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Michigan Marihuana Legalization, Regulation and Economic Stimulus Act - Proponents: MI Legalize | Ballot Number: N/A — The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Campaigners regarding the validity of their signatures and the imposition of newly enacted rules limiting the time during which signatures may be collected. Proponents are considering an appeal, and The campaign has announced plans to run a similar ballot in 2018. "Congratulations Michigan you made history today by filing the first grassroots cannabis legalization petition in the history of the United States -- against all odds-- #?MILegalize 354,000 signatures submitted, probably over 375,000 collected!!!! The only campaign to file for the 2016 ballot-- Freedom, Jobs, Better Roads & Schools on the way #?MILegalize2016 Thanks to everyone that helped. You made this happen! Together We Win in the long run!" #?PureMichigan >> MILegalize.com >> Michigan - Medical Cannabis (marijuana)

Summary: The initiative would have allowed adults 21 years of age and older to possess and cultivate marijuana (up to 12 plants). It would have established licensing for the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis. Retail sales of cannabis would be subject to a ten percent excise tax. Non-commercial transactions and/or retail sales involving medical cannabis would not be subject to taxation.

Michigan Supreme Court won't decide if Michigan gets marijuana legalization vote The Michigan Supreme Court won't hear arguments in a lawsuit regarding Michigan's vote on recreational marijuana use, according to a ruling today.  "The application for leave to appeal is considered, and it is DENIED, because we are not persuaded that the questions presented should be reviewed by this Court," an order bearing the names of the the seven Supreme Court justices issued on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 7, reads. 

Jeffrey Hank, attorney for MI Legalize, sent a message and said "justice denied" in light of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that it would not hear the case. MI Legalize wants Michigan voters to decide on the November general election ballot if marijuana should be legal for people 21 and older. The group circulated a petition, which required 252,523 valid signatures. >> Read more » Michigan - Medical Cannabis (marijuana)

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    Michigan has a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW

    SUMMARY: Sixty-three percent of voters approved Proposal 1 on November 4, 2008. The law took effect on December 4, 2008. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. The state officially began accepting applications for the program on April 6, 2009.

    Approved Conditions: Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, nail patella, or the treatment of these conditions. Patients are also offered legal protection if they have a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment of said condition that produces 1 or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

    Possession/Cultivation: Patients may possess up to two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable marijuana and twelve marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility. The twelve plants may be kept by the patient only if he or she has not specified a primary caregiver to cultivate the marijuana for him or her.

    Amendment(s): Yes. Administrative rules for the program took effect on April 4, 2009.

      Amended: HB 4856 (40 KB) Effective: Dec. 31, 2012 | Makes it illegal to "transport or possess" usable marijuana by car unless the marijuana is "enclosed in a case that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle." Violation of the law is a misdemeanor "punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both."

      Amended: HB 4834 (40 KB) Effective: Apr. 1, 2013 | Requires proof of Michigan residency when applying for a registry ID card (driver license, official state ID, or valid voter registration) and makes cards valid for two years instead of one.

      Amended: HB 4851 (40 KB) Effective: Apr. 1, 2013 | Requires a "bona fide physician-patient relationship," defined in part as one in which the physician "has created and maintained records of the patient's condition in accord with medically accepted standards" and "will provide follow-up care;" protects patient from arrest only with registry identification card and valid photo ID.

      Amended: State of Michigan vs. McQueen (90 KB) Decided: Feb. 8, 2013 | The Michigan Supreme Court ruled 4-1 that dispensaries are illegal. As a result, medical marijuana patients in Michigan will have to grow their own marijuana or get it from a designated caregiver who is limited to five patients.

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES: Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Mich. Comp. Law §§ 333.26421 - 333.26430 (2008).

    PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS:   Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana

    HOME CULTIVATION:   Yes, no more than 12 marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility. OR, outdoor plants must not be "visible to the unaided eye from an adjacent property when viewed by an individual at ground level or from a permanent structure" and must be "grown within a stationary structure that is enclosed on all sides, except the base, by chain-link fencing, wooden slats, or a similar material that prevents access by the general public and that is anchored, attached or affixed to the ground, located on land that is owned, leased, or rented" by the registered grower and restricted to that grower's access.

    CAREGIVERS: Yes. Primary caregiver is a person who has agreed to assist with a patient's medical use of marihuana. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The caregiver can never have been convicted of a felony involving illegal drugs. Each patient can only have one primary caregiver. The primary caregiver may assist no more than 5 qualifying patients with their medical use of marihuana. Mich. Comp. Law §§ 333.26423; 333.26426(d) (2008).

    Application information:  

    Registration:   Mandatory

    Fee(s);   Patient Registry Fee(s): $100 new or renewal application / $25 Medicaid patients

    CONTACT INFORMATION; Application for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program is available by mail, phone, and online:

    Michigan Medical Marihuana Program
    Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    P.O. Box 30083
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Phone: 517-373-0395
    MI Medical Marihuana Program

    ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS:   182,000 - Source: Michigan Medical Marihuana Program

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED:   Yes

    Dispensaries & other RESOURCEs;   Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana: "The MMMP is not a resource for the growing process and does not have information to give to patients." (accessed Jan. 7, 2013)

    Reciprocity:   Accepts other states' registry ID cards? - Yes. Authorizes visiting qualifying patient with registry identification card (or its equivalent) from a State that also allows the medical use of marijuana by visiting qualifying patients, to engage in the medical use of marijuana. Also authorizes a person to assist with a visiting qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. Mich. Comp. Law § 333.26424(j) (2008). (other state, district, territory, commonwealth, or insular possession of the U.S. must offer reciprocity to have reciprocity in Michigan)

    Source(s): NORML.org, ProCon.org >>>

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    Michigan - ASA : Becoming a Patient in Michigan ASA : Becoming a Patient in Michigan | Information of how to become a legal medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patient, and how to get safe access and legal access in Michigan. Visit >> Michigan Legal Information


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    ACTION; There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in states across the US. Here we network on Ways anyone can help with the effort to make each a medical marijuana state. We need to get the word out and people contacting reps and officials and get this legislation into law. Also, lets not forget efforts at the Federal level.

    NETWORK and Spread The Word, both On-Line and Off (!) ON-LINE, You can tell everybody in cyber-space by e-mailing a link to this website to them and/or printing off the info and handing out where possible / necessary. Also phone call and read off and/or visit and hand deliver the info. OFF-LINE, You can take literature with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register voters, as feasible. Gather signatures for any related petitions that are happening at the time as well.

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    IMPLEMENTATION OF MICHIGAN'S NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW

    There are several keys to understanding the new Michigan Marijuana Law. Enacted by voters in a landslide election with a 63% margin on November 4th, Michigan now joins twelve other states that have decriminalized marijuana for medical purposes.   Prop 1 is now to be cited as the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and for the first time in over 75-years, the 'criminal' element that has profiteered on this multi-billion dollar underground industry, along with the Pharmaceutical companies that also reap billions for creating synthetic pills that handle 'pain & suffering' are being opened to competition from providers and patients seeking treatment from the plant that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson harvested on a regular basis.

    Modeled after the state of Oregon's approach, the law states, "The medical use of marijuana is allowed under state law to the extent that it is carried out in according with the provisions of this act."   > Here < is the latest draft of the the Rules.

    Michigan, News, Michigan VA acknowledges Medical Marijuana Michigan VA acknowledges Medical Marijuana | "A law that lets people in pain use marijuana has left those procuring the illegal drug in a legal haze.  Gabriel Perez director of Lutz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Saginaw Michigan recently wrote a letter to the editor of The Saginaw News to explain the VA policy regarding Medical Marijuana and Pain Management.

      Editor, The News:

      As a clarification to the article on medical marijuana in the VA, it is important for veteran patients and visitors of the VA medical center in Saginaw and community based outpatient clinics in Alpena, Clare, Gaylord, Oscoda and Traverse City to understand how the new law regarding the use of medical marijuana will be handled by VA medical center police and practitioners.

