In 2008, Michigan voters approved a referendum permitting the use of marihuana for medical purposes. This voter referendum led to the creation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). The MMMA creates an immunity from arrest, prosecution, and penalty for the use of marihuana by qualified patients, who are in full compliance of the Act. Additionally, the MMMA provides a defense for those who are not completely within the requirements of the Act.
Last month Pokémon GO was released in the United States, and a new craze was quickly born. Pokémon GO is described as an augmented reality game that was created for users to play on their cell phones. The game is based on the Pokémon franchise, a Japanese company owned by Nintendo. Players of the game create their own Pokémon trainer whose purpose is "to catch 'em all," as well as to battle with other trainers and win Pokémon Gyms. Pokémon are animal like monsters, in fact the name Pokémon is actually short for the original Pocket Monsters. There are approximately 151 different Pokémon roaming around homes, businesses, parks, schools, airports, and anywhere else a person may travel. Some of these Pokémon are more rare than others and thus more difficult to find. Additionally, in order to catch a Pokémon, a player must first acquire supplies such as poke balls to catch or eggs to hatch them, which are located at several different "poke stops." A poke stop can be found at several different types of locations, they may be monuments, businesses, homes, bodies of water, etc. Though the game seems harmless, it has caused quite the uproar across the country amongst both enthusiasts and adversaries. Pokémon GO has been cause for several legal questions and has even resulted in charges for crimes across the country.