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Sue Sisley.

Sue Sisley, the researcher who was going to run the largest PTSD/marijuana study in the country before being fired for political reasons, has been fired again. An apparent victim of hardball politics, the Valley doctor and would-be cannabis researcher was told by the University of Arizona in June to vacate her office at the school’s downtown Phoenix campus.
Now Sisley’s been booted off the Maricopa County Medical Society’s board of officers due to published quotes in September’s Phoenix New Times feature article about her saga, “Weeded Out: How the U of A Fired Pot Researcher Sue Sisley After a State Senator Complained.”

Seattle Weekly

​Today’s weirdness comes courtesy of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which quoted one of my “Toke SignalsSeattle Weekly medical marijuana dispensary reviews in the search warrant affidavit for a Seattle collective which was raided on Tuesday.
The review, which was a positive one for Seattle Cannabis Co-Op, was printed in the Weekly back in March. It’s not apparent why the DEA would choose to quote the review in their search warrant affidavit, since none of the alleged improprieties mentioned elsewhere in the warrant were even hinted at in the review.
But there it was to greet me this morning, before I’d even had time to fortify myself with a cup of coffee: “DEA Medical-Marijuana Dispensary Search Warrant Quotes Seattle Weekly Toke Signals Column.”

Photo: Roger Goodman For Congress

“Happy 4th of July, everybody! As I march in the parades and go to barbecues today, I am mindful that our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution were drafted on hemp parchment and that Washington and Jefferson grew and used hemp for many purposes.

“I wonder what our Founders would think today, as well as Lincoln and Einstein and others who have condemned prohibitions…
“Now is the time for us, at this tipping point in history, to remember America’s underlying political principles — liberty and justice — and thereby for us all to fight together and finally end this outrageous policy of cannabis prohibition!”

Graphic: Zikata’s Blog
Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)

“Just living
isn’t enough,”
said the butterfly.

“One must also have freedom, sunshine, and
a little flower.”
~ Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories.
These include “The Little Mermaid,” “Thumbelina,” “The Little Match Girl,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Photo: Nimbin Wave
Dr. Bob Melamede, president and CEO of Cannabis Science Inc.

“What we’re seeing is a global revolution that’s going to end this insane prohibition against cannabis in this country. Who in their right mind would outlaw an anti-aging drug that kills cancer cells and uses the same activity that’s found in mother’s milk?”

~ Dr. Robert Melamede, president and CEO, Cannabis Science Inc.
Editor’s note: For a fascinating interview with Dr. Bob Melamede by Michael Roberts about how relaxing medical pot laws in Europe could have an incredibly beneficial effect on U.S. states, visit our sister Village Voice Media blog, Denver’s Westword.

Photo: Steve Elliott/Reality Catcher
Seattle Hempfest 2010 Hemposium participants, from left: Rob Kampia, MPP; Doug McVay, Berkeley Patients Group; Alison Holcomb, ACLU of Washington; and David Nott, Reason Foundation

​Another Seattle Hempfest has entered the history books, and this 19th gathering of the tribes was another great one.

Among the highlights of the event — you know, other than the obvious ones, like 4:20 at the Seeley Stage — were the Hemposium discussion panels including marijuana policy experts from across the country.
For policy wonks and committed marijuana activists, some very exciting quotes came out of those sessions.
Here are five of the best.

Photo: Herb Snitzer/Jazz Lives

If we all get as old as Methuselah, our memories will always be of lots of beauty and warmth from gage. Well, that was my life and I don’t feel ashamed at all. Mary Warner, honey, you sure was good and I enjoyed you ‘heap much.’

~ Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

Louis Armstrong first smoked marijuana in the mid-1920s, and stuck up for the herb all his life.

The original manuscript for Armstrong’s autobiography, Satchmo: My Life In New Orleans, published in 1954, contained information about his cannabis use, but those parts of the book were suppressed and censored by his manager, Joe Glaser (an Al Capone acolyte).

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