Nov 172016
 

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Something smells skunky in Lansing and its not because of the new laws in East Lansing. Rumor has it the same nefarious groups that brought us the Senate building scam are trying to influence the politicians in Lansing. Nefarious con artists are attempting to line their own pockets. These lobbyists are trying to dictate who is appointed to the Marijuana Commission.

If Ron Boji or Mazen Samona control the marijuana commission then special interest groups will control the growing marijuana industry. Boji and Samona control the tobacco and alcohol industry in Michigan. The playing field is not level. We must be vigilant to stop the hostile takeover of Michigan’s marijuana industry. Small businesses will be crushed. Mom and Pops stores will be closed to make way for companies that unfairly influence politicians. The American Dream will be crushed by crony capitalists. Let the free market thrive. Stop the influence peddling of these evil lobbying groups that only look out for themselves.

These same groups are trying to control marijuana licensing guidelines. They will make sure that the chosen few control the entire industry. Special interest will rule the day. Many entrepreneurs are thriving in this emerging field. Small Businesses are booming. Many suffering patients are getting the medication that is drastically improving their lives. Quality and compassion are hallmarks of the game. Heartless, greedy, unscrupulous shysters are trying to pollute the industry, and will not take the needs of the sick into account.

Evergreen Management and Governmental Services worked hard to ensure that the bills that came out of Lansing were as fair as possible. Klint Kesto and other greedy politicians tried to make sure that special interest had their pockets lined. George Brikho was the champion for the common man. He fought tirelessly against corruption and the Kesto crime cartel. George Brikho battled the same Lansing lobbyists that poison our children with tobacco and alcohol. Because of Brikho and Evergreen the compassion industry did not get consumed by the big corporations.

We do not need a corrupt deal like the $100 million dollar boondoggle in Royal Oak. God bless Warren Mayor Jim Fouts for rejecting a scam in Warren for a hotel that would have bilked Warren taxpayers for at least $7 million.

We must be on guard. We can not have the marijuana industry hijacked by special interest and lobbyists.brikho-lion

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Nov 162016
 

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There are lots of reasons to be optimistic about Donald Trump’s Presidency. This election was amazing. People are tired of the status quo. The Trump and Sanders phenomena showed that average voters do not trust the establishment. Both parties have stabbed the American people in the back. The elites are controlled by major banks and corporations. Special interest groups control the politicians. People are energized to DRAIN THE SWAMP!

Donald Trump was elected as an outsider. He promised things would be done differently in DC. K street and Wall street would no longer control Main Street. Change is needed as people are struggling to make ends meet.

Washington’s foreign policy has been an utter failure. Over a million Iraqi people have been massacred due to a flawed foreign policy. Our soldiers come home in body bags or badly injured. PTSD is an epidemic 22 soldiers kill themselves daily. Hillary Clinton and the military industrial complex are gearing up for WW3. Donald Trump campaigned as the dovish candidate as opposed to war hawk Hillary. We do not need more unconstitutional and pointless wars. We do not need to send our sons and daughters to die in Russia or the Middle East. We do not need to fund and arm ISIS to kill Christians. Donald Trump gave us hope that this horrible trend would stop.

It is alarming that Donald Trump has been considering staff members that have values and a track record opposite of the platform he ran on. John Bolton? Mike Rogers? Newt Gingrich? Edwin Meese? Rudy Giuliani? Chris Christie? Reince Priebus? etc….. These retread RINOs are exactly what Trump’s supporters rallied against. The idea was to drain the swamp not fill it up with more rats and garbage.

We must be vigilant. We must not let the same powers that be take over the Trump administration. We do not want Bush 3.0. The Chaldean community backed Donald Trump. We must not let him sell us out. We will not be used as pawns for the establishment. Donald Trump do not make us look like fools. We are watching. Now is the time to stop the madness. Lobby the Trump administration to put good people on the team. We will not sit back and do nothing. God Bless You All.

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Nov 142016
 

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The election was a major disappointment for the Oakland County Republican party. While Donald Trump had major victories all over the country, Oakland County went for Hillary. Donald Trump won Macomb County in a landslide. A Republican has not won Macomb county since 1988!! Donald Trump also won the state of Michigan. Michigan is considered a blue state and was an assured victory for Hillary.

