LANSING (WWJ) – The State Attorney General has joined a Macomb County lawsuit to shut down a medical marijuana dispensary.
Macomb County Circuit Judge John Foster has agreed to Bill Schuette’s request to join Chesterfield Township’s lawsuit against Big Daddy’s Hydro.
The move has angered some Big Daddy’s patients, including Michael McShane.
“I truly think that Bill Schuette is working against the will of the people, something that he was elected to protect and serve. He’s really just turned into a one-man freelance Attorney General,” McShane told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Sandra McNeil.
“The only people that are upset about this law are lawmakers and police officers. The same people who kept this [marijuana] away from us for the last 90 years don’t intend to give it back,” said McShane. “They want this law to fail and they’re doing anything they can in their power to make it fail. It’s just terrible,”
The township wants to close Big Daddy’s, saying it violates a recent Court of Appeals ruling against so-called marijuana compassion clubs.
Schuette said local communities have a right to protect themselves against a quote “invasion of pot shops near their schools, homes and churches.”