Monday, March 15, 2010

COLORADO'S DOPE DILEMMA With more medical-marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks outlets, Denver has emerged as the per capita frontrunner


With more medical-marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks outlets, Denver has emerged as the per capita frontrunner for curative ganja. As more residents partake of doctor-prescribed pot, however, questions are emerging about where the line is between an employee's right to use medical marijuana and an employer's right to a drug-free office.

Employers, of course, don't need to accommodate a worker who shows up stoned. But can someone who legally tokes on his own time, and whose performance isn't hurt, be fired for failing a drug test? "We're in uncharted territory," says Vance Knapp, a Denver employment lawyer who expects the issue to be tested in the courts soon.

So far, judges in California, Washington, Montana, and Oregon have sided with employers. But because Colorado's medical-marijuana laws are in its constitution, not just statutes, legal experts give the edge in any test case to employees. That could mean a breakthrough victory for users, swinging momentum their way and giving pro-patient lawyers in other states much-needed--if nonbinding--precedent.

Busted Phelan delivery service underscores need for mmj collective ordinance 2. St. Patty Dinner at High Desert

Hi Everyone,

Here's what's here.

1. Busted Phelan delivery service underscores need for mmj collective ordinance
2. St. Patty Dinner at High Desert MAPP meet
3. Radio show - Can Prop. 65 derail medical marijuana ?

Last Tuesday, a delivery service operated out of a small store in Phelan was
raided by San
Bernardino County Sheriff officers and two people were arrested including the
owner Kenneth
Elswick. Although it was a storefront, the collective was being operated as a
delivery service
and sales did not occur on the premises. Apparently, plants were being grown and
processed which led to some complaints from neighboring businesses about the
odor that made its
way into their spaces.

A story put out by KABC news reported that "Authorities in San Bernardino County
said they are
aggressively cracking down on violators of a county moratorium against selling
Whether this is the start of a campaign to close down any and all collectives or
is an isolated
incidence of police responding to complaints of neighboring businesses remains
to be seen, but
it is all tied into the moribund medical marijuana collective ordinance that
should have been up
and running by now but hasn't even gotten to the starting gate.

The root of the problem is the inability of the SB Planning Department to
produce a draft
medical marijuana collective ordinance to submit to the Planning Commission -
the first step in
getting an ordinance that would license and regulate medical marijuana
collectives in the
unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.

The March 2 rally at the SB Board of Supervisors meeting was all about getting
the moribund
ordinance resuscitated and moving forward again. At that meeting patients spoke
about their
frustrations with the halt in developing regulations so that they can have safe,
reliable and
local access. After the patients spoke, Dena Smith, head of the Dept. of Land
Use Services
informed the Board that there had been meetings and that progress was being

This was news to all of us, so after the meeting a small group met for a short
discussion with
Ms. Smith who promised to call the following week with the information on the
meetings and what
was being done. When I spoke with Ms. Smith the following week she had now
decided that the
information relating to what meetings were held, who was there and what was
discussed was none
of the public's business.

The conversation continued to deteriorate from there and ended when she told me
to send her FAX.
At the end of this newsletter, you can get a sneak preview of the FAX that I
will be sending to
her and all the members of the Board of Supervisors on Monday. It will give you
a good overview
of just what is happening and the Alice-In-Wonderland menagerie the process has
turned into.

If you would like a first-hand account of the above, I will be at the High
Desert MAPP meeting
this Wednesday, March 17 to explain it all. But the major reason you want to
come to the meeting
is because there's more than just a meeting going on that day - there's going to
be a St.
Patty's Day celebration right along with it. That's right - celebrate whatever
it is that you
celebrate on St. Patty's Day with a fabulous Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with
all the fixins
available for just a paltry $2 dollar donation (but don't hesitate to fork over
more if you can
- it all goes to the cause). The dinner begins at 5 p.m. with the meeting
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 17, come on down or up to (depending on where you are) and
join all the High
Desert folks for a St. Patty's Day Party as can only be celebrated at the famed
Castle Inn in
Landers. The Castle Inn is located 1388 N. Golden Slipper Lane, Landers 92285.


