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  1. 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 decision whether or not to add autism to the list of qualifying conditions will take place next week. Check in with the MILegalize campaign with the most awesome Josey Scoggin And - we will continue to revisit the COA decision concerning People v Carruthers and the legality of cannabis concentrates and infused products in Michigan and how this has been playing out in courts across the state. Joining us- Dr. Bogner- medical doctor and advocate for pediatric cannabis use for the treatment of severe autism. Jim Powers Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain in the membrane Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  2. Thank you Malamute and thank you to all who have taken a position of support and for all who want to volunteer to help MILegalize! The response has been over-whelming. There are nearly a 1000 volunteers around the state- more are needed, for sure, but the first 2-3 weeks of the campaign has gone very well. MILegalize is a viable campaign. Recently, the site has been updated and there will be a few more changes- including shoring up some existing issues with communication and giving it a new look. I apologize to those who have had some issues and I appreciate the persistence of those who have contacted me and others about it. T-Pain has been very informative and has offered some useful feedback and good ideas- thank you T-Pain! Please keep using the site for info and to make contact or contact me or another board member if there are issues. In the mean time Third Coast in Ypsi and Om in Ann Arbor have petitions. Cannabis Counsel has some in Detroit and by calling or contacting Nick Zetell- a pick up or drop off could be arranged. Komorn Law has some petitions and is helping people in Southfield- also Northern Lights in Madidon Heights and many others. The people Up North have been amazing and petition hubs can found in Gaylord with offices dedicated to the MILegalize campaign with Chad Morrow and company. These guys are really giving a lot of time and energy. The leaders and people working in Grand Rapids have been amazing- we had an excellent "Town Hall" style meeting there a few weeks ago. The Cultivation Station with Marcus in Traverse City as well a couple of the Provision Centers there, and another great place called Northern Lights in Oscoda County with John Wells - will all help to provide a place to sign, donate and learn how to help gathering signatures. There are more to be found on the site, as well including some in the U.P - in Marquette I know and as Malamute stated- contact him as well up there- especially on the West side. MILegalize will have a discussion in Saginaw on Saturday the 18th at the Butman-Fish Library from 2-5pm there will be petitions and petition training available there. We were just in Iosco County last weekend with local leader Max Donovan. Helping with the Northern area consistently is Ron Langworthy and Brad Forrester who could also be contacted for assistance in that area. Many events are planned for the 25th around the state including a golf outing in Jackson, a block party in Niles and several Northern cities making a push for funds before the period to get those funds matched- comes to an end. There will also be the fundraiser dinner- posted here- on the 26th in Ferndale. Again- Thank You! Bob Redden- Thanks for your continuing help and support too!
  3. There is no "extreme" details necessary- name, address, occupation- if you have one- same as all campaigns. People are donating regularly- many are trying to help us secure matching funds for the entire $100k- so that we can end July with nearly $250k We will continue to need funding and volunteers throughout the campaign-
  4. That appears to be a current pay pal talley before going into the account- just wondering what you were referring to- thanks!
  5. We need to support the MMMA endorsed ballot initiative -MILegalize- to help end prohibition.
  6. I'm not sure what page can be watched to determine donations going to MILegalize- but there have been some good contributions lately- including $10,000 from Ann Arbor Medical Cannabis Guild. That said- we do need additional funds and volunteers. As mentioned- all donations, up to $100k total are matched- $5, $10, and $25 donations are very helpful as are people willing to get signatures.
  7. 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 First Church of Cannabis in Indiana is suing to prove that it is a "real religion" Check in with the MILegalize campaign Revisiting the Carruthers case and the current implications of its reach into courts Joining us- Bill Levin- Founder of the First Church of Cannabis And usual suspects- Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee and Ding Dang T-Pain Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  8. The meeting in Jackson on July 8 will be followed by July 12 Sunday bbq in Oscoda and July 18 in Saginaw at a public library-
