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EDDIEKIRK

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Kief is a term for the powdery, trichome-packed "crystals" that can fall off your cannabis buds during drying, clipping or handling. If you're not careful, you can easily lose them – but if you ARE careful, you can collect these precious golden crystals and use them for various exciting projects! So What Exactly is Kief?

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The word “kief” (sometimes written as “kif”) comes from the Arabic language, and means “pleasure, intoxication”. In most of the traditional hashish-producing countries of the world, the word refers to the golden, powdery trichomes that are collected from the cannabis plant, which are then filtered through a screen and pressed to create hashish.

 

If you’ve got a grinder that contains a screen and a chamber underneath, then what you’re collecting inside that chamber is kief. And depending on the quality of the cannabis you’ve been rolling with lately, the crystals could be very, very potent indeed! Check out our guide to the Top 10 Grinders for under $15 you can get on Amazon to see several options for trichome-collecting grinders.

 

Basically, kief is concentrated trichomes, and contains large amounts of THC and other cannabinoids, without the leaf matter and fiber that is contained within cannabis flowers. If it’s good-quality, your kif should have a fragrance reminiscent of the weed that it came from, and should become sticky as soon as you press a piece between your fingers. What Can You Do With Your Kief?

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If you aren’t too interested in getting your hands dirty, you can just sprinkle a little of it you have collected into a joint, or if you have a vaporizer capable of handling hashish then you can just pop some into the chamber.

 

But if you don’t mind getting tricky with the ol’ sticky-icky-icky, then read on, because there’s plenty of things you can do with you kief to make it even more powerful!

 

First off, you can simply put some in the palm of your hand and use the thumb of your other hand to press down on it. The heat and the pressure from your hand should make it stick together and form Moroccan-style hash pretty quickly!

 

Or you can use your kief as the basis for making some top-shelf ice-o-lator. This might be advisable when you have a large quantity – if you’ve just got the contents of your grinder, that may not be enough to run a decent amount of ice-o-lator! But if you’ve got say, 50 grams or so, then it may start to become worth it! From normal (good quality) weed, the usual return on ice-o-lator is only about 10%, but you could bump that up much higher if you use kief – in fact, you could get as much as 50% return!

 

Another great way you can use your kief is by turning it into rosin! Rosin is another low yielder when you make it from regular cannabis flowers – average return seems to be something like 7.5%, compared with up to 20% (or even more, in some cases) from BHO. But if you make rosin with it, then your return dramatically increases, and you can expect to get something like 40-45% back of your original weight.

 

So there you have it. That’s kief, and that’s what you can do with it. Let us know in the comments if you have made ice-o-lator or rosin from your kief, or if you have any other ideas or tips of what to do with it!

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When to harvest is a great question and just looking at your buds like this you may not know if its the peak moment in THC production. Usually if the Pistils are at this point you should harvest but just by looking at the plant with one of these cheap 30 X magnifying glasses you will be able to see much closer at the Trichromes, these are clear trichromes this is to early to harvest as they are not fully mature. Here we have milky trichromes, these are ripe and at their peak. Once you see amber trichromes, the orange red looking ones, they are going past their prime. Usually 10 to 15% amber means 70% or more milky trichromes and is begging you to harvest. EVERYTHING you will ever need to know for how to grow your own mind blowing top-caliber medical-grade Marijuana. http://goo.gl/RKur6

 

 

 

 

Source: When To Harvest Marijuana - Peak THC Production an

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CuredGreen Strain Review: Cannatonic

 

Strain: Cannatonic

Farm: Jade Gardens

Dispensary: Cured Green

 

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THC: 15%

CBD: 11.8%

 

Nose

 

Fresh meadow with raspberry vinegrate and a waft of walnut in the background.

 

Taste (PAX Vaporizer)

 

Take the nose, which is sharp and bold, and bring it down to a fading pastel.

 

Taste (Glass Pipe)

 

Pure nothingness with a tart chaser. As soon as I started my exhale, I knew something was different. I didn't taste any smoke. I didn't taste anything at all. I don't mean I tasted the same as the air outside, but my mouth was utterly devoid of flavor. And then, just as it faded out, something tart and tangy for desert.

