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1US CA: GOP's Crusader for Legal Pot Calls It Conservative CauseSun, 22 Feb 2015
Source:San Francisco Chronicle (CA) Author:Garofoli, Joe Area:California Lines:Excerpt Added:02/23/2015

Politicians don't get much more conservative than Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. He was Ronald Reagan's speechwriter, an inspiration behind California's anti-immigration Proposition 187, a Cold War hardliner, and a man who self-deprecatingly calls himself a "Neanderthal Republican."

But now, Rohrabacher has emerged as a national leader in one not-so-conservative issue: legalizing marijuana.

"The marijuana laws have been used to expand the power of government over people's lives more than just anything else I can think of," Rohrabacher said recently in San Francisco, shortly after a prime speaking slot at the International Cannabis Business Conference. "I would like marijuana to be treated the same way we treat alcohol."

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2 US: Web: President Obama: Free the Medical Marijuana Researchers!Sun, 13 Dec 2009
Source:Huffington Post (US Web) Author:Bandow, Doug Area:United States Lines:133 Added:12/14/2009

The War on Drugs continues, four decades after President Richard Nixon commenced hostilities. President Barack Obama--the third president in a row to have used illicit substances in his youth--is no drug warrior. However, he seems unlikely to challenge the disastrous new prohibition.

The president has, however, ended the federal campaign against medical marijuana, ordering administration officials to respect state laws legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes. This policy will grow increasingly important as more states allow use of med-pot (for instance, in November Maine voters legalized medical marijuana dispensaries). Congress should approve legislation introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), codifying administration policy into law.

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3 US MT: PUB LTE: 'Compassion Gap'Thu, 27 Jul 2006
Source:Billings Outpost, The (MT) Author:Storck, Gary Area:Montana Lines:41 Added:07/27/2006

Thanks for recognizing Wisconsin congressman David Obey for sticking up for medical marijuana patients in a recent debate in your column, "Here's how Democrats can win in November" (July 20).

Unfortunately, according to the roll call, there are only 18 Republicans who, as you noted of Rep. Obey, speak like true Republicans on this issue. It was interesting to hear one of them, amendment cosponsor Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a former aide to President Reagan, share how not only did fellow Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger's daughter utilize cannabis fighting the cancer that eventually took her life, but that Nofziger himself used it to help manage his final illness.

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4 US: Transcript: Text of House Debate on Hinchey-RohrabacherWed, 28 Jun 2006
Source:US Congressional Record, 2005-2006          Area:United States Lines:570 Added:06/29/2006

The Acting CHAIRMAN. The gentleman will state his parliamentary inquiry.

[Page: H4735] GPO's PDF Mr. HINCHEY. Mr. Chairman, I have two amendments at the desk having to do with the medicinal use of marijuana. I understand that the first one has been allocated 10 minutes and the second one has been allocated 20 minutes, is that correct?

The Acting CHAIRMAN. That is correct.

Mr. HINCHEY. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.

The Acting CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will designate the amendment.

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5 US: Weed ControlSun, 28 May 2006
Source:Boston Globe (MA) Author:Winter, Jessica Area:United States Lines:239 Added:05/28/2006

Research on the Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana May Depend on Good Gardening--and Some Say Uncle Sam, the Country's Only Legal Grower of the Cannabis Plant, Isn't Much of a Green Thumb

LYLE CRAKER HAS a number of plants on his mind. An agronomist and professor in the Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he's currently analyzing the active ingredients in black cohosh, which is used to alleviate symptoms of menopause.

He is also studying goldenseal, a native American plant that shows promise as a treatment for some skin irritations, and exploring the possibility that certain Chinese medicinal plants could be cultivated in Massachusetts for research purposes.

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6 US: Lyn Nofziger, Brash Aide, Adviser To Ronald ReaganTue, 28 Mar 2006
Source:San Jose Mercury News (CA) Author:Thurber, Jon Area:United States Lines:128 Added:03/28/2006

SJSU Grad Helped Several Campaigns

Lyn Nofziger, the irascible and outspoken aide who served Ronald Reagan most prominently as communications director during his two terms as California governor, died Monday. He was 81.

