U.S. attorney breaks silence on medical-marijuana battle

U.S. attorney breaks silence on medical-marijuana battle Details from last week’s Benjamin Wagner chat with press and pot advocates By David DownsRead 10 reader submitted comments This article was published on 03.08.12. Medical-cannabis patients and providers should expect ongoing persecution in California. However, media backlash due to the nearly half-year-old federal crackdown is affecting at …

The RP: It’s high time we legalize hemp,

The RP: It’s high time we legalize hemp,discussion, rally tonight with Ag. Com. Comer By Jonathan MillerKyForward contributor Last week, I received a very warm reception from my hometown’s Tea Party organization. Yes, you read that correctly… My regular readers know that I am an unabashed, gay-marriage-embracing, pro-choice-supporting, clean-energy-promoting, immigration-reforming, economic-inequality-battling, church-and-state-separating LIBERAL. And yet, …

The Real Facts About Marijuana DUI Laws

Submitted by NORML on Mar 21, 2012 By "Radical" Russ Belville I was recently interviewed by Keegan Hamilton of the Seattle Weekly regarding my research posted here on per se DUID statutes and the effects they had on DUID arrest statistics, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (see: Thirteen states have marijuana per se …

Marijuana-Like Compound Found Effective Against Late Stage HIV Infection

Marijuana-Like Compound Found Effective Against Late Stage HIV Infection According to a new study published in the journal PloS ONE, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine discovered that marijuana-like compounds can inhibit the multiplication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in late-stage AIDS by acting on viral receptors. Medical marijuana is prescribed in diseases which …

When Do You Think They Were Gonna Tell Us?

When Do You Think They Were Gonna Tell Us?3/18/2012 11:29 AM EDT Tags: marijuana, cancer, drug, laws, medical, marijuana Written by: Msgt. Thomas VanceKentuckians anxiously awaiting passage of Senate Bill 129 the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act, were again disappointed by the failure of Senate Judicial Committee Chairman Senator Tom Jensen to bring the bill …

Redistricting information

Secretary of StateSecretary of State to Certify Candidates on Monday, February 27, 2012 Press Release Date:Friday, February 24, 2012 Contact Information:Lynn Sowards ZellenDirector of CommunicationsSecretary of State Alison Lundergan GrimesCell: 502-330-9839Email: [email protected] Today, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court’s order that state legislative races for the 2012 election cycle shall be conducted …

Marijuana legalization backers puzzling over how to keep stoned drivers off the road

By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2:31 PM DENVER — Angeline Chilton says she can’t drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman says she’d never get behind the wheel right after smoking, but she does use medical marijuana twice a day to ease tremors caused by multiple sclerosis that previously left her homebound. “I …

If you think this is bad you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet…

    If you think this is bad you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet… If there is ONE thing that I have learned from this life it is that you must be able to adapt to CHANGE. Just when you think your life is settled into what it is going to be until you die, something …

Mitch McConnell’s Marijuana Comments Prove He’s A Reefer Madness Fool

Mitch McConnell Thinks Marijuana Causes Death I just read a media report that exemplifies the stupidity that permeates the halls of Washington D.C .  The Huffington Post has a story out today talking about how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) told a constituent via letter that he doesn’t support the idea of marijuana legalization …

Marijuana Smuggler Who Served 30 Years in Prison Wants to Convince Florida Old Folks to Support Medical Marijuana

    Lucy Steigerwald | March 16, 2012 Robert Platshorn is against the war on drugs; so much so that he spent 5k on two pro-pot billboards. The 69-year-old director of Florida National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) did so as part of "The Silver Tour," which is a campaign to convince …

A senior writer at the pot-smoker’s periodical is accused of involvement in one of New York’s biggest marijuana rings.

Behind the Latest Bust at ‘High Times Magazine Mar 17, 2012 6:19 PM EDT Tony Dokoupil on the magazine's history of run-ins with the law. For almost forty years, High Times magazine has been the premier advocacy rag for marijuana, serving the passionate smoker much as Fox News and MSNBC serve the partisan political junkie. …

Wisconsin patients go West for medical marijuana approvals Continue reading on Examiner.com Wisconsin patients go West for medical marijuana approvals

MADISON - Oregon's largest newspaper, the Oregonian, published an article on Feb. 20, 2012, that reported on the increasing number of out of state patients registering for Oregon's medical marijuana program, the only state medical cannabis program that accepts out-of-staters, "Hundreds of out-of-staters find comfort in obtaining Oregon medical marijuana cards." I was interviewed for …

Marijuana: Willie Nelson endorses Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

Country music star and marijuana enthusiast Willie Nelson is endorsing the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012. The superstar appears in a recently released ad throwing his support behind the initiative to end the prohibition on marijuana and restore the production of hemp in Oregon. The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 is a citizen’s initiative …