      The legalization of medical marijuana in Michigan is acknowledged. However, pursuant to federal law, VA physicians, nurse practitioners and other licensed clinicians are not authorized or permitted to participate in the recommendation for treatment of or prescribing medical marijuana to a VA patient that would otherwise be legal in Michigan. Furthermore, the VA will not dispense, prescribe or store medical marijuana, and its possession on VA property remains illegal and a criminal offense.

      However, it is acknowledged that testing positive for marijuana in a patient, based upon a random drug screening, will not serve as a breach of the current pain management agreement if the patient submits documentation in support of the marijuana being prescribed and dispensed in conformity with Michigan law.

      The above withstanding, veteran patients and visitors who are registered users of medical marijuana must follow all laws and regulations for the possession and use of the medical marijuana and shall not bring medical marijuana on the grounds of the VA medical center. Possession on federal grounds remains illegal and may subject the possessor to appropriate criminal charges.

      Our priority to provide quality health care to veterans remains steadfast. A veteran’s care and the right to pain management continue to be very important in enhancing the veteran’s health care outcomes. Veterans with questions or concerns regarding their participation with medical marijuana may be directed to their primary care provider.

      Gabriel Perez
      director
      Lutz Veterans Affairs Medical Center
      Saginaw

    We’re glad that Mr. Perez took the time to recognize that medical marijuana was not only legal in Michigan but that by using it, a veteran would not jeopardize his access to the other treatments that they need. This common sense approach is far better than the “deny and die” policy of such prestigious hospitals like Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and The UCLA Medical Center who denied the transplant of a liver for Timothy Garon just because of his legitimate and legal use of marijuana.   Click > here < for more on this story.   For the latest News, Read more <<< here.

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    Michigan, Resources: PotLocator.com > Michigan Medical Marijuana Doctors | >> Visit: http://www.potlocator.com/michigan-marijuana-doctors?action=1§ionid=1174

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Midtown Detroit Compassionate Care Club | The MDCC is a grassroots organization in Midtown Detroit providing advocacy for patients, caregivers, and supporters of Medicinal Marijuana. Detroit's #1 resource for medicinal marijauna. Visit - http://midtowndetroitcompassion.ning.com/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local The Association of Medical Marijuana Caregivers (AoMMC) | is a caring and compassionate organization devoted to bringing patients in need of medical marijuana together with physicians, caregivers and compassion clubs in their area. The purpose of their site is to assist patients with qualifying debilitating medical conditions who are unable to ease their suffering through the use of traditional medicine. For these patients, the use of medicinal marijuana provides not only a medical benefit, but enables them to experience a better quality of life. Patients in need of medical marijuana visit AoMMCs site to find and research compassion clubs, caregivers and/or physicians in their area, to interface with a community support system through their forums, and to understand the latest developments in medical marijuana law, research and community outreach. Visit - http://www.aommc.org/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA) | Are you a patient looking for a local support group and a caregiver? Are you a caregiver looking for information about growing marijuana and assisting patients? Do you want to know more about Michigan's Medical Marijuana Program and how you can qualify to become a patient and/or a caregiver? Attend a local Compassion Club meeting and get the answers you're looking for! Visit - michiganmedicalmarijuana.org

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care | The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) ’s rules for implementing the state’s medical marijuana ID card program are now final, and on April 6 the MDCH began accepting applications from qualifying patients and caregivers for registry identification cards, which will protect them from arrest. Application forms, which include written certification forms for patients’ physicians, can be found here > http://micares.org/

    Michigan, Resources: PotLocator.com > | Michigan (MI) Medical Marijuana Dispensaries >> Visit: http://www.potlocator.com/michigan-medical-marijuana?action=1§ionid=1128

    Michigan, Resources: PotLocator.com > Michigan Marijuana Delivery Services | >> Visit: http://www.potlocator.com/michigan-marijuana-delivery?action=1§ionid=1190

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Michigan NORML - education, and respondsible reform of Cannabis laws in Michigan | MINORML is the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and a registered non-profit organization. We have been working to reform Michigan's marijuana laws since 2001. We have ten chapters and over 300 members throughout the State. Contact info: PO Box 640, Eastpointe, MI 48021-0640 * Phone: (586)-873-5084 * or visit - www.minorml.org for more information. Features: Policy, Search Engine, Membership, Speakers, Newsletter, Forum, News.

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Benzie County NORML | Contact info: 6215 Smeltzer Road, Benzonia, MI 49616 * Voice (231) 882-9721 * Fax (231) 882-9721 * or Visit: www.minorml.org

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local NORML of Berrien County | Contact info: 1624 Hickory St., Niles, MI 49120 * Voice (269) 684-6437 * oe e-mail: berriencountynorml@yahoo.com

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local NORML of Tuscola County | Contact info: 6855 Clark Rd., Unionville, MI 48767 * Voice (989) 325-0674

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Macomb County, NORML | Education and Responsible Reform of Marijuana Laws Features: Merchandise, Membership, News. Visit: http://www.mcnorml.org/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Oakland County NORML | Features: Mailing List(s), Chat, News, Merchandise, Membership, Audio/Video. Contact info: 4936 Estes Dr., Orion, MI 48359 * Voice (248) 420-1252 * or Visit: www.oaklandnorml.org

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Upper Peninsula NORML | Contact info: MI * Visit: upnorml.org

    Other Locals? | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... visit: http://www.norml.org/chapters/mi/ for the latest.

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Drug Policy Forum of Michigan | This web site was provided by DrugSense and was used in conjunction with the DPFMI email list. Both became defunct in January 2006. Features: Mailing List(s), News. Visit: http://www.dpfmi.org/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Rainbow Farm Campground | Rainbow Farm -- Supporting industrial hemp and cannabis legalization in Michigan. Campground, concerts, events, benefits. Features: Membership, Mailing List(s). Visit: http://www.rainbowfarmcamp.com/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access | Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access is committed to protecting the rights of veteran patients and healthcare professionals by advocating for safe and legal access to marijuana (cannabis) for all appropriate therapeutic uses and to encourage research on marijuana as a treatment alternative. Features: Publications. Visit: http://veteransformedicalmarijuana.org/

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local ... Also | DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources. Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours! ... Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm

    And, here are some national / international Resources - > here, and you can Read more > News < by clicking here.

    Michigan - Resource, Contacts; local The Underground - WeBeHigh.org: Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status | Currently covering 1134 cities. New cities and cities updates every day! Hi there, and welcome to WEBEHIGH.org, the worldwide Marijuana travel and information guide. Go ahead and check out our latest city updates, reports and other cool info on your favorite cities!! We are currently developing a more in-depth MEDICINAL marijuana section to the site, so if you have any suggestions, ideas, or contributions for this section feel free to email us. * Visit - WeBeHigh.org

      The Law, LEGAL Resources  

    Michigan - Cannabis Law, by NORML Michigan (MI) Cannabis Law, by NORML.  State Laws » Michigan Laws & Penalties: Conditional Release, Legalization, Medical Marijuana   ...   Visit - norml.org/laws/item/michigan-penalties-2.

    Michigan - Resource, Org; local Cannabis Counsel - Criminal Defense for Marijuana Cases in Michigan | … accused of medical, religious, or recreational cannabis use, possession, ... State Bar of Michigan. About the Practice. Cannabis Constitutionality Motion ... Matthew Abel has over twenty years experience practicing law in Michigan, and has become known specifically for defense of criminal charges in marijuana cases. Visit - www.cannabiscounsel.com

    Michigan - Legal Resources Michigan (MI) MJ LEGAL Resources, by NORML.  NORML Legal Committee members, and more for Michigan, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ...   Visit - http://lawyers.norml.org/michigan.