On June 19, 2009, the state of California added marijuana smoke to its Prop 65
list of chemicals
that are known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. When listed many
restrictions and
disclosure requirements come into play and this poses interesting questions on
the logistics
involved in the Prop 65 disclosure requirements

Are marijuana smokers going to have to put warnings on their cigarettes to warn
anyone who may
come in the vicinity of the smoke? What about people who use marijuana
prescribed for medicinal
purposes in their homes? Will they need a sign on their door warning anyone who
may come in? Are
these new changes going to affect California's other laws that currently
legalize marijuana
smoking for medical reasons?

Although the carcinogens formed when marijuana burns does produce known
carcinogenic products,
there has never been a study showing any relationship between smoking marijuana
and developing
cancer. In fact, there are a litany of studies that actually show smoking
marijuana can reduce
the likelihood of developing cancers.

This Monday's radio show will feature an interview with David Bush, a mmj
advocate who has
challenged the California Carcinogen Identification Committee, the group who
chooses what will
and will not be listed as carcinogenic, to justify their listing. It is a
convoluted process
that even surpasses SB County's contortions over their mmj collective ordinance.
Join me on Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense with David Bush and learn how
this may and will
affect you and what is being done about it. The show is interactive so if you
have any questions
or comments, please call them into the listener call-in number 888-909-1050.

Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense is heard this Monday, March 15 and every
Monday at 6:05
p.m. on Inland Empire Radio station KCAA 1050AM. It can be heard everywhere in
the western
Inland Empire from Ontario to Moreno Valley, the foothills to Lake Elsinore. If
you can't get it
on your radio - don't despair - you can get it on the Internet at Click on
LISTEN LIVE or you can see what's going on in the studio (sorry - it's nothing
like the Howard
Stern show) by clicking on KCAA TV.

That's it for this newsletter. The FAX to SB's Ms. Smith is below.


March 15, 2010

To: Dena Smith
Department of Land Use Services

From: Lanny Swerdlow

Subject: Medical Marijuana Collective ordinance staff meetings

This FAX contains 3 pages

Per your request near the end of our phone conversation on Friday, March 12, I
am sending you a
FAX with information and questions regarding three staff meetings that you
attended prior to the
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 2.

Medical marijuana patients attended the March 2 Board meeting because of the
delay in drafting an ordinance to allow for medical marijuana collectives to
operate in the
unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Many of the cities in the county
are looking for
guidance on how to write and implement ordinances for their communities and the
delay in
drafting an ordinance causes delays throughout the rest of the county. This is
not in keeping
with the commitment made by San Bernardino County to follow and implement state
law following
the loss of their lawsuit to have Prop. 215 declared unconstitutional by the
U.S. Supreme Court
as well as in settlement of the San Bernardino Superior Court Case of Scott
Bledsoe vs. Jim

At a meeting on November 3, 2009 with Jim Squire, Judy Tatman, David Ward and
Trudy Raymundo,
patients and advocates were told that a draft ordinance should be ready in
January and submitted
to the Planning Commission for a public hearing. We were assured that we would
be kept in the
loop and informed of progress being made in the development of the ordinance.

No one from San Bernardino County contacted us about any delay in the process of
drafting the
ordinance so when January came and went with no draft ordinance, a number of
patients started
contacting me and the county wanting to know what was happening. Several spoke
with Ms. Tatman
in February and were informed that the delay had been caused by the inability of
the County
Counsel, District Attorney, Public Health and Planning to meet together at one
time. This was
confirmed by a phone conversation I had with Mr. Squire who now stated that he
had no idea when
any future meeting would take place or when a draft ordinance would be
available. He did state
that everyone is concerned about the current case of Qualified Patients
Association vs. City of
Anaheim now being heard by the 4th District Court of Appeals.

With a decision in that case expected by the end of April, I am now wondering if
the delay in
drafting the ordinance has occurred because some of the agencies involved are
waiting for the
4th District Court of Appeals to issue their ruling. If that is the reason for
the delay, then
please just say so. Sometimes I feel like we are being treated like little
children whose
concerns are trivialized while being patted gently on the head.

When patients brought the delay in the drafting of the ordinance to the
attention of the Board
of Supervisors at the March 2 meeting, you stated, in direct contradiction to
what patients had
been told, that a number of meetings had been held and that progress was being
made on the
ordinance. You did not elaborate on this and after the meeting in a short
discussion I had with
you, you stated you would contact me the following week with information on
these meetings.

