Medical Pot is Touted as Job Maker for Michigan
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Medical Pot is Touted as Job Maker for Michigan
Posted by CN Staff on August 09, 2009 at 04:20:49 PT
By Chastity Pratt Dawsey, FP Education Writer
Source: Detroit Free Press
Michigan -- Advocates of the medical marijuana industry spent Saturday promoting job opportunities and products that they say could provide the state a much-needed economic boost.Dozens of companies participated in the first Michigan Medical Marijuana Expo in Detroit on Saturday, providing everything from legal advice to supplies and job tips. The event continues today.
On Nov. 4, Michigan voters approved legalizing medical marijuana. Patients need a doctor's recommendation to get a registry card from the Michigan Department of Community Health. A registered caregiver can cultivate a limited amount for up to five patients.It's an industry that could help offset the state's 15.2% unemployment rate, some say."This is a recession-free industry," Andre Mason, spokesman for Nile Valley Group told a class at the expo. "We're providing a service -- a legal, compassionate service."The company provides patients and caregivers with referrals and product information and offers professionals tips on how to get jobs within the industry. A cook, for example, might be needed to make marijuana butter for a patient who can't inhale the drug. Sponsored in part by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, the expo includes speakers ranging from Rep. George Cushingberry, D-Detroit, to doctors and patients. More than 1,000 people attended Saturday, said Hilary Dulany, expo spokeswoman.Cultivation supplies will be available, but no marijuana. Patients with a state-approved registration card can use the drug in a guarded tent."This is not a pot-fest. ... It's about jobs," Dulany said.A glassblower from Monroe County who goes by and labels his work as Puff Danny said making pipes paid the bills when he was laid off from an auto supplier for seven weeks earlier this year. "It's a good fall-back in this economy."Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)Author:  Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Free Press Education WriterPublished: August 9, 2009 Copyright: 2009 Detroit Free PressWebsite: letters freepress.comURL: Articles:Medical Marijuana Expo Draws Enthusiastic Crowd Producers See Bright Future for Entrepreneurs
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on August 11, 2009 at 05:21:55 PT
To put a picture on line is must be uploaded to a web site. 
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Comment #5 posted by ekim on August 10, 2009 at 19:52:10 PT
wonder if this will work its the pics of mtrush
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Comment #4 posted by ekim on August 09, 2009 at 19:50:10 PT
Howard had pics of himandwife at MTrushmore
Howard on the Hill Stories from the week ending July 31, 2009 Note:  After one day of meetings on Monday the rest of the week was vacation time. However, that does not mean I was ‘off duty.’700 hundred miles on a Harley Davidson from Madison, WI led me to the streets of Wall, South Dakota and then…. NOTE: Wall, SD is near Badlands National Park. My name is Prozac: The café-bar was dimmly lit as I made my way toward a table.  A voice, calm-solid-authoritarian asked one word: Why? My eyes followed the voice towards the last table in the joint.* A bear of a man ( 5-9, 220 I learned – 180CM & 100 kilos) gazed into my face, as we made eye contact. “Save our children from getting shot, selling drugs off sidewalks. Cut serious crime in half. Then my profession could do arrest a lot more drunk drivers and child molesters.” I replied. The name patch on his leather vest said: ‘Prozac’ Prozac asked how would it work. “Put these dangerous drugs in a state-regulated store, given them the same rules and controls as alcohol, except no advertising.  Then, if you have a drug problem, see a doctor…..or die. My profession has better things to do than chase Willie Nelson, Rush Limbaugh and all the others.” Prozac nodded. “Chicago PD. You? “ “Lansing, Michigan, retired as a detective.” Two cops + lifetime of street experience = agreement on Modern Prohibition. I gave him and his partner a business card and then sat down to lunch.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on August 09, 2009 at 19:28:41 PT
yes it was
we have to work on the driving part like dankhank has shown we must show the studiesgood nite to all
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on August 09, 2009 at 19:10:36 PT
It sounds like it was great.
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on August 09, 2009 at 18:46:50 PT
rainbow at the gate
expo was great
spent all day sat 
so cool 
a block from the ol Tiger baseball field.
with a cleansing rain that followed for the rest of the dayso the event was borneach passing truck loaded with straw 
took me back to Rainbow Farm, Tom and Rolie
smile as you know many of your friends were maken the Expo happen.was given the great honor of holding the reentry stamp at the gate i still have the green thumbs to boot.every one was greated and treated as a guestone of the security team a wonderful lady had the saying
of the day === this is a family event" and that
sumed it all upthe greeting party or possy merged together as one
polite and helpful unitevery effort was made to make the event as safe as possible
and took special effort to cover the hard working volenteers that had the pressure of collecting the incomming moneyall those that entered looked like the rainbow;
thou three inches fell it could not break the spell of the 2009 Expo
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