President Obama & Cannabis

More kudos to our President !

President Obama has alluded to being for legalizing marijuana. He has gone as far to say that he will leave the legalization process to Congress. That is the same as saying he will not fight a common sense legalization movement at the federal level.

It would be fantastic if President Obama, himself, put forth a bill to legalize marijuana and present it to Congress ?

That would do two things: It would instantly ramp up the discussion about the benefits of cannabis and accelerate its legalization.

Mr. President, if you would back our request for marijuana legalization your poll numbers could probably improve by as much as 7-10 points.

Of course there is always the pen, the phone and an executive order.

Two Killed In Pot Dispensary Robbery

BY JASON KOTOWSKI and THEO DOUGLAS Californian staff writers jkotowski@bakersfield.com; tdouglas@bakersfield.com

Two men were fatally shot inside a medical marijuana shop on Chester Avenue Wednesday, marking what may be the first homicides to occur inside a pot dispensary in Kern County.

Bakersfield police spokeswoman Michaela Beard said the department received a call at 9:49 a.m. of a shooting inside First Reliable, a medical marijuana collective at 217 Chester Ave. Officers found two people dead inside.

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Parents Request Medical Cannabis for 2 Yr Old Daughter

New Jersey: Mr. Wilson and his wife wrote a letter earlier in August to Christie describing their daughter’s seizures and imploring the governor to ease the restrictions on medical marijuana for children. The Wilsons said a strain of marijuana that does not contain THC – the psychoactive compound that gets users high – is the only thing that helps their daughter. But the state’s current medical marijuana laws, the Wilsons argue, prevent them from obtaining the help Vivian needs.

The proposed change to the law pushed by the Wilsons would impose strict limits on what kind of treatment can be administered, and it would require at least three doctors to sign off on prescriptions of medical marijuana for children.

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