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  1. GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY (WPBN/WGTU) -- The debate to bring a medical marijuana facility to Grand Traverse County continues. On Tuesday, a special meeting was held in Kingsley where the Executive Director of the National Patients Rights Association Robin Schneider gave a presentation on the laws revolving around medical marijuana. One of the main things she talked about was the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act, which regulates medical marijuana from growth to distribution. People in the crowd also took the opportunity to talk about how they felt about the $20 million facility proposed by TheraCann. Others said they don't want any kind of marijuana in the area and were opposed to bringing the plant to Kingsley. Schneider also said regulating medical marijuana more would make it less likely for it to spread in the black market. Though a lot of the things brought up at the meeting revolved around the proposed medical marijuana plant, that wasn't the purpose of the meeting. Schneider was there to talk about the law and answer any questions.
  2. Yep! i sure can agree to that as one of the many in this State that has felt the Blow but i still Oh a Big Thanks to the MMMA and all the Lawyer's Members that helped us
  3. I agree never heard of those kinds of mite's
  4. DETROIT — An initiative to amend Detroit's medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries to operate near liquor stores, child-care centers and parks could appear on the November ballot, after a group behind the effort submitted thousands of signatures backing the measure. Citizens for Sensible Cannabis spokesman Jonathan Barlow confirmed his group submitted petitions late last month seeking to amend Chapter 24 of the city's code. Elections Director Daniel Baxter said the group met the threshold of required signatures and his department has since turned the initiative over to the Detroit City Council, which is expected to consider it Tuesday. The council also is expected to receive an update on the city's medical marijuana efforts, according to its Tuesday meeting agenda. Baxter said the council has to consider the initiative before it's placed on the ballot because "it is part of the initiative petition process." "It's now in their hands," Baxter said. "If they choose not to act on it, it goes back to the Election Commission to determine whether it meets all the legal requirements, and if it does, it goes on the ballot for November." Baxter said council members have 60 days to act on the initiative and they also have the right to choose to reject it or place something on the ballot themselves. The effort to amend the ordinance comes a year after it took effect March 1, 2016. According to a copy of the petition, the amendments would also allow dispensaries to be located closer to churches and to each other, and would give dispensaries an additional hour to operate. Currently they must close at 8 p.m.; new rules would allow them to close at 9 p.m. Richard Clement, top aide to Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr., said an array of individuals are backing the measure, including former dispensary owners who were shut down, owners in the process of getting closed and those who are planning to reopen in the city. Barlow declined to say who is backing the initiative but said more information on the effort is forthcoming. Barlow said his organization also has submitted petitions to amend Chapter 61 of the city's code to allow growers and "secure transporters" to open within the city's industrial districts. It would also allow processors, "provisioning centers" and safety compliance facilities to be permitted in additional business and industrial districts. But, Baxter said, the initiative to amend Chapter 61 will not appear on the ballot. "Based upon what we've seen thus far, the one to amend Chapter 61 is not valid," Baxter said. "The state zoning and enabling act precludes local jurisdictions from rezoning through ballot initiatives, meaning you can't circulate. The only entity that has that authority is City Council." Barlow said his organization is seeking further clarification. Detroit corporation counsel Melvin Butch Hollowell previously told the Free Press that 283 dispensaries were identified in the city last year as operating illegally. According to the city's website, 172 shops have been shut down. "None of them were operating lawfully," Hollowell said. "At the time, I sent a letter to each one of them indicating that unless you have a fully licensed facility, you are operating at your own risk." Hollowell also said at the time that an additional 51 were in the pipeline to be closed. That would bring the closures up to 218 and a step closer to the goal laid out by officials to have only 50 citywide. Hollowell declined to comment on the November initiative. Councilman James Tate, who originally introduced the ordinance in 2015, said there were other things he wanted to include that were even "more strict" but he believes what's in place right now works and has been successful. "There hasn’t been any proof or display of proof that shows it's not working properly," Tate said. "Any time you try to limit conversation about what’s happening in people’s neighborhoods, that’s never good and I’m never going to be in favor of that. Based on what I’m hearing, I would be in opposition and more likely be vocally in opposition." Tate said he introduced the ordinance two years ago because he believed the city became over-saturated with dispensaries. You would have four or five in one corner," Tate recalled. "... There’s nothing we have in the city of Detroit that’s that over-saturated or overpopulated whether it’s a CVS or a McDonald's. If you look at the dispensaries, many of them are not owned by residents of the city of Detroit. It’s a multipronged issue but if someone feels like it's not the best move on their behalf, they have the right to utilize the process of law whichever way they feel is right." Cushingberry, who was the lone no vote against the ordinance in October 2015, said he believes it deserves a second look. "All of it may be unconstitutional and in violation of the federal Constitution and FCC as a restrain on trade because it interferes with interstate commerce," Cushingberry said. "In addition to that, you can’t treat one set of pharmacies one way and another set another way. If you're going to say that it's medicine, then people need to be able to have a pharmacy. You can’t have a pharmacy that’s like CVS and then tell everybody else their pharmacy can’t be there."
