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Will Obama Do Right Thing Now That 60% of Congress Approves

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During a a 2014 interview with President Obama, a reporter asked his thoughts about legalization. The President argued that once a majority exists in Congress then and only then can we examine federal marijuana prohibition. At moment, 27 States, One district, 52 US Senators and 60% of US Congress Members agree with the legalization of marijuana for medical use. STATES WITH MEDICAL …

12 Rules For Marijuana Activists (Radicals)

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RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do …

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Stop using opiates and valium for pain

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I was in a full body cast after catastrophic back surgery for fracture of L3-4. At about 3 months ( of 7 months in the body cast ) a friend brought me cannabis and after a couple of days I was able to ween of the pills. My head became clear again and I could think. I tell the whole …

2016 MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS

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Seven years and on, what is left to say about medical marijuana?   Certainly, these past 7 years of ‘reality’ has left its toll on us/US. It’s when one takes a step deeper into the realities of medical marijuana that one can see that the critical element in the equation is distribution.  Just as material things like bread and cars have …

State Medical Cannabis Laws Leads To More Arrests

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Laws designed to slow the arrest and prosecution of marijuana patients have actually created the opposite effect. In Michigan for example, marijuana related arrests are up 17% between the passage of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008 through 2014. There were 23,817 marijuana arrests, 86% of which were for simple possession. Michigan is similar to other pro medical cannabis states. Nationwide, violent …

Goodbye Methadone and Oxycodone

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I have had 12 surgeries since 2003 and became addicted to my Methadone and Oxycodone prescriptions for 10 years, after losing 50 lbs from not eating due to the pills I was deteriorating so I decided to get off all pills using Indica strains of Cannabis and it worked, here I am a year later drug free , gained my …

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Officers Wife Not Charged In Dispensary Case

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Clinical Relief, a Ferndale, MI dispensary was raided in 2010 — after approval from state, county and city leaders. What is even more disturbing than the warrantless raid, the fact that an Oakland County Sheriff’s wife and caregiver for the dispensary was not arrested — everyone else was.  (Mickey Lolich’s daughter, an dispensary employee, was immediately acquitted) All members, employees and …

Medical system failed me

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Hello, I’m a new MMJ patient but used Marijuana when the medical system failed me. Diagnosed with depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, my severe chronic pain, and more.. I had an injury ten years ago and was finally diagnosed with Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Trochanteric bursitis) It caused severe pain all the time and doctors wouldn’t look twice at me. They …

Michigan Company to Donate Hemp Oil to Help Pets Affected by Flint Water Crisis

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Flint, Michigan – April 1st, 2016 – Lead contamination problem taints water supply for 100,000 residents. Elected officials in Flint have placed the health of their constituents in jeopardy by allowing the city’s water supply to be contaminated with lead leaching from old pipes. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical …

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How much to tip a budtender

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You complete your purchase with your local dispensary, how much, if any do or should you tip? We tip our waiters, cab drivers and valet attendants but many patients ignore rewarding those that help deliver our medicine, budtenders. Some may argue they pay too much for their medical cannabis as it is, and after all no one slips the pharmacist a few …

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Local Sheriff Threatens State Rep Over Pro Medical Pot Bills

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Picture this – you are at the YMCA exiting the showers, naked, after a long morning workout and standing face to face with an armed police officer in full dress blues. This officer, police chief actually, is your friend and neighbor, and you are a state legislator. Today however, on the cold concrete floor this man is no friend. With …

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What Does Hillary Clinton Think of Cannabis?

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These quotes from Mrs. Clinton reflect her ‘current’ stance on the legalization of marijuana. Will her opinions hold true if elected. “I want to move from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 so researchers can research what’s the best way to use it, dosage, how does it work with other medications…” 11/7/2015 “I think we need to be very clear about …

Someone Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis

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(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. The man is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, he is a beekeeper. He has over 4300 Facebook followers and 700 on Instagram after the 39-year-old Frenchman, who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization, trained bees to make honey from cannabis. He goes by the …

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Pot During Pregnancy, Is It Safe?

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Statistics reported from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest that “2 to 5 percent of women use marijuana during their pregnancy. This number goes up for certain groups of women. For example, young, urban, and socioeconomically disadvantaged women report higher rates of use that reach up to 28 percent.” According to the book What to Expect, after marijuana …

Why Joints May Be Safer Option

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With an ever-expanding option to consume our medicine many simply refuse to try alternate methods and continue smoking the herb. Personally, me too. Joints are great and a recognized method to consume by society. Vaporizers are growing but have only been popular for a few years. In addition, joints taste great especially among friends, the experience of passing a joint …

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Does Law Enforcement Need Stronger Chain Of Command

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The Miami Fraternal Order of Police have decided to boycott the security detail of an upcoming Beyonce concert within a city they swore to protect and paid by the stadium contractually in advance. The official press release encourages fellow officers nationwide to do the same. In case you forgot about Beyonce’s Super Bowl appearance, the artist spoke out against the …

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Why is cannabis still illegal?

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Unfortunately for the cannabis plant, it is a part of the hemp family. Cannabis (marijuana) is a fun side effect of the female cannabis variety of the hemp plant. Because hemp has the ability to replace plastic, timber for paper needs, concrete and possibly rid the world of oil dependancy it has been criminalized for over 80 years. The hemp plant …

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What it’s like to be a medical marijuana defendant

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Many contributors to the MPO are, ourselves, current or past defendants in criminal proceedings. Unjust trials that go against the rule of law and common sense, that have forever changed us. It’s difficult to explain the reality of a criminal justice system where prosecutors and judges will do or say anything, and the media will publish whatever these opponents want. …

Where we are!

