June 2012

kcts9.org Initiative 502 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Washington state. It is backed by former US Attorney John McKay, the ACLU, and a former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Seattle. In this edition, we examine the initiative and its chances of passage by Washington voters in 2012. We also heard […]

Posted by Bnice2me Former prosecutor James Doherty and former police officer James Peet are part of a group of law enforcement officials who are supporting I-502, a voter initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in Washington State. Doherty and Peet are members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Watch …read more at http://room101radio.net/2012/06/29/cops-and-prosecutors-say-legalize-marijuana-in-washington/

Newswise — No drug treatments exist to treat sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing are working to change that. A research team led by David Carley, director of the UIC Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research, has received […]

Doctors Caution Self-medicating with Herbal Cannabis Sparks Poor Mental Health New research reveals that 10% of fibromyalgia (FM) patients use marijuana for medicinal relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia caused by this chronic illness. Findings published in Arthritis Care Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College […]

Three Renton-area, African American pastors have given their endorsement to legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults. The Rev. Leslie Braxton of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Rev. Carl Livingston of Kingdom Christian Center and Rev. Steve E. Baber of Skyway United Methodist Church announced their support of Initiative 502 mid-June. Staff from the “Yes on […]

Lexington, KY – Bringing industrial hemp back to Kentucky agriculture is a “no-brainer,” said James Comer, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner, Joey Pendleton, State Senator, and Jonathan Miller, former Ky State Treasurer – each using that descriptor for the crop’s promise of economic development. They spoke at the Industrial Hemp Seminar, held last Wednesday at the Red […]

A novel cannabinoid formulation, nabiximols, is safe and effective for patients with advanced cancer and opioid-refractory pain, especially at a low-dose, according to a study published in the May issue of The Journal of Pain. WEDNESDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — A novel cannabinoid formulation, nabiximols, is safe and effective for patients with advanced cancer […]

Originally Posted by Kaendar This isn’t a bait thread, don’t assume everything. That’s an honest question, and I’m trying to make a point. Beliefs shouldn’t be respected just because somebody believes them. Do you agree, or disagree with that? What makes a belief respectable, to you? I can respect a person only so far as […]

(photo: Federacion de asociaciones cannabicas / flickr) The people of Massachusetts should soon legally have access to medical marijuana. An initiative to legalize cannabis for medical purpose will likely be on the ballot this November, and a new poll by PPP finds that the voters overwhelmingly support medical marijuana. According to the poll, 57 percent […]

Medical marijuana is soon to be no more in Malibu, Calif. Federal law enforcement authorities’ continued pressure on dispensaries has already prompted one of the town’s prescription pot shop to close. The city’s second store will shutter July 1, according to media reports. Recall, also, that the feds recently threatened to take property from three […]

by Anndrea Hermann This past week, during Hemp History Week, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sponsored an industrial hemp farming amendment (S.A.2220) to the 2012 Farm Bill (S.3240). Within a few days US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) signed on as a co-sponsor of this amendment.  Having an extremely conservative Republican from Kentucky and a Democrat from Oregon showed industrial hemp unity in which […]