Articles Tagged: legal

So I go in to a headshop today, and freak one of the locals out

May 4th, 2015 | By Pirate

So just for the record.  I ALWAYS talk about Hemp.  I have many motives, many reasons, just like about everyone in the world with a head on their shoulder.

But let me explain something to you.  I would NEVER go in to anyone’s place of business, and talk about anything illegal.

So I go in to a “headshop” that sells HEMP today and I mention “hemp eliquid” because the Hookah pens that they sell look an awful lot like the “ehookahzz hemp pens“, I asked him “are those the e-hookahzz hemp pens”?   A   But I guess the thing that he wasn’t getting, is that LD 4 is in the Maine legislator  right now, (also see this update:  http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/HP000702.asp) to legalize hemp on a state level WITHOUT federal approval/aka legalization on a federal level, and the sources I speak to are speculating that the governor will sign this as well.  It’s still working it’s way through committees as we speak, but its moving and it appears to be something most are in favor of in these committees.   But for sure do your own research!

I was explaining that the new hemp law is why we moved here.   I mean we have lived in 4 medical marijuana states, plus Colorado and Washington.   Our first born was born in Colorado.
So if we were worried about medical marijuana, we would just go to a different state all together.  We are here because hemp seems like a likely crop to be happening here in the near future, and we want to invest in hemp.   I think out of all formats of the cannabis sativa plant, that HEMP is the most valuable, and most productive crop.

Although I have very well already receive a medical marijuana recommend in the state of Maine from my therapist Christine Carr.  I have the recommend available to be reviewed by anyone I choose.  I also have a medical recommend in 3 other states by M.D.’s, and I have since 2009.

But that is completely besides the point.  I just think it’s trippy how people react to the word “hemp” at all.   I mean do these people not distinguish the difference between hemp and sensimilla ?  There is a large difference, even though they are the same species of plant.

Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

Other variants of the herb Cannabis are widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low-growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. The legality of Cannabis varies widely from country to country, and from state to state in the United States. In many countries regulatory limits for concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds, particularly THC, in hemp require the use of strains of the plant which are bred for low content.[1]  (wikipedia 05/2015 hemp)

sinsemilla

(?s?ns??mi?lj?)

n

1. (Recreational Drugs) a type of marijuana with a very high narcotic content
2. (Plants) the plant from which it is obtained
[C20: from American Spanish, literally: without seed]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

I tend to cross reference many sources for a definition, I suggest that you do the same.

 

Here is what I was talking about, and what I was trying to give him advice on, from one shop owner to another shop.  Is, check out this HEMP based eliquid that is legal in all 50 states.  An eliquid that I sold at my shop in Pocatello Idaho, where there are no favorable laws for cannabis, with the exception of allowing folks to import and sell HEMP that has “naturally occurring amounts of THC” (less than 1% is the DEA standard for “naturally occurring amounts).

Ref:  https://www.hookahzz.com/faqs/

Here is from their Page:  “There is no need for a Prescription or Medical card to purchase CBD. It is a natural constituent of the Industrial Hemp plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in all 50 states. In fact, the FDA considers hemp oil to be a nutritional supplement.”

This is an ad that I had placed in my own print news paper “The Clovis Star

Emerald See Hemp Eiquid

Emerald See Hemp Eiquid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our youtube video about this Cold Pressed Hemp Product/Eliquid here;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYUTzIn9nA

Anyway,  you can see the newspaper from where that ad was placed here:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwNWsCJzdhQXZTJtVDk5eXNnRFU/edit  or @ http://clovisstar.com/the-clovis-star-2015-winter-spring-edition/

In the fall of 2014, our Clovis Star Newspaper put out more information on the DOJ’s decision on this industrial hemp’s qualifying factors, which basically came down to “what is naturally occurring amounts of THC”.     See that edition here;  http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovispocatello2.pdf

And for anyone interested, this was our debut Maine edition of the Clovis Star for Fall/Winter 2013;  http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovisstared1b.pdf

Recently I had a tenant accuse me of being a “pot head” after he and I got in a dispute about him smoking in our apartment that we rented to him.  He signed a lease saying that he would not smoke in the apartment, otherwise if he did, he agreed to an “immediate eviction”.   When he complained about “a weird smell”  I reminded him of a conversation that I over heard, where he was smoking on his front porch (which was not allowed on the lease) and he was talking to his neighbor about burning weed, and he had a horrible mix of inscents that other tenants had complained about to the police, something that smelled like a mix of potchoulli and playdoh.

