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  NORML's Weekly News Bulletin - January 22, 2009
Posted by CN Staff on January 22, 2009 at 14:36:42 PT
Weekly Press Release 
Source: NORML 

NORML New Mexico: Guidelines For State Medical Marijuana Program Finalized

January 22, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM, USA

Albuquerque, NM: The New Mexico Department of Health has finalized rules governing the production, distribution, and use of medicinal cannabis under state law.

The new guidelines specify that state qualified patients may possess up to six ounces of medical cannabis (or more if authorized by their physician) and/or 16 plants (four mature, 12 immature) in accordance with state law.

To qualify under the law, patients must be registered with the state Department of Health and be must diagnosed by a physician to be suffering from one of the following medical conditions: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, spinal cord damage, or HIV/AIDS. Any patient in hospice care may also qualify to use medicinal marijuana under state law.

Additional qualifying conditions, including nerve pain, Hepatitis C, and post-traumatic stress syndrome, are awaiting final approval by Department of Health.

State regulations also authorize non-profit facilities to apply with the state to produce and dispense medical cannabis. State licensed producers may grow up to 95 mature plants at one time. The guidelines stipulate, "The non-profit will sell medical cannabis at a consistent unit price and without volume discounts."

To date, no organizations have applied with the state government to cultivate marijuana.

New Mexico lawmakers approved the use of marijuana under a physician’s supervision in 2007. More than 200 patients have since registered with the state Health Department to possess cannabis under state law.

Application information for patients and nonprofit providers is available from the New Mexico Department of Health at:
http://www.health.state.nm.us/marijuana.html

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7792


Marijuana Legalization Questions Top Obama's 'Citizen's Briefing Book'

January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA

Washington, DC: Ending the federal prosecution of adults who use cannabis is the most popular public policy issue facing the Obama administration, according to the results of a new poll conducted by Change.gov – the official website of the President's Transition Team.

More than 125,000 visitors to the site voted on 44,000 specific policy proposals. The leading vote getters are slated to appear in a 'Citizen's Briefing Book,' which will be delivered to the new President imminently.

The public's demand to "stop imprisoning responsible adult citizens" who use marijuana received more votes than any other issue in the online poll.

A related question calling on the new administration to "stop using federal resources to undermine states' medicinal marijuana laws" finished in third place.

The Citizens' Briefing Book poll marks the third time the Obama Transition Team has asked for the public's input regarding what they perceive to be the most important public policy questions facing America. Questions pertaining to the legalization of marijuana have dominated online voting in each poll, and have twice finished in the #1 position.

A separate poll, conducted last week by Change.org and the Case Foundation, also reported that the legalization of cannabis for personal use is the most popular issue among online voters.

Commenting on the poll results, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: "This past August House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a live interview with CNN, called on the public to actively voice their support for marijuana law reform. Since then, Americans have expressed their desire to amend our nation's antiquated and punitive cannabis laws in unprecedented numbers. In short, the people have spoken. Are Congress and the Barack Obama administration listening?"

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org or Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500.

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7790


Endocannabinoid System Regulates Emotional Homeostasis, Study Says

January 22, 2009 - Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain: Naturally occurring chemicals in the human body that mimic the effects of plant cannabinoids moderate human emotions and control anxiety, according to findings published in the Spanish scientific journal Revista de Neurologica.

Investigators at Complutense University in Madrid report that manipulating of the endocannabinoid system may one day be a course of treatment in the management of certain emotional disorders.

"Present data reinforce the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the control of emotional homeostasis and further suggest the pharmacological manipulation of the endocannabinoid system is a potential therapeutic tool in the management of anxiety-related disorders," authors concluded.

Previous research on the endocannabinoid system indicates that endogenous cannabionoids moderate numerous biological functions, including appetite, blood pressure, reproduction, motor coordination, and bone mass.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org

Full text of the study, "Functional role of the endocannabinoid system in emotional homeostasis," appears in the January issue of Revista de Neurologica.

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7791

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Published: January 22, 2009
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Comment #160 posted by FoM on January 29, 2009 at 17:39:22 PT
NORML's Weekly News Bulletin - January 29, 2009
Just a note. I didn't want to bump the current top article down since it is a good article and news is slow so I'm adding the weekly press release to this thread.

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Saliva Testing Technology Still Unable To Consistently Detect THC

January 29, 2009 - Illkirch, France

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7795

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Teen Team Sports Associated With Higher Use Of Booze, Less Use Of Marijuana, Study Says

January 29, 2009 - Trondheim, Norway

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7793

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DEA Makes First Federal Medical Marijuana Raids Under Obama Administration

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7794

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Comment #159 posted by Hope on January 27, 2009 at 17:52:55 PT
Thanks, Afterburner.
It's time to start planning gardens.

I don't feel much enthusiasm about it yet, but I definitely want a garden this year.



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Comment #158 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 17:39:30 PT
afterburner
We've been talking about having a garden this year. This cold winter will help control bugs so gardens should be nice.

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Comment #157 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 17:34:51 PT
Mahakal
I use IE and didn't have this problem until recently. Installing Flash and using it and un-installing it is working so far. It crashes in my yahoo e-mail and newspapers that use Flash. It's weird. I installed a new digital camera over Christmas and it has acted a little strange since then but I don't know if that started it or not. It's one of those MYSTERIES! LOL!

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Comment #156 posted by afterburner on January 27, 2009 at 17:18:13 PT
OT: For the Gardeners
Plan a Victory Garden and Help Create the World in which You Live. Monday, January 26, 2009 by: Barbara Minton, Natural Health Editor. See all articles by this author. Email this author. Key concepts: Victory gardens, Seeds and Nature http://www.naturalnews.com/025417.html

May we plant the seeds, We and all humanity need, The seeds to feed, The seeds to heal.

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Comment #155 posted by Mahakal on January 27, 2009 at 16:53:53 PT
Ed Jurith
Stub:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Jurith

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Comment #154 posted by Mahakal on January 27, 2009 at 16:52:03 PT
FoM #149
I was having big problems with Flash on the first versions of Firefox 3.0. It would crash constantly and finally I backed down to Firefox 2.x and used that for a few months. At some point I upgraded again and it works fine now.

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Comment #153 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 12:36:03 PT
Here's is More Information
It doesn't seem this is a permanent position but he is filling in until President Obama finds someone for the position.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/about/jurith.html

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Comment #152 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 12:24:24 PT
Here's a Little Something
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_National_Drug_Control_Policy#Anti-legalization_Policy

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Comment #151 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 12:19:25 PT
Ed Jurith Replacement for ONDCP?
I read in an e-mail that Obama appointed a temporary drug czar replacing the one from Bush's administration named Ed Jurith. I'm not sure who this person is or anything but as soon as I find an article I will post it. If it's true I'm sure he will be better then the current temporary one.

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Comment #150 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 10:41:48 PT
Hope
Thank you and you are a big part of what CNews has become.

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Comment #149 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 10:38:57 PT
Mahakal
I wish I could check it out but I'm trouble shooting my computer. I have been locking up in different sites. Not on Youtube but my yahoo e-mails and a number of newspapers. I haven't crashed since I uninstalled the Flash Player. I guess I will need to install it and go on a Youtube binge and then un-install it. I wish I could just turn it on for Youtube and turn it off to do other things. I have figured it out that it is a problem with other people using the Flash Player. I wish they would get it fixed.

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Comment #148 posted by Mahakal on January 27, 2009 at 10:31:42 PT
FoM
My favorite, and I never understood the lyrics until I just looked it up now.

Latin: Cursum perficio. Verbum sapienti: quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt. Post nubila, Phoebus Iternum

Translation: I finish the course. A word to the wise: [1] the more [people] have, the more they want. After the clouds, Phoebus [2] [3] [4]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_DuEU6Mvg

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Comment #147 posted by Hope on January 27, 2009 at 10:05:42 PT
Another thing I love about C-News.
There are many things that are valuable and refreshing about C-News. But one of the attributes of C-News that I so appreciate is the distinguished and gallant gentlemen who post here regularly.

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Comment #146 posted by FoM on January 27, 2009 at 09:34:26 PT
museman
I think music like what Had Enough posted is music with a message. I think music with a message is good if the music lifts up a person. Some messages in music are just head banging music and that doesn't appeal to me. I found Enya's music when my son was in his final days was spiritual but it wasn't just her music that we played in his room but the atmosphere we purposely created. Enya's music was softly playing when he took his last breath. It was peaceful. We won't get anything out of music unless we put something into it I believe.

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Comment #145 posted by museman on January 27, 2009 at 08:58:45 PT
music and words
First the words.

FoM; "Silence is golden." -that's been my seat on the porch for sometime.

Other issues not directly related to cannabis prohibition have been in the forefront of my consciousness.

But one thing is directly related; 'law enforcement.'

I used to say to my children, there are 3 types of law enforcement; Peace Officers, Cops, and Pigs.

I have had to revise. There are now no longer any Peace Officers left. Cops and Pigs are all we got left. Cops follow the book, and are pretty much all business, annoying but handleable. Since 911 Pigs have become the standard profile of police behavior.

