Sunday, October 4, 2009

SF Gate

San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Is the smell of revolution in the air at Union Square?

Or just a whiff of reefer madness?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sep-18-2009 01:16

Cannabis/Marijuana and Federal Lying Psychotics.

From the Fortune article, How marijuana became legal
Sunday, September 13, 2009
CB1 and CB2 structures.
NMR solution structure of a peptide mimetic of the fourth cytoplasmic loop of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor based on the PDB 2b0y coordinates.
Symbol CNR1
Alt. Symbols CNR
Entrez 1268
HUGO 2159
OMIM 114610
RefSeq NM_033181
UniProt P21554
Other data
Locus Chr. 6 q14-q15
Symbol CNR2
Entrez 1269
HUGO 2160
OMIM 605051
RefSeq NM_001841
UniProt P34972
Other data
Locus Chr. 1 p

The cannabinoid receptors are a class of receptors under the G-protein coupled receptor superfamily. Their ligands are known as cannabinoids or endocannabinoids depending on whether they come from external or internal (endogenous) sources, respectively.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Legalization and pot clubs grow increasingly popular,but California law enforcement, leadersand other squares still can’t think outside of the box

By Nick Miller
A possible 2010 ballot measure sponsored by Oaksterdam University’s Richard Lee would legalize marijuana in California and potentially generate up to $2 billion in annual tax revenue for the state.

Daylight blinds you as you emerge from the BART station underground onto the sidewalk. Your eyes adjust and the first thing you see is President Barack Obama smiling, so lifelike you could almost reach out and shake his hand. Except he’s just a two-dimensional cardboard cutout in a window display below a sign reading “Oaksterdam University.”

Inside this hall of knowledge, the aroma is unmistakable: marijuana.

Richard Lee, founder and president of Oaksterdam University, is at the far end of the room. It’s been a busy August for the marijuana maverick: He launched an initiative that will give Californians the chance to vote for the legalization of marijuana as soon as next year, if it qualifies for the ballot, which shouldn’t be too hard. Recent polls show that nearly 60 percent of voters might approve such a proposition.

Monday, August 31, 2009
A man makes a marijuana joint (file image)
The court said adults were free to make lifestyle decisions

BBC News America

Wednesday, 26 Aug. 2009 01:05 UK

The supreme court in Argentina has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption.

The decision follows a case of five young men who were arrested with a few marijuana cigarettes in their pockets.

But the court said use must not harm others and made it clear it did not advocate a complete decriminalisation.

Correspondents say there is a growing momentum in Latin America towards decriminalising drugs for personal use.

Sunday, August 30, 2009
By Ellen Leyva Friday, August 28, 2009

Medical marijuana used to treat a 10-year-old boy with autism may sound shocking. But one Orange County mother says she exhausted all other options.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 28, 6:59 PMCannabis Revolution ExaminerDev Meyers

“The thermostat that regulates our bodies was set in the evolutionary past,” said Dr. Robert J. Melamede, Ph.D. President & CEO of Cannabis Science Inc. “Endocannabinoids regulate everything.”
That thermostat was set in the past. In a time when human beings had a shorter life span – 20, 30 , 40 years tops. “It was a dirty world. They lived in squalor,” said Dr. Bob.”

“Our immune system was programmed to have an inflammatory response,” he said. 
Saturday, August 29, 2009


By Fred Gardner, O'Shaughnessy's . Posted August 28, 2009.

New research shows here seems to be something in pot that actually undermines cancer, instead of causing it. -- and the media are doing their best to ignore it.

Editor's Note: There is a groundswell of attention in the news to marijuana's role in causing and preventing various types of cancers.

Friday, August 28, 2009
by Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer

Marijuana was sold legally for the first time in Aspen on Monday, at a new downtown dispensary.

The dispensary — running under the working title Cooper Street Apothecary — opened yesterday, sort of.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Updated: 2009-08-25 13:33:44 -0400 (Reuters Health)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marijuana use for 10 to 20 years is associated with a 62% reduced risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the results of a population-based case-control study suggest.

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