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Protesters Seek Medical Care, Not Jail
Posted by CN Staff on August 09, 2006 at 07:32:08 PT
By Nikki Cobb, Staff Writer 
Source: San Bernardino Sun
San Bernardino -- A handful of people carrying signs reading ``Give us our medicine'' and ``Stop the war on patients'' protested outside Tuesday's meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The group was opposed to San Bernardino County's continued policy of arresting marijuana users, even those using the drug for medical purposes.
``We're hoping to get medical i.d. cards reinstated in the county,'' said Richard McCabe, of Johnson Valley. ``They're trying to make criminals out of sick people.'' The protesters believe a state law allowing medical marijuana use trumps a federal law prohibiting the drug in all circumstances. Proposition 215, passed by California voters in 1996, allows `` ... seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes...'' The Board of Supervisors is joining San Diego County in suing the state for adopting Prop. 215, arguing that it violates federal law which makes no allowances for using marijuana growing, posessing or using it are illegal in the U.S. A county official affirmed Tuesday that the supervisors' stance has not wavered. The county is still planning to join San Diego County in its lawsuit, the official said. Chris Laue of Joshua Tree said marijuana eases the pain of his severe arthritis. Unlike the painkillers his doctor initially prescribed, Laue said, he found marijuana to be effective and relatively non-addictive. Besides chronic pain, marijuana also is used to treat asthma and glaucoma, and to aid stroke patients. Laue said he believes state law takes precedence over federal law, and is lobbying to have San Bernardino County issue medical marijuana i.d. cards, as is done in other parts of the state. McCabe said he uses marijuana for arthritis, and said with the i.d. cards he knows he's buying high-quality drugs, rather than the mixed bag available on the street.``Why can't we be like the rest of the state?'' he asked. Sunshine Laue, Chris Laue's wife, said marijuana eases the aftereffects of a massive stroke she had 35 years ago. She said she wishes the police were on her side, not adversaries, because she feels vulnerable in her marijuana use while it is considered illegal. ``It has helped me tremendously,'' she said of the drug. ``It has calmed me down ... it has made me feel normal again.'' ``What's the big deal? It's an herb. It grows in the ground,'' Sunshine Laue said. ``God gave it to us.'' Bobbi Jo Janssen of Johnson Valley, said she is caretaker for her husband, who she has an extremely bad back. Marijuana ``helps tremendously,'' she said. ``I think we havve the right to use the medication that is best for our body,'' Janssen said. ``MD's legal doctors recommended this medication. But we're not allowed to use it.'' Note: Group wants county to allow medical marijuana use under terms of Prop. 215.Source: San Bernardino Sun (CA)Author: Nikki Cobb, Staff Writer Published: August 9, 2006Copyright: 2006 Los Angeles Newspaper GroupWebsite: http://www.sbsun.com/Contact: http://www.sbsun.com/writealetterCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on August 10, 2006 at 22:28:34 PT
Dankhank
My goodness has a lot happened since that time last year. I think the show will be very good once again. 
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Comment #18 posted by Dankhank on August 10, 2006 at 22:21:27 PT
one year ago ... Weeds ...
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/21/thread21023.shtmlscan the comments ...
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on August 10, 2006 at 08:21:31 PT
Wayne
I just checked my e-mail and a Canadian friend said I should mention to you to rent the DVD of the first season of Weeds. You can see it all that way. That way you can decide if you want to get Showtime. I think that is good advice.
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Comment #16 posted by Toker00 on August 09, 2006 at 22:02:02 PT
FoM
I e-mailed you at greendale.Peace.
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Comment #15 posted by Dankhank on August 09, 2006 at 21:41:28 PT
also ...
last season the Mon. show was repeated on wedns.
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Comment #14 posted by Dankhank on August 09, 2006 at 21:15:14 PT
worth it?
That's how FoM got into it ...I have had SHO for years, started talking "Weeds" up and viola ... a web search later showed the wisdom.BTW, the first season is now out on DVD and can be rented.Might be a good idea to watch the first season, first ...You got cable or what?Up to your provider how fast you get SHO.
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 18:50:24 PT
Wayne
After the second season is over we will cancel Showtime until season three. It's worth it. It's just great! Little Boxes Made of Ticky Tacky!You'll just love it. http://www.sho.com/site/weeds/home.dohttp://www.sho.com/site/weeds/downloads.do
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Comment #12 posted by mayan on August 09, 2006 at 18:25:31 PT
ToM Riley = King of Cool
"Maybe some baby boomers still find this kind of thing edgy, but young people don't." - ONDCP's Tom RileyYoung people think your bogus ONDCP commercials suck too!Thanks for those articles, FoM & Freewillks!THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Protests mark opening of 'WTC':
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=446021&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1Bombs In Oliver Stone World Trade Center Movie?
http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/010806_bombs_stone.htmlTucker Carlson Interviews Dr. David Ray Griffin (scroll down for video):
http://www.911blogger.com/2006/08/tucker-carlson-interviews-dr-david-ray.htmlDylan Avery on NPR - Archived Stream: 
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=56293329/11 Hit Pieces Get Just Plain Stupid: Part 1
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/august2006/090806plainstupid.htm
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Comment #11 posted by Wayne on August 09, 2006 at 18:11:24 PT
question
I'm just hearing WAY too much about this show to let this go any longer. If I were to subscribe to Showtime tomorrow, would it be available in time for me to watch 'Weeds' on Monday? And if I were to watch nothing else on there, would the show alone be worth the extra money?Yes, this is a serious question. I'm a bit poor and like to know what I'm getting for my money.
