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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Field Report: Wayne County Judge Disables City Marijuana Website

By Richard C. Clement - Marijuana Policy Consultant


UPDATE:  The restraining order was vacated by Judge Colombo on January 4th, 2018 and is no longer valid.



The Detroit Planning Commission has declared war against voters of the City of Detroit by endorsing a lawsuit brought by a shadow group of plaintiffs, led by Chris Hindo of VK Real Estate Holdings located at 12800 Eight Mile Road. Board Chairman Alton James and this group have petitioned Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo to prevent the City of Detroit Building Safety and Engineering Department from issuing licenses from the City website.  In order to get a State License, a business must be approved by a local unit of government.
The old ordinance was repealed on November 7th, 2017 and, any part of the old ordinance cannot be re-implemented for 365 days by rule of law. This means that restrictions on things like drive through service, parks, and liquor stores have been removed. In addition to these changes, rules on religious institutions and schools have been modified to account for open school and active church congregations.  If you are a Rastafarian or any religion where the holy herb is a primary tenant of the faith, you may be entitled to protection under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.  This law covers religious land use and non-Michigan citizens who are Medical Marijuana patients in another state.



Judge Robert Colombo - Wayne County MI 3rd Circuit Court Judge

On February 18th at 9am, please be present in the Court in room 701 at the Coleman Young Municipal Center to observe the case proceedings. The goal of the Planning commission and Chris Hindo is to ask this Judge to issue an order to void the results because the Commissioners are stating that:

Citizens do not have the right to vote on where a Marijuana business can locate within the City of Detroit, only Planning Commission members can.

If you support the rule of law and, are tired of people disrespecting your vote, call city hall to demand that Mayor Mike Duggan Direct the City Law Department to:

Ask Judge Colombo to issue an order requiring the City of Detroit to start taking applications through the City Website and in person at the Coleman Young Municipal Center and dismiss this frivolous lawsuit. 

Website: Mayor Mike Duggan - City of Detroit

With their vote, the electorate of the City of Detroit is directing their government to Opt-Into State Marijuana laws by providing these services. By choosing this path, this is the same process how Lansing brought us Emergency Managers and rammed them down the people’s throat. 


Request by Plaintiffs to Invalidate the Vote of the People for Marijuana Jobs and Opportunities


Interested parties are welcome to send letters to:

Hon. Judge Robert Colombo
Coleman Young Municipal Center Room 701
Detroit, MI 48226  

Case #17-017221-AW 
Office Number Call (313) 224-5430 Courtroom Clerk Matthew Johnson 

Finally, citizens are strongly encouraged to contact every elected official in the City of Detroit to demand that they follow the will of the people and respect our vote for Marijuana reform in the City of Detroit. Website Detroit City Council - Brenda Jones President - Mary Sheffield President Pro Tempore




Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Urgent Message! Stop Voter Fraud Attempt by Detroit Business Owners

By The Weed Warrior


Your presence is being requested at room 913 Coleman Young Municipal Center, Wayne County Circuit Court  on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 @ 9AM   in the courtroom of the Hon. Judge Lita Popkey  to protest the attempt by a small group of Marijuana business owners to reject the results of the November 7th, 2017 vote to opt-into and rezone business in accordance with State Laws.
UPDATE: as of Jan. 3rd, 2018 @ 9:00pm.
Please go to room 701 instead, and ask (or call (313) 224-5430) Courtroom Clerk Matthew Johnson to meet with Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr.  to express your feelings about your vote being invalidated by special interest groups that want to monopolize the Detroit Marijuana Market. The people are the employer of any Board of Zoning or any other government entity and our Vote is our Voice that must be respected. 
As of January 3rd, 2018 the Temporary Restraining Order has been vacated by Judge Colombo.  Therefore the new ordinance takes immediate effect as of 12:01 January 4th, 2018. This includes drive through facilities, as that part of the old ordinance was repealed also.
Website: Judge Robert J. Colombo

Clear the Confusion with Cannabis


This deplorable attempt to reject the results of an election is a direct slap in the face of anyone who has fought for and died for the right as a citizen to be a part of a vital democratic process. This appears to be an attempt for a few owners to prevent others from opening and, forcing others out.

We are urging Judge Popkey to dismiss this blatant attempt of voter fraud.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit want the City of Detroit to continue to enforce the old Marijuana Ordinance that was repealed by the electorate by 60%.  Under the new State Law and City Ordinance, everyone who was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals has an advantage to finally achieve their license.  The City of Detroit website is being modified to accept the 5 different licenses that the State has authorized. 

