Cannabis Cures Cancer

"In California, approximately 133,000 people
are diagnosed every year with some form of invasive
cancer, not including the common skin
cancers. About 53,000 Californians die each
year from cancer."

Help free the cure, inform others, save lives.

To treat cancer it takes about 90 gram's of high quality cannabis oil ... Patients should take 1/3 of a gram of oil 3 times a day ... It takes about 1lb of high quality cannabis flowers to be able to make enough oil for one treatment ...
Start off slow and work your dosage up

One healthy large indoor or outdoor plant can produce 1lb of cannabis in a 90 day growth cycle. If possible grow your own to avoid cannabis contaminated with pesticides. One LB of Cannabis should make enough oil (90-100g) for 90 days ...

Make your own oil to cure your CANCER !!!

This blog is to help inform the public on the truth and medical benefits of cannabis. It also contains info to help teach others the healthiest and safest way to grow or acquire their medicine, what strains are best for their condition and responsible and healthy ways of medicating.

Have suggestions, comments, or questions you can email me at

Storm Crows MMJ Cannabis List on all ailments

Skunk Farm Oil Technique

"Note some solvents are cleaner than others"
AKA 100% Food Grade Ethanol, or Food grade Alcohol.

How to make cannabis milk
Make it into ice-cream to help with taste

Find us on You Tube

California Prop 215 Sb 420 & your patients rights .doc


Run for the cure video links; Cancer stopping cannabis extracts and one mans story.

You tube link to 7 part series

Article about "Run For the Cure" and easy video links

Here is some very good books on how to test for CBD's and the making of pure oil.
Marijuana Chemistry

Cannabis Chemistry

Cannabis Medical Extracts

THC / CBD / ETC Test Kits

MMJ Instructions

Cannabis Oil (QWISO)

Cannabis Milk

Bubble Hash


Coconut Oil

Juicing Raw Buds

DMSO for oil topical pain relief

Mix 50% rso 40% olive oil and 10% DMSO at luke warm ...

Links to learn how to grow your own ... It is easy cost effective and provides pesticide free medication.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Cannabis Hero dies from Cancer 

Outcast, Elaine was a beautiful and great person … Cannabis kept here alive for many years but her cancer kept spreading  … 

She is now resting in her field of dreams watching over us …

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Silas Story


Cannabis Is Medicine … Especially for kids when it’s lifesaving … 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Unregulated Cannabis

 Unregulated Cannabis can be cheaper but should be tested for pesticides and mold ... 

Always meet in a safe public location to avoid being robbed or scammed ...

The sesh’s are very safe (Have security) an usually have 10+ vendors in a farmers market like setting ... 
Search for "Sesh's" on Instagram in your area ... 

Quality Cannabis and Hemp Testing in California & Oregon

Friday, January 4, 2019

SB420 Sunsets; Medical Scripts Still Vaild

Our founder Omar Figueroa is quoted in this piece on the upcoming expiration of the collective and cooperative defense, which will happen next week. Based on BCC spokesperson Alex Traverso's statement that "his agency will continue to use a carrot-over-stick approach and try to coax illegally operating collectives/co-ops into getting state licenses" instead of coming down hard on those without permits, Omar's impression is that the odds of enforcement remain slim.
In sum, without a collective defense, there may be a theoretical increase in enforcement; however, without enforcement, it doesn't really make a difference that the defense will no longer be available.

