Russ demolishes the claim of the Drug Czar’s communication’s director that “illegal drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today” is “not true.”; Washington TV station films drivers at 3x-7x the legal THC limit who cops say are driving fine; Dr. Mitch addresses marijuana / alcohol substitution theories; music by Roots Radics.
I saw the message below come across Facebook and figured I’d pass it along. It’s times like this that I wish I lived in Oakland!: By Dale Sky Jones: Hey Oaksterdam University Alumni – would you like to be a part of making Cannabis History with us?! Oaksterdam University and Oaksterdam Museum, two premier, nationally renowned education institutions, harassed but undaunted by Federal interference and discouragement, are continuing our unified educational programs at our new location, 1734 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. We are looking for reliable volunteers who can perform general [...]
I received the following e-mail from the Cannabis Policy Project: STOP THC/DUI – ATTEND THIS HEARING AND EMAIL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Spend your Valentine’s Day protesting FORCED BLOOD DRAWS of COLORADO DRIVERS! House Judiciary Committee Hearing on HB 1114 DATE: Thurs., Feb. 14, 2013 TIME: 1:30pm LOCATION: Room 0112, state Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO (Note, this room only seats about 40 people so arrive early. There are 3 other bills on the agenda before the DUI bill.) Capitol Bill Room (for last minute time and place changes): (303) [...]
In the latest move to curtail medical marijuana activities, the Michigan State Police on Tuesday arrested a prominent physician in central Michigan known for specializing in recommending medical marijuana. Dr. Edward Harwell was today charged with five criminal counts- two counts of making recommendations outside of the bona fide doctor-patient relationship and three counts of falsifying a medical record. Dr. Edward Harwell, owner of the Triple M Clinics was taken into custody by MSP officers on Tuesday, February 12 and was held overnight without bond at the Wexford County Jail. Charges were announced at his arraignment. [...]
By Phillip Smith A bill that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana is dead in the Indiana legislature after a key Senate committee chairman refused to allow a public hearing on it. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Karen Tallian (D-La Porte), says she will be back next year. The bill, Senate Bill 580, would have decriminalized the possession of up to two ounces of pot, but it was not just a decriminalization bill. It would also have provided protection against per se drugged driving charges, legalized industrial [...]
Register today for the most comprehensive marijuana business symposium ever conducted in the Northeast! This half-day educational program will be a unique opportunity to glean information from cannabusiness professionals and experts in the fields of regulatory models, operations, and ancillary businesses and will feature a special presentation of MMJ Business Daily’s Marijuana Business FactBook 2013. The symposium also includes lunch and an evening networking reception. NCIA member businesses can register up to two attendees online for $175, all others are available for $250. All ticket and sponsorship proceeds support the work of the [...]
We just received notice that industrial hemp remediation pilot program bill, HB 154, will be heard by the Hawaii House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce in Conference Room 325, at the State Capitol at 2:30 p.m. today, February 13th. This bill authorizes the Chair of the Board of Agriculture to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation pilot program and appropriates the funds to do so. Please help us pass these resolutions by presenting testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. It’s always great if you can [...]
Dale Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. He is also Vice-Chairman of the national NORML board of directors, director of the California Drug Policy Forum (DPFCA) and treasurer of the Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance (OCLA). Dr. Gieringer has published research on medical marijuana usage, marijuana smoke harm reduction, potency testing, marijuana and driving safety, and drug urinalysis. He has testified before the legislature and in court on issues concerning personal use of marijuana. He was one of [...]
Strain Hunters are people that can’t sit still for too long. After completing the Malawi expedition in 2008, Arjan and myself began to think about the next mission. We had many destinations in mind, because the list of places where amazing landraces are awaiting is a long one. After much thinking and talking we selected a few “top-spots” on our list, and started gathering information and ideas.
MontanaPBS’s new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis. Program: MontanaPBS Presents Episode: Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1825223761 Duration: (56.50) Premiere Date: 02/28/2011 Episode Expires: Never TV Rating: NR