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Medical Marijuana and Diabetes: How Cannabis Use Can Help Reduce a Very Common Disease

Medical Marijuana and Diabetes: How Cannabis Use Can Help Reduce a Very Common Disease

By Cherise Paramour I found out this past weekend while going car hunting in South Jersey that my mother, in a way, supports medical marijuana legalization: that those who suffer from diseases and illnesses should have the right to use marijuana for relief and that…

SB3 Urgent Call To Action – Further Amendments to Fix Issues Needed

SB3 Urgent Call To Action – Further Amendments to Fix Issues Needed

URGENT CALL TO ACTION – On April 21st, the PA Senate State Government committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 3 (Sen. Mike Folmer and Daylin Leach), a bill originally intended to legalize medical cannabis in PA. SB3 will go to the Senate Appropriations committee for a…

Caught Between Stories: Schedule 1 Drug vs.  Healthy, Healing Plant

Caught Between Stories: Schedule 1 Drug vs. Healthy, Healing Plant

An editorial by Skip Shuda We’re all familiar with citizens who believe that cannabis is and should remain a schedule 1 drug.   These people’s story is grounded in fear that cannabis is personally dangerous, highly addictive, has no known medical use and is a strong…

Why is an Orthodox Rabbi Supporting Marijuana Legalization?

Why is an Orthodox Rabbi Supporting Marijuana Legalization?

Why is an Orthodox Rabbi Supporting Marijuana Legalization? “Because it’s the right thing to do. Period.” Says the Philadelphia regulated substances attorney, Executive Director of the Cannabis Growers Association of Pennsylvania, and observant Jew- Steven Auerbach. “American Jews have always championed the rights of others-…

Medical Cannabis Bill SB3 Hearing Feb. 25th

Medical Cannabis Bill SB3 Hearing Feb. 25th

Save the Date – Medical Cannabis Gets Another Hearing Updated: 2/24/15 at 6:52pm. Feb 25, 2015 – SB3 State Government Committee Hearing; Hearing Room 1, North Office Bldg. Harrisburg PA On February 25th at 9:00AM, the PA Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 3. This…

Misconceptions of marijuana in Philly

Misconceptions of marijuana in Philly

by Chris Goldstein – In the fall of 1994 I walked up Pine Street on one of those clear autumn days that make living in Philly a joy. The smell of the gigantic apple pies baking at More Than Just Ice Cream filled the air.…

Medical Cannabis Bill SB1182 Amended, Clears Law and Justice Committee

Medical Cannabis Bill SB1182 Amended, Clears Law and Justice Committee

by Derek Rosenzweig. On June 27th, 2014 history was made in Pennsylvania. For the first time ever, a medical cannabis bill cleared a major legislative hurdle. PA Senate Bill 1182, the “Medical Cannabis Act,” received an astonishing unanimous vote, 11 – 0, to amend and…

Elocution to federal judge on Philly marijuana protests

Elocution to federal judge on Philly marijuana protests

Sections read by my attorney in parentheses – sections cut and not read in court indicated by *** ….all else was read aloud and  appeared in official court transcript Chris Goldstein: Notes for Elocution to Judge Jacob Hart – Sentencing hearing 3/26/14 Your honor, despite…

PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

To the City Council Law and Government Committee June 9, 2014 ### Good afternoon honorable members of City Council. My name is Chris Goldstein and I represent the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws, known as PhillyNORML. We have…

PhillyNORML Taking Part in Marijuana Legalization Forum Hosted by Sen. Tony Williams

PhillyNORML Taking Part in Marijuana Legalization Forum Hosted by Sen. Tony Williams

When: Saturday June 14th, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (forum) Where: Fitts Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Philadelphia Who: Senator Anthony Williams, Advocates and opponents to marijuana legalization With the Pennsylvania General Assembly moving forward on…

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