Medical Marijuana: Curing the Opioid Epidemic

LAPEER, Mich. – ‘Epidemic’ is perhaps the most accurate word in the English language that fully describes the devastating effects that opiates and opioids have had on our society in recent years. Truly, anything short of ‘epidemic’ is now a euphemism. According to, opioids (including prescription-based drugs, heroin and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018   Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   LAPEER, Mich. – Cannabusiness is a complex animal, especially in Michigan right now. As it stands, Michigan has one of the largest medical marijuana programs in the nation – second only to California in terms of patient numbers. And, considering that Gov. [...]

Michigan Marijuana Initiative’s Impact on the November Election

  Contact: Bernard Jocuns 810-245-8900   LAPEER, Mich. – The stakes are high, and so are the hurdles. For recreational marijuana to not only make it onto November’s ballot, but to garner enough votes to actually pass, a number of things must first fall into place. And now that a few of those items [...]

Michigan certifies marijuana legalization initiative for November ballot and its affect on Lapeer and The Thumb

LAPEER, Mich. – Recreational marijuana is close at hand for Michiganders. As of Thursday, April 26, 2018, Michigan's Board of State Canvassers officially gave its approval on the list of signatures gathered by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) to put recreational marijuana on the November 6 ballot. Now, the only thing that [...]

Lapeer MMFLA Update

LAPEER, Mich. – The chaos of cannabusiness continues as Michigan’s labyrinthine legislation is keeping applicants in the proverbial weeds. Since Gov. Rick Snyder signed regulatory legislation nearly two years ago, Michigan has yet to license a single medical marijuana business, illustrating and underlining the cloudy and convoluted system in which would-be entrepreneurs are finding themselves [...]

Feds unlikely to pursue Michigan Marijuana industry, but treasury will…

There is good news and bad news for the fledgling Michigan Marijuana industry. Click on the article to read more...  

Michigan introduces official symbol to label Medical Marijuana products

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Operating Under the Influence of Drugs Michigan Roadside Tests

As of Nov. 8, 2017, five counties in Michigan have begun an effort to combat drugged driving (Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUID)) by employing what are now known as “Drug Recognition Experts,” or DREs, comprised of 26 Michigan State Police officers, each of whom are armed with handheld devices to test for the [...]

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The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 360,000 signatures today calling for its marijuana legalization initiative to be placed on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot.  

Jocuns joins lineup at Lapeer’s Solid State Radio

Just about anyone who’s ever encountered Lapeer attorney Bernard Jocuns likely knows that he isn’t one to hold back when it comes to weighing in on most issues. Now — for at least one hour a week — he’s trading his normal platforms (say, a courtroom or the halls of the Lapeer County Complex) for [...]