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  1. Mal I am not going down that road with you. If you want to see how it all works come see for "YOURSELF".
  2. Hello Bob Northern Lights Compassion Club is and always has been (est 09') a compassion club which does outreach work and educational work in our community. However a compassion club cannot achieve its goals without money. That is just a fact. And donations alone will not cover the cost of the programs and class we want to offer to our community. Our family also owns Northern Lights Provisioning Center LLC which is a "provisioning center" as defined in HB 4271. It is a clean “grand ma friendly” one stop shop for Medical Marijuana and supplies. We carry pipes, vapes, glass, incense, and hemp products. At this time we only transfer medication to patients registered to us through LARA. ( Every day we must turn away good folks in pain and need due to the slow pace of our legislators.) Neither is a dispensary. In our area the word "dispensary" brings to mind a profit driven business with a rather poor reputation (in our area). As a provisioning center we are “driven by compassion”. We always put the patients first and everything else second. I hope this answers your question, but if you would like I would be happy to talk more in PM as I don’t want to break any site rules on posting. Thanks John here is a link to our face book page thanks again https://www.facebook.com/NorthernLightsProvisioningCenter?ref=hl
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  4. Northern Lights Compassion Club Driven by compassion not greed! Next Meeting 03/20/2014 @ 7:00 pm This meeting is open to the public you do not need a card to attend We will have food and refreshments We are a Medical Marijuana Compassion Club providing support and resources for Michigan's Medical Marijuana Patients and Caregivers We will have drawings for prizes and a 50/50 Our regular meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month unless posted otherwise on face book We will be meeting at the Moon Lake Club House 5172 Woodridge Lewiston MI 49756 Northern Lights CC was founded in Lewiston MI in 2008 by John Wells Former executive director of 3MED (Michigan’s first Medical Marijuana 501c3), Director of the Medical Marijuana Freedom March, and co Director of the Michigan Marijuana Patients Rights Rally, Mr. Wells has also testified in Lansing several times to the Senate Judiciary and appropriations committees and at other communities around Michigan on Medical Marijuana We can assist patients in finding caregivers and Caregivers in finding patients Informational classes will be scheduled on Growing, harvesting, drying, curing and alternative forms of the medication such as edibles and extracts We provide up to date information on Michigan's Medical Marijuana Laws and information on local township, city, and county ordinances, meetings and officials Future plans include a member based Provisioning Center with a full range of clean, safe, tested, and reasonable priced medications and a patients lounge Future plans are for guest speakers and community based outreach programs We also plan to join in partnership with MINORML to open a local chapter We do not use, sell, trade or buy Medical Marijuana at our club meetings as we do not have our “own” building as of yet (sorry) If you know of a building we could rent that would fit our needs please contact us with the information Please note there will be sick patients at this meeting that can not endure additional stress WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY DISRUPTIONS IF YOU ARE DISRUPTIVE, INSULTING, VULGAR, OR DISRESPECTFULL YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THIS IS NOT THE TIME OR PLACE TO VOICE DISAPPROVAL OF THE LAW We will also be taking donations of food and household items for those in need. Contact or Follow us on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/northern.lights.986?ref=hl Email : northernmipc@gmail.com We are happy to announce we now have a few business owners providing support for us and a few have made donations for our raffle. We have a master grower who has agreed to donate his time for a grow class. If anyone in our community would like to provide support or donations (for raffles) please contact us at northernmipc@gmail.com We welcome other compassion clubs to support us and we will in turn support their club. We would like to thank the following: Happy Hydro 1261 Main Street Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 448-8877 Max Wasmiller Sustainable Growth Systems 1112 Keywest Drive Lake Orion, MI 48360 (248) 390-7706 www.sustainablegrowthsystems.com Synthetic Sun Hydroponics LLC 799 S Wisconsin Ave Gaylord MI 49735 (989) 731-8800 Northern Michigan Tobacco 1050 S Wisconsin Ave Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 448-2360
  5. Author: Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?275 (Cannabis - Michigan) Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?253 (Cannabis - Medicinal - U.S.) SIDES CLASH ON EASING MICHIGAN'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW FOR EDIBLES, DISPENSARIES LANSING -- The fate of a pair of bills easing Michigan's medical marijuana law still is uncertain after 90 minutes of testimony Tuesday from both supporters and opponents of the legislation. The two House bills would legalize the manufacture and sale of medical marijuana-infused products -- such as brownies and oils -- and permit communities to allow and regulate marijuana dispensaries in their towns. They already have passed the House and are now being considered in the Senate Government Operations Committee. The Michigan State Police and local health departments opposed the bills, saying there is no way to forensically determine the amount of marijuana in infused products. And health departments said the dispensaries, which could also act as manufacturers of pot-infused products, weren't covered by health and safety regulations like other businesses such as bakeries. "We have no way to test for presence of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) and separate that out from other ingredients," said State Police Sgt. Amy Dehner. "So if you have 2 pounds of brownies, you have 2 pounds of marijuana." Supporters, including many medical marijauana cardholders, said the legislation was necessary for their health and well-being. Roy Foust of Montrose said his cancer-stricken niece was able to maintain a quality of life with medical marijuana pills in the last year of her life. "Every month, I had to drive the three hours to Southfield to get her medicine. I drove because I don't know how to grow it," he said. "We just want to have some control in our communities. We don't want to be the marijuana capital of the state." The two bills -- HB 5104 and HB 4271 -- would: - Allow for the manufacture and sale of marijuana-infused products, such as brownies and oils. These products help medical marijuana users, especially children, who have a hard time smoking the cannabis. - Let communities determine whether they want medical marijuana dispensaries, called provisioning centers, to operate in their communities, and allow the communities to regulate them. The bill also requires testing of the cannabis and limits involvement of felons in the provisioning centers. The approach favored by the Senate, ultimately passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in December, was a bill that would allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana. But the bill would take effect only if the federal government changed the designation of marijuana from an illegal controlled substance to a legal prescription drug. There is no indication that the federal government is prepared to do that anytime soon. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, who chairs the Government Operations Committee, isn't expected to hold another hearing on the bills for at least a couple of weeks. Since Michigan voters passed the medical marijuana act in 2008 by a 63%-37% margin, more than 100,000 people have been certified to use medical marijuana for a variety of ailments. More than 50,000 have become licensed caregivers, although that number slipped to 27,046 in the last year. After the law passed, several dozen dispensaries opened around the state, but the Court of Appeals ruled that the dispensaries weren't allowed under the 2008 law. Since then, medical marijuana users and their caregivers have had to rely on growing their own plants to get their medicine.