When I spoke with you on the phone on Friday, you informed me that you had
personally attended
three meetings with County staff to discuss this issue. When I asked when these
meetings were,
who attended the meetings and what was discussed, you refused to provide that
stating that you felt this information was not needed by the public. I disagreed
and said this
information is critical and you agreed to provide additional information within
two weeks of
receipt of a FAX requesting this information.

As per your request, I am listing below the information I requested in our phone

1. When were the three meetings held that you were in attendance at?
2. Where there any other meetings regarding the medical marijuana ordinance that
you were not in
attendance at?
3. Who was in attendance at the meetings you attended and at any meetings that
you did not
4. What was discussed at the meetings you attended and what decisions were made?
What was
discussed and what decisions were made at any meetings that you were not in
attendance at?
5. What is the projected time table for a draft ordinance to be written and
submitted to the
Planning Commission?

I regret that this has become so confrontational. I had thought patients had
established a good
working relationship with San Bernardino County and am disappointed that it has
come to the
point where I have to submit a list of questions to obtain information that
should have been
provided to us freely and openly as a matter of respect and good public policy.

I recognize that the Department of Land Use Services has many irons in the fire
that are of
greater importance than patient access to medicinal marijuana and that this may
be an
uncomfortable issue that many would rather just go away. Well, patients are not
going to go
away, so even though there are issues of greater concern, I find it hard to
believe that the
County can't find one person to coordinate a meeting for the involved County
Agencies so that
Ms. Tatman will have the information she needs to complete the ordinance.

With no ordinance on how medical marijuana is to be distributed, taxpayer money
that is
desperately needed for county services is being wasted as San Bernardino County
marijuana patients and providers are still being arrested and prosecuted. On
Tuesday, March 9, a
medical marijuana delivery service in Phelan was raided by San Bernardino County
officers and the operators arrested. The cost to county taxpayers of the arrest
and prosecution
of these individuals will most likely exceed $50,000.

KABC news reported the Phelan arrests in a story on Wednesday, March 10 noting
that "Authorities
in San Bernardino County said they are aggressively cracking down on violators
of a county
moratorium against selling marijuana." If this is indeed the policy of San
Bernardino County law
enforcement, how much more money must San Bernardino County continue to
hemorrhage while waiting
for an ordinance to be drafted.

