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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

Medical Cannabis Crackdown in Michigan?

Medical Cannabis Crackdown in Michigan? 7/20/15 - Michigan law enforcement has thrown down the legal gauntlet against at least three medical cannabis dispensaries this month, including two in the Detroit metro area and one in a small town several hours northwest of the city.   In Detroit proper, the dispensary Detroit Medz was raided

Another State Legalizes Hemp Production, Nullifies Federal Law

Connecticut is over its ban on hemp. Beginning July 1, the industrial crop will be as legal as every other farmable thing. That flies in the face of the federal government’s criminalization of hemp. “What this gets down to is the power of the people,” said

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that marijuana may help to heal broken bones…

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that smoking marijuana may help to heal broken bones more quickly. Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that rats with broken bones healed more quickly when given cannabinoid, or CBD, the non-psychotropic compound in weed, and THC. The study, published in the Jour

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 24, 2015 Dashcam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated. Given the circumstances in the aforementioned Sandra Bland case, we wanted to find out what is allowed and not allowed during a traffic stop in Michigan. Civil rights attorney Julia Kelly

Medical pot review panel: State omits autism documents

State officials on Monday acknowledged they'd omitted hundreds of pages of medical studies from packets supplied to a state review panel slated to consider medical marijuana for treating autism according to the Detroit Free Press. The panel will reconvene July 31 to reconsider autism, officials said. "I became aware several weeks ago that we