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   US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs Pot War Progress! | US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

   Another Drug War Death: Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For Another Drug War Death | Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For
   County and City Officals in Oregon Act to Ban Dispensaries County and City Officals in Oregon Act to Ban Dispensaries

News items from year 2013 2013, News items

   In Poland Police Raid at Scienist Institut for Study on Marijuana Flowers! In Poland Police Raid at Scienist Institut for Study on Marijuana Flowers! | to block a perfectly legal science experiment and jail its participants. The 10-year long experiment aimed to study long-term effects of cannabis on a range of medical patients and healthy persons over the age of 30.

   Czech Prohibitionists Crusade Against Grow Shops Czech Prohibitionists Crusade Against Grow Shops | In response to gains by cannabis law reform activists in the Czech Republic (Czecholsolvakia) drug warriors in the country have apparently launched an offensive on Grow Shops and the like in the region.

   Political Prosecutions Continue, Despite - or, even Because Of! - Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana Retail Outlets. DEA Spys Hard, Too, U.S. To Review DEA Unit that Hides Use of NSA Intel on Citizens in Crime Cases. Nevermind the NSA, DEA is Second to None in Violoating Privacy and Basic Constitional Rights of U.S. Citizens.

   Political Prosecutions Continue, Despite - or, even Because Of! - Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana Retail Outlets. Political Prosecutions Continue, Despite - or, even Because Of! - Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana Retail Outlets.

   DEA Wages Hemp War Behind The Scenes In House; Piss Off the DEA, Contact Your U.S. Reps and Tell Them Vote Hemp! DEA Wages Hemp War Behind The Scenes In House; Piss Off the DEA, Contact Your U.S. Reps and Tell Them Vote Hemp!
   Drug Warriors Goose-Step Across Oregon in Crusade against Medical Cannabis Activists; As part of the process to get what they want thru Legislative and Levy means, to distract folks from their anti-people budget games and to be a Drug War propaganda event in general, Law Enforcement is conducting another set of Raids across the state on people thru their organizations.  Cops On Campaign; Drug Warriors Goose-Step Across Oregon in Crusade against Medical Cannabis Activists.
   Protecting Our Kids; Activist Tim Beck researches, investigates and writes about the Pot War propaganda machinery. Protecting Our Kids; Activist Tim Beck researches, investigates and writes about the Pot War propaganda machinery.

News items from year 2012 2012, News items

   Compliant MCRC Under Attack; learn more Compliant MCRC Under Attack; learn more

   Oregon Kills MMJ Deduction; learn more Oregon Kills MMJ Deduction; learn more

   About OCTA; learn more About OCTA; learn more

   Why Can't You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs; Sad Truths On Really Why We Still Put Hundreds Of Thousands Of People In Steel Cages For Pot-Related Offenses. Why Can't You Smoke Pot?; Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs: Sad Truths On Really Why We Still Put Hundreds Of Thousands Of People In Steel Cages For Pot-Related Offenses.

   Indictment Against Julian Heicklen - Jury Nullification Advocate - is Dismissed; Jury Statute Not Violated by Protester, Judge Rules Jury Nullification Advocate Freed; Indictment Against Julian Heicklen is Dismissed - Jury Statute Not Violated by Protester, Judge Rules

   Marihuana and the Law; Brass Tacks - By Andrew T. Weil Marihuana and the Law; Brass Tacks - By Andrew T. Weil

   Out-Of-Staters Find Comfort; Non-Residents Register With OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) Out-Of-Staters Find Comfort; Non-Residents Register With OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program)

News items from year 2011 2011, News items

   Largest Doctor Group in Nation Calls for Legalization of Cannabis (marijuana) Largest Doctor Group in Nation Calls for Legalization of Cannabis (marijuana).

   Court Support Wanted; Citizen Needs Support! Make a Difference Just By Showing Up! Court Support Wanted; Citizen Needs Support! Make a Difference Just By Showing Up!

   Federal Cannabis Patient Hassled in Oregon Federal Cannabis Patient Hassled in Oregon

   Bills in Congress to Reform Cannabis Laws Bills in Congress, to Reform Cannabis Laws; check 'em out!

   OMMP Fees to Double OMMP Fees, to Double for basic registration, low-income going up 10 times!

   Your Tax Dollars at Waste, Feds Paper Oregon with Lies and Threats Your Tax Dollars at Waste, Feds Paper Oregon with Lies and Threats.

   A Safe Place For Marijuana Patients To Meet A Safe Place For Marijuana Patients To Meet .

News items from year 2010 2010, News items

   Another Dance Around Marijuana Prohibition, Oregonian Mocks Medical Cannabis Another Dance Around Marijuana Prohibition, Oregonian Mocks Medical Cannabis.

   Going For The Rest Of The Gold, Thiefs Family Sues Victim Going For The Rest Of The Gold, Thiefs Family Sues Victim.

   LAPD Reports Markup LAPD Reports Markup of 250%-265% (retail) at Los Angeles dispensaries.


News items from year 2009 2009, News items

   HHS Takes Bids HHS Takes Bids, the University of Mississippi is Expected to Continue It's 40 year Monopoly.
   DEA Raids Again DEA Raids Again, Federal Medical Marijuana Raids Continue despite Obama Administration Promise for Change.

