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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Finalist on “The Voice” sentenced to 1 year probation.   
    February 4th, 2019
    OTSEGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN: A musician who was a finalist on “The Voice” has been sentenced to 1 year probation.
    Laith Al-Saadi plead no contest to one count of possession of a controlled substance.
    The charges came from a traffic stop in February 2017 when Al-Saadi was pulled over by Michigan State Police for an expired license plate.
    According to the trooper, there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
    “I fully recognize that it was stupid, and I have attempted to use this to better my life in the best way possible,” said Laith Al-Saadi at sentencing.

    Honorable George J. Mertz of the 46th Circuit Court said he took multiple things into consideration during sentencing, including the fact that Al-Saadi is 41 years old and does not have a criminal record.
    “My point is that I don’t think that you are using these things recreationally, and that makes a difference to me in sentencing,” said Judge Mertz. “You do have a very successful career and from what I’ve read you’ve used that in ways to help the community which I think is important, and I think it’s important you continue to be able to do that.”
    Although the case has had an impact on Al-Saadi’s career, his attorney says they are satisfied with the sentencing.
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    While on probation Al-Saadi will be allowed to travel in and out of the state, as well as the country, if it is for work purposes.
    LAITH AL-SAADI
    His next performance in northern Michigan is a charity concert to support mental health will be held at the Traverse City Opera House on February 15th at 7:30 p.m. ‘Cure for the Winter Blues‘
    Visit Laith Al-Saadi website For more information
    Finalist on “The Voice” sentenced to 1 year probation. Opioid Alternative Pilot Program in Illinois Michigan “The Voice” finalist Laith Al-Saadi sentenced on drug charge. Chronic pain drives patients to use medical marijuana study states The Michigan Supreme Court, Local Control and Medical Marijuana The post Finalist on “The Voice” sentenced to 1 year probation. appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List   
    Cannabis advocates are suing the State of Michigan to remove marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances in its Public Health Code.
    Although the passing of the adult-use marijuana law in Michigan in 2018, medical marijuana laws and the addition of bureaucracy and state taxes on marijuana sales, the state’s Public Health Code still treats marijuana like heroin.
    “For 80 years they’ve been locking people up and taking their possessions and harassing and terrorizing us as citizens because we like to smoke weed,” said poet and activist John Sinclair
    “I want to be part of every effort to completely remove the police from our lives regarding to marijuana. They’ve got nothing at all to do with marijuana.”
    Sinclair is one of several plaintiffs on the lawsuit against the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chairwoman Nichole Cover, filed last week in the Michigan Court of Claims.
     
    Interested in getting a license to operate a Cannabis Business. You need a full service law firm.
    Contact Komorn Law… 800-656-3557.  
    Other plaintiffs include the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, Dr. Christian Bogner, who researches the effects of cannabis to treat autism; Josey Scoggin, whose daughter is a medical marijuana patient; Paul Littler, a pharmacist; NORML of Michigan.
    The “absurdity” of the legal conflict between the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Public Health Code has to be addressed, said Michael Komorn, one of the attorneys behind the case.
    “It’s intellectually dishonest,” Komorn said.
    For the past year, state officials have allowed caregivers to grow marijuana at home and bring it to provisioning centers to sell to patients — a practice that continues as there’s a shortage of licensed marijuana in the market.
    “This is not a controlled substance,” Komorn said. “The idea that someone would be growing an opioid … and bringing it to a pharmacy because they were running low on their meds is the scenario that would have to exist in order for marijuana to remain as a scheduled drug.”
    “Michigan’s Public Health Code was adopted in 1978, and mirrored much of the national rhetoric towards drugs”, Komorn said.
    John Sinclair has a long history of advocacy in Michigan; his 1967 arrest over two joints sparked the first Hash Bash in Ann Arbor.
    The Michigan Supreme Court in 1972 noted in the opinion that overturned Sinclair’s conviction that…
    “not only that there is no rational basis for classifying marijuana with the ‘hard narcotics’, but, also, that there is not even a rational basis for treating marijuana as a more dangerous drug than alcohol.”
    The post Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Greg Rx in Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List   
    Cannabis advocates are suing the State of Michigan to remove marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances in its Public Health Code.
    Although the passing of the adult-use marijuana law in Michigan in 2018, medical marijuana laws and the addition of bureaucracy and state taxes on marijuana sales, the state’s Public Health Code still treats marijuana like heroin.
    “For 80 years they’ve been locking people up and taking their possessions and harassing and terrorizing us as citizens because we like to smoke weed,” said poet and activist John Sinclair
    “I want to be part of every effort to completely remove the police from our lives regarding to marijuana. They’ve got nothing at all to do with marijuana.”
    Sinclair is one of several plaintiffs on the lawsuit against the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chairwoman Nichole Cover, filed last week in the Michigan Court of Claims.
     
    Interested in getting a license to operate a Cannabis Business. You need a full service law firm.
    Contact Komorn Law… 800-656-3557.  
    Other plaintiffs include the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, Dr. Christian Bogner, who researches the effects of cannabis to treat autism; Josey Scoggin, whose daughter is a medical marijuana patient; Paul Littler, a pharmacist; NORML of Michigan.
    The “absurdity” of the legal conflict between the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Public Health Code has to be addressed, said Michael Komorn, one of the attorneys behind the case.
    “It’s intellectually dishonest,” Komorn said.
    For the past year, state officials have allowed caregivers to grow marijuana at home and bring it to provisioning centers to sell to patients — a practice that continues as there’s a shortage of licensed marijuana in the market.
    “This is not a controlled substance,” Komorn said. “The idea that someone would be growing an opioid … and bringing it to a pharmacy because they were running low on their meds is the scenario that would have to exist in order for marijuana to remain as a scheduled drug.”
    “Michigan’s Public Health Code was adopted in 1978, and mirrored much of the national rhetoric towards drugs”, Komorn said.
    John Sinclair has a long history of advocacy in Michigan; his 1967 arrest over two joints sparked the first Hash Bash in Ann Arbor.
    The Michigan Supreme Court in 1972 noted in the opinion that overturned Sinclair’s conviction that…
    “not only that there is no rational basis for classifying marijuana with the ‘hard narcotics’, but, also, that there is not even a rational basis for treating marijuana as a more dangerous drug than alcohol.”
    The post Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Restorium2 in Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List   
    Cannabis advocates are suing the State of Michigan to remove marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances in its Public Health Code.
    Although the passing of the adult-use marijuana law in Michigan in 2018, medical marijuana laws and the addition of bureaucracy and state taxes on marijuana sales, the state’s Public Health Code still treats marijuana like heroin.
    “For 80 years they’ve been locking people up and taking their possessions and harassing and terrorizing us as citizens because we like to smoke weed,” said poet and activist John Sinclair
    “I want to be part of every effort to completely remove the police from our lives regarding to marijuana. They’ve got nothing at all to do with marijuana.”
    Sinclair is one of several plaintiffs on the lawsuit against the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chairwoman Nichole Cover, filed last week in the Michigan Court of Claims.
     
    Interested in getting a license to operate a Cannabis Business. You need a full service law firm.
    Contact Komorn Law… 800-656-3557.  
    Other plaintiffs include the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, Dr. Christian Bogner, who researches the effects of cannabis to treat autism; Josey Scoggin, whose daughter is a medical marijuana patient; Paul Littler, a pharmacist; NORML of Michigan.
    The “absurdity” of the legal conflict between the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and the Public Health Code has to be addressed, said Michael Komorn, one of the attorneys behind the case.
    “It’s intellectually dishonest,” Komorn said.
    For the past year, state officials have allowed caregivers to grow marijuana at home and bring it to provisioning centers to sell to patients — a practice that continues as there’s a shortage of licensed marijuana in the market.
    “This is not a controlled substance,” Komorn said. “The idea that someone would be growing an opioid … and bringing it to a pharmacy because they were running low on their meds is the scenario that would have to exist in order for marijuana to remain as a scheduled drug.”
    “Michigan’s Public Health Code was adopted in 1978, and mirrored much of the national rhetoric towards drugs”, Komorn said.
    John Sinclair has a long history of advocacy in Michigan; his 1967 arrest over two joints sparked the first Hash Bash in Ann Arbor.
    The Michigan Supreme Court in 1972 noted in the opinion that overturned Sinclair’s conviction that…
    “not only that there is no rational basis for classifying marijuana with the ‘hard narcotics’, but, also, that there is not even a rational basis for treating marijuana as a more dangerous drug than alcohol.”
    The post Lawsuit Filed To Remove Cannabis From Michigan Controlled Substances List appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Michigan officials deal with CBD oil regulation   
    Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is no longer considered to be marijuana in Michigan under a new legal framework created by the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill and a state law that takes effect this March.
    Instead of categorizing “all things green and smelly” by default as marijuana, the federal government has defined that the cannabis sativa L. plant that has less than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight as hemp, said Michael Komorn, a lawyer and president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association.
    Yet state officials have not yet determined how it will be regulated.
    CBD oil is typically derived from hemp — though it can be derived from marijuana — and contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the active component in cannabis that makes someone high. CBD oil is rising in popularity for treatment of pain, anxiety and depression.
    “CBD and other cannabinoids extracted from the plant are not criminalized anymore but would be subject to FDA regulations,” Komorn said.
     
