My Medicine - Irvin Rosenfeld's Book Now Available
This is my book that just came out. It’s called my medicine. It’s my life story growing up with a severe bone disorder and surviving many operations, learning about medical cannabis. The wonders about it. And then my struggle to take on the federal government that took me 10 years. But in 1882 I became the second patient in the United States that started growing marijuana for me on a daily basis. ou can order this book on my website mymedicinethebook.com, and there will be instructions on how to order it. And I think you will find it to be a very interesting, very educating and very emotional story. And one everyone can look at and put themselves into.Read More
First Community-Based Medical Cannabis Summit Huge Success
Last week, those fortunate enough to attend this event in San Francisco (or via…Read More
ASA is making our first viral video! we want you to be in it!
Send Americans For Safe Access a picture of yourself holding a sign that reads”I am a patient” and we’ll use it for our movie!
We want to highlight how incredibly diverse our movement is – how patients cross race, gender, class and age lines. We hope to show that we’re not criminals but everyday members of every community in this country.
So, send us a picture that shows who you are – visibly disabled or not. Take it at work, at home, at the hospital, in front of a landmark in your city, with your kids, with your partner, or all by yourself.
It’s simple! Just take the picture and e-mail it our way to Rachel@safeaccessnow.org (you can also mail it to us at the address below). Take a look at ASA staffer Autumn in her pic!Read More
Medical Cannabis Summit To Take Place June 15 - 17 in San Francisco
For those fortunate enough to attend, there will be a Medical Cannabis Summit this weekend with some of North America’s most prestigious physicians on the topic of cannabis therapeutics. The summit hopes to continue the groundbreaking conversation Patients Out of Time began a decade ago and continue to this day. In fact, many of those in attendance earlier this year in Rhode Island will be on hand in San Francisco.Read More
KALAMAZOO SEMINAR ADDRESSES COMPREHENSIVE DEMANDS FOR EDUCATION IN MARIJUANA LAW AND SCIENCE
The Science and Compassionate Care Seminar, presented by 420 University, has extended its speaker presentations to address comprehensive issues in medical marijuana education during its two-day industry conference on July 10 – 11 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Due to the surge of interest in medical cannabis, an increasingly broad number of industries are witnessing rising demands for continuing education focused on cannabis law and science. Professionals in the 14 states where medical cannabis is now legal must work fast to catch up on information relevant to their careers, clients, and patients.Read More
How to Speak to Kids About Medical Marijuana
Children need to see that you approach all drug use as a serious decision that requires careful consideration. Even young children can understand how to be careful with drugs, and a 10 year old can learn to relate dosage to body weight. The care that you show regarding all drug use will go far to prepare your children for the many choices facing them regarding drugs.Read More
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Vancouver's West End
West Enders who use medical marijuana soon won’t have to go to Commercial Drive to get medicine, with a new dispensary set to open next week.
The Vancouver Dispensary Society announced a new location Monday at Thurlow and Davie streets, next to St. Paul’s Hospital and the Dr. Peters AIDS Centre, to provide cannabis products to those in medical need.
“I think there’s a lot of people in this area who could use this medicine,” said society director Dana Larsen at the dispensary’s open house. “I think it’ll be busy.”Read More
Attorney General Eric Holder's policy on medical marijuana.
Rep. Cohen asked Mr. Holder the following:
On April 29, Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu issued a 41-page written sentencing order stating that medical marijuana provider Charles C. Lynch was “caught in the middle of the shifting positions” on the question of marijuana for medical use, and that “much of the problems could be ameliorated…by the reclassification of marijuana from Schedule I.” Will you share your thoughts with the Committee about how your Department will approach the rescheduling question?
AG Holder’s response was rather predictable (if you’ve been paying attention):
Our approach is to look at the marijuana issue in it’s totality. Mexican cartels get most of the revenue from trafficking marijuana. So far as state medical marijuana laws are concerned, we will not use federal resources to target medical marijuana patients or their providers. Instead, we will be focusing on major traffickers.
It’s not exactly the answer we had hoped for. However, we applaud Rep. Cohen for taking the issue up during this time. (Note: This was an especially timely question because the rescheduling petition is waiting for DOJ review).Read More
The Unconventional Foundation for Autism and Current Trends Hair Studio Bring Free Haircuts to Special Needs Children
Current Trends Hair Studio in Orange County, CA will be providing boys with special needs free hair cuts from 10am – 4pm Tuesday May 18th.