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Comment #10 posted by mai_bong_city on August 09, 2006 at 16:09:52 PT
ot: trees stripped of bark for medicine
http://tinyurl.com/lwbr2let us have what we were intended, please.....
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Comment #9 posted by freewillks on August 09, 2006 at 14:03:09 PT
nobody knows what's cool better than the ONDCP
Thanks FOM, I realy did need a good laugh today. I found this on tvweeks site.To promote the second-season premiere of its pot-themed domestic drama, Showtime is inserting perfume-style scent strips into the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. The fold-out strips emit an odor familiar to anybody who has gone to a frat party, attended a Snoop Dogg concert or watched "The Animatrix" on DVD. The network is also passing out "Weeds"-themed brownies at major transportation hubs. A Munchie Mobile is distributing merchandise at Los Angeles and New York concerts and sporting events. Showtime Executive VP of Creative Marketing Len Fogge said the network went to several scent-manufacturing companies before finding the perfect herbal essence. "We experimented with several scents before we chose oneónot that anyone here knows firsthand what it might smell like," he said. "Our print campaign is fantastic, but we wanted to put whipped cream and a cherry on top." Tom Riley, director of public affairs for the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, is not impressed. In addition to reciting statistics about marijuana use ("There are more teens in treatment for marijuana than for alcohol dependenceóis that funny?"), Riley chided the Rolling Stone promotion as all too retro. "Unless they're going for the over-50 demographic, it sounds like their marketing department might be a little out of touch," Riley said. "Maybe some baby boomers still find this kind of thing edgy, but young people don't." That's right, because nobody knows what's cool better than the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. -James Hibberd and Ira Teinowitz
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on August 09, 2006 at 13:40:24 PT
Scratch and Sniff
Gonna be a whole lot'a sniffin and smellin goin on!
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Comment #7 posted by freewillks on August 09, 2006 at 13:27:27 PT
Scratch and sniff
Can't wait to smell that. Maybe they should give out "Weeds silk flowers" or "Weeds rolling papers" lolI bet the DEA is pissed off about the scratch and sniff thing, and how many highschool students will be suspended for inhailing...lol
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 11:23:32 PT
Rolling Stone: Scratch and Sniff Cannabis Sativa
I can't wait for the new season to start.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 11:21:41 PT
Showtime Generates Buzz For Weeds
By TMZ Staff August 9th 2006 If you thought that Showtime was high on the second season of its budding sitcom "Weeds," you're absolutely right. Their extensive marketing push in advance of the show's August 14th premiere is a stoner's delight, with brownies, "Munchie Mobiles" passing out edibles all over the country, and a magazine ad that's sure to make delicate noses scrunch up in puzzlement -- or perhaps inhale with pleasure.In the August 24 issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands this Friday, Showtime has placed a scent-strip ad (you know, the kind that you pull open to reveal, normally, perfume or cologne) that smells suspiciously like the flowering plant known scientifically as Cannabis sativa. (Not that we know what that smells like, of course. We'll let you make up your own mind about the quality of the grade.) The critically-acclaimed "Weeds" tells the story of a suburban mom (Mary-Louise Parker) who sells marijuana to make ends meet for her family. Next Monday, the day of the premiere, Showtime will also be handing out brownies all over New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston, and the network has already dispatched "Munchie Mobiles" passing out Frito Lay and Ben & Jerry's products starting today in New York, with additional stops on the Jersey Shore, in Boston, and in Newport, RI.http://www.tmz.com/2006/08/09/showtime-generates-buzz-for-weeds/
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 08:48:24 PT
Had Enough 
I wanted to mention that I have so much going on that I won't be trying to do anything with an interview for the LWW documentary. Joan hasn't gotten back with me and I never do something in response to a request more then one time. I am just so excited about the upcoming tour and that's all that really matters to me. 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 08:45:11 PT
Had Enough 
What a shame.
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Comment #2 posted by Had Enough on August 09, 2006 at 08:22:48 PT
Mills McCartney Hires Princess Di Lawyer
Aug 9, 9:33 AM (ET) LONDON (AP) - The lawyers who represented Prince Charles and Princess Diana in their divorce are squaring off again in the split between Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney.and...http://apnews.myway.com//article/20060809/D8JCU8601.html
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 09, 2006 at 08:15:03 PT
Snipped Source New Jersey Article
Check out the CSNY Freedom of Speech banner. I love it. On a medical marijuana article to boot.Jackson Club Hears Views on Medical Marijuana Usehttp://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060809/LIFE08/608090309/1006/LIFE
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