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text Bill to limit property seizures by cops heads to Governor by Lynda Carson
The people of California are still waiting to hear if Governor Jerry Brown will sign SB 443 into law, meanwhile our U.S. Troops remain to guard the fields of poppies in Afghanistan for the drug kingpins involved in shipping heroin to the streets of Oakland, and across the country!...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:17AM
text Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign by End Terror and Drug Rackets
The Green Liberty Party is a fusion party that combines both Green and Libertarian concepts. Primarily the GLP is concerned with ending the rackets called "war on drugs" and "war on terror". GLP candidate Mark Paul Miller will use the Office of President to research, expose and stop these two government rackets that have taken lives and money from U.S. voters. It is possible for a write-in candidate to win the election if they get enough votes....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:21PM
text Four Days…the Slaying of Krista Deluca in the Santa Cruz County Jail by Dr. Bruce Loisel
A description and analysis of the incarceration and pain she endured in the four days and nights she was held captive by the officials in charge of the Santa Cruz County jail. She was deprived of the medication that, without question, would have ended her agony and saved her life. The limitlessness of her four sleepless days and nights of torture and mayhem, that culminated in her choking on her own vomit and dying, is not easy to imagine....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:16AM
text Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform by Steve Pleich
Critics Off the Mark...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
text California Apartment Association targets medical marijuana users by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has sponsored a bill (AB 2300) that allows landlords to prohibit renters from smoking medical marijuana in their apartments, that advanced yesterday from the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) is author of AB 2300....
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:18PM
text Group Votes to Recommend Ban on Sale of Santa Cruz Home Grown Pot by via SLVnews.net
The 13 member Santa Cruz County Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee (C4) tasked with developing recommendations on the regulation of cannabis cultivation in Santa Cruz County is recommending a ban on all GMO cannabis and almost all home grown plants. It’s estimated that more than two thirds of current grow sites could become illegal if the current recommendations were adopted....
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:30PM
text CDC Guidelines: Drug Urine Tests for Pain Patients - Open Comment Until 1/13/16 by AVedanta
CDC Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain has an open comment period. The Guidelines include details regarding drug urine tests for all pain patients (Including cancer, end of life - despite claims these groups will not be affected). The Guidelines acknowledge that insurance may not cover the drug urine tests, which are known for inaccurate results....
Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2016 12:40PM
text Worth Repeating: Suicide Rates Fall In Medical Cannabis States by Returning Sunlight
Rewrite of article showing suicide rates have dropped in states that have legalized medical cannabis compared to increased suicide rates in states that maintained cannabis prohibition. Theories for why this happened is that cannabis is more effective as self-medication for depression than pharmaceutical pills and is often substituted for alcohol once legalized....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:16AM
text CALL IN: Opportunity for Input: Marijuana Scheduling NOVEMBER 20th, 2015 by Governor Jay Inslee -WA State DOH
Currently marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance under both state and federal law, meaning it is illegal and viewed as having no potential medical benefit. It could be changed to Schedule 2-5 or removed from scheduling altogether. However, this change would not affect marijuana's continued status as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. We would like to invite you to a meeting to learn more and offer input: November 20, 2015 2:00 to 4:00 p.m...
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:49AM
text Will California's New Medical MJ Regulations Force Closure of All Los Angeles Dispensaries by Brett Stone
The way I read the regulations it appears that there is no way for any of the currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to comply with the state law and obtain a state license by 2018. Major changes will need to be made for any of the existing dispensaries to comply with the state law and obtain a license to continue operating....
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:54AM
text Patients to File Lawsuit Over New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act by via Steve Kubby
The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA) has announced that it is filing a lawsuit over the violation of Prop. 215 by the California Legislature and Governor Brown. The recent adoption of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act attempts to modify a voter initiative, Prop. 215, something specifically forbidden by the California constitution....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:06AM
text Campaign contributions fuel UFCW bid to unionize cannabis workers by Bud Green
The arrest of former UFCW organizer Dan Rush calls into question efforts to unionize California cannabis workers, as well as pro-union provisions found in Assembly Bill 266 and other pending state legislation....
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 4:20PM
text Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process by UFCW Member
A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process....
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27AM
text Medical Cannabis Advocates Oppose AB 266 Bonta by Shona Gochenaur
AB 266 Bonta will dismantle SB 420, take action now to protect medical cannabis in California!...
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:31PM
text The Cannabis Connection by S. Green
The Drug War has failed and the times are changing. Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end. With legalization approaching it is obvious the time to talk Cannabis is now. Engage with our new talk show The Cannabis Connection and learn from your community about the powerful healing benefits this plant can provide....
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:12PM
text Expert Panel Releases Initial Marijuana Policy Report, Announces Public Phase by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – An initial progress report released today by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, identifies three key issues related to the possibility of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults to which the commission has devoted significant research and analysis during the past 18 months....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:07PM
text NJ Gov. Christie Claims Cannabis Legalization is "Blood Money" by Clown Award Goes to Christie!
At a recent speech given in a drug treatment facility NJ Gov. C. Christie claims that legalization is "blood money" when in fact the opposite is true. This comedian who plans to run for Pres. in 2016 believes then that there is no blood money made in the illegal status of drugs that spurn the cartels and resulting violence of gang warfare? Am nominating NJ Gov. Chris Christie for the 2016 Cannabis Clown Award for making the most logically fallacious statement thus far in 2016!...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:29PM
text NJ Bill to Legalize Cannabis, Gov. Christie Threatens Veto by Green Lantern
In New Jersey, Senator Nicholas Scutari has introduced a bill (S1896) that would tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol. Despite several deaths (Sabina Rose and others) resulting from the state's ineffective medical cannabis program, Gov. Chris Christie remains stubbornly in denial of the scientifically proven medical benefits of this outlawed plant. His overt refusal to accept reality of science results in creating medical cannabis refugees and some who never left the state and became deceas...
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:11AM
text Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever...
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
text Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid surge in executions by Amnesty International
The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country....
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:24PM