12/16/2012

Study: Marijuana May Help Prevent Diabetes

Adults with a history of marijuana use have a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes and possess a lower risk of contracting the disease than those with no history of cannabis consumption, according to clinical trial data published in the British Medical Journal.

Defense Wins Victory For Parents Who Use Medical Marijuana




Defense Prevails In Court Case Setting Limits On Laws Separating Children From Their Parents Who Are Medical Marijuana Patients

A hard-fought appeals court victory has been won in Irvine, California.

Ethan Nadelmann’s Analysis Of Obama’s Marijuana Legalization Interview

 Drug Policy Alliance’s Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann offers his analysis of President Obama’s first significant comments on marijuana legalization since the election.

12/03/2012

Stopped By Police Again #16

Once again stopped by local police tonite. On my bike crossing an intersection at high speed on my way to Target. Literally a block away.

11/28/2012

MJ Decrim Drops Youth Crime Rates by Stunning 20%

California -- Marijuana — it’s one of the primary reasons why California experienced a stunning 20 percent drop in juvenile arrests in just one year, between 2010 and 2011, according to provocative new research.
The San Francisco-based Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice (CJCJ) recently released a policy briefing with an analysis of arrest data collected by the California Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center. The briefing, “California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low,” identifies a new state marijuana decriminalization law that applies to juveniles, not just adults, as the driving force behind the plummeting arrest totals.

Outdoor Cultivation Banned In Sacramento, Greenhouses OK




The headlines in the mainstream press read "Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation Ban," but the Emerald Growers Association (EGA) and California NORML both endorsed Sacramento's personal use medical cannabis cultivation ordinance, which follows a statewide trend in outlawing the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana. What's up?

11/27/2012

Feds Demand Mendo County MMJ Records




In an ominous development, the United States federal government has subpoenaed financial records kept by Mendocino County, California, regarding its medical marijuana program, official sources have confirmed.

11/22/2012

11/18/2012

Weed Should Grow On Trees

Man I wish weed grew on trees, then like...


Stonerism


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11/11/2012

Waking Up To A Brand New (Marijuana) Reality In Colorado

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On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Coloradans woke up to a brand new reality. The night before, residents voted to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol and tobacco and make it available to anyone over the age of twenty-one to use and possess as well as allow every adult to grow up to six plants. For some people who have fought against marijuana prohibition for decades, this is a huge day in the history of Colorado and a step forward in removing over seventy-five years of propaganda and, hopefully, rewriting the tarnished history of a little plant called cannabis (a.k.a., “marijuana.”)

11/08/2012

D.A.R.E. Program Drops Marijuana


Could DARE finally have come to its senses regarding marijuana?



Has the national DARE organization -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- removed the discussion of marijuana from its curriculum? It appears the answer is yes, reports Kevin Shaub at KNDU.

11/07/2012

Washington State Legalizes Marijuana

 

Washington State Joins Colorado By Passing A Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The good news just keeps rolling in! Washington State media outlets are calling a victory for I-502, as are activists. That makes 2! The feds are going to have their hands full if they try to interfere with democracy. Below is the reaction from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition:

Colorado Becomes The First State To Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana Is Now Legal In The State Of Colorado It is blowing my mind to say this, but marijuana is now legal in a state in America. I get to fly to Colorado tomorrow, and I will be flying into the first official state that legalized marijuana in America. Colorado Amendment 64 has passed. This is a historic day. Kudos to all that helped, big ups to the staff, to the volunteers, to the voters, etc.

11/06/2012

Colorado and Washington Voters Legalize Marijuana


Colorado and Washington Voters Legalize Marijuana

 YES!!! WASHINGTON HAS LEGALIZED MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL USE!!! Initiative 502 WINS: GOOD BYE PROHIBITION
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Update on Colorado Marijuana Legalization

20% reporting with 53% Yes


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Massachusetts Becomes 18th State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts Becomes 18th State To Legalize Medical Marijuana


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11/05/2012

Vote Medical Marijuana.org

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What Happened To The Owners Of Vallejo's Shuttered Dispensaries

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I was just thinking WTF happened with to the owners of Vtowns raided and closed dispensaries?

Marijuana's Prohibition Hurts Americas Youth

A report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project revealed the extent of marijuana prohibition in Colorado and its devastating costs to our communities.

10/30/2012

Vote Medical Marijuana.org

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A new Tool Enables Patients, Advocates To Make Informed Choices By Reviewing Voting Record Of Elected Officials

10/12/2012

City Of Oakland Fights Back Against Federal Medical Marijuana Asset Forfeiture Campaign

Oakland Lawsuit In United States District Court To Stop Seizure Of Property Of Oakland Dispensary

Oakland, CA- Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and San Francisco law firm Morrison & Foerster announced that the City of Oakland filed a complaint yesterday in United States District Court to stop the federal government from seizing an Oakland building used by a medical marijuana dispensary.

10/08/2012

Marijuana Cannabinoids Found to Help Combat Autism

Marijuana Cannabinoids Found to Help Combat Autism


The cannabinoid compounds naturally found in many varieties of cannabis, also known more commonly as marijuana, may help children with autism spectrum disorders experience dramatic behavioral improvements, and potentially even full recovery from their symptoms.

9/24/2012

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Laws Stuck On Stupid For 75 Years

Worth Repeating

By Ron Marczyk, RN

In 1964 THC, the molecule, was first discovered. What do the last 48 years of science have to say about medical marijuana stripped of DEA bias and its groupthink ideologically driven research?

The time is NOW to listen, and let the science supporting medical marijuana speak for itself! 

In a loud, clear voice the science concludes overwhelmingly: YES! Marijuana is medicine! And Schedule I is an outdated scientifically false claim! 

After 10 years of stonewalling by the DEA, medical marijuana patients will finally get their day in federal court to prove that the Drug Enforcement Administration's marijuana claims are false!

9/14/2012

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 released pre order sale new iPod buy now

I bet the new iPhone 5 is afflicted with some sort of nuisance bug that pisses users off.
I love my iPhone dough dunt get it twisted.
On another note, grow season really picking up trimming started already completed 2 crops.
iPhone's Tree Trimming Service. For real I'm for hire. I've got a gift. :)

9/13/2012

Ignorance

You have to be god damn ignorant if you are of the opinion that marijuana has no medical value.

