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  1. The commercial marijuana part of LARA, the BMMR, is looking to sanction caregivers selling to dispensaries for the entire 2019 year. They are presenting it to the licensing board next week, 12/7. The question that comes up is are we protected? 1st there is the basic question that case law says I can not sell to anyone other than my patient and LARA issuing a ruling does not seem to negate the law 2nd, how much can I sell ? Can I only sell 2.5z per patient/transaction? If yes, can I transport the excess weight without being charged? 3 can I save up all these sales dollars and use them as my liquid cash to apply for a grow license? Here is the recent story on this issue... Medical marijuana shortage pushes officials to consider breaking their own rules Updated Nov 29, 4:43 PM; Posted Nov 29, 12:56 PM 7 Gallery: First medical marijuana retail sale in Michigan 24 1.3kshares By Amy Biolchini abiolch1@mlive.com Michigan officials are proposing a solution to a shortage of medical marijuana in the newly licensed industry -- but some lawyers say it's an ironic suggestion that could land caregivers in jail. To keep shelves stocked at licensed medical marijuana shops, state regulators are asking the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board to look the other way if the shop is buying marijuana from caregivers. Right now, licensed retail stores could be fined or lose their license for such activities. "It's an agreement to not take licensing action for certain activities," said Andrew Brisbo, director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation. "It's not an authorization for anything outside of that." The board will consider the resolution at its next meeting Dec. 7. But lawyers representing provisioning centers find hypocrisy in the request. "It's ironic that so many of these caregivers have been punished or felonized for this activity," said Josh Colton, a lawyer with Komorn Law. "Now the government is turning around and telling caregivers that they are needed." During the past year, state regulators have agreed to not go after dispensaries who sell marijuana grown by caregivers. It's the reason nearly 100 dispensaries have been allowed to operate in Michigan unlicensed, and the source of a constantly changing deadline for compliance. There currently is no deadline. Unlicensed pot shops won't be shut down this year State regulators agreed to not take enforcement action before Dec. 31. The stance by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has allowed caregivers to continue to sell to dispensaries -- at their own risk. "That's the irony: the state didn't acknowledge where the product was coming from," said Thomas Nafso, an attorney who represents three Detroit provisioning centers owned by Green Skies. "There is nothing in the law that permits the caregivers to deliver to the dispensaries." A court case established that caregivers in Michigan could only sell marijuana to five registered patients with whom they have a relationship. There is no provision in state law that allows caregivers to sell to businesses. Michael Komorn, a criminal defense attorney and president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, said he has caregivers as clients who have felony criminal cases pending for possession with intent to deliver. "I have had many cases over the last eight years that alleged felony marijuana crimes for behavior that LARA just codified as a part of their system," Komorn said. "The takeaway it would suggest is that it has been realized now by the state that they need caregivers for the state's medical marijuana program to work. They may not want to admit it, but this last play by LARA seals it." That practice was supposed to end once a provisioning center gained a state license and switched over to sourcing its medical marijuana from a licensed grower. The state has been issuing licenses since July; so far 40 provisioning centers and 12 growers are among the 67 licenses issued. There still is not enough medical marijuana from licensed growers to go around. See where medical marijuana shops are licensed in Michigan Forty provisioning centers are licensed, but some shops say there's no medical marijuana to sell. The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation is now proposing that caregivers could continue to provide medical marijuana to licensed provisioning centers without fear of retribution from the licensing board. "As we move forward with the transition to the regulated market there were certainly concerns that arose with continued access of product," Brisbo said. There are 43,056 caregivers in Michigan, and 297,515 patients. Brisbo said the intent of the resolution has been communicated with law enforcement partners. Specifically, the proposed resolution would allow a licensed provisioning center to stock up on marijuana and marijuana products from caregivers until Dec. 31 -- and could continue to sell it after Jan. 1, 2019, as long as it has been tested and entered into the state's tracking system. Colton said he's skeptical as to whether the proposed resolution from LARA would be effective in the long term. "It's still, in my opinion, a short-term solution to a much longer-term problem," Colton said. "This is certainly much-needed relief and would certainly allow patients to get the same medicine that they have had under the past 10 years through Dec. 31." Colton added: "I would be remiss to think this is the last extension." -- Amy Biolchini is the marijuana beat reporter for MLive. Contact her with questions, tips or comments at abiolch1@mlive.com. Read more from MLive about medical marijuana. https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/11/medical_marijuana_shortage_pus.html
