• Siebold: Time to legalize marijuana

    Siebold: Time to legalize marijuana

    The following is an Editorial that appeared in the Detroit News and other publications. ______________   The debate over the side effects of marijuana vs. alcohol, along with the lingering question of whether or not marijuana should be legal, has been long running and probably won’t end anytim...

  • America's first marijuana vote of 2015 burns out

    America's first marijuana vote of 2015 burns out

    by Rick Thompson/March 2, 2015 _____________ Montrose, Michigan, with a population of 1,615 (2013 census) voted in February to reject legalized marijuana by a margin of 88 yes to 120 no. The small community in northern Genesee County is just a few miles away from the site of the 2014 High Times...

  • Shelby Township adopts medical marijuana dispensary, growth facility moratorium - News - Source Newspapers

    Shelby Township adopts medical marijuana dispensary, growth facility moratorium - News - Source Newspapers

    A moratorium regarding facilities associated with dispensing, selling or growing medical marijuana in Shelby Township was approved unanimously by the board of trustees on Feb. 17. "The purpose of this moratorium is to give the township an opportunity to regulate our ordinances regarding dispensaries, which...

  • Marijuana At The Polls in Michigan

    Marijuana At The Polls in Michigan

      by Rick Thompson/February 24, 2015 MONTROSE- Voters in the tiny city of Montrose, Michigan go to the polls today with only one issue on their ballot: to eliminate criminal penalties for adult use, possession and transportation of marijuana. The issue was placed on the ballot via a petition...

  • Marijuana Tax Up In Smoke? Don't Worry, Feds Plot 50% Tax - Forbes

    Marijuana Tax Up In Smoke? Don't Worry, Feds Plot 50% Tax - Forbes

    Marijuana activists look to Colorado as a true leader, with legalized recreational use and tiered tax models. Coloradans and activists nationwide thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. Nationwide, there is a near intoxication promising money, jobs, appreciating real estate, and tax reven...

  • Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say - The Washington Post

    Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say - The Washington Post

    Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the journal Scientific Reports, a ...

  • Press Release: Patient and Caregiver Rights Seminar at Cannabis Counsel

    Press Release: Patient and Caregiver Rights Seminar at Cannabis Counsel

    ​​ PRESS RELEASE                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PATIENT AND CAREGIVER RIGHTS SEMINAR AT CANNABIS COUNSEL   Let lawyers guide you and answer your questions about staying legal with your medical marijuana use or cultivation   Februa...

  • Everything you wanted to know about medical marijuana, but were too afraid to ask

    Everything you wanted to know about medical marijuana, but were too afraid to ask

    There is no evidence for long-term damaging effects in adults,” Grant said. Preliminary data linking marijuana use to an increased risk of schizophrenia have not been supported by further studies. The only confirmed long-term effect of marijuana use by adults is chronic bronchitis, he said. http://news...

  • Group opposed to legal marijuana plans to sue Colorado and industry participants: Washington Post

    Group opposed to legal marijuana plans to sue Colorado and industry participants: Washington Post

    Group opposed to legal marijuana plans to sue Colorado and industry participants http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/02/18/group-opposed-to-legal-marijuana-plans-to-sue-colorado-and-industry-participants/ Colorado is about to get slapped with another lawsuit over its decision to legalize m...

  • Tribal Leaders to Discuss Formation of Tribal Cannabis Association : ICTMN

    Tribal Leaders to Discuss Formation of Tribal Cannabis Association : ICTMN

      The first national Tribal Marijuana Conference will take place in nine days at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Quil Ceda Village, Washington and with interested parties already in attendance, Henry Cagey has announced a meeting to discuss forming a Tribal Cannabis Association to be held February 28. ...

  • ResponsibleOhio to revise marijuana legalization proposal to allow home grow

    ResponsibleOhio to revise marijuana legalization proposal to allow home grow

    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/02/responsibleohio_to_revise_mari.html COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio announced Tuesday it plans to allow adults age 21 and older to grow marijuana at home in a revised proposal to legalize the drug in Ohio for personal and medical use. Retai...

  • Spokesman: Charges dropped against 'Kettle Falls Five' patriarch due to health concerns

    Spokesman: Charges dropped against 'Kettle Falls Five' patriarch due to health concerns

     http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sirens/2015/feb/19/charges-dropped-against-kettle-falls-five-patriarch-due-health-concerns/ Charges dropped against 'Kettle Falls Five' patriarch due to health concerns Larry Harvey, 71, will not stand trial for his involvement in the so-called "Kettle Fall...

  • Marijuana Bills Filed in Michigan House, Senate

    Marijuana Bills Filed in Michigan House, Senate

    Two bills in the House- and five bills in the Senate- are on record for the 2015-16 session in Michigan. A synopsis of each. by Rick Thompson/February 19, 2015 LANSING-Lawmakers have not been in session more than two months but already a slate of marijuana-related bills are filed for the 2015-16 Michi...

  • Michigan Legislators and Canadian Cannabis: A Love Story

    Michigan Legislators and Canadian Cannabis: A Love Story

    Rep. Michael Callton tells about the Canadian marijuana distribution system and how those players are wielding influence among Lansing legislators to turn Michigan into Manitoba South Caption: a large marijuana farm in Colorado. Picture: Rick Thompson/TCC   by Rick Thompson/February 11, 2015 LA...

  • Newsweek: Hash Oil Linked to Dozens of Home Explosions in Colorado

    Newsweek: Hash Oil Linked to Dozens of Home Explosions in Colorado

    Hash oil, a form of concentrated THC from cannabis plants that is created using liquid butane, has been linked with dozens of explosions in Colorado, where marijuana use has been legal since 2012. Similar explosions have been reported in California and Washington state. In the predawn hours of May 16, 2014 i...

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