Recent Changes for "Marijuana" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/MarijuanaRecent Changes of the page "Marijuana" on Davis Wiki.en-us Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2014-01-18 23:15:28DougWalterTwo head shops <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There <span>is one</span> ["<span>Illusions" head shop</span>] in Davis these days with a fairly decent selection. ["Newsbeat"] sells corn cob and mini wooden pipes without the holes in the sides (carbs); these are intended for tobacco only, but they are very cheap ($3.25) and will do in a bind. You can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There <span>are two</span> ["<span>Head Shops" head shops</span>] in Davis these days with a fairly decent selection. ["Newsbeat"] sells corn cob and mini wooden pipes without the holes in the sides (carbs); these are intended for tobacco only, but they are very cheap ($3.25) and will do in a bind. You can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2013-04-20 22:07:11EmilyBarranco(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For medical marijuana users there are several dispensaries in the Sacramento and Bay areas. There are no dispensaries in Yolo County. A list of California dispensaries is hosted at [http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbclist.html canorml.org]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> For medical marijuana users there are several dispensaries in the Sacramento and Bay areas. There are no dispensaries <span>physically located </span>in Yolo County. <span>However, a few local patient to patient collectives serve the Davis area with delivery of medicinal products. You can find a list of delivery services in Davis at [http://www.weedmaps.com]. </span>A list of California dispensaries<span>&nbsp;outside of Yolo County</span> is hosted at [http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbclist.html canorml.org]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2013-01-03 12:54:15ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Illusions" head shop] in Davis these days, but <span>y</span>ou can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Illusions" head shop] in Davis these days<span>&nbsp;with a fairly decent selection. ["Newsbeat"] sells corn cob and mini wooden pipes without the holes in the sides (carbs); these are intended for tobacco only</span>, but <span>they are very cheap ($3.25) and will do in a bind. Y</span>ou can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-10-02 23:40:23EfremRensi <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [wiki:wikipedia:Marijuana], a.k.a., ["Cannabis"], is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's <span>pres</span>c<span>ription.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [wiki:wikipedia:Marijuana], a.k.a., ["Cannabis"], is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's <span>re</span>c<span>ommendation.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-02 16:24:50WilliamLewisnot quite true. go to the courthouse and see your friends' speeding tickets <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with a moderate amount of pot are no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers is the $100 fine. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with a moderate amount of pot are no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers is the $100 fine<span>, although the matter is public record and could show up in a background check</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-02 16:22:53ScottMeehleibclarifying <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with pot are<span>&nbsp;usually</span> no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers is the $100 fine. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with <span>a moderate amount of </span>pot are no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers is the $100 fine. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-02 16:20:14ScottMeehleibupdating legal section. Possession no longer a misdemeanor. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It <span>is</span> a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It <span>became</span> a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<span><br> + <br> + In 2010, possession of an ounce or less was downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction. In effect, this means that the consequences of getting caught with pot are usually no greater than if you were to receive a mild traffic citation. All that lingers is the $100 fine.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-02 13:43:18JabberWokkyOkay, I can fit two of three, but "intensity"? Harshing people's mellow! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug ... to awesomeness. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug ... to awesomeness.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Of course, its nickname "demon weed" also points to others blaming it for quite a bit of sadness and pain.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-01 22:41:10ScottMeehleibRevert to version 114 (Sentence no longer makes sense. Create a new one if you disagree.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug <span>to sadness and pain and intensity </span>... to awesomeness. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug ... to awesomeness. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2012-03-01 22:33:00JaneBF <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug ... to awesomeness. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug <span>to sadness and pain and intensity </span>... to awesomeness. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-08 21:59:07BruceHansenincorporate 420 Relief, links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here]. Even though there are medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here]. Even though there are medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;["420 Relief"], now [" Departed Businesses" out of business], was a place in Davis where marijuana cards could be obtained by qualifying patients in order to have ["Legal Services" legal] ["Medical Services" medical] access.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["420 Relief"], now out of business, was a place in Davis where marijuana cards could be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ See:</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-08 20:25:52CovertProfessorI don't understand why this history was deleted <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> <span>-</span> [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee] </td> <td> <span>+ * ["420 Relief"], now out of business, was a place in Davis where marijuana cards could be obtained by qualifying patients.<br> + *</span> [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> <span>+ *</span> [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-08 20:23:41CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here]. Eventhough there <span>i</span>are medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here]. Even<span>&nbsp;</span>though there are medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 19:52:46BruceHansen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["<span>Dead Zone Noveltie</span>s" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["<span>Illusion</span>s" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 18:54:51BruceHansenstoners video link, federal law <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as <span>stoners or potheads</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as <span>[http://www</span>.<span>youtube.com/watch?v=vT12MTZmJT0 stoners] or potheads.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here].<br> <span>- *</span> [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> <span>- *</span> [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here].<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Eventhough there iare medical marijuana laws in California, the U.S. still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug and sometimes enforces over California laws, including for medical marijuana.