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Alaska Marijuana Initiative Poised for 2014 Ballot

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Colorado lowers medical marijuana patient fee to $15

 

The change is mainly due to the fact the registry’s state fund has made more than enough money to cover administrative costs, said Mark Salley, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

In fact, there is an excess of $13 million.

Read more at:http://www.strainreviews.com/medical-marijuana/colorado-lowers-medical-marijuana-patient-fee-to-15/

facebook – Hemp for Alaska

Alaska Hemp gives a tip of the hat to

 

Some of what they had to say recently…

http://thejointblog.com/hemp-is-effective-in-cleaning-nuclear-disasters/

Here is another source to a follow from my previous post.
I figured this might be a valuable bit of information about hemp as insulation, especially for Alaskans. This article states that hemp will absorb moisture therefor reducing the mold in the surrounding airspace. It is also Eco friendly and recyclable, no more filling up landfills with harmful cellulose and fiberglass insulation.
HowStuffWorks “Can I use hemp as a building material and to insulate my house?”
home.howstuffworks.com
Hemp as a building material might seem like a fairy tale, but it’s not. Check out this article and learn all about using hemp as a building material.

Vape me baby!

snake-oilOK, you all know I’m a fairly heavy marijuana smoker, some might not know I am also a tobacco smoker, pack a day for 40+ years. Yea, I know people that smoke tobacco AND marijuana are more likely to get COPD, and that’s why I have tried to stop lots of times, the Patch, Nicorette Gum, cold turkey, veggie spears, nail biting, sucking brass…well, welcome to the next phase…Vapeaway.

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CIMG1294 I bought the iTaste Leo kit, it comes with two battery pens and 5 refillable oil cartridges, a wall/USB charger and a booklet. For less than the cost of one carton of cigarettes. I estimate that with two people smoking in our home we will make back the cost of the unit in under 4 days.

I got some 16% nicotine Coffee Bean flavor oil to put in the iTaste and so far it has drastically cut down my cigarette use in just 24 hours. I should mention that when I bought the iTaste Leo I did not buy any “Juice” to put i it, thinking I would try the “Breathe” essential oil I already had on hand.

DO NOT USE ANY ESSENTIAL OIL WITH CITRUS!

The tCIMG1295ips plastic cracked and the tip fell apart in under 5 minutes.

Now, about subverting the iTaste Leo to use with alternative oils…RSO*…if you don’t know what that is you should. I’ll make another post about it.

Stay tuned, stay high, stay healthy, stay free.

*Rick Simpson Oil

 

 

Let’s Focus On Industrial Hemp

Norris McDonald and Roy Patrick, Contributors

Industrial hemp is a ‘legal weed’ with annual sales in the United States (US) averaging about US$500 million dollars. This is expected to rise because of the push to decriminalize all forms of marijuana (cannabis sativa) especially its non-toxic cousin, the hemp plant. Ganja is merely one of 500 varieties of this hemp plant and there is no reason Jamaica can’t begin a pilot study in industrial hemp production.

Industrial hemp is in the spotlight as many countries race to boost production. Governor Jerry Brown, of California, recently signed a law legalizing industrial hemp production. America is a large consumer of industrial hemp products but, at present, most of it is bought from overseas.

Canada is the biggest supplier of industrial hemp to America, and it may well be possible for Jamaica to become a big exporter to the US and other markets. The US (Hawaii), Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, France are among the roughly 27 countries worldwide which grow industrial Hemp. Unlike ganja, it has lower levels of drug toxicity, hence its risk for being abused is considerably less.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131122/cleisure/cleisure4.html

Alaska’s THC Medical Clinic

“FUCKING STUPID INBRED FUCKING ALSKANS” Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic
Mike, If you are going to belittle us in print please at least learn how to spell our name right.

