PLANET GREEN TREES 151-166

 

PLANET GREEN TREES 166
September 19, 2013
Tonight- There has been a consistent issue with Child Protective Services in Michigan disregarding the protections created by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. One of the most recent and egregious examples of this disconnect with the law by CPS, concerns the Green family of Lansing, who had their 6 month old baby Brielle removed from the home because a judge found that the legally protected garden, in the house, creates an unsafe environment for children because it may be the cause of a possible robbery.
Joining us tonight will be the Green’s attorney Joshua Covert of the Nichols Law Firm in Lansing, Charmie Gholson of Michigan Moms United and Steve Green. Steve normally joins us on behalf of the MI chapter of the Human Solution to offer court dates of defendants in need of support, but will join us tonight to discuss how this CPS action has devastated his family.



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PLANET GREEN TREES 165
September 12, 2013
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion-
Tonight- The US Senate Judiciary recently held hearings to get clarification on policy concerning states that have allowed for recreational and medicinal use of cannabis.
Joining us tonight will be Michigan State House Representative Jeff Irwin from Ann Arbor who has introduced legislation to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis for adult use and has signed on in support of HB4271 along with an impressive list of bipartisan co-sponsors.
NPRA board member and activist Drew Driver will call in to offer more detail on Saturday’s event and to promote his organizations efforts to get the Provisioning Centers Act passed in the Michigan Legislature.
Also, National Field Coordinator at Americans for Safe Access Hunter Holliman will call in from Washington DC. Hunter works directly with the MI ASA chapter and attended the recent US Senate Judiciary hearings.
Attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law will be in studio tonight to weigh in on the conversation.





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PLANET GREEN TREES 164
September 5, 2013
Tonight- We will continue the discussion of People v Carruthers concerning the Court of Appeals ruling removing protections for the use of marijuana extractions, as well as the apparent policy shift on Federal priorities concerning marijuana.
Joining us tonight will be Montana Attorney Chris Lindsey who is a legislative analysis for the Marijuana Policy Project and Michigan’s MPP liaison. Chris will discuss his background in marijuana reform, and what has gone on in Montana.
Also, mother other of a medical marijuana patient, under the age of 18, Rebecca Hamilton Brown will join us. She has seen the negative effects of the Court of Appeals decision in P v Carruthers, making marijuana concentrates illegal. Rebecca is aware of parents of other young patients struggling to provide adequate treatment, and the problems caused by the ruling, for the medical marijuana community at large.
Robin Schneider the Legislative Chairwoman for the National Patients Rights Association (NPRA) will weigh in on the concentrates issue and let us know of any legislative efforts to help resolve the problems it has caused.
Court report from Steve Green




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PLANET GREEN TREES 162
August 22, 2013
Tonight- We will discuss the recent rash of dispensary raids in locales where these establishments have been licensed and tolerated for years, with no issues.
Joining us will be the Executive Director of the national organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Steph Sherer. Steph will talk about these raids and the need and some ways for such establishments to be prepared for when and if they are raided. She will also touch on the federal rescheduling of cannabis effort, initiated by ASA, now headed to the US Supreme Court.
Updates on Michigan POW Jerry Duval, who is awaiting word on a possible medical release from prison by family members Tracey Bowen Duval and Ashley Duval. We will also hear from the co-founder of the Om of Medicine and President of the Ann Arbor Medical Cannabis Guild Mark Passerini who has recently visited another Michigan POW Ryan Basore in federal prison. Mark will let us know how Ryan is faring in confinement and how things are developing in Illinois for medical marijuana, the country’s newest and the 20th medical marijuana state.
Court report from Steve Green of the Michigan Chapter of The Human Solution.
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PLANET GREEN TREES 161
August 15, 2013 Tonight 8-10:00 p.m. or call 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Tonight- There has been a recent announcement by US Attorney General Eric Holder signaling a shift in federal ‘Drug War’ policy, and Reps Irwin and Shirkey conduct a town hall meeting in Grass Lake to discuss HB4623 to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis possessed by adults 21 and over.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Speaker and former prosecutor from Illinois, Jim Gierach, who also participated in the Grass Lake town hall meeting, will discuss his thoughts on the state wide effort in Michigan as well as the possible implications of the US experiencing a policy shift on small time, non violent drug offenders.
We will also be joined by Michigan marijuana reform legends Chuck Ream and the Godfather Tim Beck. Both have been continuously successful in local ballot initiatives leading to wider, statewide, consideration. They were both in attendance at the Grass Lake Town Hall meeting, as well.
Court report from Steve Green of the Michigan Chapter of The Human Solution.
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles and Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.
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PLANET GREEN TREES 160: DUE PROCESS, EX POST FACTO
August 8, 2013 Tonight 8-10pm or call 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion.
Tonight- The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments in medical marijuana dispensary cases on Tuesday August 6th and the newly formed medical conditions panel holds a meeting in Lansing to consider adding additional conditions to the qualifying list.
Attorney Stuart Friedman, who along with attorney Thomas Loeb, offered oral arguments on behalf of the defendants in the Clinical Relief case, will join us.
Dr. David Crocker, member of the qualifying conditions panel and board member of Michigan NORML will comment on the latest hearing and his thoughts on the process.
Court report from Steve Green of the Michigan Chapter of The Human Solution.
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles and Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.



