Monthly Archives: December 2012

News Update – Happy New Year

Yep get Ready to fight the monopoly builders ye of good faith and right action for fair policy, you all know im in it for the long haul,.warriors come out n play…… On Thursday, December 27, 2012, Patient Advocacy Network < p..s@riseup.net> wrote: > Greetings Colleagues – > > I hope your holidays have been filled with the joy and love of the season. > I am looking forward to tackling the challenges we will face next year. > The California State Assembly will reintroduce a bill to regulate > collectives out of business. LA will continue to create an illegal > monopoly of a few dispensaries. Congress and The White House must be > pressured to change federal law… for the better! PAN’s Action Statement > for 2013 will be available for you shortly. > > PAN thanks you for your ongoing support. We wish you a healthy and > prosperous New Year. Some news headlines below. > > > Sincerely, > > Degé Coutee > Executive & Program Director > Patient Advocacy Network > > @PAN4Compassion > www.CannabisSavesLives.org > (323) 334-5282 > > PAN is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization > > ******** > Around California > > L.A. Voters Will Choose Between 128 Dispensaries or About 472 > Dispensaries > http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2012/12/19/l-a-voters-will-choose-between-128-dispensaries-or-about-472-dispensaries/ > > Judge tosses two Vallejo marijuana dispensary raid cases > Ruling regarding state law may affect other pending prosecutions > http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_22233707/judge-tosses-two-vallejo-marijuana-dispensary-raid-cases > > City of Fontana wins judgment against marijuana dispensary > http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/articles/2012/12/19/news/doc50d1efe7723d4324652157.txt > > Gavin Newsom: Marijuana Laws ‘Just Don’t Make Sense Anymore’ > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/gavin-newsom-marijuana_n_2348096.html > California Court Defines Marijuana “Abuse” vs. “Use” In Case of Medical > Marijuana Patients with Children > http://news.nuggetry.com/southern-california-marijuana/california-court-defines-marijuana-abuse-vs-use-in-case-of-medical-marijuana-patients-with-children/ > > R & R Wellness marijuana dispensary pleads guilty to fed charges > http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/rss/ci_22167997?source=rss > > Medical pot dispensary shuttered by feds reopens in Berkeley > http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_22235148/medical-pot-dispensary-shuttered-by-feds-reopens-berkeley?IADID=Search-www.insidebayarea.com-www.insidebayarea.com > > S.F. cops crack down on pot in Haight > http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/S-F-cops-crack-down-on-pot-in-Haight-4139912.php > > Oakland Insists It Can Defend Medical Pot Club > http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/12/17/53193.htm > > Cal Supreme Court takes Temecula case – City of Temecula v. Cooperative > Patients Services Inc. > http://blog.pe.com/crime-blotter/2012/12/18/medical-marijuana-cal-supreme-court-takes-temecula-case/ > > Vista ban frustrates medical marijuana patients > http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/dec/19/medical-marijuana-patients-want-vista-regulate-dis/ > > Mendocino County files motion to quash federal pot record subpoenas > http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_22243492/mendocino-county-files-motion-quash-federal-pot-record > > Internal affairs report clears Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office captain > in marijuana case > http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_22235845/internal-affairs-report-clears-mcso-captain-marijuana-case > > WeHo – Illegal Sunset Super Shop pot store shuts down > http://www.wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=7543 > > Dispensary Ordered Closed Due to Code Violations > http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/medical-marijuana-cannabis-dispensary-ordered-closed-due-to-code-violations > > LAPD investigation of killing hobbled by DEA > http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lapd-dea-20121220,0,5873873.story > > > > > Around The U.S. > > 5 Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole for Pot > Should five non-violent offenders die behind bars for a crime Americans > increasingly believe should not even be a crime? > http://www.alternet.org/5-senior-citizens-serving-life-without-parole-pot?akid=9850.115776.uEcWaH&rd=1&src=newsletter766080&t=9 > > Marley says legalizing marijuana is ‘inevitable’ > http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/73775967/Entertainment/Marley-says-legalizing-marijuana-is-inevitable > > The Next Seven States To Legalize Pot > http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-next-seven-states-to-legalize-pot-20121218 > > Oakland, Calif. spars in court with Washington over medical pot > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/21/us-usa-lawsuit-marijuana-idUSBRE8BK05V20121221 > > 2 Important Medical Marijuana Court Hearings Today in Arizona, California > http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/2012/12/20/important-medical-marijuana-court-hearings-today-in-arizona-california/ > > Medical marijuana faces tough road in Minnesota > http://www.startribune.com/politics/183279171.html > > New Jersey – Message from state reveals e-mail addresses, names of medical > marijuana patients > http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/message_from_state_reveals_e-m.html > > MA – Physicians won’t seek marijuana delay > http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2012/12/02/doctors-won-push-for-delay-medical-marijuana-law-will-lobby-for-restrictions-access-instead/Ytpd7HlziwjGnGEsEY1LBN/story.html > > Advocates look to extend block on new Montana medical marijuana rules > http://www.greatfallstribune.com/viewart/20121213/NEWS01/312130020/Advocates-look-extend-block-new-Montana-medical-marijuana-rules > > Medical Marijuana Providers Challenge Seattle Licensing In Court > http://www.kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-providers-challenge-seattle-licensing-court > > After 14 Years of Waiting, Medical Marijuana is Mere Months Away for D.C. > Patients > http://dcist.com/2012/12/after_14_years_of_waiting_medical_m.php > > D.C. issues its first medical marijuana occupancy permits > http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2012/12/dc-issues-its-first-medical.html > > Medical marijuana changes approved by Michigan Legislature > http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/medical_marijuana.html > > How GOP Art Herzberger helped me create Colorado’s first medical marijuana > program > http://coloradostatesman.com/content/993912-how-gop-art-herzberger-helped-me-create-colorado%3Fs-first-medical-marijuana-program > > Owner of Eugene medical marijuana club charged with seven felonies > http://www.registerguard.com/web/updates/29171916-46/shimmin-marijuana-club-county-medical.html.csp > > > Older men are usually top marijuana users > http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/top_stories/x65619832/Older-men-are-usually-top-marijuana-users > > > > International > > Canadian Medical Marijuana Users Won’t Be Able to Grow at Home > http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2012/12/17/Canadian-Medical-Marijuana-Users-Wont-Be-Able-Grow-Home > > Some Take Cannabis Illicitly, Israelis Take it Seriously > http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/12/some-take-cannabis-illicitly-israelis-take-it-seriously/ > > Dutch researchers say some teenagers may use pot to manage psychotic symptoms > http://medcitynews.com/2012/12/dutch-researchers-say-some-teenagers-may-use-pot-to-manage-psychotic-symptoms/ > > Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Alcohol and Medicines in Europe — > findings from the DRUID project > http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/thematic-papers/druid > > Czech Republic Parliament wants to allow cannabis for medical use > http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=387#2 > > > Science > > Pot compound shows promise vs. cancer > http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Pot-compound-shows-promise-vs-cancer-4145477.php > > > Alcohol Rots the Teen Brain, Marijuana Does Not: Study Finds > http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2012/12/21/alcohol-rots-the-teen-brain-marijuana-does-not-study-finds/ > > An endocannabinoid may be helpful in epilepsy > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23206503 > > > ******** > > — Shona Gochenaur Executive Director Axis of Love SF http://www.facebook.com/axisoflove http://www.twitter.com/axisoflove — —