And I get this a lot, since my car has a big ass hemp leaf on it.  And my store sold hemp eliquid.  I guess it doesn’t help my defense when I have also been a signature coordinator for legalization/decriminalization of cannabis campaigns/initiatives.

I guess what logic doesn’t make sense there, is that anyone who wants to regulate cannabis, and put it in a “legal” environment, is that they want to take money out of the cartels and gangs and put it in the community instead.  I am someone who has worked hard and invested diligently for 20 years to get cannabis into a functional industry for general society (rather than just the black market, and grey market, etc).  So no, I am not going around ruthlessly trying to break laws.  That is not my gig at all.  I haven’t had a problem with the law since 1997, other than a little domestic thing with my father in law this year.  But for 99% of the last 20 years, I have been clean as a whistle.   What is on my record from 20 years ago, is misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and nothing else.

I brought a legal format of cannabis to several very “red” (prohibition rich) states, and let the general population (who does not frequent the black market) experience a legal benign format of cannabis aka “industrial hemp” oil.   It went over very well in Idaho where there are no MMJ laws, no hemp laws, no rec laws, etc.  Idaho is as prohibition rich as it gets, and a good portion of the city budget for Pocatello comes from fines and forfeiture (research for yourself, I can’t not recall where I read that) .  So selling cannabis there, even in the format that it was being prepare, it was still a very Taboo subject.   But we did it anyway.

In Maine, at least they have medical marijuana, and they pass an industrial hemp law last year, which is being revised and is in committee now and should be passed which this time it will actually allow access to farmers who want to grow hemp (I am one of them).

 

Not All Marijuana Is Illegal

Not All Marijuana Is Illegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When people have told me that I have offended them for not being more assertive, or not doing enough.
I don’t mean to demand too much.  I think that our freedom is worth fighting for, and I don’t believe that armchair activism is very effective.

I want to apologize for anyone’s feelings that I may have hurt in my recovery since the car accident.  Dealing with stress right now is difficult, and I have been officially diagnosed with PTSD.

I am getting readjusted.  I will also write up something nice about this business in our print newspaper.  After all, they are one of very few in the area, and their selection is fantastic.
I also understand about being paranoid, but also at some point you have to stand up and fight regardless of any fear or hesitation.  Hemp should not be illegal to grow, it is just stupid that it is.
Most modern nations do grow industrial hemp, including our neighbor Canada and many of our allies including the UK and Australia.
(I know, Im talking in terms of imaginary borders, anyway..  You get my point hopefully)

peace, love and prosperity!

 

P.S.  We supply several vaporizer shops all throughout the country with both Hemp Eliquid and Kratom Eliquid.   Write us for more information; : http://xcannabis.com/contact/  (18+ only)

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My plea to Utah voters and conscious folks

June 18th, 2010 | By Pirate

I have made my pleas to the Utah authorities, and I have some court dates ahead of me for protesting last week.

But as I have always done, as it makes more sense to do.  I am reaching out to the people of Utah.
The authorities have their reasons for prohibition.  But the people should know why cannabis should not be illegal, and how many consequences prohibition causes.  I made this video back in 2008, and there are some links to references below the video.


 

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

Tobacco 435,0001
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,0001
Alcohol 85,000 1
Microbial Agents 75,0001
Toxic Agents 55,0001
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,3471
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,0002
Suicide 30,6223
Incidents Involving Firearms 29,0001
Homicide 20,3084
Sexual Behaviors 20,0001
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,0001, 5
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin 7,6006
Marijuana 07


http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/30


It is also a fact that cannabis cures cancer.

My father and grandmother died from cancer.