    Have a Law Firm represent your interests to get your state license to operate your Cannabis Business.
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    In May 2018 officials at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that they regarded CBD oil as marijuana — which sparked backlash from users, who didn’t like the idea of getting a medical marijuana card just to buy a product that contained relatively no THC.
    Read The Rest Of The Story Here
    The sounds of flipping and flopping can be heard in the halls
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in LARA allows unlicensed dispensaries to reopen   
    Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities
     
    January 15, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will recommend tomorrow that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) adopt a resolution which will help maintain patient access to medical marijuana.
    LARA’s recommendation will allow temporarily operating facilities to reopen without it being an impediment to future licensure and will also allow licensed facilities to source product from caregivers without it resulting in disciplinary action.
    “We have heard from Michiganders closely affected by the ongoing transition to licensed marijuana facilities,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
    “It is important that we ensure that patients have access to their medicine while the medical marijuana industry continues to develop.”
    “This recommendation will extend the temporary operation of facilities and allow licensed businesses to remain competitive during this transition period,” said LARA Director Orlene Hawks.
    LARA recommends that the MMLB adopt a resolution that makes it clear that disciplinary action will not be taken against an applicant in the following circumstances:
     
    Have a Law Firm represent your interests to get your state license to operate your Cannabis Business.
    Contact Komorn Law… 800-656-3557.  
    Temporarily Operating Facilities (through March 31, 2019)
    The applicant’s proposed facility is within a municipality that had an authorizing ordinance in place by December 15, 2017. The applicant applied for a license no later than February 15, 2018. The applicant notifies the Department within one business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred. Licensed Provisioning Centers (through March 31, 2019)
    The Board will not take disciplinary action against a licensed provisioning center for purchasing marijuana products from either a registered primary caregiver or from a temporarily operating facility, as long as the licensee does all the following:
    Obtain signed patient consent prior to selling any marijuana products that have not been tested in full compliance with the law and administrative rules. Enter all inventory into the statewide monitoring system immediately upon receipt from a caregiver or from a temporarily operating facility. Verify and confirm – before any sale or transfer – with government issued photo identification and the statewide monitoring system that the customer holds a valid registry identification card. Enter all sales in the statewide monitoring system and determine sales will not exceed daily purchasing limits. Notify LARA within one business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred. Licensed Growers or Processors (through March 31, 2019)
    The Board will not take disciplinary action against a licensed grower or processor for purchasing marijuana products from either a registered primary caregiver or from a temporarily operating facility, as long as the licensee does all the following:
    Enter all marijuana products as inventory into the statewide monitoring system immediately upon receipt. Tag or package all inventory that has been identified in the statewide monitoring system. Only transfer marijuana products that have been tested in full compliance with the law and administrative rules. Notify LARA within one business day of becoming aware of any adverse reaction to a marijuana product sold or transferred. Updated Consent Form for the Sale or Transfer of Untested Marihuana Product 
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Hemp firm CEO detained in Florida for carrying lotion, shampoo   
    An article in Hemp Today stated Cannabis activist and hemp entrepreneur Hana Gabrielova was detained and fined $500 in Florida yesterday for being in possession of hemp-based shampoo and lotion.
    Gabrielova, a Czech citizen and CEO at Jihlava, Czech-based Hempoint s.r.o., was singled out and detained after a sniffer dog alerted authorities to her luggage upon arrival to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, she told HempToday.
    3-hour detention
    U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents detained her for three hours, Gabrielova said. They issued the fine after they claimed analysis showed the presence of THC in lotion Gabrielova picked up in California and a Czech made shampoo she’d carried with her on a business trip to South America after flying from California. The officers did not indicate how much THC their test showed, only saying the analysis was “positive,” Gabrielova said.
    “I asked them many times to cite the law the fine was based on,” Gabrielova said. “They couldn’t do it. They just kept saying THC is an illegal substance to import. So I got fined for the illegal import of THC in shampoo and lotion.”
     
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    Getting off easy?
    In the end, agents told Gabrielova they were letting her off easy, as the maximum fine for such an offense is $5,000.
    “They made me out to be a criminal for using hemp shampoo. That’s insane,” she said. “They took the CBD-only cream which works for my excema, as well as the shampoo.”
    The post Hemp firm CEO detained in Florida for carrying lotion, shampoo appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Marihuana infused products through provisioning centers must not exceed the set THC levels   
    The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) enforces the Administrative Rules under the authority of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA).
    Administrative Rule 62 (R 333.262) states that marihuana-infused products processed, sold, or transferred through provisioning centers must not exceed the maximum THC levels as established by the department.
    For the purposes of maximum THC levels for marihuana-infused products, the department published a list of maximum THC concentration and serving limits.
    The list is available here https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/THC_Limits_Bulletin_639431_7.pdf.
     
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    More information
    Board Agenda – November 8, 2018  Emergency Rules – October 1, 2018  Emergency Rules – September 11, 2018  Emergency Rules – May 30, 2018  THC_Limits_Bulletin_639431_7.pdf. Protecting Water Resources When Growing and Processing Marihuana – Advisory Bulletin  Daily Purchasing Limits & Item Categories in METRC – Advisory Bulletin  Tips for Licensees Fire-Rated Separations  Clarification Regarding Chairman Johnson’s Statement at Today’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Meeting – Advisory Bulletin  Online Registration Now Available for Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Patients 30-Day Transition Period – Advisory Bulletin  September Emergency Rules Transition – Advisory Bulletin  Caregiver and Patient Status Requirements for Certain Licensed Facilities – Advisory Bulletin  Important Metrc Training Info  Beginning Inventory Guidelines for Michigan  Safety Compliance Facility Information – Technical Bulletin  Edible Marihuana Products Bulletin – Advisory Bulletin  Department Banned Pesticide Active Ingredient List – Technical Bulletin  THCA Crystals/Diamonds – Advisory Bulletin  MIOSHA Medical Marihuana Industry Fact Sheet   
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube  Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums)  
    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Marihuana infused products through provisioning centers must not exceed the set THC levels appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business   
    Saw this on MichiganHempIndustries.com and thought it made sense.
    MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CLONES
    The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on.  Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational.
     
    These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community.  The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches.  There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges.  Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out.
     
    The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates.
    Thinking of starting a cannabis related business in Michigan?  Contact Komorn Law  800-656-3557. But first do your homework like the article says. It’s OK we welcome it. Start at the bottom of this page.  Finish the article first!  
    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out.  Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana.  It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus.
     
    CHECK THEM OUT
    If they claim to be part of the community – check it out.  Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney.
     
    If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long.
     
     
    WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO
    Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it.  This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up.
     
    WORD OF MOUTH
    This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices.  This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1.  It was made make you think and be proactive.  Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising.  The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper.  Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee.
     
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube  Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums)  
    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Komorn Law.
    View the full article
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from mishigami bear in Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business   
    Saw this on MichiganHempIndustries.com and thought it made sense.
    MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CLONES
    The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on.  Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational.
     
    These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community.  The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches.  There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges.  Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out.
     
    The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates.
    Thinking of starting a cannabis related business in Michigan?  Contact Komorn Law  800-656-3557. But first do your homework like the article says. It’s OK we welcome it. Start at the bottom of this page.  Finish the article first!  
    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out.  Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana.  It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus.
     
    CHECK THEM OUT
    If they claim to be part of the community – check it out.  Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney.
     
    If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long.
     
     
    WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO
    Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it.  This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up.
     
    WORD OF MOUTH
    This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices.  This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1.  It was made make you think and be proactive.  Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising.  The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper.  Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee.
     
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube  Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums)  
    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Komorn Law.
    View the full article
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from semicaregiver in Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business   
    Saw this on MichiganHempIndustries.com and thought it made sense.
    MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CLONES
    The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on.  Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational.
     
    These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community.  The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches.  There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges.  Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out.
     
    The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates.
    Thinking of starting a cannabis related business in Michigan?  Contact Komorn Law  800-656-3557. But first do your homework like the article says. It’s OK we welcome it. Start at the bottom of this page.  Finish the article first!  
    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out.  Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana.  It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus.
     
    CHECK THEM OUT
    If they claim to be part of the community – check it out.  Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney.
     
    If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long.
     
     
    WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO
    Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it.  This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up.
     
    WORD OF MOUTH
    This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices.  This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1.  It was made make you think and be proactive.  Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising.  The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper.  Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee.
     
