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Eric L. VanDussen

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  1. Michigan rejects use of medical marijuana for autism http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/08/28/marijuana-medical-cannabis-pot-autism-snyder-lara-childrens-hospital/71291082/ Here is Mr. Zimmer's email address and phone number if anyone wants to contact him directly to ask him to reconsider his decision. Michael J. Zimmer Director - DEPT of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs zimmerm@michigan.gov Main: (517) 241-7124
  2. http://www.youtube.com/user/breakingthetaboofilm Narrated by Morgan Freeman (English version) & Gael Garcia Bernal (Spanish version), this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. Produced by Sundog Pictures and Spray Filmes th
  3. My thread had links to several articles about the decision that weren't merged and they've disappeared. I wish if someone was going to merge or delete posts they would notify me before doing so. Who has the authority to do this and what is the criterion for merging posts?
  4. I'm wondering why my thread regarding King and Kolanek was deleated from the Legal Professionals section and who did it?
  5. Mich. Supreme Court makes 1st medical pot rulings - Associated Press - May 31, 2012 http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/mich-supreme-court-makes-1st-medical-pot-rulings/ac45957f55e44124abc76b14cc3543b0 DETROIT (AP) — In its first medical marijuana ruling, the Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday that a man arrested for drug manufacturing deserves another day in court to defend his outdoor, locked chain-link dog kennel as a legally proper facility in which to grow his pot. The state's highest court unanimously ruled that the law approved by voters in 2008 contains plainer
  6. MMMA shields patients from prosecution, Supreme Court rules - Detroit Free Press - June 1, 2012 By Dawson Bell Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau - http://www.freep.com/article/20120601/NEWS06/206010482/Michigan-s-medical-marijuana-law-shields-patients-from-prosecution-Supreme-Court-rules?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE LANSING -- In what advocates for Michigan's medical marijuana law characterized as a clear-cut victory for patient rights, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state's voter-approved statute protects patients from prosecution even if they have not sought a mari
  7. Here are the links to PDFs of the Supreme Court decisions overturning the Court of Appeals in People v King and People v Kolanek: http://courts.michigan.gov/supremecourt/Clerk/11-12-Term-Opinions/142695.pdf The court held, in part, that: We granted leave in these cases to consider substantive and procedural aspects of the affirmative defense of medical use of marijuana under § 8, MCL 333.26428, of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA).1 Given the plain language of the statute, we hold that a defendant asserting the § 8 affirmative defense is not required to establish the requi
  8. Here are the links to PDFs of the Supreme Court decisions overturning the Court of Appeals in People v King and People v Kolanek: http://courts.michigan.gov/supremecourt/Clerk/11-12-Term-Opinions/142695.pdf The court held, in part, that: We granted leave in these cases to consider substantive and procedural aspects of the affirmative defense of medical use of marijuana under § 8, MCL 333.26428, of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA).1 Given the plain language of the statute, we hold that a defendant asserting the § 8 affirmative defense is not required to establish the requi
  9. U.S. APPEALS COURT'S ORAL ARGUMENTS IN CASE CHALLENGING DEA’S DENIAL OF LICENSE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTION FACILITY - Listen to the audio of the May 11, 2012 oral arguments here: http://www.maps.org/mmj/dealawsuit/Craker_DEA_FirstCircuit_09-1220_11May12.mp3 Prof. Craker's December 15, 2011 opening brief can be viewed here: http://www.maps.org/mmj/dealawsuit/Craker_Appeals_OpeningBrief15Dec11.pdf The Drug Enforcement Administration's March 22, 2012 response brief can be viewed here: http://www.maps.org/mmj/dealawsuit/Craker_FirstCircuit_DEAResponseBrief22March12.pdf Prof. Cra
  10. Ruling sends Michigan medical marijuana law up in smoke - April 22, 2012 ( http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20120422/OPINION01/204220326/Denise-Pollicella-guest-column-Ruling-sends-Michigan-medical-marijuana-law-up-smoke ) In five brief pages full of legal reasoning and bereft of common sense, the Michigan Court of Appeals has, for all intents and purposes, rendered the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act useless. On April 17, the court published its opinion in People v. Koon, holding that the MMMA does not contain an exemption for drivers under the state's criminal code, which prohibits
  11. Listen to Points North at: http://ipr.interloch...e/episode/19385 Zero Tolerance For Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana - Interlochen Public Radio - April 20, 2012 Peter Payette interviews Grand Traverse Circuit Court Judge Philip E. Rodgers and Karen O'Keefe from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Judge Rodgers explains his reasoning for ruling that police needed to prove that Rodney Koon was actually impaired by Marijuana when he was driving. (I've attached a PDF of Judge Rodger's November 16, 2010 opinion) Karen O'Keefe, discusses the fallout of the Court of Appeals deci
  12. I've attached below my most up-to-date list of about 30+ MMMA appellate cases that I'm aware of, with links to opinions and oral argument videos. I'm certain that there may be some MMMA appeals out there that I don't know about. If anyone is aware of any other cases that need to be added to my appellate list, please send me an email or call me with the case information, a defendant's last name, or contact info for the attorneys/prosecutors that are working on them. Also, I have most of the briefs and some transcripts from nearly all of the MMMA cases that were filed with the Court of Appeal
  13. The COA ruled, in part, that: "This case presents the question whether the “zero tolerance” provision of MCL 257.625(8), which prohibits operating a motor vehicle with any amount of a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the driver’s body, still applies if the driver used marijuana under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA).1 We conclude that it does." http://coa.courts.mi.gov/documents/opinions/final/coa/20120417_c301443_50_301443.opn.pdf The link to the opinion is below and you can watch the Feb. 8 People v Koon oral arguments in the Court of Appeals here: 301443 PEOPLE OF MI
  14. This Court of Appeals opinion was released yesterday: http://coa.courts.mi.gov/documents/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20120410_C303575_28_303575.OPN.PDF The opinion says, in part, that: "McQueen clearly compels the result in this case – the medical use of marihuana does not include patient-to-patient sales of marihuana." Here are some articles pertaining to this case that ran previously: http://www.alpenanow.com/index.php/2011/02/18/alpena%E2%80%99s-1st-medical-marijuana-dispensary-to-open-soon/ http://www.alpenanow.com/index.php/2011/03/15/a-%E2%80%9Cblack%E2%80%9D-day-for-alpena%E2%80%
  15. By Eric L .VanDussen - March 30, 2011 - http://www.examiner.com/headline-in-traverse-city/michigan-s-supreme-court-to-decide-who-can-sell-medical-marihuana Michigan’s Supreme Court (SCt) released an order on Wednesday indicating that they will ultimately decide whether “Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) … permits patient-to-patient sales of marihuana.” The high court agreed to review “the August 23, 2011 judgment of the Court of Appeals” that found such activities to be a public nuisance and in violation of Michigan’s Public Health Code. The Court of Appeals’ (COA) ruling caused m
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