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To Mike Cox. Better luck next time Mike. :)

Gotta keep all the voters happy Mike. Specialy the 63% you *issed off in the MMJ front

Whos next on the unwanted list

 

Who's next?

 

Sure would be nice to see the biasly malfeasant "leadership" of the MDCH [Granholm-appointed] Janet O - out the door ... (as ignorance and bias has no positive place anywhere in society; Let alone in "Public Office")

 

Ahh ... pipe dreams ...

 

Well, gotta start some where. eh?

 

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Consider this statement, from the MDCH web site:

 

 

About the Michigan Department of Community Health

 

MDCH Mission

MDCH will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.

 

MDCH Vision

Michigan will be a safe and healthy state where all people realize their fullest health potential and live enriched and productive lives.

 

 

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 18 departments of state government.

 

The department, one of the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state's publicly-funded health service systems. About 2 million Michigan residents will receive services this year that are provided with total or partial support from MDCH.

 

The department was created in 1996 by consolidating the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Medical Services Administration, the state's Medicaid agency. The Office of Drug Control Policy and the Office of Services to the Aging were later consolidated with MDCH.

 

Governor Granholm named Janet Olszewski as the department's director effective January 1, 2003. A long-time health care executive, Olszewski was Vice President for Government Programs and Regulation at M-CARE, a non profit managed care company owned by the University of Michigan. Before joining M-CARE, Olszewski spent more than 20 years in state government health services.

 

MDCH has a 2010 gross appropriation of $13.1 billion and more than 4,100 employees.

 

Services are planned and delivered through these integrated components:

 

Medicaid health care coverage for people with limited incomes

Mental health services for people who have a mental illness or a developmental disability, and services for people who need care for substance abuse

Health needs assessment, health promotion, disease prevention, and accessibility to appropriate health care for all citizens

Drug law enforcement, treatment, education and prevention programs

Promoting independence and enhancing the dignity of Michigan's older persons and their families

Administering the crime victims rights fund, investigating and processing crime victim compensation, and administering federal Victims of Crime Act grants

Medicaid provides healthcare coverage for more than 1.7 million Michigan residents who are eligible for Medicaid coverage under federal guidelines. Services covered include inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, health screening for eligible children, maternity services, pharmacy, medical supplies and equipment, nursing, mental health care, community-based care, and other services.

 

The department's Mental Health Services are primarily provided through contracts with 46 Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) and 18 Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP). These programs provide community-based behavioral and mental health services and supports to persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders throughout Michigan. The CMHSPs are expected to serve more than 220,000 children and adults this year.

 

In addition, the department operates four adult state psychiatric hospitals for persons who have mental illnesses, one center for persons who have developmental disabilities, one children's psychiatric center, the state's Center for Forensic Psychiatry and, under a contractual agreement with the Department of Corrections, the Huron Valley Center, an inpatient program for prisoners.

 

Michigan Mental Health Code

 

Substance abuse services are provided through 16 substance abuse coordinating agencies in various locations throughout Michigan.

 

The department's Health Administration component contracts with 45 local public health departments that serve all 83 Michigan counties. The local public health units assess health needs, promote and protect health, prevent disease, and assure access to appropriate care for all citizens.

 

The Office of Drug Control Policy administers federal funds in Michigan for drug law enforcement, treatment, education and prevention programs.

 

The Office of Services to the Aging promotes independence and enhances the dignity of Michigan's older persons and their families through advocacy, leadership, and innovation in policies, programs and services.

 

The Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission administers the crime victim rights fund, investigates and processes applications for crime victim compensation, and administers federal Victim of Crime Act grants.

 

Michigan Public Health Code

 

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132--6391--,00.html

 

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I'd REALLY, REALLY like to see the head [and tails] of the MDCH be much more focused on this part:

 

MDCH Mission

 

MDCH will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.

 

MDCH Vision

 

Michigan will be a safe and healthy state where all people realize their fullest health potential and live enriched and productive lives.

 

Now, wouldn't THAT be nice?!

 

And, what's the real truth in this part?:

 

The department's Health Administration component contracts with 45 local public health departments that serve all 83 Michigan counties. The local public health units assess health needs, promote and protect health, prevent disease, and assure access to appropriate care for all citizens.

 

The Office of Drug Control Policy administers federal funds in Michigan for drug law enforcement, treatment, education and prevention programs.

 

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"The local public health units assess health needs, promote and protect health, prevent disease, and assure access to appropriate care for all citizens."

 

THAT part is about as true as ... well, the moon being made out of cheese.

 

When the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act first passed, the UP's local Health Department, here in The Copper Country, was contacted to see what they had to say; And, here is what was relayed:

 

Dear ________,

 

As you may be aware, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) must be operational by April 4, 2009. The rules are in the process of being finalized. At this time, it appears that local public health will not be involved in the registration process. Instead, registration will be handled by the Bureau of Health Professions within the Michigan Department of Community Health. You may find more information at:

Michigan Medical Marihuana Web Site

 

I hope this information is helpful.

 

Sincerely,

 

Teresa Frankovich, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Director, WUPDHD

 

SAY WHAT!?

 

Well, it WAS pretty much what I expected to "learn", alright; But, that certainly doesn't seem right in light of what the MDCH web site says about "serving the needs" of ALL 83 COUNTIES of MICHIGAN, as noted above.