Pig consciousness (an oxymoron if ever there was one) has invaded more than just the street though, it is in the TV programming, in software EULAs and the Apple I-pods new 'security features'. Pig consciousness gets first seat at the governmental table; the concept of 'Law and Order' has very little to do with the spirit and intent of the Law, and absolutely nothing to do with order. A cop can die in the field, and the news reports it, they film the funeral procession, show pictures of the family and all that boo-hoo, but you or me? Well we just don't rate.

They've taken away our rights and liberties, and given more to the Pigs. The rich get by quite well these days while unemployment rises, energy prices rise, food prices rise, and the country faces a depression nearly as bad as the 30s, but the Pigs get new cars, new guns, new computers, and though funding for libraries, school music programs, and community-based programs for helping people are dried up, Pig population is doubling.

Pigs are public enemy number one.

Music. 'New Age' started in the 80's. So it's 'Old Age' now. For many years I played music on the edge of magic, dancing with the Sacred, and weaving patterns into the wholistic mix that only myself and the Creator will ever really know, A few years ago I met a young 'New Ager' who went on and on about 'Sacred music.' 'Sacred music this, and Sacred music that..' When I told him I was also into Sacred music, and that I created it, I didn't even get through the first refrain before he interrupted me and said "That's not 'Sacred Music'!"

I was confused at first, but then I realized that his concept of Sacred was well boxed and paraphrased. Books could be had on the subject. Lessons in 'how to play sacred music' are available on Amazon. He was referring to a Genre of music, that is predominantly instrumental (and mostly synthesized) tones supposedly 'arranged' for the 'sacred effect.'

Now I don't want to deliberately step on any toes, but anybody who calls that stuff 'Sacred' should go get some experience in the real Sacred World. Sacred music is only as sacred as the consciousness of the musician -regardless of what is played. The fact that most people aren't sensitive enough to the nuances of a corrupted consciousness couched in pleasing tones and colors doesn't change the reality. The fact that the motivation for the creation of such stuff, has all to do with capitalism, and nothing to do with consciousness is totally ignored by those who believe that they are 'more enlightened' because of what CDs they buy and listen to.

Almost all music, regardless of genre, or the generation it is attached to, is potentially 'healing' 'relaxing' and 'promotes' calmness, etc., etc. The only possible exception to that is Death Metal satanic 'music.' For obvious reasons.

The list that Had Enough provided is probably just as Sacred as they come, because the songs were motivated by the Spirit-of-the-times, not money.

There is no bigger hyocrite than a 'New Age Yuppie.' (Pigs don't count, they have no humanity left to examine) Harsh, but true.

****

Unsung heroes fade into the day,

in fond remembrances of Sacred Dances gone un-noticed.

They smile knowingly as the new youth flies by,

and might take that old guitar down from the wall,

when they get home.

But the exhuberant audience of yesterday

has faded as well,

and Prime Time hails the beautiful successes

bought and paid for by the Status Quo,

with pomp and circumstance on the plasma screen.

Somewhere is a record,

of whats been said, and what's been done,

and what man has recorded doesn't even get close.

Sacredness lies fallow in fields of virtuality,

buried under piles and piles of pretense,

all made to resemble that which they have buried.

FREE CANNABIS FOREVER

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Comment #144 posted by FoM on January 26, 2009 at 10:23:22 PT
Just a Note
If I would miss important articles over the next day or so we might be having a big winter storm move in with ice and snow. When we get heavy ice we can lose power but we are preparing to ride it out if it happens. That's all for now. Have a great day everyone.

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Comment #143 posted by Mahakal on January 26, 2009 at 08:21:52 PT
runruff
You can use these blessings if you like. By saying these you proclaim cannabis as the tree of life and thank God for its creation.

ברוך אתה יהוה אלוהינו מלך העולם בורא פרח קנה־בשם העץ חיים

Baruch Atah Iahuveha Elohenu Melech Ha'Olam Borei Perach Kaneh-Bosm Ha'Etz Chayyim

ברוך אתה יהוה אלוהינו מלכה השלום אם פרח קנה־בשם העץ חיים

Baruch Atah Iahuveha Elohenu Malkah Ha'Shalom Em Perach Kaneh-Bosm Ha'Etz Chayyim

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Comment #142 posted by FoM on January 26, 2009 at 07:57:45 PT
afterburner
Women and men are so different. Thank you.

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Comment #141 posted by afterburner on January 26, 2009 at 07:47:09 PT
FoM
Sometimes the disagreements here are a male-female thing. Men tend toward action (fight or flight), and women tend toward feelings (tend and befriend). We all appreciate your tenderness and dedication. We've got your back. Respect.

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Comment #140 posted by runruff on January 26, 2009 at 07:13:18 PT
It's the real thing!
Rev. GB,

I wanted to tell you the other day when you brought it up I agree with you that hemp is the tree of life. It is the only thing in our reality that even comes close to fitting that description.

Rev. my wife says hi! How are you doing?

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Comment #139 posted by FoM on January 26, 2009 at 06:52:34 PT
BGreen
Right now many things not related to our issue are in the front of my mind so I find being quiet doesn't allow people to find fault with what I say. I was always taught silence is golden.

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Comment #138 posted by BGreen on January 26, 2009 at 06:49:15 PT
Nobody has been upset with you or upset at all
Just because we try to explain why we feel the way we do doesn't mean we're upset with you or that we don't understand how you feel. In the case of the exorbitant prices for a plant that grows so freely when unsuppressed you're not going to find anybody here who disagrees with you.

I know you have problems with the system as set up in California but I'm worried about people like E_Johnson who are actively a part of that system and (for now at least) depend on it to get their medicine. If she is satisfied for now then I will support her. I will also support you and your desire for a fair and just method of obtaining cannabis, too.

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #137 posted by FoM on January 26, 2009 at 06:42:48 PT
BGreen
You're so sweet.

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Comment #136 posted by BGreen on January 26, 2009 at 06:34:00 PT
Keeping things in isn't good for us, either
I let my passion come out as long as it's tempered with tact and common sense. I trust my spouse and my friends to let me know if I've gone too far and then I apologize and try to take it down a notch.

Sure I get my proverbial knuckles smacked once and a while but I don't hold in emotions that may eventually boil over.

You be exactly who you are, FoM, but if you ever want to let it all out you can trust us to reel you back in.

Plus, you're the only one who can delete her own posts so you can just erase and deny everything. LOL

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #135 posted by FoM on January 26, 2009 at 05:56:51 PT
afterburner
Thank you. I really didn't mean the taxes were too high. Sometimes I find it hard to make a point without people getting upset. I basically just keep quiet and try not to make waves.

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Comment #134 posted by afterburner on January 26, 2009 at 00:29:42 PT
FoM #104 & #119
"They had a documentary called Marijuana Inc. on CNBC. They talked about money being paid in taxes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I thought how could anyone need to pay such a high tax if the prices were reasonable."

A few years back the Canadian government in a misguided attempt to force public health policy through punitive taxation jacked the taxes on cigarettes so high that a large cigarette smuggling ring was formed. This event shows that the government's ability to raise taxes is Not unlimited.

"Tobacco smuggling caught on after Canadian officials boosted cigarette taxes in 2001 to combat smoking." -News From Indian Country - Mohawk reservation a soft spot for cigarette smuggling http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1968&Itemid=33

When Larry W. Campbell as Mayor of Vancouver said that the government should just legalize cannabis "and tax the hell out of it," he was suffering from the same tax blindness.

(Larry W. Campbell worked for the RCMP in Vancouver and then as a member of the Drug Squad and in 1996 he was appointed BC Chief Coroner, before becoming Mayor of Vancouver in 2002. He is now a Member of the Canadian Senate. )

If you google { "cigarette smuggling" taxes }, you will find many states mentioned, for example, Michigan, California and New York.

Prices & taxes must be "reasonable" or criminals will control the market.

FoM #119

It's not New Age, but the lyrics are interesting:

{ Can I touch you to see if you're real? Is it nothing this something I feel? Can my heart take the strain? Or will it break down again? } The Payolas - Eyes Of A Stranger Tab Acorduri, Tabulaturi, Chords - METALHEAD.ro http://www.metalhead.ro/Tab-Acorduri-The_Payolas-Eyes_Of_A_Stranger_Tab-17833-231508.html

YouTube - The Payolas - Eyes Of A Stranger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C_fVnE3xHY

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Comment #133 posted by FoM on January 25, 2009 at 11:29:54 PT
tintala
Sometimes I need to stop thinking because I overload. I light a few scented candles and listen to a channel on the satellite called Spa or something close to that. I almost felt like I was tripping and my blood pressure dropped. It really helps when the stress of life is hard to handle.

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Comment #132 posted by tintala on January 25, 2009 at 11:14:21 PT:

COMMENT #122 , NEW AGE MUSIC
IMO, it can also be called " VISIONARY MUSIC", visionary music can initiate hormones in the brain, where the pineal gland is located "THE THIRD EYE", this is where a hormonal secretion is when intiated by music, meditation, and certain types of YOGA (pranayama) and kundalini. Some types of visionary music will help the listener to heal, meditate, relax, and use your given will power to engage in manifesting the good of your realizations. with meditation comes, knowledge, with knowledge comes wisdom, with wisdom comes enlightement. Cannabis can work in some of the same ways, especially when used in conjunction with lsd and "healing music". The DEA won't stop because of the vague generalization that , cannabis makes one think for himself.

