S.D. Urged To Take Stand on Medical Pot 

S.D. Urged To Take Stand on Medical Pot 
Posted by CN Staff on July 26, 2006 at 05:46:14 PT
By Craig Gustafson, Union-Tribune Staff Writer
Source: San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego, CA -- With medical marijuana dispensaries under mounting pressure from law enforcement agencies, supporters have urged the San Diego City Council to call for a halt to federal raids, and to regulate the shops through local authorities. But city officials, already saddled with a pension crisis and numerous financial problems, didn't appear too thrilled to tackle the issue.
Nearly 70 supporters packed the council chambers yesterday, giving council members a brief two-minute plea to help keep dispensaries open so those with painful ailments wouldn't suffer needlessly. Local law enforcement agencies and federal drug agents raided some marijuana dispensaries July 7 and made 15 arrests. On Friday, federal agents visited 10 shops and warned operators that they are operating illegally. Supporters of medical marijuana asked the council to pass a resolution that would prohibit local authorities from assisting federal agencies in the arrest or prosecution of patients or dispensary operators. They also want the council to develop regulations to provide seriously ill patients safe and legal access to marijuana. Council President Scott Peters, who has supported the use of medicinal marijuana, said he would need to seek input from Mayor Jerry Sanders and the Police Department before deciding whether to put the proposed resolution up for a vote. He also said the council's schedule is full until September and no immediate action could be taken. Snipped: Complete Article: San Diego Union Tribune (CA)Author:  Craig Gustafson, Union-Tribune Staff WriterPublished: July 26, 2006 Copyright: 2006 Union-Tribune Publishing Co.Contact: letters uniontrib.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Americans For Safe Access The Pot To The Patients Marijuana Is Here To Stay End To Pot Dispensaries?
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Comment #50 posted by Global_Warming on July 27, 2006 at 14:59:36 PT
it seems that i did not read Bennets 
article fully, in re-reading that same article, I admit that I was hasty in my earlier statement and judgments about the author.I welcome all information about my world, whether it is in the form of satire or just plain out truth.I hope you all are well.
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Comment #49 posted by FoM on July 27, 2006 at 12:36:20 PT
Medical Marijuana Abuses Reported Among Teens 
By Stephanie BertholdoJuly 27, 2006 Part I of two parts on local teen drug abuse A decade has passed since Californians voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. At the time, one of the arguments against legalizing the drug was that the law might open the door to abuse, especially among teens. Indeed, many teenagers in the area have found that the marijuana grown and dispensed by medical groups can be easily obtained, and is perhaps of even higher quality than what can be purchased on the street. California voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996. The law, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, was intended to give seriously ill Californians the right to possess and use marijuana for a variety of chronic medical conditions. 'Know the right doctor' To safeguard against abuse, people who suffer from cancer, AIDS, chronic pain and other conditions must obtain a prescription from a licensed physician, the first step to possessing a medical marijuana identification card. Once a medical marijuana identification card is in hand, a citizen can drop in to any local medical marijuana dispensary throughout California and legally purchase up to eight ounces of marijuana or other cannabis products. These include ice cream, brownies and lollipops created for people who can't smoke but need the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main active ingredient in cannabis, to ease pain. One Oak Park teen who wished to remain anonymous for this article said that at least 10 of his friends have fraudulently obtained medical marijuana identification cards. "It's really easy to get," said the 19-year-old. "You just have to know the right doctor." According to several experts interviewed by The Acorn, if a person cannot convince their own physician that the drug is necessary for a particular medical condition, the dispensaries will often recommend a doctor who is more likely to write a prescription. Other conditions that are considered treatable with marijuana, but are not as easy to confirm as a diagnosis of cancer or AIDS, include migraine headaches, severe nausea, anxiety and other mood disorders. The California Health and Safety Code allows marijuana to be prescribed for any condition that "substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990." The process to obtain a medical marijuana identification card is fairly straighforward. Once a doctor's prescription is obtained, a form is filled out and after the prescription becomes verified a patient is legally eligible to purchase marijuana in limited quantities. "It's