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  • Michael Vick's water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

    01/18/2007 10:43:46 AM PST · by JRios1968 · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Associated Press via USA Today | 01/18/2007
    MIAMI (AP) — Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana." Police said Thursday that no charges immediately were filed. The 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons quarterback entered an airport concourse Wednesday morning with the 20-ounce bottle. He eventually handed it over and boarded his flight to Atlanta. But his initial reluctance to turn over the bottle aroused suspicion among airport security screeners, a police report said. Two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick. The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a...
  • Marijuana Delivery Services Flourish In NYC

    11/06/2006 12:27:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 2,069+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) NEW YORK -- In a city where you can get just about anything delivered to your door -- groceries, dry cleaning, Chinese food -- pot smokers are increasingly ordering takeout marijuana from drug rings that operate with remarkable corporate-style attention to customer satisfaction. An untold number of otherwise law-abiding professionals in New York are having their pot delivered to their homes instead of visiting drug dens or hanging out on street corners. Among the legions of home delivery customers is Chris, a 37-year-old salesman in Manhattan. He dials a pager number and gets a return call from a cheery...
  • N.H. Cops Find 1,300 Pot Plants In Home

    11/03/2006 6:35:23 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies · 343+ views
    (CBS4) EPSOM, N.H. -- Police have uncovered a major marijuana operation in Epsom, New Hampshire. Members of the State Police Narcotis Unit found more than 1,300 plants, numerous growing lights, irrigation equipment and fertilizer inside a home on Woodcote Drive. Investigators said the entire basement of the home had been set up to support approximately four-thousand marijuana plants. The home had been completely converted to support this operation. Each closet on the first floor contained numerous boxes of new transformers and other electrical equipment. The street value of a fully grown marijuana plant is close to $3,000. Police estimate the...
  • Troops battle 10-foot marijuana plants

    10/13/2006 7:03:09 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 45 replies · 1,223+ views via Reuters ^ | 10/13/06 | Reuters
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet-high marijuana plants. snip...,/i>
  • Virgil Goode leading by 16 points in Virginia's 5th Congressional District (Survey USA)

    10/11/2006 5:28:19 PM PDT · by okstate · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 11 October 2006 | Survey USA
    Virgil Goode (R) 56% Al Weed (D) 40% Oddo (IG) 4% Undecided 2% 502 Likely Voters MOE +/- 4.4%
  • DEA, IRS, Modesto (CA) Police Search Medical Marijuana Business

    09/27/2006 12:24:08 PM PDT · by keat · 7 replies · 671+ views
    KXTV News 10 | 9/27/2006 12:00:30 PM PST | Elizabeth Bishop
    Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Modesto Police Department have raided what they say is one of the biggest medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California. This morning, officers went to the California Healthcare Collective at Fairmont Avenue and McHenry Avenue in Modesto to serve seven search warrants. The search comes in the wake of a number of federal indictments against the owners of the collective. Agents came out with 12 boxes. There is an ATM and a money-counting machine inside the business. Authorities called a lock smith to help them get into the business's...
  • Willie Nelson cited for marijuana in Louisiana

    09/18/2006 3:32:28 PM PDT · by KingKongCobra · 140 replies · 3,456+ views
    Houston Chroniclw ^ | Sept. 18, 2006, 3:14PM | REX C. CURRY: Associatd Press
    Sept. 18, 2006, 3:14PM Willie Nelson cited for marijuana in Louisiana Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. — Willie Nelson and four others were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and marijuana after a traffic stop this morning on a Louisiana highway, state police said. The citations were issued after a commercial vehicle inspection of the country music star's tour bus, state police said in a news release. "When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana," the news release said. A search of the bus produced 1...
  • Willie Nelson Cited for Drug Possession

    09/18/2006 10:24:40 AM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 91 replies · 1,563+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 18 | unknown
    Willie Nelson Cited for Drug Possession Sep 18 1:06 PM US/Eastern Willie Nelson and several members of his band were issued misdemeanor citations for drug possession early today during a traffic stop in Saint Martin Parish. The traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge. Trooper Willie Williams says troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana when the driver opened the bus door. During a search of the bus, Williams say approximately 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and approximately 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms were located on the bus. The 73-year-old Nelson of Spicewood, Texas; 59-year-old Tony...
  • San Diego leading backlash against Calif. medical marijuana law