  2. Detroit has an interesting history of fighting voter ballot proposals. In 2012, The city of Detroit fought the ballot proposal in court , all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court and lost. Finally these ballot questions would go to the voters! Why did Detroit fight so hard about decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana? Why exactly did they want to keep marijuana illegal and continue the war on drugs and prohibition? 80 years after prohibition of alcohol ended in a huge failure of organized crime, mafia bootlegging and bullet strewn alcohol turf wars on the streets. http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/07/detroit_marijuana_referendum_g.html In 2017, Detroit made an ordinance against the medical marijuana businesses, it's ultimate goal was to destroy the nearly 200 dispensaries that were licensed within the city. The citizens of Detroit then put the question on the ballot for the voters to decide. https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/marijuana-proposals-head-to-the-ballot/Content?oid=6169067 Again, in 2018, the city of Detroit continues fighting, this time against the new ballot proposal which the voters approved of, makes the Detroit ordinance in sync with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. Detroit is going to lose, as it did in 2012, as it did in 2017. Three strikes and you are out, Detroit. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/02/19/detroit-medical-marijuana-law-appeal/350840002/
  3. Well this is interesting. So imagine where this is headed, politics aside. This is going to make this a more efficient and streamlined process. Less transport company involvement. Co-Location of Medical Marihuana Facilities Operation of grower, processor, and/or provisioning center facilities at the same location The purpose of this bulletin is to advise the public and potential medical marihuana licensees of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s intention to allow for the operation of licensed grower, processor, and/or provisioning center facilities at the same location. This bulletin is only for advisory purposes and is subject to change. A potential licensee may apply for and be granted a license to operate as a grower, processor, and/or provisioning center. It is the Bureau’s intention that growers, processors, and provisioning centers may operate at the same location under the following conditions:  Each licensed entity remains distinct and separate within different working areas.  Each licensed entity has separate entrances and exits, point of sale operations (if applicable), and record keeping systems.  The municipality in which the facility is located does not prohibit co-location of facilities through its local ordinance or zoning regulations.  Each licensed entity is compliant with local and state public health standards and building inspection and fire safety regulations.  Each entity’s license is posted on the wall in its distinct working area.  The Department has authorized the licensees to operate at the same location. Other considerations regarding co-location of facilities:  Additional inspections and/or permits may be required for licensed entities operating at the same location.  Each grower, processor, and provisioning center requires its own separate application, regulatory assessment, and license.
  4. So every day I read more and more about dispensaries, and government this and that.. LEOs hate this law due to lack of funding stemming from Marijuana arrests.. I was theorizing this morning with a buddy of mine.. I can see it now, the Government run dispensaries will cancel out our rights to grow our own, which in turn will put a halt to the "legal home grow" That will satisfy LEO cause they will now be able to raid each suspected home that has a grow and seize all the equipment and still get to charge you with a cannabis related charge. seems to be looking up for the big guys imo.. They get to corner the MM market, and seeing as it wont be legal to grow your own anymore they know 40-60% of people have involvement in growing they have a huge new group of Marijuana users to target to hit their quota.. I'm not excited about the future at all All this belly aching about your precious dispensaries is going to ruin everything for alot of people that just want to get by and not have to go through another fiasco run by the government the same people that have no idea wtf is good or bad.. its all about the money $$ Is it REALLLLLLY that hard to find some herb, the stuff thats been around since the beginning of freaking time?? Can't they setup a web based program that makes it easy like a click of the button kind of stuff for the real square/newbie. Kinda like buying insurance you have a site setup with CG's the new pt goes through finds your ad that fits what your looking for and move along???? Sorry my rant is out of frustration, I just have this nasty feeling that the police and suits will get their way.. and Marijuana arrests will be here to stay.. legal or not.