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Comment #131 posted by FoM on January 25, 2009 at 08:43:28 PT
Had Enough
Have a nice day. When I see young musicians that seem to have a good sense of balance it gives me hope for a better world.

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Comment #130 posted by Had Enough on January 25, 2009 at 08:29:57 PT
Jack Johnson

I like his music.

A lot of the later mainstream music turns me off, but this guy has it.

I’m not into hip-hop but in ‘Sleep Through the Static’, I like how he mixes a little hip-hop style into it. Not too much, but just enough to create a unique style. It works really good there.

I’ll listen to some more later on…off to the grind to pay for my spot on the grid…again…

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Comment #129 posted by FoM on January 25, 2009 at 07:15:58 PT
Had Enough
Winter is in full force around here and this song by Jack Johnson makes me feel warm and comfortable.

Jack Johnson - Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez5UyjoHqlw

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Comment #128 posted by Had Enough on January 25, 2009 at 06:38:41 PT
Burn One Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lnLtha1YC8&feature=related

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Comment #127 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 20:41:09 PT
Had Enough
I think I will copy the songs you posted too tomorrow. I bought two of Jack Johnson's CDs and I like all the songs on both of them. He has a good Spirit about him. He even played at the Youth Ball.

He is big into Green Technology.

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Comment #126 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 20:24:50 PT
Jack Johnson…
Cool tune…

He gets it…He understands…

Good find FoM…

Tommorow I will record that and put it in my collection…

I saw some other tune of his on the sidebar. I’ll check them out too…

Thanks…

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Comment #125 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 20:11:51 PT
Riders On the Storm

Doors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-2TNXqEP-Y

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Comment #124 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 20:07:23 PT
Can't help myself ...more tunes
Procol Harum

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Gotta love the keyboards…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jJ1ORIOes&feature=PlayList&p=4951CE87CE864AED&playnext=1&index=1



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Comment #123 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 20:06:39 PT
Had Enough
Me too. Music with a message is what makes songs special to me. Jack Johnson a young musician has a song called Sleep through the Static.

Sometimes I need to totally tune out. Luckily it isn't that often but it works.

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-0a2Gd5HOI

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Comment #122 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:53:16 PT
Music

I have resorted at times to New Age music. I call it music then doesn't go anywhere. I hope that makes sense.

I understand…heard some of that too…

I like instrumentals ...However I’m really into music with a message.

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Comment #121 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 19:44:54 PT
Had Enough
I'll have to watch them tomorrow. This time of night our tower gets crowded and Youtube buffers. Once the little ones go to bed it gets better. Only problem is by the time the little ones go to bed and free up the tower I'm too tired and go to bed too. LOL!

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Comment #120 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 19:38:07 PT
Had Enough
Dust in the Wind. That's all we are. Wonderful song.

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Comment #119 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 19:36:36 PT
Had Enough
I have resorted at times to New Age music. I call it music then doesn't go anywhere. I hope that makes sense.

I have been able to lower my blood pressure by meditation and soft music that doesn't go anywhere.

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Comment #118 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:35:19 PT
opps
Please change kike to like in that last post...

Some might be offended...

Thanks

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Comment #117 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:31:35 PT
You are so very welcome…

Listen to all of them…you will like them…

It helps to keep our blood pressure down…

Yep… me too!!! Blood pressure…not real high but high enough…

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Comment #116 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 19:24:24 PT
Had Enough
I'm listening to Ten Years After. I love that song. Thank you.

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Comment #115 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:18:13 PT
Ok …Last one…

This one goes out to the D.A.R.E. freaks…and others of their ilk…

Pink Flyod

Another Brick in the Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUfvUZ8lZlE

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Comment #114 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:09:57 PT
The Logical Song
Supertramp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBAasek8NR4

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Comment #113 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 19:04:18 PT
Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Tears for Fears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOA4ixV-3jU

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Comment #112 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 18:58:55 PT
Peace.......
Dust In The Wind

Kansas –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbdP7sq0w8&feature=PlayList&p=7C2A060FB343D9D2&index=0&playnext=1

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Comment #111 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 18:43:16 PT
Ebony & Ivory

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssqBjaTzOU

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Comment #110 posted by Had Enough on January 24, 2009 at 18:34:13 PT
I'd love to change to world

Ten years after –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzrUqAtUcpU

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Comment #109 posted by BGreen on January 24, 2009 at 15:26:32 PT
Check out this poll on CNBC, Hope
Over 20,000 votes so far and to say it's lopsided is an understatement.

Bro. Bud

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Comment #108 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 14:13:54 PT
Hope
That's better! LOL!

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Comment #107 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 14:06:16 PT
Boss Woman... probably not.
Hostess might be more like it.

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Comment #106 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 14:05:03 PT
Marijuana Inc.
I didn't get to watch it... but I had a feeling it wasn't going to be anything but totally negative and a "gift" to prohibitionists.

They aren't giving up their pet persecution that easily.

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Comment #105 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 14:02:28 PT
103
No. It's not hard to believe... and yes... it's best to just keep some things to ourselves and try to forget it.

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Comment #104 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 13:59:19 PT
Hope
To answer your question. They had a documentary called Marijuana Inc. on CNBC. They talked about money being paid in taxes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I thought how could anyone need to pay such a high tax if the prices were reasonable. I know the answer is it's illegal but it still seems like overkill to me. If a product like marijuana sells for a reasonable amount of money less people would be paying what I consider a lot of money for what looks like a little bowl full of cannabis. How can people afford to pay rent, pay utilites, buy food and pay so much money for so little cannabis. The plants were nice looking but nothing out of the ordinary.

PS: I'm really not a boss type. I just have to keep it from going off the deep end.

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Comment #103 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 13:29:51 PT
Hope
I keep some things even from you. That's probably hard to believe but it's true. Somethings are best unsaid for everyones sake.

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Comment #102 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 13:19:27 PT
A very big and stable soapbox to stand on!
"Here in California the state is so broke that they do not have the funds to issue 2008 tax refunds to taxpayers. (They plan on issuing IOUs instead.) How can we discuss this issue of a state defaulting on its payment to taxpayers and not bring up how much $$ California is spending to arrest marijuana smokers."

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Comment #101 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 13:12:15 PT
Oh my gosh!
If the other half was worse than the half I saw, it must have been vicious. I'm so sorry.

It's odd how people like Nick don't realize all that they do is alienate people with their attitude... even the people that would like to like him.

Actually, he probably does know. He just likes being haughty, arrogant, outrageously asinine, and hateful. It's his true character, I guess. He gets a false sense of superiority and cruel satisfaction out of it is all I can figure.

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Comment #100 posted by paul armentano on January 24, 2009 at 13:08:21 PT
Hope and others: Remember what Pelosi said
To add to some of the statements from Hope and others re: contacting our politicians, and the White House, about the need for marijuana law reform. I remind folks of statements made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, live on CNN, in August during the DNC when she was specifically asked about the cannabis issue.

Here response:

“We have important work to do outside the Congress in order for us to have success inside the Congress for [the] use of medical marijuana. … [W]e need peoples’ help to be in touch with their members of Congress to say why this should be the case.”

In short, progressive members of Congress -- and perhaps the White House -- are WILLING to act on our issue, BUT they seek political cover. That 'cover' comes in the form of us reaching out to them via e-mails and phone calls and telling them what we want them to do on this issue. If WE don't speak out, they won't act. Ms. Pelosi said as much.

Finally, I agree w/ herbdoc that the current economic climate is ripe to engage in the marijuana law reform discussion. After all, how can one talk about the state of the U.S. economy and NOT talk about how much $$ we are spending to arrest and prosecute and jail marijuana consumers? Here in California the state is so broke that they do not have the funds to issue 2008 tax refunds to taxpayers. (They plan on issuing IOUs instead.) How can we discuss this issue of a state defaulting on its payment to taxpayers and not bring up how much $$ California is spending to arrest marijuana smokers. Yes folks, the time is now...

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Comment #99 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 13:03:19 PT
Hope
You don't know the half of it with him.

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Comment #98 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 13:03:02 PT
Your opinion matters a lot...
You're the boss! But, thankfully, not a boss we can't talk to.

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Comment #97 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 13:02:24 PT
Hope
I really find people doing stupid things really stupid with those google bombs. We have a good man in charge now.

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Comment #96 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 13:01:10 PT
I just saw that program on CNBC
What program?

And also... I don't think any of us miss Nick T's comments. They were never helpful and usually extraordinarily arrogant.

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Comment #95 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 12:57:47 PT
Also
sending e-mails to the President and the White House have nothing to do with Google or Yahoo "Bombs".

Googlebombs are nothing but juvenile silliness involving games with search engines that don't mean anything at all. Certainly not to the President or any of his communications systems.

Who, in his right mind, and not just playing silly games, and wanting to go to the White House sites would put in words like "failure" when wanting to find these sites? That's right... no one. It's just silly search engine games and has no effect on the Presidential communications at all.

A call to action on the part of reformers to speak up isn't about flaming or bombing anyone at all.

I believe our new President does want to hear from us... millions of us. We can actually help him in his efforts to keep his promises by these communications, I believe. We've never had a better opportunity to be heard by our politicians before this President.

Like E_Johnson said, he wouldn't be where he is if he wasn't tough. He can take the heat.