better pot, I guess, than a lot of the street stuff," said the Oak Park teen. Each dispensary devises guidelines on how much marijuana a patient can purchase. A spokesperson for Herbal Independent Pharmacy in Woodland Hills said that the store allows individuals to purchase only two ounces within a two-week period. "Someone could reasonably smoke an ounce in a week," the HIP employee said. For those who want to bypass such limitations, a regular supply of marijuana can be obtained by visiting different dispensaries in the Conejo and San Fernando valleys. Cannabis "clubs" do not check with other dispensaries, another HIP spokesperson said. The onus is on the patient, who by law may possess only eight ounces of marijuana at a time. But "they could hit 50 dispensaries in one day if they wanted to," the employee said. Some marijuana issued with 'little or no justification' Dep. Matt Dunn, a member of the Lost Hills Juvenile Intervention Team in Agoura Hills, said law enforcement officers often deal with teens in possession of medical marijuana. Dunn said he confiscates the marijuana and identification card since California's medical marijuana law is trumped by federal law. "I call the doctor to ascertain the validity of the prescription," Dunn said. "Many times (prescriptions and identification cards) are fraudulently obtained. "I don't disagree with medical marijuana, but I do believe there is a lot of fraud," Dunn said. Dunn cited as an example a young man caught with marijuana who was proud to flash his medical marijuana card. The man said he had obtained the card legally because he played college football and had hurt his back. "Physicians are risking their reputations and licensing by issuing medical marijuana with little or no justification," Dunn said. What parents can do Randi Klein, the alternative education counselor with the Las Virgenes Unified School District, has seen a rise in medical marijuana usage over the past 18 months and believes that medical marijuana cards are being obtained by students who should not qualify. Klein said many of the clinics have doctors on staff who will write the prescriptions for such ailments as insomnia or anxiety. "It's a virtual supermarket," Klein said of the clinics. "They sell candy with THC, 'reefer cups' as opposed to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, laced lollypops and ice cream." Klein considers doctors who prescribe marijuana for minor ailments, especially for teens who fabricate complaints of back pain, insomnia or anxiety, to be negligent. "I do think that kids are starting (to use drugs) younger and younger," Klein said. She said parents must take a more proactive role in supervising their children, from monitoring computer usage to making sure their teens are where they say they are. Klein also advises parents to set boundaries, and get their teenagers involved in activities that encourage good choices., a popular website mostly used by teens, has caused an escalation in teen drinking and drug use, Klein said. There are thousands of web pages outlining the drunken escapades of students, and thousands of pictures of students who appear drugged or drunk, Klein said. "It looks cool to so many kids," Klein said. She recommends that parents ask to see their children's profiles on the site. "It's important to know what your kids are doing," Klein said.  
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Comment #48 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 20:49:41 PT
We are having fun. The head contractor we've known since he was a young teen when he rented movies in our video store. He was sweet then and is still sweet at 31. He is a good young man and excellent at building. We have three great guys working with us and that makes the work fun. He and his wife are going to have their first baby on Friday. He works for us for 5 or 6 hours a day and then goes home and has gutted his 100 year old house rebuilt the whole place for their soon to be born daughter. We have our house positioned so that we could use and benefit from solar panels. Contruction is expensive so we will keep heating with wood. On Monday after the baby is born they will be stoning our chimney and relining it since it is 27 years old and been used hard. I don't know how people can afford oil to heat a home. 
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Comment #47 posted by ekim on July 26, 2006 at 20:33:44 PT
FoM it seems that the dishs went back nicely
sounds like a neat project you guys have done on the house.
is there any chance for solarcollectors. a few weeks back we went to a renewable energy fair up north and it was packed with new products for saving energy, many of the young had demenstrations of houses they were building for credit for their class projects. the solarpannels for walls - foam walls legoed together then poured full with concrete-heating the floor with new flex tubing-sun pipes that shoot in light down a reflector tube to shine bright like a lamp at the other end the suns goodness can support life that otherwise can not feel the rays. also guys were selling 40 and 80 gal biodiesel making equiptment -- run on fast food grease. good luck sounds like you are haveen fun. 