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Cannabis Law Reform Reaches Majority Support - by Keith Stroup, NORML

I am sometimes amazed at the ability of some legalization activists – especially the true believers who want to hold out for full legalization until they can pass a law with no limits on the amount of marijuana an adult can grow or possess, and no limits on who can sell marijuana to whom – to listen to each other and to convince themselves what they are hearing is a reflection of public opinion in this country. This ‘tomato model’, as it is sometimes called, has little appeal beyond those of us who smoke. Those of us who support marijuana legalization have been thrilled to see the many national polls showing a majority of the country finally support the full legalization of marijuana. According to the Gallop polling organization, 58% of the population now support the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana for adults, regardless of why one smokes. The support for legalization, at only 12% when Gallop first asked this question in 1969, the year before NORML was founded, has slowly gained acceptance - with a modest decline in support between 1977 to 1990, followed by a steady increase that finally broke the 50% mark about three years ago. Several other national polls have since confirmed this result.

However, only about 14% of the country are marijuana smokers - 86% are not. The continued support of a majority of those non-smokers is crucial if we are to continue to move full legalization forward across the country. Some non-smokers have likely been persuaded to become “pro-pot” because they have seen the sometimes miraculous medical uses of marijuana in their lives and their communities. But the vast majority of supporters who are non-smokers are not pro-pot in any traditional sense of the phrase; rather they are anti-prohibition. They have become convinced, just as most non-drinkers were by the end of alcohol prohibition, that prohibition causes far more harm to society than the use of the drug it is intended to suppress. ( Read More >> ) << here


Another Drug War Death: Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For

Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory's mattress indicated to investigators that he'd most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies' original narrative: "Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to "Drop the gun" prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to "Drop the gun" occurred immediately after the shooting." Whatever really happened - when it was all over, Eugene Mallory was dead of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table. Mallory had not fired a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property. ( Read More >> ) << if you dare!


The Pot Primary - Why 2016 could spell the end of Illegal Marijuana.

And you thought pot-smokers were lazy. While Washington has convulsed in gridlock and dysfunction, marijuana advocates have won ballot initiatives to legalize recreational use in Colorado and Washington, swung public opinion in favor of full legalization for the first time and begun knocking on the door in at least four other states. Alaska, California, Oregon and Nevada are all mulling decriminalization campaigns in 2014 or 2016, and they may be joined by others. Holding all of the contrary rules in temporary equilibrium is the fact that our justice system runs on prosecutorial discretion, a bow to the reality that finite law-enforcement resources must be targeted where they’re most needed. Prosecutors look to the Department of Justice for guidance, and the Justice Department in turn looks to the president. So while legalization has of late been a battle waged state by state, the near-term future of pot in America could well be decided by the 2016 presidential election—and the new chief executive’s choice of an attorney general.

It’s not clear yet what a marijuana debate within the GOP would look like: While it might be good politics to get behind an issue that most Americans support, only 37 percent of Republican voters favor legalization, compared with 58 percent overall. Republicans have traditionally stood for law and order, and against the kind of social decay that pot-smoking so handily represents—yet they also stand for states’ rights, minimal government and personal liberty. All of which means that with the next round of states considering legalization initiatives in the next two cycles, candidates, who until now have been able to laugh off questions about legalization, are going to find that they have to talk about it. The pot problem was supposed to have been solved by now, one way or the other. As far back as 1971, Richard Nixon promised that “the final question is not whether we will conquer drug abuse, but how soon,” touching off an escalating investment in getting drugs off of American streets. Conversely, legalization advocates in the Carter era were predicting that marijuana would be fully legal by the early 1980s.

Yet here we are: It’s 2014, and the debate over what to do about pot rages on. Enforcement actions against dispensaries that were legal in their home states actually increased, leading to what Rolling Stone, in a piece titled “Obama’s War on Pot,” called “a shocking about-face.”

In October, Gallup registered its first-ever majority in favor of legalization, with 58 percent in support—an increase of 10 points over the previous year. The administration released another memo, this one from Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole, announcing that states could go forward with recreational legalization and that the feds would take a “trust but verify approach.”

It’s probably safe to assume that if Democrats retain control of the White House, the new president will, at minimum, keep in place the Justice Department’s laissez-faire stance. (There has been little talk of actually amending the Controlled Subtances Act.) Less predictable is what would happen under a Republican—or how the issue might play out in a volatile Republican primary. No one expects marijuana to be the deciding issue, but then again, it might well be a helpful way for the contenders to highlight their differences. At a conference for Texas Republicans last week, Sen. Ted Cruz seemed sympathetic to arguments for reform: “You can make reasonable arguments on that issue,” he said. But then he bashed Obama for backing away from the federal prohibition on marijuana. “You could discuss commonsense changes that maybe should happen or shouldn’t happen,” he said, but “this president didn’t do that.” The criticism struck some on the right as off-key in the broader context of the small-government movement. “It was very weird that Ted Cruz, Mr. Limited Government, was out there saying that,” said Joe Megyesy, a Republican lobbyist who ran conservative outreach for Colorado’s legalization initiative. “It’s a states’ rights issue.”