OK, I’m going to try and timeline this before it gets to far out and I’m too stoned…

Mike Smith by Lido Vizzutti-Flathead Beacon

Mike Smith
by Lido Vizzutti-Flathead Beacon

Around 6 O’too fucking early AM the other day Mike Smith calls and wakes my wife up and then she wakes me up and he starts demanding to know if I am the owner of AlaskaHemp.com, which evidently he was smart enough to run a whois: on Google and find out I was the registered owner, and then demands to know if I own it or just manage it and I ask him who he is because I just don’t like his attitude and he says “You are impeding an official investigation by refusing to cooperate” and makes some threats about my being arrested and that I don’t know who I’m talking to “OK, that’s it, your refusing to cooperate, the State Police are on their way.” (First clue that this person is not a local, eh?)
Thinking this to be some redneck short on brains and bereft of testicles that has a hard on about hippies smoking pot I hang up and go back to bed. he calls again. He makes some more threats about my failure to cooperate and says something about “sending kids to school with Pot in their lunches” and now the asshole is just really pissing me off but I know how to locate him, he has posted to Facebook, I hang up again and turn on the computer.

Alaska Hemp
Friday, October 4 at 7:32am
It seems small brains and small penis’ go hand in hand. Some people have nothing better to do than worry about other peoples lives. I suppose you know you have made it when the nut jobs start crawling out from under their rocks and making threats. (But just in case it’s a real dickless wonder with an attitude have the Troopers toss my phone records for the last hour.)
I do some investigation while the coffee perks.

Yep, there he is, seems him and another guy that I have never met (but know through Facebook) have been having a pissing match. and now he has made me a part of it and I’m not as pissed off about that as I am about being woken up at 6 AM and yelled at and then calling back after I hang up on him the first time! So I now know that it was Mike Smith, owner of the THC medical Clinic in Anchorage calling me. I do a search and find an article in the Anchorage Daily News and see the name of the Dr that issues the medical marijuana prescriptions. I already knew he was an LA Dr they brought up but had never bothered to look into him.

Bingo

potdoc1The Healing Center Medical Clinic
“A North Hollywood, Calif.-based ophthalmologist who is licensed to work in Alaska, runs the clinic. He holds similar events in other cities around the country.”
Anchorage Daily News
(ADN – 6/10/2013)
State: Arizona Action Taken: Practice Restriction
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document http://www.healthgrades.com/media/english/pdf/sanctions/HGPY104BBC3085886983706102013.pdf
warOK, this is getting ripe, it seems that Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic is one of those that can’t stand to have anyone say anything about them, even if is, or especially if it is true. This post will be growing as the drama unfolds and should serve his oft drawn and no doubt soon to be aimed and fired “attorney” Lance Wells, who I am sure is as fine and honest and attorney as there ever was a fine and honest attorney) with a full disclosure should this ever come before a jury. (or I suddenly and mysteriously disappear!)
This post is not over…
He called back this morning, I hate aggressive morning people. “Everything your doing on the internet is being recorded!”
Yes Mike, it is the Internet, it gets stuck in the tubes and clogs there, I know everything done on the internet has persistence. Evidently you are not aware of that.
“Monday morning I’m getting a restraining order against your crazy Old Soldier ass!”
Odd, this person launches an attack on me and then decides that he needs a restraining order against me. Go figure.
Then Mike attacks a friend on face book who shares this with me…
  • Alaska Medical MarijuanaWhy do I you need a medical card in Alaska?
  • THC Medical ClinicTo legally grow, transport, use or share medical marijuana with another person in Alaska you must have an Alaska issued medical marijuana card. Contrary to popular belief in Alaska, it is NOT legal to grow in the privacy of one’s home. There is no law allowing that. What you have is the idea of privacy through the Constitution in Alaska. Most people don’t know that keeping a structure or dwelling for the manufacturing, distribution or possession of marijuana is a felony. Ravin v Alaska will not protect you from that felony charge. So if you get a medical marijuana card, you are legally protected.
    October 1 at 1:07pm · 
  • Alaska Medical Marijuanayou can not give or share your medical marijuana with anyone, there is no way to obtain marijuana LEGALLY to start growing medical in Alaska, what don’t you understand about that?
    October 2 at 5:50pm
  • THC Medical ClinicAs a patient or caregiver you order seeds from Europe. It’s legal I do it all the time, just like when I fly I show my medical marijuana card and there is no problem. The card makes you 100% legal NOT just the affirmative defense as you speak of, which can only be used AT TRIAL AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED! Think of it as if we cardholders are all in a special club and as long as we follow our individual state laws, whatever they may be, we are free from any arrest or prosecution.
    October 2 at 6:46pm · 
  • Alaska Medical MarijuanaEurope? thats is the funniest think I ever heard. Can you go ahead and order me some then?
    October 3 at 9:41am
  • THC Medical ClinicYou have the internet. Order them yourself at Attitude Seed Bank. Patients have been doing it for years in many states. They are in the medical marijuana high times magazine or just google them, they GUARANTEE DELIVERY! Do you EVER leave Alaska and see what the rest of us patients are doing in the 20 legal states nation wide?
    October 3 at 9:50am

