• Maryland to be 21st medical marijuana state

    Maryland to be 21st medical marijuana state

    July 1, 2014 is the start date for new medical marijuana program; law represents a new take on medical marijuana programs Maryland is set to become the 21st state in America to authorize a medical marijuana program that distributes cannabis to patients. The new law creates a greater responsibility for ph...

  • Witness: State police detective paid me to lie about Romulus police corruption | News - Home

    Witness: State police detective paid me to lie about Romulus police corruption | News - Home

    ROMULUS, Mich. - Sex, lies and an audiotape. A Local 4 investigation broke the story Thursday night at 6 p.m. about a witness used by Wayne County prosecutors against former members of the Romulus Police Department accused of staggering corruption while on duty. That witness now says he was paid $12,...

  • The News with Rick Thompson on Planet Green Trees: Episode 189

    The News with Rick Thompson on Planet Green Trees: Episode 189

    In this edition of The News, Rick talks about some outrageous statements made by a DEA official and discusses the marijuana index on the stock market. Planet Green Trees has continually broadcast a weekly show for over three years, covering the cannabis community in Michigan and across the nation. Listen t...

  • Inspirational video

    Inspirational video "Majority" now live on YouTube

    "Majority" is an inspirational video montage created from pictures of the 2014 Hash Bash and Monroe Street Fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 5. Newspapers made estimates of 8,000 people in attendance. Hash Bash speakers included: DJ Short, Ed Rosenthal, John Sinclair, Jim Gierach from LEAP, Michigan Hou...

  • Retired Flint couple sees the light on medical marijuana | MLive.com

    Retired Flint couple sees the light on medical marijuana | MLive.com

    FLINT, MI -- In an unlikely place, Flint couple Jan Nelson and her husband, Ted, found a way to make their marriage better and enjoy their retirement more. Medical marijuana. Ted Nelson, 72, suffers from multiple ailments including Type 2 Diabetes, essential tremors, arthritis and an enlarged prostate. ...

  • More Pot, Safer Roads: Marijuana Legalization Could Bring Unexpected Benefits

    More Pot, Safer Roads: Marijuana Legalization Could Bring Unexpected Benefits

    The anti-pot group Project SAM claims drug test data show that marijuana legalization in Washington, approved by voters in that state at the end of 2012, already has made the roads more dangerous. The group notes with alarm that the percentage of people arrested for driving under the influence of a drug (DUID...

  • MLive: State representative pays visit to Davison medical marijuana dispensary

    MLive: State representative pays visit to Davison medical marijuana dispensary

    by Roberto Acosta/MLive   DAVISON, MI -- A Republican state representative who's introduced a bill to give municipalities the power to regulate medical marijuana facilities paid a visit Wednesday, April 2 to a Davison location that could be impacted in the future. Jamie Fricke, operator of Holis...

  • Fox News: Kent Co. Officers Turn Down Plea Deal In 'Pot Butter' Case

    Fox News: Kent Co. Officers Turn Down Plea Deal In 'Pot Butter' Case

    http://fox17online.com/2014/04/02/kent-co-officers-turn-down-plea-deal-in-pot-butter-case/#rc8yVPK1ItcPvOzT.01 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 2, 2014) – Four corrections officers suspected of illegally using ‘pot butter’ maintain the substance was for medical use only and they plan to fight the crimi...

  • Slate: The Shame of “Equitable Sharing”

    Slate: The Shame of “Equitable Sharing”

    The Shame of “Equitable Sharing”   How local cops are still colluding with the feds to seize pot-related assets—even in states with legal marijuana. By Nick Sibilla When voters in Colorado and Washington state approved legalizing marijuana in 2012, those votes undermined an abusive—and p...

  • Leaf Science: 67% of US doctors support MMJ

    Leaf Science: 67% of US doctors support MMJ

    http://t.e2ma.net/message/fhsbi/3j2zhl 67% of US doctors support MMJ   More than two-thirds of doctors in the U.S. believe cannabis can be used to treat certain conditions, according to a new survey by WebMD/Medscape. Findings from an online survey of over 1,500 doctors in 48 states reveal ...

