Welcome Denali Healthcare Patients

Dr. Townsend and Denali Healthcare have offered to help us get the word out about this new forum for Michigan Cannabis Patients.  We hope you will take a moment to browse our forum, ask a question or answer one from our members.

Welcome to the Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum.  You can click on the MCP link in the middle of the menu to go straight to the main forum index, or pick one of the 7 sections at the very top to go directly to that page (patients helping patients, caregivers and growers, etc).  We just ask you register to comment, keep your posts on topic, and respect all that come here to keep the community friendly and respectful of all opinions.

There is a forum posting rules section on the main index if you would like to review our ground rules.

May the Force be with You!

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Forums Pretty Much Done…

Forums are Pretty Much Done and Running:

Quick Guide to the Site.  You are currently at the entry web page for Michigan Cannabis Patients.  This is a well organized (though rather devoid of content) forum for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Community.

You must log into to the forum by clicking the:

Michigan Cannabis Patient Registration

Forum Structure:

It Consists of a comprehensive forum with 8 Sections- General Rules, Patients Helping Patients, Caregivers and Growers, Compassion Clubs, State Laws and Court Cases, Medical Forum, Legal Forum and General Discussion.  These individual sections can be accessed on the sliding photos at the top of the page (the forum is named vertically on the left of the photo) as well as on the forum list on the left side bar.  The main forum index is on the menu bar above.

Note, in the Compassion Club Forum, individual compassion clubs will have a sub forum run by one of their own members for their club.

Other Site Features:

The entry web page will have RSS feeds of interest to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Community.  A comprehensive ‘Helpful Links’ page is accessed from the menu bar.

We will be adding more features in the future, but the site is set up, organized and ready for your posting!

 

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Working on the new forum

We are working on the new forum, something a little more familiar and organized than what is up now.

Feel free to sign in and start using it.  We just ask you use the SAME user name and password you used to sign in the the main site here.  Our next step is to make the sign in automatic on the actual forum once you sign in to our site, so keep your user name and password consistent between the two in the meantime.

Click Here to See the Site

Thanks for your support.

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Helpful Links

This helpful links page is maintained by Denali Healthcare as a service to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Community.  It will be frequently updated as information comes in.  Please leave requests to add links in the comments.  Links to dispensaries are not allowed.

Cannabis Advocacy Groups:

Cannabis Patients United Just another WordPress site
Welcome to the Michigan NORML website Michigan marijuana, marihuana, cannabis, hemp, political activism, grass roots, cannabis reform, relaxing marijuana laws, pot, weed, medical marijuana, medical marihuana, marijuana news, industrial hemp, marijuana articles, MMJ, cannabis news, cannabis articles, Michigan marijuana news
Marijuana Policy Project – Home The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the largest organization working solely on marijuana policy reform in the United States.
Medical Marijuana – Americans for Safe Access Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) share the mission of ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with our grassroots base of over 50,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. ASAF trains and educates patients, advocates, health care professionals and other stakeholders. ASAF also provides direct legal support and uses impact litigation to protect and expand patients’ rights.
THC Indicastries

Compassion Club Sites:

Jackson County Compassion Club: where patients come first We are here for our patients — individuals who along with their physicians believe that medical marijuana relieves them from the pain or debilitating symptoms that traditional medicine or therapy fails to do. Jc3 provides access to medicine, education, …
Welcome To The Genesee County Compassion Club Online!
Macomb Oakland Compassion Club MOCC We are a non-profit organization and are teaching patients, caregivers and the general public about Michigan’s Medical Marijuana and State Laws. Michigan Medical Marijuana, Compassion Club, MOCC, Cannabis Support, Medical Marijuana Education, Community Support. Marijuana Support
MICHIGAN COMPASSION CLUBS – Medical Marijuana | Caregivers | Patients | Medical Forum | Business Directory
Ann Arbor Medical Marijuana Patient Collective

Find a Caregiver:

Michigan Patient Find Caregivers- DrBobCertifications.com Dr. Bob Townsend provides access to this outside service to help patients find caregivers and caregivers find patients. A Service of Grassmatch
UP Michigan Caregivers

Forums: 

Michigan Cannabis Patients – A Source for Information about the MMMAMichigan Cannabis Patients | A Source for Information about the MMMA
Michigan Medical Marijuana Association The Michigan Medical Marijuana Association is dedicated to being the acknowledged statewide leader in providing services, advocacy, and information to medical marijuana patients, caregivers, health care providers, and their communities.
Medical Marijuana Discussion Cannabis Forum Growing Marijuana Tips Techniques Social network of marijuana experts and patients. Medical marijuana dispensaries, doctors, attorneys. Learn to grow marijuana or get a cannabis card
Rollitup Marijuana Growing and Cannabis Cultivation resources, Marijuana seeds, thousands of articles for growing cannabis.
Michigan MMJ Michigan MMJ –

Government Sites:

LARA – Medical Marihuana Program

Magazines:

New Plastic ‘Zeoform’ Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything | Collective-Evolution The Compassion Chronicles is the hottest site for marijuana news, opinion, cannabis resources and networking in Michigan, the midwest, and the USA.

