Allen St. Pierre of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws calls that stance "hyperbolic." "The previous ten presidents did nothing," he says. Obama has "taken the federal hand off the scale a wee bit."'
Most notably, the Veterans Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have revised regulations to acknowledge the use of medical marijuana.
For example, although federal zero-tolerance laws prohibit illegal-drug users from living in public housing or receiving rent subsidies such as Section 8, HUD has given local housing authorities in states that allow medical marijuana the discretion to not evict users.
Still, St. Pierre worries that the combination of raids and IRS harassment is seriously endange…Read more >
prosecuting medical-marijuana users and caregivers who clearly comply with state laws was not a wise use of its resources. That declaration has dominated public perception of President Barack Obama's policy on the issue-minimal progress, but is a welcome improvement on his predecessors.
In reality, however, the Obama administration has attacked medical-marijuana providers on several fronts. Since January 2010, it has staged more than 90 raids on dispensaries and growers, according to figures collected by the patient-advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. That represents a pace double the Bush administration's, says ASA spokesperson Kris Hermes. The administration has also threatened state officials with prosecution if they participate in…Read more >
Jack Herer may be gone but his Spirit and dreams live in all of us whom believe Peace, Love for helping others as well as the big Hemp Movement.
About Five months ago I had no idea who Jack Herer was, until I found myself involved in the great Hemp Movement itself. I was meant to be here for a reason and I was lead here to become part of the great Movement.
I was a Nay Sayer a while back before, I was on different Prescription drugs Pain killers as well as others I did what I was told to do by the health industries, I had surgeries that could of been prevented. I started becoming more and more dependent on the pills and taking more and more and was also given more. "Take this one to get off of this one and this one to sleep" It was a never e…Read more >
In July 2007 The Lymphoma society petitioned the congress to Legalize Medical Marijuana, the Second largest Cancer Charity organization as well as the largest voluntary health organization in the United States. They are also the First to support Legalization of Medical Marijuana!
We must share this information with everyone the believers and Non-Believers. I never knew about any of this until I found a great bunch of people and was let to another and another as well as really great books. I also discovered a great man who spoke what he felt with such love and will his name is JACK HERER God Rest His Soul and he is probably right now speaking his words in space and time.
The more information I discover makes me want to follow in his footsteps…Read more >
Do you have a loved one or know somebody who has suffered a stroke, heart attack, diabetes, or even has or had cancer?
If you answered yes then you seriously need to investigate the uses of hemp as well as hemp products.
Look around and notice the growing numbers of stroke, cancer and heart disease, more and more pesticides are being used everyday as well as chemicals that are used to make our foods last longer and produce faster.
So many people do not realize because they are so over worked and underpaid wrapped up in the wants and needs of "THINGS" that we really do not need.
Let go of all your fears and worries we were not put here on this earth to destroy it and turn it into a planet full of so much Greed and Envy, Life is way to short for…Read more >