The Lansing/Okemos 7 - Marijuana Prisoners
Down with Pat Miles!   Vote Dana Nessel AG 2018

This litigation by these and other plaintiffs are unacceptable and illegal.  Children are being harmed because we are now telling them that voting does not mean anything at all, leading to voter apathy.

Per the Detroit City Charter any changes to the ordinance must wait 365 days before any action is taken to make any change. Then it must be voted upon by the PEOPLE instead of being rammed through by the council.  Any business supporting or sponsoring this voter fraud attempt must be boycotted and sanctioned by the Marijuana community.


Case Number  17-017221-AW
Date:  Thursday January 4th, 2018   - 9:00am
Hon.  Lita M. Popke Judge
(313) 224-2953 
Room 913 
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center  

Law Clerk: Eric Minch    Eric.Minch@3rdcc.org
Court Clerk:  Marciana Lawrence marciana.lawrence@3rdcc.org
Court Reporter:  Video Courtroom, Deputy:  J. Cruts

Plaintiffs to Boycott:
VK Real Estate Holdings III LLC  and 
                        

Attorney of Record Christopher B. McMahon   Retained (248) 746-2772(W)

Defendants:  City of Detroit, Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform

Monday, September 19, 2016

Vote Weed 2016 - Recommended Judicial Candidates for Michigan Supreme Court - 3rd Circuit Court, and 36 District Court

by The 420 Judicial Committee Commission


The following candidates are running for Judicial positions on the Michigan Supreme Court, 3rd Circuit Court, and 36th District Court. Their documented position on Marijuana Law Reform has earned an endorsement from the Cannabis Community.  Although electing officials is a good thing, Judges can effectively void any law at their discretion.  Electing open minded judges is paramount to ending the drug war on weed and it's effects on people of color and financial drain to the community in terms of felony convictions and other law enforcement action. Endorsed candidates are in GREEN.


Keep Michigan Dank, Vote for Deborah and Frank!
A Legal Question to all candidates regarding Medical Emergencies and Marijuana use for treatment. Can a patient declare a medical emergency in a public place to treat PTSD symptoms and not be subjected to penalty of law because of the emergency?
Would this get case get dismissed in 36 District, 3rd Circuit or, the Michigan Supreme Court? Please answer in the comment section..












Legend:
MSC  -  Michigan Supreme Court
3rdCir 4  - 3rd Circuit Court Four Positions
36 Dist 8 - 36 District Court Eight Positions
36 Dist 2 - 36 District Court Two Positions
36 Dist 1 - 36 District Court One Position


Office Party Name Email 420?





MSC D Frank Szymanski
Yes
MSC D Deborah Thomas*** JudgeDThomas@gmail.com Yes
3rdCir 4 NP Melissa Anne Cox mcox4waynecountycourt@gmail.com
3rdCir 4 NP Matthew M. Evans crimlawpro@sbcglobal.net
3rdCir 4 NP Wanda A. Evans* wandaevans4judge@comcast.net Yes




3rdCir 4 NP Thomas John Hathaway thathaway@clarkhill.com  YES
3rdCir 4 NP Brian L. Morrow brianmorrowforjudge@gmail.com YES
3rdCir 4 NP Kelly Ann Ramsey KellyAnnRamseyForJudge@gmail.com
3rdCir 4 NP Regina Thomas reginathomasforjudge@gmail.com YES
36Dist 8 NP Lydia Nance Adams
36Dist 8 NP Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford* Yes
36Dist 8 NP Izetta F. Bright* ifbright@ameritech.net Yes



36Dist 8 NP Austin W. Garrett awgforjudge@gmail.com
36Dist 8 NP B. Pennie Millender
36Dist 8 NP Cylenthia LaToye Miller
36Dist 8 NP David A. Perkins
36Dist 8 NP Larry D. Williams Jr.
36Dist 2 NP  Christopher M. Blount*** cblount1@sbcglobal.net Yes




36Dist 2 NP  Kahlilia Yvette Davis
36Dist 2 NP  Kenyetta Stanford Jones kenyettastanfordjones@gmail.com
36Dist 1 NP  Adrienne Hinnant-Johnson* Yes 









Monday, June 6, 2016

August 2016 Primary - 420 Slate of Candidates

Vote the 420 Slate
420 PAC Recommendations for Elected Office

The following slate of candidates are recommended for your vote by August 2nd, 2016.  This list reflects candidates who are friendly to Marijuana Reform in Southeastern Michigan.

