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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in Governor Whitmer Signs Marijuana Legislation   
    Governor Whitmer Signs Marijuana Legislation Putting Michiganders’ Health and Safety First 
    July 13, 2021, Governor Whitmer signed legislation that protects the public health and safety of Michigan residents by regulating the intoxicating substance delta-8 THC derivative that is currently being sold – untested and unregulated – in convenience stores, gas stores, and tobacco/smoke shops throughout the state. 
    Starting on October 11, 2021
    Starting on October 11, 2021, these products – which were available for sale to individuals of all ages by businesses that cannot currently sell licensed adult-use or medical marijuana products – will be covered by state law and regulated by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). 
    This package of bills also updates definitions regarding products derived from the cannabis plant so that all intoxicating substances will be safety-tested through the MRA’s statewide monitoring system and will tracked through the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system. 
    “This package of bills continues to show Michigan is the model for the nation in regard to protecting its residents and making sure that those who consume marijuana products do so in a safe manner,” said Gov. Whitmer. “I am glad to see Michigan continuing to lead on the implementation and regulation of a safe, secure marijuana industry, which has already brought tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue to the state, as well as thousands of well-paying jobs.” 
    “The team at the MRA has always been committed to transparency and forward thinking and this was once again the case regarding delta-8,” said MRA Executive Director Andrew Brisbo. “We were proud to work with legislators and industry stakeholders to pro-actively address this issue and move an untested, unlicensed intoxicating synthetic product into our licensed and regulated system.” 
    “The voters of Michigan chose to legalize and regulate marijuana in the interests of justice and public health,” said Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor. “We know that banning these substances is not the best way to keep the public safe. But we also know that these psychoactive compounds are currently being sold with no public health standards to anyone, regardless of age. Instead of allowing these new hemp derivatives like Delta 8 to circumvent our world-class regulated system, this new law will apply the same rigorous testing and commercial standards that currently protect consumer safety in the legal marijuana marketplace.” 
    “I appreciate the support of Governor Whitmer and my legislative partner Representative Rabhi in helping Michigan take an important step in streamlining regulations for the safety of cannabis businesses and people around our state,” said Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Twp. “By mirroring Michigan’s existing liquor dram shop law and clearly defining the requirements for a proper injury lawsuit, we are bringing clarity to a previously murky area of our cannabis laws. I am extremely excited to see the Governor not only sign these bills, but also sign bills to protect Michigander’s from unregulated and untested Delta-8 hemp products. This legislation does the right thing by taking these products out of the unregulated marketplace and bringing them under the purview of a well-functioning Marijuana Regulatory Agency.” 
    “We applaud Governor Whitmer’s decision to sign this package of bills into law,” said Robin Schneider, Executive Director of the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association. “Regulating Delta 8 rather than banning the product is a smart and progressive move that is in the best interest of public health and safety. We are grateful that medical marijuana patients will have improved access to their certifying physicians and that state licensed cannabis businesses will have clearer standards and improved liability insurance coverage.”  
    “The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s national advocacy organization, applauds Governor Whitmer and legislative leaders for developing a sound, common-sense approach to regulating delta-8 THC products that will not only serve Michigan residents well, but will also provide a model for the nation,” said Jonathan Miller, General Counsel of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. “House Bill 4517 ensures that intoxicating products are not sold at retail stores, under the guise of hemp; rather that they are regulated akin to adult-use cannabis, restricted to adults and monitored for safety and potency.
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    House Bill 4745
    House Bill 4745 will allow telemedicine for Michigan residents participating in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, a state registry program that administers the MMMA as approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008. 
    “I’m thrilled that medical marijuana patients now have access to telemedicine, just like the rest of Michigan’s medical patients do,” said Gov. Whitmer. “This package of bills makes a huge difference in the lives of those who rely on the medical properties of marijuana.” 
    HB 4745 was sponsored by Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Twp., and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4517
    House Bill 4517 amends the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act to: 
    Define “THC” and modify the definitions of “industrial hemp” and “marihuana”  Require the MRA to promulgate a limit on the total amount of THC that a product intended for human or animal consumption could contain  Allow the MRA to promulgate rules to exclude from the definition of THC a tetrahydrocannabinol if the MRA determined, based on specified factors, that it did not have a potential for abuse  HB 4517 was sponsored by Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4740
    House Bill 4740 amends the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act to modify the definitions of “industrial hemp”, “marihuana”, and “marihuana-infused product.” 
    HB 4740 was sponsored by Rep. Pat Outman, R-Six Lakes, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4741
    House Bill 4741 amends the Industrial Hemp Growers Act to modify the definitions of “industrial hemp” and “marihuana”, and defined “THC.” 
    HB 4741 was sponsored by Rep. TC Clements, R-Temperance, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4742
    House Bill 4742 amends the Marihuana Tracking Act to modify the definition of “marihuana.” 
    HB 4742 was sponsored by Rep. Tenisha Yancey, D-Grosse Pointe, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4743
    House Bill 4743 amends the Public Health Code to modify the definitions of “marihuana” and “industrial hemp.” 
    HB 4743 was sponsored by Rep. Julie Calley, R-Portland, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4744
    House Bill 4744 amends the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act to modify the definitions of “industrial hemp” and “THC.” 
    HB 4744 was sponsored by Rep. Richard Steenland, D-Roseville, and a copy can be found here. 
    House Bill 4746
    House Bill 4746 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to modify the definition of “marihuana.” 
    HB 4746 was sponsored by Rep. Roger Hauck, R-Mt. Pleasant, and a copy can be found here. 
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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in Justice Clarence Thomas says federal marijuana laws may no longer be needed   
    June 28 (UPI) — Federal regulations on marijuana may “no longer be necessary” as individual states enact their own laws on its use and sale, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in an opinion Monday.