    09/16/2006 1:26:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 181 replies · 1,635+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/6 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    SAN DIEGO - This seaside city was a bystander as liberal strongholds like San Francisco and Santa Cruz created identification cards for sick patients who use marijuana and wrote regulations to permit storefront pot dispensaries. Now, 10 years after Californians voted to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes, conservative San Diego County is leading a backlash against the groundbreaking law. The county is challenging California's medical marijuana law in state court, saying it should not be required to comply with a state law directing counties to issue ID cards to users. At the same time, local police, working with federal agents,...
  • Cannabis should be decriminalized for the same reasons that alcohol is

    08/28/2006 7:29:35 AM PDT · by tang0r · 422 replies · 4,035+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 8/28/2006 | Editorial
    It turns out that alcohol is legal for the simplest, most nostalgic, and most American reason of all. Despite its risks and harmful side-effects, adults are reserved right to drink because they are independent adults in a free country. For all of the empty rhetoric about economics and black markets, the end of Prohibition was due to a single principle: even if drinking may be bad for society, government has no right to keep the people from doing it. The ability to get drunk is an inalienable right that we have forever confirmed with the 18th Amendment.
  • Study finds no link between pot, cancer

    05/27/2006 6:44:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies · 643+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Fri, May. 26, 2006 | BY MARC KAUFMAN
    The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new findings ''were against our expectations,'' said Donald Tashkin, of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years. ''We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,'' he said. ``What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.'' Federal health and drug enforcement officials...
  • Life Imitates 'South Park': Rolling with the Worldwide Marijuana March

    05/08/2006 8:41:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | May 8, 2006 | Sarah Ferguson
    Some days New York really does feel like a small town. The annual pot parade—or J-Day—is one of them. It's kind of like the Halloween parade, only a lot less crowded and held in the warmth of the first week in May...
  • Here’s the smokin’ 411 on 420

    04/20/2006 4:55:34 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 46 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 4/17/06 | Hearne Christopher Jr.
    Here’s the smokin’ 411 on 420 Hearne Christopher Jr. * More Hearne Christopher, Jr. April Fools’ Day, tax day — what’s next? May Day? Not quite. First we have to slip past April 20, or “420” in stoner parlance. That’s the date many marijuana smokers celebrate in recognition of 420 being the unofficial but widely recognized term for the time to light up a joint. Which brings us to the 420 event planned by our friends at Munchiez in Westport, Brandi and Lisa Blair. The couple dishes up Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Gummi Bears, cheese puffs, sandwiches and other munchies...
  • Firefighters Find Secret Stash in Basement

    04/16/2006 7:27:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 961+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | April 16, 2006
    WADSWORTH, Ohio - Firefighters dousing a fire in a new home were confused when the man they thought was the owner suddenly left — until they found $700,000 worth of marijuana plants in the basement, officials said...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 03-04-2006

    04/03/2006 10:33:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 197+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-03-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Canada won't legalize pot (A left-winger, Harper is NOT!) He then goes to warn he'll crack down on porn... Can he roll back the liberal rot?
  • ZOT John McCain for President 2008

    John McCain is running for President 2008. As a republican candidate, John McCain could win the republican nomination. Many feel if John McCain runs against Hillary Clinton, he would win the presidential election in 2008. John McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958. After graduation, John McCain became a Naval Avaitor. For over 5 years, John McCain was a Vietnam captive. John McCain became a US Senator for Arizona in 1986. Senator John McCain is now Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and is known for his successful passing of Campaign Finance Reform. Express your...
  • You Put Your Weed In It

    02/26/2006 7:28:11 AM PST · by SLB · 29 replies · 784+ views
    You Put Your Weed In It ^ | Feb 23, 06 | Unk
    What can I say that is not explained in the pictures.
  • Williams reportedly fails fourth drug test