See these videos;

Cannabis cures cancer  (breast cancer and other aggressive cancers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJcVr0GLsEA


This video is dedicated to my father and my grandmother.

December 27th through January 3rd, Cannabis for Cancer Week


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGmPamqJpf8


Updates for Sensible Washington on I-1068

February 28th, 2010 | By Pirate

Hello Fabulous Spokane Activists!

You’re reading the first weekly volunteer newsletter alerting you to upcoming events that are rich signature-gathering opportunities for us! A campaign coordinator will be on site at every event with extra blank petitions, so if you’re a first-time volunteer you will be in good hands.

Expect a follow-up call soon from your local coordinator. S/he will invite you to attend at least one event per week so you can contribute regularly toward the Eastern Washington goal of 80,000 signatures before July 2nd. S/he will also be your contact for turning in completed petitions and getting new blank ones.

If every volunteer turns out for one or two events per week, we will make it on the ballot!

The success of I-1068 is up to you. The only question left: What will you do to repeal Prohibition and stop that knock at the door for good?

Bring a clipboard/cardboard, some pens and a friend — and come to this week’s organized events to find out!

Monday, March 1

  • 9 am – Daily Coffee Crew! Outside the downtown Starbucks, 721 W. Main
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ David’s Pizza, on the sidewalk at 829 East Boone Avenue
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ Courthouse – on north side of Broadway at Madison
  • 5 pm – Nightly Live @ 5 Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 6 pm – ***Megadeth at the Knitting Factory*** – 919 W. Sprague
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there


Tuesday, March 2

  • 9 am – Daily Coffee Crew! Outside the downtown Starbucks, 721 W. Main
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ David’s Pizza, on the sidewalk at 829 East Boone Avenue
  • 11 am – Lunchtime at Courthouse – on north side of Broadway at Madison
  • 5 pm – Nightly Live @ 5 Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there


Wednesday, March 3

  • 9 am – Daily Coffee Crew! Outside the downtown Starbucks, 721 W. Main
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ David’s Pizza, on the sidewalk at 829 East Boone Avenue
  • 11 am – Lunchtime at Courthouse – on north side of Broadway at Madison
  • 5 pm – Nightly Live @ 5 Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 7:30 pm – ***The Wailers at the Knitting Factory*** – 919 W. Sprague


Thursday, March 4

  • 9 am – Daily Coffee Crew! Outside the downtown Starbucks, 721 W. Main
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ David’s Pizza, on the sidewalk at 829 East Boone Avenue
  • 11 am – Lunchtime at Courthouse – on north side of Broadway at Madison
  • 5 pm – Nightly Live @ 5 Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 6:30 pm – ***Jinx album release party*** @ The Blvd, 230 W. Riverside
  • 7 pm – ***311 at the Knitting Factory*** – 919 W. Sprague
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there


Friday, March 5

  • 9 am – Daily Coffee Crew! Outside the downtown Starbucks, 721 W. Main
  • 11 am – Lunchtime @ David’s Pizza, on the sidewalk at 829 East Boone Avenue
  • 11 am – Lunchtime at Courthouse – on north side of Broadway at Madison
  • 5-8 pm – First Friday downtown! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there
  • 8 pm – ***Civilized Animal at Stage 55*** – 25 E. Lincoln Rd – near Costco on the northside
  • 9:30 pm – ***Friday Night Sounds*** (electronic/DJ show, 18+) at Knitting Factory – 919 W. Sprague

Saturday, March 6

  • 10am-2pm (or beyond!) – Spring Arts & Crafts Show at the Fairgrounds Entrance, 404 N. Havana
  • 10am-2pm (or beyond!) – Great Western Sportfishing Show at Convention Center, meet across the street at Spokane Falls Blvd & Bernard St.
  • 6:30 pm – ***Sevendust at the Knitting Factory*** – 919 W. Sprague
  • 7 pm – Nightly Bar Scene Team! Meet at Bus Plaza (corner of Riverside & Wall) & branch out in pairs from there

Sunday, March 7

  • 10am-2pm (or beyond!) – Spring Arts & Crafts Show at the Fairgrounds Entrance, 404 N. Havana
  • 10am-2pm (or beyond!) – Great Western Sportfishing Show at Convention Center, meet across the street at Spokane Falls Blvd & Bernard St.

