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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

Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan 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 will be recognized at CDAM

Oakland County drug test results vanish – courts misled

A computer error is being blamed for wrongly accusing hundreds of people of skipping court-ordered drug tests, subjecting them to potential penalties including fines and jail time. Jail Alternatives for Michigan Services, known as JAMS, is metro Detroit's largest provider of court-ordered drug testing. The company experienced the issue in lat

Komorn Awarded Highest Honor For Criminal Defense Attorneys

One of the state’s most active medical marijuana specialist attorneys has been honored by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) with their “Justice For All” Award.   Southfield attorney Michael Komorn was announced as recipient of the honor this week. Of the thousand

Felony synthetic THC charge tossed in Michigan man’s battle with crime lab

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- A judge has sided with a Spring Lake man in his battle to get a felony marijuana charge dismissed, a case that hinged on controversial state police testing methods.  

Judge dismissed felony charge against medical marijuana patient Max Lorincz

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – After 16 months of a criminal and family court battle, an Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge dismissed wrongful felony charges against a Spring Lake father and card-carrying medical marijuana patient for having “synthetic THC.”   Friday Max Lorincz was in court for multiple hearings regarding his criminal case

Letter – From A Chicago Doctor Regarding Painkillers

Marijuana could help end America's painkiller problem I have been a practicing physician in the Chicago land area for more than 30 years with a specialty in pain medicine. A recent report from the 

Southfield attorneys accuse MSP Crime Lab of negligence and incompetence

Two local attorneys have filed a formal complaint against the Michigan State Police Crime Lab, suggesting the agency should be made into an independent entity, but state officials have refuted the accusations of negligence and incompetence.   Southfield-based attorneys Neil Rockind and Michael

Forensic scientists blast State Police crime lab THC policy as man fights to get son back

Maxwell Lorincz lives in Spring Lake near Lake Michigan with his wife and their six-year-old son. At least, they did live with their son, until a year and a half ago.   They lost custody of him after Lorincz was charged with a felony for possessing synthetic THC. He’s a card-carrying medical marijuana patient. But that hasn’t helped

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

During this February 20, 2013 hearing, Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor Beth Hand notified the court that her office is contemplating filing criminal charges against a medical doctor for his involvement in certifying two medical marijuana patients, Robert Redden and Torey Clark. The protracted case against Redden and Clark was initially dismi

When Science Becomes a Puppet For Police

by Rick Thompson / January 8, 2016 The watchers watch themselves Misreporting test results, collusion with prosecutors to turn misdemeanors into felonies.   LANSING – Formal complaints have been filed in federal court against the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory by criminal d

Crime Lab and Forensic Scandals

Just some of the known...   20150305 - Prosecutors criticize D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence Prosecutors criticize D.C. crime la