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Man Shoots At Police During No-Knock Raid; Now Faces The Death Penalty

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal 25 September 2014 · 4,933 views
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Marvin Guy is facing capital murder in Killeen, Texas for shooting and killing a SWAT officer that was executing a no-knock, pre-dawn drug raid and Mr. Guy’s home where he was in bed with his wife. No drugs were found and the raid was apparently based on a bogus tip. [http://thefreethough...lled-knock-r...


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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 · 5,333 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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Michigan Drivers Could Soon Face Saliva Testing For Thc Levels

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal 24 April 2014 · 940 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 · 488 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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Marijuana Businesses, Revenues And Banking

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Caregivers 10 April 2014 · 435 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 · 1,165 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 · 814 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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50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal, Patients, Medical marijuana rights, Caregivers 16 March 2013 · 1,455 views
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The 50 Year Anniversary of a defendant's constitutional right to counsel, begs the question.. has Gideon fulfilled its goals, do the indigent defendants get less justice than those who can afford to hire a lawyer?   A half-century after Gideon v. Wainwright, many lawyers say the system for providing defense attorneys for the poor is in crisis....


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Cautious Optimism For Approval Of New Medical Marijuana Conditions

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Legal, Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients 06 February 2013 · 6,718 views
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Last August, the state began assembling a medical marihuana review panel, with the ultimate goal of finally hearing arguments to add new conditions to the Michigan Medical Marihuana registry. Now, with the
help of that panel, more than four years after Michigan residents approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), the registry is close to adding i...


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Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Pilot, County Sued Over Claims Of Damage From Helicopter At Dream Cruise.

Posted by Michael Komorn , in Caregivers, Medical marijuana rights, Patients, Legal, Uncategorized 04 November 2012 · 690 views
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The Oakland Press/DUSTIN BLITCHOK. Terry McIninch, left, and defense attorney Steven Reifman talk to reporters on Saturday in the Pontiac lot where McIninch says an Oakland County She...