WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - The American Civil Liberties Union is joining in on a lawsuit against the city of Wyoming over medical marijuana.
Earlier this month, Wyoming leaders passed an ordinance making medicinal pot illegal, despite the fact that state law says the opposite.
The ACLU says it supports John Ter Beek, a Wyoming man who originally filed the lawsuit in November. Several other Michigan communities have also banned the use of medical marijuana.
"It's disappointing that elected officials in the City of Wyoming are so quick to ignore the will of the people, who overwhelmingly voted for compassionate care for patients like John whose pain is eased by the use of medical marijuana," said Michael Nelson, the ACLU of Michigan cooperating attorney, in a news release. "Our goal is to uphold the rights of patients and caregivers who have done nothing wrong, but are treated like criminals by local officials."
Ter Beek is a medical marijuana patient who fears being penalized by local officials if he grows or uses the pot in compliance with state law.
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