  5. Hello everyone Wild Bill are you doing Dirt or Hydro ? If Hydro its PH and if dirt and all you leaves look like that one i would clone and start over It's my own opinion
  6. Lol in the Video it said it wouldn't cost the Tax payers anything
  7. A campaign to once again try to fully legalize marijuana in Michigan is getting big support from a Washington D.C. nonprofit activist group and from a tobacco store company that has talked of opening a chain of marijuana shops in the state. The donor list, revealed in the latest campaign finance statements filed by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, alarmed critics who have long contended that marijuana's nationwide march toward legalization is being funded not by the idealistic stoners and medical-marijuana users long linked to the politics of cannabis but instead by a pack of profit-minded investors and corporate types said to be similar to Big Tobacco — the nation's cigarette and cigar industry. See the donor list: Michigan campaign statement contributions "It’s obvious that these tobacco guys are making a play for the marijuana money," Jeff Zinsmeister, executive vice president of Smart Alternatives to Marijuana, based in Alexandria, Va., said Friday. The group argues that Big Marijuana is "following the playbook of Big Tobacco," hoping to get young people addicted to pot early on, then keep them as hapless customers for life, Zinsmeister said. Those who support legalization argue that marijuana will be more difficult for youths to obtain, not less, after it passes. They liken the current availability of marijuana to the nation's era of alcohol Prohibition, when people of any age had ready access to illegal alcoholic beverages; in contrast to later laws that made alcohol legal for adults but a crime to provide it to anyone under 21. The campaign's goal is to put a ballot question before Michigan voters in 2018, when the governor's race will trigger a big voter turnout. Medical marijuana use was approved by state voters in 2008. Read more: Proposal would let Detroit pot shops open near liquor stores, parks Michigan's marijuana legalization drive hits signature milestone This is Nattaly Brown. She's 7, has cancer and uses medical marijuana. The top donor to the the current campaign, shown as giving a total of $150,000 as of June, is a company called Smokers Outlet Management in Troy, according to the campaign finance statements. The company owns 68 Wild Bill's Tobacco shops across Michigan, its website says. But its plan is to use the name Oasis Wellness Centers to open a major chain of marijuana shops in Michigan, according to statements made to state lawmakers' committees and summarized in a memo filed with the state House Judiciary Committee in 2015 by the company's vice president, Paul Weisberger. Weisberger could not be reached Friday and Saturday. Additionally, the Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, which claims to have 32,000 dues-paying members, has given $58,161, as well as staff time and technical assistance to the campaign, according to the finance statements. Many of its donations came in brainpower, listed as consulting, staff time, legal research, hotel expenses and airline tickets, assistance that has been missing in previous efforts by Michiganders to get ballot access for marijuana.
