Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tommy Chong declared cancer-free

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Comedian and stoner icon Tommy Chong is celebrating after he was declared cancer-free.
The Cheech & Chong star revealed last June that he was suffering with stage one prostate cancer, but he decided against traditional medicine to treat the disease and instead opted to overhaul his diet and lifestyle.

Chong has now told fans he has overcome the cancer, and opened up about how he treated the condition.

In a blog post on CelebStoner.com, he writes, “After I came out with the news last June that a cancer doctor told me I had prostrate cancer and suggested a high frequency treatment that is not approved in America and could only be done in Mexico at the cost of $25,000, I immediately looked at alternatives. I contacted my nephew in Vancouver, who was about to become a doctor, and he suggested I meet with a Dr. McKinnon in Victoria, BC (British Columbia).

“That doctor changed my diet and put me on supplements, and within a year I brought my PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) numbers down drastically and eliminated the cancer threat. I also treated the condition with hemp oil (hash oil). With the diet, the supplements and the hash oil, plus a session with a world-renowned healer, Adam Dreamhealer, I’m cancer-free. That’s right, I kicked cancer’s a–! So the magic plant does cure cancer with the right diet and supplements. I’m due for another blood test, MRI, etc., but I feel the best I’ve felt in years.”

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Seattle Interim Police Chief speaks to pro-cannabis crowd

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In a historic move, Seattle Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel took part in a pot rally Saturday. He told the crowd he doesn’t endorse or condemn the drug, his focus is following the law.

“We are public servants and we want to make sure they help the police make sure what they voted for works,” said Pugel.

Last November, voters passed Initiative 502, which legalized the possession of marijuana for adults 21 and older. The measure also licenses and regulates the drug’s production and distribution.

More than a hundred people that took part in the “Cannabis Freedom March” say it’s a step in the right direction but it’s not enough.

“This is our step in the door and we have to just push it open,” said Melissa Hysom, an organizer.

Sharon Whitson, a Hempfest organizer, decorated a hearse for the event.

“We want to be mourning the death of prohibition,” she said.

The rally made its way from Volunteer Park to Westlake Center in Downtown Seattle. According to Pugel, his presence serves an important purpose. He called on pot smokers to respect law enforcement and obey the law.

“Don’t use it in public, don’t provide to minors, buy only from lawful dispensaries,” said Pugel.

The legalization of the drug has made police enforcement easier.

“Now police officers have a little bit more clarification on what the boundaries are,” he said.

While the future is hazy, organizers say the event ignites hope that cannabis laws will become clearer.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

COPENHAGEN cannabis supporters take to the streets

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Justin Cremer

While city officials continue their quest for legalisation, hundreds turn out to the city centre for '420 day'

Hundreds of supporters of legalising cannabis participated in a demonstration and march in central Copenhagen on a day that it is an unofficial holiday of sorts for smokers around the world.

Written the American way, April 20 is 4/20, a popular shorthand term for smoking marijuana and a day that has become a rallying cry for cannabis supporters.

In central Copenhagen, '420 Cannabis Day: Retten til et fri valg' (The write to a free choice), was organised by Khodr ‘Cutter’ Mehri, a vocal advocate of legalising cannabis who last year opened an Amsterdam-style 'coffee shop' that was shut down after nine months.

Mehri, who was recently released from jail after serving 24 days for an arrest on drug selling charges, told The Copenhagen Post that it is important for marijuana smokers be public about their use and their support for changing Denmark's current laws.

That, he said, was why he led the demonstration on a march from the town hall square, Rådhuspladsen, around Kongens Nytorv and back.

"It's important to be out and be seen," he said. "If other Danes, and tourists, see that many people openly support cannabis, then they might go home and think it is okay to smoke it tonight."
About 1,800 people signed up for the event on Facebook, and Mehri said he was very happy with the turnout though he wished that more "closet smokers" would have come out. He estimated the crowd at around 500, while a Copenhagen Police officer providing traffic support guessed the crowd at slightly over 300.

Maria Pedersen said that people would be more sure of what they were smoking if it were legal and regulated

Participants tout legalisation

One of the marchers was 28-year-old Maria Pedersen, who said that, even though she had chosen not to smoke cannabis today because of plans later in the evening, she supports legalisation.

"If it was controlled and regulated, people could get a healthier and cleaner product," she said. "I think it would also cut down on violence - both the gang violence that goes with the illegal drug trade and the more casual violence from those who go out drinking. There would be a lot fewer fights if people could get legally stoned."

For David, a participant in a 'Cannabis = Medicine" t-shirt who did not want to provide his last name, the event was about free choice and promoting the various uses of cannabis.

David, who did not give his last name, pointed to cannabis's medical uses
"I believe that everybody should have a right to smoke it if they want to, but marijuana is also a plant with many medical and practical purposes. Hemp is a very eco-friendly and low-cost alternative for making clothing, animal feed, fuel and even homes."
He pointed to the success of hemp houses in South Africa, where according to a 2011 Associated Press report, entrepreneurs using a mix of hemp and lime have found success in building sustainable housing.

Nikolai Henriksen, 32, also pointed to the many uses of a plant that he said is misunderstood.

"The demonisation of cannabis has contributed greatly to this world's addiction to fossil fuels," Henriksen said. "The real 'green' solution is marijuana."
Nikolai Henriksen "bangs the drum of legalization", the political hopeful said
Nikolai Henriksen "bangs the drum of legalization", the political hopeful said
Henriksen, who will be seeking a place on the ballot in autumn's local elections representing the pro-cannabis Hampepartiet Frederiksberg, said the plant's most well-known use is also beneficial.

"Smoking cannabis frees people up somehow so that they can relax and enjoy the day instead of running around dealing with their jobs and everyday stress."

Deputy mayor asks for support

After the 90-minute parade through the city, Copenhagen's deputy mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming (Enhdeslisten), spoke to the crowd about the city's efforts to legalise cannabis for a three-year trial period. Warming, along with a majority on the City Council, are pushing for legalisation by arguing that it would take the estimated one billion annual kroner generated by the illegal cannabis trade out of the hands of gangs.

"It's a lot of money and the gangs are so happy to have that money that they have begun shooting people in our streets for it," Warming said. "We think it is time to think differently."
Warming said that besides the gang violence, the current cannabis laws also slap unnecessary punishments on regular people who choose to smoke cannabis.

"Prohibition has criminalised a lot of people who aren't doing anything particularly bad," he said. 
He added that he would rather that his 12-year-old daughter, if she were to become curious about marijuana one day, be able to buy the drug in a controlled environment.

"Prohibition creates insecurity because the many people who smoke cannabis are forced to interact with people who don't wish them well and want to sell them other, more dangerous substances,” Warming said. He added, however, that smoking too much cannabis, just like drinking too much beer or whisky, can be dangerous.

Although Warming and his cohorts on City Council support legalisation, and recently held a high-profile cannabis conference, efforts to get the national government to approve legalisation have yet to bear fruit.

But with a majority of city councillors from Mayor Frank Jensen's Socialdemorkaterne (S) party having formally adopted cannabis legalisation as a campaign plank, they will continue to apply pressure to national S leaders, including PM Helle Thorning-Schimdt and Justice Minister Morten Bødskov.

Warming encouraged the large crowd that marched past Christiansborg earlier in the day to push MPs to support the city's plan.

“If, against all of our expectations, the trial doesn’t work, we can always give all the money and cannabis back to the gangs after three years,” he said. “But I think it will work.”

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