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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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The most comprehensive marijuana driving research from all over the world says.... marijuana drivers drive slower to compensate for being high.

Read on to see the consensus from research spanning 50 years from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and everywhere else. Just under 300 studies along with independent and government reports were collected, yet the research keeps pointing to the same thing. People driving after using cannabis drive a little bit slower. States with Legalized and Medical Marijuana have fewer fatal car accidents. My guess is that the fewer fatal accidents are due to substituting alcohol and other medications for cannabis.

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

The war on marijuana defies logic, science and reasoning, according to the government.

Governments from around the world have conducted exhaustive studies on Marijuana / Hemp / Cannabis and have found the exact same results each and every time, consistently over the last 120+ years. Likewise, the governments have attacked, ignored, buried and outright shunned every one of these reports for the last 120 years. The Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report India 1893-1894 The Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report, completed in 1894, was a British India study of cannabis usage

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Will teens no longer go to jail in Michigan for minor in possession of alcohol?

Minor in Possession (of alcohol) was never supposed to put the minor in jail. It has been a travesty of justice for at least the past 20 years that minors and adults 18-20 were thrown in jail solely for drinking alcohol. Even in 2004 , the law was not supposed to put minors in jail. But judges found ways around the laws to put minors in jail for this offense. The legislature changed the MIP law, over and over again in attempts to keep minors out of jail for this offense, to n

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michigan State Police Medical Marijuana Investigation Section MMIS

The Michigan State Police are hiring! They are looking for a “Narcotics Intelligence Analyst” to  “Focus on providing assistance to the Medical Marihuana Investigation Section (MMIS) with marihuana investigations related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and Marihuana Tracking Act.” There is also a position available for a combination Marihuana and Tobacco Tax Investigation Section within the State Police. One of the duties of thi

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Lt Gov Calley / Governor Rick Snyder limits opioid prescriptions

Just two days after Christmas, the Lt. Governor signed SB 0274, a bill to limit opioid based pain prescriptions for people in “acute pain”. Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette also are working to reduce opioid addiction, abuse and overdoses. President Obama at the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit made similar comments on opioids. http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2017-SB-0274 http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/27

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan State Bar Marihuana Section - First Meeting

Recent national articles have embarrassed the state of Michigan. It does not take much reading or news watching to discover that Michigan's national spotlight is not anything to brag about. The Governor is facing controversy over his leadership in the Flint water crisis. Some are calling the situation a human rights violation, and enough voices have been heard to draw a federal investigation (1). Also according to the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, Michigan ranks last in laws

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Federal Doj Complaint Filed Against The Msp Crime Lab.

Komorn Law, Jeff Frazier, Rockind Law and Nichols Law- File Federal DOJ Complaint, Demand that the Crime Lab be removed from the Michigan State Police   A group of criminal defense attorneys says the Michigan State Police (MSP) should no longer oversee the state crime lab. “We in Michigan accept the idea we’ve got a Michigan State Police crime lab. That is inherently problematic. But we accept it, because that’s how it is,” said attorney Michael Komorn, who specializes in defending medical mar

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Komorn Law Investigates Msp Lab Fraud And Ag Ties

THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE Forensic Science Division finds itself embroiled in scandal as newly released emails paint a picture of a crime lab in turmoil over how to classify marijuana. Attorneys and medical marijuana advocates accuse Michigan prosecutors of pressuring the state’s crime lab to falsely classify the origins of THC found in hash oils and marijuana edibles as “origin unknown.”   Prosecutors exploited the ambiguity to charge medical marijuana users for possession of synthetic THC, d

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Hope - Autism As A New Condition For The Mmma Program

"Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all." ― Emily Dickinson   "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." ― William Faulkner   "We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate." ― Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses   Hope keeps us going; hope is important. It is remaining in the game, believing that things

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Michigan Voters Ok Medical Marijuana – Why Are Fewer Patients Signing Up

A recent radio show on NPR featured an interview with Michael Komorn a leading medical marijuana attorney in Southfield and the president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association   In 2008, Michigan voters said yes to medical marijuana. There are reports that since 2011 it seems as if fewer patients have been signing up for medical marijuana cards. A 2013 Michigan Supreme Court ruling, patients remain protected as consumers even though sellers no longer have a clear-cut legal protection t

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Man Won't Face Jail For Technical Violation Of Medical Marijuana Law

Man won't face jail for technical violation of medical marijuana law   Unfortunately all too often we are seeing these types of cases reported in the media regarding the MMMA. I take issue with these conclusions.   The law allows each patient 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and to cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility. Any registered caregiver can have up to that amount for each patient registered to them (with a maximum of six), including the grower, if eac

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Mark Totten: Clearing The Bs

Earlier this week I attended a fund raiser for Michigan Attorney General Candidate Mark Totten. When he addressed the supporters at this function, it was more than refreshing to hear the honesty and integrity with which he spoke. Of course the supporters present were those from our Michigan medical marihuana community, and they were all there to hear and see what our great state would be like with Mark Totten as our Law Enforcement Leader.   Mark Totten was up front that the Medical Marihuana

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Man Shoots At Police During No-Knock Raid; Now Faces The Death Penalty

Marvin Guy is facing capital murder in Killeen, Texas for shooting and killing a SWAT officer that was executing a no-knock, pre-dawn drug raid and Mr. Guy’s home where he was in bed with his wife. No drugs were found and the raid was apparently based on a bogus tip. [http://thefreethoughtproject.com/prosecutor-seeking-death-penalty-officer-killed-knock-raid/] Under Texas law, it is not a defense to resisting arrest that the search or arrest is unlawful. With a no-knock, pre-dawn raid there is n

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

$455,000 Seized From Medical Marijuana Patient Under Civil Asset Forfeiture

From: http://komornlaw.com/komornlawblog/455000-seized-from-medical-marijuana-patient-under-civil-asset-forfeiture/   Steve Oates, a medical marijuana patient residing in Goodyear, Arizona, was raided by members of the local police department, DEA, and SWAT Team in March of 2013. Like many medical marijuana patients, he didn’t feel comfortable asking strangers or surfing Craigslist to find out where he could obtain his cannabis, so applied to grow his own. He was approved by the state in what

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn



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