9/11/2012

CA Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against City Regulation of Medical Marijuana

 The California Supreme Court has dismissed the case of Pack v. Long Beach, in which an appellate court had ruled that the restrictive permitting scheme for medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Long Beach was illegal. This case was often cited by medical marijuana opponents to support the claim that any permitting or regulation of medical marijuana -- including those found in the local medical marijuana initiative proposals that have qualified for the November ballot around San Diego -- may not withstand legal challenges.

Does Smoking A Lot of Cannabis Affect The Endo Cannabinoid System?

Does Smoking A Lot of Cannabis Affect The Endo Cannabinoid System?

Federal Judge Calls For Marijuana Legalization


Judge Richard A. Posner: "I think it's really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana"

Most-Cited Judge In America Criticizes Drug War As 'Absurd'

A widely respected federal judge called for the legalization of marijuana in a lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois on Thursday.

Judge Richard A. Posner of the influential Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago "is an intellectual giant who is the most-cited judge in America," reports Larry Bodine at Lawyers.com. "His call for legalization is considered significant because Posner is considered a legal conservative," Bodine wrote.

"I don't think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have," Posner said. "I think it's really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana. I can't see any difference between that and cigarettes."

The Elmhurst College audience applauded Judge Posner's remarks.

Posner, who was called a "genius" by Judge William J. Bauer by way of introducing him, has written hundreds of court opinions and 40 books. Entire classes at law schools are devoted to his legal rulings.

A Reagan appointee, he attended Yale College, was valedictorian of his class at Harvard Law School and started his career as a clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Posner said he was also skeptical about laws regarding other drugs besides cannabis.

"The notion of using the criminal law as the primary means of dealing with a problem of addiction, of misuse, of ingesting dangerous drugs -- I don't think that's sensible at all," Posner said.

According to Posner, drug laws are "responsible for a high percentage of our prisoners. And these punishments are often very, very severe. It's all very expensive."

Posner pointed out in 2010 that legalizing marijuana and other drugs would save federal, state and local governments an estimated $41.3 billion a year.

Posner has been criticized by stuffed-shirts for making his rulings look a bit like a graphic novel, using pictures of reggae icon Bob Marley, lions, ostriches and other images to underscore his opinions, according to The Nation. His tendency to use pictures -- often taken from the web -- to spice up his rulings is a rarity in a legal world where staid, dry documents are customary.

Judge Posner's entire speech can be viewed in the YouTube video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhBBV0aI7lM&list=PL14615B34D2AB9797&index=1&feature=plpp_video

9/10/2012

Marijuana Dispensary Sues Los Angeles Police Department

One medical marijuana patient collective in Los Angeles is taking a unique approach in its fight to defend itself from being forced to close. It is targeting the L.A. Police Department in a lawsuit.

Other suits have been filed by other dispensaries and collectives following the city council's unanimous decision to ban the shops from operating, but this is the first lawsuit to directly take on the city's police department, reports the Cannabis Law Group.

9/07/2012

Study: Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid Determined Safe

London, United Kingdom: The oral administration of the non-psychotropic cannabis plant constituent cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data published online by the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design.

Investigators at Kings College in London assessed the physiological and behavioral effects of CBD and THC versus placebo in 16 healthy volunteers in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.

Investigators reported that the oral administration of 10 mg of THC was associated with various physiological and behavioral effects - such as increased heart rate and sedation - whereas the oral administration of 600 mg of CBD was not.

They concluded, "There were no differences between CBD and placebo on any symptomatic, physiological variable. ... In healthy volunteers, THC has marked acute behavioral and physiological effects, whereas CBD has proven to be safe and well tolerated."

A previous review of the use of CBD in human subjects, published in the scientific journal Current Drug Safety last year, similarly concluded that the compound was safe, non-toxic, and well tolerated.

Separate investigations of CBD have documented the cannabinoid to possess a variety of therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, anti-cancer, and bone-stimulating properties. In recent years, patients in states that allow for the use of cannabis therapy, particularly California, have expressed an interest in plant strains that contain uniquely high percentages of the compound.

Cannabidiol is presently classified under federal law as a schedule I prohibited substance. Such substances are required by law to possess "a high potential for abuse," "a lack of accepted safety ... under medical supervision," and "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States."

9/04/2012

Sheriff Sponsored MMJ Dispensary Shut Down By Feds


COUNTY MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITY FORCED TO CLOSE

Thousands of medical marijuana patients lose access to medical marijuana as U.S. Attorney forces eviction of only legal dispensary, Mother Earth Alternative Healing Coop, Inc.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 (SAN DIEGO, CA) - Southern California’s only legal medical marijuana dispensary, Mother Earth Alternative Healing Coop, Inc. was forced to close its doors and cease operations today a a result of the U.S. Attorney’s office pressure to force its eviction. The El Cajon facility had served thousands of medical marijuana patients since it opened in July 2011 and had complied with all state and local laws. It was cited as a model operation and was lauded by many as completely fulfilling the intent of California voters who approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

“The loss of this facility today is a real tragedy for those patients who turned to us to help relieve the pain and suffering associated with treatments for life threatening cancers and other conditions,” said Bob Riedel of Mother Earth, Inc. “This is a sad day for them and a sad day for those who believe that the federal government has overstepped its bounds in pursuing a dubious course of action to close facilities that are legal under current state law. It’s a travesty really to divert this amount of time, resources and energy on legal and legitimate operations, a continuation of a flawed and misguided drug policy that has failed at many levels for many years.”

The closure of the Mother Earth facility came about as a result of eviction actions taken by the property’s landlord in response to pressure by U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy’s office. The tactic of forcing evictions has been repeated in a number of locations. in the meantime, there have been no attempts by the federal government to successfully overturn California State law or San Diego County ordinances which legalize medical marijuana for patients. There are approximately 70,000 such patients in San Diego County alone.

“We are leaving this operation today with a renewed determination to fight for our patients and to fight for recognition of California state law which was approved by California voters more than fifteen years ago.,” said Riedel. “The U.S. Attorney’s office is avoiding a direct challenge to that law for a reason. We believe the courts would uphold California law and we believe the U.S. Attorney fears this outcome and has decided not to directly challenge the law. That day in court is inevitable, however, and we will do all we can to force resolution of this issue as soon as possible. This action has resulted in a de facto ban on medical marijuana in San Diego.”

Mother Earth officials announced plans to pursue alternative options for the thousands of medical marijuana patients who are now left without legal means to obtain cannabis. They also released letters of support from Congressman Bob Filner and other supporters who were appealing to Governor Jerry Brown and others to take action to resolve this issue. Options to continue operations would continue to be limited to sites and protocols that not only complied with state and local laws, but exceeded those standards as did the now closed Mother Earth Alternative Healing Coop.

