Kimmel Addresses MJ Legalization At WH Dinner
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Kimmel Addresses MJ Legalization At WH Dinner
Posted by CN Staff on April 29, 2012 at 05:22:42 PT
By Paige Lavender
Source: Huffington Post
Washington, D.C. -- While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization."What is with the marijuana crackdown? Seriously, what is the concern? We will deplete the nation's Funyun supply?" Kimmel said. "Pot smokers vote too. Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote." Kimmel then posed a challenge to the crowd, which was made up of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and George Clooney.
"I would like everyone in this room to raise your hand if you've never smoked pot," Kimmel said.Few hands went up.Noting the crowd's reaction, Kimmel addressed Obama directly."Marijuana is something that real people care about," Kimmel said.Obama, who recently said he doesn't "mind a debate" about drug legalization, has increased the crackdown on medical marijuana producers across the nation, including a recent high-profile raid on a California training school. He addressed the crackdown and attempted to clarify his 2008 comments that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws [on medical marijuana]" in a recent interview with Rolling Stone:Speaking with Rolling Stone, the president tried to explain his original comments, claiming that the recent pressure on dispensaries and providers was in line with his intent. "What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana," Obama said. "I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana -- and the reason is, because it's against federal law."The president continued: "I can't nullify congressional law. I can't ask the Justice Department to say, 'Ignore completely a federal law that's on the books.' What I can say is, 'Use your prosecutorial discretion and properly prioritize your resources to go after things that are really doing folks damage.' As a consequence, there haven't been prosecutions of users of marijuana for medical purposes."Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Paige LavenderPublished: April 28, 2012Copyright: 2012, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #24 posted by ekim on May 01, 2012 at 19:37:29 PT
Jan 20 1944
Like a bolt of lighting --wonder how many of the US Senators of Minnesota are asking
the Fed Gov't
for these jobs to come back to there State.
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Comment #23 posted by ekim on May 01, 2012 at 08:48:47 PT
thanks FoM
i thought i did hear Anderson say he does not go to
the dinner anymore and gave the 3k number but i 
just could not get my head around that many people
at a dinner.Right in the heart of our Nations power center for all
to see what a sham this war on drugs has become.
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on May 01, 2012 at 07:31:54 PT
They said about 3,000 people were in attendance. I watched it live and only a few hands went up.
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Comment #21 posted by ekim on May 01, 2012 at 07:18:05 PT
where is the video of the couple of hands rasied
and where is the count of how many people were in
attendance at the WH Dinner. 
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on May 01, 2012 at 05:40:04 PT
That would be a great beginning.
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Comment #19 posted by Mahakal on April 30, 2012 at 21:05:29 PT
Obama:Direct Holder to Unschedule Medical Cannabis
Quoting from the article:Here is an excerpt from Section 811 of The Controlled Substance Act where the Attorney General’s authority to reclassify or remove drugs under the CSA is defined:Section 811. Authority and Criteria for Classification of Substances(a) Rules and regulations of Attorney General; hearingThe Attorney General shall apply the provisions of this subchapter to the controlled substances listed in the schedules established by section 812 of this title and to any other drug or other substance added to such schedules under this subchapter. Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, the Attorney General may by rule–(1) add to such a schedule or transfer between such schedules any drug or other substance if he–(A) finds that such drug or other substance has a potential for abuse, and(B) makes with respect to such drug or other substance the findings prescribed by[[Page 381]]subsection (b) of section 812 of this title for the schedule in which such drug is to be placed; or(2) remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on April 30, 2012 at 19:10:22 PT
Thank you. We got to see some of it.
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Comment #17 posted by ekim on April 30, 2012 at 16:11:12 PT
Jimmy Kimmel
on AC 360 CNN at 8pm tonight
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Comment #16 posted by The GCW on April 30, 2012 at 13:39:49 PT
That WAS good. Thanks.
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on April 30, 2012 at 11:55:36 PT
It was great to watch. We watched it as it was happening so Kimmel was a pleasant surprise. Obama was really funny too.
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on April 30, 2012 at 11:51:33 PT
That was pretty good.
That video on that page is a nice presentation of what he said. You can see the President's face soon after Kimmel said some of the things he said. Interesting.It's worth watching.
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on April 30, 2012 at 11:20:37 PT
He landed some zingers. later asked Obama, "You remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious."
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on April 30, 2012 at 07:43:12 PT
Jimmy Kimmel
You're the coolest ever!Thank you so much!
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Comment #11 posted by CropReport on April 30, 2012 at 07:13:43 PT
"Why is coke and meth Schedule II and cannabis Schedule I alongside heroin?"Coke is used, although rarely, in surgery of the face (eyes, nose, sinuses). Therefore it has proven medical use.Ritalin is meth. So is Adderall, meth. I dare anyone to argue this.
