Sunday, April 27, 2008

YouTube - Medical Cannabis, Past & Future, with Michael Aldrich, PhD

April 5.2008 - After The Fifth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Pacific Grove, CA - Michael Aldrich, PhD, looks back to 1964, tracing the roots of the "marijuana movement" in America and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam's isolation of THC in Israel.
Citing new science and research since the "discovery" of the Endo-Cannabinoid System in 1989 and it's role throughout the body, Dr. Aldrich examines medical Cannabis in the 21st century, anticipating many aspects and applications of this remarkable plant.
Conference hosted by Patients Out of Time. DVDs are available.

YouTube - Medical Cannabis, Past & Future, with Michael Aldrich, PhD

Pot Church Busted

HAMILTON ( CNS ) - Two men who operated a church where marijuana was sold as a sacrament here, were sentenced to prison Friday. Michael Baldasaro was sentenced to two years in jail while Walter Tucker will spend one year behind bars in connection with selling marijuana at the Church of the Universe.

In handing down his ruling, the judge called the operation "a marijuana convenience store that operates for profit like a prohibition-era speakeasy, but disguised as a church."

Baldasaro and Tucker maintain that God tells them to smoke marijuana and pass joints to their Church of the Universe parishioners.

The case of the two men, who also lived in the church, made history in Hamilton because it's the first time a residence has been seized under the drug law.

"This will send the message that if you're going to carry on trafficking in drugs, growing drugs, on your premise or residence, it can be forfeited as offence-related property," added Hamilton Police officer Bob MacDonald.

Pot Church Busted

The american version:

In April of 2006, Rev. CraigX Rubin founded Temple 420 as a refuge for the spiritual growth of the 420 Nation. A Judeo-Christian Fellowship with the belief that the Ten Commandments are the moral and spiritual guide that G-D has given us. The Fellowship holds Cannabis as a sacrament, as mentioned in both the Old and New Testament, and most specifically in Revelation 22:2 as a plant for the healing of all nations.

In early November of 2006 the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Rev. Rubin at the temple under a warrant obtained under dubious circumstances, which failed to acknowledge the fact that the temple is a legitimate religious organization, and thus entitled to specific protections under the law. The case is slowly wending its way through the court system and has yet to go to trial. More recently, the landlord of the building where Temple 420 is located broke the lease, so a move is in progress. Rev. Rubin has also filed a $30 million lawsuit against the LAPD.

Meanwhile, Temple 420 continues to hold services:

Fridays at sundown, for Sabbath candlelighting.
Saturdays at 4:20pm for an Old Testament.
Sundays at 4:20pm for a New Testament.

Thursdays at 8:30pm is Comedy night, which is secular (i.e. not religious) but a lot of fun in any case.

As we are in transition, it is probably a good idea to call Rev. Rubin to be sure we will be holding a specific service, or if you have any questions, he will be more than happy to answer them. Please have patience as he is quite busy at this time.

Please join us if you have the chance!

We have been fooled brethren. It is the oil of the plant that performs healing miracles not smoking. Research your medical marijuana laws. The oil is off limits even in California under prop 215. One of the most amazing documentaries i have seen in my entire life is rick simpson's run from the cure. here is proof the OIL heals cancer. Link to video in my previous post last February:

The st0ckman will end this Sunday post with THE WORD:

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29

ACLU Wins Lawsuit against Courthouse’s Jesus Picture

Slidell, LA, Apr 24, 2008 (CNA).- U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit alleging that a lone painting of Jesus in the Slidell, Louisiana courthouse is unconstitutional, Cybercast News Service reports.

However, the picture remains on display.

The image is now flanked by images based on the frieze of the United States Supreme Court, which includes other historic figures such as Hammurabi, Moses, Confucius, Mohammed, Charlemagne, and Napoleon Bonaparte. The modified display is expected to pass constitutional requirements.

Some experts said the case is unique because the picture of Jesus is still on display.

“This is the first case I know of that upholds a display of a picture of Jesus," Douglas Laycock, professor of constitutional law at the University of Michigan Law School, said to Cybercast News Service. "It is significant."

The ACLU had argued that the plaintiffs, “John Doe” and others, "have suffered, or shall suffer, damages, including mental anguish and emotional distress" from viewing the image.”

Judge Lemelle awarded only $1 in damages, which Laycock said was significant. "The judge wasn't persuaded by that 'trauma' if he only awarded a dollar," he said. The city will also have to pay the ACLU’s legal expenses.

Michael Johnson, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group that defended the city, said the ADF is “disappointed” with the ruling, but called it a “shallow victory” for the ACLU.

“The ACLU is proclaiming a win, but they really didn't accomplish anything. Their objective was to get the Jesus picture taken down, and it's still prominently displayed," Johnson said.

Marjorie Esman, executive director of ACLU Louisiana, said her organization was “absolutely victorious.” She told Cybercast News Service "The court ruled very clearly that the initial display was a violation of the Constitution. The city of Slidell changed [the display] at the last minute."

Esman said the case never should have gone to litigation, saying the city refused to take the picture down after being asked. “They invited us to file a lawsuit, and now the taxpayers of Slidell are going to get stuck with the bill,” she said.

Roger Pilon, vice-president of the libertarian Cato Institute, said the Jesus picture was a “perfectly clear” violation of the First Amendment. He said he did not see a significant difference in the picture’s inclusion in a more secular display.

Slidell, Louisiana is still recovering from the destruction created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Most of the city’s government buildings were destroyed, and many departments are still housed in FEMA trailers.

"You can see why the community was not thrilled with all this going on and the ACLU came around being bullies," city spokeswoman Ann Barks said to Cybercast News Service. She said the picture of Jesus was installed more than 10 years ago by a judge who reportedly purchased it at a yard sale. According to Sparks, the picture was not displayed for religious reasons.

"It was put up there to encourage people in the community to follow the law,” she said.

Slidell Mayor Ben Morris said the painting, which measures 24 by 24 inches and was hung high on a wall, was usually not noticed.

"I've been in and out of the courthouse many times and never even knew it was there," Morris said. He said he “respectfully” disagreed with the judge, and called the ACLU the “American Taliban” and “the most vile group that exists in America.”

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