I'm grateful to think that he, on some level, appreciates the input of freedom loving American patriots... which we most certainly are.



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Comment #94 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 12:50:41 PT
Hope
I've never had a problem with Paul. Just because I comment on how I feel about something it's just a difference of opinion. I just saw that program on CNBC and it was really bad and then a raid and it's hard to take.

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Comment #93 posted by Hope on January 24, 2009 at 12:44:51 PT
FoM BFF
You know that.

BFF enough that I can share my thoughts with you on anything and even disagree with you on occasion.

I think BGreen, Paul, and Herbdoc are right. This is THE place to find the most reformers at any one time, because of what you have created in C-News. I for one, would be devastated if Paul didn't share all that he can of what he knows here... and he knows a lot.

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Comment #92 posted by BGreen on January 24, 2009 at 12:43:56 PT
Paul and herbdoc215
You're welcome, Paul. I really do feel you've added so much to our website and hope you continue.

herbdoc215, you are spot on with your comments. It always makes me smile whenever I see you post because it reminds me that you're free.

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #91 posted by herbdoc215 on January 24, 2009 at 12:17:17 PT
Paul, as a long time c'news(er) let me say
how much I like your style and I've always thought you are one class act...many thanks for all you do and we are much richer for having you than all the pieces of silver in Mr. Lewis purse! I too am guilty of checking here first thing every morning for longer than I care to remember and usually I don't even read the articles first but skip to the end to see what everybody is up to while I choke down my coffee and meds...information and family style discussion has always been what sets this place apart from any other! I voted for President Obama and know in my heart change is coming...but I think we can focus attention on our issue now like no other in history by showing DEA and their ilk that certain actions will no longer be tolerated and every call/letter and such we send in coming months just gives them something to hang their hats on to show the gestapo that times have changed and their old bs isn't welcome in our free country any longer. I don't think anybody wants to harass nor harangue the new administration before they have time to act, we are just sending a message now that the fear of Bush's brownshirts no longer keeps people quiet whom have done so long out of fear I believe? Love is the strongest force in the world...peace, Steve

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Comment #90 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 11:56:57 PT
Paul
That is all very good information. Thank you. What has always been a major issue with me is as soon as the left side of politics gets an edge all hell seems to break loose on CNews. I am totally gun shy from these attacks over the last few years. I have the job of deciding who can comment in this community and I know different people read it. It is a big responsibility since we are representing marijuana reform. I believe in sugar rather then vinegar as a means to an end. If I didn't feel that way I could have never continued to do this site as long as I have.

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Comment #89 posted by paul armentano on January 24, 2009 at 11:44:41 PT
BGreen, etc...
"That's all that was happening here with Paul Armentano and ChristenMitchell passing on information and gathering the troops. We are the troops and most of us get almost all of our current cannabis news from this website."

BGreen, thank you for the comments. That sums up my feelings exactly.

My purpose for posting on C-News -- and I believe I may be the ONLY employee from any of the major drug law reform groups (e.g. DPA, MPP, NORML, SAFER, etc.) that takes the time to do so in this forum -- is simply to inform, not to promote a political agenda. My agenda is marijuana law reform. And my goal is open, transparent communication with those of you who groups like NORML lobby for.

As other posters have noted, many of those who visit here get the marijuana law related information EXCLUSIVELY from this site. Knowing that, I try to my best to illuminate folks of pertinent information they may not otherwise be exposed to, when I see fit.

For example, someone on this thread posted previously about what was going on legislatively in NJ, WI, and other states. Guess what? I can tell you exactly what efforts are taking place. I can tell you that a full Senate vote in NJ is expected within weeks and that you can write your NJ Senator here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=12326996

I can also tell you that a major legislative effort to end mj arrests in WA is taking place, and you can support HB 1177 here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=12482776

I can tell you that I was active in drafting testimony in Montana that was presented this past Wed. to the Senate Judiciary Committee OPPOSING SB 212, an act to impose a lifetime ban on qualified medical cannabis patients who commit certain driving indiscretions. I can also tell you that the Committee will be voting on this bill by next Wed. and that you can tell the Committee to vote 'no' by going here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=12446976

I can tell you that medical marijuana bills were introduced in Missouri and Minnesota over the past two weeks. And that the Montana House will be voting next week whether to expand their medical marijuana program. You can read about all of this here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/

I can also tell you that the DEA also raided to legal medical grows in Colorado on Thursday, in addition to the Lake Tahoe dispensary bust.

I can tell the forum of C-News these things because I assume that marijuana law reform activists care about information that pertains to marijuana law reform. And if they choose to act upon it, they can do so.

Or, I suppose, I can just assume that folks will learn this information via other methods, like an occasional e-mail. But then what is the purpose of a forum?

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Comment #88 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 09:26:01 PT
One More Comment
Over the last year or so I have read many ideas on drug policy and how to look at change. I don't post on DrugWarRant but I read almost everything that Pete writes. He has helped me reafirm how I feel about President Obama and if he reads CNews I want to thank him.

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Comment #87 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 08:48:03 PT
dankhank
Thank you.

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Comment #86 posted by dankhank on January 24, 2009 at 08:44:48 PT
my chutzpah ...
knows few limits ...

In here it's like preaching to the choir ....

so ... I preach ...

cookies or brownies are great medicine when prepared properly.

small little medical bites may do wonders, should do wonders ...

peace to all who care ....

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Comment #85 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 07:48:25 PT
herbdoc215
Thank you. My niece will pass away without having an option of medical marijuana and that breaks my heart. She used marijuana over the years but in a nursing home in this area it's out of the question. That drives me up a wall. I don't think marijuana will extend her life at this point but it might make her less anxious.

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Comment #84 posted by herbdoc215 on January 24, 2009 at 07:43:40 PT
FoM, I'm very sorry to hear that, my condolences.
But my point wasn't that some are dying, it's that MANY are being hastened to death by these insane policies, I've SEEN the correct strains and dose of cannabis actually SLOW tumor growth, keep folks on chemo, allow some to eat and gain extra quality months with loved ones....those are the ones who are screwed without serious reform AND Dispensaries as I've been studying this for years and it's all we can do to grow proper cannabis, so without professional growers most are stuck without real meds that are strong enough to save lives. Medical cannabis is a cruel joke without real access! Peace, steve

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Comment #83 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 07:31:48 PT
herbdoc215
My niece is dieing and she hopes we win this battle.

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Comment #82 posted by herbdoc215 on January 24, 2009 at 07:26:13 PT
It's sooo easy to be patient when you not dying!
Or puking blood, or passing bloody stools, or better yet waiting silently at 4am for the reaper...the people whom don't understand some of our passions and to whom "incremental" change is peaches, I say it sure must be nice to not have pressing health issues. To the rest of us this is a struggle to the death against evil men who will say any lie or twist any naive persons to do their bidding! It's really easy to sit 2500 miles away from the front lines out here and make judgment calls about who's little system is right. Peace, steve

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Comment #81 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 06:46:04 PT
BGreen
I guess I have never been a follower. I look at life differently then others. I don't jump on bandwagons because they remind me of mob rule. I have never been paid for doing CNews and that allows me the liberty of marching to a different beat. I am a kind person who avoids fighting. I say write President Obama and ask him for what is important to you as a individual. I also think we should consider writing to Barney Frank and ask him when we might know more about his Bill.

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Comment #80 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 06:26:58 PT
BGreen
We are one country with many states. I don't agree with everything that every state is doing. I think that should be ok.

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Comment #79 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 06:24:51 PT
BGreen
I get a couple emails and it was in all of them. If I feel it's important I will post it. I wouldn't post on anyone elses site because I was raised to respect others rights to a different opinion.

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Comment #78 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 06:22:03 PT
BGreen
I also wanted to say that I didn't vote for Obama because of our issue. I am patient. I've been waiting for 8 years until it would be our turn. It's our turn now. Isn't that how a democracy works?

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Comment #77 posted by BGreen on January 24, 2009 at 06:20:43 PT
FoM re: comment 75
I don't think we see things in the emails much differently except that I don't get any except from NORML.

Chances are pretty good that when something is important to you or Hope or runruff or BGreen or any other regular poster it's going to be important to the other posters here at CNews.

I rely on CNews and the comments section to get my knowledge. I can't imagine missing out on something important just because somebody kept it to themselves and assumed the rest of us would find out one way or another.

I want people to share what's important to them and then I'll decide if I care or not.

Yes, I'm thrilled that President Obama is keeping his word so far. That's why I'll keep believing he cares what we think, too, even if it's us reminding him of his promises.

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #76 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 05:57:18 PT
Just Saw This On MSNBC
President Obama is doing what he said so far. Here's a brand new web site that will be developed. I think these are exciting times full of hope.

http://www.recovery.gov/

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Comment #75 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 05:46:12 PT
BGreen
I think that when we all read our e-mails we see different opinions and different actions that some want people to take. Why not let us decide by our own e-mails if we are for or not for a given idea?

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Comment #74 posted by FoM on January 24, 2009 at 05:43:50 PT
BGreen
People need to do what they want to do. I know who you are talking about with the tin foil hats. He came back in here and posted another nasty post and I banned him again. The right leaning people are angry because the Democrats won. When Kerry lost I was crushed but I wasn't angry. I was angry at our country for being so stupid to put him in for 4 more years. Anger towards our new president won't change anything. Words and the way we say them mean more then what we actually say. Respect for Obama shouldn't be something hard considering the man has made many people happy. I don't want him to turn on us because of right leaning people causing him grief. I don't care what political party anyone leans towards but respect would be appreciated.