  8. KENT COUNTY, Mich. -- The Kent County Prosecutor's team is appealing the Michigan Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that 'knock and talks' are time sensitive, stemming from the cases against two former Kent County deputies who were medical marijuana patients found with pot butter. Friday in Kent County Circuit Court, the prosecutor's team announced they will file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by Aug. 30. They hope to further clarify whether knock and talks are time sensitive. Kent County Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber granted the prosecutor a stay on the cases to allow the chance for them to prepare their appeal and the one percent chance that SCOTUS will hear it. Judge Leiber said at one point, "the case has had a tortured history," and it has. Six weeks ago the Michigan Supreme Court ruled if police come to a home without a warrant wanting to talk, conducting a so-called knock and talk, they must come to a home during normal waking and solicitation hours. The justices unanimously ruled in favor of former Kent County deputies Todd Van Doorne and Michael Frederick, but remanded the issue of whether their consent to search was legitimate or coerced back to the Kent County Circuit Court. The cases began March 18, 2014 at 4 a.m. then 5:30 a.m. when seven Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team officers went to the homes of the Kent County Deputies, with more than 20 years in the department at the time, on suspicion of pot butter without a warrant. Van Doorne and Frederick consented to their superiors, then officers searched and seized marijuana from the card-carrying patients. Originally four law enforcement officials with more than 20 years' experience at the Kent County Correctional Facility faced drug charges including: Sgt. Tim Bernhardt, Brian Tennant, Van Doorne and Frederick, along with two medical marijuana caregivers, Timothy and Alyssa Scherzer. After pleading guilty to drug charges, Sgt. Bernhardt took his life. Friday, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker told FOX 17 the ruling to limit knock and talks to normal waking hours negatively impacts police work. Van Doorne's Defense Attorney Bruce Block disagrees and calls the framework common sense. “It’s really kind of I think a misnomer to say well police won’t be able to do their jobs; they’ll be able to do their jobs, but they’ll just have to follow rules," said Block. "And our country is founded on rules and that’s what keeps us a free country in my opinion. You have to follow rules: you don’t wake up sleeping families in the middle of the night like happened here.” Each term, the U.S. Supreme Court receives between about 7,000 to 8,000 petitions for a writ of certiorari and hears about 80, or one percent. "The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly said a knock and talk is not subject to the Fourth Amendment; the Michigan Supreme Court came to a different conclusion," said James Benison, Kent County senior assistant prosecutor. "I think that there’s a discrepancy there that needs to be resolved.” Block says he sees no discrepancy between court circuits. "If you look at nationwide precedent, over and over and over and over every case out there, every circuit that I’ve been able to find has said the time of day matters," said Block. "The time of day matters, it is time sensitive, the knock and talk is limited.” As far as cost to taxpayers, Becker tells FOX 17 despite these cases running since March 2014, outside of filing costs this work has not cost taxpayers any large-scale expense. FOX 17 also spoke with Michigan State Police officials about how this affect their police work since the June 1 Michigan Supreme Court Ruling. Friday MSP Public Affairs Manager Shanon Banner said they are "in the process of finalizing a Legal Update that will provide guidance to law enforcement about this ruling. I expect it to be available next week."
