By keith mclaughlin
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By keith mclaughlin
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By keith mclaughlin
On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with the Chief Medical Executive for AMVETS, Cherissa Jackson. AMVETS is one of the oldest and largest VSO’s (Veteran Service Organization) in the US, and the only one to pass a resolution stating their support for veterans access medical cannabis. Cherissa is a combat nurse veteran who served a total of 23 years in the Air Force, 10 of those as an Air Force nurse. She is a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, having served a total of 3 combat deployments. She is on a mission to help address the needs of our veterans through education and awareness.
I posted this in another thread but I feel this is an important victory that has been a battle for 13 years.
Thank You Komorn Law - for the Court of Appeals win for Medical Marijuana patients on probation to use their medicine. Now here come the other attorneys to ruin the MRTMA law stating that it's wording is the same. I got $100 riding that some politician is being influenced right this second to modify the law to benefit no one but the state. There will probably be attempts to modify the MMMA Act too. The medical I assume will be phased out soon.
I know your law firm has been fighting for the right's of patients and caregivers since the fight to get it passed began. I know several people you have helped secure their freedom and have recommended you guys several times.
Keep up the good fight. There are those that are going to try to manipulate the MMMP and MRTMA laws for their own personal greed and fear of competition. I know you probably get caught in the middle. Press on but don't forget about the common person who always ends up getting ripped off.
Here is the COA Opinion ---> COA Opinion
Medical marijuana patients have had their doctor recommended use of cannabis while on probation in limbo for a long time.
Lead trial attorney and advocate for marijuana law reform Michael Komorn and his dedicated team of attorneys (specifically Ally McCormick) secured a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals for Medical Marijuana Patients
As many battles for marijuana patients, caregivers and business clients represented by the Komorn Law Firm loom in the background – a decision has been made to set the tone for future cases involving those on probation.
HERE ARE THE KEY FACTORS FROM THE RULING AS TO WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE THE PROTECTIONS OF BEING A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT.
THE PROSECUTION ARGUED
“The prosecution argued that the district court had the ability to place restrictions on a defendant’s medication. The district court denied defendant’s motion to modify the terms of his probation, holding that it was bound by the “Circuit Court’s decision on this issue,”
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