    02/19/2006 8:35:51 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 35 replies · 679+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/19/2006
    Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams might miss another season ... and this time it apparently won't be his decision. According to a broadcast report in Miami, which was later confirmed by two sources in a story posted Sunday on the Miami Herald's Web site, the Dolphins running back will be suspended for at least the entire 2006 season after failing a drug test for the fourth time in his career.
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • "No joint smoking" signs prove hot

    02/06/2006 8:55:09 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,162+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 6, 2006
    Amsterdam's new street signs banning cannabis smoking in parts of the city have sparked global interest. The sign shows a red circle around a fat cannabis joint in a cloud of smoke sparked by white marijuana leaves. It has been installed at one square and surrounding streets in Amsterdam where young cannabis smokers are a nuisance ( Soon after the installation on February 1, the first signs were stolen after which the Amsterdam council of De Baarsjes decided it would start selling what it believes is the world's first anti-cannabis road sign. Over 400 consumers have approached the council to...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Drug raid in Aspen stirs pot

    12/09/2005 4:24:09 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 75 replies · 2,076+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/8/05 | Ellen Miller
    A dramatic drug bust at two Aspen restaurants busy with the après ski crowd has created a rift between the two major law enforcement agencies at one of Colorado's premier ski resort towns. Fifty-three officers from a number of law enforcement agencies, some with guns drawn, stormed into two Aspen restaurants during the busy after-ski time last Friday. The raids happened shortly after 4 p.m. and netted about 2 ounces of cocaine, $3,000 in cash, nine arrests for drug involvement and 11 for immigration law violations. Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, an opponent of the "war on drugs" who believes...
  • City OKs medicinal marijuana department

    10/26/2005 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 372+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10-26-05 | Ken McLaughlin
    In a move that divided the city's famously left-leaning politicians, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday voted to create a city department to distribute medicinal marijuana. If it eventually comes into being -- something that is doubtful at this point -- the Office of Compassionate Use would become the first such municipal office in the country. The vote marks the latest salvo by the council in a long-running battle over medicinal pot. Three years ago, the council allowed medicinal marijuana to be given away on the steps of City Hall as journalists from around the world recorded the moment.
  • Marijuana May Grow Neurons in the Brain

    10/14/2005 7:05:41 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 45 replies · 857+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | today | Michael Smith
    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Oct. 14 - Advocates for medical marijuana can take heart over the findings of two Canadian research teams. A synthetic cannabinoid -- similar to the compounds found in marijuana, but substantially stronger -- causes the growth of new neurons and reduces anxiety and depression, investigators at the University of Saskatchewan here reported. And researchers at the University of Calgary said they've found evidence that the brain contains so-called CB2 cannabinoid receptors, previously seen in immune tissue but thought not to exist in brain tissue. The discovery, they added, could lead to new drugs to treat nausea associated with...
  • Man guilty in accidental shooting of 16-month-old daughter

    09/28/2005 10:27:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 697+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 29, 2005 | JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE
    PORTSMOUTH — Aaron C. Mucthison on Wednesday pleaded guilty to felony child neglect, the latest in a series of criminal convictions that resulted from the accidental shooting of his daughter.Weeks before the January shooting, Mucthison bought a gun from a crack addict who said he’d stolen it from someone’s house. Then 20 , Mucthison was a felon and should not have had the gun. But he carried it with him to protect his trade, which he told police was selling crack cocaine.Mucthison was playing with his weapon and rolling a marijuana “blunt” on the January night he accidentally shot...
  • Call for Public Health Campaign on Cannabis

    09/28/2005 1:50:35 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 77 replies · 856+ views
    RxPG News (news channels for medical professionals) ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | By Rethink, The mental healthy charity
    “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can lead to serious mental health problems, particularly amongst young teenagers, people with a family history of severe mental illness and in long-term users.” The charity called for the money to be spent on a massive public education campaign to inform users and potential users of the well-founded mental health dangers of using cannabis at a young age and over a long period of time. Rethink chief executive Cliff Prior told the committee: “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can...
  • Lunatic Sheehan: Get troops out of 'occupied New Orleans'