    Michigan, Resources: PotLocator.com > Michigan Marijuana Defense Attorneys | >> Visit: http://www.potlocator.com/michigan-marijuana-lawyers?action=1§ionid=1158

    Maine, Legal; Laws and Resources - criminaldefenselawyer.com CriminalDefenseLawyer.com | ... Visit: http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/marijuana-laws-and-penalties/michigan.htm

    Michigan, Legal; Laws and Resources - FindLaw.com FindLaw.com | Michigan Marijuana Laws > More Information on Illegal Drug Laws >> ? ? >> Visit: http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/marijuana/michigan/


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    Michigan - The Laws concerning marijuana The Laws concerning marijuana in Michigan.  By NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Visit: http://norml.org/laws/mi for more.

    Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. Contents: Map, List of States, References, External links ... Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

    The Law - U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp | Provides U.S. Marijuana Laws, Facts About Marijuana, Marijuana Drug Testing, Drug Detection Times, Medical Marijuana, and Information About Your Rights ... North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon... visit - www.usmarijuanalaws.com

      LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Congressional Scorecard NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | updated and revised Congressional Scorecard. The Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade 'A' through 'F' to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records. Be sure to vote and #TakeAction on election day in support of marijuana-friendly candidates and marijuana law reform! >> visit: norml.org/congressional-scorecard/michigan

    Michigan - Off the Record | November 8, 2013 | #4320 Off the Record | November 8, 2013 | #4320 | appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick. This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses a new Detroit mayor, court claims bill moves, and the decriminalization of marijuana. The guest is Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Coalition. Zoe Clark, Bill Ballenger and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. >> visit:  >> wkar.org/post/record-november-8-2013-4320 <<


    Marijuana - Legalization Wins Big on Election Night 2013

    Michigan - Legalization Wins Big on Election Night 2013 The movement to legalize and regulate adult marijuana use continued to gain momentum last night, as voters in four separate cities overwhelmingly approved citywide ballot measures eliminating criminal and civil penalties for adults who possesses the plant. Portland's Question 1 claimed victory on election night, making Portland the first city on the East Coast to legalize possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for adults over 21. Question 1 was approved by nearly 70% of the vote, with only around 30% voting in opposition.

    "I'd like to thank NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri and the NORML organization as a whole for their efforts supporting our initiative to legalize marijuana in Portland," said Representative Diane Russell (D-Portland), "Together, NORML and our allies helped send a clear message to Maine and the nation that it is time for a new approach to marijuana. The overwhelming approval of Question 1 was a victory for science, common sense, and liberty." In addition to Portland, three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

    Ferndale won by the largest margin with 69.2% of voters approving the measure. Jackson approved their ordinance with 61% support and only 39% opposed and Lansing passed theirs with 63% support. "These votes in Michigan, along with the resounding vote in Portland, Maine illustrate that not only are the American people considering moving towards legalization of marijuana, they overwhelmingly are demanding it," stated NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri, "Politicians must open their eyes to the political reality that legalization has arrived and is supported by a massive majority of voters. If they continue to drag their feet on the issue, we will take it to the people wherever possible, and we will win."

    2014 is shaping up to be an even busier year for marijuana law reform than 2013, with statewide ballot measures being planned in several states and dozens of pieces of legislation being prepared for introduction. Help us keep up the momentum and fight onward toward legalization nationwide by joining NORML or making a donation today. Together, we will legalize marijuana. For more info, contact: NORML and the NORML Foundation: 1600 K Street NW, Mezzanine Level, Washington DC, 20006-2832Tel: (202) 483-5500 * Fax: (202) 483-0057 * or visit:  >> norml.org <<


    Michigan - Action,  It's time for Peace for Patients! It's time for Peace for Patients! | A 53-year old kidney-pancreas transplant patient in Michigan who uses medical cannabis legally under state law must surrender to serve ten years in federal prison on June 11. And just to make matters worse, the US Department of Justice is also trying to confiscate his home and farm. More than 80% of Americans support medical cannabis, and it is legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia. So why is the Obama Administration still attacking legal patients and providers? One reason is because we haven’t generated the kind of grassroots pressure that forces a change – until now. ASA's Peace for Patients campaign can swell the number of Americans calling for an end to the federal attack on medical cannabis to a size the President and Congress cannot ignore, but we need your help to make it happen. Learn more >>


    Michigan - Article,  Mobilizing Michigan: Protecting our Kids from Marijuana Mobilizing Michigan: Protecting our Kids from Marijuana - by Tim Beck, Posted: 5/7/2013 | On April 29, (2013) I had the dubious pleasure of walking into an invitation only conference sponsored by the "Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families" (CVCYF) and the "Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse." Entitled "Mobilizing Michigan: Protecting our Kids from Marijuana," VIP program guests included Congressman Sander Levin, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith, County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Addictionologist Adam Shammai DO, and Dr. Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster from the University of Detroit Mercy. Approximately 100 persons were in attendence. The CVCYF press release headline was "There's a lot of talk about marijuana these days, but there's little said about the dangers of marijuana use by youth. Lets start the conversation." While the public face of the gathering seemed to be the laudable goal of discouraging teen marijuana use, in reality, it was the kick off of a statewide effort by federally funded anti drug groups to stop any changes for the better in state wide cannabis laws.   >> Read more>> <<


    Michigan marijuana decriminalization bill introduced with bipartisan backers

    LANSING, MI -- Democratic state Rep. Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor wants to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan, and at least two Republicans agree that it's time to have the debate. Irwin, who represents a city that enacted a similar policy decades ago, introduced a bill today that would make the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana a civil infraction punishable by a fine rather than a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. "We know, and the people here in Michigan know, that marijuana prohibition is not working," Irwin said today during a press conference at the Capitol.   >> Read more>> <<

    Michigan - Legislation, Measure to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Introduced Measure to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Introduced | A bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers has introduced legislation, House Bill 4623, that would make the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $100. The measure has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary, but has yet to be scheduled for a hearing. You can read the full text of this measure   >> here << Under present law, possession of any amount of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,000   >> Act Now! <<


    Michigan - Legislation, Bipartisan Legislation Filed To Authorize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Bipartisan Legislation Filed To Authorize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries | House Representative Michael Callton (R-Nashville) and a coalition of bipartisan lawmakers have introduced House Bill 4271, The Medical Marihuana Provision Center Regulation Act, to allow for the establishment of facilities to dispense medical marijuana to authorized patients. HB 4271 is in response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling that held that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not permit a registered qualifying patient to transfer marijuana to another registered qualifying patient. Representative Callton says that the law should provide for a regulated distribution scheme for patients. "We have 126,000 medical marijuana patients in Michigan and there are not enough caregivers to provide for them," he said. To date -- Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, Maine, and New Mexico -- have state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries up and running. Similar dispensary outlets are in the process of opening in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC.   >> Learn more>> <<


    MARIJUANA LAW NEEDS ADJUSTMENT

    Say what you will about Michigan's Medical Marihuana Act, but one point is beyond dispute: The industry it spawned is a moneymaker -- and a source of new revenue to state government. Two years after the law took effect, medical marijuana has made more than an $8 million profit, according to a new study from the state Medical Marihuana Program. The industry grossed almost $9.7 million, and $1.5 million of its expenses went to licensing marijuana patients and their caregivers.

    It's ironic that this expanding new industry and the needed revenue it is providing to the coffers of state government is fraught with so many problems. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is a contradiction. State voters approved medical marijuana use in 2008. More than two and half years later, how the drug is used and where it can be sold is anybody's guess.

    Growers and sellers run the risk of arrest. Law enforcement agencies believe the medical law shields drug dealing. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said 100 people have been charged with dealing drugs under the guise of medical-marijuana sales and distribution since the law took effect. State Attorney General Bill Schuette said the law "has nothing about authorizing dispensaries."

    The state is unable to keep up with the demand for registering medical marijuana users. Ten full-time employees in the state Department of Community Health simply aren't enough to process 550 applications a day from Michigan residents seeking permits to use or grow the drug. Municipalities coping with the law's gray areas are opting for moratoriums on medical marijuana centers in the absence of clarity about how they can zone and manage the businesses.

