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  1. 4 points
    After the legalization of marijuana in Michigan, some patients are thinking they could stop paying the state $100 for the special mmp card , and just use the recreational marijuana law to grow their medicine. A patient with a registered card can use the ultimate defense and immunity to avoid a driving under the influence charge. Only adults 21 or over are protected by the new legalization law, but no one yet knows how the new law will affect driving privileges. Is the zero tolerance of THC in your blood law still in effect for adult use marijuana ? The new law is similarly worded to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Whereas the MMMA says While the meaning of "under the influence" was not decided within the MMMA until 2012, with People v Koon, that was 4 years of police arresting patients for driving with marijuana in their blood. The court in People v Koon came to the conclusion: Ignoring that for a minute, the Michigan State Police have been tasked with sampling saliva during road side stops for a task force on marijuana driving. The task force was created in order to find a nanogram limit for THC in blood, even though 50 years of scientific research on the subject has consistently said marijuana does not affect driving. http://komornlaw.com/35-years-research-reports-driving-cannabis-marijuana/ http://komornlaw.com/mmma-court-case-library/ So my advice is, if you are a patient, keep the patient card active until the courts either give up on all marijuana issues, or at least this driving issue , or it is decided by the Michigan Supreme Court. Basically, until non-patients get a similar "People v Koon" ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court, it is advised that any patients keep their cards to protect them fully under the MMMA. "Don't be the first person to test this in court."
  2. 2 points
    Thank you very much for that in-depth information. I will keep my card.
  3. 2 points
    Restorium2

    Robbed

    I don't know what kind of prices she is quoting you. Sounds high. You can get ounces for less than $100 at the dispensaries now. Probably better than your caregiver is trying to sell you. Kick the questionable caregiver to the curb with a change form and move on.
  4. 2 points
    Restorium2

    new law

    About all you can do is be self sufficient. Grow some plants. Offset what they would make if you had to buy it. That's winning.
  5. 2 points
    Restorium2

    new law

    Better yet, start some plants. Some dammed LEGAL plants! Filthy pigs have had us restrained for decades under false pretenses just for job security. If the shoe don't fit then don't take offense to my filthy pig comment. You know who you are.
  6. 1 point
    I am a caregiver who has been growing for years. I grow all natural and as organically as possible. I was reluctant to grow for others due to security risks, but with all of the despensories shutting down, I thought I would reach out to those that are in need. I am in Macomb Twp, work in Troy area, so I could deliver to you if needed, and are in or near those areas. Or we could set up a meeting place of your choosing. Please let me know if you're interested.
  7. 1 point
    Yep! Better to be safe than sorry!
  8. 1 point
    Restorium2

    RSO and CBD

    Dispo has cannabis oil. One patient I talked to that bought some there said it was good. Dispo in Bay City, MI. They have it tested.
  9. 1 point
    Sporteli

    Robbed

    Dispensaries in Lansing and southwest MI are definitely appropriately priced. My arguement was with Bay City.
  10. 1 point
    As Ethics go, you should probably not have any non-social worker relationship with any of your clients. this is probably in your social worker manual. Which means you could continue to be a caregiver, but get another case worker to take this case.
  11. 1 point
    Our clients in Wayne and Garden City were charged with four counts of controlled substance felonies, as well as the police seizing retirement bank accounts, vehicles and other unrelated property. Count 1: Controlled Substances – Delivery / Manufacture of marijuana 5-45 kilograms Count 2: Controlled Substances – Delivery / Manufacture of marijuana 5-45 kilograms At the time of the charged offense, the clients were valid registered patients and caregivers with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, and were in possession of their cards, and identification at all times during the incident. At the time of the execution of the search warrant, officers were aware the accused were medical marihuana patients and caregivers. In the criminal case in Garden City we had to file many motions to maintain and preserve our client’s rights. · Motion for immunity from prosecution, Section 4 MMMA defense. · Motion for immunity from arrest, Section 4 MMMA Defense. · Motion in Limine to preclude the Search Warrant as defective. · Motion to dismiss charges, Section 4 paraphernalia MMMA defense. · Motion in Limine to preclude evidence from an unconstitutional warrantless cell phone search. · Motion to return untainted property based on lack of a probable cause. Simultaneously, the county seizes assets via civil asset forfeiture laws at the same time as the criminal charges. If you do not challenge the civil asset forfeiture, the county or state will just take the property. Police and prosecutors are only required to give you a piece of paper when the police take the property, called a "Notice of intent to forfeit". For our clients to get their bank accounts back and other property, we had to file motions to compel the court to uphold our client’s constitutional rights to their property. After putting in an appearance on the forfeiture case, the prosecutor failed to notice us of any actions. When we showed up to court, the forfeiture case was dismissed due to “Failure to Serve” in 2015. Wayne County Prosecutors then refiled the forfeiture case TWO years later. We fought again with a series of motions. · Motion to dismiss due to statute of limitations, failure to refile case “promptly”. · Motion to quash discovery. · Motion to dismiss, Section 4 MMMA defense to any penalty (forfeiture). · Motion / Memo to demand a show cause hearing for reason why property was not returned. The clients were charged by the police who thought they were committing serious crimes. The police officers thought, based on their training and experience, our clients were manufacturing marijuana. In cross-examinations of the police officers involved in the raids, we asked a few standard questions. Mr. Komorn : Have you read the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act? Sgt. Police officer: The whole thing? How are the enforcers of the law supposed to carry out the law, if they don’t know the law? How are the police officers supposed to decide who is in compliance with the law and who is not in compliance with the law? There are also 2,000 pages of case law on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, detailing out various immunities and procedures that are not being followed by the police. The police were overzealous and caused ridiculous violations of our client’s constitutional rights. Our clients were charged with the following crimes in Garden City, due to the police using false and incompetent search warrants. Controlled substance--- Manufacture of Marijuana, contrary to MCL; 333.7401(2)(d)(ii), a 7 year felony Controlled substance--- Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, contrary to MCL; 333.7401(2)(d)(ii), a 7 year felony The criminal case against our client was dismissed in Garden City after filing two motions. · Motion to suppress evidence due to lack of probable cause. · Motion to return untainted property. The judge in the case read the original search warrants and said it was ridiculously deficient! https://www.wxyz.com/news/rep-lucido-says-bill-would-prevent-police-from-seizing-innocent-peoples-stuff
  12. 1 point
    Restorium2

