Hempcon2013 was a great event to start the year… The turnout this year was a little bit better than last!! Discovered some new products and I found some great medications from a few compassionate collectives. Below are some photos of the convention floor and of the strains I acquired during my visit.
The Los Angeles City Clerk Monday gave a group of medical marijuana proponents a green light to gather signatures for a ballot measure intended to allow about 100 pot dispensaries to remain open in the city.
According to an official summary, the ordinance would allow groups of five or fewer to jointly grow and share marijuana. Collectives of six or more would be technically prohibited under the ordinance. But the city would barred from prosecuting a select 100 or so dispensaries which meet certain conditions, including having opened before Sept. 14, 2007, when the city first tried to place a moratorium on new pot shops.
The so-called limited immunity plan is supported by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, which represents about 500 workers at 50
dispensaries, among others.
In addition to having opened prior to the September 2007 cutoff, collectives must not have ceased operations for 90 days or more except to relocate or in response to federal prosecution; must have no access from adjacent residential zoned lots; and must pass annual police department background checks.
Qualifying dispensaries would have 300 days to move to locations that are a certain distance from schools, parks and other designated places.
A plan by City Councilman Paul Koretz similar to the proposed ballot initiative is also moving through the city legislative process.
Backers of the proposed ballot measure have until Dec. 7 to gather 41,138 valid signatures to put the measure before voters on the May 21, 2013, general election ballot.
The move comes less than one month after medical marijuana proponents were successful in getting the City Council to repeal a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
The City Council in July had approved an ordinance banning all storefront medical marijuana dispensaries but allowing patients and licensed caregivers to grow their own cannabis. The so-called “gentle ban” ordinance also allowed three or fewer parties to collectively grow pot.
The Committee to Protect Patients and Neighborhoods—a coalition of medical marijuana advocates comprising Americans for Safe Access, the Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance and UFCW Local 770—subsequently gathered the necessary signatures needed to put a referendum of the law on a city election ballot.
The City Council conceded that a referendum was sure to pass, the council voted 11-2 in favor of repealing the law instead of putting it to voters.
Marijuana is currently accepted for medical use in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and although it has been proven that there are medical advantages the Obama administration and DEA have been unmistakably hard on this subject and it has still been classified as a ‘Schedule I’ to this day which puts it in the same category as LSD and other psychedelic aids and is defined as follows by the federal government;
- The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
- The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
- There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
On October 16, 2012 an MMJ case will be heard for the first time in 20 years in front of the Supreme Court. I ask that you familiarize yourself with the case studies that informed the government of these new findings!
I am proud to say that I did post the article when it first came out because of how outstanding the findings were, kinda great it turned out to be something that really could change EVERYTHING…I knew it when I read it!!!!!!
Links to check out:
http://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu/images/pdfs/GRANT_SCI_Medical_Cannabis_6_11_12IG1.pdf (this is AMAAZZIINNNNGGG OMG)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22629287 <– main article -info and broken down-
More resources for you- because I love ya and MMJ loves us all!
( Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement)
Official Press Release from American for Safe Access:
“The announcement of oral arguments comes just weeks after a study was published in The Open Neurology Journal by Dr. Igor Grant one of the leading U.S. medical marijuana researchers, claiming that marijuana’s Schedule I classification is “not tenable.” Dr. Grant and his fellow researchers concluded it was “not accurate that cannabis has no medical value, or that information on safety is lacking.” The study urged additional research, and stated that marijuana’s federal classification and its political controversy are “obstacles to medical progress in this area.” Marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I substance (along with heroin) is based on the federal government’s position that it has “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”
Major Components of Cannabis
- Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) – It is the main psychoactive component of cannabis with mild to moderate painkilling effects. It also helps treat nausea associate with cancer chemotherapy and to stimulate appetite. It induces feelings of euphoria. Potential side effects include accelerated heartbeat, panic, confusion, anxiety and possible paranoia.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) – It is a major, non-psychoactive component of cannabis that helps shrink inflammation and reduce pain without inducing the euphoria effects of THC. It has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, psychotic disorders and epilepsy. Larger amounts of CBD can relax the mind and body without causing negative side effects associated with THC.
- Cannabinol (CBN) – It is a secondary psychoactive component of cannabis. It is not associated with painkilling effects of THC or CBD. CBN is formed as THC ages. Unlike the euphoria effects of THC, CBN can induce headaches and a sense of lethargy.
- Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) – It is found primarily in strains of African and Asian cannabis. THCV heightens the intensity of THC effects and the speed in which the component is delivered, but also causes the sense of euphoria to end sooner.
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We are servin up the goods – the GARDEN OF WEEDEN really coming along quite well!
a Close Up on the Harlequin, She is really showing signs of growth !!
Purple Casey Jones looking so rediculous!!!!!
Our Purple Casey Jones is almost ready to go, cannot wait for all the trim sesh’s we are going to have! So many good times!