In People v Bylsma, Kent County’s circuit court held that Ryan Bylsma illegally possessed approximately 60 marijuana plants. Michigan’s COA held oral arguments in the Bylsma case on September 7, 2011 and they upheld the circuit court's decision in an opinion released on September 27, 2011. Bylsma’s attorney, Bruce Block, appealed to the Supreme Court and argues that his client only possessed 24 of the 88 medical marijuana plants that were allegedly discovered by police. Block revealed that several other registered patients and/or caregivers owned a majority of the medical marijuana plants that were being grown in a common, enclosed, locked facility that was leased by Bylsma.
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