Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana
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
Attorney General Jeff Sessions January 4th memo regarding marijuana enforcement is historic... and it should promptly be consigned to the dustbin of history. Mr. Session’s very name is a history lesson. Like his father and grandfather, he was named after Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederacy and P.G.T. Beauregard, the first prominent general of the Confederate Army. These were the men who lead the people of Alabama in their desire and purpose to join the “slave-holding
Michael Komorn is dedicated to defending his clients from both criminal charges and civil asset forfeiture. During a committee meeting on House Bill 4158, a bill to reform asset forfeiture, House Committee member Triston Cole tried to find any possible way to attack Komorn's client testimony. With Michael's 9 years of dedicated experience to medical marijuana , he was ready to get deep into analyzing each question. Finally turning the questions around on Mr. Cole and defending his clients, once
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 has worked tirelessly for his clients at Komorn Law PLLC to return property seized and forfeited to the police. The items and property seized often has absolutely no medical marijuana (or any crime at all) connection whatsoever. Just looking at the list of things seized, none of it makes sense. 4 wheeler? Gas generator? 401k retirement account? Cars purchased 20 years ago and restored. Ladders, children's birthday money taken out of their Hallmark birthday cards. iphones, ipads, c
In the face of scrutiny, I wait. Meeting with the school today has me nervous about my future. What will happen? How will they react? Will they understand? As I prepare myself for the worst, I always keep peace within my heart. The Lord guides me and whatever I'm faced with; I know he will be there. Always keep looking up and always keep him near. Thanks for everyone's support through this. I will let you know when I do!
I wanted to share this on my blogs. These are older pictures from when I used to run a live nature cam. Over 140 countries had viewed my nature cam. Sadly, the live broadcast came to an end due to inadequate internet service. I am still currently without adequate internet service to allow me to broadcast live.
I used a top of the line camera, AXIS 213 PTZ, an IP camera meant for broadcasting, with a heated outdoor enclosure. The camera was fully robotic, and was programmable to pan,
Last year was a big year for me – I graduated from college and shortly after my mom was diagnosed with lymphoma (advanced).
They started her on chemo treatments right away. Despite the nausea medicine, she has little to no appetite, throws up a lot and is really tired. I have been talking with her doctors and doing some research online and from what I can understand, people who are undergoing chemo seem to benefit from smoking marijuana. My mom is “old school” and is afraid of trying it, but
My name is James Rose and I live in southwestern Michigan. I was raided by the state police today. I was in compliance with state law having an enclosed fenced area for outdoor plants. I had 24 outdoor plants within the locked gate system, locked by 2 locks at the gate. I had 32 indoor plants locked with a coded deadbolt lock inside a barn style garage. They took all my outdoor plants because they were saying the top of the fence was not fenced. That violation gave them the right to take everyt
How do you define “organic” cultivation?
Growing medicinal marijuana as organic as possible is important to me. If I can’t control the progressive nature of my illness, I at least want to feel like I am in control of what I ingest to make it better or worse. All of us can relate to this.
What is “organic” cultivation?
Defining organic cultivation is not an easy task as the definition varies from grower to the next. However, generally speaking, organic cultivation refers to the method of g
Recently, my friends’ grows have not been going so well. Their leaves are yellowing, and some are even dying. So when I started to run through my checklist of diagnostic questions but they kept insisting that they did everything perfectly.
Then I asked what the growing medium’s pH levels were consistently. Not only were they not measuring the pH, they weren’t even sure why this is important!
I remember thinking the same thing when I started growing, so I thought I would share what I h
Many of you may remember the story of Jesse Snodgrass, a student who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and was arrested by an undercover cop in his high school. The drug war has claimed many victims and has labeled not only medical marijuana patients suffering from debilitating pain and illness in Michigan as enemy combatants, but has now added our kids to that list. In a society that has become numb to mass shootings and ultra-violent acts committed each day, we must question whether we want t
After spending an afternoon looking for info about cultivation environments and plant activity specific to each growth stage for medical marijuana, I discovered information was either scattered among various pages and sources, or not particularly newbie-friendly. So, I have attempted to aggregate the basic growth activity and recommended environment per stage into one document. (It’s a long read, but hopefully will save you some research time; there is an infographic attached to this blog that s
Both of my sons and one sons fiancé had medical marijuana growing in a secured locked facility as stated in the law. Each had their medical cards. One son had sent to the state for the other one to be his caregiver. The law states locked secured facility. No where in the law does it state they have to be separate rooms. There were two locks on the building and it was posted with a warning sign and copy of one son's card and paperwork sent to the state to become patient. Cops came, walked r
As the 6th week of my grow efforts come to a close I thought I would share some of the highs and lows of my experience thus far. A few weeks ago I made my first mistake as a new grower- that’s right- overwatering. My tiny leaves turned yellow and began to droop, sending me into an all-out panic. Luckily, after a little bit of research, I was able to save my seedlings and correct the overwatering issue.
