Entries by dcm

What qualifies as a Bona Fide Physician Patient Relationship for purposes of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act?

David Rudoi Esq. March 11, 2012 The Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery have adopted a statement in an attempt to shed light on the applicable standard of care for an evaluation of a person in order for that person to get certified to use marijuana for any medical condition. […]

When Does Marijuana Become “Usable Marijuana” Under State Medical Marijuana Statutes?

David Rudoi Esq. February 5th, 2012 Rogue River, Oregon resident Josh Brewer was charged with violating state controlled substance laws when it was determined by police that the almost three pounds of marijuana he had drying on coat hangers was considered “usable,” and therefore constituted possession above the legal limit under the state’s medical marijuana […]

Supreme Court Rules to affix GPS Devices to Cars Without a Warrant is an illegal Search

David Rudoi Esq. January 29, 2012 On January 22, 2012 a unanimous United States Supreme Court ruled that government authorities cannot attach GPS devices to vehicles without properly attained search warrants. The Justices ruled that it was an illegal search and violation of the Fourth Amendment to the constitution for the government to install GPS […]

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Consider Florida Marihuana Drug Dog Case

David Rudoi Esq. Jan. 18 2012 On January 6, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it will hear Florida v. Jardine, an important Fourth Amendment case dealing with the use of drug dogs by authorities in procuring search warrants for homes. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that using drug dogs outside a home in order […]

Medical Marihuana Patients with Concealed Weapon Permits Will be Permitted to Keep Their Licenses in Oregon

The U.S. Supreme court decided not to hear Jackson County Sherriff Mike Winter’s legal challenge, which asserted that U.S. federal law trumps state laws allowing for medical marihuana patients to not be abridged from carrying concealed weapons. The Oregon Sherriff refused to grant medical marijuana patients concealed gun permits starting in 2008 based on federal […]

New Study Shows THC Levels Often Spike Well into Periods of Abstinence

The implications of this study are significant. They show that rising THC-COOH levels are not a legitimate indicator of continued use, and should no longer be treated as such. With these findings, we can say with a high degree of confidence that people on probation or awaiting sentencing are being punished for positive tests, even though they have not reinitiated use of marijuana.