New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | TJ Baker

A new poll shows Michigan’s marijuana legalization campaign Proposal 1 on November’s ballot, is currently poised to pass with 56% support. Of those surveyed, 56% support the legalization proposal, while 38% were opposed. Six percent remain undecided. Age, not political affiliation, was the largest factor for support of the proposal, pollsters found.  While only 37% of […]

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Michigan Regulators Expand Pool of Eligible Medical Marijuana Patients

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Michigan Regulators Expand Pool of Eligible Medical Marijuana Patients | NORML

LANSING, MI — State regulators took action last week to expand the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis. Officials expanded the pool of qualifying conditions under the state’s medical access law to include those patients diagnosed with: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette’s syndrome, and […]

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 100,000 Signatures

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 100,000 Signatures | Paul Armentano

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis statewide has gathered over 100,000 signatures in the past six weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters by mid-November in order to qualify the measure — the Michigan Regulation and […]

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Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS:CBIS) Subsidiary Progresses On Michigan …

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Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS:CBIS) Subsidiary Progresses On Michigan …
Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS:CBIS) a U.S. firm specializing in cannabis infusion-based drug development associated consulting announced substantial progress with its subsidiary firm Michigan Green Technologies. John Dalaly, the CEO of Michigan …
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Morning Alert – Cannabis Science (CBIS),Propanc Health (PPCH), Infineon …
Cannabis Science Inc(OTCMKTS:CBIS)opened the session at $ 0.04, trading in a range of $ 0.03- $ 0.04, and was at $ 0.0368. The stock showed a positive performance of +0.0011% in the recent trading session. The stock was trading on a volume of 621,471 …
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Michigan Wants Cannabis Taxes Over Higher Sales Tax and Mississippi Tries to

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Michigan Wants Cannabis Taxes Over Higher Sales Tax and Mississippi Tries to
Technically, cannabis has already been decriminalized in Alaska for private, personal use for years. The language of the new bill provides a legal defense in court for those who may prosecuted for possession, but also creates penalties for minors, as …
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'High There' : Dating app for cannabis users
Despite the medicinal usage of cannabis being legal in 23 states as of 2015, the stigma and taboo associated with its use is still alive and well. But thanks to a new Tinder-style dating app, you can find others who share your hobby with the simple …
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Berkeley Tells African-American Cannabis Collective to Shut Down
But the decision, which came almost four years after Berkeley officials first told its co-founder, Chris Smith, that his cannabis collective was operating illegally, may not be the last word on the operation. Lee Hepner, Smith's attorney, said before …
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Cumbrian woman hid cannabis in loft for drug dealer
They conducted a search of the premises, and quickly found evidence that linked her to the cannabis trade – including clear plastic snap bags, digital scales in the kitchen, and two pieces of paper which appeared to be a debtors' list with names …
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Michigan sees another dip in medical marijuana patients

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Michigan sees another dip in medical marijuana patients
A medical jar containing medical marijuana is seen next to small marijuana plants growing in a building near Michigan and 22nd Street days before Michigan's first Medical Marijuana Expo will take place this weekend. (Photo: Steve Perez / The Detroit News).
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With Diet Weed, Bethenny Frankel Ruins Marijuana
The former Real Housewives star turned Skinnygirl margarita queen is rumored to be cooking up her own strain of marijuana, one that (like her other products) will strive to help people stay thin. In the world of alcohol, this means less sugar and more …
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Does Legalization Make Marijuana-Detecting Dogs Obsolete?
Testifying before a House subcommittee last year, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration warned that marijuana legalization is bad for dogs. DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart was talking about pets that inadvertently eat cannabis-infused snacks.
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Michigan Driver Who Uses MMJ Wins Appeal

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The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that medical marijuana users aren’t automatically breaking the law if they’re caught driving after using the drug.

The court unanimously overturned an appeals court decision in the case of a Grand Traverse County man, Rodney Koon. He was stopped in 2010 for speeding — going nearly 30 mph over the limit. Koon admitted having smoked medical marijuana earlier, and a blood test revealed the drug in his system.

It’s illegal for Michigan drivers to consume marijuana. But the state high court said medical marijuana users have some protection. The court says police must show that a driver actually was “under the influence” of marijuana for a charge to stick.

Michigan voters approved medical use of marijuana in 2008.

The medical marijuana law “shields registered patients from prosecution for the internal possession of marijuana,” the judges said.

At the same time, the law prohibits driving “while under the influence of marijuana.” But it fails to specify what level of marijuana in the body constitutes being “under the influence,” the opinion said.

The court suggested lawmakers consider setting a marijuana limit, similar to a blood alcohol level.

“It goes almost without saying that the (medical marijuana law) is an imperfect statute, the interpretation of which has repeatedly required this Court’s intervention,” the justices said. “Indeed, this case could have been easily resolved if the (law) had provided a definition of ‘under the influence.’”


Source: Associated Press (Wire)
Published: May 22, 2013
Copyright: 2013 The Associated Press

Will Obama, Romney Clarify Their Positions on Medical Marijuana in Colorado Election Debate?

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney will face off on live television in the first of several debates that could shape the upcoming election.

Medical marijuana professionals should tune in: The candidates will most certainly field questions about MMJ and cannabis legalization in general, given that the debate will be held in Denver.

Colorado has one of the largest medical marijuana industry’s in the country, home to more than 1,000 dispensaries, grow sites and infused-product manufacturers.  It also has a measure on the ballot this November asking voters to legalize the general use of marijuana.

Additionally, the debate is focused on domestic policy and will be held at a university, so you can bet that medical cannabis will be a particularly big topic.

The biggest question going into the debates, however, is will either candidate actually shed any new light on their vague positions regarding medical marijuana and cannabis legalization?

It’s possible but doubtful. Both Obama and Romney have been asked countless times about MMJ, and in most cases they sidestep the question or offer vague answers. In an interview Monday with the Denver Post, Romney said he opposes “marijuana being used for recreational purposes and I believe the federal law should prohibit the recreational use of marijuana.” But he didn’t directly address medical marijuana, though a campaign spokesman told the Washington Post today that Romney is against MMJ legalization.

Obama has been similarly vague about medical marijuana in recent interviews, and the current MMJ crackdown under his administration is uneven and unpredictable.

Both presidents, however, seem to be against the idea of general marijuana legalization. Romney has made it crystal clear that he would not allow that to happen under his watch. Obama, while less assertive on the issue, has indicated he doesn’t think it’s the proper path for the country to take. It unclear how the presidents would respond if an individual states such as Colorado legalizes cannabis use.

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