This weekend I encountered my second hurdle as a new grower- nutrient burn. Nutrient burn
I’m Zach and I’ve been growing medicinal marijuana (Cannabis Indica) for a few years to relieve some of the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder right before I left for college and have been seeking alternative treatments ever since.
At first, I was just glad to have a diagnosis and know I wasn’t going crazy. Once I was diagnosed my doctor prescribed Xanax (and then Klonopin). The drugs worked for awhile but every time I
The other day my son asked me why I decided to grow medicinal marijuana instead of just
buying it, and at the time I didn’t have a good answer for him. He worries about my health; there
are days when I can barely get out of bed and days when I can’t even keep my hands from
shaking. So I can understand why he is concerned, but after having some time to think about why
I chose to grow medicinal marijuana, I thought I would share.
I have been gardening my whole life. When I was a child
First let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness.
In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent.
The Rick Simpson Oil Cancer Treatment Works. How?
Rick Simpson Oil works. It has been used by its creator Rick Simpson to treat thousands of cancer patients. In fact, Rick began helping people with this hemp oil formula after curing his own metastatic skin cancer.
So how does this oil cure cancer?
Boosting Melatonin Levels in Your Body
Studies have revealed that cancer patients have a deficiency of a hormone called melatonin in their bodies.Research has also shown that melatonin levels can b
What it is?
Rick Simpson oil is an evaporated solution that is extracted from cannabis.For many people, it has been a way out of cancer. The oil is also referred to as Rick Simpson cannabis oil and Rick Simpson hemp oil.
A Safe and Effective Medicine
The harmless nature of Rick Simpson cannabis oil makes it a class of its own. If you are looking for safe medication for cancer or several other ailments, Rick Simpson hemp oil is just the thing you need. You don’t even need a physician’s supervi
Does any one one have any experience, or knowledge of someone who can talk to me about the use of cannabis for the treatment of ADHD in children? I have read a few articles on the subject and it sounds very promising, especially since the treatment that the doctors want to give (Ritalin) is dangerous as HELL!!! Thank you
Perhaps the most painful and profitable aspect of many police raids is the civil forfeiture process. Unlike criminal forfeiture, in civil forfeiture people do not need to be convicted or even charged with a crime to lose their cash, cars and property. Patients and caregivers in Michigan are all too familiar with this abusive police practice. My clients have had everything from cars, tv's, cash, computers, wedding rings, power tools and even priceless family heirlooms stolen from them by polic
Recently in Chicago, a young man was charged and tried for felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana. During a suppression hearing, it became evident that the five officers had conducted an illegal search of the defendant's vehicle. All five officers systematically lied on the witness stand, claiming the defendant consented to the search. A video proved otherwise. The judge, a former prosecutor, admonished the officers and threw out the evidence against the defendant. The prosecutor dro
The war on drugs, declared by President Nixon in the 1970s, has played a major role in shaping today's society. According to a report by the Pew charitable trust, more than one in every 100 U.S. adults is behind bars. Many consider the war on drugs to be a devastating failure. This seems like a logical enough conclusion. The "war" was declared on our country's own citizens -- it was always a zero-sum game. Like any zero-sum game, it could only be won by the enemy's losses.
But if we are the ene
Ben Horner, owner of one of Michigan’s largest dispensaries, Michigan Organic Solutions out of Flint, shocked both legislators and the Medical Marijuana Community when he announced a proposal to set legal limits of THC in the blood while driving. During a House Judiciary Committee Meeting on April 17, 2014, Horner proposed a plan in which “patients currently enrolled in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program would be legally allowed to drive an automobile with up to 8 nanograms of THC per liter
The Arizona Supreme Court has been making a lot of Pot-friendly rulings as of late. The latest involves an ordinance from 1990 which stated that the presence of inert THC metabolites, namely carboxy-THC, in the body, regardless of any visual impairment, would qualify an individual as driving under the influence (DUI). Carboxy-THC is an inert metabolite that does not have any psychoactive effect, yet under the old ordinance, would still qualify an individual of driving under the influence. Furthe
The medical marijuana community, perhaps more than any other group of Michiganders, has suffered under Schuette. Mark Totten sides with people, including the 63% who voted for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008, the LGBT community, and our children. He supports equal rights for all Michiganders. Too many have suffered under Bill Schuette and his party oriented policies. Michigan will be a safer place for people of all backgrounds in 2014 when Mark Totten is elected Attorney General.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing guidance to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana-related businesses. FinCEN is issuing this guidance in light of recent state initiatives to legalize certain marijuana-related activity and related guidance by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) concerning marijuana-related enforcement priorities. This FinCEN guidance clarifies how financial institutions c
Yes I agree its wise to just not medicate in your vehicle. If they smell burnt product your getting a DWI. Here in Grand Rapids we still don't have legal access for meds. Just proves once this state gets their hands on things its been total chaos & corruption & a huge shortage on tested meds.
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.