  5. Washington, D.C. -- A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just two of several marijuana reforms advancing in Congress. Meanwhile sentencing reform is gaining steam, and the U.S. is shifting towards treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. Read More...
  6. Hi, I'm new to medical marijuana (currently waiting for my card), and am seeking clarification on the legal status of dispensaries operating in Michigan. I was under the impression that all MI dispensaries were forced to shut down under the threat of prosecution (as "public nuisances") some time ago. However, I was driving through Mesick recently and came across what appeared to be a dispensary operating in plain sight (marijuana leaf on the sign and everything). How are they able to operate openly when so many others have closed? Is this type of dispensary safe for a patient to use?
  7. March 13, 2014 | Leave a comment As of right now there is only one medical marijuana dispensary criminal case that has been outright dismissed without the possibility of the case being recharged, or of an appeal reversing the dismissal decision – and that case is our case. Unfortunately, per the agreement with the State, many of the details are sealed. However, I can divulge that our client was an owner and operator of a medical marijuana dispensary in Southeastern Michigan. That dispensary was raided by police and ultimately our client was charged with felonies for distribution of marijuana. We held the preliminary examination and ultimately, armed with the transcripts from that examination, we set about the task of writing nearly 100 pages of motions and briefs. As soon as we sent over the motions and briefs to the prosecutor’s office, they called us and waived the white flag. The case didn’t even get out of the District Court. No appeals, no re-charging. Just the complete DISMISSAL of a felony case against a medical marijuana dispensary. THE TASTE OF VICTORY IS SWEET! http://neilrockindpcblog.com/2014/03/13/medical-marijuana-dispensary-dismissal/
  8. Washington, D.C. -- The tidy Takoma Wellness Center, one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the nation's capital, has a quaint reception area furnished with black leather chairs, plants and artwork. On the front desk are a pile of business cards and a sign-in sheet. In the back, shelves are stocked with the latest marijuana accessories: pipes, cookbooks, even a machine that mixes the drug into butter or oil for cooking. All that's missing are more patients. Since opening this summer, the three Washington, D.C.-based marijuana dispensaries have served a total of 111 patients in a district with about 600,000 residents. That's about 100 times fewer patients, on a per capita basis, than states such as California or Oregon, where the drug can also be legally used to alleviate illnesses. Not surprisingly, all three of the dispensaries say they are losing money. "I think there was a general expectation that the numbers would be higher," Jeffrey Kahn, owner of Takoma Wellness Center, said in an interview. The low numbers reflect a medical marijuana program that is considered the most restrictive in the nation. Patients can get prescriptions only from doctors with whom they have had an ongoing relationship, and only if they suffer from one of four conditions: HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer or severe muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis. Although just three dispensaries have opened, the law allows up to five. To even visit one, patients must register with the health department, make an appointment and show a district-issued ID card before passing through security. That's a stark contrast from California, where patient registration is voluntary, doctors use their own judgment to determine whether medical pot can relieve an ailment, and some dispensaries are located just steps from the beach or deliver to a patient's door. In other states, the list of qualifying conditions is longer. A law passed in Illinois this year included 30 ailments. "They deliberately have the most buttoned-down laws in the country," said Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at UCLA. He said the district's strict rollout of medical marijuana reflected a desire by local officials "to keep the feds calm." For more than a decade, D.C. officials struggled to make medical marijuana available to their residents. In 1998, 69% of district voters approved a medical marijuana initiative. But such efforts were routinely overruled by conservative members of Congress, who wield unusual influence over the district's laws. After the 1998 ballot measure, then-Rep. Bob Barr, a Republican