Feb 202013
 February 20, 2013
Montana Legislator: Marijuana Is "The Most Dangerous Drug There Is"

By Dan Riffle, Marijuana Policy Project Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcohol causes violent behavior and deaths by liver cirrhosis and alcohol poisoning. People die every day from overdoses of heroin, cocaine, meth, and even legal prescription drugs. Nonetheless, Rep. David Howard (R-Park City), Chairman of the Montana House Human Services Committee, thinks marijuana — a substance that has never caused an overdose fatality — is “the most dangerous drug there is.” That’s right folks, it’s 2013 and reefer madness is still [...]

Feb 202013
 February 20, 2013
Photo ID And Criminal Background Check Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients In NM?

I received the following e-mail from New MexiCann Natural Medicine in New Mexico: URGENT!!!  PLEASE READ AND TAKE ACTION!!!!! This is a heads up about a bad bill that was dropped (on the final day of filing) that would amend the Lynn and Erin CUA to require a photo identification and a nationwide “criminal history check for each patient, primary caregiver, practitioner, or producer as a condition of registration under the act,” which is to be repeated for every annual renewal. This bill is sponsored by Representative Wooley, District 36, a third year [...]

Feb 202013
 February 20, 2013
Marijuana Distribution Model Introduced In Michigan House

HB 4271 formally read into record: co-sponsors include 8 House Democrats, 8 Republicans In Lansing a bipartisan group of lawmakers advanced the effort to legislatively embrace the intent of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). Called the Provisioning Centers Act (PCA) and formally titled HB 4271, Rep. Michael Callton’s bill was read into the record and assigned to the Judiciary Committee. The PCA would empower local communities to license and regulate medical marijuana commercial operations within their own borders. Contained within the Act are guidelines for who can be employed [...]

Feb 202013
 February 20, 2013
Harborside And Steve DeAngelo Awarded For Service To Community

Harborside Health Center is a collective of patients united together for the common good, as envisioned by Executive Director Steve DeAngelo. After Harborside’s six-and-a-half successful years operating in Oakland, Alameda County’s Board of Supervisors officially agrees. Despite a dramatic and rocky year for the California medical cannabis industry, local officials recognized a job well done by awarding Steve DeAngelo an official commendation for his service to the community. The Commendation of Service was given to Harborside Health Center (HHC) for its six years of providing the community with free alternative [...]

Feb 202013
 February 20, 2013
MMJ Federal Court Update on Chang/Pilotte/Maddox

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – In federal court today, Judge Anello, after stating he had read defense motion gave an initial tentative ruling to deny the prejudicial prosecution motion on the basis that an individual does not have the right to claim violations under the 10th Amendment. He later reversed his ruling and allowed that two medical cannabis patients had the standing to argue their 10th amendments rights but he did not find evidence to support the argument. The medical cannabis [...]

Feb 192013
 February 19, 2013
Marijuana Consumers Test Their Driving Skills

CNN may have just posted their best piece of investigative journalism in years. In the following video, three drivers of varying ages got incredibly high on marijuana and test-drove cars around a course. A driving-ed instructor accompanied them to avert any chance of an accident, and police watched from the sidelines to spot any visible ‘signs’ of inebriation in their movements. The volunteers — a young daily smoker, adult weekend smoker and elder infrequent smoker — proceeded to test escalating levels of stupor against the new baseline ‘legal limit’ in [...]

The Longest Most Educational Hemp Documentary

 Posted by at 6:40 AM on February 19, 2013  Hemp
Feb 192013
 February 19, 2013
The Longest Most Educational Hemp Documentary

This appears to be a bunch of footage from documentaries and other videos compiled together into one super long video. I admit, I haven’t got all the way through it yet, but from what I have seen so far it’s very comprehensive. The video is over 4 hours long, so grab a bite to eat and dig in!

Feb 192013
 February 19, 2013
San Diego City Council To Vote On Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Join patients, advocates, and concerned citizens on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10am at San Diego City Hall 202 C St. San Diego, CA 92101 That day, City Council will be discussing and voting on a newly written and revised ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of San Diego. We need all patients and supporters to come out, sign in to speak, and urge city council to approve the ordinance without delay. Over the years, medical marijuana patients in San Diego have endured raids, lawsuits, eradication efforts, and [...]