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A city law that went into effect last week in Cincinnati means that anyone caught with 100 grams of ganja or less will only face a $150 fine and court fees as opposed to 30 day sin jail and $250 in fines.
That’s good news for people getting caught in the future, but it’s also good news if you’ve been busted in the past. The law change means anyone previously busted under the old ordinance with what is now decriminalized amounts of pot can have the charges removed from their record.

Hamilton Souther.

Inside one of those anonymous high rises on Wilshire in LA, there is a bedroom in which all of the windows have been darkened and the walls covered in padding. The space is low lit and filled with electronics; it’s been converted into a recording studio. EDM is blasting from the speakers.
This isn’t, however, your run of the mill electronic music. These tracks are laced with icaros, traditional shamanic songs and chants from Peru. This modern electronic music is part of a larger effort to bring traditional shamanic practices to the masses. These tracks feature the apartment’s inhabitant, 35-year-old Hamilton Souther, either as singer, or co-producer. Souther is not your standard DJ/producer. In his perfectly pressed button down and close cropped haircut, he looks like an investment banker.
In fact, he is a “master shaman” who, in addition to his musical pursuits, has developed what he calls 420 Ceremony and the 420 Shamanism Movement. He is the co-developor of something called Blue Morpho Cannabis Shamanism. And yes, this is all related to weed.

(Ex) Buffalo Police Officer James Hamilton is a hypocrite. On one hand, he’s a cop. His job is to bust pot dealers, growers and users in his town along with the rest of the Buffalo Police. They are good at it, too.
On the other hand, Hamilton allegedly was a mid-sized pot grower and dealer who tended a basement garden with 82 marijuana plants while on the force where he recently was named “Rookie of the Month,” according to the Buffalo News.

Rest in peace, Lori Burnam, 66, of Missoula, Montana. Lori was suffering from emphysema and advanced cancer

Burnam’s Bout with Cancer, Emphysema & Glaucoma Has Ended, But Her Fight for Common Sense Marijuana Laws Remains
Lori Burnam of Hamilton, Montana — a much-loved and admired champion of medical marijuana patients’ rights — has died. But the principles she stood for and the goals she worked for will not be forgotten or neglected, according to Chris Lindsey, president of Montana Next, a marijuana education group.
“Lori Burnam’s legacy is one of compassion for others and respect for scientific facts and reality,” Lindsey said. “Thousands of Montanans have been inspired by the kindness of her life and her effective advocacy for common sense marijuana laws, and all of us intend to continue working for Lori’s goals.”

Hamilton County
Damaine Mitchell, 19, wanted one last joint before having to quit

A marijuana defendant rocked an Ohio court when he asked if he could have one last joint while haggling over the amount of time he would be forced to give up smoking cannabis.

Damaine Mitchell, 19, of Westwood, Ohio, asked Hamilton County Common Pleas judge Melba Marsh to let him have a final joint before he had to quit getting high, but the judge was having absolutely none of it, reports Kimball Perry at
Mitchell was in court on Wednesday, charged with trafficking marijuana. He stands accused of selling weed on June 12 the the parking lot of a store in Westwood, and his “crime” carries a sentence of up to 1.5 years in prison.
The defendant didn’t even try to hide his love for marijuana. When Judge Marsh said she’d offer him a deal which would prevent him from having to go to jail and would erase the “crime” from his record — in return for him giving up smoking pot for a certain time period — he found it tough to wrap his head around the idea.
“That’s going to be hard for me to do, to be honest with you,” Mitchell admitted.

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Court Rejects Patients’ Right To Medical Marijuana; Patients’ Group Says Voters Will Reject ‘Godawful Law’ by Defeating IR-124
The Montana Supreme Court ensured late on Tuesday that voters will have the final say on the Legislature’s 2011 medical marijuana law this November, and Patients for Reform, Not Repeal believes voters will say “No” to it.
The court held there is no fundamental right to use medical marijuana, or any drug that’s prohibited under federal law, reports Sam Favate at the Wall Street Journal. In a 6-1 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling blocking enforcement of IR-124, a state law to restrict access to medical marijuana.

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In their official ballot arguments for IR-124 (SB 423), last year’s legislation which all but shut down the medical marijuana law which was approved by Montana’s voters in 2004, Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann and Republican House Majority Whip Cary Smith bizarrely cited Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer.

Prohibition’s End
Democratic Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer called the GOP-controlled Legislature “bat crap crazy” when they voted to overturn the will of the state’s voters on medical marijuana

Schweitzer famously referred to the last Legislature as “bat crap crazy,” and vetoed HB 161, the bill Sen. Essmann and Rep. Smith supported aggressively to completely overturn the will of the voters on medical marijuana.
Later, in addition to issuing an amendatory veto of SB 423, Schweitzer also said of it: “Everybody’s who’s read it says, ‘Oh yeah, it’s unconstitutional.’ “; “I’m kind of disgusted right now”; and “It seems to us unconstitutional on its face.”

Gov. Schweitzer also said SB 423 “violates your constitutional rights to illegal search.” The governor said it requires someone using medical marijuana to “be turned over to law enforcement in every town.”

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Jayden David’s father Jason reports that his walking is better — Jayden was previously non-ambulatory. He can now swim, an activity he adores, without having a seizure

“But, what about the children?!” 
Why children with Dravet syndrome are using cannabis and why consistent access to their medicine is important
By Sarah Russo
Parents of some children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe type of epilepsy, are using CBD-rich cannabis to treat their condition. Finding this medicine is difficult and getting consistent access to quality medicine is even more so.
Dravet syndrome is a severe myoclonic epilepsy whose onset occurs in infancy. Those with Dravet may have upwards of 100 seizures per day. The most intense episodes can last for 15 minutes to up to an hour. There is no known cure. The best available treatment is to minimize seizures, which are precipitated by environmental stress.
The longer a person has an epileptic attack, the higher the likelihood that prolonged damage could occur. Dravet seizures are so intense and long that brain development is delayed. In severe cases, a seizure may cause cardiac arrest. Each day can vary drastically for those with Dravet. There are a variety of pharmaceutical anticonvulsants available, but none of them eliminate seizures, and all have side effects.
Recently, a group of families affected by Dravet have turned to CBD-rich cannabis as a treatment for their children. These families have formed a Facebook group that allows members to provide support, compare notes, and to share experiences.

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A fanatical supporter of “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has been arrested for repeated death threats to Emery’s federal prosecutors

An unhinged Canadian man with a diaper obsession has been charged with sending a series of death threats to federal prosecutors in Seattle just before “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery’s extradition to the United States to face marijuana charges.

Paul George Cartier, 50, has “a history of other threats,” according to the U.S. Secret Service, reports Keegan Hamilton at the Seattle Weekly, including once having mailed a letter to the White House containing white power labeled “anthrax.”
Emery, the B.C.-based marijuana seed millionaire, pleaded guilty in 2008 to exporting cannabis seeds to the U.S. After having been indicted in Seattle, Emery almost worked out a deal under which he could have served his time in a Canadian prison, but when that fell through, the feds were busily working to get the Prince of Pot on the American side of the border.

Jinx is a 22-year-old hip hop artist from Ayer, Massachusetts, embarking on two upcoming mix tapes following his self-released debut, Futurama, and tours with Nappy Roots and Wiz Khalifa in 2010.

This is the official music video for Jinx’s single “Ganja” from the Funeral Kings soundtrack, with multi-platinum producers The Lion’s Share at the helm. The Lion’s Share have most recently worked with Pharoahe Monch and Anthony Hamilton, according to Zivi at Foster Care Music, a New York City record label created by the producers.

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