    Thomas, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, cited what he called the federal government’s “half-in, half-out” approach that “simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana” and concludes that federal pot laws and policies may now be obsolete.
    “A prohibition on intrastate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government’s piecemeal approach,” he wrote in dismissing the appeal of a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary that was denied federal tax breaks.
    In the case, Standing Akimbo vs. United States, the dispensary argued that it is prohibited by the Internal Revenue Service from deducting certain business expenses — as other businesses are allowed — even though it operates in Colorado, where marijuana use is legal.
    The reason is an IRS public policy provision that bars such deductions for companies dealing in controlled substances.
    With 36 states now legally allowing marijuana for medical use and 18 for recreational use, Thomas wrote that the case illustrates a growing disconnect between federal and state laws.
    Since the Supreme Court upheld federal marijuana laws in 2005, Thomas said the legal landscape has greatly changed. Further, he said, the Justice Department since 2009 has declined to intrude on state legalization efforts or prosecute those who comply with state laws.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Restorium2 in Justice Clarence Thomas says federal marijuana laws may no longer be needed   
    June 28 (UPI) — Federal regulations on marijuana may “no longer be necessary” as individual states enact their own laws on its use and sale, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in an opinion Monday.
    Thomas, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, cited what he called the federal government’s “half-in, half-out” approach that “simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana” and concludes that federal pot laws and policies may now be obsolete.
    “A prohibition on intrastate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government’s piecemeal approach,” he wrote in dismissing the appeal of a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary that was denied federal tax breaks.
    In the case, Standing Akimbo vs. United States, the dispensary argued that it is prohibited by the Internal Revenue Service from deducting certain business expenses — as other businesses are allowed — even though it operates in Colorado, where marijuana use is legal.
    The reason is an IRS public policy provision that bars such deductions for companies dealing in controlled substances.
    With 36 states now legally allowing marijuana for medical use and 18 for recreational use, Thomas wrote that the case illustrates a growing disconnect between federal and state laws.
    Since the Supreme Court upheld federal marijuana laws in 2005, Thomas said the legal landscape has greatly changed. Further, he said, the Justice Department since 2009 has declined to intrude on state legalization efforts or prosecute those who comply with state laws.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in UAW calling for General Motors to cease testing for marijuana During worker shortage and raise starting wage   
    General Motors is having trouble finding employees for two of its busiest assembly plants and the UAW calls for GM to cease drug testing for cannabis.
    The company is looking to hire 400 temporary employees for its Flint assembly plant and another 275 temporary employees in Fort Wayne. But when the company conducted a job fair in Fort Wayne two weeks ago, it attracted just 60 applicants, or only 22% of the Indiana plant’s needs.
    While finding employees is an issue plaguing many businesses, UAW officials for GM’s Flint and Fort Wayne plants believe the solution is quite simple — stop testing for marijuana, and raise the starting wage.
    UAW Local 598 Shop Chairman Eric Welter told the Detroit Free Press he believes that marijuana testing is a deterrent and many applicants don’t return after finding out about the mandatory testing.
    “When you have a line of people waiting for a job, then it’s OK to test for it,” Welter told the Detroit Free Press. “But if you don’t have enough candidates, testing for marijuana might turn people off from applying.”

    Michigan voters approved cannabis use for medicinal purposes in 2008 and for recreational use for adults age 21 and older in 2018.
    GM conducts hair follicle tests on its potential employees, which unlike a urine sample, can detect marijuana dating back several weeks. While the strand test was once considered a foolproof testing method for marijuana use, the current laws surrounding hemp and cannabis could disrupt testing accuracy.
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    Plus, CBD products, which don’t get you high, are legal in the state of Michigan and available at many retail establishments. A 2012 study in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology found that CBD can produce a false positive for THC. Not only does strand testing weed out otherwise qualified candidates, it could disqualify innocent ones.
    While drug testing serves as a detractor, the company’s starting wage of $16.67 may also turn off many applicants. Rich LeTourneau, shop chairman at GM’s Fort Wayne Assembly, told the Detroit Free Press the recent increase in pay at other establishments has made GM look less appealing to applicants. LeTourneau says an increase in wages would help draw people to apply.
    “What really needs to happen is lift that $16.67 cap and hire them in at $18, LeTourneau told the Detroit Free Press. “Pizza Hut is paying $20 an hour to deliver pizza here.”
    Though GM has continued to set up job fairs and promote employment opportunities online, they have not commented on the union’s ideas to appeal to more applicants. GM Spokesperson Dan Flores told the Free Press the issues were being discussed internally.
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    Source: https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/uaw-calls-for-gm-to-drop-drug-testing-for-pot-amid-worker-shortage-raise-starting-wage/Content?oid=27378805
    LEGAL ADVISORY – Rules, Regulations and laws may have changed after this information was posted. It is up to the reader to research and determine the current status of those items. It is always best to consult an attorney that has experience and is focused on the cannabis industry. One of the most well known law firms in the industry for over 25 years is Komorn Law
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    dwkl got a reaction from rambozo420 in Officials Celebrate First Criminal Record Expungapalooza   
    “Let’s Do This!” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel shouted at the kickoff of a criminal record expungement fair in Flint on Wednesday.
    Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist joined Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Congressman Dan Kildee and Genesee County Sheriff Christopher Swanson in Flint for the state’s first expungement event since the governor signed the Clean Slate bills into law.
    During her 2018 campaign, Governor Whitmer made expungement for marijuana convictions one of her key priorities. Upon taking office, Governor Whitmer worked with the Republican-majority legislature to pass crucial Clean Slate legislation that will help thousands of Michiganders gain employment, housing and education.
