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Victories and commentary on the absurdity of daily struggles in the courtroom during this war on drugs.

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New to medical marijuana? Don't be frightened! Cannabis is like any other prescription medication, except its non-toxic, no deaths ever!

While the experienced members in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association already know the ins and outs of certifications, physician appointments and sending paperwork into the state, hopefully articles like this one help people who know nothing about medical marijuana. Although the article never answers the question in the headline, getting a Michigan medical marijuana card is very similar to getting a prescription from a doctor. Although there is an extra step required that is more l

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Three new Michigan medical marijuana bills introduced on 4/19

When the legislature banned a patient and caregiver from extracting marijuana using butane inside of a residence, the reason given was for the safety of the public. The changes to the MMMA proposed by Triston Cole do not rely on safety, or any logical reason at all. This kind of power grab is frightening. It is one thing to ban an activity, it is quite another to make extracting marijuana a 5 year felony. Triston Cole wants extracting marijuana to carry a longer sentence of 5 years in

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Pennsylvania will allow cannabis to treat opioid addiction

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Association has submitted a petition for treating opioid dependence with medical marijuana. The public hearing for public comments will be heard on April 27, 2018. Read more about it at http://komornlaw.com/petitions              Pa. approves sale of marijuana 'flower,' and will allow cannabis to treat opioid addiction Updated: APRIL 16, 2018 — 5:58 PM EDT   by Sam Wood, Staff Writer  @samwoodiii |  s

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Rapes and Marijuana, What is more important to the Michigan Attorney General ?

Pat Miles, Dana Nessel and Unions. Michigan Democratic Party members will be voting and nominating their pick for the Attorney General in the April nomination convention. A few weeks before the convention, the Union Auto Workers endorsed Pat Miles. This is strange, because Pat Miles has a history of working at anti-union law firms.   http://www.btlaw.com/Patrick-Miles http://www.btlaw.com/Union-Free-Training-Labor-and-Employment-Law-Practices/   I

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Victory over 3 cases in two cities.

Our clients in Wayne and Garden City were charged with four counts of controlled substance felonies, as well as the police seizing retirement bank accounts, vehicles and other unrelated property. Count 1: Controlled Substances – Delivery / Manufacture of marijuana 5-45 kilograms Count 2: Controlled Substances – Delivery / Manufacture of marijuana 5-45 kilograms At the time of the charged offense, the clients were valid registered patients and caregivers with the Michigan Medical M

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Marijuana Glossary and Dictionary for Beginners

It takes a long time to learn every single new word when you enter the marijuana world. Below is a quick attempt by the Detroit Free Press to educate it's readers.    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/03/30/michigan-medical-marijuana-words/473131002/

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Pregnancy and Marijuana: The Research is lacking.

Pregnancy and Medical Marijuana Expectant mothers are searching for answers about the safety profile of Medical Marijuana. Unfortunately the scientific community has dropped the ball and kicked it off the cliff on this issue. The lack of scientific research is due to marijuana’s illegality. Further, there exist huge biases within the published research. Mostly the research confounds marijuana use with tobacco and/or alcohol, two known causes of fetus and child harm. Separating out mariju

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Rare chance and a Real Opportunity to clear your name of a medical marijuana charge due to retroactive amendments to the MMMA.

The Path to Amnesty for Persons Investigated, Arrested, Prosecuted, Convicted or suffered penalty of any kind for Marihuana Charges, related to possessing Non-Plant Material medical marihuana including brownies or other edibles.       Clearing your name of criminal charges in Michigan has always been an uphill battle. With the new retroactive changes in the MMMA law, some medical marijuana charges may be able to be fixed. You may be able to have an adjudication or judgement o

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Sen Mitch McConnell wants to legalize hemp

Sen. Mitch McConnell Pushes Bill To Legalize Hemp Tom Angell , CONTRIBUTORI cover the policy and politics of marijuana  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The head of the U.S. Senate announced on Monday that he will soon be filing a bill to legalize industrial hemp and allocate federal money for cultivation of the crop. "We all are so optimistic that industrial hemp can become sometime in the future what tobacco was in Kentu

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Senator Gillibrand slams Big Pharma on opioids and marijuana issues.

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

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michigan Attorney General candidates Differ on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Association endorses Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General. View our Endorsement here. Civil asset forfeiture is a heavily abused police tool created in order to seize assets of drug kingpins. Unfortunately, the majority of civil asset forfeiture is property or cash seized under $1,000. Police aren't tackling drug kingpins and taking $1,000 at a time, they are taking $1,000 or less from regular people. A majority of the time, these people are never charged or c

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.