The debate sets up a clash between two pillars of the Republican identity: morality and liberty. “They’re going to come in conflict with each other, for sure,” said Megyesy. “It’s going to be growing pains now as the Republican Party looks for its next breath of life. It’s really hard for them to say, ‘Oh, we would uphold federal law when it comes to marijuana, but push back on federal law on gun control or healthcare.’ I think there’s a big inconsistency there.” Still, supporters say it’s an idea whose time has come. Perhaps because the status quo is even less appealing, or perhaps because all those Reefer Madness warnings never quite came true. With the right messaging, activists say, reform could become a political winner—or at the very least, that standing for prohibition will be a loser. Megyesy, a former Republican congressional staffer himself, says it’s time for his party to give it a shot: “What more can the Republican Party do to alienate younger voters?” he said. “Any Republican who comes out against this is setting himself up for trouble.” ( Read More >> )


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Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke

If you've ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you've ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or "drug paraphernalia" in your gym bag, Assistant Attorney General and longtime Bill Clinton pal Lanny Breuer has a message for you: Bite me. Breuer this week signed off on a settlement deal with the British banking giant HSBC that is the ultimate insult to every ordinary person who's ever had his life altered by a narcotics charge. Despite the fact that HSBC admitted to laundering billions of dollars for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels (among others) and violating a host of important banking laws (from the Bank Secrecy Act to the Trading With the Enemy Act), Breuer and his Justice Department elected not to pursue criminal prosecutions of the bank, opting instead for a "record" financial settlement of $1.9 billion, which as one analyst noted is about five weeks of income for the bank.

The banks' laundering transactions were so brazen that the NSA probably could have spotted them from space. Breuer admitted that drug dealers would sometimes come to HSBC's Mexican branches and "deposit hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, in a single day, into a single account, using boxes designed to fit the precise dimensions of the teller windows." This bears repeating: in order to more efficiently move as much illegal money as possible into the "legitimate" banking institution HSBC, drug dealers specifically designed boxes to fit through the bank's teller windows. Tony Montana's henchmen marching dufflebags of cash into the fictional "American City Bank" in Miami was actually more subtle than what the cartels were doing when they washed their cash through one of Britain's most storied financial institutions. ( Learn More >> )


How The State of Oregon Profits When Medical Marijuana Patients Suffer, "Radical" Russ Belville

Last year, a terrible thing happened to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. In some last-minute backroom wheeling and dealing, the legislature passed a law to raise the annual fee for a state medical marijuana card from $100 to $200. Also, a new $50 fee was created for patients who wish to designate a person to grow marijuana for them. On top of that, if you have to change your registration for any reason, now there is a new $100 change fee. Usually state governments raise the fees for their services when there is a shortfall in the program's budget. Yet in Oregon, the state medical marijuana program always runs a surplus. In the past, on numerous occasions, the state has redirected over a million dollars of medical marijuana program money to shore up ailing budgets for other programs, like Clean Drinking Water or Children's Health Plan.

What do medical marijuana patients get from the State of Oregon for their $200 - $250 annual fee? A paper card that protects them from arrest. That's it. The program does not collect statistics on patients, study how medical marijuana works for patients, offer any guidance on how to grow or acquire marijuana, hook-up prospective patients with potential growers, and as of this year, doesn't even maintain an in-person customer service window that had been a mainstay of the program in the Oregon Bldg. since the program began. It's no surprise many Oregon medical marijuana patients refer to the fee as "protection money", as if they're paying off a mobster who's extorting their business, because "we wouldn't want something bad to happen, kapische?" It's an apt metaphor, as the state that offers the protection from "something bad" is the same state with the police that will make "something bad" happen if you don't pay up, paisan.

The shocking thing is the State of Oregon makes no secret of their intentions. They specifically raised the fees for two reasons. One was to shore up the state funds for other programs as I've explained but the other is to combat what they call "abuse" of the medical marijuana program, based on the fact that over 50,000 patients have paid the state their "protection money" to the tune of what will now be around $1,000,000 a year. This "abuse" notion keeps getting echoed in the press, about how the medical marijuana program was only supposed to be for 500 patients, despite the pro argument in the voter's guide saying "thousands of patients will be helped". Somehow, 50,000 patients indicates that some must be faking it, despite a quarter of all adults who suffer from recurring pain and despite 17,000 new cancer diagnoses a year in Oregon.

How does doubling the fee reduce the abuse? If you really are the sick, disabled, or terminal patient for whom the program was created, you're on a limited income or can't work and the difference between $100 and $200 a year is huge, especially when you consider that doesn't include the clinic visits and the doctor visits that are also required to establish your legitimacy for medical marijuana use. (You could bring paralyzed Prof. Stephen Hawking to Oregon in his wheelchair, but without medical records showing he's been diagnosed with ALS, he couldn't get a medical marijuana recommendation.) Even worse, the state used to allow poor folks on SSI (Social Security), OHP (Oregon Health Plan), or SNAP (our Food Stamps) to pay just $20 for their "protection money". Now the poor folks' fee is $100, and they can only qualify under SSI. Yes, the state quintupled the "protection money" for the poorest patients while running surplus after surplus after surplus. However, if you're the alleged medical marijuana faker who's just got a card for his Arrest Anxiety Syndrome so you can party hearty, what's another $100 to you? You're well, you work, and you were used to paying $300 for an ounce of weed anyway.

