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September 17, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 4 Messages in 4 Topics

    GOCCA <s..s@a2c2.us> Sep 17 03:03PM -0700  

    > See you in 2013!
    > Sincerely,
    > Dee Velazquez
    GOCCA Secretary


    Lynne Wilson <s..s@a2c2.us> Sep 17 02:55PM -0400  

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    & deaths of our citizens & pets which results from not only corruption
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    "Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves."
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    Bill Dake <s..s@a2c2.us> Sep 16 09:24PM -0700  

    Hi Michelle, Pebbles and all,
    Mike Tindall (Moon Man) died a few weeks ago and I have no idea who they were able to reach, so I want to let people know that the Memorial is this Friday, Sept. 21 at Noon, at 920 So. Cloverdale Blvd in Cloverdale. I believe it is his sister Janis' Trailer Park, "Briarwood".
    He was in an electric disability chair clearing weeds by burning them with a hose from his propane tank.and he accidently backed over the hose and set himself on fire. Then it was a heart attack, a coma, life support and finally disconnecting life support as per his instructions.
        The Memorial is a Pot Luck affair. 
     Mike was an activist and probably the nicest most caring, loving and generous person I have ever known, a real class act.   
    Sister Janis is(phone#-removed).His Daughter Trina is(phone#-removed).His # is(phone#-removed) and Brenda (a friend) is there and quite helpfull. Another # is(phone#-removed) for ???
    I hope all is well with everone, hugs to Pebles and Michelle,
    Bill Dake
    Ps, Let me know if you need a ride.


    Hal Muskat <s..s@a2c2.us> Sep 16 11:21AM -0700  

    By Lee Romney
    Los Angeles Times
    September 14, 2012, 12:41 p.m.
    British researchers have determined that a little-studied chemical in
    the cannabis plant could lead to effective treatments for epilepsy, with
    few to no side effects.
    The team at Britain’s University of Reading, working with GW
    Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, tested cannabidivarin, or
    CBDV, in rats and mice afflicted with six types of epilepsy and found it
    “strongly suppressed seizures” without causing the uncontrollable
    shaking and other side effects of existing anti-epilepsy drugs.
    According to the findings, reported this week in the British Journal of
    Pharmacology, CBDV also delayed and reduced seizures when used in
    conjunction with two common anti-convulsant drugs.
    “There is a pressing need for better treatments for epilepsy,” said Dr.
    Ben Whalley, the lead researcher. “It’s a chronic condition with no cure
    and currently, in around one third of cases, the currently available
    treatments do not work, cause serious side-effects and increase fatalities.”
    The study, he added, highlights “the potential for a solution based on
    cannabinoid science. It has shown that cannabidivarin is the most
    effective and best tolerated anticonvulsant plant cannabinoid
    investigated to date.”
    The casual use of marijuana — or cannabis — to control seizures dates
    back to ancient times. Its most prominent component, THC, is among those
    shown in animal studies to have strong anti-convulsant properties, but
    its mind-altering effects have made it unsuitable for pharmaceutical
    for more:


May 8, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 13 Messages in 6 Topics