Tuesday, March 9

  • Spokane Chiefs game at the Arena- Meet on the sidewalk at the corner of Boone & Howard.
We’ll be expanding to cover more morning and lunch spots, liquor stores, libraries — let me know where you want to be!

Interested in being a coordinator and training others to gather signatures? Email Renata at sensiblewashingtoneast@gmail.com

Thanks for all that you do!

Renata  =)


Renata Rollins
Eastern Washington Field Director
Initiative 1068 – Sensible Washington

www.SensibleWashington.org

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The Mile High

February 14th, 2010 | By Pirate

So I am in Denver, I have completed the installation job at the dispensary. 
I was so very blessed to work with such wonderful, friendly and professional folks!

After work, I was very blessed and felt very comfortable toking on a fat spliff outside my hotel room.

I met 4 people at the hotel who were tokers, and it was great how generous folks have been to me here.

For a cannabis tour, I would give Denver 4.5 stars out of 5.

The culture is diverse and beautiful.  The scenery is as it has always been to me, AMAZING!   The people have been all friendly with no haters, grumps or headaches..   On Federal Blvd there are about 20 different dispensaries that I noticed, and probably more.  All of them with brightly colored signs which indicate what their product is in very obvious and stereotypical ways, but without many problems.

There was a report in the local paper about a grower who bragged to the media of just how much his current crop is worth.  He went to jail this weekend and I imagine his crop isn’t worth what it once was. 
Even though I think marijuana should be 100% legal, I think it really sucks when someone screws a good thing up for everyone.
Be safe people and there is no need to be greedy!

For those that shared with me, bless up!!

This is a picture of whats left of my nug.  This is some sort of strain of pez, but I didn’t absorb it’s full name.

It’s got a great taste, and it’s a sativa dominant.  Very nice, compact, dense buds!

Mile High budsThe Mile High!

Our first daughter was born here.  I sure did miss this place, even more so now!

Get Up! Stand Up! Don’t Give up the Fight! / Right!

February 2nd, 2010 | By john

This is the year 2010, and if we are ever going to, as the Beatles wrote, ” Come Together “, then the time is now! This next week Wednesday, February 10,Time: 7-8PM, Downtown Spokane at the Community Bldg ( 35 W. Main), Renata Rollins,  The Eastern Washington Field Director for Sensible Washington. She will be here in  Spokane for our signature gatherers  kickoff meeting!   Activist/Songwriter Bob Marley knew that in the end we will win the Fight!  For this journey to end we must put out and extraordinary  effort. With this small sacrifice of time and sweat,   unpaid dues to the effort will be realize, as we get… LEGALIZED!     She need to have those who would like to volunteer to gather signatures the follow this link to sign up before she arrives  http://www.facebook.com/l/13c87;www.sensiblewashington.org/volunteer  http://sensiblewashington.org/volunteer/ One thing I have noticed about the way america is thinking is they are tired of waiting for the ” Government and it’s flawed process ” to fix things while the rest of the WORLD is getting right with Hemp.  We know (and they know! ) that the People can and will solve the problems of our Economy with Industry,  Research, and Good Business! Activist /Musician Human says it all in this inspirational song.   Tree Of Life Which brings me to Jack Herer,,,,,,,, long time activist/hero to the cause. Please let us all Pray for his Recovery! He spent more time, fighting and yelling at crowds, till he was horse, and  then,….. do it all over again the next day! That’s what it takes to get the job done.  Jack needs to realize , his life’s efforts, have not been in vain!   Over 200.000 attended Seattle’s Hempfest last year, and there’s another 600,000 that would of loved attending ,… so know that you are not,…. alone any more!

