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  1. The first rule in using cannabis, superior to all others, is that you do not tell anyone anything they don't need to know.
  2. Dr. Paul Meyer in Saginaw is a great option. He will not just certify you, but also follow you as your primary care physician if you like. He may or may not be qualified to treat in the specialty pain management medicine. If not he might point you in the right direction. https://www.healthcare4ppl.com/physician/michigan/saginaw/paul-a-meyer-1144236290.html
  3. Certifications are a cash and carry thing. Medicaid, and for any other insurer, is not required by the law to pay for them. You're on your own. Good luck Matt.
  4. Dr. Paul Meyer in Saginaw is an excellent option. He has actively advocated for cannabis in government forums and serves the community exceptionally well. Following patients as their primary care physician is an option, and he sometimes walks into the exam room strumming a guitar. Stay the hell away from physicians who have had their license suspended or revoked. http://www.themorningsun.com/article/MS/20160208/NEWS/160209749 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meyer-Paul-MD/168405156509746
  5. Hi sweet thing. For a variety of options, try the Genesee County Compassion Club at the corner of Center and Richfield roads in Flint/Burton. http://www.genesee3c.com/
  6. Caps are okay, but brownies are more fun. Hi guys.
  7. My experience is that eating the stuff works best for insomnia. Preparing butter for cooking, using an oz. of cannabis, preferably an indica, in a pound of butter, and using it for baking is great. A Kush variety can't be beat. Eat it a couple of hours before bedtime. Sweet dreams. The most common adverse and dangerous side effect of cannabis is missing you expressway exit. Again. Oh well.
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  9. To further protect yourself under any circumstance, please consider additional record keeping and documentation beyond, but not to exclude, registration. The courts have been firmly corrected in their wayward opinions by the Supreme Court of Michigan, and protections have been established that they are required to recognize, kicking and screaming if they must, but that they must abide by nonetheless. The following blog entry explains:
  10. There is no restriction in sec. 8 regarding the number of patients a caregiver can assist or the number of caregivers a patient can have. The Supreme Court has ruled more than once that sec. 4, which does delineate five patients to only one caregiver, and sec. 8 are separate and distinct in regard to the limitations of sec. 4. The Court is not required to explain why it refused to hear the case. I think it wrong.
  11. The age discrimination issue should be dropped. It is the reason she is in federal court. The company claim of "conduct unbecoming" derives entirely from her medical use of cannabis, and is subsequently illegitimate.
  12. Soo, absent controlling authority under the Commerce Clause, employers and employees do not have standing to bring suit in federal court.
  13. Also see Circuit City v. Adams: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-1379.ZS.html
  14. Well. There is this from Henry: “...state medical-marijuana laws do not, and cannot, supersede federal laws that criminalize the possession of marijuana,...” But is it a matter of jurisdiction? Is not jurisdiction a matter for the state because it is where the claim resides and the defendant is in compliance with the the MMMA? If that question can be resolved to the point that it is a state matter to try the charges under the MMMA, then something like the conclusion in Ter Beek: "For the foregoing reasons, we hold that the Ordinance (and here substitute the term, Outback decision to terminate Henry) is preempted by § 4(a) of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, which in turn is not preempted by the federal controlled substances act." ...would be a legitimate defense. It is Henry, and not Outback, who brought her case in the US District Court. Why not the state courts? Would that not offer the better protection? Is it possible that she drop the federal case and pursue it in the courts of the State of Michigan? Should any future plaintiff bring an action against an employer in the same? I am aware that jurisdiction in tort law resides in the state where an offense occurs and a claim is made. For instance, where an employer and employee are engaged in a contract that requires compliance to terms, it is the state that controls performance in that contract unless the Commerce Clause supersedes, and that requires interstate issues, e.g., transport across state lines. This is a tort claim because it is between an employee and her employer in the State of Michigan, there are no interstate matters involved, and it is not a criminal matter.
