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  1. Connecticut lists psoriatic arthritis as a qualifying condition in its medical marijuana program.


    You can read the arthritis petition to add arthritis as a qualifying condition to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program here



    That condition was approved and you can now get a medical marijuana card for arthritis in Michigan.

  2. Nice find, Mr. Brent.

    Do not forget, these fees will eventually be paid by the customers of the provisioning centers.

    Some of us wonder if any link in the chain (grower, processor, secure transport, provisioning center, safety testing) will actually be profitable with all of the state and local fees. My guess is not with 280,000 medical marijuana patients. Most patients I've seen aren't exactly rich.

    I think everyone is just waiting for full legalization.

  3. if the state denies your caregiver status, consider becoming a patient to grow your own plants. if you have a qualifying condition of course.

    then, within the privacy of your own home, you could transfer your marijuana to your wife. your wife could be your caregiver, and then this transfer would be 100% legal.

    good luck, and if you have more questions please ask.

  4. resto is simplifying the issue too much.

    its kind of a complicated issue.

    lets go through it real quick here.

    You (patient)
    your husband (caregiver)

    only one of you is allowed to possess 12 plants. in this case, only one of you would be allowed to be in the grow room.

    now here is another situation, which may work for you.

    you (patient, but keeps possession of plants on the LARA form)
    husband (caregiver, not allowed to possess plants)

    then only you would be allowed in the grow room.

    different way to do this

    you (patient, keep possession of plants)
    husband (caregiver to you, patient himself, keep possession of plants)

    now both of you would be able to be in the grow room, since you are both allowed to possess 12 plants.

    if your husband does not have a qualifying condition than the above situation would of course not work for you and your husband.

    there is one more situation that might work better for you.

    you (patient, cant keep plants)
    husband (caregiver, can keep plants)

    the husband waters, cultivates, grows the plants.
    then he cuts the plants down when the plants are ready to harvest.

    as soon as the plant is no longer living, it is an amount of marihuana. it is no longer a plant if it is not in growth material or living.

    then you are free to possess it and help trim etc.

    the reason this is important is there were 3 cases in the court of appeals and supreme court of michigan.

    people v bob said husband and wife could not grow together, because the total of the 21 plants was more than the 12 plants each could possess.

    people v bylsma said 3 caregivers could not grow together because the total of the 88 plants was more than the total 72 plants that is a maximum number of plants a caregiver could possess if they had all 5 patients plus themselves.

    people v mazur said a wife could not help her husband cultivate if she was not a patient. she merely wrote down some numbers on a post-it note that was found on a plant. this case went to the michigan supreme court. where it was found that any device or item used for marijuana cultivation was paraphernalia and thus legal under section 4 of the MMMA.

    so , its complicated.

    but in general, if you want to be in the grow room of 12 plants, your card better say "allowed to possess plants" for you to be in there.

    there maybe another issue that a grow room is only allowed to be either a patient OR a caregiver, but not both. but this issue has not been fully found in the courts yet.

    in reality, as long as you dont talk to the police without a lawyer at all, dont tell no one about you being in a grow room , and your grow room door automatically closes and locks and only one person has the key (or combination lock) then really you should be fine.

    otherwise to be 100% safe, wait for plants to be cut and dead. then you can trim and dry away!

  5. https://events.nmu.edu/event/lara_director_addresses_medical_cannabis


    ‘Michigan Medical Marihuana 101’

    MARQUETTE — Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will present “Michigan Medical Marihuana 101” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled at 5 p.m. Feb. 7 in 2904 West Science. It is open to the public.

    LARA oversees the state’s medical cannabis regulations. Edgerton is expected to address the history of medical cannabis in Michigan. She also will provide an overview of regulatory revisions underway, including the regulated licensing of large-scale growing operations, dispensaries, testing labs, processing facilities and secure transportation services. Prior to joining LARA, she served the state legislature for 27 years, most recently as deputy senate majority counsel in the Senate Majority Policy Office.

    Edgerton is the inaugural speaker for the NMU medicinal plant chemistry program’s lecture series. The seminars will feature experts from all areas of the industry, including regulation and law, manufacturing and production, laboratory analysis, research and development and marketing/communication.

  6. the same part of the MMMA that says you dont have to pay a $10,000 fine for marijuana is the part that protects you from paying a tax on marijuana.

    its also the part of the MMMA that protects you from driving with any marijuana in your system.

    or the part of the MMMA that protects you from a city ordinance saying you cant grow in your city, or you have to register in your city, or you have to let the city inspect your grow.

    its a catch-all protect-all line in the act to protect patients and caregivers from these kinds of things.

    it looks like the treasury department either did not read the MMMA fully, or did not ask for legal consult on the MMMA case law before publishing this bulletin.

    if anyone is out there reading this, keep quiet until they release that form 5098. i want that form...

  7. it does say that in the bill. i thought it was a rule already, its possible they are just making the rule into law. basically you cant get a state license unless the township/locality has an ordinance opting-in to the program. which is what everyone already knew. this bill is actually a common sense bill out of kesto.


    you have to read the s-1 amended substitute bill. not the bill that was introduced. its on page 12:


    FACILITY WILL OPERATE has adopted an ordinance that authorizes that 6 type of facility.

    that paragraph, although strikethrough does not show here so it looks bad haha ^^^^

    which i honestly really cant believe kesto is making this MMFLA thing work. i guess the money is flowing.


    like john lennon said in 1969, if you want to legalize, give the government its cut of the money.


  8. it doesnt affect anyone yet. maybe the recreational guys.

    the rohrbacher-blumenour appropriations rider is more important at this point. its up for a re-voting this month around the 19th i think.

    federal agents usually only go after stores, dispensaries and the like.
    they rarely go after regular people. usually only when caught at borders or national parks or federal lands...

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