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Of all communities that would benefit from regular cannabis use is our senior citizens. Robert Platshorn, founder of the senior citizen outreach program The Silver Tour and of HBO’s Black Tuna diaries fame, is the first featured guest.
In Florida are lots and lots and lots of senior citizens and their vote will be crucial in getting the mmj initiative on the November 2014 Florida ballot passed. Getting senior citizens to connect the benefits to their health from marijuana use with a yes vote on Florida’s mmj initiative is crucial. Robert will explain how they are going to do that.
Obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation to use marijuana is now legal in 22 states and the District of Columbia. THCF Medical Foundation has been providing recommendations since 1999 making it one of the oldest medical marijuana recommendations services in the country. They have clinics in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii and Michigan. Clinics will be opening soon in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
A private non-profit foundation, they are taking the company public so big changes are on the way and Paul Stanford, founder and President, will be on hand to give you this exciting information from the largest provider of medical marijuana recommendations in the nation.
The residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico working with the Drug Policy Alliance collected enough signatures to qualify a lowest enforcement priority initiative for the November ballot. Emily Kaltenbach, New Mexico state director for the Drug Policy Alliance will discuss how this initiative came into being, the successful signature gathering drive, what the proposed initiative would do and DPA's role in getting it successfully on the ballot. Ms. Kaltenbach will also provide information on the other programs DPA is pursuing in New Mexico.
The show’s second guest is California Cannabis Coalition Director Craig Beresh. A grass roots organization of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals dedicated to safeguarding America’s right to access cannabis legally and grow hemp, the coalition has successfully fought six city and county bans using the referendum process. Craig will discuss the organization’s multiple programs and its role in starting three initiatives to end prohibition including the 2014 California Cannabis Hemp Initiative and its 2016 re-incarnation.
A judge can no longer deny a medical marijuana provider charged with illegally selling, furnishing or whatever the ability to present a medical marijuana defense to the jury. This precedent setting ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeals reverses the ruling by a lower court judge that the defendant in the case of People vs. Baniani would not be allowed to tell the jury that he was following state law when providing medical marijuana to qualified patients. Christopher Glew was the attorney in this precedent setting case that unequivocally confirms the rights of medical marijuana patients under SB 420 and is to be thoroughly congratulated in finally getting this pushed through the courts. Mr. Glew is the featured guest on the live Internet podcast of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense this Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m. on www.blogtalkradio.com/marijuananews. Mr. Glew will discuss the history of this case, the legal reasoning that won the day for medical marijuana patients and how this ruling will benefit patients and their access to medicinal marijuana. He distills these complex legal issues and the byzantine politics that engulf them into lucid comprehensible statements so you can actually understand what the hell is going on. The shows 2nd guest is Casper Leitch creator and director of Time4Hemp.com, the first global pro-cannabis broadcasting network. Time4Hemp.com broadcasts on the Internet 24/7 with over 30 weekly programs including Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.. With plans in the works to include TV, Time4Hemp.com has become a major media outlet for the marijuana community. For more info check them out at Time4Hemp.com and then hear Casper reveal what’s in store for this budding network.
California may not have a legalization initiative on November’s ballot, but there will be several mmj initiatives including a flourishing one in La Mesa. Endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee, this initiative has a very good chance of passage which will make La Mesa one of a handful of cities with voter approved dispensaries.
Cyra Velazquez from Safe Access LaMesa is the show’s first guest and will discuss how the initiative came into being, the tepid city council response and how they snared the SD County Democratic Central Committee endorsement.
Our second guest comes from paradise, the Hawaiian Islands - legendary Maui Wowie, the home of the Chum Gang. However it is not mj paradise for marijuana advocates. One of the more high profile activist in Hawaii is Roger Christie who spent 4 ½ years in a federal prison claiming the right to use marijuana as a religious sacrament. Our second guest is Brian Murphy who met last week with Roger at a half-way house where he is currently residing until he is released.
Roger Christie has paid a terrible price for his devotion to marijuana. Brian reports on how Roger is doing, what’s next and what he plans to do once released.
In addition Bryan speaks about his role as an operator of Patients Without Time, a mmj dispensary that was raided and closed. Bryan is facing multiple decades in jail and has been offered a plea deal which he will talk about on the show.
Dutch Masters will explain a new commercial extraction process that will allow patients and manufacturers to order concentrates with a specific THC, CBD and other cannabinoids concentration. Produced in either a liquid or powered form, the new process, at a very reasonable price, will allow a patient or an edible manufacturer to obtain the specific cannabinoid ratio for medicine, edibles and other cannabinoid products.
100kstrong.net is a program of the Florida Cannabis Action Network which seeks to enlist 100,000 veterans in the battle for equal access to cannabis. David Jones, Communication Director for FLCAN and Robert Jordan, Vietnam veteran and cannabis activist, will provide a unique perspective on the need for cannabis by veterans, will discuss their program to get veterans actively involved in the medical marijuana movement and how it will impact on Florida’s November ballot initiative to legalize the use of marijuana medically.
Tonight on the current issues show we talk about the New York task force reviewing rollout of education reform, New Jersey discussing if they should legalize Marijuana or not, and we talk about the Immigration coalition targeting the GOP Lawmakers.
