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  1. Yes- MILegalize quit expecting the BOSC to formally change the dubious 1986 policy- a while ago. The QVF came after 1986 and was created for the specific purpose of making situations, such as the one being discussed here, easier and more efficient. Norm Shinkle - current BOSC member who along with the other R on the four member board voted against formally updating the 1986 policy- was a state senator at the time and voted in favor of the QVF. Listen to the most recent Planet Green Trees broadcast- Jeff Hank explains elections history in Michigan and how we get to where we are and why the 1986 policy was probably invalidated with the creation of the QVF, and the constitutional issues it has, as well. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/planetgreentrees/2016/05/13/pgt-299-return-of-the-godfather As it stands- county clerks may not even have a legal mandate to comply. A few have been asked and typically are not interested in the cost and time it would take. The process can be difficult and costly, but it can't be impossible for a campaign to undertake. The interview with Jeff is a little long winded, but very informative for those who have an interest.
  2. Check out the Planet Green Trees broadcast from last night- Jeff Hank gives a great explanation of what is going on and discusses the history of ballot initiatives in Michigan. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/planetgreentrees/2016/05/13/pgt-299-return-of-the-godfather
  3. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- The State Board of Canvassers met again today with the ability to change the policy concerning signatures older than 180 days, but did not get the required three votes to formally update the Board's policy for rehabilitating stale and void signatures. What does this really mean for MILegalize and other ballot groups relying on the realistic ability to utilize older signatures to qualify for the ballot? Joining us- Lansing attorney and Executive Director of the MILegalize board Jeff Hank And the Godfather- Tim Beck returns to offer his views of the cannabis political landscape Update on MILegalize with the return of the incomparable Josey Scoggin Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- esticlees
  4. Sign the petition wherever it is comfortable - contact me or the campaign directly at www.MILegalize.com for petition sheets to volunteer or to get paid for gathering sigs for the next 2-3 weeks. The tax -described in the proposal- is only for adults 21 and over who are not cannabis using medical patients -purchasing commercially. The excise tax could be lower, but is capped at 10% and the proceeds are directed to roads, schools and back to the community allowing the businesses. This is a very real opportunity and the only opportunity to significantly improve conditions and to effect change in Michigan this year.
  5. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MILEGALIZE HITS SIGNATURE MILESTONE, ANNOUNCES CAPITOL RALLY 300,000+ signatures gathered in campaign to legalize adult use of marijuana in Michigan; major rally planned for May 20 May 9, 2016 LANSING- The MILegalize organization has collected more than 300,000 signatures on petitions to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Michigan, said Chairman Jeffrey Hank, and petitioners are still on the streets collecting more until MILegalize turns in to the Bureau of Elections on June 1. The campaign needs about 253,000 valid signatures on petitions in order to qualify for the ballot in November of 2016. "We have to overachieve that number," Hank said, "because we are sending a clear message that Michigan is ready to lead on civil rights, job growth, education, and better roads." MILegalize must submit petitions by June 1. MILegalize announced a rally at the State Capitol Building to call together volunteers around the state, collect petitions and celebrate the efforts of the "volunteer army" that has come together during this historic