OBAMA :WILL HE “LAUGH”..Again, OR WILL HE ” LISTEN “

January 31st, 2010 | By john

I like over, 500,000 Americans have been on CitizenTube writing questions for the President of the United States to answer.   The American people spoke last time LOUD! and CLEAR!…..and the answer was a chuckle and a Big smile, and the audience, they laughed with you and then you told the” majority”of the  American People, responding to ” Ask The Nation “ ….. No!    Will this be a repeat insult to the the people of the United States of America, I hope not.  This country has made many mistakes, but to continue  believing in and living  the Government’s  Lie’s is wrong!  The Federal Government and ” Big Business”   has  held back  progress so this nation,can’t be self sufficient , and  “DESIGNED” to be dependent on others for our basic needs. We have  a History of treating the American People wrongly, it’s time to STOP! Have faith in the American People , they will do the work necessary,  to make this land a far better place to live.  With the all tool’s of Industry and our own renewable natural  resources to work with,  ” We the People “ can build the strongest Economy the World has ever seen!     History has shown that letting the System work,  has not worked, so it must be time to do the BEST thing you can for the country and   * LEGALIZE HEMP / CANNABIS * and earn the respect of the American People!    Because ” YOU ” Asked for it, and the American People have spoken!

When a town in Utah does something very noble!

June 18th, 2009 | By Pirate

This is history by about 8 years now, but back in 2001 the little town of 400 people in Utah named “Big Water” passed an ordinance that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana to a $10 fine (under 1 oz), and possession of paraphernalia a $5 fine.

The motive behind this says mayor Willie Marshall “Our ordinance made justice affordable for everybody,” said Marshall. “Let the punishment fit the crime.”

Under Utah law, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, as well as a six-month drivers license suspension. Under state law, paraphernalia possession nets the same maximum six months and $1,000. According to a newspaper article about this situation that can be found at this link:  http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/215/bigwater.shtml

I agree with Mayor Willie Marshall, and even though I think a $10 fine is too much for a victimless crime, I believe his intentions were in the right place, and I think you will find the city of Denver Colorado agrees, where it is legal (no fines) for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

Ruining people’s life forever, putting a misdemeanor on their record which denies them the ability for scholarships, military service, working at certain jobs, etc..  for a victimless crime is insane.  A $1000 fine for possessing a plant that has never killed anyone in all of history?
This would be like making drinking from a drinking fountain a misdemeanor punishable with jail time and a $1000 fine.  Based on harm, and social impact, marijuana is no more of a threat than drinking water!

Bravo to this courageous mayor and this courageous city council.  It’s only too bad that these ordinances were later repealed, and that at least one officer is recorded and reprimended for threatening the city council members.

Utah Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Giles blew up at local officials, Marshall said, in an account whose broad contours were confirmed by regional Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Lynn McAfee. “Once the police heard about this, they hit the ceiling, the Kane County sheriff and the Highway Patrol were just enraged,” said Marshall. “They do a lot of intimidating people into letting them search their cars. But Officer Nathan Giles was especially bent out of shape. He came in and yelled at the town clerk. ‘Who’s the dope-smoking son of a bitch who wrote this ordinance?’ Giles yelled. And then he made threats. ‘All hell is going to break loose in Big Water,’ he told her,” Marshall said.

Two weeks after the ordinance passed, UHP started harassing members of the entire town of Big Water:

On December 7, two weeks after the ordinance was passed, the town was hit with an “enforcement blitz” by Highway Patrol and Kane County Sheriff’s officers. “They were ticketing everyone for anything,” said Marshall. “They had a half dozen Highway Patrol cars out there pulling people over for no seat belt, failure to signal, anything they could think of.”

Which was confirmed by Lt. McAfee of the Utah Highway Patrol.

But this wasn’t the end of it, and as you guessed, this all has to do with police funding and getting revenue from these so-called crimes.

But Giles wasn’t done. “Then he went over to the water board office, where one of the council members works, while on-duty and in uniform and started arguing with her,” Marshall said, “telling her the ordinance was unconstitutional, that we had to repeal it, that the Highway Patrol could just stop writing tickets in our town, basically threatening to cut off a source of town funding. Not that we’re a speed trap,” Marshall quickly added. “Giles was very threatening and his behavior was very inappropriate.”


