• Traverse City Town Hall for MILegalize a Success

    Traverse City Town Hall for MILegalize a Success

    Supporters educated, signatures gathered, petitions distributed and smiles everywhere photo caption: Josey Scoggin (r) of MILegalize gives petition instruction in Traverse City on June 27. Photo by Rick Thompson by Rick Thompson/June 29, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY- The petition drive to legalize marijuana use...

  • Fundraiser Nets Huge Gain for MILegalize

    Fundraiser Nets Huge Gain for MILegalize

    In addition to $60,000 + in direct contributions, anonymous donor offers to match funds up to $100,000 June 29, 2015/by Rick Thompson ANN ARBOR- The Polo Fields and Country Club played host to a game of a different sort on Friday June 26th as the Milegalize organization hosted their first formal fundr...

  • Grand Kickoff Starts MILegalize Petition Drive

    Grand Kickoff Starts MILegalize Petition Drive

    Petition distribution, signature gathering training, speeches and great weather help the MILegalize kickoff become a success photo caption: Josey Scoggin (r) from MILegalize instructs Don Koshmider on signature gathering during the MILegalize campaign kickoff June 25 on the lawn of the Capitol Building in...

  • Hijacked! Provisioning Centers Act corrupted; Snyder appointee involved

    Hijacked! Provisioning Centers Act corrupted; Snyder appointee involved

    Who is leading the charge to change the proposed Provisioning Centers Act? Rep. Callton and Snyder appointee Department of Transportation Commissioner Ron Boji, according to NPRA photo caption: Rep. Michael Callton, R-Nashville, speaks at the Liberate Cannabis discussion at WMU by Rick Thompson/June 24...

  • Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research | Drug Policy Alliance

    Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research | Drug Policy Alliance

    PRESS RELEASE - June 22, 2015 Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done Senate Hearing on Medical Marijuana Scheduled for Wednesday In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House...

  • Capital Kickoff for MILegalize Petition Drive June 25

    Capital Kickoff for MILegalize Petition Drive June 25

    By Rick Thompson/June 22, 2015 LANSING- The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MILegalize) will launch their petition drive to legalize marijuana in Michigan at the Capitol Building in Lansing on Thursday. June 25 is the official start of the signature collection drive, which aims...

  • Participate in the National Marijuana Patients Survey

    Participate in the National Marijuana Patients Survey

      by Rick Thompson/June 19, 2015   Someone is taking the time to ask pot users what they really want. Dabs or doobies? Creams or concentrates? Black market or dispensary, indica or sativa, recreational or medical- no question is out of bounds in the 2015 version of the Annual Marijua...

  • 56% of Michiganders Support Marijuana Legalization the MILegalize Way

    56% of Michiganders Support Marijuana Legalization the MILegalize Way

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NEW DETROIT NEWS SURVEY INDICATES MICHIGANDERS PREFER MILEGALIZE MODEL FOR MARIJU...

  • 2 Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved in Michigan

    2 Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved in Michigan

    Two petition drives to take place in Michigan during summer 2015; one program offers 12 plants per adult, other gives from zero to four  photo caption: MCCLRC Chair Jeffrey Hank, center, and Director Josh Covert, left, at Board of State Canvassers by Rick Thompson/June 12 LANSING- Dueling proposals to ...

  • Press Release: Marijuana Legalization on State Canvassers Agenda June 11

    Press Release: Marijuana Legalization on State Canvassers Agenda June 11

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION LANGUAGE BEING CONSIDERED BY THE MICHIGAN BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS Final step before ...

  • Commerce Township Considers Marijuana Growing Restrictions

    Commerce Township Considers Marijuana Growing Restrictions

      by Rick Thompson/May 6, 2015 COMMERCE TOWNSHIP- In a pair of meetings on June 8 and 9, Commerce Township will consider to what degree they allow people to participate in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) by considering an ordinance that would  restrict how and where patients can grow the...

  • MILegalize Announces Third Town Hall Meeting

    MILegalize Announces Third Town Hall Meeting

    June 19, Grand Valley State University's Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids  photo caption: Josey Scoggin, Hash Bash 2013 by Rick Thompson/June 5, 2015 The state's leading organization advocating for a petition drive to legalize adult use of  marijuana in Michigan is having their third Town Hall meeting. ...

  • What's Old is New Again: Third Coast's Grand Re-Opening

    What's Old is New Again: Third Coast's Grand Re-Opening

    Visit Ypsilanti's Third Coast Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Saturday; raffles, prizes, music and John Sinclair photo caption: The new look of Third Coast Medical Marijuana Dispensary. photo by Rick Thompson. by Rick Thompson/May 5, 2015 YPSILANTI- Michigan's first licensed dispensary wants you to com...

  • Oakland County's Medical Marijuana Cases Clog Courts

    Oakland County's Medical Marijuana Cases Clog Courts

    Some cases date back to 2010; "frequent flyers" are not appreciated in Supreme, Appellate Courts photo caption: Earl Carruthers by Rick Thompson/June 3, 2015   DETROIT- Oakland County's worst-in-the-state reputation for pursuing medical marijuana patients and the businesses that service them h...

  • The D.O.P.E. House Inc. Announces Launch Striving to Bring Medical Marijuana Access to Low Income and Minority Communities

    The D.O.P.E. House Inc. Announces Launch Striving to Bring Medical Marijuana Access to Low Income and Minority Communities

    The D.O.P.E. House Inc. Announces Launch Striving to Bring Medical Marijuana Access to Low Income and Minority Communities June 01, 2015 While legislative and  legal breakthroughs surrounding medical marijuana are certainly things to celebrate, the hard truth is that low income and disenfranchised commun...

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