 

Effect (PAX)

 

I vaporized two full loads through the PAX thirty minutes apart. The first was on low setting and the second on medium. With two loads, I maybe began to notice pain relief in my lower back. Or maybe I just really wanted it to do something. I tried a couple more times to the same result.

 

Effect (Glass Pipe)

 

Putting aside the immediate effects of smoking, the medicinal effects came on quickly and softly. Initially, I feel heaviness and that tiny tingling in my forehead and sinuses. Within ten minutes, my head is feeling heavy, especially around the eyes and nose, and my mouth felt like I had been smiling all day. The heaviness weakened in effect as it traveled down my shoulders and arms. And the room might be a little quieter. This effect settled in nicely.

 

Within twenty minutes, I had the sensation of large oval pads being applied to my back, first across the shoulders, then at that spot where it curves when I sit lazy in my office chair, and finally in the lower back where the tall part connects to the curvy part and I have some structural damage from a car accident. As the pads sat in place, I felt the tension in my back release and the aches diminish.

 

At one hour, more pads have been applied in areas where I experience soreness and the total effects are the same as I described just above. My head and arms still feel heavy, as does my chest. However, my brain is lucid, I'm not losing my train of thought any worse than usual, and I have both the dexterity and ability to touch type as quickly as ever. 

 

It took me a couple hours to realize something even more important. My normal - and very strong - feelings of anxiety were gone. Now, I haven't tried this while joining a raucous protest in downtown PDX to see how it handles the Real Big anxieties, but that general sense that something bad is right around the corner isn't there. It's like the part of me anxiety attaches to has gone from sticky to slippery. That thought tries to take hold, but before I can even register it, the anxiety disappears and doesn't come right back.

 

This might not be the strain you want to use on the job if you're an EMT or your finger is on the launch button of our ICBMs. My head does feel a little slow. Getting a new sentence started or switching to a new task has an added hesitation, but once I'm going on that thought or project, I'm fine. As a writer, this might be a great work strain. That probably goes for most of us who sit at desks or stand in place. For heavy jobs, the heavy head might drag.

 

Time to full effect was on the quicker side, which can be important on a busy day. The pain relief isn't going to kill an intergalactic migraine, but it's doing a hell of a lot better than an OTC NSAID. I would keep some in the medicine cabinet just for those days when the ache sets in. And for me, the anxiety benefits are even better. That could put this in my regular lineup.

 

You can find Cannatonic in Portland, OR at:

 

CuredGreen

 

In Store: 3715 N Lombard St Unit B

 

Online: http://curedgreen.com

 

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Source: CuredGreen Strain Review: "Cannatonic"

EDDIEKIRK

 

Here we are! Pictures will be step by step.

Once materials are added to the whipping siphon the clock starts on the two minute cycle.

Once you've added your ingredients, close the lid and charge the whipping siphon with a whipper. Shake vigorously and then degass the whipper upright into a glass to prevent spray. Repeat this cycle as quickly as possible for the two minute duration.

next unscrew the lid and strain. Filter all the particulate out and pour into a dish to evaporate.

scrape, vacuum, enjoy!!

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Dr. Robert Melamede has agreed to be the next guest speaker in our SPR world class lecture series. Dr. Melamede will be lecturing on the endo-cannabinoid system and its role in the regulation of homeostasis in vertebrates. The key roles that cannabinoids play in humans and how phyto-cannabinoids can mimic these compounds in a clinical setting.

Dr. Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he continues to teach. Dr. Melamede is recognized as a leading authority on the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids, and has authored or co-authored dozens of papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects. Dr. Melamede also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Americans for Safe Access, the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, The World Aids Institute, Board Tim Brown Foundation (The Berlin Patient), Phoenix Tears Foundation, and regularly consults with professional and lay persons around the world regarding cannabis and health issues. He also served as a director of Newellink Inc, a Colorado-based company specializing in cancer research.

Please Join us Feb. 15th at the NCP Pantheon at 5932 Southeast 92nd Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97266.

Check in and networking at 9:00 am to 9:30 am.