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube  Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums)  
    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business   
    Saw this on MichiganHempIndustries.com and thought it made sense.
    MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CLONES
    The “marijuana” attorney clones are spawning out of mist to hop on the cannabis train that very few lawyers, activists and victims of the system struggled to get a seat on.  Those people are the ones that fought all along for the rights of those charged with marijuana “crimes”, fought for medical marijuana and exposed themselves to the public to eventually get marijuana recognized enough as OK to be recreational.
     
    These few attorneys know and understand the community and have been part of the community.  The lawyers now appearing out of thin air as “experienced” and marketing for a page 1 slot position in a Google search have not been in the trenches.  There are some that fought from the shadows and offered support, but they gained no experience from not facing the challenges.  Some attorneys viewed these types of cases as a quick income and knew well in advance they were going to plea out.
     
    The new marijuana laws are intricate, evolving to adapt and require special attention to understand. You want someone who knows the inner workings of state and local governments and the laws where your business operates.
    Thinking of starting a cannabis related business in Michigan?  Contact Komorn Law  800-656-3557. But first do your homework like the article says. It’s OK we welcome it. Start at the bottom of this page.  Finish the article first!  
    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    Before hiring an attorney or legal consultant don’t believe the hype they put out.  Do your homework and check to see if the lawyer you’re looking at has some connection to the community and has focused their practice around marijuana.  It doesn’t mean they should be 100% focused on it but a sizable portion of their practice should be the main focus.
     
    CHECK THEM OUT
    If they claim to be part of the community – check it out.  Ask people in the cannabis community who they would refer or go to. Then ask why and what their experience was with the attorney.
     
    If the attorney claims victory after victory with little or no information (yes – there are privacy issues) something may be off. One could make stories up all day long.
     
     
    WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO
    Do they upload videos to you tube? Do they have a radio show? What do their reviews look like? Do the reviews look real? Look into it.  This is the person that’s going to be the one who has your back, keep you safe and stand up for you if you screw something up.
     
    WORD OF MOUTH
    This article could go on and on but by now you should have been motivated to do your homework and make some good choices.  This article was not made for SEO and Googlized to be #1.  It was made make you think and be proactive.  Remember word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising.  The best thing to do is just ask the people who were already there and happy with the results. Then dig deeper.  Oh yeah…RIP- Stan Lee.
     
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Do Your Homework Before Hiring the Right Attorney For Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Michigan Voters Say Yes to Proposal 1 for Recreational Cannabis Use   
    Michigan Voters Say Yes to Proposal 1 for Recreational Cannabis Use

    Never thought this would happen in my lifetime….
    Michigan voters on Tuesday November 6, 2018 approved Proposal 1 to legalize recreational marijuana, but residents will have to wait nearly a month to legally light up and much longer for retail sales.
     
    The initiative will become law 10 days after election results are certified, which must happen by at least Nov. 26, 2018.
     
    That means adults over the age of 21 will be able to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana by Dec. 6, perhaps sooner if election results are certified prior to the deadline.

    “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. Use both those rights and Contact Komorn Law Immediately to secure your rights 800-656-3557.  
    Smoking marijuana in public will NOT be legal under the new law, nor will driving under the influence of marijuana.
     
    It will likely take more than a year for recreational pot shops to begin retail sales. Under the law, the state must begin accepting applications within 12 months. If the state does not do it then businesses could apply directly to a municipality to open a shop.
     
    Municipalities will have the option to prohibit marijuana businesses or limit the number that can operate within their jurisdiction.
     
    Recreational cannabis will not be able to be obtained through licensed Michigan Medical Marihuana dispensaries or provisioning centers.
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world change routinely, therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Michigan Voters Say Yes to Proposal 1 for Recreational Cannabis Use appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Client testimonies about their experience with the legal system   
    Komorn Law clients speak about their experience with the legal system
     
    Several of Komorn Law client’s as well as other individuals have chosen to speak about their encounter with law enforcement, the legal system and how it has affected their lives, families and future. Their encounters with law enforcement vary as well as the end results.
    Here are some of their stories captured on video.
    Note: In the upper left corner of the video there is a menu which gives you access to a playlist of numerous videos

     
    Don’t Forget
    The Police may legally lie, bluff, mislead and intimidate you. Most “avoidable arrests” occur from trickery and intimidation and failing to understand your rights and when to assert them. Refusing to answer questions is not an admission of guilt Asserting your right to remain silent is not an admission of guilt Demanding to have your lawyer present during any questioning is not an admission of guilt Refusing a search is not an admission of guilt. Be aware of Police Questions:
     “Have you had anything to drink tonight?”  Best response: is no Where are you coming from? It is best to have this answer pre-prepared so as to not raise suspicion.Or answer the Officers questions by stating “Respectfully officer, I don’t have to answer that.” “Not answering is suspicious, why are you not answering my question, clearly you are doing something wrong?” Best Answer: “Officer, respectfully I am aware of my rights, and constitutional protections, and I know I have no legal obligation to answer your questions. “Not answering is resisting me in this investigation”
    Best Answer: “I’m not resisting, respectfully, I don’t have to answer anything.” “If you have nothing to hide, you don’t mind if I look around.”
    Best response: “I’m sorry Officer, but I don’t consent to searches.” “If you refuse a search, I’ll have to call a K-9 unit.”
    Best response: “Officer, are you detaining me, or am I free to go?” Officers cannot detain you past the purpose of the traffic stop and detaining you beyond this purpose is constitutionally illegal. Specifically officers cannot detain you beyond the traffic stop for the purpose of calling for a k-9 unit or drug sniffing dog. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime you should have an attorney representing your interests.  Contact Komorn Law Immediately to protect your rights  800-656-3557. Related Links
    See The Know Your Rights Library Index Here See The United State Constitution here About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry as well as consulting and legal representation for Medical Maruhuana Patients and Caregivers.
    If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise or any other criminal charges please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer.
    Attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation  800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube  Komorn Law Blogs MMMA Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums) This page is for informational purposes only. Laws, regulations and the world changes routinely therefore we insist you consult an attorney for the most current legal information. The post Client testimonies about their experience with the legal system appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Seattle Throws Out 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions   
    Judges in Seattle have decided to vacate the marijuana convictions of hundreds of people who were penalized for pot possession before the state made marijuana legal in 2012.
    According to the Seattle Times, in April, city attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion asking the city’s seven municipal court judges to vacate the convictions of anyone charged with misdemeanor possession between 1996 and 2010. Holmes, who was elected in 2010, decided to stop prosecuting minor marijuana offenses when he took office.
    “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal,” read the judges’ order, “setting aside the conviction and dismissing the case serves the interests of justice.”
     
    Have you been charged with a drug crime or violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act? Remain Silent and Contact Komorn Law Immediately to protect your rights and freedom 800-656-3557.  
    On Monday, all seven judges passed the order (pdf).
    The order also noted:
    Possession of Marijuana charges prosecuted in Seattle Municipal Court between 1996 and 2010 disproportionally impacted persons of color in general, and the African American community in particular. Of the over 500 cases involved in this motion, the racial demographics of defendants were: 3% Asian, 46% black, 46% white, 3% Native American, 2% unknown. The Court makes no finding that these numbers are 100% accurate, or that individual defendants were specifically impacted because of their race.
    City officials estimate that 542 people will be affected by the motion. Those affected by the order will be notified by mail and will have 33 days to object to having the charge removed or request an individualized filing. Those who want the charges removed from their records will have to do absolutely nothing.
    “For too many who call Seattle home, a misdemeanor marijuana conviction or charge has created barriers to opportunity—good jobs, housing, loans and education,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan,
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, etc. Please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer in the evolving laws.
    Lead attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation
    800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Seattle Throws Out 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions   
    Judges in Seattle have decided to vacate the marijuana convictions of hundreds of people who were penalized for pot possession before the state made marijuana legal in 2012.
    According to the Seattle Times, in April, city attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion asking the city’s seven municipal court judges to vacate the convictions of anyone charged with misdemeanor possession between 1996 and 2010. Holmes, who was elected in 2010, decided to stop prosecuting minor marijuana offenses when he took office.
    “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal,” read the judges’ order, “setting aside the conviction and dismissing the case serves the interests of justice.”
     
