• D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana | Washington City Paper

    D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana | Washington City Paper

    Despite a congressional rider that limits the District from currently doing so, the D.C. Department of Health is calling for the city to tax and regulate marijuana using strategies similar to those that states employ to control tobacco and alcohol. In a comprehensive report published on DOH's website late la...

  • Strike Force seizes 200 pounds of marijuana | Local News | newspressnow.com

    Strike Force seizes 200 pounds of marijuana | Local News | newspressnow.com

    The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force is continuing to investigate after seizing more than 200 pounds of marijuana. Members of the strike force have been conducting ongoing interdiction operations in the community, said Col. Bill Puett with the Sheriff's Department. Authorities were able to retrieve 203 poun...

  • The Supremes reject an appeal over medical marijuana in Montana

    The Supremes reject an appeal over medical marijuana in Montana

    By The Associated Press The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits Montana medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each. The justices on Monday let stand a Montana Supreme Court ruling that upheld key provisions of a state law that r...

  • Illinois medical marijuana director resigns after just over year

    Illinois medical marijuana director resigns after just over year

    CHICAGO — A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Illinois medical marijuana program’s director has resigned. Spokeswoman Catherine Kelly tells The Associated Press the administration has accepted the resignation of Joseph Wright, who was in the position for just over one year. She says the governor...

  • 'Harry Potter'-Quoting Bad Judge Gets Good Ruling For MILegalize

    'Harry Potter'-Quoting Bad Judge Gets Good Ruling For MILegalize

    The Harry Potter-quoting, marijuana-hating Judge- who said in 2010 there was no medical benefit from cannabis and people should not join the state's medical program- tries to create personal advantage and accidentally helps MILegalize photo caption: This is either Dobby, from the Harry Potter movies, or it...

  • Details Of New Drugged Driving Law Not Pretty, Not Science

    Details Of New Drugged Driving Law Not Pretty, Not Science

      by Rick Thompson/June 26, 2016 FARMINGTON- A pilot program allowing the Michigan State Police and special Drug Recognition Experts to administer a roadside test to detect the presence of THC in a person's saliva was approved in Michigan. Although the bill creating this program was passed by b...

  • Commissioner takes shot at MILegalize

    Commissioner takes shot at MILegalize

    Editor's Note: The original web story has a posting place for COMMENTS. Anyone that feels the Commissioner's remarks were inappropriate, please use the newspaper's comments to express yourself instead of writing directly to the Commissioner. ~RT http://www.michigansthumb.com/news/local/article_6d40fb40-4...

  • Cannabis Church to hold first service, combats marijuana stigma

    Cannabis Church to hold first service, combats marijuana stigma

    LANSING -- A non-denominational church eager to combat the stigma often associated with marijuana use plans to hold Sunday its first service that's welcome to all. The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason is scheduled to hold its inaugural service and potluck from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, led by Jackson resi...

  • Attorney Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against MSP, Oakland County Labs

    Attorney Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against MSP, Oakland County Labs

      by Rick Thompson/June 23, 2016 FARMINGTON- Komorn Law has filed a class-action suit in federal court against the Directors of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division and Oakland County's Forensic Services Laboratory over 4th Amendment and due process violations in the way marijuan...

  • Update on HB 4209, 4210: Zombie Legislation Takes a Summer Break

    Update on HB 4209, 4210: Zombie Legislation Takes a Summer Break

    Dubbed 'Zombie Legislation' or the bills that will not die, HB 4209 and HB 4210 manage to make it out of a hostile Senate Committee but have not been voted on by the Senate- yet by Rick Thompson/June 22, 2016 LANSING- For close to five years now the medical marijuana community has waited for the Michi...

  • MILegalize Files Suit Against Michigan Board Of Canvassers - Cannabis Business Times

    MILegalize Files Suit Against Michigan Board Of Canvassers - Cannabis Business Times

    The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MILegalize) filed suit against the State of Michigan Board of Canvassers and others for their failure to appropriately count signatures gathered for its initiative, says attorney Matthew Abel, executive director of Michigan NORML and board member of MI...

  • ASA: Let the Senate know that medical marijuana research is not enough!

    ASA: Let the Senate know that medical marijuana research is not enough!

    More and more, Congress is talking about medical cannabis, but the conversation is largely focused on lifting research barriers. This is certainly important, but the fruit of any medical research will not come for several years, perhaps decades. That is why it’s so important for Congress to protect ...

  • Komorn: Chicklas

    Komorn: Chicklas "Deserves Every Possible Accolade" For Crime Lab Scandal Coverage

      A guest blog by noted Michigan criminal defense attorney Michael Komorn Editor's Note: The Michigan EMMY Award winners will be announced June 18 at a black-tie casino affair in Detroit. Together, Chicklas and Daren Bowers are nominated in the category of 'Continuing Coverage' and are one of 12 nomine...

  • Press Release: MILEGALIZE FILES LAWSUIT IN STATE COURT TO CHALLENGE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PETITION DENIAL

    Press Release: MILEGALIZE FILES LAWSUIT IN STATE COURT TO CHALLENGE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PETITION DENIAL

    PRESS RELEASE    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MILEGALIZE FILES LAWSUIT IN STATE COURT TO CHALLENGE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PETITION DENIAL Lawsuit filed in the Court of Claims based on various constitutional claims   June 17, 2016 LANSING- The ballot question committee MILegalize filed a lawsuit today c...

  • MSP Crime Lab Scandal Nets EMMY Nomination For Reporter

    MSP Crime Lab Scandal Nets EMMY Nomination For Reporter

    Fox 17 journalist Dana Chicklas gets nomination; attorney Michael Komorn previously awarded for work on same case by Rick Thompson/June 16, 2016 Shocking changes in the way medical marijuana evidence is being reported by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab was uncovered by the Komorn Law firm in 2015...

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