Archive | August, 2011

The End of Dispensaries

August 21, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Another bill, introduced as House Bill 4850, will effectively criminalize the dispensary business model.  The bill provides that the only authorized transfers under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act are from a caregiver to a patient who is directly registered to that caregiver with the state.   Moreover, a caregiver can only receive compensation from a patient […]

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Trust Basics

August 19, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

What is a Trust? In legal terms, a trust is an entity created to hold assets to be managed for the benefit of someone else. The best way to think of a trust is like a box. A person takes assets and puts them into the “box” and they are kept in that box for […]

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Legislative Backlash Against Michigan Medical Marijuana Begins

August 16, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

The backlash against medical marijuana in Michigan, partly as a result of the poor language of the existing law, partly as a result of the abuse of the existing law by some people, and partly because of conservative opposition to the entire idea, has taken three general forms. The first form of the backlash is […]

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Some Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability Benefits

August 12, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

What happens when I reach retirement age? If you start receiving disability benefits at the age of 55, once you turn retirement age (65), then your benefits will continue. They will simply be called “retirement benefits” instead of “disability benefits.” Do disability benefits subtract from retirement benefits? Yes. You can pay money back to Social […]

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Diversion and You

August 07, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

You may have heard through the grapevine about diversion in regards to your plea. A diversion program is for first time offenders to plead guilty, be sentenced to an enhanced probation, and if that probation is successfully completed then the charges are dismissed. There are three main diversion programs that are most commonly offered. One […]

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Social Security Disability – The Basics

August 01, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

Many hardworking people find themselves in a position where they can no longer work because of their physical or mental impairments. The problem is that there is no money coming in the door to pay for trips to the doctor and other bills. What to do? Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is one option. Essentially, […]

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