campaign. MILegalize invites all Michigan voters concerned about Flint, Detroit Public School, good government, and other issues to rally in unity with MILegalize. That rally is on May 20, from 2-4 PM and will be followed by a gathering in Lansing to celebrate with the campaign's top volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to collect as many signatures between now and then so the campaign has time to process them, and the campaign will have more petitions and supplies for people to take home from the rally to petition hard for another 11 days. MINORML will provide a gracious bonus of $100 to the first 15 people to bring 500 or more valid signatures to the rally. MILegalize is still collecting funds to support the petitioning process and essential upcoming costs. "It costs money to run an effective campaign of this scope," Hank explained. MILegalize has raised almost $990,000.00 so far, and is seeking to become a million dollar campaign this week. MILegalize is the only statewide cannabis reform campaign that is not funded by special interests and lobbying groups-- a fact the campaign is very proud of. "We are independent. This is a true grassroots movement that stands for more than cannabis reform. We are citizens seeking common-sense policies and dedicated to preserving democracy in Michigan and making Michigan great," Hank said. MILegalize verifies every signature for voter eligibility and checks for duplication, and has two professional signature collection firms out on Michigan streets gathering signatures that are able to increase production with adequate resources. There will be expenses through the process of submitting to the state, and afterward, as MILegalize prepares to start phase 2 of the campaign to educate Michigan voters, and will likely face opposition from those opposing job growth and civil rights. MILegalize is hosting a fundraiser dinner/auction at the famous Dominick's in Ann Arbor. At auction will be cannabis memorabilia, a $3,000.00 growing package, classic poster art and much more. Also up for bids: Items signed by comedian/entertainer Tommy Chong and hockey greats Darren McCarty and Larry DePalma. Both McCarty and DePalma will be attending the fundraiser in Ann Arbor, scheduled for May 11. The event runs from 6-10pm. For details on the campaign, these events or to volunteer/donate, please visit: www.milegalize.com www.facebook.com/milegalize MEDIA CONTACT Jeffrey Hank 855-426-5529 info@milegalize.com Authorized by MILegalize, PO Box 4427, East Lansing, MI 48826
  6. Please join MILegalize, Rep Jeff Irwin, hockey greats Darren McCarty and Larry DePalma, MI Moms United founder Charmie Gholson, Razor Ray Reyes and others on Wednesday night 6-11 PM May 11 at Dominick's 812 Monroe St Ann Arbor, MI for an incredible auction fundraising event for the MILegalize campaign!
  7. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- We begin a mini-series on political candidates in Michigan in support of sensible cannabis reform. The Toledo Hemp Center remains heavily involved in community outreach. The MILegalize campaign prepares for a fundraising event in Ann Arbor and a rally in Lansing before turning in signatures on June 1st. And -horrible sentences continue to be handed down for common medical marijuana activity. Joining us tonight- Candidate for Michigan House of Representatives for District 3, Al Williams Founder and operator of The Toledo Hemp Center, Kevin Spitler And 'Drug War' (and Oakland County) victim Joel Selman Update on MILegalize Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-antalizing
  8. Please join us, get sigs, and/or donate in the final days of petitioning. We have the month of May- please pledge $10-$100 and/or 10-100 signatures and complete it by the end of May- and we will have enough to make it to the 2016 ballot. If we make it to the ballot box- the most progressive approach to Cannabis reform- in the world- MILegalize-will be a reality in Michigan! Please do not second guess yourself later- pitch in now and make history with us!