9/03/2012

68-Year-Old Dies On The Way To Prison For Medical Marijuana

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Richard Flor, 68 died Wednesday night after having two heart attacks while being transported to federal prison to serve a five-year sentence for medical marijuana

Signatures Filed To Overturn L.A. Marijuana Dispensary Ban

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If referendum qualifies, city council will be forced to either rescind its ordinance or call a special election

The medical marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles may be short-lived.

9/02/2012

How To Make Canna Butter

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Step 1:

You first need to procure your supplies. For this venture, you will need a large pot, a grinder of some sort, marijuana (stems, shake, trim, buds), and butter. When it comes to selecting the butter, I look to see what butter the store carries with the highest % of fat content. This is because THC is lipidic, meaning that it binds readily with fatty substances. Therefore, the more fat, the more THC the butter can hold.

9/01/2012

FAIL: Dr. Kevin Sabet’s Anti-Marijuana Legalization Arguments Debunked

 This week, the Huffington Post is doing a feature called “Shadow Convention” where they address topics that neither the Democratic nor Republican conventions will address.  Today they took a look at the War on (Certain American Citizens Using Non-Pharmaceutical, Non-Alcoholic, Tobacco-Free) Drugs and my one non-pot-smoking friend Dr. Kevin Sabet appeared like Punxsatawney Phil on Groundhog Day to see his shadow and declare six more years of Drug War.  And like the movie Groundhog Day, the repetition of his fallacious anti-legalization arguments is beginning to sound like the opening to I Got You, Babe by Sonny & Cher.  Let’s relive some of the classics:

Facebook Suspends Canada’s largest Cannabis-related Facebook Page

On August 27th, the admin team of the Kingston Compassion Club Society’s (K.C.C.S) Facebook Page, It’s Cannabis, Not Marijuana, received notification from Facebook that the page is being suspended. They are unable to create posts, access the page analytics, also called Insights, and have lost administrative rights, such as posting as the page in other sections of Facebook.

8/24/2012

Been Busy

Sorry everybody been busy helping a new delivery service in Napa get started.
This guy has the worlds best hash brownies, nay the worlds best medibles overall. I ate one and was fully medicated for over 8 hours. No joke.
Anyhow lots of news and new posts to come so check back for q contest with winner gettint q batch of these brownies.

8/23/2012

New Mexico State Employee Fired For Legally Using Medical Marijuana

A state employee in New Mexico -- where medical marijuana is legal -- says she was fired after a drug test showed she had been using cannabis, under a doctor's orders, to treat post traumatic stress disorder.

The woman told reporters she had never reported for work impaired, and "was just looking for relief," reports Stephen C. Webster at The Raw Story.

"I just wanted to be able to get up and live my life the way I used to," she said.

Denver Bans Medical Marijuana Advertising Outdoors

The Denver City Council on Monday approved a ban on all outdoor medical marijuana advertising in the Mile High City.

The ban covers billboards, posters, bus benches, windshield leaflets and sign-twirlers, reports John Ingold of The Denver Post.

The unanimous vote took less than a minute. The council then voted -- again unanimously -- to kill an alternative plan which was more limited, and would have only banned outdoor medical marijuana ads within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare centers and parks.

Los Angeles Sued Over Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban



The city council in July unanimously(!) passed an ordinance that bans dispensaries, Andrew Chow reports at FindLaw. More than 760 medicinal cannabis access points were registered at that time to operate in L.A.

The city has sent letters out to more than a thousand locations believed to be pot clubs, warning them about potential fines and even jail time if they don't close down by the deadline.

2 Anaheim pot shops raided, 66 in La Habra and Anaheim warned by feds

Federal Government Files Three More Lawsuits Against Medical Marijuana Dispensary Property Owners

The federal government raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in Orange County yesterday morning, in conjunction with three lawsuits filed against property owners where the dispensaries were located. 

Arkansas To Vote On Medical Marijuana In November

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Election officials today gave ballot approval to a medical marijuana initiative in Arkansas. There’s obviously still a campaign that needs to be run, but regardless of what happens down the road, today is a BIG day in Arkansas! Congratulations to Arkansans for Compassionate Care for turning in the required 62,507 valid signatures (with more to spare).

8/19/2012

Study Finds Clear Evidence That Cannabinoids Can Help Treat Various Medical Conditions

Scientific findings from over 100 controlled clinical trials involving either cannabis or its constituents provide “clear evidence that cannabinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions,” according to a just published review in the German scientific journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.Investigators from the nova-Institute and the Hannover Medical School in Germany reviewed over 100 controlled trials assessing the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids.

8/17/2012

Upcoming Article "What Do We Tell Our Kids About Cannabis"

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Upcoming Article "What Do We Tell Our Kids About Cannabis"
will be written to help myself find the answers I feel represent an unbias truth about weed.
The way in which our govt has knowingly lied about marijuana and its effects for a number of years is a real life lesson for our youth.
We truly live in a magnificent country. However our elected officials and "the system" have a dark side young people should be made aware of.
Im not a big conspiracy guy but they do exist and the more one knows the better equiped they are to deal.
My son is 12. I planned on waiting to start having these meaningful father to son meaning of life type talks but my dad died when i was 14. I was just thinking the other day, wow i bet my dad had a bunch of stuff he was going to talk to me about, but he passed before he could. I want to tell my son everything ive learned so he may use my experiences to somehow aide his life choices and so that he hears it all straight no BS.
So why not start with a plant that improves the lifes of many, clearly has medical value, and is safer than tobacco and alcohol. But Big Daddy DEA lies has lied and will prob continue to lie about cannabis.

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8/16/2012

Congratulations Petaluma Little League Team Victorious In Williamsport

Congratulations Petaluma Little League Team Victorious In Williamsport

Big big congrats to the hottest team in tha Bay, the Petaluma Little League team won their game today at the Little League World Series.
Man I wish I had the money to cover that. Man I wish I had money for anything shit.

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8/14/2012

Hash Is Better

I havent smoked buds in awhile. Hash is better, oil too.

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8/13/2012

Never Make BHO or Acetone Hash Oil Indoors

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When you guys are at home making hash oil with butane or acetone or any other solvent you must perform the extraction outside in a well ventilated area.
NOT under a porch or overhang as this has been known to trap gas and has killed people.
Purge outside never inside. Even when I shake up my hash with acetone I do it outdoors.

