Aug 102012
 
President Of Uruguay’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal Sent To Parliament

Law Would Make Uruguay First Government in World to Legally Supply Marijuana Ethan Nadelmann Statement: Bold Move by Uruguay Part of Growing Trend in Latin America On Wednesday, the president of Uruguay submitted a proposal to Parliament to legalize marijuana under government-controlled regulation and sale, making it the first country in the world where the state would sell marijuana directly to its citizens. The proposal signed by Uruguayan President José Mujica is part of a package of measures aimed at fighting crime and requires parliamentary approval before being enacted. Despite [...]

Aug 102012
 
Study Finds Cannabis Use Associated With Superior Cognitive Performance In Bipolar Patients

Bipolar patients with a history of cannabis use demonstrate superior neurocogitive performance compared to patients with no history of use, according to clinical data published online in the journal Psychiatry Research. Investigators at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Long Island, NY, along with researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City compared the performance of 50 bipolar subjects with a history of cannabis use versus 150 bipolar patients with no history of use on a battery of standardized cognitive [...]

Aug 102012
 
NAACP Endorses Oregon Measure 80 - Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

Replacing Marijuana Prohibition With Common-Sense Regulation Is A Matter Of Civil Rights Portland, Ore. — The National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference (AOWS-AC) has endorsed Oregon Measure 80, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act and calls on equality- and civil justice-minded voters to vote for Measure 80 on this November’s ballot. “Our nation’s long, tragic, failed war on drugs has taken a disproportionate toll on people of color,” said NAACP AOWS-AC President Oscar Eason, Jr. “To right the wrongs of the past, we [...]

Aug 102012
 
Berkeley Patients Group Finds A New Home

The New Berkeley Patients Group Location Will Be On San Pablo Ave The Berkeley Patients Group released the following press release (a victory for safe access!): On May 1st, 2012, BPG ceased operations at its 2747 San Pablo Avenue location due to pressure from the US Attorney’s office. Despite being in full compliance with state and locals laws, having no incidents in 12 years of operation, and a noteworthy outcry of public support to stay open, BPG made the difficult decision to close that location. Ample care was taken in [...]

Aug 102012
 
The Evidence Is Clear - Medical Marijuana Is Real

There Is Now Clear Evidence That Cannabinoids Are Useful For The Treatment Of Various Medical Condition By Paul Armentano For the second time in recent months, a scientific paper published in a peer-reviewed journal has thoroughly rebutted the present Schedule I status of cannabis under US federal law, which states that the plant and its organic constituents possess a “high potential for abuse,” and that they lack “accepted medical use” and “accepted safety … under medical supervision.” According to a just published review in the German scientific journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt [...]

Aug 092012
 
Could This Be The Movie That Gets Marijuana Legalized?

By Lawrence Zoeller Director, Sammy & Sherlock Can’t Get Any “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.” That was Bruce Wayne as he returned to Gotham to become The Dark Knight. He recognized that to make a difference you could not just do business as usual. In the 1930′s when the government was trying to stigmatize marijuana so they could tax it, they too used a “dramatic example.” Reefer Madness. A fictionalized film touting the “horrors” and “abuses” of marijuana. Iconically this is what people remember as [...]

Aug 092012
 
Judge Jim Gray Slams Obama For Demanding Shutdown Of Medical Marijuana Centers

During Visit To Colorado, Libertarian Party VP Nominee Jim Gray Criticizes President Obama For Interfering In States Medical Marijuana Laws Visiting a Denver medical marijuana dispensary Thursday, Libertarian vice presidential nominee and retired Superior Court Judge Jim Gray urged passage of Amendment 64, the statewide initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol that will appear on this year’s ballot. Judge Gray was also critical of the Obama Administration’s interference in Colorado’s state-regulated medical marijuana system. Last week, the Justice Department issued letters to 10 state-legal medical marijuana facilities demanding that they [...]

Aug 092012
 
Take The Marijuana Vs. Alcohol Quiz

Take The Marijuana Versus Alcohol Quiz Then Share It With A Friend By Betty Aldworth I wanted to take a moment to share with you a 10-question quiz that will test your knowledge about the relative harms of marijuana and alcohol. It’s fun, fast and informative, so I hope you’ll take a minute to check it out and share it with people who might still be on the fence about Amendment 64. Click here to take the marijuana vs. alcohol quiz right now! At the end of the quiz, you’ll [...]

Aug 092012
 
Federal Medical Marijuana Patient Explains How He Got Into The Program

Irvin Rosenfeld Has Been Receiving Medical Marijuana From The Federal Government Since 1982 Irvin Rosenfeld speaking on a panel at the Fourth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Santa Barbara about the condition that qualified him to receive medical cannabis (marijuana) from the U.S. Federal Government: