Michigan Prosecutors Pressured Lab On Medical Marijuana Results

MICHIGAN: The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division finds itself embroiled in scandal as newly released emails paint a picture of a crime lab in turmoil over how to classify marijuana. Attorneys and medical marijuana advocates accuse Michigan prosecutors of pressuring the state’s crime lab to falsely classify the origins of THC found in hash oils and marijuana edibles as “origin unknown.”

Prosecutors exploited the ambiguity to charge medical marijuana users for possession of synthetic THC, despite the fact that the personal use of medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since it was approved by voters in 2008. Under Michigan law, possession of synthetic THC constitutes a felony, whereas possession of marijuana and its derivatives by someone who is not a licensed medical marijuana user is a misdemeanor.

The emails were obtained by Michael Komorn, lead lawyer for Max Lorincz, a medical marijuana patient who lost custody of his child and now faces felony charges after the lab’s misleading classification of hash oil found in his home.

“I’d never seen a lab report reporting origin unknown,” Komorn told The Intercept. “What was produced for us was the most unbelievable set of documents I’ve ever seen.”

K2/Marijuana Bill Introduced In Hopes Of Reducing Prison Overcrowding

NEBRASKA:  Nebraska‘s prisons are more than 150 percent over capacity. Because of that, senators are trying to find ways to keep more people out of prisons. K2 and weed-both forms of marijuana. One real- the other synthetic.

When it comes to the drug, Hyannis Sen. Al Davis wants to give judges the option to send someone to jail or not.

“Let’s not ruin someone’s life and incur tremendous cost at our local area to enforce some legislation that’s very gray and confusing,” said Sen. Davis.

And keeping a person out of prison could help solve the prison over crowding problem.