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Comment #46 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 20:31:07 PT
I wish I knew why parents want to depend so much on the government to make laws to lock up maybe their own children if they get caught using an illegal substance. I don't understand.
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Comment #45 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 19:56:30 PT
Re: FoM
It is a scary situation. What do you say to a child these days? When they're little, you say "Chew this Tylenol, it will make you feel better." Then they grow up thinking that drugs are ok and that they do good things, and we never tell them about the harms. We need to deeply examine our own attitudes towards ALL drugs, and teach kids about using them responsibly, as opposed to this zero-tolerance BS.Two things bothered me about this story. 1) The mothers didn't really say anything specific that they were expecting from the lawmakers. I guess they just want them to deal with the problem to get it off our shoulders? And 2) What the hell are legislators going to do? They won't put restrictions on drugs, that would ruin Big Pharma's bottom line. And they sure as sh** aren't going to stop Mexican online pharmacies from sending drugs in...they can't even stop their runaway citizens from coming in!My advice to mothers everywhere: If you want to protect your kids, go ahead and protect them! But don't make the mistake of expecting that protection from the government or anyone else.
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Comment #44 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 19:28:25 PT
New Drug Fears
I would not ask the government to do something but I would look inside myself and try to figure out how I could do something to help my child if he or she was getting involved in dangerous drug use. ***Mothers Plead for Prescription Drug Legislation***Children Increasingly Abusing Prescription Drugs, Worrying MothersBy KEITH GARVINWASHINGTON, July 26, 2006 — Their testimony at times elicited anger, and at other times sadness. But the three women who spoke to members of Congress today were clear on their message: Do something now, or the nation will continue to lose children to the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
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Comment #43 posted by mayan on July 26, 2006 at 18:18:15 PT
Tower block fire aids 9/11 debate: the above linked article..."Prof Torero said he believed the World Trade Centre in New York should have "withstood burnout" after it was hit." The whole world is starting to figure out that it was an inside job!
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Comment #42 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 17:20:21 PT
in that meantime
we can march alonglike frightened little micethere is a larger visionlook uplook aroundcan you see?
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Comment #41 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 17:10:20 PT
ok, easy
but first be a person who needs people,People who need people, Striesand,Prisons are foul placesLike the foot of that bleeding carpenterFast forward through that 'commercial,
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Comment #40 posted by whig on July 26, 2006 at 17:10:10 PT
As I read what he is saying, Brian Bennett says that the "War on Drugs" is a complete and total failure (true) and if the "War on Terror" is anything like it, we're all in danger. How is that unreasonable or wrong? He also says that people should not be considered a threat to others for using things other than alcohol or tobacco (the "wrong" intoxicants).What do you disagree with?
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Comment #39 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 17:00:53 PT
gw, #38
easy...Keep in mind that Bush and the DEA were the ones who tied drugs and terrorism together. I think Mr. Bennett is just making a satire of it, judging by all the quotation marks.Now there IS another Bennett I'm thinking of that truly is an evil person, but it's not this guy.
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Comment #38 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 16:46:43 PT
hey whigger
seems to be a reasonable person?It is not funny or reasonable, that Bennet weaves drug war and arab terrorists together.
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Comment #37 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 16:19:04 PT
in that meantime
the slaughter continues,the judges and lawyers,the good soldiers arrest,according to the Law,consider some other day,when the light of reasonand eternal understandingmay play on your mind and alleged soul
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Comment #36 posted by whig on July 26, 2006 at 16:18:12 PT
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. From looking at the link you posted Brian Bennett seems to be a reasonable person.
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Comment #35 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 16:05:03 PT
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Comment #34 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 16:01:22 PT
you don't have to answer that last question
a little googling has provided me an answer,"Over the past 12 years, despite a doubling of the drug "control" budget, the nation is at best treading water in its efforts to stop its citizens from using the "wrong" intoxicants.".. -Brian C. BennettOh Brian Cee. Bennet, are you a real human being?You sound like some fiction that reveals complicity and a very un American understanding.
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Comment #33 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 15:45:00 PT
who the f
is Brian Bennet?
