CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – The fight over a medical marijuana facility in Macomb County will land back in court Thursday.
Chesterfield Township along with State Attorney General Bill Schuette want Big Daddy’s Hydro shut down, claiming it’s a nuisance and a detriment to the neighborhood.
Spokesman Rick Thompson says Big Daddy’s treats hundreds of people from the area who need it.
“Most of our patients are unfortunately suffering from cancerous or tumorous issues. We do have a lot of chronic pain folks, automobile accident victims, folks that have had surgeries gone awry. There are leukemia patients serviced here. We also take care of folks that have respiratory illnesses,” said Thompson.
Thompson claims studies in California show that crime increases when medical marijuana facilities are shut down and patients are forced to buy it on the street.
He says the push to close the facility defies reason.
“It’s unfathomable that we would eliminate a source of revenue and a source of jobs at a time when the legislator seems to have such a hard time generating either on their own,” said Thompson.
Schuette says communities have a right to protect themselves from an “invasion of pot shops near their schools, homes and churches.”