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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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Us Government Unable To Keep Ancient Superfood, Hemp Seeds, Under Wraps

http://www.prweb.com/releases/hemp/marijuana/prweb9954724.htm     Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), the first all-hemp, publicly-traded company in US history forges path in the industrial hemp industry, continues its effort to blow the lid off a nest of deception and double standards many feel have been imposed by the United States government concerning the ancient superfood, hemp seeds. Despite the Cannabis classification, hemp seeds aren't for smoking, nor does it get you "high" as countless people h

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Charges Against Medical Marijuana Doctor Raise A Lot Of Questions

My thoughts on the recent charges against a medical marijuana-recommending doctor in Michigan, featured on the The Huffington Post Detroit's page. http://www.huffingto..._b_1914157.html         Recently, the Michigan Attorney General's office filed a formal complaint with the Licensing and Regulation Division (LARA), alleging that a physician failed to require patients to produce medical records and "failed to maintain those records," prior to and after recommending patients for medical m

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Author Presents 150 Beneficial And Healthful Uses Of Marijuana

http://www.digitaljo...l.com/pr/896120 VANCOUVER, B.C. (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 “Living happier, healthier and longer lives are ultimate rewards with consuming natural marijuana plant components,” explains Joseph W. Jacob. It is with this sentiment he pens his new book “Medical Uses of Marijuana” (published by Trafford Publishing). Jacob describes more than 150 beneficial and healthful uses of marijuana plants, from the dawn of recorded history until today. “Conversely, drinking alcohol pro

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

A Look At What It Means To Regulate Just Like Alcohol

http://www.kplu.org/...t-few-0?nopop=1   Marijuana Notes: Is everyone 'consuming' or just a few?   Washington's marijuana legalization initiative (I-502) - A look at what it means to regulate just like alcohol.   The details of growing and selling marijuana through new state-licensed businesses. The definitions of these new businesses were interesting, just by themselves:   "Marijuana processor" means a person licensed by the state liquor control board to process marijuana into useab

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Planet Green Trees Episode 112 –Juicing Raw Cannabis

September 20 2012 8-10 p.m. 13473269626 dial 1 to get on the air   Special Guests: Ken Beyer from Michigan Testing Authority Kevin Spitler from The MedJoint Walter Sbresny from Kalkaska Brad Forrester Cheboygan Norml   We will be discussing the benefits of juicing raw cannabis. Ken Beyer from Michigan Testing Authority has been studying the raw juice, and Kevin Spitler from The MedJoint and others will discuss their experiences and feedback from the patients juicing raw cannabis .  

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Sixth Circuit Rules A Private Employer Can Fire You For Using Medical Marijuana-Wal-Mart Joseph Casias

http://www.ca6.uscou...12a0343p-06.pdf RECOMMENDED FOR FULL-TEXT PUBLICATION Pursuant to Sixth Circuit Rule 206 File Name: 12a0343p.06 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT _________________ JOSEPH CASIAS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. WAL-MART STORES, INC.;WAL-MART STORES EAST, L.P.; and TROY ESTILL, Defendants-Appellees, X---- >,--- N No. 11-1227 Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids. No. 1:10-cv-781—Rob

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Findings Inspire Medical Pot Researcher

Victoria Colliver Published 5:27 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012     http://www.sfgate.co...her-3875582.php   The therapeutic uses of cannabis have long been a focus of research for Dr. Donald Abrams, UCSF professor and chief of the hematology-oncology division at San Francisco General Hospital. Abrams wrote a study last year on the combination of cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana - and pain drugs. Abrams talks about the preclinical work by the Californi

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

A Pioneer Speaks Out

A pioneer speaks out   http://metrotimes.com/mmj/a-pioneer-speaks-out-1.1374920   Irvin Rosenfeld signs copies of his book with one of his U.S. cannabis supply cans nearby.     By Larry Gabriel PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Irvin Rosenfeld is one of the four surviving federal medical marijuana patients. There were once 13 of them, and Rosenfeld has been receiving his allotment longer than any of the other survivors. He gets a canister with about 300 rolled marijuana cigarettes from the

