San Jose cannabis club holds smokeout
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The confusion over state, federal, and local laws concerning medical marijuana dispensaries is heating up in San Jose. That's where dozens of people openly lit up on Friday night, in a place city leaders insist is off limits.
They lit up and smoked out in San Jose for a fundraiser and unity party at a medical marijuana collective which is all in response to a series of raids on pot clubs in Santa Clara County.
"We're trying to protect every medical marijuana collective in Santa Clara County because they raided seven collectives yesterday," says Shelby Ferry, a Santa Clara resident.
Right now, no South Bay city allows medical marijuana dispensaries to legally operate.
Dave Hodges, from the San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective, was asked if he thought what he was doing was legal and he responds, "It's 100 percent legal."
"A lot of people think things are legal that are not legal," says San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant.
Currently, there are 99 pot clubs in San Jose and according to city leaders they are all illegal because the city doesn't have a zoning ordinance to allow for them.
"We need to provide more access to more patients and that basically means San Jose is completely open until they pass some sort of regulation," says Hodges.
On Monday San Jose's City Council will hold a special meeting to establish zoning regulations so pot clubs can legally open in the city, but until that happens, council member Constant says the smokeout is inappropriate.
ABC7 showed him photos of what was going on inside the MedEx Collective on Friday night.
"There's a lot of haze in this picture," says Constant. "What are the odds that everyone needs their medicine at the same time and is it really medicinal act or are these people simply using this as an excuse to smoke marijuana?"
Everyone inside the collective insists their needs are legitimate and they have the paperwork to prove it with their medical marijuana cards.
"I have bad back pains," says Ferry.
"I also have fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and my bones are getting deformed," says Patricia Sanchez, a San Jose resident.
Colorado could change zero tolerance for marijuana
A special legislative panel in Colorado is recommending passage of a bill that would relax the zero-tolerance rule for marijuana.
Colorado law now has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs in a driver’s bloodstream. Drivers suspected of being impaired are required to submit to a blood test or face a suspension of their driving privileges.
The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is calling for lawmakers to change the state’s rules. Similar to Pennsylvania, a threshold of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood will be pursued during the session that begins Jan. 6, 2011.
Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, a member of the panel, is expected to introduce the bill setting a marijuana driving impairment level similar to the 0.08 percent blood alcohol level.
The issue is drawing attention at the statehouse due to the rising use of medical marijuana.
Supporters say the 5 nanogram limit would protect the public while not putting undue burden on legal users.
Funny Marijuana Pictures
Now after some time of searching for some funny random pictures about marijuana we have the following. My personal favorite is tied between two first is the cartoony pictures which basically say that weed is no longer for hippies but for all and of course “why should glaucoma patients have all the fun!” and the other is by far the MacDonald’s sign advertising how many J’s have been rolled.
Please comment back and share with your friends as we would love to know what your favorite pictures are, now if you can stop looking at the “riding high” picture then you must be thinking that that’s one hell of a bud or are you just concentrating on the sort of nude girl that is riding the giant bud.
Judge Issues Injunction Against L.A.'s Medical Marijuana Law
A judge handed Los Angeles a setback in its faltering drive to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries, granting a preliminary injunction on Friday that bars the city from enforcing key provisions in its controversial six-month-old ordinance.
The decision, issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr, leaves the city with limited power to control pot stores, which opened by the hundreds, angering neighborhood activists when city officials failed to enforce a 2007 moratorium.
Near the end of his 40-page ruling, Mohr acknowledged "there is a good chance that a large number of collectives could open once this injunction takes effect," but said his order was warranted because the dispensaries that sued the city are highly likely to prevail in a trial.
The City Council first discussed regulating dispensaries 5 1/2 years ago. At the time, the Los Angeles Police Departmentcould find just four of them. It was five years before the city's ordinance, one of the most complex and convoluted in the state, took effect.
Miley Cyrus smokes weed from a bong
The story is it's really only Salvia, but we all know the truth. Miley Cyrus is another Stoner.
Another Day, Another Inane Pot Club Raid
In an effort to waste time, or whatever, Santa Clara County authorities on Thursday busted several medical marijuana clubs selling weed in the county. "An official with the County Special Enforcement Team said narcotics agents served warrants on two MediLeaf medical marijuana clubs in San Jose and properties in Gilroy and Morgan Hill," reports AP (via CBS 5)."Task force commander Danielle Ayers said agents shut down the clubs, seized marijuana, documents and computers."
The Mercury News goes on to reports that the recent bust was "the latest in a series of actions against medical marijuana" clubs in the area. The Merc goes on to report: "Danielle Ayers, task force commander of the County Special Enforcement Team, said the MediLeaf owner is suspected of illegally selling marijuana and money laundering."
Good grief, wouldn't it make more sense to burn the money it cost to conduct these raids, dig a 20-foot hole in the earth, and then bury the ashes of said scorched money? Yes. Yes, it would. While we understand that recreational pot smokers over the age of 30 are annoying as all hell -- and that federal law doesn't recognizeProposition 215 -- we do appreciate the Bay Area's relentless supply of medicinal marijuana for those in need. We tip our hat to those fighting the good, pain-relieving, sticky-bud fight.
Also, Vicodin makes us too itchy. So, thanks for all you do, pot clubs
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