A medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles has been removed from the kidney transplant list at the famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Toni Trujillo is the second patient in the last year to be removed from the hospital’s transplant lists due to their medical marijuana use. Toni has had kidney problems for most of her life [Read on . . .]
Yesterday, an early morning raid on a Sacramento dispensary was executed for the El Camino Wellness Center. DEA agents raided the facility in the early morning hours, around six am. They also raided the homes of the executive directors at the same time. The Sacramento police were on hand, but were only there for crowd control
Comedian, actor and activist, Tommy Chong revealed this weekend on CNN that he is seeking treatment for prostate cancer. He said that he was diagnosed with the disease about a month ago, and that doctors have told him it is a slow stage cancer that he has had for a long time. The 74 year [Read on . . .]
Senator and former presidential nominee, John McCain has had to share the spotlight with his politically active daughter since the 2008 election. The now 27-year-old Republican author, blogger and columnist, Meghan McCain, along with Michael Ian Black have written a road trip book together. They have recently been on a promotional tour for the book [Read on . . .]
A public defender in Athens, Ga will speak before the State Supreme Court on Monday about the use of technology to collect evidence for his client’s case. In 2009 Authorities used a thermal imaging device on James Brundige’s home where they suspected he was involved in criminal activity. The thermal imaging device showed a hotspot in Mr. Brundrige’s home. The authorities in the case took that evidence of a hot spot in his house to a Judge saying it was evidence of a hot lights to grow marijuana in his home. The Judge granted the warrant, and on May 29th of 2009 the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force raided Mr. Brundige’s home, and indeed found an indoor cannabis garden
Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, submitted a last minute addition to the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 that would legalize the production of industrial hemp. Wyden read from a prepared text saying, “Industrial hemp is used in many healthy and sustainable consumer products. However, the federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp has forced companies to needlessly import raw materials from other countries. My amendment to the Farm Bill will change federal policy to allow U.S. farmers to produce hemp for these safe and legitimate products right here..”
A government survey was published this week that shows that American Teenagers are now smoking marijuana more than they are smoking cigarettes. A report that came out on Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 23 percent of high school students admitted that they had recently smoked marijuana. 18 percent of high school students said that they had smoked a cigarette recently.
The Montana medical marijuana program has been decimated by last summer’s Republican legislature. As of May 31st, the number of registered medical marijuana card holders has fallen to 8,734. That is an 18 percent drop since April, and a whopping 72 percent drop from a year ago when the May 31st card holder count was [Read on . . .]
United States Attorney General, Eric Holder said that the Obama administration is only targeting dispensaries that have exceeded state laws and that he is still trying to find accountability in the errors under Operation “Fast and Furious”.
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