    Surely Michigan's lawmakers can take a hard look at the medical marijuana law and make some overdue adjustments. Legislation must clarify who can grow and dispense marijuana and where. It must keep convicted drug felons from growing or selling marijuana and it must designate where the drug can be grown.

    It must provide zoning standards that affirm the right of municipalities to determine where dispensaries can operate. Doing business near a school, for example, should not be allowed. Provisions must be created to protect lawful users, dispensers and growers from police harassment. If their permits are in order, they should be able to consume, sell or grow the drug without fear of arrest.

    It is obvious by now that medical marijuana is an expanding industry. The state should treat it as such. Some of the revenue government has received clearly must go to hiring more workers to process use and cultivation applications. Medical marijuana is part of Michigan's future. State voters have seen to that. State lawmakers must make the law workable.   Read >>more>>

    Oklahoma - Medical Marijuana Patients NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Select One, All States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Other ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4482

    USA - Medical Marijuana Patients DrugInfo - Medical Cannabis: USA > In Search of a Viable Distribution System for Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Program ... Medicinal Cannabis: USA Federal: Legislation, Court Decisions and Commentaries States: Legislation and Programs. Click here for more.

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. You can also check the Events and News sections to see if there are any Items posted there. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      National and International ORGz Section 

    Michigan - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Michigan > Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) Advocacy resources in Michigan >> Legal Info | Find resources on your state and federal law, how to become a patient, case law, regulations, and what to do when facing state or federal charges. Does your state need help with legislation? | If your state needs to pass new medical cannabis laws or change old ones, check out our Policy Shop to get started. Start a Chapter, Action Group, or Affiliate | No ASA resources in your area? Learn how to start your own Chapter or Action Group, or how to become an Affiliate. visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/michigan_advocacy

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map >> norml.org/marijuana/medical and more.

    Resources, Organizations - ASA Medical Use ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana) >> Resources for Patients | Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy. Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers | The medicinal properties of cannabis are varied given the multiplicity of physiological roles of the endocannabinoid system, a ubiquitous molecular signaling system at which compounds in cannabis have robust receptor-based actions. Here is information regarding medical marijuana practice policies and procedures in your locality, as well as scientific and practice ethics information. >> www.safeaccessnow.org/medical

    Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

    Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

    Resources, Organizations - Americans For Safe Access (ASA) American Medical Marijuana Association ... Medical Marijuana Farmacy | West Virginia. State registration program, Dept of Health and Social Services 907-465-5423. Colorado. State registration program (303) 692-2184 medical.marijuana ... visit: http://americanmarijuana.org/

    Resources, Organizations - Cannabis Freedom Activist Network Cannabis Freedom Activist Network | Cannabis Freedom Activist Network's Guide To Cannabis Research is a service of Freedom Activist Network. Browse http://FreedomActivist.Net/index.html to view the complete guide to Freedom Activist Network.

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    Resources, Organizations - OCBC Links Page OCBC's Links Page. Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform. Americans for Safe Access(ASA) coordinates "...a nation-wide day of action to push back DEA attempts to re-criminalize medical cannabis! ... Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998. "As a result, this Initiative is now State ... Visit: www.rxcbc.org/links.html

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    Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.

    Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      FORUMs Section 

    Michigan - Blogs, Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards Maurice Cheetham's Blog | Welcome to Midtown Detroit Compassionate Care Club. Latest Blog Posts - Green Trees of Detroit on Realtalkfm.com Webisode 38; Prosecutors seek records of Madison Heights pot couple; Grand Rapids official: Allowing medical marijuana sales from homes preferable to stand-alone marijuana dispensaries ... Click > here < for more.

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    Michigan - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Michigan (MI) - Cannabis.com Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana ... | Michigan (MI) - State of Michigan, United States ... Contact Us - Medical Marijuana, California Cannabis, Cannabis Clubs, Co-Op, ... Visit - http://boards.cannabis.com/michigan-mi/

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    Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

    Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

    Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

    Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

    Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

    Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Forum Jump, FAQ, Today's Posts, Links Register, Community ... and more ~ Click www.Yahooka.com for more.

    Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

      EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

    Michigan Event - Global Marijuana March Michigan Event | Global Marijuana Marches - 16 cities from Michigan have signed up one or more years since 1999. Michigan Event - Global Marijuana March Link(s): antidote.50megs.com,   www.minorml.org/chapters.html,   groups.yahoo.com/group/mmm419,   www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.org,   * See: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Cassopolis, Detroit, Escanaba, Flint, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mount Pleasant, Rothbury, Traverse City, Whitehall ...   or Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Michigan.


    Michigan - Events, MINORML's 2nd State-wide Quarter Meeting & Hash Bash Weekend Michigan NORML's 2nd Quarter State-wide Meet & Hash Bash Weekend |
    WHEN: first Friday, April, Annually
    WHERE: tba
    Who: MINORML members & general public

    NOTE: Saturday, we will be celebrating Hash Bash & Monroe Street Fair. VERY IMPORTANT: We need volunteers to man the barricades and pick up trash. If you can spare a few hours, please contact Christeen at treasurer@minorml.org ASAP. Remember that many hands make for less work! ... Visit - http://www.minorml.org/ for more information on MI-NORML.

    Calendars - ASA: Events ASA: Events | 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Medical Cannabis Patients Saturday, April 22nd 2006 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PhillyNORML will host it's 3rd annual ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/calendar.php?calid=315

    Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

    Michigan, Resources: PotLocator.com > Michigan Smoke Shops | >> Visit: http://www.potlocator.com/michigan-smoke-shops?action=1§ionid=975

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    Michigan, Business - The Urban Gardening Center The Urban Gardening Center is growing in Southwest Detroit / Corktown Area - Michigan, Business - The Urban Gardening Center Detroit, Michigan, March 4, 2010 | The Urban Gardening Center (UGC) has opened its doors in southwest Detroit, boasting the first of its kind of retailing outlet in the heart of the city, located at 2520 22nd Street, south of Michigan Avenue. UGC specializes in indoor gardening supplies and organic nutrients. UGC can aid the novice to the most experience gardeners to help improve their techniques. ÒWe aid those involved in neighborhood/community gardens, individuals who are interested in growing herbs or tomatoes on their loft balcony, or those interested in hydroponic growing.Ó Says Brian Johnson, Owner. Johnson is a veteran business owner in the city of Detroit, previously operating Burst, LLC sound and lighting systems. He is looking forward to offering various classes on topics including; general hydroponics, organic soil, nutrients, general equipment and safety. Stay tuned as the Web site is updated and expanded. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact: Brian Johnson, Owner at The Urban Gardening Center 2520 22nd Street, Detroit, MI 48216 * Office: (313) 898-0200 * Mobile: (313) 570-8589 * Web site: www.TheUrbanGardeningCenter.com * Twitter: www.twitter.com/urbangardenctr * Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroit-MI/The-Urban-Gardening-Center/310063376074

    Michigan, Business - the Greene Method Whether you are starting a new career in medicinal marijuana, or whether you are an Michigan, Business - the Greene Method experienced grower, the Greene Method will help you grow effectively, efficiently, and with much higher yields. This seminar will take entrepreneurs with little or no experience through their first successful medicinal cannabis grow. Seasoned pros will learn how to take their two ounce plants up to half pound yields and double your harvest. Guest speakers will cover the legal and medical aspects of the medicinal marijuana industry. Contact: call 248-905-1032 -or- visit: www.GreeneMethod.com *


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    Michigan, News - Medical marijuana regulatory bills signed into law Medical marijuana regulatory bills signed into law - Last update: September 30, 2016 | On September 21, Gov. Rick Snyder signed three bills into law that together establish a framework of protections and regulations for medical marijuana businesses, along with increased protections for those who consume non-smokable forms of medical marijuana. Vague state laws related to businesses resulted in years of law enforcement interference, unpredictability, and tremendous risk to caregivers and related businesses simply trying to meet the needs of patients. While the new laws represent significant change to the program, we hope the risks will be minimized once the new system is implemented. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/michigan/ - for links and more.

