This Thursday, December 3, members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will debate Senate Bill 714, The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. The time and location of the hearing are available here.
Here we go…Dr. Barthwell has made a career and a lot of money advocating that the American public should be drug tested en mass, all children should be randomly drug tested, students should lose their loans upon a simple cannabis arrest; as well as the mass arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations of cannabis consumers.
Join us this weekend on Saturday at 6pm Pacific for another episode of NORML SHOW LIVE! (http://live.norml.org) We’re going to the movies, or at least a small part of the movies is coming to us. Actor Hal B. Klein from independent films “Nobel Son”, “Killer Movie”, and “Bottle Shock” joins us to talk about (what else?) cooking! Hold on, there’s a 420 angle to his recipes that will definitely add some flavor to our first hour.
While there is a constant buzz of cannabis law reform these days in America, largely at the local and state level, unfortunately these strong winds of change do not largely penetrate the Capital Beltway.
So what are the Obama administration’s plans to quell these gangs growing influence and the surging violence surrounding the drug trade? Troublingly, the White House appears intent on recycling the very strategies that gave rise to Mexico’s infamous drug lords in the first place.
In the December 2009 issue of The Freeman I propose another solution.
The anecdotal evidence keeps showing some remarkable results for some young patients in treating the symptoms of these mental health disorders. However, it is important to note that it is, at this stage, just anecdotal evidence. There is a paucity of studies researching the use of cannabis for these disorders in children and teens, owing in large part to the government’s placement of cannabis on Schedule I. The only research generally allowed on cannabis in America is to show the dangers of its use, not its medical benefits.
You’ve read about it on the Reuters wire, New York Times, the Times of London, and even Al Jazeera, USA Today, and the Associated Press will be bringing you the story soon, but only “Radical” Russ can get you inside the first café exclusively for Oregon’s 21,000 medical marijuana cardholders.
The United States federal government has supplied Rosenfeld and three other US citizens for decades with a smokable cannabis medicine. Irv Rosenfeld has received his medicine for 27 years and is the longest known cannabis patient.