  15. Trades and specialized skills that require only short training or hands on experience, viz., apprenticeships and mentored training outside an institution of learning, are all fine and good. I do not, however, see them as adequate to employ the numbers of people manufacturing did in our lifetimes. We do absolutely need carpenters, electricians, coders, et al., and it is, I think, fair to say the labor force is very much saturated with them already. Too many and competition will render those poorly paying jobs. Technology plays too. I remember using a roofing hatchet and sky hooks (and punch cards). Many people do not know what those are. Remember the dark ages before wire welding? Pneumatic nailers have eliminated not only roofing jobs, but others in structural building. Mechanical equipment is ubiquitous. More efficient materials have come into use that arrive on a job site ready to install without assembly. Even now I know many people who work in those jobs on the cheap, and I don't have to look far. Even licensed and insured contractors face heavy competition. For instance, I had four large trees removed last summer. The bids I got ranged between $600.00 and $1800.00. I chose the lowest bid and had more done than the high bidder wanted to offer. People working off the radar play into it too. Paying someone ten dollars an hour is common and always has been for many repairs and remodels. Hell. When I was young the threat that uneducated and untrained people would have to dig ditches was common in the vernacular. Now one guy operates a ditcher with no one else in sight. Ditch diggers have been displaced. That's okay I guess. We still need people to bring us food and clean up our mess. We have entered an era where specialized training in more highly skilled jobs is essential to reach and continue full employment at living wages. The medical field comes immediately to mind. Those who prefer to work with materials and systems would do best in engineering fields and manage technologically controlled material handling and systems. Those who do not train themselves will continue to suffer and lose ground as their jobs disappear. Populists that insist we can go back to the kinds of work that were once commonplace are misguided and mistaken, and have become, at least for the time being, drivers of the ship of state. Jose Ortega y Gasset's "Revolt of the Masses" was prescient and historically accurate when written in 1929. It describes the nature and effects of the democratized, poorly educated population, dubbed "the mass man," that has become the loudmouthed and demanding movement that we find ourselves hostage to. Its retrograde views of industry, morality, religion, women, minorities, the environment, and certain other facets of their and our lives are at odds with progress. How long it will last, and it will fade again as it has historically, remains to be seen. Progress in the face of reactionary populism is difficult and moves ahead incrementally with those attitudes clawing at our pant legs. From Revolt: " "The Fascist and Syndicalist species were characterized by the first appearance of a type of man who 'did not care to give reasons or even to be right, but who was simply resolved to impose his opinions. That was the novelty: the right not to be right, not to be reasonable: 'the reason of unreason.'" (Chapter 8: Why the Masses Intervene in Everything and Why They Always Intervene Violently)." I have heard ad nauseam the arguments against humanities in colleges.There was a chemistry professor who had a ball with it, and had names for those people that were not kind. As a practical matter, sure, train people in functional fields. Humanities are nonetheless essential, and are lost on the mouth breathing knuckle draggers. Without them we are directionless. The need to study and understand history cannot be overstated. In philosophy there are ethical systems for the critical thinker who cannot buy the rote and mind numbing dictates of religion to consider. The mass man apparently does not care as long as his beer is cold, his teevee is working, and porn is at his fingertips.
  16. I like. Some of the language can be cleaned up and details vetted, but an excellent read nonetheless. I have always wanted to be able to grow it between my corn and potatoes, though I understand the need to keep it from intrusion by unauthorized persons.
  17. An ounce a month average is a generous expectation in my experience, and that counts patients with very serious debilitating conditions.
  18. This IS an attempt to force the market to go to commercial interests. Caregivers have been here years prior, have weathered immense resistance, and have pride of place.Commercial ventures know that full well. Watching them twist in the breeze because they bought into a ridiculous failure would be satisfying to watch. We are a known quantity. If they discount that they were unaware, it is their, not our, doing. They might be expected to carp and whine about us, but that is nothing more than sour grapes, and we can effectively argue that with little effort.
  19. Lots of good stuff. Does the voc ed you mention involve tech training in computers skills like coding? R&D? I remember Roger Smith's comment that GM was not in business to make cars; that it was in business to make money. He delivered the Vega. Quality has improved since, and technology has most to do with that.
  20. GregS

    Clubs

    The reason we have to tighten up.
  21. GregS

    Clubs

    I have thoughts to run things as a non profit, pulling together the people necessary for that. Along with that things would necessarily be flexible while the groundwork is laid. It's entirely a business start up, and I have worked and enjoyed them in my working life in both the private and public sectors.
  22. GregS

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    Thanks Mal. That means a lot to me.
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