  9. Tim will join us next week July 16 on Planet Green Trees and claims to have some very interesting updates -by then.
  10. I will ask Tim to call in on Thursday to offer his thoughts on Ohio and to update us-to whatever extent he can- on the MRC
  11. www.MILegalize.com Donations are being matched right now! Money a key factor in race to legalize marijuana in Michigan The group MILegalize launched its signature gathering efforts at a rally in front of the state Capitol last week. The race is on to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2016. At least three groups are working to put the question in front of voters. But money will play a big role in deciding which of those groups actually makes the ballot. Two of the campaigns appear have financial backing from businesses and industry groups with deep pockets – while the other is relying heavily on small donations and volunteer support. Chuck Ream is with MILegalize – a group made up largely of activists and pot enthusiasts. He said the group’s first major fundraiser, which was held outside Ann Arbor last week, was a critical moment for the campaign. He told me before the fundraiser that if it fails, so does the campaign. “The importance of this is to see whether or not an independent cannabis movement will continue to exist in Michigan,” said Ream. MILegalize is the most liberal marijuana legalization proposal that has popped up so far. It would allow anyone 21 and over to grow up to 12 plants and adds new protections for medical patients and caregivers. The group believes it will need to raise at least $500,000 in order to collect enough signatures to put its proposal on the November 2016 ballot. Just a few months back, Ream told me he did not believe there was enough financial backing to succeed in 2016. But he says one major thing has changed. “You would call it pure existential threat,” he tells me. He’s talking about two other campaigns that are now organizing, which are both spearheaded by Republican political operatives from Oakland County. Those groups have not disclosed the names of their financial backers. But they appear to be supported by businesses hoping to capitalize on the new industry that legal marijuana would create in Michigan. MILegalize supporters charge that those proposals put profits first and fail to provide enough protections for medical patients and caregivers. “Our whole movement is threatened by the guys who used to say we were bad – the Oakland County Republicans,” said Ream. “Now they want to come in and take all the money for themselves.” “Legalization is an inevitability here in the state of Michigan,” said marijuana advocate Tim Beck. “The question is what is going to be the model and who’s going to be making the money? Simple as that.” Beck had long worked alongside Ream and other MILegalize organizers. Ream even calls Beck a “good friend.” But they now find themselves in an adversarial position after Beck joined one of the Republican-led campaigns – the Michigan Responsibility Coalition (MRC). “Yes, we do have some deep-pocketed investors that are looking to control the wholesale market,” said Beck. He says he joined MRC because he simply sees it as the group most likely to succeed in legalizing marijuana in 2016. Beck says he does not see that same potential in MILegalize. “I understand where they’re coming from. But I have serious doubt that they have the financial ability and political expertise to win and see their program through.” The third group – the Michigan Cannabis Coalition – does not seek to corner the entire wholesale marijuana market. It does allow state lawmakers to establish licensing for commercial marijuana grows. It also leaves it up to the Legislature to set tax rates on retail sales. Back in Ann Arbor, Chuck Ream tells me after the MILegalize fundraiser that is has been a clear success. “We’re going to get $60,000 or more tonight,” said Ream. “This has never been accomplished by any independent cannabis movement in the U.S. before.” Ream says that means now his campaign can hire paid signature gatherers, accelerate signature gathering, and improve the prospects of putting its question on the 2016 ballot. http://michiganradio.org/post/money-key-factor-race-legalize-marijuana-michigan#stream/0
  12. The MILegalize language does not touch the MMMA, but includes protections that extend to MMMA participants- it offers alternative medical options in addition that are separate from and not reliant on the MMMA. The MCC also does not touch the MMMA but continues to allow criminal prosecutions, and would limit personal use gardens to 0, 2 or 4 plants depending on approval from local government that could also require in home inspections. The MCC also relies on the legislature to implement the law and create rules- which would result in a similar cluster f u c k as we are experiencing in Lansing now. I'm sure all here understand how the legislature has treated this issue over the years- and the logic of counting on the law makers to implement the law and create the rules with any amount of reason.
  13. 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- Public Act 169 passed in 2014- has recently gone into effect- and could result in the raising of the average residential electric bill by a little over 8%- this could be of particular concern for medical marijuana patients and caregivers who grow cannabis in indoor gardens. Check in with the MILegalize campaign- A "Sensible Marijuana Ordinance" Initiative will be on the ballot for Toledo voters in Lucas County, Ohio, on September 15, 2015. Joining us- Steve Greene Cannabis activist and the host of the 'Full Melt' radio show Kevin Spitler The Toledo Hemp Center And usual suspects- Jim Powers Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  14. The MMMA endorsed ballot initiative to preserve and further protect those relying on the existing medical laws, to help lift prohibition, and the only reasonable choice for voters in 2016 will be at several locations this month- There is a video guide for info and petitioning being created by the campaign manager and others- Upcoming Town Hall gatherings for MILegalize- Jackson Steve's Ranch House 311 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI 49201 July 8th 6pm Bart Hawley, JTV host will be moderator Oscoda- July 12 High Noon 3rd Coast Customs 409 Smith St. Meeting, bbq, live music Saginaw- July 18 2-5pm Butman-Fish Library on Saginaw's West side I believe there will be one in Gaylord and another one Traverse City combined with a fundraiser. All donations are being matched by a generous contributor. We have been given the opportunity to raise funds that will be matched up to a total of $100k by July 25th! www.MILegalize.com
  15. I wouldn't describe it so much as "limiting access" as I would to just to control the market. They believe that by limiting home grows- more people will be pushed to the commercial market in which they plan to control the distribution- in a system based on the inefficient tiered alcohol model. They are fine with "access" as long as the proceeds are going to them.
