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  1. What a poorly titled article. Here's all you need to know in case that headline caught your attention like it caught mine: "There's a card number, and so through that card number we can verify if that card is in fact valid," explains Detective Captain Kohler.
  2. ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - A number of people in Michigan are able to obtain medical marijuana legally, through a state issued medical marijuana card. Because of confidentiality issues, local law enforcement doesn't have access to a state database with all cardholders' names. "Really, we don't do much. It's not regulated locally. There's no way for us to actually know by our own investigations whether somebody is growing marijuana," explains Chief of Ishpeming City Police Steven Snowaert. "The only information that we have as far as caregivers and people who have cards is the information that we cultivate on our own in the process of investigation or say a traffic stop or things of that nature," adds Detective Captain Mike Kohler of Marquette City Police. Both entities wish they had some sort of access to a database, but they do have limited ability to determine if a medical marijuana card is legitimate. "There's a card number, and so through that card number we can verify if that card is in fact valid," explains Detective Captain Kohler. As a cardholder, Michiganders can grow up to 12 plants, and if you become a caregiver, you can provide up to five other people with medical marijuana as well, for a total of 72 plants in one home. Ishpeming City Police says they're aware of about 10 caregivers in their area. One Ishpeming caregiver's house caught fire Wednesday. Growing medical marijuana involves a lot of electricity for heat lamps, and while Ishpeming Fire concluded it was an electrical issue that caused the fire, a direct correlation can't be concluded. "The house was being used to grow marijuana, legally. The owner was a caregiver, and to my knowledge he had 48 marijuana plants in there and he was a caregiver of four people, so he was well within the limits of his growing," says Chief Snowaert. This caregiver came forward prior to the fire, and let Ishpeming law enforcement know that he was a grower. "I do believe there should be some more regulations on it because obviously in situations where people are growing it, and probably growing it in their basement, there are a lot of older homes here in Ishpeming, you wonder whether the wiring is satisfactory to be growing the marijuana because that could be susceptible to fire," Chief Snowaert says. http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Local-UP-police-track-legal-medical-marijuana-cardholders--479732823.html
  3. April 6, 2018 IRON MOUNTAIN — Earlier in the week, a legal marijuana grow operation was robbed by people impersonating DEA Agents. Medical Marijuana is legal in Michigan. Caregivers are legally allowed to grow and distribute medical marijuana to up to five medical marijuana patients. Some of his customers’ plants were stolen Wednesday. The last 48 hours have been tough for the medical marijuana community in Iron Mountain. “Everyone right now is scared – as far as customers go and friends – that this could happen to them too,” he said. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Fraser is well known in the community. His shop has seen appreciation in the last few days. “But actually, sales and business here in the last couple of days, have been extremely well,” said Fraser. “There were over 500 shares of my original post on Facebook, and since then, we’ve had a lot of support from the community.” Fraser encourages anyone who has information to come forward…tips can be left anonymously with the Iron Mountain Police Department or with Dave himself. “The police want everybody to know that medical marijuana growers who are legal will not be condemned. They want them to come forward and not feel as though they can’t. If people aren’t spreading information, there’s no way that they can catch these people. Any information right now would greatly help the investigation,” added Fraser. https://abc10up.com/2018/04/06/investigation-underway-into-stolen-medical-marijuana/
  4. HOUGHTON — On April 5th, detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed four search warrants at residences located in Houghton, Hancock, Calumet and Dodgeville. As a result, detectives seized approx. 75 pounds of processed marijuana, forty-five marijuana plants, and cash from the drug proceeds. A 28 year old Houghton man was arrested for felony distribution of marijuana and was lodged at the Houghton County Jail. The suspect was given a $30,000 cash bond. Additional arrests are expected. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, Houghton City Police Department, Calumet Village Police, Calumet Township Fire, Michigan State Police Calumet Post, Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team, and the Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team all assisted with the search warrants. https://abc10up.com/2018/04/05/police-seize-75-lbs-of-marijuana-in-houghton/
  5. Whole plant shots of Northern King and Skunkberry. The rest of my pics are too large of files to upload here.
  6. First shot is Northern King by Peak Seeds BC (tester), second is Skunkberry by Peak Seeds BC.
  7. I would caution folks to be mindful of temp and humidity if your going to try even 24hrs of complete darkness. Simulate nature the best you can indoors and things will fall in line. If you want more darkness in a grow cycle use 11/13 light cycle. With a 60 day strain you gain 2.5 days of darkness vs. 12/12 and save electricity.
