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  • Michael Komorn

    Senator Gillibrand slams Big Pharma on opioids and marijuana issues.

    By Michael Komorn

    Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana Tom Angell A prominent Democratic U.S. senator is slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing marijuana legalization. "To them it's competition for chronic pain, and that's outrageous because we don't have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic pain having overdose issues," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said. "It's not the same thing. It's not as highly addictive as o
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  • Michael Komorn

    Years of blood, sweat and tears to get Autism as a Qualifying Condition in the MMMA.

    By Michael Komorn

    We have come a long way from 2013, when a parent submitted the first petition to add Autism as a qualifying condition within the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. It was ultimately rejected due to a lack of any research materials and testimony. http://komornlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Final_Determination_Autism_436526_7.pdf In 2014, a Parent tried to submit a new Autism petition with some testimony about physicians treating Autism patients who qualify due to also having epile
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  • Michael Komorn

    Making A Federal Case Out Of Marijuana

    By Michael Komorn

    Our client, a medical marijuana patient registered with the State of Michigan, was out for a boat ride and some fishing on his friend’s boat. What started out as a glorious day with intentions of sun and fishing on the Detroit river later turned into federal charges of possession of marijuana (21 USC 844, 21 USC 844a) when a Border Patrol agent pulled up to them and wanted to search their vessel.   Related: Michigan law regarding marijuana manufacture, delivery, and possession   The federal
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  • Michael Komorn

    Komorn Law recommends keeping medical marijuana card and protections.

    By Michael Komorn

    After the legalization of marijuana in Michigan, some patients are thinking they could stop paying the state $100 for the special mmp card , and just use the recreational marijuana law to grow their medicine. A patient with a registered card can use the ultimate defense and immunity to avoid a driving under the influence charge. Only adults 21 or over are protected by the new legalization law, but no one yet knows how the new law will affect driving privileges. Is the zero toleran
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  • Michael Komorn

    Victory against unconstitutional search and seizures.

    By Michael Komorn

    Komorn Law PLLC is proud to report another complete dismissal of all charges for our client. These past few months we have attained a high rate of dismissals of our client’s cases.   In this case our client was charged with allegations of felonious marihuana conduct; the case involved the definition of a medical marijuana plant in the law. More specifically, whether or not the plant was producing food from photosynthesis and was “living”.  Of course, the prosecutor wanted to fight abo
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Why was medical marijuana banned?

As this news hit in the last throes of 2017, it seems appropriate to take a step back and understand why exactly marijuana was banned all of those years ago. Please continue reading to find the answers on this long and weird journey through time. Elderly Couple Stopped In Nebraska With 60 Pounds Of Weed ‘For Christmas Presents’ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/22/572844666/elderly-couple-stopped-in-nebraska-with-60-pounds-of-weed-for-christmas-presents

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

How Michigan Cops and Prosecutors Decrease Public Safety-Kent County

Hello and Welcome To Another Edition Of:   How Police and Prosecutors Decrease Public Safety - Kent County Edition I’m your Host, Charmie Gholson. Let’s get started. Attorney Michael Komorn is arguing a racketeering case in trial this week in Kent County. Here’s an article about it. Never mind the obviously slated reporting, if you can, but go ahead and try to calculate the resources it took to investigate, raid and prosecute this 52-year-old woman.  Remember, she did not commit a

Charmie

Charmie

 

What is Policing For Profit? And How Does It Impact Public Safety?

WHAT IS POLICING FOR PROFIT? HOW DOES IT IMPACT PUBLIC SAFETY? Michigan Moms United compiles crime arrest statistics to show, in no uncertain terms, how the practice of policing for profit decreases public safety.  Rather than investigate and arrest suspects who commit violent crimes such as rape, murder, assault, and robbery, Michigan police and prosecutors focus efforts on consensual, victimless crimes. Why? Because doing so brings much-needed funding to cash-strapped l

Charmie

Charmie

 

Medical Marijuana Victory in Clarkston!