Donald Trump is the perfect candidate for Oakland County. He is a hard working business man. Oakland County is filled with entrepreneurs very similar to Donald Trump. Oakland County has been traditionally Republican for years.

The Countywide races were an abysmal failure. L Brooks Patterson and Mike Bouchard were the only Republicans to win county wide. Their victories were alarmingly close. Their name recognition helped them eek out a win.

The company line will tout the seats that they defended. Look at where the effort went. The County party put it’s resources into protecting known traitors to conservative values. Facts show the long back stabbing voting record of these Benedict Arnold’s. Instead of holding these politicians that work for us accountable to their rat fink behavior, the County party treats these turncoats like royalty. Begrudgingly, as little effort as possible was put forth by the County GOP on the Trump campaign. Most resources were spent on double crossers while Donald Trump was treated like a pariah.

Pundits and pollsters were proven to be incompetent, unreliable, and purposefully misleading. They say that the demographics of Oakland have changed. That is the excuse the County party will use to be blameless. BUllshit! Blue collar union workers voted for Trump. Minority and ethnic groups voted for Trump more then previous Republicans. The Donald even did better with Spanish voters then Romney. God bless the Chaldean people for coming together in Macomb and shocking the world. So the excuse of changing demographics holds no water.

The successes in Michigan are primarily due to grassroots effort. Matt and Meshawn Maddock did more for the Trump campaign then the entire Oakland County leadership team combined. Change needs to be made at the local level. We need to drain the swamp here in Oakland County. Politicians work for us. They need to be held accountable. We can make a difference here at a local level. It is time to stop the local GOP that treats politicians like Kings and Queens. Do not bow to them. Stand up fellow Republicans. Clean House. Put the people back in charge. Stop the special interest groups from controlling the process. Make Oakland County Great Again! #weshitontheestablishment

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Nov 122016
 

rallyThe Chaldean community saved America. Without the unified vote of the Chaldean community, Hillary Clinton is the President. For the first time since 1988, Macomb County voted for the Republican nominee for President.

The lopsided win for Donald Trump was a surprise to the system. Hillary’s campaign was confident that the blue collar county would be a huge victory. They did not take into account the Chaldean People.

Chaldeans are hard working, proud, people. Our work ethic is second to none. Many of us are entrepreneurs. We work hard for our families. We see that work ethic in Donald Trump. He is a hustling businessman. I wonder if Donald Trump has some east side Chaldean in him!!! His shit on them attitude is refreshing in today’s political climate. The politicians have neglected the Chaldean people. The ravages of the heartless politician’s wars has decimated the middle east. Hillary Clinton and the war mongering neocons have destabilized the middle east. The blood of over 1 million Iraqis is on their hands. Donald Trump gives us hope that the failed foreign policy of Obama, Clinton, Bush, McCain, Graham, and Bolton has ended. Too many Christians have been slaughtered. The Deceivers in Washington must be stopped. The war machine was gearing up to send our sons and daughters to kill Syrians, Russians, and starting WW3. Trump has the opportunity to not fund and arm ISIS like Hillary.

Government is in the way of small businesses. We see this daily. Donald Trump is a businessman and has dealt with government being a road block to his success. We love the American Dream. Through hard work you can be anything you want. The bloodsuckers and the government are trying to kill the American Dream. Many of our people came to America for the American dream. We love freedom. We want government out of the way so we can be successful. We do not need the government to hold our hands. Donald Trump gives us belief that the American Dream has not turned into a nightmare.

The Chaldean Community shocked the world. We can do anything. Nobody can stop the Babylonian Lion when it is on a mission. I am proud of my people. We will be vigilant to make sure we were not used by Donald Trump. We are optimistic that President Trump can stop the slaughter of our women and children and our industrious people can utilize the opportunity to provide for our beautiful families.

Thank you to my fellow Chaldeans. I love you all

George Brikho
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Sep 302016
 

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Friends,

I have heard a great deal of misinformation and poor analysis pertaining to the medical marijuana bills that were signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. In the cannabis community, many voices are scaremongering about the laws being too restrictive. On the conservative right wing, many voices are talking about marijuana being fully legalized with these bills. Both of these hysterical mis-characterizations about the bills are false.

Let’s go through the time-line of how these bills were passed. Solid bills were introduced that would have put common sense rules on the medical marijuana industry. They could never get through the legislature. Through every step of the process, it was a nightmare. The greedy special interests warped the language to create new giveaways that would ruin the medical marijuana industry. We fought those bills tooth and nail. We exposed the criminal cronies behind them, and we have the proof that we were fighting these bastards every step of the way.

