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I was cleaning out the inbox, and I found this in an e-mail from hailmaryjane.com. I have never thought of my own stoner bucket list, but going to Amsterdam is definitely near the top of that list…Remember, this is A top ten list, not MY top ten list:
19. Build a giant “Scooby Doo”-esque sandwich
18. Buy your pot from the shadiest spot imaginable
17. Hit up a Bob Marley cover band show
16. Watch five classic stoner movies in one sitting
15. Paint or draw a picture while high
14. Eat a pot brownie, or, for the advanced, a fancy pot dessert treat
13. Smoke within 100 feet of a police station
12. Stare at a midget
11. Break out the Gravity Bong
10. Get high on a hot air balloon
9. Find someone new to smoke kiss
8. Take someones pot virginity
7. Smoke with a relative, preferably an older one
6. Have sex while high
5. Combine three “classic” stoner foods to form a Megazord snack
4. Get high at a transcendently beautiful location
3. See any of those big Vegas shows
2. Go to an amusement park of your choice, Disneyland being tops
1. Make the pilgrimage to the mecca of pot, Amsterdam
The hearing for Assembly Bill 639 to reform asset forfeiture in California
has fortunately been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 5th. This bill, while not perfect, is an attempt to prevent California law enforcement authorities from using federal authority to perform asset forfeitures. Cutting off this loophole is important; the federal Equitable Sharing program allows state and local law enforcement to ignore state law about the process and disposition of forfeitures. Most dangerously, Equitable Sharing allows state and local law enforcement to directly retain forfeiture proceeds (in other words, policing for profit).
This bill should be particularly important for Drug War reformers; much of Drug War enforcement is paid for by federal forfeiture dollars that get spent by state and local police on military equipment, drug task salaries and bonuses, and the organization infrastructure that allows the existence of the Drug War. California state and local law enforcement now receive upwards of $70 million a year through Equitable Sharing forfeiture dollars alone.
I am working with Christina Walsh of the Institute for Justice to solicit
testimony from forfeiture victims to submit to the California Senate Public
Safety Committee on Tuesday, July 5th. Please contact me if you are
interested in submitting testimony (we can help you draft such testimony).
You can reach me at Eapen@ForfeitureReform.com.
Executive Director, Americans for Forfeiture Reform
3630 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO, 64109
Email: Eapen@ForfeitureReform.com or Eapen.Thampy@gmail.com
Web: http://www.forfeiturereform.com and
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program was adopted by the Nevada Legislature in 2001; registration for a medical marijuana card in the state is administered by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), State Health Division.
Registration on the Nevada Medical Marijuana program will afford you legal protection from state level criminal penalties for the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. Nevada Medical Marijuana Law applies if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Possession
If you hold a Nevada patient ID card you may legally possess:
You may designate a primary caregiver to help you cultivate and use your medicine. Patients may legally possess items, such as vaporizers and pipes, that are necessary for using cannabis.
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Application Process
Requests for registration on the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program or changes to your current circumstances must be submitted in writing through the US Postal Service, UPS or FEDEX only. This also applies to changes in your current circumstances. There is no walk in service. Your written request should include the following:
You will be sent an application form; to complete it you will need a doctor’s confirmation that you suffer from one of the conditions listed above and recommendation that marijuana will help to relieve that condition. The Division of Health will check the status of the doctor who provided the recommendation; they will also check out whether you have any past convictions for selling a controlled substance.
On approval your registry ID card will be issued at a DMV office in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Elko, or Carson City.
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Doctors
Any Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed in Nevada can recommend a patient for Nevada’s medical marijuana program.
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Caregivers
As a patient, you and your designated primary caregiver are allowed to produce marijuana. You are only allowed one primary caregiver at a time. Your caregiver must be at least 18 years old, have significant responsibility for managing your well-being, and be officially designated as your primary caregiver. If you want a designated caregiver, make sure to request a caregiver packet when you request an application from the Division of Health.
