By Mieko Hester-Perez "Joey's Mom" (California)
The Senate is awaiting a vote on a bill that would double penalties for any edible products combined with medical marijuana in California and other states that provide relief for patients. S. 258, the Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act, was introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein and is using a media scare about "candy flavored methamphetamine" to attack medical marijuana patients and providers.
By Blog (California)
After 1937, with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act and subsequent federal and state legislation, it became virtually impossible for physicians to obtain or prescribe marihuana preparations for their patients. Thus, the medical profession was denied access to a versatile pharmaceutical tool with a history of therapeutic utility going back thousands of years".
By Medical Cannabis Journal (California)
If you’re gonna use any, well no, not my drug cause it’s a legal drug, that’s alcohol, that’s okay. I can be a social drinker. But if you’re marijuana, you’re the devil weed. They don’t draw those distinctions intentionally. And they will accuse me of being a drug legalizer. Well, what does that mean? Anytime you’re a drug legalizer it has the intended connotation that I don’t care if your 12 year old daughter buys some cocaine in a vending machine across from her junior high school. That’s the connotation that they want. Because it will freeze peoples minds. It will stop the discussion in its tracks & that’s exactly the intended outcome.
By Ron S. Niehouse, Executive Director (Medical Cannabis Journal) (California)
Every newborn who breast feeds will receive cannabinoids thru breast milk, this helps to stimulate the baby’s appetite?
By Mark Pedersen (Missouri)
Mark Pedersen interviews the former Governor of New Mexico and 2012 Presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.
By Barbara Mackenzie (Colorado)
In 2005, after the 3 year San Diego Federal medical marijuana court case that ended with the death of my partner, Steve McWilliams, I began the long arduous journey to restore my health once again with cannabis, having severely regressed in those 3 years of not being allowed to use it.
By Ron Niehouse (MCJ) (California)
Nobody knows what the future brings. From where you are at, it is going to bring change. It isn’t to say that it isn’t going to carry with you things from the now and the past. You have more change in the future than no change in the past.
By Ron Niehouse (MCJ) (California)
I help people and they don’t believe a word I’m saying. Simply grown, I can take 1 ounce of that bud and make the oil from it, and go put it on a diabetic ulcer or skin cancer and see what happens. Anybody can prove it.
By Casper Leitch "Time4Hemp" (California)
Casper has a chat with Irv Rosenfeld, 1 or 4 remaining IND (Federal cannabis Patients) alive in the U.S. today. The U.S. Government supplies him and three others hundreds of "joints" per month. This interview talks of Irv's new book among many other things.
By Mark Pedersen (California)
The Deputy Director of NORML, Paul Armentano, clears the air regarding concerns from the medical cannabis community regarding California's Proposition 19.
By Bradley Doucet (Ontario)
Eleanor Podmore is a 56-year-old mother of two. She and her husband live in a nice, split-level home in a nice, professional neighborhood in Ajax, a suburb of Toronto. He has a good job working in the insurance industry. She used to work for a major energy company as a manager for corporate locations and franchises for the province of Ontario.
By Steve Van Wormer (California)
The United States is well known for being the "land of the free", but not when it comes to Marijuana. The federal government, guided by special interest groups, has conducted a rigorous and systematic campaign of disinformation and criminalization against marijuana that has lasted through the majority of the twentieth century and continues today.
By Eugene Davidovich (California)
In 1996 California voters passed proposition 215 which legalized marijuana for medical use in the state. Back then, our county officials vowed to fight against medical marijuana, and fourteen years later, in the County of San Diego this fight is still in full swing.
By Ian Stewart (California)
By the slimmest of margins, Richmond’s City Council voted Tuesday night to pass a significantly more liberal version of an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries than originally planned.
By Rick Simpson (Nova Scotia)
It seems due to the wishes of Jack Herer that I am to become the new leader of the hemp movement. I really did not expect this and would have been perfectly happy to continue with my work on the medicinal front of the movement. But it seems that Jack apparently thought I was capable of much more so if there are no objections, let us go onward to complete legalization.