    Unfortunately, a separate voter initiative effort to legalize marijuana access for adults 21 and over through the voter initiative process did not succeed making the ballot, and subsequent court challenges were unsuccessful. But it isn’t too late for lawmakers to consider a legalization measure. In the fall of 2015, Rep. Jeff Irwin introduced HB 4877 in the House, and you can support his effort by clicking here. Sen. Coleman Young II introduced a separate bill in the Senate, SB 813. Both of these bills would end marijuana prohibition in the state, not only stopping the harsh penalties for adults who choose a substance that is safer than alcohol, but also helping reduce the illicit marijuana trade and bringing much needed revenue — estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars — to state coffers.

    The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program | Like Michigan’s, many medical marijuana laws that passed in the 2000’s and earlier provided clear protections for patients, but did not establish regulations for the businesses that made medical marijuana available to them. But as the population of patients in Michigan grew from thousands, to tens of thousands, to over 200,000 today, the business community serving them also grew. Unfortunately, Michigan’s lack of regulations led to years of harm. With the passage of the new regulatory system, changes are ahead, particularly for those cultivating or providing medical marijuana. While much of the framework created by the new law is similar to that of other states, it represents big change for Michigan’s program, which has been evolving since 2008. For a summary of many of the changes, click here. >>   http://www.mpp.org/states/michigan/

    While the new law is now technically in effect, it will take about a year before changes will be in effect. During that time, state regulators will consider, propose, and ultimately adopt the rules under which the new system will operate. There is much to be done in the months ahead! See Pending Legislation >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/michigan/

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    Michigan, News - IMPLEMENTATION OF MICHIGAN'S NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW IMPLEMENTATION OF MICHIGAN'S NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW, continued | The Department of Community Health has 120 days from the effective date of the new law to establish rules and commence issuing Registry ID Cards on April 2, 2009. They must also promulgate rules that govern the manner in which it shall consider applications for renewals of ID cards and Caregiver applications, and may establish application fees that generate sufficient revenues to offset expenses of administering and implementing the act.

    Additionally, they must submit an annual report to the Legislature that does not disclose specific information about applicants and caregivers, but contains information on the number of applications, the number approved in each county, the nature of the debilitating medical conditions, and the number of cards revoked.

    The Registry ID Card & Primary Caregivers

    The Act gives the Michigan Dept. of Health the duty to issue Registry ID cards, which will take a maximum of 20 days to get. Registry information is strictly confidential, and cannot be used as probable cause to target you or your Primary Care Giver. If the Department gives out your identifying information inappropriately, it is a crime. If the Registry ID Card is not issued within 20 days after proper application, the qualifying patient may "self-issue" by executing a notarized statement, available online at the Free Form Bank (see link below). This is called an Affidavit in lieu of a Registry ID card.

    To obtain a Registry ID card the patient must get a written certification from a doctor stating the patient's debilitating medical condition and also stating that, in the physician's professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition. According to the new law, Doctors are the unquestioned gatekeepers to access. No court can second-guess their professional judgment. The law provides that the physician (MD or Osteopath) is immunized against legal or professional sanctions.

    The key benefit of participation in the Formal Registry is that a registered Qualifying Patient and a designated Primary Caregiver, who have in their possession Registry ID Cards, enjoy presumptions of legitimacy. This creates a prophylactic immunity from arrest. A designated Primary Caregiver must be at least 21 years of age with no prior felony convictions involving illegal drugs. The Caregiver is allowed to cultivate 12 plants (kept in a locked facility) and possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana, for each of up to 5 patients.

    The law specifically bars arrest, prosecution, criminal or civil penalty, disciplinary action, and bars seizure or forfeiture of medical use marijuana. Any incidental amount of seeds, stalks, and unusable roots shall also be allowed under state law and shall not be included in this amount. A registered Primary Caregiver may receive compensation for costs associated with assisting a registered qualifying patient in the medical use of marijuana. Any such compensation shall not constitute the ale of controlled substances.

    A registered "Qualifying Patient" may possess 2.5 oz. of marijuana for medical use, and can cultivate 12 plants (kept in a locked facility) unless a "primary caregiver" has been designated. The law specifically bars arrest, prosecution, criminal or civil penalty, disciplinary action, and bars seizure or forfeiture of medical use marijuana. "Enclosed, locked facility" means a closet, room, or other enclosed area equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a registered primary caregiver or registered qualifying patient.

    Bystanders merely in the presence or vicinity of the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the Act, or assisting a registered qualifying patient with using or administering marijuana, and suppliers of paraphernalia are legally protected under state law too.

    Medical Purpose Affirmative Defense

    Perhaps most significant of Michigan's new law is that it creates a stand alone Medical Purpose Affirmative Defense, which is only employed by one other state allowing Medical Marijuana - the state of Oregon, from which the proposal was modeled. It protects patients and primary caregivers, even if they do not have Registry ID Cards. Defendants with charges pending on December 4, 2008 may use this defense. This defense is very liberal, easy to prove, and fully explained in "The Essentials of the Affirmative Defense", which is available, along with a model Motion to Dismiss and Affidavit in Support at the Free Form Bank.

    This umbrella Affirmative Defense is the key to the Act. Using this defense, the specific limits give way to a reasonableness standard; not more than is reasonably necessary to ensure the uninterrupted availability of marijuana for the purpose of treating or alleviating the patient's serious or debilitating medical condition or symptoms of the patient's serious or debilitating medical condition. All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this new law do not apply to the medical use of marijuana as provided by this new act.

    This protects drivers, not under the influence, from Michigan's OWI law, which makes it a crime for drivers to have any amount of a controlled substance in their body, even if it has been weeks or months since they used marijuana. Moreover, Parental Rights are protected. A person cannot be denied custody or visitation of a minor acting in accordance with this act, unless the person's behavior is such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the minor that can be clearly articulated and substantiated.

    Conditions Covered

    Disqualifying Factors that preclude protections under the act include: smoking marijuana in any public place or on any form of public transportation, use by a person who has no serious or debilitating medical conditions, any conduct where being under the influence would constitute negligence or professional malpractice per se, operating, navigating or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or boat while under the influence of marijuana, or use in a school bus or on school grounds or in any correctional facility. Under the Act, Doctors are able to certify patients for an expansive list of specified debilitating medical conditions, plus any other 'chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or its treatment that produces symptoms or side effects like appetite loss, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe and persistent spasms.

    Some of the Debilitating Medical Conditions specified in the Statute include: cancer, glaucoma, Positive HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Crohn's Disease, Agitation of Alzheimer's disease, epileptic seizures, or Multiple Sclerosis. Because this law was adopted as a ballot initiative instead of as an act by the State Legislature, it can only be changed by a 3/4 vote of both the State Senate and House of Representatives.

    While Federal Laws conflicting with State laws may be enforceable, the costly resources expended by the Federal government to challenge and prosecute individuals in other states that also have medical marijuana laws has averaged around one percent. For more information. Registry & Provider Form Cards, and to complete a survey on the new Medical Marijuana Law, go to - www.qualifyingpatient.com

    Author: Robert E. Martin & Greg Schmid
    Pubdate: Thu, 20 Nov 2008
    Source: Review Magazine (Saginaw, MI)
    Website: http://www.review-mag.com
    Referenced: Proposal 1, The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act
    http://stoparrestingpatients.org/initiative and http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Proposal_1_QandA_255299_7.pdf
    Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/topic/Michigan+Medical+Marijuana+Act
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    Michigan, News - Grand Rapids official: Allowing medical marijuana sales from homes preferable to stand-alone marijuana dispensaries Grand Rapids official: Allowing medical marijuana sales from homes preferable to stand-alone marijuana dispensaries - By Jim Harger - The Grand Rapids Press, December 10, 2009 | GRAND RAPIDS -- Allowing medical marijuana sales from the homes of those who grow is preferable to allowing stand-alone marijuana dispensaries, City Planning Director Suzanne Schulz said Thursday. "We are going to have people doing it anyway," Schultz told the city's Planning Commission.