Patients themselves don't like to see this alleged "abuse" of the program, either, but these exorbitant fees foster more abuse of the system, not less. I was recently told the story of a patient who desperately needed a grower. The state, as I mentioned, has no referral service and dispensaries are illegal (more on that later), so patients like her have to go to CraigsList or activists' meetings and hope to meet some stranger who will grow her the medicine she needs to live a pain-free life. So this patient finds a grower who agrees to help her, but only if the patient agrees to name the grower's girlfriend as her caregiver. Mind you, the girlfriend is in no way caring for the patient in any medical manner, but in Oregon, we get to name a caregiver, who need not be a relative or even live in the same house. Basically, the grower is just trying to keep his girlfriend out of trouble with weed.

No surprise, the grower turns out to actually be a dealer, using the patient's card to keep him and his girlfriend safe while they grow 24 plants and harvest 6 at a time. The grower is stingy with what by law is the patient's property - the marijuana - providing her only small amounts every so often, and then insisting on being paid his "reimbursement" of $240 per ounce. OMMA allows growers to recoup expenses for supplies and utilities, but not labor. It costs nowhere near $240 per ounce to grow marijuana, even accounting for labor. Here's a clear case of abuse of the medical marijuana program. That abuse would end today if the patient could afford to end it, but she can't. She'd drop her grower and caregiver today, but she cannot afford the new $100 change fee for her caregiver and another new $50 fee if she finds another grower.

That brings me to the dispensaries. Oregon doesn't legally have them, but a combination of compassion, entrepreneurship, and outlaw spirit have led many people to open "compassion clubs", "patient lounges", "farmers' markets", "co-operatives", and "collectives". I just prefer the term MWIOs - Money Walks In, Marijuana Walks Out. But there aren't enough of them and their prices aren't low enough yet for most patients to get enough access to their medicine, forcing them into a charcoal-gray area of the law, dependent on the luck of drawing a grower who's not a criminal, and then paying the state $50 for the privilege. Thus, Oregon profits when patients can't get medicine. Oregon profits when growers abuse patients. But worst of all, Oregon profits when the federal government raids the MWIOs that some patients have used to avoid the pitfalls of having a grower.

Southern Oregon NORML's Lori Duckworth sent me an estimate of the patients affected by the latest DEA raids of "High Hopes" and other medical marijuana providers. She figures 500 patients were dependent on these providers, which means the State of Oregon profits another $50,000 when they all have to pay their $100 change fee. This means the State of Oregon has a profit motive for assisting the feds when they want to go after Oregon medical marijuana. All these estimates of profit, however, may be a bit steep. Many patients aren't bothering to pay their "protection money" anymore and returning to their pre-1998 solutions to their medical issues, that is, the black market and risks of danger, arrest, and imprisonment. SOURCE =   Read more >>> by "Radical" Russ Belville, Host of The Russ Belville Show, LIVE from 1pm-3pm Pacific at - RadicalRuss.com * Shipping Address and Fax Number: 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #161, Portland, Oregon 97214 * (503) 257-2567 * Twitter: huffpo.radicalruss.com * [2] on AlterNet: alternet.radicalruss.com * [3] on NORML: stash.radicalruss.com


5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) By Paul Armentano, September 14, 2012

Imagine there existed a natural, non-toxic substance that halted diabetes, fought cancer, and reduced psychotic tendencies in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. You don’t have to imagine; such a substance is already here. It’s called cannabidiol (CBD). The only problem with it is that it’s illegal. Cannabidiol is one of dozens of unique, organic compounds in the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids, many of which possess documented, and in some cases, prolific therapeutic properties. Other cannabinoids include cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, consuming these plant compounds will not get you high. Nonetheless, under federal law, each and every one of these cannabinoids is defined as schedule I illicit substances because they naturally occur in the marijuana plant.

That’s right. In the eyes of the US government, these non-psychotropic cannabinoids are as dangerous to consume as heroin and they possess absolutely no therapeutic utility. In the eyes of many scientists, however, these cannabinoids may offer a safe and effective way to combat some of the world’s most severe and hard-to-treat medical conditions. Here’s a closer look at some of these promising, yet illegal, plant compounds.

Cannabidiol | After THC, CBD is by far the most studied plant cannabinoid. First identified in 1940 (though its specific chemical structure was not identified until 1963), many researchers now describe CBD as quite possibly the most single important cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. That is because CBD is the cannabinoid that arguably possesses the greatest therapeutic potential. A key word search on the search engine PubMed Central, the U.S. government repository for peer-reviewed scientific research, reveals over 1,000 papers pertaining to CBD – with scientists’ interest in the plant compound increasing exponentially in recent years. It’s easy to understand why. A cursory review of the literature indicates that CBD holds the potential to treat dozens of serious and life-threatening conditions.

“Studies have suggested a wide range of possible therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory diseases, nausea and cancer.” That was the conclusion [3] of researcher Antonio Zuardi, writing about CBD in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry in 2008. A 2009 literature review [4] published by a team of Italian and Israeli investigators indicates that the substance likely holds even broader clinical potential. They acknowledged that CBD possesses anxiolytic, antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotective, vasorelaxant, antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anticancer, antiemetic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and bone stimulating properties. Martin Lee, cofounder and director of the non-profit group Project CBD [5] – which identifies and promotes CBD-rich strains of cannabis – agrees. Cannabidiol is “the Cinderella molecule,” writes Lee in his new book, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific (Scribner, 2012). “[It’s] the little substance that could. [It’s] nontoxic, nonpsychoactive, and multicapable.”