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8/12/2012

Medical Cannabis Research: What Does the Evidence Say?

Health and Human Services claims that "marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States." However, more than 6,500 reports and journal articles from around the world support the medical value of cannabis (marijuana). In addition, dozens of public health organizations have endorsed medical use of marijuana including the National Association of People Living With AIDS, AIDS Action Council, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Nurses Association, the Federation of American Scientists, Kaiser Permanente, the New England Journal of Medicine, the National Association for Public Health Policy, the California Medical Association, the Whitman- Walker Clinic, the Lymphoma Foundation of America, and many more.
Here is an overview of the latest research.

Federal Legislation Introduced to End Asset Forfeiture Against Medical Cannabis Providers

Action Alert

Take Action Federal Legislation Introduced to End Asset Forfeiture Against Medical Cannabis Providers

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that aims to end the federal government's use of asset forfeiture to sanction those who produce or dispense marijuana in states that have legalized its therapeutic use.

Evaluation and Rating of Oakland 420 Evaluations

Evaluation and rating of Oakland 420 Evaluations.

I will be evaluating and rating many Bay Area dispensaries, collectives, and delivery services in the near future and posting my results here for all to read.
The dispensaries and those organizations providing medicine will face a tough critic in myself. I will favor none and be honest about all of my experiences. I have an extensive background in retail management and have ran several business.
As a consultant I provided detailed evaluations to CEO's so I think I'm well qualified and can provide a sound opinion other patients in the Bay Area will be able to trust.

Marijuana field ripped in Cosumnes River Preserve

THORNTON - Wardens with the California Department of Fish and Game spent the weekend cleaning up a major illegal marijuana field in a wildlife refuge along the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line.
The pot bust netted thousands of mature plants, tons of garbage and one arrest.
Fifteen game wardens from throughout the region spent 12 hours Sunday cutting down 2,000 marijuana plants in the Cosumnes River Preserve near New Hope Road and Bear Slough, roughly three miles northeast of Thornton and just inside Sacramento County.

Is it legal to sell pot on Craigslist?


Santa Rosa detectives were surfing Craigslist one day when they came across a “for sale” posting that caught their attention.
Someone was offering top-shelf marijuana — described as “crystal-laden” and “very distinctly scented” — for $2,700 a pound.
The post came under a banner citing Prop. 215, the voter-approved initiative allowing Californians with a doctor's recommendation to possess and use pot.

Petaluma drops bid to regulate indoor grow sites

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Despite indoor marijuana-growing operations having been the source of numerous local fires in recent years, city efforts to create an ordinance regulating these gardens have died due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.
While the state of California allows the use of medicinal marijuana and the cultivation of the plant, the federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug. Because of this, public safety officials have realized that regulating marijuana cultivation is not currently possible, Janelle Wetzstein reports in the Argus-Courier.

8/11/2012

Berkeley Patients Group finds new home on San Pablo Ave

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Three months after the federal government forced it from its long-term home on San Pablo Avenue, the Berkeley Patients Group has found a new location just a few blocks away.
Construction crews have been working to transform a small, dilapidated one-story building at 2366 San Pablo Avenue near Channing Way into BPG’s new dispensary. On Wednesday, a bulldozer was breaking up an asphalt parking lot and workers were hauling away debris.

8/02/2012

Medical Marijuana Patients Get Their Day In Federal Court With The Obama Administration

D.C. Circuit To Hear Oral Arguments This October In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Federal Classification

Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical value. Ten years after the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) filed its petition, the courts will finally review the scientific evidence regarding the therapeutic value of marijuana. The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments on October 16th at 9:30am.

Dad Gives Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Medical Marijuana


Doobons.Com Calls For Donations To Help Four Year Old Cancer Patient

Donate Cannabis Oil to Help A Suffering Four Year Old Cancer Patient In Montana

Medical marijuana resource Doobons.com is calling for donations of cannabis oil to help a 4-year-old child suffering from cancer in Montana.

7/31/2012

Pair arrested, one at large in Santa Rosa home-invasion robbery

 The Sanskrit greeting "namaste" on the personalized license plate of a Jaguar led detectives to one of three men suspected of invading a Santa Rosa home in a hunt for marijuana, Santa Rosa police officials said.
Two men were arrested and a third remained at large Thursday, all suspected in the robbery reported at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Vallejo Street near Hoen Avenue, Sgt. Rainier Navarro said.
The suspect still being sought, Geoffrey Michaelis, 33, of Santa Rosa, was described as 5-foot-10 and about 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, Navarro said.

7/28/2012

Marijuana Extract Fights Muscle Stiffness In MS Patients

Marijuana extracts, taken orally, significant reduce muscle stiffness, pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new clinical trial data published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

7/27/2012

California medical marijuana operation targeted by feds

The federal government is moving to shut down the nation's largest and highest-profile medical marijuana dispensary operation, filing papers to seize properties in Oakland and San Jose where Harborside Health Center does business.

Copies of the federal Complaint for Forfeiture were taped to the front doors of the two dispensaries Tuesday, alleging that they were "operating in violation of federal law."

7/24/2012

Study Shows Cannabis Improves Cognitive Function in Bipolar Patients

Results from a new study show indicate that bipolar patients with a history of marijuana use have better neurocognitive function than those who have never used cannabis.
The team, from The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York, found that patients with bipolar I (BD I) disorder who used marijuana performed better on tests of attention, processing speed, and working memory than other BD 1 patients, reports Mark Cowen at News Medical.
"These data could be interpreted to suggest that cannabis use may have a beneficial effect on cognitive functioning in patients with severe psychiatric disorders," said lead researcher Raphael Braga.

7/22/2012

Help The Medical Marijuana Movement

Dispensary owners can you take your jobs a bit more seriously and remember you are providing medicine to patients.
I don't think any ill patients should be smoking pre rolled blunts. Cmon guys really the public is not going to continue to be accepting of mmj if you cater your business to stoners rather than patients.
Releaf Alternative in Vallejo, CA  gets this perfectly. They have a very well educated staff and they know the needs of patients. They don't advertise because they don't want to be a dispensary as such. They seem to really want to maintain the collective atmosphere and stay small. CCC in Vallejo Better Health, And every other shop open other than Releaf are just weed dealers.
Ya I fuckin said it. Biiaatch!