Komorn Law, PLLC and Attorney Allen Peisner are proud to report the well-deserved dismissal of all marihuana charges for a young man and his family. We are proud about this one for many reasons. It is well understood that this jurisdiction (Clarkston - in the heart of Oakland County) is not known to be friendly to medical marijuana patients. In fact, in this venue at the arraignment, this particular Judge as a matter of practice tells the presumptively innocent patient that they must decide if t

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

MMMA Endorses Dana Nessel for Attorney General 2018

We are proud to announce our support for Dana Nessel as Michigan’s next Attorney General. I have known Dana for many years , both while working for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (handling complex criminal prosecution) and in private practice.   She is recognized within the attorney community to be an exceptionally skilled attorney. Most importantly she stands behind Michigan’s ballot initiative to treat marihuana like alcohol, and the voters initiative of 2008, the MMMA. It is time t

Dana Nessel for AG 2018

Dana Nessel for AG 2018

 

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cbd

If you have ever been curious about medical marijuana and done any research, then you know that one of the major compounds in the cannabis plant that is medically useful is the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol. While THC does have its medical uses, THC is psychoactive and produces the “high” that some people are familiar with when it comes to marijuana. Cannabidiol is not psychoactive, but does provide relief for millions of people around the world. Here are ten frequently asked questions about cann

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

 

Making A Federal Case Out Of Marijuana

Our client, a medical marijuana patient registered with the State of Michigan, was out for a boat ride and some fishing on his friend’s boat. What started out as a glorious day with intentions of sun and fishing on the Detroit river later turned into federal charges of possession of marijuana (21 USC 844, 21 USC 844a) when a Border Patrol agent pulled up to them and wanted to search their vessel.   Related: Michigan law regarding marijuana manufacture, delivery, and possession   The federal

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Doubling Down On Protection From Conviction

Regarding the Supreme Court decision in People v Hartwick and People v Tuttle, I offer the following agreement that might be used between any patient and any caregiver. Both can benefit from it under any circumstance. It costs nothing but time, ink, and paper, and offers added protection in the event you are arrested and tried for marijuana use if and when you need it. You can find the ruling in Tut/Wick here: http://courts.mi.gov...71 Opinion.pdf. Footnotes 77 and 78 lay out the case that this

GregS

GregS

 

Successful Affirmative Defense In Isabella County Exonerates Patients

Komorn Law PLLC is happy to report that the broken criminal justice system shined a light on us today. The battle in Isabella, the State v Team Fisher concluded today with a 14-page opinion that was a joy to read. The Court held that the accused had not only presented proof of the requisite elements of the section 8 defenses, but that no question of fact existed, and therefore all charges are dismissed.   To call my client and his family courageous would be an understatement. My client

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Police Union Head Wonders Why Everybody Suddenly Wants Them To Stop Stealing People's Stuff

"It's the worst defense of civil asset forfeiture you'll read today, or possibly ever." by Scott Shackford for Reason.com on 1-4-17.   A great article outlining the viewpoint of civil asset forfeiture from the President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury. You'll be amazed once you read this and see that this person is the President of those who swear to protect and serve. When you're done reading, you'll realize that those we entrust to protect and serve defend the tactics

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Court Of Appeals Ruling Regarding Medical Marijuana Use While On Probation

This opinion affirmed the trial court's probation order barring the use of medical marijuana. The trial court's order was specific to the crimes of which defendant was convicted (OWI & No Ops) and was reasonably related to deterring his future drug abuse and criminality. This opinion does not say medical marijuana on probation can always be barred but the basis for the ban must be related to the specific defendant and the conviction(s).   Read the opinion here.

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Mmj And Medicare...

Not sure if this is old news, but I think with more states coming on is more relevant and much more of this type of situation will occur:   http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/06/484977159/after-medical-marijuana-legalized-medicare-prescriptions-drop-for-many-drugs

GreenLads1

GreenLads1

 

Introduction

I would like to take the opportunity to say thanks and introduce Greenlads Payment Services LLC to the MMMA. My name is LeRoy Greene II and I am the owner of Greenlads. At one time, I worked within the Department of Treasury, Homeland Security, and Social Security Administration and saw a great deal of information in relation to MMJ, before it was officially legalized in Colorado. Although I no longer work for the Department of Treasury, I have been following the information closely since my exi

GreenLads1

GreenLads1

 

Thanks To Everybody Involved In Weediquette Season 2 Episode 7

I wanted to thank all the people involved with production of the Viceland Weediquette season 2 episode 7. Check it out here: https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/search-and-seizure/57f57144a5c5e32d7a655398   To say this was exciting or a ton of fun would be an understatement. It is important to recognize that the people who were involved and the stories that they told are real stories. These stories represent the emblematic horrors that both patients and caregivers have had to endure over the

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Why Marijuana Charges Against Patients/caregivers Are Not Brought Under The Mmma

The reason that criminal charges alleging violations of the public health code (delivery of marihuana, possession with the intent to deliver marihuana, and manufacturing (growing) marihuana), are brought in these cases instead of violations of the MMMA, is that there are very few options or similar types of criminal charges available under the MMMA. The MMMA does not have any defined penalties, and as a few courts have ruled, a violation of the MMMA, is not a crime, instead it results in the pat

