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Drug Legalization Called for by Ex-policeman, GOP Lawmaker at Rochester Town Hall

Marijuana legalization would end the futile and perpetual war on drugs in the United States that wastes $2.4 billion each year. By Michael Komorn Retired Cincinnati police captain and former drug counselor, Howard Rahtz, holds

Polygraphs Proven Unreliable, Used for Police Intimidation

Polygraphs are widely recognized as unreliable yet police still use them to elicit confessions. By Michael Komorn Many states don’t allow polygraph test to be admitted in court because they are unreliable. Their lack of reliability is widely recognized by criminal justice profe

Top 10 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana Now

Prohibition creates, sustains and handsomely rewards the illegal drug industry while pretending to fight that very same industry. By Michael Komorn 10. The benefits of hemp are denied. Hemp can be used for paper, paneling, plasti

How Marijuana Affects Health – Educational Documentary

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Marijuana Prohibition: America’s $42 Billion Annual Failure

Marijuana prohibition is a trillion dollar failure. By Michael Komorn If you were the leader of a nation, and you were given an extra $42 billion to spend, what might you do with it? Perhaps ensure that teachers had secure jobs, for higher wages? Maybe even feed and shelter the hungry? Or maybe even provide for all of tho

When Will Politicians Admit We Are Losing the War on Drugs?

When Will Politicians Admit We Are Losing the War on Drugs? By Michael Komorn Leonard Frieling, Speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,contends that our political parties’ still refuse to acknowledge the War on Drugs as a costly, wasteful enterprise. This ignorance has hurt both our Country’s citizens and its

Video: People v Redden & Clark – MI Medical Marijuana hearing – February 20, 2013

Video: People v Redden & Clark – MI Medical Marijuana hearing – February 20, 2013 By Michael Komorn During this hearing, the prosecutor in the case, Beth Hand, notified the defense that her office would consider levying criminal charges against the doctor based on his testimony before the court. The charges, she said,

Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed: To Legalize or Decriminalize?

Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed: To Legalize or Decriminalize? By Michael Komorn Most people agree that Marijuana Prohibition has failed. For the first time, 50% of Americans believe Marijuana should be legalized. In British Columbia, a referendum is in the works to change the Province’s Marijuana Policy. As the arti

Planet Green Trees Radio Episode 152: The MMMA 101 (Pt. 2)

Planet Green Trees Radio Episode 152: The MMMA 101 (Pt. 2) MMMA 101 series-discussion on the history and pertinent events concerning the MMMA Pt. 2 tonight Tonight’s guest attorney John Targowski will u

Arrests for DUI’s on the Rise

By Michael Komorn Arrests for DUI’s have been on the rise across Michigan. This trend could drastically increase as The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on state authorities to reduce the legal limit to 0.05 percent. Currently, all

DEA: “Prescription Drug Abuse is the Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem”

DEA: “Prescription Drug Abuse is the Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem” By Michael Komorn According to figures released by the DEA during their House Appropriations Meeting on April 12, 2013 (during which they asked for roughly $3,000,000,000 in Federal Funding for FY 2014), an estimated 38,329 individuals died of an un

Jury’s Decide Sentence for Drug Offenders

Jury’s Decide Sentence for Drug Offenders By Michael Komorn On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Jury’s, rather than the Judge, will decide whether the minimum sentence is imposed on drug offenders. Drug offenders are among the most frequent to receive at least the minimum sentencing. Of the United States’

Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Increase Teen Use

Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Increase Teen Use By Michael Komorn Opponents of medical marijuana have repeatedly cited that if enacted, medical marijuana laws will impact the safety of their teens. The logic goes that if medical marijuana laws are passed, more teens will view the use of marijuana as ok, and will have easier

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Obsessed with Marijuana

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Obsessed with Marijuana By Michael Komorn This past April, seven Michigan Representatives led by Rep Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced House Bill 4623

God Doesn’t Care If You Smoke Weed; Pastors Push Decriminalization

“God is too big to be concerned about somebody smoking a joint.” By Michael Komorn The “war on drugs” has yet another opposition — this time, a network of pastors is speaking out against the devastating effect it has had on the black community. (Related:

US District Court Judge rules police cannot enter a car without a warrant to facilitate a drug dog sniff

Federal Judge Applies GPS Ruling To Drug Dog Traffic Stop

Michael talks Medical Marijuana With 101.9 WDET’s Craig Fahle

Drug Checkpoints: Unconstitutional

By Michael Komorn The Supreme Court ruled in City of Indianapolis V. Edmund that drug check points are unconstitutional. So what happens when you see one on the highway? Keep calm and carry on. Police, especially in the Mid-west, have been using drug check points as a t

Five Facts About the War on Drugs

By Michael Komorn You may or may not already know some of these, but it really is astounding what kinds of things we could accomplish if our government would change its policy on drugs. From reducing racial discrimination, cutting down on the national deficit, and treating drug addiction as a public health concern rather than a criminal offense

Marijuana: More like a Loaf of Bread than a Party Drug

Colorado announces rules for recreational Marijuana sales By Michael Komorn The state was required to release rules and guidelines for how recreational marijuana would be regulated by July 1st. The department of revenue, tasked with producing the rules, was mostly concerned with product testing and labeling. Washington, whi

Knowing When to Exercise Your Rights

Remember, even if you are doing nothing wrong, there are a number of different outcomes that can occur from a police encounter. The short list includes: 1) No action, no problems; 2) A warning or citation; 3) An arrest and/or criminal charges. Exercising your rights in ways such as asking the officer if you are free to leave, declaring

Planet Green Trees Episodes 121-130

CHECK OUT PLANET GREEN TREES ON YOUTUBE! PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 130-THE UNFORGOTTEN-PART 2 Tonight’s Topic: We will be revisiting some of the important cases still pending in the Judicial system that will have an impact on the interpretation of the Michigan Med

This is What Legalization Looks Like

The Colorado Department of Revenue, tasked with providing the guidelines of how legal marijuana would be distributed, issued its “Emergency Rules Related to the Marijuana Code,” which outlines the rules for the distribution and retail of Marijuana. This is huge, and is the equivalent of an amoeba crawling out of the water. When referring to h

Why Police Lie Under Oath

Thousands of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word over a police officer’s are slim to none. As a juror, whom are you likely to believe: the alleged criminal in an orange jumpsuit or two well-groomed police officers in uniforms who just swore to God they’

What Did I Just Get Charged With?

Below is a list of common drug offenses as defined by the State of Michigan. If it is your second offense, it is important you read statute 333.7413 below. 333.7413 Conviction of second or subsequent violation; penalty.