Hello everyone in this great and ever growing community of individuals fighting to establish sensible medical marijuana law in this great state! I have not posted in a long time and was disappointed to return to the blog portion of this sight and still see a lot of non-sense and simple questions being posted to the blog. Those questions are best kept in the forum where they belong. The blog area should be exclusively for the presentation of useful information or fruitful discussion on topics that matter. I think that WE are our biggest enemy in our fight for medical cannabis. The dialog I see on this site is for the most part a joke and it's why people don't take us seriously as a community of individuals. This assessment does not apply to all, there is a ton of great discussion and helpful information being shared. This site represents the start, at least the discussion is taking place. I feel we need to guide the discussion and focus our efforts on what actually matters, what we can actually have an impact on in the real world, not just on the pages of these forums and blogs. It's in the nature of Michiganders to be very weary of authority and governmental interference in our lives. That attitude can only cary you so far, AS WE HAVE TO WORK WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM TO get the much needed changes implemented in our medical marijuana laws. Demanding our rights as patients and fighting for them is necessary but it should not be the focus as it earns us the label of 'activist' or 'radical' in the eyes of the average person in this state that has all kinds of incorrect ideas and assumptions about medical marijuana. Arguing for our law from only our point of view as patients and caregivers will get us no where. We need to start discussion showing why people who are not involved in this industry have a lot to benefit from having a thriving medical marijuana industry in Michigan. Striking down the myths associated with medical cannabis and showing the benefits that the medical marijuana industry can bring to this great state is how we are going to convince individuals who have the power to enact change. Lets face it, we all agree that what has been going on in this state in regards to violations of our rights as patients and caregivers is wrong, way wrong. We are not the ones who need convincing however. Until we change the focus of our efforts, we are fighting and ever steeping uphill battle. I will be posting a ton of good content that will hopefully fuel they types of discussion that will lead to positive and substantive change in our states laws and attitudes towards medical cannabis. Good luck to all those who are experiencing this fight on a personal level, only through the correct and focused effort will proper justice prevail.