    Dave Hodges <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 07:20PM -0700  

    R.I.P. Randy Ritchie, San Jose’s “celebrity waiter”, A2C2 member #1348
    Randy Ritchie was many things to many people. He was a fixture at
    Original Joe’s in downtown San Jose working there for over 30 years (
    ). He was one of the nicest people I have met. Randy was known for
    this flamboyance and birthday “raps”. The Metro did a piece on him in
    2008 ( http://www.metroactive.com/metro/10.22.08/cover-waiters-0843.html
    The first time I met Randy, San Jose’s “celebrity waiter”, I was
    sitting by myself at Original Joe’s counter eating dinner. He sat next
    to me and said “Haven’t I seen you on TV before?”. I answered “Yes.”.
    He said “I thought so. I’m kind of a fan.”. I could have never known
    how important of a friend he would become to me. I would see him about
    twice a week for the next year and a half.
    It turned out Randy was a fellow “stoner”. Even with San Jose being
    the center of a huge medical cannabis scene, it took me months to
    convince him to get his cannabis recommendation. In his words “I smoke
    weed every day, but I don’t want to abuse the system.”. I eventually
    helped him understand, if you smoke weed and it makes you feel better,
    you are not abusing prop 215′s “any illness for which marijuana
    provides relief.”.
    When he finally got it, and experienced the Amsterdam of San Jose, it
    was beyond his expectations. That summer Randy planted his first
    medical cannabis plants. He loved his plants and the new freedom he
    Many people knew Randy as a waiter who was also a friend. I grew to
    know him as a friend who worked at my favorite restaurant. Randy truly
    believed in me and my goals. He had too many stories and was someone I
    could talk to when the world seemed against me.
    The last conversations we had were about the health issues he was
    dealing with. For the past 6 months he had been feeling weaker. He
    went to the doctor a couple months ago to get checked out, and ended
    up in the emergency room getting infused with 6 pints of blood. It
    turned out he was bleeding internally through his esophagus. The
    doctors said it was damage caused by long term alcohol use.
    Every night, for the past 30 years, Randy would end his night with a
    shot or two of bourbon washed down with a glass of ginger ale. When
    Randy found out, he said he tried switching to white wine. He then
    said “but at this point, it’s not possible for me to stop [drinking]”.
    The last conversation I ever had with him ended with “if this stuff
    were legal [the joint we were smoking], I’d probably never be a
    drinker”. I almost wish he had not said that to me…
    Randy passed away the day after I announced the Silicon Valley
    Cannabis Coalition’s Repeal Cannabis Prohibition for San Jose
    Residents Project (
    http://www.svcannabis.org/repeal-cannabis-prohibition ). I had
    mentioned the idea to him, but the day I hoped to tell him I had made
    it real, I found out we lost him.
    I was lucky enough to know Randy and I will never forget him.
    How many more people will die from Alcohol before the hypocrisy of
    Cannabis Prohibition finally is over?
    Dave Hodges
    A2C2 – the All American Cannabis Club
    SJCBC – the San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective


    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 04:12PM -0700  

    Enjoy this peice so kindly put together. Always an admirer of our
    journalist of our civil rights movement . Hats off to Dege.


    Dave Hodges <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 10:40AM -0700  

    Unity does not mean follow the blind. Until Steph Sherer, yourself,
    and the rest of the current management structure of ASA are replaced,
    it is nothing but a puppet for you & Steve Deangelo. I am sick of
    seeing the two of you use ASA to mislead/exploit the cannabis
    movement. A couple great examples are the collective sales tax issue,
    and this bullshit about 280e reform.
    The law does not change from wishful thinking… Every time unity is
    created, you and Steve find great ways of f***ing it up.
    IMO, anyone who attends this event is nothing more then the ignorant
    following the blind.
    Best Regards,
    Dave Hodges


    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 11:34AM -0700  

    Did you just call me a Fed? LOL. I love it….If someone who ripped off an entire industry and then sold her soul to Montel does not call you a Fed at least once a week, you are not doing it right…..
    Unity does not cost $75 a ticket, or $5000 for a sponsorship. It costs the willingness to look past differences and finding common ground on which to build….Unfortunately, I do not see a lot of that happening right yet….
    Mickey Martin
    T-Comp Consulting Director
    Author of Medical Marijuana 101
    ***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.***
    From: a speciale <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 11:18 AM

    i> From: s..s@a2c2.us
    > —————————————————————————
    > Attachment: http://drugsense.org/temp/wDfWWYqVEJ12829.html
    Attachment: http://drugsense.org/temp/Ayc1ixyFCu13677.html


    "Dr. David Bearman" <s..s@a2c2.us> May 06 11:25PM -0400  

    actually whether we in California vote for Obama or not,he is so far ahead he will win California. in several other states like washington and Michigan the races are a lot closer. I am thinking of voting for Paul just as a protewst.
    —- rose jeri <s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:




