Messages from the inbox of OpCannabis@gmail.com April 2012

April 20th 2012

Thank you for taking this issue on! I was busted in 67′ when only 40-50K had been arrested for weed. Now it’s over 21 million souls that have been conned into this “gotcha” trap.

Thanks again and thanks for exposing the American government for what it is.

Peace and Happy Four-Twenty!
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We need a Pot Super Pac. One that supports candidates that take the pledge for legalization.

April 23rd 2012

It took me fourteen days from the tumor being observed until it was gone.

Nothing else .. cannabis extract only.

Started out 2-3 cm .. gone in 14 days.

Why not?

April 24th 2012

Thank you for joining the fight against prohibition. I’m not rich and cannot afford to donate money to the cause, but you do have my full support. Thank you, your efforts are very appreciated.
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Do you think its possible for cannabis to be legalized in Canada this year (2012)???
What are you going to contribute to this movement?
I really am praying for you guys to do something about this conspiracy fact…
I mean this plant should be legal for anyone to grow and use.
It is proven to have SO MANY BENEFITS I CANNOT COMPREHEND HOW ITS POSSIBLE!!!
It must be the proof of mother natures best gifts to us & the planet as a whole…
Dr. Robert Melamede has lots of amazing information about the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis interacts with it..
Dr. William Courtney has done lots of work with patients, check out ‘LEAP’ on youtube – talks about how they can help all 210 cell types function more effectively!
Check out the documentary ‘Chronic Future : Killing Cancer’ !!
Please, PLEASE get this atleast removed from the criminal code – if possible before august please???
I’ve got a court date in August for possession of cannabis, 20 grams, and they want to give me a CRIMINAL RECORD for medicating myself with legit, organic medicine! I live in Nanaimo, BC. I am really hoping that somehow there can be a way to force our government to eliminate personal possession CRIMINAL CHARGES…. I THINK THIS IS A HUGE PRIORITY…
Also, changing society’s general view on the benefits of cannabis can be a good tool for the change, right?
What can be done for people like my parents, they dont believe that cannabis is very beneficial….
Please change the world, its 2012, i hope the changes will be in effect soon!

April 25th 2012

Hey I thought of a possible idea to help spread the OPCannabis movement. Spread the word to start planting marijuana seeds all over the place. Maybe give links to places we can get seeds and spread the info. If we can have marijuana plants growing all over the US that would be awesome and definitely help the legalization movement.

April 26th 2012

In 1988, in response to a petition to re-schedule marijuana, the DEA’s own administrative law judge Francis L. Young ruled that the law REQUIRES MARIJUANA TO BE RESCHEDULED because it does NOT belong in Schedule I. I have not read the whole thing, only pages 53 to 69, because that’s where the findings of fact are.

http://www.druglibrary.org/olsen/MEDICAL/YOUNG/young.html

After hearing all the evidence, in her findings of fact, this DEA judge ruled that marijuana is one of the most non-toxic substances on the planet, and absolutely can be used safely. (Schedule I says it’s not safe to use under any circumstance.) In her ruling, Judge Young even noted that RAW POTATOES ARE FAR MORE TOXIC TO HUMANS THAN CANNABIS. You can eat enough raw potatoes to die from it, while you’d have to eat or smoke approx. 1500 pounds of cannabis before suffering a harmful toxic overdose, making it effectively impossible to overdose on cannabis (as I’m sure you know).

It makes me wonder, when I have a fatal dose of raw potatoes sitting in my kitchen right now, where is the government to protect me from this demon vegetable? (And don’t even get me started on the FDA approved pharmaceuticals sitting in my medicine cabinet… A fatal dose of each of them is right there, but oh, that’s right, those are the “good” drugs.”)

Of course the DEA ignored their own judge’s ruling. That was almost 25 years ago. It’s not like the government doesn’t know the truth. They just prefer to keep on lying.

http://unionmmp.org/help-stop-government-from-issuing-exclusive-license-for-medical-cannabis/

The U.S. government has a patent on medical marijuana, while simultaneously trying to claim it has no medical value. Hypocrisy and dishonesty at its finest.

I thought this was interesting, and I hope you will use it on the site (and feel free to use any of my commentary above, and/or modify as you see fit).