    “Clean Slate legislation is crucial for Michiganders who are seeking opportunities for employment, housing, and more,” said Governor Whitmer. “Expungement is an opportunity to grow our workforce and expand access to job training and education for so many people. Let’s recommit ourselves to empowering every Michigander to pursue their potential as we emerge from the pandemic and turbocharge our economic recovery. ”
    Michiganders are encouraged to check their eligibility and apply to participate in an expungement fair.
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    FYI – You should not wait for it to magically be wiped away. You are going to have to take the initiative to wipe it away because … you know… You just gotta make sure it’s done.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Restorium2 in Officials Celebrate First Criminal Record Expungapalooza   
    “Let’s Do This!” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel shouted at the kickoff of a criminal record expungement fair in Flint on Wednesday.
    Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist joined Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Congressman Dan Kildee and Genesee County Sheriff Christopher Swanson in Flint for the state’s first expungement event since the governor signed the Clean Slate bills into law.
    During her 2018 campaign, Governor Whitmer made expungement for marijuana convictions one of her key priorities. Upon taking office, Governor Whitmer worked with the Republican-majority legislature to pass crucial Clean Slate legislation that will help thousands of Michiganders gain employment, housing and education.
    “Clean Slate legislation is crucial for Michiganders who are seeking opportunities for employment, housing, and more,” said Governor Whitmer. “Expungement is an opportunity to grow our workforce and expand access to job training and education for so many people. Let’s recommit ourselves to empowering every Michigander to pursue their potential as we emerge from the pandemic and turbocharge our economic recovery. ”
    Michiganders are encouraged to check their eligibility and apply to participate in an expungement fair.
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    FYI – You should not wait for it to magically be wiped away. You are going to have to take the initiative to wipe it away because … you know… You just gotta make sure it’s done.
    LEGAL ADVISORY – Rules, Regulations and laws may have changed after this information was posted. It is up to the reader to research and determine the current status of those items. It is always best to consult an attorney that has experience and is focused on the cannabis industry. One of the most well known law firms in the industry for over 25 years is Komorn Law
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    dwkl got a reaction from blackhorse in Michigan State Police and Ingham County ‘reckless’ to rely on informant in false drug arrest   
    A Lansing man is suing five police officers, Ingham County and a confidential police informant for what he says was a mistaken identity arrest. 
    The five officers — four from Michigan State Police and one from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office — were working with a confidential informant who told them a man named Al Jessup could sell him heroin and cocaine, according to a police report. 
    According to the lawsuit, the informant lied to police about the seller’s identity and police were “reckless” in relying on the information.
    Police bought drugs twice from a man they believed to be Jessup, using their informant as the buyer, according to the police report. 
    However, Jessup was not the man selling the drugs either time, according to the lawsuit. 
    In December 2018, the Michigan State Police forensics lab confirmed the drugs were cocaine and heroin. Prosecutors filed two charges of dealing and manufacturing a controlled substance against Jessup in February 2019. 
    Jessup wasn’t arrested until May 27, 2019. Nine days later, prosecutors asked to dismiss the charges. Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mike Cheltenham said prosecutors could not sustain the necessary burden of proof. He declined to elaborate further. 
    “The warrant issued for Al Jessup’s arrest was not supported by probable cause,” according to the lawsuit. “Defendant Confidential Informant #28068 is responsible for Jessup’s illegal arrest by lying to police…(The MSP troopers) are responsible for the illegal arrest by not ensuring they had probable cause before seeking an arrest warrant.” 
    The lawsuit says Ingham County is liable because its policies “either allowed for an unreliable CI to be employed or allowed for (the deputy) to work with an unreliable CI employed by Michigan State Police.” 
    Police said they identified Jessup as the seller using his Michigan Secretary of State photo, and the informant identified Jessup both in person and with his state photo. 
    He now has lost faith in the justice system and fears law enforcement, according to the lawsuit. 
    This is not possible, according to the lawsuit, because Jessup was not the man who sold the informant the drugs. 
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    dwkl got a reaction from blackhorse in Michigan House Passes Bill to Close Loophole in Marijuana Legislation   
    The Michigan House has passed legislation that would close a loophole allowing the sale of unregulated THC products.
    Currently, some products use THC from marijuana, but are not regulated the same way.
    A new bill, HB 4517, would expand Michigan’s definition of marijuana to include THC, regardless of whether it is artificially or naturally derived.
    The new legislation would define all THC products as marijuana, making them subject to the same testing and regulations.
    Michigan legalized medical marijuana back in 2008, and recreational marijuana 10 years later in 2018.
    The new bill now heads to the state Senate.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in Michigan introduces bills to regulate Delta-8 and other cannabinoids   
    Executive director of Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Andrew Brisbo, announced a new legislative importance, that the state bring Delta-8 THC and other cannabinoids under the same regulatory framework as Delta-9 THC.
    HB4517
    The eight bills, led by HB 4517, and sponsored by Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D- Ann Arbor) and Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Holland), would revise the definition of Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) more commonly so that not only Delta-9 THC is covered but any THC product the MRA determines has a potential for abuse.
    House Bill 4517 Summary
    The legislation experienced accolades and self-warming reception at Monday’s committee hearing, including testimony in support from the Brisbo, and the state’s two leading cannabis trade associations.
    Delta 9 THC
    THC is an acronym for Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis, and is the main psychoactive element. CBD is another predominant cannabinoid. Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid found in large, naturally occurring amounts in marijuana plants and is the key ingredient that spurs cannabis sales. Delta-8, an isomer of Delta-9, or a molecule with the same number of atoms of each element but with a different atomic arrangement, is also naturally occurring in marijuana plants, but generally in trace amounts. To obtain significant amounts of Delta-8, cultivators need to distill the plant, and refine the resulting distillate, emphasizing for Delta-8 over Delta-9.