    Hal Muskat <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 11:00AM -0700  

    yeah, vote for Paul. Tell the world that you'll just about support ANY
    candidate as long as s/he is pro weed. So what if he would limit a
    women's right to choose, fund private & Christian schools with public
    money, abolish the EPA & a host of other govt' regulatory agencies? At
    least we'll be legal with our weed.
    I'd advise against trading your rights away for other rights. Rights are
    not to be swapped!
    Hal Muskat
    Veterans For Peace SF
    "Sir, No Sir!"
    On 5/6/12 8:25 PM, Dr. David Bearman wrote:




    David Herrick <s..s@a2c2.us> May 07 11:58AM -0700  

    You can GO to whereever fact are facts and something even you can't change even though you think you can!!!!
    Sent from my iPhone



May 7, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 5 Messages in 3 Topics


    Hal Muskat <s..s@a2c2.us> May 06 04:05PM -0700  

    I'll not trade away one "right" for another.
    i.e. my right to smoke weed vrs. my daughter's right to choose.
    Vet's For Peace, SF
    On 5/5/12 9:47 AM, rose jeri wrote:



    LANNYSWERDLOW <s..s@a2c2.us> May 06 04:33PM -0700  

    Ever hear an LAPD Deputy Chief of Police speak out on issues of marijuana and drug law reform? That’s exactly what you are going to hear if you listen to the award-winning radio show Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense this Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. when retired LAPD Deputy Chief of Police Stephen Downing will be our featured guest.
    Stephen Downing began his twenty-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police. As Commander of the Bureau of Special Investigations at one point, the Administrative Narcotics Division was one of the divisions within his scope of authority. His vast experience in law enforcement has led him to the conclusion that the War on Drugs can never be worth the human and fiscal costs
    Our second guest is Sonja Galloway whose autistic son has benefited so much from the use of cannabis that she is forming a collective specifically to provide marijuana to people with autism, ADHD and anxiety disorders.
    Listen to this award winning radio show this Monday and every Monday at 6 p.m. on IE Talk Radio KCAA 1050AM and simulcast at 6 p.m. and podcast for listening anytime 24/7 at www.kcaaradio.com.
    I would like to thank the sponsors of our show, Green Mile Hydroponics, Inland Empire Health and Wellness Center, William Gunn Construction and Presto Quality Care (formerly THCF Medical Clinic) for their continued support. For advertising information, send me an email asking for it and I will email back to you our rate card – you won’t believe how low these rates are for such a targeted and loyal audience.


    "andrew garret" <s..s@a2c2.us> May 06 05:40PM -0700  

    Dr. Tod Mikuriya – NEED HELP
    I distinctly recall the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya posting a message/email
    about one of his incidents with law enforcement. As best I can recall ;
    Some Police officer (I believe it was from Nevada somewhere), launched a
    complaint with the Calif. Medical licensing Board. Stated reason, –that
    he had written a prescription for MARINOL in contradiction to his
    explicated orders NOT TO DO SO. Something about the patient was on
    probation and that MARINOL would act as a masking agent for actual Medical
    Cannabis etc., etc.
    This should not be confused with another incident a few years before that
    — The one in which he was accused of not doing enough tests of 16
    patients (17 including a narc).
    The case I am looking for involved only one individual for whom he
    prescribed Marinol.
    I am hoping that someone recalls the incident and can provide details.
    The information is needed for a website dealing with government CENSORSHIP
    in relationship to Medical Cannabis.
    Antique Andy
    Museum Curator
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April 30, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 11 Messages in 8 Topics

    "Bill McPike" <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 08:44AM -0700  

    These 6 sheriff offices are ignoring
    State laws & working only on fed laws
    w/the DEA. The goal is to collect $$$s
    from folks who fail to pull their plants
    & who will suffer U.S. forfeiture actions.

    See this latest letter threatening this.

