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image Perjury Entangles Sheriff Deputy in Embarrassing Web As Activists Look On 120_fuck-growers-marijuana.jpg by via Terrie Best
The prosecution rested their case after not having proven anything but that law enforcement are experts at reciting how to make butane honey oil. They were to have proven John was making BHO, they didn’t do it. And, there’s no honey oil, no blasted plant material, no used filters, piles of empty butane tanks or lengths of glass tubing to help them either....
Posted: Thu Mar 3, 2016 12:22PM
image Day One of John Mazula's Medical Marijuana Trial - Presecution's Case Built on Dishonesty 120_court-support-for-john-mazula-el-cajon-courthouse.jpg by via Terrie Best
On March 1, the prosecution began its case against John Mazula, who is charged with manufacturing medical cannabis concentrates. Our jury, seated yesterday afternoon, is mostly white men and three white women. It took all Monday morning to vet them as unbiased in favor of police....
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 7:47PM
image Ask the United Nations to Reschedule Cannabis 120_united-nations-reschedule-cannabis.jpg by via Talana Lattimer
The UN must take action to address the clear disparity between their policy and the medical, scientific and legal realities. Cannabis is scheduled in Schedules I and IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol (the “Single Convention”) which does not recognize the medical benefits. This scheduling status of cannabis was created based on a report created by the Health Committee of the League of Nations in 1935....
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 7:30PM
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
image Petition - Obama: Fire DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Marijuana a "Joke." 120_help___fire_chuck_rosenberg_the_head_of_the_dea__-_copy.jpg by Hannah
This is a petition to fire the head DEA Chuck Rosenberg for calling medical marijuana a "joke" and enforcing unfair laws against marijuana....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:26PM
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
image Was Anchoring Medical to Recreational in Ohio Bad for Patients? 120_responsibleohio-marijuana-mascot-buddie.jpg by via Mike Liszewski, ASA
By now, everyone in the medical marijuana reform movement has seen the results in Ohio, where the commingled recreational and medical cannabis voter initiative (Issue 3) put forth by ResponsibleOhio was defeated at the polls by a nearly 2:1 margin....
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 7:14PM
image Canada's Plan to Legalize - the political implications 120_justin-trudeau.jpg by via Lanny Swerdlow
In 1967 Pierre Trudeau, who became Canada’s Prime Minister the following year, introduced legislation that would ultimately decriminalize homosexuality, noting in a famous quote that “the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.” Almost 50 years later his son, Justin Trudeau, appears poised to do the same thing for marijuana....
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:40PM
image National Medical Association Urges Rescheduling 120_american-academy-family-physicians.jpg by via ASA
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), one of the largest medical organizations in the United States, is calling for changing the federal classification of cannabis to a drug with medical uses....
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:40PM
image Study Confirms Long-term Cannabis Use Is Safe 120_medical-marijuana.jpg by via ASA
A study of patients using medical cannabis to control chronic pain has confirmed that prolonged use is safe. Researchers found that pain patients using medical cannabis were no more likely to suffer serious adverse events than non-cannabis patients....
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:32PM
image Kettle Falls Patients Get Federal Prison Sentences 120_kk5.jpg by via ASA
President Obama Urged to Pardon All Three Defendants and End Prosecutions...
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:35PM
image Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative – A Cautionary Tale for California 120_responsible-ohio.jpg by via Lanny Swerdlow, RN
Receiving scant attention from marijuana legalization advocates and just about zero attention in the national media, voters in Ohio will be deciding on a very controversial marijuana legalization initiative this November. It is a cautionary tale that the backers of California’s multiple marijuana legalization initiatives should be paying close attention to....
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:48AM
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
video Dr. Jill Stein speaks out in Ferguson July 25, 2015 (video/mp4 32.7mb) by Jill Stein/IndyRadio edit
How many presidential candidates have visited Ferguson? While there, Jill Stein spoke against systemic racism that leads to fatalities, through forced choices in housing, education, and how we deliver justice. It is amazing she has been painted almost completely invisible by the media - even and especially the "progressive" media....
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28PM
image Cyprus IndyMedia computers seized illegally by Police; members interrogated and harassed 120_cannabis-leaf-fist.jpg by via Cyprus IndyMedia
Following the online publication of an article satyrizing the Minister of Health Philippos Patsalis on July 11, the Cyprus IndyMedia Editorial Collective has been subjected to a series of illegal abuses by State authorities which, so far, have also been shamefully condoned by the lower Courts. We are fighting the case at the Supreme Court and preparing, if need be, to take it to the European Court of Human Rights. o- Editorial Collective founding members Solon Antartis and Petros Evdokas t...
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:07PM
audio Dr. Carl Hart at Drug Policy Alliance Conference in NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.3mb) by WTUL News & Views
A Human Rights based approach to drug policy...
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 8:15AM
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
audio WTUL News & Views Interviews Kevin Caldwell of Common Sense NOLA (audio/mpeg 29.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell leader of Common Sense NOLA, a New Orleans-based advocacy group working toward the establishment of a cannabis marketplace through economic development, education, and legal reform to ensure our community's prosperity and security....
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 7:27AM
image Cherán K’eri: Political parties are dead to us in this town 120_cheran-element.jpg by El Enemigo Común
In April, the Purépecha municipality of Cherán K’eri, Michoacán is celebrating four years of its uprising to end organized crime in its territory....
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:07PM
image 43 Students That Do Not Want to Disappear 120_ayotzinapa-presente.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Disappearances are acts of terror intended for those left behind. Today the Mexican federal government has declared the students dead, because since they won't disappear, it is better that people just begin accepting the fact that they are now dead. The Mexican federal governments is like a child with its eyes closed, plugging its ears with index fingers chanting the mantra "Please go away. Please go away. Please go away." The problem is that the problem isn't going away and the Mexican ...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:19PM