Lecture from 9:30 am-12:00 PM, followed by lunch break and Question and Answers from 1:00 until 2:00 PM

Hurry, only 150 tickets available, at $100 each, by RSVP only, first come, first served.

Fee includes on site parking and light refreshments. Lunch is available at cost from the attached New Copper Penny restaurant.

For RSVP and information, contact Graywolf at graywolf@skunkpharmresearch.com.

 

 

Source: Skunk Pharm World Class Lecture Series Announcement:

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When Can the Police Search Your Car?

 

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For police to legally search your car, a number of circumstances must be met. Because it is mobile and comparatively easy to dispose of, a car has fewer protections against search than a home. Your permission or a valid reason is needed. A warrant is rarely needed.

Consent Might Be Necessary

If you are stopped for a routine traffic offense (not an arrest), the police officer might ask you for permission to search your car. You do not need to give them this permission. In fact, you should clearly but politely state that you do not consent to a search. If you do give permission, the results of the search would be admissible in court even without probable cause.

However, if asked, you and your passengers do need to step out of the car.

Evidence in Plain Sight

If you are stopped for a routine traffic offense and a police officer looking through a window sees something illegal in the car, like an open container of alcohol or illegal drugs, the officer can do a pat-down search of you and search the passenger compartment of your car. This includes the console and the glove compartment.

The officer can take the evidence and it is admissible in court.

Probable Cause a Crime Has Been Committed

A police officer can search your car if he or she has probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime in your car. An officer’s hunch is not enough. Even answers to simple questions can be probable cause, so you should invoke your right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions.

Probable cause can also come from 911 calls, confidential informants, or officer observations of activity outside or inside the vehicle. A 2013 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court supports an “alert” to the presence of contraband by a police dog as probable cause.

Minor traffic violations are not considered probable cause.

After an Arrest

If an arrest has been made, the police can search the body of the person who was arrested for weapons or illegal goods. In addition, the police can search the car and its contents, including the trunk, if there is a reasonable belief that they hold illegal or stolen goods.

Safety of the Officer

If a police officer reasonably believes that his or her safety is in jeopardy, usually because of possible concealed weapons, the officer can make a protective search of the car.

Impounded Cars

If the police have towed and impounded your car, they have the authority to conduct a comprehensive search of the vehicle, including locked compartments or containers. However, police cannot tow and impound your car for the sole purpose of searching it.

Call a Lawyer

The law surrounding searches of cars and other vehicles can be complicated and the facts of each case and the law in each state are unique. A lawyer can help protect your rights and counsel you on the laws in your state.

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What makes a police officer powerless? A well informed citizen who knows their rights!

 

 

 

Police officers hate to hear these words:

"Am I free to go?"

"I'm going to remain silent."

"I don't consent to a search."

 

You have rights during a traffic stop and when a police officer walks up to you on the street. Learn what your rights are and use them!

1. Your Safety - You start with putting the police officer at ease, you know the one behind you with flashing lights. Pull over to a safe place, turn off your ignition, stay in the car and keep your hands on the steering wheel. At night turn on the interior lights. Keep your license, registration and proof of insurance close by like in the "sun visor."

Be courteous, stay calm, smile and don't complain. Show respect and say things like "sir and no sir." Never bad-mouth a police officer, stay in control of your words, body language and your emotions. Keep your hands where the police officer can see them. Never touch a police officer and never run away!

2. Never Talk To A Police Officer - The only questions you need to answer is your name, address, date of birth, sometimes your social security number but NOTHING else! Instead of telling the police officer who you are, give him your drivers license or your I.D. card. All the information the police officer needs to know about you, can be found on your i.d. card or drivers license. Don't volunteer any information to a police officer, if the cop ask you a question politely ask him "Am I free to go?" If he says yes then leave, if he says no then say I'm Going to Remain Silent.

3. I'm Going to Remain Silence - The Supreme Court says you should never talk to a police officer without an attorney. The Supreme Court ruled you must speak up and SAY to the police officer "I'm going to remain silent" and then keep your mouth shut! How can you be falsely accused and charged with a crime, if you don't say anything? Never talk to a police officer, anything you say or do can and will be used against you at any time by the police.

