Ronnie Chang Needs Your Help

 Posted by at 1:58 PM on March 16, 2013  Medical Marijuana Policy
Mar 162013
 March 16, 2013
Ronnie Chang Needs Your Help

By Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Ronnie Chang, a legitimate medical marijuana patient has been in federal custody for over six months awaiting trial. Ronnie is facing over sixty federal counts for operating a legal state sanctioned, medical marijuana collective. After winning his case in State court, US Attorney Laura Duffy’s office decided to make an example out him by filing over sixty trumped up federal charges in an attempt to dissuade anyone else from attempting to follow state law with regards to medical marijuana. Ronnie was his mother’s sole caregiver. As a result of Duffy’s persecution

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
A NORML St. Patrick's Day Protest In Dallas

I don’t mind if people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their preferred adult beverage, even though I don’t drink that much myself.  I always celebrate with my favorite green item. If you are looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day, and you are near the Dallas area, below is information about an event I was invited to on Facebook: “We come in peace, but we’re pissed. As we had previously announced, DFW NORML planned to participate in the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day festivities by entering our 420 Truth Car & Hydro the NORML Boat in the parade. The

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Support The 'NC NORML Billboard Campaign'

Billboards are significant. I am a total blog nerd, stuck indoors at my computer for long hours, and even I see lots of billboards every day. Imagine if there were billboards all over the place in a state that has ‘less than progressive’ marijuana laws. Sounds pretty cool right? Well then let’s make it happen in North Carolina! Support the NC NORML Billboard Campaign with a donation. Imagine if every state had billboards all over the place? I saw first hand how Oregonians for Law Reform’s billboards in Portland, Oregon, combined with a press conference below did amazing things to

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
You Can Still Sign Up For 'Oaksterdam On The Green'

I think this is going to be a fantastic event, and for such a great cause. Viva Oaksterdam! Below is information about the event: Last year, the Oaksterdam Community suffered a Federal raid. April 2, 2013 is the first anniversary and the University has decided to celebrate the future. We will be taking over Subpar Mini Golf from noon to 8PM on April 2, 2013 with a benefit for raid recovery “Oaksterdam on the GREEN”! This event will be a combination miniature golf tournament and cannabis cup. There will be a FREE HASH BAR, and miniature golf is included. Awards

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium This Weekend In Boston

Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium & Networking Reception March 16, 2013 – Boston, Massachusetts If you are lucky enough to be attending the Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium this weekend in Boston, I can assure you, you are in for a treat. I attended a similar event in Denver the day after the 2012 Election, and it was one of the greatest things I have ever been lucky enough to do during my days here at The Weed Blog. Below is the agenda for the event, there are a lot of my heroes on that roster: 12:00-12:20 p.m. Opening remarks Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association 12:20-1:20

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Reducing Gun Violence Isn't About Gun Control - It's About The Drug War

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition So much has been said in recent months on the subject of gun violence, but in the midst of this heated debate, one obvious solution to rampant gun violence has often been downplayed or overlooked: ending drug prohibition. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s speakers and supporters represent the full spectrum of opinions on the issue of gun control, but we agree on one point: reducing gun violence has little to do with either gun control or gun rights. It has everything to do with ending the “war on drugs.” If we were

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Help Create Permanent Safe Access In San Diego

By Eugene Davidovich Over the years, medical marijuana patients in San Diego have endured a lack of representation in local governments, raids, lawsuits, eradication efforts, federal interference, and outright misinformation about the issue. Fortunately, we have a new Mayor who sides with compassion and reason instead of ignorance and is willing move forward with regulations. Tentatively on March 25th, City Council will be beginning the discussion on a newly written and revised ordinance proposed by Mayor Bob Filner which would regulate medical marijuana collectives /cooperatives in the City of San Diego. If passed, the law would establish zoning guidelines as

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Saint Louis Police Department Attempts To Silence Us

By John Payne, Show Me Cannabis Regulation Last week I told you that Show-Me Cannabis Regulation had hired Gary Wiegert, who is also a Saint Louis City police officer, to lobby on our behalf in Jefferson City. When the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department saw this editorial on the subject by well-known Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan last Friday, they freaked out. They called Gary and told him to immediately stop talking to the media and to cease any lobbying activities until his superiors could meet with him. Gary then called me, and I called a number of civil rights lawyers. Those lawyers unanimously agreed

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Study Finds Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children

Children residing in homes where marijuana is cultivated do not suffer from adverse health effects at any greater rate than do comparable children in cannabis-free environments, according to a study in press in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A pair of investigators with the University of British Columbia, School of Social Work compared the household, family and individual characteristics of 181 children found living in homes with cannabis grow operations in two regions in British Columbia, Canada. Data was collected on site regarding the physical characteristics of the homes, the health characteristics of the children residing in the homes,

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