Kimberly Thomas was arrested on gun charges in the Bronx that were later dropped. “For 396 days I have been fighting for my life, my freedom and my sanity,” she said. CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility. By JOSEPH GOLDSTEINMARCH 18, 2018 Officer Nector Martinez took the

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Medical Marijuana remains the best option for Epilepsy

We've known for forty years that Cannabidiol (CBD) from the Cannabis Sativa aka Marijuana aka Hemp plant vastly reduces many different kinds of seizures and epilepsy in humans. It is a travesty that patients and parents of children with epilepsy are prohibited from using this non-toxic plant to prevent and stop seizures. Tens of thousands of epileptics have died because they were unable to access this life saving safe non-toxic medication. Abstract In phase 1 of the study, 3 mg/kg d

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Adding Qualifying Conditions to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

The public hearing for public comments will be heard on April 27, 2018. Read more about it at http://komornlaw.com/petitions      After the MMMA was enacted by a vote of 63% of Michigan voters in 2008, the legislature has declined to add any new qualifying conditions to protect patients from arrest. Senator Rick Jones even attempted to remove Glaucoma from the MMMP's list of qualifying conditions. Patients , caregivers and other interested parties wrote in opposition to

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Detroit fights against marijuana ballot proposals, again.

Detroit has an interesting history of fighting voter ballot proposals. In 2012, The city of Detroit fought the ballot proposal in court , all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court and lost. Finally these ballot questions would go to the voters! Why did Detroit fight so hard about decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana? Why exactly did they want to keep marijuana illegal and continue the war on drugs and prohibition? 80 years after prohibition of alcohol ended in a huge failure of organize

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

CBD products seized in Tennessee, state Attorney Generals call CBD illegal

CBD raids Just as a landmark cannabidiol lawsuit headed to court this week, police in Tennessee carried out the largest known CBD raids in history: 23 businesses were closed and 21 individuals were cited for selling illegal marijuana products. The raids, largely at tobacco shops selling candies and vape pens containing CBD, happened outside Nashville. The raids didn’t sweep up any producers or processors, but they put the fledgling hemp industry in Tennessee on notice. Like o

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michigan is licensing marijuana businesses but they still cant use banks.

LANSING, MI - It was chilly on the morning of Dec. 15., but Michigan State Police stood outside a state office building. They were there for safety, ready, as the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation opened its doors, for some applicants to show up with the $6,000 application fee in cash.     Michigan lawmakers authorized a new medical marijuana industry in 2016, and the state began accepting applications to be a part of it on Dec. 15, 2017. But businesses seeking inclusion

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Medical marijuana used to treat autism-related disorders

I can only imagine how difficult it is as a parent to have a child within the autism spectrum. I am friends with parents of autistic children and have met many others. These parents would move mountains for their children. They have taken every step possible to try to help alleviate their child's pain and suffering. They have tried every treatment that their doctors have suggested. Every single prescription the physicians can think of, even off-label uses of other prescriptions that have never b

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michigan Medical Marijuana Expert Defense Attorney Michael Komorn gets grilled by House Committee while supporting asset forfeiture reform.

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

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn Fights Against Asset Forfeiture in Michigan

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

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Warrantless Wiretapping Encourages Constitutional Rights Abuses

Warrantless wiretapping is a terrible idea and is unconstitutional. It was created at a time when America was thought to be at WAR with the terrorists. 17 years later, America was always at war with the terrorists. Illegal wiretaps of all communications continue, but are solely focused on Americans, and more specifically focused on the war on drugs, not terrorism. Not to be outdone, the NSA and DEA know that their secret illegal wiretaps are illegal and would not be used as evidence in the

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Don’t Beauregard that joint my friend.

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

Michael Komorn

Hemp industry fights DEA for right to sell hemp, again.

The hemp industry is fighting the DEA again for its right to sell hemp products, including CBD. The Drug Enforcement Agency and US Attorney Generals have spent considerable resources on hemp farmers, state hemp projects, even attacking, raiding and destroying hemp crops in Native American tribal land. Members of congress have joined in the lawsuit against the DEA. Does the DEA even know what it is doing? Why did Eric Holder say hemp was schedule 1, prosecute hemp growers his entire tenure,

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Iowa State University blows at least $343,000 attacking marijuana and free speech.

While private internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google censor marijuana on their various communication platforms, a publicly funded state university must adhere to the free speech first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. In this case, Iowa State University objected to a NORML student group using the ISU mascot on their t-shirt. Read the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling here. Read the Iowa Board of Appeals Settlement plan here. O

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn



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