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Allegations: MSP falsely reporting marijuana, targeting card-carrying patients

SPRING LAKE, Mich. – The defense representing a Spring Lake father facing a felony marijuana charge is accusing Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division crime labs of misreporting marijuana intentionally. It’s an allegation with statewide implications.   FOX 17

Report Shows Michigan Police Seized Over 23 Million In Property and Cash Last Year

Last month, as the Michigan Senate debated a host of reforms to the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws, the Michigan State Police released its Asset Forfeiture Report, the annual publication required by state law that details Michigan’s drug-related forfeiture activities.   The report aggregates data from 629 local police department

The machines that law enforcement uses to monitor your phone’s data

The National Security Agency’s spying tactics are being intensely scrutinized following the recent leaks of secret documents. However, the NSA isn't the only US government agency using controversial surveillance methods.   Monitoring citizens' cell phones without their knowledge is a booming business. From Arizona to California, Flori

Cell Phone Surveillance

Cell Phone Surveillance   Cellular communications are inherently vulnerable as they pass through the air. Whereas it was once required to physically tap into a wire based network in order to deploy surveillance methods, cellular transmissions allow practically anyone with the desire to intercept our voice, text, and data transmiss

Michigan Panel Votes 4-2 In Support Of Cannabis Use For Children With Autism, LARA Director Denies Petition

Michigan Panel Votes 4-2 In Support Of Cannabis Use For Children With Autism, LARA Director Denies Petition.     Mike Zimmer, the Director of LARA in Michigan, has taken the futures of children and their families into his hands, only to crush them, insult them, and put all of their lives in danger. I was in attendance on J

Quench your thirst from the Flint River

Let Dr. Wells Drink from the Same Well     "We want all of our public health efforts aimed at the full community of Flint and that we will do all our work to educate and to provide as many resources as possible to protect the health of children and adults in Flint.” Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive MDHHS

Marijuana grower’s 20-year prison sentence prompts judge to question drug laws’ mandatory minimums

Marijuana grower’s 20-year prison sentence prompts judge to question drug laws’ mandatory minimums.   An article in the Buffalo News may have triggered some humanity in a Judge's mind. It goes on to read.   Joseph Tigano III is going to prison for growing marijuana – and he’s going for a long ti

Every minute, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession in the U.S.

September 28, 2015 An recent article in the Washington Post about the arrest rate for marijuana possession is alarming. It goes on to read. Every minute, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession in the U.S.   "The nation's law enforcement agencies are still arresting people for marijuana possession at n

It’s Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

July 01, 2015 A series of papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association is starting to correct the shameful legacy of drug war politics over cannabis science. But a research catch-22 persists. The nation's top medical organization released a major series of papers on medical cannabis last week in the Journal of the

When Being Hated…Is Revered

By Attorney Michael Komorn   " Lieutenant, this lawyer is a pain in the ass, I can't stand him, I really hate him"   This was my client's observation of the prosecutor after exiting the conference room she and I had been in for over an hour discussing and negotiating a possible resolution of his 2 count felony, 1 misdemeanor c

PLANET GREEN TREES RADIO – LIVE EVENT – THURSDAY SEPT 24, 2015

LIVE EVENT THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 PLANET GREEN TREES RADIO At  O’Mara’s Restaurant - 2555 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, Michigan. On the South West corner of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge

Komorn Letter: Medical pot offers hope for autistic children

Medical pot offers hope for autistic children Detroit News Opinion Page 12:09 a.m. EDT August 25, 2015 A letter by Michael Komorn was featured in the Detroit News regarding medical marijuana and children with autism. In the

Medical marijuana use for Autism rejected

Attorney Michael Komorn "Allowing medical marijuana for those with autism was supposed to be the clinical trial," Komorn said. "Instead, we're going to have criminal trials."

Lawyer slams decision to deny cannabis to autistic kids

"Allowing medical marijuana for those with autism was supposed to be the clinical trial," Komorn said. "Instead, we're going to have criminal trials."   Lawyer slams decision to deny cannabis to autistic kids The Detroit News Article Augus

Cellphone Surveillance

What...You are surprised? These days you should just assume your privacy and personal information is being monitored or hacked. Read this article from USA Today.  Read the full article with links to other

Michigan Panel Recommends Allowing Marijuana For Children With Autism

Michael Komorn, a Michigan attorney who specializes in medical marijuana laws and is also the president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association

Father fighting to use medical marijuana concentrates

  April 23, 2015 -  In Western Michigan yet another Michigan Medical Marijuana patient is fighting for his freedom in a system of confusing laws.  He is also fighting for the right to see his child all while the State of Michigan possibly destroys his family and financial future.  Max Lorincz -unlike most who plead to the sometimes bul

Prosecutors drop marijuana charges against Michigan mom

Aug 5, 2015 - After a year long battle,  Michigan Attorney Michael Komorn and his staff have chalked up another positive conclusion for a client caught up in the medical marijuana and forfeiture debacle. Some may consider it  a win, but this slow ruination of a family like so many other Michiganders

Cops Allegedly Caught Eating Pot During Raid, Claim They Were Illegally Recorded By CCTV

In what has to be one of the most ignorant and bizarre attempts to cover up illegal actions committed by police during a raid, a lawsuit has been filed seeking to squash CCTV video – the same video showing officers stealing and eating marijuana edibles at a marijuana dispensary. The lawsuit, which was filed by three unidentified Santa Ana poli

Security Systems – You should have one!!

For most... a security video system is a tool to protect themselves from liability, false accusations and identify activities around their home or business.  For some,  such as thieves, those who make false accusations and liars...it works against them.   There can not be enough said about video security systems and how they

Trial Set For 3 Men Charged In Brighton Township Marijuana Raid

Three men will go to trial next month after police say they were growing large quantities of marijuana illegally.  All are charged with delivering or manufacturing between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana, the equivalent of between 20 and 200 plants, as well as a generic charge of delivering or manufacturing marijuana. The c

Michigan panel recommends allowing medical marijuana for autism

Michael Komorn, a Michigan attorney who specializes in medical marijuana laws and is also the president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, who filed a petition on behalf of a mother in southeastern Michigan, said no other

Once in a Blue Moon…Happened Tonight

7/31/15 - This month there was a full moon on July 1 and tonight, the last day of July, there's another. A blue moon occurs roughly once every 2.7 years," according to Space.com A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the te

Critics claim police drug task forces are abusing their authority in Michigan

Attorney Michael Komorn (center) and Former state lawmaker Tom McMillin (right) takes part in a discussion of alleged abuses by law enforcement drug task forces in Michigan.   Attorney Michael Komorn who specializes in Medical Marijuana participates in a meeting in Port Huron about how law enforcement drug ta

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT – Sentencing Guidelines Unconstitutional

LANSING, MI 7/30/15 — In a decision that could have a far-reaching impact on current and future cases going through the court system, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state’s sentencing guidelines that mandate prison terms are unconstitutional, and that judges should use them only in an advisory capac