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University Of Michigan-Dearborn Hosts Update On Marijuana And Public Health Policy

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The University of Michigan- Dearborn will host an academic and professional lecture on public health policy and medical/legal marijuana in Michigan at the Fairlane Campus South on December 3, 2015.

The lecture is titled, “Why Public Health is Best Policy Route for MM and for Legalization 2016″. The U of M- Dearborn has a Public Health Policy program. The lecture will be led by Professor Michael Whitty as part of his lecture series and features noted cannabis activists and speakers Jamie Lowell (3rd Coast Dispensary, Michigan ASA, MILegalize) and Rick Thompson (The Compassion Chronicles, Michigan NORML, MILegalize).

The event was organized by Professor Whitty, a member of the U of M-Dearborn faculty. Whitty, also known as “Dr. Detroit,” has taught at the U of D- Mercy and in several universities in California. His lecture series is popular, and previously included a discussion titled, “AIDS and the Origin of Medical Marijuana:    A Unique Marriage”.

Lowell and Thompson make their appearance approximately one week before each is due to speak in Washington, D.C. as part of the High Times National Business Summit 2015. Lowell will be receiving the H. T. Trailblazer Award; Thompson will be delivering a lecture titled, “Emergent Markets in the Midwest”.

The Dearborn lecture takes on a somewhat urgent tone as mainstream media focuses on recent events in Detroit regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, and in Lansing regarding pending bills in the legislature. Communities like Warren and Royal Oak are pondering additional restrictions on caregivers and patients, while both Portage and Keego Harbor said YES to local legalization proposal during voting in the general election earlier this month.

The Fairlane Center North campus is located in the Fairlane plaza off Hubbard Drive between Evergreen and Southfield.

Room 258 South Building  second floor  6 p.m.

U of M Dearborn FAIRLANE Campus (not the Evergreen, main campus)

19000 Hubbard Drive  Dearborn 48126 (just west of the Southfield Freeway)

Source: The Compassion Chronicles


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"Rick Thompson was the Editor in Chief for the entire 2-year run of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Magazine, was the spokesman for the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers and is the current Editor and Lead Blogger for The Compassion Chronicles. Rick has addressed committees in both the House and Senate, has authored over 200 articles on marijuana and is a professional photographer." Rick Thompson Is An Author At The Compassion Chronicles and focuses on all things Michigan.


  1. He needs all the bells and whistles to convince gullible people like you. His textbook is ‘How To Lie With Statistics” by Darrell Huff. The trend has been an upward climb that does not seem to stop climbing With 58% for legalization at the present. Name calling just gets you more name calling. By definition idiocy is a genetic defect while ignorance is a lack of information and stupidity is being proud of that state. Just looked downstream and realized how impressed you are by gimmicks. Fancy charts do not change facts nor the way they are misrepresented by folks like ‘I am an authority’ Kevin and Rehab Ranger Patrick. What ever happened to Stuttering Michelle? If you would buy a used car from any of these folks I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might want to look at.
    How can you compare any of these self serving con men to Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Have you ever read the LaGuardia report or the Shafer report? How about “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”? Since you chose to make an annoyance of yourself on a pro legalization site i thought I’d return the favor by coming over to your backyard.
    A suggestion, try stepping out of yourself and look at what you’re saying to a lot of people that are better informed on this subject than you are.
    Check out Granny Stormcrow’s lists of verified scientific papers on Cannabis. http://grannystormcrowslist2014.webs.com/apps/forums/

  2. Since the substance is safe- those in need ought to ust start using it-as many do, and have.

    Of course, there needs to be real published studies to prove what millions of people already know and see regularly, but that should not necessitate the patients waiting for them to be accomplished.

  3. The Weed Professor on

    I really believe Detroit should stop trying to regulate the dispensaries that are “not suppose to be there in the first place”. Let the people of Detroit run their own medical marijuana market with the caregiver system that is currently place. According to Michigan Law, the program is set up to be the perfect barter system. The everyday citizens of Detroit do not have the capital to enter into the industry as dispensary owners. Take away the dispensaries and let the people of Detroit grow their own medicine and be compensated for their services. That would be the most economical scenario for everyday Detroit residents.

  4. saynotohypocrisy on

    If you say so. Support’s up to 58% for legalization in the latest Gallup poll. Sabet’s a pathetic scoundrel, we’re lucky to have him for an enemy.

  5. I hope theres a screen with charts. Everytime pro cannabis people have a conference, its just talk. When Kevin Sabet and the anti cannabis people have a conference, they speak in front of a big screen with fancy graphs. It makes them look like they know what they are talking about and u guys look like idiots.

  6. saynotohypocrisy on

    I don’t doubt for a moment that those studies are crucial, but if the substance has not caused any adverse reactions, then it seems equally important that cancer patients, among others, have access to it immediately. “Compassionate use”, people at the end of their rope obviously have the right to try it. What kind of person would stand in their way?

  7. We’ve got to get large scale double blind clinical trials of High Dose Medical Marijuana Oil Therapy (HDMMOT) going.
    Cancer Patients can’t wait.

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