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Appeal denied; jobless pay OK for medical marijuana firings

DETROIT (AP) >> People fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana can collect unemployment benefits after the state Supreme Court turned down appeals in two cases. The court declined to hear appeals that could have overturned a 2014 state appeals court decision. A brief order was released Thursday. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce an

Attorney Alleges Authorities `Bend The Science’ To Elevate Marijuana Cases

MIRS-Michigan Independent Source Of News and Information Friday Nov 6, 2015 Maxwell LORINCZ, of Spring Lake, says a fingerprint of oil on an empty plastic container led to his arrest on a drug charge on Sept. 24, 2014. Now, a year later, the case that might have started with a fingerprint has spurred a defense attorney to quest

Drug felonies without credible proof? — Allegations of politicking in state police crime labs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – First on FOX 17, we broke serious allegations that state police crime labs are being told to falsely report marijuana test results. This is resulting in misleading lab reports that an attorney claims creates felonies without real proof.   Attorney Michael Komorn believes a recent policy change in the way Michigan

Attorney: Crime labs ‘falsified’ marijuana reports

A Southfield lawyer alleges the Michigan State Police crime labs have “falsified lab reports on marijuana statewide” and he’s asking a judge to dismisses charges lodged against a client.   Michael Komorn, who also represents defendants in Livingston County, said his office’s discovery stems from Ottawa County resident Maxwell Lor

Hearing in alleged false crime lab marijuana reporting dropped this week

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – The evidentiary hearing originally set for Nov. 5 has been dropped in the case involving a medical marijuana patient charged with a disputed felony for synthetic THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.   The Ottawa County Assistant Prosecutor filed motions to quash, or suppress, the defense’s subpoenas,

Emails spell out alleged scandal in state crime lab testing, falsely reporting marijuana

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – First uncovered by FOX 17 an alleged scandal in how state crime labs are testing and reporting mari

“A non-stop political game:” Former MSP Forensic Science director on false marijuana reporting …

DEWITT, Mich. – A former director of Michigan State Police Forensic Science addressed the serious allegations FOX 17 uncovered, which accuse the Attorney General’s offi

Michigan’s medical marijuana law circumvented by crime labs’ THC reports, attorney charges

  Posted on MLive 10/30/15 OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – An attorney claims prosecutors pressured state police crime labs to change the way THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is reported in an effort to circumvent Michigan's medical marijuana law.   Michael Komorn alleges scientists were told to report an unknow

Medical-Marijuana Patient Alleges Prosecutors Swayed Crime Lab Drug Tests

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:11pm A Michigan medical-marijuana patient claims in court papers that state police crime labs are bending to pressure from prosecutors in analyzing marijuana samples, leading to harsher punishments.   Maxwell Lorincz, 35, was originally charged with a possessions misdemeanor for a small amount of marijuana oil af

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