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  1. 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 the Third Coast medical marijuana dispensary. Tonight- Civil asset forfeiture abuses and police raids in Michigan based on medical marijuana activity have been a major problem since shortly after the passage of the MMMA. Recently, such stories have dominated the news. The compassionate community in the city of Gaylord is in the aftermath of such a paramilitary invasion, and in the case of two 'soccer moms' in St Clair county; their story of being victims of crazy police behavior- has reached national and international audiences. Another medical marijuana case emanating from Oakland County, is heard in the Court of Appeals and may be ultimately be destined for a trip to the Supreme Court. Joining us tonight- Al Witt Carrie Helzer and many of the patients and dispensary participants who were raided in Gaylord and who were affected by the aggressive approach of the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE) the area's drug task force. Soccer moms Gin Hency and Annette Shattuck, clients of PGT's host attorney Michael Komorn. Charmie Gholson founder of Michigan Moms United. 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- who argued in the Court of Appeals yesterday on behalf of clients connected to the Carruther's dispensary case. Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who continues to continue. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  2. 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday May 27th in Lansing. A committee mostly composed of health professionals, and that also includes Cannabis Patients United member David Brogren will make a recommendation to the director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Joining us tonight- Lansing Attorney Tim Knowlton Mother of autistic child Noah- Lisa Christine Co-founder of Michigan Parents For Compassion- Jim Powers 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 struggle. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  3. MPP wrote the law and very much so intended for dispensaries to evolve out of it. They wanted to include them but felt as though it would compromise the vote. Dispensaries are not illegal.
  4. 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. Michigan House Judiciary Committee hearings continue on medical cannabis and Michigan State House Bills 4209 and 4210 Joining us tonight- Michael Tuffelmire - from Grand Rapids -who ran a successful local cannabis policy reform campaign there in 2012- is working with The Well House and The Grand Rapids Project to present an interview with Ethan Nadelman Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Major Neil Franklin Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition- May 14 5-7:00 pm at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids- to be moderated by Michigan State House Representative Jeff Irwin. Jeff Hank- Lansing attorney, Executive Director of ballot group MILegalize and leader of the recently successful local ballot effort to legalize cannabis in East Lansing. Rachel Hilliker- medical cannabis patient who offered testimony during the Judiciary hearings today Josey Scoggin- Executive Director of Sons and Daughters United also offered testimony concerning the consequences of medical cannabis patients denied the use of their medicine while on bond And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who may prove to be helpful again, at some point. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  5. Tonight -SPECIAL TIME-8:30-10 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. Committee hearings begin to discuss medical cannabis and Michigan State House Bills 4209 and 4210 Robin Schneider Legislative Liaison for the National Patients Rights Association Jim Powers Co-Director of Michigan Parents for Compassion Representative Jeff Irwin who sits on the House Judiciary Committee - schedule permitting And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who was very helpful with last week's broadcast at O'Mara's restaurant in Berkley. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  6. Mark is a very caring and generous person and has contributed a lot to this movement.
  7. Planet Green Trees will not be broadcasting tonight. But...... right now Steve Greene will have Dr. Dr. Gupta from CNN on his show! This starts now! Call 844-420-talk or thefullmelt.com
  8. Tonight 8-10 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. Hash Bash re-cap, MI Legalize 2016 and a look at other cannabis based Michigan broadcasts Joining us tonight- Members of the MI Legalize board which includes- Chuck Ream, Matt Abel, Josey Scoggin, Cary Justice, Steve Sharpe, Nick Zettell, Rick Thompson, Jamie Lowell, David Rudoi, Jim Powers, and Executive Director Jeff Hank will discuss the initiative effort. Steve Greene of The Full Melt Radio Show and Jonathon Reinhardt of Medical Mondays And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee and the returning T-Pain. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  9. Tonight Special Time 9-10:30 EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626 Special Hash Bash Edition Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. All about Hash Bash weekend- events, actions and meetings with MINORML, SSDP, Monroe Street Fair. Joining us tonight- Kenneth "K" Morrow of Trichome Technologies - K is offering an advanced growing and a Concentrate Extractions class at the Wyndham Garden (formerly Clarion) Hotel, on Friday. Nick Zettel- President Of SSDP Midwest Alumni Association and Director of Operations for Hash Bash Plus- many more participants in this weekend's festivities And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee. T-Pain, still trippin'. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  10. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center. Joining us tonight- Reid Murdoch- Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy at U of M and the associate editor of the Michigan Journal for Race and Law, recently authoring an editorial entitled- 'It's High Time for the Defense Bar to Bring Race-Based Equal Protection Challenges to Federal Cannabis Scheduling' Jim Powers- Co-Director of Michigan Parents for Compassion- recently attended, along with many community members, the committee hearing for Sen. Jones' "landlord/tenant" bill designed to change the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act with a super-majority vote of the legislature. And- Josey Scoggin of Sons and Daughters United who is working on a local legalization ballot effort in Benton Harbor, MI And- regular guests and friends of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee- T-Pain takes a trip. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  11. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and probably not appearing- attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Joining us tonight- The Professor - California Attorney John Targowski- weighing in on the pending federal district court ruling concerning the constitutionality of cannabis as a schedule one drug. And- Steve Sharpe, MINORML board director and leader of MIHEMP to discuss what happens now that Michigan has passed new laws allowing for industrial hemp research. And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law with virtual potted plant, T-Pain. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  12. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Joining us tonight- Steve Green- Launching a new magazine 'Hybrid' Steve Miller- retired police enforcement veteran Andy Lecureaux- Hazel Park MI city council member And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  13. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Colorado Sheriffs join a lawsuit asking a federal court in Denver to strike down Colorado's Amendment 64 that legalized the sale of recreational marijuana and to close the state's more than 330 licensed marijuana stores. Long time medical cannabis advocates and dispensary operators get relief from prosecution in Warren- but why were they charged in the first place? Joining us tonight- Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel Doug McVay - activist, writer, researcher, and speaker with a long history in drug policy reform. Jim and Deb Amsdill of the Blue Water Compassion Center And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  14. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Patients continue to be prosecuted for using cannabis concentrates. And- a new ballot group has formed to look at a state wide ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in 2016. Joining us tonight- Jeff Hank Lansing attorney and Executive Director of the recently formed ballot group Michigan Comprehensive Law Reform Initiative (MCLRI) Jim Powers Co-Founder of Michigan Parents for Compassion and board member of the MCLRI Max Lorincz Subject of the recent Fox 17 story out of Grand Rapids 'Father fighting to use medical marijuana concentrates not protected under law' and defendant in a criminal case based on his use of cannabis concentrates for medicine. And- regular guest and friend and the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  15. Excellent job RaeAnne! Yes- new patient friendly bills names HB 4209 and HB 4210 are more important than ever.
  16. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- In the state of Washington, efforts to preserve the medical marijuana program, after voters approved full legalization in 2012. And although Larry Harvey, 71, will not stand trial for his involvement in the so-called "Kettle Falls Five" marijuana collective farm due to health reasons, the rest of the defendants will move forward with trial. Groups in Michigan are seriously considering ballot initiative efforts to legalize cannabis in 2016. How should legalization look in Michigan and is 2016 the right time to do this? Joining us tonight- Kari Boiter- former national cannabis activist of the year and American for Safe Access's Legislative Analyst and Washington State Coordinator. And- regular guest and friend and the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  17. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Bills on medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles back in Michigan Legislature- Deceased Detroit narcotics cop reportedly tied to FBI probe is named in pot lawsuit- Efforts in Ohio include four different legalization initiatives, including one that allows for only 10 large commercial gardens. Joining us tonight- Four Ohio Activists- Kevin Spitler from the Toledo Hemp Center, Chad Thompson and Mary Smith from NW Ohio NORML and Heather FitzGerald from Central Ohio NORML Robin Schneider legislative liaison for the National Patients Rights Association, who along with top independent lobbyist Kevin McKinney, led the lobbying effort for the patient friendly bills. And- regular guest and friend and the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  18. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Dan Skye Editor in Chief for High Times magazine who recently visited Michigan to conduct interviews for upcoming articles. And- Representative Michael Callton will check in to offer an update on the patient friendly legislation concerning smoking alternatives and commercial distribution, that did not quite become law in the last session and is expected to be re- introduced in this current legislative session. Regular guest and friend of the show Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, will join us tonight in studio to weigh in on the discussions, as well. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  19. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- How can the cannabis reform movement, comprised of a diverse mix of individuals and organizations with varying ideas and motives, agree on a core set of objectives and work together in order to significantly move the effort forward? How would a push for full legalization affect the existing medical program and those who rely on using cannabis for health reasons? Also, law enforcement officers, who are also medical marijuana patients, testify on their own behalf in Grand Rapids in a twisted case concerning the use of butter infused with medical marijuana. Joining us- Attorney Keith Stroup, original founder of NORML, and former Executive Director- Keith currently serves as NORML's Legal Counsel and sits on NORML's Board of Directors. He recently authored a timely, practical and thought provoking article "Demanding ‘Perfect Legalization’ a Formula for Defeat" Regular guest and friend of the show Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, will join us tonight in studio to weigh in on the discussions, as well. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  20. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/01/28/edit-reform-civil-forfeiture-michigan/22487387/ Reform civil forfeiture laws in Michigan Police in Michigan can seize private money or property based simply on a suspicion of guilt or involvement with criminal activity, even if the suspect has committed no crime and is never convicted of one. Civil asset forfeiture, as it's formally called, circumvents the constitutional premise that an individual is innocent until proven guilty, and needs serious reform. Michigan's laws surrounding forfeiture are some of the worst in the nation. Several bills already introduced in the state House would reform civil forfeiture laws to prohibit seizure unless a person is convicted of a crime and to force transparency in the forfeitures that do take place. The new Legislature must make these bills a priority. A relic of the war on drugs, civil asset forfeiture was originally designed to curtail major drug trafficking. Police, for example, could stop a drug lord suspected of carrying millions of dollars of cocaine and seize the drugs or money immediately. But the program today has no real limitations, and incentives to abuse the system are rampant. In Michigan, 100 percent of seized proceeds go to law enforcement. Many agencies have become dependent on that revenue. The state has taken at least $250 million since 2000 to fund things like new vehicles, crime-fighting programs and other services. In Michigan, cash or property worth more than $50,000 requires a court proceeding to be seized. But lesser amounts can be taken administratively and without the hassle of going before a judge. That's how 89 percent of assets were taken in 2012. The standard used to judge whether property is related to a crime and therefore subject to forfeiture in Michigan is "a preponderance of the evidence." That's disturbingly much less proof than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard required to convict someone under criminal law. Many targets for forfeiture are individuals suspected of low-level drug offenses. But small businesses and even individuals who get pulled over with cash in the car unrelated to drug trafficking can have the money seized. Even if never convicted, victims lose money and time trying to recoup their property, and some never see it again. Civil forfeiture is also federally sanctioned. The Department of Justice seized a record $4 billion in assets in 2012 and another $2 billion in 2013. But there's been little political pushback until recently, and the U.S. Supreme Court has done little to curb civil forfeiture abuses throughout the country. One bill in the Michigan package would require more transparency on forfeitures — monthly reports on alleged crimes committed, information on whether individuals were ever convicted, type and value of seized properties, and other details about the process. A separate bill would prohibit civil forfeiture unless an individual is convicted of a crime. The Legislature should begin the process of reform by changing Michigan's overreaching laws.
  21. Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Parents of pediatric cannabis patients speak out for a High Times magazine report on the positives and negatives of trying a controversial, alternative treatment for their children's medical condition. Joining us tonight- Dan Skye, Editor in Chief for High Times magazine who recently visited Michigan to conduct interviews for his story. And- Jim Powers, Founder of Michigan Parents for Compassion, who along with wife Erin and son Ryan participated in the recent High Times interviews. Regular guest and friend of the show Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, will join us tonight in studio to weigh in on the discussions, as well. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  22. First broadcast of the year- 2015 officially begins! Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- There have been reports of rapid dispensary growth in Detroit and measures by the city to enforce zoning laws in an attempt to curtail activity and address concerns from some residents living in neighborhoods near some of the dispensing locations. Also, a district court judge in Montana, Judge Reynolds, blocked provisions that ban medical marijuana advertising, forbid the commercial sale of marijuana to authorized patients, restrict caregivers from growing for more than three patients, and require the state to report the names of doctors who recommended more than 25 patients for medical marijuana in a 12-month period to the state Board of Medical Examiners. What can we expect to see in reform efforts, around the country, in 2015? Joining us tonight, Chris Lindsey, Legislative Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, and resident of Montana. Greg Pawlowski Medical marijuana advocate, MI Americans for Safe Access board member, entrepreneur, and Detroit resident involved with discussions on dispensary policy with the city. Regular guest and friend of the show Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, will join us tonight in studio to weigh in on the discussions, as well. We may also hear from Kevin Spitler and the Toledo Hemp Center- Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  23. Special Monday Night Edition! Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- The Michigan Supreme Court will be hearing People v Hartwick/Tuttle and People v Mazur, in January. These cases have implications concerning the affirmative defense, and the ability for non participants to be present while medical marijuana activity takes place- these hearings will be primarily based on sections 8, and 4i of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. Also in January, LARA plans implementation of new rules amidst questions and concerns over how and when the rule changes were approved, and exactly what they will entail. Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, who will be arguing on behalf of Mazur in the Michigan Supreme Court next month, will be joining us tonight to contribute to the discussion. Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
  24. Local control was never removed, some state over-site was added. Even if, in the short term, some local communities would have said no- it would only be a matter of time before dispensing centers would be found in enough communities to cover the demand.
  25. Special Tuesday Night Edition! Tonight 8-10pm 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 The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law. Tonight- Michigan's 2014 lame duck legislative session ended last week with two bills passing in the senate that pave the way for industrial hemp research in the state. The industrial hemp bills are now awaiting action from the Governor. The 2014 legislative session also ended without two patient friendly medical marijuana bills being brought up for a vote on the senate floor. Joining us tonight to discuss what happened in the 2014 lame duck session and what is being considered for 2015 will be- MINorml Board member Steven Sharpe who worked with Everett and Nakita Swift and others to help move the industrial hemp legislation through the House and Senate Jim Powers from Michigan Parents for Compassion, father of a pediatric medical marijuana patient and instrumental in getting a bill introduced to clarify the law in regard to non-smokable forms of cannabis Robin Schneider- legislative liaison for the National Patients Rights Association, who along with top independent lobbyist Kevin McKinney, led the lobbying effort for the patient friendly bills Also participating in the discussion- attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
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