–Dave

April 30th 2012

Hi, I live in the UK and have a friend who’s brother suffers from autism and the meds prescribed are making things worse. this video shows that cannabis is a much better alternative. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BjhNU20a_4g

Keep up the amazing work. Together we can make a change

Open Letter from the Marijuana Community to Anonymous

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Posted by Johnny Green at 12:36 PM on April 14, 2012

The Marijuana Community Is Very Happy To See ‘Operation Cannabis’

On April 8th Ninjasmoker and I were sitting at my pad smoking and blogging like usual. Ninjasmoker was on Twitter and saw that the great Steve Elliot had posted a new article about ‘OpCannabis’. We both went to Toke of the Town to check it out. It was funny, because we both finished reading the article at the same time and looked up at each other like we had seen a ghost. Team Vendetta, which is made up of members of the hardworking group Anonymous, announced the launch of phase one of ‘OpCannabis’ or ‘Operation Cannabis’ (I have heard it referred to as both, I apologize in advance if that’s not correct). The event is also in conjunction with Occupy.

Ninjasmoker and I were both delighted to see such an announcement, because we have always been fans of Anonymous. The only people that need to fear Anonymous are those that have something to hide. I don’t have anything to hide except where I keep my stash, so I have always supported their work! And if they really wanted to know where my stash was, I would probably tell them because again, I’m a huge fan.

I wanted to write this article to express to Team Vendetta that the ENTIRE marijuana community is behind what you are doing, and we are all very eager to help. Since the announcement on April 8th on Toke of the Town, and the follow up announcement that I posted April 10th, everyone I talk to from the mj community asks about Anonymous and points out how significant their operation is. If anyone doesn’t believe me, note that the Toke article had over 9k Facebook shares, and countless others on other sites.

We will wait to hear from you guys again, and know that The Weed Blog will always post press releases about Team Vendetta’s OpCannabis pursuits. Below is the latest info that I received, which is a radio interview from Blog Talk Radio with Team Vendetta talking about Operation Cannabis. Follow Operation Cannabis:

@AnonOpCannabis
OpCannabis.wordpress.com
#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis

CBC Poll: Should Marijuana/Cannabis be legalized in Canada?

Take the poll here.

Read the accompanying article here

From TFA:

Should marijuana be legalized in Canada?

April 13, 2012 12:28 PM | By Community Team

A number of leaders from Latin America have been calling for laws around drugs such as marijuana to be relaxed in Canada and the U.S.

The leaders argue that legalizing or decriminalizing these drugs will undercut drug cartels’ profit margins and control the trade better.

The topic of drug trafficking is expected to dominate the Summit of the Americas, which starts Saturday.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the drug violence in his country – where more than 15,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in 2010 alone – affects everyone in the hemisphere. He urged other leaders to come up with alternatives to attack the problem.

The bulk of the marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin consumed in the U.S. comes from or via Mexico.

Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, who are expected to attend the high-profile meeting in Colombia, have so far signalled they are opposed to legalizing marijuana in their countries.

Cannabis Sativa Genome Sequenced by Medicinal Genomics

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Weed sequenced. No really – weed. – August 18, 2011

At last, the field of genomics has something to offer Cheech and Chong. DNA sequencing hit a new high last night with the midnight release of the Cannabis sativa genome. The raw sequence was posted on Amazon’s EC2 public cloud computing service by a young company called Medicinal Genomics, which aims to explore the genomes of therapeutic plants.

Thus far the company is only posting the raw sequence reads – meaning that the over 131 billion bases of shotgun sequence have not yet undergone the important and arduous process of being assembled into contiguous chunks. For now, the sequence is fragmented into hundreds of thousands of snippets. But Medicinal Genomics founder Kevin McKernan says he estimates the size of the C. sativa genome to be about 400 million bases – roughly three times the genome of that other weed, the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

And in case you’re wondering: the DNA was extracted and prepped for sequencing in a laboratory in Amsterdam.

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2011/08/weed_sequenced_no_really_weed.html

New plan to legalise use of medicinal cannabis

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“By Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent

Monday August 08 2011

THE Government is considering proposals to make cannabis-based medicines available by prescription here.

The Department of Health is looking at proposals to allow medicines containing the drug to be made available in certain circumstances.

Under current law, cannabis- based medicines cannot be prescribed in Ireland, although other countries do allow them for the treatment of illnesses such as multiple sclerosis.

Junior Health Minister Roisin Shortall said she was aware of claims that cannabis could be beneficial in the treatment of some illnesses and was looking at whether it could be prescribed here.

It marks a change from the approach adopted by former health minister Mary Harney, who was reluctant to loosen the controls on the use of cannabis.”