  9. IT’S a sad truth, but most of us know someone suffering like Toney Fitzgerald. As documented in today’s story, the 55-year-old was recently diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time, and after a long and unsuccessful round of surgery and treatments, he has turned to marijuana to cure his ailment. Last month he got in touch with Professor Raphael Mechoulam, a medicinal chemistry researcher at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an expert in the field, who believes large-scale clinical trials on humans are needed to explore the full benefits of the drug. Former NSW Premier Mike Baird first started talking about the potential of medical marijuana for the treatment of the terminally ill in 2014. His interest soon solidified to become three separate trials of medical cannabis, at a cost of $9 million during five years. The first trial assessed the value of cannabis to relieve the seizures endured by children with severe epilepsy. That trial was followed by another testing the efficacy of cannabis to improve the quality of life for people with terminal illness by reducing their pain and nausea. A third trial assessed the use of cannabis for patients enduring the discomfort associated with chemotherapy. These trials did not look at the value of cannabis for the treatment of many of the other conditions the drug has been said to alleviate, including, among others, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, migraines, Crohn's disease, and spinal cord injury and disease. Although 23 states in the US, Canada and some nations in Europe have now approved the use of medical cannabis, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) agrees with the NSW government in saying the evidence in favour of medical cannabis is patchy. It’s certainly not for the Central Western Daily to argue a point of medicine with the AMA, but with the trial results still largely up in the air our point is this: if it helps even one person suffering from chronic illness while not harming others, medicinal marijuana must be worth legalising. “When you are in the fight of your life, you pull out all steps to get a cure,” Mr Fitzgerald said. If any of us had our lives on the line we’d probably say the same thing. It’s Mr Fitzgerald’s life. Within all limits of reason and safety he should be entitled to fight for it in which ever way he chooses.
  10. Yep thats why i posted it Lol
  11. TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - The 13abc I-Team giving you a first look at the plans for a medical marijuana facility in Toledo. Even though licenses aren't approved yet, this company is getting a jump on the process. That proposed site is near the corner of Cassandra drive and Jason street in Washington Township, in Toledo. What we've not yet determined are the exact owners of the facility but we have a better idea of what it could look like and how medical marijuana may take shape here in Toledo. Plans were submitted in June to the Toledo-Lucas County plan commission for the over 23 acre site. The proposed site would have one building, surrounded by lots of landscaping, a few small parking lots and one driveway off Cassandra. A closer look give us the first idea of security for the place. Barbed wire fences, between six and nine feet tall, will surround the entire facility according to these site plans. As for the building itself, where the marijuana will be grown and processed, renderings give us some idea of what it will look like on all 4 sides. It’s a building made of insulated metal wall panels and fiber cement panels. As for neighbors, this site would be bordered by Toledo's landfill on one side and several industrial buildings on the others. The I-Team visited some of the neighbors Wednesday and none of them knew about these proposed plans. Everything is proposed because so far the state has not even granted licenses for any company to grow medical marijuana. Almost 200 companies submitted applications. 12 will be awarded for large operations, 12 for smaller operations. A Department of Commerce spokeswoman says there's no timetable for when they'll decide who gets a license. The program has to be up and operational in 2018.
  12. Well if its like State of Michigan then it all depends or what City or town you grow in or even use inn i know lots of people that live in Oakland grow some wears else
  13. Anyone else notice this? No i didn't but i think theirs more then enough $$ to go around ?
  14. AA OTSEGO COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Gaylord woman was arrested on Monday after the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement team raided a medical marijuana dispensary. The Gaylord Police Department received a tip from someone who noticed the dispensary had moved dozen of marijuana plants outside, which is illegal. S.A.N.E. was able to get a search warrant on Monday, the same day the tip came in. Three people were there at the time, but only a 27-year-old woman was arrested. Police say she worked and also lived in the building. Dispensaries are supposed to keep all of their products locked inside and each caregiver is only supposed to have five patients. Other dispensaries in the area say when people break the rules, it makes them all look bad. “It’s unfortunate people have to break the law and then give other dispensaries a bad name when we’re out here just trying to help patients," said Jonathan Tomaski, manager of the Cloud 45 dispensary. "I like to think that a lot of the people that are involved as caregivers or patients are following the rules, so it gives every person who's following the rules a bad name," said Lt. Kenneth Mills of S.A.N.E. "I'd like to think that the majority of folks who have cards are following the rules that are currently in place, but you're always going to have a few that are trying to go outside what they should be doing." In addition to the 26 plants, S.A.N.E. seized about two and a half pounds of processed marijuana, as well as edibles and wax. They say the woman was also in possession of Tramadol, which is a type of pain killer. Police say that amount of marijuana far exceeds the amount a caregiver should have if they are only serving five patients. They will be investigating further to see if the woman was selling to non-patients,