As a result of our hardwork, we were able to get compromise bills approved that were definitely not perfect but carved out some breathing room for the industry to operate. I came in during the 7th inning with my organization EverGreen Management, and we did everything in our power to redeem the bills. We worked to lessen the regulatory burden. We were able to legitimize dispensaries, make edible marijuana legal, and provide local control. These are all substantial steps forward for our industry.

Special interests wanted to put an extremely prohibitive bureaucracy into place that would have siphoned millions out of the industry needlessly. We made sure those provisions were removed. To be fair, the bills are a mixed bag. There are certain aspects of the bill that I think could be scrapped or re-worked in a more sensible manner. More legislation may need to be passed down the line to further improve the industry. It can be a messy process, and that rightfully frustrates people. Considering the makeup the legislature and the power of the law enforcement lobby in Lansing, these bills were the best that we could do.

In the cannabis community, we need to be more realistic when pushing for reform. We need to stop cannibalizing our own. The truth is we are not going to have legal marijuana in Michigan this year. We cannot cry over that spilled milk, and make the perfect the enemy of the good. These bills create a regulated system that can function until a ballot initiative goes into place that fully legalizes marijuana. It may seem like three steps forward, two steps back, but it is incremental progress toward the solution of cannabis freedom that we are all working for.

We will have to settle for the dysfunctional status quo until the people ultimately decide, in 2018 or whatever year, at the ballot box that they want full marijuana freedom. Until then, I will work through the legislature to protect the patients, caregivers and dispensary owners in the state of Michigan to the best of my ability.

Sincerely,
George Brikho
Medical Marijuana Caregiver
Owner and Proprietor, Edenz Hydro and Green Magic Gardens

Apr 282016
 

Governmental Consultant Services Inc. Holds Medical Marijuana Industry Hostage!
 
The corporate vultures have realized that the medical marijuana is booming. The feeding frenzy has began with different special interests scurrying to corrupt the industry in order to line their pockets. Perhaps the most egregious culprit is Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI).

“In a recording, Ken Cole of GCSI bragged about how he was corrupting the process,” former 9th District Republican Congressional candidate and owner of Edenz Hydro Garden Stores, George Brikho said, “Cole stated he was going to hijack the important medical marijuana reform bill, and personally insulted [Rep.] Mike Callton for trying to make the medical marijuana industry friendly to patients and caregivers.”

It gets even worse from there. After Brikho had exposed the harmful impact of GCSI and other influential lobbyists on medical marijuana legislation, he was accosted by Cole personally in Lansing.

“Cole was in my face,” Brikho said. “Heated words were exchanged inside the Capitol. He threatened me. He insulted me, he pushed me, he became unglued. It was a very bizarre situation as well as unprofessional behavior. I would never let this hothead represent my interests as a lobbyist under any circumstances. Cole’s temper and classlessness would cost me money and respect in the community.”

Brikho feels that Cole became unhinged because he and others have been working to expose exactly what he is up to in Lansing, and it is not pretty.

Under proposed amendments to Rep. Callton’s bill, special interests would dominate the medical marijuana industry because of a state-mandated monopoly on the three tier system related to medical marijuana. This needless middleman position would ultimately drive the price of medicine upward, and hurt the patients who desperately need this medicine to survive.

The 3 tier would be limited to established distributors in industries such as beer & wine, gas, tobacco and others. Cole and the GCSI lobbying on behalf of these interests, the greedy players are, Mazan Samona owner of Wild Bill Tobacco, Wisam Paulus owner of Trepco, Hani Mio and last but not least Ron Boji the infamous scumbag who raped the tax payers of Michigan with his dirty 134 million dollar SENATE BUILDING deal, and according to Brikho, it is not a coincidence that they all benefit from the proposed new language that would drastically alter Rep. Callton’s common sense medical marijuana bill.

It is feared that this 3 tier monopoly could open Pandora’s Box. This system would empower these goons to control the market and make access to medicine, that the patients desperately need, more expensive.
 
“Let’s not toy around here. These merchants kill people everyday and Cole is their pathetic lackey,” Brikho said. “They are trying to capitalize on ignorance. Marijuana is medicine. It is not like alcohol or cigarettes. Patients and caregivers should not be classified with these peddlers of death and destruction.”
    
