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US MI: Canada Pot Plans Could Hit Border Traffic
Security director says it's unclear whether move will cause delays DETROIT - Could a pot-smoking Canada trigger congestion along the United States border?
US MI: UM Studies Marijuana Effect
A new study put out by University of Michigan researchers suggests that over time, marijuana use dampens the response of the area of the brain that responds to rewards.
US MI: Lawsuit: State Produced Bogus Marijuana Test Results
Detroit - Several medical marijuana caregivers and patients have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the Michigan State Police crime lab intentionally misrepresented test results that expose thousands of people to possible felony charges.
US MI: Pot Group Sues Mich. Over Ballots
MI Legalize's Lawsuit Challenges Law, Policy That Nulls Signatures Lansing - A Michigan group seeking to put a marijuana legalization question on the November ballot is taking its fight to court.
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Letters

US MI: Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol Or Coffee
As a Colorado voter who helped end cannabis prohibition in my state, I've observed the current laws work as planned, protecting responsible adults who choose to use the extremely popular, God-given plant. Every subsequent poll indicates Colorado voters continue to support it, and there's every reason to believe Michigan voters will end the discrimination and continue supporting it in the future.
US MI: Unreasonable New Dispensary Regulations
While many citizens accept regulations when they seem reasonable, "95 percent" of cannabis (marijuana) dispensaries being affected by new regulations do not seem reasonable. It's another achievement of government-subsidized discrimination in a country where the prevalence of discrimination is undeniable. And make no mistake: Bigots orchestrated cannabis prohibition from the beginning as an act of racism, greed, and control.
US MI: Medical Marijuana Should Not Stop Pain
Local doctors are not writing any pain medicine prescriptions when they find the patient is using medical marijuana. This is why we have a local heroin epidemic. Medical marijuana serves as a pain medicine, but does not cover all pain. Why are these doctors/hospitals willing to write multiple scripts for powerful pain pills, but stop writing any scripts for pain pills when they learn of the patient's medical marijuana use? Doctors, please help patients: write one script for pain pills to cover the horrific pain (some of these people are dying), and let medical marijuana get them through the rest. Or this problem will get worse.
US MI: Time To Rethink Drug Enforcement
Re: The Detroit News' Dec 12 story, "FBI agent shot in Detroit drug raid": We seem to hear stories like this one about the enormous drug bust and injured FBI agent so often that it makes you wonder whether police officers really still believe we're making a dent in the drug market.
US MI: Campaigning For Cannabis
In a recent Higher Ground column, Larry Gabriel wrote about why people should sign MILegalize petition to end Michigan's cannabis prohibition ("Make the right choice: Support MILegalize,"Nov. 25). Reader Stan White wrote in to offer his endorsement:
US MI: Campaigning For Cannabis
I favor the MILegalize petition. Please visit its website and contribute to its campaign fund. Michigan is a right-to-farm state. If your land is suitable and you raise crops according to state standards, you may compete in the state's open market. I'd say legalize marijuana but don't corporatize it. Never interfere with patients' rights to grow their own. And tell the police to take a hike. They are addicted to profiting from Michigan's antiquated, unconstitutional forfeiture law. Their reps have repeatedly hijacked lawmakers' votes to fine tune the MMMA by showing up en masse and playing "tough cop" in legislators' offices just before a vote.
US MI: Medical Pot Will Help Autistic Children
In the United States, and in Michigan, autism is growing. In fact, it is growing at such an alarming rate that it has just recently been identified as a significant public health issue, due to statistics provided by the Center for Disease Control's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, a nationwide federal program that tracks autism rates around the country.
US MI: Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives
According to the Center For Disease Control, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdoses every day in the United States. In 2013, more than 16,000 people fatally overdosed on prescription painkillers.
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Opinions

US MI: 537 Plants Seized in Medical Marijuana Sting;
Huge bust halts MMJ grower On Aug. 18, the Colorado Springs Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence division assisted with the execution of three search warrants that resulted in the arrest of one person and the seizure of 537 marijuana plants, three firearms, ammunition and an undisclosed amount of cash. The raid took place within city limits and included agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
US MI: Study Combats Gridiron Injuries With
"I hurt daily," says former NFL and Michigan State University football player Andre Rison. "Marijuana candy helps."
US MI: Marijuana Legalization Falls Along Party Lines
State Rep. Jeff Irwin recently made Cannabis Business Executive's list of "100 Political Influencers in Cannabis."
US MI: Marijuana: The Painkiller Alternative
"I had a run-in with Vicodin; that turned into a habit that I had to kick," said Laurent. "Opiate withdrawal - I never want to deal with that again."
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Links

Macomb County, NORML
Education and Responsible Reform of Marijuana Laws
Michigan NORML
Our mission is to move public opinion sufficiently in order to achieve the repeal of cannabis prohibition in the state of Michigan so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty under law
Oakland County NORML
Rainbow Farm Campground
Rainbow Farm -- Supporting industrial hemp and cannabis legalization in Michigan. Campground, concerts, events, benefits.
Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access
Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access is committed to protecting the rights of veteran patients and healthcare professionals by advocating for safe and legal access to marijuana (cannabis) for all appropriate therapeutic uses and to encourage research on marijuana as a treatment alternative.
 