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Comment #32 posted by global_warming on July 26, 2006 at 15:23:04 PT
To the good people of the state of Georgia, More than 8,000 Marijuana plants are discovered in Coffee County.  On Saturday,..and to the good people of Larado Texas,Customs and Border Protection officers seized two significant loads of marijuana — totaling 1,817 pounds,..
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Comment #31 posted by Global_Warming on July 26, 2006 at 14:54:45 PT
re:comment 13
I can only pray that this young soul finds that natural way to fight off that scourge of the flesh called cancer, and hope Cannabis's healing finds a way into this young soul.Stranger,.. Get Well
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Comment #30 posted by Sukoi on July 26, 2006 at 14:39:48 PT
Brian Bennett has indeed done a lot of work compiling these statistics at his web site. He also helps out by spreading the word on the internet by posting at blogs and forums.Here are a couple places that you can find him:Drug WarRant Forum: Crossfire: a look and please join us if you wish. 
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Comment #29 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 13:37:15 PT
the REAL truth about cannabis
I found this link on LEAP's website. This guy has bundled together every single statistic on drugs that there is to be had. My profession involves some number-crunching, so we love this sort of stuff. This is a flimsy house of cards just WAITING to fall...
The Anti-Drugwar Czar
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Comment #28 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 13:34:25 PT
AB & Graehstone
Must be the devil's weed, eh?"It is the duty of youth to bring its fresh powers to bear on social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for."--You might want to let them know they missed a line at the end: 'Unless they do drugs.' That tired army wouldn't be the DEA, would it?"Also, since marijuana can affect judgment and decisionmaking, its use can lead to risky sexual behaviour, resulting in exposure to STD's like AIDS."--Wonder whose ass they pulled THAT out of? Using that logic, the same could be said about music videos. Better take away the TV."We call on District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to create clear guidelines and then have zero tolerance for Prop 215 abuses, but make sure medical marijuana is still available under California law to those with legitimate medical needs.
That's our opinion, what's yours?"--My opinion is that DA's don't interpret the law, judges do. My opinion is that zero tolerance produces zero results. How about zero giving-a-sh** instead?
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Comment #27 posted by Graehstone on July 26, 2006 at 13:02:39 PT
Prop 215
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Comment #26 posted by afterburner on July 26, 2006 at 13:00:13 PT
More Out-of-Date Prohibitionist Lies & Mis-cues
CN SN: The Truth About Marijuana, Weyburn This Week, (21 Jul 2006)
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Comment #25 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 12:34:00 PT
I haven't been watching the news much because I can only stand to hear so much about people being killed and homes being bombed before I get so upset. When Bush invaded Iraq he really opened up a can of worms. Anger is pouring out from everywhere. We give Israel bombs and then we give Lebanon aid. They try to say we aren't involved but if we supply the weapons we are guilty too I believe. Thank you. I will enjoy the concerts. I want to check out all of the booths too.
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Comment #24 posted by Truth on July 26, 2006 at 12:27:29 PT
Enjoy every precious minute. The way things are going the war with Iraq may be but a short week and half away.
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 12:22:10 PT
Thank you. We will be seeing the last show of the tour. Afterburner and Toker00 are going with us. We just finished re-siding our house today. I love it. I am thrilled about the work we have been able to get done this summer so far but my heart keeps jumping to the tour. I think to enjoy the remodeling we are doing I need to see this concert tour. I feel I will lose a lot of my pent up frustration I have been harboring since Bush became president back in 2000. That's a lot of pent up frustration. 
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Comment #22 posted by Truth on July 26, 2006 at 12:05:23 PT
Did I mention?
35 songs for 40 40 dollars I've spent all year.
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Comment #21 posted by afterburner on July 26, 2006 at 12:04:01 PT
Ready for Another Prohibitionist Diatribe? 
CN BC: Role Models, Pique Newsmagazine, (20 Jul 2006)
[Note: They quote as their experts, and they question the ability of parents to bring up their own children. A twisted form of 'for the children,' which glorifies the State and insults parents!]
