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Moshe Ichiya of Cannabliss with medical marijuana in the pre-cookie stage

The graduate of a master class in pastry making has started a company registered with the Israeli Health Ministry and is now baking cannabis cookies for about 350 patients — and as of this week, they are kosher for Passover.

Moshe Ichiya, a graduate of the Estella school’s master class in pastry making, runs the company Cannabliss in a location he will describe only as being “in the center of the country,” reports Mitch Ginsburg at the Times of Israel. Cannabliss is one of several companies registered with the Health Ministry and is the sole supplier of medicinal marijuana products to the Sharett Institute of Oncology at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.
“You see their flyers around the ward,” one recent patient said. Patients at Hadassah then call Ichiya.

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Here’s the iPad version. The ASA Advocacy App is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Soon to come will be the Android version.

​​Medical marijuana patient advocates now have better access to tools for getting educated and taking action. Grassroots advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) on Wednesday launched a first-of-its-kind, free iPhone application that serves the medical marijuana community.

According to ASA, the app will make it easier for advocates to get educated and take political action. The ASA Advocate App gives users access to all the organization’s projects and programs.

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US soldiers try to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as they make their way through thick marijuana fields

Some American soldiers got an unexpectedly scenic mission in Afghanistan recently when their Chinook helicopters discharged them into the middle of a marijuana field.

Laura Rauch at Stars and Stripes reports that the mission for soldiers with Company C and the Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 32nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was to cut off enemy access and supply routes.
When the Chinooks landed, a “heavy earthy scent wafted through the cabin.” This wasn’t the dry riverbed the soldiers had been expecting, but instead the ground was moist and slippery from irrigation canals. When they adjusted their night-vision goggles, the soldiers realized they had been dropped into a “massive old-growth marijuana plantation,” about a quarter-mile west of their intended landing zone.

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Steph Sherer, ASA: “This kind of policy shift is a no-brainer and should garner the bipartisan support of Congress”

​Three medical marijuana bills introduced in Congress on Wednesday have the support of patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA). The most significant of the bills is one introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), which reclassifies marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no medical value.

Another bill, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), will allow banks and other financial institutions to provide services to medical marijuana businesses without being subject to “suspicious activity” reporting requirements.
The third bill, introduced by Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (D-CA), changes the federal tax code “to allow a deduction for expenses in connection with the trade or business of selling marijuana intended for patients for medical purposes pursuant to State law.”

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Charlie! It’s not too late to switch to cannabis!

​Boys and girls, it’s time for another story to remind us why cannabis is preferable to alcohol.

Celebrity and party boy Charlie Sheen was hospitalized early Tuesday morning after he was found drunk and naked in a trashed New York City hotel suite.

Just two months out of rehab, Sheen, 45, in the company of a call girl, reportedly trashed his suite after learning he’d lost his wallet and cellphone, report Larry Celona and Jamie Schram at the New York Post.
Security officers at The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue called the cops just after 2 a.m. Tuesday after finding Sheen and his suite both trashed, sources told the Post.
Tables and chairs had reportedly been thrown around the room, and a chandelier was also damaged, according to reports. You don’t suppose he (or the hooker) had been swingin’ from the chandelier, do you?
Sheen, star of the hit sitcom Two And A Half Men (you really should watch it if you enjoy well-done filthy innuendoes) was accompanied by his ex-wife Denise Richards, who was staying in a separate room at the hotel, according to sources.

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​A Texas man was convicted of marijuana charges after 78 pounds of cannabis were found packed in the tires of a pickup he drove through the border crossing in Brownsville earlier this year.

Edith “Eddie” Camacho, 36, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana earlier this week, federal prosecutors said, reports Dale Lezon at the Houston Chronicle.
Camacho was driving a Ford F-150 pickup on April 21 when he entered the United States through Brownsville, according to federal officials.

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N.Y. Attorney General candidate Kathleen Rice: “It was one of those stupid things that people do in their life and you regret and you move on”

​New York attorney general hopeful Kathleen Rice revealed Tuesday that she dabbled with marijuana and cocaine in her college days.

The Nassau County district attorney, a Democrat, told the New York Daily News that she tried pot and coke “a handful” of times when she was in her early 20s, reports Rich Schapiro.
“It was one of those stupid things that people do in their life and you regret and you move on,” Rice said.
The candidate has talked about her recreational drug use before, according to campaign spokesman Eric Phillips, reports Kathleen Kerr at Newsday.
“It was a mistake and she regrets it,” Phillips said.

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Pothead-in-denial and Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst getting high in happier times

​Hollywood hottie and party girl Kirsten Dunst, testifying in court in a purse snatching case, said that she doesn’t smoke marijuana. Asked if she used pot, the Spider-Man actress answered with a curt “No.”

“I don’t,” said Dunst, who was testifying at the retrial of a man accused of stealing her purse from a penthouse suite at the SoHo Grand Hotel, reports Laura Italiano at the New York Post.
Dunst was, however, quick to throw her personal assistant, Liat Baruch, under the bus, saying that Baruch did smoke pot.
Baruch remained loyal, testifying that her boss, Dunst, did not know about the pot, reports Melissa Grace at the New York Daily News.