Welcome to Understanding the Law: Week in Review. The show is hosted by Peter Lamont and Bob Hughes and is a service of the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont and Associates. The firm has offices in New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Puerto Rico and affiliated offices throughout the country.
Understanding the Law: Week in Review is a weekly radio broadcast discussing recent legal and business news and topics. As always, we welcome calls from our listeners. If you wish to discuss any of today's topics please call our switchboard at (347) 855-8831. Please note that this broadcast does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any of our listeners.
On this week's show we discuss:
Premises Liability Discussion - Universal Studios Halloween 2014
Shoe designer Antonio Brown claims Louis Vuitton committed trademark infringement with footwear confusingly similar to his LVL XIII brand
NYPD Sends Top Brass to 'Twitter
Judge OKs serving legal papers
Delaware is first state to adopt model law that says social media accounts can be inherited
River Vale woman charged after scuffle with salespeople, police over iPhone 6 at Apple Store
Mishandling Medical Records Turns Into an $800,000 HIPAA-Compliance Mistake
Alabama Supreme Court affirms class-action status for $3.2 billion investor lawsuit against CVS Caremark
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Have you ever wanted to know the truth about marijuana. Listen in as we talk to Erik Alteri, Communications Director of NORML. Our primary topic of discussion will be on debunking the myths about marijuana, we'll also discuss medicinal marijuana, marijuana reform, state and federal marijuana laws and ultimately the legalization of marijuana.
The show is a live call-in format and will air Monday, April 7th, 2014 from 7-8PM EST. The Studio Call in phone number is 347-215-6640.
NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
Hank Levy and Jim Marty are CPAs with offices in California and Colorado. Bookkeeping for mj businesses is not easy as it’s a conundrum of banks refusing services, government agencies wanting their cut of the money while all the time police keep lurking in the background. This Monday, learn why keeping the books for a marijuana business is more art than science.
In July, Cathedral City enacted an ordinance allowing for the immediate operation of three collectives becoming only the second city in the Inland Empire to allow dispensaries to operate. One of the major reasons for the action is that the city has helplessly watched as major tax revenue generators like Walmart, K-Mart, Burlington Coat Factory and even grocery chains like Albertson’s fled for more upscale pastures. Cathedral City Councilman Greg Pettis is the shows 2nd guest detailing how the ordinance got passed and the role city finances played in its passage.
Initiatives don’t always work out for the best as patients in Lake Co. California have discovered. Daniel McLean of the Emerald Unity Coalition will discuss the upshot of an initiative introduced by Lake Co. government that was passed by the voters and bans all outdoor cultivation in residential neighborhoods. An alternative initiative sponsored by patients will be on the November ballot that will change things substantially.
Cannabis has had a long history of religious use and our 2nd guest is Michael Myers, director of an organization dedicated to preserving this ancient religious use. The religious use of marijuana, ancient or not, has had a very problematic history, but Michael will elucidate the four steps which he has put into practice and he believes provides first amendment protection.
Wallach on Law. Gun Legislation & Officer Training, With California Assembly Member Das Williams, And Gun Rights Activist Sheriff Richard Mack (“Sheriff Mack”). Gun regulation is potentially the most partisan and divisive issue in the U.S. Some believe that any form of gun regulation in unlawful. Others don’t believe the Second Amendment provides a right to possess a gun free from regulation. And others are more concerned with the present – determining that, in the wake of multiple tragedies – the need to better regulate gun access is essential. This week, Sheriff Mack joins us to explain why he believes gun regulations are illegal, and that our focus should be ending the drug war and improving officer training. And in the wake of the Isla Vista tragedy, Cal. Assembly Person Das Williams has co-authored a bill that provides a mechanism to keep those who may be unstable temporarily away from weaponry. He joins us (from the Assembly floor) to discuss his bill as it moves through the California Legislature.
Wallach on Law airs on AM stations nationwide on Saturdays at 1:00pm Eastern Time, and can also be heard on iTunes, iHeart Radio.
Butane legality and Butte Co. cultivation controversy are the focus of the 6 p.m. Monday, August 18 live podcast of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense at blogtalkradio.com/marijuananews.
The use of butane in the production of marijuana concentrates is highly controversial. What is legal and what is not legal on both state and federal levels will be examined by famed marijuana attorneys Allison Margolin and Raza Lawrence. With home explosions making the headlines, fears of butane residuals in concentrates and the rapid growth of shatters and waxes especially among youthful consumers, the topic couldn’t be hotter.
In 2013, Butte Co. passed a very restrictive cultivation ordinance banning outdoor grows on lots of less than ½ acre and severely restricted cultivation on larger parcels. Patients rallied and collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to repeal the restrictive ordinance and replace it with one that is more patient friendly. Andrew Merkel of Butte County Citizens Against Irresponsible Government will speak on how patients succeeded in collecting enough signatures and the heightened tensions that have developed in Butte Co as a result of their success in putting the measure on the ballot.
With news, views, humor and grow tips, this is the marijuana show worth listening to this Monday August 18 at 6 p.m. and every Monday at 6 p.m. at www.blogtalkradio.com/marijuananews. Be a part of the live podcast by calling in your comments and questions to (657) 383-0011.
If you missed the show, you can still listen to it and all past shows on the archived podcasts available 24/7 at www.blogtalkradio.com.