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A List Of Delicious Cannabis Recipes

Cannabis Infused Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies   Buttery toffee adds an extra dimension to an already great chocolate chip cookie recipe   Yield: 26 Cookies Serving Size: 1 Cookie 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cannabis infused butter* 2 1/4 grams kief or finely ground dried hash 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 3/4

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Senator Adds Hemp Legalization To Farm Bill

Vote Hemp Encourages Support for Proposed Amendment by Senator Wyden on Industrial Hemp in the Farm Bill   Amendment Would Exclude Industrial Hemp From the Definition of Marijuana     Vote Hemp released an action alert on Thursday encouraging support for Senator Ron Wyden's submitted last-minute amendment to the Farm Bill, S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, which would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana."     According to Vote Hemp

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A Natural Way To Heal The Liver

A Natural Way to Heal the Liver   It is estimated that 17.6 million Americans have a problem with Alcohol. This problem can lead to all sorts of problems with work, family and friends just to name a few. One side effect of alcohol is liver damage. Alcohol can damage or destroy liver cells. Scientists have been hard at work looking for ways to repair liver cells. Below you will find studies involving cannabis and the liver. Please feel free to share the TRUTH ~ Cherry Girl   Alcohol and

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Granny Storm Crow's List

Granny Storm Crow's List   ADD/ ADHD Marijuana and ADD Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana in the of ADD Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder   Cannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorder Cannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorder - File psychiatry/psychology - Hemp and Medicine - Welcome to www.hemp-info.ch! The specialist for hemp (Cannabis) in Switzerland   Cannabinoids effective in an

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From: A Judge’s Plea For Pot

A Judge’s Plea for Pot   Three and a half years ago, on my 62nd birthday, doctors discovered a mass on my pancreas. It turned out to be Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I was told I would be dead in four to six months. Today I am in that rare coterie of people who have survived this long with the disease. But I did not foresee that after having dedicated myself for 40 years to a life of the law, including more than two decades as a New York State judge, my quest for ameliorative and palliative care

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Medical Marijuana Brings Relief For Sick Kids

Medical Marijuana Brings Relief For Sick Kids   http://www.cannabisn...kids/2012/05/29   Rebecca Brown says she tried every prescription drug she could find to control the frequent seizures her son suffered because of a severe form of epilepsy. When nothing worked consistently, and the drugs and special diet caused kidney stones and pancreas problems as side effects, the Oakland County woman turned to medical marijuana.   Now, Cooper Brown, 14, is one of 44 Michigan residents younger th

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Nypd Critics Offer Free App To Track 'stop And Frisk'

NYPD critics offer free app to track 'stop and frisk' Published June 06, 2012   Critics of the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy say their new smartphone application will allow residents to monitor and document cops employing the tactic, but police officials say the device itself could be a threat to people's privacy.   “Stop and Frisk Watch” was released for Android phones on Wednesday, and the New York Civil Liberties Union says the free application “will em

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Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients!

Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients     Cash assistance recipients who are suspected of drug use can be tested under a bill approved today by the house, 71-37.   HB 5223, sponsored by Rep. Jeff FARRINGTON (R-Utica) puts the Department of Human Services (DHS) in charge using "reasonable suspicion" to determine if a welfare recipient is using drugs. The $50 cost of the drug tests will be deducted from a recipient's cash assistance benefits if the test is negative. If positive, the recipient wi

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"if You Bring A Gun To Your Crime, You’re Doing Hard Time" 10-25 Yrs

Bill toughens penalties on Firearm crimes   Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard discusses proposed legislation that would enhance penalties for the possession and/or use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. (Vaughn Gurganian/For the Daily Tribune)   PONTIAC — Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced new legislation Thursday targeting criminals who possess or use firearms in the commission of a felony.Bouchard was joined by the bill’s author, state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Le

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What Can I Do Right Now To Help The Mmma?

What Can I Do Right Now To Help The Mmma?   Many people have asked what the MMMA is doing to help the medical marijuana community and what they can do to help the MMMA. We’ve compiled a list of several things that we are currently working on that we can use some help with, and other ideas for you to do on your own. We also have someone to help you with everyone of these ideas.   1) Write a letter to your legislators. This is something the MMMA has been encouraging for several months now, and

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Michigan Rising’s Effort To Recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Ends

Michigan Rising’s Effort To Recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Ends   http://eclectablog.c...nyder-ends.html   After the devastating result on Tuesday to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Michigan Rising, the group who organized two efforts to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, has decided to end its signature gathering. It’s a smart decision given the apparent lack of enthusiasm, interest and level of involvement by Michiganders from the highest levels of the Michigan Democratic

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Poll Shows Strong Support For Legal Marijuana

Poll Shows Strong Support For Legal Marijuana   By Daniel B. Wood, Staff Writer Source: Christian Science Monitor   A new national poll shows a clear majority of Americans in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana – "the strongest support ever recorded," according to one pro-marijuana activist.   The Rasmussen poll found that 56 percent of respondents favored legalizing and regulating marijuana similar to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated. Thirty-six p

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The World Marches For Marijuana (and More) Global Marijuana Movement

The World Marches For Marijuana (and More) Global Marijuana Movement CANNABIS CULTURE - Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: We talk Global Marijuana March 2012 and a pivotal medical marijuana court case with Cannabis Champ Matt Mernagh. Find out more about the 2012 Global Marijuana March in 167 cities around the world. Find out more about the case that could bring down Canada's marijuana laws. Click

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The Role Of Cannabinoids In Prostate Cancer: Basic Science Perspective And Potential Clinical Applications

