Marijuana Still a Hot Topic
function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('Marijuana Still a Hot Topic');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

Marijuana Still a Hot Topic
Posted by CN Staff on May 18, 2010 at 06:10:15 PT
By Gene Davis, DDN Staff Writer
Source: Denver Daily News
Colorado -- A leading marijuana-legalization activist believes a poll showing that almost half of Coloradans’ support legalizing and taxing marijuana is a “sign of things to come.” Meanwhile, some medical marijuana activists are figuring out how to move forward following the Legislature’s passage of bills aimed at limiting the industry.Mason Tvert of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), a group dedicated to pointing out the ways they believe marijuana is safer than alcohol, believes the Rasmussen poll released last week showing that 49 percent of the state’s voters support legalizing marijuana is proof that marijuana legalization will happen in the foreseeable future.
“Right now, the percentage of Coloradans who support legalizing and regulating marijuana is above the support voters have right now for one governor candidate,” he said. “Whose fringe now?”Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, said he was surprised that almost half of Coloradans would like marijuana to be legalized and taxed. Renfroe said earlier this month that he believed Coloradans would not only reject legalizing marijuana, but would likely approve a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.“That’s shocking to me, if that’s as high as it is,” he said of the Rasmussen poll.The statewide telephone survey of 500 likely voters also showed that 39 percent of likely Colorado voters do not think marijuana should be taxed and legalized. The pro-legalization poll numbers are significantly higher than when Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana on a 61-38 percent vote in 2006.Tvert remains undecided on whether SAFER will try to get an initiative on this year’s ballot that would legalize and regulate marijuana in Colorado. Getting an initiative onto a ballot requires significant funding, and Tvert is considering waiting until 2012. Courting WomenThe latest Rasmussen report found that men in Colorado are much more supportive than women of legalizing marijuana. Tvert is trying to encourage more women to support the legalization of marijuana with the Women’s Marijuana Movement. The activist group that launched earlier this month is aimed at getting more women involved and comfortable with talking about legalizing marijuana. “(We need to) do away with the hippies and the Cheech and Chong stoner image and start putting these new faces to it,” said recreational marijuana user Crystal Guess earlier this month. “The only way we can do it is to just come out of the closet and stop being so afraid to talk about it.” The latest Rasmussen poll was released the same week that lawmakers passed a bill that would increase regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries. House Bill 1284 would create a medical marijuana licensing authority within the Department of Revenue. The most contentious part of the measure would allow local municipalities to ban dispensaries referred to as centers in the bill  from operating within city limits. Additionally, the bill would require people opening a medical marijuana center to be a Colorado resident for two years and only allow caregivers to provide marijuana to five patients or less. HB 1284 has been sent to Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk for a signature. And though activists are still doing what they can to fight the measure the Cannabis Therapy Institute (CTI) protested the bill over the weekend and a group of attorneys has vowed to challenge the bill in court if it becomes statute the same activists are also preparing for what will happen if the bill successfully becomes law.CTI and medical marijuana attorney Rob Corry tonight are holding a seminar at the Holiday Inn, 4849 Bannock St., entitled “How to Run a Medical Marijuana Business in Colorado Under the New Laws.” The class will let attendees know the ramifications that legislation like HB 1284 could have on the industry and what measures dispensary owners should take to stay in compliance.People can enroll in the class at The seminar costs $175 per person.Source: Denver Daily News (CO)Author: Gene Davis, DDN Staff WriterPublished: Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Copyright: 2010 Denver Daily NewsContact: editor thedenverdailynews.comURL: -- Cannabis Archives 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help 

Comment #17 posted by afterburner on May 19, 2010 at 21:49:42 PT
Health Freedom Amendment Needed More than Ever 
For quite a while, I have been advocating a Health Freedom Amendment. Now, the world's largest Health Freedom website has proposed such an amendment to safeguard the availability of heritage seeds & food and uncorrupted organic standards. They are also seeking input from concerned citizens.Open Letter: Health Freedom Bills and Constitutional Amendment:
The Freedom of Health Speech and Conscience Amendment am concerned that if food & supplements are over-regulated (like drugs) by the FDA, FTC and Codex, --That instead of cannabis being treated like parsley, lettuce & tomatoes --That parsley, lettuce & tomatoes may be subject to the same corporate-influenced propaganda-based junk-science approach and arbitrary over-regulation that has been used to demonize, corrupt & prohibit cannabis.In other words if we don't oppose the attacks on organic standards, the lack of labeling of GMO franken-foods, the unrestricted use of untested and unproven nanotechnology on our food supply, we may end up with franken-pot and no clean food. These worldwide attacks on our health choices are being implemented by wrong-headed legislation, uninformed court rulings, and pressure by international "health" agencies and by the deep pockets of the pharmaceutical industry. The result of inaction on these threats will be more sickness and death in the population.The following link are just a sample of the threats we face as proponents of nutrition & integrative alternative complementary and preventative medicine.U.S. Institute of Medicine Study Urges New Approach to Regulating Supplements – Big Pharma Influenced Doctors Get it Wrong Again.
May 18, 2010 New Threat to Organic Foods.