“Wow are you FUCKING STUPID!!!!! 20 STATES HAVE MMJ HELL EVEN D.C. HAS ONE! FUCKING STUPID INBRED FUCKING ALSKANS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE SET AFLOAT ON AN ICE DRIFT TOO DIE MOTHERFUCKER DIE!!!!!! COLORADO AND WASHINGTON HAVE LEGALIZED IT YOU STUPID FUCK!!!! WE GO IN TO STORES AND BUY OUR WEED AND PAY TAXES YOU STUPID FUCKED UP COCKSUCKER!!! FEDS DON’T CARE ASSHOLE!!!!!!

FUCK YOU ARE DUMB!!!!!”

Mike Smith of TMC Medical Clinic

I log into Facebook under one on my Non de plumes and make a post on the THC Facebook page…

THC Medical Clinic · 706 like this

October 1 at 9:19am ·

***ATTENTION SOUTHEAST ALASKANS***
The Healing Center Medical Clinic will be in JUNEAU for the first time on —–!!!

Other upcoming events:
Anchorage clinic: October —–
Fairbanks clinic: October —– *LAST clinic in FBX this year*

Please CALL (907) 717-0000 to reserve your appointment to GET LEGAL!!!

  • Alaska Hemp Dear fellow Hempsters, if you are a medicinal or casual smoker and growing a few plants for your own medical or recreational needs there are reasons why you should NOT get a medical marijuana card. It will reduce the quantity of plants you can grow and reduce the volume of processed marijuana you can have in your home. it will literally open the door to authorities to visit your home to inspect for compliance with the law based on your being a licensed medical marijuana grower, why invite them in? Consider some of these things before you run down and give them hundreds of dollars for a card that will quite possibly just make your life less enjoyable. The THC medical Clinic has been saying that once you have their card you can order seeds through the mail. THIS is FALSE to the best of my understanding and you will be violating both Federal Drug Laws and USPS Regulations, and they WILL go Postal on you. Be aware, be informed, be safe.
  • Stoney Burke It has come to our attention that a person representing the THC Medical Clinic has been making harassing and threatening telephone calls in addition to leading people to believe that if they just get a card from them then they can legally order marijuana seeds. There seems to be a strong possibility that this outfit might be a DEA operation collecting information on Alaskan growers to facilitate a sweeping marijuana bust by the DEA, remember, pot growing and use is still a Federal Crime and the DEA Task Force can and will knock down your door and drag you away if they know you are growing, so don’t tell them you are by getting a State Medical marijuana Card!
  • Mike Smith alaskahemp.com domain name record
    Registrant: Webmusher Design

    THIS IS YOUR ONE LEGAL NOTICE. STOP SLANDERING OUR BUSINESS
  • Mike Smith Tourtous interfearance of a business is a crime. Our attorney Lance Wells will file a temporary restraining order if you continue to slander us.
  • Stoney Burke I intend to make every Alaska aware of just what your business is all about, was that you that called me this morning impersonating a police officer Mike Smith?
  • Mike Smith WE ARE ABOUT ALASKAN ISSUED MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS!
  • Mike Smith You don’t like that complain to the state.
  • Stoney Burke Why do they need you and your high priced “DR” when they can just apply to the state directly?
  • Mike Smith The TRO WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS! You are a threat to the safety of our doctors and office staff. We do not take that lightly. You are akin to a terrorist or planned parenthood bomber!
  • Stoney Burke And yet YOU are the one that called making threats…let us see how this plays out when the phone records are pulled.
  • Stoney Burke Whereas I made no mention of Guns, made no threats and made no phone calls YOU made threats and phone calls AND impersonated a Police Officer.
  • Mike Smith DEA OR FEDS CAN NOT ACCESS THE STATE RUN PRIVATE REGISTERY IN ALASKA OR ANY OTHER STATE!
  • Stoney Burke You really are a simpleton aren’t you? You fucked with the wrong guy this time, pull up your big boy panties, this is gonna cost you financially right up to the day you stop operating your business in my state.
  • Mike Smith Bill your a LIAR! My attorney is now on this. BUH BYE BILLY BOY. ANY MORE CONTACT FROM YOU ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE DEALT WITH AS A THREAT TO OUR DOCTORS AND STAFF! YOUR JUST LIKE THE UNABOMBER ……….MENTALLY CHALLANGED THE WORST KIND OF THREAT IN AMERICA TODAY! PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