    Have you been charged with a drug crime or violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act? Remain Silent and Contact Komorn Law Immediately to protect your rights and freedom 800-656-3557.  
    On Monday, all seven judges passed the order (pdf).
    The order also noted:
    Possession of Marijuana charges prosecuted in Seattle Municipal Court between 1996 and 2010 disproportionally impacted persons of color in general, and the African American community in particular. Of the over 500 cases involved in this motion, the racial demographics of defendants were: 3% Asian, 46% black, 46% white, 3% Native American, 2% unknown. The Court makes no finding that these numbers are 100% accurate, or that individual defendants were specifically impacted because of their race.
    City officials estimate that 542 people will be affected by the motion. Those affected by the order will be notified by mail and will have 33 days to object to having the charge removed or request an individualized filing. Those who want the charges removed from their records will have to do absolutely nothing.
    “For too many who call Seattle home, a misdemeanor marijuana conviction or charge has created barriers to opportunity—good jobs, housing, loans and education,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan,
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, etc. Please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer in the evolving laws.
    Lead attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation
    800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 – Require conviction for property forfeiture   
    To establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to forfeiture unless the individual is actually convicted. The bill would also prohibit officials from requiring a person to negotiate for return of their property.
     
    However, the conviction requirement would only apply to forfeitures of less than $50,000 (meaning police and prosecutors could still take and keep those assets using a lower burden of proof).
    Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on February 2, 2017
    Passed 83 to 26 in the House on May 8, 2018. 
    See Who Voted – Yes / No – below to establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to forfeiture unless an individual is actually convicted.
     
    Official Government Site
      
     
    IN FAVOR
     
    HOUSE DEMOCRATS
    Brinks (D) Byrd (D) Camilleri (D) Chang (D) Clemente (D) Durhal (D) Ellison (D) Garrett (D) Gay-Dagnogo (D) Geiss (D) Greig (D) Hammoud (D) Hertel (D) Hoadley (D) Jones (D) LaGrand (D) Lasinski (D) Liberati (D) Moss (D) Pagan (D) Peterson (D) Phelps (D) Rabhi (D) Robinson (D) Scott (D) Singh (D) Sneller (D) Sowerby (D) Wittenberg (D) Zemke (D)  
     HOUSE REPUBLICANS
    Afendoulis (R) Albert (R) Alexander (R) Allor (R) Barrett (R) Bellino (R) Bizon (R) Brann (R) Calley (R) Canfield (R) Chatfield (R) Cole (R) Farrington (R) Frederick (R) Glenn (R) Griffin (R) Hauck (R) Hernandez (R) Hoitenga (R) Hornberger (R) Howell (R) Howrylak (R) Hughes (R) Iden (R) Inman (R) Johnson (R) Kahle (R) Kelly (R) LaFave (R) Lauwers (R) Leonard (R) Leutheuser (R) Lilly (R) Lower (R) Lucido (R) Marino (R) McCready (R) Noble (R) Pagel (R) Reilly (R) Rendon (R) Roberts (R) Runestad (R) Sheppard (R) Tedder (R) Theis (R) VanderWall (R) VanSingel (R) Vaupel (R) Verheulen (R) Wentworth (R) Whiteford (R) Yaroch (R)  
    AGAINST
    HOUSE DEMOCRATS
    Cambensy (D) Chirkun (D) Cochran (D) Dianda (D) Elder (D) Faris (D) Green (D) Greimel (D) Guerra (D) Kosowski (D) Love (D) Neeley (D) Sabo (D) Santana (D) Yancey (D) Yanez (D)          
     
    HOUSE REPUBLICANS
    Cox (R) Crawford (R) Garcia (R) Graves (R) Kesto (R) LaSata (R) Maturen (R) Miller (R) Victory (R) Webber (R)  
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, etc. Please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer in the evolving laws.
    Lead attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation
    800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
    Facebook Twitter You Tube – Komorn (Legal Topics and Advice) Michigan Medical Marijuana Association Planet Green Trees (Law Topic Radio Show) Legal Defense Alliance (Pre-paid Legal Assistance) Komorn Law Blogs Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (Forums) The post Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 – Require conviction for property forfeiture appeared first on Komorn Law.
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in 2018 Statewide Ballot Proposal Status in the State of Michigan   
    Below are links to various proposals for the State of Michigan 2018 vote.
    Statewide Ballot Proposal Status + Language
    Initiative and Constitutional Amendment Petitions
    Clean Energy, Healthy MI version 2 Keep Our Lakes Great Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (https://www.regulatemi.org) Protecting Michigan Taxpayers Clean Michigan – Amended Petition – 7/3/2017 Raise Michigan MI Time to Care (Earned Sick Time) Voters Not Politicians Abrogate Prohibition (Legalize Cannabis) MI One Fair Wage Petition Protect Michigan Jobs​ Clean Energy, Healthy MI Petition Promote the Vote Petition  
    More proposal detail and other Michigan proposals
     
    2018 Michigan Statewide Petitions (All) 2018 Michigan Ballot_Proposal_Status_560960_7 2018 Petition Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol-572185_7 2018 ABROGATE PROHIBITION MICHIGAN Proposal 1 Detailed at Ballotpedia (Good) Make the use of the cannabis plant lawful in Michigan.  
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, etc. Please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer in the evolving laws.
    Lead attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation
    800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Changes to Criminal Record Expungement Laws   
    Do you have a criminal record?
    Do you want to keep that criminal record?  The time to get it expunged is now.  The laws and the requirements have changed making it easier to remove that debacle from your life that you may or may not have done (but plead to it anyway).  Get your future back in order and feel confident about filling out job applications, social activities and so much more.
    Komorn Law can help you get rid of that criminal record
    Call us us for a free no-obligation case evaluation 800-656-3557.
    Explanation of Recent Changes to the Expungement Statute, MCL 780.621 et seq., amended by 2014 PA 463(eff. Jan 12, 2015)
    1.16 The Former Criminal Expungement Rule. 
    The eligibility rules before 2011 were (1) that the offender had to have only one conviction on his or her record, (2) that the conviction was for an eligible offense, and (3) that the petition could not be filed until five years after the imposition of sentence or completion of incarceration, whichever was later. Ineligible offenses were those with a maximum penalty of life and attempts to commit those crimes, certain sex crimes and attempts to commit those crimes, and traffic offenses.
    2011 Criminal Expungement Rule Change. 
    In June 2011, the legislature expanded the list of eligible offenders but narrowed the list of eligible offenses. An eligible offender included an individual with a single conviction on his or her record and also an individual who had one felony conviction and not more than two “minor offense” convictions. “Minor offense” was defined as an offense committed before the offender’s 21st birthday and for which the maximum penalty was not more than 90 days and a fine of not more than $1,000. The list of ineligible offenses was expanded to include child sexually abusive activity, using the Internet or computer to commit a crime, and attempts to commit those crimes. 2011 PA 64 (eff. June 23, 2011).
    2015 Criminal Expungement Rule Change. 
    Once again, the legislature expanded the list of eligible offenders but narrowed the list of eligible offenses. The legislature also changed the timing rules and expanded the definition of “misdemeanor” and “felony” conviction to include deferred and diverted matters.
    Practical Implications
    1.17 Eligible Offender. As of January 12, 2015, an eligible offender includes (1) an individual with a single conviction, (2) an individual with one felony conviction and two misdemeanor convictions, or (3) an individual with no felony convictions and two misdemeanor convictions. In the second scenario, the offender may petition to expunge the felony conviction alone. In the third scenario, the individual may petition to expunge one or both misdemeanor convictions. MCL 780.621(1)(a)–(b), .624.
    Eligible Offenses. An individual may not petition for the expungement of a felony conviction for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment or attempts to commit those crimes, certain sex crimes and attempts to commit those crimes (including child sexually abusive activity; second degree child abuse; CSC first, second, third, and fourth degree; and assault with intent to commit CSC), and traffic offenses including drunk driving. The list also includes human trafficking convictions and a felony domestic violence conviction if the offender has a prior misdemeanor domestic violence conviction. MCL 780.621(3).
    CSC Fourth Degree. If the offender was convicted of CSC fourth degree before January 12, 2015, the individual may petition to expunge this conviction if the individual has no more than two “minor offenses” on his or her record (see the definition of “minor offense” above). There is no relief for a CSC fourth degree conviction entered after January 12, 2015. The statute is unclear about what happens for a CSC fourth degree conviction entered on January 12, 2015. MCL 780.621(1)(c).
    Misdemeanor Conviction. This term is now defined to include misdemeanor offenses under a penal law of this state, another state, an Indian tribe, the law of the United States, a local ordinance, etc. It also includes misdemeanor and felony matters deferred or dismissed under certain liquor code provisions, drug court diversions, veterans court diversions, HYTA, MCL 333.7411, domestic violence diversion, parental kidnapping diversion, and certain health care violations. MCL 780.621(2), (16)(f).
    Felony Conviction. For purposes of the offense to be set aside, this term applies to Michigan crimes for which the maximum penalty is more than one year or crimes that are designated by law to be a felony. For purposes of determining the offender’s prior record, this term includes convictions from this state, another state, or the United States if the offense is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or is designated by law to be a felony. MCL 780.621(16)(c).
    Five-Year Wait. Previously, the individual was not allowed to file a petition until five years from the date of sentencing or five years from the completion of incarceration, whichever was later. Now, the five-year period runs from the completion of probation; the completion of parole; the completion of a prison sentence if no parole is granted (or is revoked); the completion of a jail sentence if no probation is imposed; or the date of sentencing if there is no incarceration, probation, or parole. MCL 780.621(5).
    Renewed Petitions. If the application is denied, it may not be refiled for at least three years unless the court specifies an earlier date in the order denying the application. MCL 780.621(6).
    Prostitution Convictions.Effective January 14, 2015, an individual may petition to expunge one or more prostitution convictions under MCL 750.448, .449, and .450, if the individual can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the crime was committed as a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking (i.e, forced prostitution). There appears to be no limit on the number of prostitution convictions that may be expunged, and there is no time limitation for the filing of the petition (i.e., it may be filed without a five-year wait). MCL 780.621(4), (7), (13), amended by 2014 PA 335 (eff. Jan 14, 2015).
    Minor Offense.This term is now relevant only for CSC fourth degree convictions entered before January 12, 2015. “Minor offense” means a misdemeanor or ordinance violation committed before the age of 21 with a maximum penalty not to exceed 90 days and a maximum fine not to exceed $1,000. MCL 780.621(1)(c).
     