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Comment #20 posted by Truth on July 26, 2006 at 12:00:35 PT
I wish we were seeing another show or two. Martha and I talked about seeing them in L.A. but were just too busy.They did have info boths set up and folks working in the crowd, too. Lot's of good stuff.Let's impeach the President was better then expected. They put the lyrics up on the screens so it was a great big sing along. I wonder what the bush administration thinks about this tour. All across the land, middle America is gathering in huge groups and singing together about impeaching the lying liar. Gotta love it.
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 11:43:21 PT
Thank you. I am really looking forward to seeing them. We will be going two times since they will be within a 100 miles of our place. Did they have booths with information for political groups? Was the crowd angry about Let's Impeach The President? How did people take the concert? Video: 10News Editorial: Prop 215:
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Comment #18 posted by Truth on July 26, 2006 at 11:16:05 PT
Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash
We made the long trip down to the city to check out the Freedom of Speach tour last night in Concord. It was great.Don't miss it if you have a chance.Find the cost of freedom, indeed.
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Comment #17 posted by afterburner on July 26, 2006 at 11:12:35 PT
When San Diego County Supervisors Lose in Court...
A class action suit should be launched by the medical cannabis dispensaries entrapped by the Supervisors' legal chicanery.
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Comment #16 posted by ekim on July 26, 2006 at 11:08:00 PT
BG anytime is a good time id say. - Fiction book 
i heard the review of this book today on NPR -glad I did as when I went to read the reviews on Amazon no mention that the paper making was not from the trees in the vast rainforest but by growing Hemp. The book can only stimulate debate on global warming as we witness the destruction of the rainforest.Cellophane (Hardcover) Fiction
by Marie Arana "Cellophane" is the story of Don Victor Sobrevilla Paniagua, an engineer and dreamer who moves his family from a comfortable existence in the coastal city of Trujillo to satisfy his passion---to build a paper factory in the jungle. . 
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Comment #15 posted by goneposthole on July 26, 2006 at 10:34:51 PT
operating illegally
that's what the DEA told those medical cannabis proprietors.Made some arrests, even. Well, let them operate legally, for gosh sakes, jiminy crickets, golly gee whiz.The very best cannabis is grown in California.Let it grow.
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Comment #14 posted by BGreen on July 26, 2006 at 10:17:06 PT
No, ekim
We're going in September because the price of tickets went down for travel after Labor day.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 10:09:59 PT
MBC and Wayne
I was really torn about the forced Chemo treatment. Sometimes death is better then months of severe pain. I wish that we concerned ourselves with the quality of life issues more then we do as a society. 
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Comment #12 posted by mai_bong_city on July 26, 2006 at 10:01:24 PT
re: Comment #11
Wayne, just to clarify, the judge was the one that ordered him to treatment that was supposed to begin yesterday - thank goodness the judge came to his senses and also terminated the joint custody issue. I wish this young man the best - and I wish the government would get out of our bodies. I was outraged when I heard the original ruling last week, and thought the family might leave the country, hoped they would rather than subject themselves to the interference of the 'social service' agencies and the 'justice' system.
Forced medication? Forced treatment and suffering against one's will? Some judge giving a 16-year-old with cancer the choice of being forced into chemo or go to jail?
How sick it's all become.
As to the dispensaries, we need help. Desperately. We need protection by our state governments against the Feds. We must have access NOW, we must be able to afford our medicine NOW, we want their protection and help and to do this for the benefit of everyone.....and yes, we're dying every day dare they force this torture and suffering on their fellow human beings?
Given the situation all 'round this sad world right now, how indeed? Why? To what end and purpose? What possible good can come?
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Comment #11 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 09:27:19 PT
OT: judge sides with alternative medicine
This was on CNN a few minutes ago. Teenager Abraham Cherrix has been refusing chemotherapy, preferring alternative medicine. Social services tried to MAKE him go to the hospital or be sent to jail. The judge sided with the teenager.Proving once again, it's senseless and useless to fight the will of the people!
