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Court: Weight Of Marijuana-laced Food Can't Be Counted In Possession Law

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LAYTONVILLE, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Samples of brownies with marijuana await participants on December 11, 2010 in the vending area of the 7th annual Emerauld Cup in Area 101 (name after nearby Highway 101), a new age center where the 7th annual Emerauld Cup is being held. The Oscars of the marijuana world, the Emerald Cup bestows honors on the best medecinal marijuana grown outside (indoor marijuana is not accepted) in the region known as the Emerald Triangle (Mendocino, Hu | Getty

Lansing-- The weight of brownies and other edibles laced with a marijuana extract cannot be counted toward total weight limits of cannabis possession under Michigan's medical marijuana law, according to a state Court of Appeals ruling released Friday.

In the first ruling of its kind, a three-judge panel concluded edibles containing THC extracts from marijuana resin is not "usable marijuana" as defined by the 2008 voter-approved act because it cannot be weighed like dry buds from the plant.

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