MRTMA Gifting: Is it a Trap?

    Creative marihuana gifting schemes are flourishing in Michigan, but at a substantial risk of prosecution.  Budding entrepreneurs use variations on a common theme: charge a premium price for a non-marihuana item – everything from a painting to a pizza – and “throw in” some marihuana “as a free gift.”  Of course, the marihuana isn’t [...]

Now Introducing Holy Happy Hour Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 19, 2018 Contact: Bernard Jocuns Bernard Jocuns Holy Happy Hour Radio Show Set to Expand Format LAPEER, Mich. – Attorney and activist Bernard Jocuns is gearing up to add another layer to his radio show, entitled the Bernard Jocuns Holy Happy hour, which currently airs at 7 p.m. on Wednesda evenings [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hemp Farming in Michigan: The Wave of the Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 19, 2019 Contact: Bernard Jocuns LAPEER, Mich. – As we all now know, on November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 and made Michigan the twelfth U.S. jurisdiction to legalize recreational marijuana, which officially went into effect December 6. This act, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Marijuana|1 Comment

Marijuana Miracles: The Wonders of CBD and It is Legal in Michigan!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2019 Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900 LAPEER, Mich. – Attitudes about marijuana are changing quickly and noticeably. In both conservative and liberal states and communities alike, marijuana has become more widely accepted for its medicinal properties, as well as its commodification for increased tax benefits. These changes are reflected in [...]

Adult Use Marijuana in Michigan: What May I Legally Gift?

LAPEER, Mich. – Although the holidays have come and gone, with Michigan’s new laws allowing recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over, the spirit of giving and gifting is still alive and well. Unfortunately, unlike the gift of a nice bottle of wine or an expensive box of cigars, the laws and regulations [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Marijuana, Michigan Medical Marijuana, News|0 Comments


There was a sharp spike in the five-year period from 2005 to 2010, with government seizures of assets doubling from both criminals as well as innocent citizens, going from $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion, and totals have continued to steadily increase. Federal authorities seized over $4 billion in 2013 through forfeiture, with some of the [...]

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Legal Marijuana for Adults in Michigan on December 6, 2018: How Will Our Newly Elected Officials Implement the Act?

Legal Marijuana for Adults in Michigan on December 6, 2018: How Will Our Newly Elected Officials Implement the Act? LAPEER, Mich. – As of the November 6 election, Proposal 1, which legalizes the use and sale for adults 21 and older, has been passed. Although the law still has a few weeks left before it [...]

Legal Marijuana in Michigan: What are My Rights?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018   Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   Legal Marijuana in Michigan: What are My Rights? Bernard Jocuns to Host Town Hall Meeting About Prop 1 and Effects on Lapeer   LAPEER – Attorney and activist Bernard Jocuns is gearing up to host an informational “town hall-style” meeting at Mayfield [...]


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Marijuana Lawsuits in the City of Lapeer

  LAPEER – The road to medical marijuana dispensaries within the City of Lapeer has seen its share of bumps, to say the least. Since opting in to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) in April of this year (2018), a series of snags has slowed the process down to a snail’s pace. [...]