    While Delta-8 has attracted a great deal of media attention, cannabis lab scientists warn that other derivatives are coming down the pipeline.
    “This is a good effort by the MRA to align with what the MI public health code says,” said Greg Michaud, CEO of Viridis Laboratories, spent decades operating a forensic testing lab for the Michigan State Police.
    Back to a controlled substance.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in Senator Threatens To Block ‘Every Single Other Bill’ If Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Get A Vote   
    If other South Carolina senators move to block a bill to legalize medical marijuana, its sponsor said on Tuesday that he would use his power to stop every other piece of legislation on the chamber’s calendar in protest.
    “We’re going to get this bill passed,” Sen. Tom Davis (R), who filed the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, said at a press conference with supporters. “And if there are some up on the Senate floor that are still in this reefer madness, drug war mentality and block and stand in the way of this bill, I will exercise my rights as a senator to respond in kind to every single other bill on this calendar.”
    Sen. Greg Hembree (R) said on Monday that he intended to block the cannabis legislation, which is on the Senate calendar after clearing the Senate Medical Affairs Committee in a 9-5 vote last week, from proceeding further. If he uses his authority to stop consideration as a single senator, it would require a three-fifths majority of the chamber to move ahead on the bill.
    Davis, at the press conference, said that federal prohibition was imposed under the Nixon administration in order to “punish” the president’s political enemies—but even so, the senator is singularly focused on lifting that prohibition for medical use. He has taken pains to argue that his measure is not a “slippery slope” to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
    “We need to get this bill passed. I understand what South Carolinians want,” he said. “They want to empower doctors, they want to help patients, they do not want recreational use.”
    The senator’s legislation would allow patients with qualifying conditions to possess and purchase up to two ounces of cannabis every two weeks.
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    dwkl got a reaction from Wild Bill in She was driving and smoking dirt weed   
    She was accused of being high as a kite and smoking dirt weed. The complaint against her was an alleged OWI (Operating While Intoxicated/ Under the Influence or a Controlled Substance).
    What Happened?
    She had just ran front end into a utility pole after hitting the gravel on the shoulder and losing control of her older vehicle. The front airbags went off and she was violently jerked around minutes ago. Her face was bruised and she was on the cusp of a possible concussion. A few minutes later she was summoned from the ambulance and amongst all the emergency personnel activity and flashing lights she jumped through the hoops. She performed the circus acts included in the standard roadside sobriety test. But she was still arrested… as is standard operating procedure.
    She hired legal defense attorney Michael Komorn who jumped into the trenches… because she knew he would not back down. The legal skirmishes lasted two years and finally came to a jury trial in March 2021.

    Read about the case here
    When you’re ready to fight – Call Komorn Law or call 248-357-2550
    LEGAL ADVISORY – Rules, Regulations and laws may have changed after this information was posted. It is up to the reader to research and determine the current status of those items. It is always best to consult an attorney that has experience and is focused on the cannabis industry. One of the most well known law firms in the industry for over 25 years is Komorn Law
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    Komorn Law Victory for Medical Marijuana Patients in Michigan Court of Appeals
    Medical marijuana patients have had their doctor recommended use of cannabis while on probation in limbo for a long time.
    Lead trial attorney and advocate for marijuana law reform Michael Komorn and his dedicated team of attorneys (specifically Ally McCormick) secured a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals for Medical Marijuana Patients
    As many battles for marijuana patients, caregivers and business clients represented by the Komorn Law Firm loom in the background – a decision has been made to set the tone for future cases involving those on probation.
    Komorn Law has been aggressive in fighting for the rights and reform for marijuana use for over 25+ years. 
    “There is no better attorney or law firm to represent a client regarding patients, caregivers or businesses out there.  They are the experts, they are the clear champions, they are the ones you need in the trench beside you when you’re out gunned by the prosecution” Steve

    Call 248-357-2550
    KomornLaw.com
    Here are the key factors from the ruling as to why you should have the protections of being a medical marijuana patient.
    The Prosecution Argued
    “The prosecution argued that the district court had the ability to place restrictions on a defendant’s medication. The district court denied defendant’s motion to modify the terms of his probation, holding that it was bound by the “Circuit Court’s decision on this issue,”
    The Sentence of Probation
    “A sentence of probation is an alternative to confining a defendant in jail or prison and is granted as a matter of grace in lieu of incarceration.”
    “Because probation is a privilege, the revocation of probation is a penalty or the denial of a privilege. Under MCL 333.26424(a) a person is protected from penalty in any manner, or denial of any right or privilege, for the lawful use of medical marijuana.”
    “Therefore, a court cannot revoke probation upon the use of medical marijuana that otherwise complies with the terms of the MMMA.”
    “a statute or provision of a statute that conflicts with a defendant’s right to MMMA-compliant use of marijuana is preempted or superseded by the MMMA”
    “protection from arrest, prosecution, or penalty of any kind”.
    “In other words, a condition of probation prohibiting the use of medical marijuana that is otherwise used in accordance with the MMMA is directly in conflict with the MMMA and is impermissible.”
    “We also conclude that the revocation of probation upon the MMMA-compliant use of marijuana constitutes a “penalty” under MCL 333.26424(a) of the MMMA. The MMMA is substantially similar to the medical marijuana acts adopted in other states, including those discussed here, and immunizes persons from being subject to a penalty of any kind for the lawful use of medical marijuana.”
