Big News Around You: Michigan Supreme Court Rules Against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

There was plenty of news in the Dexter/Chelsea area this week.

Here is a list of the top five most interesting stories from around Washtenaw County this week.

1. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal to sell medical marijuana through private shops on Friday. According to Ann Arbor.com, in a 4-1 decision, the court affirmed an Appeals Court finding that Michigan's 2008 medical marijuana law does not allow people to sell marijuana to each other.

2. Twelve lambs died in a barn fire on Hadley Road near Loveland in Waterloo Township on Thursday. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Chelsea Patch reports.

3. Dexter Interim Athletic Director Mike Bavineau called for a plan of action to revamp the athletic department at Dexter Community Schools. According to the Dexter Leader, Bavineau would like to see more leadership support for athletics from the district administration.

4. Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. According to Patch.com, Snyder is proposing a 2 percent increase in funding for public schools, universities and community colleges in Michigan during the next school year.

5. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a new credit card scam. According to Saline Patch, victims' credit card information can be stolen from criminals posing as flower delivery men.

William Coelius February 12, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Do you check the validity of your stories before repeating them? Snopes.com identifies the "flower credit card scam" as something that happened once...long ago...in Australia. and the guy was caught.
Daniel Lai February 12, 2013 at 01:19 PM
The Washtenaw County Sheriff sent out a Nixle Alert last week about it.
William Coelius February 13, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Sounds like a good opportunity to do some investigative reporting on the validity of the Nixie Alerts.
William Coelius February 13, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Update... Ok.. I meant to type "NixLe... I double checked by going back to snopes.com Here's the site - http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/express.asp While the story is true...it does seem to be based on a single event in Australia in 2008. With more and more police departments passing on info received from Nixle.com I'm wondering if the pressure is on some employee to produce a steady supply of "alerts" and is starting to try to find anything he can to fill that day's quota. Making Nixle.com's information about as valuable as those "warnings" we get forwarded from "friends". Wouldn't it be cool if local reporter Daniel Lai unveiled this nationally news-breaking story?


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