May 18, 2010 European Court of Justice Ruling on Supplements: Comme ci, Comme ça.
May 18, 2010"Let your food be your medicine," said Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, who compiled a list of over four hundred herbs and their uses.If you want a visual approach to the subject, watch for the movie "How Weed Won the West" (2010), coming soon to your area. Sacred Cow Productions presents a film by Kevin Booth starring Alex Jones, Ethan Nadlemann, Bret Bogue, T. Rodgers, Freeway Ricky Ross, Ed Forchian - NJ Weedman, ..., Pineapple Kush Crew.  
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #16 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 20:04:57 PT
I'm here because I'm angry and appalled.
Very angry... but resisting the temptation to purely hate those who have done so much harm to so many people in their fear, anger, hatred, ignorance, or plain old meanness.I'm here because I'm so angry and so upset about all the Drug War Victims. All of them... and there are even more when you count, like this situation, all the lives lost because the prohibitionists continuously and unwisely refuse to let the people receive and make good use of this good treasure and gift of nature.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #15 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 20:00:44 PT
But... I don't really meditate anger away...
I do try to keep it from turning to hatred. That's all. It's not about my disgust and anger being damped or ignored. No way. My effort is to channel that anger into constructive activity, not destructive. I just don't want the outrage to turn to hatred and turn poison on my body and spirit.So, it's not meditating anger away that I do... it's trying not to let the anger seethe, boil, and fester into hatred.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #14 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 19:55:11 PT
You're right, Storm Crow
and I believe you will do all those things.I'm fighting and I won't stop until cannabis prohibition is ended. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #13 posted by Storm Crow on May 19, 2010 at 14:07:24 PT
Hope, you don't need a freakin' PhD....
To see the lack of growth in those petri dishes! A learning-disabled friend that I showed the study to yesterday, let out a bit of profanity when she saw the petri dishes. She can just barely read a newspaper, but the results were absolutely clear to her! I'm busy posting up the 1955 study and 2008 news articles in several comment sections. I'm still mad about this! All those lives that could have been saved- lost to pig-headed prohibition! I WILL win this war- one... mind... at... a... time! I WILL change the world- one... mind... at... a... time!I USE my anger, Hope! USE YOURS! Sometimes meditating it away is a good thing, other times, like this- just get mad and do something! Write a comment, email a friend, go gossip at the laundromat, however you do it- get the message out! Cannabis kills MRSA. Cannabis IS medicine! 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #12 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 13:20:04 PT
My guess,
if questioned... prohibs would say this man was not a legitimate respected scientist and the report was dissed by the medical and scientific community of that time.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #11 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 12:47:53 PT
 420 pages by July
You're amazing, Storm Crow. And thank you so much for the amazing work you're doing.And yes, that article needs to be in viral emails flowing all over this nation. You know... one of those "Did you know?" type emails that are forwarded all over the country all the time. Be the one that starts one of those. I'm going to. And of course, as you said, pointed out to the media by as many of us as possible.Lives are being lost. It seems apparent that there is terrible suffering that can be relieved. The longer it takes to get the prohibitionists shut down, the more lives lost.But we've known that for a long time.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #10 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 12:00:55 PT
Those of us and there are many of us
that have lost a loved one to one of these heinous infections... that cannabis resin extract was not even considered. No body cared enough to say, "We've tried everything else. Nothing's working. There is one thing we haven't tried. I remember reading this obscure article from the fifties about the antibacterial power of cannabis resin. We can try that if you want. We can try a cannabis resin extract added to an IV. It's not poisonous and it won't cost thousands and thousands of dollars. We can keep her in an induced coma if you're worried about her getting "High".Nope. Help was denied. Physicians and caregivers bowed to the man. Big brother. A cruel and stupid big brother. By the way, Dr. Volkow and Dr. Barthwell... do you suppose you have "First", done "No harm"?A lot of people suffered and died that likely would not have had it not been for the zealous efforts of pot prohibitionists. Maybe one would have been cured by the treatment. Maybe one.Anyway. We already knew they were killers.I'm going to have to go stand in my spiritual corner and do some introspection on not letting this anger seethe into hatred. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #9 posted by Paint with light on May 19, 2010 at 11:57:16 PT
MRSA was what finally got my mom last year.She had survived heart by passes, main artery by passes and a few stints and other procedures.I had a conversation with one of the critical care nurses and mentioned the recent cannabis research that was showing promise in the fight against MRSA.She said she hadn't and I could see the doubt of such a possibility in her eyes.A prohibitionist system had kept a health care professional from obtaining information I probably learned on cannabis news.Keep up the great work storm crow....and FoM....and all the other truth revealers here at cnews..Legal like alcohol...or at least pennicillan.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #8 posted by Storm Crow on May 19, 2010 at 10:44:31 PT
Between 1958 and 2008....
