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Scientific Studies: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree Cannabis Annihilates Cancer   An interesting article from the website  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan Soccer Moms Medical Marijuana Raid Goes International

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

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

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  

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


The Michigan Legal Advisor News Letters. Read the current newsletter from Michigan's #1 Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney Michael Komorn.  KOMORN LAW NEWSLETTER ISSUE #1

Lapeer County prosecutor pulled off marijuana case

June 18, 2014 - An article in the County Press newspaper in Lapeer County Michigan written by Phil Foley asserted that a local medical marijuana activist identified as Jamie Fricke, 34 was headed for trial on one of the three felony drug charges. Fricke's attorneys persuaded Chief Circuit Court Judge Nick O. Holowka

When is a Search Warrant Required?

When is a Search Warrant Required? Fourth Amendent The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects Americans from unreasonable searches by the government. That means that absent an emergency situation or other legal exception, a police officer must have a search warrant before conducting a sea

Top Pot Researcher Weighs in on Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Use

Just had to place this article as it was without blog banter.  Go ahead and read it. BY PAUL ARMENTANO · MON MAR 02, 2015 Allegations from anti-pot proponents that cannabis use by adults causes serious harms are unwarranted and unproven. So says one of the nation’s leading marijuana researchers.   Speaking recen

Hash Bash 2015 – Michael Komorn Speaks Out!

Attorney Michael Komorn Speaks Out at the Hash Bash 2015 Rally! Thank you, it is truly an honor to be here today.  This is a special gathering... one that I look forward to every year. It is an exciting time in the United States, it would appear that there is great momentum amongst us...for a more rational approach to marihu

A Letter from Michael Komorn 4-29-15

As always, there is so much important material to highlight and share with those who are interested in all of our favorite topics: medical cannabis, cannabis reform, United States citizens' constitutional protections, the art of lawyering and trial practice, and industrial hemp research and development. The month of April 2015 was exciting and we h

USSC Decision-Police can’t detain suspects to wait for K-9 drug sniffing dog

Where The Rubber Meets The Road...   The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday April 21, 2015 that the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes.

Planet Green Trees Talk Radio Goes Remote in Berkley

April 23-2015 - After 5 years and hundreds of episodes of Planet Green Trees Talk Radio... the " All about Medical Marijuana Radio Show" broadcasted live on the road. The live event took place at  7pm on Thursday, April 23, at

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Have Fallen

According to articles posted by Reuters, CBS and Newsweek. Prescription painkiller deaths have fallen in States that have medical marijuana acts. "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers aren’t sure why, but in the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has been legalized, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25 percent,

Doctor who certified patients for medical marijuana without exams faces sentencing

April 6, 2015 - A former Grand Rapids Michigan doctor identified as Gregory Kuldanek who certified some patients and caregivers for medical marijuana cards without in-person evaluations will be sentenced Monday, April 6, in federal court. Kuldanek pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture fewer than fifty marijuana plants. Som

Medical Marijuana Patient Prison Term Could Cost Taxpayers More Than $1.2 Million

05/29/2013 - You - The taxpayers... could spend upwards of $1.2 million over the next decade for imprisoning Jerry Duval, a Michigan medical marijuana patient who was convicted of distributing the drug. An article in the Huffington Post written by Matt Sledge - dated 05/29/2013 goes on to say... "Duval has a kidney and pancreas transp

Komorn speaking at the University of Michigan Law School

I wanted to give a huge thanks to University of Michigan Law School Professors Howard Bromberg, Mark Osbeck and Law School class. This past Thursday I had the honor of being asked to speak about my favorite topics, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the practice of Law. The discussion and questions were lively and I appreciate the interest t

Inkster Police Beating

March 25, 2015 Here we go again... Watch the videos at the bottom... According to reports in the Detroit Free Press and Channel 4 News. On January 28,  a police dash cam captured an incident involving the police and another human...being... beaten into submission.  The activities took place in Inkster, Michigan. According to reports t