• Toolbox Update: Cannabis and the Brain Research

    Toolbox Update: Cannabis and the Brain Research

    Editor's Note: This is the latest in a series titled, "Toolbox Update." These articles feature facts, figures and graphics that can simplify a discussion about marijuana use. - RT by Rick Thompson/May 24, 2016 CANNABIS AND THE BRAIN While doing research for an article being featured in print late...

  • MILegalize May 20 Rally A Success

    MILegalize May 20 Rally A Success

      editorial note: Rick Thompson is on the Board of Directors for both the MILegalize and Michigan NORML organizations, which are mentioned in this article. ~RT by Rick Thompson/May 22, 2016 LANSING- A Friday rally drew more than 100 people to the steps of the State Capitol Building in support of...

  • NCIA Announces Election of Board of Directors

    NCIA Announces Election of Board of Directors

    2016 Board of Directors Election Results National Cannabis Industry Association members have voted in the association's annual board of directors election and 11 candidates have been elected to serve on the board for the 2016-18 term. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of the candidates ...

  • MILegalize Calls All Petitioners to the Capitol Steps on May 20 for Final Rally: Press Release

    MILegalize Calls All Petitioners to the Capitol Steps on May 20 for Final Rally: Press Release

    PRESS RELEASE                                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MILEGALIZE CALLS ALL PETITIONERS TO THE CAPITOL STEPS ON MAY 20 FOR FINAL RALLY   Marijuana legalization petition drive is ending; rally and petitioner app...

  • New AAA Study Debunks Proposed Pot And Driving Bills By Lucido, Jones, Casperson

    New AAA Study Debunks Proposed Pot And Driving Bills By Lucido, Jones, Casperson

    photo caption: Lansing's Capitol Dome, at dusk. Photo by Rick Thompson by Rick Thompson/May, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC- The Associated Press reported on a new study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) which seems to contradict the nature of some bills offered in the Michigan legislature that propose...

  • False Positives in Drug Field Testing Kits | Forensic Science in North Carolina

    False Positives in Drug Field Testing Kits | Forensic Science in North Carolina

    The director of a lab recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for forensic science excellence has called field drug testing kits “totally useless” due to the possibility of false positives. In laboratory experiments, at least two brands of field testing kits have been shown to prod...

  • Stoned driving: There is no 'magic number' for it | MLive.com

    Stoned driving: There is no 'magic number' for it | MLive.com

    Paul Armentano is deputy director of NORML —€” the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws —€” and the author of several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters specific to cannabis and psychomotor performance. By Paul Armentano Lawmakers' desire to calculate a so-called magic number ...

  • Location Of Flint Water Drive Shuttered By Prosecutor As Nuisance

    Location Of Flint Water Drive Shuttered By Prosecutor As Nuisance

    Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton uses a nuisance suit to shutter Uptown Sports Bar and Grill FLINT- The location of a famous water drive for Flint residents comes up on the dry side of the law. Flint's The Uptown Bar and Grill, site of the Fresh Water For Flint bottled water collection effort, i...

  • Press Release- WHAT A NIGHT! $15,000 raised for MI Legalize!

    Press Release- WHAT A NIGHT! $15,000 raised for MI Legalize!

    Editor's Note: This is an email sent from the MILegalize campaign to their supporters, reproduced here to let readers know the result of an event promoted on this site. ~R.T. On May 11, supporters of MI Legalize showed up in full force to contribute to our campaign in the Eleventh Hour.  We raised ove...

  • The Wild West Comes to Michigan: Coach Shelly Urges Ethics and Self-Care

    The Wild West Comes to Michigan: Coach Shelly Urges Ethics and Self-Care

    The Wild West has come to Michigan in the form of the emerging statewide cannabis industry, and Shelly Smith, long-time sales coach at Southwestern Consulting, is trying to give it focus. And ethics. “The laws are different all over the country,” she says as she waits to address guests at the April...

  • Police cannot search vehicle during traffic stop to verify amount of Michigan medical marijuana

    Police cannot search vehicle during traffic stop to verify amount of Michigan medical marijuana

    May 11, 2016 A district court judge in Otsego County ruled that the Michigan State Police cannot detain a MMMA patient during a traffic stop to “verify” the patient has the lawful amount of medical marijuana.  Criminal defense attorney Todd Nye challenged a traffic stop and arrest by the Michigan ...

  • Few medical marijuana dispensaries continue operations following raids - Gaylord Herald Times: Gaylord

    Few medical marijuana dispensaries continue operations following raids - Gaylord Herald Times: Gaylord

    GAYLORD — There was a time in Gaylord not long ago when drivers couldn't come through without seeing a large, green cross on display every few blocks through the downtown area. Sightings of those crosses, used to mark the locations of medical marijuana dispensaries, are now more infrequent as it appears ...

  • Study: No scientific basis for laws on marijuana and driving

    Study: No scientific basis for laws on marijuana and driving

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. The study commissioned by AAA's safety foundation said it's no...

  • Cannabis And Concussion: Ex-NHLer Larry DePalma Speaks

    Cannabis And Concussion: Ex-NHLer Larry DePalma Speaks

    "Cannabis saved my life," says ex-National Hockey League enforcer Larry DePalma- and he's right photo caption: Larry DePalma (Left) and Darren McCarty are two former hockey players who now advocate for marijuana use (Editorial disclosure: Rick Thompson is on the Board of Directors of the MILegalize organi...

  • MILEGALIZE HITS SIGNATURE MILESTONE, CAPITOL RALLY ANNOUNCED: PRESS RELEASE

    MILEGALIZE HITS SIGNATURE MILESTONE, CAPITOL RALLY ANNOUNCED: PRESS RELEASE

    PRESS RELEASE    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MILEGALIZE HITS SIGNATURE MILESTONE, ANNOUNCES CAPITOL RALLY 300,000+ signatures gathered in campaign to legalize adult use of marijuana in Michigan; major rally planned for May 20 May 8, 2016 LANSING- The MILegalize organization has collected more than ...

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