Tag: Compassionate Use Act

  • Michigan: Medicinal Marijuana spawns Compassion Club

    January 10, 2010 – Mount Pleasant junior Brandon McQueen is hoping to teach people how to cook with marijuana. The goal is among many he has as part of his recently formed Compassion Club. Since Michigan residents voted to legalize medical marijuana in November 2008, the law has left some qualified patients scratching their heads.…

  • Malice in New Jersey-Medical Marijuana & Compassion on Trial

    December 9, 2009 – If you want to watch a trial where the defendant has no moral culpability, is prevented from testifying truthfully and where the prosecution distorts an otherwise reasonable law beyond all rationality, you can see one this month right in Somerville. John Wilson, a multiple sclerosis patient treating himself with home-grown marijuana,…

  • Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for California’s Budget?

    Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for California’s Budget?

    December 3, 2009 – Marijuana is California’s largest agricultural commodity with $14 billion in sales yearly, distancing itself from the state’s second largest—milk and cream—which bring in $7.3 billion a year. But California’s coffers only receive a fraction of the marijuana sales, $200 million coming from the sale of medical marijuana. That could all change…

  • Willie Nelson & Art Bell For Marijuana Family Farms

    July 12th, 2009 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XSf01TdIIM&feature=player_embedded]Art Bell and Willie Nelson talk about hemp cannabis marijuana in this clip no longer available on the original Coast to Coast site. In this clip from Friday May 9th, 1997, country music legend Willie Nelson chats with Art Bell about the state of hemp criminalization. You may find it surprising how…

  • San Diego's War on Medical Marijuana Continues –

    July 7, 2009 – In California it has been over a decade since the Compassionate Use Act. Several years since SB420, and almost a year since the California Attorney General’s guidelines. We have even had The California Third District Court of Appeal last week issue a ruling reaffirming patients rights to collectively cultivate medical marijuana.…

  • The Patriot's Guide to Legalization

    July 6, 2009 – Have you ever looked at our marijuana policy? I mean, really looked at it? WHEN WE THINK of the drug war, it’s the heavy-duty narcotics like heroin and cocaine that get most of the attention. And why not? That’s where the action is. It’s not marijuana that is sustaining the Taliban…

  • Melissa Etheridge: Medical marijuana should be legal

    Melissa Etheridge: Medical marijuana should be legal

    June 17th, 2009 – Each day an estimated 6,000 Americans will try marijuana for the first time. It’s the most common illicit drug in the United States with nearly 15 million people using it at least once a month. Melissa Etheridge took medical marijuana to help her through her chemotherapy. Melissa Etheridge took medical marijuana…

  • New Jersey – Bergmanson wants to decriminalize marijuana

    June 2nd, 2009 – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Carl Bergmanson chided Gov. Corzine for not using his political muscle to force passage of the medical marijuana bill and went on to call for the government to stop enforcing laws against use of the substance for any purpose. The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, which passed the…

  • Arizona family for Medical Marijuana

    Arizona family for Medical Marijuana

    Minnesota finally passed a Medical Marijuana bill, a very restricted one, but Governor Tim Pawlenty has vetoed the bill. A simply inexcusable action by someone who claims “I have great empathy for the sick.” Yeah right Governor. In fact it is beyond inexcusable, it is cruel and heartless. To deny a human the right to…

  • Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke it

    May 26 2009 – The battle over marijuana took a significant turn as the Supreme Court left California’s Compassionate Use Act, which allows the use of medical marijuana, intact by refusing to hear a suit filed by the San Diego and San Bernardino counties. Local officials in the two counties would not allow their residents…