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Great News SoCal: Pot Ban Lifted After Impassioned Plea From Cancer Patient, Councilman Bill Rosendahl
Obviously, this doesn’t help the federal crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries, but it does show that Californians are willing to work at a state level and attempt to keep the dispensaries open and the regulations more clear.
In a faint and gravelly voice, Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl delivered an impassioned plea Tuesday asking his colleagues to lift the ban on pot dispensaries, asking them: “Where does anybody go, even a councilman go, to get his medical marijuana?”
Minutes before the council voted 11-2 to rescind its recently passed ban on storefront pot shops, Rosendahl said the council’s decision had created “a very emotional moment” for him. Rosendahl has been battling cancer for the past three months and relying on medical marijuana during that time.
“On the 20th of July, I had an MRI that was very, very serious. And the bottom line on that was, they didn’t give me much time to live. And I said, ‘No, no no no, I’m not ready to go. I certainly want to live a long time,’” said Rosendahl, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments and relying on a walker to move around in recent days.
Rosendahl, 67, said he began taking medical marijuana a decade ago to manage his neuropathy, a stinging pain in his feet, taking it “occasionally at night.” But on Tuesday, he put the issue in the context of his battle with cancer, which has made it difficult for him to speak above a whisper.
“If I can’t get marijuana, and it’s medically prescribed, what do I do?” he asked his colleagues.
Rosendahl criticized President Obama’s handling of the issue and spoke against some of the recent federal raids of dispensaries. And he said Los Angeles should work with state lawmakers to make California law regulating medical marijuana clearer.
True Hero: 6-Year-Old Boy Killed By Intruder After Trying to Protect His Older Sister From Being Raped
This is a story of a true hero who sadly lost his life by doing one of the most brave things a person, yet alone a child, could ever do. Sadly, I’m a bit disheartened at the way that DailyMail has tried to portray this as “an intruder high on marijuana“. This story should show the heroism of this boy, and it does, but it also uses this as an opportunity to criticize marijuana. While it is true that there was marijuana in the man’s system, there was more than just that, which they tell you later in the article.
A six-year-old boy who was killed by an intruder high on marijuana had been trying to save his sister from the attacker, a court heard yesterday.
Dominick Andujar was allegedly stabbed to death by Osvaldo Rivera, 31, who was also accused of slashing the throat of the boy’s 12-year-old sister.
The girl, whose condition in hospital has been upgraded from critical to stable, suffered a slashed windpipe.
Oh, so marijuana AND PCP? Okay, now THAT makes sense. Unfortunately, far too many people have already heard that the intruder was simply “high on marijuana” and pay little attention to the fact there it was laced with PCP. Convincing the public that marijuana is a horrific drug by implying that it was the cause to this horrific incident is pathetic and dishonest, in my opinion.
Now, let me get back to the real issue here, a 6-year-old hero that is much more brave than many adults.
The attack took place on Sunday morning around 2:30am. After Rivera had snuck into the home, he attacked the children. The young girl had a gash in her neck and ran screaming through the streets, while the brother who tried to protect her, sadly, became a victim of murder.
The 12-year-old was able to help police track down the attacker by identifying him as what sounded like ‘Poppy.’ Investigators learned Rivera was known by the nickname ‘Popeye’ and had spent nights at an apartment in the area of the city.
Police found him hiding between a mattress and bedroom wall in the apartment. They said they also found blood-stained sneakers that matched bloody footprints in the home where the children were assaulted.
The children were being watched by a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. The teen, who was unharmed, was caring for them because their mother recently underwent surgery and was still in the hospital.
All of this took place in Camden, across a river from Philadelphia and is widely known as a dangerous place. In fact, it is often known as one of the most dangerous places in the nation. Police are investigating if the “wet” that is now on the streets could be leading to more violent behavior. While the young hero didn’t survive this ordeal, he did a great thing for his sister, who is a hero in this story as well. Not only did she survive, but she was able to identify her attacker and avenge the death of her baby brother.
