For Immediate Release January 15, 2013
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules.
“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the Board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these forums.”
1/22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201
• 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
1/24: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
• 600 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
02/7: Clark College, Vancouver, Foster Auditorium
• 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
South Sound Medicine is a group of dedicated alternative medicine activists that are here to serve our residents within Washington State.
One of our main goals is to provide a resource for the people of Washington State that qualify for the use of medical cannabis under RCW 69.51A in providing the Medical use recommendation. A medical green card can help ease discomfort associated under the RCW 69.51A for a terminal or debilitating medical conditions as outlined below.
Each member of our staff work to ensure your privacy is kept in strict confidentiality, none of your information is sold or transferred to third parties. Let us help you, call us for an appointment today- 360-915-8847.
In order to serve you better, please review the following prior to emailing or calling to schedule an appointment.
1. Review the RCW listed to ensure you meet one of these conditions.
2. In the case you qualify with one of the terminal or debilitating medical conditions outlined, call your personal doctor and have them release your medical records to you. We only need 2-3 chart notes from within the past few yrs. that document your condition.
You will need these charts at your appointmnet.
We offer primary care if you currently are not working with a personal doctor.
You can find copies around town, I found mine at Vic's Pizzeria up on the west side.
Maybe even read it in public, you might find as I did that folks pipe up with their own opinions around you.
Kudos to OP&L. Lots of us are looking forward to part 2 of that interview.
Olympia Power & Light can justifiably claim to be the talk of the town.
CDC seeks confidential informant identity in Joe Hyer case
On February 18, 2010, Olympia city council member Joe Hyer was arrested by agents from the forfeiture-funded and citizen-feared Thurston County Narcotics Task Force for allegedly selling pot. An acquaintance of Hyer had contacted the task force and reported that he was able to procure cannabis from the council member, and that he was ready and willing to wear a wire and go "undercover" in a month-long, taxpayer-funded marijuana investigation cum political vendetta. ...
ACLU sponsored event at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington to discuss the decriminalization and legalization of possession of small amounts, and sale, of Marijuana, also known as Cannabis.
Alison Holcomb of the ACLU facilitated the discussion between Rick Steves, and three legislators who are the sponsors of bills relating to this issue. The legislators were Representative Brendan Williams 22nd Legislative District, and Representative Mary Helen Roberts 21st Legislative District, and Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, 36th Legislative District.
The presentation highlighted the concept of marijuana's illegality as a serious harmful social injustice.
When society lies to young people and tells them that marijuana is a harmful monster, it does damage. When society lies to us, then we lose trust in and respect for society.
Marijuana/Cannabis does not drive people to madness or insanity.
It's the insanity of this profit system that is causing all of the violence. It ought to be plain for people to see that the profit system is NOT working. (Unfortunately it's not clear for people to see, because of the workings of the unjust status quo - the dominance paradigm - and the corporate controlled media that feeds into and off of it.)
Event Comes as Legislature Considers Bills to Reform Marijuana Laws
OLYMPIA – The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington will host a public forum featuring its award-winning video "Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation” on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theater. Admission to the event is free.
Hosted by Rick Steves, "Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation” explores the history and current impacts of our marijuana laws. The video is part of a campaign aimed at encouraging public discussion on the effectiveness of these laws.
Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia
Information from the ACLU: A screening of the ACLU's award-winning video, which covers the history and impacts of marijuana laws in the USA, followed by a discussion with video host Rick Steves, and others. Free and open to the public.
More information at the OFS website: Tuesday, January 12- ACLU of Washington Presents…Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation hosted by Rick Steves!
I just took an interesting poll about drug policy in Washington State. The poll was produced by the ACLU. It's mostly about marijuana. Check it out; it is informative.
Here is a link to a series of topical videos. Included are several interviews, and a conversations program with Rick Steves.
Hey just wanted to let everyone know that they can now find a doctor to recomend medical marijuana right here in Olympia and it's as easy as 1... 2... 3
We are called American Heritage Medical LLC
The Cannabis plant [Marijuana] has been used as medicine for thousands of years throughout the world to treat a variety of medical conditions; in 1998 Washington state RCW69.51A was enacted to allow the medical use of marijuana for patients with certain terminal or debilitating illnesses.
Qualifying medical conditions:
Cancer * Glaucoma * HIV [AIDS] * Wasting syndrome * Chronic Pain * Migraine headaches * Asthma * Degenerative disc disease * Nausea * Seizures * Epilepsy * Muscle spasms * Multiple sclerosis * Arthritis * Crohn's Disease * Rheumatism * Fibromyalgia * Osteoporosis * Diabetes * Alzheimer's Disease * Hepatitis C * Lou Gehrigs disease * Tourette's Syndrome * Parkinson's Disease * Irritable bowel syndrome
To Set up an appointment just follow these 3 easy steps
Step 1 Download and fill out a new patient application at http://www.olympiapatientresourcecenter.com; fax it and your medical records to 360-943-7441 for review, or just contact the OPRC Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm 360-456-3517.
Step 2 Wait for approval from American Heritage Medical staff they will contact you to set up an appointment time and date.
Step 3 Come to you appointment and receive your authorization to posses, use, and grow cannabis [marijuana] for medical purposes.
Take care and be well...................JM