    About Komorn Law
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry, the criminal justice system and criminal record expungement.
    If you or someone you know is facing charges as a result of Medical Marijuana, DUI, Drugs, Forfeiture, Criminal Enterprise, etc. Please contact our office and ensure you’re defended by an experienced lawyer in the evolving laws.
    Lead attorney Michael Komorn is recognized as an expert on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. He is the President of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group which advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
    Contact us for a free no-obligation case evaluation
    800-656-3557.
    Follow Komorn Law
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in Detroit Judge Dismissed Felony Charges Against Medical Marijuana Grow Facility   
    July 31, 2018 -A Detroit Judge dismissed felony charges against six people arrested in a raid of a Detroit medical marijuana grow facility.
    All charges against Curtis Williams, 36; Cotea Jeanne Walsh, 37; Jones, 53; Travis Davison, 27; Jabari Currie, 31; and James Frazier, 32, of Detroit, were dismissed following a raid in the city of Detroit on May 29, 2018.
    Charges included felony drug delivery and manufacturing charges, both carrying up to 15 years in prison.
    Prosecutors argued that the facility on the 4400 block of West Jefferson Avenue was not licensed to grow marijuana.

    (Photo: Detroit Police Department)
    The Detroit Police Department’s Gang Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at the medical marijuana facility and seized 200 marijuana plants, about $1 million worth, authorities said.
    “Over 1,000” plants were found in the raid, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.
    (Note: 1000 or 200 plants or whatever)
    Officers seized marijuana and held employees at gunpoint during the May 29 raid, according to Harrington and his partners in the Denver-based marijuana company Viola Brands.
    All cannabis at the site was taken, the business’ accounts were frozen and employees’ vehicles were seized, according to the company.
    A defense attorney in the case, Michael Komorn, said the facility was granted a temporary operation’s certification from the city, allowing up to 1,500 plants while the facility waited for the filing process to be approved by the city. Komorn said the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office made the argument that the facility only was allowed to sell, and not grow, at the facility.
    “That’s absurd,” Komorn said. “It’s a semantic issue because I would say everyone would understand that if they’ve been given permission to sell it, of course a medical marijuana caregivers center includes growing and cultivating marijuana.”
    The grow op’s certificate of occupancy from the city stated the intent for a greenhouse at the site, and the operation holds a temporary Class C license under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act allowing up to 1,500 plants, said 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King.
    Judge Kenneth King of 36th District Court dismissed the case “in the interest of fairness.”
    “In the interest of fairness and in the spirit of always trying to do the right thing, this court is left with no other choice but to dismiss this matter,” the judge said.
    King said he stayed up until 3:30 a.m. reading briefs in the case and sorting out the web of acronyms tied to Michigan’s medical marijuana law and the “seed-to-sale” tracking and tax, regulation and licensing system for marijuana growers and dispensaries that took effect late last year.
    “That kind of leads me to the burning question: if you’re able to dispense but you can’t grow it, how are you supposed to get it? Where are you supposed to get it from?”
    “I don’t believe the police had any malintent. The police are doing their job,” King said. “I think the real blame lies on the documents that were submitted and someone didn’t pay close attention to what the defendants were asking for.”
    Komorn said King understood his argument, and said the judge responded: “That kind of leads me to the burning question: ‘If you’re able to dispense but you can’t grow it, how are you supposed to get it?  Where are you supposed to get it from?’ ”
    The case had been set for a preliminary exam Tuesday. King said he expected his ruling to be appealed regardless of whether it favored the prosecution or defense.
    Here is a statement from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office:
    “I have confirmed that the court granted the defense motion to dismiss the case. However, I don’t have a written opinion.
    “It is my understanding that the court held that the defendants operated in good faith regarding all the provisions of the law that they knew about the class C license (1500 plants) for a grow operation. The duty was on the city of Detroit to inform them about what was required and they failed to do so.”
    All charges were dismissed Tuesday July 31, 2018.
    Also…Michigan voters will decide on a ballot question Nov. 6 that would legalize and tax recreational marijuana for users 21 and older. Medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan via a ballot proposal in 2008.
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    Contact Us For More Information.
    800-656-3557
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in Detroit Judge Dismissed Felony Charges Against Medical Marijuana Grow Facility   
    July 31, 2018 -A Detroit Judge dismissed felony charges against six people arrested in a raid of a Detroit medical marijuana grow facility.
    All charges against Curtis Williams, 36; Cotea Jeanne Walsh, 37; Jones, 53; Travis Davison, 27; Jabari Currie, 31; and James Frazier, 32, of Detroit, were dismissed following a raid in the city of Detroit on May 29, 2018.
    Charges included felony drug delivery and manufacturing charges, both carrying up to 15 years in prison.
    Prosecutors argued that the facility on the 4400 block of West Jefferson Avenue was not licensed to grow marijuana.

    (Photo: Detroit Police Department)
    The Detroit Police Department’s Gang Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at the medical marijuana facility and seized 200 marijuana plants, about $1 million worth, authorities said.
    “Over 1,000” plants were found in the raid, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.
    (Note: 1000 or 200 plants or whatever)
    Officers seized marijuana and held employees at gunpoint during the May 29 raid, according to Harrington and his partners in the Denver-based marijuana company Viola Brands.
    All cannabis at the site was taken, the business’ accounts were frozen and employees’ vehicles were seized, according to the company.
    A defense attorney in the case, Michael Komorn, said the facility was granted a temporary operation’s certification from the city, allowing up to 1,500 plants while the facility waited for the filing process to be approved by the city. Komorn said the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office made the argument that the facility only was allowed to sell, and not grow, at the facility.
    “That’s absurd,” Komorn said. “It’s a semantic issue because I would say everyone would understand that if they’ve been given permission to sell it, of course a medical marijuana caregivers center includes growing and cultivating marijuana.”
    The grow op’s certificate of occupancy from the city stated the intent for a greenhouse at the site, and the operation holds a temporary Class C license under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act allowing up to 1,500 plants, said 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King.
    Judge Kenneth King of 36th District Court dismissed the case “in the interest of fairness.”
    “In the interest of fairness and in the spirit of always trying to do the right thing, this court is left with no other choice but to dismiss this matter,” the judge said.
    King said he stayed up until 3:30 a.m. reading briefs in the case and sorting out the web of acronyms tied to Michigan’s medical marijuana law and the “seed-to-sale” tracking and tax, regulation and licensing system for marijuana growers and dispensaries that took effect late last year.
    “That kind of leads me to the burning question: if you’re able to dispense but you can’t grow it, how are you supposed to get it? Where are you supposed to get it from?”
    “I don’t believe the police had any malintent. The police are doing their job,” King said. “I think the real blame lies on the documents that were submitted and someone didn’t pay close attention to what the defendants were asking for.”
    Komorn said King understood his argument, and said the judge responded: “That kind of leads me to the burning question: ‘If you’re able to dispense but you can’t grow it, how are you supposed to get it?  Where are you supposed to get it from?’ ”
    The case had been set for a preliminary exam Tuesday. King said he expected his ruling to be appealed regardless of whether it favored the prosecution or defense.
    Here is a statement from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office:
    “I have confirmed that the court granted the defense motion to dismiss the case. However, I don’t have a written opinion.
    “It is my understanding that the court held that the defendants operated in good faith regarding all the provisions of the law that they knew about the class C license (1500 plants) for a grow operation. The duty was on the city of Detroit to inform them about what was required and they failed to do so.”
    All charges were dismissed Tuesday July 31, 2018.
    Also…Michigan voters will decide on a ballot question Nov. 6 that would legalize and tax recreational marijuana for users 21 and older. Medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan via a ballot proposal in 2008.
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    Contact Us For More Information.
    800-656-3557
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    The scientific name for cannabinoid is known as phytocannabinoid.
    The human endocannabinoid system is found throughout the body, dispersed within our connective tissue, glands, brain, immune cells and organs.
    Research has shown that receptors within this system react positively to cannabinoid compounds, resulting in a myriad of therapeutic benefits on the body.
    Some of the most effective cannabinoid compounds for the human body include:
     
    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
    THC, also known as Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary psychoactive compound found within the cannabis plant.
    In other words, THC is the component known to make you ”high.”
    THC is a cannabinoid most commonly found in the female cannabis flower, but can also be found in the male plant.
    THC is only an acid compound with the cannabis plant and must be synthesized to harness its medicinal benefits.
    THC is not only effective as a psychoactive but is well-known for its benefits in managing chronic pain and other ailments.
    This cannabinoid is also known to help with the management of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, cancer, and PTSD.
     
    Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv)
    A sibling of THC, this is a form of cannabinoid that actually works simultaneously with the THC compound.
    THCv carries a far less potent psychoactive effect than THC however, with researchers claiming it yields about 20% of the same effect as THC.
    This cannabinoid is actually known to reduce some of the negative psychoactive effects of THC.
    Like many other cannabinoids, THCv works best in tandem with other cannabinoid components.
    Just some of the medicinal benefits of THCv include anti-convulsant properties, it works as a neuroprotective and helps to promote weight loss.
     
    Cannabidiol (CBD)
    The most famous and highly popularized of them all, cannabidiol, carries with it a host of incredible benefits on the body.
    This cannabinoid compound is not popular for no reason and is fast becoming a preferred form of treatment for many ailments, worldwide.
    Unlike THC, CBD does not carry psychoactive properties, making it all the more popular is it carries little to no side-effects.
    CBD has become incredibly popular because it allows its consumers to carry-out their everyday lives, while reaping the benefits of its healing properties.
    For many decades, medical cannabis has been overlooked as a form of treatment because of the negative stigma of its psychoactive properties.
    However, research has shown that its medicinal value is second-to-none, without experiencing any psychoactive side-effects.
    Currently, CBD can be consumed any many different forms including CBD oil, through vaping, CBD tablets or CBD ointment.
    This cannabinoid compound is being used to treat a plethora of illnesses, with great success.
    Some of these include epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain, migraine management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety and more.
     
    Cannabinol (CBN)
    Cannabinol may not be as well-known as both THC and CBD, but this cannabinoid also offers numerous health benefits.
    Cannabinol is not found in fresh cannabis flowers, but is actually derived from stale cannabis plant buds.
    This may sound bizarre, but as a cannabis plant ages, cannabinol develops and becomes all the more potent.
    Cannabinol is actually a broken down compound of THC, therefore it also offers psychoactive effects. Essentially, as THC ages, so cannabinol develops.
    If you leave cannabis plant buds to dry and age, the THC properties develop into what is known as CBN.
    While this cannabinoid is not necessarily ideal for everyday alertness and function, it has several health benefits:
    Stimulates the appetite – ideal for those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment Works as an antibiotic Delays and eases symptoms of neural diseases such as ALS Chronic pain relief Potent anti-inflammatory properties Works as a natural sedative Lowers ocular pressure and helps with effects of glaucoma Despite its psychoactive properties which tend to carry a negative stigma, research has shown that CBN is an incredible natural alternative to a number of ailments.
     
    Cannabichromene (CBC)
    CBC is actually the third-most commonly used cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, rolling in after THC and CBD.
    In fact, CBC may have a higher prevalence in some cannabis strains over CBD. Just like its cousin, CBC does not carry any psychoactive properties.
    Despite this, CBC is known to be more effective as a medical treatment when combined with traces of THC. This suggests that cannabinoids prefer to work synergistically together.
    CBC has been found to offer a host of medicinal properties, including:
    Used as an effective anti-inflammatory. Helps to fight cancer-related tumors when combined other cannabinoids. Works as an anti-depressant. Carries anti-fungal properties. Help to encourage brain cell growth, which could help in the management of Alzheimer’s and dementia. While CBC itself carries these medicinal benefits, it is at its most powerful when combined with other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
     
    Cannabigerol (CBG)
    CBD is also a distant cousin of CBD and carries no psychoactive effects, but a host of health benefits instead.
    CBG is a cannabinoid which is typically sourced in the early stages of growth in the cannabis plant.
    Just some of CBG’s health benefits include:
    An effective antimicrobial antibiotic, killing off various bacteria and fungi. Skin treatment – helping to reduce redness and sooth Psoriasis. CBG is a potent chronic pain reliever, said to be even stronger than THC. Helps to slow cancerous tumor growth – most specifically within the field of prostate cancer. Help to regular mood and acts as an anti-depressant. Due to its incredible medicinal properties, CBG is a hot topic among researchers and scientists today.
    If you currently suffer from any one of these common diseases or ailments, medical cannabis may just be the natural alternative you’re looking for:
    Heart disease Hypertension Diabetes Cancer – specifically breast or prostate cancer Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s Epilepsy Neuralgia Migraines or cluster headaches Skin disorders such as eczema or Psoriasis  
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    KLAW Blog got a reaction from blackhorse in LARA-MMFLA-Can a caregiver work in a licensed provisioning center, grow operation or other licensed facility   
    Can a caregiver work in a licensed provisioning center, grow operation or other licensed facility and retain their caregiver status under MMMA?
     
    Grower and processor facility licensees are required under the MMFLA to have at least two years’ experience as a caregiver or have an active employee with that experience (this requirement ends on 12/31/21). However, a licensed grower or processor may not be registered as a caregiver and may not employ a registered caregiver.
    Secure transporters cannot be registered patients or caregivers.
    The MMFLA does not prohibit provisioning center and safety compliance facility licensees from being registered as patients or caregivers under the MMMA, nor does it prohibit these facilities from employing patients or caregivers.
    A licensee or an employee must submit the form to cancel their caregiver status within five business days. If a new employee is a caregiver, that person has 5 business days from their date of hire to submit the form to cancel caregiver status. The withdrawal form can be found at the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program website.
     
    Komorn Law has represented numerous clients through the legal chaos of starting up a business in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Industry.
    Contact Us For More Information.
    800-656-3557
    View the full article
  24. Like
    KLAW Blog got a reaction from Wild Bill in The Six Most helpful Cannabinoids   
    The scientific name for cannabinoid is known as phytocannabinoid.
    The human endocannabinoid system is found throughout the body, dispersed within our connective tissue, glands, brain, immune cells and organs.
    Research has shown that receptors within this system react positively to cannabinoid compounds, resulting in a myriad of therapeutic benefits on the body.
    Some of the most effective cannabinoid compounds for the human body include:
     
    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
    THC, also known as Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary psychoactive compound found within the cannabis plant.
    In other words, THC is the component known to make you ”high.”
    THC is a cannabinoid most commonly found in the female cannabis flower, but can also be found in the male plant.
    THC is only an acid compound with the cannabis plant and must be synthesized to harness its medicinal benefits.
    THC is not only effective as a psychoactive but is well-known for its benefits in managing chronic pain and other ailments.
    This cannabinoid is also known to help with the management of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, cancer, and PTSD.
     
    Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv)
    A sibling of THC, this is a form of cannabinoid that actually works simultaneously with the THC compound.
    THCv carries a far less potent psychoactive effect than THC however, with researchers claiming it yields about 20% of the same effect as THC.
    This cannabinoid is actually known to reduce some of the negative psychoactive effects of THC.
    Like many other cannabinoids, THCv works best in tandem with other cannabinoid components.
    Just some of the medicinal benefits of THCv include anti-convulsant properties, it works as a neuroprotective and helps to promote weight loss.
     
    Cannabidiol (CBD)
    The most famous and highly popularized of them all, cannabidiol, carries with it a host of incredible benefits on the body.
    This cannabinoid compound is not popular for no reason and is fast becoming a preferred form of treatment for many ailments, worldwide.
    Unlike THC, CBD does not carry psychoactive properties, making it all the more popular is it carries little to no side-effects.
    CBD has become incredibly popular because it allows its consumers to carry-out their everyday lives, while reaping the benefits of its healing properties.
    For many decades, medical cannabis has been overlooked as a form of treatment because of the negative stigma of its psychoactive properties.
    However, research has shown that its medicinal value is second-to-none, without experiencing any psychoactive side-effects.
    Currently, CBD can be consumed any many different forms including CBD oil, through vaping, CBD tablets or CBD ointment.
    This cannabinoid compound is being used to treat a plethora of illnesses, with great success.
    Some of these include epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain, migraine management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety and more.
     
