Category: Randy Welty

Upland City Council seeks to undermine the People’s Power of Initiative, California Cannabis Coalition Files Suit

We are at it again! The California Cannabis Coalition has been assisting medical marijuana proponents in the City of Upland to qualify a medical marijuana ordinance for a special election. For those of you that don’t know, the City of Upland was one of four cities in California that fought all the way to the California Supreme Court to ensure…

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Militarization of Police and The Wisdom of Crowds

I was reading today in the New York Times an article on President Obama’s desire to review the Pentagon’s policy of pushing second hand military equipment into police departments across America. This policy has resulted in “tens of thousands of machine guns; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft” being deployed…

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Cannabis and Big Pharma

There was only one problem; people taking Rimonabant were dying…by their own hand. In essence, the pharmaceutical companies devised a way to shut down the cannabinoid receptors in people’s brain, and the end result was a greater number of suicides. People play lollipop with firearms when you shut down their cannabinoid receptors. Think how perverse this situation is. Namely, that…

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Ebola Experimental Drugs and Cannabis

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reading about the frightening Ebola outbreak in West Africa. What caught my attention most recently is the supposed ethical controversy over administering experimental drugs to those that have contracted Ebola. In particular, some are concerned that “the experimental drug is still in an extremely early phase of development and had only…

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