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Marijuana a Solution to Tinnitus

Marijuana a Solution to Tinnitus

    Marijuana a Solution to Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a persistent noise or ringing in the ears often described as a sensation ranging from buzzing, whistling, ticking, roaring, chirping, to clicking, among other sounds. This noise is usually inside a person’s head in the … Read more ›The post Marijuana a Solution to Tinnitus appeared first on MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com.

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HIGH TIMES Legislative Roundup: July 11

    HIGH TIMES Legislative Roundup: July 11

News HIGH TIMES Legislative Roundup: July 11 By Mike Adams · Mon Jul 11, 2016 RSS For the first time in awhile, the fight to legalize marijuana in the United

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Allen St. Pierre Tenders His Resignation

    Allen St. Pierre Tenders His Resignation

After 14 years serving as Deputy Director of NORML under three different Executive Directors, followed by 11 years as Executive Director, Allen F. St. Pierre has tendered his resignation to the NORML board of directors, effective July 15th. St. Pierre, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, had come to Washington, DC a quarter of a century ago with the intent of going to law school, but he found a job with NORML and never left. We are all indebted to St. Pierre for his long and valuable service to the organization, helping lead the organization and the legalization movement through some difficult times to the glorious days of legalization we are currently experiencing.
NORML was founded in late 1970 to represent the interests of consumers, and today the NORML brand is clearly the best-known brand, along with High Times, in the legalization movement. And St. Pierre’s leadership has contributed greatly to that exceptional reputation. He is a tireless worker who has been the public face of NORML since 2005, having given thousands of media interviews, both large and small.
As Leafly deputy editor Bruce Barcott said of St. Pierre’s value to the legalization movement, “During his quarter-century at NORML, St. Pierre would gladly return anybody’s phone call, no matter if you were a rookie reporter, expert grower, angry NORML chapter head, or confused member of Congress. Despite the thrashing cannabis took on Capitol Hill, he always remained upbeat. His wry sense of humor and his ability to laugh at the absurdity of America’s cannabis laws and taboos weren’t just an unexpected balm; they were a model of sanity for advocates around the country.”
A Little NORML History
I first met St. Pierre in 1994, when the NORML board was going through a periodic crisis and Dr. Lester Grinspoon at Harvard, the board Chair, had been asked to establish a new board of directors, and Dr. Grinspoon invited me to rejoin the board. I had founded the organization in 1970 and headed the organization through the 1970s. I had managed first to befriend the administration of President Jimmy Carter, who favored decriminalizing minor marijuana offenses (the recommendation of the Marijuana Commission), and then to burn those bridges over the issue of the government’s spraying of paraquat (a deadly pesticide) on marijuana along the US/Mexican border, a practice we feared was poisoning unwitting marijuana smokers. In the end, I became embroiled in a scandal involving the president’s drug advisor, Dr. Peter Bourne, that cost Dr. Bourne his job, and I was forced to step aside from NORML.
I did other public-interest work for several years, including lobbying for family farmers on Capitol Hill and serving as Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL). Those were all exciting challenges, but eventually, when that call came from Dr. Grinspoon inviting me back on the NORML board, I was delighted to return to my old organization. And shortly thereafter I was asked to once again serve as Executive Director of the organization for another decade.
During that decade, Allen St. Pierre, who had played a major role in keeping NORML alive as an organization during the difficult political phase when public support for legalization was sagging, served as my deputy and was an integral part of every major decision and project NORML undertook during those years.
St. Pierre Takes Over in 2005
When the time came for me to step aside (again) at the end of 2004, I had no doubt that St. Pierre was the individual best equipped to take over the reins of the organization, which he assumed on Jan. 1, 2005, a position he held for the last 11-plus years. And during that time he oversaw all sorts of conflicts over priorities and strategies for the legalization movement, including most importantly the inevitable tension between those who use marijuana as a medicine, and those of us who smoke recreationally. Like all other drug law reform organizations, NORML had some supporters who preferred we focus primarily on the medical side of the issue, as well as those of us who felt out goal should always remain the full legalization of marijuana for all adults, regardless of why one smokes.
When we win a medical use bill, we win only the right to smoke marijuana for specific ailments if a physician says we are sick. That is crucial for many seriously ill patients, but the vast majority of marijuana smokers are not sick. We smoke because we enjoy it. And medical use laws do nothing to protect recreational users from arrest and jail. When we win full legalization, we expand personal freedom — the right to smoke marijuana free from government interference, regardless of why we smoke.
The success we have had by fully legalizing marijuana in four states and the district of Columbia since 2012, and the likelihood that we will add four or five additional states to the list of fully legalized jurisdictions this November, confirms the feasibility of the strategy that St. Pierre and NORML have pursued all these years. We are gradually restoring a measure of personal freedom to millions of responsible marijuana smokers all across this land.
St. Pierre, who at 50 is a new father, now begins a new phase of his life, and we all wish him well and much success. He will remain on the NORML board of directors, continuing to share his insight and experience, and help keep the organization moving forward in an effective manner.
And for now, all of us at NORML, and those millions of smokers out there who look to NORML to lead the charge to legalization in their states, owe a debt of gratitude to Allen St. Pierre for his dedication and leadership for the last 25 years at NORML.
Thanks Allen for being a valued friend and colleague for all these years.

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NORML Board Receives St.Pierre Resignation

    NORML Board Receives St.Pierre Resignation

The Board of Directors of NORML has received the resignation of Allen St. Pierre as Executive Director of the organization, effective as of July 15th. The board wishes to commend Allen for his long and dedicated service to the organization. St. Pierre will retain his board seat.
The Board has established a Search Committee to find areplacement for Mr. St. Pierre, and has appointed Board Member Randy Quast as Acting Executive Director.

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Scoliosis and Medical Marijuana

    Scoliosis and Medical Marijuana

Scoliosis is a lateral (towards the side) curvature on the normally straight vertical line of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should show a mild roundness in the upper back and shows a degree … Read more ›The post Scoliosis and Medical Marijuana appeared first on MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com.

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Medical Cannabis Therapy for Melanoma Being Developed at Australian University

    Medical Cannabis Therapy for Melanoma Being Developed at Australian University

The University of Canberra in Australia recently signed a $1 million collaboration with an international pharmaceutical company,CannPharmaceutical Australia,to begin medical-grade cannabis therapy trials for melanoma patients.

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Radical Rant: Legalizing Drugs Won’t Cure Racism… But It Would Help

    Radical Rant: Legalizing Drugs Won’t Cure Racism… But It Would Help

Lounge Radical Rant: Legalizing Drugs Won't Cure Racism… But It Would Help By Russ Belville · Fri Jul 08, 2016

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Native American Meeting Gets Medical-Pot Provider as Sponsor

    Native American Meeting Gets Medical-Pot Provider as Sponsor

News Native American Meeting Gets Medical-Pot Provider as Sponsor Fri Jul 08, 2016 RSS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A medical

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Arkansas: Medical Marijuana Qualifies for Ballot

    Arkansas: Medical Marijuana Qualifies for Ballot

Voters in Arkansas will get the opportunity this November to decide, once again, whether the state should legalize a medical marijuana program for the severely sick and terminally ill.

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High Horoscopes | July 8, 2016

    High Horoscopes | July 8, 2016

The HIGH TIMES weekly astrological forecast, complete with strain recommendations!

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