Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state's 15-year-old medical-marijuana law.Read more »
Ottawa ON - I would rather have one than not, but living with a Medical Marijuana License from Health Canada has been a bit of a nightmare. For my wife and I, it has been a stressful and humiliating experience on more than one occasion. The fact that we have to carry “Special Papers” with us to keep us out of jail because we have medical conditions smacks of segregation.Read more »
A federal appeals court upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence Wednesday of a medical marijuana advocate who grew 32,000 pot plants for patients and fellow Rastafarians on his land in Lake County.Read more »
Hope for cancer patients? Change in a destructive policy of prohibition? Not so much. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole released a memo this week clearly specifically out distributors and cultivators of cannabis for medical purposes, making them a high priority target in the war on (some) drugs. "The Ogden Memorandum was never intended to shield such activities from federal enforcement action and prosecution, even where those activities purport to comply with state law." What Tenth Amendment?Read more »
Several U.S. states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after stern warnings from the federal government that everyone from licensed growers to regulators could be subjected to prosecution. The Department of Justice said two years ago that it would be an inefficient use of funds to target people who are in clear compliance with state law. But U.S. attorneys have said in their recent memos that they would consider civil or criminal penalties for those who run large-scale operations — even if they are acceptable under state law.Read more »
Though this Time Magazine article seems to make fun of the idea that pot is medicine (Hello! McFly!?) it's still worth a read.Read more »
Please take a moment to read about my good friend's troubles. Any support would be much appreciated.
>>>>You might be interested in how long the wait times involved in getting cannabis legally is. I am sick enough to qualify as a marijuana exemptee and sent my Application June 18th 2010 for exempt status. I have Metastatic Gastric Cancer. I was prescribed Cannabis by my Doctor specializing in Internal Medicine.Read more »
Seattle police officers bust down a man's door with guns drawn and toss his place. There were two pot plants inside, but more importantly, the guy was a registered medical marijuana patient fully within his rights to grow. Probable cause has yet to be established. Also of note, marijuana possession is, by law, the lowest priority for Seattle law enforcement.Read more »
Huge controversy over medical marijuana regulation in Colorado. But there's a simple solution! Legalize cannabis. I shared it in a published newspaper guest editorial in Colorado which I share with you with this link.Read more »
After weathering the fear of federal prosecution and competition from drug cartels, California's medical marijuana growers see a new threat to their tenuous existence: the "Wal-Marting" of weed.Read more »
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