There is NOTHING on MRSA and cannabis. Even just as an antibacterial there are exactly 3 studies I have found during that "dead" period. Good job, Prohibs! How many thousands of innocent people have you killed by preventing this research? A recent news article described MRSA like this- "a superbug that kills an estimated 19,000 Americans a year and makes millions more sick." 19,000 every year and it was known in 1955 that cannabis kills Staph aureus/MRSA. Sheesh!It just frustrates me that all this knowledge is being ignored! I found it a bit odd that the very year we elect a half-way decent person in the White House, the cannabis/MRSA research really picks up again! Of course, this gives me hope that there are a lot more studies "in the pipeline" on cannabis vs MRSA (and other ailments). The rate of cannabis studies does seem to be increasing.The recent (2008) studies show that CBD effectively kills MRSA! CBD is non-psychoactive- that even knocks down the "getting high" argument! Hemp fiber and seed strains still have CBD in abundance- and the flowers and leaves of industrial hemp (which contain the CBD) are considered as a waste product! It rots or is burned. But that doesn't really matter- we can't grow hemp here in the "free" country of America. But the Chinese, the Canadians, and just about everyone else, can freely grow it and sell it to us! Prohibition- ain't it just wonderful?I am hoping that when all the CN people read that 1955 study, they will step up and make comments on the MRSA news articles and enlighten others! We have to get this information out there to stop the death and suffering! The public deserves and NEEDS to know about this!And Hope- the list is getting bigger all the time- I am up to 315 pages of links on my home list! I'm aiming for 420 pages by July! With all the new studies being published, I think I'll be able to reach my goal. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #7 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 09:26:38 PT
Extraordinary research from 1955
about the extraordinary... truly extraordinary antibiotic powers of cannabis resin. Buried. Buried on purpose. By prohibitionists.Think of the suffering and death prohibitionists have caused.Check that link of Storm Crow's in comment 1.Look at the list of bacteria that cannabis can successfully subdue ... and... get this... without causing resistant strains to develop.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #6 posted by Hope on May 19, 2010 at 09:18:18 PT
Storm Crow's huge collection of relevant studies.
Just printing the titles of all the studies, in small font, single spaced, makes a stack of paper nearly an inch thick. Just the titles of the studies and research. Not the studies. Not the results. Just the list of titles is that much.There should be world wide outrage! Where's the big media? Where's the headlines? Americans deceived and cheated by prohibitionists and government big time! Why aren't the "Watchdogs" raising hell? Obviously, all the big media and reporters and journalists today are really just government lap dogs. And I guess, with the nastiness of the government machine, who can blame them for being afraid? Government agents have destroyed people for trying to tell the world that the War on Drugs is a scam. It's hard to blame the media for being timid, weak, flaccid and totally bowed down to the prohibitionists. I guess, being cowed by the power of the machine and whimpering and creeping away with their tails between their legs is the safest thing for them to do. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #5 posted by gloovins on May 18, 2010 at 23:18:38 PT
Storm Crow.......
Your wisdom is divine....please continue your efforts. The movement needs you terribly. Much love....
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #4 posted by Dankhank on May 18, 2010 at 22:44:46 PT
Storm Crow, you're the best ...
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by BGreen on May 18, 2010 at 19:47:53 PT
♥♥♥You're A Hero To Me, Storm Crow
You are one very special lady. I don't think any of us have a full understanding of just how much good you have done for us and our movement.Thank you!The Reverend Bud Green
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by Hope on May 18, 2010 at 18:11:15 PT
Again.... more proof that people have been
deceived and misused by prohibitionists.Thank you. Storm Crow. Once again. Stunning news. Stunning news that will be ignored as the Alzheimer studies, the cancer studies, the driving studies, the animal studies... so many positive studies... all covered up and ignored and the purging and idiocy of prohibiting the people to have and use the cannabis plant, keeps going on and on and on.It's hard sometimes. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #1 posted by Storm Crow on May 18, 2010 at 17:50:41 PT
In the Health section of the news....
I noticed that there were several articles on MRSA. I just found a cannabis study, dated 1955, in which the author, Z. Krejci, says this about a crude cannabis extract he made. "Note-worthy is the effect upon Staphylococcus aureus strains, which are resistant to penicillin and to other antibiotics.That was one of the peculiar properties of cannabis which was found to be most attractive. We saw the possibility of utilizing the antibiotic locally without any danger of producing resistant strains to other antibiotics administered at the same time throughout treatment. We must also remember the very good effect of substances from cannabis upon Staphylococcus aureus, particularly nowadays, when a high percentage of staphylococcus diseases offers resistance to penicillin. It is interesting that staphylococci manifesting various degrees of resistance to one or more antibiotics (erythromycin included) are sensitive to the antibiotics from cannabis in the same degree throughout. So far, we have not observed that any resistance of the staphylococcus strains to these substances would arise." HEMP AS A MEDICAMENT : Methods and results of the bacteriological experiments (full - 1955) kills MRSA- it was known in 1955! The lives we have lost to MRSA since the 50s are just more collateral damage from the War on Drugs. Z. Krejci did several studies on widely varied uses of cannabis. The seeds were used as a health food for kids with TB (some very impressive before and after photos and X-rays of the kids); they made a paste as a dental anesthetic and antiseptic; used cannabis to heal sinus infections and a lot more! This guy should be one of our MMJ heroes! 
[ Post Comment ]

Post Comment