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Michigan attorney general files criminal charges in pot for votes scandal

By | 09.13.11 | 10:34 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced Monday they had filed charges against the owner of a Lansing medical marijuana dispensary who allegedly offered free pot for registering to vote.
Skekina Pena, owner of Your Healthy Choice Clinic, was arraigned Monday at 54-A District More…

Colo. cancer patient faces incarceration for medical marijuana

By | 09.09.11 | 9:10 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Bob Crouse has leukemia. He used to have medical marijuana. Then the police came to his house and took it away. Today, he faces felony charges for cultivating marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Medical marijuana research company reaching for Alzheimers cure

By | 09.08.11 | 9:37 am | More from The Colorado Independent


Medical Marijuana Inc.
reported this week that studies have shown Cannabidiol, a drug the company is developing, may be useful as a possible prevention and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Medical Marijuana Inc. through CannaBANK has a patent pending on an extraction method from Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) and its industrialized non More…

Medical marijuana court rulings in Michigan lead to restraining order, AG recall effort

By | 09.07.11 | 2:56 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

Recent appeals court rulings on the state’s medical marijuana law have led to legal problems for dispensaries and an effort to recall Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Montana lawsuit pertains to medical marijuana use while on probation

By | 09.07.11 | 9:42 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Medical marijuana, in virtually every state where it is legal, operates under a set of rules not applied to such drugs as Oxycontin and Percocet. You can get fired from your job if you test positive for marijuana regardless of your medical status. You may not be allowed to More…

Michigan appeals court limits medical defense for marijuana possession arrests

By | 08.31.11 | 3:12 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

The Michigan Court of Appeals Wednesday narrowed a provision of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act which allowed people arrested for possession to have an affirmative defense of medical necessity — even without a patient registry card.

Under the ruling, the so-called paragraph 8 defense built into the law can More…

Michigan dispensary ruling is throwing medical marijuana industry into confusion

By | 08.31.11 | 9:23 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

A ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals last week that declared medical marijuana dispensaries to be illegal is sowing seeds of confusion and, some experts say, could impact patients’ ability to access a safe, consistent supply.

“Prior to this court ruling, dispensaries weren’t explicitly illegal, but they weren’t explicitly More…

VIDEO: Montana PBS documentary on medical marijuana

By | 08.25.11 | 3:16 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Montana is a hotbed of contradiction, especially when it comes to medical marijuana. Voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana in 2004, but in 2011 the state legislature voted to dramatically restrict access to medical marijuana.

Appeals court rules against medical marijuana sales between patients

By | 08.24.11 | 3:28 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

In the first appeals court ruling on commercial sales of medical marijuana, a three judge panel has ruled that Michigan’s 2008 medical marijuana law does not allow patients to sell to each other.

Cannabis genome sequenced, aim is to separate THC from marijuana’s medicinal qualities

By | 08.23.11 | 11:13 am | More from The Colorado Independent

One of the lead researchers on the Human Genome Project has turned his talents in another direction, taking just two months to sequence a cannabis genome. Kevin McKernan, founder of the Massachusetts firm Medicinal Genomics did it not to help stoners get stonier but as a leading More…