</span><br> <span>+ <br> +</span> [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> <span>+</span> [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 17:58:01MeggoWaffleRevert to version 106 (this is what i get for editing from my phone). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 17:47:13StevenDaubertit's closed bro <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 17:29:25MeggoWaffleRevert to version 105 (unless 420 closed, it stays on the page). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-11-05 16:58:13BruceHansenrm 420 Relief, add Sac Bee law link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/05/4032109/suits-challenge-crackdown-by-feds.html Suits Challenge Crackdown by Feds - Sac Bee]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-05-26 13:08:44CovertProfessorreorg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here].<br> + * ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.<br> + * [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> - Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here].</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-05-26 13:07:52CovertProfessorlink to 420 relief <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ["420 Relief"] is a place in Davis where marijuana cards can be obtained by qualifying patients.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-05-14 18:48:01sriniman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 131: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ TROLL!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-03-20 10:33:07JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - 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There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [wiki:wikipedia:Marijuana], a.k.a., <span>["</span>Cannabis<span>"]</span>, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-02-02 17:19:05ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Some Davisites also believe that cannabis is a gateway drug ... to awesomeness.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2011-02-02 16:23:08ScottMeehleibrandom musing on an ancient topic <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 136: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * That fact has always annoyed me. Hunter S. Thompson once said something about how left and right-wing politics are actually illusory in their description They are better described as a circle rather than a straight line with true polar opposites. Extreme liberalism actually has a lot in common with fascism because, in both systems, you have people who are sure their way of life is superior to the point of having no problem bossing you around. For example, Davis is the only place I've lived where strangers have consistently come up to me on the street to tell me to put out my cigarette because it's hurting their health. --["Users/ScottMeehleib"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2010-08-04 15:41:36StevenDaubert(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 135: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ They cite the conflict between state and federal law ["Daubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2010-02-13 11:42:34JasonAller+link for Philip <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You just gotta know where, and who. </td> <td> <span>+</span> You just gotta know <span>["Where to go if you're stoned" </span>where<span>]</span>, and who. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-10 22:59:10Ericmoose <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-10 22:58:45Ericmoose <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Like Bob Marley or John Steinbeck, they were total degenerates right? --["users/Ericmoose"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-06 16:33:53WilliamLewismaking some sense of these links. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Marijuana<span>&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition</span>], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription.<span>&nbsp;[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [wiki:wikipedia:</span>Marijuana], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. There are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-06 16:32:27WilliamLewisDangling modifier, unneeded anyway. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Marijuana [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. <span>In case you've been living under a rock, t</span>here are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription. [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Marijuana [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. <span>T</span>here are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana. However, California law permits medical use of marijuana by people who have medical doctor's prescription. [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-06 16:31:06WilliamLewisslightly more accurate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Marijuana [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. <span>&nbsp;O</span>ve<span>rall Marijuana is illegal</span>. However, <span>marijuana is legal for medical use in </span>California <span>for</span> people who have medical doctor's prescription.<span>&nbsp;</span> [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Marijuana [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition], a.k.a., Cannabis, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. <span>In case you'</span>ve<span>&nbsp;been living under a rock, there are both state and federal laws against the possession and sale of marijuana</span>. However, California <span>law permits medical use of marijuana by</span> people who have medical doctor's prescription. [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-06 15:44:56BrianHiattAdded a definition references to wikipedia, updated the definition <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Marijuana <span>is often referred to as "weed"</span>, <span>"pot" or </span>b<span>y the name of the way it is presented.</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as stoners or potheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Marijuana <span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijana definition]</span>, <span>a.k.a., Canna</span>b<span>is, is often referred to as weed, pot or ganja among other things. Overall Marijuana is illegal. However, marijuana is legal for medical use in California for people who have medical doctor's prescription. [http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/ Link to state medical marijuana card info]<br> + <br> +</span> It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as stoners or potheads. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Medical Marijuana laws are also in effect and can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4525&amp;wtm_view=medical here].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * California prop. 215 Legalized medical Marijuana, however, Federal law is not in sync with this State law. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_215_(1996) external link]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-11-06 15:08:52BrianHiattCleaned up the discussion thread best I could without deleting things <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case<span>.</span><br> <span>-</span> A show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> <span>-</span> Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> <span>-</span> Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> <span>-</span> I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age.<br> <span>-</span> But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> <span>-</span> I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm)<span>&nbsp;p</span>lease bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic: http://cannabisnews.com </td> <td> <span>+ == A view on the topic of Marijuana ==<br> +</span> * I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;[[br]]</span> The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case<span>:</span><br> <span>+ *</span> A show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> <span>+ *</span> Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> <span>+ *</span> Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> <span>+ * </span> I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age.