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Important Information
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
By Terrie Best, San Diego Americans for Safe Access
Monday, June 27, 2011 in San Diego Superior Court, the faulty search warrant obtained by a misleading affidavit was upheld in the medical cannabis case of Jason and Sarine Gastrich.
All morning, Deputy DA Ramin Tohidi and attorneys for the defense argued the legitimacy of the warrant which led to felony charges of possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation, and child endangerment (due to the mere presence of marijuana plants in the house).
The mistruths and omissions utilized by law enforcement in the affidavit to convince Judge Whitney to sign the original warrant were evident to everyone in the courtroom; worrisome is they were not evident to the Judge who should have been outraged at what defense arguments labeled as a ‘judicial duping’ by Steve Reed and other law enforcement personnel.
Another issue raised during Monday’s hearing was whether law enforcement had enough probable cause to obtain the search warrant in the first place.
Instead of relying on probable cause, in this case as is typical with most medical cannabis cases in San Diego, law enforcement took advantage of a neighbor’s complaint of cannabis smell as reason enough to invade and destroy the Gastrich residence.
Taking the pieces of the investigation which supported evidence of marijuana and withholding the pieces of evidence which supported that the marijuana was medical and therefore lawful, the cross-sworn officers took their investigation to a California state court in a state were medical cannabis is lawful, and obtained a search warrant based solely on the premise that marijuana was smelled and that marijuana is illegal.
When will patients’ rights be respected by law enforcement? If judges will grant law enforcement the right to break down doors with guns draw simply because of the existence of marijuana in the home, we are all vulnerable to being abused, arrested, and drug through court for exercising our right to choose a medicine that helps us and is lawful by a ballot vote of the people.
In the hearing which lasted just under ten hours over two days, law enforcement investigators vehemently defended their warrant while the defense attempted to tease out just how much evidence pointing to medical cannabis had been kept from the judge and exactly why it was that the Gastrich family caught the attention of the cross jurisdiction Narcotics Task Force, or Team 9 of Operation Green Dope.
Apparently, it all began with a neighbor who became curious and then complained about a greenhouse structure in the Gastrich backyard, specifically a plywood barrier atop the fence between the two yards.
In a letter – which during the hearing caused somewhat of a Perry Mason moment after being whipped out of the lead case agent’s purse and entered into evidence never having been examined even by the prosecution – Gastrich explained the barrier was erected to protect his medical cannabis from the neighboring spot light.
This letter, addressed by Gastrich to neighbor Steve Skinner was subsequently sent to investigators in a series of moves that began with Skinner’s phone call to San Diego City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer a result of which the Narcotics Task Force launched their investigation.
The investigation was fraught with surveillance, K-9 units and a multitude of tactics to determine if marijuana was growing even though the Gastrich letter spoke of the medical cannabis grow and this was a fact neither of the defendants ever hid from.
What was missing from the investigation was even the slightest attempt to substantiate the couple’s garden as a legitimate medical cannabis garden.
Investigators wasted scarce resources to find probable cause for a fact the defendants would have freely admitted but they utterly failed to investigate if the Gastrichs were patients and further, carefully omitted any indication this might be so when they asked a judge if they could violate the 4th Amendment Rights of these citizens.
Special Agent Michelle Sarubbi of the U.S. Forestry lead the eight person swat-style raid including cross-sworn officers Matt Stevens, Steve Reed and a host of other Team Nine members sworn to protect California law but donning DEA hats when it suits them.
The judge was misled and these investigators wasted valuable resources and failed to protect the people or uphold the law.
This is more of the same from San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, her fierce fight against patients and her dedication to overturning state law.