"The broadest impact of the disappearing collective/co-op model will probably be on medical patients, caregivers and small local collectives and co-ops that weren’t really focused on the business end of the industry, but rather, were actually operating as nonprofit medical charities, said Ellen Komp, deputy director of California NORML.
“There will be patients who will have their access interrupted, and some of them won’t be able to access or afford a licensed facility where they can find their medicine,” she said.
“And collective owners will get caught up in the laws, prosecuted civilly or criminally for not having a license.”
Komp also noted the BCC was originally slated to perform a study on nonprofit MMJ collectives before the regulated market launched in January 2018, but that deadline was pushed back to January 2020, leaving any still-existing medical collectives in “legal limbo” for another year.
Komp and several other industry sources said it’s possible that after the collectives and co-ops become illegal there may be an uptick in enforcement efforts against unlicensed MJ shops.
“You’re still going to have a pretty robust illicit market, and what we’ve seen over the course of this past year is cities that are choosing to crack down on the illicit market … will continue to do so in the manner they have this past year, which is through code enforcement violations,” San Diego attorney Kimberly Simms said.
“I don’t think you’re going to see this huge uptick in raids,” Simms added, saying she doesn’t believe most communities have extra resources to devote to combating unlicensed cannabis shops.
“It is the sort of symbolic end to what people felt like has governed the industry for the last 20 years,” Simms said.
Another longtime MJ attorney, Oakland-based Bill Panzer, said many of the dispensaries that will face the choice Chernis referred to were never nonprofit collectives or co-ops.
Panzer said that before 2018, when all MMJ businesses were required to be nonprofits, “if you looked at the shops that were operating in California under the collective model under a magnifying glass, at least 90% would not pass muster.”
The ones that would, he added, have either already transitioned to the for-profit market and obtained state licenses, or have already exited the market.
“They’ve already been impacted,” Panzer said. “I don’t think there’s going to be many more … because the state has taken the position that nonprofits still have to get licenses. And a lot of these places can’t afford it, so they’ve been being shut down over the last year.
“I personally don’t know any (collectives) that have gotten a license and have still continued to operate as a nonprofit.”
Others aren’t as optimistic that law enforcement will turn a blind eye to unlicensed cannabis collectives and co-ops.
“Enforcement is likely to increase, because that (collective) defense isn’t there anymore,” stressed Omar Figueroa, another longtime MJ industry lawyer.
BCC spokesman Alex Traverso wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that his agency will continue to use a carrot-over-stick approach and try to coax illegally operating collectives/co-ops into getting state licenses, instead of coming down hard on those without permits.
Traverso noted that, in the past month, the BCC issued more than 1,300 temporary cannabis business licenses, including to many currently operating as collectives or cooperatives.
For those companies to become fully legal and sustainable, however, they’re going to have to obtain full annual permits – a much harder threshold.
That also doesn’t exempt unlicensed collectives and co-ops from prosecution by local authorities, which have largely been running point in combating California’s illicit market over 2018.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Future / Current Production and R & D 

Medi-Haze x Medihaze BB
CBD x Medihaze BB

Friday, November 24, 2017

Protect Small Farms ... #Sustainability

Reinstate the "total acreage cap"

Dear friends, neighbors and community members:
It is a well known fact that California is an agricultural powerhouse. We supply the nation and the world with hundreds of agricultural products. One of them is cannabis. Unlike every other crop, cannabis can only be legally sold in California. This is a significant challenge for everyone--from farmers to policy makers.
The challenges of regulating cannabis will be much more severe if we open the flood gates to large scale mega grows too quickly. That is why the state legislature did not include licenses larger than 1 acre in the MMRSA in 2015 or the MCRSA in 2016. That is why Prop 64 delayed the issuance of large scale license until 2023. That is why the Environmental Impact Report didn't consider grows larger than an acre.
For these reasons I support policies that would restrict each business to a maximum of one acre of cultivation until 2023. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

California Medical Cannabis RIP 2017 RIP #prop215

California Medical Cannabis RIP 2017 ...
From Governor Brown
"Intent Language
The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act enacted in 2015 created a regulatory framework for the licensing and enforcement of the cultivation, manufacture, transportation, storage, and distribution of medical cannabis in California. Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, made the recreational use of cannabis legal to people over the age of 21. The effective date for both measures is January 1, 2018.
It is the intent of the Governor’s Budget that this language once drafted will move the State forward with the regulation of both medical cannabis and adult use cannabis. The State will need one regulatory structure of cannabis activities across California. Implementing the current medical and adult use cannabis statutes separately will result in duplicative costs. Additionally, a separate regulatory framework for each would lead to confusion among licensees and regulatory agencies, undermining consumer protection and public safety."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quick Grow Guide

