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Marijuana is used for many conditions in Michigan

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative

By |May 1st, 2018|

State Approves Petitions
We have all heard the news, the state has approved the petitions and the Marijuana Legalization Initiative may be on the ballot this fall.  There are three possible courses of action the state can take now.

First, don’t do anything and let the voters vote in November.  In […]

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Pass a Drug Screen

By |March 3rd, 2015|

 
Dealing with a Urine Drug Screen
Dr. Jana Burson
Drug screens are essential to detect ongoing drug use or relapse to drug use. It’s kind of like using X-rays to detect growth of cancer. The earlier it’s detected, the better.

Addiction is a disease that convinces its sufferers to lie so that the […]

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Chronic Pain Syndromes- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By |February 28th, 2015|

What is Irritable bowel Syndrome?
Tens of millions of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an enigmatic problem with no known cause and no effective remedy. Sometimes referred to as spastic colon, it affects 10% to 20% of otherwise healthy adults, most of them women. In the United States […]

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Chronic Pain Syndromes- Fibromyalgia

By |February 28th, 2015|

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple tender points, and fatigue. ―Tender points refers to tenderness that is found in precise areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.

A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if they have widespread pain […]

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The Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum

By |January 14th, 2015|

New Forum for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients!
The Michigan Cannabis Patient Forum was started back in 2010 by a group of activists in the UP for the purpose of providing solid information for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients without the drama and bickering so common with other forums.  It ran for […]

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Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits

By |December 9th, 2014|

The use of marijuana in the state of Michigan is legal if an individual has a medical condition and a medical marijuana card. According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML (1), individuals who have a qualifying condition can possess up to 2 and […]

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Michigan Starts Process to Decriminalize Marijuana

By |December 2nd, 2014|

In the state of Michigan, there are reforms that are taking place at the city and local level that are providing an idea of the changes that may occur in the future. According to the TC Times(1), several cities in Michigan have made changes to the laws that allow […]

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Baby Boomers Almost Ready to Give Medical Marijuana a Fair Chance?

By |June 24th, 2014|

Boomers go from Recreational to Medical Use
Dark, dinghy apartments and dorm rooms filled with dense smoke and the tell-tale sweet smell of cannabis. Young people crowded and crouched together sharing bongs, reefers and water pipes.

It was a highly social, cool scene. It was the world of 1960s and 70s […]

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How Medical Marijuana Reduces Crime

By |May 21st, 2014|

Studies are starting to develop proving if medical marijuana reduces crime rates. See how crime rates with medical marijuana are being affected.
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Response to an Editorial about the Dangers of Decriminalization

By |March 1st, 2014|

A Physician’s Response to the Dangers of Decriminalizing Marijuana
I am Dr. Robert Townsend, President of Denali Healthcare, a Mt. Pleasant Pain Management office.  I read with some interest the ‘Guest Voice’ Article on the ‘Dangers of decriminalization’ by Michael Covarrubias.  Despite my concern about retribution I felt the need […]

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