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Comment #73 posted by BGreen on January 24, 2009 at 05:32:21 PT
FoM
You have to know by now that Mrs. Green and I have a love for you and Stick that is as strong as any, especially considering the fact we've never met face to face.

I say this because I don't want you to think I'm attacking you. You're not wrong in the way you feel. I do believe you're so used to people attacking Obama (somebody you've admired for over four years when most people didn't know who he was) that you're still actively defending him, but nobody here is attacking him and that's where the confusion comes in.

I know how you feel because I too broke down all BS barriers and callousness I've built up because my lifetime of Presidents have been a year of Kennedy (really didn't count,) Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and then an even worse Bush. I put aside all of the anger I've built up after being majorly let down by every SOB that's ever been my President and began to feel like things might be different with this brilliant man named Obama.

For the first time in my life I actually feel like I could write an email to him or make a phone call and it might make a difference, especially when combined with thousands of others who feel the same as I do.

That's all that was happening here with Paul Armentano and ChristenMitchell passing on information and gathering the troops. We are the troops and most of us get almost all of our current cannabis news from this website.

Obama asked us to get involved and promised transparency. He doesn't even know where everything is in the White House, so chances are he has no idea that the DEA is actively defying his publicly stated intentions. What you've seen here that seemed like an attack to you means something quite different to me and others.

Nobody is talking about one person sending 10,000 spam emails. My image of this is President Obama being informed that the White House had received over 10,000 emails and phone calls about the DEA medical marijuana raid in CA. That's probably the only way Obama would find out about this.

Then, President Obama would be able to put a 120 day hold on these raids (just like he did for the prosecutions at Gitmo,) and all of us would feel like we do have a voice in the Obama administration.

There is so much on Obama's plate right now that our voices are needed to make sure we're not forgotten, patients aren't deprived of their medicine and people won't have to endure the horror of barbaric raids.

We need people like Paul Armentano to be an active part of our website. I strongly believe he respects you or he wouldn't waste his time posting here. I also believe he is somebody we should trust not to do anything to hurt you, this website or our cause. I don't think he has.

The Republican from NORML that used to post here was always ridiculing people and accusing us of wearing "tin foil hats," and I personally don't miss him one single bit. Paul has never treated us that way and I feel he is a better representation of what NORML stands for.

I've kept things to myself just like you because I knew no one would ever listen. Obama says he wants to hear us and I believe him. I also believe you're one voice that he would enjoy hearing, just as much as he appreciates all of your help getting him elected.

With love, The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #72 posted by fight_4_freedom on January 23, 2009 at 18:42:36 PT
Bodhi
"NORML, pfft NORML is a glorified glee club. The Marijuana Policy Project is the one that does all the heavy lifting. Look at what they did for Massachusetts and Michigan this last year, and look what they're going to be doing with Arizona and Nevada in the coming years. Outstanding work those folks do."

Here in Michigan, MPP may have had their "logo" on the medical initiative, but they certainly did not do all the "heavy lifting". MPP used their funds and their political experience to get the petition drive going, but they were not the ones out on the streets actually gathering signatures like the MINORML members were. It was like they were the coaching staff and we were the players.

It was a total team effort here in Michigan. If it wasn't for MPP, we wouldn't have had the opportunity at all. But if it wasn't for the help of MINORML and the rest of our concerned citizens, it never would have even made it on the ballot to be voted on in the first place. Both organizations joined together to work as a team. I met some wonderful people from MPP during the campaign. And I totally respect the work they do. They helped us immensely.

But it was NOT just MPP that did the heavy lifting here in the Great Lakes State, trust me.

And that's how we will change these laws, by working TOGETHER.

By the way, welcome to C-News!

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Comment #71 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 17:21:48 PT
charmed quark
That's really ok. I really don't expect more then he said but I do expect what he said. Bush said state's rights but that didn't happen. I think Obama is doing a good job so far and moving on issues that mattered to people when he was campaigning. I hope people understand what he said and go with it. Look at these web sites that were mentioned in this article.

Obama Administration Promotes a Broader National Conversation

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread24441.shtml

http://www.demos.org/

http://www.americaspeaks.org/

http://www.everyday-democracy.org/

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Comment #70 posted by charmed quark on January 23, 2009 at 17:19:12 PT
What's happening in NJ
You asked what was going on regarding medical cannabis.

Now that the s119 bill has made it out of the senate subcommittee, it is expected to go to a vote in the full senate in early February. The numbers look good there and we expect a win in the senate.

The assembly subcommittee will meanwhile have to make their version of the bill match the senate's. The main difference is that the senate added an amendment to allow the setup of "medical marijuana alternative treatment center" cooperatives to handle the medical marijuana.

Then the assembly will have to vote on it. I don't know the likelihood of it passing the assembly at this time. I expect it is about the same as the senate. We're spending our time trying to talk to members who have problems with the concept ( see the editorial referenced earlier in this thread that Assemblywoman Agelini wrote!)

If it passes both houses, our governor has said he will sign it.

My concerns are that it is an election year for the assembly, so that might make it more political. Governor Corzine is also up for reelection. If the bill doesn't make it to his desk this year, it's possible a new governor less friendly to this bill could be in office. So I really want this out to him this year.

So, there's a lot that will have to happen and I and others are very busy on this and hope we might be a medical cannabis state before the end of this year.

-Pete

N.B. I'm watching Dr. Stangelove right now on TCM. Ah, memories of my youth :-)

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Comment #69 posted by charmed quark on January 23, 2009 at 17:02:20 PT
FOM - googlebomb and DEA
The google googlebomb was rather nice. You type "cheerful achievement" and it took you to Obama's site. On Yahoo, not so nice.

Regarding the DEA raid - FOM, I really wasn't trying to stir anything up by posting about it. I am really, really happy that Obama won. I haven't been this happy about a presidency since Kennedy! And I expect he'll be an even better president. I am absolutely not trying to attack him. REALLY.

The emails being recommended about the raid are very supportive to Obama, simply asking him to check on what the DEA is doing as it appears to be violating his stated wishes.

I also agree that Obama never said he would stop the DEA from raiding dispensaries, only patients. But I can still hope. As others said, this is also the window to get some input on his replacement for the head of DEA.

Even if he doesn't stop the raids I will still be very, very happy with him.

I know you still have a happy buzz from the election and so do I. I hope we didn't do anything to harsh your buzz :-)

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Comment #68 posted by Storm Crow on January 23, 2009 at 16:03:21 PT
Had Enough
There's a lady called j-angel who would love to talk with you! You two have similar interests. She's the administrator at http://www.greenpassion.org/

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Comment #67 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 15:05:08 PT
E_Johnson
I'll try to not be stressed. I have had such a wonderful time enjoying the Inauguration. I really want to stay in that frame of mind a little longer. We got a good and smart President and I have great respect for him. When I respect someone I really respect them. It's just my nature. When I don't respect someone I really don't respect them too.

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Comment #66 posted by E_Johnson on January 23, 2009 at 14:54:26 PT
FoM remember Obama is tough and Rahm is tougher
I'm sorry about your personal stresses. But please don't stress over Obama. He's a tough guy and Rahm Emanuel is even tougher.

I think Obama is the kind of guy who appreciates a good valid political fight. I bet he respects us more because we do give him a good valid political fight.

I hope that eases your blood pressure a bit.

About the new Drug Czar -- right now is our only chance to influence the selection of that person. We only have this window right now to make our voice heard in that selection process.

Once they pick the person, we're stuck with him or her for at least the next four years.

So I it's better to speak up now than to wait until the person comes on board and then complain after the fact.



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Comment #65 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 14:41:43 PT
E_Johnson
I think if people want to email him go for it. I don't do things like that. I just keep to myself. I've always been one to be quiet and keep it all bottled up. I doubt I'll ever change. I do CNews and try to keep up on other news that interests me like health care and green technology.

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Comment #64 posted by E_Johnson on January 23, 2009 at 14:37:36 PT
FoM I hear you, but...
For years I would get BS "surveys" from the DNC that asked "questions" about my views that were completely fake. They were concocted to get me focused on the Democratic agenda that already existed and they didn't care what I really cared about at all.

Now here comes Obama and finally at long last the Democratic leadership has opened itself to feedback from real Democrats.

This is such a new idea -- that the Democratic leadership actually CARES what I think or what any of us think -- people aren't used to it yet and they're going hog wild with their reborn enthusiasm for democracy.

Obama is a student of history. He knows this comes with the job. He knew what he was getting into when he invited all of this citizen feedback in the first place.



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Comment #63 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 14:25:27 PT
Sam
Sending Obama emails doesn't bother me at all. Don't stir it up on CNews is all I ask.

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Comment #62 posted by Bodhi on January 23, 2009 at 14:20:18 PT:

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
"He's a grownup. He decided to become President on his own, knowing that a lot of heat comes with the job, and he can take the heat just like any other President in the past."

Well said, Johnson. Bush had to go through the same crap when he took office, with everyone jumping down his throat for every little thing, and having to clean up the shortcomings and misgivings of his predecessor. Nothing has really changed.

