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Los Lonely Boys - My Way (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:15
Los Lonely Boys - My Way (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Los Lonely Boys perform "My Way" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 4766 18 ratings Time: 05:02 More in Music

Colorado Agrees to Fund Over $8 Million in Cannabis Studies

The Joint Blog - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:47

The Colorado Board of Health has given approval to over $8 million in state-funded research on the benefits of medical cannabis. The studies will examine whether cannabis can treat a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pediatric brain tumors.

“This is new and uncharted territory,” says Dr. Larry Wolk, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a psychiatrist who will help run one of the approved studies which will focus on the possibility of cannabis treating PTSD, agrees; “This is the first time we’ve had government money to look at the efficacy of marijuana, not the harms of marijuana”.

Though these aren’t the only ones, the Board of Health approved the following studies:

– Two PTSD studies

– A study comparing cannabis and oxycodone for pain relief

– A study on pediatric epilepsy

– A study on irritable bowel syndrome

– A study on adolescent brain tumors

The studies, which mark the largest ever state-funded effort to research medical cannabis, will be paid for by a surplus of money brought in from medical cannabis registration fees.

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Jerry Lee Lewis - Bright Lights, Big City (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:47
Jerry Lee Lewis - Bright Lights, Big City (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Bright Lights, Big City" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 3091 17 ratings Time: 03:45 More in Music

Los Lonely Boys feat Willie Nelson - Outlaws (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Los Lonely Boys feat Willie Nelson - Outlaws (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Los Lonely Boys and Willie Nelson perform "Outlaws" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 2244 13 ratings Time: 05:04 More in Music

Los Lonely Boys - Oye Mamacita (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Los Lonely Boys - Oye Mamacita (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Los Lonely Boys perform "Oye Mamacita" at the Farm Aid concert in September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 1555 8 ratings Time: 04:44 More in Music

Government Mule - A Million Miles from Yesterday (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Government Mule - A Million Miles from Yesterday (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Government Mule performs "A Million Miles from Yesterday" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 1405 11 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Music

Jerry Lee Lewis - Roll Over Beethoven (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Jerry Lee Lewis - Roll Over Beethoven (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Roll Over Beethoven" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 1319 5 ratings Time: 03:51 More in Music

Los Lonely Boys - How Far Is Heaven (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Los Lonely Boys - How Far Is Heaven (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Los Lonely Boys perform "How Far Is Heaven" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 1631 16 ratings Time: 04:47 More in Music

Los Lonely Boys - I Smelled the Roses (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Los Lonely Boys - I Smelled the Roses (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Los Lonely Boys perform "I Smelled the Roses" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 894 5 ratings Time: 04:39 More in Music

Government Mule - Mr. High & Mighty (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Government Mule - Mr. High & Mighty (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Government Mule performs "Mr. High & Mighty" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 788 10 ratings Time: 09:56 More in Music

Govenment Mule - Beautifully Broken (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:46
Govenment Mule - Beautifully Broken (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Government Mule performs "Beautifully Broken" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 577 2 ratings Time: 05:36 More in Music

Virginia Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Cannabis Next Month

The Joint Blog - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:25

By Robert Capecchi, Deputy Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project

When the Virginia Legislature convenes in January, a bill to stop criminalizing those who simply possess marijuana will be awaiting consideration.

Today, an individual convicted of marijuana possession in Virginia can be thrown in jail for up to thirty days, fined up to $500, or both! This overly punitive approach can destroy dreams — a criminal conviction makes it harder to get a job, housing, and education. Criminalizing marijuana possession also wastes vast amounts of resources. In 2012, there were more than 20,000 arrests made in Virginia for marijuana possession. It takes time for police to book marijuana users, prosecutors to try cases, and labs to test marijuana. Meanwhile, more than half of all reported rapes and 80% of all burglaries went unsolved.

SB 686 takes a more sensible and humane approach by replacing the criminal penalties with a civil penalty of up to $100. Punishing marijuana possession with a civil citation recognizes that no one should be denied housing or a job because they possessed a substance safer than alcohol. It also allows Virginia’s law enforcement to quickly issue a ticket and move on to police more serious matters.

If you are a Virginia resident, please email your state delegate and senator today and ask them to support this sensible and long overdue reform — SB 686.

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President Obama Officially Signs Into Law Legislation That Defunds Medical Cannabis and Hemp Raids

The Joint Blog - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:24

President Obama signed into law Wednesday morning a massive national spending bill which includes a provision to prevent the federal government from interfering with state-sanctioned medical cannabis and hemp research programs. The proposal was approved Saturday by the U.S. Senate, a day after the measure was passed by the House of Representatives.

The proposal defunds medical cannabis raids by prohibiting the Department of Justice from spending any resources enforcing federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical purposes. A separate provision in the spending bill prohibits the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from interfering with state-authorized hemp research programs.