<br> <span>+ *</span> But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> <span>+ *</span> I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm)<span><br> + * P</span>lease bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic: http://cannabisnews.com </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 90: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == More views ==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> -<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+ *</span> That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> <span>+ * NOTE: Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! </span>-<span>-["Users/SummerSong"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. <span>&nbsp;*<br> + * </span>For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<span><br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em!</span> --["Users/SummerSong"]<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp --["Users/SummerSong"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-31 17:02:35jsogul <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis City Code ["Davis Municipal Code/40.26.275" 40.26.275]: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries<span><br> -</span> Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts, including without limitation to all planned development districts. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis City Code ["Davis Municipal Code/40.26.275" 40.26.275]: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries<span>.</span> Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts, including without limitation to all planned development districts.<span>&nbsp;The city adopted this ordinance because of the conflict between federal and state law on medical marijuana.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-31 16:15:02JimStewartDavis and medical marijuana dispensaries <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ I find it both amusing and somewhat hypocritical that Davis, the supposed paragon of liberal thought and deed, forbids medical marijuana dispensaries within it's borders.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-31 13:33:45jsogulno dispensaries in woodland or anywhere in yolo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For medical marijuana users there are several dispensaries in Sacramento and Woodland within 30 minutes of the city limits. They can be found on norml.org.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ For medical marijuana users there are several dispensaries in the Sacramento and Bay areas. There are no dispensaries in Yolo County. A list of California dispensaries is hosted at [http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbclist.html canorml.org].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-30 18:58:20JasonAller+link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis City Code 40.26.275: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis City Code <span>["Davis Municipal Code/</span>40.26.275<span>" 40.26.275]</span>: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-30 18:52:47davisreviewer(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ For medical marijuana users there are several dispensaries in Sacramento and Woodland within 30 minutes of the city limits. They can be found on norml.org.<br> + <br> + Davis City Code 40.26.275: Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries<br> + Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts, including without limitation to all planned development districts.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-02 20:41:10DonShorclearer? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<span><br> -</span> recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case.<span>.</span><br> <span>- a</span> show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many). </td> <td> <span>+ *</span> I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case.<br> <span>+ A</span> show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age.<span>&nbsp;</span> But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> <span>-</span> I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<span><br> -</span> http://cannabisnews.com<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age.<span><br> +</span> But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> <span>+</span> I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic: http://cannabisnews.com </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-07-02 19:11:23JustinAi <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as <span>P</span>otheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as <span>stoners or p</span>otheads. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-14 08:29:04JabberWokkyRaaaaaaaaa- anne! You don' hav to put on de RED DREASSS!!! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [http://CulturalBaggage.org Cultural Baggage] airs on ["KDRT"] and is hosted by Drug Truth Network. It is hosted by an ex-["police" cop] who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:34:19WilliamLewisRevert to version 80. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:32:03JamesHargisRevert to version 69 (::sigh::). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:29:58WilliamLewisRevert to version 78. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:28:35JamesHargisRevert to version 69 (Cannabis comes from the cannabis plant. Who would've thunk?). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:10:01WilliamLewisRevert to version 76 (Vandalism? HA! Try not going against what everyone else has done thus far.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:06:31JamesHargisRevert to version 69 (Can someone with power please stop WilliamLewis from vandalizing the wiki?). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:03:26WilliamLewisRevert to version 74. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:02:51JamesHargisRevert to version 69 (My mistake, this is the correct revert.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:02:45WilliamLewisRevert to version 72 (le sigh). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:02:04JamesHargisRevert to version 71 (I can't believe how ignorant WilliamLewis is.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 21:00:13WilliamLewisRevert to version 70 (I can't believe I'm going to have to get into an edit war over this.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 20:57:59JamesHargisRevert to version 69 (No, "cannabis" is the proper name for the drug. Marijuana isn't.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 20:54:58WilliamLewisRevert to version 68 (This is what most people call it. The supposedly "racist" argument is nonsense.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 20:53:16JamesHargisRenamed to "Cannabis" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 20:51:57JamesHargisRevert to version 66 (Going to rename instead of redirect.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> + <br> + Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> + <br> + [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> + <br> + = Culture =<br> + <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> + <br> + Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> + <br> + <br> + You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> + --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> + <br> + --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> + <br> + = Health and Option=<br> + <br> + == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> + <br> + == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> + * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> + * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> + * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> + <br> + == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> + <br> + '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Balanced views ==<br> + <br> + * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> + <br> + = Legal Issues =<br> + <br> + If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> + <br> + Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> + <br> + According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> + Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> + (530) 758-3180<br> + P.O. Box 73381<br> + Davis, CA 95617<br> + <br> + Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> + <br> + === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + <br> + = Local Sources =<br> + You just gotta know where, and who.