Jul
25
2007
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Holy Marijuana? the court isn’t buying it!

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Photo: hardran3

Article:

The mail-order minister of a Hollywood church that burns marijuana during services and allegedly sells it to members says that's protected under federal law because the drug is a religious sacrament.

But Judge Mary Strobel has ruled that the Reverend Craig X. Rubin can't use federal law as a defense because he faces only state charges.

Rubin, who's representing himself at his drug trial, says members of his Temple 420 believe that marijuana is the tree of life mentioned in the Bible.

Though ordained in 1990 by the Universal Life Church, police and prosecutors describe Rubin as a drug dealer. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of possessing marijuana for sale.

The 41-year-old Rubin has no legal experience, and says he spent last weekend praying and smoking marijuana with Indians in a sweat lodge at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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Written by Peter C in: Drugas,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor,Weird News |
Jul
13
2007
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Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Photo: Courtesy of the Operation Alesia Joint Information Center

From news article: 

California — The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment.

John P. Walters, President Bush's drug czar, said the people who plant and tend the gardens are terrorists who wouldn't hesitate to help other terrorists get into the country with the aim of causing mass casualties. Walters made the comments at a Thursday press conference that provided an update on the "Operation Alesia" marijuana-eradication effort.

"Don't buy drugs. They fund violence and terror," he said.

After touring gardens raided this week in Shasta County, Walters said the officers who are destroying the gardens are performing hard, dangerous work in rough terrain. He said growers have been known to have weapons, including assault rifles.

"These people are armed; they're dangerous," he said. He called them "violent criminal terrorists."

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Written by Peter C in: Drugas,Hmmn. Interesting.,Politics |
Jul
10
2007
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US Marijuana Tax stamps…

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Update:

A U.N. report showing Canadians use more marijuana than people in any other industrialized country is more evidence that the drug should be legalized, activists said on Tuesday.

The 2007 World Drug Report found that 16.8 percent of Canadians between 15 and 64 used marijuana, otherwise known as cannabis or pot, at least once in the past year, four times more than the global average of 3.8 percent.

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Written by Peter C in: Drugas,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor,Weird News |
Jul
06
2007
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Anyone got space to store 2 tons of marijuana?

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PORT ST. LUCIE — The city has accumulated so much evidence from its 74 marijuana grow house seizures in the past year, it doesn't have enough room to store it.

The police department is using several empty city-owned houses, as well as the defunct Ravenswood Community Center, to store materials ranging from grow house lights, air-conditioning units, hydroponics gear and the green leafy stuff itself. But police say they need more space as the city grows. They want to shift money from planning the eastern substation at the future City Center to build a new evidence warehouse.

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Written by Peter C in: Drugas,Humor,Weird News |
Jul
05
2007
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Just how much marijuana constitutes a two-month supply?

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That may seem like an odd question for straight-laced government types to tackle. But it’s a serious attempt to shore up the state’s medical marijuana law, which has been around for nearly a decade without defining the “60-day supply” patients are allowed to have on hand.
Now, after years of unsuccessful attempts to amend the law, the state Health Department has been ordered to spell out how much marijuana makes up that theoretical two-month cache.
Prosecutors and police seem generally happy with the change, saying it should help rank-and-file officers determine whom to arrest and whom to leave alone.
The American Civil Liberties Union and supportive state lawmakers think it could be the beginning of even broader reforms by the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature.
But some patients wish the state simply wouldn’t bother, spooked that the government will make the limits too restrictive and spark far more arrests for people in frail health.
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