Papers

Allegan County News (MI)  (Info)
Alpena News, The (MI)  (Info)
Ann Arbor Business Review (MI)  (Info)
Ann Arbor Journal (MI)  (Info)
Ann Arbor News (MI)  (Info)
Arenac County Independent (Standish, MI)  (Info)
Argus-Press, The (Owosso, MI)  (Info)
Battle Creek Enquirer (MI)  (Info)
Bay City Times, The (MI)  (Info)
Belleville View (MI)  (Info)
Birmingham Eccentric (MI)  (Info)
Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle (MI)  (Info)
Burton View (MI)  (Info)
Cadillac News (MI)  (Info)
Cassopolis Vigilant (MI)  (Info)
Central Michigan Life (Central MI U, MI Edu)  (Info)
Charlevoix Courier (MI)  (Info)
Cheboygan Daily Tribune, The (MI)  (Info)
Chelsea Standard, The (MI)  (Info)
Chimes (MI Edu)  (Info)
Citizen, The (MI)  (Info)
City Pulse (Lansing, MI)  (Info)
Clare County Review (MI)  (Info)
Clio Messenger, The (MI)  (Info)
Collegian (Hillsdale College, MI, Edu)  (Info)

County Press, The (Lapeer, MI)  (Info)
Courier-Leader (Paw Paw, MI)  (Info)
Crain's Detroit Business (Detroit, MI)  (Info)
Crawford County Avalanche (MI)  (Info)
Daily Mining Gazette, The (Houghton, MI)  (Info)
Daily News, The (Greenville, MI)  (Info)
Daily Press, The (Escanaba, MI)  (Info)
Daily Reporter, The (MI)  (Info)
Daily Telegram, The (Adrain, MI)  (Info)
Daily Tribune, The (Royal Oak, MI)  (Info)
Davison Index, The (MI)  (Info)
Detroit Free Press (MI)  (Info)
Detroit News (MI)  (Info)
Dexter Leader (MI)  (Info)
Dowagiac Daily News (MI)  (Info)
Eastern Echo (Eastern Michigan U, MI Edu)  (Info)
Farmington Observer (MI)  (Info)
Ferndale/Berkley Mirror (MI)  (Info)
Flint Journal (MI)  (Info)
Garden City Observer (MI)  (Info)
Gaylord Herald Times (MI)  (Info)
Grand Haven Tribune (MI)  (Info)
Grand Ledge Independent (MI)  (Info)
Grand Rapids Press (MI)  (Info)
Grand Traverse Insider (Traverse City, MI)  (Info)



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Ann Arbor Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Status: 
passed
Location: 
Ann Arbor
Area: 
Michigan
Date: 
11/02/2004

Ann Arbor Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Ann Arbor's Proposal C, which was approved by 74% of voters on Nov. 2nd, 2004, amended section 16.2 of the city's municipal charter in support of medical cannabis users. Primarily, it amended section (b) to create an exception and an affirmative defense for medical cannabis. The passing of Prop. C also changed the wording of a portion of section (b) which pertains to cannabis offenses in general, substituting "not less than $100.00 for the third or subsequent offense" with simply "$100.00 for the third or subsequent offense."

Traverse City Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Status: 
passed
Location: 
Traverse
Area: 
Michigan
Date: 
11/08/2005

Traverse City Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Michigan's Coalition for Compassionate Care's Proposal 3, which makes physician-supported medical cannabis use the lowest possible priority for Traverse City police, was passed on Nov. 8thth, 2005. Voters approved the new city ordinance by a margin of 1,594 to 925, with 63% casting ballots in favor. The measure doesn't legalize marijuana possession but calls for the possession, delivery or use of marijuana by a medical patient to be the "lowest law enforcement priority of the city."

Ferndale Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Status: 
passed
Location: 
Ferndale
Area: 
Michigan
Date: 
11/08/2005

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2005, Ferndale voters came out strongly in support of Proposal D, which removed all criminal penalties under local law for marijuana used by patients with the recommendation of their physician.

The unofficial final results are 61%-39% in favor of Proposal D, with 1894 votes in favor and 1222 votes opposed.

Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Initiative - Niles, MI

Status: 
failed to make it on ballot
Location: 
Niles
Area: 
Michigan
Date: 
11/07/2006

August 2006: Unfortunately, this initiative did not make the November 7, 2006 ballot due to lack of signatures.

The Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Ballot Initiative is expected to appear on the Nov 7, 2006 ballot in the City of Niles. It will ask the voters of the City to stipulate that investigating, arresting and prosecuting adults who use or possess small quantities of marijuana in private should be considered the lowest priority of City Police and Attorney.

This initiative only affects adult (19 yrs and older) behavior in private that does not create a public nuisance. It would still be unlawful to sell marijuana, possess more than one and one tenth ounce (1.1) of marijuana (about the amount of tobacco found in a pack of cigarettes), use marijuana in public or drive under the influence of marijuana. It would also still be illegal for anyone less than 19 yrs old to use and possess marijuana anywhere, public or private, under any circumstances.

Flint Code Amendment-Medical Marihuana

Status: 
passed
Website: 
http://www.minorml.org/flint_compassionate_care_coaliti.htm
Location: 
Flint
Area: 
Michigan
Date: 
02/27/2007

Flint, MI Flint Code Amendment-Medical Marihuana

Supported by 62% of voters, the Flint Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana Initiative passed on Februray 27th, 2007 gives legal protection to patients with serious medical conditions who obtain relief from the symptoms of their illness through the use of cannabis under the supervision of a medical professional.

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