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A Letter From The President

          The Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA) is engaged in the medical marijuana movement more than it has ever been. In this past year we have represented several patients and caregivers pro bono who have either been arrested or charged. Daily we give advice, support and counseling through our office and online forums. The moderator staff is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for patients and caregiver to learn, educate and evolve the evolving discussion about medical cannabis.

We have produced our own weekly radio show for the last 3 years covering the critical issues facing the community and the strategies for moving forward. We have also been lobbying on behalf of the community, educating legislatures, solidifying relationships, and advocating no change to the MMMA (act).

We are working diligently to push our organization ahead and to provide better services for our members and the community at large. We have created an online store, which provides discounts for goods and services exclusively for the benefit of MMMA members. Soon we will have a legal defense fund and a pre-paid legal service available for patients and caregivers as well. We also plan to hold monthly meetings around the state, in person or via podcast depending on demand.

The MMMA has always been the organization fighting and advocating for the protections of patients and caregivers. It has been a rough 4 years for the Medical cannabis community, and the same can be said about the MMMA. Throughout it all, however, the MMMA has remained a consistent force in this movement and will continue to be.

The recent Supreme Court rulings, the Court of Appeals cases that have followed, and the developments in Colorado indicate signs of a safer landscape for this community. There is a lot of work that still must be done and the plans for the MMMA moving forward are to be fully engaged in the process just as this community was prior to 2008 when we came together and participated in the process of the ballot initiative. By being involved in the process, developing relationships and being at the table where the decisions take place, we believe we will have a better chance of having a positive impact for the medical cannabis community.

We are open to suggestions, input, or volunteers willing to help in this time of paradigm change and we welcome your support. The MMMA appreciates and looks forward to working with the rest of the medical cannabis leadership and community.

Very Truly Yours,

Michael A. Komorn, President

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