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Introduction to Cannabinoids News For People on the Grow

July – September 2014

Chicago Cannabis Conference Report

National News P5

theamericancultivator.com

Belles Hominey Casserole

Health P8

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Introduction to Cannabinoids

Lifestyle P6

Federal Freedom

Editorial P3

HEMP HEMP HOORAY for the USA

Occabori aectecum simus et volo tenimus, quis elente odis eos dia volut pro mos mod quam. By Stacey Theis - Advocate

We the People celebrate and commemorate the Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4, 1776 by our Founding Fathers, which led to the creation and signing of our US Constitution. On Independence Day here in the United States, we celebrate our Liberties and Freedoms, fought for by America’s first War Veterans, Activists, Freedom Fighters, Politicians, Businessmen and Hempsters! No, that isn’t a typo or is meant to offend, it’s the honest truth! They were not only some of our first U.S. war veterans but they were also indeed, Hempsters. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both grew hemp on their plantations. Thomas

Jefferson said, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country!” He went through great risks to smuggle hemp seeds banned in America because he knew of their valuable resources and potential. George Washington, our first U.S. President and Commander-in-Chief, a businessman, American Hero and veteran was not vague about his love of Hemp. He grew hemp and strongly advocated its use and is famously quoted as saying “Make the most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere!” Benjamin Franklin, a scientist, inventor, businessman and author, was another original Hempster, who owned a Paper Mill and produced paper from hemp pulp. His rough drafts of The Declaration of Independence were drafted on Hemp Paper. Cannabis Hemp was legal tender in America from the mid 1600’s through the

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early 1800’s and you could even pay your taxes with hemp for over 200 years. The United States Census of 1850 counted 8327 “hemp plantations” (minimum 2,000 acres) in just 15 states. There were thousands of farms all over the country growing hemp. It was everywhere and used for everything. In the 1700-1800s, I’m sure the idea that hemp would ever be prohibited to be grown in America, would have seemed as impossible back then, as envisioning a world with no McDonald’s or Starbucks today. There was no way that our Founding Fathers could have predicted the Industrial Revolution and it leading to the prohibition of our resourceful Hemp plant. If time travel were possible and we went back to the 1700’s and told George, Thomas or Ben that the Hemp plant

Mike Engle is not taking his defeat lying down.

Several years ago a neighbor complained about the smell of growing marijuana coming from Engle’s Ypsilanti Township home. The investigation that followed led to charges being filed, and the recent Washtenaw County court decision levied an odd penalty against Engle that could become a precedentsetting case that could lead to charges

in other communities. Calling this a “seminal case,” the Township lauded the victory in news media. The penalty imposed prevents Engle from acting as a caregiver at the residence in the Township for anyone except himself and his partner Deborah; he had previously been registered as a caregiver for several additional patients. The ruling was only the latest in a series of issues for Engle. He has endured three major surgeries in five years and the stress of the raid and investigation sent him to the hospital with a panic attack. “I’m a

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patient first,” Engle said, with conviction. Attorneys are hesitant to make an Appeal to a higher court in this case because they fear real precedent could be set. Lower court decisions, like the Engle case, are binding only on the other Courts in their jurisdiction. “The ruling only applies to Washtenaw County,” Engle said, and expressed fear that the Township will target other known caregivers for similar action. Having no lawyer take his case meant he may have to either accept the terms of the verdict or go it alone. “I’m going to try

Affairs uses Administrative Rules to modernize the MMMA rather than going through the Legislative route. Proposed changes are listed below: Definitions have been removed due to duplicates which include: Code, Debilitating medical condition, Department, Enclosed locked facility, Marihuana, Medicaid Health Plan, Medical use, Paraphernalia, Physician, Primary caregiver or caregiver, Public place, Qualifying patient, Registry identification card, Supplemental Security Income, Usable marihuana, Visiting qualifying patient, and Written certification. The rule will be amended to allow a patient to apply for a registry card via an online application. Caregiver Attestation will be expanded and clarified with more requirements to become a caregiver. Caregiver’s will be required to pay for the criminal history record check which will be $25. Flat fee for all new and renewal applications to $60 for 2 years eliminating the need for the reduced fee which was $25 per year. This will make it $30 per year for all new and renewal applications. Renewals will be allowed to be submitted up to 60 days before the expiration date on the registry identification card. Rules are more defined on the termination of a caregiver or a patient and the required documents to be provided. Complaints from individuals concerning a registered caregiver or patient will be instructed to make the complaint to state or local authorities.

continued, PG. 4 see Marijuana ODor

continued, PG. 16 see Lara

continued, PG. 10 see Hemp

Marijuana Odor Case Could Set State Precedent By Rick Thompson - Journalist

LARA uses Admin Rules to Modernize the MMMA

The American Cultivator 2014 Summer Issue Michigan Edition  

Hemp Hemp Hooray for the USA.

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