This is Utah life under a huge microscope in relation to the ‘drug war’.  No drug war equals no police funding.  It’s not about harm reduction, it’s about revenue!

This isn’t a war on drugs, this is a war on the American people!

Another Reference from a local newspaper:  http://archive.deseretnews.com/archive/880574/Big-Water-axes-controversial-laws.html

Why fight for legalization? Why be so vocal about your politics?

June 6th, 2009 | By Pirate

I made this video after having some discussions on Facebook with a State Representative from Utah, and with a few friends and family over the last week.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKFYZMTc-8A[/youtube]

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I am appauled how people can be so apathetic in our current crises.  How can people just sit around and watch our nation fall to pieces?

I can not sit around and not say anything!

Cannabis in the Zion Curtain

Cannabis in the Zion Curtain

This is part of the conversation that I had with Brad Daw (State Representative of Utah’s 45th district)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMCeAOlGtfY

Here is where they try to get my account taken away on Facebook:

http://www.vimeo.com/5026175

THIS IS WHY I DO xCANNABIS!

Another Minister abused by the system for a victimless “crime”

June 2nd, 2009 | By Pirate

I am sad to say that after looking for ministers to ally with in Idaho, that I found one but he will be going to jail for merely posseessing a harmless plant that he used for his religious ceremonies.

Watch as Shawn Fluewelling gets his 1st Amendment rights violated.  (sorry to show such a painful event, but it’s necessary)

Shawn Fluewelling

Shawn Fluewelling

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkf4dF4jxkY

This is such an injustice!

It is obvious that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that using cannabis as a sacrament is protected by the first amendment of our constitution, as well as the support act just mentioned that was inducted into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton!

Native Americans use peyote as a religious practice legally with similar provisions as protected by the First Amendment and by the RFRA(1993)

Waiver as in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, 546 U.S. 418, 432-433 (2006):
The Act contains a provision authorizing the Attorney General to “waive the requirement for registration of certain manufacturers, distributors, or dispensers if he finds it consistent with the public health and safety.” 21 U.S.C. §822(d). The fact that the Act itself contemplates that exempting certain people from its requirements would be “consistent with the public health and safety” indicates that congressional findings with respect to Schedule I substances should not carry the determinative weight, for RFRA purposes, that the Government would ascribe to them.
Idaho Statutes Article III 37-2716 Registration Requirements d)
(d) The board may waive by rule the requirement for registration of certain manufacturers, distributors, or dispensers if it finds it consistent with the public health and safety.2) Exemption for Alcohol and Tobacco
3) Application process
4) Exemption for Ultimate user
5) Exemption for Officers
6) Process to move substances from schedule to schedule

7) Federal peyote law unchallenged by the state of Idaho
42 U.S.C. § 1996a:
(b) Use, possession, or transportation of peyote.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the use, possession, or transportation of peyote by an Indian for bona fide traditional ceremonial purposes in connection with the practice of a traditional Indian religion is lawful, and shall not be prohibited by the United States or any State.

(taken from the THC-Ministry forum)

See Aaron Russo speak about how our “free” “republic”  has become as socialistic democracy (not so free).  Our constitution is being deluded and destroyed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKTeztIAFZI&videos=lA6Zq5texNw&playnext_from=TL&playnext=1

Kudos To The Supreme Court

May 20th, 2009 | By Michael

This is the first report I’ve received of a court system denying a case to outlaw medical marijuana.

In California, two counties, San Diego and San Bernardino, wished to exclude themselves from the law requiring them to provide citizens with medical marijuana cards.  Their case stated that the medical marijuana law in California was preempted by the federal law banning the substance.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case, thereby ending the appeals process.

A decision in the Supreme Court would have decided whether states can legalize medical marijuana while it is still illegal on a federal level.  Wasn’t there something in the constitution that gave us that right? hmm.  Finally it’s the prohibitionists that are being shut down.

Marijuana has become an integral part of every states political standpoint, and fortunately our voices are slowly spreading across the nation.  State by state, we’re taking over and no one can stop us because state by state, people are realizing the ignorance of enforcing laws against marijuana use.  Science is finally beginning to outweigh propaganda.