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Raines: Sheriffs Critical To State Rights

Raines: Sheriffs critical to state rights   “The county sheriff as the last line of defense against an overreaching federal government” “An effective way to protect that sovereignty, he said, is the Second Amendment. You can’t do that if you’re disarmed by a government that should be protecting your rights — not taking them away,” said Mack, who is the author of “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope.”   http://www.lansingst..._source=message       Raines: Sheriffs critical to state

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Compound In Cannabis May Help Treat Epilepsy, Researchers Say

Compound in cannabis may help treat epilepsy, researchers say http://www.latimes.c...0,1908600.story   By Lee Romney   Los Angeles Times   September 14, 2012, 12:41 p.m. British researchers have determined that a little-studied chemical in the cannabis plant could lead to effective treatments for epilepsy, with few to no side effects.   The team at Britain’s University of Reading, working with GW Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, tested cannabidivarin, or CBDV, in rats and mi

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Learn About The Amazing Health Benefits Of Juicing Raw Cannabis (Marijuana) Leaves

Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves   http://www.naturalnews.com/035759_cannabis_juicing_health.html   (NaturalNews) Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that "stoners" use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a m

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

The Right & The Drug War – From The American Conservative

The Right & the Drug War – From the American Conservative Conservatives are the last prohibitionists, but that’s changing. By Anthony Gregory • September 12, 2012 http://www.theameric...t-the-drug-war/ Pat Robertson began publicly criticizing the drug war in December 2010, and he has become more vocal since. Unlike the vague critiques often heard from prominent figures—even Barack Obama has called the drug war a failure—Robertson’s insights have been precise, and consistent, and deeply-r

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Judge Sentenced In Marijuana Case

Judge Sentenced In Marijuana Case http://www.dnronline..._marijuana_case Judge Sentenced In Marijuana Case ________________________________________ Posted: September 10, 2012 By KAITLIN MAYHEW ________________________________________ Correction (3:45 p.m.): The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Judge Sheridan ordered Allamong to serve his sentence in Warren County. Sheridan said that Allamong could serve the time elsewhere if the sherrif's office deems it appropriate.

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marihuana Illegal

"With 850,00 arrests a year, keeping marihuana illegal is a big business."   The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marihuana Illegal http://www.republicreport.org/2012/marijuana-lobby-illegal/ Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy. There have been many great bo

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Study: Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid “Proven To Be Safe” In Humans

Study: Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid “Proven To Be Safe” In Humans   http://blog.norml.org/2012/09/05/study-non-psychotropic-cannabinoid-proven-to-be-safe-in-humans/   Study: Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid “Proven To Be Safe” In Humans   by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director September 5, 2012   http://blog.norml.org/2012/09/05/study-non-psychotropic-cannabinoid-proven-to-be-safe-in-humans/   The oral administration of the non-psychotropic cannabis plant constituent cannabidiol (CBD) i

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Attorney Gen- Doing All He Can To Enforce Federal Law, State Law Or Whatever He Can Come Up With

Attorney Gen- Doing All He Can To Enforce Federal Law, State Law Or Whatever He Can Come Up With. http://www.mlive.com...y_on_marij.html   GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A proposed city charter amendment will go on November’s ballot despite objection from state authorities.   A Decriminalize GR group last month submitted enough signatures to put up for a public vote a plan to make marijuana possession and use a civil infraction punishable with a maximum fine of $100. Grand Rapids submitted the charter

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Vp Candidate Ryan Says Medical Cannabis Should Be Left To The States But His Prior Vote On This Issue Says Otherwise. 

