Langley Council Candidate Arrested Over His Pot Dispensary

October 31st, 2011

Randy Caine being charged with best cbd cigarettes review for the purposes of trafficking. Caine, 57, owns the Langley Medical Marijuana Dispensary.

http://cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/10/27/Langley-Council-Candidate-Arrested-Over-His-Pot-Dispensary

Experts Say Legalizing Pot Would Cut Down Gang Violence

October 28th, 2011

A new coalition by the name of “Stop the Violence BC,” which consists of high ranking Health, Academic, and Justice experts are campaigning to have Marijuana Legalized in BC stating gang violence will go down while converting criminal profits to new revenues.

http://m.ctv.ca/canada/20111028/marijuana-legalization-criminal-profits-reduce-gang-violence-111028.html

Breaking the Silence: Cannabis Prohibition, Organized Crime, and Gang Violence

October 28th, 2011

This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province. The report also defines the public health concept “regulation” and seeks to set the stage for a much needed public conversation and action on the part of BC politicians.

(Note – You must enter the link to access the downloadable report)

http://stoptheviolencebc.org/2011/10/26/breaking-the-silence-cannabis-prohibition-organized-crime-and-gang-violence/

Regulation of marijuana could curb gang violence, poll shows

October 27th, 2011

Stop the Violence B.C., a new coalition of doctors, police officers and academics who want the pot market regulated as a public health issue, thinks so.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Regulation+marijuana+could+curb+gang+violence+poll+shows/5616109/story.html#ixzz1c07yChV2

Canadian researchers hope genome mapping cannabis will remove the stigma

October 21st, 2011

“The University of Saskatchewan’s Jon Page and the University of Toronto’s Tim Hughes hope other scientists will use their work to develop marijuana as a legitimate medical ingredient, and hemp as a high-quality, fastgrowing crop.”

“It’s a useful plant,” Page told Postmedia News on the phone from Saskatoon.

“You can eat it, you can build with it, you can use it as medicine … but, because of its reputation, it’s hard to get funding to work with it.””

Read the whole story here:

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/Scientists+high+cannabis+benefits/5579379/story.html

Conservative Crime Bill Will Have ‘Enormous Negative Impact’

October 20th, 2011

In the House of Commons, NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies gave a 10-minute presentation laying-out the many flaws and dangers of the massive bill, and said the Conservatives “are completely divorced from the reality of what’s going on.”

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/10/18/Conservative-Crime-Bill-Will-Have-Enormous-Negative-Impact

More People Support Pot Legalization Than Ever Before

October 18th, 2011

“50 percent of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana, up from 46 percent last year”

“Pot is legal for people with doctors’ recommendations in 16 states, though it remains illegal under federal law. ”

“A Gallup survey last year showed that 70 percent of Americans favored making it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana in order to reduce pain and suffering.”

Click on the link below to view the whole story:

*** Be sure to watch the Video, with  Author/ Dr. Christopher Gleen Fichtner, as he talks about [his book] “cannabinomics” and whether or not America is ready to legalize Cannabis ***

http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/17/8370150-support-for-legalizing-pot-hits-all-time-high

Medical Pot OK In Seattle, In Trouble In Spokane

October 12th, 2011

The Largest Federal Crackdown in the 13-Year History of the State Medical-Marijuana Law Has Sent Spokane’s Once-Open Medical-Marijuana Businesses Diving Deep Underground.  Most of the 50-Some Dispensaries Abruptly Closed.  Those That Remain Are Mostly Word-Of-Mouth Secrets.

http://www.cannabisnews.org/united-states-cannabis-news/medical-pot-ok-in-seattle-in-trouble-in-spokane/

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!

October 10th, 2011

The Healing Tree would like to wish the medical cannabis community a happy thanksgiving !! We look forward to assisting you with with your Medical Cannabis needs.

Team Healing Tree

Medical Marijuana Controversy in California

October 7th, 2011

The DEA proclaim that “marijuana has no currently accepted medical use” even though thousands of people use it medicinally on a daily basis.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/07/14/on-the-money-medical-marijuana-controversy/