Office/Party Candidate Name
1st District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Johnson, Lon
2nd District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Murphy, Dennis B.
3rd District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Smith, Douglas
4th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
5th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Write In
6th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Clements, Paul
7th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Driskell, Gretchen D.
8th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Gilbert, Melissa
9th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Write In
10th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Accavitti, Jr., Frank
11th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Kumar, Anil
12th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
13th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Conyers, Jr., John
14th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
4th District State Senator Partial Term Ending 01/01/2019 (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Olive, Vanessa Simpson
1st District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Banks, Brian R.
2nd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Scott, Bettie Cook
3rd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Williams, Al
4th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Robinson, Rose Mary C.
5th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Durhal, Fred
6th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Black, Dennis L.
7th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Garrett, LaTanya
8th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry
9th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Pollard, Gary S.
10th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Mazur, Mary
11th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Plawecki, Julie
12th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Martell, Edward F.
13th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
14th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
15th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
16th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
17th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic LaVoy, Bill
18th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position MACOMB County
Democratic Hertel, Kevin
19th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
20th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
21st District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Pagan, Kristy
22nd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position MACOMB County
23rd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
29th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position OAKLAND County
Democratic Greimel, Tim
36th District Judge of District Court Incumbent 6 Year Terms (8) Positions
Incumbent Adams, Lydia Nance
Incumbent Bledsoe Ford, Deborah Geraldine
Incumbent Bright, Izetta F.
Incumbent Millender, B. Pennie
Incumbent Miller, Cylenthia LaToye
Incumbent Perkins, David A.
Incumbent Williams, Jr., Larry D.
36th District Judge of District Court Non-Incumbent 6 Year Terms (2) Positions
Blount, Christopher M.
36th District Judge of District Court Incumbent - Partial Term Ending 01/01/2021 (1) Position
Incumbent Hinnant-Johnson, Adrienne
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Incumbent 6 Year Terms (16) Positions
Incumbent Cholack, Eric William
Incumbent Chylinski, James R.
Incumbent Fresard, Patricia Susan
Incumbent Glendening, Alexis A.
Incumbent Groner, David Alan
Incumbent Hathaway, Cynthia Gray
Incumbent Hubbard, Susan L.
Incumbent Hughes, Muriel Diane
Incumbent Kenny, Timothy M.
Incumbent Manning, Sheila Gibson
Incumbent Morrow, Bruce Underwood
Incumbent Murphy, John A.
Incumbent Popke, Lita Helene
Incumbent Slavens, Mark
Incumbent Snow, Martha M.
Incumbent Sullivan, Brian R.
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Non-Incumbent 6 Year Terms (4) Positions
Evans, Wanda A.
Robinson, Isaac
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Incumbent - Partial Term Ending 01/01/2019 (1) Position
Incumbent Harb, Adel A.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Elections Canada 2015 - Weed is Howe To Pay For The Gordie Howe International Bridge


by The Weed Warrior



On October 19th, Canadian Citizens will have the opportunity to elect a son of a change leader in Justin Tredeau.  Mr. Tredeau is a candidate for Prime Minister of Canada running against the current prime minister Stephen Harper who is a combination of Donald Trump and Chris Christie regarding Marijuana.  He is primarily responsible for using Canadian taxpayer dollars to send one of their citizens to a United States Federal prison at the request of the Bush Administration’s Drug Enforcement Agency for 5 years for the crime of selling marijuana seeds.  Prime Minister Harper is also loaning money to the State of Michigan to build the Gordie Howe bridge and requiring that Americans pay it back over 30 years just on toll revenue.


"BC Bud from Canada is Cleaner that Oil From Alberta and, Water In Flint MI USA"
- A Detroit Resident listening to Jazz at Baker Keyboard

With a Justin Tredeau victory, the money will be there to pay for a new bridge and, he will allow the United States to pay for the bridge loan with revenue from the bustiling Marijuana industry in America, specifically the State of Michigan.  One of Justin’s first official acts is to decriminalize the stigma and criminal penalties for Marijuana the plant.  Unlike the United States who loves to put people in jail for small amounts of medicine, Canada under Treadeu will not be suckered into the privatized prison scam that has infected the governments of Counties and States across America.  Prisoners are treated like a share of stock on Wall Street and corporations benefit up to $25,000 a year per body in a cell.

