Monthly Archives: July 2015

Critics claim police drug task forces are abusing their authority in Michigan

Attorney Michael Komorn (center) and Former state lawmaker Tom McMillin (right) takes part in a discussion of alleged abuses by law enforcement drug task forces in Michigan.   Attorney Michael Komorn who specializes in Medical Marijuana participates in a meeting in Port Huron about how law enforcement drug ta

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MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT – Sentencing Guidelines Unconstitutional

LANSING, MI 7/30/15 — In a decision that could have a far-reaching impact on current and future cases going through the court system, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state’s sentencing guidelines that mandate prison terms are unconstitutional, and that judges should use them only in an advisory capac

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Medical Cannabis Crackdown in Michigan?

Medical Cannabis Crackdown in Michigan? 7/20/15 - Michigan law enforcement has thrown down the legal gauntlet against at least three medical cannabis dispensaries this month, including two in the Detroit metro area and one in a small town several hours northwest of the city.   In Detroit proper, the dispensary Detroit Medz was raided

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Another State Legalizes Hemp Production, Nullifies Federal Law

Connecticut is over its ban on hemp. Beginning July 1, the industrial crop will be as legal as every other farmable thing. That flies in the face of the federal government’s criminalization of hemp. “What this gets down to is the power of the people,” said Read more

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that marijuana may help to heal broken bones…

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that smoking marijuana may help to heal broken bones more quickly. Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that rats with broken bones healed more quickly when given cannabinoid, or CBD, the non-psychotropic compound in weed, and THC. The study, published in the Jour

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What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 24, 2015 Dashcam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated. Given the circumstances in the aforementioned Sandra Bland case, we wanted to find out what is allowed and not allowed during a traffic stop in Michigan. Civil rights attorney Julia Kelly

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Medical pot review panel: State omits autism documents

State officials on Monday acknowledged they'd omitted hundreds of pages of medical studies from packets supplied to a state review panel slated to consider medical marijuana for treating autism according to the Detroit Free Press. The panel will reconvene July 31 to reconsider autism, officials said. "I became aware several weeks ago that we

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Who Really Controls LARA And Medical Marijuana In Michigan?

Activists are screaming mad at the conduct of officials representing Governor Rick Snyder’s administration during a hearing today to determine if autism should be added to the list of illness that qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Michigan. The petition, submitted in 2014, contains a summary of 75 peer-reviewed articles on autism and

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Making an example – Detroit Dispensary Raid

A blog article from the Metro Times by Larry Gabriel  features a quote by Attorney Michael Kormorn. Some excerpts from the article... Last week the Detroit Medz shop on Detroit's west side was raided for "selling marijuana outside the provisions of the state medical marijuana act," says Sgt. Cassandra Lewis of the Detroit police med

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Detroit police make arrests at marijuana dispensary

The Detroit police raided and made arrests at marijuana dispensary in an article in the Detroit Free Press from July  14, 2015. Detroit police arrested two people and confiscated two firearms and drugs during a raid on a marijuana dispensary Tuesday afternoon. Police seized 4,100 grams of marijuana (about 9 pounds), and removed 12 edible mar

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