Monthly Archives: June 2015

SGA House passes bill to allow use of medicinal marijuana campus

  A bill for the use of medicinal marijuana on campus for students with chronic illnesses passed Monday night in the House at the Student Government Association's weekly meeti

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What’s Really Wrong With Forfeiture – The Bigger Issue

What's Really Wrong With Forfeiture - The Bigger Issue

  With all these articles and talk about forfeiture reform and blah, blah, blah.  The bigger issue has been overlooked. Ok so they take some of your belongings they assume were purchased with some kind of illegal funds.  Like the leaf blower you got from your dads house a

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Imagine going back home one day to find an empty house and all your belongings gone; or even worse, imagine being in your house and having your door suddenly smashed open by law enforcement officers in masks and being told at gunpoint that your personal possessions are being taken away. This is what happened to Annette Shattuck, a mother of four

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Michigan Medical Marihuana Patient Bill of Rights

On November 8th, 2008, by a majority of 63 percent, the citizens of the State of Michigan voted into law the constitutional initiative, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, ratified into law December 4, 2008, herein referred to as the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCL 333.26421 et seq. (the “MMMA”).   The voters of the State of Michigan, who a

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Scientific Studies: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

  An interesting article from the website WakeUpWorld.com.  A lot of links to government and other studies.  Lots of scientific research stuff...Take a look. Note: There is so much information here and there are a lot of links to many  informative

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Colorado Supreme Court: Employers can fire for off-duty pot use

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday Jun 15, 2015, that Employers’ zero-tolerance drug policies trump Colorado’s medical marijuana laws.   In a 6-0 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed lower court rulings that businesses can fire employees for the use of medical marijuana even if it’s off-duty.   Colorado bec

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Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors because of widespread corruption

Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors because of widespread corruption

  Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the 45th largest in the world.   Now known for Disneyland, the county may soon be kno

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Does freezing defendant’s untainted assets violate right to counsel of choice?

U.S. Supreme Court

Does freezing defendant’s untainted assets violate right to counsel of choice? SCOTUS to decide By Debra Cassens Weiss Jun 9, 2015, 05:45 am CDT The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a pretrial freeze of a criminal defendant’s assets that are untainted b

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Forfeiture laws need reforming to halt unjust seizures

A recent (6/8/15) editorial in the Livingston News visited the Michigan forfeiture laws which has become a hot topic lately. The editorial goes on to say... "When law enforcement agencies raid a suspected drug dealer’s home and confiscate property such as cars, money or other items, we understand this. Police don’t want criminals to b

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Michigan Gun Laws and CPL Requirements

Concealed Pistol License Requirements

A. State Requirements Applicants for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age 2. Be a citizen of the United States or an immigrant alien lawfully admitted into the United States 3. Be a resident of the State of Michigan f

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Stop and Seize – A great article in the Washington Post

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.

  Largely hidden from public view: the spread of an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes. Thousands of people have been

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Firsthand Accounts Allege Michigan Forfeiture System Is `Broken’

Annette SHATTUCK's mother was clipping coupons at their Port Huron home when local law enforcement came rushing in wearing masks and camouflage on July 28, 2014.   The officers from the St. Clair County Drug Task Force were there to execute a no-knock search warrant. And Shattuck alleges that through civil asset forfeit

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Michigan Soccer Moms Medical Marijuana Raid Goes International

dailymailcom_sml     Armed police raid home of mom-of-four with MS and accuse her of

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How a sex toy put spotlight on Michigan civil asset forfeiture laws targeted for reform

The headlines read...


"How a sex toy put national spotlight on Michigan civil asset forfeiture laws targeted for reform"   "State Legislators Reconsider Forfeiture Laws That Turn Cops Into Robbers"   "Why Take My Vibrator?" Cops Legally Rob "every Belong

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The Bureau of Health Statistics report regarding the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program

2013 MMMP STATISTICS FINAL REPORT The Bureau of Health Statistics report regarding the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act Program   Other updates   Read more

Reform Today’s Forfeiture Laws

Everyday, I get calls to my office from medical marijuana patients and caregivers who have been raided or pulled over by police. Often times, these individuals are not arrested, and little if any paperwork is left behind by the various Narcotics Enforcement Teams.   Not only will these agencies leave little to no paperwork, but they’ll lea

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