4. Just Say NO to Police Searches! - If a police officer didn't need your permission to search you, he wouldn't be asking you. Never give permission for a police officer to search you, your car or your home. If a police officer does search you, don't resist and keep saying "I don't consent to this search."

 

5. Am I Free to Go? - As soon as the police officer ask you a question ask him, "Am I free to go?" You have to ask if you're "free to go," otherwise the police officer will think that you're voluntarily staying around to talk with him. If the police officer says that you're being detained or arrested tell the police officer, "I'm going to remain silent."

 

Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You!

Silence is not an admission of guilt and can not be used against you in court.

When you talk to a police officer they are either videotaping or audio recording you and this is why you must NEVER talk to the police officer. You have every right NOT to talk to a police officer and you should NOT talk to a police officer unless you have first consulted with a lawyer and the lawyer has advised you differently. Police officers depend on fear and intimidation to get what they want from you and this includes giving up your rights. The government made a law that allows police officers to lie to American citizens. That's another reason not to trust the police or the Federal government.

 

Never voluntarily talk to a police officer, there's no such thing as a "friendly chat." Let the police officer do all the talking and you stay silent. The Supreme Court has recently ruled that you should NOT talk to a police officer without a lawyer and you must say out loud "I'm going to remain silent." It can be very dangerous to talk to a police officer or a Federal Agent. Innocent people have talked to a police officer and ended up in jail and prison, all because they spoke to a police officer without an attorney.

 

Police officers have the same right as you "Freedom of Speech." Police may ask you anything they want, but you should never answer any of their questions. Don't let the police officer try and persuade you to talk! Say something like "I'm sorry, I don't have time to talk right now." If the cop insists on talking to you, ask him "Am I free to go?" The police officer may not like when you refuse to talk to him and challenge you with words like, "If you have nothing to hide, why won't you speak to me? Say to officer again "I told you I don't have time to talk to you right now, Am I free to go?" If you forget or the police officer tricks you into talking, it's okay just start over again and tell the police officer "I'm going to remain silent."

 

The Supreme Court has ruled that if a police officer doesn't force you to do something, then you're doing it "voluntarily." That means if the police officer starts being intimidating and you do what he "ask" because you're "afraid," you still have done it voluntarily. (Florida v. Bostick, 1991) If you do what the police officer "ask" you to do such as allowing him to search your car or answer any of his questions, you are 'voluntarily' complying with his 'requests.' So don't comply, just keep your mouth shut unless you say "Am I Free to Go?" or "I don't consent to a search."

 

Be as nice as possible to the police officer, but stand your ground on your rights! Where do some of your rights come from? Read the Fourth and Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Traffic Stops and Your Rights

Keep your license, registration and proof of insurance in an easily accessible place, like your sun visor. When pulled over by a police officer stay in the car, turn on the interior lights and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Sit still, relax and wait for the officer to come to you. Any sudden movements, ducking down, looking nervous or appearing to be searching for something under your seat could get you shot.

Don't forget during traffic stops the police are videotaping you, this is why you must NOT talk to the police officer. Police officers like to ask the first question and that's usually, "do you know why I stopped you? Do you know how fast you were going?" The police officer is trying to get you to do two things, admit that you committed a traffic violation and to get you to "voluntarily" start a conversation with him. Remember the police officer is not your friend and should not be trusted! The only thing you need to say is "I'm going to remain silent and am I free to go?"

 

The police officer might start asking you personal questions such as "where are you going, where have you been and who did you see, ect." At that point it's the perfect time to exercise your rights by asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?" There's NO legal requirement that American citizens provide information about their comings and goings to a police officer. It's none of the police officers damn business! Keep asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?" You have to speak up and verbally ask the police officer if your allowed to leave, otherwise the courts will assume that you wanted to stay and talk to the police officer on your own free will.