The man who did this:
I LOVE marijuana and believe that it should be legalized. I could go on and on about the benefits of marijuana and how it’s better than alcohol and that it’s a great idea for our economy, but I don’t want to bore the shit out of you. So, here are some funny photos to help express my opinions on the matter…
For those of you who are still reading now that the funny photos are done, I’d like to express that I not only enjoy weed recreationally, but I also have a chronic disorder called CRPS. This stands for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, previously known as RSD) and means that I am intense pain almost all the time. I do have my medical license and consider medical marijuana my medication seeing as I’d prefer to be high and have less pain than doped up on 15 to 20 pills a day. With medical marijuana I can work, endure the pain I have, and also be more aware than I would be on prescription pills. Legalization is something that should be more of a focus, especially considering how many chronic pain disorders there are, that affect so many people in this country. I would rather get ‘too stoned’ (which is ridiculous, and impossible to OD on) than get alcohol poisoning and die or overdose on my prescription pills. Just some food for thought.
This is the only option I have that doesn’t have fatal consequences if I over-indulge.
- [VIDEO] Marijuana Drug Deal And Robbery, Gone Bad (practikel.com)
- Marijuana: A Missed Medical Opportunity (bigthink.com)
- Medical marijuana could help patients reduce pain with opiates, study finds (medicalxpress.com)
- Armie Hammer Arrested For Marijuana Possession (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- What is Medical Marijuana? (medicalmarijuanagardener.wordpress.com)
- Milpitas considers allowing pot clubs (mercurynews.com)
- Summit County sheriffs make pot bust (summitcountyvoice.com)
Although there’s not much known about this video, it is fairly obvious that these guys in the car attempt to steal this drug dealers money and ends up crashing his car instead. What an idiot. First of all, the amount of pot that you were trying to gank from this guy was so small that it doesn’t even amount to the damage that was done to your car. Also, I’d be willing to bet that this kid got his ass beat which is why there is no conclusion to the video. Hoping to find out more soon, stay tuned.
- Doctor Who Gave Prescriptions To L.I. Pharmacy Suspect Loses License (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Agents Seize $2.2M of Marijuana (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Get Busted for Marijuana, Work as Police Informant, Get Killed? How the Drug War Turns Arrests Into Deaths (alternet.org)
- Romney Dodges Questions About the Marijuana (reason.com)
The results are in from a 20-year study of marijuana smokers; Smoking pot does not harm the lungs! I know it sounds crazy, but apparently this is only true for those of us who only smoke about once or twice a week. Sadly, I don’t fall into this category, but there is still some good news for those os us who enjoy medicating on the daily:
The results, from the 20-year study on the health effects of marijuana, are hazier for heavy users — those who smoke two or more joints daily for several years.
The data suggest that using marijuana that often might cause a decline in lung function, but there weren’t enough heavy users among the 5,000 young adults in the study to draw firm conclusions.
A small decline does not discourage me from using marijuana, especially because most everything in our body tends to decline with age. It’s the chemicals in cigarettes that really do the harm, and seeing as marijuana and tobacco only share a few of the same chemicals, the results differ.
The findings echo results in some smaller studies that showed while marijuana contains some of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco, it does not carry the same risks for lung disease.
Awesome, let’s go roll a blunt and enjoy our lives.
***Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana users tend to breathe in deeply when they inhale a joint, which some researchers think might strengthen lung tissue. But the common lung function tests used in the study require the same kind of deep breathing that marijuana smokers are used to, so their good test results might partly reflect lots of practice, said Kertesz, a drug abuse researcher and preventive medicine specialist at the Alabama university.***
- Study: No lung damage from marijuana (boston.com)
- Study: No lung danger from casual pot smoking – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Kush Chronic-les: Study Finds Smokin’ That ‘Mary Jane’ Does NOT Hurt Your Lungs (bossip.com)
- STUDY: Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Your Lungs After All (huffingtonpost.com)
- Marijuana doesn’t harm lung function, study found (disclose.tv)
As we all know, Snoop Dogg smokes weed and enjoys getting high. It’s not very shocking to hear that drug sniffing drugs were aware of the marijuana that was being held on his tour bus when they were crossing a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas. What I am shocked to find out is that he was arrested this time. I mean, how often must this man smoke and the police be aware of it? I’m sure that he has been let go and multiple occasions because of who he is and the persona he has built around this ‘medication’.
The performer (real name: Calvin Broadus) was busted by Texas cops Saturday after several joints were found on his tour bus. The weed was discovered by a drug-sniffing dog during a routine inspection at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, the same town whereWillie Nelson was popped in November 2010.
Like Nelson, Snoop Dogg claimed ownership of the marijuana found on his bus, which was searched by the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office. The rapper, cited for misdemeanor pot possession, was not booked or made to pose for a mug shot like Nelson.
