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Don Koshmider’s Court Victory Against Prosecutor Mike Rola Indicative of Other Cases in Michigan

by Rick Thompson CADILLAC- All charges against Don Koshmider were dismissed. That’s the short version of the story. The long version involves raids, prosecutors, politically-charged motives and actions by law enforcement that are not supported by the communities they claim to protect. “I feel fantastic!” Don told me, in an exclusive TCC interview. “As Don’s […]

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MILegalize Awaits a Decision in Michigan Court of Claims

New Buffalo, Michigan- The Four Winds Casino and Resort will host a fundraiser for the MILegalize organization on August 20, and key campaign officials confirm their status in the Court of Claims: waiting patiently. New Buffalo is in the southwestern corner of Michigan, and the Four Winds casino is a top-notch facility. Fundraiser guests will […]

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Pro-Marijuana Candidates Win, Anti-Medical Candidates Lose in Michigan Primary Elections

FLINT- Tuesday’s Primary elections in Michigan were a success story for the medical marijuana advocates who were running, and a horror story for those who’ve made their career out of prosecuting the state’s sick and injured. Notorious Gaylord-area Prosecutor Mike Rola, who authorized massive raids against medical marijuana businesses on multiple occasions, was defeated. Lapeer […]

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Michigan Cities Reject Funding For Drug Task Forces on Medical Marijuana Patients

(Editor’s Note: Rick Thompson was the Public Relations Director for the MACC organization, which is mentioned in this article. ~RT) FERNDALE- On Monday night candidates, activists and residents spoke to the Ferndale City Council and told them that supporting the local Drug Task Force was a bad idea. Surprisingly, the Council listened and voted to […]

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No Decision On Rescheduling Marijuana Prompts Congressional Action

by Rick Thompson The DEA’s evaluation of marijuana and its place in the Schedule of Controlled Substances Act generated media coverage in 2016, but fizzled out when the organization’s self-proclaimed deadline came and went without a decision at all. What appeared to be a chance at moving cannabis from Schedule 1, reserved for the most […]

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Outspoken NFL Player Eugene Monroe to Speak at Hash Bash 2017

by Rick Thompson ANN ARBOR- Outspoken National Football League player and advocate for the legalized use of CBD medicines in professional sports, Eugene Monroe, has agreed to speak at the 2017 Hash Bash in Ann Arbor. Monroe’s controversial stance regarding marijuana therapies for injured athletes has been mainstream media news material for several months now. […]

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NPR: Legal Marijuana In Colorado Hasn’t Stopped Racial Disparity In Arrests

Marijuana is legal in Colorado — as long as you’re 21 or older. It’s still illegal for kids to possess, so juveniles are coming to dominate the marijuana arrests in Colorado. But another startling trend also has developed: Arrest rates have risen dramatically for young blacks and Latinos. Ricky Montoya isn’t surprised that’s happening. He’s […]