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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 [...]

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 [...]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2018             Contact: Bernard Jocuns    -   810-245-8900   -                                                                                          [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]