• Michigan Police Burn Pot Bills

    Michigan Police Burn Pot Bills

    How it happened, from a guy on the front lines who shoots it to you straight [caption id="attachment_10129" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Powers Family during the Ask Dr. Nandi Show taping[/caption] by Rick Thompson/December 19, 2014 LANSING-  A last-minute push by Michigan law enforcers derail...

  • Call for support to pass marijuana bills in Michigan

    Call for support to pass marijuana bills in Michigan

    by Rick Thompson/December 16, 2014 LANSING- The National Patients Rights Association is asking for a state-wide phone support day to push approval of pro-cannabis legislation in Michigan. HB 4271 is The Provisioning Centers Act, a bill to regulate and control Michigan's medical marijuana dispensarie...

  • Oakland County deputies stop break-in at Clawson marijuana grow facility | MLive.com

    Oakland County deputies stop break-in at Clawson marijuana grow facility | MLive.com

    CLAWSON, MI -- The passage of Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act in 2008 has produced some scenarios that would have previously been unthinkable. About 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a marijuana grower called police for help. The owner of a building on the 3300 block of Haggerty in Clawson contacted 911 to say someon...

  • New Surgeon General Has An Opinion On Medical Marijuana, Leaving Opponents And Proponents With Mixed Emotions - THE NATIONAL MARIJUANA NEWS

    New Surgeon General Has An Opinion On Medical Marijuana, Leaving Opponents And Proponents With Mixed Emotions - THE NATIONAL MARIJUANA NEWS

    The new Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, could prove to be one of the most pivotal players in the marijuana legalization landscape. His decisions and opinions could directly influence the way the federal government acts when it comes to cannabis. Some say he is the gatekeeper holding the ...

  • Lapeer marijuana vote recount confirms defeat

    Lapeer marijuana vote recount confirms defeat

    Local attorney says: "Don’t let your rights go up in smoke! Next time, vote!" [caption id="attachment_10148" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Attorney Bernard Jocuns at the MiNORML Quarterly Meeting in Mt. Pleasant[/caption] by Rick Thompson/December 16, 2014 LAPEER- A recount of the November general...

  • Michigan attorney Abel makes top 5 national list

    Michigan attorney Abel makes top 5 national list

    [caption id="attachment_10144" align="aligncenter" width="328"] Abel and Felsen at this year's Mackinac Bridge Walk[/caption] by Rick Thompson/December 15, 20154 DETROIT- Michigan's own Matthew Abel has been named one of five cannabis attorneys to watch in 2015 by Main Street.com, an Internet business n...

  • Michigan in the top five medical marijuana states

    Michigan in the top five medical marijuana states

    by Rick Thompson/December 15, 2014 A new graphic from the Marijuana Business Daily illustrates the nation's top five medical marijuana states, as measured by public participation. Created by Jennifer Mann, the graph compares states based on the number of people enrolled per one thousand residents of...

  • Medical marijuana TV episode debuts Tuesday

    Medical marijuana TV episode debuts Tuesday

     Above video: catch glimpses of marijuana rights advocates Josey Scoggin, Rick Thompson, Michael Komorn, Aaron Justis and the entire Powers family in this highlight reel from the 2014 season of the 'Ask Dr. Nandi' television program.  by TCC Staff/December 14, 2014 DETROIT- The much-anticipated airing o...

  • U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands - LA Times

    U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands - LA Times

    Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guida...

  • Drug test every officer who fires a gun in the line of duty

    Drug test every officer who fires a gun in the line of duty

    Congressmen on cocaine? White officers killing black civilians? And we drug test... the unemployed? Outrageous.   by Rick Thompson/November 14, 2014 FLINT- In America we're in love with the drug test. We make welfare recipients test to get their benefits, we even test the unemployed to see if ...

  • Congress Set to Pass Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation - Americans for Safe Access

    Congress Set to Pass Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation - Americans for Safe Access

    A historic provision to prohibit the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs has been included in the Congressional budget bill set to pass Congress later this week. On Tuesday evening, the final version of "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act" (or "Cr...

