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Despite easing of marijuana laws, people can still be arrested

Marijuana use in Michigan is no longer treated as automatic cause for arrest.

In recent years, there has been a widespread easing of the restrictions on the use of marijuana. This reduces the number of people who are arrested for …


When industrious ideas become crimes

Being an entrepreneur can take various forms. Business based out of the home remains an ever-growing option for commercial enterprises selling a variety of products.

Marcellus Cornwell provided his products via a vending machine outside his house that generated approximately $2,000 …


Drones, police and evidence: Potential penalties for marijuana possession in Michigan

There are different ways that people in Michigan relax or unwind. Some will drink alcohol as a way to relax or in social settings to help them have a good time. This is legal to do as long as people …


Marihuana is (basically) legal

Last year, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, which legalized the recreational use of marihuana. Many believe this means they are free to use marihuana how they please, but you should know that there are restrictions on its use, and you …


Marijuana and Gun Sales: ATF’s New 4473 – “Just Say No!”

Marijuana and guns?  ATF says “No!”  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, has issued an important notice about changes to Form 4473, the Firearms Transaction Record. Form 4473 is the federally mandated form that must be …


Michigan Trimming Marijuana Rights Wherever It Can

Marijuana is a hot topic.  Recent developments in Lansing show that the State of Michigan continues to dial back marijuana usage through whatever means available. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, the state is auditing physician certifications in order …