 

Passengers in your vehicle need to know their rights as well. They have the same right NOT to talk to a police officer and the right to refuse a search "unless it's a 'pat down' for weapons." The police will usually separate the passengers from each other and ask questions to see if their stories match. All passengers should always give the same answer and say, "I'm going to remain silent and am I free to go?" Remember you have to tell the police officer that you don't want to talk to him. It's the law

 

 

How long can a police officer keep you pulled over "detained" during a traffic stop? The Supreme Court has said no more than 15-20 minutes is a reasonable amount of time for a police officer to conduct his investigation and allow you to go FREE. But you have to keep asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?"

 

During a traffic stop a good time to ask "AM I FREE TO GO," is after the police officer has given you a "warning or a ticket" and you have signed it. Once you have signed the ticket the traffic stop is legally over says the U.S. Supreme Court. There's no law that requires you to stay and talk to the police officer or answer any questions. After you have signed the ticket and got your license back you may roll up your window, start your car and leave. If you're outside the car ask the police officer, "AM I FREE TO GO?" If he says yes then get in your car and leave.

 

 

Car Searches And Body Searches

Remember the police officer wouldn't be asking you, if he didn't need your permission to search! "The right to be free from unreasonable searches is one of America's most precious First Liberties."

Police officers swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and not to violate your rights against unreasonable search and seizure Fourth Amendment. Denying a police officers request to search you or your car is not an admission of guilt, it's your American right! Some police officers might say, "if you have nothing to hide, you should allow me to search." Politely say to the police officer "I don't consent to a search and am I FREE to go?"

 

For the safety of police officers the government allows the police to pat down your outer clothing to see if you have any weapons. If the police officer feels something that he believes is a weapon, then he can go into your pockets and pull out the item he believes is a weapon.

 

A police officer may ask you or even demand that you empty your pockets, but you have the right to say "NO! AM I FREE TO GO?" There's NO law that requires you to empty your pockets when a police officer tells you to do so. The only time a police officer should be taking your personal property out of your pockets is after you have been arrested.

 

The police officer is allowed to handcuff you and/or detain you in his police car. Don't resist or you will be arrested! There's a big difference between being detained and being arrested. Say nothing in the police car! Police will be recording your conversation inside the police car, say nothing to your friend and don't talk to the police officers inside the car!

 

If you are arrested and your car is towed, the police are allowed to take an "inventory" of the items in your car. If anything is found illegal in your vehicle, the police will get a warrant from a judge and then charge you with another crime.

 

Don't Open Your Door At Home If A Police Officer Knocks!

If the police knock on your door at home, there's no law that says you have to open you door to police officers. "Don't worry if they do have a search warrant, they'll kick in your door before they knock." * There is NO law that requires you to open your door to a police officer.* Don't open your door with the chain-lock on either, police officers will shove their way in. Simply shout to the police officers "I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY" or just don't say anything at all.

 

Guest and roommates staying in your home/apartment/dorm need to be told of their rights and not to open the door to a police officer or invite police officer into your home without your permission. Police officers are like vampires, they need your permission to come into your home. Never invite a police officer into your home, such an invitation not only gives police officers an opportunity to look around for clues to your lifestyle, habits, friends, reading material, etc; but also tends to prolong the conversation.

 

Never agree to go to the police station if the police want to question you. Just say, "I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY."

 

* In some emergency situations (for example when a someone is screaming for help from inside your home, police are chasing someone into your home, police see a felony being committed or if someone has called 911 from inside your house) police officers are then allowed to enter and search your home without a warrant.

 

Teenagers have rights also, if you're under 18 click here. If your children don't know their rights and they go talking to a teacher, school principal, police officer or a Federal agent without an attorney, it could cost your family dearly and change the lives of your family forever!

 

 

Dealing With A Police Officer In Public

NEVER give consent to a police officer and allow for a conversation to start. If a police officer stops you and ask to speak with you, you're perfectly within your rights to say "I do not wish to speak with you," then say good-bye. At this point you should be free to leave, but the police officer will probably ask for your identification. If you have identification on you, tell the officer where it's at and ask permission to reach for it. "In some states you're not required to show an I.D. unless the police officer has reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime." Know the laws of your state!

 

The police officer might start asking you questions, at this point you may ask the officer "Am I Free to Go?" The police officer may not like this and may challenge you with words like, "If you have nothing to hide, why won't you speak to me?" Just like the first question, you don't have to answer this question either.

