Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Talk About Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face

This morning I gave $25 to the Marijuana Policy Project: Their quest is to legalize marijuana for medical and adult use. I have glaucoma and have to be under a Doctor's close examination every 6 months to protect my eyes from blindness. Medical Marijuana has been a proven treatment and beneficial for all kinds of ailments; yet the government, for some irrational reason, will not allow it to be bought legally. They have spent millions to keep it illegal.(Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.) Below is a short thank-you from MPP with a link to donate. Isn't it amazing that over 80 million of the American people believe marijuana should be legal yet will not contribute any financial help to promote this cause. Please be counted as a believer and contributor to this sound cause by clicking this link. https://secure2.convio.net/mpp/site/Donation2?idb=808374656&df_id=1501&1501.donation=form1

Thank you, thinkingblue.

PS: You don't have to give $25, any amount even $10, will help enlightenment to shine through the opaque blanket of disinformation; governments sometime enjoy throwing over the masses.



Donation Amount: $25.00

Even though national opinion polling shows that more than 80
million American adults believe that marijuana should be made
"legal" for adult use, only 25,000 people have ever
donated to MPP. Thank you so much for being one of the few with
the initiative, foresight, and personal commitment to actually do
about our country's failed marijuana policies.

Your donation will help fund our efforts to end marijuana
prohibition. When — not if — the battle is won, it will
be because of the financial support from members like you.

Once again, thank you for your gift.


Salem Pearce
Director of Membership
Marijuana Policy Project

P.S. If you requested a membership gift (t-shirt or DVD), please
allow up to six weeks for arrival of your item.

Thank you for your patience.

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Marijuana may help stave off Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON - Good news for aging hippies: smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer’s disease.
New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the formation of deposits in the brain associated with the degenerative disease.
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California found that marijuana's active ingredient, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, can prevent an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase from accelerating the formation of "Alzheimer plaques" in the brain more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.
THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients, the researchers reported in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
The researchers said their discovery could lead to more effective drug treatment for Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia among the elderly.
Those afflicted with Alzheimer’s suffer from memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills. The ultimate cause of the disease is unknown, though it is believed to be hereditary.
Marijuana is used to relieve glaucoma and can help reduce side effects from cancer and AIDS treatment.

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Pro-marijuana ad pushes pot as Calif. budget fix

By MARCUS WOHLSEN, Associated Press Writer Marcus Wohlsen,
Associated Press Writer – 10 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO – A pro-marijuana group is launching another
television bid to legalize pot in California — this time
with the pitch that legalizing and taxing the drug could help
solve the state's massive budget deficit.

The 30-second spot, airing Wednesday and paid for by the
Marijuana Policy Project, features a retired 58-year-old state
worker who says state leaders "are ignoring millions of
Californians who want to pay taxes."

"We're marijuana consumers," says Nadene Herndon of
Fair Oaks, who says she began using marijuana after suffering
multiple strokes three years ago. "Instead of being treated
like criminals for using a substance safer than alcohol, we want
to pay our fair share."

State lawmakers are bitterly debating how to close a $26.3
billion budget deficit that likely means cuts to state services.

In February, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced
a bill to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Bill
supporters estimate the state's pot industry could bring in more
than $1 billion in taxes.

The ad will air on several cable news channels and network
broadcast affiliates in Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San
Francisco Bay area, according to the Marijuana Policy Project.

The group said in a statement that three California stations
— KABC-TV in Los Angeles, KGO-TV of San Francisco and
KNTV-TV in San Jose — refused to air the ad.

Representatives from the three stations did not immediately
return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.

In an e-mail to the group, a KNTV account executive said the
station's standards department had rejected the ad.

Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Bruce Mirken said the ad was
meant to promote conversation about the issues, not to encourage pot use.

"It was consciously unsensational," Mirken said.
"It's time to talk about this, and we feel very frustrated
that some of these stations have taken it upon themselves to
stifle the discussion."

In a phone interview, Herndon said that before filming the ad,
she had not told very many people about her marijuana use. But
she said her concern over the state's fiscal crisis and her
support of medical marijuana led her to go public.

"I came out of the closet with this ad," she said.

Herndon said she worked as a policy analyst for several state
social services departments during a 38-year career.

She said she was approached to star in the ad while her husband
was taking classes at Oaksterdam University, an Oakland trade
school that trains students to grow medical marijuana.

California Tax and Regulate ad from 2009

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to
watch THE



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