Growing cannabis for your personal needs?
Determine how much cannabis you need … Indoor cannabis plants typically produce .5 - 1 gram of finished flower per watts of light used …
A Cancer Patient would typically need 1-2 lb s of medication … Average patients use about 1 lb of raw product per year … A chronic disease or pain Patient can use up to 4 lb of product made into extracts ... On the far end some epilepsy patients need up to 10lbs of raw cannabis processed ...
Indoors you can get 4 potential harvest a year but it typically saves $$$ to do it when it is not to hot or cold … Spring / Fall
You would typically go with an indoor setup if you only need limited medication and or you live in an area without an outside growing area.
Outdoor Cannabis plants tend to produce allot more medicine for less cost and flower from August to October. Soonest you would want to plant outside is in May but it is possible to plant as late as July and get good results.

The Cannabis Plant
The cannabis plant can either be started by a seed or you can acquire a clone from a reputable vendor … They also have feminized seeds that are more stable and are highly recommended. By growing from seed you reduce your chance of getting pests greatly !!!

The cannabis plant starts it’s life by growing leaves aka Veg, Vegetative state … In this time the plant prefers a light cycle of over 16 hours of light … The more light indoors can be better 24/7 light will keep the plant shorter and more compact. Veg plants indoors for 2weeks up to a month ... Outdoors If you plant in June they will still get two good months of veg.
The second part of the cannabis plants life is the fruiting / flowering portion. This time typically takes about 65 days for hybrid and indica strains and sativas tend to take 70-90 days and get much larger in size …
This requires the light to be on for only 12 hours a day inside with a timer or waiting till the fall outdoors. For indoors I like to run the light at night when it is coolest out and have the the light off during the day when it is warm.
Cannabis plants love light … more the better typically … But they also require very exact conditions especially indoors to thrive … Outdoors you do not have much control so it is up to mother nature.

Indoor Growing
Indoors it may also be easier for you to use a grow tent …

Daytime conditions … Lights On
75-82f Leaf Temperature
65-70F soil / hydro root temperature.
35-55% Relative Humidity
Night Time - Lights Off
65-70F soil / hydro root temperature.
35-55% Relative Humidity

Types of Cannabis … males vs female

Indoor Supplies

Led Indoor Light Sources 100 watt+ Kinda Pricey

Led - < 2,000 BTU HEAT (Very little heat) (Recommended )

315 watts CMH - 2,000 BTU HEAT

Highly Recommended $175!95977!US!-1


Kinda Hot 

DE 1000 Watts 6,000 BTU HEAT
All put out heat and need to be cooled if to hot in the summer with AC … !!! In the winter the excess heat can be used to heat your house or garage …
Soil or Hydro ?
I prefer hydro for indoor grows … the plants seem to just do better … Always use filtered water for indoor grows … !!! By growing hydro indoors it helps prevent over-watering.

Use GH Organics Bio-thrive Bloom 15ml or Pure Blend Pro Bloom all the way till last week of flower then switch to water … cannabis plants also grow fine in veg with bloom fertilizer. PH should be between 5.5 and 6.5 ...
PH Combo Meter

Run off nutrient solution ppm should not exceed 1500ppm ...

Pure Blend Pro


Hydro Bucket

Non organic

How to grow outside
Always use soil and smart pots for outdoor plants … It is just simpler, grows better plants, and provides some protection from gophers …
65 Gallon pots are a good size for planting in July and can do around 2lbs a pot max 3lb.
Use 150-300 gallon pots if possible if you start in May or June to get potentially 5+ lb plants 
Basic Soil Mix
Outdoor Fertilizers can be used in bloom ...

