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    • By Michael Komorn in Stories From the Theater of the War on Drugs 3
      Patients and Caregivers are discriminated upon in many facets of life, be it employment, housing, education, student loans, banking, travelling, medical care, prescription medical care, parental rights... and in this case, Emergency Medical Care!
       
      My client is a Michigan Medical Marijuana patient who was having an emergency. An ambulance picked him up, and against his hospital preference, the ambulance took him to the U of M Ann Arbor Hospital.
       
      While at the hospital, the patient, my client, in response to the standard medical care question of "list any other medications you are currently taking", was honest and replied that he uses a topical marijuana oil. He used the oil at the recommendation of his primary care physician to help with his cancer and chronic pain. He had the oil in his belongings when he was brought to the hospital.
       
      The Registered Nurse at the hospital then called the Hospital Security Officer, who then confiscated the patients medical marijuana oil and called the police.
       
      Why is the Physician - Patient privileged relationship being violated like this? My client told his nurses that he was a MMMA patient, those same nurses told the HSO and police officer he told them he was a MMMA patient as well.
       
      So what gives? The police have the discretion to investigate or talk to people instead of making a case out of something. Why waste time on investigating a medical marijuana patient? The police officer sent the topical marijuana oil to the Michigan State Crime Lab for testing, coming back positive for THC. The police officer forwarded the lab report to the Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office for prosecution. The WCPO then filed charges against this MMMA patient. All for .5 oz of topical oil marihuana-infused product that the patient had in his bag.
       

       
      Of course the prosecutors office did not blink an eye, nor did they use prosecutorial discretion. They issued the charges and sent the warrant to me so that I could have my client turn himself in. This is called a pre-arrest investigation at my office. If you ever have a police interaction but are not arrested, it means they are waiting on lab results. After they get the lab results back , they send out the warrant and arrest you wherever they can find you. Be it at your Home, work, school or driving on the road. When they arrest you at Home, they search your house. When they arrest you at work, you may have to explain to your boss what happened. When they arrest you at school you will be embarrassed. When they arrest you on the road, either you have to get someone to pick up your car or they will tow it. They will search your car as well. Then you have to post bond to get out of jail too. So hiring an attorney that will handle all of that, so you can turn yourself in, not speak to the police, and be arraigned and have usually a personal recognizance bond (meaning you don't have to pay anything, just have to show up at your next court date) is helpful in avoiding a bad situation.
       
      This is happening in Ann Arbor of all places? The city that decriminalized Marijuana down to a $25 civil infraction fine? U of M is state property, since it gets state funding.
       
      My Advice? If you are a Patient or Caregiver (or not a patient/caregiver) , never admit to anyone that you are possessing marijuana. Marijuana is currently still illegal and currently there are still people who WILL CALL THE POLICE ON YOU for having marijuana.
       
      In this case the patient did not have his card at the time he was hospitalized, but registered with the state afterwards. We prepared a Section 8 defense to the crime of possession of marijuana and were ready to battle in court.
       
      Instead of our Section 8 evidentiary hearing, instead of the prosecutor wanting to cross examine my client's physician, instead of testifying and all of the pain of a Section 8 defense, we went with a quick Section 4 dismissal. The prosecutor was SHOCKED that my client could not be prosecuted due to having his card now.
       
      Judge agreed and the case is dismissed.

