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  1. 5 points
    I went to the cannabis club in kalamazoo. Ive never seen the place so busy. Must've been 100 people in there. Joints were being rolled on all surfaced and smoked everywhere. Very nice experience.
  2. 5 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."
  3. 5 points
    Ms Chocolate

    Just showing off

    Some of you are aware of the situation I was placed into a few years back. Life will never be what it was, but I did learn a new hobby. I made ceramic pipes and trays. What do you think of them?
  4. 5 points
    Wild Bill

    Affording your medication

    Grow your own.
  5. 4 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Grow tip; If your plants look like shrubbery then you will have to trim off the small branches on the lower stems. Lollypop them or you will have too many small buds.
  6. 4 points
    Restorium2

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    Since no one has to pay to grow anymore, it's legal, it does seem silly to act like you want to sell your grow rights.
  7. 4 points
    Kingdiamond

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Well my girls are looking nice and healthy cant wait until they hit flower.
  8. 4 points
    Saw this on MichiganHempIndustries.com and thought it made sense. MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CLONES The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on. Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational. These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community. The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches. There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges. Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out. The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates. Thinking of starting a cannabis related business in Michigan? Contact Komorn Law 800-656-3557. But first do your homework like the article says. It’s OK we welcome it. Start at the bottom of this page. Finish the article first! DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out. Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana. It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus. CHECK THEM OUT If they claim to be part of the community – check it out. Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney. If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long. WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it. This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up. WORD OF MOUTH This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices. This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1. It was made make you think and be proactive. Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising. The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper. Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee. 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 change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Komorn Law. View the full article
  9. 4 points
    Quickest legal way to make money? Open a hydro grow supply store in an area that needs it. Or in a municipality that has opted out / banned dispensaries. A city that bans dispensaries means more people will grow in those areas.
  10. 4 points
    Restorium2

    :)

    There's all kinds of cannabis out there for you to buy. Why are you dependent on this person at all? Start thinking about getting what you pay for. Keep it simple. If this caregiver isn't helping you then just submit a change form and they are nothing to you. End the dysfunctional co-dependency.
  11. 4 points
    Michael Komorn

    Moving north

    All of the ordinances against patients and caregivers are nullified by the state MMMA law, and as upheld by the Michigan Supreme Court in Ter Beek v Wyoming. http://komornlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ter-Beek-v-Wyoming-S145816.pdf and http://komornlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/York-v-Miller-335344.pdf Some cities are still harassing patients and caregivers of course. Even cities that have dispensaries and should know better (Ypsilanti area). So... Do you poke the city's eye with this issue? Get a declaratory judgement like Mr TerBeek did ? Waste time in court etc? It is up to you. Also double check that it is the township that your new home is located in, some of these ordinances are for the city and not the township and vice versa. You could call the prosecutors office there and ask if they are enforcing that ordinance in light of Terbeek v Wyoming. They may not be enforcing the issue and just leaving it on the books in order for the township supervisors to feel better.
  12. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Well after looking at opinions all over the web and here regarding the advances in LED panels in growing I decided to do a start to finish grow using Yehsense LED panels the strains will be Chem Dawg Pre 98 Bubba Holy grail and Chem Bubba starting from clones will show each stage of growth in pictures to get and give a solid opinion of the 1500 watt panels vs a 2x1000 watt HPS setup .
  13. 3 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    On my third grow with these lights my Headband grew a gazillion bud sites like shrubbery. So I had a gazillion buds, mostly mids. Next time I run that strain I'm going to have to do a better job of pruning for production. When I grew OGKush it didn't do that so much. So it depends on the strain how bushy it's going to get under the LEDs.
  14. 3 points
    Wild Bill