<br> + <br> + If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> + <br> + = Discussion =<br> + I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + <br> + <br> + * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> + That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> + <br> + * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> + * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> + <br> + * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> + <br> + * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> + * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> + <br> + * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> + <br> + * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> + <br> + * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> + * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> + * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> + <br> + * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> + <br> + <br> + * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> + <br> + * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> + * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> + * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> + * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> + * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> + * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> + * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> + * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> + * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> + *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 20:35:46JamesHargis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly referred to as Potheads.<br> - <br> - Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the ["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth].<br> - <br> - [[Image(oregano.jpg, "Oregano in a water pipe", thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffitied joint", right, thumbnail, 200)]]<br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = The Law =<br> - <br> - After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].<br> - <br> - = Culture =<br> - <br> - [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]<br> - <br> - Hunter S. Thompson jokingly offers this advice:<br> - <br> - <br> - You will not be able to see his eyes because of Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension, and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your authority. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack for no reason, with every weapon at his command -- including yours. Beware. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time -- on him -- will usually save nine -- on you.)<br> - --Hunter S. Thompson, ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas''<br> - <br> - --R.I.P. Hunter, you will be missed.<br> - <br> - = Health and Option=<br> - <br> - == Anti-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Supposedly Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<br> - <br> - == Pro-marijuana links ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy<br> - * [http://www.norml.org/ The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws]<br> - * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director<br> - * [http://www.smoke-it.info/ Sign the legalize it petition]<br> - <br> - == Marijuana Addiction Recovery ==<br> - <br> - '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "a desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<br> - <br> - '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> - Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous] which welcome potheads. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Balanced views ==<br> - <br> - * [http://www.nap.edu/html/marimed/ National Academy of Sciences Report] - Points out several health problems associated with smoking marijuana, and presents a case for medical use (and prompts for research on how to get the medical effects without the side effect of getting high).<br> - <br> - = Legal Issues =<br> - <br> - If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the ["Police" police] rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them.<br> - <br> - Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with ["Drugs" illegal drugs], I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a ["Crime" crime], find yourself a ["Law Firms" lawyer].<br> - <br> - According to [http://www.hempusflag.com HempUSFlag.com] the following lawyer has provided counsel on marijuana cases in the past:<br> - Julie Ruiz-Sierra<br> - (530) 758-3180<br> - P.O. Box 73381<br> - Davis, CA 95617<br> - <br> - Contact the local ["ACLU"] for free legal advice.<br> - <br> - === Medical ===<br> - <br> - * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> - <br> - = Local Sources =<br> - You just gotta know where, and who.<br> - <br> - If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.<br> - <br> - = Discussion =<br> - I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> - recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> - a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> - Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> - Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> - I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> - I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> - http://cannabisnews.com<br> - <br> - <br> - * I'm told smoking the seeds causes impotence (the chemical that causes this is concentrated there).<br> - That study is fairly flawed when applied to most 'weekend' or casual users. The problem with that is that they way they defined marijuana users was people who smoked roughly twice a day on a continual basis. Anyone doing that much of anything will be come impotent.<br> - <br> - * Also, pot-smoking has been proved to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia and depression. These results are not attributable to more mentally ill using marijuana, there is a definite cause-and effect between pot smoking and higher incidence rates of mental illness. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm Drug 'doubles mental health risk'] March 1st, 2005 BBC News world edition<br> - * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["Users/BobbyGray"]<br> - <br> - * Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.<br> - <br> - * It's important to note that marijuana has never been found to increase any risk of anything other than lung diseases/cancer when smoked. Instead, there are correlations, but no positive or negative cause and effects. Any side effects pot smoking has is countered by its other effects, as my Biology of Cell Death instructor admitted. In fact, marijuana is less harmful than alcohol because of this. If weed is ingested, not smoked, there is really no bodily harm (however, it is not doubtful that harm can come from not studying or working enough due to the calmness and sometimes lack of energy/laziness that weed attributes to). --LizaAbeja<br> - * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])<br> - <br> - * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["Users/MiriamKaufman"]<br> - <br> - * Thanks for the article, Miriam. I just didn't have the hard evidence to back up my info and the article covers the points I made perfectly! I especially like, "on the whole it causes fewer problems than its two main competitors on the recreational drug scene, alcohol and tobacco...you do have to ask why marijuana is illegal and alcohol and tobacco aren't." (StraightDope.com) --LizaAbeja<br> - <br> - * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - * I make *no* claims that it does, but here are some sources:<br> - * http://health.yahoo.com/health/centers/sexual_health/003164<br> - * http://www.impotence.org/confront/causes.asp<br> - <br> - * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["Users/SummerSong"]<br> - <br> - <br> - * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["Users/LeonaScanlan"]<br> - <br> - * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["Users/NicholasCorwin"]<br> - * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * Nothing about legality mentioned [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=degenerate here].