    The commission tabled the matter, vowing to discuss it next month despite several members who said they were aghast at the prospect of allowing marijuana distribution in neighborhoods. "Obviously it's an emotional issue," Commission Vice Chairman Paul Potter said.

    "We have to educate ourselves or we will make a decision that is not fact-based." Schulz said her proposal to allow home distribution would allow the city to outlaw larger dispensaries that could cause problems. State law approved last year allows distribution by state-licensed caregivers who are limited to five patients each. Caregivers are allowed to raise 12 marijuana plants for each one of their patients. ... visit - http://midtowndetroitcompassion.ning.com/profiles/blogs/grand-rapids-official-allowing - for more.


    Michigan, Info, How To - MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT LEAVES PATIENTS IN LIMBO MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT LEAVES PATIENTS IN LIMBO | "A law that lets people in pain use marijuana has left those procuring the illegal drug in a legal haze.  The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act forces qualified patients and caregivers to get medical marijuana and seeds from illegal black-market dealers, proponents say.  The 13th state to do so, Michigan voters sided this month almost 2-1 in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, allowing possession of up to 2.5 ounces and cultivation of 12 plants.  A "primary caregiver" -- any person more than 21 without a drug-related felony identified to assist patients procure the drug -- may service 5 clients and maintain up to 60 plants and 12.5 ounces, a street value near $2,000.  The problem: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a federal agency that trumps state law, continues to identify marijuana as a "schedule I" narcotic, possession of which is punishable by up to 20 years in a federal penitentiary.  The other kink in the law: "It doesn't lend any explanation of how to obtain or acquire marijuana -- joints or seeds -- legally," said James L. McCurtis, 34, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Community Health."   Click > here < for more on the story.

    Michigan, News - Referendum: Should some people be allowed to grow or use marijuana? Referendum: Should some people be allowed to grow or use marijuana? | In the coming weeks, On Deadline plans to present some of the referenda that voters will see when they go to the polls on Election Day. Today's ballot measure comes to us from Michigan, where voters are being asked to vote on a proposal that would "permit the use and cultivation of marijuana for specified medical conditions." Visit: http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/10/referendum-sh-1.html (Marijuana - Medicinal)

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP Michigan: Democrats Back Medical Marijuana Resolution - NORML (NEWS {March 8, 2007}, Org) Michigan: Democrats Back Medical Marijuana Resolution. Detroit, MI, USA: "Support for medical marijuana is [now] an official part of the Michigan Democratic Party platform." Patients who use cannabis medicinally under a doctor's supervision should not be subject to criminal penalties, according to a resolution unanimously adopted by delegates of Michigan's Democratic Party at the organization's 2007 state convention in Detroit. Approximately 1,500 delegates backed the resolution, which was introduced by Benzie-County NORML and Michigan NORML. Visit: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7202

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP Rainbow Farm – Memorial | Supporting industrial hemp and cannabis legalization in Michigan. ... supported the medical, spiritual, and responsible recreational uses of Marijuana for a more sane and compassionate America. Visit - http://www.rainbowfarmcamp.com/

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP MedicalMJ.org - Medical Marijuana Facts and News Updates (NEWs, Org/s { Coalition for Medical Cannabis} ) The city of Flint, MI, voted to allow patients in need to have access to medical marijuana. The Saginaw News reported on March 4, 2007 ("Flint Pot Vote Raises Awareness") that "By a 1,777-1,101 vote, Flint became the fifth Michigan city to approve legally puffing pot for health reasons. Use remains illegal under state and federal law. Officials reminded Flint residents not to start loading up their hookah pipes -- or face the consequences. Other Michigan cities that have approved medical pot-use measures are Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ferndale and Traverse City. Lansing is the next target, says NORML, a pro-marijuana outfit, and the goal is to get a medical dope initiative on the statewide ballot. Visit: http://www.medicalmj.org/flintvote.htm

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP Flint, Michigan Voters Cast 62% in Favor of Legal Med-Pot, by Associated Press (28 Feb, 2007) | Flint joins 4 other Michigan municipalities to endorse legal medical cannabis. Hundreds of towns, cities, districts and 11 states have done similarly in across the USA.FLINT, Michigan - Voters in the city gave approval to a measure legalizing the use of medical marijuana. The proposal to allow the possession and use of marijuana with a doctor's approval passed Tuesday with nearly 62 percent of the vote, or 1,777 to 1,101, in unofficial results, WJRT-TV reported. Visit - http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4906.html

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP Michigan Medical Marijuana Petition OK'd. (NEWs {June 8, 2007}, Org) The Michigan state election board has cleared the way for a medical-marijuana group to start collecting signatures for a possible ballot initiative, the Associated Press reported June 7. The panel approved the petition form submitted by the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care, which now must collect 304,101 valid voter signatures within six months in order to send a medical-marijuana measure to state lawmakers. Legislators then have the choice of adopting the proposal or allowing it to go before voters in November 2008. visit: Click > here < for more.

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP Feature: Medical Marijuana Gets a Hearing in Michigan (NEWs {Issue #463, 12/1/06}, Org {from Drug War Chronicle}) The medical marijuana issue came to the Michigan statehouse for the first time ever this week. In Lansing on Tuesday, the state House Government Operations Committee held a hearing where medical marijuana patients, advocates, and supporters were given the floor -- and they came from across the state and the country to do just that. The hearing was tied to 5740, a bill that would allow people with 'debilitating medical conditions' to use marijuana without fear of arrest, which was introduced by Rep. LaMar Lemmons III and now has eight cosponsors. But with the legislative session just two weeks away from ending, the hearing will lead to no action this year. Visit: Click > here < for more.

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP ASA: Michigan tackles medical, recreational marijuana | Michigan tackles medical, recreational marijuana, by Associated Press, WOOD TV8 (MI)November 28th, 2006. Charles Snyder III says his rare disorder, nail patella syndrome, sometimes leaves him in so much pain he'd nearly be bedridden without pain medication -- such as marijuana. Snyder supports a bill discussed Tuesday in the state House that would make it legal for patients with "debilitating medical conditions" who grow or use marijuana for treatment purposes. Eleven states and several cities -- including Detroit and Ann Arbor -- have adopted similar measures in the past decade, usually through ballot proposals approved by voters. Visit - http://safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=3886

    Michigan - Marijuana (cannabis) News, by MPP UK Indymedia - Don't DIS- my Ability-Medical Cannabis | A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues. Part One of Medical Cannabis Campaign. Exposing Drug apartheid discrimination (social segregation defined by differential and/or preferential treatment) when it comes to personal choice and the individual human rights thereof.... See Part Two of the Medical ... visit - http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/12/357985.html

    Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

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    Michigan, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana MAPS: Medical Marijuana Research | ... as both a federally-licensed medical cannabis user and cultivator should prove ... Stanley Watson of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who co-authored a 1999 ... visit - http://www.maps.org/mmj/

    Michigan, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana REVIEW OF HUMAN STUDIES ON MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA by Dale H. Gieringer, Ph.D. (INF {Article, August 1996}, Org {California NORML, 2215-R Market St. #278, San Francisco CA 94114 * (415) 563-5858 / canorml@igc.apc.org } ) SUMMARY: HUMAN STUDIES ON MEDICAL USES OF MARIJUANA. There have been hundreds of studies on the medical uses of cannabis since its introduction to western medicine in the early nineteenth century. A review of the literature reveals over 65 human studies, most of them in the 1970's and early 80's. * The best established medical use of smoked marijuana is as an anti-nauseant for cancer chemotherapy. Marijuana's efficacy was demonstrated in studies by half a dozen states, involving hundreds of subjects. Most research has found smoked marijuana superior to oral THC (Marinol). Many oncologists are currently recommending marijuana to their patients. Visit: http://www.marijuana.org/DalesReport.html