    Overheard conversation

    I was at one of the Bob Seger shows and overheard a conversation between a woman and an Oakland County deputy standing nearby. The woman complained to the LEO that there was a girl sitting next to her on the hill smoking weed. The deputy replied, "The voters of the State of Michigan have said it's OK so there's nothing i can do." After the woman left I asked him if the change has made his job easier or harder. He said,"Easier, that's one less thing we have to deal with." Very refreshing after so many years of malice.
  15. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    First off lets keep this civil You cant force anyone to give you a single bud for free the 12 plants that you allow a caregiver to grow is purchased cared for and harvested by the caregiver unless you paid ahead of time or gave him the seeds or clones the plants do not belong to you in fact your not legally the owner of your plants since you signed away your plants rights to your caregiver. Taking all of what I just said all in please understand a ton of work goes into growing cannabis, its a daily task and the majority of caregivers I know personally do not grow the entire limit they are allowed in the law case in point I have plant rights to 5 patient cards and a personal patient card that is 72 plants in the 10 years I have grown not once have I ever exceeded 30 plants in both veg and flower most times its less then 20 for all of my patients and I only provide to those assigned to me via the registry. My advice to you is to find a caregiver and discuss matters and quit thinking that your 12 plants entitles you to anything but a good product at a fair price which at $100 to $125 is clearly a steal in today's market and if the caregiver chooses to give you free medicine which at times I do be grateful for that and quit acting like your entitled your clearly not .
  16. 3 points
    Highlander

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    OK, let me get straight to the point. You, as a patient, seem to think that a caregiver should give you stuff for free in exchange for growing 12 plants. This is probably because you think a caregiver will sell overages to someone else to make it all worthwhile. So I ask you this: How about you sign-up with a caregiver and pay an average price for meds and buy the surplus from the caregiver and then YOU sell it? Put the shoe on the other foot. And bend your mind around this: If every patient out there is entitled to free meds from a CG, why would any person grow for free? Where is this free weed coming from? And where did you get the delusion that every plant produces a pound? I hope you do find a CG...
  17. 3 points
    Slappy

    Pics of my first grow

    Those are looking great. I'm always a sucker for good widow. I personally didn't like the local clone going around, so I'm on the hunt for a more potent pheno myself. I snuck a creep shot at my lady when she was sleeping (day 40). LED's are fantastic. I'll be watching this post closely. Happy Growing!
  18. 3 points
    wjkingsnorth

    Pics of my first grow

    24 hours since the transplant and the plants are responding well.
  19. 3 points
    Wild Bill

    I’m back!!!

    I just finished my first complete LED grow. I have never had healthier plants. The indicas grew like a shrubbery. The next grow I'll have to do some pruning. One of the plants was so dense I had to harvest in layers. The tops kept the middle of the plant from getting any light so I harvested them then got a second, smaller harvest from the bottom of the plant.
  20. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    I’m back!!!

    I really like how instead of stretching they are bushing out im going to do one last run with my hoods at the same time im flowering with the panels to get a finished weight comparison.
  21. 3 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    I'm finding that about 12" is perfect for when the buds are growing rapidly. The HEAT is GONE!!!! WOOHOO! Can't believe how cool my rooms are now. What a freakin' relief!!
  22. 3 points
    I agree, dwc is relatively straight forward, especially if you stick to a nute regimen that doesn’t involve 6 plus nutrients!
  23. 3 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Wait until you see how nice the buds are. I have some OG Kush buds that could be used as tennis balls. The proof is in the grower and the grow. Reality rules.
  24. 3 points
    Highlander

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Thanks to Resto and KD for openly helping our community. I read some reviews on Amazon, and only one review was negative. I'm just not ready to make the shift; it's more of an attitude of "ain't broke; don't fix it." And maybe there is a learning curve with these lights? maybe not. It's hard to make a major change in one's grow. And I'm an old dog, so new tricks aren't my thing. Good luck KD. Thanks for the discussion of experience, Resto.
  25. 3 points
    In Michigan, as a cannabis person all my life, if they would leave it as it is right now I would be happy. I can grow. I can buy without going broke. Good selection and prices. I'm treated fairly in my neighborhood. If I could have looked forward from say 1980, I would approve of the rights I have now and think that cannabis heaven is right up there in the future. What we have now is what I have been fighting for, working towards, my whole life. I really can't complain.
  26. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    Recreational vs. Medical?