The signing of this legislation marks a historic shift in federal cannabis policies. Although the move doesn’t legalize medical cannabis or hemp, it’s still a massive step in the right direction, and is a move which will prevent countless raids from occurring on medical cannabis facilities.

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President To Sign Federal Spending Bill Protecting State Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Program

The Joint Blog - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:50

By Paul Armentano, NORML

House and Senate lawmakers have approved spending legislation that contains a historic provision restricting the Justice Department from interfering with the implementation of state-sanctioned medical cannabis and/or hemp programs. Members of the Senate approved the House version of the bill Saturday night. President Barack Obama indicated Monday that he intends to sign the measure imminently. Specifically, an amendment sponsored by California Reps. Dana Rohrbacher and Sam Farr to the $1.1 trillion spending bill states, “None of the funds made available in this act to the Department of Justice may be used … to prevent … states … from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”

Said Farr following Congress’ passage of the legislation: “The federal government will finally respect the decisions made by the majority of states that passed medical marijuana laws. This is great day for common sense because now our federal dollars will be spent more wisely on prosecuting criminals and not sick patients.”

Similar language prohibiting the Justice Department from undermining state-sanctioned hemp cultivation programs was also included in the bill.

Also contained in the appropriations measure is a rider sponsored by Maryland Republican Andy Harris that seeks to limit DC officials’ ability to fully implement a November 2014 municipal initiative depenalizing the personal adult possession and cultivation of cannabis. At this time however, it remains unclear whether the enacted language is written in a manner that can actually do so. On Saturday, The Washington Post reported that DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson “plans to ignore the provision” and that he will “send a bill implementing Initiative 71 to Congress in January for a 30-day review, during which federal lawmakers can veto it or let it stand.” Such a review is necessary before any DC initiative can become law.

Washington DC’s Initiative 71, which was approved by 70 percent of District voters, removes criminal and civil penalties regarding the adult possession of up to two ounces of cannabis and/or the cultivation of up to six plants.

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France: An Effort to Ban the 'E-Joint'

MAP - Hemp - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 17 Dec 2014 - (AP) - France's health minister has said she wants to ban a cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that has been launched in France. Marisol Touraine told French radio she was opposed to the self-styled "e-joint," that was launched online Tuesday. She said it will encourage cannabis use and she will approach the courts to ban the product.

US MI: Column: Looking Back On Marijuana Gains In 2014

MAP - Hemp - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00
Metro Times, 17 Dec 2014 - Looking back on 2014, it was a tremendous year for marijuana activists with two more states legalizing, California lowering penalties for low level crime, New York City decriminalizing possession of small amounts, eight cities in Michigan legalizing, Guam voting for medical use, and generally the public opinion numbers kept moving in the right direction. Washington, D.C., legalized, but since the city is a federal district Congress has to approve. However, hardline anti-marijuana Republicans are making that look iffy at the moment. As we look ahead, it may soon become passe to count how many states have legalized or opted for medical use. Three fronts on the marijuana campaign - legal, medical, and economic - look like they will turn this into a landslide over the next couple of years.

Study: Teen Cannabis Use Declines Despite States Continuing to Legalize

The Joint Blog - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:24

The 2014 Monitoring the Future study, conducted by the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was released Tuesday morning. The annual survey of 40,000 8th-graders, 10th-graders and 12th-graders found that, despite increasing efforts to legalize the substance, teen cannabis use is on the decline.

According to the study, teens reporting lifetime use of cannabis dropped in 2014 by 1.4 percent, teens reporting monthly use of cannabis dropped by 1.2 percent, and teens reporting daily cannabis use dropped by .7%. Overall, the survey found that roughly 30% of teens have used cannabis in their lifetimes, with about 14% saying they’ve consumed cannabis in the previous month.

“We have not seen increases in the use, which is something we were afraid would happen,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, at a press conference Tuesday morning. Dr. Volkow also notes that; “Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975″.

The full study can be found by clicking here.

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Shelby Lynne - Jesus on a Greyhound (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:57
Shelby Lynne - Jesus on a Greyhound (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Shelby Lynne performs "Jesus on a Greyhound" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 778 9 ratings Time: 04:54 More in Music

Shelby Lynne - You're The Man (Live at Farm Aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:24
Shelby Lynne - You're The Man (Live at Farm Aid 2006)
Shelby Lynn performs "You're The Man" at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 837 6 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Music

Steve Earle and Allison Moorer - Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Live at Farm aid 2006)

Youtube - Farm Aid - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:29
Steve Earle and Allison Moorer - Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Live at Farm aid 2006)
Steve Earle and Allison Moorer perform "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," originally by Pete Seeger, at the Farm Aid concert in Camden, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001. For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org/youtube Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do? From: farmaid Views: 852 8 ratings Time: 04:10 More in Music
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