So I get on my Google Voice account and call TMC Medical Clinic (just so he will see the call coming from Arizona and screw with his head) to see who answers. it’s Mike! Seems he can’t afford to hire a person to answer the phones at his clinic.

“Hi Mike?”

“Who is this”

“It’s Bill, How ya like me now?”

“YOU %$#@*&, I don’t CARE if my Dr can’t work in Arizona, THIS IS ALASKA”

“well, Mike, I have asked the DHSS to look into your Doctors credentials in regards to his having been found “unsafe” in another state and they have agreed to so.”

“I’m glad you called, now i have your Arizona number!” the phone changes sounds, like he switches to speaker phone “This is the Arizona State Patrol” (sounds a lot like Mike Smith on speaker phone) “we are recording this con..” click. he hangs up, or the Arizona state patrol hang up, I’m not sure.

I see he has a posting in the comments on another website and offer the following:

webmusher

@thcmc420 Is this not your own Dr?

2013-10-04T07:32:02 (6/10/2013) Action Taken: Practice Restriction Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document State: Arizona Documentation: Download here (PDF) http://www.healthgrades.com/media/english/pdf/sanctions/HGPY104BBC3085886983706102013.pdf

That simple question and posting a publicly available website link seemed to make him think that I was somehow a threat to him…

“BILL FIKES You have been reported to Alaska state trooper Anderson incident. # ak-13076263
You have been notified to quite HARRASING us and our staff and our doctors. All postings are going directly to our attorney Lance Wells. We are filing a temporary restraining order Monday in anchorage. Due to your threats and being mentally deficient we will ask that your guns be removed from your possession. MARIJUANA IS NOT LEGAL IN ALASKA UNLESS YOU HAVE A STATE ISSUED MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD!
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I call the Alaska State Troopers. I report Mike has impersonated a Law Officer on at least three occasions and that he has called my home several times in a harassing manner. I tell Trooper Anderson of MatSu West Alaska State Troopers who he is and he tells me he has talked with Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic and has advised him to not call me any more and has advised me that should the harassing phone calls from Mike Smith continue that he will be taking action and advised me “keep up the good fight.” I will do so.

Yea, I’m scared now. No, really, this guy is off the end of the scale, I’m scared. He has at least a quarter million dollars he has “earned” off Alaskans and others and can afford a tank of gas to come out to Wasilla and find me (if he can read a Google Map) and has demonstrated a seemingly fanatical demeanor.

Tuesday, 5:30 AM: Wow, Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic just called me and said

“I’m going to cut your fucking head off!”

He then called back 3 more times and the last time said

“Fuck you you fucking asshole, I’m coming for you!”

It seems some people should have their coffee before they turn on their computer.
He called back AGAIN while I was on the Alaska State Trooper Dispatch on my cell phone so now they have a nice recording of Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic as well. I am waiting for Alaska State Trooper Anderson to call me back right now.

As luck would have it it turns out that Mike’s favorite Dr has been told he can no longer practice medicine in California as well as Arizona, can Alaska be far behind?

UPDATE 6/24/2016

This just in from Lori Brandt

“Well, I just had a major run in with Michael Smith.. Everything you said about him is true. I was purchasing his company trying to help patients in Alaska. He took my $$, and then didn’t follow through with our contract. I reported him to the FBI and the anchorage police on theft and and embezzling. I’m not any part of the healing center!”

THC Medical Clinic is poison, it is run by a lunatic with psychopathic tendencies. (My words, not Lori’s, Sue me Mike Smith!)

Some links of interest

Medical Marijuana Takes Root

The Healing Center has a budding business in Kalispell

By Myers Reece // http://flatheadbeacon.com/2010/01/06/medical-marijuana-takes-root/

“Smith says he doesn’t plan to sell pot in Alaska. He says the only plan is to bring a California doctor to Anchorage and allow customers to pay a fee for a doctor visit”
“Owner’s name is Michael Smith.
Ripped off lotsa heads in the Gallatin Valley…. me being one of em.
Avoid him like the plague!”

