The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act Will Shake Things Up in the Medical Marijuana World

Dispensaries will be the centerpiece of the new Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. Dispensaries (technically called provisioning centers) will be able to sell medical marijuana to an unlimited number of patients. December 15 is the first date licenses for new medical marijuana industry positions can be obtained. Five New Marijuana Jobs The MMFLA creates five new marijuana industry roles. Marijuana Growers – People licensed to grow marijuana on a much larger scale than currently allowed. Licenses will be […]

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Civil Infractions For Firearms and Tasers

Protect your concealed pistol license. Know the law and prevent yourself from being in a situation where you face losing your CPL. The following is a list of state civil infractions that relate to firearms, pistols, and tasers. A civil infraction is not a crime. There are misdemeanors and felonies that relate to firearms as well. List of Civil Infractions Records of firearms may only be accessed and disclosed by authorized system users and peace officers, and only […]

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Fighting DUI Cases

DUI charges may seem impossible to fight because the evidence appears based on science and numbers. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is DUI cases have more grounds on which to fight than many other types of cases. In addition, fighting DUI charges is more common now for two reasons. One, prosecutors are offering fewer deals than ever. And two, the benefit from the standard plea deal is honestly not so great that it should […]

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Should I Take My Case To Trial?

Should I Take My Case to Trial? A criminal case can be resolved in one of two ways. The first way is through a plea or plea bargain. A plea bargain is where a person admits guilt to something in exchange for some sort of benefit in return. For example, a person charged with three crimes might plead guilty to one crime in exchange for dismissals of the other two crimes. In another example, a person might plead […]

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What Happens If I’m Convicted Of A DUI?

After a DUI arrest most people want to know what penalties they face. Am I going to Jail? You are not likely going to jail for the standard first-offense DUI conviction. The most likely sentence will involve; Probation Fines and costs Community service Alcohol testing Alcoholics Anonymous meetings However, there are some courts (some Oakland County courts) that are stricter than others and jail is possible. Also, some factors may increase the chances of jail, such as a […]

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Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence

One of the most frequent questions I receive from medical marijuana patients is whether they can drive and smoke. I’ll answer that questions and make a prediction about the future of smoking marijuana and driving. Can a medical marijuana patient drive after smoking? Yes, so long as the patient is not under the influence of marijuana. A patient cannot smoke marijuana while in the act of driving or operating a vehicle. In general, a person (not a patient) […]

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Will Michigan See Legal Weed in 2018?

Legal Marijuana in Michigan? Voters next year may decide whether Michigan legalizes marijuana. A potential ballot initiative in 2018 would do the following, which would make it legal to own and use marijuana in Michigan and not just for medical purposes only. The Highlights Persons 21 and over can use and possess marijuana. In public, a person may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. No more than 15 grams may be marijuana concentrate. No marijuana use in public. […]

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Washtenaw County Begins New Roadside Saliva DUI Test

Police in Washtenaw County today will begin a new roadside saliva DUI test on drivers suspected of drug use. Drug Recognition “Experts” So-called “Drug Recognition Experts,” (DREs) will carry out the roadside saliva DUI test. A DRE is a police officer who is trained to evaluate a person for drug impairment. The validity of the drug recognition expert is far from settled. Police officials describe drug recognition as an established science. However, many criminal defense attorneys criticize the practice […]

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What Does “Operating” in Operating While Intoxicated Mean?

We often refer to a drinking and driving charge as a DUI, which stands for driving under the influence. The standard drinking and driving charge in Michigan is actually called operating while intoxicated. The key difference is the “driving” v. “operating” language. The courts have defined operating as more broad than just driving. Operating Defined Operating means driving or having actual physical control over the vehicle. The term ‘actual physical control’ is much more broad than simply driving. […]

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How to Get Your Driver’s License Back

3 Steps to Get a Driver’s License Back Once you’ve lost your driver’s license it is neither fun nor easy to get it back. ArborYpsi Law can help guide you through the process to get your driver’s license back. Preparation for the hearing and appearing before the hearing officer is essential. This article will give some tips and overview for the work ahead. It’s never too early to start the work. Once you’ve determined that you’re ready to take the […]

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