This Week’s Marijuana News Round-Up: Cannabinoids Remove Alzheimer’s Causing Plaque from Brain Cells; Why Marijuana Prisoners Are Serving Life Sentences; CA Democratic Party Calls on the President to Pardon Marijuana Lifers; Freed MJ Prisoner Weldon Angelos Lobbies Congress Against Unfair Sentences; Fresno Police Chief Says She Will Go After Pot Even If it Is Legalized; 10 Tips for Finding a Good Marijuana Dispensary; 4th of July Marijuana Recipes; and more!
Medical/Health Marijuana News
Cannabinoids Remove Alzheimer’s Causing Plaque from Brain Cells –Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Legal/Political Marijuana News
Why Marijuana Prisoners Are Serving Life Sentences — In this article from Civilized, I discuss how a nonviolent offender can end up with a life sentence and some common misconceptions about life sentences for marijuana.
Freed Marijuana Prisoner Weldon Angelos Lobbies Congress Against Unfair Sentences — Weldon Angelos, just a month freed from a federal prison cell, walked briskly toward the U.S. Supreme Court, eyeing the building where justices once declined to hear his plea for freedom. Angelos was in DC to lobby Congress about unfair sentences.
Marijuana News State by State
California Democratic Party Calls on the President to Pardon Marijuana Lifers — Marijuana Lifer Project board member Lanny Swerdlow, a delegate to the California Democratic Party and the founder of the Brownie Mary Democratic Club, recently introduced a resolution on behalf of the Brownie Mary Clubs calling on President Obama to grant clemency to prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses. We are most happy to report that the party DID adopt the resolution.
Fresno, CA Police Chief Says She Will Go After Pot Even If it Is Legalized — Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says she would still try and enforce their local moratorium on marijuana to try and prevent pot use locally even if it’s legalized.
Lifestyle Marijuana News
4th of July Marijuana Recipes — Add some special sizzle to this year’s 4th of July/Independence Day with some marijuana recipes that bring Mary Jane to the patriotic party!
10 Tips for Finding a Good Marijuana Dispensary — What constitutes a “good” dispensary is somewhat subject subjective and is dependent on the needs of the individual shopper. I could give you my recommendations of some of my favorite dispensaries, but these will only do you good if you live in nearby proximity to one of them. So, I thought it a better idea to suggest things to consider when choosing a dispensary at which to spend your hard earned marijuana budget.