Montana Pot Mogul Demonstrates How Not to Market Medical Marijuana Services
http://reason.com/blog/2011/07/18/montana-pot-mogul-demonstrates

Over the Counter Brain Damage: Common ‘Medicines’ that Cause Long Term Cognitive Impairment

pills-moneyDrugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions negatively affect your brain, causing long term cognitive impairment. These drugs, called anticholinergics, block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter.

They include such common over-the-counter brands as Benadryl, Dramamine, Excedrin PM, Nytol, Sominex, Tylenol PM, and Unisom.

Other anticholinergic drugs, such as Paxil, Detrol, Demerol and Elavil are available only by prescription.

Physorg reports:

“Researchers … conducted a six-year observational study, evaluating 1,652 Indianapolis area African-Americans over the age of 70 who had normal cognitive function when the study began … ‘[T]aking one anticholinergic significantly increased an individual’s risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and taking two of these drugs doubled this risk.’”

 

From Dr. Mercola:

Many view over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as safe because they don’t require a prescription. Well nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, many OTC drugs were previously carefully monitored prescription drugs. Many people are not aware that while I was in college in the 1970s, I worked as a full time pharmacy apprentice and helped sell drugs to patients all day long.

Motrin was the first non-salicylate prescription NSAID. Now it is a popular OTC ibuprofen option. Similarly, anti-ulcer drugs like Tagamet, Zantec, and Prilosec used to be carefully controlled. Now they can all be easily purchased in a smaller “OTC strength” that nearly doubles the number of pills required to equal the prescription dose.

Just because a drug is available without a prescription does not make it any less dangerous. It is still a chemical, which in no way, shape, or form treats the cause of the problem and can lead to complications that can seriously injure, if not kill, you or someone you love.

Read more at http://www.realfarmacy.com/over-the-counter-brain-damage/#BCm6WXt4d7roABqI.99

“Young Republicans Yearbook” – Marijuana Policy Project

California Volunteer Marijuana Eradicator Falls to His Death

A volunteer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife fell out of a helicopter and died while authorities were conducting a marijuana eradication effort in Tulare County Thursday. Shane Krogen becomes the 29th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

 

The Los Angeles Times reported that Krogen was supervising the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew and supporting Operation PRISTINE in a remote part of Sequoia National Forest when he died.

Read more: http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2013/sep/13/california_volunteer_marijuana_e

Marijuana : Latest News

The history of marijuana in the last century has been a slow process toward social acceptance.

In the 1936 movie “Reefer Madness,” marijuana smokers were portrayed morally-depraved pot fiends .

In the 1950s, marijuana was considered to be not just a dangerous drug, but a stepping stone to the use of heroin or even more dangerous controlled substances.

In 1979, 27 percent of Americans favored legalization, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll at the time.

Gradually, but consistently, social acceptance of marijuana continued to climb. By the 1980s, over 80 percent of high school students said they had easy access to marijuana. By 1988, no less an authority than the Drug Enforcement Administration’s administrative law judge, Francis Young, concluded that “marijuana may well be the safest psychoactive substance commonly used in human history.”

A 2009 CBS News poll found that more Americans now support legalization. Forty-one percent said they think marijuana should be made legal and 52 percent are opposed. That’s even more than in a CBS News poll in March when 31 percent said they were in favor of legalization in all cases with another seven percent saying they would favor legalization if marijuana were taxed and the money went to projects.

Today the potent smell of marijuana legalization is in the air.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2741-204_162-664.html

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Attention Alaska Doctors
If you would like to have patient referrals send me an email. I assure you I will utilize absolute discretion in my referral process, not even releasing your name, only directions to the clinic and what to ask the person at the front desk. we will NOT make the information available on the internet. Alaskans NEED you to help them help themselves! Send an email to stoney@alaskahemp.com with instructions for how you wish to have patients sent to you. We need Drs all across Alaska to start doing the right thing and we will help you do it with out exposing you to scorn from the narrow minded.
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If you feel the need to obtain a Medical Card here is a link to the State Website
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