 

Here is what the site informs UP residents, as of today:

 

Michigan’s New Medical Marihuana Program

By Teresa Frankovich, M.D, M.P.H.

 

On November 4, 2008, Michigan voters approved The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) has now been established to implement the program provided for in the Act. The MMMP will be administered by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions. Local public health departments will have no role in administering or overseeing this program and will refer all callers to the

Michigan Department of Community Health’s MMMP website:

 

The MMMP is a registration program only. Individuals with certain health conditions may download a physician certification form on-line and bring it to an appointment with their healthcare provider, to be completed. The individual my [sic] then submit the form to the MMMP as part of the registration process. Physicians will not be writing prescriptions and the program does not provide any information on or assistance with obtaining marihuana.

 

The MMMP website provides general information about the program, a FAQ page and application forms. For individuals without internet access, MMMP program staff may be contacted at (517)-373-0395.

 

But, then, the MDCH web site says this:

 

"...We appreciate your patience and ask that applicants refrain from calling.."

 

What a merry-go-'round!

 

As most of us know, sad to say as see: the MDCH has been, all the more since 12/08, in so many ways, much more of a hinderance than a "help" for patient-residents of Michigan / America.

 

With all the POWER OVER The PEOPLE that MDCH has, it sure would be nice to see a general house-cleaning done there, for sure!

 

Especially in light of the MDCH audit that was just released:

 

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2946_43164_43166---,00.html

 

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FREE The CURE!

 

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We need a list of these elected officials that want to call Marijuana a gateway drug.Anyone running for office want to use that on their platform now ??. We need the Gateway Hall Of Fame

 

(1) Mike Cox :)

 

10/4! And, let us not forget all of the many relevant other governor-appointed officials or the trickle-down / pecking-order "public-appointments" that those same "elected" government agents subsequently place in strategic places in "Public" places, such as Distict Court judges and Circuit Court judges, etc.

 

I think that very few voters in Michigan realize that not all court officials are duly elected; As is the case with many Court Officials who are currently serving on the Bench - without having been "elected" to do so by their consequential county / state constituents.

 

FREE The CURE!

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420Voter,

 

Give Mikey a Call...

 

Michigan Department of the Lame Duck Attorney General

Lansing Office

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor

525 W. Ottawa St.

P.O. Box 30212

Lansing, MI 48909

Main Number (517) 373-1110

Facsimile (517) 373-3042

 

Detroit Office

Cadillac Place, 10th Floor

3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 10-200

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 456-0240

Facsimile (313) 456-0241

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Hey Mike,I hear you and Kwami's Mom are looking for a job.............HOWZIT FEEL?????? See ya,woundn't wanna be ya! :sword:

 

Mike said there was no party, and he attended! So now they can have their "never proven" parties with the rest of the Kwami Klan.

I'm thrilled to see them both out on their @sses!

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Shoot, with the way that Mikey did(n't) accomplish his duties at the AG's office I can't see even Mickey D's hiring him. Considering his past performance it would take hours for him to fry the burgers. Not many people in this world that I can't find something good to say about them, Mikey is an exception. Glad to see him in the unemployment line! Peace...j.b.

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I strongly feel that elected representatives who do not support *any* law that was voted in by the population of their state should be thrown out of office in November. As I see it, it is their job to uphold our votes and rights- no matter how they feel about it personally.

 

These clowns are supposed to represent us and our vote. No matter what I think about any other view of a candidate, if they're not willing to uphold the rights of the citizens granted to us by law- MMMP or otherwise- they'll NEVER have my vote.

 

Cushingberry once said something that stands out in my mind right now. When asked, "Why are you into this (MMMP)?" he replied, "Because the people want it!" That's right- the people petitioned to see this on the ballot and voted for it- it's his job to uphold the will of the people no matter what the issue is, NOT that of the lobbyists and those with interests other than the compassion, welfare and liberty of our people.

 

If our representatives of this republic deliberately disobey the will of the people, they should find themselves out on the streets. The thing is, we have no one to blame other than ourselves if that doesn't happen. The answers to those "2 questions" show how much the vote this November means to patient rights. It is clear that those who answer "No" to the first question (Do you support our medical marijuana laws?) obviously have no intention of upholding our rights or the popular vote and opinion of the citizens they wish to represent. The only appropriate response for a representative of the people when asked the second question (If elected, would you sponsor and/or support a "regulation and taxation system" for cannabis, much like what is in place for alcohol and tobacco?) is this: Either a simple "Yes" or "As an elected official and representative of the voters, I will support a voter initiative if it is the will of the people." There's no place in office for those who think they can decide for the people especially when those people have already spoken on the issue- to the tune of 63% no less!

 

November is NOT the time for apathy this year. It's time to rally support, get people in those seats that have the peoples' interest at hand and smoke the rest of them out of office!

 

 

EDIT- Just spotted this....

 

Genesee County

Name: John Gleason

Position Sought: MI Senate

District: 27th

Answers: Will not disclose

 

Why does this gentleman think he's able to "not disclose" his answers to questions like this from voters? He's worse than the rest- doesn't wanna let those "hippies" smoke their weed, doesn't wanna tell them no and miss out on their votes- but sure as hell doesn't want to uphold the laws of our land and the will of the people. What a crook!

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