Marijuana clubs proliferate in Arizona
As the legal battle to protect Arizona’s medical marijuana law continues, citizens have chosen to be proactive about their rights and gone the cannabis club route while the laws regulating dispensaries are sorted out. A growing network of almost 6,000 registered patients and 270 caregivers have formed marijuana clubs where members can receive medical advice on optimal strains, cannabis cooking tips and free samples of marijuana. The clubs get their marijuana mainly thought donations from patients and caregivers and charge only entrance and/or membership fees. Since no marijuana is sold the owners argue that they are operating in full compliance with the law.
Thus far, local law enforcement has not taken a position on the legality of these clubs. The Phoenix police department, for example, has not made any arrests related to marijuana clubs and according to spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos are simply “looking into whether or not they are covered by the new law.” Of course, since clubs not as tightly regulated as dispensaries would be, state authorities are not too happy. The AZ Department of Health Services stated it has “serious concerns about the legality of so-called cannabis clubs,” while Maricopa county attorney Bill Montgomery has expressed doubt about the non-profit nature of the clubs saying “It sounds to me like someone is asking for something of value in order to participate.”
Now if only there was an easy way to solve the problem, like actually implementing the medical marijuana law the voters passed. One can always dream…
Marijuana helps former white supremacists ditch their ideology
Perhaps its may be time to add racism to the long list of conditions helped by marijuana.
TheDaily has posted an interview with former teen pop band Prussian Blue which chronicles some of the duo’s remarkable transformation from white nationalists to “healers” who “just want to exert the most love and positivity [they] can.” For those unaware of their notoriety, Lynx and Lamb Gaede made headlines around the world a few years back for their bubbly and cheery tunes about anti-Semitism, racial purity and a host of other neo-nazi favorites.
Besides dealing with very unsavory fans and a mother determined to foist her terrible ideology onto them, the girls have also struggled with serious medical problems; one twin is recovering from cancer while the other suffers from scoliosis, as well as a number of other ailments. That’s where marijuana comes into the picture; after living with a regiment of powerful pharmaceuticals like Oxicontin, the twins turned to cannabis and haven’t looked back. The two were among the first minors to take advantage of Montana’s medical marijuana law. “Marijuana saved my life,” says Lynx, “I would probably be dead if I didn’t have it.” After pot, the two have discovered a knack for painting and restoring furniture. They now say they are “pretty liberal,” have come to “love diversity” and intend to dedicate themselves to legalizing medical marijuana in every state.
Maybe instead of trying to kill their medical marijuana program with unconstitutional “regulations” the Montana legislature should look into creating the nation’s first racism rehab center. One joint a day keeps the Nazi away!
By: Marijuana News