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Crime labs ‘bend science’ to strip medical marijuana rights, lawsuit says

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – State police crime labs intentionally misrepresent marijuana oil and edibles as having unknown origins, a tactic that can turn a misdemeanor possession charge into a felony and remove protections for Michigan's medical marijuana users, a federal lawsuit claims.

Federal class action lawsuit filed against MSP crime labs over marijuana reporting policy

DETROIT — Attorneys filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Michigan State Police crime labs this week, claiming its current marijuana reporting policy violates due process and Fourth Amendment rights and demanding it be thrown out for good.   This suit would have statewide impact, directly affecting the some 180,000 registere

Judge dismisses felony charges against Michigan man in medical pot case

A Michigan man has been living a nightmare. He lost custody of his son after a felony marijuana bust, even though he has a valid medical marijuana card.   Max Lorincz is fighting to clear his name after he was accused of possessing synthetic marijuana. His bizarre case has revealed how politics might influence pot prosecutions in Michiga

Michigan police shoot and kill couple’s dog in their backyard

Friends and neighbors said Rock was friendly and good with strangers. "He wasn't the protector-of-the-house type dog," Showalter told the TV station. "He was just the greet-everybody-and-love-them-t

Judge Found With Thousands Of Nude Pictures Of Defendants Resigns

Victims said the judge would sentence them to community service, invite them to his home, and ask them to bend over to pick up cans while he took pictures.  

Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan’s Award Committee

The Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan’s Award Committee has selected   Michael J. Komorn as the recipient of their Right to Counsel Award. This award recognizes the amazing contributions of a group or individual in the form of legal representation or other extraordinary service. Komorn was recognized at CDAM’

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Oregon Will Pay Reparations To Individuals Formerly Convicted Of Marijuana Related Crimes

State officials have announced that starting July 15th, Oregon will begin issuing reparations payments to those previously convicted of marijuana related crimes within the past decade. The decision comes hot on the heels of the marijuana legalizati

Confusing State Marijuana Laws Lead to Unjust Raids

In July of 2014, the St. Clair County Drug Task Force (DTF) raided the home and business of Annette and Dale Shattuck, a couple who owned a medical marijuana dispensary in Kimball, Michigan.   The Shattucks were at their dispensary, DNA Wellness Center, when DTF agents arrested them, 

Clio marihuana dispensary fighting Genesee County Prosecutor’s office in court

CLIO (WJRT) - (04/25/16) - A Mid-Michigan marihuana dispensary is fighting the Genesee County Prosecutor's office in court after FANG shut them down. The owner of the Clio dispensary says warrants weren't valid and he wants his business back open.   Attorneys from both sides were in Judge Hayman's court Monday afterno

Marijuana TV PSA 2

End Prohibition Now - Very Presidential - Marijuana TV PSA #2  

Oh Canada

Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize marijuana   OTTAWA — The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it will introduce

Vibrator taken during marijuana police raid, says woman

Published on Jun 2, 2015 Ginnifer Hency says that police raid led investigators to seize a couple of guns, a small amount of cash and cell phones with a lot of medical marijuana. And also something very personal.  

Michigan NORML Gives Awards To Irwin, Komorn, And Others

Michigan’s NORML chapter awarded some of the state’s most prominent and outspoken advocates for marijuana law reform during the organization’s Quarterly Meeting held on April 1. MINORML issues these awards annually, and some are named for activists who have passed away. Legislator o

State lawmakers turn grass into campaign cash

Michigan's medical marijuana law is a mess and dispensaries are popping up like, well, weeds and patients, police and politicians say something needs to change.   For the second year in a row, lawmakers are promising action  in the meantime, FOX 2 found that their campaign

Attorney questions possible padlocking of medical marijuana facility

CLIO, MI – The attorney for the owner of a medical marijuana facility faced with the possibility being padlocked for a year questions why prosecutors are trying to have the business declared a nuisance. Attorney Michael Komorn said he doesn't understand why prosecutors are trying to clo

Medical marijuana patients reunited with son after lengthy court battles, unfounded drug charges

SPRING LAKE, Mich. -- After 18 months, a Spring Lake family's son is out of foster care and reunited with his parents.  Yet the fight to be together, through court battles and serious drug charges despite being card-carrying medical marijuana patients, still haunts them.

Recreational Pot Drive

DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS - BIRMINGHAM By Katie Deska News staff 03/31/2016 - Approaching the eighth anniversary of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA), overwhelmingly approved by

2016 45th Annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash Michael Komorn

2016  45th Annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash The nation's longest-running marijuana legalization rally runs from noon to 2 p.m. on the University of Michigan Diag, followed by the Monroe Street Fair. Watch the video  

Some Hash Bash History

What started as a benefit concert for John Sinclair evolved into one of the most enduring marijuana protests in America. Freedom Leaf Magazine / By Adam L. Brook Any history of the Ann Arbor Hash Bash has to start with John Sinclair’s 10-year prison sentence in 1969 under Michigan’s felony marijuana laws, a punishm

What life is like after police ransack your house

What life is like after police ransack your house and take ‘every belonging’ — then the charges are drop

Komorn Law Secures Release Of Lorincz Child From CPS in Marijuana Custody Case

“This is one of those cases in an attorney’s career that is not easily forgotten, and is a reminder to me of the reason I became an attorney.” – Michael Komorn, attorney from Komorn Law and recipient of the Michigan Bar Association Right to Counsel Award for 2015.   SPRING LAKE- Max Lorincz and

The Ensemble Effect, Not the Entourage Effect, Says Dr. Grinspoon

It’s a popular theme in marijuana use – the “entourage effect.” It’s defined as the broad-spectrum sense of wellness derived from consuming an unaltered or concentrated form of cannabis. All the natural chemicals found in cannabis are ingested simultaneously. Any single chemical in isolation does not perform in the same way that a subs

Komorn AVVO Reviews

Research no further, call Komorn. 5.0 stars Posted by a client December 31, 2015 Hired attorney After an incident involving my medical marihuana grow, I found myself being charged with 2 manufacturing felonies. Upon a recommendation from an associate, I retained Michael Komorn. It was the best decision I ever made. Most of the card

Instead of Licensing Them – Detroit Raids Dispensaries

Michael Komorn was  quoted in an article about Detroit law enforcement raiding dispensaries instead of licensing them. “The current policy to shut down, raid and deny safe access is a losing hand to play,” said Michael Komorn, an attorney from Southfield and the 2015 ‘Right To Counsel Award’ winner. “Medical cannabis is a public hea