It’s also exceptionally safe for human consumption. According to a just published clinical trial [6] in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design, the oral administration of 600 mg of CBD in 16 subjects was associated with no acute behavioral and physiological effects, such as increased heart rate or sedation. “In healthy volunteers, … CBD has proven to be safe and well tolerated,” authors affirmed. A 2011 literature review [7] published in Current Drug Safety similarly concluded that CBD administration, even in doses of up to 1,450 milligrams per day, is non-toxic, well tolerated, and safe for human consumption. Yet despite calls from various researchers to allow for clinical trials to assess the use of CBD in the treatment of various ailments, including breast cancer [8], colon cancer [9], prostate cancer [10], and schizophrenia [11], a review of the website [12] – the online registry for federally supported federal trials worldwide – identifies only four US-based clinical assessments of CBD. Two of these are safety studies; the other two are evaluations of CBD’s potential to mitigate cravings for heroin and opiates. Sativex [13], a pharmaceutically produced, patented oromucosal spray containing extracts of THC and CBD, is also undergoing testing in North America for use as a cancer pain reliever under the name Nabiximols. The drug is already available by prescription in Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout much of Europe for the treatment of various indications, including multiple sclerosis.

Presently, however, options for US patients wishing to utilize CBD are extremely limited. Most domestically grown strains of cannabis contain relatively little CBD [14] and many smaller-sized cannabis dispensaries do not consistently carry such boutique varieties. A handful of prominent cannabis dispensaries, mostly in California and Colorado, do carry CBD-rich strains of cannabis or CBD-infused products. However, in recent months, several of these providers, such as Harborside Health Center in Oakland and El Camino Wellness in Sacramento, have been targeted for closure by the federal Justice Department, which continues to deny evidence of CBD’s extensive safety and efficacy.

Cannabinol | Cannabinol (CBN) is largely a product of THC degradation. It is typically available in cannabis in minute quantities and it binds relatively weakly with the body’s endogenous cannabinoid receptors. Scientists have an exceptionally long history with CBN, having first isolated the compound in 1896. Yet, a keyword search on PubMed reveals fewer than 500 published papers in the scientific literature specific to cannabinol. Of these, several document the compound’s therapeutic potential – including its ability to induce sleep, ease pain and spasticity, delay ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) symptoms, increase appetite, and halt the spread of certain drug resistant pathogens, like MRSA (aka ‘the Superbug’). In a 2008 study, CBN was one of a handful of cannabinoids found to be “exceptional [15]” in its ability to reduce the spread MRSA, a skin bacteria that is resistant to standard antibiotic treatment and is responsible for nearly 20,000 hospital-stay related deaths annually in the United States.

Cannabichromene | Cannabichromene (CBC) was first discovered in 1966. It is typically found in significant quantities in freshly harvested, dry cannabis. To date, the compound has not been subject to rigorous study; fewer than 75 published papers available on PubMed make specific reference to CBC. According to a 2009 review [4] of cannabichromine and other non-psychotropic cannabinoids, “CBC exerts anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and modest analgesic activity.” CBC has also been shown to promote anti-cancer activity in malignant cell lines and to possess bone-stimulating properties. More recently, a 2011 preclinical trial [16] reported that CBC influences nerve endings above the spine to modify sensations of pain. “[This] compound might represent [a] useful therapeutic agent with multiple mechanisms of action,” the study concluded.

Cannabigerol | Similar to CBC, cannabigerol (CBG) also has been subject to relatively few scientific trials since its discovery in 1964. To date, there exist only limited number of papers available referencing the substance – a keyword search on PubMed yields fewer than 55 citations – which has been documented to possess anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-bacterial properties. According to a 2011 review [17] published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, “[A] whole plant extract of a CBG-chemotype … would seem to offer an excellent, safe new antiseptic agent” for the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacteria. A more recent review [18] published this year in the journal Pharmacology & Therapeutics further acknowledges that CBG and similar non-psychotropic cannabinoids “act at a wide range of pharmacological targets” and could potentially be utilized in the treatment of a wide range of central nervous system disorders, including epilepsy.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin | Discovered in 1970, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is most typically identified in Pakistani hashish and cannabis strains of southern African origin. Depending on the dose, THCV may either antagonize some of the therapeutic effects of THC (e.g., at low doses THCV may repress appetite) or promote them. (Higher doses of THCV exerting beneficial effects on bone formation and fracture healing in preclinical models, for example.) Unlike, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG, high doses of THCV may also be mildly psychoactive (but far less so than THC). To date, fewer than 30 papers available on PubMed specifically reference THCV. Over half of these were published within the past three years. Some of these more recent studies highlight tetrahydrocannabivarin’s anti-epileptic and anticonvulsant properties, as well as its ability to mitigate inflammation and pain – in particular, difficult-to-treat neuropathy [19].

Like CBD, THCV is on the radar of British biotech GW Pharmaceuticals (makers of Sativex). According to its website, the company has expressed interest in the potential use of tetrahydrocannabivarin in the treatment of obesity, diabetes and other related metabolic disorders. Though the compound has been subject to Phase I clinical testing [20], a keyword search on clinicaltrials.gov [12] yields no specific references to any ongoing studies at this time.   Read more >>>


Why Can't You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs; Sad Truths On Really Why We Still Put Hundreds Of Thousands Of People In Steel Cages For Pot-Related Offenses.

