CHANGE OF HEART
Talking about prosecutors, former Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca has had an apparent change of heart on medical marijuana, as the previous opponent of the drug received pre-qualified status on February 21 for three licenses from the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board. The approval was granted for Silverback Investments, to which Gorcyca is listed as the president, treasurer and secretary. Pre-qualified status means the applicant has already done a background check but doesn't have approval from a specific community where a medical marijuana facility is to be located. The irony is that while prosecutor, Gorcyca (husband of Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca) was an outspoken opponent of medical marijuana legalization, claiming it to be a gateway drug with no documented legitimate medical uses. Silverback is a “management services company providing business solutions to licensed lawfully operating medical marijuana cultivation and distribution businesses” focused on the Michigan market, according to its COO and Chief Business Development Officer Steve Gormley's LinkdIn profile. Gormley also serves as CEO of International Cannabrands.