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Re: “Stoned Willie

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Posted by James Milner on 04/30/2015 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Party On

A quick look at your music profile on facebook John and I see you have Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Three dog Nights, CCR. Maybe you should quit listening to music from people who threw their futures away.

Posted by James Wamsey on 04/29/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Party On

tell that to Michael Phelps you backwards ass still stuck in 1950's

Posted by James Wamsey on 04/29/2015 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Party On

I find nothing funny about "hard core stoners".

It is a sad, waste of a human life. So many people throwing their futures away.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 04/23/2015 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Give It Away Now

What in the world makes people think that the DC Council came up with this set of rules? This is the result of a citizen generated ballot initiative, approved by just under 70% of the voters, and a ballot initiative law which doesn't allow citizens to vote on commercial regulation or revenue matters.

But don't make your judgement too quickly. In a stunning turn of events it appears that the DC Council has grown a pair vis a vis Congress. It appears that it goes beyond their decision to transmit the ballot initiative. it appears that they're trying to figure out a way to side step Congress and their idiotic love affair with the absolute stupidity of the absolute prohibition of cannabis.

Mark Kleiman and anyone who thinks that his ignorant, ivory tower self is an "expert" on cannabis law reform is in desperate need of a check up from the neck up. Any re-legalization scheme that continues to empower and enrich organized criminal syndicates by ceding them this lucrative market should be seen as nothing other than utter stupidity.

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Posted by Friendof Freedom on 04/09/2015 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Give It Away Now

The war on cannabis consumers has been raging for more than 80 years. How much more blood needs to be spilled?

Educated people know that cannabis prohibition has never been about public safety. Prohibition has always been about money and lots of it.

The police union lobbies congress to keep cannabis illegal while individual law enforcement members claim they are simply enforcing the law.

Please demand full legalization and nothing less! Let's end this insidious war as soon as possible!

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Posted by Joe Smith on 04/09/2015 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Save the Date

Lying on the grass eating nachos endangers the public.

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Posted by Matt Horns on 04/02/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Rabbits with Habits

Name calling and stereotyping. It's all that prohibitionists have left to offer society since virtually every piece of marijuana propaganda out there has been thoroughly debunked, and completely dismissed by a smarter than prohibitionists thought public.

Nobody can provide a real reason to continue the "War on Marijuana" because there isn't one.

You know, a little live and let live goes a real long way in insuring a very long, stress and anger free life. If you don't like marijuana, then by all means don't use it. Allow others to make their own choices about marijuana.

The government has no business attempting to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana "crimes" because it simply doesn't work and has already cost the taxpayers a fortune.

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Posted by Brian Kelly B Bizzle on 03/12/2015 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Herbs and Bees

Wow, on both counts. Here is our war on drugs in action.

And it sure is sad to see my old home town turn into a police state. One might think council members would know about the Constitution, but hey, they got issues to deal with. Still, they think they are liberals. What a joke.

Posted by Dwain1 on 03/10/2015 at 8:17 PM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

I recently lost a dear friend to cancer. It is a horrible way to die- and a horrible life during radiation and chemo. More access to strains containing Delta-2-THC-A, a CBD that actively attacks cancer cells, may have saved her. It definitely would have improved her quality of life. Even our knowledge of this CBD comes from research that was done illegally. If caught, these folks who are trying to cure cancer would be branded as felons and could be in prison for the rest of their lives. For curing cancer.

Cannabis should be legal. And free.
Don't you think enough people are profiting from our pain?

Posted by WhoAreThesePeople? on 02/10/2015 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Buying in

As long as cannabis remains connected with cash, there will be problems. The ICBC good for businessmen, but is bad for individuals who want to smoke their pot and be left alone. But this is just the beginning. Phillip Morris et al. is not even the endgame. You can bet your last trichome that Monsanto has a representative there. Covertly, no doubt.

Monsanto is putting their filthy greedy fingers into our crops. Their GMOs have affected every American food crop, destroyed the lives and livelihoods of countless small farmers, and killed nearly half of the bees.