    “We conclude that provisions of the Michigan Probation Act that allow a court to prohibit a probationer’s MMMA-compliant use of marijuana impermissibly conflict with MCL 333.26427(a) and (e) of the MMMA and are unenforceable. Further, the revocation of probation upon the MMMA-compliant use of marijuana constitutes a “penalty” in violation of MCL 333.26424(a) of the MMMA.”
    But… Recreational vs Medical
    “We note, however, that the MMMA is inapplicable to the recreational use of marijuana, and thus, a trial court may still impose probation conditions related to the recreational use of marijuana and revoke probation for such recreational use, as well as for marijuana use in violation of the MMMA.”
    Read the Court of Appeals Opinion Here
    The post Victory for Medical Marijuana Patients appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.
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    Judges can’t prevent people from using medical marijuana while on probation for a crime, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. Anyone holding a state-issued medical marijuana card is immune to possible penalties, the appeals court said, 3-0.
    Michael Thue was barred from using medical marijuana while on probation for a year in a road rage incident in the Traverse City area. A District Court judge said the marijuana ban was the policy of Circuit Court judges in Grand Traverse County.
    Circuit Judge Thomas Power declined to hear an appeal.
    The appeals court said Power made the wrong call, based on a line of decisions from the Michigan Supreme Court and the language of the medical marijuana law.
    The law “preempts or supersedes ordinances and statutes that conflict” with it, said judges Mark Cavanagh, Deborah Servitto and Thomas Cameron.
    It’s taken 13 years, but Michigan courts are finally fully recognizing the rights instilled by the 2008 voter-passed Medical Marijuana Act, said Farmington Hills-based defense attorney Michael Komorn.
    Komorn has been the leading defense attorney in the rights for patients,
    What more needs to be said… But you can read some articles here
    KLAW MLIVE WXYZ 9 and 10 News Fox 2 Oakland Press USNews The post Judges can’t prevent people from using medical marijuana while on probation Court of Appeals said appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.
    View the full article
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    Medical marijuana patients have had their doctor recommended use of cannabis while on probation in limbo for a long time.
    Lead trial attorney and advocate for marijuana law reform Michael Komorn and his dedicated team of attorneys (specifically Ally McCormick) secured a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals for Medical Marijuana Patients
    As many battles for marijuana patients, caregivers and business clients represented by the Komorn Law Firm loom in the background – a decision has been made to set the tone for future cases involving those on probation.
     
    HERE ARE THE KEY FACTORS FROM THE RULING AS TO WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE THE PROTECTIONS OF BEING A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT.
    THE PROSECUTION ARGUED
    “The prosecution argued that the district court had the ability to place restrictions on a defendant’s medication. The district court denied defendant’s motion to modify the terms of his probation, holding that it was bound by the “Circuit Court’s decision on this issue,”
    Read More Here
    https://michiganmedicalmarijuana.com/victory-for-medical-marijuana-patients/
     
    Read More Marijuana News Here
    https://michiganmedicalmarijuana.com/category/michigan-news/
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    Komorn Law Victory for Medical Marijuana Patients in Michigan Court of Appeals
    Medical marijuana patients have had their doctor recommended use of cannabis while on probation in limbo for a long time.
    Lead trial attorney and advocate for marijuana law reform Michael Komorn and his dedicated team of attorneys (specifically Ally McCormick) secured a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals for Medical Marijuana Patients
    As many battles for marijuana patients, caregivers and business clients represented by the Komorn Law Firm loom in the background – a decision has been made to set the tone for future cases involving those on probation.
    Komorn Law has been aggressive in fighting for the rights and reform for marijuana use for over 25+ years. 
    “There is no better attorney or law firm to represent a client regarding patients, caregivers or businesses out there.  They are the experts, they are the clear champions, they are the ones you need in the trench beside you when you’re out gunned by the prosecution” Steve

    Call 248-357-2550
    KomornLaw.com
    Here are the key factors from the ruling as to why you should have the protections of being a medical marijuana patient.
    The Prosecution Argued
    “The prosecution argued that the district court had the ability to place restrictions on a defendant’s medication. The district court denied defendant’s motion to modify the terms of his probation, holding that it was bound by the “Circuit Court’s decision on this issue,”
    The Sentence of Probation
    “A sentence of probation is an alternative to confining a defendant in jail or prison and is granted as a matter of grace in lieu of incarceration.”
    “Because probation is a privilege, the revocation of probation is a penalty or the denial of a privilege. Under MCL 333.26424(a) a person is protected from penalty in any manner, or denial of any right or privilege, for the lawful use of medical marijuana.”
    “Therefore, a court cannot revoke probation upon the use of medical marijuana that otherwise complies with the terms of the MMMA.”
    “a statute or provision of a statute that conflicts with a defendant’s right to MMMA-compliant use of marijuana is preempted or superseded by the MMMA”
    “protection from arrest, prosecution, or penalty of any kind”.
    “In other words, a condition of probation prohibiting the use of medical marijuana that is otherwise used in accordance with the MMMA is directly in conflict with the MMMA and is impermissible.”
    “We also conclude that the revocation of probation upon the MMMA-compliant use of marijuana constitutes a “penalty” under MCL 333.26424(a) of the MMMA. The MMMA is substantially similar to the medical marijuana acts adopted in other states, including those discussed here, and immunizes persons from being subject to a penalty of any kind for the lawful use of medical marijuana.”
    “We conclude that provisions of the Michigan Probation Act that allow a court to prohibit a probationer’s MMMA-compliant use of marijuana impermissibly conflict with MCL 333.26427(a) and (e) of the MMMA and are unenforceable. Further, the revocation of probation upon the MMMA-compliant use of marijuana constitutes a “penalty” in violation of MCL 333.26424(a) of the MMMA.”
