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July 1, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 18 Messages in 5 Topics


    Letitia Pepper <s..s@a2c2.us> Jun 30 10:14PM -0700  

        Here's how this works.  A state may decide to allow cannabis to be legal as medicine under state law. 
        If it is legal under state law, legally the federal government cannot prosecute people using cannabis as medicine in the ways that a state law allows.  That is because the federal CSA is intended to allow the feds to prosecute acts involving the recreational use of controlled substances.  Even if cannabis is federally scheduled as 1, which, under federal law, means it has no medicinal value, that has no effect on it having been recognized as medicine under state law, and whether the person's actual use is recreational.
        So, once cannabis is legal as medicine udner state law, patients in that state should be safe from state and federal laws.
         So, rescheduling cananbis as level 2 adds nothing to this, except it would allow doctors to write a federal-law-based, traditional prescription.  But you can't really "prescribe" cannabis because it doesn't come in uniform doses.  So rescheduling to level 2 is simply something that will benefit the pharmaceutical industry and people who prefer pills to herbs.
       Rescheduling cannabis to a level 2 will not help recreational users.  No matter the schedule level, recreational use is illegal under the federal CSA.
        The only thing that will help recreational users is the total liberation of cannabis — treating it like a plant with whom you as a human being have a right to have whatever relationship you like, as long as you aren't hurting anyone else.






    Starchild <s..s@a2c2.us> Jul 01 05:11PM -0700  

    Do you have a link to the two studies you mention? If their methodology was good, this sounds like great info to turn people on to.
    Love & Liberty,
    ((( starchild )))
    On Jun 30, 2012, at 10:26 PM, Letitia Pepper wrote:


    "Vincette Wilson" <s..s@a2c2.us> Jul 01 01:16PM -0700  

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    LANNYSWERDLOW <s..s@a2c2.us> Jul 01 01:08PM -0700  

    This Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m., we will feature another galvanizing installment of our radio show – Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.
    Our first featured guest is Steele Smith bringing us information on Idrasil. Their website (www.c3oc.com) states “Idrasil provides all of the medicinal benefits of Marijuana without the risks of smoking or the unpredictable dosages of edible confections.”
    A little more provocatively, the site goes on to say that “Idrasil eliminates the negative social stigmas associated with Medical Marijuana and replaces them with an ALL NATURAL PAIN RELIEVING NUTRACEUTICAL which looks like any other pill on the market.”
    For some them’s fighting words, others might relate to them totally. We’ll find out just what is meant by that and also ask the intriguing question on how they are going to distribute Idrasil within California’s permitted collective distribution system.
    Our second guest is Lynn Wilson, aka The Happy Hemptress and Voice of the Resistance, who founded HempRock Productions in 1991. Along with Drug War Reform work, HempRock produces HempRock Radio which ran from 1992-2000 in Cincinnati and continues on their web site at www.hemprock.com.
    News, interviews, commentary and humor are the watchwords for every segment of the award winning radio show Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense. Hear it this Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m. and every Monday at 6 p.m. on Inland Empire talk radio KCAA 1050AM and everywhere else on the Internet at kcaaradio.com. Past shows are podcast at the website and can be heard by clicking on Monday in the left hand column on the home page and then scrolling down to and clicking on Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.





    Michelle Aldrich <s..s@a2c2.us> Jul 01 07:53AM -0700