<br> - * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["Users/JosephBleckman"]<br> - * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["Users/KarlMogel" KJM]<br> - * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["Users/CarlosOverstreet"]<br> - * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["Users/jefferson"]<br> - * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])<br> - * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."<br> - * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]<br> - *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Cannabis</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-05-13 09:17:38Veblen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ I'm new to wiki, and this is quite confusing. I just want to add to the discussion, not edit the entry. But I certainly have strong views about how the entry is slanted, and would love to change it, but I know from trying to correct wikipedia that the regulars are intensely defensive and will quickly censor things to fit their views. Be that as it may, hear me out as to this topic: for starters, the term "marijuana" is a racist term, designed to associate ganja with the scariness assigned Mexicans back in the "reefer madness" days (view that one on YouTube, kids, alongside U.S. Military propaganda piece "Hemp for Victory"!) when the persuasion machine of the hugely-powerful paper industry was making sure to nip in the bud any attempts to switch over to the more efficient hemp plant. So this page and anyone in the medical, safe-access movement should be calling it cannabis, its actual name, with MJ getting relegated to an embarassing footnote of history. (My initial search was for "medical cannabis" of course, which turned up no hit.) But that cultural smear mentality certainly pervades the discussion here, and as well in the article itself. Speaking of dictionaries, who says it's a "drug"? It's an herb. The propaganda machine of the government (i.e. Clinton's Gen. McCaffrey paying for propaganda elements to be placed in the plots of television Sit-Coms.. salon exposed that so someone might dig up the link) declares it to be, because they are lobbied heavily by the likes of Anheuser-Busch (repeated contributor to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting which terrorizes rural citizenry by helicopter).. the typical megaconglomerate having its way thoroughly with Governmental power, to the detriment of the typical working stiff. I think the conformists would say "drug" has to do with effects.. well guess what, the one legal DRUG, as I see it, which is<br> + recreational and has virtually no medical applications, but which is excruciatingly physically addictive (while ganj is not in the least) is of course alcohol, the scourge of any and all college towns. Pushed at every corner store in addictively-sized and priced packaging, and the brews conform to zero requirements as to listing their ingredients. I can pull up a few quotes from the Founding Fathers of this land.. aggies in the true sense as they cherished the settlers' connection to the land and its fruits-- praising cannabis and promoting its cultivation.. I suspect searching through such volumes for references to booze would produce comments more along the lines of warning against degeneracy. I can go on and on, but how about a bunch of links that do a better job than I can at making the case..<br> + a show that airs on Davis' own KDRT is http://CulturalBaggage.org which is hosted by an ex-cop who often interviews Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.. (current officers, many).<br> + Another show not to miss is web-only (or iPhone App?) as for Davisites: http://expertwitnessradio.org which airs over WBAI.org and is hosted by DEA-turned-whistleblower Mike Levine.<br> + Not sure if it's in print anymore, but someone can look up and please link up the book stuffed with facts called "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" on cannabis issues specifically.<br> + I actually did hear a science report on a shortwave (wrn.org) broadcast (radionetherlands perhaps?) correlating daily pot smoking with dimentia as subjects got into middle age. But I wonder whether one can adequately correct for tainted supply.. an insidious ramification of the arbitrary prohibition/demonization under which we suffer. (Hence the website, http://safeaccess.org BTW.)<br> + I'm sure someone good at editing and in the editorial in-crowd can reformulate my rantings here into some cogent editing of this article, but if you take nothing else away from reading my rant (excuse me for typing 80wpm) please bookmark the following always-current news site for this topic:<br> + http://cannabisnews.com<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2009-01-20 14:33:13JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly refered to as Potheads. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Marijuana is often referred to as "weed", "pot" or by the name of the way it is presented. It is a ["Drugs" drug] that is pretty easy to get in Davis, thanks to a solid base of college students. There is one ["Dead Zone Novelties" head shop] in Davis these days, but you can buy hemp products all over town and obviously the ["Whole Earth Festival"] causes a cloud to descend on the city. Folks that smoke a ton of weed are commonly refer<span>r</span>ed to as Potheads. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-12-29 14:03:04WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the <span>scourge of the earth</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some think that this substance is one of the cornerstones of Davis life and culture and that if Davis wasn't so full of good grass then it would be full of a lot of bored and angry college kids. Others disagree and think it is the <span>["shadiness factor" scourge of the earth]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-12-29 12:07:29OscarSabinodecriminalized <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = The Law =<br> + <br> + After Prop 36 was passed in 2000, the penalties for possession of marijuana were made much lighter. Possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less is not an arrestable offense. It is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine, but no jail time. If you are under the age of 21, the court can also take away your driver license for up to a year. Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by a civil fine of $200-300 for the first offense, more for subsequent offenses. Penalties for the sale and cultivation of marijuana are much greater. More information on the law regarding marijuana can be found [http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&amp;Group_ID=4525 here].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-12-06 16:40:40WilliamLewisI'm not an idiot. :-P <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Know where to get it? List it here, if you aren't very smart.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ If you have a medical card or a doctor's letter, there is a dispensary somewhere in East Davis. Additionally, there are dispensaries in Woodland and Sacramento. Naturally, they want to keep a low profile, but the doctor who prescribed marijuana should be able to put you in touch with these guys.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-08-11 19:39:58JonathanLawtonFixed Link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.aclu.org/<span>D</span>rug<span>P</span>olicy/<span>DrugPolicyMa</span>in.<span>cf</span>m American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.aclu.org/<span>d</span>rug<span>p</span>olicy/in<span>dex</span>.