March 7, 2012 | John Lovell is a lobbyist who makes a lot of money from making sure you can't smoke a joint. That's his job. He's a lobbyist for the police unions in Sacramento, and he is a driving force behind grabbing Federal dollars to shut down the California marijuana industry. I'll get to the evidence on this important story in a bit, but first, some context. At some point in the distant past, the war on drugs might have been popular. But not anymore - the polling is clear, but beyond that, the last three Presidents have used illegal drugs. So why do we still put hundreds of thousands of people in steel cages for pot-related offenses? Well, there are many reasons, but one of them is, of course, money in politics. Corruption.

Whatever you want to call it, it's why you can't smoke a joint without committing a crime, though of course you can ingest any number of pills or drinks completely within the law.   Read more >>>, if you dare!


SMOKED CANNABIS' EFFECT ON LUNGS | NORTH AMERICA: USA (Video) - Does regular marijuana smoking cause COPD, Emphysema and/or Lung Cancer? In part 1, Donald Tashkin, MD examines risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Donald P. Tashkin, MD - Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Presented to Fifth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics held in Pacific Grove, CA, April, 2008. Conference hosted by Patients Out of Time.  Visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXKhHv5VuEI for more info.


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News From NORML

Is it not amazing how scientific research continues to show us all, almost at a weekly pace, something new and potentially therapeutic about the cannabis plant?  If a medical or biomedical explorer emerged from the jungle today with a plant that has numerous therapeutic benefits, was non-toxic, is an excellent source of fiber, fuel and fabric, and could possibly help medical patients worldwide with cancer, that person and plant would be cheered around the world.

Sadly, and with high irony, that plant does exist in our lives, it is called cannabis and possessing it in most of America will be met by fierce governmental opposition and intervention--not reward or recognition.  However, it appears that science (and rational thinking) may just win the day here.

"Cannabinoids possess anticancer activity [and may] possibly represent a new class of anti-cancer drugs that retard cancer growth, inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) and the metastatic spreading of cancer cells."  So concludes a comprehensive review published in the October 2005 issue of the scientific journal Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry.

Not familiar with the emerging body of research touting cannabis' ability to stave the spread of certain types of cancers?  You're not alone.  For over 30 years, US politicians and bureaucrats have systematically turned a blind eye to scientific research indicating that marijuana may play a role in cancer prevention.  Fortunately, scientists overseas have generously picked up where US researchers so abruptly left off, publishing dozens of studies on cannabinoids¹ anti-cancer properties in the past few years.

NORML highlights this research in a new report, "Cannabinoids As Cancer Hope," by NORML Senior Policy Analyst Paul Armentano.  You may read the full report and citations > here

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Sun, 01 Jan 2006.   Almost a forbidden subject these days, but the stuff has such a long history that I feel justified in touching on the subject.  

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Sunday, October 19 at 03:10 PM:
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"Gift Funds New Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery Program - McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, recently announced that it has received a half a million dollar gift that funds their new Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery Program (MIND). The $500,000 gift came from international best-selling author and mental health advocate Patricia Cornwell. With the funding, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers will launch the landmark new program that will more fully explore the potential impact of medical marijuana on cognition, brain structure and function. The MIND Program will also gauge study participants’ perceptions of their own quality of life as it relates to medical marijuana treatment. Read more (http://www.cannabispharmacyj ournal.com/2014/10/09/gift- funds-new-marijuana- investigations-for- neuroscientific-discovery- program/) "

Sunday, October 19 at 03:00 PM:
i from i wrote:
"Naturally Splendid to Capitalize on US Demand for Cannabinoid-Based Products Through a Licensing Deal with FSL - Today, Naturally Splendid announced that its American subsidiary, Naturally Splendid Enterprises USA Limited has signed a letter of intent with Dublin-based Full Spectrum Laboratories Limited (FSL) to license FSL’s cannabinoid extraction and patented formulation technologies. The license will provide the Vancouver- based superfoods company worldwide rights to a collection of advanced cannabinoid technologies, including the first issued USPTO patent for water-soluble cannabinoids, essential for developing and manufacturing cannabinoid-based nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products and therapies. Read more (http://www.cannabispharmacyj ournal.com/2014/10/07/natural ly-splendid-to-capitalize-on- us-demand-for-cannabinoid- based-products-through-a- licensing-deal-with-fsl/) "

Sunday, October 19 at 01:49 PM:
i from i wrote:
"GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Preliminary Results from its Cannabis-Based Drug in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis - Today, GW Pharmaceuticals announced preliminary top- line results from its in-development treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC), saying that the drug failed to meet its primary endpoint in a mid-stage trial. The drug, GWP42003 extract, features Cannabidiol (CBD) as the primary cannabinoid and which also contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoid and non-cannabinoid components. The Phase IIa pilot trial, comparing GWP42003 to placebo, included 60 adult patients with UC who had not been able to gain remission from the condition despite first line treatment with salicylates, and in some cases immunosuppressive therapy. Read more (http://www.cannabispharmacyj ournal.com/2014/10/14/gw- pharmaceuticals-announces- preliminary-results-of-its- cannabis-based-drug-in- patients-with-ulcerative- colitis/) "

