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Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto amid marijuana dispensary raids across Canada

March 9, 2017

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  By Adam Miller Online Journalist  Global News Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince and Princess of Pot,” have been arrested in Toronto ahead of coordinated raids at their Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across the country. The couple’s Vancouver-based lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said the marijuana activists were arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Wednesday […]

The Existential War: Obama’s Collectivism Vs Trumps Individualism

March 5, 2017

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    Bruce Cain·Sunday, March 5, 2017 Oh what a nice day to follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. The scope of this essay is so broad that I do fear I will be completely lost by the time I type the final period and post the essay. But whether I succeed or […]

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

February 21, 2017

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By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the […]

Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

Unless we tell the real truth about why folks shouldn’t support "legalization", we are as negligent as the legalization supporters…

September 25, 2016

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Ellen Brown Asks if Monsanto Will Win The War On Weed

July 12, 2016

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Corbett • 07/11/2016 • 4 Comments   Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered […]

Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

July 10, 2016

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      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee […]

CENSORSHIP: THE 1947 MEDICAL CANNABIS STUDY COVERUP

June 27, 2016

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By Erin Elizabeth – June 24, 2016   (Editor’s note: The Antique Cannabis Book is a free resource on the internet and houses “over  600 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;—a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector”. But don’t think of it just as a picture book, it’s also an amazing resource. It […]

After Fighting for Freedom, 76-yo Vet Sentenced to Die In Prison for Treating His Illness With Pot

April 23, 2016

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    Claire Bernish April 21, 2016 As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — […]

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, California Pioneers Rot in Federal Prison

April 14, 2016

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Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes opened a dispensary in Modesto. Now they’re doing 20 years in federal prison. Their families want them home. By Angela Bacca / AlterNet April 13, 2016 Behind the headlines about President Obama’s historic visit to federal prisons and highly publicized releases of non-violent drug offenders, the numbers tell a different […]

Red Vanwinkle explains why we must regulate cannabis like alcohol in kentucky

December 12, 2015

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  December 12, 2015 Good morning everybody! Will you help me? Above: Patient in Illinois tends to a plant in 2010. Today I will be sharing a story that only a handful of people knows about. Some know just enough, that I have been asked many times over the years to share publicly. I haven’t […]

The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

November 27, 2015

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By Christopher Ingraham November 27 at 12:46 PM The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked […]

Ian Bell: Let’s end the war on drugs by making them legal

November 11, 2015

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IT could be a pub quiz question. What do Armenia and Argentina have in common? The Czech Republic and Chile? Paraguay and Poland? The answer isn’t football. Each has decided, in some fashion, that if you just say no to drugs, you say nothing useful at all. Depending on the definitions used, there are between […]

Three Individuals Growing Medical Marijuana In WA State Convicted And Sent To Prison

November 10, 2015

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Darren Smith 2d ago Washington By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Nearly a year and a half ago we featured a story describing the plight of the “Kettle Falls Five” who were arrested by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on charges relating to marijuana cultivation and firearms violations.  I am reprinting here portions of my previous […]

Kentucky cancer cases may be ‘cluster’, Researcher finds excessive rates in Jefferson County

October 30, 2015

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Monday, September 8, 2003 The Associated Press LOUISVILLE – A University of Louisville researcher says he’s identified an excessive number of cases of lung cancer in western and southern Jefferson County. Looking at reported cases of cancer, ZIP code by ZIP code, epidemiologist and associate professor Timothy Aldrich attributed the large majority to tobacco smoke, […]

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

October 26, 2015

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10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING […]

Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA).

September 19, 2015

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JackieTreehorn Joined: Sep 2005 TX, USA Posted: 10/20/2008 3:04:42 PM EDT Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA). Without this authority, the ill-conceived War On Drugs (WOD) stops in its tracks. No one has talked about the War On Drugs for a long time. It has not gone away. […]

Conflicting Federal Laws beg to differ on Marijuana enforcement

July 9, 2015

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It Is interesting to follow the news on Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp these days.  It seems that the law enforcement agencies have a really hard time deciphering which laws they can enforce and which ones to "not" enforce. The Federal Government has previously issued  "policy guidelines" to help "guide" the differing agencies through the process of elimination but […]

The Cannabiterians and the cops

July 8, 2015

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THE COPS Charlie Doss stood outside his house on South Rural Street and watched the cops rumble by on their motorcycles. “You’d think they were gettin’ ready for World War Three,” he muttered. The police presence in his neighborhood was making Charlie cranky. “What’s the big fuckin’ deal?” he announced. Roughly two dozen patrol cars […]

THE PROTECTION OF COMMERCE IN THE FORM OF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

June 26, 2015

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http://www.cms.gov/medicare-cover…/…/icd-9-code-lookup.aspx…& ICD-9 Code Lookup Find an ICD-9 Code by searching on keyword(s). cms.gov Like Comment Share Sheree Krider ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Code Description 304.30 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE UNSPECIFIED USE 304.31 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE CONTINUOUS USE 304.32 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE EPISODIC USE 304.33 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE IN REMISSION 305.20 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE UNSPECIFIED USE 305.21 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE CONTINUOUS USE […]

IMMEDIATELY STOP FEDERAL FUNDING for a pharmaceutical drug to treat "MARIJUANA ADDICTION". THIS IS PREPOSTEROUS!

June 26, 2015

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  The Washington Times reported on 6/26/15 that the Federal Government is "fast tracking" Pharma research for a Marijuana addiction drug. The research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization of Cannabis. This is just too much! We do not need a "drug" to detoxify us from Cannabis! We need more Hemp and Cannabis […]

Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization

June 26, 2015

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By Kelly Riddell – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 25, 2015     The National Institutes of Health is dedicating $3 million to fast-track the development of drugs to treat marijuana addiction — an estimated 4.2 million Americans are hooked on cannabis — even as the president encourages its legalization and more states look […]

This Mom Faces Prison For Medical Marijuana. Now Her Attorney Has Declared War On The Drug War Itself.

June 23, 2015

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Matt Ferner Become a fan Matt.Ferner@huffingtonpost.com A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medical marijuana was released on bail last week. Shona Banda, who has a severely debilitating case of Crohn’s disease, now prepares for […]

Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

June 17, 2015

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FYI… The following was copied from a Google news search for "Marijuana" on 6.16.15 at 11:48pm CST.  The link to the story has been "deleted".   Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana Wisconsin Ag Connection – ‎17 hours ago‎ Monsanto has announced it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. Global […]

Senator Whose Family Was Caught With Smuggled Cocaine On Cargo Ship Says ‘No’ To Legalized Marijuana

June 5, 2015

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A cargo ship which has been linked to anti-drug Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was stopped and searched before departing from Colombia recently, with approximately 90 pounds of cocaine found on board by the Coast Guard. But now, Senator McConnell is doubling down on his reputation as an “Anti-Drug Senator” by railing against legalized marijuana. The […]

Afghanistan: Democracy with the flavor of narcotics

May 26, 2015

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Submitted by TwoCircles.net on 24 May 2015 – 9:32pm By Dr Mohammad Nazrul Bari and Milad Alimoradian, Afghanistan has been the core of exhaustive research and analysis. This great landlocked country with an excellent ancient history has seen lots of difficult and different situations, especially in the last century; it suffered massively from several external […]