Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2011
Time: 9:30pm to 2:00am
Place: Burgundy House, Hollywood CAMMJ Friendly Tickets are FREE
Full Bar Available-(Not Free)
Hash Bar Available-(Free)
Age: 21 & Over (Club Rules)
Valet Parking Also Available
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Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2011
|Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on HDNET “World Report”: DWHigh: Medical Marijuana and Driving|
With the number of medical marijuana patients rising, and with 16 states now allowing medicinal cannabis, advocates are fighting against attempts to regulate the amount of THC that can be in your blood while driving.
California Getting Closer to Banning Medical Marijuana Collectives From Opening Within 600 ft. of a Residence
On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that a California Senate Committee approved a proposed restriction that if passed would ban all medical marijuana collectives in the state from operating within 600 feet of a residential area (SB 847). The bill is not law yet, but could become law soon. “If you are considering opening a medical marijuana collective, you should consider this bill and try to position yourself at least 600 feet from a residence, if possible,” said medical marijuana lawyer Damian Nassiri. “If you are a collective that is within 600 feet of a residence now, there are still legal arguments that can be made on your behalf, which could result in you being able to stay, although there is no guarantee of this. We will have to wait and see if this law does pass and whether the law applies retroactively.”
7 Lake Forest pot shops told to shut down
LAKE FOREST – The city has been granted temporary restraining orders to close seven medical marijuana dispensaries operating illegally within the city and located within 600 feet of a Montessori school, city officials said Friday.
Orange County Superior Court Judge David Chaffee granted the city’s request to close the pot shops located in a building on Raymond Way near Montessori Children’s School House, 24601 Raymond Way. The Montessori offers a kindergarten class.
The judge found that Vale Tudo Café, 24601 Raymond #9B, Lake Forest Community Collective, 24602 Raymond Way #201, Lake Forest Wellness Center & Collective, 24602 Raymond Way #203, Lake Forest Patient’s Collective/Florentina Organic, 24602 Raymond Way #208, Independent Collective of Orange County, 24602 Raymond Way #209, and The Health Collective, 24602 Raymond Way #210, are in violation of a new state law that prohibits marijuana dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of a school.
“We are pleased to see state law catch up with our stance that marijuana stores are not a compatible land use near schools,” Mayor Peter Herzog said. “We will continue to aggressively pursue our stance that marijuana stores were not contemplated on our land use plan and are therefore not allowed in any area of our city.”
City Attorney Scott Smith said the dispensaries are subject to the temporary restraining order as soon as served. A court hearing is scheduled next month on a preliminary injunction.
“The council has indicated it is completely unwilling to compromise the city’s quality of life in these neighborhoods, especially in such close proximity to schoolchildren,” he said.
In March, the city filed lawsuits against Patient Farmers Cooperative on Lake Forest Drive and World Cann Wellness Center on Enterprise Court. A complaint was also filed against David H. Tayyanipour Trust, owner of the Enterprise Court property. With these actions, the city is seeking to close the marijuana stores and collect attorney fees and expenses. The city is engaged in litigation with all marijuana stores operating in the city. Officials believe 12 continue to operate.
“These lawsuits should serve as a warning to any potential business operators, leasing agents and property owners that marijuana stores violate the city’s zoning code and that the city will take legal action to close these illegal businesses,” Smith said. “If additional marijuana stores are discovered, further complaints will be filed.”
In December, Lake Forest filed lawsuits against Pharmer’s Choice Collective and Lake Forest Discount Caregivers, which had just opened a few weeks before. The city also filed complaints against Youssef Ibrahim and H&H Investments, owners of the property where the dispensaries are located.
The four lawsuits follow 11 filed last year against other medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The city claimed the dispensaries violated the city’s zoning code. In May 2010, Chaffee agreed with the city and issued an order requiring all medical marijuana dispensaries in Lake Forest to close immediately.
At that time, Chaffee wrote “all defendants and their officers, agents, employees, representatives and all persons acting in concert or participating with them are prohibited and restrained from engaging in committing, providing the location or performing by any means activity related to the distribution of marijuana.”
With the order, the city began demanding pot shops close. Several did, including 215 Agenda (operating as Bulzi Rx), Vale Tudo Café, Lake Forest Patients Collective Association, Lake Forest Wellness Center and Collective, Earth Cann Wellness Center, Evergreen Holistic Collective, Independent Collective of Orange County, GGECO (operating as Care Mutual), The Health Collective, New Amsterdam Cooperative and Lake Forest Community Collective.
However, five collectives appealed Chaffee’s ruling to the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana, attempting to stay open. The court of appeal set aside the judge’s order in June. A final ruling has not been made.
“Lake Forest was inundated with marijuana dispensaries,” City Councilman Scott Voigts said. “The city’s main focus is public safety. When you have that many in one city, it’s bad for the residents of that city, and it violates city zoning.”