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Comment #61 posted by Sam Adams on January 23, 2009 at 14:14:54 PT
flaming
I would say "flaming" would be sending out a big press release calling someone a coward for not acting, or something like that. I think we're years away from that happening!



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Comment #60 posted by Sam Adams on January 23, 2009 at 14:14:09 PT
whoa
Hold on for a second - sending a bunch of emails to Obama isn't flaming him - it's helping! He can go to the opposition and say, "Look, we have to do this, look at the support it has!" grass roots feedback is always good.

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Comment #59 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 14:11:00 PT
RadicalRuss
I guess I think of conservatives as Republicans. I should have said right leaning.

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Comment #58 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 14:03:58 PT
E_Johnson
I understand what you are saying. What I mind is everyone jumping on Obama when any little thing goes wrong. He has an over full plate. Stirring up anger is something I really mind. We get alerts in email and we can act on them if we want to. Life is hard for all of us right now and making so much anger towards Obama when it was Bush's people that are doing the raiding seems unfair. I checked and John Walters was only approved in December 2001. That's almost 12 months until they set their agenda. I have a niece that is dieing from lung cancer at 47 years old and illness in other members of my family. I have high blood pressure and no doctor. CannabisNews has been a sanctuary for people who are stressed. Stressed about life or issues. I'd like it to continue that way. We have about 9,000 views on one article and over 3,000 or some other articles. I don't want people to stop reading because we become like all the blog type sites out there.

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Comment #57 posted by RadicalRuss on January 23, 2009 at 13:59:17 PT:

NORML, Republican? News to me!
Someone around here thinks NORML is Republican? That's weird, considering I work for NORML (host of daily news and interviews podcast and the weekly news release), host a progressive talk show on XM Satellite's "America Left - Air America" channel, and campaigned for Barack Obama.

The only thing not "lefty" about me is my writing hand.

NORML isn't Republican, though we do favor the traditionally conservative idea that government has no business regulating personal affairs. NORML isn't Democrat, though we do favor the traditionally liberal idea that people should be free to do as they choose so long as they don't harm others.

When Bill Clinton was arresting 4.9 million pot smokers, we were trashing Democrats. When George Bush was arresting 5.4 million pot smokers, we were trashing Republicans. Our opponents are bi-partisan, we are non-partisan.

As for "heavy lifting", understand that in many of the marijuana policy success stories of the past decade, most of the "boots on the ground" work was done by local grassroots volunteer activists, many affiliated with NORML, who generated enough local success with municipal ballot measures that created a fertile environment for the eventual "heavy lifting" to get done. Everyone has their part to play, and I'm proud to be a part of the grassroots activism, legal, and educational mission undertaken by NORML.

"Radical" Russ Belville Host - NORML Daily Audio Stash - http://stash.norml.org Host - The Russ Belville Show - http://radicalruss.com Associate Director, Oregon NORML - http://ornorml.org

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Comment #56 posted by E_Johnson on January 23, 2009 at 13:39:36 PT
FoM about people growing for themselves
I have a mold cleanup and remodeling job being done in my house. I can't grow for myself right now. I have to go to a dispensary.

If Obama decides he's not going to protect dispensaries, then I will have no choice but to use democracy to advocate for my own well being.

It won't be a choice. There will be zero politics attached to my actions. It won't make me a Republican, either.

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Comment #55 posted by E_Johnson on January 23, 2009 at 13:35:32 PT
FoM -- Obama asked for feedback himself
First thing -- I have no idea about google-bombing, I never heard it mentioned anywhere that I go.

Personally, I think it's far more likely that the google-bombing is being done by people unhappy with the closing of Guantanamo, since that's a decision Obama has actually made.

It would be illogical to blame Obama for a raid when Obama's AG hasn't even been confirmed. So nobody can blame Obama for any medical marijuana anything yet.

Furthermore, I'm a Democrat and I always have been. I've been around NORML people and I certainly didn't feel like I was surrounded by Republicans.

Obama wants an open administration. He's asked us all to become involved.

He's a grownup. He decided to become President on his own, knowing that a lot of heat comes with the job, and he can take the heat just like any other President in the past.

So let's let democracy happen. I'm sure Obama would agree. He's not like Bush. He's not the kind of leader who demands loyalty from his subjects or else.



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Comment #54 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 12:48:46 PT
Bodhi
I haven't but I'd like to know. By the way I am happy for Mass and Michigan.

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Comment #53 posted by Bodhi on January 23, 2009 at 12:46:52 PT:

Speaking of MMJ...
Hear anything new on the advancements of that front in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, or New Jersey?

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Comment #52 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 12:39:54 PT
Bodhi
Let e-mail take care of certain things. I don't agree with all that is done in the name of medical marijuana and we shouldn't have to all be involved in every aspect of people or organizations issues. This is a community of people who talk, laugh, cry and hope but we are not a part of any organization as far as supporting one or the other. There are many ways to use a forum and many blogs to choose from.

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Comment #51 posted by Bodhi on January 23, 2009 at 12:33:34 PT:

Wait, what flaming?
No really, I think Paul had a point there. What flaming are you talking about? I don't mean to jump into the middle of ya'lls tiff but really FoM, wtf are you talking about? You got a link?

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Comment #50 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 12:25:47 PT
Paul
I am not interested in fighting. Please don't use this site for things like flaming the Obama's administration with the same thing I get in my e-mail. Most people check their e-mails I would think.

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Comment #49 posted by paul armentano on January 23, 2009 at 12:21:02 PT
FOM...
Did you read anything I just wrote? And what "attacks" are you referring to? There is nothing on NORML's website about yesterday's DEA raid. The earlier post I sent to C-News re: the raid and contacting the White House were cut and pasted from an ASA list-serv to their membership.

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5654

MPP has just sent out a similar list-serv asking folks to contact the White House. So has DRC-Net

http://www.stopthedrugwar.com/chronicle_blog/2009/jan/22/dea_s_medical_marijuana_raids_co

Are you accusing all of these groups of 'flaming?' Huh???

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Comment #48 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 12:14:18 PT
Paul
I really don't care but please don't attack Obama on this web site. If they raided a marijuana patient with a legal amount being grown I would be raising hell too. We should be allowed to be different in our views. I am not going to demand anything but wait and see who he chooses as drug czar and how he will run his anti drug campaign.

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Comment #47 posted by paul armentano on January 23, 2009 at 12:08:49 PT
FOM...
While I'm a big supporter of this site and try to always be respectful of folks' political leanings, I feel compelled to respond to your inference.

I find it telling, though troubling, that any criticism of certain politicians' policies regarding this issue are polarized by many as partisan. When NORML criticizes Republican administrations, as we do often, we are labelled by Republican supporters as 'pro-Democrat.' When we criticize Democrat administrations, as we do when warranted, we are labeled as 'pro-Republican.' When we criticize both parties, we are accused of ignoring 'Libertarians' and 'Greens.'

Please. Let's get real folks. This is not an 'us' versus 'them' issue. The bottom line is that America has experienced 70+ years of cannabis prohibition because BOTH parties have played a significant role in its creation, expansion, and continuation!

As I wrote publicly in the months leading up to the election (but it obviously bears repeating)

http://blog.norml.org/2008/09/12/presidential-candidates-on-drugs/

"Lest folks think that NORML is unfairly biased toward one political party over another, let me reiterate that NORML and the NORML Foundation are required by law to be non-partisan.

(I state this position, again, in response to recent posts proclaiming, inaccurately, that NORML is either pro-Democrat or pro-Republican. In truth, neither of these positions are true, and in fact, NORML’s endorsement of any party, including Greens or Libertarians, would be illegal.)

By contrast, the NORML PAC can raise funds to contribute to “pot-friendly” political officials at the local, state, or federal level. Since 2001, the NORML PAC has contributed over $37,000 to select politicians. These public officials are not selected because of their political party affiliation; they are selected because they have each made exceptional efforts to liberalize America’s antiquated and punitive marijuana laws."

FOM and others, I encourage you to view the list of politicians who have received NORML PAC $$. It's right here:

http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6960

You will see, definitively, that those receiving NORML aid are primarily Democrats.

Does this mean that NORML is 'pro-Democrat?" No, it means that in recent years, there have been more Democrats willing to embrace legislative reforms on Capitol Hill than Republicans. Does that mean that NORML is now obligated not to legitimately offer criticisms of Democrats and/or encourage citizens to contact their elected officials when and if they are Democrats and urge them to take proactive steps toward reform? Hardly. Just the opposite is true.

NORML's credibility relies on it being non-partisan -- and this tenet stands for other reform groups as well. C-News has chosen otherwise, and that is fine. You are a privately managed site and can espouse your own personal political views. NORML can not and does not, so please do not imply otherwise.



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Comment #46 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 12:01:53 PT
E_Johnson
Two major people in NORML are or were Republicans. I don't think they have a big staff either. I don't think they could acknowledge it though.

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Comment #45 posted by Bodhi on January 23, 2009 at 11:59:06 PT:

NORML, pfft
NORML is a glorified glee club. The Marijuana Policy Project is the one that does all the heavy lifting. Look at what they did for Massachusetts and Michigan this last year, and look what they're going to be doing with Arizona and Nevada in the coming years. Outstanding work those folks do.

