Trucker Randy and Brian Sommerfield comment about various topics in the Upper Peninsula, and they comment about how I’m in the sticks.. lol
I recently send an e-mail to Diandas office concerning HB 4271 of 2013
“A bill to regulate medical marihuana provisioning centers and
other related entities; to provide for the powers and duties of
certain state and local governmental officers and entities; to
provide immunity for persons engaging in certain activities in
compliance with this act; to prescribe penalties and sanctions and
provide remedies; and to allow the promulgation of rules.”
My letter to Dianda:
“Feb 26, 2013
Representative Scott Dianda
Cora B. Anderson House Office Building, Room S-1489
124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Dear Representative Dianda,
The initiative creating Michigan’s medical marijuana law passed in 2008 with an overwhelming 63% of the vote and more than 50% in every county.
Unfortunately, some state officials who were opposed to the initiative when it passed have done everything they can to undermine it. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled against dispensaries in the McQueen case, patients need legislators like you to stand up for them.
Fortunately, a bill has been introduced that would explicitly recognize, and strictly regulate, medical marijuana dispensaries in cities that allow them. The bill, HB 4271, is being sponsored by a Republican, Mike Callton. Rep. Callton has a background in providing treatment to people with chronic pain issues, and the bill was developed in consultation with other members of the House Judiciary Committee. It’s a sound proposal that sets sensible standards for security and safety and allows local municipalities to regulate dispensaries further or prohibit them entirely.
Please let me know where you stand on HB 4271, and thanks for your time.
Mr. Keith Almli
16816 Skanee Rd
Lanse, MI 49946-9021 ”
— Diandas office replied:
“Dear Mr. Almli,
Thank you for contacting my office. I have read Rep. Callton’s bill and like many of its provisions. I like that it establishes local control by allowing communities to decide whether they want medical marijuana distributors within their limits. Local governments that do say Yes to dispensaries can choose how they want to license facilities, and whether or not to mandate medical marijuana testing for mold or other impurities.
The bill also sets forth some basic and fair restrictions, like limiting advertising for marijuana, prohibiting consumption on-site, ensuring that distributor employees are over 21 years of age, and ensuring that distributors will not be within 1,000 feet of schools.
I will continue to follow this legislation and look forward to hearing testimony on the bill. I am ready to consider any legislation that would provide more clarity to communities and patients. Thank you again for contacting us.
State Representative Scott Dianda
Serving Michigan’s 110th House District
There was an email that went out that was tied to Brian Sommerfield’s campaign for 1st District Chair, this E-mail was actually mailed by “Tom Jefferson” with the subject “Establishment Politics playing out in Michigan’s 1st District” This email did not come from Brian Sommerfield, it was from another client that I work for. When the email list was copied over, the bottom of it was mistakenly copied as well. This was done in error and in no way was authorized by Brian.
I’m sorry for any confusion that this e-mail may have caused.
The Michigan Supreme court has apparently concluded “Dispensaries selling medical pot can be shut down as public nuisance” according to mlive.
Anti Marijuana – Attorney General Schuette, who along with Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick filed the original complaint to shut down the CA dispensary, plans to send a letter to prosecutors in all 83 Michigan counties with instructions on how to file similar nuisance complaints.
“Today Michigan’s highest Court clarified that this law is narrowly focused to help the seriously ill, not an open door to unrestricted retail marijuana sales,” Schuette said in a statement. “Dispensaries will have to close their doors. Sales or transfers between patients or between caregivers and patients other than their own are not permitted under the Medical Marijuana Act.”
AG Bill Schuette has been pushing an anti Medical Marijuana agenda during his term, although the people of Michigan clearly spoke for Medical Marijuana laws, there are several news articles such as this old article.
A video response to a medical marijuana question:Tweet
I recently came across this story on Facebook “- HI Everyone, This is my house. We walked in through a HOLE in the front to the entire first floor COMPLETELY gone. We are fully insured. Allstate had just quoted us on the amount we are receiving. $165.38. Notice the RED tag on the door (WE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN) This is not acceptable, and basically a slap in the face. Please re-post this, Share or Whatever everyone does to make this Viral. To make Allstate know what its like to be jerked around, we are hanging the Banner in hopes of some Media Attention. Everyone who was helping from the storm, Just repost this! Thanks!” -
Do the family a favor and share this photo to gain national attention: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4418418816299&set=a.4418418776298.227657.1163750306&type=3&theater
Can you say you’re in “good” hands?Tweet
Dave Agema, our newly elected RNC Committeeman, posted “This deserves another vote” on his facebook page with a link to the following TV news report from WXIX Fox 19, a station which covers Speaker John Bohemer’s home district.
Please, take just a few minutes and watch this news report from the RNC convention in Tampa.
You will be appalled to see what OUR OWN PARTY has done to work against its own grass roots base. If these rule changes had already been implemented, it would have blocked Ronald Regan from ever becoming president.
HOW DARE THEY read pre-scripted vote results from a TELEPROMPTER, ignoring cries for a division count,destroying all integrity in our delegation process.