This town must be needing some tourism money or something to continue busting performers for such small petty crimes. Sadly, this bust came after Snoop Dogg mentioned he’d like to discuss the legalization with the President, who is opposed to legalizing marijuana. I doubt Mr. Obama would be willing to sit down and hear him out after this arrest. Not that I really believed he’d do so before the arrest either.
- Snoop Dogg Arrested For Weed Possession In Texas (hiphopwired.com)
- Snoop Dogg — Arrested for Weed in Texas (tmz.com)
- Snoop Dogg imagines meeting Obama, discussing marijuana (politico.com)
- Snoop Dogg Wants to Get High With President Obama and Convince Him to Legalize Weed [Notable/quotable] (jezebel.com)
- Snoop Dogg on ‘The Price Is Right’ (dangerousminds.net)
Seeing as I thoroughly enjoy wine, and also like me some marijuana, this is the perfect combination for someone like me. It’s also a great way to avoid inhaling marijuana which can often be harsh and more unhealthy that ingesting or vaporizing. Another great advantage? If you enjoy this during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or any holiday really, not a single family member would know that you were getting high off you ass. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Adjusted for volume, “special” wines can range from under a pound of marijuana per 59-gallon barrel to over 4 pounds per barrel. The result is a spectrum ranging from a gentle, almost absinthe-like effect to something verging on oenological anesthetic.
Good wine deserves to be paired with good food, so perhaps a dish using homemade cannabis flour is the perfect match. Want something a little more exotic? Try bhang ki thandai, mad’joun or mie aceh, dishes from India, Morocco and Indonesia that all incorporate weed.
- Smoking Weed Is Really Bad For The Environment (gizmodo.com.au)
- Nevada Has a Lot of Weed…So the Helicopter Pilot Says (hailmaryjane.com)
- Can a police officer take you to jail for smoking weed (wiki.answers.com)
Dailymail - A suspected cannibal has appeared in court after allegedly murdering his friend and eating his flesh.
Mfanimpela Msibi is said to have stabbed Musi Makhanya and removed a steak-sized slice of flesh from his back before grilling it in the oven and tucking in.
The suspect, a vegetable farmer and father of two, was arrested at his home in Swaziland after his horrified family apparently realised what he had done.
Police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta said officers interrupted the suspected killer as he calmly chewed on his friend following the brutal killing.
She said: ‘The two men were old friends and were eating their dinner in the suspect’s kitchen when they had some sort of quarrel.
‘It is alleged that Msibi killed his friend with a knife and then sliced off a piece of flesh from his back, near his shoulder.
‘He was halfway through his dinner when the incident happened, and it is alleged that he then grilled the meat in the oven and added it to his plate.
‘He then went into the next room where his family was sitting and started eating.’
Police said the suspect and his alleged victim were both aged in their twenties and had been drinking and smoking cannabis before the murder.
Hleta said officers were called to the scene after Msibi’s family’s spotted he was eating meat and then saw the dead body.
She said: ‘It is claimed that he came through to the other room and started to eat his dinner, but the family were confused as there was no meat in the house.
‘One of them went into the kitchen and saw the victim lying in a pool of blood. They called the police and when the officers arrived he was still finishing his meal.
‘It seemed that he had not cooked the flesh properly all the way through and it had proven to be chewier than he expected.’
Msibi was remanded in custody after the incident, which happened on February 24 at his home in the western Swazi town of Mankayane.
He appeared in court on Monday to face charges of murder and violating a corpse.
A judge had previously heard the suspect was psychologically unstable and could be too unwell to stand trial.
But yesterday a state psychiatrist told the court he believed Msibi was mentally stable and fit to be prosecuted.
The farmer has denied any part in the murder and previously applied for bail after claiming his wife and children would suffer financially if he was unable to work.
Officials today indicated that he was due to reappear at Swaziland’s High Court later this month.
So just a few days after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) deems that there is no medical value to cannabis, the White House has chosen to contradict that fact, somewhat. This is what was said in the report:
“While there may be medical value for some of the individual components of the cannabis plant, the fact remains that smoking marijuana is an inefficient and harmful method for delivering the constituent elements that have or may have medicinal value.”
The method by which you choose to use marijuana should have no effect on whether it is legal or illegal. To me this just seems like an easy way for them to get away with keeping marijuana classified as an illegal drug, but having to admit the facts that there are medical advantages.
You would think that with how far we’ve come on the research of marijuana and medical advantages for patients with pain, that the government would feel more obligated to use the facts of the matter to make a LOGICAL decision. But, of course, we’re depending on the corrupted American government for this.