• Does Cannabis Cure Cancer?

    Does Cannabis Cure Cancer?

    Dr. Evangelos Litinas realized the benefits of medical marijuana after Excedrin merely helped to relieve his recurring migraines but cannabis eliminated them. On March 3, Dr. Litinas advised a house full of caregivers, patients, and others from the medical cannabis community at Bloom City Club that, even thou...

  • Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Firms Must Do More to Help Rec Effort, Advocates Say - Marijuana Business Daily

    Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Firms Must Do More to Help Rec Effort, Advocates Say - Marijuana Business Daily

    By Omar Sacirbey Proponents for marijuana legalization in Massachusetts say the state’s medical cannabis industry must step up to the plate quickly to ensure a recreational measure passes this fall in the face of growing opposition – or else the entire effort could fall short. “The cannabis indus...

  • Runnin' Republican Shuts Down State Canvassers Meeting By Fleeing

    Runnin' Republican Shuts Down State Canvassers Meeting By Fleeing

    photo caption: Norm Shinkle, the Runnin' Republican by Rick Thompson/April 29, 2016 LANSING- Why did a member of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers bolt from the room and halt the discussions regarding a policy change being advocated for by a marijuana legalization organization? Was it a floral e...

  • Woman who ran two marijuana dispensaries in Kent County gets jail, lecture from judge

    Woman who ran two marijuana dispensaries in Kent County gets jail, lecture from judge

    A woman arrested on two separate occasions for running marijuana dispensaries in Kent County was sentenced to jail Monday by a judge who told her “ignorance of the law is no excuse.’’ GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) - A woman arrested on two separate occasions for running marijuana dispensaries in Kent ...

  • Woman: Hazel Park officer spied on me with seized phone/Det News

    Woman: Hazel Park officer spied on me with seized phone/Det News

    A veteran Hazel Park police officer is facing a federal lawsuit from a woman who says she was spied on after her fiance’s cellphone was seized by authorities. Megan Pearce, a dispatcher for the Warren Police Department, filed the suit Tuesday against Michael Emmi, a 15-year veteran of Hazel Park’s po...

  • MCC Self-Funded Legalization Campaign Adds $150K

    MCC Self-Funded Legalization Campaign Adds $150K

      photo caption: The MCC's mascot, the gnome with a potleaf beard and Michigan-shaped smoke rising from his pipe by Rick Thompson/April 26, 2016 PONTIAC- In what must seem like the loneliest political campaign in history, the Republican duo of Marsden and Darnoi have dumped another $150,000 int...

  • Does FANG Have The Authority To Raid Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

    Does FANG Have The Authority To Raid Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

      by Rick Thompson/April 25, 2016 FLINT- A trio of medical marijuana distribution centers in Genesee County have recently been raided- some places, more than once- by the Flint Area Narcotics Group, or FANG, but did the multi-jurisdictional task force have the authority to perform the raids? ...

  • Observe Passover by standing against marijuana prohibition

    Observe Passover by standing against marijuana prohibition

    Source: Observe Passover by standing against marijuana prohibition   A Message from Neil Yashinsky, head of Michigan's Oakland County NORML Chapter and a supporter of the MILegalize organization This Passover I ask that you consider observing the holiday by standing against Marijuana prohibition...

  • Blazing Billables: State Laws Expand Pro-Pot Legal Work | The American Lawyer

    Blazing Billables: State Laws Expand Pro-Pot Legal Work | The American Lawyer

    On April 20, which each year marks the unofficial “420” holiday for marijuana enthusiasts worldwide, lawyers at big firms across the country spoke with The Am Law Daily about their work in the burgeoning field of semilegal weed. Though still not allowed under federal law, rapidly changing state regulat...

  • Flint-area medical marijuana dispensaries targeted by authorities/Flint Journal

    Flint-area medical marijuana dispensaries targeted by authorities/Flint Journal

    photo caption: Attorney Bruce Leach speaks during the MICBD  GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Prosecutors are seeking to padlock two more Genesee County medical marijuana dispensaries following investigations by the Flint Area Narcotics Group. The Genesee County Prosecutor's Office has filed motions asking ...

  • Covey Announces Run For Oakland County Sheriff, Replace Bouchard

    Covey Announces Run For Oakland County Sheriff, Replace Bouchard

    Editor's note: The article references Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard (not pictured) and his raids on Clinical Relief in 2010, a medical marijuana dispensary. Court cases surrounding that raid and the charges that resulted are still occupying the Oakland County and Appellate court systems in Michigan. ~R...

  • 4:20- And Beyond! A Michigan Primer

    4:20- And Beyond! A Michigan Primer

    by Rick Thompson/April 19, 2016 DETROIT- Headlining the events in Michigan for April 20th is a big fundraising celebration for MILegalize and a pub crawl-style event featuring Genesee County businesses and establishments. Beyond the traditional cannabis user's holiday- 4:20 is a reference to marijua...

  • LTE: HB 4209 is not how Lansing should regulate medical marijuana

    LTE: HB 4209 is not how Lansing should regulate medical marijuana

      photo caption: Keith Stroup (Left) and Rick Thompson at the High Times Business Summit, at The Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, December 14-16, 2015. photo: Ben Droz.  April 19, 2016 I was deeply disturbed when I read an Op/Ed piece in the Detroit News authored by Professor Gary Wolfra...

  • Press Release: NORML National Office Endorses MILegalize Proposal

    Press Release: NORML National Office Endorses MILegalize Proposal

    PRESS RELEASE                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NORML NATIONAL OFFICE ENDORSES MILEGALIZE PROPOSAL    Contact: Jeff Hank                                                Matthew Abel                 Chair, MILegalize              ...

  • Lyon’s medical marijuana ordinance challenged

    Lyon’s medical marijuana ordinance challenged

    A Lyon Township medical marijuana caregiver is challenging the township’s new ordinance that restricts growing marijuana to structures on at least one acre lots. A couple of weeks before the ordinance was to begin, Steve Greene filed a notice with township Clerk Michele Cash that he intends to collect th...

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