Medical-Marijuana Facility in Royal Oak?
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Medical-Marijuana Facility in Royal Oak?
Posted by CN Staff on July 12, 2010 at 08:52:33 PT
By Bill Laitner, Free Press Staff Writer
Source: Detroit Free Press 
Michigan -- The owner of a Royal Oak warehouse wants the city to let him lease the building for what could become Michigan's largest medical-marijuana facility.The Royal Oak City Commission is to consider tonight whether to set a public hearing on the request by James Canner, listed on Web sites as executive vice president of a robotics firm, to convert a building for growing marijuana.
If Canner's tenant puts marijuana plants in all 23,000 square feet, the building could be the biggest marijuana facility in Michigan, Michigan Medical Marijuana Magazine publisher Rick Ferris said."We've worked on some of the biggest ones, in Romulus and Detroit," but the Royal Oak plan seems bigger, Ferris said. He owns Big Daddy's, an Oak Park-based landscaping firm that recently opened stores in Detroit, Dryden and Oak Park to sell hydroponics equipment for growing marijuana indoors.Canner did not return a call seeking comment. City documents show he met May 26 with Royal Oak Planning Director Tim Thwing, asking to create a "grow room for state-registered caregivers."In a June 9 memo, Canner said he needed a tenant to avoid foreclosure on the building, and that no marijuana sales would take place -- only the growing of marijuana by state-approved individuals, called caregivers in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.Michigan's law is unclear about whether caregivers can band together at one site.Canner said the site would have 24-hour security, that the city could charge fees to each caregiver and a tax to patients, and that "this is a perfect alternative" for empty industrial sites across Michigan.In an April memo that said such facilities encouraged crime, Royal Oak Police Chief Chris Jahnke estimated such a facility could produce pot for 100,000 to 120,000 marijuana cigarettes a year."My concern is that this place would produce so much more marijuana than the medical clients could use," City Commissioner Chuck Semchena saidSource: Detroit Free Press (MI)Author:  Bill Laitner, Free Press Staff WriterPublished: July 12, 2010Copyright: 2010 Detroit Free PressWebsite: letters freepress.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on July 13, 2010 at 04:15:30 PT
The End Of The Program on NGC
I guess why I minded the end of the program is because it is discusting the amount of money our government has used fighting against cannabis. People have been destroyed by this war on cannabis too. It's a down right shame to me to see how vicious this war has been on a plant that is appreciated all around the world.
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Comment #4 posted by Canis420 on July 12, 2010 at 21:50:02 PT:
NGC Show
I was pleased they seemed critical of the war against a plant and I believe they had to show our government's efforts against the plant to really bring out the true futility of it all. People will realize the absurdity that a person caught selling plant material, in whatever state that was, face a six year sentence. It does not matter that when they raided him he had 0.5 ounce of plant material. I hope politicians see it and take heed. We need this Jim Webb sponsored commission to start soon!
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Comment #3 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on July 12, 2010 at 21:20:46 PT
Running again at 12 midnight central time on NGC -
For me that's Comcast channel 109.I thought it was very good, too, FoM.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on July 12, 2010 at 20:10:05 PT
A Comment On The Show on National Geographic
All but the very end when they got into the American drug war it was the best program I have ever seen on Cannabis.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on July 12, 2010 at 17:18:22 PT
Tonight at 10 PM: National Geographic Channel
Marijuana The Cannabis Industry will be on the National Geographic Channel. On DirecTV it is Channel 276.Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug on the planet. To many, it's an evil weed, but to some, it's a sacred herb, even a lifesaver. For decades the global supply was controlled by criminals, but now a quasi-legal industry worth billions of dollars is booming. Visit growers who are leading a horticultural revolution, hear from users consuming for medicinal purposes, go inside the "Green Rush" of medical marijuana in cities across the U.S. and the violent marijuana cartels in Mexico.Read More:
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