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Part I http://youtu.be/c3RvF02kZow
Part II http://youtu.be/Xf1EMPc18so
Part III http://youtu.be/mdDblCjws8M
Part IV http://youtu.be/Z-aspIRuwEk
Part V http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQ9IApahSk&feature=youtu.be
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PLANET GREEN TREES 159: BLUE WATER
August 1, 2013
Hosted By Medical Marijuana Attorney Michael Komorn
Tonight- Dismissals in the Blue Water Compassion Center case, and success in Ferndale and Jackson in local cannabis decriminalization ballot initiative efforts.
We will touch on the dispensary raid and the upcoming mmj policy change in Ypsilanti and we will take a moment to celebrate Illinois becoming the Nation’s 20th medical marijuana state!
Tim Beck and Steve Sharpe will join us to discuss the successful signature gathering efforts in Jackson and Ferndale and to update us on the situation in Lansing.
Attorney Paul Tylenda, who was one of the defense lawyers on the case, will join us along with defendants and founders of Blue Water Compassion- Jim and Deb Amsdill.
Court report from Steve Green of the Michigan Chapter of The Human Solution.
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles and Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.

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PLANET GREEN TREES 158: VICTORY IN PAW PAW
July 25, 2013 Tonight 8-10pm or call 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion.
Komorn Law is happy to report, especially in light of the recent negative COA decisions, “The Victory in Paw Paw.” Husband and wife (patients and caregivers) clients, each charged with the Manufacture, the Possession with the Intent to Deliver and Felony Firearm (a mandatory 2 years in prison) ALL CHARGES DISMISSED.
Listen to the Show on YouTube or in the Player below
Part 1: http://youtu.be/8M7lCghlupE
Part 2: http://youtu.be/5Lf7s4I7AaA
Part 3: http://youtu.be/qR4iw7Ee-xw
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PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 157: PEOPLE V. CARRUTHERS
July 15 2013
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion. What does the recent Court of Appeals concerning extracts and concentrates mean? We determined that it would be prudent to discuss the recent COA ruling in People v Carruthers that has removed protections for cannabis extractions and concentrates, as soon as possible to help patients and caregivers to better understand the implications of the COA decision.
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Check out this Episode on Youtube:
Part I: http://youtu.be/M-PssKMG0Jc
Part II: http://youtu.be/9KgB_CSLExQ
Part III: http://youtu.be/9o2hzl6B2z
PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 156- PEOPLE V. JONES
July 11 2013 Tonight 8-10pm or call 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Every week PGT is proud to bring you the Top Cannabis Lawyers in the State to give their comments, reflections and take questions from the listeners on various issues and topics that challenge the medical cannabis community. As always we will also be discussing current court cases and events and encourage our listeners to call in and join in the conversation.
Guests will include attorney Daniel Grow who was the lawyer in People v Jones, representing Cynthia Cherelle Jones, in which the Court of Appeals reversed a Berrien Circuit Court Judge’s finding and held that the MMMA’s Section 4 “immunity fact-finding is a question for the trial court to decide. Also joining us will be others familiar with the case.
We will be hearing from Barbara Weaver Agro and son Nick Agro whose homes and business were raided in Oakland County in 2010, and get an update on how they are and the current status of their court cases.
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The Rant: http://youtu.be/UtZYTjDSI6o
Guest Daniel Grow pt.1: http://youtu.be/FOWPkiWTY10
Guest Daniel Grow Pt. 2: http://youtu.be/j6z6-Z2FGW4
PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 155- CELEBRATING AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion-
Komorn Law PLLC -Available to take your legal questions:
As always we will also be discussing current court cases and events and encourage our listeners to call in and join in the conversation.
Spotlight on Oaksterdam University with Chancellor Dale Sky Jones from Oakland, Ca.
We will discuss recent changes in the administration of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Program (MMP) being implemented without input from stakeholders, and the
letter, signed by a coalition of reform organizations, sent to Governor Snyder and Director of LARA, Steve Arwood, requesting input from the program’s participating patients and caregivers.
