A lawyer in Warren, MI filed a lawsuit against the city that demands up to $5 million in damages on behalf of 23 people, all state-approved medical marijuana card holders who claim they have been unjustly treated and ticketed by the Warren police.
The basis of the harassment claims come from stops made by Warren police on ‘each car’ leaving a medical marijuana transfer center on September 17 and 18. Some of these stops resulted in illegal searches, seizures, and roadblocks.
Greiner stated in the lawsuit that Warren city zoning officials cooperated together with enforcement in a police raid and confiscation, without a search warrant.
On September 18 authorities raided Michigan Safe Transfer Center and it’s been closed since.
For clarity’s sake the center in question is located in the rear of Greiner’s law office and Greiner is a 50% owner in the Michigan Safe Transfer Center.
“We’re not a walk-in clinic — that’s why you can’t call us a dispensary,”
Greiner’s business partner, Bryan Mazurkiewicz said.
Warren does not have any special ordinances on the books regarding medical marijuana. To this point, city leaders and police have operated on “an unwritten policy opposing the lawful cultivation and transfer of medical marijuana, despite state law to the contrary,” according to the lawsuit.
Warren officials have not returned calls seeking comment.