And now they are creating new GMOs for cannabis. Next, they will patent these GMOs. Then, they will grow their GMO crops upwind of your crops. Their males will fill the air with altered cannabis pollen. When your crop goes to seed, you will then be in possession of a patented organism that you didn't pay for. Monsanto agressively sues farmers for copyright infringement. And the system, which has been bought and paid for since "the deregulator" George H. W. Bush was in D.C., will invariably decide in favor of the copyright holder, and award them what they ask for.

Can you guess what comes next?

Next, you will be living in your car because what Monsanto wants is land. YOUR land. And what Monsanto wants, Monsanto gets.

Posted by WhoAreThesePeople? on 02/10/2015 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Women in Weed

Wow. Powerfully well said!

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Posted by George Inotowok on 02/09/2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Buying in

Like so many, I have extreme mixed views about decriminalization of pot.

I do know that the worst horror stories we can conjure will still not be as evil and bad as reality once big commercial growers and corporations get involved.

Ask yourself, have you ever seen a corporation that ever acted anything other than just greedy, cut throat entities?
OK, there are some that don't seem so obviously nasty but those are very few in numbers.

The silver lining I'm looking for is just as in the wine industry there will be smaller, boutique, connoisseurs still interested in hybridizing and growing the best pot in the world.
Such has been the case so far here in the Emerald Triangle.
That's why we have the Emerald Cup Contest.
We need to celebrate and publicize these hard working, creative growers who do still care about their product and environmental growing practices.

The coming boom will be larger, much larger than anything Silicon Valley has ever seen. There will be casualties.
Let's just hope the quality and consumer protections aren't two of them.

I also expect to live long enough to see ads on TV touting pot products. Hopefully we forbid late night infomercials.

Mixed in with all this fast building snowball, I sure hope good old hemp isn't forgotten. We could solve a lot of problems if hemp is incorporated into all the products it can benefit.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 02/05/2015 at 10:34 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Hi "grady" - telephonic diagnosis is not necessarily illegal in regard to 215 recommendations. I got this response from the California Medical Board:

"California Business and Professions Code §2242(a) and §2242.1 call for an 'appropriate prior exam' before prescribing a dangerous drug. The use of telehealth may be appropriate if the telehealth exam complies fully with California Business and Professions Code §2290.5.

Some situations and patient presentations are appropriate for the utilization of telehealth as a component of, or in lieu of, in person provision of medical care, while others are not. Ultimately, if the Medical Board of California receives a complaint about how a physician is using telehealth, the physician’s actions will be reviewed by physicians and surgeons who practice under the same or similar circumstances to determine whether the standard of care is met. The analysis will depend on the facts and be case specific."

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Posted by Grant Scott-Goforth on 01/23/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Skyped with a doctor. Get outta here. Where, if at all, did s/he say s/he practiced as opposed to online. That's hella funny. Skyped! Sweet!

Posted by Ricky Moffett on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Hey Grant - the skype examination you had has been determined to be illegal in California and that doctor is being investigated for fraud. You should identify the clinic and warn others to stay away !
Since Colorado and Washington legalized recreational weed, California has added a few hurdles to the 215 law, and telephonic diagnosis was ruled to be ineffective.

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Posted by 1grady1 on 01/22/2015 at 6:57 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

This past weekend, over 3000 Americans died of Cancer.

Today, tomorrow, and every day after that, 1,500 more Americans will die, in pain, of Cancer. Every single minute another American dies of Cancer. Every American Cancer patient deserves the right to have safe, legal, and economical access to Medical Marijuana. Every single one.

Americans who need Medical Marijuana shouldn't be used as "Political Footballs" Please call the Whitehouse comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President take immediate action to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 so American Physicians in all 50 states can prescribe it.

Oncologists have know it for more than a quarter of a Century that Marijuana is a "wonder drug" for helping Cancer patients.

