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Linda rambles about some issues regarding Cannabis

I thought I’d do something a little different and just speak on some issues regarding cannabis.  Warning, I am totally rambling!


The first issue is re: Fairness in re: to access to meds and how cannabis is portrayed.  A lot of patients have issues dealing with money-grubbing cannabis dispensaries, as well as fraudulent review sites that mislead patients into purchasing from some of these sketchy dispensaries, when they otherwise wouldn’t.  I then go into a more specific issue of balance of usage and make a note that cannabis, although we love it, does have some negative side effects if you “over use” it.  I support cannabis wholeheartedly, but I also realize that there are some negatives that really need to be explained and discussed.  I touch on a few things that I haven’t really heard any other activists talk about.  Tell me what you think!

Seattle police will not arrest marijuana users

Police in Seattle, WA have stated they will not arrest marijuana users, after Washington State residents voted to make recreational marijuana usage legal this week.  The law will allow individuals to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis and will effectively end all pending court cases against cannabis users.  This election has delivered massive blows to the federal government and those fighting against marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. This is the beginning of the end of the cannabis prohibition!  Keep your eyes peeled to see how events unfold as the war on marijuana comes to an end!


A NORML LIFE – Full length documentary about medical cannabis

Check out this FULL LENGTH documentary, A NORML LIFE (2011) – all about the state of medical marijuana in the US today.

From the description: “A NORML LIFE documentary on the current state of medical marijuana in America. Personal stories from patients, doctors and caregivers verify its medical effectiveness while leading activist rally support to end prohibition.

Produced by
Chris Burry …. associate producer
Peter Darling …. associate producer
Rod Pitman …. executive producer
Doug Ross …. producer

A NORML Life, goes beyond the recitation of facts and figures to capture the beating heart of the legalization movement, in all its passion, its commitment and its excitement.

It’s an extraordinary job by Pitman, producer Doug Ross and a rich cast of cannabis characters including Seattle Hempfest founder Vivian McPeak (who, near the beginning of the show, rightly says America’s marijuana laws are “fixing a problem that never existed,”), and it wastes no time in going for the emotional resonance which is the reason many of us are involved in this movement.

The documentary, which compellingly tells the proud story of advocates fighting for the legalization of marijuana, was released by Cinema Libre Studios on DVD last week. The film presents a strong case that the use of medical marijuana is effective, and that it is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical medicines.

Disclaimer: This documentary and information is for entertainment only. Marijuana laws vary from State to State and Country to Country. In many growing and possessing marijuana is illegal. By no means is this an endorsement to break or violate any laws.”

Thanks to gotankless for the upload!


Linda reviews the Silver Surfer Vaporizer (SSV)

I’m back with one of the most popular and best performing vaporizers out there – the Silver Surfer Vaporizer!  I got mine a few weeks ago and wanted to give it a lot of solo practice before giving you all a review, as I’d previously only tried it a few times.  Although this is meant to be used to tobacco or other herbs, I think it is perfect for medical marijuana patients to use as a cannabis vaporizer.  Extremely customizable from the graphics to the hose to the baseplate and even the heat cover – it’s hard to not drool over this thing.  With great warrantees, extremely durable aluminum housing and a quick-heat ceramic heating element, this vaporizer is definitely among the top vapes out there.  Check out more information at http://www.silversurfervap.com


And as always, don’t forget to check out my website for all of my video reviews, medical marijuana news, live chat and more!
http://www.weedandbombs.com

10 Years to Life for Medical Marijuana: The Trial of Aaron Sandusky

This is a great video I found from Reason.TV about Aaron Sandusky.

From the video description: “This is a Constitutional battle, and we’re going to defend our rights,” says Aaron Sandusky, the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Upland, California who now faces federal drug trafficking charges even though he was operating within California state law.

Reason.tv first profiled Sandusky in late 2011 in the midst of a federal crackdown on marijuana dispensaries across California, which occurred despite repeated promises from the Obama administration to lay off operators compliant with state law (Incidentally, the city of Upland, which initiated the legal action against G3, admitted in court that Sandusky was operating within state law). During the production of that video, Sandusky’s storefront and grow house were raided, his assets seized and his product destroyed. But Sandusky was undeterred and joined a lawsuit with several other dispensary owners, challenging the right of city governments to outright ban dispensaries. After a favorable ruling from an appellate court, Sandusky re-opened, and the city of Upland was powerless to stop him. But the Feds were not happy with this outcome.

Sandusky was arrested and charged with six counts of drug trafficking, some of which could carry a life sentence. He’s spent the last seven weeks in a county prison, just awaiting a bond hearing. He finally was granted bail last Friday and is now out on house arrest, where he awaits an October trial to decide his fate. He agreed to sit down with Reason.tv for an interview to discuss his case, the state of medical marijuana in this country, and why this is a cause for which he’s willing to risk it all.

“If I have to go to jail for 20 years defending this, then so be it,” says Sandusky.

About 6 minutes

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer.

Visit http://reason.tv for downloadable versions, and subscribe to ReasonTV’s YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live.”

Is it Time to Legalize Marijuana? (I’d sure say so.)

This clip is a great segment from Richard French Live – a political commentator who featured the topic of whether it is time to legalize marijuana.  This is a great clip to show anyone interested in the subject.  There is not only lots of money to be made from marijuana/cannabis, but millions of people that it can help medicinally!  LEGALIZE CANNABIS NOW!

More Studies Requested to Show Link Between Cannabis and Chronic Pain Relief

Cannabis cures, so why are we still arguing over it?

Studies on medical marijuana continue to be made that disprove the reasoning by the DEA to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug with no medical benefit.  Here is another video discussing how more studies continue to show that cannabis treats chronic pain.  Unfortunately, the individuals reporting the story don’t seem to know all that much about cannabis to the fact that they don’t question WHY IT WAS MADE ILLEGAL.  News flash, news reporters – MARIJUANA WAS NOT MADE ILLEGAL FOR ITS CHEMICAL PROPERTIES!

California Appeals Court says Medical Marijuana dispensaries are LEGAL

Link to Original Article @ SFGate.com – http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/CA-court-strikes-down-LA-County-s-pot-shop-ban-3682086.php

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has struck down Los Angeles County’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that because the state’s medical marijuana laws authorize cooperatives and collectives to grow, store and distribute pot, a lower court judge erred when she cited the 2010 ban in granting the county an injunction against the Alternative Medicinal Cannabis Collective last year.

However, the decision does not mean the coast is clear for the Covina dispensary. The Court of Appeal says even though L.A. County can’t outlaw pot shops completely, local lawmakers still can limit where they locate require them to obtain operating permits and business licenses.

Federal prosecutors also have cracked down by moving to seize the building that houses Alternative Medicinal Cannabis.

(From SFGate.com 7/4/2012)

Televangelist Pat Robertson Defends Marijuana Legalization

Video from The Young Turks

Conservative Christian televangelist Pat Robertson believes the US should legalize marijuana because the war on drugs has been a massive failure. Robertson makes the argument that it’s a waste of money to throw non-violent offenders involved with pot in prison and that the drug should be regulated like alcohol. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/us/pat-robertson-backs-legalizing-marijuana…

Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i

 

Crohn’s patient helps to testify for benefits of medical marijuana in Connectictu

From the video description:  “Last year, when then 26 year old Lindsey Beck made a trip to Hartford to testify before legislators about the benefits of medicinal marijuana, her mother had to drive her from Voluntown. One year later, her trip to the capital to do the very same thing is much, much, different.”

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