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CONYERS, Ga. — Freedom Gifts, an Atlanta-based distributor of cannabis culture merchandise and tobacco equipment, has introduced hemp-scented T-shirts to its product line. Appropriately, the T’s feature designs representative of marijuana ... Warbux 03-11-2010 0 78 07:48 AM, 03-11-2010 Warbux
Long Beach OKs Medical Pot Ordinance
CA - Medical marijuana collectives will have to grow their weed within the city limits and will face greater school buffer zones under an ordinance approved Tuesday. / / After months of working and reworking the law, the City Council voted 5-4 to ... Warbux 03-10-2010 0 73 09:15 PM, 03-10-2010 Warbux
NORML Charges Washington County with Unlawful Breach of OMMP Patient Confidentiality
A-hole enforcement peeps.. remember you are not above the law. you are their to protect the people and look out for their interests. I wish more of the guys were sent to prison User 03-10-2010 1 158 08:26 AM, 03-11-2010 notrax420
How Reefer Will Be Going Corporate
Nick Tenant was running an auto detailing business in Detroit when the auto industry collapsed. / / He grew up in Warren, Mich. His father worked at General Motors Corp. He started cleaning and reconditioning cars at age 17. In a few years, he ... User 03-10-2010 0 221 02:40 PM, 03-10-2010 User
Which Medical Marijuana Evaluators Sell Their Patient Info?
CO - CannaMed owner David Mazin came up with the idea of having his medical marijuana evaluation clinics sell patients to dispensaries and pot growers a year ago. Since then, he claims, several other outfits have adopted the same process. To find out ... User 03-10-2010 0 125 02:33 PM, 03-10-2010 User
Chill Out Says Cannabis Smoker Steve
UK - AN Axminster man who grew 74 cannabis plants in his home has defended his right to smoke the drug. / / Steven Wayne Kelly, 33, who carried out community work for growing the plants last year, said the smell it caused was no stronger than curry. ... User 03-10-2010 0 111 02:29 PM, 03-10-2010 User
Man Admits Pain Relief Cannabis Use
UK - A man who used cannabis as pain relief has pleaded guilty to growing the class B drug in his Torquay flat. / / Stephen Raines, 47, of Willow Avenue, had 29 cannabis plants growing in his utility and airing cupboards when police entered the ... User 03-10-2010 0 121 02:25 PM, 03-10-2010 User
Police Bust $10M Six-house Indoor N.J. Marijuana-production Scheme
Stealthiness is only as secure as the weakest decision. / / The investigation started accidentally on Feb. 17 when Monroe Township Police Officer Thomas Lucasiewicz smelled marijuana coming from the chimney of a home on Spotswood-Englishtown Road. ... User 03-10-2010 4 236 03:50 AM, 03-11-2010 Soniq420
Medical Marijuana: Valid Response To Sickness Or Excuse To Smoke?
Coloradans don’t use the expression “Rocky Mountain high” just because of the altitude. In fact, Colorado is one of the leading states for the decriminalization of marijuana in the United States. / While marijuana is still illegal ... Warbux 03-10-2010 0 135 10:53 AM, 03-10-2010 Warbux
Will The King Of Pot Go Up In Smoke?
The King of Pot is shorter than you'd imagine. When you meet a famous drug dealer, one expects scars and a distrustful sneer and some flashy clothes. But Bruce Perlowin, found waiting for an elevator at the Los Angeles Convention Center dressed in ... User 03-10-2010 0 382 09:53 AM, 03-10-2010 User
New Twists Have Companies Smokin' With Reefer Madness
^^^But that doesn't speak to medical use 'off the clock' as it specifies 'in any workplace'. User 03-10-2010 2 238 12:04 PM, 03-11-2010 Pythaglio
Bringing in the Green
The city of Berkeley's Medical Marijuana Commission is considering a new tax on cannabis dispensaries as a way to help close a $12.2 million budget shortfall. / / In the state of California, taxing pot has long been proposed by supporters of ... User 03-10-2010 0 74 09:34 AM, 03-10-2010 User
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary is Robbed, Then It is Targeted by Police
wonder if the guy that robbed the place was working for the police User 03-10-2010 2 214 01:08 AM, 03-11-2010 falcore
Fremont County Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations
CANON CITY - Fremont County Commissioners passed temporary regulations Tuesday overseeing the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The vote comes as many cities and counties in Colorado struggle to control the facilities until state ... User 03-10-2010 0 64 08:57 AM, 03-10-2010 User
Colorado Man Who Claims Pot As Sacrament Is Convicted
.......For only $250 you can purchase one of Trevor Douglas’ sanctuary kits. Apparently Trevor didn’t use his kit or they don’t help too much. / its like the old saying "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is". User 03-10-2010 3 127 02:07 PM, 03-10-2010 User