7/20/2012

A Mango Can Increase The Effects Of Cannabis

Did you know that mangoes can enhance your Marijuana high? It may sound strange, but it all comes down to chemical interactions within your body.
Marijuana and mangoes both contain a terpene chemical called Myrcene. This chemical helps the psychoactives in Cannabis cross the blood-brain barrier more efficiently.
Lower quality strains of Marijuana generally do not have as much Myrcene as higher quality strains. So in order to enhance the quality of your weed, increase the amount of Myrcene in your body.
This is easily done by eating mangoes. Next time you’re at the grocery store, buy some and give it a shot. Mangoes also have various health benefits including: antioxidant & anticancer properties, good vitamin content, high iron content, and tryptophan – a precursor of serotonin.

7/14/2012

New Study Finds That 1 Out Of Every 8 Fibromyalgia Patients Use Medical Cannabis

New Study Finds That 1 Out Of Every 8 Fibromyalgia Patients Use Medical Cannabis

Study Finds No Lasting Effects On Cognitive Skills


The use of cannabis is not associated with “enduring negative effects” on the cognitive skills in moderate to heavy marijuana consumers, according to a meta-analysis to be published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

7/13/2012

Hash

What am I going to do with all this hash? Hmmm


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7/04/2012

Str8

I like my concentrates like I like my tequila, straight!


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6/30/2012

Colombia Legalizes Small Amounts of Cocaine and Marijuana





Colombia Part of Growing Trend in Latin America; Last Week President of Uruguay Called for Legal Regulation of Marijuana
Colombia’s Constitutional Court today approved the government’s proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use.

Are Dispensaries Hurting The MMJ Movement?

Are weed stores, I mean dispensaries, hurting the medical marijuana movement?



That's a view shared with me by a long long time, triple O.G. farmer.
He feels most average voters in Cali look at dispensaries and kinda go "medical, ya right sure looks like a weed store, dispensary owners are in it for the money, they don't care about healing and helping people."

How To Make Earwax Hash or Budder

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6/27/2012

President of Uruguay Calls for Legal Regulation of Marijuana

Uruguay Would Be First Country in World to Legally Supply Marijuana; Revenues Would Fund 'Treatment' and 'Rehabilitation'
Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance: Bold Move by Uruguay Part of Growing Trend in Latin America; Moving from Whether to Legalize Marijuana to How
The government of Uruguay on Thursday announced that it will submit a proposal to legalize marijuana under government-controlled regulation and sale, making it the first country in the world where the state would sell marijuana directly to its citizens.

Judge rules against DC cigar wrapper lawsuit


WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has ruled against a tobacco company that sued to challenge a District of Columbia law aimed at making it tougher for kids to get materials that can be used to smoke marijuana.

6/26/2012

My Girl Miley Cyrus Spotted At Another Dispensary

Here we go with Miley Cyrus again. No stranger to the marijuana scene, Cyrus pulled up to a medical marijuana facility in Los Angeles yesterday while one of her friends hopped out to go score some weed.

Crucial Medical Marijuana Measure Pulled by Ammiano


The following statement was just released by ASA:

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our allies have been fighting for medical cannabis regulations to protect safe access to medicine and patients’ rights since 2002, and we are going to keep fighting that important battle despite a setback today.

6/07/2012

I Will Be The First Cannabis Sommelier

I Will Be The First Cannabis Sommelier


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Three Burned in Hash Oil Explosion

Three men who police said were illegally extracting oil from marijuana were burned Thursday in an explosion at their trailer off Rock Creek Road in the Keswick area of Shasta County.

5/27/2012

Weed

How To Grow Weed Marijuana Pot Indoor Outdoor Chronic Bomb GSC Kush

Weed should grow on trees.


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5/24/2012

Review of Kushtown Soda

I bought a Kushtown Soda at a local dispensary today for the cost of 8 bucks.

A C-O-N-Spiracy

Vallejo Police Dept's raids of medical marijuana distribution centers may be justified but are no good without a viable safe place for Vallejo patients to obtain their medicine.

5/16/2012

Weedmaps, THC Finder, Legal Marijuana Dispensary.com Please Update Your Dispensary Listing

If you own a website or have an app that has a dispensary locator please for the love of Mary Jane update your frigin listings already.

Unity Conference in Sac Medical Marijuana Needs You There

Medical Marijuana advocates and patients we need you to attend in large numbers to make a statement. Get off the couch stoners and give a little back to the plant that has done so much for you!



Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana Hold "Unity" Conference & Lobby Day in Sacramento
Press conference on Monday at Capitol, followed by lobby visits to each State Assembly & Senate office

5/13/2012

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all you mameez out der.
Moms do it right playa, let'er know bout it.

5/08/2012

Responsible Adult Cannabis Users Must Set Example For Future Stoners

Marijuana,Medical Marijuana,Weed,Pot,420,Kush,Soner Movies

Adult cannabis users have a responsibility to show younger users how to enjoy this wonderful plant in a responsible manner.
Whatever that is to each one of you, take it seriously.
A family member of mine, 15 years of age, started smoking marijuana recently. So what should I say to him. Well, that's between me and him to be honest but it might go something like this:
Your too young to be smoking weed. Really your too young to truly enjoy what it has to offer. But since I know your going to smoke weed anyways look be smart about it.
Don't take huge massive rips to impress your friends, take a nice size rip but don't over do it. Smoke then evaluate. Am I stoned? Stoners way too often blaze bowl after bowl never stopping to see if they can feel the effects.
Pace yourself with concentrates. They can be very unhealthy if made improperly, Use a vaporizer because smoking is stupid. Period. Your Gen should be vaping.
Respect the good herb and take it easy. Cannabis is best enjoyed when it is not abused.



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5/02/2012

Calistoga Police Sgt. Doesn't Know State MMJ Laws

Hashish is 100% legal for valid Prop 215 patients to possess

I read an article in my local paper in which a man was arrested for possession of a small amount of hashish. The man had a state issued MMJ card but it was expired.

5/01/2012

A True Compassionate Not For Profit MMJ Collective

If I had the means, which is the only thing stopping me, I would open a collective and provide medicine to patients for free.

4/19/2012

Stoner Etiquette Tip 1 of ???

Here is Stoner Etiquette Tip #1 of ...
If you ask a friend to assist you in obtaining reefer and they come thru for you, it is proper etiquette that you smoke them out with said bud promptly after its obtained.
This is a customary and widely known stoner thank you. It will be expected of you, and can also be expected by you if your the one finding weed for your potna, it's ok and justified that you get smoked out for your successfully securing da ganja requested.