“Because marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I substance with no medicinal value by federal regulators for several decades, many misconceptions have been delivered to the public. Now special interests are trying to cash in on these common misconceptions,” according to Brikho.
 
“I don’t want these seedy interests to taint our industry,” Brikho said. “They wait until the 11th hour, and then try to change important legislation behind closed doors to hurt the people and line their own pocketbooks.”

“Perhaps Cole and GCSI would sell their souls to serve these interests, but I would never stoop to their level,” Brikho said. “I will fight them tooth and nail, and will never get in bed with them under any circumstances.”

During Brikho’s time with the Michigan Cannabis Development Association (MCDA), he observed that Cole and the GCSI were very much in cahoots with the organization. This relationship has been cultivated, Brikho claims, because of the cozy association between Cole and MCDA board member Terrence Mansour.
 
“Birds of a feather flock together. Mansour and Cole are both cowards who don’t have the balls to kick in your door, put a gun to your hip, and rob you themselves,” Brikho said. “So they hide behind crooked politicians to rob the taxpayers for them. They are more contemptible and disgusting than common street trash.”

“The Founding Fathers created the American republic to stop this type of collusion. Government was meant to be limited so that businesses could win in the marketplace based on their merits, rather than special interest groups becoming wealthy based on whatever favors they could curry with the politicians.”

“The greed is what I cannot understand,” Brikho said. “These men have their hands in everything. Money grubbers like Cole and Mansour want to squeeze every dime they can through the political process. They don’t care who they hurt by doing so. This is evil we are dealing with, and this is the evil that unfortunately reigns supreme in America right now.”
 
The American system is breaking down, and the most vulnerable individuals in our society are at risk as a result: the sick and in-firmed.

“We will never quit fighting for the rights of patients and caregivers. We will never give up on the American dream,” Brikho said. “This is too great of a country to allow scumbags like Cole and Mansour to destroy it. Justice is coming to those lowlifes, I promise it.”

Call your State Senator and demand that Rep. Callton’s bill be approved without any harmful amendments. Demand that patients’ rights are put first, rather than corporate lobbyists. You can find their information at this link: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Mar 152016
 

Friends,

When the people approved medical marijuana in 2008, we felt that a new day had dawned. Finally, law enforcement and our state and local government officials would prioritize their resources efficiently and leave peaceful medical patients alone. Soon, our hopes were dashed and we were just given more of the same.

Law enforcement betrayed us. Our state and local government officials have spit in our faces again. The raids have not only continued, but they have increased. Sick patients and their caregivers have been deliberately targeted. Families have been destroyed. Crimes against humanity have occurred. All the while, our government bureaucrats sit high on the hog and collect the spoils from their treacherous, illicit behavior.

In the city of Detroit, medical marijuana provisioning centers have provided jobs, industry and medicine to a community that desperately needs it. We have rebuilt entrepreneurship and independence in a town that has been ravaged by big government. It is a stunning success of the free market, capitalism and American values.

So of course, the city government of Detroit took measures to stomp out this vibrant industry. Using racist ‘Reefer Madness’ propaganda of the 1920′s to do so, the city government of Detroit passed a Draconian ordinance that only permits politically-connected cronies to operate dispensaries. The rest of us will likely be zoned out of existence.

Because of the immense Stalin-esque level of tyranny that is enveloping our state and our country, it does not surprise me that people are supporting Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders for President. I understand it completely. However, I am not getting involved in national politics and instead focusing locally. That is how the power of the people can be maximized.

I tried to reason with legislators. I tried to reason with city officials. But they have been down on their knees for so long that they cannot see straight. So I am going around the den of vipers, circumventing their evil machinations completely, and taking the issues directly to the people.

With the help of EverGreen Management and the Oakland Forfeiture Project, we will allow the voters to stop the drug war themselves. Law enforcement that loves kicking down doors, pointing guns in people’s faces, and stealing their stuff will not have a say. Corrupt bureaucrats who whore themselves out to their special interest daddies will not have a say. Instead, it will be the people who will make the decision democratically.

We will be putting issues like civil asset forfeiture, medical marijuana dispensaries, marijuana decriminalization, and many others on the ballot for the voters in as many cities as possible. We will be garnering media attention, sparking debates, holding public events, and so on. It is commonly said that ‘all politics is local’ and we will be proving that notion with our important work.