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Comment #44 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 11:37:16 PT
E_Johnson
That's what I always thought.

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Comment #43 posted by E_Johnson on January 23, 2009 at 11:34:36 PT
FoM I don't understand
Are you saying NORML is run by Republicans? I can't parse your sentence.



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Comment #42 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 11:19:57 PT
A Very Big Request
I really would appreciate it if Republican leaning web sites like NORML would keep flaming Obama on their web site so I don't feel ashamed. Thanks in advance.

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Comment #41 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 11:15:12 PT
President Obama Already Googlebombed
Excerpt: But here in San Francisco, there's an obvious unanswered question: Is this the work of Republican bloggers, or was it our local left-of-left progressives unhappy with Barry O's lack of support for medical marijuana and rent control?

http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/01/23/president-obama-already-googlebombed-failure

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Comment #40 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 10:56:50 PT
Republicans Maybe
I think people are out to get him. I really pity people like that. They must be very unhappy.

President Barack Obama Has Been Googlebombed

http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/01/president_barac.html

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Comment #39 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 10:46:22 PT
One More Comment
If anyone from the Obama administration ever checks out CNews I want them to know I will not partake in bombarding President Obama with email over a dispensary raid. Many people know about CNews because of my involvement with the campaign and I don't want them to think I endorse any of this. I am patient.

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Comment #38 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 10:15:37 PT
Had Enough
Done! Keep on truckin'

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Comment #36 posted by paul armentano on January 23, 2009 at 09:53:51 PT
Latest from CA NORML/ASA re: DEA raid
Cal NORML is sorry to note that the DEA yesterday conducted its first medical marijuana raid under the Obama administration. Agents raided Ken Estes' Holistic Solutions facility in South Lake Tahoe, taking cash and product but not arresting anyone. Supporters are urged to call the White House and ask that Obama act promptly on his pledge to end DEA medical marijuana raids. White House hotline phone is 202-456=1111. Note that Obama still hasn't named a new DEA chief or Drug Czar and that the old Bush appointees for US attorneys are still in place. This isn't unusual, as it normally takes time for a new administration to take control. However, we should remind Obama that this is a problem that deserves quick attention. - D Gieringer, Cal NORML

> >---------------------------------------------------------------------------

>Hello, >

>ASA is already getting great feedback from activists around the country who >have taken part in ASA's latest action alert urging supporters to call the >White House. In fact, the White House comment line is currently staffed >with LIVE volunteers taking hand-written notes from callers. These notes >will be compiled and provided to the call center manager. IF ENOUGH CALLS >ARE MADE TODAY, OUR REQUEST TO HALT DEA RAIDS COULD MAKE IT TO THE WHITE >HOUSE DESK! >

>In other words, you can make a difference! Check out the feedback from one >of our excellent activists: >

> I just called Obama at 202-456-1111. They have no computers and are >taking hand-written notes. The VOLUNTEER who answered the phone for me >said, I wasn't the only one to call him about this and there are over a >dozen volunteers and the phones are ringing off the hook. I told him about >the DEA raid yesterday & asked for Obama to keep his promise about ending >DEA raids on medical cannabis patients and hoped he would end them for >medical cannabis providers as well. He speculated that the DEA may have >been trying to get one last raid in before the transition is complete. All >the notes will be gathered into "subject" and given to the call-center boss >and may be reported to Obama. Please call. Let your voice be heard. If you >get a busy signal, try again. Leave a voicemail or speak to a real person. >You want change, demand it. Be the Change you want to see in the World. >

>We couldn't say it better ourselves!! It is important that you to action >RIGHT NOW! >

>Call President Obama and urge that he issue an immediate suspension to all >federal funds used to investigate, intimidate, arrest, and prosecute >individuals who use or provide medical cannabis in accordance with their >state laws. CALL THE WHITE HOUSE at (202) 456-1111 and say: >

> "Hi, my name is _____________. Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement >Agency raided a medical cannabis dispensary in Tahoe, California. The >dispensary was raided by DEA despite numerous statements by President Obama >saying he would end federal interference with state medical cannabis laws. >I'm very concerned about outgoing DEA officials undermining these state laws >and aggressively threatening innocent Americans. I'm also concerned about >DEA taking action that is in direct conflict with President Obama's stated >position. I am pleading with President Obama to issue an immediate >suspension of all federal funds used to investigate, intimidate, arrest, or >prosecute individuals who use or provide medical cannabis in accordance with >their state laws. Medical marijuana patients want change, too! Please help >us now." >

>Caren Woodson >Americans for Safe Access >

>

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Comment #35 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 09:35:02 PT
Had Enough
Let's Roll!

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Comment #34 posted by Had Enough on January 23, 2009 at 09:31:00 PT
Allied Coalition

re: comments #1 thru #13…or somewhere near there anyway…:)

We need all the reform groups to unite together.

We need to send a very loud and very clear message.

No more BS.

People are being, deigned employment, medical benefits, drivers licenses, getting arrested, jailed with families and lives destroyed, sometimes worse, etc…

Enough is enough.

If everybody in favor of the issue could get together and represent a large block of voters, this can work.

Any politician who defies the will of the people, they will lose that block of vote’s period, regardless of any other issues. Just like the gun lobby operates, any politician who leans against the 2nd Amendment, losses support, period. That is the course we must set for the 4th Amendment, and "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", as "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.

Time has come for the politicians to realize that not supporting the issue is political suicide, 180 degrees from what it was in the past.

Now is the time, no quarter…

No decriminalization, no medical cards issued by the states…no pee testing by the bladder cops, no harassment from DEA, flat out Re-legalization period. Nothing short of that.

Norml, MPP, and all the reform groups…Unite, and do it real soon, share the resources…together we can represent a large block of votes that cannot be ignored.

With the stuff on change.gov & change.org we have an excellent opportunity to make this happen, strike while the iron is hot…we cannot be ignored now…We have their attention even though they are trying to blow the issue off. We need to make sure they know the issue is not something that will go away because of their lame tactics.

Let’s Roll.

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Comment #33 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 09:20:47 PT
BGreen
You sure don't need to apologize for anything. I like pansies too. They're pretty! LOL!

http://hivine.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/pansies_5.jpg

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Comment #32 posted by BGreen on January 23, 2009 at 09:13:33 PT
Sorry, FoM
I guess I was just being a Pansy (which I know how to spell.) LOL

I do love purple and violet so I may really be a Pansy. I've certainly been called worse. In fact, I was called names just this morning posting on a newspaper site.

You know what they say ... "sticks and stones."

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #31 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 09:05:40 PT
BGreen
When people register I must approve them so they can comment in our community. This person registered 2 names. One Canadian and one American. A red flag went up immediately.

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Comment #30 posted by ChristenMitchell on January 23, 2009 at 09:04:16 PT:

202-456-1111
The DEA has raided a South Lake Tahoe Medical Dispensary. Call the White House number to protest. http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2009/01/steve-kubby-first-obama-dea-raid-in-california-change/

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Comment #29 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 08:43:41 PT
BGreen
I always look for the best in people too. If I offend someone I will apologize. If I'm out of my area of knowledge I don't say anything. I must look at the fact that not everyone who registers to post here has good reasons. Divide and conquer is always a possibility.

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Comment #28 posted by BGreen on January 23, 2009 at 08:40:06 PT
Attacking Canada isn't right, either.
I don't understand why it was posted under NORML's Weekly News Bulletin but the post doesn't seem like an insult to us.

He says that after reading these (meaning plural) articles he feels as if he had just watched a crappy sitcom that asks a lot of questions that will never be answered (as happens in a soap opera.)

After that he gives a brief synopsis of the sitcom as if it were the narrator at the end of the 1960's Batman show.

I may just be looking for the best in people but I really don't think he was calling us names.

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #27 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 08:35:50 PT
Bodhi
I think Canada is a country full of kind and level headed people. I'm in a Canadian e-mail group and have been for years. I don't give any input into Canada's marijuana laws but I do listen to how they are trying to work thru their issues.

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Comment #26 posted by Bodhi on January 23, 2009 at 08:25:56 PT:

Ganjaman
Relax everyone. Ganjaman's opinion doesn't count for anything in America, so why should we listen? He's from Canada; it's not even a real country anyway. :P

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Comment #25 posted by runruff on January 23, 2009 at 07:42:14 PT
Ganjaman
"Tune in next week you pansies."

Surely you are not calling us pansies are you?

We must be reading your post wrong?

Who are the pansies in this scenario?

With a name like "CanadianGanjaman"......I don't know.....The name just sort of evokes the image of one sage individual.....kind of peaceful and all?



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Comment #24 posted by BGreen on January 23, 2009 at 07:41:45 PT
I don't think he was calling us names
I had to reread it a couple of times but I took it to mean that seemed to be how all of the writers were treating us with these stories being published.

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #23 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 07:28:32 PT
CanadianGanjaman
Canada and America are different countries. We have a very large population and we do things differently. If you don't like CNews you don't need to comment here. We've been a community for 10 years and we don't call each other pansies or any other put down words.

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Comment #22 posted by runruff on January 23, 2009 at 07:14:17 PT
Hey Rev.
I meant to say RGB instead I wrote GCW [another good guy] by mistake.