    But… Recreational vs Medical
    “We note, however, that the MMMA is inapplicable to the recreational use of marijuana, and thus, a trial court may still impose probation conditions related to the recreational use of marijuana and revoke probation for such recreational use, as well as for marijuana use in violation of the MMMA.”
    Read the Court of Appeals Opinion Here
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    Judges can’t prevent people from using medical marijuana while on probation for a crime, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. Anyone holding a state-issued medical marijuana card is immune to possible penalties, the appeals court said, 3-0.
    Michael Thue was barred from using medical marijuana while on probation for a year in a road rage incident in the Traverse City area. A District Court judge said the marijuana ban was the policy of Circuit Court judges in Grand Traverse County.
    Circuit Judge Thomas Power declined to hear an appeal.
    The appeals court said Power made the wrong call, based on a line of decisions from the Michigan Supreme Court and the language of the medical marijuana law.
    The law “preempts or supersedes ordinances and statutes that conflict” with it, said judges Mark Cavanagh, Deborah Servitto and Thomas Cameron.
    It’s taken 13 years, but Michigan courts are finally fully recognizing the rights instilled by the 2008 voter-passed Medical Marijuana Act, said Farmington Hills-based defense attorney Michael Komorn.
    Komorn has been the leading defense attorney in the rights for patients,
    What more needs to be said… But you can read some articles here
    KLAW MLIVE WXYZ 9 and 10 News Fox 2 Oakland Press USNews The post Judges can’t prevent people from using medical marijuana while on probation Court of Appeals said appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.
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    The City of Detroit has opted-in to the recreational marijuana business.  To ensure that long-term Detroit residents secure a place in the cannabis industry.
    City Councilman James Tate created the Detroit Legacy Program. A social equity program that was passed as part of the Detroit City Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act opt-in ordinance.
    This is one of the most ambitious attempts to ensure that the end of cannabis prohibition benefits the very communities that were so disproportionately targeted by the Drug War.
    The new ordinance mandates that half of all cannabis businesses must be at least 51% owned by Legacy Detroiters.
    We have helped our clients with 100% success
    If you are a City of Detroit resident and considering getting started in the cannabis industry, then the time is now.  Komorn Law has guided our clients through the process with 100% success while offering legal protection and defense services for patients, caregivers, new and existing businesses since 2008.
    Research Us:  Komorn Law
    Visit Website:  KomornLaw.com
    Call Us:  (248) 357-2550
    Adult Use Recreational Marijuana ordinance
    The Adult Use Recreational Marijuana ordinance, approved by Detroit City Council late last year, gives preference to long time Detroit residents seeking licenses. Becoming a certified Legacy Detroit provides the following benefits in the newly created recreational marijuana industry in Detroit, including:
    At least 50% of licenses in most of the 10 license categories must be awarded to certified Legacy Detroiters. A 99% discount on licensing fees in 2021 and 75% discount on licensing fees in 2022. A 75% discount on city-owned land. Ability to apply for a one-year “provisional” license if the applicant does yet own a property List of available city-owned properties now available
    Individuals also can view several properties the city will be offering at a discount to approved Legacy Detroiter applicants.  The City has compiled a list of 17 vacant city owned lots and commercial buildings that will be reserved for applicants who have received CRIO certification as Legacy Detroiters. As one of the benefits of the ordinance, Legacy Detroit purchasers will receive a 75% discount on the listed sale price. All sales require City Council approval, must be paid in cash and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
    9 structures
    All 9 approved for adult consumption, safety compliance 4 of 9 also approved for grow, processor, secure transport 4 of 9 also approved for provisioning center/retail 8 vacant land
    All 8 approved for adult consumption, safety compliance 5 of 8 also approved for grow, processor, secure transport 2 of 8 also approved for provisioning center/retail
    “I’m proud of the work we’ve done with input from residents, those in the cannabis industry and the administration to craft legislation that ensures equity in Detroit’s cannabis industry,” said Councilman Tate.
    Mayor Duggan credited Councilmember Tate for his extensive work helping to craft an ordinance that puts Detroiters first.  “Thanks to the leadership of Councilmember Tate, we have an ordinance that gives longtime Detroiters an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from this new industry in their city,” said Mayor Duggan.  “Our work now will be to help applicants navigate the process so they can have the greatest chance for success in obtaining a license.”  
    To Qualify as a Legacy Detroiter
    To qualify for the Detroit Legacy program, you must currently reside in Detroit, and be able to document that you:
    Lived in Detroit for 15 of the last 30 years, or Lived in Detroit for 13 of the last 30 years and are low income, or Lived in Detroit for 10 of the last 30 years and have marijuana conviction or have a parent with a marijuana conviction. Applicants will need to submit copies of documentation to certify their legacy status, such as pay stubs, tax returns, mortgage or rental lease documents, etc. Detroiters must submit a Detroit Legacy application and pay the associated fee to be certified and take advantage of the program benefits
    License Application Dates
    The date all license applicants can begin applying for adult-use licenses beginning April 1, 2021 however, under the ordinance, Legacy Detroiters will be provided a 45-day window, during which only their applications will be reviewed.
    Below are detailed timelines for each of the application review periods by license applicant types:
    Detroit Legacy applicants:
    Application review begins May 1, 2021 General applicants with existing medical marijuana license:
    Application review begins June 16, 2021 General applicants without existing medical marijuana license:
    Application review begins August 1, 2021 License Breakdown
    There are 10 types of licenses: Medical Marihuana provisioning center, adult use retailer establishment, grower, processor, safety compliance facility, temporary marihuana event, microbusiness, designated consumption lounge and secure transporter.
    https://detroitmi.gov/news/city-opens-applications-legacy-detroiter-status-recreational-marijuana-licenses-lists-city-owned
    KOMORN LAW
    We have helped hundreds of clients through the application process
    If you are a City of Detroit resident and considering getting started in the cannabis industry, then the time is now.  Komorn Law has guided our clients through the process with 100% success while offering legal protection and defense services for patients, caregivers, new and existing businesses since 2008.
