Legalized cannabis coming soon to an indian reservation near you

Legalized cannabis coming soon to an indian reservation near you

As we recover from another year of giving thanks and stuffing ourselves, we should remember those native Americans that welcomed cold and hungry Europeans to their land over 500 years ago. These native people taught early Americans how to farm, hunt and trap local game, and most importantly how to live. Could these same compassionate people(…)

What we can learn from Ferguson

What we can learn from Ferguson

Disappointment, but not surprised characterizes my reaction to the results of yesterday’s grand jury decision. A decision that failed to bring charges against an armed officer who gunned down an unarmed teen. Should officer Wilson have been charged? “I do not know”. Something has to happen in this country, and right now. Some say the answer is the installation(…)

Prosecutor’s ‘diatribe’ about marijuana ruins case

Prosecutor’s ‘diatribe’ about marijuana ruins case

MUNISING, MICH. — A prosecutor’s inflammatory remarks about medical marijuana have cost her a conviction in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan appeals court says Paul Heminger apparently was growing more marijuana than allowed under law, but the verdict last year was spoiled by the closing argument of the Alger County prosecutor. The court says Karen(…)

Medical Marijuana is Reducing Painkiller Overdoses in States Where It’s Legal

Medical Marijuana is Reducing Painkiller Overdoses in States Where It’s Legal

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 24 states and it’s commonly prescribed for managing chronic pain, something it’s highly effective at thanks to its psychoactive and neurological effects. As more patients try medical marijuana instead of doctor prescribed opiates like Vicodin, studies have produced positive results showing a reduction in overdoses across the state. This(…)

Medical marijuana reciprocity laws result in increased tourism

Medical marijuana reciprocity laws result in increased tourism

It has been over 5 years since the State of Michigan enacted one of the most liberal medical cannabis laws in the entire United States. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 allows its citizens to use marijuana without arrest, and it took the program a little further by providing the same protections for residents(…)