Nigeria: Smuggling - Customs Chief Reads Riot Act.
Thanks for the comedy relief. / / Anytime RoorRip Warbux 03-10-2010 2 81 12:52 PM, 03-10-2010 Warbux
Medical Marijuana Patients Will Ask Legislators to Support Safe Access
Massachusetts: Tomorrow, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Staircase at the State House, a group of medical marijuana patients and advocates will hold a press conference to ask state lawmakers to support a medical marijuana law in Massachusetts. / ... User 03-10-2010 0 65 08:43 AM, 03-10-2010 User
Marijuana Policy Project Cries Foul Over United Nations Action
The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States, has denounced efforts by the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Board to "meddle" in marijuana reform in the United States. / / The ... User 03-10-2010 0 82 08:34 AM, 03-10-2010 User
Vote Hemp and Hemp Industries Association Announce Week Long Education Campaign
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp are excited to announce the 1st Annual Hemp History Week to be held May 17-23, 2010. As a national grassroots education campaign designed to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S., Hemp ... User 03-10-2010 0 71 08:28 AM, 03-10-2010 User
Lawyer Suggests Joe Hyer Entrapped
Entrapement is a defense that needs to be used in any case with an undercover informant. I hope Hyer is able to win this case. User 03-10-2010 2 97 10:35 AM, 03-10-2010 Weed420
Cannabis Science Coming To Australia's Nimbin MardiGrass 2010
The annual MardiGrass festival brings activists from around the world to speak for marijuana decriminalization / / Dr. Bob Melamede PhD will be a special guest at the Australian pro-cannabis event May 1 & 2, 2010. / / “This is our eighteenth ... Warbux 03-10-2010 0 43 08:14 AM, 03-10-2010 Warbux
Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Activists Swarm Capitol For Ongoing "Operation Floodgates"
Madison: State medical cannabis activists have established a daily presence at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison to push for passage of the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act as the 2009-2010 legislative session winds down. There is a real ... Warbux 03-10-2010 0 62 07:56 AM, 03-10-2010 Warbux
-- Threads with the most replies --
Mexican Cartels Join DEA in Opposition of U.S. State Marijuana Laws
Prohibtion on Pot was origanaly put forth for immigration control back in the 1930's. Really work well. LOL / / This is a new one.I've heard that it was to allow hearst to make a fortune off of his timber claims,to prevent hispanics,blacks and jazz ... Weedpipe 02-01-2010 99 2048 01:18 PM, 03-11-2010 sicntired The last pipe you'll have to buy
I bought a second one for birthday present for a friend of mine. Loaded it up and stuck it back in the box and packed it in dry ice. When he opened it he was blown away. Thing was so cold you had to use a towel to hold it. I swear if you dropped it ... Model419.Com 12-19-2009 72 2255 06:29 PM, 03-13-2010 borntorun
Legalization of Marijuana is No Joke
First off, I never said I was addicted to mj. I'm speaking from the liquid side of the fence, so to speak. Second, I did say if people need mj for medicinal purposes, it's a different deal. My point is that this world has too many crutches as it is, ... Weedpipe 02-12-2010 26 737 03:05 AM, 03-08-2010 groover
Despite Obama's Promise, DEA Continues Raids On Medical Marijuana Growers
Colorado lawmakers petition Eric Holder to stop the raids in CO citing President Barack Obama and officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. / / Colorado Medical Marijuana Raids Need To Stop: State Senators ... User 02-13-2010 24 731 09:45 PM, 03-08-2010 Hieroglyph83
Death Penalty For Marijuana In Malaysia
It is extremely insane, inhumane, and just completely outrageous and ridiculous to end someones life because you disagree with their choices, especially when that choice is to carry some plant.. that grows wildly across the globe.... (or would if ... User 03-02-2010 22 482 09:44 PM, 03-08-2010 Leary
CBS Reverses Decision, Agrees to Run Pro-Marijuana Ad
A "CHANGE" is gonna come! User 03-05-2010 21 587 03:33 PM, 03-12-2010 Roseman
Feds: Theres' No Medical Marijuana Except Our Medical Marijuana
Ok, I watched the video, and quite honestly, what he's explaining is how THESE 20 States WANT to present the argument that state's rights should be supreme under the 10th Amendment. The title of the video, clearly states that, 20 + States Declaring ... User 03-04-2010 19 418 02:13 PM, 03-08-2010 Nicademus
Lawsuit Can Proceed Over Deaths of Two Dogs in Raid
Terrorists is what they are. No more not less. They are sworn to serve and protect... but who are they serving and protecting? User 03-01-2010 19 447 03:05 PM, 03-10-2010 GanjaAL2
Medical Marijuana Patients Suffering Police Harassment