    Research Us:  Komorn Law
    Visit Website:  KomornLaw.com
    Call Us:  (248) 357-2550
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    The City of Detroit has opted-in to the recreational marijuana business.  To ensure that long-term Detroit residents secure a place in the cannabis industry.
    City Councilman James Tate created the Detroit Legacy Program. A social equity program that was passed as part of the Detroit City Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act opt-in ordinance.
    This is one of the most ambitious attempts to ensure that the end of cannabis prohibition benefits the very communities that were so disproportionately targeted by the Drug War.
    The new ordinance mandates that half of all cannabis businesses must be at least 51% owned by Legacy Detroiters.
    We have helped our clients with 100% success
    If you are a City of Detroit resident and considering getting started in the cannabis industry, then the time is now.  Komorn Law has guided our clients through the process with 100% success while offering legal protection and defense services for patients, caregivers, new and existing businesses since 2008.
    Research Us:  Komorn Law
    Visit Website:  KomornLaw.com
    Call Us:  (248) 357-2550
    Adult Use Recreational Marijuana ordinance
    The Adult Use Recreational Marijuana ordinance, approved by Detroit City Council late last year, gives preference to long time Detroit residents seeking licenses. Becoming a certified Legacy Detroit provides the following benefits in the newly created recreational marijuana industry in Detroit, including:
    At least 50% of licenses in most of the 10 license categories must be awarded to certified Legacy Detroiters. A 99% discount on licensing fees in 2021 and 75% discount on licensing fees in 2022. A 75% discount on city-owned land. Ability to apply for a one-year “provisional” license if the applicant does yet own a property List of available city-owned properties now available
    Individuals also can view several properties the city will be offering at a discount to approved Legacy Detroiter applicants.  The City has compiled a list of 17 vacant city owned lots and commercial buildings that will be reserved for applicants who have received CRIO certification as Legacy Detroiters. As one of the benefits of the ordinance, Legacy Detroit purchasers will receive a 75% discount on the listed sale price. All sales require City Council approval, must be paid in cash and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
    9 structures
    All 9 approved for adult consumption, safety compliance 4 of 9 also approved for grow, processor, secure transport 4 of 9 also approved for provisioning center/retail 8 vacant land
    All 8 approved for adult consumption, safety compliance 5 of 8 also approved for grow, processor, secure transport 2 of 8 also approved for provisioning center/retail
    “I’m proud of the work we’ve done with input from residents, those in the cannabis industry and the administration to craft legislation that ensures equity in Detroit’s cannabis industry,” said Councilman Tate.
    Mayor Duggan credited Councilmember Tate for his extensive work helping to craft an ordinance that puts Detroiters first.  “Thanks to the leadership of Councilmember Tate, we have an ordinance that gives longtime Detroiters an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from this new industry in their city,” said Mayor Duggan.  “Our work now will be to help applicants navigate the process so they can have the greatest chance for success in obtaining a license.”  
    To Qualify as a Legacy Detroiter
    To qualify for the Detroit Legacy program, you must currently reside in Detroit, and be able to document that you:
    Lived in Detroit for 15 of the last 30 years, or Lived in Detroit for 13 of the last 30 years and are low income, or Lived in Detroit for 10 of the last 30 years and have marijuana conviction or have a parent with a marijuana conviction. Applicants will need to submit copies of documentation to certify their legacy status, such as pay stubs, tax returns, mortgage or rental lease documents, etc. Detroiters must submit a Detroit Legacy application and pay the associated fee to be certified and take advantage of the program benefits
    License Application Dates
    The date all license applicants can begin applying for adult-use licenses beginning April 1, 2021 however, under the ordinance, Legacy Detroiters will be provided a 45-day window, during which only their applications will be reviewed.
    Below are detailed timelines for each of the application review periods by license applicant types:
    Detroit Legacy applicants:
    Application review begins May 1, 2021 General applicants with existing medical marijuana license:
    Application review begins June 16, 2021 General applicants without existing medical marijuana license:
    Application review begins August 1, 2021 License Breakdown
    There are 10 types of licenses: Medical Marihuana provisioning center, adult use retailer establishment, grower, processor, safety compliance facility, temporary marihuana event, microbusiness, designated consumption lounge and secure transporter.
    https://detroitmi.gov/news/city-opens-applications-legacy-detroiter-status-recreational-marijuana-licenses-lists-city-owned
    KOMORN LAW
    We have helped hundreds of clients through the application process
    If you are a City of Detroit resident and considering getting started in the cannabis industry, then the time is now.  Komorn Law has guided our clients through the process with 100% success while offering legal protection and defense services for patients, caregivers, new and existing businesses since 2008.
    Research Us:  Komorn Law
    Visit Website:  KomornLaw.com
    Call Us:  (248) 357-2550
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    Sorry Michigan…It’s not you
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that state officials in 2020 expunged the criminal records of an estimated half-million Illinois citizens previously convicted for marijuana-related crimes.
    The Governor said that the pace of the expungement process was well ahead of schedule. He also announced having personally pardoned over 20,000 low-level cannabis conviction records
    More States with Expungements
    California * Colorado Delaware Hawaii Illinois * Maryland Massachusetts Michigan (LOL) New Hampshire ** New Jersey * Nevada *** New York * North Dakota **** Oregon Vermont * Virginia *** Washington *Automatic expungement process.**Annulment process available for certain offenders.***Certain marijuana-related convictions may be sealed.****Those with certain convictions may be eligible for unconditional pardons from a state advisory boardRead More Here @NORML
    LEGAL ADVISORY – Rules, Regulations and laws may have changed after this information was posted. It is up to the reader to research and determine the current status of those items. It is always best to consult an attorney that has experience and is focused on the cannabis industry. One of the most well known law firms in the industry for over 25 years is Komorn Law
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    The post Governor Announced That About Half a Million of Cannabis-Related Convictions Have Been Expunged appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.
