert. Korobkin said the Lotts are ready for a long legal battle. “They understand that this is a long-term struggle and long-term process. They’re in it for finding relief for Linda’s pain.” Read the full story here.