Wednesday, October 1 at 09:30 AM:
i from i wrote:
"The American Cultivator provides us the opportunity to publish your questions, concerns and stories about medical cannabis in every edition so the thousands of readers can participate and write in about their own experiences. If you have a question, comment or just something to share we would love to hear from you. >> theamericancultivator.com "

Saturday, September 20 at 01:16 PM:
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" The Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back Loading... Comment SundayReview| Op-Ed Columnist Two Redheaded Strangers Willie Nelson Feels Maureen Dowd’s Pain - WASHINGTON — WHEN Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for bad pot trips. It seemed like a match made in hash heaven. When Nelson sang at the 9:30 club in D.C. one recent night, I ventured onto the Honeysuckle Rose, as his tour bus and home-away-from- home is called. I was feeling pretty shy about meeting him. The 81- year-old Redheaded Stranger is an icon, one of America’s top songwriters and, as Rolling Stone said, “a hippie’s hippie and a redneck’s redneck.” The Smithsonian wants his guitar, “Trigger.” I needed a marijuana Miyagi, and who better than Nelson, who has a second-degree black belt in taekwondo and a first-degree black belt in helping Norml push for pot legalization? In a Rolling Stone cover piece last month on “America’s Most Beloved Outlaw,” Nelson told writer Patrick Doyle that he had read my column on having a bad reaction to a marijuana- infused candy bar while I was in Denver covering the pot revolution in Colorado. >> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/0 9/21/opinion/sunday/willie- nelson-feels-maureen-dowd-s- pain.html?_r=0"

Saturday, September 20 at 09:27 AM:
i from i wrote:
"News sources >> www.leafscience.com/…ile- begin-medical-marijuana... The Chilean government has approved the country’s first marijuana farm, which will grow cannabis for medical research and development. On Monday, officials from a ... Chile To Start Growing Medical Marijuana | The Weed Blog www.theweedblog.com/…tart- growing-medical-marijuana Marijuana reform is sweeping across South America. Even before Uruguay legalized recreational marijuana, momentum to legalize medical marijuana in the ... Chile Medical Marijuana Farm | Cannabis In South America ... cannamagazine.com/…oll-chile- approves-cannabis-farm The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm for medical and research purposes in the capital city of Santiago. The initiative, presented May Medical Marijuana Legalization and Support: Chile to Open ... www.latinpost.com/… ticles/21081/20140909/medical ... On Monday, Chile's first farm dedicated to medical marijuana was approved. Claudio Orrego, governor of Metropolitan Santiago, made the announcement, according to EFE ... Chile Green Lights First Medical Marijuana Farm | Marijuana marijuana.com/… Marijuana.com is the leading cannabis-related message forum and news site for in- depth, comprehensive cannabis strain and product education, marijuana media, growshop ..."

Thursday, August 28 at 10:53 AM:
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"Every vote is a vote for Medical Marijuana. VoteMedicalMarijuana.org gives American voters a new criterion to evaluate candidates based on their legislative records on medical marijuana policy. It creates a new impetus to bring these voters to the polls for every election, as medical marijuana issues are at stake every time they vote. It is also a tool to let elected officials know that voters are tracking their positions every time they support or impede medical marijuana legislation. >> www.safeaccessnow.org/vote_medical_marijuana2014 "

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 01:36 PM:
i also wrote:
"US Rep Introduces Bill for National Legalization of Marijuana-Based Oil for Seizures - On Monday, US Representative Scott Perry introduced legislation to nationally legalize a marijuana-based oil that has shown to reduce the amount and duration of seizures in children suffering from epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Scott Perry has introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” to ensure that children and individuals with epilepsy and other debilitating seizure disorders have access to life-changing Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and therapeutic hemp. Currently, more than 300,000 children in America suffer from some form of epilepsy, many of which experience more than 100 violent seizures a day. > Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/07/29/us-rep-introduces-bill-for-national-legalization-of-marijuana-based-oil-for-seizures/

Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Not Linked to Increased Use in Teens - Researchers found that a rise in use of marijuana among US teens over the past 20 years is not linked to the legalization of medical marijuana in several states. Federal officials have argued that recent increases in use of marijuana among teens might be a result of better access to the drug in states where it is legal. However, a new study found that there is no evidence that legalization of marijuana for medical purposes increases teen drug use. Researchers compared surveys of marijuana use by teens conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). > Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/07/29/study-finds-legalization-of-medical-marijuana-not-linked-to-increased-use-in-teens/ "

Wednesday, July 9 at 11:43 AM:
i wrote:
" Folks should check out - tokesignals.com/the-marijuana-rehab-scam-and-the-myth-of-cannabis-addiction - and spread The Word!

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 08:55 AM:
i wrote:
"Drug War Facts (DrugWarFacts.org). The drug war lies on a foundation of myth. Learn the truth. Spread it, too. uptodate information with full citations to aid in further research at: >> www.drugwarfacts.org

MAP Inc. (org, inf) The Media Awareness Project, Inc. General news & info source. visit: >> www.mapinc.org

Cannabis News (online) Informing the public about cannabis. - visit: >> http://www.cannabisnews.com

Medical Marijuana News, Pot laws, Cannabis News, State, National | visit >> medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-news

Cannabis News - Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Marijuana News | Marijuana law and government drug policy news from global sources. >> www.cannabisnews.org

Medical Marijuana: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News | Big News on Medical Marijuana. Includes blogs, news, and community ... visit >> www.huffingtonpost.com/news/medical-marijuana

NORML the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. visit: >> www.norml.org

Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) - advocating harm reduction- based marijuana policies since 1995. Visit them for news and info: >> www.mpp.org/

Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). Is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights. visit: >> www.drugpolicy.org

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition. visit: >> www.leap.cc

luck!