Advanced Organic Soil Recipe
8 - 1.5 cubic ft bags of high quality base soil
1 33lb. bag of Worm Castings
2.5 lbs. Fish Bone Meal
5 lbs. High Phosphorus Bat Guano
5 lbs. Blood Meal
2.5 lbs. Bone Meal
3 cups. Oyster Shell
3 cups. Kelp Meal
3 cups Alfalfa Meal
3/4 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup Dolomite Lime
2 cups Azomite
2 TBS powdered Humic Acid

Plant Plants in June and Harvest around October
Spray Organic teas to super charge plants inside / prevent pests outside
Get biodiversity Teas @ hometown hydroponics …

Common Plant Deficiencies

How to Harvest Your Medicine

Pests come from outside or from the clones you acquired … some of these pests eggs cannot be killed for up to 90 days … If you see bugs on a plant I recommend killing it and spraying the area with an organic pesticide …

Organic Pesticides
… I do not recommend spraying these on cannabis plants … if you do make sure not to spray flowers and spray only outside plants before July or mother plants …
Other Resources
Greenhouse’s Cheap
Grow Like A Pro VIDEO
Make Female seeds
Alternative Fertilizer

Making Extracts
Other extracts

Vaping Tools

County Cannabis Laws
Medical - Still Strict
Prop 64 - Everyone allowed 6 indoor plants or 6 greenhouse

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 January 1 ·

 Forrest Lee
What a year! The outdoor cultivation ban happened January 12th and I don't think we've had a day off since. We defeated Measure W, we reversed the ban (sort of) and after watching Silas suffer the consequences of bans that don't protect the critically ill I'm now working on an organization that's mission is to protect families and provide free medicine to critically ill children.

The real work begins in 2017, locally and statewide. I start with legislative efforts in January. I am speaking and providing presentations to regulators to help influence AUMA and ensure that we do everything we can to ensure safe access to people in need is not criminalized through excessive regulation and taxation.

I plan on using every ounce of energy I have to fight for Nevada County by participating, if invited, in the committee tasked with determining new cultivation regulations for Nevada County. And, I plan on continuing what Patricia Smith's Cannabis Crusades with new radio programs in 2017.

I have seen first hand the social good held in this amazing plant. I won't stop until children in our communities have safe access and the sick and dying have quality health options and are not forced to become prescribed opioid addicts.

It's going to be a busy year. But with the support and hard work of all the amazing people I've met this year, we are going to effect change in our community. Love you all so much. Look out 2017.

  Forrest Lee

Monday, April 25, 2016
Free The Cure 
#Rosin it

Friday, February 12, 2016

No on Measure W Nevada County 

Indoor Grow light Par test ...

Get a good hood !!!! Go DE 1000w HPS or Sun System 315 watt LEC

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Protest Bans, Grow your own ...

