|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on April 26, 2017 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Some think marijuana could be the answer to the rising heroin epidemic. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, states with medical cannabis laws had an opioid overdose rate almost 25 percent lower than average in 2014. Samantha Sonner has more.
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|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on March 23, 2015 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
2015 AGENDA FOR HOUSE BILL 78, An ACT TO ENACT THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
Filed February 11th 2015
H78 NC Medical Cannabis Act Info
H78 is being heard in Committee in 2 days!
You are hereby notified that the House Committee on Judiciary I will meet as follows:
DAY & DATE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: 415 LOB
The following bills will be considered:
BILL NO. SHORT TITLE SPONSOR
HB 78 Enact Medical Cannabis Act. Representative Alexander
Representative N. Leo Daughtry, Chair
I hereby certify this notice was filed by the committee assistant at the following offices at 10:18 AM on Monday, March 23, 2015.
___ Principal Clerk
___ Reading Clerk – House Chamber
Jan Copeland (Committee Assistant)
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on July 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM||comments (2)|
02/20/2013 07:10 PM
Medical marijuana bill snuffed out in House committee
RALEIGH – North Carolinians looking for some relief with the use of medical marijuana have been snuffed out.
A bill to allow medical cannabis in the state was voted down in a committee at the legislature Wednesday. Bill supporters were not accepting the vote quietly.
Emotions were running high after a House committee voted against a proposal to allow medical marijuana in North Carolina.
“If he calls himself a man of god...i'll pray for him,” said bill supporter Rebecca Forbes.
Rebecca Forbes' anger poured out, while for others it was tears, as they watched their hope for relief was shot down.
“I have a debilitating disease. I am not a criminal. I am a tax payer,” said Pashondra James of Harnett County.
The Enact Medical Cannabis Act asked the state to distinguish between medicinal and non-medical marijuana usage.
It's a proposal that the bill sponsor said could not only help those patients seeking relief from the plant, but also could bring in some money for the state.
“The tax and fee component would produce around $39 million per annum,” said Rep. Kelly Alexander, D-Mecklenburg.
There was no debate by the committee leading up to the vote, but a clear majority of the House rules committee were against the measure in a voice vote – a decision applauded by some advocacy groups.
“When you don't have a consensus among the medical community that this is good for folks and there is also overwhelming evidence that marijuana is damaging and harmful to health, there is not a compelling case for the medical use of marijuana,” said the Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League.
But for those who suffer, they said this vote was a personal assault and one they won't take quietly.
I have children and grandchildren,” said Forbes. “I use this illegal in your state and am very open about it. Rebecca Forbes. Google it.”
Currently, 18 states allow marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes.
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on October 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (1)|
Be sure to tune in in just a couple hours from now as I co-host Cannabis Nation Radio with special guest Bruce Margolin -Los Angeles Criminal Defense, Civil Liberties Lawyer - Author - October 19, 2012
at 5pm pst, 6 mtn, 7 ctl, 8 est
Bruce Margolin has been a practicing criminal lawyer for forty years in the Los Angeles area with special emphasis on marijuana laws.
Sitting in for Julie Rose, is Rebecca Forbes a NC Mom and Activist who wears many hats and works to create Unity in the Cannabis Movement. Rebecca and her daughter are featured in the Exile Nation Project Documentary and she works on the frontlines of activism as the East Coast Director of the American Cannabis Coalition, runs a NC chapter and sits on the Board of Directors for Overgrow the Government who hosts events in Washington DC. She recently co- hosted the Moms for Marijuana Regional Quilt Conference and met with attendees Cheryl Schuman, Beverly Hills Cannabis Club Owner, and optometrist to the Stars, as well as Elvy Musikka, one of the Federal patients receiving marijuana from the Federal Government on a monthly basis, after the hearings this past Tuesday. Rebecca is also the NC advocate for the Cash Hyde Foundation.
Monday Oct. 15th, 2012 Moms for Marijuana and Overgrow the Government unveiled the Cannabis Quilt to the Nation at the base of the Washington Monument. Also unveiled was the Unity panel which will grow as more US and World organizations add their patches to it. The Federal hearings to reschedule cannabis were held the next day, Oct. 16th in which celebrities and grassroots activists united to show support for the ASA (American for Safe Access) vs. DEA case to reschedule Cannabis. We expect it to take months for a decision, but the buzz from the attendees is positive and the Federal judges were attentive and asked many questions in regards to Veterans lack of access and the issue of " Standing". Which will be one of the topics on the show tonight.
