Vol. 6, Number 6
June 2014
cheryl riley, editor & writer
Dr. David Bearman,
Gradi Jordan, Ed Glick,
Paul Armentano,
Sunil K Aggarwal,
Al Byrne, Amanda Reiman,
Jim Greig, Joan Bello,
Arthur Livermore
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Oregon ACLU Endorses New Approach Oregon!

ALCU Endorsement


The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon announced that it is endorsing the campaign to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana.

“We need to stop wasting taxpayer dollars arresting and searching people in Oregon just because they use marijuana,” said David Fidanque, executive director of the ACLU of Oregon. “Prohibition hasn’t worked and it never will. It’s time to be honest about that and take a path that makes sense.”

A recent report issued by the National ACLU, based on state crime reports provided to the FBI, shows that Oregon law enforcement agencies increased the rate of citations and arrests for possession of marijuana by 45% between 2001 and 2010. Oregon’s increase was the fifth highest in the country during that period.

The New Approach Oregon campaign is working to qualify an initiative for the November ballot. The initiative would strictly regulate marijuana sales and possession, legalize the use of marijuana by adults 21 and over only, and tax marijuana and its products, generating money for important public services like education, public safety and drug treatment.

So far, the campaign has collected more than 100,000 signatures. To qualify for the ballot, 87,213 must be turned in to the Oregon Secretary of State by July 3.

“We are just starting to get the word out about endorsing this initiative,” said Liz Kaufman, campaign director for New Approach Oregon. “This is our first big announcement, and we will have many more in coming months. A growing majority of Oregonians understand that we need a new approach to marijuana.”

Cannabis is a plant, not a drug - Al Byrne
There is no such thing as "Medical Marijuana" in the pure journalistic sense. The proper term is: "Medical / medicinal / therapeutic cannabis." Marijuana is a federally made up word meant to be derogative to the Mexican citizen. (“The Marijuana Conviction”, Bonnie and Whitebread)

When you Google cannabis info, search for "therapeutic cannabis" not “medical marijuana”. You'll be on a different journey.

Cannabis is a plant - not a drug. (Please see 2014 monogram on cannabis, American Herbal Pharmacopeia). A drug may be made from a plant (i.e.: aspirin) but "a drug" does not grow out of the ground. This is all federal blah repeated mindlessly. Cannabis is not a gateway "drug" (sic). Cannabis over the centuries has in fact been used by health care professionals as an "exit agent" from heroin / laudanum / etc. The first US meeting held to discuss such use was in 1860 by the Ohio Medical Association. American Herbal Pharmacopeia

A modern use is to reduce or eliminate dangerous pharmaceutical agents such as cocaine / Ritalin / Xanax / meth / alcohol etc.

Patients Out of Time Inc. has since 1995 - under the authority of the AMA and ANA - conducted a series of accredited clinical cannabis conferences. The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics will be held April 3-4, 2015 at the FSU conference center in Tallahassee, FL. www.medicalcannabis.com. Don't tell anybody that this work goes on or has gone on. It might ruin the feds day!

The past three conferences are and have been available on line for MD's to acquire CME's on clinical cannabis use from the U. of California School of Medicine, San Francisco through their Continuing Medical Education Office.

Please see www.cme.ucsf.edu to register for on-line clinical cannabis education world-wide through the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Note on the medical cannabis site that US medical doctors - RN's - Pharmacists - have formed professional cannabis specialties. Does not that seem strange? The medical pros want a "stepping stone agent"? I doubt it.

Cannabis has established medical use throughout the world’s history and, coupled with the recent discovery of the role of the endogenous cannabinoid system in the human body, must be made available to all citizens of all countries.

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What's New

Alabama: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB642 - The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act of Alabama

Arkansas: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Florida: Medical marijuana petition drive underway.

Idaho: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Indiana: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Iowa: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Kansas: Medical marijuana petition drive underway.
   Marijuana Bill Reaches House
   Cannabis Compassion and Care Act

Minnesota: Passed a restrictive medical marijuana law.