  16. For Immediate Release- How should we legalize cannabis in Michigan? The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee or commonly known as MILegalize will have representatives at the Traverse Area District Library located at 610 Woodmere in Traverse City on Saturday June 27 from 2:00-5:00 PM. MILegalize will be represented by board members Josey Scoggin, Rick Thompson and Jamie Lowell. Joining the discussion by Skype will be Ann Arbor Michigan House Representative Jeff Irwin and MILegalize campaign manager Chris Silva. MILegalize will conduct a presentation on the language of the initiative, explain the differences between ballot groups, address concerns raised by area law enforcement and prosecutors, and answer questions from those in attendance. There will also be petitions available for citizens to sign, and training available for those desiring to help gather signatures for the MILegalize campaign. Media contact: Jamie Lowell jdlele@hotmail.com 734-276-6318
  17. Special public broadcast at Omara's restaurant 2555 12 Mile Rd Berkley, MI 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- MILegalize kicks off the campaign to legalize in 2016 on the steps of the Capitol building at 1:00 today- Planet Green Trees Radio will cover this event, discuss the campaign and have petitions for signatures at tonight's broadcast at Omara's restaurant in Berkley! We will also be joined by the Mocc CompassionClub along with Chad from Birmingham Compassion to discuss the importance and value of having a network of people- mainly medical marijuana patients and caregivers- to help with information, support, patient/caregiver connections and the many other important functions of such groups. Jim Powers Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who continues to provide much inappropriate probing- even after you thought he couldn't do it anymore. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  18. Komorn simply ok'd it when I ran it past him- seemed like a no-brainer. MILegalize is the only viable choice. There is a fringe group discussing a plan to make cannabis like tomatoes. If that were to become a viable effort- perhaps this endorsement would have to be re-assessed -as most of us would gravitate toward the more broad and liberal approach. Obviously, that situation is exceptionally more than not likely for 2016. Individuals can choose to support or not support by donation, volunteering to help-or both- and, of course, individuals can choose whether to vote for or against it if the initiative makes the ballot.
  19. All of the southern Oakland County cities in the 27 th House district have some kind of local cannabis reform measure in place- by way of SaferMich, Andrew Cissel and Debra Young. Keego Harbor is on deck in August, I believe, by direction of local leader Peter Tzors who also worked with SaferMich. These people, and several hundred others will be more concerned with collecting sigs for the MILegalize state wide effort, rather than for another local effort- this summer.
  20. Not everyone will find the MILegalize plan to be ideal enough for their liking and that is understood. It does significantly improve conditions, removes criminality, stops arrests, and seizure of property and addresses other important issues. It preserves and improves current laws. It is the best plan of both efforts currently in progress, or others being discussed. To review the language, donate and/or volunteer please check out- www.MILegalize.com
  21. Thursday June 25 1:00 on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing- join us for the official start of the MILegalize campaign- https://www.facebook.com/jamie.lowell/posts/10204443367269001 Please check out www.MILegalize.com to read the language, donate to the campaign and/ or sign up to volunteer.
  22. MCC wants to severely limit home grows for adult personal use and give control back to the legislature to implement the law and make the rules. MILegalize is the ballot effort endorsed by the MMMA- The campaign will launch on the steps of the Capitol at 1:00 on Thursday June 25th- https://www.facebook.com/jamie.lowell/posts/10204443367269001
  23. Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! 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 latest version of HB4209, introduced by Rep. Callton, to establish a state wide recognized distribution system for medical marijuana- seems to have taken a severe departure from previous versions to include a tiered model with specific distributors, a restrictive application process and an additional mandated commercial delivery system for the product. Joining us tonight- Robin Schneider Legislative liaison for the National Patients Rights Association Jim Powers Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who continues to provide much inappropriate probing. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  24. Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! 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- MILegalize gets petition form approval from the Michigan Board of Canvassers today. A new out-building was constructed this weekend in Michigan using hempcrete- a building material made from hemp- And the Michigan Supreme Court releases its decision in the Mazur case- argued by PGT's own David Rudoi. Joining us tonight- Jim Powers Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of the ballot group known as MILegalize. Joe Brown of the Michigan Hemp Company Retired police officer and one of LEAP's (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) newest members- Steve Miller And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who continues to provide much appreciated support. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
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