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Michigan Medical Marijuana

Who Is the Real Enemy in the War on Drugs?

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

Overreaching governmental intrusions into our personal privacy, criminalization of minor drug offenses and an extremely overpopulated prison are realities we've all begrudgingly come to accept. But why?

Medical Marijuana Parents Get Baby Back

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

After battling with Michigan's Department of Human Services for six weeks, medical marijuana patients Steve and Maria Green regained custody of 8-mont...

Court Rules On Pot Brownies

www.detroitnews.com | Posted 09.12.2013 | Detroit

Lansing-- The weight of brownies and other edibles laced with a marijuana extract cannot be counted toward total weight limits of cannabis possession ...

Matt Sledge

The Insane Cost Of Sending A Medical Marijuana Patient To Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- American taxpayers could spend upwards of $1.2 million over the next decade imprisoning Jerry Duval, a Michigan medical marijuana patient ...

Ryan Grim

Seriously Ill Medical Marijuana Patient To Be Housed At Same Prison As Boston Bomber

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the face of public pressure, the Department of Justice will allow Jerry Duval, a seriously ill medical marijuana patient, to serve hi...

Defining Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Michigan

Tim Krueger | Posted 05.13.2013 | Detroit
Tim Krueger

This mayor's assumption about any person starting up a compassionate care center is that they are fronting for the illegal behavior they really want to engage in. Pretty pessimistic, Mr. Mayor. And completely absurd as well.

Finally Some Good News For State's Medical Pot Patients

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2013 | Detroit

It's no fun getting fired, but at least Michigan medical marijuana patients canned for state-approved pot use can still look forward to unemployment b...

David Sands

Coolest Job Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.27.2013 | Detroit

If you are a medical marijuana patient in Michigan and want to check your cannabis for the presence of molds or other impurities, one option would be ...

Medical Marijuana Amendments Could Harm Michigan Residents

Michael Komorn | Posted 02.18.2013 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

The goal should be to change the perception of medical marijuana and increase patient safety, not leave them open for more scrutiny and harassment. The new bills are a step back for Michigan and the Michigan medical marijuana act.

Are State Officials Violating Medical Marijuana Law?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Detroit

A lawsuit filed last week in Ingham County Circuit Court charges that the state agency responsible for issuing Michigan's medical marijuana registry i...

Charges Against Medical Marijuana Doctor Raise a Lot of Questions

Michael Komorn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

No other prescription or diagnosis is as scrutinized as a medical marijuana recommendation, despite doctors being tasked with control, regulation and administering thousands of other substances throughout their careers.

David Sands

Will Michigan Finally Empower Its Medical Marijuana Review Board?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 08.16.2012 | Detroit

The state agency responsible for Michigan's medical marijuana program says it is now in the final stages of assembling a review panel with the power t...

What Michigan Cities Are Doing To Restrict Medical Marijuana

Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

The city of Wyandotte, Mich. wants to prevent medical marijuana facilities from setting up shop by refusing to issue them certificates of occupancy. ...

Unanimous Michigan Supreme Court Decision Upholds Voters' Intent of Medical Marijuana Law

Michael Komorn | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

While the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously agreed to protect medical marijuana patients, preserving the intent of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, the medical marijuana registry must remain confidential in order for the MMMA to work.

Pot Advocates Protest Changes To Medical Marijuana Law

Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

The fight over changes to the Michigan's medical marijuana law is heating up in Lansing. More than 150 medical marijuana supporters gathered at the...

Hash Bash Gears Up For Largest-Ever Weed Fest

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

There will be a political charge amid the haze at the University of Michigan Diag Saturday, as thousands flock to Ann Arbor for the city's 41st annual...

Wayne State Symposium Explores Politics Of Pot

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Wayne State University is holding a symposium on marijuana policy Friday to discuss the drug's social, economic, health and legal implications. Former...

Campaign To Legalize Pot Kicks Off In Michigan

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

Michigan activists are kicking off a campaign Friday to amend the state constitution to legalize marijuana. If passed, the proposed amendment would...

Pot Advocates Want To Amend Michigan's Constitution

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

Michigan marijuana activists are gearing up for a campaign to amend the state's constitution to legalize the herb. If passed, the proposed amendmen...

Court Strikes Major Blow Against Medical Marijuana

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT -- Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday in a major decision that strikes at busin...

Pot Clinic Offers Free Weed For Voter Registration

Posted 09.28.2011 | Weird News

Don't expect voter turnout in one Michigan city to be particularly high this year. A Lansing medical marijuana dispensary has discontinued a campai...

A State-By-State Guide To Medical Marijuana (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Smoking pot for your health? Research shows that marijuana may relieve symptoms of certain chronic illnesses. It has been proven to treat nausea, vo...

Medical Marijuana To Begin In Midwest

Chicago Tribune | Tim Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legalized medical marijuana is about to make its debut in Michigan, which becomes the 13th state and the first between the Rockies and the East Coast ...

Medical Marijuana Now Legal In Michigan, But Rules Unclear

AP | BEN LEUBSDORF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Medical marijuana became legal in Michigan on Thursday, but smoking a joint could still get patients arrested because the regulations ...