    One caveat to dropping your card without a medical card if you get into an accident and they find THC in your system you might get charged for intoxication causing an accident with your card your allowed to have THC in your system at all times not sure if the law has changed since legalization has passed to my knowledge but the state had a zero tolerance policy for THC .
  27. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    I’m back!!!

    LEDs suck nothing produces a rock hard bud like a HPS lamp.
  28. 3 points
    Icebox

    I could use some assistance..

    Trublue616, My advice for you would be if you’re not comfortable growing your own then start looking around for another caregiver. Here’s a incredible site that helps beginner growers...https://www.growweedeasy.com/, they really “dummy” it down to where everyone that has the want to grow, can grow easily. Best wishes!
  29. 3 points
    I dont hide anything. I went on a ruck march and smoked hash for the entire march. People could smell it but nobody said anuthing. Of course it was a group of vets. Weed and vets go together like eggs and bacon.
  30. 3 points
    Cannabis advocates are suing the State of Michigan to remove marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances in its Public Health Code. Although the passing of the adult-use marijuana law in Michigan in 2018, medical marijuana laws and the addition of bureaucracy and state taxes on marijuana sales, the state’s Public Health Code still treats marijuana like heroin. “For 80 years they’ve been locking people up and taking their possessions and harassing and terrorizing us as citizens because we like to smoke weed,” said poet and activist John Sinclair “I want to be part of every effort to completely remove the police from our lives regarding to marijuana. They’ve got nothing at all to do with marijuana.” Sinclair is one of several plaintiffs on the lawsuit against the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chairwoman Nichole Cover, filed last week in the Michigan Court of Claims. Interested in getting a license to operate a Cannabis Business. You need a full service law firm. Contact Komorn Law… 800-656-3557. Other plaintiffs include the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, Dr. Christian Bogner, who researches the effects of cannabis to treat autism; Josey Scoggin, whose daughter is a medical marijuana patient; Paul Littler, a pharmacist; NORML of Michigan. The “absurdity” of the legal conflict between the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Public Health Code has to be addressed, said Michael Komorn, one of the attorneys behind the case. “It’s intellectually dishonest,” Komorn said. For the past year, state officials have allowed caregivers to grow marijuana at home and bring it to provisioning centers to sell to patients — a practice that continues as there’s a shortage of licensed marijuana in the market. “This is not a controlled substance,” Komorn said. “The idea that someone would be growing an opioid … and bringing it to a pharmacy because they were running low on their meds is the scenario that would have to exist in order for marijuana to remain as a scheduled drug.” “Michigan’s Public Health Code was adopted in 1978, and mirrored much of the national rhetoric towards drugs”, Komorn said. John Sinclair has a long history of advocacy in Michigan; his 1967 arrest over two joints sparked the first Hash Bash in Ann Arbor. The Michigan Supreme Court in 1972 noted in the opinion that overturned Sinclair’s conviction that… “not only that there is no rational basis for classifying marijuana with the ‘hard narcotics’, but, also, that there is not even a rational basis for treating marijuana as a more dangerous drug than alcohol.” The post Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List appeared first on Komorn Law. View the full article
  31. 3 points
    garyfisher

