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Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

Let's get on this, people. Like now! GOTV is how we win.

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Posted by Dam Spahn on 10/10/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

my concern, of course, is that voters will vote for one issue only---i think radical wingnuts know this--the irony would be if pot became legal and prochoice illegal--a real concern because the libertarians seem to be catering to both---oy.

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Posted by Marla Miller on 10/09/2014 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

I'm surprised that you did not mention Mike Katz-Lacabe and Mia Ousley who are running for San Leandro City Council Districts 1 and 5 respectively. The both worked hard to get the City Council to pass the medical marijuana ordinance, attending and speaking out in favor of the dispensaries and organizing people to do the same. They are both running against opponents (Deborah Cox and Leah Hall) who are on the record opposing marijuana dispensaries. Below is a clip of Mike and Deborah speaking in favor and against marijuana dispensaries respectively, at a Council meeting in 2012.

http://www.mikesbytes.com/Dist_1_candidate…

Victor Aguilar, who is running for District 3, may be pro-cannabis, but he did not participate in the fight to allow dispensaries in town.

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Posted by Margarita Lacabe on 10/08/2014 at 3:31 PM
Posted by Ellen Komp on 10/08/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Truth About Medical Marijuana Card Privacy

You do not have to include the fact that you have a MMC on an application. That is protected by HIPAA and is not considered public knowledge as the article explained. But if you fail a urinalysis, it's pointless to use the medical marijuana defense because it likely makes no difference. If there is a federal statue or law against marijuana in your workplace, you CAN NOT legally use it by those standards. Although, it would seem that if you don't abuse the MMC it shouldn't be an issue, as heavy users (according to the article) are the ones who have it lingering in their system. Additionally, marijuana is not the only drug out there for any ailment. It is one of few that are illegal on the federal level. So if your livelihood could be put at risk by using marijuana, it may be wise to pursue other options.

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Posted by Aaron Albrecht on 10/08/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

First ad for Prop 47.

http://youtu.be/YNhyJ0d0s6Y

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Posted by Peter Choi on 10/08/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

Thanks for the story. Readers can use http://www.VoteMedicalMarijuana.com to learn more about the candidates' voting records, and see ASA's recommendations regarding the local ballot measures at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/local_ballot_measures_2014

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Posted by Don Duncan on 10/08/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

In Los Angeles Senate District 24 pro-pot Democrat Peter Choi is challenging the incoming Senate President who is backed by Big Pharma and the anti-marijuana lobby. As the only state candidate advocating for marijuana legalization, the Harvard educated Choi has been very articulate and convincing on the campaign trail. In addition to starring in a Vote Yes on Prop 47 ad, Choi has devoted an entire page to the issue of marijuana legalization on his website: http://www.choiforsenate2014.com/#!marijuana/coa4

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Posted by Peter Choi on 10/08/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Meet Your New Pot Dealer: Big Pharma

Good article as far as it goes, but we must respectfully disagree with the statement "The schism has its roots in the Seventies and the drug war under Richard Nixon."

Rather it is another example of the reality that the US is no longer a nation governed under the rule of law by, for, and of the people - if it ever truly was - and is in fact a corrupt empire of wealth and power by, for, and of a privileged, entitled few. Occupants of the White House, whether past or current, are little more than front men; just a part of the grand charade passed off as an electoral system to let the masses feel empowered.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/29/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Meet Your New Pot Dealer: Big Pharma

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Posted by Editor on 08/29/2014 at 2:49 AM

Re: “A Little Dab Could Doom Ya

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Posted by Editor on 08/23/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Why California Weed Is Still the Best

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Posted by Editor on 08/19/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “A Little Dab Could Doom Ya

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Posted by Editor on 08/05/2014 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Law

We in the Golden State don't want this Senate bill. It will restrict the ones who have the expertise to to make medical cannabis what it is today. Blocking felons from working in the industry is absurd. Just another way for the police to keep felons uninvolved in any decent employment. That way they can keep arresting to feed the Prison Industrial Complex. Private prisons, 60+ in CA alone, as well as the police unions, Corrections unions, etc. They have the largest lobbies in the state and spend millions on political donations.

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Posted by Scott Sherwood on 08/04/2014 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Law

I'm grateful for Assemblyman Ammiano's continued support of finding reasonable ways to advance patient access to medical cannabis. The 7/2/2014 version of SB 1262 (page 21, lines 33-36), gave law enforcement 100% veto power to obstruct all licensing throughout California if a license might "tend" to create any "problem for law enforcement" (perceived or real), including law enforcement in other states. Effectively that would have shut down all cultivators and dispensaries under SB 1262. That latest mock-up of SB 1262 (to be amended soon), is even worse and violates Fourth and Fifth Amendment civil rights over search & seizure, and protections against self-incrimination. SB 1262 is a mess!

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Posted by Matt Gray on 08/01/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “A Little Dab Could Doom Ya

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Posted by Editor on 08/01/2014 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Law

We don't need a bunch of arbitrary and capricious restrictions to medical Cannabis. We need legalization. Make it happen.

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Posted by Richard Paul Steeb on 07/31/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Law

Go full recreational. Otherwise only small portion of individuals will have a monopoly in the state.

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Posted by Paul Lucas on 07/30/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Bud Lit: The Best Nonfiction of 2012

Appreciated!

-Marijuana Legalization
http://www.marijuanalegalization.info/posts/east-bay-express-one-of-best-nonfiction-books-about-marijuana-from-2012/

Posted by Kerry Jaeger Kleiman on 07/20/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Judgment Day for San Jose

LETS MAKE IT JUDGEMENT DAY FOR SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL CROOKS!

San Jose Needs Help - Under Attack By Small Minds in power!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-San-Jose-Dispensaries/569647826400791

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Posted by Jim Dangle on 07/17/2014 at 9:33 PM

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