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    You can't educate through a wall of hate. Nasty folks need someone to hate on. Lower the bar for all the crap they are pulling in life. What Michigan has going for it that you can actually grow your own. All the rest is just stage dressing and BS. Do some work for yourself and enjoy the best cannabis you have ever had and fill yourself with pride!
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    Very close to waving goodbye to Mr. Sessions http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/jeff-sessions-says-hell-remain-office-despite-trumps-rebuke-russia/ Sessions said Thursday he will stay in office “as long as that is appropriate.” Jeff, my man, you were never "appropriate" for that office ... you can leave anytime
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    Might as well spread some cheer and good news too! My health has been getting better and better since medical cannabis entered the scene back in '08. My biggest health goal these days is getting into the best shape of my life. 20 years ago I noticed I was gaining 2 pounds a year. Extrapolating that forward in my mind was not a pretty picture. I was at 212 then. So my goal was to not gain any more weight. Mission accomplished! Now I want the heck out the 200# club(below 200 pounds). I've got about 7 pounds to go to get there. Those 7 pounds of fat have been there for 25 years and they are not going away easily! I'm hammering on the exercise and still eating three balanced meals a day. This isn't a diet, it's a gradual life style change. My cannabis specialist doctor helped me with my exercise by telling me about intervals, bursts of extreme exercise in the middle of my workouts. Those have really amped up my calorie burning and muscle building. I knew way before we had a MM law here that cannabis helped my health in several ways. I was spending over $500 a month on my meds. Now I'm self sufficient and help others grow/get their meds. Medical Cannabis has been very rewarding in my life, all through my life, and I'm very grateful for that. I have learned over my life that the most important thing to do today is to make tomorrow brighter. Do something today for your tomorrow self. Something that you can think about when you wake up tomorrow that takes you to a positive place when you wake up in the morning and you will be ready to meet the challenges of the day in a position of strength. Have things around you that represent some won battles. Life is what you make of it!
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    Economics. There is an entire segment of society whose jobs depend on a war against the citizens.
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    Revegging will work, but you will need to be very patient before you will see new growth (sometimes like 3 weeks). Basically, you want to give enough light to keep the girls alive, without over-stressing them. Be sure to leave a little bud material on the plant, as new shoots will emerge from the interior of the bud. I found my revegged plants to be just as potent as the original, although a bit less vigorous.
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    It's the 'prohibitionists' that are the problem: Religious nuts, pot phobes, prison advocates, and cops that think busting people is job/budget security. Most of them bribe the Republicans rather than bribing the Democrats. So it just looks like Republicans are generally the problem. And then you have these guys like Sessions that actually hate us, he's a Republican. Most of the worst haters are.
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    On 3-9-08 I was in a bad car accident that has permanently damaged both of my ankles with secondary osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition. For the first two and a half years after my accident I did the pills...you name it I tried it...oxy,morphine,lyrica,percocette, etc. ETC. The relief was minimal and the side effects were absolutely horrible and I got up to some very dangerous doses on these drugs. I "thought" I was informed about cannabis until I really did some research and then I wanted to try this for pain relief. I was hesitant to approach my doc because I really liked him and didn't want him to get mad and drop me for suggesting this treatment. To my surprise he was all for it and said I was not his only patient trying this method. In Oct. 2010 I got my card and I was able to find an absolutely fantastic caregiver on this web site...thank you- thank you. I will not do the pills again EVER. In July of 2015 I had to have foot surgery and the doc could not believe it when I told him NO PILLS.
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    We are still experiencing issues from the upgrade, but working through them as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience, and I'll make an announcement when it is properly configured so everyone can sign up. Thanks for your support!
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    Newbies should start off in dirt its way more forgivable than bubble buckets and totes.
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    I need to interject something that is really important ... honest new patients. I completely understand the CG's terrible position ... a patient can purchase from almost anyone but the CG is held legally responsible for every transaction. That is wrong. It needs to be fixed within the law. One of the reasons that I moved to Michigan was the MMA and a possible treatment that might work for me. I'm new here and I understand how that may make me seem dangerous; no family ties, no relationship to patients you already have, no background in this state. Honestly, I'm not sure I have the courage that I'll be soon asking of CG's when I contact them and can show my MMA card. I don't know the answer ... but please remember that real patients do exist, we have real medical issues that qualify under the MMA, and we do need CG's to help us get started. It's not fair that I ask a CG to take a chance since the dangers they face are far greater then my own ... should I just buy seeds and pray I've learned enough to start growing my own ... or do I reach out and ask a CG to risk so much for my benefit? CG's aren't alone with facing difficult issues, honest patients face similar, maybe more moral, issues ...