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on October 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
ATTENTION COALITION MEMBERS! 9-11 PM EST, 7-9 PM MST and 6-8 PST
East Coast ACC and NC CCC Director, Overgrow the Government Board Director Rebecca Forbes will be on tonight to give a live update of the last few days I spent in DC co hosting and speaking at the Moms for Marijuana Cannabis Quilt Regional Conference, and meeting with attendees after the Federal Hearings to Reschedule Cannabis held Tuesday ASA vs. DEA., Optometrist to the stars and Beverly Hills Cannabis Club owner Cheryl Shuman and Elvy Musikka, one of our Federally legal Cannabis patients. Going to be a great show!!! http://www.icannabisradio.com/ ;
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on October 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Rebecca Forbes/ ACC East Coast Director Update:
Hey folks...I was just on I Bake T.V. with TL Weed... be sure to catch the episode when you have time. We had the best conversation, announced the upocoming Moms/ Overgrow Quilt Event and more!!!! One Love!!!
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ibake-t-v #mmot #hemp
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on September 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
"In fact, there have been 37 separate human clinical trials between 2005 and 2009 alone, involving more than 2600 patients, reporting the safety and efficacy of cannabis for such severe disorders as irretractable neuropathic p
ain, cachexia (Wasting Syndrome), MS, PTSD, glaucoma, far more patients than would be tested for any new drug pending US FDA approval, again re-establishing the safety and efficacy of cannabinoid-based medicines after 70 years of taxpayer-funded disinformation -"
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on September 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
"In 1937, the U.S. Treasury Department introduced the Marihuana Tax Act. This Act imposed a levy of one dollar an ounce for medicinal use of Cannabis and one hundred dollars an ounce for recreational use. Physicians in the Uni
ted States were the principal opponents of the Act. The American Medical Association (AMA) opposed the Act because physicians were required to pay a special tax for prescribing Cannabis, use special order forms to procure it, and keep special records concerning its professional use. In addition, the AMA believed that objective evidence that Cannabis was harmful was lacking and that passage of the Act would impede further research into its medicinal worth. In 1942, Cannabis was removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia because of persistent concerns about its potential to cause harm.
In 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act, which for the first time, included Cannabis with narcotic drugs. In 1970, with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana was classified as a Schedule I drug. Drugs in this category are distinguished as having no accepted medicinal use. Other Schedule I substances include heroin, LSD, mescaline, methaqualone, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate.
Despite its designation as having no medicinal use, Cannabis was distributed to patients by the U.S. government on a case-by-case basis under the Compassionate Use Investigational New Drug program established in 1978. Distribution of Cannabis through this program was discontinued in 1992. Although federal law prohibits the use of Cannabis, 16 states and the District of Columbia permit its use for certain medical conditions."
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on August 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM||comments (1)|
Thursday, September 6, 2012
10:00am until 8:00pm
sponsored by the Carolina Cannabis Coalition
Please join us as we gather and work to reform Cannabis Law Nationally and in North Carolina. THREE tours are coming to our state for the Democratic National Convention and the Coalition will be there to greet them and support them. For more info about the tours coming in and where to donate please go to these links:
The Weed not Greed Tour really needs our help to get here, so please donate to them. Here is also the link to the Thurlow Weed Radio Show for more info: www.noexcusesentertainment.com?
also The Green Bus is gong to join us!!! You can donate to their tour at: https://www.facebook.com/WeedBus
and to donate to the Coalition to help make this event a success and maybe do some gift bags for our awesome guests that are coming please go to our main site at: www.carolinacannabiscoalition.webs.com to donate.
And BE THERE!!
Parade/March time 11:20 AM Permitted by Get the Greed out of Weed/Richard Easton
designated parade/protest route that will allow permitted groups to march on city streets. That 1.2-mile route will begin at Pearl Street Park outside Interstate 277 and end at Marshall Park. It will allow protestors to march on South Caldwell Street, within two blocks of Time Warner Cable Arena.
Rebecca Forbes at 1:00 PM
Speaker Richard Easton at 3:00 PM
For those planning on attending. The event has access to free parking, and will be easy to find. Just use the Lynx Light Rail. It is a scenic 15 minute ride to the heart of the event. I recommend the I-485/South Blvd terminal because it has a huge parking area.
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on July 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM||comments (1)|
At its convention last weekend, the state Democratic Party endorsed 77 resolutions – many of them aligned with party policy positions, but more than a few on the partisan fringes, such as advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana, a single-payer health care system and the repeal of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.