2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

ATLANTA -- A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won't perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation.Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds …

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Ellen Brown Asks if Monsanto Will Win The War On Weed

Corbett • 07/11/2016 • 4 Comments   Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered …

U.S. House of Representatives will consider three bills that would dispose of vast stretches of national forests and other public lands across the country.

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Kentucky considering roadside driver drug tests

Mike Wynn, @MikeWynn_CJ 11:54 p.m. EDT September 16, 2015 Above:  Schwendau, assistant director of Highway Safety Programs. Right now, officials are only testing the kits for accuracy and reliability, administering them to volunteers after an arrest is complete. If they prove reliable, lawmakers say they will consider legislation next year to expand their use as …

State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation

By Radley Balko April 17 From the website run by investigative journalist Ben Swann: On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. …

Please be aware that "Pertussis/Whooping Cough" is active in the SC KY area.

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The DEA Once Turned A 14-Year-Old Into A Drug Kingpin. Welcome To The War On Drugs

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Cancer-stricken Mackenzie prepares for pot sentencing

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Sponsors cancel drug summit in Madras after facing criticism from marijuana legalization advocates

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SB1391 – SB1391.pdf

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How local cops are still colluding with the feds to seize pot-related assets—even in states with legal marijuana.

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Medical marijuana backers lose bid for looser regulations

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Drug trafficking targeted

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Justice Department uses prosecutorial discretion to seek decades in prison for legal Michigan cultivators

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Eric Holder Urged To Oppose Marijuana Ballots By Ex-DEA Heads

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to take a stand against possible legalization of recreational marijuana in three western states, saying silence would convey acceptance. The former officials said in a letter sent on Friday that …

Guilty verdict in case of Yippie caught with 155 pounds of pot

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Guilty verdict in case of Yippie caught with 155 pounds of pot
By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau

LINCOLN — One of the original members of the ‘60s revolutionary group, the Yippies, was found guilty this week of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after being caught with 155 pounds of baled pot in a van at Ashland, Neb.

Saunders County District Judge Mary Gilbride, in an order dated Tuesday, also rejected, for the second time the use of a “choice of evils” defense by Dana Beal, 65, of New York City, a long-time advocate for using marijuana as medicine, and the official historian of the Yippie Museum.

Beal, at a trial last month, admitted he was a passenger three years ago in a van carrying the marijuana.

But in court…

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RE: Marc Emery

Uploaded by mrwhateverfor on Dec 20, 2011 On July 29, 2005, Canadian police, acting on a request from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), simultaneously raided the BC Marijuana Party Bookstore and Headquarters in Vancouver and arrested Emery for extradition to the United States outside a local storefront in the community of Lawrencetown, Nova …

O’Donnell blasts hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition

O’Donnell blasts hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition (via Raw Story ) MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell slammed politicians Tuesday night for ignoring reality and continuing to “get high” on alcohol while Americans were being sent to jail for smoking marijuana. Gallup has found that Americans favor marijuana legalization now more than ever. A record-high 50 percent…  

Q&A: First Health Canada helps prosecute marijuana growers, then asks them for advice

Marc-Boris St. Maurice during the 2004 federal election, when he was leader of the Marijuana Party. Montreal’s Centre de Compassion, a medical marijuana facility, was raided last year and subsequently shut down, its director Marc-Boris St. Maurice charged with trafficking. Yet, much to his surprise, Health Canada asked him for advice on the subject of …

FREE MARC EMERY NOW!

and Sow it Everywhere

Some of you know about the Big Grow others may not. The Big Grow is an act of Civil Disobedience where you plant your left over seeds in a place of display with no idea of getting the plant back in any way.

The point is for people to see the plant and get used to it being around and to keep the police busy running around over calls until they decide not to react.

At that point Marijuana is basically legal. No one is shocked by it and the police stop arresting people for it. Sounds to easy but both the Sociology and the Psychology are their believe me. 

In the spirit of saving a fallen brother brother in arms I am starting a Free Marc Emery campaign in the USA. For those with their heads in the sand Marc Emery was extorted out of Canada to the US…

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Why Do Clinics Deny Painkillers To Medical Marijuana Patients?

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ Should health care facilities have the power to make lifestyle decisions for you -- and punish you when your choices don't measure up to their ideals? More and more hospitals are making exactly those kinds of decisions when it comes to people who choose to use marijuana -- even legal patients …