Oct 162012
 
Should Cannabis Be A Medical Option?

Cannabis Is Medicine By Erik A. Gifford The earliest use of cannabis as a medicine predates recorded history. The earliest written reference is found in the 15th century B.C. Chinese Pharmacopeia, the Rh-Ya. (Marijuana Research Findings: 1976-77 National Institute on Drug Abuse) (N.I.D.A.) Even though it’s been proven down through history, when asked the question, “Should cannabis be a medical option?” N.I.D.A. responded with this reasoning, “Under the United States law since 1970, marijuana has been a Schedule 1 controlled substance. This means that the drug, in its smoked form, [...]

Oct 162012
 
Who Should Attend The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference?

If You Are Looking To Rise To The Top Of The Cannabis Industry, Then This Conference Is A Must I am lucky enough to be going to this event, are you??? Network with nearly 300 medical marijuana business professionals from across America at the National Marijuana Business Conference.  Here’s who should strongly consider attending: Dispensary Professionals From All Over America Discover how to increase revenues by tapping into what patients really want and increasing new customers as well as current client loyalty.  Learn how to attract investors, and which partnerships [...]

Oct 162012
 
The Americans For Safe Access v DEA Rescheduling Case Will Not Be Streamed Live

No Recording Devices Will Be Allowed In Federal Cannabis Rescheduling Courtroom I know there are a lot of people out there that want to watch the federal marijuana rescheduling case (Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration), myself being one of them. Unfortunately, it sounds like we will have to live with written updates. The following message was posted on Americans for Safe Access’ Twitter page: We will not be able to livestream or tweet the #ASAvDEA hearing. Summary and updates around 11a ET. For those of you following along with [...]

Oct 152012
 
Former DEA, NIDA, ONDCP Heads And Drug Rehab And Police Reps: Obama, Holder Need To Oppose State Legalization Efforts

Full replay of the entire press conference will be heard at 2pm and 5pm Pacific on http://radicalruss.com Representatives of law enforcement and drug rehabilitation services joined former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP, known as “the drug czar”) in a teleconference for members of the press to reiterate their call for President Obama and Attorney General Holder to more forcefully and publicly oppose the marijuana legalization ballot measures in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. The [...]

Oct 152012
 
Salem City Club: Measure 80 Debate - The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

Measure 80 Debate Held In Salem, Oregon This fall, Oregonians will vote on a ballot measure calling for legalization of marijuana production and distribution. As the state with the seventh highest rate of marijuana use in the country and a crop valued at more than $200 million, according to the Willamette Week, proponents argue that this measure will raise revenue for the state while decreasing law enforcement costs. Critics reply that legalization will undermine both public health and public safety. Paul Stanford, Spokesman for Measure 80 Joshua Marquis, District Attorney [...]

Oct 152012
 
PTSD Advocates Launch Campaign In New Mexico To Keep Patient Access To Medical Cannabis

Continued access to medicine is being threatened by a request to withdraw PTSD as a qualifying condition for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Today, more than 3,000 New Mexican residents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are actively enrolled in our state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Many of them are military veterans, patients living with disabilities, and victims of serious trauma and violent crime. Unfortunately, their continued access to medicine is being threatened by a request to withdraw PTSD as a qualifying condition for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. [...]

Oct 152012
 
Meet the Plaintiffs of ASA v DEA

Meet The Plaintiffs That Will Testify In The Americans For Safe Access v DEA Case By Jonathan Bair Tomorrow morning, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear oral arguments in the landmark case, Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case argues that the Drug Enforcement Administration acted irrationally in ruling that cannabis belongs in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The plaintiffs argue that this scheduling of marijuana has harmed them physically and financially. Below are the courageous patients and caregivers who have [...]