Justin’s father was Piere Tredeau one of Canada’s most successful Prime Ministers(wiki def). In 1969 he commissioned a study to  decriminalize  Marijuana so that people would not clog a corrections system with small time drug offenders(click Here for Toronto Star News) .  He also was a statesman because he could get along with everybody and treated people with respect.


By electing Justin Tredeau, this would be an important step towards granting full clemency and pardon to Mr. Marc Scott Emery of Vancouver British Colombia.  By President Obama granting him clemency, Marc and his wife Jodie can cross into Detroit from Windsor on the Ambassador Bridge and stop by and say hi at a provisioning center in our City of Detroit. 


So if you know of someone in Canada, please let them know that they can vote NOW up until October 19th, in person for Justin Tredeau son of a change agent. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Voting Straight D to Keep the Weed Free. 2014 Lame Ducks and The Future of Marijuana Law Reform

By Weed Warrior (with quotes from voters)


“When I Vote this time, I will remember in November what happened last December” -  UAW member and Medical Marijuana Patient.

"I am Voting the 420 Slate (click here) to get the economy straight" - A customer at Baker's Keyboard Lounge


The future of Marijuana as we know it is in danger, if you don’t vote straight Democratic and, for Supreme Court Judges Bernstine, Murphy, and Thomas.  People who want you to believe that legislators in Lansing will pass progressive Marijuana laws in Lame Duck session after the election will be lied to again. Just ask the Unions regarding Right to Work legislation that was passed after November 2012 election.  Another example is the Voter suppression involved to prevent the repeal of the Emergency Manager Law. Changing a law after the election so that the voters cannot change again is clear example of Voting Fraud. 

"When you replace the letter U with an I in Lame Duck, this is what we will get in Lansing if we let those same guys win again like 2010"  - A Unidentified Female shopping at Mejiers on 8 mile and Woodward.

On a national level, electing Congressional Representatives and Senators that are Cannabis friendly, Marijuana would be removed from the Controlled Substances List. Leaders like Brenda Lawrence and John Conyers will pass laws allowing dollars to be transferred from incarceration into education, infrastructure upgrading like streets, sewers, lights, and other things needed.  To negate the effect of Statewide voter photo ID laws, taking a selfie at the polls with your provisional ballot in your hand is a possible legal answer to the problem. As long as you are a citizen outside of a Jail, you have the right to vote and have it counted by law.



Chef RA
R.I.P.
In 2014 the State of Colorado has made $45 million dollars in tax revenue from legal Marijuana sales in eight months. They are on track to make $62.5 million dollars in twelve months at the current rate of sales. In Michigan, land is being revitalized by people who have opened up compassion centers in Cities all over Michigan. The State is in line to make $100,000+ million dollars through the development of agricultural Industrial Hemp and, Cities that will have a new source of revenue from Marijuana sales and distribution.

With Mark Schauer in power, untapped revenue will appear in the State Budget from the discontinuance of asset forfeitures, arrests for Marijuana, and the empty jail cells that will be created afterwards. Godfrey Dillard will finally allow the technology to use your driver’s license picture on the Michigan Medical Marijuana so that you can use it as a valid photo id. Your card would be honored like every other government id at any bank, grocery store, or to cast a vote. Finally we will have an upgrade in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Michigan. We are a Mark Totten away from green jobs and prosperity in Michigan. We will have responsible Attorney General in Mark because he will protect children and respect the will of the voters regarding Medical Marijuana, Emergency Mangers and, restore the integrity of the office to consumers.

Michelle Alexander has written a book called the New Jim Crow (Click Here) regarding the War on Drugs and how it adversely affects people of color.  I urge you to read it when you have time or before you cast your vote. (Listen to Michelle Alexander's Video - Click Here

I urging you to Vote Early from Now until November 3rd  2014 at the following locations:
Detroit Election Bureau on 2978 Grand Boulevard Detroit MI 48202  8a-5p Mon-Fri

Wayne County Community College two locations 10/13-11/3   9a-5p Mon-Fri


Parking is free at WC3 so, Vote Straight D, to keep the Weed Free!
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For Supreme Court Judge: 
Vote B.M.T. for Victory!      Richard Bernstine, Bill Murphy, and Debra Thomas