  • AP: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    AP: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/poll-nationwide-marijuana-legalization-inevitable-23158661 Denver — Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the n...

  • DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just 'Makes Us Fight Harder'

    DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just 'Makes Us Fight Harder'

    WASHINGTON -- Far from being discouraged by the shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal drug agents are now driven to "fight harder," Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart said Wednesday. Leonhart, who report...

  • MLive: Judge dismisses ballot proposal suit after Michigan Legislature OKs out-of-state petition circulators

    MLive: Judge dismisses ballot proposal suit after Michigan Legislature OKs out-of-state petition circulators

    written by Brian Smith for MLive   LANSING -- A last-minute amendment to legislation approved Thursday by the Michigan Legislature would change state election law to allow out-of-state petition circulators and has led to dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. House B...

  • Marijuana legalization: Saginaw, Mount Pleasant among a dozen Michigan communities circulating local ballot petitions | MLive.com

    Marijuana legalization: Saginaw, Mount Pleasant among a dozen Michigan communities circulating local ballot petitions | MLive.com

    SAGINAW, MI — Three mid-Michigan  communities are among a dozen where which marijuana activists hope to bring ballot initiatives to decriminalize or legalize possession of the drug. The cities of Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Clare are among the communities with petition drives organized by the "Safer M...

  • Hash Bash Videos: Rick Thompson and the Photo Mob

    Hash Bash Videos: Rick Thompson and the Photo Mob

    The 2014 Hash Bash featured a Photo Mob, where speaker Rick Thompson challenged the crowd to take a photo of the Bash and flood social media with them....

  • Hash Bash Videos: Laith Al-Saadi plays The Beatles

    Hash Bash Videos: Laith Al-Saadi plays The Beatles

    To close out the 2014 Hash Bash, musical guest Laith Al-Saadi performed the Beatles hit, "With a Little Help With My Friends."...

  • Hash Bash Videos: The Drone

    Hash Bash Videos: The Drone

    During Hash Bash 2014 a drone was flown over the crowd. An inventive individual matched up the video of that flight with the song that opened the 2014 Hash Bash- 'The Star Spangled Banner" as performed by Laith Al-Saadi....

  • Tim Skubick: Smoke it if you got it? Recreational marijuana effort headed to a city near you | MLive.com

    Tim Skubick: Smoke it if you got it? Recreational marijuana effort headed to a city near you | MLive.com

    Coming to 12 communities in Michigan soon: Local ballot proposals to legalize or decriminalize marijuana for adults who use small amounts for recreational reasons. Everyone knew this was coming but not until right now did citizens know if they were on the list. Here ya go: East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount P...

  • Marijuana, Microbes and Milk

    Marijuana, Microbes and Milk

    by Rick Thompson/April 3, 2014   'Marijuana, Microbes and Milk: Science and Public Health Policy' is the title of a lecture being given at the University of Illinois on April 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM in the Illini Center Chicago, Chicago, IL. "What are the broad health implications of legalizing...

  • State representative pays visit to Davison medical marijuana dispensary | MLive.com

    State representative pays visit to Davison medical marijuana dispensary | MLive.com

    DAVISON, MI -- A Republican state representative who's introduced a bill to give municipalities the power to regulate medical marijuana facilities paid a visit Wednesday, April 2 to a Davison location that could be impacted in the future. Jamie Fricke, operator of Holistic Earth, the city's first medical m...

  • Press Release: Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Review Cop’s Use of Fake Marihuana Card to Trick Legitimate Caregiver

    Press Release: Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Review Cop’s Use of Fake Marihuana Card to Trick Legitimate Caregiver

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: March 31, 2014 Contact: Daniel W. Grow (269) 519-8222   Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Review Cop’s Use of Fake Marihuana Card to Trick Legitimate Caregiver   Court follows Court of Appeals denial of application for leave after trial cou...

  • DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just 'Makes Us Fight Harder'

    DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just 'Makes Us Fight Harder'

    WASHINGTON -- Far from being discouraged by the shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal drug agents are now driven to "fight harder," Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart said Wednesday. Leonhart, who report...