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VANCOUVER — Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot” has been told he won’t be allowed a prison transfer and must serve his entire sentence in the United States.
Kirk Tousaw, a Canadian lawyer for Vancouver resident Marc Emery, said American authorities told his client in a letter received Friday that the U.S. government refused his transfer on April 6 due to the “seriousness of the offence” and “law enforcement concerns.”
He received the news in a federal holding institution in Oklahoma awaiting transfer to a prison in Mississippi.
Emery, who had been imprisoned in Georgia, pleaded guilty May 24 2010 in Seattle to selling marijuana seeds to Americans through his Vancouver-based catalogue company and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Tousaw said he can re-apply for transfer to a Canadian institution again for two years.
Emery’s wife Jodie was disheartened.
“There’s nothing we can do at this point beyond asking for a presidential pardon in the U.S., which I’m going to start campaigning for, actually, because I have to do whatever I can to get Marc home,” she said Friday. “We’re both devastated to hear this news. The idea of him spending the next three or four years in the U.S. federal prison system for political activism financed by seed sales — sales that now happen legally across America every day — is sickening and heartbreaking,”she adde.
“I’m still in shock. I’m asking everyone who has ever felt Marc’s treatment was unjust to get out and vote against the Conservatives on May 2 to punish them for extraditing Marc in the first place, one year ago on May 10.”
Tousaw said that with good behaviour, it’s possible Emery could get out after serving 85% of his sentence.
“This refusal is a terrible affront to the sovereignty of Canada,” he said. “Marc is a target of political persecution that appears to have transcended his conviction and now infects the treaty transfer process. He qualifies under every relevant factor and should have been allowed to serve out his jail term in Canada, close to his wife Jodie and in the country in which all of his activity took place. We call upon Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper and the leaders of the Liberal Party and NDP to stand up for this
Emery’s announcement comes the same week an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act are unconstitutional and gave the federal government three months to respond to the decision.
If the government does not respond with a successful delay or re-regulation of marijuana, the drug will be legal to possess and produce in Ontario, where the decision is binding.
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So, we found a list of Marijuana jokes. I know some of our loyal patients would love this list, so I’m putting it on our blog for everyone to read. Enjoy! And leave your own jokes in the comment section!
A: Because pot holder was taken
I’ve been a part of the marijuana movement since I started working for High Times in 1989. Though High Times is predominately run by a number of women at the top, the magazine is a boy’s club, edited primarily by men. High Times caters to a predominately male readership. That’s why the magazine has featured photo spreads of Playmates, Penthouse Pets and porn stars. It’s a men’s magazine first, and the editors and bosses know how to play to their crowd.
While I worked at High Times (I left in 2007), several editors pursued these photo shoots, steering the magazine perilously in the porn direction. It all started with Jenna Jameson in 2001 for a “Pot & Sex” issue. The porn star was on top of her world at the time and the issue flew off newsstands.
High Times is no different than most publishing companies. When something works, the bosses say, “Do that again.” So the chase was on to find more Jennas. From that point, there was run of cheesecake covers – from Stoner Girls Next Door to Jenna (again) to more recent Miss High Times winners to yet another porn star, Tera Patrick. Do stoners really want porn with their pot?
I fought the good battle there and lost. When I was co-editor from 2004-2006, the dreaded sex issue came up. On one side of the editorial board, it was decided to pursue Jenna. On the other side, a few staffers contacted Penthouse. I stood in the middle. When push came to shove, I chose the Jenna cover.
I’m not a prude, I just don’t think it’s appropriate to fill up a pot magazine with images strictly for male readers, essentially turning off the female base. The few women on the staff would occasionally suggest that a sexy guy should be on the cover. Never happened. I’d regularly hear from women in the movement who’d distanced themselves from the magazine because of the racy content.
Another issue has long been the use of scantily-clad women in advertisements. Take a look at most marijuana mags and websites and you’ll inevitably be confronted by objectionable ads, like the legalbuds.com banners or the BC Bud Depot two-page spreads. These are tacky trade-magazine ads that diminish the overall quality of any publication that accepts them. But they also pay the bills.
Now that I’m a website publisher, I encounter the same issues High Times faces, just on a smaller scale. We’ve built CelebStoner as a counter to High Times and Skunk – a sexist-free environment where readers don’t have to be worried about being offended by salacious ads and editorial content. We’ve rejected numerous ad banners that were deemed offensive. High Times doesn’t turn any advertiser away.
