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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Matt Heos and Aaron Martinez On the MMFLA Board: A Stance Rooted in Bias But Not the Law

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

On this "420" City Council Still In a “Haze” on Developing Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How Dry I Am! A Case About Uncertainty; Language and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Lansing Debates: Stability vs. Progress In Residential Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mike Nichols and Josh Covert Stand Tall During Trial in Major Medical Marijuana Trial

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Michigan Court Of Appeals Grants A New Trial For Medical Marihuana Patient: How the 6th Amendment of the Constitution Helped

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 A medical marihuana patient (Mr. Heminger) in the Upper Peninsula received good news this week when the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned his conviction for manufacturing marijuana and granted him a new trial.  

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Attorney Josh Covert: Several Michigan Municipalities Join the Legalization Movement

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 The trend to make marijuana legal continued in Michigan this November. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Medical Marijuana Movement Now Becomes Legalization Movement: Hazel Park and Oak Park Join Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Citizens in two Michigan cities, Oak Park and Hazel Park, voted August 5th to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana provided that an adult possesses it and it is possessed on private property.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Testing Positive For Marijuana While On Probation Does Not Mean Use Was Recent

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Does testing positive for marijuana while on probation mean a violation?

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Friday, May 30, 2014

How did Your Congressman Vote to Stop Federal Prosecutions of Medical Marijuana Patients

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Medical Marijuana

 Shortly after midnight the United States House of Representatives voted to use the power of the purse to protect medical marijuana patients. 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Has Charges Dismissed After Motion To Present An Affirmative Defense Is Argued

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 “The outcome of this case illustrates why it is important to MMMA patients and caregivers to stand up for their rights as cardholders, my client had been offered many plea offers during the process but every time she stood firm and refused to admit that she did anything to violate the MMMA and ultimately after several months her case was dismissed weeks before trial” 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Good News and Bad News for Michigan Health Care Patients Who Need Marijuana: Senate Approves Pharmaceutical Sales but with Strings Attached

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 On Wednesday the Michigan Senate passed senate Bill 660 which could allow medical marijuana patients to obtain their medicine from pharmacies.   

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Friday, November 15, 2013

When Kidnapping Isn't Criminal

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 A Young Michigan Medical Marijuana Attorney Stands by His Principles and Teaches Child Protective Services How to “Just Say No” to Government Abuse

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Charges of Operating with the Presence of Marijuana Dismissed

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Nichols Law Firm client facing criminal charge for second offense of driving while under the influence of drugs receives a reckless driving instead

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recent Court Of Appeals Opinion Drastically Alters The Landscape Of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

Last week the Michigan Court Of Appeals issued an opinion in People v Carruthers that limits the types of medicine that can be possessed by medical marihuana patients. 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Michigan Medical Marihuana Patients No Longer Protected By Section 4 Of The MMMA When Transferring Medicine To Another Patient

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

Last Week the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order in People v Green which reversed an earlier ruling by the Michigan Court Of Appeals. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Drunk/Drugged Driving Defense Attorney-Author and Law Professor On Marijuana Patient Treatment

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI, Medical Marijuana

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Marijuana Users and Patients Targeted on the Famous "4.20" Day of Celebration

Categories: Drug Crimes, Minor in Possession, Medical Marijuana

Many people still view that both 4/20 and 4:20 are "code words" when in reality law enforcement officers and others are aware of the date and time significance.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Several Changes To The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) Take Effect April 1, 2013

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

The new laws help by clearing up some of the confusing sections of the MMMA by defining some terms like "locked and enclosed facility" and "bona fide physician patient relationship" but at the same time the laws add to the confusion by criminalizing the illegal transport of useable marihuana without providing adequate direction to those who transport useable marihuana. 

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