  • Marijuana Users Have Better Cognitive Skills, Study Finds - Leaf Science

    Marijuana Users Have Better Cognitive Skills, Study Finds - Leaf Science

    A new study on college students has linked marijuana use with better performance on certain brain-related tasks. Despite popular belief, new findings from a team at the University of Minnesota suggest marijuana use at an early age may not be that detrimental to cognitive function. “Marijuana users wer...

  • 12 Michigan Cities Targeted For Marijuana Ballot Proposals in 2014

    12 Michigan Cities Targeted For Marijuana Ballot Proposals in 2014

    A dozen cities are targeted for petition drives to legalize or decriminalize marijuana; with 14 wins, local marijuana proposals prevail every time in Michigan over last ten years by Rick Thompson/April 2, 2014   DETROIT- A coalition of marijuana law reform advocates have announced the cities t...

  • Green butter makes a bad day for 4 officers

    Green butter makes a bad day for 4 officers

    Marijuana butter, blue uniforms, unworkable court rulings- this case has got 'em all [caption id="attachment_8355" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Which form of medicine would YOU prefer?[/caption] by Rick Thompson/April 1. 2014 KENT COUNTY- Three twenty-year veteran corrections officers are at the ce...

  • Attorney General Schuette and States' Rights: Is He Shooting from the Hyp? | Michael Komorn

    Attorney General Schuette and States' Rights: Is He Shooting from the Hyp? | Michael Komorn

    Congratulations to the DeBoer and Rowse family, and their legal team, Dana Nessel, Carol Stanyar and Ken Mogill. This is truly a historic moment for our great state. I wanted to wait a few days and let the well-deserved, hard fought and heroic victory finish percolating before I had a chance to mention a ...

  • West Michigan hemp processors say Colorado's liberalized pot laws will help their business grow | MLive.com

    West Michigan hemp processors say Colorado's liberalized pot laws will help their business grow | MLive.com

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Colorado’s liberalized marijuana laws will help the expansion plans of a local company that manufactures and distributes industrial hemp-based food supplements and cosmetics, according to Joe Brown, founder of Michigan Hemp Co. Brown, who said his company’s products do not...

  • Medical marijuana laws reduce crime- U of Texas

    Medical marijuana laws reduce crime- U of Texas

    Research recently published illustrates that medical marijuana laws reduce violent crime in the states that pass it   by Rick Thompson/March 28, 2014 "The central finding gleaned from the present study was that MML is not predictive of higher crime rates and may be related to reductions in rat...

  • Vilsack: U.S. looking to purchase hemp seed to help Ukraine | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

    Vilsack: U.S. looking to purchase hemp seed to help Ukraine | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the United States is looking to purchase hemp seed to help Ukraine’s ailing economy, which has been hurt by a corrupt government and recently an invasion by Russia into its Crimea region. Hemp is related to marijuana, but does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinoids (THC...

  • Two Bills Legalizing Industrial Hemp Introduced in House

    Two Bills Legalizing Industrial Hemp Introduced in House

    HB 5439 and HB 5440 are so new they aren't posted to mi.gov website yet; two bills latest in a series of hemp-related news made in Michigan [caption id="attachment_8315" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Industrial Hemp Panel at the American Rights Conference, Lansing, featuring Steven Sharpe (l) and Ever...

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Maryland to be 21st medical marijuana state

Maryland to be 21st medical marijuana state

July 1, 2014 is the start date for new medical marijuana program; law represents a new take on medical marijuana programs

Maryland is set to become the 21st state in America to authorize a medical marijuana program that distributes cannabis to patients. The new law creates a greater responsibility for…

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Witness: State police detective paid me to lie about Romulus police corruption | News - Home

Witness: State police detective paid me to lie about Romulus police corruption | News - Home

ROMULUS, Mich. -

Sex, lies and an audiotape.

A Local 4 investigation broke the story Thursday night at 6 p.m. about a witness used by Wayne County prosecutors against former members of the Romulus Police Department accused of staggering corruption while on duty.

That witness now says he was paid…

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Photogallery: Michigan Sober Project Takes 1st Place at MDA Muscle Walk

Photogallery: Michigan Sober Project Takes 1st Place at MDA Muscle Walk

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