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    What can a city do on its own to change cannabis laws in a state where it remains illegal for recreational use? City leaders in Madison, Wisconsin, decided to find out this fall. And as it turns out, you can do quite a bit.
    Keep in mind that Madison is a city located in a state and a nation where possession of cannabis is illegal. And Wisconsin is particularly stringent.
    The state allows only CBD products for medical use. According to marijuana law information maintained by cannabis advocacy group NORML, that state can arrest anyone for possessing any amount of weed. The first offense is a misdemeanor and carries a $1,000 fine. The second offense is a felony with a $10,000 maximum fine and up to 3.5 years of jail time.
    City leaders in Madison wanted to ensure that didn’t happen to people within the city limits. So they went their own way with marijuana laws.
    To read more, click on https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/362416
    LEGAL ADVISORY – Rules, Regulations and laws may have changed after this information was posted. It is up to the reader to research and determine the current status of those items. It is always best to consult an attorney that has experience and is focused on the cannabis industry. One of the most well known law firms in the industry for over 25 years is Komorn Law
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    The post We’re Doing Cannabis Laws Our Way appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.
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    Marijuana growing and processing operations may be subject to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) regulations. The following is a summary of environmental regulations that apply to cannabis cultivation and processing. It is the responsibility of the licensee to comply with all applicable regulations. If you need assistance in understanding the environmental regulations or how to achieve compliance.
    PROTECTING MICHIGAN’S AIR
    EGLE ensures that Michigan’s air remains clean by regulating sources of air pollutants to minimize adverse impact on human health and the environment. Goals are to meet and maintain air quality standards, limit emissions of hazardous and toxic pollutants, and inform the public about current air conditions.
    AIR
    Permit to Install (PTI) – Every stationary source of an air pollutant is required to obtain an approved PTI before installing equipment. Some exemptions may apply. Go to Michigan.gov/Air then choose “Permits.”\ Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) – Renewable Operating Permit (ROP): I required if your activity or process has the potential to emit at or above the major source threshold for any air pollutant. Go to Michigan.gov/Air the choose “Renewable Operating Permits (ROP) / Title V.” LEGAL REPRESENTATION
    It is recommended that your cannabis business retain corporate legal services to advise, research and protect you from the constant addition of regulations and compliance rules. If you are not licensed by the state then the time to do it is now. Komorn Law is most recommended and has been on the frontlines of the evolving medical and recreational cannabis business from the beginning. Contact their Office 248-357-2550 or visit KomornLaw.com
    MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
    Permits, Licenses, Authorizations and Procedures: Depending on the character and volume of waste generated, you may require a permit, license, other authorization, or implement procedures to  manage the following wastes from your facility. Solid waste – Marijuana (cannabis) wastes can be incinerated at an approved facility, sent to a licensed municipal solid waste landfill, or composted at an approved site. A list of approved sites can be found at Michigan.gov/egleCompost. Hazardous Wastes – items like grow bulbs, batteries, cleaning chemicals, extraction chemicals, and pesticides could be a regulated hazardous waste. For more information please go to Michigan.gov/egleWaste, then choose “Hazardous Waste.” Liquid Industrial By-Products – visit Michigan.gov/egleWaste, choose “Hazardous Waste,” then “Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products.” Liquid industrial By-product shipped off site for disposal may require a registered and permitted transporter. Go to Michigan.gov/egleWaste, then choose “Transporters”. Solid waste and hazardous waste marijuana guidance can be found at Michigan.gov/MRA under “Laws, Rules and Other Resources.” Select “MRA Bulletins.”
    Starting A Cannabis Business Requires Guidance and Legal Support.

    Komorn Law  has been focused on the isssues marijuana legalization for over 25 years and has been involved shaping the future of the new cannabis industry.

    Call  Our Office 248-357-2550 or search Komorn Law
    WATER
    Water Withdrawal Permit – Michigan.gov/WaterUse Groundwater or Surface Water Withdrawals Large Quantity Water Withdrawals Soil Erosion and Sediment Control / Stormwater Construction Permit – Michigan.gov/SoilErosion National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, for Wastewater Discharges Michigan.gov/egleNPDES Groundwater Permit, for Wastewater Discharges – Michigan.gov/GroundwaterDischarge Floodplain Permit – Michigan.gov/FloodplainManagement Wetlands Protection Permit – Michigan.gov/Wetlands Inland Lakes and Streams Protection Permit – Michigan.gov/egleInlandLakes Great Lakes Shorelands Permit – Michigan.gov/Shorelands EGLE/USACE Joint Permit Application Michigan.gov/JointPermit This publication is intended for guidance only and may be impacted by changes in legislation, rules, policies,
    and procedures adopted after the date of publication. Although this publication makes every effort to teach
    users how to meet applicable compliance obligations, use of this publication does not constitute the rendering
    of legal advice.
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    Thank You Wild Bill - That is what it is.  I left the planet for a small break on Thursday for the weekend and of course it happened then.  I am getting it fixed.
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    Thank You too... Restorium2...- That is how the world rolls and it is less forgivable...Especially the way the world just assumes things these days.
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    Thank You Wild Bill - That is what it is.  I left the planet for a small break on Thursday for the weekend and of course it happened then.  I am getting it fixed.
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