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Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court receives high marks in survey

Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court receives high marks in survey GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When hearing cases in his courtroom, Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court Judge Theodore Metry always keeps a few thoughts in mind. “Most people are here on something they don’t want to be here for, or are here for the first time,”

NOTICE REGARDING MICHIGAN TAXES ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

NOTICE REGARDING MICHIGAN TAX ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES 72 (Rev. 4-15) - Issued: September 12, 2018 Michigan’s sales tax is imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property. Marihuana and other drugs illegal under state or federal law are tangible personal property, the retail sales of which are subject to Mich

Legalized Recreational Marijuana in States and DC-Is Michigan Next?

Legalized Recreational Marijuana in 9  States and DC - Is Michigan Next? Michigan

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry?

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? In a new analysis of legal pot's jobs and pay scales, the marijuana head-hunting firm 

The first country to legalize pot is taking it slow

Uruguay is the first country to legalize recreational marijuana   Reported by CNN Uruguay, which legalized the drug nationally in 2013, is in no rush. The Latin American country wants to do it the right way, and that means, at least initially, a lot of restriction

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S.

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S. That's not nice eh...

House Judiciary Committee Approves the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634). This narrowly tailored, bipartisan bill is designed to facilitate and encourage federally-approved clinical trials testing the potential medicinal effects of chemicals found in the marij

Speakers open up about Howell Judge Theresa Brennan in town hall meeting

Speakers open up about Howell Judge Theresa Brennan in town hall meeting   Ken Palmer, Lansing State Journal

LARA-9-11-2018 Michigan Extends Deadline for Certain Medical Marihuana License Applicants

LARA-9-11-2018 Michigan Extends Deadline for Certain Medical Marihuana License Applicants   September 11, 2018 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issue

Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 – Require conviction for property forfeiture

Michigan 2017 House Bill 4158 - Require conviction for property forfeiture   To establish that property seized from a person because it may be associated with a suspected drug crime is not subject to forfeiture unless the individual is actually convicted. The bill would also prohibit officials from requiring a person to negotiate

2017 Data Statistics on Cell Phone Use and driving accidents

An interesting read about a 5 year trend (2013-2017) accident and crash trends for drivers who admitted they were using cellphone. There is a link toward the bottom of the page to the PDF which has some detailed statistics with a pretty picture.  But you'll read most of it here. Michigan Traffic Crash Facts Cell phone use can be a distr

2017 Stats for Drivers Tested Positive for Cannabinoid Drugs

An interesting read about a 5 year trend (2013-2017) accident and crash trends for drivers who tested positive for cannabinoid drug.  There is a link toward the bottom of the page to the PDF which has very detailed statistics. Michigan State Police (MSP) Drivers Tested Positive for Cannabinoid Drugs (Delta 9, Hashish Oil, Hash

Thetford Township police chief arrested amid military equipment investigation

THETFORD TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - Thetford Township Police Chief Robert Kenny was arrested this week in connection with an inve

Michigan Cannabis Business Licensing Deadline

The Michigan Cannabis Business Licensing Deadline September 15, 2018 The Medical Marihuana Licensing Board's September 15th deadline for unlicensed provisioning centers to close is approaching fast. Only about 16 licenses out of a reported 637 applications

Michigan Supreme Court amendment delays the implementation of a rule amendment

The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order that delays the implementation of a rule amendment that would have impacted law firm advertising.

MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT – Section 4 Defense

Marijuana Criminal Defense Client with medical marijuana card was charged with marijuana possession. Client was assigned a court appointed lawyer and encouraged to plead guilty and accept 3 months of probation. Client hired Michael Komorn for representation and withdrew the plea. The charge was dismissed.

2018 Statewide Ballot Proposal Status in the State of Michigan

Below are links to various proposals for the State of Michigan 2018 vote. Statewide Ballot Proposal Status + Language Initiative and Constitutional Amendment Petitions

ID Requirements to Vote in Michigan

ID Requirements to Vote in Michigan You must show a photo ID -or-sign an affidavit attesting that you do not have a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Voters with picture

2018 Ballot for Marijuana Legalization in the State of Michigan

The proposed ballot language for marijuana legalization in the state of Michigan appears finished. It will appear as proposal 1 on the November general ballot. In April, the Michigan Board of S

Victory for Patients and Caregivers facing discrimination

Patients and Caregivers are discriminated upon in many facets of life, be it employment, housing, education, student loans, banking, travelling, medical care, prescription medical care, parental rights... and in this case, Emergency Medical Care!   My client is a Michigan Medical Marijuana patient who was having an emergency. An ambulan

Sept 15, 2018 – The Michigan Cannabis Business Licensing Deadline

  Sept 15, 2018 - The Michigan Cannabis Business Licensing Deadline The Medical Marihuana Licensing Board's September 15th deadline for unlicensed provisioning centers to shut down is approaching fast. Originally the deadline was June 15, 2018, but the state licensing office moved it due to an apparen

Medical marijuana home delivery?

Medical marijuana home delivery under consideration in Michigan 8/29/18 Medical m

Network with MMLE and other industry professionals

Join Michigan Marijuana Licensing Experts for an update and networking event regarding MMFLA Wednesday, September 12th 2018 @ 11am

LARA-BMMR Meeting 9-17-2018

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS (LARA)   BUREAU OF MEDICAL MARIHUANA REGULATION MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES  

Detroit Warehouse Marijuana Bust

In late May, Detroit police, along with federal law enforcement agencies, raided what the media described as a “massive marijuana grow operation.”