hahahaha im safe theres one and ? 999,999,999,999 people left to legalize and get inside there homes for a mass-smoke-out at global 4:20 of course:48: Ganjarden 02-20-2010 18 480 07:04 AM, 03-09-2010 justintym2
Marijuana Shortages Possible After Multiple Truckload Busts
"and yes because most mass grows are illegal...they tap into the electric grid and rip the power, they destroy homes, and only care about profits and tend to use harsh chemicals that you end up smoking, all your mone goes to canada or mexico" / / ... User 03-07-2010 16 842 06:46 PM, 03-09-2010 michaelkaer
Welcome Warbux; 420 Magazine's New News Hawk
Thanx CocoJoe..:yahoo: RoorRip Soniq420 03-06-2010 16 328 05:57 PM, 03-12-2010 Warbux
Classes Teach Patients How To Grow Pot
i wouldn't go so far as to say they are "doing all the lobbying". Americans For Safe Access (ASA) is also doing great work for us and been behind much of the strides we've made too. they often work together, which is the only way this is ever gonna ... Ganjarden 03-06-2010 16 327 08:44 AM, 03-11-2010 User
Fearing The Message
The truth is getting out from the internet to many households. The truth that Cannabis is a great medicine gets told to new people every day. Old folks are using it more since it is cheap (if you grow it yourself) and they can not afford the pills ... User 03-03-2010 16 324 06:34 PM, 03-09-2010 michaelkaer
Hawaii Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Three Bills to Improve Marijuana Laws
:bravo::bravo::bravo::thumb: User 03-04-2010 13 280 12:22 PM, 03-08-2010 Heavyherb
Going Rogue: DEA Style
Much respect to you StinkFinger and FryingPanFlyer, I enjoy the discussion with your guys ;) / / I'm not as much thinking about the 5 days, I'm thinking about the year it's been since Attorney General Holder said that the DEA would halt Medical ... User 03-09-2010 9 291 06:20 PM, 03-11-2010 FryingPanFlyer
Patient Threatens To Sue Over Seized Medical Marijuana
Sorry was on a tangent... thanks Warbux... I think they have that one down pat. That is SOP and they are great at shooting helpless animals. Hey has anyone reported them for animal cruelty or to those radical animal rights activists? I am sure the ... Ganjarden 02-28-2010 9 218 06:43 PM, 03-12-2010 Warbux
Sacramento Man On Trial For Taking Pot On Airplane
Medical marijuana allowed at SFO, Bay Area airports / / Medical marijuana patients can now travel with the drug through San Francisco International Airport, as well as other Bay Area airports, the Mercury News reports. / / Passengers who are ... Warbux 03-08-2010 8 297 10:23 AM, 03-14-2010 User
New Hampshire House Considering Decriminalizing Marijuana
Well said! User 03-08-2010 8 141 06:14 AM, 03-12-2010 NEPharmer
Green Hawaii Weighing Marijuana Dispensaries
HONOLULU - / Police are fighting medical marijuana expansion, arguing that crime would increase and too many people would abuse dispensaries by getting doctors' permission for made-up symptoms. / / / How large an effort are the ... User 03-06-2010 6 235 12:35 PM, 03-08-2010 Major Tom
Massey Pot Bill Hearing Explores Reality Of Current Dispensary Business
Take it to the people for a vote. I like Funboys opinion also to the premis that a small local grower and private caregiver has the better interest of his or her patient than of the large corporations that are looking at the profit margin. When you ... User 03-06-2010 6 265 09:33 PM, 03-12-2010 Grower5280
Walmart Fires Michigan Man For Using Medical Marijuana
I am not even shocked by Walmarts hypocrisy. Suppose his drug screening tested positive for the Vicoden sold by Walmart? / / Good point... User 03-09-2010 5 313 10:18 AM, 03-13-2010 trekie
Real World Ramifications of Cannabis Legalization & Decriminalization
Yes, who is actually seeing them? I've found out so much information since I started growing, but if I hadn't looked for it, I wouldn't know most of what is going on with legalization. / / Hundreds of news stories here, or when searched for, but ... User 03-09-2010 4 179 10:22 AM, 03-10-2010 Ziminy
Texas Jury Jails Man 35 Years For Marijuana Possession
Makes absolutely no since does it. But thats the way they are in Texas. An awful lot of minorities in jail there. Warbux 03-09-2010 3 142 03:52 PM, 03-09-2010 Weed420
Is Full Legalization of Marijuana Coming to California?
Holding my breath here.Because as a medical user i wont be safe until it's legal for adults. Ganjarden 03-05-2010 3 414 12:34 PM, 03-08-2010 Nicademus
Medical Marijuana Bill Another Step In The Right Direction, Says Advocate Matt Brown
Matt Brown is just a Cali lobbyist out here to help his Cali Cronies. It's funny how he has testified in front of the "State" senate and he isn't even a resident here. Ganjarden 03-04-2010 3 149 10:49 PM, 03-08-2010 Grower5280

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