At moment, 25 States, One District, 50 US Senators and 56% of US Congress Members and their constituents agree with the legalization of marijuana for medical use.

Marijuana extract slashes pediatric seizures, landmark study confirms

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San Francisco Gate — By David Downs on December 15, 2015 at 10:16 AM A batch of studies further confirms medical cannabis patients are right to try cannabidiol-rich marijuana products to treat intractable seizure disorders. Three studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Dec. 7th found a marijuana-derived extract slashed pediatric seizures in half, and …

Field Drug Test Kits Test Positive To Just About Everything

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The director of a lab recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for forensic science excellence has called field drug testing kits “totally useless” due to the possibility of false positives. In laboratory experiments, at least two brands of field testing kits have been shown to produce false positives in tests of Mucinex, chocolate, aspirin, chocolate, and oregano. …

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Top 5 NFL Players That Heal With Cannabis

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With Superbowl 50 tomorrow and a worldwide audience let’s remember the sacrifice these men have endured for our entertainment and their financial gain. Broken bones, memory loss, paralysis and more can be sustained at any moment on the field. Constant aches equals the life for any healthy NFL player. Substances like marijuana, while outlawed by the NFL, have proven to reverse brain …

What I See At A Dispensary

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I work at a dispensary and I haven't heard ONE patient say they haven't gotten some kind of relief from using cannabis. I help people everyday get the relief they need while dealing with serious health issues. I feel like I'm making a difference in their lives and I know they are so grateful for me, this program, and this ...

My Daughter Is Healthier

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My daughter has CDKL5. Her previously uncontrolled seizures are now almost completely controlled on Medical Cannabis alone.Nicole Cowles
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How One Man Destroyed Michigans Medical Marijuana Program

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The residents of Michigan have enjoyed a liberally drafted and likely one of the most progressive cannabis laws in the whole of the United States. The problem is, one man has taken the task of destroying the will of Michigan citizens and in the process, destroying Michigan’s marijuana law. In 2008, just before the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act was passed …

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Cannabis Rescues Some Flint, MI Residents Poisoned By Lead Water

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This week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency due to lead in the city of Flints water supply. That same day, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation to determine what went wrong in the city. Several top officials have resigned, and Governor Snyder has apologized. The effects of lead and other heavy metals in the …

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Prosecutors Alter Lab Results, Target Patients, Feds Called For Help

Prosecutor Jessica Cooper alters lab results in medical marijuana cases.

Michigan is perhaps the most corrupt State in our United States. Michigan received a grade of F, including accountability in all three branches of government as well as in redistricting, lobbying and political financing. Michigan is one of just three states that still lacks financial disclosure rules for lawmakers and governors, according to Chris Andrews, author of the State Integrity …

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New Taxes For Pot-Growing Electrical Users?

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The nearly $4 billion US medical and legal weed industries use ‘lots’ of electricity, and as East coast and midwest states change dated laws the consumption of electricity will skyrocket. Our electrical grid infrastructure in America is a mess, even inferior to some third-world nations.

“We have no more power to give or sell, and especially to pot users.”

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Happy Thanksgiving: Plymouth Pilgrims Thankful For Cannabis

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From the pages of Mourt’s Relation, a journal about the Plymouth Pilgrim experience written by Edward Winslow around 1621 – documenting the Very First Thanksgiving: “Many kinds of herbs we found here in winter, as strawberry leaves innumerable, sorrel, yarrow, carvel, brooklime, liverwort, watercresses, great store of leeks and onions, and an excellent strong kind of flax and hemp.” Jamestown colonists brought with …

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Why I Quit Medical Marijuana

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We are at a point in our nation’s history where cannabis marijuana has taken 2 roads.  The first road, in the State of Michigan, is the legalization of medical marijuana.  The second road recognizes the legalization of medical marijuana but smothers its legalization by any means necessary in order to maintain some sort of a status quo.  I content that …

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To Roll Or Not To Roll

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There is no shortage of ways to consume cannabis. Bowls, blunts, brownies, pumpkins, apples, vaporizers, bongs, joints, the list keeps getting bigger as creative and often unprepared consumers invent even more methods. Hey look, there is a pop can over there. In my opinion a joint burns better, retains flavor longer, and allows you to best control your lung capacity. …

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Billionaire Trucking Mogul Hijacks Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

Senator Steve Bieda, testifies before the House Criminal Justice committee 9/17/14, to discuss bipartisan legislation he and Senator Rick Jones (left) have put forward which would criminalize “cyber revenge”. Senate Bills 924 and 925  would make it illegal to post sexually explicit images on the Internet without the consent of an individual, but also including images given through consent within the confines of a private relationship.

In 2008, the State of Michigan enacted the most protective and liberal medical cannabis law in the nation. The progressive law offered patients and providers near absolute immunity from arrest. However judges, prosecutors and police, unwilling to give up control and revenue, steered the law elsewhere. These three groups, the Axis Powers, knowingly and purposely sidestepped the will of 63% …

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Michigan Dispensary Bills Pass State House

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With the rollercoaster of legislation in Michigan that has essentially gone backwards and no where since 2008, it appears things may be progressing in the legislature. Listen to this audio interview and get insider information on the future of medical cannabis in Michigan.  

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Study Shows No Impairment While Driving Stoned

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(Washington, DC) A research team at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulators, sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy tested the effect of marijuana on drivers. “Once in the simulator—a 1996 Malibu sedan mounted in a 24-feet diameter dome—the drivers were assessed on weaving within …

Should be allowed everywhere, for everyone

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Marihuana has helped and it’s helping me to overcome my chronic triple cervical disc hernia while on conservative treatment and until I get surgery. It also relieves my stress and soothes my mood. It’s the best medicine in the World. Should be legal everywhere.