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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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  6. Overages cannot be sold to a dispensary. It does not matter whether it is a patient that has overages or whether it is a caregiver that has overages, excess marijuana cannot be sold to parties that are not connected to you through the registry process. A caregiver is only allowed to sell it his own patient(s) and patient is not allowed to sell or transfer is medical marijuana to anyone else.
  7. Overages cannot be sold to a dispensary. It does not matter whether it is a patient that has overages or whether it is a caregiver that has overages, excess marijuana cannot be sold to parties that are not connected to you through the registry process. A caregiver is only allowed to sell it his own patient(s) and patient is not allowed to sell or transfer is medical marijuana to anyone else.
  8. The real story; Small Indian tribe plans Midwest’s first grow-processing-retail cannabis business By Mike Fourcher | September 24, 2020 Bay Mills Indian Community, a small tribe of about 2,200 members located near Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s upper peninsula, announced plans yesterday to build a cannabis grow facility, processing, and dispensary all in one location, with operations starting this fall. The all-in-one location, branded Northern Lights, would be the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. Initially, retail sales would be limited to visitors on tribal
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  13. Well, Jake the Fed, it's illegal to sell to you. You are either trying to bust a caregiver or get free samples pretending you are going to test it.
  14. Well, Jake the Fed, it's illegal to sell to you. You are either trying to bust a caregiver or get free samples pretending you are going to test it.
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  17. Cool Beans thanks for the quick reply. My be able to send a couple people Your way in the future.
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  19. Me no FED dawg. 100% The Facility I work the most with currently is call Northern Light Cannabis Company its on weed maps check er out No outside links allowed in open forums.
  20. also we would need 2.5 G for concentrate and 7 G of flower per full panel test we use PSI labs in Ann Arbor
  21. depends on test results but anywhere from 1.5-3K a pound and we cant buy from commercial sources because we are not a part of the official state system because the tribes are there own nations. and there for not subject to the metric system.
  22. How much You giving per pound? Just curious. How much sample required for testing? Are You going to be supplying Casinos? Why not just pay the state for large commercial grow licence and dance to the tune of all the red tape that entails
  23. Hello my name is Jake, and I run the buying operations for a company call soil to smoke. Basically what we do is find caregiver product and test it so it can be sold on Indian reservations here in Michigan. As long as your products can pass a Lab test, witch my company will pay for, then we can do business. looking forward to hearing from some of you! I can come to you no matter the distance I am located in Grand Rapids MI. I can be reached at ( Contact poster via PM .)
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