All of us banding together in our communities, becoming leaders ourselves, and standing strong for freedom is the only way we can restore this country to prominence. I hope you join us as we take the fight to corrupt bureaucrats and law enforcement in every county, city, township, village and municipality throughout the great state of Michigan.

Sincerely,
George Brikho

Jan 112016
 

Originally Published Sept. 22, 2015: In the eleventh hour, State Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce) has added language into a common sense medical marijuana reform bill that would allow special interests to devastate the industry – jeopardizing the safety of Michigan cancer patients and other sick patients benefiting from the proven medical properties of the substance.

An important committee hearing is taking place tomorrow that could decide the fate of this measure, and whether Kesto is able to successfully pull off his obscene special interest money grab!

Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) has led the way on reform, introducing the “medical marihuana provisioning center regulation act” this year to protect the rights of medical marijuana patients. Rep. Callton’s bill would regulate provisioning centers in a sensible manner, ensuring safe access for qualifying patients. It was expected that this bill would be passed without a hitch, but that hasn’t been the case – due to the actions of Rep. Kesto.

Kesto’s new language creates a very costly and prohibitive ‘secure transporter’ licensing requirement for the medical marijuana industry. It reads as follows: “To be eligible for a secure transporter’s license, the applicant or any investor must have at least 5 consecutive years of experience in statewide distribution and must have paid a minimum of 25,000,000.00 in annual state excise taxes under section 7 of the tobacco products act.”

Essentially, these arbitrary mandates create a costly middleman position reserved for wealthy, entrenched special interests currently benefiting from established laws regarding tobacco regulations. The expense is covered by sick patients who desperately treat their critical illnesses along with the caregivers who provide them their medicine.

And it is strongly suspected that Rep. Kesto did this at the behest of the infamous Ron Boji, the same man who bilked Michigan tax-payers out of $134 million dollars for a new, lavish, unnecessary Senate Building.

Former GOP Congressional Candidate and Co-Founder of Evergreen Management, a firm that advocates for the rights of medical marijuana patients and caregivers, George Brikho is outraged by this betrayal. He believes this is a blatant instance of Republican so-called leaders robbing the most needy among us to benefit the rich, and it’s been brought on solely because of the work of Klint Kesto.

“Kesto is the type of Republican who disgraces our party,” Brikho said. “He serves his cronies, and he serves his special interest masters, but he doesn’t give a damn about his constituents or his oath of office. He has been holding on to this bill since January so he can suck as much money out of the people as he can, he is a disgrace.”

“I am devastated not just for the patients and caregivers who I represent, but I am devastated that he would stoop to such a low. He has shamed the people, he is nothing more a typical money-grubbing whore of the political class.” Brikho said.

“My only questions to Kesto are: were you on all fours when you were taking orders from your sugar daddy Ron Boji? Where is your pride? Where is your dignity? Where is your self-respect? I just don’t understand the mindset of this leech,” Brikho said.

Brikho urges people to attend tomorrow’s committee hearing where Rep. Callton’s “medical marihuana provisioning center regulation act” will be heard and possibly voted upon.

“We must make our voices heard,” Brikho said. “It is the only way we can stop garbage like Kesto from harming medical patients.”

Dec 052015
 

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The Mansour Effect: Corrupt Detroit Politicos Get Rich Off the Backs of Cancer Patients

Corruption is running wild throughout our political system, and the Michigan medical marijuana program is in jeopardy because of it. The city of Detroit is set to pass rules to put many medical marijuana distribution centers out of business at the behest of politically-connected special interests.

Political activist George Brikho, former 9th District Congressional Candidate and owner of Edenz Hydro Gardening Store, is outraged by these developments, and refuses to take them lying down.

“It is crony capitalism, bar none,” Brikho said. “The medical marijuana dispensary system is bringing much -needed prosperity back into Detroit. We are bringing sustainable jobs that are putting people to work and feeding families without any taxpayer money being spent to do so. And this is what the city council is so concerned about and wants to stop? Shame on them all.”

Strict new zoning regulations are likely to be passed by the Detroit city council. These regulations are completely arbitrary, and would put a large number of dispensary owners out of business instantly. Conveniently, the “Reef”, a dispensary run by Terrence Mansour, President of the Michigan Cannabis Development Association, is unaffected by the ordinance. Brikho says this is not happening because of mere coincidence.

