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Prop 19 proponents vow to fight on

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , .

CaliforniaProposition 19 mastermind Richard Lee spoke to supporters in Oakland after the initiative lost by some 540,000 votes, 46-53%, the night of Nov. 2. "The fact that millions of Californians voted to legalize marijuana is a tremendous victory," Lee said, noting that the measure won 3.3 million votes. "We have broken the glass ceiling. Prop. 19 has changed the terms of the debate. And that was a major strategic goal."

Defeat seen for Prop 19; cannabis tax measures gaining

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , .

CaliforniaWith results coming in from the California elections, the media are projecting defeat for Proposition 19. Attorney General Jerry Brown is projected to become the next governor, holding a wide lead over Republican Meg Whitman. In the race for attorney general, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, a Republican who calls for the "eradication" of cannabis dispensaries, appears to have defeated Democrat Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney.

Prop 19 conspiracy theories —roll your own!

Posted on November 1st, 2010 by Bill Weinberg and tagged , , , , .

Shadow WatchConspiracy crank Kurt Nimmo on the perennially loopy InfoWars.com turns to California's Proposition 19 for his latest fanstay fodder, picking up on a pipedream already spun by "Stoners Against Legalization." It goes something like this: Gazillionaire investor George Soros, an underwriter of 1996's Proposition 215 (as well as pro-democracy movements throughout the post-communist world), made a last-minute $1 million donation to the pro-19 campaign. It turns out he is also a big investor in the evil biotech giant Monsanto (and lots of other things, God knows). Therefore, Prop 19 is all a scam to allow Monsanto to develop GMO "terminator cannabis," wipe out home-growers and dominate the market with patented "non-active" varieties!

New Mexico cancer patient loses housing voucher over medicinal use

Posted on November 1st, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

cannabisRobert Jones, a 70-year-old cancer patient in Las Vegas, NM, has been notified that he is no longer eligible to receive a federal housing subsidy because he uses medical cannabis. Jones received a letter from the local housing administrator Oct. 12 telling him even though medical marijuana has been legalized by the state, it remains illegal at the federal level. The letter told Jones he was being terminated from the Section 8 voucher program effective Nov. 30. He has filed an appeal.

Tony Serra speaks on Proposition 19

Posted on October 30th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

Global Ganja Report interviewed veteran criminal and civil rights attorney Tony Serra about Proposition 19 by telephone a few days ago. Currently Serra works out of the Pier 5 law firm in San Francisco and is defending accused members of the the Animal and Environmental Liberation Fronts against terrorism charges. He spends most days in court defending drug dealers, murderers and activists and holds the record for the longest closing argument in California history.

Patient advocates launch effort to oppose Steve Cooley

Posted on October 30th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

CaliforniaThe medical marijuana patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) stepped up its campaign this week to oppose Steve Cooley in his bid for California attorney general. Hoping to convince Californians against voting for Cooley, ASA has launched the website www.NotCooley.com to highlight the ways in which Cooley would be bad—not only for patients and their providers but also for those who are concerned about the environment, equal rights, and criminal justice issues.

Giants fans "smoke weed" in bleachers!

Posted on October 29th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

Sports reporter Newy Scruggs of local NBC news in Dallas/Fort Worth is cheerfully aghast at San Francisco's AT&T Park to find that Giants fans in the bleachers are openly "smoking weed"! The intrepid Scruggs is so mock-scandalized that he feels obliged to repeat this observation several times. Thanks to Internet Today.

Ayahuasca shaman faces federal charges

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

On Oct. 19, while en route to leading traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in Oregon, indigenous Colombian healer Juan Agreda Chindoy was arrested at Houston International Airport by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possession of his traditional medicine. He is being charged as a federal criminal and faces up to 20 years in prison.

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