State Hands Out First Medical Marijuana Business Licenses

The State has granted licenses to 7 medical marijuana business, the first licenses given out. For the licenses, there is a dispensary and processor in Ann Arbor, a secure transport company in Lansing, and four grow operations in Chesaning, which is located between Flint and Saginaw. The businesses won’t be able to operate for at least a month. However, no licenses were granted to testing facilities. This means no marijuana could actually be sold until a testing facility […]

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Medical Marijuana Approved for 11 New Conditions

The State just approved new conditions for medical marijuana use. The New Conditions The new conditions approved for medical marijuana use include; Arthritis Autism Chronic Pain Colitis Inflammatory Bowel Disease Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Parkinson’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Spinal Cord Injury Tourette’s Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis Medical Conditions Denied for Medical Marijuana The State also rejected medical marijuana use for several medical conditions. These include; Anxiety Asthma Brain Injury Depression Diabetes Gastric Ulcer Non-severe or Non-chronic Pain Organ Transplant Panic […]

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Federal Judge Orders University of Michigan to Give Student Live Hearing in Sexual Assault Investigation

A Federal Judge in Detroit ruled that a University of Michigan Student gets a live hearing in the University’s Title IX investigation of him for sexual assault. The University Investigation Process Currently, a University of Michigan student accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault is subject to the University’s investigation system. This system has an investigator who speaks separately with the student making the accusation and the student accused. The accused can ask questions of the accuser and […]

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New Law Limits Painkiller Prescriptions

A new law goes into effect that is designed to help curb the opioid epidemic. What the New Law Does Doctors may now only prescribe seven days worth of opioid medicine to people with a short-term need for the drugs. A short-term need may include surgeries, a bad back, or a broken limb. Prescriptions can be refilled after the seven day period expires. What is an Opioid? Opioids are more commonly known as pain killers. Prescription opioids can […]

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What Happens to Old Marijuana Convictions if Weed Becomes Legal?

In the next November election, Michigan voters will decide whether marijuana will be legal for recreational personal use. It is a real possibility that marijuana use and possession will soon be legal. This leads to the question – what about all those people who have convictions on their record for possession or use of marijuana? It may not seem fair that many people will be stuck with marijuana convictions on their record once the basis for that conviction […]

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Can You Be Convicted of Drinking and Driving When You’re Under .08?

We all know the legal limit for drinking and driving is .08. Let’s say you’re under .08 and pulled over by the police while driving. Will this prevent you from going to jail? The .08 Number Driving with a blood alcohol content of over .08 is against the law in Michigan. The law presumes that a person with a BAC of .08 or over is intoxicated. It doesn’t matter if the person is driving perfectly – if you’re […]

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Michigan May See Legal Weed with Vote in November

Michigan voters will officially go to the polls November 6th to vote on legal weed. What Will the New Law Allow? In November, a ballot initiative will include the following new laws: People 21 and over can possess and use marijuana. A person can have up to 2.5 ounces in public. but may keep up to 10 ounces at home. Marijuana could not be used in public. Marijuana would no longer be tied to medicine. Anyone (21 and […]

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Slow Roll Out for New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Law

Almost a year and a half after the passing of the Medical Marijuana Licensing Facilities Act and not one license for a dispensary has been issued. Why not? The approaching deadline for getting an existing dispensary to get a license or shut down is June 15 of this year. The Director for the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation has said this is basically because of how much rules and structure were needed to be put in place before […]

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Michigan Moves Closer to Preventing Dog Breed-Specific Regulations Usually Aimed at Pit Bulls

The Michigan State Senate voted yesterday to prevent cities from banning dog breed-specific ordinances. There are 30 Michigan cities with dog breed-specific ordinances. The ordinances mainly regulate pit-bulls. Twenty other states prohibit dog breed-specific regulation. Michigan Cities With Breed-Specific Regulation There about 30 Michigan cities with specific dog laws on the books. For example, Grosse Pointe Woods ban the 4 dog breed types generally regarded as pit bulls. Orchard Lake and Sylvan Lake also ban pit bulls without […]

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Roid Rage: Driving Under the Influence of Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids are controlled substances in Michigan. This means it is possible to be charged with driving under the influence of anabolic steroids. Roid Rage = Road Rage = DUI? Roid rage is the idea that people who take anabolic steroids are prone to increased combativeness and aggressiveness. The actual science behind this is spotty, but there is anecdotal evidence and the idea persists. Could a driver who takes steroids and gets in a road rage incident be […]

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