 

Cannabis Culture | Marijuana Magazine

 

Skunk Magazine – Stinkin’ it to the man – Index Skunk Magazine – Stinkin’ it to the man – Index
The Daily Chronic – The Voice of the Reform Generation
Medical Marijuana News | Legalization of Medical Marijuana | Marijuana News
The Joint Blog | Cannabis news, information and activism.

 

The Weed Blog | Marijuana News And Information Marijuana news and information. Topics covered: Marijuana law, cannabis activism, medical marijuana news, cannabis product reviews and weed smoking tips

 

Medical Marijuana Certifications: 

Denali Heathcare: Michigan: MMMA Card, Medical Marijuana Card, Section 8 Defense Denali Healthcare offers evaluations for Michigan Medical Marijuana Cards under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws. Call 989-339-4464 for details.

 

The Bonafide Dr/Pt Relationship- Pitfalls to avoid. Denali Healthcare Despite the passage of the Bonafide Dr/Pt Relationship Law, substandard certification clinics continue to give patients a false sense of security.

 

Michigan Medical Marijuana | Medical Marijuana Card | Medical Marijuana doctor GreenLite Clinic in Troy, Michigan is a medical marijuana certification clinic, helping patients obtain a medical marijuana card to treat their medical conditions.

Strain Guide:

The Medical Marijuana Strain Guide- DrBobCertifications The Leafly Strain Guide This medical marijuana strain guide is a very useful reference for our patients. All content is from Leafly.com

Studies:

JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010 Research from JAMA Internal Medicine — Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

 

 

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The New Michigan Cannabis Patients Website

Michigan Cannabis Patients has served the Michigan Medical Marijuana Community for years.  After a recent hiatus, we are relaunching the site.

Information and Intelligent Discussion:

Too often cannabis forums such as the MMMA, Rollitup, and others tend to be dominated by groups and individuals devoted to bickering and promoting their own idea of what the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act ‘should’ be rather than what it is.  Those new to the community are looking for accurate information and to have their questions answered without the politics and bias of the general sites.  We hope to serve that need.

Michigan Cannabis Patients is designed to cut through the politics and agendas, to answer questions based on how things are and not how they should be, and to keep our forum participants up to date on court cases, changes in the laws and to accurately answer their questions from a standpoint of keeping people safe, not pushing the limits of the law.

Principles of the Site:

To make sure we are all on the same page, we feel it is important to lay down some basic ground rules-

  1. The Law is the Law.  You get certified to use medical marijuana, you send your paperwork into the state, and once approved you can grow up to 12 plants and possess up to 2.5 ounces.
  2. Your caregiver, if you have one, is the person printed on the back of your card, and only that person.
  3. If you are a caregiver, you can transfer to your registry associated patients and no one else.
  4. We follow what the courts say about the MMMA, even if we don’t agree with it, until a higher court says otherwise.

These are pretty basic rules.  Discussions about trying to bend them to allow for your pet theory about how you think the law reads are allowed to some extent, but they are to be presented in a thread, discussed, and if the consensus is they are a bad idea, they are done.

Speaking of threads, forum posts will be monitored to keep each topic on task.  If they wander, they will be closed and a new thread opened on the topic they wandered to.  We what each thread to be a discussion of a single issue, so those looking for information on that issue can go to it and read a focused discussion.

We will treat each other with politeness and respect.  Too often we have seen other forums simple degenerate into name calling between strong willed individuals.  This is why we restarted this site, to have a ‘drama free’ area for discussion between adults interested in learning and teaching.  By keeping things civil, we not only will have a happier site, but we hope to attract those experts and professionals in the community to want to post here.  The goal is to provide knowledge, not just entertainment.

This is an on-going project:

The site is currently being built.  We have some basic framework up, a couple of good RSS feeds, etc, but the forums haven’t been finalized in form or structure.  Once they are up, we are going to spend a great deal of time putting as much information as we and you can gather.  If you see something a new patient would be interested in, come in and start a thread with it.

Limited Self-Moderation:

We will have mods here, but if you start a thread, we are counting on you to see it through, to the point you are in charge so to say of your threads.  Monitor them and make sure they are on track while the discussion is active.  If you have a problem, or have to leave for awhile, drop us a note and ask us to keep an eye on your thread.  We will be by every now and again anyhow, but it is your topic.

Please pick an appropriate section of the forum to post:

Our general sections are for socializing.  We watch those because they are cross topic and open for the whole board.  If you have a medical, growing, or legal topic, put it in the medical, growing or legal section so we keep things organized.  If we feel a topic in general should be in growing, we might move it to a more appropriate section (we’ll send you a note as to why).

There may be more guidance as the case dictates, but that is a good start.  We don’t want to be overburdened with rules, but do have to have some order.

Thank you all for stopping by, and let’s make this forum a success!

 

 

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