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  1. This article cites a physician opinion from a doctor that does not do certifications, does not understand that smoking is not the 'only legal way' to use marijuana, and prefers to use other methods (such as opiates and NSAIDs) to treat pain rather than 'smokable' marijuana. Doctor yes, has some thoughts on marijuana, yes. But understanding the uses and benefits of marijuana- hasn't even bother to look into it. 8 years after the law passed. Dr. Bob
  2. Not a good thing. This is a federal program- contact your federal legislators to vote against the funding for the program. Dr. Bob
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    Wwii Vets

    Good for you. I always take the time to thank those guys for the opportunity to grow up speaking English. Dr. Bob
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    Wwii Vets

    I don't think it is that high. My stepdad was a 20 year old B-24 pilot in Italy, 1945. He is well into his 90's now. He is a guide at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. Dr. Bob
  5. Exactly they get the same if they plea or take to trial. That's the problem. I am aware of one murder case I was involved with that the PD got 40K and the state spent 480K. I am personally aware of one in my District where this same for plea or trial was confirmed. We arranged for another attorney to step in free of charge. We need to provide the PD's with incentive in the form of money to go to trial, get experts and get investigators. Justice should not be a function of ability to pay, and people deserve a day in court. To quote our attorney friend Neil R 'court- is it my understa
  6. Just got a post on the campaign Facebook page. One guy came on and said to really push my treatment vs incarceration approach to addiction, but then made it a point to tell me he thought I should de-emphasis my approach to strengthen the public defender's office to fund trials rather than pleas, experts, etc. Looked him up, he is a corrections officer. Seems a stronger public defender program is getting some folks worried. Just confirms this story, people facing the cops and CPS need legal representation to protect their rights. Right now CPS and the Cops hold all the cards, and defendant
  7. This happened a couple of years ago. I remember there were protests and I purposefully held a clinic in Grayling to express my displeasure. CPS has demonized medical marijuana- and regularly uses it as justification for intervention. Had he been smoking cannabis WITH a 3 year old, I could see concern- though I seriously doubt any harm would occur. I think a claim, probably by his ex, that he was smoking in front of a 3 year old does not require the use of force to remove the child from the home. But in typical fashion they nuke the ant hill with a show of force, he apparently dared to res
  8. Prime example. I am personally aware of one pharmacy in Muskegon that refused a prescription for 40 soma for one of my patients (acute issue, one month only script, on very low dose medication) that was giving another patient 270 10mg Methadone tabs for back pain every TWO WEEKS. Note, these were not the same patient, the patient with the soma was very low dose pain control as noted (NSAID and 45 norco a month, stable dose for a year under my care). The high dose methadone patient was obviously not under MY care, but I was aware of it. I sent them into that pharmacy, which the patient p
  9. I'm glad it is not true in your pharmacy. Point is, it is in others. Dr. Bob
  10. Cannabis use in chronic pain reduces the need for narcotic pain medication by 60-75% in our experience. Our experience also shows that pain physicians that accept the use of cannabis and narcotic pain medication become targets of medical boards and LEO. They also have problems getting their prescriptions filled if they are known to be marijuana friendly. The science is there already, the attitudes need some adjustment. This needs to be done on the legislature level (anyone come to mind?) and by civil action in the courts (we've seen some success with this as well). When you punish a
  11. There is more money in enforcement of out of date, propaganda based, marijuana laws than there is in practically any other field of law enforcement. I once spoke to a Federal Probation Officer. I asked him, 'Do you think marijuana will be legalized?'. His response was 'Not during my career.'. This speaks volumes- He makes his personal paycheck by having people in the federal probation system. Legalize marijuana and his job is at risk. He had NO CONCERN whatsoever on the chaos it caused people, families and communities. He was out for number one- and that is why they fight it in the l
  12. Unfortunately that doesn't do much to help. Setting up a daisy chain doesn't really solve the problem. What I am thinking about is a farmers market where caregivers can get tables, patients with cards can enter and buy a limited amount of cannabis. Caregivers are already background checked, and have the capacity to have extra to sell. Issues that need to be looked at include: Record keeping (what if any) Taxation or Licensing (what if any) How much to allow a caregiver to bring to the market, how much to allow patients to purchase Locations available, local ordinances and zoning.
  13. Knowing the background of that, I don't see it happening any time soon. There was a time back in 2010 or 2011 where we were looking at a compromise of caregiver to caregiver transfers, but ran into too much resistance from the legislature and surprisingly the medical marijuana community. So it went nowhere. Might be time to look at that again, but I think the farmers market is a better option because it opens it up to patients. Caregivers would provide the meds, and they are background checked already (another issue, some patients cannot be caregivers for that reason). These are some o
  14. You know, I am sorry you haven't been paying attention and have nothing but negative things to say, and I've put up with a lot the last couple of weeks from you and others. But had you actually listened to things I've posted over the years, you would know I've always been a proponent of farmers markets rather than dispensaries, and I've always promoted putting laws in place to make them legal. I've also been a long time fan of legalization and criminal justice reform. In fact, I just happened to look these up for you- why don't you have a look at them and come back and post what you foun
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