      If you were charged with marijuana possession or manufacture, give me a call. I will fight to get the charges dismissed. 18006563557 http://www.komornlaw.com 
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  3. Didn't know you can buy weed online in Canada. Life's awesome. I'ma head out to find some coupons. Any brother got any reference.
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  5. This is headed by all the state run suppliers of all the dispensaries. So every legal dispensary is involved because they have to use these suppliers. Ironically, they have bud tenders that are caregivers. I imagine they bring in some caregiver grown weed under the table. So the dispensaries are probably sitting on the fence on this one.
  6. Perhaps it would be best to go to the source and let these dispensaries know that we will be boycotting their businesses until they stop their assault on our medical rights. If anyone has info on any other members of this group make it public so they can't hide behind a group name. If you want to contact the MCMA directly they have a contact form on their website. https://www.michigancma.com/contact/ If you would like to contact individual members here is their info. Skymint - https://www.skymint.com/contact/ Livwell - https://livwell.com/contact/ Common Citizen - https://www.commoncitizen.com/contact-us/ High Life Farms - https://highlifefarms.com/contact/ Fluresh - https://fluresh.com/contact/ Pleasantrees - https://www.enjoypleasantrees.com/contact-us/ Green Peak Innovations (parent company of Skymint) - https://www.prnewswire.com/contact-us/#general Let them know you will no longer make any purchase from them or from any establishment that sells their products until they stop their predatory business practices. If you have time on your hands why not drop by one of these stores and have their budtenders show you every single product they sell along with detailed explanations of each then when they are all through let them know that you'd like to make a purchase but wouldn't feel right about it because of the harm they are attempting to do to patients.
  7. Montel talks with National Cannabis Party co-founders, Redman and Sephida Artis-Mills on this episode of Let’s be Blunt. The NCP ’s goal is to develop programs to promote equity empowerment for the people. The purpose for these programs is to create tangible resources that provide real opportunities, addressing economic disparities and irreparable damage caused by the war on drugs and federal prohibition of cannabis. Sephida Artis-Mills is the President of the NCP. She is a proud CannaMom and caregiver to her three year old daughter, who is a heart transplant recipient that was born with Congenital Heart Disease. As a strong believer in the plant and all of its medicinal properties, she has used cannabis to treat her daughter and help improve her quality of life.
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  10. Politicians play the numbers. So the equation here would be how many people would vote in favor of dispensaries as opposed to how many would vote in favor of caregivers. I think when you simplify it like that you see the problem for caregivers. Why would a politician stick up for caregivers over dispensaries when many more people use the dispensaries than the caregiver system?
  11. The best thing to do at this point is to contact your representative and let your voice be heard. They need to worry about losing their jobs over supporting this. https://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmFindaRep.aspx
  12. Hoping Michael can chime in and let us know if anything is going on behind the scenes on these new caregiving bills.
  13. Why do you reinvent the wheel when there is a solution that doesn't require as much expense. I don't see the point in making pills or gum from cannabinoids to use a live plant as the initial raw material. You have no idea how much effort it costs to grow a hardy plant with lots of CBD. Better yet, go to cbdmedicals.com, and get the oil already concentrated with the active ingredient. This is much more profitable for business. I know many people who have burned out that they thought they had to make a "natural" product with their own hands from scratch.
  14. Hello, I have my card and I’m looking for a caregiver to provide quality flower. I’d like some more information. Thanks.
  15. Hello, I am looking for a caregiver to grow and supply me with medicine in the Oakland/Macomb county areas. I’m preferential to organically grown cannabis but ultimately I’m looking for great taste and strong effects. I have multiple chronic conditions and need medicine for pain, nausea, and sleep. Thanks for your time.
  16. Hello, I see this post is a bit old but are you still looking for a patient? I have my card and am interested in organically grown flower.