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Comment #10 posted by Canis420 on April 30, 2012 at 00:49:49 PT:
Thank you to JK for putting the issue forth with POTUS. The audience response is PRICELESS!
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on April 29, 2012 at 17:09:42 PT
Thank you for posting the story.
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Comment #8 posted by MarijuanaSavesLives on April 29, 2012 at 15:59:17 PT:
marijuina saves lives
this is a True story about my boss's wife
I was a Happy Healthy Active 23 year old woman when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, an extremely painful life threatening inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn’s is so debilitating that my boyfriend, Brett, had to quit his job to become my full time nurse, and watched while I withered away to near 80lbs and almost passed away more then once!
I could not sleep because I was in such terrible pain everyday. I could not eat and if I did it went right through me. I was going to the bathroom every 30 minutes! It’s like no pain I can describe, to just say stomach-cramping sounds like a day at the beach. I always had to be right by the bathroom, and the pain while going was so deep and so incredibly intense that I would scream silently, grab handfuls of my hair by it’s roots in each hand and pull as hard as I could to not feel the pain in my stomach. Once, I actually pulled out some hair so I stopped doing that. Then there are ALL the other terribly painful side effects from going to the bathroom so much. I will spare the details on this part but they were awful.
No modern western medicine or doctor could help. Prescribing me the maximum dosage of addicting, toxic medicines, and recommending surgeries that are not only life threatening, but would leave me with a colonoscopy bag and on steroids for the rest of my miserable life.
The Doctors weren’t even sure if the medicine they were prescribing was helping, but they kept upping my dosage to the maximum, even over maximum, prescribed amounts to no avail. I kept getting sicker and could not afford the hundreds of pills I was prescribed a month.
My now husband, Brett, was not only taking care of me 24 hours a day, he also studied about my disease every second he could. He figured out these pills and surgeries only made this disease worse and actually would end up killing me.
Brett knew that Cannabis/Marijuana would help the nausea, the pain, and with my lack of sleep. So he begged his friends for some since we had no money.
After learning I could get a prescription for marijuana and possibly get assistance with the costs at a buyers club, I went to get a recommendation.
In the Doctors office Brett found a copy of Oshaunassy’s Medical Journal, put together by a fine group of Physicians. In this journal there was a study called “Cannabis Alleviates Crohn’s Symptoms”. This study showed very clearly how cannabis helped every aspect of my disease. Rebuilding the gut lining, modulating the immune system, and so much more, like how the endocannabinoid system is what’s at the center of it all.
All this time while searching about my disease on the internet Brett never thought to add the words cannabis, cannabinoids and endocannabinoids to the search with the words crohn’s disease. Why would you do that, we have always been told marijuana is bad for us, what would cannabis have to do with medical information. Right? Wrong!
Immediately after reading the Oshaunassy’s article Brett went onto the medical websites and started searching using the words cannabis, cannabinoids and endocannabinoids combined with his normal disease terms, and let me tell you he started finding all kinds of stuff. He was so excited and mad at the same time.
For four years he watched as I withered away dying in front of his eyes. Going to so many doctors, trying all their deadly medications, fighting their deadly surgeries, and all that time not one doctor even mentioned cannabis to us!
Since Brett now had the answer he was looking for, he took his anger and excitement and focused it on how to get me better.
Thank God we found marijuana! And thank God I have Brett! I thank Brett so much for taking care of me; sticking by me, doing his own research, and telling the doctors to go to…. and for figuring out how to make the marijuana milk that saved my life!
I’ll never forget the first time he gave me a cup of the milk, it was the first time in four years that my stomach pain went away and I stopped going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. That night I slept through the night instead of waking up every hour to go to the bathroom. It was like a miracle that after years of suffering and searching with no success something actually worked! There is hope! From that cup on things got progressively better. After six years of suffering I finally felt like a normal healthy 30 year old! Things are so good now that we are even trying to have kids.
I did NOT have one surgery, and I do NOT take ANY of the 30+ pills I was taking a day. I just use Marijuana! It not only helps with ALL my symptoms it actually is repairing my gut lining and bringing my body to homeostasis. Marijuana heals your body, mind and soul.
Without marijuana milk I would be disabled; but thanks to marijuana, hard work, research, dedication, love and support from my husband and family I have my life back! I am a functioning part of society instead of living off government support.
Marijuana can help so many more people, but the stigma and the lack of information available are keeping this wonderful medicine from reaching it’s full potential. People are suffering needlessly!