<span>ht</span>m<span>l</span> American Civil Liberties Union Drug Policy] -Great resource for state-by-state laws, and current changes in policy </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-08-11 18:03:55JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["BobbyGray"]<br> <span>-</span> * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["WilliamLewis"]<br> <span>-</span> * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["BobbyGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Despite what this particular study claims, studies are rarely able to PROVE a "definite cause-and effect" relationship between ANYTHING and most authorities agree that most drug studies tend to be flawed and/or biased to begin with (for both the pro and con side). Just take a look at researchers' track record through the years and you'll see this. For extra reading on drug culture and how it relates to health in general, I really recommend the book ''The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem'' by Andrew Weil, M.D. --["<span>Users/</span>BobbyGray"]<br> <span>+</span> * [http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html Andrew Weil is a quack]. --["<span>Users/</span>WilliamLewis"]<br> <span>+</span> * According to that author. I would still recommend the book, and would NOT endorse that article nor its author (anyone who has read much of Weil's work will note that the article is taking several words out of context, and completely skews Weil's philosophy). --["<span>Users/</span>BobbyGray"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["MiriamKaufman"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * If anyone is curious about side effects, I suggest you read this [http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_225.html article] from The Straight Dope, a source I find very reliable. It addresses all the issues mentioned above. --["<span>Users/</span>MiriamKaufman"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["SummerSong"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Whoever made the claims about impotance and schizophrenia, will you cite your sources? --["<span>Users/</span>SummerSong"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["SummerSong"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * PS - Who the hell smokes pot seeds??? I've heard of grinding them into flour, but I don't think I've ever known anyone to smoke 'em! --["<span>Users/</span>SummerSong"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["LeonaScanlan"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * I would wager that smoking pot seeds is an accidential occurance.. Unless some dude didn't want to be a poppa and tried to create his own form of birth control. --["<span>Users/</span>LeonaScanlan"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["NicholasCorwin"]<br> <span>-</span> * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["KarlMogel" KJM]<br> <span>-</span> *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["JosephBleckman"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A marijuana smoker is a degenerate. --["<span>Users/</span>NicholasCorwin"]<br> <span>+</span> * No more degenerate than someone who drinks alcohol, I would say. ["<span>Users/</span>KarlMogel" KJM]<br> <span>+</span> *21+ alcohol drinkers aren't breaking the law, so I'd say illegal drug use is far more degenerate. --["<span>Users/</span>JosephBleckman"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["JosephBleckman"]<br> <span>-</span> * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["KarlMogel" KJM]<br> <span>-</span> * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["CarlosOverstreet"]<br> <span>-</span> * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["jefferson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Ah, but meanings have never been under the exclusive interpretation of dictionaries. --["<span>Users/</span>JosephBleckman"]<br> <span>+</span> * So therefore making it legal would cause a sharp drop in the number of degenerate people in this country!! Degeneracy has to do with morality - legality is a distinct concept. -["<span>Users/</span>KarlMogel" KJM]<br> <span>+</span> * Morally speaking then, that behavior is considered by many to be degenerate. - ["<span>Users/</span>CarlosOverstreet"]<br> <span>+</span> * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["<span>Users/</span>jefferson"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-06-22 16:54:24MaryLieth <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the <span>police</span> rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the <span>["Police" police]</span> rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. Legally speaking, possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with <span>illegal drugs</span>, I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a <span>crime</span>, find yourself a <span>lawyer</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Warning: If you are planning on getting caught with <span>["Drugs" illegal drugs]</span>, I suggest you do not rely on me or Daviswiki, neither of which takes any responsibility for you. If you are charged with a <span>["Crime" crime]</span>, find yourself a <span>["Law Firms" lawyer]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-06-22 16:06:38JoePomidor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the police rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. <span>&nbsp;Though</span> possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you get caught smoking weed the consequences can vary widely. I would suggest getting caught by the police rather than your mother. They really are much easier on you. If you get caught by the police with a small amount of weed, they will probably confiscate it and your pipe/bong/joint/wooden leg/smoking device, take down your name, and tell you to be on your way. <span>Legally speaking,</span> possession of one ounce (28.5 gms) or less is punishable by a maximum $100 fine. If you have &gt;1 ounce you'll probably get arrested and maybe charged. '''Possession with intent to sell any amount of marijuana is a felony.''' If you are driving, and the cops find weed in your car, you will probably get a DWI if you are acting stoned. However, there is no test for being under the influence of marijuana and therefore if you act normal its very hard to prove. Beware that cops are more likely to hassle you about drugs in a vehicle than when you are walking around with them. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-10 22:14:53unstonerremoved my why-I-put-MA-on -this-page spiel, it now seems dated - unstoner <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 112: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Ge0cities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Ge0cities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Ge0cities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-09 21:49:53unstonerminor addtions <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. </td> <td> <span>+</span> For those who think pot may be a problem ["Marijuana Anonymous"] (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "<span>a </span>desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous]. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous]<span>&nbsp;which welcome potheads</span>. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-09 18:44:52JabberWokkyRedirected link interally, cut current info (duplicated in entry). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For those who think pot may be a problem [<span>http://www.</span>Marijuana<span>-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous</span> (MA)<span>]</span> is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed.<span>&nbsp;There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml meetings in Sacramento], and MA has [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/onlinemeetings.shtml online meetings].</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> For those who think pot may be a problem [<span>"</span>Marijuana<span>&nbsp;Anonymous"]</span> (MA) is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-09 18:14:14unstonerminor changes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is stressed and suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are meetings in Sacramento see [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml] The MA home site has online meetings at [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/onlinemeetings.shtml]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as some 12-step programs do (12 Step Programs Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, however, make no such distinctions). Both have online information, chat, and meetings.