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Planet Green Trees Episode 103- The Kiel Opinion




Thursday 7 19 12 12: 8-1000 p.m. Call in Number 13473269626 (dial 1 to get on the air).



Special guest: Cannabis Counsel Mathew Abel, attorney in the People v. Archie Kiel, discussing the long road to victory.


Attorney John Targowski of Targowski and Grow discussing Forfeitures in Federal Court and the recent bill introduced before the U.S. Congress “ The Truth in Trials Bill.”



Your host: Attorney Michael Komorn of KomornLaw

Regular guests: Chad from the Birmingham Compassion Club, Gersh *Peanut Butter* for Cannabis Cancer Project, Rick Thompson reporting on news events, Jamie Lowell of Third Coast Compassion Center, and recovering patient Mike "Red Dog" McShane, ChrisTiana Starr, Kristine Beebe, Jamie Frickie .

Tonight's Show Sponsored By:

MMMA: michiganmedicalmarijuana.org Thanks to all the moderators

Komorn Law - Atty Michael Komorn (800) 656-3557

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      Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), the first all-hemp, publicly-traded company in US history forges path in the industrial hemp industry, continues its effort to blow the lid off a nest of deception and double standards many feel have been imposed by the United States government concerning the ancient superfood, hemp seeds. Despite the Cannabis classification, hemp seeds aren't for smoking, nor does it get you "high" as countless people have been led to believe, according to the Kimble Group, LLC. Hemp seeds are growing in popularity, thus, questions are arising concerning their presumed health benefits. So what is it 'they' don't want the American people to know? Why would such enlightening, useful and beneficial information be kept under wraps?
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      Before light is shed on the benefits on hemp, let's take a look at how and why hemp has been getting a bad rap over the years. According to Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), the first all-hemp, publically-traded company in US history, William Hurst, an influential American newspaper publisher, created a yellow journalism campaign to associate hemp with marijuana. Why?
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      Hurst, along with his friend Pierre DuPont, succeeded in outlawing hemp in America and in turn robbed the world of an environmental cash crop. Why would they do such a thing? As noted by Hemp.com, "Because instead of using hemp for paper, clothing, fuel, oils, resins, medicines, and many other uses, we now use trees and synthetic petrochemicals. Hearst owned huge forests and interests in lumber mills. DuPont made synthetic fuels and fibers (nylon, rayon, plastics) from petroleum." Go figure.
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      If hemp food is easily digested and in turn can be used to treat malnourishment, why such a bad rap? Why not mass produce since the consumption of complete proteins is necessary for human survival? The US Government's complacency of 'profit before health' can no longer stand on the incredulous foundation on which it was built. The American people are, indeed, waking up.
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      Read the lawsuit and see the exhibits here: http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/uploads/Lorincz%20Federal%20Complaint%20and%20Exhibits.pdf

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      Yesterday Komorn Law, on behalf of the MMMA, filed the attached Amicus Briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court for the cases People v Hartwick and People v Tuttle. Oral arguments will be held Thursday. We want to acknowledge the tireless efforts of all the contributors who worked diligently in this endeavor. Specifically from the MMMA, Highlander and t-pain contributed great material, research, and arguments. We truly thank all the participants on the forum whose contributions helped develop many of the ideas and arguments we wanted to advance.
      Jeff Frazier, prose artist, Galapagos guitarist, and attorney extraordinaire, drafted much of the brief. He is and was brilliant at incorporating and articulating many of the big ideas we discuss and complain about every day into rational and persuasive prose. ("One Word - probable cause.") ("One Word - Brilliant!")
      Also to the clients of Komorn Law (and all the patients, caregivers, and others who have been arrested instead of protected from arrest), and despite the unfortunate circumstances we experienced together, your cases are the (our) motivation. Also we want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of CPU: Hayduke, Malamute, and especially attorney Dan Grow, whose collaboration created a strategic opportunity to address the issues from multiple positions.

      Also it should be noted that this project may not have been completed if not for the extraordinary effort, by zapatosunidos (Chad). He was outstanding at managing and overseeing this project and made certain these briefs were finished and filed on behalf of the MMMA. But for his commitment the project would not have been completed. (Also, any grammar or spelling mistakes please complain to Chad.)
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      interesting stuff. dont take a plea!
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