Missouri: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HOUSE BILL NO. 1670 - An Act relating to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes
   Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber hopes Missouri legislature passes medical marijuana law

New York: Passed a medical marijuana law.
   Medical Marijuana Bill

North Carolina: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act

Ohio: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB 214

Pennsylvania: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   HB 1393

South Carolina: Considering a medical marijuana law.

South Dakota: Medical marijuana petition drive underway.

Tennessee: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Texas: Considering a medical marijuana law.

Wisconsin: Considering a medical marijuana law.
   The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act

Featured Recipe - Mac Attack: A Canny Bus Treat by Jay R. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese. Nancy Wife and I sure do. Before we even start you better know that this recipe is a heart attack on a plate. I tried to measure the grams of saturated fat and just lost track. What's really different about our Canny version is that using Better Bud Butter actually lowers the saturated fat quite a bit but not nearly enough to call this healthy.

Please don't even try to follow this recipe too closely. Improvise. If you don't like white cheddar use yellow. If you don't like sharp cheese use Longhorn or mild. Heck you can even use a good Swiss cheese like Jarlsberg. It's OK. You won't go to jail for substitutions. Of course the cannabutter does make this overall recipe a Federal felony. Can you imagine getting 10 years in Leavenworth Prison for felony Mac? Yikes.

Once you've made your own home baked Mac you'll never do store bought again. The key to this recipe is using the freshest ingredients you have that meet your particular taste. If you're a vegetarian you'll love this recipe even without the ham (some vegetarians can consume dairy). If you'd prefer to use bacon or even ground beef instead of ham, go for it! You want it spicier? Kick it up with diced fresh chilies. This recipe comes with three guarantees:

  1. You'll love it
  2. You'll gain weight (lots of us patients need that J)
  3. You'll probably require anti-cholesterol meds if you eat this too often


8 tablespoons of Better Bud Butter
4 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of regular milk
1 cup of heavy cream
8 ounces of aged cheddar cheese grated (white or yellow)
12 oz of good macaroni noodles (you can use penne if you're snobby)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper - to taste
1 tablespoon Jay's Essence or cayenne pepper - to taste
8 oz of fined diced smoked ham (real Black Forest if you can find it)

Optional: 2 medium sized Jalapeno chilies finely diced
Optional: ½ cup finely diced Maui onions
Optional: 1/3 cup of fresh bread crumbs


Cook the pasta of your choice in lightly salted boiling water. We use fresh pasta so 4 minutes is more than enough. If you use dry try 8 minutes. The key is Al Dente (that means "to the teeth"). Actually, I went to school with Al and have never forgotten him. A handy trick is to add a cap full of olive oil to the water to prevent sticking. Cook the pasta then drain and set aside.

Slowly melt the Better Bud Butter over a low heat. Gradually work in the flour with LOTS of stirring (yes you're making a rue). Whisk in the milk and bring to a slow boil then turn off the heat. Add the spices and mix in the finely grated cheese (yes, you're now making a Béchamel sauce). As the cheese melts (it will be very thick) slowly add just enough cream for the texture you like. Mix in the diced smoked ham and chilies and/or onions if you like.

Pour all of the ingredients into a large greased (we use Pam) baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs if you like (we leave them out for reasons explained below).

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20-35 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Hint Number One: Let the dish sit out for at least ten minutes before you try to plate it. This stuff is hot, hot, and hot.

Hint Number Two: Mac Attack Two (otherwise known as Maximum Mac)

Assuming you and your friends don't finish the entire casserole on the first evening, cover the leftovers and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The next night cut out rectangles of Mac Attack and dust with flour, roll in an egg wash, roll in fresh crumbs, and yes, oh my God, deep fry at 350 degrees. Yum! This dish is not for cardiac amateurs. Keep your nitro handy.

Recommended beverage: Any good Oregon Pinot Noir lightly chilled

Caution: Do not operate heavy machinery or attempt surgery after eating. Don't drive after two helpings.

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