For more information on medical cannabis in San Diego, please visit our website at http://www.SafeAccessSD.org
Operation Green Dope; Bonnie Dumanis’ Medical Marijuana Eradication Effort Takes on New Name – http://www.safeaccesssd.org/2011/06/operation-green-dope-bonnie-dumanis.html
TODAY we need your help to fight two alarming bills before the California state legislature that jeopardize collectives and dispensaries from being able to stay open and operate. These bills, SB847 and AB1300 affect all of California’s cities and counties, further restricting zoning and allowing those cities and counties to ban safe access entirely. The votes on these bills are coming up quick. Time is of the essence and we need your help TODAY!
Right now we are asking that you call one or more of the Assembly members on the list below and utilizing the script below ask them to support an amendment to SB 847 that would exclude small collectives from the requirements of this bill.
We also ask that you email this information to your contact lists, social media accounts and reach out to other patients and caregivers – We ALL need to contact our Assembly Members today. Using the script below, call one or more Assembly members from the list below. When your call is answered, simply read the script (feel free to embellish it in any you wish) and thank them for providing your information to the Assembly member. Then call another assembly member on the list until you have called as many as you can.
Will you contact your Assembly members on this bill TODAY?
Thank you again so much for your time. If you have any questions you can contact Lanny at 760-799-2055 for more information. Please help pass this information along!
Here’s the script:
Hello, My name is ____________________ and I am calling ____(name of Assembly member)________ about SB 847 that will make illegal the small collectives patients form to cultivate at someone’s home. This will force patients to obtain their medicinal marijuana from illegal sources. Would you please ask ________(name of assemblymember)________ to add and support an amendment to SB 847 saying that this bill does not apply to small collectives with 10 or fewer members. Thank you.
Assembly members to call:
Cameron Smyth – Chair
Rep-38 (Santa Clarita)
Luis A. Alejo – Vice Chair
Dem-23 (San Jose)
Dem-48 (East LA)
Richard S. Gordon
Dem-21 (Los Altos)
Dem-79 (Chula Vista)
– Courtney Sheats
Community Liaison, Sacramento
Americans for Safe Access
C: (916) 588.8672
O: (510) 251.1856 x322
What’s good, in this article I’m gonna fill you in on all the wonderful things happening in Massachusetts with House Bill 1371. If passed, this will make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to control and regulate sales of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. Although this would demand licensing requirements and create taxes on the for-profit retail sale of cannabis, Massachusetts will become a role model for the rest of the 49 states. This measure is also being referred to as the “Joint Committee of the Judiciary,” I believe there was no pun intended. For the full story click here.
“House Bill 1371 proposes to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to enact a rational public policy for the control and regulation of marijuana. Please show your support for this measure by contacting your state elected officials and urging them to support these common sense proposals.”
Please don’t read over this and shrug away, do your part! It might not seem like it, but every email and letter sent in is a step in the right direction. If not for our country, but do it for our lovely lady Mary Jane.
We’ve never said marijuana gives you super powers, makes you smarter or dumber. We’ve never said it’d be cooler if you had some, even though it would be. We never said everyone should smoke (though it might make politicians a little more honest). My whole reason (besides all the unjust imprisonments and lost opportunities) of being an active voice in the legalization is not to make everyone high, I just want marijuana legal so I can be left alone while doing mine.
To live in a world where you don’t have to worry about cops or shitty pious neighbors, a world where my job and kids can’t be taken away from me. Instead we live in a world where a pothead/stoner/whatever you want to call yourself is a criminal. Instead we live in a world where self proclaimed alcoholics survive and thrive.
I blame the drug war proponents for lives lost; lost due to the inability to qualify for scholarships and other government programs that drug convictions dismiss you from. Lives literally lost in attempts to experiment with something legal for a high.
It’s human nature to want to escape, I remember being in the military trying the “legal weed” just to see what it would do for me – I was not impressed, natural is always the way to go. Within the past year or so there have been a rash of deaths as a result of the “the legal weed” – I blame the drug war proponents. Even the creator of “the legal weed” has come out for the legalization of marijuana.