We had very tragic events occur that led us to believe we had to do something. We had a friend we looked up to as a mentor. She had a family while she was living with Crohn’s, but would not use cannabis because of the stigma. She ended up passing away 6 months after we told her about the cannabis. She has 4 kids under the age of 13. There were a few more very personal events that happened, as sad as this and it led us to believe we had to do something. Cannabis is safer then aspirin and people are scared to use it. Even though it will save their life… it’s all natural and NON-TOXIC.
We both knew we could not go back to our normal jobs and not tell anyone what we found. We wanted to tell people the information that was not told to us, so no one else has to go through what we went through. We tried to go back to my gastroenterologist and tell him that this marijuana milk worked, but he didn’t want to listen and definitely didn’t want to tell any of his other patients about it. So we knew we had to tell people ourselves.
When Brett started searching for medical marijuana research there were no websites other than the site that had any medical marijuana studies. Not Norml not anyone.
So we started the Marijuana Saves Lives Foundation. With lots of love and family donations, we created a website to have all the medical information in one spot. We wanted a way to attract people to the website, so we design quirky shirts and stickers that have a positive intelligent message even the non-user can appreciate. Spreading the truth all the while changing the stigma with truthful medical information. “The truth shall set thou free.”
The Marijuana Saves Lives Foundation is a grassroots non-profit, working off of charitable donations and t-shirts sales. We are dedicated to changing the negative stigma that is associated with marijuana. Change will come from the truth.
We are the only non-profit group that promotes education and awareness and is focused on helping the people. Talking with you, showing you the truth, giving you the medical information so you can take that knowledge and share it with your loved ones and friends, most importantly saving the life of someone you care about.
That’s all we want to do is get the information to the people that need help. We can heal ourselves with a plant grown in our backyard!
Our website is full of medical information, recipes, growing techniques, and patient forums with something for everyone. Our clothing line and stickers help spread the truth with style and humor.
When we go to public events we personally talk to thousands of people changing their lives giving them hope and a way to care for loved ones in despair. Through our public awareness we have helped thousands and we want to help thousands more.
Your support helps us spread the truth to more people, and save more lives! You can support us by making a tax-deductible donation, wearing our gear, reading our magazine, going to our events, talking to your family and friends, and spreading the truth.
That’s what Marijuana Saves Lives Foundation is all about, bringing marijuana into the light, taking a negative and turning it into a positive!
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on April 29, 2012 at 14:28:23 PT
Schedule I
Why is coke and meth Schedule II and cannabis Schedule I alongside heroin?
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on April 29, 2012 at 13:40:20 PT
Eric Holder
Those few words he said can mean so much to all of us. Get it out of Schedule I and the offenses will be reduced in all states I would believe.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on April 29, 2012 at 13:35:35 PT
Updated Huffington Post Article
Attorney General Eric Holder was a guest of The Huffington Post at the correspondents' dinner. Before it began, a HuffPost reporter noted to Holder that Obama's reference to "congressional law" was misleading because the executive branch could simply remove marijuana from its "schedule one" designation, thereby recognizing its medical use. "That's right," Holder said.After Kimmel's speech, a Holder deputy told HuffPost that there was no coordinated war on medical marijuana, but that some individual clinics were breaking both state and federal laws.This story has been updated with remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder and a Holder deputy.Ryan Grim contributed to this report. 
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on April 29, 2012 at 07:18:24 PT
Never Get
A good website.
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on April 29, 2012 at 06:55:43 PT
 ..."really doing folks damage."
Wait, cannabis is not doing folks damage, but the prosecution of cannabis prohibition has produced the longest war in America in history. If all the carnage north and south of the border including the illegal wars the drug trade has sponsored and the ongoing morass taking place in South America and Mexico, over the past 25 years, condense all the carnage into one big event and we would have a war much more damaging and destructive in size and scope than any foreign wars ever fought! This may be the only war in history where the longer it goes on the stronger we become and more determined we are to win!
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on April 29, 2012 at 06:21:53 PT
Must see.
The video: Never Get Busted Vol 1&2.A word more about Helicopter abuse. I have witnessed these gunships terrorize neighborhood. I saw them stampede live stock on purpose for fun. I saw them blow away a plastic greenhouse with chopper blade backwash so they could see what was inside.[This has been seen by scores of people] They will land and a guy dressed like a soldier would run over and look inside a barn or out building run back and hop on the chopper and fly away. If they saw anything the cops would be there in the time it takes to eat a doughnut.Chopper horror stories too many to mention here.
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Comment #1 posted by MikeEEEEE on April 29, 2012 at 06:16:23 PT
and redirect:I can't ask the Justice Department to say, 'Ignore completely a federal law that's on the books.'Going after the big fish:Obama said. "I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana -- and the reason is, because it's against federal law."
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