“I was there, and I can personally attest to the fact that Terrence is working on a deal to give a Detroit city council member and their significant other a 10 percent cut of the action from his dispensary to pass these new rules,” Brikho said. “It’s a pay-to-play system that is being created by these dirty, corrupt bureaucrats and the fat cats like Mansour who own them. This is a heist that is taking place. It’s criminal.”

Brikho also points to Mansour as being responsible for bringing infamous real estate developer, Ron Boji, into the fold. According to Brikho, they have been working feverishly to crush common sense medical marijuana reform in Lansing. Mansour, Boji and his associates want to add unnecessary transportation rules into important medical marijuana legislation that would allow their cronies to secure what amounts to a very lucrative kickback – with patients, caregivers and dispensary owners picking up the tab.

“Whenever there is some crooked low-life dealings going down to the medical marijuana industry, it seems as if the crook Terrence Mansour is always right in the middle of them,” Brikho said. “He has ruined many businesses partnerships because of his seedy and unethical behavior.”

Mansour’s poor professional reputation lends additional credibility to Brikho’s claims. Within his own organization, Mansour has experienced immense controversy stemming from accusations that he illegally purged opposition members from the group. Peter P. Cimeot and Patric Wimberly were terminated from the MCDA Board of Directors, and they claim their expulsion broke the organization’s bylaws and was orchestrated by Mansour.

“It is apparent that Peter P. Cimeot and Patric Wimberly have been removed from MCDA membership, and I from the Director’s Board, illegally,” Peter Cimeot wrote in a letter from Feb. 2015 to the MCDA. “The MCDA bylaws… state that any Director may not be removed other than by a unanimous decision of all current directors. No such vote was ever taken as neither myself, nor my business partner, Patric Wimberly, were notified of a meeting for same. ”

Cimeot and Wimberly claim that they were harassed by MCDA lobbyist, Duke Tallandier, who reportedly yelled obscenities at them before quitting the organization. However, Mansour called Cimeot and informed him that Tallandier would be re-instated in spite of his hostile, abusive, unprofessional behavior. Cimeot strongly objected to this decision, and Mansour demanded his resignation. When he refused, he and his partner Wimberly were booted from the organization in a seemingly clear violation of the rules.

Mansour apparently runs MCDA like his own personal fiefdom, and he treats hard-working taxpayers and medical marijuana patients with the same contempt and disrespect as his business associates. It has gotten so bad that even caught the attention of the mainstream media, who put Mansour and his criminal associates in the public spotlight for their shady dealings.

Mansour, Boji and State Rep. Klint Kesto were profiled in a recent FOX 2 Detroit report about corrupt players in the medical marijuana industry. Brikho was even mentioned in the report while Kesto was being interviewed. Although the legislators played dumb when confronted by the journalists, the allegations of dirty money is very difficult to ignore.

“Kesto tried to laugh off my legitimate concerns,” Brikho said. “But he’s fooling nobody. Word is spreading that he is a snake, criminal and a villain, and I won’t stop until everyone knows his true nature.”

“I am happy to see that FOX 2 News picked up on this corruption as well,” Brikho said. “It is very refreshing to see mainstream media focus on this controversy, and call out the bad guys. Hopefully, many Detroit residents were awakened to the special interest power-grab that is in the works by the likes of Mansour and Boji, and how puppets like Klint Kesto do their bidding in Lansing.”

Along with the many others in the community, Brikho and his partners are fighting for a patient-centric medical marijuana industry where dispensary owners are successful based upon the quality of medicine and service that they provide through the marketplace. On the other hand, criminals like Mansour are pushing for an industry dictated by bureaucrats giving privileged deals to cozy special interests, at the expense of their competitors and sick patients who desperately need their medicine.

In spite of recent turmoil, the fight is far from over. Brikho has another trick up his sleeve that he feels will come through in the end.

“There is a way to get around all of this nonsense,” Brikho said. “The people are much more wise than their politicians. So if the corrupt city council won’t do what is right, we will take the issue directly to the public.”

“When the people have a chance to give the finger to criminal corrupt corporate vulture like Mansour, I am confident that they will make the right choice,” Brikho said. “Public anger toward these type of people is very high, and growing by the minute. The people’s voice will be heard before it’s all said and done, one way or another.”

