Aug 082012
 
New Jersey State Medical Marijuana Patient Registration Program Set To Begin Finally

Doctors Able to Register Patients and Patients Will Receive ID Cards State Website Updated With Comprehensive Information Including Interactive Map for Finding Doctors Patients, Families and Advocates Celebrate Long-Awaited Milestone The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act reached will reach a major milestone tomorrow when the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services opens the patient registration process. Doctors who are treating qualifying patients will then be able to enter those patients into the patient registration system. Those patients can then apply for the registration cards that will [...]

Aug 082012
 
Marijuana, Football, And Equality: A Texas Tradition

Marijuana Should Not Be Demonized In College Football Texas Christian University (TCU) football coach Gary Patterson recently stated that starting quarterback Casey Pachall is not going to face team discipline after he admitted to police that he used marijuana after failing a drug test back in February. Even though his statements regarding the incident don’t indicate him favoring the use of marijuana by his players, Patterson clearly values coaching honest players instead of pretending his football players are all the perfect, sober, college athletes that the sports status quo wants [...]

Aug 082012
 
Judge Calls Non-Violent THC Minister Rev. Roger Christie A "Threat" And Refuses Bail Again

Judge orders 63 year old minister to stay in jail until that trial, because he is a “threat to the public.” On Tuesday, THC Minister Rev. Roger Christie was denied bail for a 7th time by U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi. Rev. Christie has been held at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center since he was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of marijuana to the members of his church. The non-violent “THC minister” has been jailed with out bail since he turned himself in on July 8, 2010. [...]

Aug 082012
 
Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Lottery Summary

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Allocation Results Are In Below is a video of Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble explaining the Arizona medical marijuana dispensary process going forward, as well as a summary of the lottery. It’s a bit choppy at first, but smooths out. I will replace it with a better one if it surfaces, but this is the one that is on the State’s website. You can click this link to see a list of the Arizona dispensary allocation results. You can click this link [...]

Aug 082012
 
Advocates Turn In Signatures To Bring Medical Marijuana To North Dakota

by Phillip Smith North Dakota could be voting on medical marijuana in November. Proponents of a medical marijuana initiative there handed in about 20,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Monday. They need 13,500 valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot. Election officials have about a month to review the signatures and decide whether they are valid. Sponsored by North Dakotans for Compassionate Care, the initiative would allow people suffering from specified illnesses — including cancer, glaucoma, and PTSD — to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. Patients [...]

Aug 082012
 
Imperial Beach MMJ Ordinance Headed For Ballot After Council Votes Down Own Initiative

IB City Council Realized The Competing Initiative Was An Attempt To Mask An Outright Ban By Eugene Davidovich In March of this year medical cannabis advocates with Canvass for a Cause and San Diego Americans for Safe Access began circulating a petition to place the Safe Access Ordinance of Imperial Beach on the November 2012 ballot. If passed the initiative would repeal the current ordinance prohibiting four or more patients from associating anywhere in the city to cultivate medical cannabis, and replace it with strict zoning and operational requirements for [...]

Aug 082012
 
Springfield Cannabis Regulation Receives Official Certification

Springfield Cannabis Referendum Will First Go To The Springfield City Council Yesterday, Maranda Reynolds of Springfield Cannabis Regulation received official certification from Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin that the group’s petition to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis had received more than 2,101 signatures from registered Springfield voters — the number needed to place this referendum before the City Council on August 27th or, if the council should reject the proposal, before the city’s voters at the November election. Show-Me Cannabis Regulation is proud to have inspired the [...]

Aug 072012
 
ACLU Tells U.S. Attorney To Stop Medical Marijuana Threats

San Diego U.S. Attorney Has Been Threatening Government Employees Over Medical Marijuana By Marcus Boyd In an ever increasing waste of federal funds to circumvent state medical marijuana laws, last month US Attorney Laura Duffy fired off this threatening letter to City of Del Mar employees. In response late last week the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLU) posted an article on their blog titled; “U.S. Attorney Shouldn’t Be Threatening to Prosecute City Employees” and fired this letter back to the US Attorney. On their [...]

Aug 072012
 
“Caravan For Peace With Justice And Dignity” Kicks Off August 12 Calling For End To Drug War

Javier Sicilia and other Victims from Mexico and United States to Make 6,000-mile Journey Through 20 Cities to Honor Lives Lost to Drug War, Culminating in International Day of Action in Washington D.C. Caravan Proposes Comprehensive Solutions to Violence: Explore Drug Regulation, End Weapons Trafficking, Prevent Money Laundering, Eliminate U.S. Military Aid, and Ensure the Safety of Migrants Tijuana/San Diego — On Sunday, August 12, a broad bi-national coalition of more than 100 U.S. civil society organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National [...]