  9. Planet GreenTrees Radio Every Thursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- A recent study out of the University of Michigan has concluded that those who use medical marijuana for chronic pain can decrease the use of opiates and lower risks for the treatment. PGT's own host Michael Komorn made headlines again this week when he argued in front of a Genesee circuit court judge that the county prosecutor has no authority to padlock a recently raided and shuttered medical marijuana dispensary. Two big cannabis based events are scheduled for this weekend- THC Expo in Detroit and Cannaquest in Lansing Joining us tonight- Dr. Evan Litinas of Ann Arbor who served as a member of the University of Michigan research team Maria Green- Founder of and participant in many pro medical marijuana projects and organizations including the Grand Rapids chapter of Women Grow and The Patient Support Group with Act Labs in Lansing- is the organizer of the up coming Cannaquest expo in Lansing this weekend Update on MILegalize Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-wiff
  10. MILegalize is getting sooo close. Today and tomorrow are going to be nice, mild weather days- perfect for petitioning. There may be a little rain this week, but the weather will keep getting better. There are only a few days left. We need more sigs to ensure making the ballot. If most, who have already petitioned, as well as, a few more jump on board to get even 10, 50, 100 signatures or more in the next 5-6 weeks- there will be success. If anyone has petitions to turn in- even with older signatures on it- we definitely want them as soon as possible, as well. For those with the ability and desire to make some extra money- the campaign will pay petitioners directly. Forms can be sent, picked up or possibly dropped off to those who are interested in volunteering or in a paid position. We can not squander this crucial and what is really a miraculous opportunity to significantly effect change in Michigan- this year! www.MILegalize.com
  11. Planet GreenTrees Radio Every Thursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- The U.N. conducted a special 4/20 session to discuss drug policy. The entrapment by estoppel argument has been used recently on behalf of cannabis distribution centers operating in localities accepting of them. PGT's own host Komorn, regular guest Rudoi and long time friend of the show Paul Tylenda -have all been successful in such cases and will discuss what entrapment by estoppel is, how it was applicable to their cases, and how it may be relevant to other existing and unfolding situations around the state. Joining us tonight - Charmie Gholson- founder of MICHIGAN MOMS UNITED and steering committee member of MOMS UNITED TO END THE WAR ON DRUGS will report on her recent trip to New York City for the United Nations special session on drug policy. Update on MILegalize Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- erdnipples
  12. Hash Bash Edition! Planet GreenTrees Radio Every Thursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- All things Hash Bash, Monroe Street Fair and MILegalize! We will hear from Tommy Chong, Dan Skye, Adam L Brook, Nick Zettell, Charlie Strackbein, Brad Forrester and others who will be participating in the events scheduled by the legendary BDT head shops, the NORML quarterly meeting, Hash Bash and The Monroe Street Fair, as well as the certain to be epic gathering at Bill's Beer Garden in Ann Arbor Saturday night in support of the MILegalize campaign. Practically all of the top advocates and celebrities in town for Hash Bash weekend, will be joining the MILegalize gathering on Saturday night! Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- allywacker
  13. Planet GreenTrees Radio Every Thursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- We continue the discussion on autism and cannabis treatments. And- the House Elections Committee did not meet this week and controversial SB 776 did not move forward. The Board of State Canvassers continued the discussion concerning the policy for petitioners to rehabilitate stale and void signatures Joining us tonight: Lansing based attorney and head of the MILegalize ballot group- Jeff Hank And Christian Bogner- medical doctor, parent of an autistic child, and advocate for including autism on Michigan's list for qualifying conditions for cannabis use Update on the MILegalize from the incomparable Josey Scoggin Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- TYLB
  14. Planet GreenTrees Radio Ever Thursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- Attacks on the cannabis community by oppressors have been ramping up in recent weeks. Protest on the Michigan State Capitol steps, in response, has been organized and scheduled for High Noon, Tuesday March 22 by MI Moms United. Richard Hartwick, defendant in an Oakland County for medical marijuana activity, and the basis for well known for the related Michigan Supreme Court case, was recently sentenced to 2-40 years in Oakland County Circuit Court. Also- update on the anti-democratic, gas and oil industry inspired SB776 Joining us tonight: Dianne Wattles Goldstein- Diane is a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who retired as the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach Police Department, (CA). She is a speaker and Executive Board Member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and is a guest columnist for the Huffington Post, The Leaf Online, High Times, The Orange Juice Blog, Medical Marijuana 411, and Ladybud Magazine, as well as appearing on television and on radio as a political commentator Charmie Gholson- Founder of MI Moms United Update on the MILegalize from the incomparable Josey Scoggin Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Former drug detective, and local LEAP representative- Steve Miller Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- F. Bundy
  15. There will be a re-do next week March 24 at Omara's Whether there be philosophical or idealistic issues with MILegalize - it remains the only possible chance of significantly improving conditions in Michigan concerning cannabis in 2016
  16. Zap knows what is going on with the MILegalize campaign- he is in a room every week with three or more board members at the PGT broadcast, discussing it. There is a call in update from another board member on the show every week, as well. Listen on Thursday.
