• 11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

    11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

    Local Ballot Initiatives liberalizing marijuana laws for 2014 include two completed successfully, eleven that will be voted on in November, two maybes and three contests deferred to 2015 [caption id="attachment_209" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Attorney Matt Abel (l) and Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Co...

  • Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

    Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

    If the State Police can't tell how much cannabis is in a brownie, how can they place potency restrictions on medical marijuana labels? [caption id="attachment_9551" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Pills vs. Medibles- which way would you prefer to take your medicine?[/caption] by Rick Thompson/September 1...

  • Judge: Congress, DEA determine if marijuana should be classified as dangerous drug, not court | MLive.com

    Judge: Congress, DEA determine if marijuana should be classified as dangerous drug, not court | MLive.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A federal judge in Grand Rapids has rejected claims that marijuana is wrongly classified as a dangerous drug. The judge also ruled that federal policy relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws in states that permit recreational or medicinal use does not amount to selective prosecution bas...

  • Gov. Rick Sndyer attends Flint fundraiser as hundreds protest outside | MLive.com

    Gov. Rick Sndyer attends Flint fundraiser as hundreds protest outside | MLive.com

    FLINT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder met with supporters at a private fundraiser at the Flint Farmers Market Friday, Sept. 12, as hundreds of protesters chanted outside. "We can no longer be held under a governor that has implemented bad policies," said Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis, who organized part of t...

  • Australia: Outrage As Police Conduct Mass Drug Tests, Raid Businesses In Nimbin | Hemp News

    Australia: Outrage As Police Conduct Mass Drug Tests, Raid Businesses In Nimbin | Hemp News

    Local residents in Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia were outraged on Thursday at a town-wide marijuana raid in which drug-detecting dogs searched people for marijuana. A forensics van was reportedly on hand to perform on-the-spot drug testing, and a number of local businesses were raided, reports Taylor ...

  • Marijuana use surges among college students, UM study finds | The Detroit News

    Marijuana use surges among college students, UM study finds | The Detroit News

    Daily use of marijuana by college students is at its highest rate in more than three decades and stimulant use has almost doubled, a study released Monday by the University of Michigan shows. But some drugs, such as synthetic marijuana and cocaine, are on the decline while the use of alcohol is mixed, acco...

  • Three charged after sale of marijuana - News - The Daily Reporter - Coldwater, MI - Coldwater, MI

    Three charged after sale of marijuana - News - The Daily Reporter - Coldwater, MI - Coldwater, MI

    COLDWATER — Three people will face charges after an abuse of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) Sunday. Christopher Smith, 54, of Coldwater Township and Lynne Hodges, 57, of Stanton were arrested after the Michigan State Police received a tip that marijuana was being delivered to Smith’s home. ...

  • Toledo Hemp Center give away free food to kids

    Toledo Hemp Center give away free food to kids

    The following is a press release announcing a free cookout for disadvantaged children in one of Toledo's poorest neighborhoods. It's sponsored by the Toledo Hemp Center and it's CEO, Kevin Spitler.  -TCC    PRESS RELEASE                                              FOR I...

  • Medical marijuana among topics to be voted on in September

    Medical marijuana among topics to be voted on in September

    The Michigan Senate seems determined to vote on a two-bill package of medical marijuana legislation this September, but the governor seems cool to the idea by Rick Thompson/September 11, 2014 LANSING- Several news reports indicate the issue of medical marijuana will be on the minds of legislators this...

  • Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical | TIME

    Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical | TIME

    Retail sales have lagged medical sales since pot shops opened on Jan. 1, fueling concern that projected tax revenues would fall short   Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors...

  • Changes ahead for NORML of Michigan

    Changes ahead for NORML of Michigan

    New Board members and a reschedule for the Fall Conference announced [caption id="attachment_9527" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Christeen Landino peeks out from behind a protest sign during the 2013 Global Marijuana Freedom March in Detroit[/caption] by Rick Thompson/September 11, 2014 DETROIT- The...

  • DPA Newsletter- September 2014

    DPA Newsletter- September 2014

    DPA newsletter for September, 2014.   World Leaders Call for Major Shift in Drug Policy The Global Commission on Drug Policy just releasedTaking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work,a pioneering report that calls for ending the criminalization of people who use drugs and repl...

  • Roads, pot, civil rights on agenda as state lawmakers return from summer break | Michigan Radio

    Roads, pot, civil rights on agenda as state lawmakers return from summer break | Michigan Radio

    By JAKE NEHER The state Legislature returns Tuesday after a two month summer break. Credit Lester Graham / Michigan Radio Republican leaders still have some big priorities to accomplish before the end of the year. None is bigger than finding a way to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads. But it looks ...

  • Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies | VICE News

    Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies | VICE News

    This article originally appeared on VICE.com. As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It's too dangerous, risky, and untested, they s...

  • Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat? | Gary Stein

    Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat? | Gary Stein

    I have previously written that I support Amendment 2, the ballot initiative that may finally bring medical marijuana (MMJ) to the state of Florida. It is because there are people in my life for whom I care deeply that would benefit from it. Not to get them stoned, but to give them a greater quality of life or...

  • Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) - CNN.com

    Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) - CNN.com

    Editor's note: Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, a national organization that seeks to promote safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely hers. (CNN) -- Ten years in prison seems like a ...

  • Medical Marijuana Goes Solar in Michigan | PV Solar Report

    Medical Marijuana Goes Solar in Michigan | PV Solar Report

      Solar’s popularity among agribusinesses is no longer confined to the more traditional ones. As the marijuana industry continues to expand across the country, many growers are making the decision to go solar. In the past, when marijuana was completely a black market commodity, growers were ...