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Marijuana Anonymous'''<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous (MA)] is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml meetings in Sacramento], and MA has [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/onlinemeetings.shtml online meetings].<br> + <br> + '''Other Recovery Options'''<br> + Other recovery options include medical treatment (talk to your physician!), [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing], [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] and other 12 step programs with a "general consumer" scope, such as [http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous] or [http://www.ca.org/ Cocaine Anonymous]. All have online information, chat, and meetings and other help for those who have lost control over their use. Many churches have 12 Step programs that don't follow the 12 Traditions.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-04 23:09:02unstonerchanged other iterations to deliberate misspelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Ge0cities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Ge<span>o</span>cities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Ge<span>o</span>cities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Ge0cities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Ge<span>0</span>cities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Ge<span>0</span>cities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-03-04 23:07:26unstonerdeliberate mispelling "Ge0cities" to help that sitet to rank lower on Google <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as some 12-step programs do (12 Step Programs Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous make no such d<span>e</span>stinctions). Both have online information, chat, and meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as some 12-step programs do (12 Step Programs Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous<span>, however,</span> make no such d<span>i</span>stinctions). Both have online information, chat, and meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Ge<span>o</span>cities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Geocities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Geocities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Ge<span>0</span>cities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Geocities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Geocities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 18:44:15unstonerMade statement factually correct <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are meetings in Sacramento see [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. MA is a 12 Step program guided by the 12 Traditions. A belief in a "higher power" is stressed and suggested but not mandated: only "desire to stop using marijuana" is needed. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are meetings in Sacramento see [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml] The MA home site has online meetings at [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/onlinemeetings.shtml]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as 12-step programs do. Both have online information, chat, and meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as <span>some </span>12-step programs do<span>&nbsp;(12 Step Programs Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous make no such destinctions)</span>. Both have online information, chat, and meetings. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 17:57:14unstoner <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are meetings in Sacramento see [<br> - http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. There are meetings in Sacramento see [http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 17:56:37unstoner <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Marijuana Addiction R<span>o</span>covery ==<br> <span>-</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Marijuana Addiction R<span>e</span>covery ==<br> <span>+</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.<span>&nbsp;There are meetings in Sacramento see [<br> + http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 16:23:25unstonerRemoved snipy comment - no belief in god required <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem<span>,</span> <span>but a belief in god is not,</span> MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 12:43:21unstonerMA is not anit marijuana and has no opinion on such outside issues <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, but a belief in god is not, MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.<br> - If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as 12-step programs do. Both have online information, chat, and meetings.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Marijuana Addiction Rocovery ==<br> + * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, but a belief in god is not, MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.<br> + <br> + If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as 12-step programs do. Both have online information, chat, and meetings.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 11:24:48DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ If you feel you have a problem with marijuana, and prefer a secular approach to abstinence, [http://www.unhooked.com/faq/index.htm LifeRing] and [http://smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery] don't separate alcohol abusers from drug abusers as 12-step programs do. Both have online information, chat, and meetings.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 08:25:47PxlAtedRevert to version 43 (it's an important point. Fucking sheep in wolves clothing.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, <span>but a belief in god is not, </span>MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 07:08:44JabberWokkyStupid urban legends. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, <span>but a belief in god is not, </span>MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-25 01:28:08PxlAtedput MA in it's propper place <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Marijuana Anonymous =<br> - Note: There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.<br> - For those who think pot may be a problem, MA is available.<br> - <br> - There are three Marijuana Anonymous Meetings in Sac and will soon be a 4th Meeting On Tuesdays.<br> - MA has a list on http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml. In the Meantime here's the schedule.<br> - Contact: MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com<br> - <br> - Mon -SACRAMENTO- 7:30 pm<br> - Fri – SACRAMENTO - 7 pm<br> - Central United Method Church 5265 'H' Street<br> - Enter from rear parking lot by children's playground Meeting located in 'Fireside Room'<br> - <br> - Thu - SACRAMENTO - 7:00 pm<br> - Arden Church of the Nazarene (Next to Dairy Queen)<br> - 3337 Arden Way<br> - "Beyond Our Wildest Dreams"<br> - <br> - Starting Tuesday March 25th 7-8 PM<br> - Arden Church of the Nazarene (Next to Dairy Queen)<br> - 3337 Arden Way<br> - A young peoples meeting (old farts still welcome)<br> - <br> - Here's a breif description of MA from Marijuana-Anonymous.org<br> - ''Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.<br> - <br> - The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested twelve steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our twelve traditions.<br> - ''</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofax/marijuana.html NIDA Factsheet] - <span>Supposedly </span>Marijuana depresses the immune system, increases the chance of heart attack by eight times, etc.