    Robbed

    On top of that, I spent some considerable time asking the people in the waiting room how happy they were and they all were happy with what they had been getting. One lady complained that she had to drive to get there. That was the only complaint. A lot of people are going there. It's always very busy. Lots of smiling faces. That's what matters the most. I'm reporting this so patients never have to go without quality meds. Never been a dispensary advocate but I have been a patient advocate all my life. What I write here is for patients. I write it happily. Now we need it legal for everyone so we can all share in the happiness. Get out and vote and we can have a happier society!!! Cheers!
  13. 1 point
    Komorn Law clients speak about their experience with the legal system Several of Komorn Law client’s as well as other individuals have chosen to speak about their encounter with law enforcement, the legal system and how it has affected their lives, families and future. Their encounters with law enforcement vary as well as the end results. Here are some of their stories captured on video. Note: In the upper left corner of the video there is a menu which gives you access to a playlist of numerous videos Don’t Forget The Police may legally lie, bluff, mislead and intimidate you. Most “avoidable arrests” occur from trickery and intimidation and failing to understand your rights and when to assert them. Refusing to answer questions is not an admission of guilt Asserting your right to remain silent is not an admission of guilt Demanding to have your lawyer present during any questioning is not an admission of guilt Refusing a search is not an admission of guilt. Be aware of Police Questions: “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” Best response: is no Where are you coming from? It is best to have this answer pre-prepared so as to not raise suspicion.Or answer the Officers questions by stating “Respectfully officer, I don’t have to answer that.” “Not answering is suspicious, why are you not answering my question, clearly you are doing something wrong?” Best Answer: “Officer, respectfully I am aware of my rights, and constitutional protections, and I know I have no legal obligation to answer your questions. “Not answering is resisting me in this investigation” Best Answer: “I’m not resisting, respectfully, I don’t have to answer anything.” “If you have nothing to hide, you don’t mind if I look around.” Best response: “I’m sorry Officer, but I don’t consent to searches.” “If you refuse a search, I’ll have to call a K-9 unit.” Best response: “Officer, are you detaining me, or am I free to go?” Officers cannot detain you past the purpose of the traffic stop and detaining you beyond this purpose is constitutionally illegal. Specifically officers cannot detain you beyond the traffic stop for the purpose of calling for a k-9 unit or drug sniffing dog. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime you should have an attorney representing your interests. Contact Komorn Law Immediately to protect your rights 800-656-3557. Related Links See The Know Your Rights Library Index Here See The United State Constitution here About Komorn Law Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers. If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer. Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation 800-656-3557. Follow Komorn Law Facebook Twitter You Tube Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums) This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world changes routinely therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Client testimonies about their experience with the legal system appeared first on Komorn Law. View the full article
  14. 1 point
    Civil Asset Forfeiture is a cruel and unusual as it is executed without due process. Police have superhero power and authority to seize anything and everything they decide is part of a drug crime. The plethora of documented abuses are widespread, persistent and the majority are for seizures under $1,000 in value. Found within the 2018 Michigan Asset Forfeiture report, the majority of asset forfeiture is without judicial oversight. Without a warrant. Just police taking anything of value. https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/nearly-1000-people-not-charged-or-found-not-guilty-lost-their-property-through-forfeiture You say asset forfeiture is needed to fund our police? Fine. Let the police seize property of the rapists and murderers too. Why should they get special treatment? What about people who commit assaultive crimes? Commit a crime, lose your car? That is one reason why asset forfeiture is unconstitutional, because certain criminal’s assets are seized while other criminals retain their assets.
  15. 1 point
    Wild Bill

    new law

    It's not discrimination. You get what you pay for. Go out and invest in the purchase of a few politicians. Your life will be so much easier after that! 😊
  16. 1 point
    Albertus Magnus

