Info from MMMAB <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 11:37AM -0700
SEND THEM SOME MONEY for the campaign is how you can help – $5 from a large number of people makes a difference. It got OBummer elected, didn't it?
And send the Michigan Today campaign rollout email to interested friends urging their financial support.
"Bob Swanson" <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 11:09AM -0700
Nate Miley is low on funds for his campaign. He needs to raise $25K for a
mailer. If you can help out please print and fill out the attached form and
please send what you can. Or go to Nate <http://www.mileyforsupervisor.com/>
's webpage and donate online. Nate is on your side.
<> Nate Miley – Tax and Regulate
Marijuana – Measure Z
Nate Miley has a challenger for his District 4 seat on the Alameda County
Board of Supervisors. His name is Tojo Thomas and he is a cop.
I suspect that he is not going to be very good on marijuana issues. Nate
needs to refill his war chest now, because the election is June 5th.
Tojo is from South India and I am concerned that he has connections to rich
"Silicon Valley" Indian engineers. He is captain of a cricket team. Nearly
all the rich "Silicon Valley" Indian engineers play cricket and want to see
their fellow countryman in elected office.
I may be a little paranoid but then of course I am an MMJ patient and I work
for Nate. I don't want to lose my job.
As you all know Nate is EXCELLENT on the issue that interests all of us. He
does not need a fund raiser, he just needs funds.
Please! contribute as much as you can, soon now!
Nate needs all of our help. Download the attached remit form and fill it
out. Send the remit form and the check to the address on the remit form.
Thanks very much,
1st U.S President from 1789 to 1797
"Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed"
(Library of USA Congress 1794 vol. 33 p.270)
3rd U.S President from 1801 to 1809
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Declaration of
Independence, July 4, 1776
Jefferson comments on
"Hemp. Plough the ground for it early in the fall & very deep. If possible
plough it again in Feb. before you sow it, which should be in March. A hand
can tend 3. acres of hemp a year. Tolerable ground yields 500. lb to the
acre. You may generally count on 100 lb for every foot the hemp is over 4.
f. high. A hand will break 60. or 70. lb a day, & even to 150. lb. If it is
to be divided with an overseer, divide it as it is prepared. Seed. To make
hemp seed, make hills of the form & size of cucumber hills, from 4. to 6. f
apart, in proportion to the strength of the ground. Pinch about a dozen
seeds into each hill in different parts of it. When they come up thin them
to two. As soon as the male plants have shed their farina, cut them up, that
the whole nourishment may go to the female plants. Every plant thus tended
will yield a quart of seed. A bushel of good brown seed is enough for an
– Betts, Edwin M., ed. Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book: With Commentary and
Relevant Extracts from Other Writings. Princeton: Princeton University
Press, 1953. Rep. 1976, 1987, 1999.
16th U.S. President from 1861 to1865
"Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to
control mans' appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things
that are not even crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very
principles upon which our Government was founded"
39th U.S President from 1977 to 1981
"Penalties for the possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an
individual than the use of the drug itself."
44th U.S Vice-President from 1989 to1993
"Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of
marijuana… We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars
who are a menace to society."
U.S. Representative , March 1977
Jocelyn Elders –
United States Surgeon General
Speaking at Western Carolina University in February 2002, former Surgeon
General Jocelyn Elders said that it is time to decriminalize marijuana. She
added that marijuana should be "treated like we treat alcohol," and that
"giving people a criminal record for it" serves no useful purpose.
President Reagan's Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the conservative think
tank, Hoover Institution
"Legalization would destroy dealer profits and remove their incentive to get
young people addicted."
Awards: Medal of Freedom, Seoul Peace Prize, Eisenhower Medal for
Leadership and, Reagan Distinguished American Award
R Givens <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 07:23AM -0700
>I guess those surgeons just wanted to use the "oil resin"
>themselves! And the patient should sue!
>Jackie Gay Wilson
I agree. It sounds like a first class Anslinger lie.
I'll ask my doctor about "lung scrapping." I've never heard of such a
procedure. Even my limited knowledge of anatomy casts considerable
doubt that such an operation is even possible. The lungs work by
infusing oxygen directly through the walls of blood vessels and I
don't see how scrapping is possible.
Open heart surgery has been done on infants which means "the youngest
person to survive open heart surgery in California at age 32." is a
lie. Hence the whole story is bogus.
Lastly, there are no reports of "lung injury" from cannabis.