The role of cannabinoids in prostate cancer: Basic science perspective and potential clinical applications   Prostate cancer is a global public health problem, and it is the most common cancer in American men and the second cause for cancer-related death. Experimental evidence shows that prostate tissue possesses cannabinoid receptors and their stimulation results in anti-androgenic effects. To review currently relevant findings related to effects of cannabinoid receptors in prostate cancer. P

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Prisoners In Mich. Serve Longer Sentences

June 6, 2012 Report: Prisoners in Mich. serve longer sentences than those in other state   Michigan prisoners released in 2009 served longer sentences than those in other states, costing taxpayers millions of dollars on average, according to a Pew Center report released Wednesday. On average, Michigan offenders were incarcerated 23 months longer than their counterparts in 1990. Pew estimates the 79 percent increase cost the state $471.9 million, or $53,247 per prisoner annually. Michigan co

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Attorneys: Medical Marijuana Registrants Face 'selective Prosecution' By Federal Government

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two men facing federal marijuana charges were singled out for prosecution because they are registered under Michigan’s medical marijuana law, their attorneys say. Lloyd Thomas Martin and Ronald Andrew Jach asked that charges of conspiracy to manufacture 100 marijuana plants be dismissed on grounds of selective prosecution. Their attorneys, in a court filing, said the government has shown “an intent to attack” the state’s medical marijuana law. “I think this has been a devel

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From: Senate Judiciary Hearings On Walsh Bills June 12

This was posted to another activist listserv by Tim Beck, and reinforces what I heard from Jones' office today:     They will be taking public testimony, but they claim that no changes are planned, so we should expect a floor vote very quickly after they are referred out of committee. They will likely clear the Senate and become law before they end session for the summer on the 14th.       Source: Senate Judiciary Hearings On Walsh Bills June 12

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Can Cannabis Help Multiple Sclerosis?

Can Cannabis Help Multiple Sclerosis? An International Debate Rages   Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling neurological disorder that afflicts approximately 350,000 Americans and well over one million patients worldwide. The disease is chronic and progressive. In MS the fatty covering of nerve tracts within the brain and spinal cord called myelin is gradually degraded leading to severe problems. The attack on the "coating" of nerves seems to be autoimmune and may be triggered by virus. The sympt

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Security Breach Pilot Revealed: Drug Plane Intercept In Obama Airspace By Fighter Jets Over Socal

EXCLUSIVE: SECURITY BREACH PILOT REVEALED: DRUG PLANE INTERCEPT IN OBAMA AIRSPACE BY FIGHTER JETS OVER SOCAL   The Enterprise Report has exclusively obtained the identity of the pilot who caused a near-security meltdown over the Los Angeles area last week when a single engine Cessna 182 he was flying, allegedly laden with drugs, flew into a "no-fly zone" surrounding U.S. President Barack Obama, as the President flew on his 'Marine One' helicopter from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA

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Drug Cartels Threaten Latin American Democracy

Drug cartels threaten Latin American democracy - OAS Central America has become increasingly the focus of drug gangs Continue reading the main story Drugs gangs are posing a growing threat to democracy in Latin America, the Organization of American States (OAS) has warned. Cartels are influencing elections by threatening politicians and even running their own candidates, OAS Secretary for Multidimensional Security Adam Blackwell said. He was speaking at an OAS conference on trans

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Us Remains Opposed To Drug Legalisation, Says Joe Biden

US remains opposed to drug legalisation, says Joe Biden Mr Biden met President Calderon and the three candidates bidding to succeed him Continue reading the main story The US remains firmly opposed to the legalisation of illicit drugs, Vice-President Joe Biden has said during a trip to Mexico. Mr Biden, who is also visiting Honduras, said such a debate was "legitimate" amid rising drug violence but US policy would not change. Some regional leaders have called for a discussion on

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Charges Against Rick Simpson Withdrawn

AMHERST – A series of drug charges against an Athol man who says he’s exiled in Europe have been withdrawn.   Rickey Logan Simpson, 62, was charged with the production of cannabis marijuana, possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis marijuana and possession of cannabis resin following a raid of his Athol Road home in November 2009.   Simpson was in Amsterdam, Holland accepting the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award at the annual Cannabis Cup w

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Owner Gives Up California Marijuana School After Raid

Owner gives up California marijuana school after raid Oaksterdam University has been called the "Princeton of Pot" and the "Harvard of Hemp" Continue reading the main story The founder of a US centre that offers courses on growing and dispensing marijuana says he will step aside from school days after a police raid. Richard Lee, 49, who runs Oaksterdam University, said he was concerned about facing serious federal drug charges. He has campaigned for the legalisation of marijuan

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Guatemala's President Urges Debate On Drug Legalisation

Guatemala's president urges debate on drug legalisation Mr Perez Molina says it is time to consider alternatives to the war on drugs Continue reading the main story Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said the war on drugs has failed, and it is time to end the "taboo" on discussing decriminalisation. He was addressing a Central American summit in the Guatemalan city of Antigua. Mr Perez Molina convoked the meeting to consider decriminalisation as a way of reducing drug-related

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Colombian Lawmakers Propose Bill To Decriminalise Drugs

Colombian lawmakers propose bill to decriminalise drugs The bill's backers say legalisation will encourage farmers to grow other crops Continue reading the main story Lawmakers in Colombia have proposed decriminalising the cultivation of the coca leaf and marijuana to deprive traffickers of revenue. The proponents say the law would reduce prices and give farmers more incentive to grow other crops. The bill will be debated by the lower house of Congress in the coming days. But Co

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