    09/16/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 192 replies · 5,575+ views
    WND ^ | September 16, 2005
    Mother of slain soldier decries 'military and governmental fascism'Fresh from a visit to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan is demanding the U.S. military be removed from "occupied New Orleans." In a dispatch on leftist filmmaker Michael Moore's website, Sheehan said she was troubled by the "level of the military presence" in the Gulf Coast state. "George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power," she said. "The only way America will become more secure is if we...
  • Noxious Alien Weed Flourishing in South (Giant salvinia)

    07/07/2005 5:04:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,652+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/05 | Michael Graczyk - AP
    TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, Texas - One biologist compares the persistent green weed to "The Blob," the title character in the 1950s sci-fi classic flick that grows and grows and consumes everything in its path. Other scientists describe the plant as looking like little heads of lettuce or squished green grapes. Then they use terms like noxious, invasive and just plain scary. Even the species name sounds sinister: salvinia molesta. No one has anything good to say about what's more commonly known as giant salvinia, a Brazilian tropical floating fern that's found a home in slow-moving streams and freshwater ponds and...
  • U.S. Finds Highest, Lowest Marijuana Use (Boulder, CO & Boston, MA at top of list!)

    06/16/2005 5:33:59 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/16/05 | KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer
    Both college towns, Boston and Boulder, Colo., share another distinction: They lead the nation in marijuana use. Northwestern Iowa and southern Texas have the lowest use. For the first time, the government looked at the use of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and various other substances, legal as well as illegal, by region rather than by state for a report Thursday. Regions could be as specific as Riverside, Calif., or as broad as all of the state of New York (minus New York City). Federal officials say the information will help states decide where they should spend money for treatment and prevention...
  • Cheap Sale Of Tobacco Questioned

    05/24/2005 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 2 replies · 314+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 05-24-2005 | David Zizzo
    Cheap Sale Of Tobacco Questioned By David Zizzo The Oklahoman Some Indian smoke shops in the Tulsa area are undercutting other retailers by improperly reselling cigarettes purchased at sharply lower tax rates, state Finance Director Scott Meacham said Monday. The shops appear to be purchasing cigarettes bearing an "exception" tax stamp that costs only 6 cents a pack, then reselling them in the Tulsa market. "They're competing against non-tribal retailers having to put the $1.03 stamp on," Meacham said. "It makes a huge retail price difference." Mike Thornbrugh, spokesman for Tulsa-based QuikTrip, said market share for tobacco sales shifted "virtually...
  • Marijuana and Me - (relax and enjoy Burt Prelutsky's newest humor on "the weed!")

    05/14/2005 6:19:49 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,671+ views
    Apparently, if we’re to believe his friend’s tape recordings, George W. Bush smoked pot at some time in his life. In some quarters, this president is taking some heat for having actually inhaled. Well, I’m confessing that I, too, smoked a little weed in my younger days. Unlike some people, such as Bill Maher, I’m not bragging about it. It’s simply something I did, like riding a bike and practicing my hook shot three hours a day, and now I don’t. Therefore, unlike many of my fellow conservatives, when I discuss marijuana, I’ve had first hand experience with it. To...
  • Man Tries to Pay for Pizza With Pot

    05/01/2005 9:27:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies · 1,052+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 05/01/2005 | AP
    Cops: Man Tries to Pay for Pizza With Pot N.D. Man Allegedly Assaults Pizza Delivery Driver Who Refused to Take Marijuana As Payment The Associated Press FARGO, N.D. May 1, 2005 — Police arrested a 21-year-old man early Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a pizza delivery driver who refused to take marijuana as payment for a pie, police said. The man, charged with robbery, was released from the Cass County Jail after posting $5,000 bond. Pizza Patrol driver Atif Yasin thought the man was asleep when he arrived to deliver a medium pizza and 20-ounce soda. After knocking a few times and...
  • ZOT! Taxing Pot...Could it solve the social security problem?