  17. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-also providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast Tonight- Dispensary raids continue throughout the state- even in cities and counties accepting and approving of the establishments. One consistent issue raised- the legality concerning cannabis concentrates and infused products. During a recent state of the city address- Detroit Mayor Duggan spoke out in support of Detroit Councilmember Tate's effort to shut down dispensaries in the city Joining us tonight - Richard Clement, long time cannabis activist, cannabis policy analyst and legislative aid to Detroit Council Member George Cushingberry and who was in attendance at the recent 'state of the city' address in Detroit And- Mayor Pro Tem Ray Fouts of Montrose where a cannabis establishment was recently raided Update on the MILegalize from the incomparable Josey Scoggin Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier, attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Totes McGoats
  18. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles-providing the news, and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast dispensary Tonight- The city of Detroit and the state legislature have both failed to create acceptable and functional policy for cannabis distribution, to date. Former candidate for U.S. Congress, entrepreneur, and cannabis law reform advocate George Brikho is working with other groups and individuals on both fronts and will let us know what is going on with law-makers concerning cannabis at the State Capitol and the pending policy change in Detroit which will involve the referendum and initiative petition process. Update on the MILegalize from the incomparable Josey Scoggin Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- Oxter
  19. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, also providing the news-and show producer Jamie Lowell from the Third Coast dispensary in Ypsilanti Tonight- New bills have been introduced in the Michigan legislature that would affect cannabis users and limit the democratic process including HB 5024 and SB 776. Also Kansas attorney Sarah Swain, often referred to as a "bad donkey" and "Wonder Woman" is currently representing well known patient and cannabis reform activist Shona Banda. Sarah was in Michigan recently to attend the trial of Al Witt of Gaylord. We will discuss her impressions of Michigan and Al's case, as well as what it is like to defend simple medical cannabis users, such as Shona, in a state where no laws exist that permit any kind of cannabis activity. Updates on the MILegalize campaign and new developments in Detroit Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- Smack
  20. Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST tonight and every Thursday at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from Third Coast Tonight- Updates on Max Lorincz, and the Amsdill family. Interesting development in People v Hartwick. Gov. Snyder attempts to offer a "positive spin" concerning the Flint water crisis on social media, and the cannabis community arranges a water drive and dinner for Flint residents. Updates on MILegalize and new developments in Detroit Tonight's guests- Peter Trzos, cannabis activist and Keego Harbor businessman, was in attendance at the Wednesday Feb 3 People v Hartwick trial in Oakland County. Attorney Bruce Leach of Kirsch Leach and Associates is sponsoring and working with MILegalize to provide a free water and dinner drive in Flint for city residents on Saturday Feb 6. at the Uptown Bar High Noon until 7:00 PM Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. And- regular guests and friends of the show attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, attorney Allen Peisner, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- Balls. Michael's rant, news, court decision report, current events and more
  21. Planet GreenTrees Radio Live at Omara's in Berkley Thursday Night! Listen LIVE in person 8-10 pm EST Thursday Jan 28 at Omara's Restaurant 2555 12 Mile Rd Berkley, MI or stream live www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Many PGT show members and listeners will get there early for dinner- Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from Third Coast Tonight- Autism and cannabis treatments. Update on Max Lorincz, Amsdill family, Al Witt and their respective legal cases from around the state. Tonight's guests will include Dr. Christian Bogner, and Dwight Zahringer parents of autistic children and involved in attempts to add autism to the list of qualifying conditions for Michigan's medical marijuana program. MILegalize update from MILegalize board member and PGT's own Jamie Lowell Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. And- regular guests and friends of the show attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, attorney Allen Peisner, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- Wrecks Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  22. Planet GreenTrees RadioThursday Night! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from Third Coast Tonight- Update on responses to the exposure of possible impropriety in the State Police Lab. Also, many activists are traveling to Gaylord on Monday to support defendant Al Witt who was caught up in a paramilitary invasion into Gaylord area businesses and homes by the multi jurisdictional task force known as SANE. We will also weigh in on the Flint water crisis. Tonight's guests will include attorney Joshua Covert who is the attorney involved with the case in Gaylord and who is a partner in the Lansing based Nichols Law Firm. Super attorney Neil Rockind will join in on the lab scandal discussion, schedule permitting MILegalize update with the incomparable Josey Scoggin Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. And- regular guests and friends of the show attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, attorney Allen Peisner, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Aint Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  23. Planet Green Trees Radio Tonight! Listen LIVE 8-10 pm EST at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from Third Coast Tonight- The Michigan State Bar Marijuana Law Section gets started with the first meeting attended by over 250 lawyers. The Abrogate campaign to remove cannabis prohibition completely officially kicked-off the effort yesterday in Lansing. The Board of State Canvassers is considering new policy that could create a more efficient system for determining the validity of signatures. Tonight's guests will include attorney Bernard Jocuns who was instrumental in the creation of the Michigan State Bar's New Marijuana Section. Timothy Locke- Long time cannabis activist and one the primary forces behind Abrogate, the campaign to amend the state constitution to lift all prohibitions concerning cannabis. Jeff Hank- Lansing attorney and Executive Director of the MILegalize campaign has initiated the discussions with the BOSC to update elections policy to take advantage of updated technology to make the process to validate signatures more efficient. MILegalize update with the incomparable Josey Scoggin Detroit marijuana policy update with activist/businessman Greg Pawlowski Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. And- regular guests and friends of the show attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, attorney Allen Peisner, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Willie Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  24. MILegalize does not require testing for anything other than infused products that are sold commercially. Local ordinances allowing for commercial activity could include more testing requirements, however, but will still only be restricted to product destined for commercial sale. The patients and caregivers, or adults wishing to grow for whatever personal reason they may have- who choose to not be involved in the commercial market- will not have any mandates for testing. Many patients and caregivers choose to have product tested for a variety of reasons. Testing labs such as Act are able to perform a variety of tests to determine the basic profile, to look deeper into the composition of cannabinoids, and for contaminants. Act will perform an actual culture to determine mold. All mold cannot be seen by visual inspection and it is irresponsible to offer results based on just a visual observation. MILegalize took input from members of the community from all over and considered the input- contrary to the baseless claims being made here. If an idea was not used, it does not mean that it was not considered. The end result is what is believed to be the best chance to significantly move things forward. Meaning it covers a lot of important ground and still has the ability to pass when it makes it to ballot for the 2016 election. Abrogate will not have enough signatures in time for 2016. Others have claimed that the language contains some fatal flaws that would render it useless via a legal challenge, and voters have not been keen on approving constitutional amendments in recent elections. MCC is rumored to be reviving its dead campaign to take advantage of the discovery, made by MILegalize, that the 180 window does not have the same limitations for valid signatures as previously believed. The expected statement to announce MCC's revival- however- has not happened. As of right now- there is no confirmation that MCC has resumed its effort. They may be back on the street and we just haven't heard of it yet. MCC is ultimately useless anyway, if not dangerous, because it relies on the corrupted and inept legislature that has demonstrated no ability to do anything reasonable on this issue- to implement the law and expand government in order to facilitate whatever unknown set of rules it may create. The lobbying frenzy we see now over the stupid distribution bill will only get worse, if MCC were to be successful. Although, not considered ideal in some ways- MILegalize is currently the only viable choice with which to move forward in 2016. In my opinion- MCC should just go away, the Abrogate group should use the 2012 repeal language, or language that has been thoroughly vetted by legal counsel that would result in the same goal- and begin collecting for a 2018 or 2020 run. For this year- any realistic chance of achieving better policy- rests with MILegalize. www.MILegalize.com
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