Ryan says medical cannabis should be left to the states but his prior vote on this issue says otherwise.    Attached is the rohrabacher-hinchey-mcclintock-farr amendment to h.r. 5326 that would have left medical marijuana to the states and was voted on back in May.  Here is the roll call vote( Rep. Dan Benishek(MI-1) DID vote yes):   http://clerk.house.g...012/roll238.xml    You will notice that Mr Ryan of WI voted against it wholeheartedly. Ryan spoke with his vote that medical marijuana

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Planet Green Trees Radio Episode 109

Planet Green Trees Radio episode 109 Thursday Aug. 30th 8-10pm   Call in to just listen or to participate in the discussion at 347-326-9626 or listen on line www.planetgreentrees.com   Joe White, who developed the presentation "The War On Drugs: 30 Years Of Failed Policy" and who will offer this presentation at the next Brighton Compassion Club meeting Sept. 9, will join us to discuss this and his other reform activities.   Also Charmie Gholson, founder of MI Moms United, and LEAP repre

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Sign Up For Mmma Newsletter - First Edition

We are happy to present the first MMMA newsletter: The Michigan Cannabis Advisor.   We hope that this new platform will better aid us in reaching out to our members and friends. As you all know by now, the implementation and interpretation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has been unbelievably dynamic. It is therefore extremely important for everyone to have access to quality and up to date information. We believe that this newsletter will serve our community well as one aspect of an evol

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Public Invited To Discuss Proposed Changes To Medical Marijuana Bill

Public invited to discuss proposed changes to medical marijuana bill   http://www.hometownl...xt|Birmingham|s       http://www.theoaklan...c5857266579.txt       http://www.freep.com...fter-hours-raid       The Birmingham Compassion Club will host a discussion on Tuesday, July 24, at the Baldwin Public Library with Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, who has introduced House Bill 5580 in the Michigan House of Representatives.   The bill is a medical-marijuana friendly “local option” b

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Acquittals In Jury Trials

Acquittals in jury trials   Medical marijuana patient Bob Crouse acquitted: Another wasteful prosecution?   Reposted from:   http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/07/medical_marijuana_patient_bob_crouse_acquitted.php     “Good things happen when juries get to hear the truth. In Michigan you hear one of the biggest adversities for patients and caregivers is that they are being precluded from arguing a medical marihuana defense before a jury. If you can get over the fact that, this

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Planet Green Trees Episode 101 The Koon Show

Planet Green Trees Episode 101 The Koon Show    Thursday 6 28 12 8-10p.m. Call in number 13473269626   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/planetgreentrees/2012/06/29/planet-green-trees-episode-101-the-koon-show   Archive episodes can be heard here : http://my.blogtalkradio.com/host/segments.aspx   You Tube Channel clips of show here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQhxuBXPIKs&feature=youtube_gdata_player     Please join us tonight while we break down and analyze the current state of th

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

A Conservative's Case For Medical Pot

A conservative's case for medical pot   Wednesday, June 20, 2012     I have never considered myself a Conservative, but Jim Forthsythe's comments below in this article caught my attention and are great arguments to be made in any debate regarding medical cannabis.             "(1) Illness doesn't discriminate based on political ideology or party affiliation. Many patients involved in this effort are conservative Republicans who are battling cancer,

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Planet Green Trees Episode 100 The Past Present And Future Of The Mmma (the Act).

Planet Green Trees Episode 100 The Past Present and Future of the MMMA (the Act).   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/planetgreentrees/2012/06/22/episode-100-michigans-premier-medical-cannabis-radio-show   100TH EPISODE: SPECIAL 2.5 HOUR SHOW!!   Thursday 6 21 12: 8-1030 p.m.   Call in Number 13473269626 (dial 1 to get on the air).   Big Give Away- 4 foot by 8 bulb t-5 fluorescent fixture for your Veg room, including rope ratchets ($ 260.00). Mention the 100th episode at Green Thumb ga

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn

Unanimous Michigan Supreme Court Decision Upholds Voters' Intent Of Medical Marijuana Law

Michael Komorn   President, Michigan Medical Marihuana Association   Unanimous Michigan Supreme Court Decision Upholds Voters' Intent of Medical Marijuana Law           On Thursday, May 31, the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously agreed to overturn a decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals and protect medical marijuana patients and caregivers, preserving the intent of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). The highest court in the state, in reviewing two cases -- Larry King in Sh

Michael Komorn

Michael Komorn



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