    03/21/2005 6:06:07 AM PST · by FeebleAttempt · 88 replies · 1,051+ views
    Why dont we just tax the heck outta pot and make it legal? i believe it would pay for my generation, and it would be all government controlled.You would have to be 21, i mean am i missing something here or are we missing an opportunity? If we just let go of this taboo crap we might get along without any social security problems.All the taxes from pot go to SS, what do ya think
  • MARIJUANA OPPRESSION FOR 60+ YEARS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! (Like dude, you’re zotted.)

    03/18/2005 12:35:18 PM PST · by heavy demands · 57 replies · 1,791+ views
    My opinion ^ | Heavy Demands
    Hi conservatives, just wan't to say that I'm sure most of you have a narrow news fed view of the cannabis plant and the people who enjoy the fruits of this blessed plant that GOD made, not the U.S. Government, so as I sit here jonesin for some weed, I wanted to say thank you so much for letting me know how lame it is to be without, because of your support and lack of voice against oppression in this country, people worse off than me suffer, in prison, a wheelchair, or on their deathbeds. But I will admit an...
  • Messing With Heads [Re. recent research on cannabis (marijuana).]

    03/05/2005 6:24:32 PM PST · by familyop · 13 replies · 1,206+ views
    ABC Online (AU) ^ | 06MAR05 | Janine Cohen
    "Imagine taking every single emotion, memory, experience, tablet all into one … and those fighting each other to see who is the victor." - Danny, 22. "It just f… with your head. I had to sleep with a knife under my bed 'cos I used to think people were going to come in and bash me during the night or something. Just for me mull or something, yeah." - Danni, 17. A whole generation of Australians has grown up believing that smoking pot is a harmless pastime. They need to think again. The view of cannabis as a benign drug...
  • Bush dodges cocaine charges as addicts rot in jail

    02/27/2005 7:50:54 AM PST · by rface · 258 replies · 4,348+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Feb. 27, 2005. 01:00 AM | Joe Conason
    No reporter ever asked the Texas governor why all those other people deserved to serve five or 10 or 20 years in prison, when their crimes were no different from what everyone knew he had done, whether he admitted it or not.....Joe Conason wonders why the president is punishing drug users for offences he has also been linked to. On the audiotapes of George W. Bush recorded secretly by his erstwhile confidant Douglas Wead in 1999, the future president revealed how much he feared candid discussion of his personal use of marijuana and cocaine. As quoted in The New York...
  • Adams: Bush 'Burning' Over Tapes

    02/23/2005 12:28:41 PM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 49 replies · 1,896+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2005
    President Bush is reportedly furious after being betrayed by author Doug Wead, who tape-recorded their private phone conversations, then played the tapes, first for his publisher, then for the New York Times. "Dubya's become a Burning Bush over it," reports the New York Post's Cindy Adams. "And rightly so. With pals like Friend Wead, who needs enemies?" -snip- "Around publishing water coolers it's being whispered and rewhispered that Friend Wead played them for his publisher as a marketing tool," the Post columnist reports. "Marketing for himself, that is." It was Wead's "financial ploy," she says. "The tapes are what got...
  • Wead is a sleazy opportunist (Bush/Wead/Weed Kerfuffle)

    02/23/2005 8:36:27 AM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 2/23/05 | staff
    With friends like Douglas Wead, President Bush doesn't need an enemy. Wead, a professed evangelical and nondescript aide to President George H. W. Bush during his presidency, is pushing his new book about the second member of the Bush family to become president. In conjunction with his book tour interviews, he released last week secretly made tapes of conversations he had with his former employer's son, George W. Bush, in 1998-2000. He admits that only one page of his book, "The Raising of a President," came from the tapes, but yet he felt compelled to release the phone conversations he...
  • Bob Marley to Be Exhumed for Ethiopian Burial

    01/12/2005 7:06:04 AM PST · by propertius · 75 replies · 2,102+ views
    Press Association ^ | 12th January, 2005 | PA
    Reggae star Bob Marley’s widow plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and rebury them in his “spiritual resting place,” Ethiopia. The reburial is set for February when month long celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Marley’s birth are planned in Ethiopia. Both the Ethiopian church and government officials have expressed support for the project, Rita Marley said in Addis Ababa today. “We are working on bringing his remains to Ethiopia,” said Rita, a former backing singer for Marley’s band, The Wailers. “It is part of Bob’s own mission.” Marley died of cancer in 1981. Rita Marley said her husband...
  • Ethiopia to Celebrate Marley's 60th Birthday