Situations Assosiated er sumthin
--The above is assuming your friend ain't making money off you or pinching your sack agreegiously.
--This is 1 of the 3 most important stoner etiquette tips




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An Anti 4/20 Protest in Sac

Ok this is real shit not making it up, there was a protest today in Sacramento against cannabis smokers and their... wait fuck that, our beloved holiday April 20th.

4/05/2012

Oaksterdam Pledges To Re-Open After Raid




After federal agents swept across a formerly down-on-its-luck area of downtown Oakland, raiding the businesses owned by ganjapreneur Richard Lee which had revitalized the community, officials connected with Lee's flagship Oaksterdam University vowed the cannabis college would reopen on Wednesday.

4/02/2012

Oaksterdam Rain in Progress by Feds

Oaksterdam University in Oakland in currently being raided by DEA, IRS, and other agencies. I'll post more info as it becomes available.


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3/26/2012

Legalization's Secret Weopon




I realized two years ago that not a single national cannabis legalization organization was reaching out to educate the voting public. A few do valuable lobbying, others provide news and information to those folks who are already supporters, and when invited, organizations like NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) present our case in public debate.

3/25/2012

Medical Marijuana Given To 3 Year Old Patient

Marijuana was the best medicine for 3-year-old Cash Hyde of Missoula, Mont. At least that's what his parents, Mike and Kalli Hyde, believe.

3/23/2012

Missed 4:20

Dammit I missed 4:20 and I don't have any cannabis.


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3/22/2012

Cannabidiol (CBD) Explained

Marijuana Science – Cannabidiol (CBD)

Chances are if you consume marijuana, then you are familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). ¬†But are you familiar with¬†CBD (cannabidiol)? ¬†If you don’t know about cannabidiol, I can’t blame you. ¬†Ever since the private sector picked up marijuana research, marijuana science information has been coming out at a neck-breaking pace. ¬†Below is a great article that I read on Toke of the Town’s site that gives the breakdown:

“Other” Compound In Marijuana Shows Promise Fighting Cancer

3/19/2012

Medical Marijuana Crackdown Explained-There Doing It To Save The Children

Melinda Haag finally gave us a reason for the federal crackdown on medical marijuana. The United States Attorney for Northern California broke her media near-silence last week week, granting an extensive, exclusive interview to KQED in which Haag sought to explain the Justice Department's crackdown on medical marijuana.

3/18/2012

iPhone and Sony Hacker Arrested For Weed

Apple, a company with more cash on hand than the U.S. Treasury, couldn’t stop him from jail breaking the iPhone’s iOS software. He cracked Sony’s PlayStation 3 software, at the time thought to be the most secure video game platform available. But George Hotz seems to have met his match in Texas.

Amador County Lifts Ban On MMJ Growing

JACKSON - Amador County medical-marijuana patients will be able to grow their medicine in outdoor gardens this year, although those plots will be smaller than they had hoped.

The Marijuana Conspiracy Part 2


Poster Promoting the 1936 Film

Media Manipulation

A media blitz of ‘yellow journalism’ raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst’s newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality.
Films like ‘Reefer Madness’ (1936), ‘Marihuana: Assassin of Youth’ (1935) and ‘Marihuana: The Devil’s Weed’ (1936) were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be passed.

The Marijuana Conspiracy Part 1

"And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land." — Ezekiel 34/29
What follows is an article written by Doug Yurchey; probably the most complete condensed work on the history leading up to Marijuana criminalization and the major political and economic interests which drive the propaganda against  pot, weed, marijuana and every other synonym of hemp.
"Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people."

Redding Can't Ban Medical Marijuana Collectives Any Longer

Redding’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries doesn’t have court backing after a Shasta County Superior Court judge Wednesday denied the city’s request for an order for the storefronts to close.

3/17/2012

Berkeley Patients Collective Newest MMJ Crackdown Target

One of California’s biggest medical marijuana establishments – embraced by local officials as a model business that donates to the poor and pays millions in taxes – has become the latest target in a statewide crackdown by federal prosecutors.




CA County Taking Away Children Of Medical Cannabis Patients




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NORML Women's Alliance of Butte County

​NORML Women's Alliance Calls For Grand Jury Investigation


Several legal, qualified medical marijuana patients recently have had their children taken away by the Butte County, California Children's Services Division. In response, the NORML Women's Alliance last Friday put forward a complaint to the Grand Jury of Butte County requesting an investigation into the County Children's Services Division for the agency's perceived and widespread misconduct.

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Two more operators of medical marijuana clinics in Vallejo enter not guilty pleas


FAIRFIELD -- Two more Vallejo medical marijuana dispensary operators appeared in court Tuesday as part of the city's and district attorney's ongoing crackdown on pot shops.
David Garcia-Flores, 24, of Fairfield, and Douglas Hernandez, 25, of Vallejo, both pleaded not guilty to numerous state drug charges. They entered their pleas separately in front of Solano County Supreme Court Commissioner William J. Pendergast.

3/16/2012

3/09/2012

Lake Forest asks Supreme Court to review pot ruling



LAKE FOREST – City officials on Tuesday announced that they will seek the California Supreme Court's review on a ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeal that last week said cities cannot shut down a medical marijuana dispensary that cultivates its own marijuana. "It's a decision that impacts every city," said Jeff Dunn, an attorney representing Lake Forest in its efforts to clear nearly 40 medical marijuana dispensaries from the city over the last two years. "It's the only decision that says a city cannot ban a dispensary for being a dispensary. It's the only court case that has gone in this direction."

Gov. Martinez OKs Bill Creating MMJ Fund

Neither Ripley nor countless New Mexico residents would believe it, but Republican Gov. Susana Martinez signed a marijuana bill on Monday. Martinez, who was a prosecutor for 25 years, spent half her lifetime fighting the war on drugs.
 
She took office as governor after the state already had a law permitting marijuana to be used for select medicinal purposes. Now Martinez has signed Senate Bill 240, creating a medical cannabis fund to cover the program’s costs.

3/07/2012

Pineapple Express-Stoner Movie



Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene.

Deadline nears for Fresno pot shops to shut down

 Fresno Dispensaries Must Shut Doors
- The Fresno Bee
 
Jordan Vas bought a marijuana plant last month for his home in Parlier. He admits he doesn't have a green thumb, but tending his own crop is his strategy for getting marijuana in the wake of the Fresno County ban on dispensaries.
"I've never grown anything in my life," said Vas, who has long bought pot at a dispensary for back pain. "But now there's no other way."
This week marks the end of the grace period for 15 or so medical marijuana dispensaries that were given six months to shut down after Fresno County's prohibition took effect.
With most shops pledging to close, if they haven't already, thousands of users have begun looking for other ways to get the drug.
Many were in lines that formed outside the remaining dispensaries the past two weeks, stocking up while they could. Some were drawn to closeout promotions, such as markdowns on Mr. Nice and Blue Dream marijuana strains or raffles that promised free medicine.