Nov 052015
 


The Big Money Gang Rape of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Industry

Whenever something is going right in America, it seems like the usual special interests arrive to mess things up. On the issue of medical marijuana, it’s no different.

The battle is currently being waged in Lansing. Rep. Callton’s “medical marihuana provisioning center regulation act” passed the House and is now in the Senate. The language in the bill presently would allow the industry to function and flourish without any unreasonable restrictions. However, lobbyists such as Ron Boji and Mazen Samonas are working to change all of that.

“I hate seeing corporate raiders use government to take money out of the pockets of good, honest, hard-working people,” George Brikho of EverGreen Management said. “I hate seeing vultures like these guys plot and scheme to take money away from the sick, the poor, the needy, the little guy. That’s why I helped form EverGreen Management, to fight people like Ron Boji and his corrupt cronies.”

EverGreen Management was founded by Brikho and his partners earlier this year to make sure that the medical marijuana industry wasn’t overrun or destroyed by corporate lobbyists and heavy-handed government bureaucrats. They have fought on behalf of Rep. Callton’s important legislation to make sure that its integrity is not jeopardized as it moves through Lansing.

Under new proposed amendments to Rep. Callton’s bill which are still in the works, special interests could pocket up to 10 percent of the revenue from the medical marijuana industry because of a state-mandated monopoly on the transportation services related to medical marijuana. These are the rules that EverGreen is working diligently to keep out of the legislation.

Brikho says that he knows this information to be correct because his management group was informed by an insider source, Ron Boji himself.

“We have put the heat on Boji for quite sometime, and we have made it clear to him that he will not push us around in Lansing,” Brikho said. “He admitted to one of EverGreen’s directors that he is working on behalf of the beer, wine, gas, tobacco industries in pushing these regulations. They aren’t written to help patients, but rather powerful special interests.”

“Let’s not toy around here. These merchants kill people. They make money selling death,” Brikho said. “I don’t want them to taint this industry. I will fight these lowlifes tooth and nail, and never get in bed with them under any circumstances.”

Because of these arbitrary distribution rules that don’t appear in other states’ medical marijuana laws, these established distributors would get a government-mandated cut from the marijuana industry. This needless middleman position would ultimately drive the price of medicine upward, and hurt the patients who desperately need this medicine to survive.

Making matters worse, it is also strongly suspected that Boji and his associates are not just planning to create a monopoly for transportation services related to marijuana. That is just the tip of the iceberg. This transportation monopoly could open Pandora’s Box toward the limiting of growers and provisioning centers, which would severely limit the access of patients to the medicine they desperately need.

“This is a take over as far as I am concerned,” Brikho said. “All of these big interests saw marijuana as competition, and they fought against it. Now that it’s taking off, they want to use their power to squeeze all of us who worked to make the industry what it is. This is highway robbery, and it’s primarily hurting the most vulnerable in our society. It’s an incredible outrage.”

EverGreen is concerned about the effect of corporate lobbying on our politics. They believe it is an epidemic throughout the country, and it has permeated every layer of government. Whether it’s the federal level, the state level or the local level, rules and regulations are not crafted to ensure the public interest and the greater good of society. Instead, they are crafted to ensure that the lobbyists and the corporate interests they represent rake in the cash, while their smaller competitors are crushed.

Brikho believes Ron Boji and Mazen Samonas are emblematic of this nationwide problem.

“The bottom line is they cannot compete in the marketplace like a decent men. They have to use government like their own personal piggy bank to make their ill-gotten gains,” Brikho said. “They represent everything that the Founding Fathers fought a revolution to get away from.”

“If they or anyone else ran a superior enterprise than me and they took my business that way, more power to them. That is how a healthy competition should work, and it creates a benefit for the consumer,” Brikho said. “But the way these goons manipulate the system to line their own pockets is despicable, and that’s exactly what they are up to in the medical marijuana industry. And I am putting them on notice for their reprehensible behavior.”

George Brikho and EverGreen Management will do everything in their power to keep Rep. Callton’s “medical marihuana provisioning center regulation act” in tact without any substantial changes to the legislation.

“We must let our voices be known,” Brikho said. “Spread the word. Call your state senator. Demand that they refuse to kowtow to special interests. Demand that they put patients and caregivers first, and leave Rep. Callton’s bill alone.”

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