  • What's Next for Marijuana Legalization? | Rob Kampia

    What's Next for Marijuana Legalization? | Rob Kampia

    In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?" It generally falls into four buckets: 1. Legalizing Marijuana for Adults in 11 More States and D.C. Measures to regulate marijuana like alcohol have ...

  • Ken Braun: New Federal pot policy puts Attorney General Schuette in a lonely spot | MLive.com

    Ken Braun: New Federal pot policy puts Attorney General Schuette in a lonely spot | MLive.com

    On Election Day 2008, an overwhelming 63 percent of Michigan voters approved a law allowing medical marijuana transactions, despite federal drug laws that prohibit the sale and consumption of pot. But if the state of Michigan won’t stand in the way of medical marijuana providers, then many federal drug enfo...

  • Illegal medical marijuana grow operation seized -The Daily Reporter

    Illegal medical marijuana grow operation seized -The Daily Reporter

    COLDWATER — A traffic stop Thursday evening lead to seizure of a large number of marijuana plants plus processed drugs in a barn at 480 Newton Road. The stop also resulted in misdemeanor charges against two men. Michigan State Police (MSP) stopped a driver in Coldwater Township north of the city for a...

  • Cannabis Counsel of Detroit Announces Marijuana Business Seminar Dec. 20

    Cannabis Counsel of Detroit Announces Marijuana Business Seminar Dec. 20

    [caption id="attachment_10055" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Cannabis Counsel trio Thomas Lavigne (l), Matthew Abel and Julia Gilbert[/caption]   Cannabis Counsel of Detroit Announces Marijuana Business Seminar Dec. 20   When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00 am-3:00 pm Where: 2930 E. Jeffe...

  • Funding shortfalls mean TNT wants local governments to pay more | Interlochen

    Funding shortfalls mean TNT wants local governments to pay more | Interlochen

    The Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) is looking for more money from local governments to replace funding shortfalls. Eight counties in northern Michigan, along with Traverse City, fund the drug taskforce. But TNT also gets money from federal grants and drug forfeitures. Missaukee County sheriff Jim Bossche...

  • Medical marijuana facilities would be banned in Oshtemo Township under proposed ordinance | MLive.com

    Medical marijuana facilities would be banned in Oshtemo Township under proposed ordinance | MLive.com

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI — Oshtemo Township is considering a ban on medical marijuana centers from the township in response to a proposed state statute authorizing such facilities. The township board unanimously accepted a new ordinance banning the facilities on first reading at its Tuesday meeting and will...

  • Michigan senate approves welfare drug testing bills | Uncover Michigan

    Michigan senate approves welfare drug testing bills | Uncover Michigan

    Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Tuesday approved the package of two bills that would allow authorities to conduct suspicion-based drug testing for some welfare recipients. The legislation, which received the Senate's approval in a series of 26-10 straight party-line votes, is now heading to the desk of...

  • Smell the Truth » Historic Congressional marijuana deal imminent

    Smell the Truth » Historic Congressional marijuana deal imminent

    Congress has prepared a deal to de-fund the national war on medical marijuana while at the same time blocking cannabis legalization in Washington D.C. Congress would be essentially supporting states rights in the 23 states that have medical cannabis laws, while simultaneously disenfranchising the residents...

  • U.S.: Northsight Capital Acquires 420careers.com and MJbizwire | Hemp News

    U.S.: Northsight Capital Acquires 420careers.com and MJbizwire | Hemp News

    Northsight Capital, Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has acquired two marijuana industry businesses: www.420careers.com, a marijuana industry job search website, and www.MJbizwire.com, a press release distribution and publication service designed for marijuana industry businesses. 420careers.com provide...

  • Congress Set to Pass Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation - Americans for Safe Access

    Congress Set to Pass Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation - Americans for Safe Access

    A historic provision to prohibit the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs has been included in the Congressional budget bill set to pass Congress later this week. On Tuesday evening, the final version of "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act" or "C...

  • Medical marijuana facilities would be banned in Oshtemo Township under proposed ordinance | MLive.com

    Medical marijuana facilities would be banned in Oshtemo Township under proposed ordinance | MLive.com

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI — Oshtemo Township is considering a ban on medical marijuana centers from the township in response to a proposed state statute authorizing such facilities. The township board unanimously accepted a new ordinance banning the facilities on first reading at its Tuesday meeting and will...

