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Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access
210 Franklin Rd. Sw
Roanoke , Virginia 24011
United States

Company Description: Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access is committed to protecting the rights of veteran patients and health care professionals by advocating for safe and legal access...   more

Employment History

  • Member of the Legal Team
    National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Targowski Law Office , PLLC
  • Attorney
    John Targowski , P.C.
  • Attorney
    Kalamazoo Lawyers and Attorneys LLP
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About the VMCA | VMCA, 10 Feb 2015 [cached]
John Targowski, Attorney
John Targowski, 35, ..., 22 Nov 2012 [cached]
John Targowski, 35, Kalamazoo, criminal defense attorney Targowski has helped turn Kalamazoo into a center for activists working to legalize the use of marijuana. He co-authored the charter amendment allowing three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city that passed Nov. 6 with 64 percent of the vote, sits on the legal committee of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) and won the Hunter S. Thompson scholarship to study cannabis defense.
Madison NORML: March 2009 Archives, 1 Mar 2009 [cached]
"The first year, there will be some bad press," said John Targowski, a Kalamazoo criminal defense attorney who specializes in drug cases. "It's going to be a maturing process. The first year or two, it's going to be a test. But it could head in the wrong direction if we've got those idiots who think they can operate like a drug dealer."
Targowski, who is a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws' legal team, was speaking about caregivers, people who would assist pot patients in the cultivation of their marijuana and assist them in the delivery of the drug into their body if they can't do so themselves. One caregiver can assist up to five patients and is protected from prosecution provided he or she does not ingest the marijuana or distribute it to a non-patient, according to the law.
And regardless of the legal protections in place for patient and caregiver alike, the initial marijuana purchase means that "someone will have to break the law," Targowski said, referring to patients buying pot in the first place.
Distributing the drug this way "has ..., 25 Aug 2011 [cached]
Distributing the drug this way "has been one of the legal frameworks that some dispensaries in the community have used," said Kalamazoo attorney John Targowski, an expert in the medical marijuana law.
Kalamazoo County has 2,211 medical marijuana patients registered through the Bureau of Health Professions at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. However, the exact number of dispensaries is not known because the state law does not require them to register.
With the court opinion released Wednesday, Targowski predicts that patients will grow the plant themselves, turn to the "black market" to obtain it, or rely exclusively on registered caregivers.
For people who don't want to go that route, "the reality is that some other enterprise will come up where people will find a way to be able to recoup costs without it being through sales," Targowski said.
Serving West Michigan Lawyer - Law Offices of John Targowski | 269-290-5606, 20 May 2008 [cached]
Law Offices of John Targowski
Welcome to Law Offices of John Targowski
John Targowski is an experienced criminal defense attorney practicing in all courts in West Michigan.
Law Offices of John Targowski | 310 East Michigan Ave Suite 501 Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo 49007 | © Local Internet Marketing by Yodle, Inc
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