    Michigan, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana California Cannabis Research Medical Group (CCRMG) | Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act In a Family Medical Practice: Seven Years' Clinical Experience, By Frank H. Lucido, MD, with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP. Clinical medicine, as I have experienced it during a quarter century of practice, is a constantly evolving system. Every practitioner has a different approach to gathering clinical information, diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic decision making. There is rarely a single correct way to care for patients. Instead, there is usually a wide variety of acceptable approaches, any of which may be appropriate in a given situation1. (Goldberg, 2002b). Visit - http://www.ccrmg.org/journal/04spr/medicalpractice.html

    Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

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    1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

    2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM:
    i wrote:
    " Several Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients Surrender to Federal Authorities to Serve Lengthy Prison Sentences - enewspf.com/latest-news/health-and-fitness/43493-several-michigan-medical-marijuana-patients-surrender-to-federal-authorities-to-serve-lengthy-prison-sentences.html - May 27, 2013. Several Michigan medical marijuana patients and caregivers are being forced to surrender to federal authorities over the next few days to serve out lengthy prison terms, after being convicted in federal court without any opportunity to defend themselves on medical necessity or state law grounds. Some defendants went to trial while others pleaded guilty when they saw no opportunity to defend their actions under state law. Advocates are staging a press conference at the federal courthouse in Detroit on Tuesday at Noon at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., to draw attention to the Obama Administration's ongoing imprisonment of state lawful medical marijuana patients and providers." "

    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM:
    i wrote:
    " Michigan court: Medical-pot dispensaries not allowed - February 8, 2013 | by Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer | In a decision expected to affect tens of thousands of medical-marijuana users across Michigan, the state Supreme Court ruled today that medical marijuana can't be bought and sold in shops, generally called dispensaries. But Michigan's highest court differed from a state Appeals Court ruling in the same case, from Isabella County, in deciding that cash sales of marijuana are allowed under the state's medical marijuana act, despite an impassioned argument from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette against any sales of the drug. "Today, Michigan's highest Court clarified that this law is narrowly focused to help the seriously ill, not an open door to unrestricted retail marijuana sales," Schuette said in a statement. "Dispensaries will have to close their doors," he said. Visit - http://www.freep.com/article/20130208/NEWS15/130208035/Michigan-court-Medical-pot-dispensaries-not-allowed "

    Saturday, March 16 at 12:02 PM:
    i from i wrote:
    " Don’t be dazed New pot doc shows patients trying to obey the law - By Larry Gabriel | Michigan medical marijuana activists have a new film promoting their cause. Blazed and Confused: The War Against the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is a one-hour documentary that examines how things are not working so well for some folks in the medical marijuana system. It was made by local filmmaker Jen Whalen. Whalen has worked on other films, but this is her first time in charge of the whole shebang. This is also the first time she’s stepped into the medical marijuana world. “It was started off by a conversation with a friend who was involved in the movement explaining to me what was going on with the law and how people who were trying to comply with it were getting hurt,” she says. Visit - http://metrotimes.com/news/higher-ground/don-t-be-dazed-1.1436628 "

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 08:03 AM:
    Greenhouse Supplies from MI wrote:
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    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 09:08 PM:
    see from also wrote:
    "Recall effort targets Casperson" at: http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/530638/Recall-effort-targets-Casperson.html "

    Sunday, June 12 at 09:06 PM:
    you should from check out wrote:
    "Michigan political effort of this website: http://firericksnyder.org/ "

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 09:30 AM:
    Todd from Warren, MI wrote:
    " looking for someone to aid in acuiring a medical card, have documentation for spinal disc issues in major pain, and tired of pills, but my DR Frowns apon the act, i know it helps!! so help please ... "

    Sunday, August 1 at 09:25 PM:
    somebody wrote:
    "To the members of our community we are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Great Lakes Compassion Club Music Fest to be held at the Willow Ranch in Lacota, Michigan July 30 – August 1, 2010. This venue sits on 43 beautiful acres of land which has been kept natural and pristine. The Willow Ranch staff is experienced in hosting this type of event. They are friendly, caring, and professional which makes this venue a perfect choice.

    It is also with great pleasure for us to announce the endorsement from Michigan NORML and Reverend Steve Thompson and Lou Veerling. Both Steve and Lou have previously attended events at the Willow Ranch and have every full confidence in the venue and the GLCC event organizers. visit - http://www.glccmusicfest.com/ "

    Wednesday, July 28 at 07:48 AM:
    enerpeep from mich. wrote:
    "does mshda the rent asst. prog. allow for med pot cards?"

    Monday, February 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM:
    These comments posted on Story, "MARIJUANA CASE SPARKS PROTEST, Medical Marijauna Issue Surfaces"

    Tim, there seems to be a conflect in the Michigan law, as I informed Jerry, and which is part of what the Escanaba Daily except on Sundays rag talked about. Perhaps some expert can explain it to me. The law appears to state that it is illegal to:

    "(4) Operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marihuana."

    Richard


    Did the Michigan Medical Marijuana ballot have a no driving clause in it like some of the other MPP bills? Reference: Delta Case

    Rob


    Richard and all there is no conflict.

    That section of the law specifically refers to what is commonly known as "drugged driving." i.e., VISIBLE IMPAIRMENT, resulting in unsafe driving. It is also illegal in Michigan to drive under the influence/impairment of prescription drugs like morphine, oxycotin etc. That part of the law was not changed by the medical mj act.

    The fact that a person merely has the presence of metabolites in their system is not grounds for impaired or "drugged driving," unless impairment can actually be demonstrated.

    Folks, assuming there are no other mitigating circumstances, the judge and prosecutor in this case are in clear violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in persecuting this patient. The Act states in section 4a:

    "A qualifying patient who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, including but not limited to civil penalty or disciplinary action by a business or occupational or professional licensing board or bureau for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with this act..."

    This section of the law was explicitly written to deal with the metabolite issue and overturn previous "zero tolerance" language present in Michigan law.

    Sadly, there will be martyrs and "test cases" caused by rogue judges, prosecutors and law enforcement, whose contempt for the will of the people is boundless.

    Best Wishes,

    Tim Beck
    The First National Building
    660 Woodward Ave, Suite 2400
    Detroit, Michigan 48226
    313-964-0249


    Tim you are exactly right, there isn't any reason to cut hairs on this. There isn't any recognized test to determine impairment so the current Act covers all levels, or at least you would think. I was amazed when Brenda's lawyer suggested setting a time she has to wait following medication.

    The lawyer didn't bring up the protections you just outlined, he is clueless. It was obvious to everyone, from his facial expression, he was upset when Brenda told him she is fighting this.

    Something really smells in Delta County Court, even with this court appointed attorney. We are working on seeing what court records of the case we can obtain. I hope the ACLU takes notice of this case, it affects all of us.

    Jerry


    Here is the comment that I posted on this story:

    GET RID OF THESE "ELECTED "OFFICIALS!!

    First,ask any elected official and they will tell you that for every 1 person that contacts them,that 1 person represents 100 people. 20 protesters=2000 voters!! And if this had happened during the summer months,the number of protesters there would have greatly increased.

    Second, Gersh Avery's post is correct. Go to www.QualifyingPatient.com and read the MM Law for yourself. This prosecutor & judge have just violated this patient's rights and I wouldn't be surprized to see Michigan ACLU getting involved in this case.

    Third,it is way past time to get rid of these backward-thinking,self-opinionated "elected" officials and replace them with progressive,forward-thinking folks that want to serve for the good of the people and do their will. We have the power to do this people,if you will only get actively involved in the political system,firing bums like these and taking back your communities!!