Perry Librarian >> MJLib.org

> On 1/26/2014 7:28 AM, Cheryl wrote: > Hello, > > I am writing a paper on the legalization of marijuana for a capstone class for me BA. > I came across your library and there is a lot of information I can use; however, a lot of it is so old (1999 = more than 14 years ) that may be considered questionable by my instructor. Is there a more current library ?

> thanks for your efforts in the legalization and in my email."

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 08:05 AM:
i wrote:
" Oregon Medical Cannabis > Business & Marijuana Legal > News >> mmjbusinessdaily.com/category /news-by-state/oregon "

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 04:35 PM:
i also wrote:
" The number of sick patients being locked up by the Obama Administration is unprecedented and deplorable,” said Kris Hermes, spokesperson for Americans for Safe Access, the country’s leading medical marijuana advocacy organization. “Aggressive enforcement is an unacceptable means of addressing medical marijuana as a public health issue,” continued Hermes. “The Obama Administration is lying to the American people when it says it’s not targeting individual patients and these cases are clear evidence of that.” Montana patient cultivator Richard Flor died in August while serving out a 5-year prison sentence. Five cultivators claiming to be in compliance with Michigan’s medical marijuana law were sentenced in October. Two of the cultivators — Jaycob Montague and Jeremy Duval — are already serving their prison terms of 18 months and 5 years, respectively, and two others — John Marcinkewciz and Shelley Waldron — are scheduled to surrender to federal authorities on January 8th and 10th, respectively. Waldron will be imprisoned for 18 months and Marcinkewciz for 5 years. The fifth cultivator, Jerry Duval (Jeremy’s father), was sentenced to 10 years, but has not yet been given a surrender date. Visit - http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2013/01/obama-throwing-medical-marijuana-patients-into-federal-prison-at-alarming-rate-2464992.html "

Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 04:20 AM:
I wrote:
"High Crimes: Strategies to Further Marijuana Legalization Initiatives . In November 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states—and the first jurisdictions in the world— to legalize the possession, use, and regulated distribution of marijuana. Although Attorney General Eric Holder promised in March 2013 to announce a Department of Justice policy to address the state initiatives, the White House has yet to take a position. This shifting legal terrain is the subject of “High Crimes: Strategies to Further Marijuana Legalization Initiatives,” a new report by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The NLG report analyzes the legalization process under way in the states, suggests strategies to further marijuana legalization initiatives, and highlights current obstacles to ending prohibition. Among the NLG recommendations: reframe drug use as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice problem, challenge the punitive international drug policy framework, support states’ rights to regulate marijuana use, and reclassify marijuana to allow for medical research. Visit - http://www.nlg.org/high-crimes-strategies-further-marijuana-legalization-initiatives "

Friday, August 19, 2011 at 08:34 AM:
I, also wrote:
"the link for the story the nightly news in Eugene ran last evening on the "Protect Your Rights 420" workshop is - http://kezi.com/page/177048 "

Wednesday, November 10, 2009 at 11:31 AM:
concerned for medical cannabis patient from douglas county oregon wrote:
" Douglas county Oregon legal system and jail are currently holding medical cannabis patient unconstitutionally and violating basic human rights. "

Friday, November 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM:
Lori Lee (McAllen) Kingsberry from Lebanon, Oregon 97355 wrote:
"Noticed my uncle on this site... I have been looking for my family all my life. **Gary L. McAllen from Palm Springs California** Please email me at rubbish_removal@hotmail.com. ...... And to all else on this site... GOOD LUCK!! :) "

Monday, October 22, 2007 at 04:32 PM:
I am Millie Padmanabhan from I am from Sydney wrote:
" I just wanted to know what are some of the laws passed by the Government against ecstasy. "

Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10:58 AM:
my name is siji from nigeria wrote:
"tell me on the side effect of cannabis "

Tuesday, July 24 at 06:40 AM:
Ever Arthur from Springfield, Oregon wrote:
" "Legalize Medical Marijuana for Healing".  Hello friends, just wanted to give my props to all you great folks that fight for our right to be partakers of this Medicine.  And looking to be a caregiver, so open for caregiving for your medicine. 

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Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 07:24 PM:
g. l. mcallen from yucca valley, calif. wrote:
" retiring to childhood home near junction city in july this year, glad you folks are doing the job you are and will help out when I get home, Gary McAllen "

Tuesday, February 13 at 06:08 PM:
Robert L. from Portland OR wrote:
"I am in need of a care giver. I have the funds to afford Good plants. please email me at roberthicks1967@yahoo.com. I am also looking for some kind of sponcership for medication until my medication is fully complete because it is so hard for me to get meds on the street "

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 03:40 PM:
Cody from USA, Stanford wrote:
"Very impressed with your site ... Will recommend it to friends. "

Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 10:23 PM:
Swampy from mmjActionNetwork.com wrote:
"What a great site, lots of great info. thanks and feel free to stop over to our site. "


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