  8. That bud pic is absolutely unacceptable. Here's a link to the remove caregiver form: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Remove_Caregiver_Form_601722_7.pdf
  9. I definitely agree. I just wanted to highlight another backhanded effort against the patient/caregiver model. However, RAB 2018-2 has definitely been debunked here and elsewhere and shown to be invalid.
  10. Now with the new burden of 6% use tax being placed on patients of caregivers this is becoming more and more obvious.
  11. Another article about this: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/michigan-treasury-patients-must-pay-6-tax-on-products-bought-from-caregivers/ MI NORML says: "We have identified several problems with the new policy and we plan to fight this policy all the way through the Michigan Supreme Court if that’s what it takes to overturn this ill-conceived policy reversal. Until this gets straightened out, we are urging patients and caregivers to be extra careful during transactions. Even if this policy somehow remains in effect, it is not retroactive and will not apply to your 2017 taxes. Please be patient and we will continue to keep you informed as new developments become available. — Michigan NORML, on Facebook"
  12. Still interesting, thanks for the clarification. Thanks for clearing that up for me! Glad to know how it works. I'm guessing Callton thinks the tremendous quality and low everyday prices of Factory Farmed Medical Cannabis will make "home grows" obsolete, lol? Or maybe it was a good way to get votes? Who knows, fun to joke about though.
  13. Is it possible for the state to eliminate caregivers or would the people of MI have to vote on removing caregivers from the act? More questions then answers, sorry. Interesting topic though. I'm guessing if they could have eliminated caregivers, they would have already. Just my guess with the info at hand. Interesting! I read a lot of news articles and I never picked up that bit.
  14. I agree completely. It's funny how many aspects of that article contradict reality lol. Hope to see more of these articles, they make me laugh.
  15. I'm a long time lurker that finally decided to sign up and post. Thanks to everyone for all the info. This site is an excellent resource to help navigate the MMMP when first getting started, and to monitor it's evolution. I hope to be a positive addition to what you guys have going here. Take it easy guys n' gals!
  16. Thanks for sharing this. Wow refer madness is right lol. So bad no writer would put their name on it. Just "Editorial Board" lol. Whoever wrote that clearly does not understand the laws and the new proposed law as written. That is of course assuming the writer did in fact read the laws. I'm guessing they pieced together hear say and other poorly written news pieces to form their understanding. 1.5oz... wrong it's 2.5oz. Tax on home cultivation... nope only taxes business operations. 12 or 24 plants... nope just 12 per residence as the language clearly states. Even if you face plant the keyboard every time you try to read legal language, it's easy enough to read the FAQ on mi regulates website: https://www.regulatemi.org/about/faq/ The good news is according to polls like the one sited in the "article" no one cares about their outdated opinion lol.
  17. I think you hit the nail on the head the first time. At least the way I'm reading it.
  18. Sec. 5. 1. ....... (b) within the person’s residence, possessing, storing, and processing not more than 10 ounces of marihuana and any marihuana produced by marihuana plants cultivated on the premises and cultivating not more than 12 marihuana plants for personal use, provided that no more than 12 marihuana plants are possessed, cultivated, or processed on the premises at once; and Sec. 4. 1. This act does not authorize: ....... (i) Possessing more than 2.5 ounces of marihuana within a person’s place of residence unless the excess marihuana is stored in a container or area equipped with locks or other functioning security devices that restrict access to the contents of the container or area. I am not a lawyer. The way I understand it is: 2.5oz in public 10oz accumulative, in a private residence, of "marihuana" that was not produced by your 12 plants. Unlimited weight, in a private residence, of "marihuana" that was produced by your 12 plants. Any amount over 2.5oz must be locked up or secured in a way that restricts access by others. *These limits are only applicable to people growing, possessing, and processing 12 plants at one time. Would be nice if it also applied to Caregivers who are allowed more then 12 plants. However it does not seem as though this is the case. Again, not a lawyer, this is what I understand from reading the initiative language. PDF of Initiative Language attached. Initiative_Language.pdf
  19. Mailed out Oct 30th. Tracking confirmed receipt by LARA on Nov 1st. Check cashed Nov 8th. Card received Nov 24th. 18 business days from mailing out. Hope this helps someone.
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