3/06/2012

Shambhala Healing Center Latest Victim of Federal Crackdown on Medical Marijuana

The federal crackdown on medical marijuana has reached into San Francisco. The city had escaped the Feds target up until March 1.
"Three days ago, we received the devastating news that U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has threatened Shambhala Healing Center's landlord with property forfeiture, fines, and/or imprisonment if we do not close within 45 days. ... These threats are based on federal laws against cannabis and Shambhala's proximity to the Jose Coronado Playground at 21st & Folsom." Shambhala is asking patients to contact local officials.


A Shambhala cut of Blue Dream



Over at their website: "Shambhala waited 18 months [before] opening and is a legal permitted medical marijuana dispensary."
-"San Francisco’s planning commission sent surveyors to ask the community if they objected to Shambhala’s opening and it was not opposed."

-"The fastest route from Shambhala to the playground is approximately 1600 feet, since we are not yet able to walk through buildings or fly."

Speaking of flight, Shambhala had great ones. Magic Carpet, you will be missed.



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Eight Facts About Medical Marijuana

Here are 8 facts about medical marijuana. Educate yourself on the topic before forming an opinion.

3/04/2012

Vallejo Police Ignore State Law Close 2nd Dispensary

A second Vallejo pot club has been shut down in what police now say is an ongoing crackdown on the city's 20 or more storefront dispensaries.

Update on Greenwell Collective and Matt Shotwell

Just a quick review: On the morning of February 21, 2012 the Vallejo Police Department, in conjunction with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), Solano County Narcotics division and the California State Board of Equalization arrested the owner of the Greenwell Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Marin St. in downtown Vallejo. Up until that point Matt Shotwell had seemingly played by the rules.

President Obama's War on Weed




USA -- Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

States Attorney Warns Farmers Not To Grow Weed

Sacramento, Calif. -- The top federal prosecutor in the Central Valley said Tuesday that he plans a tour this week to tell agricultural landowners they could lose their property or be prosecuted if they permit large marijuana plantations on their land.

Nevada's Distribution Law Declared Unconstitutional

Las Vegas -- In a decision destined for appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, a state court judge has ruled the state's medical marijuana distribution law is unconstitutional.

Court Rules Cities Can't Ban Dispensaries and Must Grow Their Own




Los Angeles -- California cities may not ban medical marijuana dispensaries, but the operations may sell only weed that is grown on site, an appeals court ruled in an Orange County case.

3/03/2012

The Science Behind Why Your Weed Smells So Good

Have you ever wondered how the strain Blue Dream can smell so similar to fresh blueberry doughnuts? Or how a sniff of the K.O. Kali-O seems to burst with citrus just like a California Orange? Yes, it is the cannabis. More specifically, what you are really smelling (and tasting) are terpenes.

U.S. States Attorney Says Dispensary Profits Pissed Him Off

The United States attorney for California's Eastern District, Benjamin Wagner, broke his silence regarding his office's near-five-month old crackdown on California dispensaries Friday, in an interview with the national editor of the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau.

3/01/2012

Letter From A Patient of Raided Greenwell Cooperative

I am so upset with the City of Vallejo and how they have their priorities all messed up. I have a medical marijuana card due to many problems -- brain tumor, degenerative osteoarthritis with multiple surgeries, and other issues. My husband and I tried multiple times to grow our own only to be repeatedly robbed.

Homeland Security Searches Your Facebook For Marijuana


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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
I don't feel like a terrorist just because I smoke weed. Do you?
You knew it would come to this, right? Lest you think those hard-working goons at the Department of Homeland Security are slacking in their jobs -- you know, spying on your everyday activities -- it has been revealed that the domestic surveillance agency has been scouring your online postings for, among other things, the word "marijuana."

43% Of Marijuana Patients Say Organic Cannabis Is Essential


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No Longer Sad
This fine cola of Panama Red was grown organically in a greenhouse in Washington state.
Don't be afraid to ask for organic marijuana -- you have plenty of company. According to a new research study, twice as many medicinal cannabis patients said organic marijuana -- not discount pricing -- is their most critical consideration when selecting a dispensary.

Rhode Island Gov., Legislature Agree Marijuana Dispensaries

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and the Legislature on Thursday agreed to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the state after negotiating a compromise. Chafee had blocked the dispensaries from opening, fearing they would violate federal law and result in DEA raids in the state.

Three dispensaries already picked by the state to distribute medicinal cannabis could open soon after the General Assembly endorses the compromise, reports the Associated Press.

Worth Repeating: Marijuana and the Psychology of Optimal Experience

By Ron Marczyk, R.N.
Health Education Teacher (Retired)

The reductionist, "group think," cold, dogmatic drug warriors of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the DEA, and the FDA have been digesting their own misinformation for so long they have lost their humanity. 

As counterintuitive as it sounds, the" high" or "feel good" buzz from marijuana is an actual "therapeutic effect" that heals the brain, produces homeostasis and prevents many neurodegenerative conditions.

Brain homeostasis is restored by the direct action of THC/CBD-activating CB1 receptors in the amygdala which regulate our "happiness / emotional salience module." This pathway is dedicated to seeking for "meaningfulness" in our existence.

Cannabis May Halt Multiple Sclerosis

Madrid, Spain: The administration of a cannabinoid agonist halts the advancement of multiple sclerosis, according to preclinical data to be published in the journal Neuropharmacology.

2/29/2012

Colorado Bill To Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Qualifies For Ballot

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler approved a state ballot initiative Monday to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. Voters will decide Nov. 6 whether the measure becomes law.
“This could be a watershed year in the decades-long struggle to end marijuana prohibition in this country,” said Art Way, Colorado manager of the Drug Policy Alliance in a statement Monday. “Marijuana prohibition is counterproductive to the health and public safety of our communities. It fuels a massive, increasingly brutal underground economy, wastes billions of dollars in scarce law enforcement resources, and makes criminals out of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens.”