from Georgia, amended the district's budget to keep money from being spent on the program, effectively blocking it. But changing attitudes from Congress, as well as from the Justice Department, have opened the door for the district to quietly begin its medical marijuana program. Even Barr, who left office in 2003, reversed his position after aligning with libertarians. His newfound opposition to government intrusion led him to lobby Congress in 2007 on behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project, a nonprofit advocacy group that supports legalization, to remove his own amendment. (He is now running for Congress again as a Republican in Georgia's 11th District.) The Barr amendment was removed in 2009, and medical marijuana became legal in the district in 2010, drawing little notice from Congress. By that time, medical cannabis was legal in 14 states. Even when Colorado and Washington state passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana use last year, Congress said "nothing. Not a whisper," said Kleiman, who advised Washington state officials on how to set up their legal marijuana program. The Justice Department subsequently said it would not challenge the legalization programs as long as they were well-regulated. That move paved the way for dispensaries in Washington, D.C., to operate with little fear of federal intervention. "We're part of a robust regulatory system that the Justice Department called for," said Takoma's Kahn. Many patients and doctors praised the district's program, saying marijuana has been shown to relieve pain and improve appetites. Michelle Hill, a patient at another dispensary, Metropolitan Wellness Center, said the drug helped with the severe spasms she suffered because of a spinal cord ailment. "When I smoked cannabis, I had none of those issues," she said at a D.C. Council hearing in October. The district is looking into increasing availability by expanding the list of qualifying ailments. "We'd love to be able to help those patients," Scott Morgan, a spokesman for the dispensary Capital City Care, said of allowing more ailments to be treated. "We're looking forward to that. We think that's going to be a big help to the program." The changed landscape also has advocates confident that Congress will not object to a proposed local law that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot. "Congress is unlikely to step in," said D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who has proposed making possession of 1 ounce or less of pot a civil offense, subject to a fine that may be as low as $25. The measure, aimed at curbing a disproportionate number of arrests of African Americans for marijuana possession, has support from 10 of 13 council members, as well as Mayor Vincent Gray. Seventeen states have similar laws. Councilmember Yvette Alexander opposes decriminalization, warning it could exacerbate the district's drug problem. "I think it's going to encourage the drug market even more, if there's no fear of a crime or criminal record," she said. But Wells predicted that it would be law by early next spring. "I was excited about the response — or rather lack of response — by Congress," said Dan Riffle, lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project, adding that he had not heard opposition from any legislators about the decriminalization bill. "Everyone gets the message that marijuana is going to be legal sooner rather than later."
  9. Colorado Issues First Licenses for MJ Businesses Colorado on Monday became the first U.S. state to issue special licenses for recreational marijuana businesses. After weeks of scrutiny of applications, officials at the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division slipped 348 approved licenses into the mail and sent them out to hundreds of stores, products-makers and cultivation facilities. Those businesses could begin producing and selling marijuana to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1, assuming the businesses also have the approval of their local governments. The number includes 136 marijuana shops, most of which are in Denver. But stores with approved state licenses also pop up in places from Telluride to Alma to Garden City. Marijuana advocates hailed the finalized licenses as a watershed moment for Colorado's legalization of cannabis, which voters approved in November 2012. "Colorado will be the first state to have a legal marijuana market for adults," said Mason Tvert, a Denver-based spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and one of the leaders of Colorado's legalization push. "We expect it to set an example for other states." Opponents of legalization, though, said