Judge says teen can skip conventional treatment for now
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Comment #10 posted by ekim on July 26, 2006 at 09:18:39 PT
BG going to reason conference?>-thanks Mayan
Aug 23 06 Reason in Amsterdam N/A Jerry Cameron Amsterdam The Netherlands 
 Speaker Jerry Cameron will attend "Reason in Amsterdam- A 3 Day Conference on the Contemporary Struggle for Freedom in Europe. Jerry will be meeting with many other attendees and discussing LEAP and its mission to end the failed policies of drug prohibition. Aug 25 06 What Good Is Drug Policy? 10:30 AM Jerry Cameron Amsterdam Holland 
 During his visit to the Reason in Amsterdam Conference, Speaker Jerry Cameron joins Jacob Sullum and Peter Cohen for a panel discussion entitled: "What Good Is Drug Policy?"
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 09:17:16 PT
Two Articles
Man Won't Be Deported Over Old Marijuana Charge***Biggest Marijuana Bust of The Year Made
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 09:03:25 PT
DEA Congressional Testimony
July 26, 2006“Prescription Drug Abuse: What is Being Done to Address This New Drug Epidemic?”Chairman Souder, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of Subcommittee, on behalf of Administrator Tandy and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), I appreciate your invitation to testify today regarding DEA’s efforts to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.URL:
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Comment #7 posted by afterburner on July 26, 2006 at 08:42:59 PT
mayan #1
RE B.C. grow ops creeping east: police are now discovering the 'balloon effect' as the US authorities did in Plan Columbia where coca growing moved from 3 provinces to 23. [ $4b later, drugs still flow in Colombia
By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Globe Staff | May 21, 2006 ] The same thing happened with cannabis seed sales when the RCMP/DEA cracked down on Marc Emery Seeds: the competing seed companies moved to Europe! Interdiction does not work. It is a huge waste of scarce taxpayer dollars. Stop the anti-cannabis jihad! Legislate Educate Regulate Medicate 
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Comment #6 posted by mayan on July 26, 2006 at 08:18:48 PT
Eliot Spitzer: Pothead: gumballs at Howard High attract DEA:
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on July 26, 2006 at 08:11:44 PT
We don't need no more lies. I went to CSNY's store on their web site today to see what merchandise they have available and they are selling "Summer of Love" Logo 2006 Tour Rolling Papers. I read an article today from LA that said the combined age of CSNY is 250 years. This war on marijuana is total insanity.
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Comment #4 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 08:03:05 PT
Our legislators could probably stand to hear that re-read in session one of these days. I think they've all forgotten the meaning of that... and they've also forgotten that although they may be powerful people, they are also EXPENDABLE.
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Comment #3 posted by Wayne on July 26, 2006 at 07:58:02 PT
I read the article about Salvia. I'd bet money that the government will try to make it illegal before all this madness is overwith, just wait and see. And they'll tell lies about it and blow it out of proportion, just like cannabis. And we will need to call them on it. At that point, that may help both causes. We can't let the propaganda get out of control, like our ancestors did with cannabis.We're sick of being treated like children. We don't need no more lies!
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Comment #2 posted by Graehstone on July 26, 2006 at 07:46:09 PT
The time for Revolution
Thomas Jefferson: The time for Revolution"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.""Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
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Comment #1 posted by mayan on July 26, 2006 at 06:48:03 PT
County supervisors sued the state of California this year to try to overturn the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and the bill permitting retail sales to qualified patients. The case is pending. City Councilman Jim Madaffer said there's no need for the city to take any action until the case is resolved.The county supervisors will obviously lose that battle. These puppets are simply playing politics in an attempt to delay the inevitable prevalence of cannabis as the prefered medicine of this millenium. Meanwhile, the sick and dying needlessly suffer. How sickening.Off topic...B.C. grow ops creeping east: police thwart joint-rolling record attempt: non-cannabis news...Bill seeks to cut disparity in cocaine case sentences: to aid in Afghan drug war:‘Magic mint’ triggers cosmic, and legal, high: WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Controversial UW professor to lead 9/11 theories lecture: with Former Bush Administration Appointee Dr. Morgan Reynolds: Cuts 911 truth music video: On The Streets' photos: David Ray Griffin and David Shayler to Present in London on 9/9:
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