        This jurisdiction’s local ordinance to restrict the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana, adopted pursuant to the State's Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) will prevent me and any of my household members and the relatives for whom I provide medical marijuana who are medical marijuana patients, from cultivating and possessing enough marijuana for my/our personal medicinal uses.  
This local ordinance, and the MMRSA on which it is based, thus both violate California's applicable and controlling law, the voter-enacted, statewide Compassionate Use Act (CUA).
        The California Supreme Court, in People v. Kelly (2008) 47 Cal.4th 1008, 1043, 1049, held that medical marijuana patients have the CUA-given right to cultivate and possess as much marijuana as they need for their personal medicinal uses, and that any law that is not a voter-approved statewide initiative that attempts to impair or burden such rights would be, and  is, unconstitutional under California Constitution, Article II, Section 10, subdivision (c).)
         Contrary to popular misconception, People v. Kelly did not state that patients have only an affirmative defense from prosecution.  That is because a defendant cannot have an affirmative defense to a crime without a foundational right to support such defense. The foundational right is the right to engage in an act that, without such right, would be a crime, but with such right is not a crime at all.  For medical marijuana patients, those rights, given by the CUA and cases that have interpreted the CUA, are the rights of cultivation, transportation, possession and medicinal use.
          Notably, People v. Kelly was decided the last time the State Legislature adopted legislation that attempted to limit the amount of marijuana that a patient could lawfully grow or possess.  That was when the State Legislature adopted the Medical Marijuana Program Act (the MMP), which added Health & Safety Code section 11362.77's plant and flower limits to the CUA.
            The California Supreme Court, in People v. Kelly, held that "By extending the reach of section 11362.77's quantity limitations beyond those persons who voluntarily register under the MMP and obtain an identification card that provides protection against arrest—and by additionally restricting the rights of all "qualified patients" and "primary caregivers" who fall under the CUA—the challenged language of section 11362.77 effectuates a change in the CUA that takes away from rights granted by the initiative statute."  (47 Cal.4th at p. 1043, emphasis added.)
              The Kelly court reiterated the fact that the CUA gives patients the rights to possess and cultivate as much medical marijuana as they need for personal medicinal use regardless of any state legislation to the contrary: "Whether or not a person entitled to register under the MMP elects to do so, that individual, so long as he or she meets the definition of a patient or primary caregiver under the CUA, retains all the rights afforded by the CUA [, including] the right to . . .possess[] or cultivate[] an amount of marijuana reasonably related to meet his or her current medical needs."  (Id., at p. 1048, emphasis added, citation omitted.)        
The People v. Kelly Court also explained that this legislative effort to adopt laws that impair CUA-given rights are unconstitutional because it "constitutes an amendment of the CUA in violation of California Constitution, article II, section 10, subdivision (c)."  (Id., at p. 1042, emphasis added.)
            As the Kelly court noted, "[T]he CUA—unlike many other initiative measures in recent decades—did not grant the Legislature authority to amend."  (47 Cal.4th, supra, at p. 1042, footnote omitted, emphasis added.)   Because the State Legislature's current efforts, via the MMRSA, are, just like its old efforts with the MMP, a "scheme" that "the Legislature adopted . . . on its own, without seeking ratification by the electorate," and because they impose more burdens on medical marijuana patients than allowed under the CUA, they are unconstitutional.  (Id. at p. 1043.)
            This is why the MMRSA, and all the local laws adopted pursuant to it, which purport to limit what patient can grow, and to burden such right by requiring patients to get licenses, permits, identification cards and jump through other such hoops, are unconstitutional.  They are illegal efforts to impair and burden the constitutionally-protected rights given to patients by the People of the State of California when they adopted the CUA.
        This is why neither the State of California nor any of its political subdivisions,  e. g., the counties and cities, may require any patient to obtain a license, permit, or government-issued ID card as a condition of cultivation, possession or transportation.
          First, possession or cultivation of even medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Thus, requiring a person to go on record, in any way, as possessing or cultivating it, unconstitutionally violates such person's Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination.  (Leary v. United States (1969) 395 U.S. 6, 12-13.)        
 Second, the CUA was intended to make access to medical marijuana safe and affordable.  Requiring patients to obtain such permits, licenses and cards makes access less affordable, and thus not only violates the restriction on "burdening" CUA-given rights, but also violates the intent of the CUA.        The cases cited by cities and counties in justification of adopting these unlawful ordinances, which were cobbled together by the self-serving League of Cities and the California Chiefs of Police, do not make these ordinances lawful.
        For example, the case of City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness Center (2013) 56 Cal.4th 729 reached its limited result -- to allow cities and counties to ban storefront dispensing collectives (colloquially known as “dispensaries”) - by ignoring applicable law and facts.  It failed to mention, e.g., that the State Legislature had directed the Attorney General to adopt statewide regulations to carry out the purposes of the CUA, that the Attorney General had begun to do so by adopting the 2008 Attorney General Guidelines for the Safety and Nondiversion of Medical Marijuana, and that such guidelines indicated how such storefront collectives could be required to operate lawfully.
    The Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness Center case also failed to discuss such relevant issues as, e.g., (1) if the State itself could not have completely impaired patients' access to medical marijuana, then what gave its political subdivisions, the cities and counties, the power to do so? and (2) if the purpose of government's police power is to regulate land uses to prevent public nuisances, then how can any activity authorized by the People of California, such as the not-for-profit distribution of medical marijuana, be deemed a "per se nuisance" and banned as such?
    More to the point, the Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness Center case did not ever actually address the issue of personal cultivation and possession.
    The case of Maral v. City of Live Oak (2013) 221 Cal.App.4th 975, now cited as authority that cities and counties and the State can ban personal cultivation, is only a Court of Appeal decision, and does not control contrary California Supreme Court opinions.  Thus, Maral, which held that patients have no "right" to cultivate medical marijuana, merely relied on another mere Court of  Appeal opinion to state that "The CUA creates only a limited defense to certain crimes, 'not a constitutional right to obtain marijuana,' " by citing People v. Urziceanu (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 747, 774.  But Maral did not  even cite, let alone attempt to distinguish, the California Supreme Court decision of People v. Kelly, which held that patients do have a constitutionally-protected right to cultivate and possess as much marijuana as each patient needs for his or her personal medicinal needs. 
I and my family members therefore will not obtain a license, a permit, a medical marijuana ID card issued by anyone, or do anything more than what the CUA requires, to wit, I and they will obtain a doctor's recommendation that medical marijuana might help our serious medical problems.  If, in the future, I or any medical marijuana patient in my household or family are cited for violating this unlawful and unconstitutional ordinance or the MMRSA, we, like all medical marijuana patients, will raise all these issues, and all such others as also may be applicable, in our defense and, if we so decide, in a countersuit against the government entity that is unconstitutionally violating our constitutionally-protected, CUA-given rights.
Dated: _________________________    Signed: Anonymous Local Citizen

