Michigan

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Marijuana legalization appears to be lock for Michigan's 2016 ballot

ROYAL OAK, Mich. -

It looks like Michigan voters will be deciding whether they want to legalize marijuana in 2016.

Nearly 40,000 signatures have been collected in just 12 days as part of a push to get the issue on the ballot. There are two ballot proposals which have seen language approved by the state board of canvassers, but only one has language drafted by the brightest minds in Lansing. And only one has the premier signature-gathering firm in the country on the ground in Michigan.

Thu
23
Jul

Cannabis for kids? Some parents say it’s good medicine

Some parents of severely ill children say that prescription drugs expose their kids to dangerous side effects. Some want to try medical marijuana, and they seek wider access to the drug in Michigan.

 

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Is marijuana safe and effective medicine for children? Experts say it is for some conditions.
  • About two dozen states, including Michigan, allow the use of medical cannabis for seizure disorders.
  • A state panel is to meet Mon., July 20, to decide if Michigan allows medical marijuana for autism.
  • Some parents claim almost miraculous results for their autistic children, but research is scarce.
Thu
23
Jul

Michigan: Campaign Finance Report Shows MCC Is Broke

MCC’s campaign finance disclosure reveals a campaign without contributors; MRC’s website has been taken down; the MILegalize group seems like the last man standing in the three-way race to legalize marijuana in Michigan

 

MI OUTLINE with MCC cunties excluded

 

by Rick Thompson/July 23, 2015

(editorial disclosure: Rick Thompson is a Board member of the MILegalize organization.)

Mon
20
Jul

State Panel To Decide On Medical Marijuana For Children With Autism - WILX.com

Most of the people who gave early testimony two months ago were in favor of using medical marijuana to treat autism.

LANSING A state panel is expected to decide today if medical marijuana use should be allowed to treat autism.

The panel heard testimony from both sides of the issue a few months ago. Proponents say oil extracted from the plant has been shown to be effective in controlling behavior, while opponents say there is no strong evidence that medical marijuana helps the majority of children with autism.

Most of the people who gave early testimony two months ago were in favor of using medical marijuana to treat autism.

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19
Jul

Pittsfield Township considers medical marijuana provisioning center rules | MLive.com

Pittsfield Township plans to consider regulations and zoning for medical marijuana provisioning centers.

The Board of Trustees recently received information from Township Attorney Jim Fink describing how neighboring communities regulate and zone provisioning centers, formerly referred to as dispensaries

The issue will either land before the planning commission or come back before the board at a meeting later this summer or fall.

"The discussion was 'Here is where we are. Here are some options to think about. Here's what some other communities have done. That's it so far,'" Fink said.

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19
Jul

Marijuana legalization protects kids from pot

Panicking people with false fears about the kids is a proven election ploy, but there's a limit to how much guano the voters will accept. The laughably inept Proposal 1 campaign this past spring tried to convince us the lives of children were at stake if we didn't vote yes on the convoluted tax and spending plan, and then racked up one of the biggest rejections of a ballot proposal in state history.

Another tough test of this theory might arrive before the year is out. This time, we'll be asked to protect the kids from pot.

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18
Jul

Pot for kids? Some parents say it's good medicine

Some parents of severely ill children say that prescription drugs expose their kids to dangerous side effects. Some want to try medical marijuana, and they seek wider access to the drug in Michigan.

Bella Chinoni is given one of her three daily doses of CBD-concentrated olive oil. Dad Denny Chinonis says Bella’s eye contact now “is getting stronger.”

In Grand Blanc, near Flint, a family gives daily doses of olive oil infused with medical marijuana to their 6-year-old daughter afflicted with a life-threatening seizure disorder.

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18
Jul

Cannabis for Autism: Michigan at the Forefront

In Michigan, residents are permitted to submit medical conditions to LARA (the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) in order for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel to review whether there is ample evidence that cannabis may offer palliative relief in the treatment of that condition. It is the voter’s intent to protect those with debilitating medical conditions that may receive palliative relief from cannabis. When the panel is provided sufficient evidence, it is their mandate to ensure that new medical conditions be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

Fri
17
Jul

Multiple Detroit-area marijuana dispensaries busted in last week

CANTON, MI -- In the last week, Detroit-area law enforcement agencies shut down multiple dispensaries.

Raids, seizures and arrests occurred in Shelby Township last week and in Detroit Tuesday.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette's office on Friday authorized felony charges of conspiracy to deliver marijuana and delivery of marijuana against three Ypsilanti resident operating a dispensary in Canton.

That investigation began last September and culminated with execution of multiple search warrants in March. All three people charged pleaded not guilty.

Wed
15
Jul

Detroit police make arrests at marijuana dispensary

Detroit police arrested two people and confiscated two firearms and drugs during a raid on a marijuana dispensary Tuesday afternoon.

Police seized 4,100 grams of marijuana (about 9 pounds), and removed 12 edible marijuana foods from the shelves at Detroit Medz, said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis of Detroit police Media Relations.

"Our Major Violators Unit executed a search warrant at the location at 4:30 p.m.," Lewis said.

According to state law, only Michiganders who possess state registry cards can legally use medical marijuana, but at the shop "they were just selling to anybody who walked in," she said.

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