Mieko Hester-Perez founder of The Unconventional Foundation for Autism has vowed to help parents, not just through her advocacy of the controversial treatment of using medical marijuana to save her son’s life but, also her mission to “Pay it Forward”.Read More
Colo. Senate OKs state pot dispensary regulations
DENVER — A push to regulate the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries appears to be nearing the finish line.
The Colorado Senate passed the proposed regulations in a 26-9 vote on Thursday, sending them back to the House to review changes made to the bill. The lack of controversial changes makes it likely that lawmakers will be able to pass regulations before they must adjourn next week.
If the House re-approves the bill, it would likely become law because it contains provisions requested by Gov. Bill Ritter, including allowing local bans.Read More
Dr. Frank Lucido in MICHIGAN May 1-10: Seminars for Physicians
May 8, Saturday 10-5pm; Dr. Frank Lucido’s AIMLegal Course for Physicians
Dr. Frank Lucido’s AIMLegal Course for Physicians
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 10am-5pm, (at Law Office of Matt Abel)
by RSVP only to DrFrank@DrLucido.com
Please contact me directly if you are a doctor interested in attending either of these seminars or if you know of a doctor you believe would be interested in attending.
(Association of Independent Medical-Legal Consultants)AIMLegal Physician Locator:
The K2 Debacle: What's this really about?
In a March 15th story, Marty Swant reported for the Columbia Missourian on how the House was quick to shoot down efforts to legalize medical cannabis during a debate concerning House Bill 1472 regarding K2, the so-called “synthetic marijuana”. Senate Bill 887 is very similar to this.
In a related STLToday article, Missouri Representative Franz was quoted as saying, ” We’ve got to do something, because somebody’s going to be using this, driving a vehicle and killing somebody.”
Iowa Medical Society Backs Effort to Reclassify Marijuana
The Iowa Medical Society is backing an effort to reclassify marijuana in the state to make it easier for scientists to study the drug’s potential benefits for sick people. The group represents around 4,600 physicians.Read More
D.C. Council Approves Medical Marijuana
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor’s prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center.
Under the bill, which passed without debate, a patient who suffers from HIV, glaucoma, cancer or a “chronic and lasting disease” may receive a doctor’s recommendation to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period.Read More
Patients Out of Time Hold 6th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
In 2000, at the dawn of the new millenium, Patients Out of Time began a long-term series aimed to educate health care professionals and the general public about therapeutic cannabis, or medical marijuana. This biannual event celebrated their 10th Anniversary this past April 15-17 in Warwick, Rhode Island and was also sponsored by the University of California School of Medicine, and continuing education credits were also offered for physicians and nurses. The Rhode Island State Nurses Association, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse were also on hand, amongst many of the world’s most renowned researchers and physicians on cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system and two of four remaining Federal Medical Marijuana Program were also in attendance.Read More
New Book Illustrates Dosage and Common Effects of Medical Marijuana
Chris Conrad’s new book Cannabis Yields and Dosage: A Guide to the Production and Use of Medical Marijuana is an all-encompassing guide for patients, physicians, lawmakers, and law enforcement. Part I of his book is filled with scientific facts about the yield, uses, and dosage of medical cannabis. In the second part of his book, he explains the legal settings for the first part of his book and Part III offers a model Safe Access Now ordinance for guidelines for the implementation of California’s Prop 215 [HS 11362.5] and SB 420 [HS 11362.7]. And in the last part of his book he offers other States’ laws as well as provides references and websites for his reader’s use (unfortunately our site came out after his book went to press).
Chris Conrad is a Court-qualified cannabis expert, director of Safe Access Now, author of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future and Hemp for Health, as well as the curator of the Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.Read More
Iowa Board of Pharmacy Seeks Insight From Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group
As the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (BOP) listens to Patients Out Of Time, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group made up of physicians on the medicinal benefits of medical cannabis. Al Byrne, a member of the group, delivered some 50,000 pages of medical marijuana research supporting the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine, as part of a larger presentation to the Board. This extensive compilation of research is exactly the type of platform necessary for this type of dialogue because the Iowa BOP called public hearings throughout the state to help determine whether a reclassification of the plant so that marijuana may be used for research and treatment.
Patients Out of Time will be holding their bi-annual medical marijuana conference this coming April 16-18 in Warrick, Rhode Island.Read More
Former Seattle Police Chief, Now an Advisory Board Member of NORML
Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief during the 1999 WTO protests, is a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and as well as an advisory board member of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). He recently sat down with Pacific Radio’s Amy Goodman and Sonali Kolhatkar where he discusses medical marijuana, President Obama’s remarks regarding cannabis, and the dangers of drug prohibition, among other topics.Read More