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rosin Tech: The Death of BHO

 Making Organic Oil From Drysift 4x7 Plates  10 ton press

Press at 170-180F (this preserves Terpenes) in 25 micron screened bags ... make sure the material is the correct moisture levels by using Bovida 6.2 moisture packs ... Repress leftover's at a higher temp 250F for full extraction ....

For edible or oral use make sure to decarb aka heat it for 30minutes at 300F for 30 minutes to activate the oil form THCA to THC ... 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Federal Spending on MMJ Raids over? & B-man for the holidays ...

Bubble Man teaches Dry Sift for your holiday quiver ...


Federal Spending on MMJ Raids over?

I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and hope that the New Year will be peaceful and prosperous.  We are getting a mixed bag of policy changes, some good, some not so much.

First, the Good News!  President Obama signed the new budget that contained a provision to defund all Federal agencies from spending any money on marijuana prosecutions in states that have passed laws thatallow the use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.

This is not a suggestion or a recommendation - it is the law (at least until Sept. 2015 when this budget expires).

You can read the whole story here:

Now the bad news:  Yuba County is moving towards a total outdoor cultivation ban.  At the very least, they plan to drastically cut back on the number of plants that can be grown.  The matter has been postponed until Jan 5, so we should know soon.  El Dorado County is doing the same. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 19 – Cannabis Crusades featuring Melissa Etheridg & Veteran Bobby Woods

Melissa Etheridge was our special guest on the Cannabis Crusades, KVMR (89.5fm) Also Bobby West a PTSD Veteran shared his story, it was not to miss !!!

Such a great show that I had to get it up for everyone who may have missed it ...

September 19 – Cannabis Crusades
Special Guest – Grammy award winning artist, Melissa Etheridge will be our guest and we will have a pair of tickets to give away to her concert at the Vets Hall. Veteran Bobby Woods will guest on the second half of the show. Woods suffers from PTSD is a spokesman for Veteran Rights.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SB1262 California Clusterfuck

This bill looks pretty dam scarey ... It has a high likely hood of passing; please engage lawmakers and tell them what you don't like instead of just saying NO SB1262; So it has a chance of being watered down or having some positives for patients .

Write to your legislator here !!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cannabis Cures Cancer Supports ASA NC Measure S

The Cannabis Cures Cancer website supports ASA Nevada County's Measure S.