 

Police officers need your permission to have a conversation. There is NO law that says you have tell a police officer where you are going or where you have been, so keep your mouth shut and say nothing! Don't answer any questions (except name, address and age) until you have a lawyer.

 

Probable Cause

A police officer has no right to detain you unless there exists reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime or traffic violation. However a police officer is always allowed to initiate a "voluntary" conversation with you. You always have the right not to talk or answer any questions a police officer might ask you. Just tell the police officer "I'm going to remain silent."

 

Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, police may engage in "reasonable" searches and seizures. To prove that a search is reasonable the police generally must show that it's more likely than not that a crime has occurred and that if a search is conducted it's probable that the police officer will find evidence of the crime. This is called "probable cause."

 

Police may use first hand information or tips from an informant "snitch" to justify the need to search your property or you. If an informant's information is used, the police must prove that the information is reliable under the circumstances to a judge.

 

Here's a case when several police officers took the word of a "snitch," claiming he knew where a "drug dealer" lived. Corrupt police officers in Houston Texas took it upon themselves to go to this house that the snitch had "picked at random" and kicked in the front door at 1:30 in the morning. Police never bothered to get a warrant from a judge. The aftermath was... Police Officers In Texas Are Allowed to Murder Innocent People and Get Away With It

 

Can We Trust Police Officers? Hell No!

Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don't try to "out smart" a police officer and don't try being a "smooth talker" because you will loose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected.

 

Teach your children that they must call a parent for permission before they're allowed to talk to police officer. Remember police officers are trained to put your child at ease and build trust. A police officers job is to find, arrest and help convict a suspect and that suspect could be your child!

 

Although police officers may seem nice and pretend to be on your side they're wanting to learn your habits, opinions, and affiliations of other people not suspected of wrongdoing. Don't try to answer a police officers questions, it can be very dangerous! You can never tell how a seemingly harmless bit of information that you give to a police officer might be used and misconstrued to hurt you or someone else. Also keep in mind that lying to a federal agent is a Federal crime. "That's why Martha Stewart went to prison, not for insider trading but for lying to a Federal Agent."

 

Lies Police Officers Will Say To Get You To Talk

There are many ways a police officer will LIE and trick you into talking. It's always safe to say the Magic Words: "Am I free to leave? I'm going to remain silent and I want a lawyer."

 

The following are common lies the police use when they're trying to get you to talk:

 

* "You will have to stay here and answer my questions" or "You're not leaving until I find out what I want to know."

* "I have evidence on you, so tell me what I want to know or else." (Police can fabricate fake evidence to convince you to tell them what they want to know.)

* "You're not a suspect, were simply investigating here. Help us understand what happened and then you may leave."

* "If you don't answer my questions, I won't have any choice but to take you to jail."

* "If you don't answer these questions, you'll be charged with resisting arrest."

* "Your friend has told his side of the story and it's not looking good for you, anything you want to tell me?

 

If The Police Arrest You

 

"I WILL NOT TALK UNTIL I HAVE A LAWYER!"

 

* Don't answer any questions that the police ask you, (except for your name, address and age.) Any other questions the police officer ask you, just say I want to talk to my lawyer.

 

* Police officers don't always have to read to you the Miranda Rights after you've been arrested. If you "voluntarily" talk a police officer, then the police officer doesn't have to read your Miranda Rights. Talking to a police officer at anytime can be very dangerous!

 

* Never talk to other jail inmates about your case.

 

* Within a reasonable time after your arrest or booking, you have the right to make a local phone call to a lawyer, bail bondsman, relative or any other person you choose. The police can't listen in on phone call, if you're talking to your lawyer.

 

* If you're on probation or parole tell your P.O. you've been arrested and say nothing else!

 

 

 

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OMMP PAY IT FORWARD

Currently, only 1/3 of the United States have voted in favor of MMJ, despite the federal government's aggressive stance with their "crackdown" efforts. Many of you probably want medical marijuana to be legalized, and with good reason. Studies have proven, cannabis is more beneficial to people than any pharmaceutical. In reality, big pharma does not have our best interest in mind, they are after money, not a quality product.