    For this purpose,Michigan NORML & U.P.NORML are getting stronger everyday by setting their 2010 goals. Registering new & former voters,and dogging those who want us to elect them to serve US,from the local dog catcher,all the way up to the federal official,with these 2 simple questions.

    1. Do you support our Medical Marijuana Law? 2. If elected, would you sponsor and (or) support a "regulation & taxation system" for cannabis, much like what is in place for alcohol & tobacco? Over 63% of the voters in all 83 counties of the state of Michigan want to know! If the answer to these 2 questions are not "yes",then they DO NOT get our vote!!

    Finally,every responsible,adult cannabis consumer & sympathizer in our great state should join us to help achieve these goals and show our strength in numbers.

    Rev.Steven B.Thompson
    Executive Director
    Michigan NORML
    www.minorml.org


    Monday, February 15, 2010 at 5:36 PM:
    Tim from SaferMichigan wrote:
    " Safermich: Detroit Ballot Initiative-UPDATE

    Safermich friends, the petition form for the November 2010 ballot initiative went to the printer today.

    In plain terms, the Detroit City Code will be amended declaring that: "none of the provisions of this article shall apply to the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years."

    Two special generous persons and I, are splitting the cost three ways to assure we make the ballot.

    However, there is still more work to be done. Once we make the ballot, we need to win the election.

    Some of you reading this message have offered to help in any way possible. Well, here is something to consider: a WEBMASTER is NEEDED for the "Coalition for a Safer Detroit," the entity which is sponsoring the initiative. In an immediate sense, we need someone to design a very simple website ASAP. Word is getting out on the street and it is only a matter of time before this initiative will become a major local news story.

    We cannot promise you will be paid for your services in monetary terms. However, you will have a place in the "inner circle" of the campaign management team, mentoring as needed-- and a splendid education in the hard ball world of Detroit politics.

    If you are interested in this position, please contact me off list. We would prefer that you physically live in the City of Detroit, but this is not mandatory.

    Best Wishes,

    Tim Beck
    The First National Building
    660 Woodward Ave, Suite 2400
    Detroit, Michigan 48226
    313-964-0249
    Timmichben@aol.com "

    Friday, February 12, 2010 at 09:34 AM:
    Jack Griffin from Michigan wrote:
    " It has been three months and one day since i sent in all my paperwork to the state (11/10/09). My check was cashed by the state nine days later (11/19/09). I STILL DO NOT HAVE MY CARD!!! These Michigan bureaucrats are a bunch of incompent yahoos! "

    Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:05 PM:
    Rev. Thompson from Michigan wrote:
    " What YOU can do for Industrial Hemp RIGHT NOW! A special note from Michigan Industrial Hemp Education & Marketing Project, MI-HEMP, MichiganHemp.org Visit the following link:

    http://www.change.org/ideas/view/allow_american_farmers_to_grow_industrial_hemp#

    AS OF THIS WRITING WE ONLY NEED 51 MORE VOTES TO ENTER THE SUBJECT "Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp" INTO THE TOP 3 SUGGESTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. Change.org will submit the top votes in several categories directly to the Obama Administration and Congress. We need to get the Industrial Hemp vote into the top 3 sub-listings for "Food and Agriculture"!

    This is a chance to have your pro-Industrial Hemp voice heard. Do not let this pass! All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse. If you don't have an account with Change.org, get one. Send this off to everyone and anyone you know

    As always, if you have any questions, call or write MichiganHemp.org. Everett Swift, E.D., and I are always willing to help passionate and curious activists.

    Sincerely,

    Paul R Pearson
    Director of Communications and Webmaster,
    MichiganHemp.org
    313.622.3429
    paul@michiganhemp.org "

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM:
    I wrote:
    "ASA : Becoming a Patient in Mishigan | Information of how to become a legal medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patient, and how to get safe access and legal access in Mishigan. Visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5753 "

    Thursday, March 5 at 08:34 AM:
    Mimed from Michigan wrote:
    " For info about compassion club meetings in Michigan go to michiganmedicalmarijuana.org "

    Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 10:10 AM:
    somebody wrote:
    " FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :

    WHAT: Michigan NORML State-wide 2nd Quarter Meeting & Hash Bash Weekend

    WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 7pm

    WHERE: Best Western Executive Plaza (Kensington Conference Room) 2900 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor,MI 48103 (bring finger food to pass if you wish, water available)

    Rooms: 20 doubles and 5 kings have been set aside for Friday & Saturday nights at a group rate of $64.00 + tax. Reservations must be made by March 27,2009. They will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date on a space available basis only, at the group rate.

    CONTACT: Front Desk at 734-665-4444 and ask for Michigan NORML group rate.

    NOTE: Saturday, we will be celebrating Hash Bash & Monroe Street Fair. Please remember that you represent Michigan NORML, so put your best foot forward. Special thanks to Whitney Burns, Director of Sales at Best Western for putting us up.

    Rev.Steven B.Thompson, Executive Director
    Michigan NORML
    6215 Smeltzer Rd.
    Benzonia, MI 49616
    (231) 882-4496
    www.minorml.org "

    lovelymaryjane wrote:
    im in the metro are thats detroit lol im a compassion and lovig person who ever is looking for that type of person to be they caretaker email me and happy new year and also if any is going to the public hearing on jan 5 in lansing hope to see you their more info where email me - lovelymaryjane45@yahoo.com "

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 04:38 PM:
    nobody special wrote:
    " Medical marijuana | I am so tired of seeing this statement: "There's no research that shows marijuana to be medically beneficial," from "Michigan voters roll in medical marijuana, causing discomfort for cops, doctors," The Bay City Times, Nov 16. Quoted from a statement by Dr. Michael Parmer but heard over and over from the anti- cannabis (marijuana) voices, it is an absolutely absurd thing for any educated person to say, especially a medical professional.

    The U.S. government is the nation's sole legal provider of medical cannabis. Grown at the University of Mississippi, this cannabis is provided to those few patients remaining in the 1976 Compassionate Investigational New Drug (CIND) program. The followup study of those patients has been the work of Dr. Ethan Russo in what is known as the Missoula Study (http://www.cannabismd.org/reports/russo2.php). In 1974 in Virginia, cannabis was shown to have cancer-killing potential in a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health. That study was reinforced in 2000 by Dr. Manual Guzman of Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. Further cancer-fighting potential has been uncovered by students at Hebrew University, Israel, working under Dr. Raphael Mechoulam of the university's School of Pharmacy. visit - http://blog.mlive.com/bcopinion/2008/12/peoples_forum_lett ers_to_the_e_46.html "

    Wednesday, December 31 at 04:22 PM:
    someone wrote:
    "Physician Authorizes First Patients for Medical Marijuana in Michigan | A national nonprofit organization, THCF Medical Clinics, opens a new medical marijuana clinic Thursday at 2000 Town Center in Southfield. Eric Eisenbud, MD, along with the executive director of THCF, Douglas P. Stanford, and several medical marijuana patients are holding a press conference at 10 AM in the EMC Conference room at Suite 200 in 2000 Town Center in Southfield. * THCF Medical Clinics contact info: Phone 800-723-0188 Website: http://www.thc-foundation.org "

    Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 12:34 PM:
    "Referendum: Should some people be allowed to grow or use marijuana? Vote here; http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/10/referendum- sh-1.html "

    Monday, July 21, 2008 at 08:23 PM:
    citizin from USA wrote:
    "Dope or medicine? Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana for medical use Charlie Cain / Detroit News Lansing Bureau Rochelle Lampkin is a 49- year-old grandmother of 10 who used to picket in front of dope houses in her Detroit neighborhood, chanting "this is wrong, shut it down."

    Today, she knowingly breaks the law by using marijuana to ease searing eye pain -- a side-effect of the multiple sclerosis that struck her more than 20 years ago. She must use a cane or walker to get around.

    Lampkin is among the enthusiastic supporters of a proposal that will be on Michigan's fall ballot to legalize marijuana use by the terminally and seriously ill. > visit >> http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080429/POLITICS/804290377 "

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