the licenses are another step in what they fear is an increasingly disastrous pot policy. "We're seeing ... a massive marijuana industry growing before our eyes," said Kevin Sabet, who is with a national anti-marijuana group called Project SAM. "I hope it's not going to be too late before we realize that the road we're on is going to produce a massive public health problem and public safety problem in Colorado." State marijuana regulators have previously said they would make a decision on the hundreds of recreational cannabis business applications submitted in the month of October by the end of the year. And it appears they denied very few — if any — applications in doing so. Snipped Complete Article: http://drugsense.org/url/T99uIrVL Trix
  10. Denver Police Officers Not Allowed to Work Off-Duty at Pot Shops A departmental order issued by the Denver Police Department bans police officers from working as security guards at recreational marijuana shops in their 0ff-duty time. Denver police officers are allowed to work off-duty security jobs at venues such as bars and sporting events. Officers are paid about $45 per hour by the private businesses to stand as an armed guard. This allows businesses to offer a police presence but does not take away from city resources. However, department policy does prohibit officers from providing off-duty services to “any establishment which constitutes a threat to the status of dignity of the police as a professional occupation.” Recreational pot shops are considered by the Denver PD to fall under that category. “We’re going to do everything we can to make sure those businesses are safe, but we’re not going to work inside those businesses,” said Sonny Jackson, a department spokesman. “It’s a new industry, and we’re not sure what it’s going to entail.” The memo, delivered to all Denver PD sworn personnel, states, “This restriction prohibits officers from providing security at any such location and from providing security for the transportation of financial proceeds from any marijuana-related business. Officers can expect future revisions regarding policies pertaining to marijuana as the laws are developed and finalized.” Up until last week, Denver police had no written policy about secondary employment at medical marijuana businesses. The new regulations come as a result of the conflict between state and federal law. Police Union President Nick Rogers said, “Can you imagine a Denver cop in full uniform working at a marijuana store when the feds come and serve a search warrant?” Police will be on hand to help with crowd control when recreational marijuana shops begin to open next year, but do not expect to see them step foot inside a Denver pot shop. [Source]
  11. San Jose Begins Crackdown on Medical Marijuana Businesses On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted 8-3 to support a package of medical marijuana business-related laws that they will take a final vote on in March. In the meantime, however, the council told city code officials to start taking action against medical marijuana businesses that are located close to homes. On Wednesday, San Jose, Ca. officials began shutting down medical marijuana shops that are located too close to homes. These crackdowns are the first step the city is taking as part of a strict set of new regulations set to roll out in full in 2014. Overall, the new regulations would limit where medical marijuana dispensaries can be located. Under the new laws, medical marijuana businesses would be limited to operate in about 1% of the city in an industrial area in the northern tip of the city away from schools, homes, and drug rehab facilities. San Jose currently has no legislation banning marijuana shops but there is also no legislation expressly allowing them, which gives the city council the authority to shut them down. Previously, the city had only targeted dispensaries that elicited complaints from the community. Now, they are taking their enforcement activities to a new level. Councilwoman Rose Herrera attempted to enact to ban of pot shops altogether, but that effort failed by a 7-4 vote, with only Councilmen Xavier Campos, Kansen Chu and Pete Constant joining Herrera. [Source]
  12. Will Colorado Have Enough Pot Stores? Colorado -- Call it Black Wednesday. Recreational marijuana goes on sale legally in Colorado on Jan. 1, and Denver officials are worried that the city’s retail shops won’t be anywhere close to meeting demand. At a city-council meeting Monday, lawmakers in Colorado’s largest city raised questions about licensing delays and the prospect of people queuing up for hours in what have been historically low temperatures. Read More...
