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Equitable Sharing: How Local Cops Get Around State Law To Steal Your Stuff

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal, Patients, Caregivers 08 May 2014 · 4,715 views

Equitable Sharing: How Local Cops Get Around State Law To Steal Your Stuff Perhaps the most painful and profitable aspect of many police raids is the civil forfeiture process.  Unlike criminal forfeiture, in civil forfeiture people do not need to be convicted or even charged with a crime to lose their cash, cars and property.  Patients and caregivers in Michigan are all too familiar with this abusive police practice.  My clie...


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Who Is The Real Enemy In The War On Drugs?

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Uncategorized, Legal 28 April 2014 · 520 views
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The war on drugs, declared by President Nixon in the 1970s, has played a major role in shaping today's society. According to a report by the Pew charitable trust, more than one in every 100 U.S. adults is behind bars . Many consider the war on drugs to be a devastating failure. This seems like a logical enough conclusion. The "war" was declared on our co...


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Michigan Drivers Could Soon Face Saliva Testing For Thc Levels

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal 24 April 2014 · 825 views

Michigan Drivers Could Soon Face Saliva Testing For Thc Levels Ben Horner, owner of one of Michigan’s largest dispensaries, Michigan Organic Solutions out of Flint, shocked both legislators and the Medical Marijuana Community when he announced a proposal to set legal limits of THC in the blood while driving. During a House Judiciary Committee Meeting on April 17, 2014, Horner proposed a plan in which “patients curren...


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Arizona Supreme Court: Thc In System Does Not Equal Stoned Driving

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal 24 April 2014 · 403 views
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Arizona Supreme Court: Thc In System Does Not Equal Stoned Driving The Arizona Supreme Court has been making a lot of Pot-friendly rulings as of late. The latest involves an ordinance from 1990 which stated that the presence of inert THC metabolites, namely carboxy-THC, in the body, regardless of any visual impairment, would qualify an individual as driving under the influence (DUI). Carboxy-THC is an inert metabolite th...


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Mark Totten For Attorney General November 2014

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal 23 April 2014 · 447 views
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Mark Totten For Attorney General November 2014 The medical marijuana community, perhaps more than any other group of Michiganders, has suffered under Schuette. Mark Totten sides with people, including the 63% who voted for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008, the LGBT community,    and our children. He supports equal rights for all Michiganders. Too many have suffered under Bill Schuette  and h...


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Marijuana Businesses, Revenues And Banking

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Caregivers 10 April 2014 · 386 views
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing guidance to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana-related businesses. FinCEN is issuing this guidance in light of recent state initiatives to legalize certain marijuana-related activity and related guidance by the U.S...


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Legalize Marijuana? Think Of Your Dog, Says Dea Chief

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Patients, Legal, Uncategorized 08 April 2014 · 1,130 views
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This is not an Onion Article. Recently, DEA Chief Michele Leonhart said, ”There was just an article last week, and it was on pets. It was about the unanticipated or unexpected consequences of this, and how veterinarians now are seeing dogs come in, their pets come in, and being treated because they’ve been exposed to marijuana.”  

She was referencing an...


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U.s. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Court Ruling: Cops Must Return Marijuana

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal 02 April 2014 · 779 views
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U.s. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Court Ruling: Cops Must Return Marijuana Remember the Sheriff from Arizona who stole a California patient’s medical marijuana?  He just got told by the highest court in the land to give it back.  

Related: Arizona Supreme Court Sets Example for other Medical Marijuana States    

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Arizona court rulings which ordered Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmott to return...


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Decriminalization, Legalization On Michigan Ballots In 2014

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal 14 March 2014 · 1,523 views
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At least eight cities and possibly a dozen more are presenting local initiatives  aimed at legalizing or decriminalizing possession, use or transfer of small amounts of marijuana on private property by persons 21 or older.  
Similar proposals have been on the local ballot in eight other cities thus far with everyone of them passing.

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Random Drug Testing For All-New Proposal That Is Gaining Momentum

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Medical marijuana rights, Legal 13 March 2014 · 431 views
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A chilling new paper has been released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) which calls for increased use of random drug testing for Americans of all ages. The paper states that random drug testing is currently “underutilized” and ought to be expanded to include people of all ages in virtually all aspects of daily life.    The paper was pe...