Oakland County law enforcement pleased with Supreme Court medical pot ruling
In a 4-1 decision, the state's highest court affirmed an Appeals Court finding that Michigan's 2008 medical marijuana law does not allow people to sell pot to each other, even if they're among the tens of thousands who have state-issued marijuana cards …
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Butte County one step from new marijuana cultivation measure
Butte County is one step from having a new medical marijuana cultivation ordinance after action today by the Board of Supervisors. « 1; ». OROVILLE — Butte County is one small step from having a new … During the three-hour hearing people attacked …
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California Supreme Court Denies Review Of Landmark Medical Marijuana Case …
The California Supreme Court denied review yesterday of a landmark medical marijuana dispensary case, which drew widespread attention from prosecutors and policymakers across the state. The Fourth District Court of Appeal for California issued a …
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Spice/K2 at root of recent Oakland County deaths (With video)
“Spice” refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The drugs — marketed as “safe” legal alternatives to marijuana — are sold under many names, …
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Real Weed vs. Fake Weed: Synthetic Marijuana in New York
But just at the time when "real" pot seems to be finally gaining more social acceptance, along comes a man-made alternative that genuinely does carry significant health risks. Synthetic marijuana is a chemically created substance that in many ways …
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Legalizing the Use of Medical Marijuana
Anecdotal reports may also be inaccurate because of the emotional expectations of the person using marijuana and the placebo effect. In some cases, there may be deliberate exaggeration for ideological reasons. Public health must be protected by …
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Medical marijuana without societal pain?
The legislation was advanced through the Health Committee, which he chairs, on Tuesday. The bill has never come up for a vote in the state Senate, where Republicans hold a bare majority, but has passed the Assembly twice. "It's cruel to deny treatment …
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“Fight for You Rights” Over two hundred and fifty protesters gathered on Monday September 13, 2010. The crowd gathered outside the Lapeer County Government building around 11AM and protested the arrest of state certified marihuana caregivers and patients. They left that venue around 1PM. Then the crowd moved to the massive Oakland County government facility to protest the controversial Sherrif Bouchard. Friday September 17, 2010 From The Smoking News thesmokingnews.com Managing Editor Michigan Compassion Clubs Rally and form MACC; Protest Lapeer and Oakland County Government abuse. Lapeer and Oakland County Michigan United States of America Over two hundred and fifty protesters gathered on Monday September 13, 2010. The crowd gathered outside the Lapeer County Government building around 11AM and protested the arrest of state certified marihuana caregivers and patients. They left that venue around 1PM. Then the crowd moved to the massive Oakland County government facility to protest the controversial Sherrif Bouchard. Oakland and Lapeer counties have recently arrested legal marijuana patients and caregivers in Michigan. Police during the raids also seized property, monies, and children belonging to these law abiding citizens. They also used voilent and extreme tactics during these raids, which lead to the heart attack and death of one of the accused. In response to these arrests MACC was formed: “The MACC is committed to protecting the rights of patients to enjoy the …
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San Francisco medical marijuana advisory group member faces charges in Sonoma County
The west Sonoma County barn fire that destroyed a marijuana cultivation operation and led to the arrest of three people has ensnared a member of the medical marijuana advisory group to the San Francisco District Attorney.
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Bringewatt sentenced to 180 days
Former auto dealer and manager Dale Bringewatt was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail and five years of probation for theft. Bringewatt, 51, was found guilty of stealing from his old employer, Bob Spady Motors. He pleaded no contest March 14 to the charge of theft.
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A CLOSER LOOK; ADDICTION, PART 2 OF 2: Floyd County native discovers life after prison
Andrew Tesch looks over a criminal citation manual inside a branch of the Harrison County Public Library recently. Tesch will begin studying for his bachelors degree this fall at the University of Louisville.
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Colo. investigates medical marijuana shops, including nine in Boulder County
Nine Boulder County medical marijuana businesses are among more than 90 in the state that are under investigation for failing to certify that they are growing at least 70 percent of the marijuana they sell.
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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances
Amendment For State To Grow Its Own And Dispense Through Pharmacies Fails MORE HEALTH NEWS After shooting down a proposal for the state to grow medical marijuana and dispense it through pharmacies, the General Assembly’s judiciary committee passed a bill Tuesday that would allow patients with certain conditions to grow their own marijuana.
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Orange County supervisors ban marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Orange County’s unincorporated areas. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are expected to vote on a similar measure in the next two weeks.
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Supes ban medical pot outlets in unincorporated areas
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4- 1 today to direct its attorneys to write an ordinance banning medical marijuana outlets in unincorporated areas.
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Assembly approves easing medical marijuana rules
TRENTON — Pressure is mounting on Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to take a do-over in drawing up rules for a medical marijuana program.
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City medical marijuana rules differ from county
TUCSON – After a lot of public comment the Tucson City Council laid out the regulations it’s going to go with when medical marijuana goes on the market and it’s a lot different then the county.
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LA County Eyes Ban On Medical Pot Outlets
The Board of Supervisors has voted to order its attorneys to draft an ordinance banning medical marijuana outlets in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
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Council moves medical-marijuana regulations forward
The City Council on Monday night moved forward regulations for medical-marijuana patients and caregivers in how the pot is grown in their homes.
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Michigan’s medical pot law under scrutiny in Oakland County court
Ferndale— A former elementary school classroom is serving as a court today for nine Oakland County residents charged in a case where local law enforcement is challenging the state’s law that allows distribution of marijuana for medical purposes.
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TEMECULA: City standing firm on pot shop ban
Someone looking to challenge the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries by way of a recent ruling that threw into question Anaheim’s ban won’t find a receptive audience in Temecula City Hall.
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11 arrested in marijuana raid in Piercy
Federal, state and local authorities arrested 11 people Wednesday in a large marijuana growing operation in Piercy that had reportedly been going on for 20 years, seizing almost 300 plants and more than 800 pounds of drying and packaged marijuana, along with guns and cash.
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