Last week’s guest, Curtis Kile, who is riding his wheelchair to the White House in tribute to his father and to promote cannabis legalization, will check back in this week and update us from his destination in Washington DC.
Court report from Steve Green from The Human Solution and review of the screening of
“American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny” by Kevin Booth.
Watch on YouTube:
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfsfor1RA8Q&feature=youtu.be
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHDTxgN2El4&feature=youtu.be
part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApPcn8v7uo&feature=youtu.be
part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OMB-aM-5sU&feature=youtu.be
part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9htJb43HUvI&feature=youtu.be
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PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 154- THE MMMA 101 (PT. 3)
Komorn Law PLLC -Available to take your legal questions:
Every week PGT is proud to bring you the Top Cannabis Lawyers in the State to give their comments, reflections and take questions from the listeners on various issues and topics that challenge the medical cannabis community.
Guests will be Curtis Kile who is conducting the first annual Cannabis Roll, in which he is riding his wheel chair from Michigan to the White House. The trip is to raise awareness and support for cannabis legalization and in tribute to his father Charles Curtis Kile Jr. who passed from cancer in 2011, and who was an active lobbyist for cannabis reform efforts.
Spotlight on the Michigan Justice Commission with MI NORML board member, and human rights crusader Joe White.
The Human Solution group with Steve and Maria Green, will be hosting a screening of “American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny” by Kevin Booth at the AMC Theater at Great Lakes Crossing mall. Steve will call in after to update on the event and to offer a court report.
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PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 153- CAIN V. FORESTER
MMMA 101 series-discussion on the history and pertinent events concerning the MMMA
Pt. 3 tonight
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn of Komorn Law
and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Should taxing and regulation be a part of cannabis legalization?
Squaring off on this question will be long time activist- head of Cheboygan chapter of MI Norml Brad Forrester who believes that the tax and regulate approach is the most reasonable, and fellow cannabis reform activist Bruce Cain who firmly believes that cannabis legalization should exist without taxing and regulation-
Court report with Steve Green from The Human Solution group-
Spotlight on The Michigan Cannabis Cancer Patient organization with John Roberts
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PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 152- THE MMMA 101 (PT. 2)
MMMA 101 series-discussion on the history and pertinent events concerning the MMMA
Pt. 2 tonight
Tonight’s guest attorney John Targowski will update us on his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident while traveling out West, and when he will be back in the court room and his thoughts on the history and current issues concerning the MMMA.
The Human Solution Court Report with Steve Green-
Spotlight on The Jackson County Compassion Club with Roger Maufort- In part, Roger will discuss the medical marijuana education his club offers to the community as well as the interactions with local government and other marijuana reform efforts taking place in Jackson.
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PLANET GREEN TREES EPISODE 151- THE MMMA 101 (PT. 1)
Great attorney, friend of PGT, and cannabis reform advocate John Targowski updates from his recent incident.Joining us for this discussion will be Eric Van Dussen, activist extraordinaire and assistant to attorney Jesse Williams, along with attorney Jeff Hank leading in the effort to decriminalize cannabis in Lansing.
Update from Nick Agro and the status of the Clinical Relief cases and how Barb Agro and family have been doing, and the legal issues they continue to deal with.
Court report from Steve Green from The Human Solution
News, current events, and more!
In the Studio tonight David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, taking questions and giving answers.
Spotlight on the Safer Lansing organization and campaign leader attorney Jeff Hank, who is engineering the initiative.
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