Mickey Martin <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 11:03AM -0700
We have A LOT of soul searching to do as a movement and as an industry. We are knee deep in the fight of our life and I am amazed at the amount of people I see giving up, giving in, and not willing to stand and fight. It is somewhat disheartening. Thank goodness for the few who I know are in it to win it, and who I can trust will be there fighting with me until the end. As we face the most brutal crackdown on cannabis freedom our industry has ever seen, and are facing attacks from all angles, including landlord terrorism, unfair taxation without representation, and armed gunmen storming the facilities of our patient providers, we must begin to push back with some real authority. Now is not the time to run and hide…it is time to stand and fight. If we do not, we are surely doomed.
A good example has been my current work to pass an initiative in Sacramento County. We have had a lot of great support from a few real soldiers who believe that we must stand up against the tyranny and lift the ban imposed there to restore patient access to cannabis. But I have been disheartened by the amount of people trapped in their own little world who are to busy trying to save themselves to understand that the fight is bigger than them. How ignorant does a person have to be to understand that the best defense is a great offense. Here we are with a great opportunity to send a clear message that our community will use our civic powers to overcome their intolerance and lack of compassion. You would think that raising funds for an effort that would restore a patients right to grow their own medicine in Sac County, and that clearly defines medical cannabis dispensaries and establishes a sound registration system for them would be EASY. Guess again.
It has been like raising funds in Vietnam circa 1971. Everyone is scared that armed gunmen are going to kick their door in. People are living in fear that they will be zoned out of existence and most are scrambling to move somewhere. Some of our own have taken to increasing their bottom line as their income goes up substantially with decreased competition, yet they somehow claim to be more poor than ever. Some players have even outright stated, "Why would I want more dispensaries in the county? We are booming right now." Because it is the right thing to do? Because you could open a satellite in the county so your patients there did not have to drive an hour in traffic to get meds? Because most of the patients from the County would like to be able to grow a plant or two without being an outlaw? Those are just my first thoughts….
But it is like some have just accepted fate and seem to be working on hunkering down, hoping that they are able to hold out and will not be eradicated like those "other guys." Many are in denial and do not understand the concept of how we even got here. This is their first interaction in a hostile environment, as many got in the weed game after the age of Obama and the Ogden memo had begun. Some believe that they are somehow better than the rest. The petty excuses and illogical thinking are frustrating to say the least. It is like talking to a brick wall at times. People are struggling to make sense of it all and instead of taking action and working on efforts that can change the public dialogue, they stand there like a deer in the headlights. If you cats think putting your head down or turning and running will save you I can assure you that you are sadly mistaken.
But I have also been inspired by the warriors who are willing to stand up and fight. There are some serious battles happening in our community and there ARE people who believe in the future of cannabis and who are willing to do what is necessary to make a stand. We all have our problems, and these days many organizations and cannabis folks are struggling to keep it all together. Yet many have stood up and said "Let's do this." The real soldiers in tis fight understand that the more we try to run and hide the more we will all be picked off one by one. If we do not make a concerted effort to fight for our own cause then who will? So to the folks who have continued to do what is right and just in the face of danger, and who have committed to fighting for cannabis freedom I sincerely thank you. You are the ones who have kept me from entirely losing my mind and throwing caution to the wind.
Until we win the war on cannabis freedom it is one foot in front of the other all day long. See you in the trenches.
T-Comp Consulting Director
***The views expressed in this communication are not necessarily the views of T-Comp Consulting, Tainted Compassion, Cannabis Warrior any other group I am affiliated with.***
"martinvictor" <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 10:57AM -0700
WHAT DO OBAMA, CAPONE, AND ROCKEFELLER HAVE IN COMMON?
Temecula, CA – It's always the same with politicians but there are degrees
of them. Some are stupid and rich, others are arrogant and libertine, but
those who are smart and arrogant are the real threat. The third category is
the 'end run' bunch and their plan is always to defraud the general populace
of power. While all the politicians bear watching, it is this third group
that you have to study or wake up one day to a freeway going through your
yard. It is also this third group that the 0ne Percent call homies because
the 0ne Percent are 'end run' types. While many in So Cali wonder why Bo is
cracking down on pot in the state, a move coming soon to Colorado, this
report will show that Obama is just taking a page from past masters of
For those who question how Barack could be a stoner in college, run on
promises of leaving MMJ pot legal in states who legislate it, then throw
those folks under the bus after the election, the answer is historically
simple. Obama isn't hard-hearted and unsympathetic. He is simply following a
page from the playbook of Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller, its founder.
Or perhaps more closer to home, he is basically doing an Al Capone number on
the mass population of stoners, laughing up his sleeve at them and figuring
he still has their vote by saying he may consider some debate on the
subject. At last count, most if not all of the MMJ talking heads that I know
were still going to vote for Obama a second time, using the excuse that he
needs a second term to do anything, blaming the tea party/Republican racism.