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists wants Marijuana removed from Schedule 1. So does the American Medical Association, the professional society of all Physicians. A strong majority of Americans want Physicians in all 50 states to be able to prescribe Medical Marijuana. So do their Physicians., Cancer patients can't wait.

The need to immediately, completely, legalize Marijuana throughout the world is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time, because of its medical benefits and because of the damage prohibition causes to America and to the world.

Complete legalization is critical -- its vital that there aren't "strings" or "hoops" that Cancer patients and others who need Medical Marijuana are forced to jump through.

"Charlottes web" is NOT the solution. Cancer patients and people who suffer from chronic pain need THC, not just CBD. The "Berkeley study", where 96% of stage 4 Cancer patients who had a wide variety of Cancers achieved remission, used high dose Medical Marijuana oil, 72% THC, 28% CBD, 1 gram/day (oral) over a 90 day course of treatment. It was a small study, and not placebo controlled, but those kinds of results are clearly remarkable, have been widely reported on in the press, and demand the need for immediate large scale clinical trials.

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfra...

More and more present and former members of law enforcement agree about the need to end prohibition, and have formed a rapidly expanding group of current and former undercover cops, FBI, DEA, prosecutors and Judges, from all over the world, called

LEAP -- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

because they've seen the damage prohibition causes to America and the world.

See http://www.leap.cc/

I'm a Scientist. Not a politician, not a cop.

But as a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer research, I feel even more strongly about the need to ensure that no Cancer patient is denied it, because I'm so impressed with its benefits for Cancer patients.

I urge everyone reading this to PLEASE call and email the Attorney General, the press, Congress and the President today.

Medical Marijuana helps with Alzheimer's, Autism, Cancer, seizures, PTSD and chronic pain, and has helped many Americans, including many veterans, stop using Alcohol, and hard drugs, both legal and illegal ones.

Every minute an American dies of Cancer.

Every 19 minutes an American dies of a prescription drug overdose.

Many vets become addicted to prescription opiates and die from them.

NOBODY has ever died from smoking too much pot.

Cancer patients are seeing remarkable results using high dose Medical Marijuana oil, in many cases achieving complete remission, even for stage 4 cancers -- there are many excellent articles on the web, and videos on youtube with patient's personal stories about their experiences with it -- and every Cancer patient that uses Marijuana to ease their suffering benefits greatly from doing so.

Please see http://boingboing.net/2014/12/......

It is immoral to leave Marijuana illegal, for anyone, for even a second longer.

For Cancer patients, its a matter of life and death.

Cancer patients can't wait.

Medical Marijuana has an unmatched safety profile, and for people who suffer from so many diseases, of so many kinds, its a medical miracle -- and the scientific evidence behind it is rock solid.

For Cancer patients, Medical Marijuana encourages apoptosis and autophagy of Cancer cells, while leaving normal cells untouched, is anti-angigogenic, anti-proliferative, and is anti-angiogenic.

Its also synergistic with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, making both more effective.

For many Cancer patients its meant the difference between life and death.

For everyone else, its a far safer alternative to Alcohol, and infinitely safer than Cigarettes.

Either take them off the market too, or legalize Marijuana right now.

2016 is too far away, Its too long to wait. Every year we lose more Americans to Cancer than died in WWII.

Between now and the 2016 elections, roughly 1 MILLION Americans will die of Cancer.

And Its a horrible way to die.

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Posted by Jeff Deutsch on 01/22/2015 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Women in Weed

In addition, I've never heard the term trim bitches. Cherry pickers can be male or female. Gro hos are just gold diggers, which have existed long before the mj industry.

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Posted by Carmel Reyes on 01/14/2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Women in Weed

I'm not sure why the article says no one talks about the good aspects that women have participated in within this industry. In my experience in the last 18 years, I have heard more positive conversations about women working mj.

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Posted by Carmel Reyes on 01/14/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Women in Weed

Well said. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by KenMalcomson on 01/14/2015 at 2:20 PM

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