Do we really want our delegate seats to be sold off to the highest campaign donor?!
Please read Morton Blackwell’s blog post here:
We must work hard to restore integrity to our party’s convention process, and restore our party’s credibility with voters.
The Michigan Republican Party can be commended for having already been pro-active in working to resolve this problem. It should be noted that when we replaced Saul Azunis with Dave Agema as our RNC committeman back in May, Saul Azunis still was left to serve out the remainder of his term of office, including the convention we just had in Tampa. Saul served on the RNC rules committee as well, and supported these rule changes that were crammed down our throat without a fair vote count.
We have much work in the road ahead, but keep in mind — Michigan CAN be an example to other states in taking the lead on addressing these concerns of corruption and restoring honor & integrity to our republican process–a process that in its core principles and purposes will only function properly when organized from the bottom up — a system of self government of, by, and for We The People. We can not allow this most basic principle to be forgotten & replaced with a top-down system in which a small select few hold all power & make their decisions in secret.
We did build this… and we can fix it!
Lansing, MI 48933
Copyright (C) 2012 Michigan Reublican Party Grass Roots All rights reserved.
It’s 9:30pm in Tampa, and meetings are taking place all over the city, where delegates just received a copy of yet another proposed rule change by the RNC.
This is the shot being fired over the bow that everyone has known would be coming. The question now is, will some delegates still nominate Ron Paul or another candidate? Does it matter that even though many of us are bound by our state caucus or primary rules to vote for Romney, we’re only nominating a candidate – not voting for them? How many delegates will risk being evicted from the floor of the convention?
“You guys get kicked out, I’m going with you,” said one delegate from Nevada bound for Ron Paul, who wouldn’t be at risk for removal.
Right now states are maneuvering, will there be the five needed for Paul to have the plurality he needs for nomination? Tomorrow afternoon, all will be revealed, but in the meantime, read the rules change below, the latest from “The Party of Unity.”
To the Members of the Republican National Committee and the Convention Committee on Rules:
The undersigned are very pleased to announce that the leadership of the Republican National Committee and the Romney for President campaign has heard the concerns of the conservative grassroots voices in our party and has crafted an amendment to the Rules adopted on Friday to address these concerns.
At the same time, the revised language closes a loophole in our party rules, which previously failed to include a penalty for delegates who break their promise to vote for a particular Presidential candidate as required by state law or state party rules.
We are pleased that our party has come together to fashion this compromise. This will allow Republicans of all stripes to come to the Convention united and focused on defeating Barack Obama in November.
The Convention is our party’s opportunity to energize our supporters and activists. It would be unfortunate to squander the opportunity fighting an internal battle which we have now been able to successfully resolve and which will accomplish the goals of all parties involved.
The resolution that we have reached is straightforward. It simply prevents a bound delegate from nominating or casting a vote for a different presidential candidate than the one to whom the delegate was legally bound by state law or state party rule.
Instead, under this new provision, a delegate who attempts to violate his binding pledge is deemed to have resigned and the Secretary of the Convention will record the improper vote as it should have been cast based on state law or party rule.
It leaves the actual selection of delegates completely to state parties under state law and state party rules.
We are pleased that we were able to reach an acceptable resolution and urge the members of the Convention Rules Committee to adopt the revised Rule tomorrow to be included in their report to the Convention.
Text of the Rule:
For any manner of binding or allocating delegates under these Rules, if a delegate
(i) casts a vote for a presidential candidate at the National Convention inconsistent with the delegate’s obligation under state law or state party rule,
(ii) nominates or demonstrates support under Rule 40 for a presidential candidate other than the one to whom the delegate is bound or allocated under state law or state party rule, or
(iii) fails in some other way to carry out the delegate’s affirmative duty under state law or state party rule to cast a vote at the National Convention for a particular presidential candidate,
the delegate shall be deemed to have concurrently resigned as a delegate and the delegate’s improper vote or nomination shall be null and void. Thereafter the Secretary of the Convention shall record the delegate’s vote or nomination in accordance with the delegate’s obligation under state law or state party rule. This subsection does not apply to delegates who are bound to a candidate who has withdrawn his or her candidacy, suspended or terminated his or her campaign, or publicly released his or her delegates.
James Bopp Jr. NCM IN Vice Chairman Republican National Committee Cindy Costa NCW SC
Bob Bennett Chairman Ohio Republican Party
John Ryder NCM Tenn.
Ron Kaufman NCM Mass.
Henry Barbour NCM Miss.
Editor’s note: It is our desire to make sure that people are fully informed of what is going on at the convention. Nomination is not delegate voting. It is not the same thing. Mrs. Kennedy has been trying to keep people aware of what is taking place behind the scenes. If this is such an issue, then let us ask ourselves why do we send delegates if their vote will just be recorded as it should be and not as it is cast? Why not just skip all of that and enter a vote without the expense of travel and accommodations? I’ll leave that up to the reader to decide. By the way, this doesn’t just apply to Ron Paul. Promoters of Sarah Palin are also eager to put her name into nomination as well.Tweet