While there is no question that Ron Paul's original 'tea party' organization
has been outnumbered and hijacked by white racists, male and female, you
can't blame them for Bo's flip on marijuana. You see Sports Fans, his flip
is all part of his plan, just like his posturing on the Keystone pipeline,
getting applause when he vetoed it but leaving the back door open for an
'end run' to complete the mission. Hopefully those interested in MMJ will
read this and change their vote to Ron Paul, a doctor, not a lawyer type who
is used to bloodsucking.
'The raid on Oaksterdam is part of the federal government's larger effort to
shutter California's budding medical marijuana industry, which experts
estimate is worth $1.7 billion annually. As part of this multi-agency
crackdown, the DEA is raiding medical marijuana providers who are compliant
with state and local law. In addition, the IRS is taxing providers to death
by auditing them at an unprecedented rate, as well as enforcing an arcane
tax policy that prohibits providers from claiming standard business
deductions available to all other businesses. Even the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has weighed in on the issue,prohibiting
gun dealers from selling firearms to medical marijuana patients who
registered their qualified patient status with the state.
The mere specter of federal enforcement has had a tremendous impact on
stifling the industry. Landlords and banks have abandoned their
relationships with medical marijuana providers. Local governments, including
Mendocino County, have ended their long-standing permit programs. Even the
City of Oakland, one of the municipalities which pioneered the idea of
regulating medical marijuana, has slowed down its plan to issue permits for
industrial sized marijuana grows due to threats of prosecution from United
States Attorney Melinda Haag.
Yet, amidst this unprecedented crackdown, the federal government has
remained surprisingly agnostic to the medical marijuana cultivation going on
in its own backyard. Three weeks ago, the District of Columbia, issued
thefirst six permits for large-scale marijuana cultivation projects in the
nation's capital. The Washington D.C. permit program, which was enacted two
years ago, provides for up to 10 medical marijuana cultivation centers that
will supply medical marijuana to five distribution centers where patients
can buy their medicine. Though it is not receiving the same level of
attention from the Department of Justice, the Washington D.C. program is
very similar to the Oakland ordinance that Ms. Haag decried unlawfully
"authorizes conduct contrary to federal law."'
It is clear what is driving this disparate enforcement. The critical
difference between Oakland and Washington could be the role of Congress
played in passing the law. Under the District of Columbia Home Rule Act,
Congress is required to review all legislation passed by the Council of the
District of Columbia before it can become law. In passing and implementing
the Washington D.C. permit program, the federal government has implicitly
approved the authorization, regulation, and monies derived from medical
marijuana to land in D.C.'s coffers demonstrating a notable shift in the
Legislature's attitude. While the Washington D.C. permits are certainly a
reason for Obama's local black voters to cheer, at the same time, they also
make the current crackdown in California all the more confusing to some.
It is hard to rectify the federal government's manic position on medical
marijuana. On one hand, the federal government is in the middle of a
multi-agency crackdown against the entire industry. On the other, Congress
has outright approved the issuance of permits to cultivate medical marijuana
in violation of federal law, and the District of Columbia has implemented
the law without resistance from the Department of Justice. Washington D.C.
has become the new Chicago Al Capone, ready to supply all the herb that the
Lanny Swerdlows can smoke and toke. Rockefeller did the same thing with
building Standard Oil. Now that's change you can count on, if you're dumb
Going forward, raids on places like Oaksterdam will continue as you must
eliminate all the competition in order to control the market, and federal
control of all the 99% is what the game of politics is all about, if you are
not rich/dumb or a slut. It is unclear for how much longer these policies of
Obama will be tolerated by the voting public. The raid on Oaksterdam was met
with a great deal of public resistance, and it is not just providers and
patients who are upset; public support for marijuana legalization has never
been higher, especially for medical marijuana. According to a recent Gallup
poll, at least 50% of Americans now say that marijuana should be legal, and
70% support the use of marijuana for medical reasons.
With voter initiatives for legalizing marijuana on the ballot in Colorado
and Washington State, it appears that an even greater clash between public
opinion and federal policy is inevitable. It begs the question of for how
much longer is the public going to tolerate these raids that are contrary to
the will of the voters and the public's opinion on cannabis. The message
sent to the American public will be: "do as I say, buy all your weed from
our speakeasy." Stated another way, it will be business as usual for the
federal government who appears hell-bent on turning the whole country into
Write in Ron Paul; and sign the petition to reschedule marijuana
ot.html> here. Turn the tables on Chicago bankster politics.
