Medical marijuana doc's court date pushed back

Dr. Edward Harwell of Cadillac faces two felony charges stemming from an undercover investigation that found he was falsifying medical charts to get patients medical marijuana.

The Cadillac-area doctor charged with putting false information on medical charts to qualify people for medical marijuana has had his preliminary court date pushed back.

Dr. Edward Harwell was scheduled to appear in court today, but will now have to wait until April 4 for his preliminary exam.

The case comes five months after the state attorney general's office filed a professional misconduct complaint against him with the Board of Medicine.

Harwell also faces felony charges as a result of an undercover investigation. The charges are both felonies, carrying 4-5 years each.

The misconduct complaint accuses Harwell of failing to properly evaluate patients who paid to get his approval for medical marijuana. The 76-year-old has operated clinics in both the Cadillac and Ann Arbor area.

The continuation of his preliminary exam will now take place next Thursday at 9 a.m.