July 2012

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a longtime proponent of legalizing pot nationwide, told The Times that he has had his own medical marijuana prescription for a decade, relying on the drug to cope with neuropathy, a nerve disorder that can make his feet “red hot with pain.” That makes the councilman, whose district stretches […]

Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical value. Ten years after the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) filed its petition, […]

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two Westside city council members who opposed the citywide ban on medical marijuana dispensaries admitted on Tuesday to accepting campaign donations —and even patronizing — those businesses. KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz each have different reasons for casting their votes. Rosendahl — who represents the […]

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) opposes proposals to legalize marijuana anywhere in the United States, including three state measures on November 2012 ballots. Legalization initiatives in Colorado, Washington and Oregon create unacceptable risks to public health, according to a white paper approved by the ASAM Board of Directors at its July 25 meeting. Physicians and other health professionals must […]

The 2012 election campaign is in full swing and President Obama’s campaign is hard at work raising money to fund his reelection effort. The campaign even has an online store featuring a wide variety of items for sale. One of the items offered is a beautiful hemp and organic cotton scarf made by fashion designer […]

An undercover operation of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in applications Monday to search 13 smoke shops throughout the Rio Grande Valley for synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as synthetic marijuana, court records show. A federal judge in Brownsville signed the applications at the request of the DEA to search seven Pokey’s Planet locations, […]

Editor’s note: Today’s entry in the Points Interview series is number twenty-seven, and features Isaac Campos-Costero discussing his recently published Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). Describe your book in terms your mother (or the average mother-in-the-street) could understand. Between the 1840s and 1920, […]

sup verde! i can see snoop getting himself an ark like lee scratch perry. mabye not drinking petrol and black currant, maybe tho!? see what you mean about this song. i’d like to hear him go more dub and less autotune. he needs some schooling or maybe a crossover album like Nas and Junior gong […]

Oh yeehhh??? A well-crafted rhetorical argument is NO match for the Hindu God of Potato Mashers!! cn …read more at http://www.rollitup.org/spirituality-sexuality-philosophy/550098-debate.html

John Brecher / msnbc.com Steve DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center In a potentially crushing blow to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry, the IRS has ruled that dispensaries cannot deduct standard business expenses such as payroll, security or rent. Harborside Health Center, one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries and considered a model for the industry, […]