http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89SU-HQtTGw Transcription: My name is Marilynn Mathre; I’m a registered nurse, masters prepared. I am the co-founder and president of Patients out of time. A non-profit organization basically dedicated to educating health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. I’m a registered nurse; I’ve been a nurse for over 30 years. […]
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As Colorado is debating how to track medical marijuana in the state, lawmakers have turned to ideas such as fingerprint scanning and radio frequency identification devices which has many groups around the country up in arms, from patient advocacy groups and privacy advocates to patients like Diane Bilyeu, 49, who was in a car accident over a decade ago, right before Colorado first legalized the plant for medical use…
For Joe Grubine, the the problems are obvious. And so are the solutions. The Human Solution was started as an idea and now has direct action campaigns that put forth real solutions to real problems.
This concept garnered the attention of author Christopher Glenn Fichtner, M.D. who has written a new book, Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point, reframes the debate on the public policy task of cannabis management. Dr. Fichtner, a psychiatrist and former state mental health director, understands the importance of reframing a conversation through the language we use in that conversation.
For the second time in two years Jovan Jackson faced criminal charges against him. The first time he was acquitted. This time, however, he was found guilty.
This is for the same ‘crime’; the same charges, same prosecutor, and same evidence that was used against Jackson that rendered a ‘not-guilty’ verdict. So what changed?
The instruction to the jury.
If “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” is to be repeated by those on the stand, while at the same time instruction are given to the jury to ignore parts of ‘the whole truth’, perhaps it’s time to revise our rhetoric in our judicial system?
LONG BEACH – On Friday evening (September 10, 2010) I stopped by the collective to photograph a very nice strain which had just come in, an OG Kush variety called Earth OG.
This is the second batch of this strain I’ve seen, the first being back in July. Some AAC members might fondly remember it as being an excellent OG Kush variety. Well, the grower has done another great job, maybe even better, with this current batch.
The Heritage Foundation’s Charles Stimson has released a completely bonkers prohibitionist screed on marijuana. Will the think tank retract it? If you want to read one of the most absurd “policy” articles about marijuana in history, go quickly to the website of the Heritage Foundation to read “Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No.” I say quickly because it is truly so absurd, I believe it will be taken down from the site soon.
by Dr. Andrew Weil: If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today’s physicians use. But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, “Where’s my Cannabis indica?”
On Tuesday night, November 18th, I got home from work, sat in my big chair, kicked back, and for the first time in my life smoked marijuana legally. Within minutes the herb was soothing the chemical hell of the mania I was enduring. I couldn’t believe it. Here I was, in my own living room, smoking pot legally. After all these years of self-medicating my disorder, finally I was legit, the doctor had given me his recommendation, no, his “strong recommendation” that I use medical marijuana.
The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited. The animation is a meditation on the social and economic costs of marijuana prohibition.
Eddy Lepp is a Vietnam War Veteran and medical marijuana activist who grew medical marijuana for patients in Northern California. He gave away free marijuana to those who needed it most. In 2008 he was sentenced by Federal Judge Marilyn Patel to ten years in federal prison. Although he has been moved to other California prisons, he is currently in FCI Lompoc. He is expected to be released in 2018.
Eddy sent a letter to Ed Rosenthal thanking several people and groups. Please take a moment to read his letter and write one of your own to him. And reach out Landis Prison Outreach and see how you can help others who face penalties for a plant you consume freely.