    Dispensary Discussion

    Here's the full statement Wednesday from the state's Bureau of Marijuana Regulation: It is resolved that the Board will not take disciplinary action against an applicant in the following circumstances: For an Applicant temporarily operating: For the time period ending March 31, 2019: The applicant temporarily operates a proposed marihuana facility that would otherwise require a license if either of the following apply: The applicant’s proposed facility is within a municipality that adopted an ordinance before December 15, 2017 but is pending adoption of an ordinance under the Act, or The applicant’s proposed facility is within a municipality that has adopted an ordinance before December 15, 2017. The applicant notifies the Department within 1 business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred, and For purposes of this resolution only, the applicant applied for a license no later than February 15, 2018. An applicant that does not comply with this resolution shall cease and desist operation and may be subject to penalties and sanctions, and An applicant that is temporarily operating is not guaranteed a license. It is further resolved that the Board will not take disciplinary action against a licensee for purchasing marijuana products from a registered primary caregiver (caregiver) or an applicant temporarily operating in the following circumstances: For a licensed Provisioning Center: For the time period ending March 31, 2019: The licensee obtains patient consent on a form provided by the Department prior to selling any marijuana products that have not been tested in full compliance with the law and administrative rules, and The licensee enters all inventory into the statewide monitoring system immediately upon receipt from a caregiver, and The licensee, before any sale or transfer, must verify, and confirm with government issued photo identification, with the statewide monitoring system that a patient or primary caregiver holds a valid registry identification card, and The licensee enters all sales in the statewide monitoring system, and The licensee determines sales will not exceed daily purchasing limits, and The licensee shall notify the Department within 1 business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred. For a licensed Grower or Processor: For the time period ending March 31, 2019: The licensee obtains marijuana products from caregivers, and The licensee enters all inventory into the statewide monitoring system immediately upon receipt, and The licensee only transfers marijuana products that have been tested in full compliance with the law and administrative rules, and The licensee tags or packages all inventory that has been identified in the statewide monitoring system, and The licensee shall notify the Department within 1 business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred.
  32. 3 points
    Restorium2

    How Much Weight Can I Grow?

    There's no way you are going to be able to sell it to the dispensaries though. Why would they let you around their money making machine? You didn't pay the bribe to grow did you? Then it's just personal, for personal use, not for sale.
  33. 3 points
    People still act like it's illegal. You act guilty and hide then you look like you are doing something illegal. Like the dog and the cat. If you run, the dog is going to chase you. You stand there and look them in the eye and they never f with you again.
  34. 3 points
    dwkl

    Need to locate meds for patient.

    GTrick, If you are a registered Michigan medical marihuana patient and are seriously seeking medication...You can find a licensed provisioning center here on WEED MAPS ( https://weedmaps.com/dispensaries/in/united-states/michigan). CALL THE DISPENSARY BEFORE YOU GO! If you are just looking to score street drugs... you are in the wrong place. Please keep your posts civil and relative to the MMMA mission. We value your membership. The MMMA Team
  35. 3 points
    semicaregiver

    Timers for lights

    Added note on "plugging into". Do not use the cheap duplex outlets that the big box stores typically sell loose. Use the premium duplex outlets rated at 20 amps. Mechanically the cheap ones have low quality spring loaded contacts that transfer the power to the prongs on the plug. As they age the contact degrades and it is not unusual to find the entire plastic piece in a molten mess or worse, a fire. Yes they cost a few bucks more, but I have seen more than one outlet melted and in one case an entire garage grow burned down.
  36. 3 points
    Restorium2

    Timers for lights

    Maybe that's why my digital ballasts all puked? I hate em. Now just running magnetic and then LED. The only fire hazard I have seen is when the timers come part way unplugged and then arc causing melt down. Had that a couple times. I use those white ones with plugs on either side. Sunleaves brand. Nice to have the indicator light on them. I also use heavy duty pool timers. Expensive but excellent. They are Intermac. With your Titan digital ballasts I would buy the timer made for them. Otherwise you will void your warranty(joke).
  37. 3 points
    mishigami bear

    How Much Weight Can I Grow?

    Here is some more inspiration. Imagine having this in your backyard. Just keep it to 12.
  38. 3 points
    I switched over to Chrome and now I can cut and paste this link;
  39. 3 points
    blackhorse

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas everyone!
  40. 3 points
    Jerilee

    Hello

    Hi. We both have severe PTSD. We r both going through cancer testing, my husband for bone and me for breast. I also have 3 rare Neuro diseases. We like marijuana for pain relief also for ptsd relief. Thanks for allowing me to join.
  41. 3 points
    The more we know about cannabis the quicker we move to free it, make it legal. Which tells us that we were always falsely repressed by ignorance and hate. So there's no need for any more of the happy horseshit that went on with hiding.
  42. 3 points
    mishigami bear

    How to help patients

    OK. 1) Inspect all buds under magnification, looking for mold and bugs. 2) Proper drying and curing under glass (at least 30 days) 3) Proper trimming and budscaping 4) A clean grow room 5) A safe grow room
  43. 3 points
    shishka

    microbusiness questions...?