Have a great day my brother!

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Comment #21 posted by runruff on January 23, 2009 at 07:11:40 PT
GCW
I appreciate your humor,lol.

Actually the courts, Leos and the scientific community all refer to shrooms and their colonies [mycelium] as trees.

Go figure?

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Comment #20 posted by BGreen on January 23, 2009 at 07:03:22 PT
runruff re: comment #17
Brother, you and Steve Martin must have been getting small because mushrooms have got to be the smallest trees I've ever seen. LOL

My cooling bills would be much higher if all of my trees were that small.

Now, a house shaded by giant cannabis trees sounds like a dream (and a glorious Autumn.) :)

The Reverend Bud Green

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Comment #19 posted by CanadianGanjaman on January 23, 2009 at 06:55:56 PT
Sitcom?
Every time these articles end, i feel like id just watched some crappy sitcom... Left with a bunch of questions that are asked for me but will probly never be answered, or when answered will produce a less than desireable result...

Will Obama Legalize Marijuana?

Will this countrys' government finally recognize that the drug war against marijuana is a waste of time and taxpayer money?

Will The ignorant be enlightened.....

Tune in next week you panzies.

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Comment #18 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 06:22:17 PT
runruff
I only did Mushrooms one time. We had friends come to visit us from 400 miles away back in the 70s and we made breakfast the one morning and after breakfast we ate the mushrooms and headed out for a day on the lake. It was amazing.

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Comment #17 posted by runruff on January 23, 2009 at 06:18:36 PT
*Blue Bloods, ate shrooms preserved in honey.
I believe that psilocybin mushrooms are the true tree of life.

I picture a prehistoric person [probably a woman] walking through a meadow where she picked and ate a fresh mushroom and before she could reach home she saw god! I know I did!

*[Psilocybin turns honey a bright royal blue.]

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Comment #16 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 06:10:42 PT
OverwhelmSam
I ain't no monkey! LOL! Cannabis is almost a truth serum for many people. You stop and think and thinking people aren't what they want for the workers in our country. Work, make money, run yourself into ground, frazzle your brain and we don't care.

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Comment #15 posted by OverwhelmSam on January 23, 2009 at 06:05:33 PT
Born from Primates who Consumed Cannabis
If you ask me, the reason we are so wired for cannabis is because as monkeys we probably stumbled upon a marijuana field and consumed cannabis flowers. All of a sudden we were naked, lol. The cannabis plant is probably the friut of the tree of knowledge, think about it.

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Comment #14 posted by FoM on January 23, 2009 at 05:30:56 PT
Just a Comment
I haven't found any news so far. Maybe later in the day something worthwhile will pop up but if not I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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Comment #13 posted by The GCW on January 22, 2009 at 20:00:13 PT
Locate 2 barf bags. Unless You recycle.
Legalizing marijuana for medical reasons sends wrong message to youth

http://bulletin.gmnews.com/Current/Editorials/

-0-

Legalizing marijuana sends wrong message

http://atlanticville.gmnews.com/Current/Editorials/

From, EEEEEKS, uhmph, humph HUMPphf

Mary Pat Angelini



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Comment #12 posted by FoM on January 22, 2009 at 19:30:50 PT
The GCW
I never heard President Obama say anything about stopping raids on dispensaries and I listened closely. He said medical marijuana patients but he didn't mention dispensaries.

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Comment #11 posted by FoM on January 22, 2009 at 19:27:58 PT
The GCW
I don't know what he can do or say. I really don't. I have been watching the transfer of power for the first time ever. I never cared before so I'm learning.

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Comment #10 posted by The GCW on January 22, 2009 at 19:25:04 PT
FoM,
So Obama is unable to say stop the riads, NOW!

???

The Prez, can not say, hold everything?

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Comment #9 posted by FoM on January 22, 2009 at 19:17:33 PT
Just a Comment
Until President Obama has his office and drug czar and policy in place I have no idea what direction the overall drug war will go. They still are operating under Bush's people. I have always expected raids that have been under investigation for any length of time to happen for quite a while.

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Comment #8 posted by ChristenMitchell on January 22, 2009 at 19:01:38 PT:

Marijuana Inc - Trash from Trish
What began as a possibly edifying look at Medical Marijuana, morphed into a poorly produced Cops episode. Trish Raygun did not do any research or fact checking to further her propaganda. Better luck next week at the Dog Show, you'll fit in.

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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on January 22, 2009 at 18:58:04 PT
paul armentano
And even here on this post: The title:

Marijuana Legalization Questions Top Obama's 'Citizen's Briefing Book'

-0-

Obama must know, citizens want to re-legalize cannabis.

But this is the medical issue, here.

It will be a big mistake for Him to ignore or mistreat the issue of feds busting medical cannabis dispenseries in CAL.

He will have to "stop using federal resources to undermine states' medicinal marijuana laws"

or else!

Now, I'm excited.

Exposure.

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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on January 22, 2009 at 18:45:44 PT
paul armentano
Don't be shocked.

At least, take a look.

People are wanting to push the situation. The Feds want to push it too. They push and I think they pushed at the perfect time. Let Obama have a couple days and now let's see what He's going to do.

We only have to wait 3 days into His new job to see what Obama is going to do.

It only takes a few minutes to tell the dogs to lay down.

Now He produces or He doesn't and We all will know real soon.

If He doesn't act it is best for the feds to bust and bust and push the confrontation into everyones faces, NOW.

It's time to force the issue, NOW. We know it's coming, let's fight, now.

Don't want to wait another day!

NOW, I expect to see and hear something from the new kid on the block. Is He going to do what He said, or...

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Comment #5 posted by charmed quark on January 22, 2009 at 18:25:11 PT
DEA raid and contact Presiden t
The phone system is not yet working. So leave the message at the website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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Comment #4 posted by paul armentano on January 22, 2009 at 18:11:46 PT
Comment #1
Yes, I agree. The discoveries surrounding the endocannabinoid receptor system are fascinating, and they explain much re: the mechanisms of why and how cannabis is a medicine. I'm particularly fascinated with the theory that certain diseases may be linked to a deficiency in the endocannabiod system. For instance, migraines have been linked to a decrease in endocannabinoid production. Fibromyalgia has also been theorized to be the result of an EC deficiency. Very, very interesting. Just think how much we ought to know already -- were it not for prohibition....

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Comment #3 posted by paul armentano on January 22, 2009 at 18:08:34 PT
ASA recommended action re: DEA raid
Can you believe that DEA would act so quickly to undermine and disregard the statements made by President Obama?

Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration, currently staffed by officials from the Bush Administration, raided a medical cannabis dispensary in South Lake Tahoe, California. They did so knowing full well that President Obama has repeatedly pledged to end federal threats, arrests, and prosecutions of patients and their providers in medical cannabis states.

You can see video clips of Obama's statements here and here.

We are shocked and awed! For DEA to act with such brazen arrogance and in direct conflict with the new President‚s pledge to end federal raids is deeply concerning. With only weeks left in office, it is clear that top DEA officials are using this transitional period to exploit the differences in policy between the old and new administration.

We need you to act∑ and we need you to act NOW!

Call President Obama and urge that he issue an immediate suspension to all federal funds used to investigate, intimidate, arrest, and prosecute individuals who use or provide medical cannabis in accordance with their state laws. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and say:

"Hi, my name is _____________. Today, the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a medical cannabis dispensary in Tahoe, California. The dispensary was raided by DEA despite numerous statements by President Obama saying he would end federal interference with state medical cannabis laws. I'm very concerned about outgoing DEA officials undermining these state laws and aggressively threatening innocent Americans. I'm also concerned about DEA taking action that is an affront to President Obama's position. I am pleading with President Obama to issue an immediate suspension of all federal funds used to investigate, intimidate, arrest, or prosecute individuals who use or provide medical cannabis in accordance with their state laws. We are being threatened by our own DEA. Please help us."

President Obama's position on medical marijuana is no secret. This is the single most important action you have been asked to take this year. We need President Obama's support. Once you‚ve made this phone call, please forward this message to friends and family. Then visit www.whitehouse.gov/contact to copy and paste the above message.

Sincerely, George Pappas Field Coordinator Americans for Safe Access

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Comment #2 posted by charmed quark on January 22, 2009 at 17:26:36 PT
DEA raids medical marijuana dispensary
Just read that today the DEA raided a dispensary in South Lake Tahoe, CA. They're still staffed by Bush appointees, but I hope Obama puts a stop to this.

http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/news-first-medical-marijuana-raid-by-dea-under-obama-administration

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Comment #1 posted by E_Johnson on January 22, 2009 at 15:36:26 PT
Paul why the last one is so amazing
Doctors and psychiatrists have been pondered for a very long time the fact that people with issues in emotional self-regulation also appear to have physical problems including digestive difficulties, chronic pain and heart problems.

Some have theorized that these patients are pretending to have physical problems in order to gain attention and sympathy from those around them. Others have theorized that the body somehow acts out repressed emotions that the patients are unwilling to reveal in psychoanalysis.

If the endocannabinoid system regulates emotional and physical homeostasis together, then it becomes a simple and obvious matter to explain the observed linkage between emotional and physical distress.

It might be cool to blog about that. This is could be revolution underway.

It's a tragedy that this science is not being reported on by science writers in the mainstream media.



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