(Story source notes – Aaron Lachant; all emphasis – Ed)
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"martinvictor" <s..[email protected]> Apr 27 11:03AM -0700
TENNIS PLAYER GOES 30-LOVE IN LABEL CAMPAIGN
Temecula, CA – California voters will decide whether to abolish the death
penalty this November, the Silicon Valley Mercury News reported. A group in
favor of doing away with the nation’s largest death row gathered more than
800,000 signatures –- enough to put capital punishment on the ballot. Also
thanks to your efforts out there, Californians will be voting on the
labeling of GMO's in November. Wednesday April 25th at 8pm, there will be a
webinar for the volunteers. There have been people who have been cheering
the cause behind the scenes and they want to thank the workers. All of the
volunteers in this effort should click on this link:
https://www1.gotomeeting.comer/858976576 . Well done folks. Cheers to all.
Meanwhile for pot smokers in California, there will be NO pot initiative
this November out of 3 possible measures. What happened?
For those readers who followed my gonzo reporting from inside Occupy LA, you
will recall that the forces for the rescinding the state’s death penalty
were circulating all around the camp collecting signatures. They almost got
mine until I thought for a moment, “do I want to support some scumbag for
the rest of his natural life or just for the 20 years it takes for the
appeal process to run its course?” I told the petitioner that I didn’t agree
with the petition’s cause because I was a Christian, Presbyterian.
It should be noted that Islam and Christianity were the two least liked
organized religions in the camp though 99%of those in camp were spiritual.
In fact most people that I talked to in depth about anything ‘Christian’
agreed that the organization had been hijacked long before the deists
founded our country. The presence of lady tea baggers and lady thumpers just
emphasized the point since they seemed completely out of touch with the
campers. The absence of any city councilmen, including the mayor, plus all
the palace guards, Catholics and Protestants [presumably], really gave the
place a Pontius Pilate kind of feel, which wasn’t too far off course (see
at-dinner.html> What Do You Say To A NakedWoman At Dinner?).
And it wasn’t the fact that I smoked weed, the real scent that you smelled
rather than urine or feces as was reported in the MSM press including the LA
Times, but more that I responded with the Chris Bennett explanation.
[’Religion in the News’, a weekly report and comment on religious trends and
events being covered by the media gave this item from Asian News
International January 6, 2003, with the headline: “Jesus Used Cannabis to
Heal Ailments Study Reveals.”
A new study of scriptural text has revealed that Jesus and his disciples
used cannabis to heal sufferings of many during that time. According to a
report in the Guardian the study suggests that the drug was used to cure
problems like eye and skin diseases as referred to in the gospels. The
anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called
kannabosm which has since been identified as cannabis extract, says an
article by Chris Bennett in the magazine, High Times entitled: “Was Jesus a
Stoner?” The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis
extract, suggests Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims, the
‘There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion’,
Carl Rutt Professor of Classical Mythology at Boston University stated.
Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies,
Professor Rutt added, ‘obviously the easy availability and long established
tradition of cannabis in early Judaism would inevitably included it in the
Christian mixtures.’ Bennett suggests those anointed with the oils used by
Jesus were literally drenched in this potent mixture. Although most modern
people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are
transferred into an oil-based carrier it can also be absorbed through the
Quoting the New Testament, Bennett argues that Jesus anointed his disciples
with the oil and encouraged them to do the same with other followers. This
could have been responsible for healing eye and skin diseases referred to in
the gospels. Since cannabis was one of the main ingredients of the ancient
anointing oil and receiving this oil is what made Jesus ‘the Christ’ and his
followers ‘Christians’, then persecuting those who use cannabis can be
considered anti-Christ, Bennett concluded.] The research through my Strong’s
Concordance has revealed the same conclusion. So if weed was such an
equalizer, what happened with the pot petitions circulating in camp?
To see why stoners are left out in the cold, again, let’s take a look at the
successful label GMO petition, which was also covered here, see recent
archives. First however, since many otherwise intelligent people, including
foodies, don’t know just what a GMO is, OMG is what you are going to say
when you find out.
GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms are experimental plants and animals
that have been genetically engineered in a lab with DNA from other plants,
animals, bacteria, and viruses. Monsanto (George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund
Management for the DPA, Drug Policy Alliance) leads the world in GMO
products produced for commercial consumption. DPA is one of the chief
sponsors/backers of RMLW, Regulate Marijuana Like Wine, hint, hint.