    Can you get the felony set aside? I got my felony set aside a few years ago and was then able to be a caregiver. Prior to that I had to hide behind my wife being the caregiver. It was a pretty easy process and in all, I didn’t pay an attorney to help me with just followed the steps mandated by the state. Everyone at the courthouse even the judge were super helpful and supportive.
  44. 3 points
    Wild Bill

    It's midnight and it's legal!

    I have been reflecting on all the damage done over the years due to the drug laws. Lives ruined, lives lost and all of the associated hatred and violence. There are now three generations of citizens who hate the police and government and rightfully so. The die hards will be looking for ways to circumvent the law so they can continue to harass and rob people for possessing a piece of nature. The battle has been won but I'm afraid the war is ongoing.
  45. 3 points
    Dalbert

    Help with question!!!

    Bump; Basically the same for me. I use an ounce of quality bud and make 2 cups of coconut infused oil. I use a magic butter appliance. Those 2 cups gives me enough for 120 cookies. (I make 60 at a time) I'm not sure of the mg. per cookie but they do the trick for my severe MS leg pain. And the good thing is the consistency. Every cookie is nearly the same strength. If the pain is too bad on any particular evening, I just vape about 3 to 5 hits. This works for me, results may vary... : )
  46. 3 points
    If you had been here about 2 years ago, yes. You are quite late to this. I'm watching the weak and late have their businesses fail. Lots of used grow equipment for sale these days. Large lots of it. Now caregivers are just that, caregivers for sick people close to them or just growing for themselves. Not in it to make money. Just in it to help people and save money on their personal.
  47. 3 points
    Same place they been getting it. You need a card to buy at a dispensary. It's probably going to be a while before the State sets up a structure for rec dispensaries. Tell you what, it's going to be much easier without SCHUETTE!!!! Good riddance!!!!
  48. 3 points
    Thanks for posting this. I was thinking about her just the other day. As far as the sugar addiction, my thought is that since she was taking steroids, that is what prevented her from kicking it. I have seen first hand how steroids can drastically affect one's appetite and cause much unwanted cravings.
  49. 3 points
    6 Defendants, 3 law firms, a "million dollars" of marijuana. The headlines write themselves. Were we in for a fight to the death? Not with me on the case. Other counsel were ready to fight this in circuit court, it was my idea that we should try to get this entire case dismissed at the district court level. The plan worked, all charges dismissed. The judge was also very smart, writing a complete thoughtful opinion so that if this case does get appealed, the issues will be clear. https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/07/12026544/detroit-judge-throws-out-1m-marijuana-case-in-the-interest-of-fairness Read more about how this all started. Why is Detroit raiding businesses that they licensed?? https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/07/detroit-police-gang-unit-raids-black-owned-operated-marijuana-warehouse-and-arrest-6/
  50. 3 points
    Changes are afoot at LARA. I suggested this a few times to LARA, that they should use the same online registration that Physicians, Pharmacists and Nurses use at LARA to register for licenses online. Also that we should switch to paper licenses, instead of the hard plastic cards. If the paper licenses are good enough for Pharmacists, Physicians and Nurses, they are good enough for Medical Marijuana Patients and Caregivers. Why waste time and money on certified mail, lost mail, postage, calling to check on paperwork, missing check boxes and missing signatures and all of those paper cuts and copies? LARA has to scan all of those documents, and keep them forever too. LARA HAS ISSUED NEW PATIENT FORMS , PLEASE USE THE NEW FORMS OTHERWISE THEY MAY REJECT YOUR APPLICATIONS. https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-79571-472407--,00.html
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