• MILegalize Picks Up Support for Supreme Court Lawsuit

    MILegalize Picks Up Support for Supreme Court Lawsuit

    New Detroit Free Press editorial summarizes government's treatment of MILegalize proposal: "That just ain't right."   by Rick Thompson/August 26, 2016 DETROIT- Although the state's Capital is Lansing, most of Michigan's major press outlets operate in Detroit, and one of the largest has just co...

  • Marijuana Legalization Hits Michigan Supreme Court

    Marijuana Legalization Hits Michigan Supreme Court

    Rejected by the Court of Claims, MILegalize takes the fight to the state's highest court- no pun intended Editor's Note: Rick Thompson is on the Board of Directors of the MILegalize organization, which is the subject of this editorial by Rick Thompson/August 25, 2016 LANSING- The Michigan Court of ...

  • Scientists Tell Time Magazine Their Marijuana Research Goals

    Scientists Tell Time Magazine Their Marijuana Research Goals

    Scientists discuss the safety of marijuana, their research wish list, and the nature of cannabis science by Rick Thompson/August 16, 2016 In the wake of the DEA's refusal to move cannabis from the list of the most addictive and non-medical drugs, TIME Magazine sought opinions on the future of canna-sc...

  • Laith Al-Saadi of The Voice To Perform at High Times Country Fair

    Laith Al-Saadi of The Voice To Perform at High Times Country Fair

    by Rick Thompson/August 21, 2016 Michigan native Laith Al-Saadi will be the closing musical act for The High Times Cannabis Cup August appearance in Clio Michigan. Al-Saadi built a strong reputation over the last 20 years by playing gigs and Michigan and other states. His CD, 'REAL', received critical acc...

  • DEA: Doctors Are Not Good Enough To Decide Medicinal Value of Marijuana

    DEA: Doctors Are Not Good Enough To Decide Medicinal Value of Marijuana

      It had to be hard, coming up with a reason to tell the world why the FDA is right and thousands upon thousands of medical doctors across America are all wrong. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosengberg did it by telling the world that America's doctors are not talented enough to know what works ...

  • MILegalize Update And Fundraiser

    MILegalize Update And Fundraiser

    MILegalize awaits a decision in Michigan Court of Claims; southwest Michigan gets swanky fundraiser on Aug. 20 Editor's Note: Rick Thompson s a Board member of the MILegalize organization, which is featured in this story. ~RT   by Rick Thompson/August 16, 2016 New Buffalo, Michigan- The Fou...

  • Northern Michigan Dems Approve Marijuana Statement

    Northern Michigan Dems Approve Marijuana Statement

    photo caption: 2012 Hash Bash with Rev. Steven Thompson (r) and national NORML founder Keith Stroup    I received this from Rev. Steven R. Thompson (no relation) in my email: "This morning at the Benzie County Democrat Convention, attended by 20 state party members, I introduced the followi...

  • Koshmider Kicks Ass

    Koshmider Kicks Ass

    Don Koshmider's court victory against ousted prosecutor Mike Rola indicative of other cases in Michigan PHOTO CAPTION: Josey Scoggin (r) from MILegalize instructs Don Koshmider on signature gathering during the MILegalize campaign kickoff June 25 von the lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing, Michigan...

  • No Schedule 2 For Marijuana

    No Schedule 2 For Marijuana

    A proposed change in classification fails to materialize; DEA agrees to allow more cultivators, improve research by Rick Thompson/August 11, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Drug Enforcement Administration behaved predictably today and refused to reschedule cannabis from being classified as one of the worst...

  • #1 Place For CBD Production: Michigan, says High Times

    #1 Place For CBD Production: Michigan, says High Times

    IDK Farms produces the "Strongest Strain on Earth" for CBD content, says High Times Magazine; three of top four CBD strains are grown in Michigan photo caption: IDK Farms from Michigan receives a first place trophy during the MDCC Cup Competition, June 1, 2013 by Rick Thompson/August 9, 2016 Of all the ...

  • The Cannabis News - August 4 2016

    The Cannabis News - August 4 2016

    The Cannabis News is a segment performed by Rick Thompson on the Planet Green Trees Radio Show every week. During the August 4 broadcast, these are the stories he covered. Listen to the entire broadcast on The Planet Green Trees Radio Show website HERE. THE STRONGEST STRAINS ON EARTH 2016 At the sta...

  • Pro-Marijuana Candidates Win, Anti-Medical Candidates Lose in Primary Elections

    Pro-Marijuana Candidates Win, Anti-Medical Candidates Lose in Primary Elections

    Prosecutors with a bad history of attacking medical marijuana businesses are unseated in Michigan primaries while supporters advance by Rick Thompson/August 4, 2016 FLINT- Tuesdy's Primary elections in Michigan were a success story for the medical marijuana advocates who were running, and a horror sto...

  • Press Release: Weekend of Fun in Five Points

    Press Release: Weekend of Fun in Five Points

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Weekend of Fun in Five P...

  • Lawyer's Nasty Effort To Buy Genesee County Sheriff Election Fails

    Lawyer's Nasty Effort To Buy Genesee County Sheriff Election Fails

    Incumbent Sheriff Robert Pickell wins primary election; Attorney Super PAC Fails to Buy Election For Opponent Dan Allen by Rick Thompson/August 3, 2016 FLINT- In all my years I have never seen a political battle get as nasty as the fight for Genesee County Sheriff was. Incumbent Sheriff, Robert Pic...

  • The Cannabis News from PGT- July 28 2016

    The Cannabis News from PGT- July 28 2016

    The Cannabis News is a segment performed by Rick Thompson on the Planet Green Trees Radio Show every week. During the July 28 broadcast, these are the stories he covered. Listen to the entire broadcast on The Planet Green Trees Radio Show website HERE. ________ Marijuana prohibition is losing groun...

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