  13. Michigan bills would allow medical marijuana dispensaries, edibles that courts prohibitedhttp://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/michigan_bills_would_allow_med.html LANSING, MI -- Michigan's medical marijuana law would be updated to allow for dispensaries and edible products under legislation debated Thursday in a state House committee. Legal experts who testified in support of the bills said they are appropriate responses to recent court decisions that limited the voter-approved law, and patients argued that they need easier access to various forms of the drug. Still, the proposals face an uncertain future in the state Legislature, which has generally moved to tighten medical marijuana regulations since the successful 2008 ballot proposal. House Bill 4271, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, would let communities decide whether they want to allow dispensaries. Medical marijuana storefronts had operated in Michigan until a February ruling by the state Supreme Court forced them to close. "Local control will allow cities, townships and villages to regulate the level they feel most comfortable with," Callton said in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. "And for those communities who feel it is inappropriate, it allows them to opt out all together." Under Callton's bill, municipalities also could require dispensaries to test their medical marijuana for quality, purity and contaminants -- or contract with a "safety compliance facility" to do so. Patients would be prohibited from using the drug on premises. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not specifically reference dispensaries, providing the basis for the state Supreme Court ruling, but patients who had obtained their medications from such facilities said they made it easier to obtain safe products in forms that suited their needs. John Targowski, a Kalamazoo-area attorney who helped write the city's charter amendment that made marijuana the lowest possible priority for local police, has been a wheelchair user since suffering a spinal cord injury in 1999. He testified that he uses medical marijuana to treat pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dispensaries, he said, had offered him access to a variety of marijuana oils and edibles that he was able to use in a professional environment. "I go to court. I meet clients. And sometimes, particularly if it's in the day, if I need medicine I don't want to be knocked out and high," Targowski said. "The ability to pick and choose and experiment within the types of strains and products gives greater leeway to people like me who go to work everyday in a suit." Ann Arbor City Attorney Steven Postema, who helped write that city's medical marijuana ordinances, testified in support of the dispensary bill as a means to improve the state law, which he called the "worst" in the country. He challenged lawmakers to "do the right thing" rather than deferring to the Supreme Court decision. "It's a second step to the Medical Marihuana Act," he said. "It's not legalization. It's not forcing a community to have a dispensary, but it will be that next step to take dispensaries out of the legal limbo they are in now." House Bill 5104, sponsored by state Rep. Eileen Kowall, would update the medical marijuana law to clarify that multiple parts of the plant -- including dried leaves, resin and extracts -- can be eaten or otherwise used by patients. The Michigan Court of Appeals, in a July decision, ruled that "pot brownies" are not a usable form of marijuana under the medical law, essentially prohibiting non-smokable forms of the drug, including topical creams, drops and edibles. An appeal request has been filed with the Michigan Supreme Court. "Smoking obviously delivers harmful substances to the respiratory system," said Kowall. "The community of marijuana patients and caregivers in Michigan desperately needs alternative delivery methods." Rebecca Brown, founder of the Pediatric Cannabis Therapy Group, testified that edible marijuana is the most effective treatment method she's found for her son, who suffers from a rare disorder that causes frequent seizures. "This is a deadly disease. It's a genetic mutation. He'll never outgrow it," said Brown, noting that her son once suffered a seizure that lasted 40 minutes but is doing well on medical marijuana. "I am asking you, please, don't let parents live that, please." Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, also testified in support of his proposal that would allow the state to regulate large-scale growing facilities and sell medical marijuana through pharmacies in the event the federal government reclassifies the drug. Senate Bill 660, approved in the upper chamber last month, would not replace the state's caregiver-patient model, Kahn said, but would provide patients with the option to access carefully tested and consistently dosed medicine. Former state House Speaker Chuck Perricone, now working for Prairie Plant Systems Inc. of Canada, helped write the bill and answered questions from lawmakers on Thursday. The bio-pharmaceutical company has been Canada's primary medical marijuana provider for more than a decade and already owns a facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Committee Chairman Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, took roughly an hour and a half of testimony on the bills before ending the hearing to allow members to attend a scheduled House session. A second hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Lansing.
  14. Mass. Activists Push To Fully Legalize Marijuana Boston -- Pro-marijuana activists in Massachusetts have already succeeded in paving the way for dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug. Now many of those same activists have set their sights on the full legalization of marijuana for adults, effectively putting the drug on a par with alcohol and cigarettes. And those activists — as they have in the past — are again hoping to make their case directly to voters. Read More...
  15. Raids on Colorado Pot Hint at a Crackdown Colorado -- The coordinated raids of at least a dozen Denver dispensaries on Thursday are the latest federal law enforcement actions to occur in the wake of legalization votes last November in Colorado and Washington states. The coordinated raids in Colorado follow raids that took place in Washington this summer, and when analyzed side by side, the federal actions hint at an emerging pattern in organized pot crackdowns. Characterized by cooperation across multiple levels of government and timed to deliver maximum political effect, this new method of federal interference with the medical marijuana movement sends a clear message to a marijuana industry still in its formation stages. Read More...