Currently in the US, 86% of corn, 90% of canola, and 93% of soy and cotton
There are two ‘stated’ reasons to play God with our food supply. The first
reason is to make the plant seed resistant to particular brands of sprayed
herbicides, like Roundup®, the brand name of a systemic, broad-spectrum
herbicide produced by the Monsanto. The second reason is to modify plants so
they contain their ownbuilt-in pesticide, like peas you would raise if you
only watered them with Raid®. For the real ‘unstated’ reason, please see the
A study done in Russia showed that insects which ate the GMO pesticide seed
plants were made sterile in 3generations, a conclusion that led to
restrictive labeling or outright bans on such products in Britain, Spain,
France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea,
Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Mexico. All told, more than 40
countries are in the no-GMO/label GMOs group because GMOs are not considered
proven safe. Bills introduced in America and Canada to put a hold on GMOs or
to label them have not even made it out of committee, thanks due to ‘in the
pocket’ politicians and the revolving door policy of government regulators
At Occupy LA as reported here previously, I met John Diaz, the lead
organizer in the real OC. John’s numbers (names) usually ranked in the top
gatherers, though his group was bumped every now and then by theTemecula
gathering group. John shared this knowledge with me when he found out I was
from T-Town. The off-the-cuff remake made me proud of the valley though I
knew more about John’s efforts than that of my hometown homies.
John was relentless in camp and when he left after camp was done [the day
before 1400 of LA’s finest rolled the place up], he hit the streets running.
He recruited a number of volunteers to help him, and always, it was never
about ‘him’ other than to show that he had earned his ‘hash marks’ in the
fight. Even on the night of the Zanzibar (see recent archive story) he
recruited a leggy Romanian to get names up in the LA area. John also
shepherded his volunteer staff in Orange County, filling in when he was
needed and never complaining. In short, he knew people were ‘human’ but it
was always the cause that mattered. He was sweating getting the needed names
but always got feedback to validate his efforts.
At camp, though the RMLW group had a tent set up along the main walkway
path, the ‘leaders’ of the pot/MMJ crew stayed aloof, high on the top part
of the south city hall lawn and always in a hurry too busy to talk to those
(like me) who weren’t part of their clique, with the one exception being
Sunshine (recent archives again). The day they were joined by the ‘names’ in
the California MMJ movement, they all made speeches then passed out small
sample ½ gram pouches of bunk weed. After that the names left, never to
return and the MMJ bunch went back to business as usual. In a camp full of
poly-sci thinkers, that kind of shit doesn’t fly.
John, quite the opposite, had a spot at the foot of the staircase, right in
the heart of the commotion, center ring, and was never too busy for anyone.
There was no clique, in fact, there was only John, and once in camp he never
left except to see his wife Suzanne in Orange County every night. Since he
had gone on the road for a month with the Right2Know GMO March, you
certainly couldn’t fault him for that. Though the effort to reach800,000
signatures was done by a group of gatherers, it is a tribute to John that
his petition cause reached its ballot goal. Congratulations to John, his
group, and their success. Look to the Calendar to plug this cause more
towards the election.
(GMO info sources – Organic Consumers Association, Greenpeace, Non-GMO
Project, and the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association)
"Mary Jane Borden" <s..[email protected]> Apr 26 06:19PM -0400
The subject line of this message comes from the title of a recent post on the Weedblog.com, which has been getting an extraordinary reception. This article lays out the Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment very well, particularly its approach toward federal intervention.
Recall, please, that this proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution accords medical cannabis patients eight rights based on Ohio’s Bill of Rights. The measure was certified in January to collect the 385,000+ signatures necessary to place it on the ballot this fall, understanding that Ohio will be its perennial swing state in this high stakes presidential election. The candidates and the media are already camped out here.
There also has also been considerable debate about DUID. And yes, the Obama Administration does seem to be stepping up its promotion of drug testing, much to our chagrin. I would like to share the OMCA's DUID language below with you since it is not mentioned in the article.
“Section 2. Limitations.
(F) An eligible resident shall not be considered to be under the influence
of medical Cannabis solely because of the presence of active or inactive
metabolites of Cannabis in the eligible resident’s urine, blood, tissue,
hair or skin or as detectable by any other measure of body chemistry. The
legal definition of impairment as a result of medical Cannabis use and
applicable testing to determine such impairment shall be based on scientific
evidence of impairment."
These and other unique provisions are why bringing attention to the OMCA is so important. The closer we can get it to the ballot, the more coverage we can garner for sensible DUID approaches, not to mention all important rights for medical marijuana patients.
Finally, yes, money is needed to make this happen. If you fee inspired, the OMCA's contact information is below.
Ohio Medical Cannabis Association
1021 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
OMCA Ballot Language: http://www.omca2012.org/ballotlanguage
Phone: (614) 300-0529