  17. Just had a very good conversation with my representative. He said he will be voting no on this bill as it is written. Unfortunately, he is new to the system and stated that no one supporting this bill or any of their groups has talked to him about voting on it. So he feels they likely do not need his vote and very likely already have the votes they need lined up to pass at 75%
  18. Episode Date – 9-18-21 Planet Green Trees TV - Episode - 532 Episode Title – Live from the Grow Green Summer Expo 2021. Show Information - Michigan's #1 show about cannabis legal issues, licensing, regulations, compliance, medical marijuana topics, current events and other legal matters. -Planet Green Trees TV is hosted by Attorney Michael Komorn, co-hosted by Alyssa McCormick, Jim Powers, Amanda Joslin and Steve Miller. Disclaimer The opinions and comments expressed on the show by hosts, guest, commentators, posts, articles, etc... may or may not represent the actual opinions or thoughts of the Komorn Law Firm and/or it's associates. The thoughts and conversation that occur during this broadcast are an attempt to bring humor and parody to an otherwise non comical scenario. Although some conversations and guests may state facts, academic impedimenta and scientific theorems one should consult an attorney or expert in the relevant field of query. #komornlawmi #tegridylaw #trialfundgroup #planetgreentreestv #detroit #toddperkins #marijuana #legaldefense #medicalmarijuanaassociation #cannajamfest
  19. Episode Date – 9-16-21 Planet Green Trees TV - Episode - 531 Episode Title – Just spray some Windex on it Guests - Rob Robar - The Helping Friendly Salve Topics - 1- Michael’s Random Rant of the Week!! 2- Michigan Medical Marijuana Activists Push Back Against Alleged Corporate Effort To Restrict Home Cultivation 3- Canna Jam Fest - Saturday Oct. 9th starts at HIGH NOON - Event Day Run Through 4- Illegal grow operation exposed when garbage truck crashes into Michigan building 5- Michigan AG Nessel argues employees fired over private marijuana use should still be eligible for unemployment benefits Show Information - Michigan's #1 show about cannabis legal issues, licensing, regulations, compliance, medical marijuana topics, current events and other legal matters. - Planet Green Trees TV is hosted by Attorney Michael Komorn, co-hosted by Alyssa McCormick, Jim Powers, Amanda Joslin and Steve Miller. Disclaimer The opinions and comments expressed on the show by hosts, guest, commentators, posts, articles, etc... may or may not represent the actual opinions or thoughts of the Komorn Law Firm and/or it's associates. The thoughts and conversation that occur during this broadcast are an attempt to bring humor and parody to an otherwise non comical scenario. Although some conversations and guests may state facts, academic impedimenta and scientific theorems one should consult an attorney or expert in the relevant field of query. #komornlawmi #tegridylaw #trialfundgroup #planetgreentreestv #detroit #toddperkins #marijuana #legaldefense #medicalmarijuanaassociation #cannajamfest
  20. Homeostasis, from the Greek words for "same" and "steady," refers to any process that living things use to actively maintain fairly stable conditions necessary for survival. Montel talks with Sarah Polansky on this epsiode of Let’s Be Blunt, who suffered from chronic health issues ranging from Lyme’s disease to severe digestive issues. After experiencing the benefits of cannabinoids and adaptogens separately, she found that their combined effects are not only synergistic, but excellent whole body support.
  21. Really interested in connecting George, are you still looking for patients in the a2/Pinckney? My partner and I are looking and you sound like you’ve got what we’re looking for!
  22. Hey guys, super interested in finding a new caregiver for my girlfriend and I in Ann Arbor. Looking to get mostly flower and concentrates , edible and carts also welcome. Looking to make the switch relatively soon, as our current situation has been working well. Let’s us know what our got guys!
  23. Compost tea has worldwide acceptance. You can get a user manual while buying it. Add 1 tea bag to 2 to 5 gallons of water. Then Steep the compost tea bag for 8 to 12 hours, then use immediately. After steeping, give the tea bag a squeeze, then remove it from the compost tea. Recycle the tea bag into your compost pile or garden. Aerate compost tea by stirring for a moment before applying. Use a watering can to drench the soil base with compost tea, or use a sprayer to apply to your flowering plants and roses. When drenching, apply tea at the same rate as a normal watering for the specific plant. Apply it once a month for optimum results.
  24. 800 pound gorilla in the room; Caregivers will not quit caregiving because of these bills.
  25. I agree, very important that people can get their medicine in a way they feel comfortable. Some people have anxiety and are intimidated by the dispensary experience. A trusted experienced grower providing a personal 1 on on one service is much better for many people. Let patients decide what they want.
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