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    I don't keep mother plants and clone from one generation to the next. I've had a few periods of cloning disasters. I've been able to root cuttings from a plant as long as four weeks into flower. They were slow to root and grow and had goofy leaves for weeks. But they made it. I also saved two strains by re-vegging. I trimmed them down to just a few small buds and leaves, then put them back in the veg state, with high nitrogen fertilizer, and 24 hours of light from a CFL in a clip-on work light very close to the buds and leaves. Both times it took about 4-5 weeks before there was enough new growth to take cuttings.
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    I am with King on this. I am even leary after the card arrives. Recently I had an experience with a new patient, we signed the paperwork and waited for the card. The day the card arrived the patient asked me for 2z. No problem two days latter he asked for 2 more and on the 4th day 2 more. The 4th day was the end of the relationship. This was in Macomb county. I questioned him on why so much, i.e. making oil?? Claimed he was smoking it. At that point I did a background check and could not find him to exist on any database, facebook or linkedin * I dropped him. While one can make the argument that with the card you can defend yourself it court, it is not worth the cost of going to court, better to find a new patient
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    I'm also going out on a limb here and saying, even though they were not supposed to weigh it, I guarantee they did not take it out of the jars to weigh it. They are total buffoons with only arrest in mind.
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    Right. This press release comes to us at the end of a long, long line of BS propaganda put out by the Michigan State Police. The Michigan State Police have a lobbyist arm and a BS propaganda arm that seem to be much more active than their 'protect and serve' arm when it comes to marijuana.
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    It is an infused liquid, and should not be weighed, but measured in fluid ounces. The story is made to justify the seizure, which was illegal.
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    All of my current patients came from this website so I did not know or had no way to know if they were not law enforcement but each gladly waited and we all are happy working together . Its a personal opinion thing some might want to roll the dice but I cant afford them coming to me and possibly burning down my world because we have a different view of how the law reads.
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    Find a place like this; http://www.genesee3c.com/
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    You can legally have up to 5 patients. Depending on who the patients are, you can make what they can afford to pay for their meds minus expenses. So you ask yourself how much 5 people can afford and that's what you can expect for income. Most people probably could afford a couple hundred a month. So that $2400 a year. Times 5 is $12000 a year from your maximum amount of patients. Subtract what it cost you to grow it. So anyone who said you can make more than $12000 LEGALLY is blowing smoke up your arse.
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    Well, the best thing Michigan can do is Legalize. The Most anti- Sessions/Trump/Republican thing we can do.
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    We have to change the law. Which means getting elected republicans to actually support us. *sigh* Could take awhile... But yea,... Fuk Trump.
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    Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional Plaintiffs claim the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution 7k SHARES ShareTweetRedditWhatsappMailPrint GoogleTumblrPinterestLinkedinPocketDiggStumbleupon Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: about 22 hours agoComments (71) By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug Enforcement Agency acting administrator Charles Rosenberg were named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by a former NFL player, two children using medical marijuana, an Iraq War vet with post-traumatic stress disorder and a social justice nonprofit organization. The CSA’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance — a designation reserved for the most dangerous substances including heroin, LSD and mescaline — is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution, plaintiffs claim. The 89-page complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York by attorney Michael S. Hiller, further claims that the federal government does not believe and never has believed that cannabis meets or ever met the three Schedule I requirements: high potential for abuse, no medical use in treatment, and no ability to be used or tested safely, even under medical supervision. “Indeed, the Federal Government has admitted repeatedly in writing and implemented national policy reflecting that Cannabis does in fact, have medical uses and can be used and tested safely under medical supervision,” the complaint states. “On that basis, the federal government has exploited cannabis economically for more than a decade by securing a medical cannabis patent and entering into license agreements with medical licensees.” More on Schedule I New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets How advocates are inspiring members of Congress to champion national CBD oil legalization ‘Something’s going to have to give’: An untenable conflict between feds, legalized states “The DEA has lost its moral authority”: Rep. Jared Polis pulls no punches in exclusive interview The lawsuit goes on to state that the 1970 CSA as it pertains to cannabis was enacted and subsequently implemented not to stop the spread of a dangerous drug, but instead to suppress the rights of African Americans and Vietnam War protesters. “The Nixon Administration ushered the CSA through Congress and insisted that cannabis be included on Schedule I so that African Americans and war protesters could be raided, prosecuted and incarcerated without identifying the actual and unconstitutional basis for the government’s actions,” the complaint states. The lawsuit seeks a declaration that the CSA is unconstitutional; a ruling in the plaintiff’s favor would not nullify the law, but instead put a permanent injunction against enforcement of the law as it pertains to marijuana. The five plaintiffs in the case are a diverse group of cannabis advocates from around the country. Retired NFL defensive end Marvin Washington of Dallas, a long-time cannabis legalization proponent, is suing because the CSA makes him ineligible to obtain grants under the Federal Minority Business Enterprise program to start a medical marijuana business. Alexis Bortell, 11, uses medical cannabis to treat her intractable epilepsy. Her parents — both military veterans — moved their family from Texas to Larkspur, Colo., so that she could access the medicine that her family says drastically improved her seizure condition. She is suing because the CSA restricts her ability to travel freely with her medicine and also because the federal illegality of cannabis forbids her from fully accessing the benefits due her as the child of a military veteran. When he was just 1, Jagger Cotte of DeKalb County, Ga., was put in hospice care, diagnosed with deadly Leigh’s Disease. His parents turned to medical cannabis with hopes of relieving his near constant pain and believe it has extended his life. Now 6, Jagger relies on medical cannabis and, like Alexis, is suing because the CSA takes away his right to travel by airplane or travel to or through states in which medical cannabis is illegal. Jose Balen, 34, of Seminole County, Fla., served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq for 14 months starting in May 2003. Today, he uses medical cannabis to treat PTSD, and is suing for the right to safely enter a military base, travel by airplane, and travel to states where medical cannabis is illegal. New York’s Cannabis Cultural Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit helping marginalized and underrepresented communities engage in the legal cannabis industry; fighting for criminal justice reform; improving access to medical cannabis; and advocating for adult use legalization. The group contends that the CSA was enacted and enforced in a discriminatory manner historically targeting populations of color and today prevents them from participating in the legal cannabis industry.