California Court Decision Affirms Legality Of Storefront Dispensaries

The California Court of Appeal issued a landmark published decision last week affirming the legality of storefront dispensaries and rejecting the argument that every member of a collective or cooperative must participate in the cultivation. Didn’t hear about the ruling? Maybe because the decision came from the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles, the domain of District Attorney Steve Cooley and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, famously intolerant to medical marijuana dispensaries. It would be an understatement to say that the ruling jabs a large thorn into both of their sides. You’ll certainly see no publicity from their corner.
The case People v. Colvin involves William Frank Colvin, the operator of Hollywood Holistic Inc., who was arrested while lawfully transporting a pound of medical marijuana from one collective he operates to another. Even while acknowledging that Colvin was operating a legitimate dispensary, the trial court denied him a defense on the grounds that transportation of medical marijuana was illegal under state law. After being denied a defense, Colvin was convicted.

2/28/2012

Former MLB Player Tries To Eat Weed, Get Busted




Former Major League outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested in Florida early Thursday after he allegedly tried to eat a bag of marijuana, according to the Tampa Police Department.

2/25/2012

Vallejo Police Snitched To Feds About Greenwell Cooperative

Wow! The Vallejo police department, DEA, State Equalization Tax Board and other agencies really fucked up when they raided Greenwell Cooperative in Vallejo last Tuesday.

They also arrested Greenwell's founder and owner Matt Shotwell. Twice. Ya the VPD had to rearrest Shotwell because their fucking idiots and had a clerical error the first time. Yeah I said it.

Greenwell Cooperative raid raises questions about timing





Months before Vallejo voters overwhelmingly approved taxing pot dispensaries as a first step toward regulating them, the police department set a chain of events in motion that would lead to a raid Tuesday of one of the city's most prominent clubs.
Vallejo police Lt. Ken Weaver said Wednesday that Chief Robert Nichelini reached out to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration late last summer for help in going after a local dispensary. Nichelini had deferred all comment to Weaver, calling him the "point of contact" in the case.

Feds Arrest Owner of My Favorite Medical Marijuana Dispensary


Matt Shotwell, preprietor of Greenwell Cooperative in Vallejo, is escorted to a Vallejo police car by Cpl. Rich Bottello, right, and Officer Felipe Hernandez as he is transported to the Solano County Jail in Fairfield Tuesday night. The marijuana dispensary was raided Tuesday morning by Vallejo, county, state and federal agencies. (Mike Jory/Times-Herald)

2/24/2012

Project420

Check out this marijuana search engine Cool site.
Project420



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My Thoughts On Medical Marijuana

I've spent many countless hours the past year or so combing medical and scientific data on anything and everything marijuana. Both pro and con.

The knowledge I've acquired about the benefits of cannabis has totally blown my mind. This plant is the safest option in our Pharmocopia, in respect to adverse side effects, or any side effects of serious concern if vaporized rather than smoked.

2/22/2012

The Green Rush

The Green Rush

Marijuana may block Alzheimer's

The active ingredient in marijuana may stall decline from Alzheimer's disease, research suggests.
 
Scientists showed a synthetic version of the compound may reduce inflammation associated with Alzheimer's and thus help to prevent mental decline.
They hope the cannabinoid may be used to developed new drug therapies.
The research, by Madrid's Complutense University and the Cajal Institute, is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

We would warn the public against taking marijuana as a way of preventing Alzheimer's
Dr Susanne Sorensen
The scientists first compared the brain tissue of patients who died from Alzheimer's disease with that of healthy people who had died at a similar age.

2/21/2012

FreedomforiPhone

I once jailbroke Rappin 4-Tay's iPhone. Real shit. Go get 4-Tay's new album. Solid game all da way thru.

2/20/2012

A cancer cure in waiting

A cancer cure in waiting

January 30th, 2012
Posted by William Dolphin
When people ask why I’m certain the federal laws preventing medical use of cannabis must change, my answer is simple: cancer. Curing it is the holy grail of modern medicine, and cannabinoids hold the most promise.

CBD and THC molecules

Legal Recreational Marijuana: Not So Far Out

The drive to legalize marijuana has long been a fringe cause, associated with hard-core libertarians and college-age stoners. But it could go mainstream in a big way in this November’s election, when Washington could become the first state to legalize recreational pot use. If it does — or if voters in any of several other states do — this year could be a turning point in the nation’s treatment of marijuana.

Subcools Super Soil Recipe

To me there is nothing like the flavor of properly grown organic cannabis. The subtle flavors and aromas created when using mother earth is over whelming to the senses when done properly.
As with many vegetables a rich Organic soil can bring out the best in a plant. Over the past 20 years I have tried almost every possible way to cultivate our favorite plant and while hydro is certainly faster and the yields blow soil away, I have developed a soil that performs extremely well and there’s very little guess work. I don’t worry about ph or ppm I simply have spent a few years developing a sound recipe and in combination with 7 gallon nursery pots I can run from start to finish using only water. Other than a bit of sweat equity every 90 days or so it takes a huge amount of science out of the garden and puts nature back in charge. This recipe is slightly different from my last and from the one so many use as gospel that I have passed around for years from grower to grower.

2/19/2012

Group Intends To Inform Public Of Obama's Hostility Toward Medical Marijuana

The Patient Voter Project is distributing postcard flyers to dispensaries around the state (front of the flyer is reproduced above)

Leaders of a broad coalition of national and Colorado-based marijuana advocacy organizations held a press conference in Denver on Thursday to announce the launch of the Patient Voter Project. Its mission is to shine a light on the Obama Administration's behavior in the state and to keep medical cannabis patients, their families, and their supporters in the state up-to-date about the latest hostile actions being carried out by the feds.

2/17/2012

Cops Can't Handle The Smell of Marijuana, Call For Action Before Someone Gets Hurt

Cops in one Florida city claim there are health risks from the odor of marijuana they have stored in their evidence room. Notice I said "odor" of marijuana.

"The biggest complaint is how strong the odor is," said Atlantic Beach Police Commander Victor Gualillo, reports ActionNewsJax.com.

All seized dope collected during busts is stored in a 200-square-foot evidence room at the station.

"Anytime you store that much marijuana it's rather pungent," Commander Gualillo complained.
Ever hear of turkey bags coppers?

2/16/2012

Watch Out For Medical Marijuana Scams

With all the money up for grabs in the MMJ industry it didn't surprise me today to learn of a scam used by at least one website.

Easymmjevaluations.com misleads people by offering "an online medical marijuana evaluation" for only $20. They make the evaluation sound just like a doctor's recommendation which it is not. The evaluation they give you will not allow you to purchase cannabis from a dispensary, being that it is not a recommendation or a State issued MMJ card.