    12/10/2004 11:24:00 PM PST · by El Conservador · 21 replies · 684+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 10, 2004 | Nigel Williamson
    LONDON (Billboard) - Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February 2005. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by a globally televised concert on Feb. 6, featuring the Marley children and his former backing singers the I-Threes. Harry Belafonte (news), Quincy Jones (news) and top African acts including Angelique Kidjo (news), Baaba Maal and Youssou N'Dour will also perform. The concert will be held in Addis Ababa's Mascoll Square, on what would have been Marley's 60th birthday. The singer died of cancer on May 11, 1981. Negotiations are under...
  • Raich v. Ashcroft, a chance to overturn despotic law!

    12/06/2004 7:03:14 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 25 replies · 894+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-05-04 | John William Kurowski
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE 12-05-04 To those who support our constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government“, Raich v. Ashcroft is not about “medical Marijuana” but rather, the case presents a chance to correct a despotic decision made by the SCOTUS in 1942 concerning Congress’ power to regulate commerce in which the Court gave a new meaning to the word “commerce” in order to allow part of FDR’s NEW DEAL socialism [price controls] to pass as being constitutional, when it was not. The following article is worth reading, and can be found at Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on a...
  • Marijuana Bale Found in Food Bank Shipment

    12/04/2004 10:00:53 PM PST · by El Conservador · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 4, 2004 | AP
    AUBURN, Maine - Drug agents are investigating how a 20-pound bale of marijuana got mixed in with a truckload of watermelons that were delivered to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. A volunteer came across the marijuana while picking through the watermelons Thursday afternoon. The man said the marijuana, which was neatly wrapped with packing tape, was loaded near the front end of a tractor-trailer that was delivering the watermelons to the food bank's warehouse. After the bale was discovered, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was called. An agent quizzed the man who found the bale but quickly determined he had nothing...
  • MBTA Takes A Hit In Court On Marijuana Ads Case

    12/01/2004 9:01:51 AM PST · by Wolfie · 3 replies · 288+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Dec. 1, 2004
    MBTA Takes A Hit In Court On Marijuana Ads Case The MBTA violated the free speech rights of a group that wants to legalize marijuana by refusing to display its advertisements throughout the transit system, a federal appeals court has ruled. In a decision that came after the T waged an $800,000 court battle, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals found officials improperly rejected the ads because they disapproved of their message. ``As a taxpayer I would be outraged by . . . what they spent on a losing case,'' said Joe White, executive director of Change the Climate, the...
  • Woman busted trying to enter court with pot - 2nd suspect caught with weed in past week

    10/07/2004 7:40:11 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 500+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 10-07-2004 | NATALIE NEYSA ALUND
    Marijuana appears to be a popular item to sneak into the Monongalia County Magistrate Courthouse these days. At about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, court officials reportedly apprehended a woman carrying a baggie of marijuana and a pipe, and trying to enter the courthouse located on the third floor of the building on Spruce Street in Morgantown. Darris Summers, court administrator, said he found the drugs while searching through the woman's purse before she tried to pass through the court's security system -- a combination of a scanner and a hand search. Signs posted throughout the courthouse explain that all people and...
  • Olympics Helicopter Finds Cannabis Farms

    07/14/2004 4:04:24 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 5 replies · 536+ views
    ABC 7 DC ^ | Wednesday July 14, 2004 2:25pm | AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police uprooted thousands of cannabis plants on the island of Crete after a tip from police who saw three fields of the crop as they shadowed the Olympic torch relay in a helicopter, authorities said Wednesday. Officers from a police narcotics unit have destroyed more than 6,500 plants over the past three days, after the weekend discovery. Crete's mountainous landscape with its deep ravines is favored by cannabis growers, and police raids have increased in recent years after the deployment of police helicopters on the island. The Olympic flame is on a tour of Greece after...