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    The new software version has a different way of presenting classifieds, which requires a data migration that hasn't happened yet. We are trying to finish off the upgrade this weekend, at which point classifieds should be back, and memberships available again for purchase.
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    My friend ... never start a lie because it will always follow you ... if Tourette's Syndrome is your only currently qualifying medical condition and that isn't covered under the MMMA ... then you need to try and get it approved through the current legally accepted channels ... please don't put yourself in legal jeopardy ...
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    10 ounces of marijuana plus any marijuana produced by your own plants. Anything over 2.5 ounces needs to be locked up.
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    After far too much research, massive notes, and just before I start to build excel spreadsheets ... I've chosen my starter strains Pineapple Express for day time Northern Lights for night time I'll spare you my research as it would frighten any sane individual ... Any thoughts are appreciated ...
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    In 1972, the Shafer Commission submitted it's official report. Their methodology was enlightened and scientific. They carefully weighed historical and societal factors. Their recommendations would have saved billions of taxpayer dollars ... and saved millions of lives from both a legal and a medical standpoint. Their summary is below .. The Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse Chapter V marihuana and social policy A Final Comment In this Chapter, we have carefully considered the spectrum of social and legal policy alternatives. On the basis of our findings, discussed in previous Chapters, we have concluded that society should seek to discourage use, while concentrating its attention on the prevention and treatment of heavy and very heavy use. The Commission feels that the criminalization of possession of marihuana for personal is socially self-defeating as a means of achieving this objective. We have attempted to balance individual freedom on one hand and the obligation of the state to consider the wider social good on the other. We believe our recommended scheme will permit society to exercise its control and influence in ways most useful and efficient, meanwhile reserving to the individual American his sense of privacy, his sense of individuality, and, within the context of ail interacting and interdependent society, his options to select his own life style, values, goals and opportunities. The Commission sincerely hopes that the tone of cautious restraint sounded in this Report will be perpetuated in the debate which will follow it. For those who feel we have not proceeded far enough, we are reminded of Thomas Jefferson's advice to George Washington that "Delay is preferable to error." For those who argue we have gone too far, we note Roscoe Pound's statement, "The law must be stable, but it must not stand still." We have carefully analyzed the interrelationship between marihuana the drug, marihuana use as a behavior, and marihuana as a social problem. Recognizing the extensive degree of misinformation about marihuana as a drug, we have tried to demythologize it. Viewing the use of marihuana in its wider social context, we have tried to desymbolize it. Considering the range of social concerns in contemporary America, marihuana does not, in our considered judgment, rank very high. We would deemphasize marihuana as a problem. The existing social and legal policy is out of proportion to the individual and social harm engendered by the use of the drug. To replace it, we have attempted to design a suitable social policy, which we believe is fair, cautious and attuned to the social realities of our time. The full report and the wiki blurb and below ... http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/studies/nc/ncmenu.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafer_Commission If, in 1972, a group of reasonable people could clearly plan a path to correctly address marijuana ... surly we can do the same in 2017 There is always hope ...
