Dispensary advocates initially took the litigation route. It was only after the Court of Appeals started ruling against dispensaries in 2011 that they began to look at the legislative route. The “change in direction” that you refer to has actually been on the part of the dispensary advocates.
The Michigan Supreme Court will provide guidance shortly in the McQueen case. We will know then whether the legislative route is needed after all, and, if so, to what extent.
Stephen K. Postema
Ann Arbor City Attorney
Arborside is safe