  • What's Next for Marijuana Legalization? | Rob Kampia

    What's Next for Marijuana Legalization? | Rob Kampia

    In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?" It generally falls into four buckets: 1. Legalizing Marijuana for Adults in 11 More States and D.C. Measures to regulate marijuana like alcohol have ...

  • Hecklers Crash Anti-Pot Legalization Forum on Capitol Hill - US News

    Hecklers Crash Anti-Pot Legalization Forum on Capitol Hill - US News

    Leaders of the anti-marijuana legalization movement gathered at The Heritage Foundation on Capitol Hill Tuesday to rally in opposition to the nation's slide toward relaxing cannabis laws. Marijuana possession remains a federal crime, but most national polls show majority support for legalization and four ...

  • Ypsilanti Township looks to begin 'padlocking' drug houses by the year's end | MLive.com

    Ypsilanti Township looks to begin 'padlocking' drug houses by the year's end | MLive.com

    Ypsilanti Township is continuing to spearhead an effort to change state law so that local municipalities can padlock homes where two drug busts occur. On Tuesday, officials from Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie met with several state re...

  • Tim Skubick: Bill Schuette has knack for touting issues where fear often trumps logic | MLive.com

    Tim Skubick: Bill Schuette has knack for touting issues where fear often trumps logic | MLive.com

    You don’t have to work around this joint long to figure out when a lawmaker is frustrated. You can see it on their face and hear it in their words. And when it’s a Republican fighting another Republican, it can get even worse. Ran into Rep. Joe Haveman the other day. He was there. He was trying desp...

  • Gun control, pot initiatives headed to Legislature | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Gun control, pot initiatives headed to Legislature | Las Vegas Review-Journal

    CARSON CITY — Petitions seeking to expand background check requirements for gun purchases and to allow the recreational use of marijuana are sufficient and will be submitted to the 2015 Legislature, Secretary of State Ross Miller said Monday. If lawmakers do not enact the initiative petitions, the measur...

  • Michigan's latest anti-abortion bill hits Senate Tuesday

    Michigan's latest anti-abortion bill hits Senate Tuesday

    HB 1156 defines an "unborn child" as "in utero... regardless of the stage of gestational development" by Rick Thompson/November 8, 2014   LANSING- What constitutes life, and when do we consider a developing fetus a human being? The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will take up that issue on T...

  • New Research Shows 92 Percent of California Adults Using Medical Marijuana Report Positive Health Benefits • The Raw Food World News

    New Research Shows 92 Percent of California Adults Using Medical Marijuana Report Positive Health Benefits • The Raw Food World News

    Approximately 1.4 million adults in California (1 in 20 adults) reported using medical marijuana as part of their treatment. Out of this 1.4 million, 92 percent report that this treatment was helpful for their condition. (1,3) The article is published in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Review, and is the f...

  • Hemp bills pass Michigan Senate committee

    Hemp bills pass Michigan Senate committee

    Senate Agriculture Committee today passed a pair of bills designed to empower hemp production; the bills now share the same fate as a pair of marijuana bills, HB 4271 and HB 5104. CAPTION: The Industrial Hemp Panel at 2014's American Rights Conference   by Rick Thompson/December 4, 2014 LANS...

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Michigan Police Burn Pot Bills

Michigan Police Burn Pot Bills

How it happened, from a guy on the front lines who shoots it to you straight

by Rick Thompson/December 19, 2014

LANSING-  A last-minute push by Michigan law enforcers derailed a pair of pro-marijuana bills being considered by lawmakers on the legislature’s last day of session…

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Call for support to pass marijuana bills in Michigan

Call for support to pass marijuana bills in Michigan

by Rick Thompson/December 16, 2014

LANSING- The National Patients Rights Association is asking for a state-wide phone support day to push approval of pro-cannabis legislation in Michigan.

HB 4271 is The Provisioning Centers Act, a bill to regulate and control Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensaries, and HB…

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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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