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    White House Signals Support for Bill on Russia Sanctions Announcement comes as Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before Senate committees this week https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-supports-sanctions-bill-against-russia-1500822026 I post this only to help illustrate how the wheels are coming off ... Trump doesn't have any choice, as Restorium2 pointed out; if he veto's than he is in bed with the Russians and if he signs than he is trying to limit damage ... both are losing propositions as Congressional panels and independent reviews continue to unravel the truth ... Like it or not, America is the world leader, like it or not, the world hangs on our every decision ... if we must remove a President ... the very international political earth will shake ... but we will endure ... for all the press reports and selected information that news media and others report, our country remains our own ... I've been very fortunate to have traveled the world during my military service and I can honestly tell you that America, for all our flaws and failures, is seen as the very best hope for humanity ... Yes, we fail on what seems to us monumental levels ... but the rest of the world isn't even close to our freedoms and always looks to us for light and hope for the future We must never let the political in-fighting define us as a people ... We are made of much stronger stuff ... as one American has said ... "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." This world has no better example of the aspirations of mankind to establish the very best for it's people ... please hold fast and know that America is ours and always will be ours ... the people
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    Seems like a good starting point. You can adjust dosage as long as all the caps have the same amount. Remember that different strains may give you different effects too.
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    Really cant see anyone being as hard core as Sessions hopefully he resigns or gets fired and the next guy isn't so anti cannabis.
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    I agree with you ... I cringe every time I read terms like pot, joint, and weed in articles about medical marijuana ... it's that stigma you talked about.
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    That's the Colorado Court Of Appeals, not Michigan. Too bad Michigan Courts didn't use the same logic here to NOT search our homes when the sweet scent of cannabis could be a legal scent. This just goes to show you how crooked our courts here in Michigan are. To any normal mind the scent of marijuana in a MEDICAL legal state is not probable cause to search anything. There are ten of thousands of legal grows in Michigan that are wide open to discrimination and hate crimes because of our courts.
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    If they are medical marijuana dispensaries then they need to be treated like a CVS with the same rules, same licensing, and the same zoning.
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    marijuana, especially medical marijuana is not a conservative vs liberal ideal. it has wide support from everyone, in every poll, local or nationwide. with florida getting medical marijuana vote at 70%, which is the most % a medical marijuana state has been created so far. michigan was the previous biggest percentage with 63%. now we cant claim it any longer. florida leans heavily republican. its not a republican vs democrat thing. although republicans dislike marijuana more than democrats. with independents supporting marijuana more than either party.
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    Holy batschit batman, we have dueling BS artists, a dispensary owner pretending to be only caregivers servicing their 5 patients and the cops saying you can't grow outdoors. See the total unreality we have to endure daily?
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    An Otsego County medical marijuana dispensary was searched after a drug team says they were growing the drug illegally and had painkillers illegally. The SANE drug team got a tip Monday that marijuana plants were growing near a dispensary on Otsego Avenue in Gaylord. After a search, they ended up seizing 26 marijuana plants and a slew of other marijuana products. Pain killers and marijuana were also taken from the vehicle of two people inside the business. The woman operating the dispensary was arrested for having, growing and intending to deliver marijuana as well as having tramadol. SANE says the investigation is still ongoing. http://www.9and10news.com/story/35863078/sane-drug-team-seizes-marijuana-plants-growing-illegally-near-gaylord-dispensary
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    right King... as with everything that happens with cannabis it really does matter where you live and operate. better safe than sorry every time.
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    Would a clinic like Denali be a trusted medical professional to a caregiver? I don't want to pay them if caregiver's don't feel good about their certification.
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    I think the best thing would be for you to meet a patient reference for a caregiver. Like a contractor that wants to prove they do good work, they show you a satisfied customer. Meet some patients and ask them who they recommend. That would be your best bet to avoid a BS artist.
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    Well i was banned for no reason other than being a trump voter and i was a 7 year member. And mabey if you didnt rip every post apart id post more.
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    Both of these guys violated the MMMAct, both of them knew darn well they were violating the MMMAct, neither of them cared they were breaking the MMMAct(until they got busted) and they paid a small price. I don't think anyone should get busted for marijuana, but these 2 purposefully exceeded the law by far and knew they were doing so. I have zero pity for them as individuals because they were giving caregivers a bad name. They were only thinking of themselves and not how their actions were negatively impacting caregivers following the law. This was a case of pure greed.
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    Check out bending and low-stress training, that also works wonders and some think it stresses the plant less than actually cutting the tops off. But I've never thought the plants looked stress from topping or fimming, either, so all the techniques have similar effects overall: more tops and a canopy closer to the lights. Pretty crucial for indoor growing efficiency.
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    Their goal is to rake in millions in tax dollars. My fear is that when they fail to meet the sky high projections made by the dispensary lobby then they'll crack down in order to force people to buy from state sanctioned stores so they can make money on every transaction. I'm certain that in their minds they envision everyone lined up to buy joints like at the beer store and when that doesn't happen it will be blamed on "black market" growers.
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    Wow! That's pretty bad when a Republican says something like that about it. They usually only make those statements when referring to poor people and gays.