    Cannabinol (CBN)
    Cannabinol may not be as well-known as both THC and CBD, but this cannabinoid also offers numerous health benefits.
    Cannabinol is not found in fresh cannabis flowers, but is actually derived from stale cannabis plant buds.
    This may sound bizarre, but as a cannabis plant ages, cannabinol develops and becomes all the more potent.
    Cannabinol is actually a broken down compound of THC, therefore it also offers psychoactive effects. Essentially, as THC ages, so cannabinol develops.
    If you leave cannabis plant buds to dry and age, the THC properties develop into what is known as CBN.
    While this cannabinoid is not necessarily ideal for everyday alertness and function, it has several health benefits:
    Stimulates the appetite – ideal for those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment Works as an antibiotic Delays and eases symptoms of neural diseases such as ALS Chronic pain relief Potent anti-inflammatory properties Works as a natural sedative Lowers ocular pressure and helps with effects of glaucoma Despite its psychoactive properties which tend to carry a negative stigma, research has shown that CBN is an incredible natural alternative to a number of ailments.
     
    Cannabichromene (CBC)
    CBC is actually the third-most commonly used cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, rolling in after THC and CBD.
    In fact, CBC may have a higher prevalence in some cannabis strains over CBD. Just like its cousin, CBC does not carry any psychoactive properties.
    Despite this, CBC is known to be more effective as a medical treatment when combined with traces of THC. This suggests that cannabinoids prefer to work synergistically together.
    CBC has been found to offer a host of medicinal properties, including:
    Used as an effective anti-inflammatory. Helps to fight cancer-related tumors when combined other cannabinoids. Works as an anti-depressant. Carries anti-fungal properties. Help to encourage brain cell growth, which could help in the management of Alzheimer’s and dementia. While CBC itself carries these medicinal benefits, it is at its most powerful when combined with other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
     
    Cannabigerol (CBG)
    CBD is also a distant cousin of CBD and carries no psychoactive effects, but a host of health benefits instead.
    CBG is a cannabinoid which is typically sourced in the early stages of growth in the cannabis plant.
    Just some of CBG’s health benefits include:
    An effective antimicrobial antibiotic, killing off various bacteria and fungi. Skin treatment – helping to reduce redness and sooth Psoriasis. CBG is a potent chronic pain reliever, said to be even stronger than THC. Helps to slow cancerous tumor growth – most specifically within the field of prostate cancer. Help to regular mood and acts as an anti-depressant. Due to its incredible medicinal properties, CBG is a hot topic among researchers and scientists today.
    If you currently suffer from any one of these common diseases or ailments, medical cannabis may just be the natural alternative you’re looking for:
    Heart disease Hypertension Diabetes Cancer – specifically breast or prostate cancer Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s Epilepsy Neuralgia Migraines or cluster headaches Skin disorders such as eczema or Psoriasis  
    View the full article
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    Outstanding performance
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Andrew
    May 29, 2018
    Attorney Komorn managed to secure my driving privileges for me after an alleged DUI. I was resigned to a minimum 90 day ban, I walked away without a single days suspension, his knowledge and experience were the deciding factor on the day, cannot recommend highly enough.
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    ALL CHARGES DISMISSED !
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    Posted by Adam
    May 17, 2018
    My Komorn law experience was nothing short of amazing.
    I was charged with 3 counts of delivery/manufacturing marijuana.
    All Charges Dismissed!
    Michael and his team were always ten steps ahead of the prosecution at any given time. Hiring him as my lawyer was the best decision i ever made. Because of Komorn Law i now have my life back.
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    Saved by corruption!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Tara
    April 30, 2018
    First off I would like to thank Michael and his entire team!!! From the first consultation with Chad and explaining to him my situation and what was happening they were very quick to realize that this is just unjust and unfair and didn't hesitate to want to help me, he knew Michael would not stand for what was happening! Michael is a very busy man defending people and their rights...
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    Great attorney
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Nate
    February 9, 2018
    Very professional lawyers office...great team...did a great job for me.. I woukd defintaly use again.
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    The Best Attorney in Michigan
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Nicole
    January 18, 2018
    I contacted Michael Komorn to represent me in a case where I was falsely accused of committing a crime. Michael spent as much time that was needed, in person and over the phone, to thoroughly understand my case. After he was hired, he was very punctual and courteous and his team did an amazing job of providing me with updates and interviewing my witnesses. Ultimately, the case...
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    The king of clout
    5.0 stars
    Posted by anonymous
    January 6, 2018
    Michael represented me in a marijuana raid case. He proved my innocence and the case was dismissed without prejudice before advancing into a jury trial. This man is really something special. Knows the ins and outs of the laws better then the people at the court house themselves. A1 a1 a1.
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    By far the best and most aggressive
    5.0 stars
    Posted by anonymous
    August 16, 2017
    Micheal is an amazing attorney i hired him for mmmp case in det every bit of the case was lies and deceit from the dpd. I was wrongfully arrestest and the dpd would not accept the mmmp cards they were not doing there jobs correctly . Micheal was also on the phone on speaker asking to speak to someone and none of the officers would get on the phone with him.... Just a perfect example...
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    Ottawa County, Michigan
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Daniel
    July 19, 2017
    It took months of vetting lawyers' to land at Komorn Law.
    Other lawyers' recommended the "Komorn team" for my situation.
    My case was medical marijuana, in Ottawa County. Beautiful community and a beast of a legal district...
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    A true Lawyer
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Denise
    July 18, 2017
    Michael is a Solomon! Full of wisdom and knowledge. He goes above and beyond Full of passion. When he is in court he gets respect from all, even the Judges. One of the judges in our case told Michael he had not seen a lawyer of his kind in years! Full of integrity. I can not begin to say enough to touch his excellence. Thank you so much for all you have done in bringing us out on top. Gods blessings in your life 100 fold! You are the best!
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    A real fighter
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Melvin
    July 12, 2017
    Michael Komorn and his team are one of the best law firms in Michigan hands down. Not only does he know the laws but he will fight for you like no other. They are thorough to the point and will do what you ask without dropping the ball. A dependable law team.
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    Best In Michigan.
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Sonak
    June 20, 2017
    Michael K a defensive attorney? Yeah Right! More Like OFFENSIVE ATTORNEY! Michael did an absolute tremendous job stickin-it to the lead Detective in my case and found all sorts of lies ending in my case being dismissed! Ive experience a few lawyers in my life and Im truly convinced that Michael is in a league of his own. His swagger in the courtroom is something to witness for...
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    Posted by Gabriel
    June 1, 2017
    Michael Komorn was an excellent attorney. He did everything he could do for my case and he is extremely knowledgeable about the law. He genuinely cared about me and my case and got all my charges dropped. I really don't think any other lawyer could do what Michael has accomplished he is so knowledgeable about the law and very professional. I would recommend Michael Komorn for...
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    Excellent
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Aaron
    May 23, 2017
    Michael Komorn is an amazing lawyer. He helped my get my federal case completely dismissed. Highly recommend him. Thanks again.
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    Court Case
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Roman
    May 19, 2017
    I wish to thank Michael along with his entire team and staff in helping bring my court case to rapid resolution. i.e. a well earned dismissal. The entire office handled my case professionally and worked quickly to reach a just conclusion of an order to dismiss...
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    Man of the court room!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Justin
    May 18, 2017
    I couldn't have asked for anymore from a single person, Mr. Komorn provided a team of professionals that all went over and beyond. From Michael, Dewey , Chad and more have helped me thru a long jorney to the greatest possible solution I thank you all from the heart.
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    UNBELIEVABLE PROFESSIONALISM & RESULTS
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Robbie
    April 2, 2017
    Hiring Michael Komorn was the best decision I could have ever made. Michael Komorn & his team is like having the best surgeon in an operating room, HE SAVED MY LIFE. He believed in me just as I fully believed in him the whole time. My greatest surprise from the beginning was he didn't seem to be doing it for the money. It is his DRIVE & PASSION to stand up for what's right that...
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    Successful section 8 Affirmative Defense
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Steve & Leslie
    February 4, 2017
    After I was charged in Isabella Co. with 6 Felonies, I knew right away there was no way I was going to hire local council. I knew I had to go down state to get the best. After 2 calls and a consultation, the battle commenced.
    I can only describe it as a Rope-a-Dope type of court battle. We took blow after...
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    Michael to the Rescue
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Joseph and Joyce
    January 8, 2017
    If you require legal representation with a medical marijuana case, you need Mr. Michael Komorn and his staff. My wife and I have nothing but superlative and pleasant things to say about Michael. Most Judges and Law Enforcement Agencies do not fully understand the Michigan Medical Marihuana Law because of the conflict with the Michigan Public Health Code for which Marijuana...
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    Our hero!!!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Mary
    December 23, 2016
    Michael Komorn is a godsend. On January 14th, 2016 our 3 grandchildren were taken by CPS, and our daughter Jen was arrested. For 11 months we fought to get our grandchildren placed with us. Of course the homestudy was not approved. Jens court appointed lawyers did nothing to help her, but tell her to take a plea so she wouldn't permanently lose her kids. Jen was pregnant and...
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    Professional and Effective
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Nathan
    November 29, 2016
    My family and I hired Michael for a Minor in Possesion. He was able to retain my right to use Medicinal Marijuana while on probation and had the frequency of drug alcohol testing redused significantly. He was extremely well put together both in person and practice. He works with a dedicated team that makes every case personal. Phenomenal people all around, We're very satisfied with their work.
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    Hire Michael Komorn-an attorney whose got your back
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Jamie Lowell
    November 12, 2016
    Over the years- I have been in a unique position to see arrests, hear extensively about arrests and police encounters, and attend many court hearings concerning cannabis activity.
    When I found myself in the position of being charged for crimes concerning...
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    Cases dismissed
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Ryan
    August 24, 2016
    I had two charges in Wayne county. I was facing 6 years in prison. Michael was very informative and reassuring throughout the whole process. I was really nervous at first but, Michael''s attitude and knowledge about the situation made me feel otherwise. He is an amazing lawyer that will fight for you until the end. I would never recommend anyone else. He got both of my cases dismissed...
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    best to keep u out of jail
    4.0 stars
    Posted by Marshall
    June 17, 2016
    Michael was a serious lawyer who went into court and let the judge know he was serious and the charges brought against me were illegal and shld be thrown out immediately after several back and forth court dates Michael decided it was time to file several motions to see exactly how the warrarnt was ever obtained the prosecution decided it was not able to produce the...
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    Best around!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Lia
    May 2, 2016
    I hired Michael as my lawyer August of 2015 and we finally finished my case April of 2016, throughout the whole process Michael and his team kept me thoroughly updated. I was told not to worry, which is kind of hard, but in the end Michael did everything I asked and to me got the win! Thank you all so much for actually caring about me and making sure I was happy with the outcome!
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    Amazing Lawyer!!! A+++ Case Dropped & Highly Recommended
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Jason
    March 25, 2016
    I would like to thank Mr. Komorn for his wonderful service he provides for the people and amazing job he did on my possession of marijuana misdemeanor case. I am a medical marijuana caregiver who was unlawfully raided by lawnet in Livingston county was not arrested and 6 months later got a charge in the mail for 53rd district court. I immediately did my research and seen all the...
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    Wouldn't go with anyone else!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Brad
    March 24, 2016
    The last thing anyone wants to deal with is legal trouble. I was worried when I received my case. Michael put me at ease upon first contacting him. Michael fought for me from the second I hired him. He was able to retrieve assets taken from me. He was able to explain to me all of the possible ways we could approach every aspect of the case. He is an exceptionally knowledgeable...
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    Komorn Law Wins
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Ian
    March 18, 2016
    He took my case in which i was facing 20 to 30 years in felonies and got me results...He stood steadfast knowing we had a real case to fight and did just that...I would recommend him to any one with a true medical marijuana case because he will fight for your rights diligently and get you real results...
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    Research no further, call Komorn.
    5.0 stars
    Posted by anonymous
    December 31, 2015
    After an incident involving my medical marihuana grow, I found myself being charged with 2 manufacturing felonies. Upon a recommendation from an associate, I retained Michael Komorn. It was the best decision I ever made. Most of the cards were stacked against me but Michael was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable with all the case law needed. He explained the process we...
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    Resting now!
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Jim
    June 5, 2015
    My name is Jim, Did not believe I would be in need of an attorney. Yet there I was ! Being a firm believer , that knowledge is power. Brought me to find an attorney that is at the forefront of Michigan marijuana laws. An advocate for all of us. Micheal Komorn ! Komorn is leading the way, demanding clarity and definition of the laws that are always changing. Mike Komorn is that guy that...
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    Doesn't Jump Ship
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Dave
    March 21, 2015
    Hired Komorn for a medical marijuana debacle. Komorn never jumped ship when it came down to the battle. I gave up before he would. Highly recommended when you need an attorney not to abandon you.
     