<span><br> + * [http://www.Marijuana-Anonymous.org Marijuana Anonymous] - For those who think pot may be a problem, but a belief in god is not, MA is available. There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-24 19:35:46unstoner <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 131: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Hello. It's important to have MA on Daviswiki as well as Sacwiki. There is a Geocities page incorrectly saying there is a MA meeting in Davis when it hasn't been there for years. The non existent Geocities page that has the defunct Davis meeting shows up high in Google searches and if the correct info is available here, then we may lesson confusion and inconvenience of those looking for MA meetings. We also do get people from Davis at our meetings in Sac and the web is their best resource. It would be great if there was a Davis meeting restarted. BTW, if anybody has a clue about who set up the Geocities page, send us an email to MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com. I also put the exact same copy above on a Daviswiki page titled ["Marijuana Anonymous"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2008-02-24 19:09:58unstoner <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Health and Option<span>&nbsp;</span>= </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Health and Option= </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Marijuana Anonymous =<br> + Note: There is no MA meeting in Davis anywhere until further notice.<br> + For those who think pot may be a problem, MA is available.<br> + <br> + There are three Marijuana Anonymous Meetings in Sac and will soon be a 4th Meeting On Tuesdays.<br> + MA has a list on http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetcalif.shtml. In the Meantime here's the schedule.<br> + Contact: MA_Sacramento@yahoo.com<br> + <br> + Mon -SACRAMENTO- 7:30 pm<br> + Fri – SACRAMENTO - 7 pm<br> + Central United Method Church 5265 'H' Street<br> + Enter from rear parking lot by children's playground Meeting located in 'Fireside Room'<br> + <br> + Thu - SACRAMENTO - 7:00 pm<br> + Arden Church of the Nazarene (Next to Dairy Queen)<br> + 3337 Arden Way<br> + "Beyond Our Wildest Dreams"<br> + <br> + Starting Tuesday March 25th 7-8 PM<br> + Arden Church of the Nazarene (Next to Dairy Queen)<br> + 3337 Arden Way<br> + A young peoples meeting (old farts still welcome)<br> + <br> + Here's a breif description of MA from Marijuana-Anonymous.org<br> + ''Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.<br> + <br> + The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested twelve steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our twelve traditions.<br> + ''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-10-31 16:54:21DougWalterRe-connected attribution to (reputed) Anslinger quote <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html Salon Article] - Marijuana is illegal because of racists. "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races" which is "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."<span>&nbsp;- Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- - Harry J. Anslinger, 1930 Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-10-31 16:17:49jefferson Legalism: the law says "x" is right? It's right to do "x"! Even if its wrong. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * The extermination of Jews was legal under Nazi Law, therefore those who did it are better than Americans who smoke cannabis. Concentration camp guards were being lawful citizens, just following orders, while these awful marihuana addicts are breaking the law! --["jefferson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-08-31 20:51:56WilliamLewisfun time is over. :( <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[include(realdavis)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-08-30 18:55:07JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(420.JPG, right, thumbnail, "on a bench in the ["Mace Ranch Park Gazebo"]")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-08-30 18:54:12WilliamLewis+ include <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[include(realdavis)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-08-30 18:53:21JasonAllerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Marijuana?action=Files&do=view&target=420.JPG">420.JPG</a>.Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-25 04:18:25StevenDaubertIt's about that time <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffiti", right, thumbnail, 200)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(sspotone.jpg, "one of many UCD campus smoke spots, notice the graffiti<span>ed joint</span>", right, thumbnail, 200)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-20 21:07:18StevenDaubert <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *Keeping the cilia alive would encourage them to mutate iirc, as opposed to them just being killed off and being replaced --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-20 13:01:03BrentLaabsungood crimethink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Marijuana is a doubleplusdangerous drug. Do not commit drugcrime. The government wants to protect you from yourself, please let it! --["Users/BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-20 12:50:01JessicaRockwellMarijuana=NO risk of head/neck cancers (cancer of tongue/mouth/throat/esophagus) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Steven, I'm not familiar with the relation of cilia to the destruction of throat/lungs, but if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA last year showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC fights ''against'' lung cancer!! smoking tobacco, however, did show there to be a link to lung cancer. (articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post], [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060526083353.htm Science Daily], [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html Fox News]) "People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found."</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-20 11:52:22StevenDaubert <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * my understanding is marijuana destroys the cilia in the throat / lungs, where as ciggarettes have some steroids or other things that cause the cilia to stay alive and mutate. --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-06-20 07:44:11JessicaRockwellmarijuana DOES NOT cause lung cancer. alcohol/tobacco worse than pot. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * if you google: 2006 "lung cancer" marijuana, you'll find that there was a study done at UCLA showing NO LINK between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. they actually think the THC may fight ''against'' lung cancer!! (one of many articles: [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729_pf.html Washington Post])</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Actually, according to a World Health Organization study, smoking pot is SAFER than smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. ([http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/58013.stm bbc article])</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-05-20 20:44:54RichardByron <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Seeds taste like burnt wood when they're smoked... generally, I don't think anyone would find any recreation in doing so. --["RichardByron"]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-04-26 16:06:15MightyMetallica(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ You just gotta know where, and who.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-03-25 21:07:38JasonAlleradded information about local medical usage program <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ === Medical ===<br> + <br> + * ["The California Aggie" Aggie] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/news/2007/03/08/CityNews/Medical.Marijuana.Id.Program.Approved.For.Yolo.County-2764585.shtml article] about ["Yolo County" Yolo County's] medical marijuana program.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Marijuanahttp://daviswiki.org/Marijuana2007-02-16 13:39:17CarlosOverstreetactually subjective <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Marijuana<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Morally speaking then, that behavior is degenerate. - ["CarlosOverstreet"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Morally speaking then, that behavior is <span>considered by many to be </span>degenerate. - ["CarlosOverstreet"] </td> </tr> </table> </div>