    Cannatonic 4

    I don't understand being called irresponsible right out of the gate, could make a person not want to come back and post. I asked if anyone had any knowledge about this strain of Cann 4 because, I think the one I have has higher THC in it than the Perkins cut. Not a lot more but some more. The plant grows super slow and smells like skittles on steroids. These are the test results of the ISO my Stage 4, Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer patients gets. It has saved/prolonged his life and the Cancer Institute of America has it documented. This same dose helps 2 patients with Parkinsons who like the THC. This is a combination of two refined grain alcohol extractions (filtered to 1 Micron) mixed together and tested. The alcohol is reclaimed using thermal dynamics under full vacuum at low temperature so the cannabinoids are not activated. Dabs of this tastes like cherries and will mess you up. Good for pain also. I will get a picture of the plant later tonight when my lights come on. Maybe that can help ID it. Test Compounds CBDV THCV CBC CBD Δ8 THC Δ9 THC CBG CBN TOTAL Amount N/D 0.3 1.7 27.0 0.2 36.0 2.3 N/D 67.5%
  17. 1 point
    Restorium2

    Cannatonic 4

    What is the reason for growing a low thc strain then mixing it with more thc? How is it different than just growing a well balanced strain and not mixing? Ever since the 70's everyone I know who smoked low thc cannabis got a headache. That's nothing new to the old school real folks. Been watching newbies catch on to the fact that high cbd doesn't do much but give headaches. They hardly ever listen to the experienced and need a headache to understand. Can't argue with a headache can they?
  18. 1 point
    GrowGoddess

    Recreation - 10oz or more?

    Looks like I was misquoted. I was referring to two different people growing in the same household. One being a medical caregiver the other not. Both grows being separated, in different rooms, and behind locked doors. It is mostly just a curiosity question. In other words, since a caregiver has a medical grow, does that mean another household member cannot grow their own recreational crop in that residence? Basically, would that residence be "banned" from any recreational grow as long as a medical grow was on the premises? Again, just out of curiosity, nothing planned in my world for something like this, but am guessing there are others that would consider it. Currently my medical grow is for 3 patients, I do not have room for any more plants than that, never did. If the legalization does go through, I will probably downsize and only grow some personal. Getting older and more tired! It would be awesome to have the freedom to take a real vacation and more overnight trips. It has been a long time.
  19. 1 point
    Mrs. Green

    Becoming my own caregiver

    I am a patient and I want to be my own caregiver. Is there anything I need to do besides submit a change form?
  20. 1 point
    NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/world/canada/marijuana-canada-legalization.html Biggest takeaway: black market cannabis is way cheaper (by almost 1/2) than licensed cannabis which requires voluminous paperwork, taxes and reams of environmental regulations. Tax revenues are much lower than expected.
  21. 1 point
    Wild Bill

    Patient Grow Rules

    If you're discrete no one will ever know you're growing at all.
  22. 1 point
    Wild Bill

    Recreation - 10oz or more?

    You aren't required to grow 12 plants. If you're concerned about weight then only grow a couple at a time.
  23. 1 point
    Restorium2

    Recreation - 10oz or more?

    One or the other. You can't add the totals together. Both laws are 'total possession' of the one person. Pick your path and stick with it, keep your story straight and true. Keep saying that you can't stay in compliance with the plant count too high and they will fix it. Just stay quiet and happily keep your harvest private.
  24. 1 point
    mishigami bear

    Vape Kits vs. Vape Pen?

    I really liked the Pax for vaping herb. The equivalent of a bowl-full would deliver more hits over a longer period of time than just smoking the same amount. The taste is really good, and I believe more of the terpenes are available to taste/smell than from burning. I heard that the Pax2 made many improvements, so I'd check that out. You need to thoroughly clean the apparatus after about 15-20 sessions with pipe cleaners and isopropyl alcohol. The stickiness will just clog things up. The finished vapid product smells kinda nasty. Some people reconstitute it into edibles, but I usually just pitch it. My true preference is to burn a joint. But the vape is perfect for times of discretion, like in a hotel room or on the road or at a relatives house. I've asked a friend to tell me what the smell was like when I exhale from the vape, and he replied "toasted Quiznos sandwich".
  25. 1 point
    Isn't that the definition of "Republican"?
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