    Insightful, creative, caring
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    Posted by Agatha
    March 19, 2015
    When Mr. Komorn engages- it is on! I am so grateful for his expertise and thoughtful consideration for the predicament I and my family were in.
    2nd OWI and VOP
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Alex
    September 29, 2014
    I hired Michael at a very difficult and stressful time. I had two charges pending and was facing jail time. He handled them with great care and confidence and kept me in the loop during the whole process. He got my most serious charge (2nd OWI) dismissed because the officer did not go by the book and violated my rights. My other charge which was a VOP over six years old was handled very...
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    Helped me with a DUI / DWI case
    5.0 stars
    Posted by Kenneth
    September 18, 2014
    Mike Komorn is very thorough and understanding. He listens attentively, he explained the law thoroughly and he advised me on my options. He also referred me to substance abuse counselors who have helped me to get back on the right track and make permanent and positive changes in my life. If is wasn't for Komorn Law, I'd be in jail right now, instead of on probation and getting the help I really needed.
    card carrying member
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    Posted by John
    March 19, 2014
    I cannot say enough good things about Micheal and his team at Komorn Law. Micheal met with me and explained exactly what was going to happen throughout the legal process and what I could expect throughout my case. He was clear and concise and didnt sugar coat anything. He took the time to explain what defense options I had and recommended an aggressive coarse...
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    Best Attorney On This Planet!
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    Posted by Carruthers
    December 19, 2013
    The work ethic of Tom Brady and brains of Peyton Manning. It was definitely an unfair and lopsided playing field in favor of prosecutors, however, there was a since of confidence after seeing him in action the 1st day.
    Most attorneys are a lot of bark and no bite when it comes to actually fighting...
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    Victory in Bad Axe
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    Posted by Jeffrey
    November 18, 2013
    Best attorney in the state in my opinion. Handled my case in BAd Axe.Took a couple yrs Case dismissed. Well publicized in Huron Daily Tribune.Medical Marijuana case.
    Just a middle aged couple trying to follow the law
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    Posted by anonymous
    November 13, 2013
    My husband has chronic pain and I am disabled. Both of us are in our sixties and we are medical marijuana patients/caregivers. We were diligent about strict adherence to the law. Despite that, we found ourselves fully involved in the criminal justice system - Yikes!
    Michael Komorn was the right call to make...so current on every front and more...
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    Michael Basically Saved my Life
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    Posted by anonymous
    November 13, 2013
    Wow. Thank God for Michael. I was arrested in the Detroit airport for having a prescription pill (one!) that I shouldn't have had, and before I know it, I'm getting charged with 2 felonies and up to four years of jail time. I couldn't believe it. Michael was able to get these charges dropped, and helped me stay calm through the whole process. In the end, all I had to do was pay a very small fine...
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    Medical Marijuana Attorney Gets Case Dismissed!
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    Posted by Tiffany
    August 15, 2013
    I was assigned a court appointed defense attorney for a medical marijuana case. The attorney admitted she did not know medical marijuana law and advised me to plea to a criminal charge. I did not think that a plea was in my best interests, but not having an experienced medical marijuana attorney to advise me, I pled no contest. Mr. Komorn was able to come in on the case at...
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    I don't know what I would have done without Michael's help
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    Posted by Mark
    May 21, 2013
    I am a medical marijuana patient from a small town. The cops all know who I am and know that I have my card. They busted into my house when a neighbor called and took all my gun and all my medicine. They were trying me for 3 felonies and almost got me to plea to a misdemeanor. I didn't do anything wrong! I did a little research online and quickly saw that Michael was the most...
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    5.0 stars Posted by John
    March 22, 2013
    Incredibly helpful before I even retained Mr. Komorn. Incredibly knowledgable on Michigan Medical Marijuana laws. I would highly recommend Mr. Komorn to anyone in need of great legal representation pertaining to any Medical Marijuana charges that you may run into with the constant changing and misunderstandings of these laws.
    With Much Gratitude
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    Posted by Howard
    December 13, 2012
    So i was charged with OUID, which means i was driving a vehicle while intoxicated, when really i wasn't! The police kept saying that i was under the influence while i was driving but me and my wife kept telling them i wasn't. They took blood samples and after almost a year finally got back with the results. Komorn and his men were able to tell the court that with the blood sample i...
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    A Life Saver
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    Posted by Nicholas
    December 4, 2012
    I was pulled over because i was caught smoking on campus. The cops patted me down and found a pipe and i was charged for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Thankfully Micheal came in during the pretrial was able to convince the prosecutors to dismiss the courts. I pleaded as a disorderly person was sentenced to a fine with no probation! Michael Komorn really pulled my...
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    Off the Hook in East Lansing
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    Posted by anonymous
    December 4, 2012
    I was at a bar in East Lansing a few years ago and got involved in a fight after my friend had a few too many. At first I didn't think I'd even need a lawyer until I met with the prosecutor and he said he was appalled at what he read in the police report. They charged me with Assault and recommended jail time even though I was just trying to break up the fight. I contacted Mike Komorn and...
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