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

The Path To Amnesty For Persons Investigated, Arrested, Prosecuted, Convicted For Marihuana Charges, Related To Possessing Non-Plant Medical Marihuana

What Happened?   On Tuesday September 22, 2016 Governor Rick Snyder signed into law several new bills allowing a state wide regulated licensing scheme for the Medical Marihuana Industry (House Bill 4209 – The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act). Unlike The Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Act, which created a new law, House Bill 4210 amended the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The MMMA was specifically amended by changing the title and sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 (MCL 333.26423, 333.26

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Felony Expungements Will Be Granted Due To Hb 4210

This article details amendments to the MMMA signed into law on September 21, 2016 which are retroactive. If you were convicted of any crime due to the possession, delivery, or manufacture of cannabis oil or any cannabis-infused product, contact us to see how the new amendments affect you.   Over the past 8 years Komorn Law has vigorously represented medical marihuana patients and caregivers accused of violating the law. On July 11, 2013 the Michigan Court of Appeals in the matter of People v C

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Komorn Law And Mmma File Class-Action Suit Against Msp And Oakland Sheriff

In the Federal Eastern District Court yesterday, Komorn Law and the MMMA filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all medical marijuana patients and their caregivers who depend on the medical use of cannabis oil or products infused with marijuana, such as edible preparations. The lawsuit seeks to enjoin the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratories from creating reports falsely stating that medical marijuana preparations are a synthetic schedule 1 drug, with no me

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

 

Verdict......

The verdict has been made as I sit at the councils table. She struggles to open the sealed envelope and starts the verbiage used to describe it. NOT GUILTY, Dan pats me on the back as I look to his side. I was poised and never overly excited,just content in the moment. The peace that was given beforehand, was enough to handle whatever the verdict would have been, but this is what I wanted. Now it's uplifted and removed, nice to say that I won't have to deal with it anymore. From Dan's expertise

SirLongSmoke

SirLongSmoke

 

Really?

All over a plant that God intended us to use. Everything in moderation,then stereotypical view points are demolished. If marijuana was legal, it would squash the cotton industry, lumber industry and positively stimulate the economy. The love of greed,with the attribution of money, has created a pit of despair, that the wordly fall into. ALWAYS LOOK UP and be guided by the spirit!

SirLongSmoke

SirLongSmoke

 

No Trial, Yet Again.

The trial was cancelled and pushed back, like many times in the past. Dan and I do not know the reason why this has occurred. The trial is adjourned for another time in which we do not know exactly. They have to be waiting on me to mess up my bond because they know this is a losing case for them. I told Dan to tell the prosecuting attorney this:"I am ready to testify and all our witnesses as well, there will be no mistakes. We will win. It's best to end this now before I go public." If I didn't

SirLongSmoke

SirLongSmoke



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    • Right off the bat you fudged up by calling it RICK SIMPSON. It's CANNABIS OIL. Get several opinions before you get the radiation treatment.  It's good you quit smoking cigarettes, they are probably why you got tongue cancer.  What you need the most is a sense of well being. Knowing that you quit the cancer causing cigarettes should empower you going forward. Use cannabis to help your total wellness. If it makes you feel good then it's right for you. If not then run from
    • Well not sure if it's ok if I post here because I'm from Florida, But any how I'm 60 yrs old and back on December 17 2017 I found out I had cancer on my tongue Verrucous squamous cell carcinoma is the type of cancer a very slow growing so i had a pet scan to see if it had spread and found out that it did not and that is was very condensed to that spot on the front of my tongue so my ear nose and throat specialists cut out about 2"x 1 1/2" of my tongue out and there was a pathologist right there
    • He's been standing on the shoulders of all the folks who have come before him that actually did something. He, Rick Simpson, just made a sloppy mess of an extraction and pretended he invented something. Then to most of the real folks dismay, he put his name on it and it stuck.  Ego maniac in the medical marijuana closet, I'll give him that. 
    • OTOH, he has released how-to videos so it isn't like he is pretending that there is anything proprietary to "RSO", unlike most medical quacks. So gotta give him that.
    • People have been making cannabis oil (the oil extract from cannabis plants) for thousands of years. Along comes a guy named Rick Simpson who does a few batches for his camera shots. He puts his own name on cannabis oil like he invented it. People lapped that right up and acted like he invented it. Just folks who didn't know any better. Now what you are seeing when someone mentions Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is the residual effects of one man's huge ego. I always make an effort to move the conversati
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