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Michigan Doctor Charged In Legionnaires’ Death Gets Accolade

Michigan Doctor Charged In Flint Legionnaires' Death Gets Accolade   Some go to jail and some get bestowed awards.  

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Commercial

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Commercial...feat Steve Miller   The Coalition To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Michigan released a commercial for Marijuana legalization featuring retired Michigan State Trooper Ted Nelson and Komorn Law staff member Steve Miller

Holy Moly Donut Shop laundered drug cash, feds say

Holy Moly Donut Shop laundered drug cash, feds say Detroit — The Holy Moly Donut Shop lured cops, but for all the wrong reasons. The popula

Assisting those in the marijuana business

Assisting Those in the Marijuana Business   Michigan has had the Medical Marihuna Act in effect since 2008 and which has generated opportunities f

I am a Judge-You Can’t Judge Me

But some can and some will.  "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"...If you abuse it...You Lose it. Our story today highlights the reported news about a Michigan Judge from the Livingston County District. Judge Theresa Brennan  faces misconduct allegations that include a list of fun things. Here is an incomplete list. Pe

Car Insurance rate hikes due to legalization?

In the middle of a debate on the legalization of marijuana, the opponents to legalization made the claim, without any details or statistics, that legalizing marijuana would cause auto insurance to rise. This is another bogus claim, in a long line of bogus claims, used to cont

19 inmates have died in Macomb Co jail since 2012

19 inmates have died in Macomb Co. jail since 2012; sheriff says 'we do our best' 19 inmates have died inside Macomb County’s jail since 2012, with the most recent death—the suicide of 5

LARA RELEASE-Unlicensed Medical Marihuana Facilities must close on October 31, 2018

LARA RELEASE - Unlicensed Medical Marihuana Facilities must close on October 31, 2018    The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issue

Lie detectors – Are they telling the truth?

Lie detector tests also known as polygraph tests are only in rare cases used in criminal trials.  The accuracy of a polygraph test has been contested almost since the introduction of the device. There has been little or no evidence found that it is effective by the National Research Council

2018 Statewide Ballot Proposals for the State of Michigan

Below are links to various proposals and their status for the State of Michigan 2018 vote. Statewide Ballot Proposal Status + Language Initiative and Constitutional Amendment Petitions

Debate about Marijuana Legalization on Let it Rip-Fox 2 Detroit-feat Steve Miller

The debate over legalization of Marijuana on Let it Rip - Fox2 TV Detroit with Retired Police Officer Steve Miller and MI Legalize Board Member Debra Young.  

Decriminalization of Marijuana is moving through Michigan Cities

The city-by-city decriminalization of marijuana in Michigan emulates the state-by-state approach. There are now several legal medical marijuana states as well as a few states that have legalized recreational use. Order City

2018 List of Candidates for Michigan Election

Below is a list of candidates running for office in Michigan. Voting day is coming November 6, 2018 and if you are going to vote you should be registered and ready to vote then.   Here are some reminder dates

Planet Green Trees Radio Milestone Episode 400

PLANET GREEN TREES Planet Green Trees radio reaches a milestone with Episode #400. Planet Green Trees radio reaches a milestone with Episode #400. PGT is hosted by

Police Are Taking More Than Thieves-Legally

One of the most troubling recent scenes from Sacramento came as the California state legislature reached the end of its session. A simple bill that would rein in abuses of the civil-asset forfeiture process—i.e., when police agencies take property from people, even if they've never been accused of a crime—came

Seattle Throws Out 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions

Judges in Seattle have decided to vacate the marijuana convictions of hundreds of people who were penalized for pot possession before the state made marijuana legal in 2012. According to th

Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court receives high marks in survey

Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court receives high marks in survey GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When hearing cases in his courtroom, Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court Judge Theodore Metry always keeps a few thoughts in mind. “Most people are here on something they don’t want to be here for, or are here for the first time,”

NOTICE REGARDING MICHIGAN TAXES ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

NOTICE REGARDING MICHIGAN TAX ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES 72 (Rev. 4-15) - Issued: September 12, 2018 Michigan’s sales tax is imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property. Marihuana and other drugs illegal under state or federal law are tangible personal property, the retail sales of which are subject to Mich

Mom Regains Custody of 10-Month-Old Son Who Was Taken By CPS Because She Left the Hospital Too Quickly

Judge: "There is nothing in the record which would lead this court to believe that the mother is unwilling to provide the appropriate care for the child." A Minnesota mom whose 10-month-old son was taken from her by child protective services because she didn't stick around the hospital for a second opinion on his cough regained

Legalized Recreational Marijuana in States and DC-Is Michigan Next?

Legalized Recreational Marijuana in 9  States and DC - Is Michigan Next? Michigan

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry?

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? In a new analysis of legal pot's jobs and pay scales, the marijuana head-hunting firm 

The first country to legalize pot is taking it slow

Uruguay is the first country to legalize recreational marijuana   Reported by CNN Uruguay, which legalized the drug nationally in 2013, is in no rush. The Latin American country wants to do it the right way, and that means, at least initially, a lot of restriction

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S.

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S. That's not nice eh...

House Judiciary Committee Approves the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634). This narrowly tailored, bipartisan bill is designed to facilitate and encourage federally-approved clinical trials testing the potential medicinal effects of chemicals found in the marij

Speakers open up about Howell Judge Theresa Brennan in town hall meeting

Speakers open up about Howell Judge Theresa Brennan in town hall meeting   Ken Palmer, Lansing State Journal