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Raymond Allard, D.O., Engages in “Bizarre” Behavior at Sparrow Hospital, Causing Infections in Patients; Sparrow Covers it Up

2018-02-16T16:53:00+00:00 Blog|

By David Mittleman Raymond Phillip Allard, D.O., who was an orthopedic surgeon at Sparrow Health System and Sparrow Carson Hospital until recently, is currently under investigation by Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) due to complaints made by a nurse anesthetist. Sparrow Carson Hospital is also [...]

Sparrow Hospital Infections Problem

2018-02-15T16:27:00+00:00 Blog|

By David Mittleman A nurse anesthetist named Jonnie Vanderhoef filed a complaint with the state of Michigan, claiming that Dr. Raymond Phillip Allard, an orthopedic surgeon who works for Sparrow Health System and Sparrow Carson Hospital, has a complete disregard for patient safety and an exceedingly high infection rate. Specifically, Vanderhoef claims that Dr. Allard's [...]

Marijuana Law Update: Big Changes to Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

2018-01-30T19:32:00+00:00 Blog|

By John W. Fraser On January 26, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 10 of 2018, which amends the Michigan's Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”) for the better. The MMFLA authorizes commercial enterprise of medical marijuana in Michigan that builds off 2008's voter-enacted ballot initiative that became the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. [...]

AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

2018-01-12T21:44:00+00:00 Blog|

By John W. Fraser On January 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued a memorandum that rescinded previous guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that had legalized some form of medical marijuana use. The prior federal guidance, commonly known as the “Cole Memo” that indicated that the Department [...]

#MeTooMSU; Let’s See What Spartans Will

2017-11-22T18:51:00+00:00 Blog|

By David Mittleman Michigan State University is less than 2 miles from my home. I had been a faithful and loyal sports fan for 30 years until reading Matt Mencarini's Lansing State Journal article entitled “They Just Didn't Listen” on Sunday morning, December 18, 2016. I still support the Arts, Entertainment, and Education programs. Both [...]

Cash Is King: LARA Clarifies Capitalization Requirements for Medical Marijuana Businesses

2017-11-10T19:32:00+00:00 Blog|

By John W. Fraser Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will have to show fairly significant liquid capital assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. We previously covered the comments from LARA's Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew Brisbo from the October 17, 2017 Medical Marihuana [...]

Lansing Marijuana Referendum Has Officially Failed: City Council’s September 2017 Marijuana Facilities Ordinance to Stay in Full Effect

2017-11-01T19:05:00+00:00 Blog|

By John W. Fraser Lansing marijuana activists have failed in their efforts to secure a referendum on Lansing City Council's September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance. The activist group known as “Let Lansing Vote” sought to repeal or secure a city-wide vote on Lansing City Council's September 2017 ordinance regarding medical marijuana facilities. The September 2017 [...]