Smoking for pleasure is nothing new; Researchers debate Shakespeare’s use of “that noted weed” mentioned in his sonnets. For hard facts it has recently been found in the Gobi desert dating back 2700 yrs ago. So why is something so old made illegal and has remained that way fairly recently?
The times are changing but not soon enough for us die hard, not wanting to go to jail, not wanting the police to raid our homes, not wanting my children taken away, not wanting to fear the police while holding, stoner types. Marijuana has and is again taking a hold in pop culture once again. Take for instance the Late Night munchies Taco Bell commercial; who are they really gunning for? (note to Taco Bell: Sell here!)
As allergy seasons come and go I get more irritated about the law. Have you ever taken a Benadryl? At 6ft 230lbs it’s an uncontrollable high I don’t enjoy and this shit is legal. As our big brother society grows and grows it becomes clearer our signals are all mixed up. The FDA just released what a new pack of cigarettes will look like. A box with images caused by cigarette smoke, I say legalize marijuana and post images of couch potatoes and late night binging on the pack, I’d still buy.
So again why is this natural beautiful thing illegal? State by state, hope develops and then quickly dwindles away when the legislature doesn’t pass or is stuck in some proverbial red tape. Is it because not enough people care? Maybe. Is it because more people feel it should be illegal than not? I don’t think so. For the most part I think the majority of America is okay with knowing a stoner, unless of course that stoner is family mooching off of you, than all you see is a p.o.s not doing what it takes to get a job.
We’re so distracted by the daily inundation of shitty news that we get sidetracked about what really is bad, harmful, or in the end will effect my life Mr. Joe Nobody. Jon Stewart explains it best on a Fox News show that all media is simply laziness and sensationalism. Magazines like High Times took the sting out of the marijuana culture shock back in the day; but now its up to websites like theweedblog, tokeofthetown, and Hailmaryjane taking a bite out of the government crime. We are not criminals, those arrested for a gram up to hundreds of pounds are not criminals and the world has to be kept aware of this.
I recently stopped in one of the most amazing pro-marijuana towns in the world called Big Sky, Montana. The whole thing was happenstance, on my way from Bozeman, Mt. to my next job I picked up a hitchhiker, who turned out to be a seasonal worker in one of the big money resorts. Along the way to Big Sky he invited me to hangout for the night; this is where my adventure began. Here I acquired some local agriculture known as Chanel No#5 which was just as intoxicating as her real name counterpart. Bag in hand; we hopped from local to local seizing the day smoking, drinking, and joking: I met a pretty young woman facing federal charges because she was caught with 14 grams in Yellowstone Park (which is Federal land). During that night she smoked like a champ and knew of the penalties that she faces. We do what we do and know the penalties we face; this ought to tell somebody something of one plant.
On days when I discourage not by the movement but by the politicians I ponder “To weed or not to weed?” and its places like Big Sky, Mt. that tell me “To weed forever”.
Are you kidding me? Look at that joint/blunt/cigar. Holy sh!t.
This spicy grilled burger recipe is one of the few instances where I use actual ground bud in the recipe. With so much else going on flavor-wise, it blends right into the burger mix. Quick, easy and no need to make butter, oil or concentrates. Smoky chipotle chiles can add heat as well as flavor, so add more or less than the recommended amount depending on your tolerance for burn. Makes 4 burgers, 1 burger per serving.
1 1/2 pounds semi-lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 or 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
2 grams finely ground bud
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 slices Jack cheese
4 hamburger buns
Salt and pepper to taste
Assorted burger condiments
Place the ground beef, garlic, chipotle chiles, ground bud, oregano, mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Use clean hands to mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Divide mixture into quarters and form each quarter into a large patty about 1-inch thick. Season the outside of the patties with salt and pepper. Grill on a grate brushed with oil over a medium-high fire until done to your liking, about 6 minutes per side for medium. Top each burger with a slice of cheese during the last minute or so of cooking time. When ready transfer burgers to buns and serve immediately with your favorite burger toppings.
Courtesy of the fine people at freeculturemag.com