Elsewhere on the web, you’ll find plenty of “buds & babes” sites, such as 420girls.com, Girls4ganja.com, ganjaporn.com, hailmaryjane.com and so on, featuring women smoking pot with little or no clothes on. Clearly, these are men’s sites. Just like with porn, if women allow themselves to be photographed nude for the purpose of male and (and certainly in some case) female arousal, that’s their choice. Let’s assume no one is being forced to do anything. The same goes for so-called bud babes. Still, these sites demean women who otherwise would not be featured if they didn’t play the part of sexy sirens.
Been to a cannabis trade show lately? The floors are crawling with barely-clothed women pitching products. People shrug and say that’s what happens at trade shows, but why does that have to be the case at our shows? Are we not different and better? At KushCon II in December, the NORML Woman’s Alliance (NWA) made a stink about the woman in question and a dress code was hastily ordered (and of course not followed).
These issues sparked the forming of the NWA last year. Women in the movement are tired of being harassed, bullied, taken for granted and advantage of, not considered for leadership positions, and objectified. The NWA got together for a tasteful photo shoot to show how they want to be seen – as elegant, powerful woman, not cheesecake girls flaunting their assets.
When I heard the MPP was returning to the Playboy Mansion for another one of their big fundraisers, I called for a boycott. At first, people wondered why. I reminded them that the organization’s co-founder and executive director Rob Kampia was suspended last year for having sex with a drunk female subordinate employee after work and other charges of sexual harassment. Many of the MPP’s most prominent employees quit in the wake of the scandal. In my opinion, Kampia should have been fired and replaced by a woman. Instead, he was reinstated after a three-month benching.
The MPP skipped the Playboy event in 2010 for obvious reasons, but apparently now it’s okay to head back to the Mansion. People sure have short memories.
This promises to be Kampia’s coming-out party. But it would be like giving a recently-stopped cigarette smoker a case of Camels. For someone who’s described himself as “hypersexualized” and went through many sessions of therapy, the Playboy Mansion is the last place he and his organization should be raising money.
I’m hoping that the cannabis community will support this event only if the MPP relocates it to another venue. If not – and if people show up in droves at the Playboy Mansion on July 7 – then we have a bigger problem than I ever imagined.
Regulations have been finalized to allow for the sanctioned-use and dispensing of medical cannabis in two more regions of the country: Arizona and in the nation’s capitol, Washington, DC.
In Arizona, representatives from the Arizona Department of Health Services have approved rules governing the state’s soon-to-be-implemented Arizona Medical Marijuana Program. Voters directed the state to approve regulations regarding the use and distribution of medicinal marijuana in November when they decided in favor of Proposition 203 — making Arizona the fifteenth state since 1996 to legalize the physician-authorized use of cannabis. Program rules, physician certification forms, and answers to frequently asked questions are all available online from the Arizona Department of Health Services here.
Arizona patients may begin qualifying for the program next week, and dispensary applications will be accepted beginning June 1. All patients initially approved by the state will have the option to cultivate their own marijuana. However, patients who reside within 25 miles of a state-licensed dispensary will lose this option once such facilities are up and running later this fall.
In the District of Columbia, city leaders have finally signed off on long-awaited rules regulating patients’ use and access to cannabis. Those rules are expected to take effect April 15. The just-finalized regulations will permit D.C. officials to allow as many as ten cultivation centers and five dispensaries in the District. Permit applications are anticipated to be available by April 17.
The forthcoming rules implement facets of I-59, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative, a 1998 municipal ballot measure which garnered 69 percent of the vote yet was never implemented. Under the new regulations, qualifying D.C. patients will be able to obtain medical cannabis at licensed dispensaries, but will not be permitted under the law to grow their own medicine.
Washington DC’s forthcoming program is limited to residents of the District of Columbia and is not reflective of any broader change in federal policy.
Additional information on these and other state medical marijuana programs is available from the NORML website here.
We’ve compiled a guide to teach everyone some stoner etiquette!
- If we’re smoking a pipe, corner the bowl. Do not light the entire bowl with the lighter, that will torch the weed and waste it. Also if it’s still going, you don’t need to light it again immediately, let it kind of fade out.
- Use a screen if we’re smoking out of a pipe or bong.. Tastes a little bit better.
- If I provide, you provide. If I notice we only smoke my weed whenever we hang out, expect to see less of me. Weed = my time and money. Match bowls.. or something. Reciprocate.
- PLEASE clean your bong regularly.
- Do not pack someone else’s bowl for them unless they ask. Do not help yourself to someone else’s weed. Even if you think they’re okay with it, they’re probably not. Wait till they tell you to pack yourself one. If they forget (because of stoner’s memory or… what have you), but they had previously mentioned they would, bring it up. But do not be pushy, the pushier you are the more they’re going to push you away and decide not to share anymore.
- If we are smoking my weed a lot, please make it worth my time. I’d love to get high with you but if we’re just going to stare at the TV all night, I could’ve done that alone and saved myself some of my pot and my munchies.