    In the past few years they had Operation
    Trident, which recognized CA MMJ laws.

    My action for preliminary injunction
    Against the Fresno Co ordinance was
    Heard on 4/27, but the Judge delayed
    This until 5/18. The delay was due to a
    Dispute between the county atty &
    The dispensary plaintiff who was
    Consolidated into my action. They
    Argued about the corp status of the
    Business and other bus related issues
    Which do not effect me as an
    Individual grower.

    Bill McPike


    Info from MMMAB <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 12:32PM -0700  

    Which 6 Sheriff's offices?
    On Apr 29, 2012, at 8:44 AM, Bill McPike wrote:


    Bud <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 05:03PM -0700  

    Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare. They comprise the Central
    Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA); there are four HIDTAs
    in California.
    HIDTA is a grant program administered by the Office of National Drug Policy
    Control. If you're in a HIDTA zone, the feds have more grant funding and
    resources to target medical cannabis growers and distributors. Which is
    exactly what's happening here in HIDTA-Land.


    "andrew garret" <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 12:24PM -0700  

    Now putting together a website on how NIDA prevents Medical Cannabis
    research by simply not giving out permits to do so.
    A couple of years ago, I remember someone at NIDA saying that "No permits
    were issued, because no one had ever asked for them."
    Does anyone have any info on that incident? A name, when it happened,
    Antique Andy
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    Info from MMMAB <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 28 06:07PM -0700  

    Shona, et al,
    The RepealToday website's donation page is: https://help.repealtoday.org/donate.cfm
    Their website main address is https://repealtoday.org/
    It seems a certainty that many small contributions to pay for signature gathering is their greatest need. The campaign appears both well organized and credible. And there's no internecine conflict over which initiative to back…
    On Apr 27, 2012, at 11:54 PM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur wrote:


    Matthew Abel <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 02:45PM -0400  

    Yes, thanks.
    The Michigan Constitutional Amendment initiative for Repeal of Marijuana laws for adults 21 and over is at www.repealtoday.org
    Send money?
    Matthew Abel


    Hal Muskat <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 29 09:35AM -0700  

    From HuffPo this date:
    "While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents'
    Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.
    "What is with the marijuana crackdown? Seriously, what is the concern?
    We will deplete the nation's Funyun supply?" Kimmel said. "Pot smokers
    vote too. Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote."
    Kimmel then posed a challenge to the crowd, which was made up of
    celebrities like Kim Kardashian and George Clooney.
    "I would like everyone in this room to raise your hand if you've never
    smoked pot," Kimmel said.
    Few hands went up.
    Noting the crowd's reaction, Kimmel addressed President Barack Obama
    "Marijuana is something that real people care about," Kimmel said."



April 26, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 8 Messages in 6 Topics

    mary meds <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 25 07:36AM -0700  

    My buddy just became the youngest person to survive open heart surgery in
    California at age 32. He started having chest problems so they cut him open
    and scraped a half ounce of oil resin from his lungs.


    Dave Hodges <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 25 12:10PM -0700  

    Wow. What are the details? What area of the country? What was he
    smoking, just bho, or combo flowers or tobacco with it? How did open
    heart surgery lead to the doctors scraping his lungs?
    Best Regards,
    Dave Hodges


    Hal Muskat <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 25 12:21PM -0700  

    Did they give it back to him?
    On 4/25/12 12:10 PM, Dave Hodges wrote:





    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Apr 25 06:40AM -0700  

    Please come to Oakland today to support our brother Jose who was unjustly subdued by the Feds for protesting the Oaksterdam raids. We must support those willing to stand on the front lines and support us:
    Wednesday April 25th at 9:30am
    Jose Gutierrez*
    Case number: 4:12-mj-70377-MAG – USA v. Jose Guiterrez
    Arraignment & Bond Hearing at the Oakland Federal Courthouse,
    1301 Clay Street in front of Judge Donna Ryu (3rd floor).
    If you have or need information on Jose’s case, please email: s..s@a2c2.us or call