  6. Michigan medical marijuana patients, families speak out in support of dispensary, edible bills LANSING, MI -- It wasn't the cancer. It was the weight loss that finally led Montrose Mayor Ray Foust to seek out medical marijuana for his dying niece. Roughly five years ago, Foust drove her 80 miles to a clinic in Southfield, where doctors ran her through a series of tests, certified her for medical marijuana use and gave her five cannabis capsules to try on her way out. His niece, who had lost her appetite due to chemotherapy, popped one of the pills and saw immediate results. "Let's pull into Wendy's," she told her uncle on the drive home. "I'm hungry." Foust, testifying before the Michigan Senate Government Operations Committee on Tuesday, offered support for bills that would allow for the return of medical marijuana dispensaries and edible marijuana products in the wake of state court rulings that limited the legality of each. The small-town mayor told lawmakers that he registered as a caregiver for his niece under Michigan's voter-approved medical marijuana law but found it too time consuming to grow the drug himself. Instead, he continued driving to Southfield each month, picking up medication for his niece until he and other city council members approved a local dispensary in Montrose. "I call it a safe transfer center," Foust said. "I don't see why anybody would have to go to some low-life place to get a medicine … We don't want 10 distributors down the line. We don't want to be known as the medical marijuana capital. We want people to be able to get their medicine. That's all." House Bill 4271, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville), would give local communities the power to allow, prohibit or limit medical marijuana "provisioning centers." The regulated dispensaries could not operate within 1,000 feet of a school, could only sell products tested for safety and could not allow use on the premises. A 2013 Michigan Supreme Court ruling allowed county prosecutors to shut down unregulated dispensaries that had popped up around the state. Many businesses simply closed up shop before law enforcement stepped in. House Bill 5104, sponsored by state Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake), would expand the definition of usable medical marijuana to allow for non-smokable forms of the drug, including edibles, tinctures and topical creams. Many patients would rather not smoke, Kowall said, but a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling essentially limited their options. Both medical marijuana bills passed the House by wide margins in December, but the Senate has been slow to act. Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), who chairs the Senate Government Operations Committee, took testimony on the bills Tuesday but did not hold a vote. The Michigan State Police worked on the edibles bill but opposes it as written because of labeling language and concerns that an officer may not be able to determine how much marijuana is in any given product. MSP also is concerned that dispensaries would have to operate as cash-only businesses because of federal rules, making them potential targets for criminals. Eric Pessle, environmental health division director for the Kent County Health Department, also testified against the dispensary bill, which would also allow provisioning centers to prepare and sell edible products. The legislation would require local inspections, but Pessle said that dispensaries preparing food should be subject to the same state-level requirements as traditional kitchens. The majority of the testimony was supportive, however, with several registered patients describing success with the drug and difficulty obtaining it from a registered caregiver, whose numbers are on the decline. "This is really about dignity," said John Targowski, a criminal defense attorney from Kalamazoo who uses medical marijuana to treat symptoms stemming from a severe spinal cord injury. "Dignity for patients who throughout 2009 and 2010 had legitimate, safe access to marijuana. Our appellate courts in Michigan have narrowly interpreted the Medical Marihuana Act…and that's not what we voted for." Jonathan Oosting is a Capitol reporter for MLive Media Group. Email him, find him on Google+ or follow him on Twitter.
  7. Dear John: Thank you for taking the time to communicate with me regarding medical marijuana. As your elected representative, I appreciate the opportunity to learn your views. I noted your support for H.R. 689, the "States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act" and H.R. 784, the "States' Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act". H.R. 689 would prohibit any provision of the "Controlled Substances Act" from restricting state laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Additionally, this measure would provide for the reclassification of marijuana, recognizing the plant's accepted medical use. H.R. 784 would exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by state law. I am in favor of using marijuana for medical purposes. As a general surgeon, I am aware of the therapeutic benefits marijuana can provide to individuals suffering from a serious illness or chronic pain. In my opinion, state laws can regulate the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while ensuring that it is not used illegally. The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expresses the principle of federalism: powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution are reserved, respectively, to the states or the people. In my judgment, the federal government is prohibited from interfering with state health laws, which properly reflect the will of citizens of the various states. Both bills have been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Although I do not serve on this committee, please be assured I will keep your views in mind should these or similar pieces of legislation come before the full House for a vote. Again, thank you for contacting me—I appreciate hearing from you. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of my staff at (202) 225-4735. Sincerely, Dan Benishek M. D. Member of Congress
  8. I recorded it but had tech prob with cam. I have a request out for video if we can find it. I know many did record.
  9. I have requested to be added to this "work group" quess we will see.
  10. Same thing Going to run it in a work group (no I don't know what that is lol) There was some compelling statements made today. I think some members were moved.
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