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About RevThad

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  1. Thanks to all the folks listed, as I have enjoyed reading almost every one of their posts...
  2. Sure, it comes from an article in The Midwest Cultivator... Found here TMC asked MSP Inspector Greg Zarotney for clarification on several issues. Inspector Zarotney, of the Field Services Bureau in Lansing, which oversees the patrol and investigative arm of the MSP, is responsible for providing information on enforcement policy to state police posts. TMC: Does your interpretation of the MMMA allow for patient-to-patient transfers of marijuana? Inspector Zarotney: First of all, we are law enforcers. We don’t interpret the law, we read and enforce the law. It’s the courts’
  3. Thanks for the reply, I am aware of this information from the website. I am however very curious if they have met their obligations under the law, and definitely interested in the general breakdown by condition and county. The breakdown of numbers would go along way towards quieting down the mass hysteria that some folks are trying to portray. As of right now the best we can do is guesstimate that there are on average 534 people in each county that are registered patients, in a state of over 9 million people spread across 83 counties, that is a small drop in the bucket, not a flood that
  4. I hate to resurrect a dead thread, but the question is still lingering. 2 years and 5 days after the law became effective, has the MDCH provided the required annual report to the legislature? Have they provided a single report yet? Curious minds want to know.
  5. The funniest part of the whole thing is that it is the prohibition that actually put the big money into cannabis. That is the long and short of it. As a side note, the prohibition of cannabis also is responsible for almost all of the violence associated with the plant, again related to the big money involved in getting around and fighting against said prohibitions...
  6. Yep. Bad guess on their part, eh? Edited to add: Here is the memo that they based alot of that info on. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MSP_Legal_Update_No._78_276204_7.pdf and a quick snippet for those that don't like opening pdfs... Just some background info
  7. Here is what they were talking about in April of 2009, from the MSP updates: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MedicalMarihuanaIDCards-samples_275193_7.pdf
  8. Exactly. I agree with your assumption that the program they use, simply has that as a place marker, for possible future use. However, since it is not being currently used, the text field is never even touched by the data entry folks. Until there is a statement issued by MDCH that they are now including photos on the cards, any card with a photo should be considered a fake.
  9. Indeed there are more patients than CGs, as we all know of at least one person that doesn't have a caregiver, or a caregiver that is helping their max 5 registered patients. There always will be more patients than CGs, yet the propagandists and prohibitionists will continue to act like CGs are outnumbering patients, as it plays into their script of CGs being nothing more than drug dealers. Know what I mean? It is just strange that after all of these months now, it is the same old tired line, they are unable (or unwilling) to provide an accurate number of caregivers registered (even if it
  10. Hehe, just thought about it, I should actually include the numbers that I used, as posted by MDCH:
  11. Oh I understand that part of it, but as I suggest there is a quite easy way to eliminate that problem. Even if a caregiver has more than one patient, you only count the caregiver one time. It should be an easy enough filter to construct for any database query, especially since they have very specific information on each and every caregiver they issue a card to. Thanks for the reply. As I suggested, they are supposed to be tracking the number of patients registered to a caregiver anyways, to keep compliant with the law, and that information should help in counting the number of caregive
  12. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a quick update from MDCH on the current state of the numbers involved in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program. For awhile it seemed as if an update was done on the website every month or 2, however this past couple of weeks have seen 2 updates within 9 days. These quick updates allow for taking a closer look at a smaller sampling of the numbers. So here we go. Program Statistics (11/24 - 12/3): 1,978 original and renewal applications received. 1,092 patient registrations issued. 257 applications denied. It is hard to tell if the 629 ap
  13. DEA, State Cops Raid Legal Michigan Medical Marijuana Grows by Phillip Smith, December 08, 2010, 04:29pm Once again, this time last week in Michigan, the federal DEA has teamed up with recalcitrant state and local law enforcement in a bid to negate the will of the public and the law of the land. Heavily-armed state and federal lawmen raided a pair of medical marijuana gardens in the town of Okemos, outside Lansing, breaking windows, throwing smoke grenades, and seizing thousands of dollars worth of equipment and medical marijuana plants—all in a raid of a facility that is undeniably wi
  14. Neither you nor I speak for all patients, or what they need or want. Some patients do want and or need dispensaries, and therefore they should have that option, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights and protections of the rest of us. Simple as that.
  15. Even the MSP says that patient to patients are covered. To answer your question though, perhaps by legislating exactly what a dispensary is and how they may conduct themselves, it will take the temptation of screwing with such places out of the minds of overzealous prosecutors, and might just save some tax dollars. It might just save some families from being put through the nightmare that our court system has become. Whether or not we want such legislation, it will be coming down the pipe. Attempting to get a consensus in our community on how and what such legislation should deal wi
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