 

 

 

 

 

We always hear about cancer patients who have tried every pain and appetite pill available, with unacceptable results. More are stepping forward to praise cannabis as a real medication, with no side effects. Why deny the only medication that works for them?

 

 

 

 

 

In order to spread legalization, we need to organize throughout the country. We need people who want to organize groups within their state, preferably by county, to encourage more groups and a much larger stage for our message. Occupy has been a wonderful movement, but they are mostly limited to the larger cities. If we reach out to all communities, we will reach a much larger audience.

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most powerful tools we will use is knowledge. Spreading information and disproving the propaganda and myths associated with marijuana. If more people in MMJ states realize they have other, SAFE alternatives, this will have a rather productive consequence. A boycott of sorts will rise from the use of MMJ, instead of the harmful pills being pushed on so many.

 

 

 

 

 

Our ultimate goal is to find people who are willing to be active in the movement. At least 1 person from each state to act as an organizer and recruiter will be required. From there we can organize nation wide. We will have a secure online home for discussions for anyone interested in joining.

 

 

 

 

 

So what's the mission exactly? Each group will be tasked with putting together petitions, organizing rallies and boycotts. State by state, we will push forward what the government should have done over 70 years ago. The national debate has shown that over half of Americans think marijuana should be legalized. It's time to give those people a voice.

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IF YOU ARE STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING

Stay calm. Don't run. Don't argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights. Keep your hands where police can see them.

Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why.

You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer out loud. In some states, you must give your name if asked to identify yourself.

You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but police may "pat down" your clothing if they suspect a weapon. You should not physically resist, but you have the right to refuse consent for any further search. If you do consent, it can affect you later in court.

 

IF YOU ARE STOPPED IN YOUR CAR

Stop the car in a safe place as quickly as possible. Turn off the car, turn on the internal light, open the window part way and place your hands on the wheel.

Upon request, show police your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.

If an officer or immigration agent asks to look inside your car, you can refuse to consent to the search. But if police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent.

Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent. If you are a passenger, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, sit silently or calmly leave. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.

 

IF YOU ARE QUESTIONED ABOUT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS

You have the right to remain silent and do not have to discuss your immigration or citizenship status with police, immigration agents or any other officials. You do not have to answer questions about where you were born, whether you are a U.S. citizen, or how you entered the country. (Separate rules apply at international borders and airports, and for individuals on certain nonimmigrant visas, including tourists and business travelers.)

If you are not a U.S. citizen and an immigration agent requests your immigration papers, you must show them if you have them with you. If you are over 18, carry your immigration documents with you at all times. If you do not have immigration papers, say you want to remain silent.

Do not lie about your citizenship status or provide fake documents.

 

IF THE POLICE OR IMMIGRATION AGENTS COME TO YOUR HOME

If the police or immigration agents come to your home, you do not have to let them in unless they have certain kinds of warrants.

Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to the window so you can inspect it. A search warrant allows police to enter the address listed on the warrant, but officers can only search the areas and for the items listed. An arrest warrant allows police to enter the home of the person listed on the warrant if they believe the person is inside. A warrant of removal/deportation (ICE warrant) does not allow officers to enter a home without consent.

Even if officers have a warrant, you have the right to remain silent. If you choose to speak to the officers, step outside and close the door.

 

IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY THE FBI

If an FBI agent comes to your home or workplace, you do not have to answer any questions. Tell the agent you want to speak to a lawyer first.

If you are asked to meet with FBI agents for an interview, you have the right to say you do not want to be interviewed. If you agree to an interview, have a lawyer present. You do not have to answer any questions you feel uncomfortable answering, and can say that you will only answer questions on a specific topic.

 

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED

Do not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest is unfair.

Say you wish to remain silent and ask for a lawyer immediately. Don't give any explanations or excuses. If you can't pay for a lawyer, you have the right to a free one. Don't say anything, sign anything or make any decisions without a lawyer.

You have the right to make a local phone call. The police cannot listen if you call a lawyer.

Prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. Memorize the phone numbers of your family and your lawyer. Make emergency plans if you have children or take medication.

Special considerations for non-citizens:

- Ask your lawyer about the effect of a criminal conviction or plea on your immigration status.

- Don't discuss your immigration status with anyone but your lawyer.

- While you are in jail, an immigration agent may visit you. Do not answer questions or sign anything before talking to a lawyer.

- Read all papers fully. If you do not understand or cannot read the papers, tell the officer you need an interpreter.

 

IF YOU ARE TAKEN INTO IMMIGRATION (OR "ICE") CUSTODY

You have the right to a lawyer, but the government does not have to provide one for you. If you do not have a lawyer, ask for a list of free or low-cost legal services.

You have the right to contact your consulate or have an officer inform the consulate of your arrest.

Tell the ICE agent you wish to remain silent. Do not discuss your immigration status with anyone but your lawyer.

Do not sign anything, such as a voluntary departure or stipulated removal, without talking to a lawyer. If you sign, you may be giving up your opportunity to try to stay in the U.S.

Remember your immigration number ("A" number) and give it to your family. It will help family members locate you.

Keep a copy of your immigration documents with someone you trust.

 

IF YOU FEEL YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED

Remember: police misconduct cannot be challenged on the street. Don't physically resist officers or threaten to file a complaint.

Write down everything you remember, including officers' badge and patrol car numbers, which agency the officers were from, and any other details. Get contact information for witnesses. If you are injured, take photographs of your injuries (but seek medical attention first).

File a written complaint with the agency's internal affairs division or civilian complaint board. In most cases, you can file a complaint anonymously if you wish.

Call your local ACLU or visit <a href="http://www.aclu.org/profiling" title="www.aclu.org/profiling">www.aclu.org/profiling.

 

The ACLU's Know Your Rights booklet provides effective and useful guidance in a user-friendly question and answer format. The booklet addresses what rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by federal, state or local law enforcement officers. This booklet is for citizens and non-citizens with extra information for non-citizens in a separate section. Another section covers what can happen to you at airports and other points of entry into the United States. The last section discusses concerns you may have related to your charitable contributions and religious or political beliefs. The booklet tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated.

 

This free booklet is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi. Booklets in these languages are available for download below.

 

PDFS FOR DOWNLOAD

 

your_rights.pdf

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"Using your 4th Amendment Rights! Staying calm, telling the police that they can't search as a matter of principle is often the easiest way to avoid police rifling through your personal effects. In this police dashboard cam video from Georgetown, South Carolina, Scott tells the cops that he does mind if he searches and in the end he drives off without a search!"

 

 

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Pentagon Transfers War on Drugs to Private Mercenaries Including Blackwater : Deadline Live With Jacdeadlinelive.infoSince the drug war has become so unpopular with the electorate, instead of politicians actually changing the drug laws, the Department of Defense seeks to reduce and conceal the real costs by transferring the “dirty work” to private contractors to do what “U.S. military forces are not allowed or not...
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Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows

 

ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2007) — The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half

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Fukushima is Falling Apart: Are You Ready? - U.S. Senator visits and reports back...

 

 

 

Thirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there. What he saw was horrific. And now he is saying that we are in big trouble.

 

The most preliminary reports of soil contamination are starting to come in from the USGS, who has seemed reluctant to share this information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado, so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination out of the entire US.

That being said, every single city tested across the country showed contamination from Fukushima. What is even more alarming, however, about the numbers coming in, is that they are from samples taken April 5th, of last year.

 

Problem is, that’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is what Senator Wyden is all bent out of shape about, even though independent researchers and nuke experts have been warning about this for a year...

 

And that is that the Reactor #4 building is on the verge of collapsing.

Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1565 fuel rods (give or take a few), some of them “fresh fuel” that was ready to go into the reactor on the morning of March 11th when the earthquake and tsunami hit.

 

If they are MOX fuel, containing 6% plutonium, one fuel rod has the potential to kill 2.89 billion people. If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods.

 

Full story: http://www.godlikepr...re-you-ready%2F

 

Source: Fukushima Update From Senator Wyden

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