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ef·fi·ca·cy

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine “Efficacy” \?e-fi-k?-s?\ noun: The power to produce a desired result or effect. This has to be one of our world’s greatest words. We get up most mornings with a list of tasks to get through, but it is the days when we wake up filled with a sense of…
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Dropping Dirty Practices

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine In March 2013, the Ingham County Circuit Court found that a qualifying, registered medical cannabis patient fired for a positive drug test should not be disqualified from unemployment benefits.  But don’t tell that to the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Michigan’s UIA, refusing to be bound by the trial court,…
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The Future of Medibles in Michigan

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine On June 11, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court denied  Carruthers’ application for leave to appeal the July 2013 People v. Carruthers appellate court decision which removed MMMA protections for non-smokable forms of cannabis and clarified the MMMA’s definition of “usable”. As of now, medibles and oils remain illegal and,…
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This One’s Hard to Stomach

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine Michigan Court of Appeals: Edibles are not a form of medical cannabis For the second time this year, Michigan courts have sucker-punched the medical cannabis community, criminalizing food products containing resin extracts overnight and giving prosecutors the go-ahead to weigh medibles in their entirety when considering charges and penalties.…
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Zoned Out

By: Denise Pollicella for Culture Magazine Whenever a client tells me they want to grow marihuana, my first question is always, “What city?” One of the unfortunate consequences of a state regulatory vacuum is that it leaves our approximately 1,850 municipalities to their own devices, which has resulted in approximately 1,850 different zoning ordinances. They…
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