  • What's behind Michigan Republicans' big turnaround on medical marijuana? | Michigan Radio

    What's behind Michigan Republicans' big turnaround on medical marijuana? | Michigan Radio

    By KATE WELLS Pot, meet your new friends: Michigan Republicans. So far, Michigan's conservative legislature is on board with legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles. Credit miss.libertine / Creative Commons All the signs indicate that the conservative legislature will legalize medica...

  • Voters in Genesee County's smallest city asked to decriminalize marijuana | MLive.com

    Voters in Genesee County's smallest city asked to decriminalize marijuana | MLive.com

    MONTROSE, MI -- Voters in Genesee County's smallest city could decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana but they will have to wait until next year for their chance to do it. "People here don't have a problem with it," said Durand resident Carrie Justice, who helped organize a petition d...

  • HB 4271 and HB 5104- a primer

    HB 4271 and HB 5104- a primer

    Michigan's Senate is poised to take up the final debate on a pair of medical marijuana bills. The bills, HB 4271 (The Provisioning Centers Act) and HB 5104 (The Concentrates Bill) passed with overwhelming majorities in the House in 2013 and were voted out of Committee in July of this year. The Senate meets f...

  • Vote delayed for proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti Township | MLive.com

    Vote delayed for proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti Township | MLive.com

    A vote on a special use permit that would allow a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and grow operation to move into an Ypsilanti Township building has been delayed a second time. Denise Pollicella, an attorney representing the Michigan Wellness Group, asked the Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission to...

  • Local parents fighting for change to Mich. medical marijuana law - Fox 2 News Headlines

    Local parents fighting for change to Mich. medical marijuana law - Fox 2 News Headlines

     Fox 2 News Headlines   WJBK) - Medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, but confusion on how the drug can be used and distributed still lingers. Two local mothers are hoping to raise awareness of their child's health improvements after using the drug to change that confusion. Belinda Phi...

  • Court decision prompts changes - News - Ionia Sentinel - Standard-Ionia, MI - Ionia, MI

    Court decision prompts changes - News - Ionia Sentinel - Standard-Ionia, MI - Ionia, MI

    By Karen Bota Posted Sep. 4, 2014 @ 8:38 pm IONIA, Mich. The Ionia City Council has approved the introduction and first reading of a zoning ordinance that would overhaul the city's current medical marijuana ordinance. Ordinance No. 515 will amend and revise medical marijuana regulations in the cit...

  • PR: Cashing In On Marijuana, 2025 Group Helps Local Government And Business

    PR: Cashing In On Marijuana, 2025 Group Helps Local Government And Business

    Cashing In On Marijuana, 2025 Group Helps Local Government And Business Entrepreneurs and Municipalities Poised to Capitalize on New Opportunities http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cashing-in-on-marijuana-2025-group-helps-local-government-and-business-271245501.html BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 14, 2...

  • Fenton pushes off medical marijuana moratorium until October | MLive.com

    Fenton pushes off medical marijuana moratorium until October | MLive.com

    FENTON, MI – The wait for rules on medical marijuana facilities in Fenton will continue to at least October. On Monday, the city commission extended its moratorium until Oct. 1. "We wanted to make sure the city commission had the opportunity to look at the recommendation of the planning commission bef...

  • Lawmakers a no-show to medical marijuana tour | Fox17

    Lawmakers a no-show to medical marijuana tour | Fox17

    SIDNEY, Mich.– State lawmakers are considering changes to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act. The measures would not legalize marijuana, but would help caregivers take care of their patients. One man from West Michigan invited all 38 senators to his house to educate them on the positives that come with medi...

  • Vote delayed for proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti Township | MLive.com

    Vote delayed for proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti Township | MLive.com

    A vote on a special use permit that would allow a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and grow operation to move into an Ypsilanti Township building has been delayed a second time. Denise Pollicella, an attorney representing the Michigan Wellness Group, asked the Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission to...

  • What can YOU do to help Michigan patients?

    What can YOU do to help Michigan patients?

    SUPPORT HB 4271 AND HB 5104!!! The Om of Medicine is a medical marijuana distribution center in Ann Arbor with an eye to the future. As a member of the Ann Arbor Medical Cannabis Guild, Om has participated in the effort to pass legislation to support the patient community in Michigan for several years. T...

  • Oops! Police Claim They Have 'No Idea' Where Those Military-Grade Guns Are | Alternet

    Oops! Police Claim They Have 'No Idea' Where Those Military-Grade Guns Are | Alternet

    Oops! Police Claim They Have 'No Idea' Where Those Military-Grade Guns Are An in-depth investigation reveals the loss of many assault rifles and two Humvees.   It's bad enough that police departments have been armed with military-grade weaponry and other Pentagon cast-offs, which they use agains...

  • From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    September 3, 2014 From Cannabis-Friendly B&Bs to Marijuana Food Trucks, New Business Models Emerge in Rec States By John Schroyer When it comes to business opportunities, many entrepreneurs in the nation’s first recreational cannabis markets are focused on “the big three” – retail stores,...

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11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

Local Ballot Initiatives liberalizing marijuana laws for 2014 include two completed successfully, eleven that will be voted on in November, two maybes and three contests deferred to 2015

by Rick Thompson/September 15, 2014

DETROIT- Michigan cities have already approved two local ballot proposals legalizing the personal use and possession…

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Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

If the State Police can’t tell how much cannabis is in a brownie, how can they place potency restrictions on medical marijuana labels?

by Rick Thompson/September 14, 2014

LANSING- The Michigan State Police are caught in a Catch-22 of their own creation regarding medical marijuana in Michigan…

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