• Marijuana Advocate Suggests THC Driving Limit During Michigan House Hearing

    Marijuana Advocate Suggests THC Driving Limit During Michigan House Hearing

    Dispensary owner shocks community by offering up a 5 nanogram/8 nanogram limits for drugged driving during Committee hearing about saliva tests by TCC Staff/April 18, 2014 LANSING- Will Michigan impose a brand-new set of rules to establish a blood-level limit on THC, similar to a blood alcohol content...

  • Testimony Brings Change in Marijuana Saliva Testing Bill

    Testimony Brings Change in Marijuana Saliva Testing Bill

    House committee hears testimony from State Police, marijuana industry specialists; sponsor announces an amendment to bill by TCC Staff/April 18, 2014 LANSING- A bill that would enable police to give drivers a roadside test to check them for having the presence of marijuana or cocaine in their body was...

  • Embattled marijuana advocate shares positive message with community

    Embattled marijuana advocate shares positive message with community

    Ci Ci Taylor delivers message just hours after being released from police custody on the most recent Planet Green Trees broadcast [caption id="attachment_8497" align="aligncenter" width="333"] Activist Ci Ci Taylor and her daughter, on stage at the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, April 2014[/caption] LANSING- C...

  • Legislation to address drugged driving includes saliva testing | Michigan Radio

    Legislation to address drugged driving includes saliva testing | Michigan Radio

    By MICHIGAN RADIO NEWSROOM State lawmakers are debating a package of bills intended to get repeat drug offenders off the road. Under the bills, drivers pulled over for erratic driving could be asked to submit to a saliva test. Current law provides for blood, breath and urine testing. State Representa...

  • Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

    Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

    A new study links casual marijuana use with significant changes to parts of the brain.   Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures, according to a new study published Tuesday in The Journal of Neuroscience. "Just casual use appears to create chang...

  • U.S.: Atty. Gen. Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Legalization; Admits He's Tried Weed | Hemp News

    U.S.: Atty. Gen. Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Legalization; Admits He's Tried Weed | Hemp News

    By Steve Elliott Hemp News U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he is "cautiously optimistic" about marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state, but added it's tough to predict where legalization will be in 10 years. In the same interview, Holder, the nation's top law enforcement official,...

  • Officer facing marijuana charge has checkered past of impaired driving, job suspensions | MLive.com

    Officer facing marijuana charge has checkered past of impaired driving, job suspensions | MLive.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – One of four longtime Kent County corrections officers implicated in alleged marijuana-related crimes has been taken off duty four times in his career, including two suspensions stemming from impaired driving, according to his personnel file. Despite Michael Frederick’s past troubles ...

  • Feds allege medical marijuana law used as ruse, 37 indicted in West Michigan operation | MLive.com

    Feds allege medical marijuana law used as ruse, 37 indicted in West Michigan operation | MLive.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Thirty-seven people have been indicted as part of an alleged multi-county marijuana grow operation. The government says the defendants used the state’s medical marijuana law as a cover for the alleged operation. In October, 27 people were arrested as part of the alleged grow opera...

  • Mich. businessman to open medical marijuana facility in Windsor - Covers - Detroit Metro Times

    Mich. businessman to open medical marijuana facility in Windsor - Covers - Detroit Metro Times

    Bill Chaaban says marijuana has never been his thing, but the 42-year-old has big plans to add grade-A medicinal cannabis to the repertoire of products his Madison Heights-based firm hopes to soon produce. After joining Creative Edge Nutrition Inc. in early 2012, Chaaban helped transform the company into...

  • Roadside saliva testing for marijuana use gets House hearing in Michigan

    Roadside saliva testing for marijuana use gets House hearing in Michigan

      by Rick Thompson/April 16, 2014 LANSING- The Michigan House of Representatives will consider making the state's citizens subject roadside saliva testing for the presence of marijuana and other drugs in a Judiciary Committee meeting on April 17, 2014. Michigan already has laws and procedures to...

  • Rockind on Section 8 and Oakland County

    Rockind on Section 8 and Oakland County

    Attorney Neil Rockind recently posted this statement:   Not a single lawyer in Oakland County, Michigan has taken a medical marijuana case to trial with a Section 8 Defense and walked away with a "Not Guilty." We came closer last week than anyone else has before when a jury refused to come to a de...

  • RCMP Bust Medical Marijuana Licensed Producers | Press For Truth

    RCMP Bust Medical Marijuana Licensed Producers | Press For Truth

    Two licensed producers of medical marijuana had their product seized at a British Columbia last week. Both Tweed and Mattrum abandoned their shipment of pot after the RCMP seized what appears to be legal pot as determined by Health Canada. Tweed & Mattrum claim they were allowed to buy starting material...

  • Police find man dead, marijuana growing operation in Rochester Hills | The Detroit News

    Police find man dead, marijuana growing operation in Rochester Hills | The Detroit News

    Rochester Hills —A welfare check led deputies Monday night to what appears to be the natural death of a man and the discovery of a marijuana growing operation in the basement. Oakland County Sheriff's deputies found piled up newspapers and uncollected mail outside the home in the 600 block of Ten Point D...

  • WXYZ: Waterford furniture store center of drug investigation

    WXYZ: Waterford furniture store center of drug investigation

    http://www.wxyz.com/news/waterford-furniture-store-center-of-drug-investigation // (WXYZ) - When you looked at the outside of Oakland Furniture in Waterford on M-59, it appeared to be a legitimate business. It had a nice sign, a phone number, a storefront, but Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ...

  • 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."...

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Marijuana Advocate Suggests THC Driving Limit During Michigan House Hearing

Marijuana Advocate Suggests THC Driving Limit During Michigan House Hearing

Dispensary owner shocks community by offering up a 5 nanogram/8 nanogram limits for drugged driving during Committee hearing about saliva tests

by TCC Staff/April 18, 2014

LANSING- Will Michigan impose a brand-new set of rules to establish a blood-level limit on THC, similar to a blood…

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Testimony Brings Change in Marijuana Saliva Testing Bill

Testimony Brings Change in Marijuana Saliva Testing Bill

House committee hears testimony from State Police, marijuana industry specialists; sponsor announces an amendment to bill

by TCC Staff/April 18, 2014

LANSING- A bill that would enable police to give drivers a roadside test to check them for having the presence of marijuana or cocaine in their body was…

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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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