  16. U.S. Attorneys in California Defy Obama on MMJ California -- Last week, the Alameda County (CA) Board of Supervisors passed a resolution asking the Federal government to, "end Federal interference on the municipal and state laws allowing medical marijuana, and... requests that President Obama begin a discussion about the potential benefits of reforming federal laws on marijuana use in all forms, including medicinal and recreational uses." Their desire for clarification and support on this issue is understandable. Two of the oldest and most respected dispensaries in California, Harborside Health Center and Berkeley Patients Group, both in Alameda County, have been targeted by the Feds on numerous occasions, even in light of strict regulations imposed by their localities, and a squeaky clean track record of providing both a crucial public health service and a large amount of tax revenue. Read More...
  17. Washington Reveals Legal Marijuana Guidelines May 20, 2013 Last week, Washington state officials released proposed rules for the state’s new legal marijuana system. The rules that were released are an initial draft and will likely be edited and amended in the coming weeks. The Liquor Control Board’s release details the regulations for Washington’s legal marijuana program, which was approved by voters last November. New state run marijuana shops will be allowed to be open 7 days a week for up to 20 hours per day. Both residents and non-residents would be allowed to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana at a time. Only marijuana, not concentrates, would be legally sold at the state run shops. The only ‘altered’ forms of marijuana that can legally be sold and possessed are infused edibles or liquid tinctures. The benefit to this is debatable– a ban on concentrate sales may mean that determined consumers will attempt to make their own at home in a process that can be dangerous if one does not know what they are doing. Continue reading here....... http://news.nuggetry.com/marijuana-legalization/washington-reveals-legal-marijuana-guidelines/ Trix
  18. February 11, 2013 8-10 p.m. 13473269626 dial 1 to get on the air SHOW TOPIC: MSC issued its long awaited decision regarding dispensaries in Michigan. Planet Green Trees is proud to present this Special Episode to address the communities concerns and questions. To assist in providing you the very best of information, analysis and guidance we have assembled some of the top medical cannabis attorneys in the state who are going to offer thier insight to what this all means. Hosted by Attorney Michael Komorn of Komorn Law, PLLC. Guests: Neil Rockind, Rockind P.C John Targowski, Targowski and Grow Thomas Lavigne, Cannabis Counsel Denise Pollicella attorney and counselor. Brought to you by: Our Regular Group of Community Entertainment. Your host: Attorney Michael Komorn of Komorn Law, PLLC18006563557 Regular guests: Chad from the Birmingham Compassion Club, Jamie Lowell of Third Coast Compassion Center, Rick Thompson-Editor and Chief of the Compassion Chronicles- reporting on news events, Canna-Miracles our very own Gold Cup Winner. Thanks to Purnell Jameson and Greg Pawlowski for producing tonight’s show. Tonight's Show Sponsored By: MMMA: michiganmedicalmarijuana.org Thanks to all the moderators especially Q tipper! Komorn Law - Atty Michael Komorn (800) 656-3557- The Med Joint Community Compassion Center - Oshtemo, MI Kevin Spitler http://www.blogtalkradio.com/planetgreentrees/2013/02/12/planet-green-trees-episode-134-mcqueen
  19. GaryGygax

    Psa In Works?

    Apparently, the folks at Compassionate Apothecary have been invited to make a "P.S.A." by a major t.v. company. And this is after speaking with a league of other "dispensaries" that don't want to be called "dispensaries" and are determined to defend the safety, the legitmacy, and the NEED for cannabis services that are based on the Patient to Patient model. Either way, if the civil case at C.A. DOES go to the next level, the others would be foolish NOT to get behind C.A., and get behind them QUICK. I was in the courtroom supprting C.A., and I know that if ANY case out there has the merits to move this forward, this one does. UNITED WE STAND! DEVIDED WE FALL! Its time to educate the public. Meanwhile the farmers at C.A. are doing a fantastic job. The display had 16 strains today including Blue Dream, and new farmers were coming in as I spoke with the manger David. Still planning on going downstate to see what other places are doing, but Im just closer to Mt P.
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