Cannabis Common Sense #252

Hemp News with Paul Stanford covers each week’s news on cannabis. Then Dr. Phillip Leveque, D.O., Ph.D., a physician and retired medical school professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and Don Dupay, a social worker and retired Portland Police detective, join Paul to take viewers’ phone calls. Our first film clip is from Japan’s Hemp Car, a vehicle powered by hemp seed oil as the only fuel in its gas tank, and another film clip of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters. We read from an original 1762 document, a proclamation by the Great Britain’s King George III, that directs “His Majesty’s Colonies in America” to grow cannabis hemp for the Royal Navy’s sails and cordage. We also examine several antique cannabis medicine bottles. Hemp News: Alaska will vote in November 2004 on legalization of private use of marijuana for Alaskans 21 and older; Seattle City Council has appointed a new Marijuana Policy Review Panel; a Colorodo man, Dan Nord, who is a state-registered medical marijuana patient, has a judge’s order for the return of his medical marijuana from federal and state anti-drug agents who stole it last October and has asked the judge to find the officers in contempt for refusing to return the buds; Canada’s new Prime Minister worries the Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, who says a new law would double Canada’s prison population in 2 years with cannabis growers.