This measure is crucial to regulate cannabis grows in Nevada County and still allow patients the ability to grow and have access to medicine. By setting an easy to understand set of rules for patients to understand, it will help free up law enforcement resources to enforce actions to grows that are not legal under Prop 215. By also setting reasonable limits, it will help prevent cannabis from being grown in significant amounts for the black market and help stop unreasonable nuisance gardens from being grown in residential areas of the county.

The Cannabis Cures Cancer Cooperative Significantly Endorses The Marijuana Cultivation Act of Nevada County.

Measure S is vital in implementing a sensible and prudent ordinance which protects patients' rights while addressing the needs of the county.

Advances in Cannabis Cultivation ...

Greenhouses are sprouting up everywhere ... it is the future of cannabis cultivation ...

Light deprivation to get premium crops in the summer ....

Advances are also being made in supplemental lighting for greenhouses ... so you can to grow all year ...

Light Emitting Plasma LEP

LED lights that are efficient (Not all are !!!) 

Monday, December 16, 2013

CalNORML to Challenge Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ruling

December 11, 2013 - In an action supported by California NORML, medical marijuana patient James Maral will file a petition with the California Supreme Court to review the recent Third District Appellate Court decision upholding the city of Live Oak’s ban on medical marijuana cultivation.
San Francisco Attorney Joe Elford will draft and file the petition. “If you ban dispensaries and you ban cultivation, you’re ripping the heart out of California's medical marijuana laws,” said Elford. "This decision conflicts with the intent of the electorate and Legislature and should not be allowed to stand."
The announcement comes a day after Fresno county took steps to enact a total cultivation ban on first reading at its Board of Supervisors meeting. A second reading on the ordinance will take place on January 7.
Maral, 42, suffers from compartment syndrome, a painful life- and limb-threatening condition caused by insufficient blood supply to muscles and nerves. In addition, he has six damaged discs in his back, the result of his work as a heavy equipment driver. He and his family have lived in Live Oak for 15 years.
Maral is also a caretaker for his mother Donneda Maral, who has severe diverticulitis and Crohn's disease, for which she is frequently hospitalized.
"The only thing I'm fighting for is the patients who just want a couple of plants in their backyard," said Maral. "I'm not willing to let my mother die or live out the rest of her time in a hospital." The Marals live at least two hours away from any medical marijuana dispensary.
Cultivation is exempted from state law for medical marijuana patients by Proposition 215, passed by the voters in 1996. State law SB420 established a "floor" of 6 mature or 12 immature plants as allowable per patient, permitting cities and counties to pass ordinances allowing for greater, not lesser, amounts. The California Supreme Court threw out SB420's limits in People v. Kelly (2010), opting instead for allowing whatever a patient needs to grow.
Live Oak’s ban on medical marijuana cultivation took effect in January 2012, over the objections of local citizens. The only other known jurisdiction currently banning all medical marijuana cultivation is Tracy. Sacramento county has passed an ordinance zoning out anything federally illegal, and Sacramento sheriffs were out this year enforcing it by taking out gardens. The city of Selma rolled back their cultivation ban on October 16, voting to allow permitted, indoor gardens.
Prop. 215 co-author and CalNORML director Dale Gieringer, who sat on the state committee that wrote SB420, said, "The right of patients to grow their own medicine is fundamental to Prop. 215's stated purpose of ensuring that 'seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes.' The city of Live Oak has no legitimate business prohibiting Mr. Maral from growing the medicine he needs at his own private residence."
Established in 1972, California NORML is the state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We are a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to reforming California's marijuana laws. Our mission is to establish the right of adults to use cannabis legally.
Also see: Pot proponents vow appeal to state Supreme Court in Live Oak case
Appeal Democrat, December 12, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Legalize @ California 2014

Jacks; WOOT

Regulate like wine; ehhh

A cannabis manufacturer is any registered business dedicated to the germination, cultivation, production, processing, conversion, extraction, in-vitro testing, distribution, or wholesale of cannabis. The registration fee for a cannabis manufacturer shall be an annual fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000), plus one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) per 100 square feet of cannabis plant canopy.

DPA; AKA Big Business Prop 19 back