October 28, 2007

Should Your Pet Smoke Pot?

High Times has a good article on the effects of pot on your pets... The Dr. thinks anyone who owns a pet should take the time to read it.

October 14, 2007

Oxnard Expected to Ban Dispensaries

I came across this article in the Ventura County Star about the City of Oxnard banning dispensaries. Apparently they are "citing an unresolved legal conflict between state and federal laws." Interesting how a State Agency can be forced to follow federal law and not state law. I'm going to keep an eye on this situation and see how it turns out.

* Crazy Fact:
The Star estimates that roughly 400 dispensaries operate in California with some 300 concentrated in Los Angeles County.

Recipe for Marijuana Chai Tea

Marijuana Chai Tea is a great way to relax after a long day. The doctor recommends having a cup before going to bed at night.


3 cups soy milk
Dash of cinnamon
1 Tbsp of cocoa
Tea bag (any flavor)

Yield about 2 servings

Put the milk in a pot and heat till simmering.
Add the cannabis and stir gently for at least 5 minutes.
Pour through strainer into mugs and add your tea bag.

*Shown above
Pito Tea Kettle by Alessi. Available at Unicahome.

Bongs 4 Boobs

The Gravity VORTEX is the world's first portable gravity-powered smoking system. It is a system enjoyed by many. The Dr. was happy to discover that the company also has a social conscience 9.8 Entertainment will donate a portion of profits from the sale of its Gravity VORTEX Smoking System to cancer research in the first annual "BONGS 4 BOOBS" fundraising drive, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 7, 2007

Specialist Educates Kaiser Doctors

On September 19, a leading physician specializing in cannabis therapeutics gave a workshop for more than 200 doctors. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) workshop on medical marijuana was the first hosted by Kaiser Permanente in San Jose.

Dr. Bearman’s presentation covered the history of medical cannabis, an overview of its many benefits, and the legal rights of physicians.

Dr. Bearman is a well-respected physician with extensive experience in public health. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr Bearman was the Director of Medical Services for the Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority (SBRHA) since its inception in 1983 through June 1997, when he became Senior Health Care Advisor/Grants Development Director.

He has a long and illustrious background in the field of drug abuse treatment and prevention, including serving as Medical Director of Santa Barbara County Methadone Maintenance Clinic and Ventura County Opiate Detox Program; teaching courses on substance abuse at UCSF, UCSB, and SDSU; and authoring numerous articles on drug abuse treatment and prevention, as well as other medical topics. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the Harvard Business Review, and other publications.

ASA plans to continue educating Kaiser physicians, as well as those across California and the rest of the country, in order to counter the misinformation spread by the federal government. Eventually, ASA hopes to have a CME available that can be downloaded by physicians online.

October 1, 2007

NORML's 36th annual National Conference Cannabis, Creativity and Commerce

The 2007 NORML Conference will be held on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA.
The 36th annual National NORML conference is proud to announce and highlight the High Times Magazine’s Stony Awards—where cannabis, cinema and culture are righteously celebrated—which will be the Saturday night NORML fundraising event at the conference this year.

HIGH TIMES Stony Awards

Even if you can’t attend the October 12-13 NORML conference, don’t miss High Times' 2007 Stony Awards—NORML's Benefit Fundraiser Saturday Evening at the Knitting Factory. Great comedians, live musical acts and presentations of the only awards in the entertainment industry that can be used immediately backstage. Tickets are available exclusively through the Knitting Factory, and are available for online purchase via their ticket service. Last year's show was hosted by Redman. This year it will be hosted by Tommy Chong.

If you’re serious about cannabis and cannabis law reform, please register ASAP and attend NORML’s 36th annual national conference: Cannabis, Creativity and Commerce. With only a few weeks left to make your plans to attend NORML 2007 in Los Angeles, don’t delay as conference registrations are going fast.

Wonders of Cannabis Expo

Check out the "Ed Rosenthal’s Third Annual Wonders of Cannabis" Expo. A Lifestyle Fair and Expo To Benefit Green Aid at the San Francisco Hall of Flowers, October 27th & 28th, 2007.


Tommy Chong (Guest MC)
P Skunk All-Stars (Tribute to P Funk)
JGB (Featuring Melvin Seals)
Luna Angel

It should be a good time for all.