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http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2015/02/03/grant-assist-medical-marijuana-education/22817771/

 

Grant to assist in medical marijuana education

Tony Wittkowski, Times Herald

5:44 p.m. EST February 3, 2015

 

State dollars allocated to the enforcement and education of medical marijuana laws could be coming to St. Clair County.

 

The St. Clair County Sheriff Department is in line to get nearly $49,000 if a grant application is approved by the county commission.

 

The grant is from a one-time, pre-allocated state fund that goes toward the enforcement and education of medical marijuana laws. Sheriff Tim Donnellon said the grant will be used for equipment and wages for Drug Task Force members who already meet with groups for educational purposes.

 

Drug Task Force Sgt. Jim Spadafore said most of the agency's marijuana busts are of card holders who are illegally selling marijuana to non-card holders.

 

read the rest at their website.

 

hey zap, you said you are ready to FOIA some stuff about this? :)

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This "Donnellon said the majority of the grant would be used for wages. It would also go toward purchasing an enclosed trailer, evidence bags and rental equipment for large grow operations. Rental equipment includes tractors, backhoes and other heavy duty equipment that is used to dig out large marijuana plants in order to preserve them as evidence.", and this:

"A portion of the grant also would go toward covering the wages of other law enforcement agencies that assisted the drug task force in surveillance and other duties."

 

Not to mention THIS:While the grant has been pre-approved, the sheriff department still has to present the details to the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners on Thursday for approval to apply.

"We haven't technically applied for the grant," Donnellon said. "We've done all the footwork ahead of time to let them know what we can get. We are pretty well set with the state. We'll basically tell the board, 'If you guys give us the blessing, we will follow through with a formal request.'"

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"It will help give us more resources to investigate other marijuana cases,"

 

 

 

Sec. 6 of the Act:

 

"The department of licensing and regulatory affairs shall expend money from the fund, upon appropriation, for the operation and oversight of the Michigan medical marihuana program."

 

 

 

 Disqualified!

 

 

:-)

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better call up the LARA head now to oppose this grant, because from the article it sounds like its in the bag already...

 

huh, are you saying the 3mil appropriation was unconstitutional ? since its inconsistent with the MMMA?

 

i thought the appropriation was in the MMMA but now i see it was a seperate thing.

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http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-HB-4106 LARA Appropriation bill

 

 

 

 

 

Subcommittee Meeting

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Appropriations , Rep. Chris Afendoulis, Chair

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TIME: 3:00 PM or after committees are given leave by the House to meet, whichever time is later.

PLACE: Room 424, State Capitol Building, Lansing, MI

AGENDA:
Directors of LARA and DIFS to provide an overview of departmental organization, responsibilities, policies, programs, and procedures

 

 

 

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and our votes, our medical needs, our freedoms, our safety, our health, our food supply, our medicine..........

 

...yada yada yada. They don't care what we think. The only thing that will change the situation is politics and the courts and we don't have enough money to play in those arenas. And they know it. Abandon hope...

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http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-HB-4106 LARA Appropriation bill

 

 

 

 

 

Subcommittee Meeting

 

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Appropriations , Rep. Chris Afendoulis, Chair

 

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

 

TIME: 3:00 PM or after committees are given leave by the House to meet, whichever time is later.

 

PLACE: Room 424, State Capitol Building, Lansing, MI

 

AGENDA:

Directors of LARA and DIFS to provide an overview of departmental organization, responsibilities, policies, programs, and procedures

Thanks

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