Mr. Nofziger died at his home in Falls Church, Va., family members said. For the past year, he had been battling kidney cancer that spread throughout his body. Until his health took a turn for the worse late last year, Mr. Nofziger was working as a political consultant and contributing to his blog Lynnofziger.com.

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7 US: Lyn Nofziger, 81, Irreverent Adviser to Reagan, Is DeadTue, 28 Mar 2006
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Broder, John M. Area:United States Lines:145 Added:03/28/2006

Lyn Nofziger, the cigar-chomping former newspaperman who served as spokesman and strategist for Ronald Reagan in Sacramento and Washington, died of cancer on Monday at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 81.

His death was announced by a family member, Carol Dahmen.

Nancy Reagan, the former first lady, said: "Lyn was with us from the gubernatorial campaign in 1965 through the early White House days, and Ronnie valued his advice -- and good humor -- as much as anyone's. I spoke with him just days ago and even though he knew the end was near, Lyn was hopeful and still in good spirits."

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8 US FL: Column: White Republicans On DopeWed, 08 Dec 2004
Source:Weekly Planet (FL) Author:Garcia, Wayne Area:Florida Lines:176 Added:12/08/2004

Marijuana Remains a Taboo Issue In Mainstream Florida Politics.

I have to admit it felt very strange earlier this year when one of the handful of weekly magazines to which I subscribe arrived at my Tampa home with a cover adorned by a marijuana leaf and the headline, "Going to Pot."

It was an appeal for "principled conservative leadership" to re-examine this nation's war on drugs on fiscal grounds (upholding laws against marijuana alone costs about $10-$15 billion a year nationally).

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9 US: Transcript: Hearing On Medical Marijuana - Part 4Thu, 01 Apr 2004
Source:House of Representatives          Area:United States Lines:447 Added:04/01/2004

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House Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Holds a Hearing on Marijuana Medicine

SCOTT: Mr Chairman and members of the committee, I thank you for the opportunity to be here today. My name is Dr. James D. Scott, I'm an otolaryngologist, which is more easily known as an ear, nose, throat physician. I've practiced medicine in Roseberg, Oregon, since 1971.

I am a member of the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners and past chair. The Oregon Board of Medical Examiners was created by the state legislature in 1889 to regulate the practice of medicine. The board's mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a manner that promotes quality care.

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10 US CA: Column: There's A Word For Some People Who Try To Assist The Sick: FelonTue, 25 Nov 2003
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Morrison, Patt Area:California Lines:171 Added:11/25/2003

There were moments yesterday when I had to keep looking around me -- at the desk with the federal judge sitting way up there, at the Great Seal of the United States etched into the green marble, at the blue-blazered federal marshals -- to remind myself where I was, and what I was doing there: This wasn't an awards ceremony, it was a criminal sentencing for a felon.

Through Judge A. Howard Matz's courtroom have come cases of prostitution, bribery, Rampart lies, stolen dope, crooked lawmen and a lawsuit over Britney Spears and roller skates. Many words have been used to describe the felons who have stood where defendant Scott Imler stood yesterday, but the words I heard yesterday weren't words I'm used to hearing about a criminal -- and especially not from the judge who was about to sentence him.

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11 US CA: Column: There's a Word for Some People Who Try to Assist The Sick: FelonTue, 25 Nov 2003
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Morrison, Patt Area:California Lines:178 Added:11/25/2003

There were moments yesterday when I had to keep looking around me -- at the desk with the federal judge sitting way up there, at the Great Seal of the United States etched into the green marble, at the blue-blazered federal marshals -- to remind myself where I was, and what I was doing there: This wasn't an awards ceremony, it was a criminal sentencing for a felon.

Through Judge A. Howard Matz's courtroom have come cases of prostitution, bribery, Rampart lies, stolen dope, crooked lawmen and a lawsuit over Britney Spears and roller skates. Many words have been used to describe the felons who have stood where defendant Scott Imler stood yesterday, but the words I heard yesterday weren't words I'm used to hearing about a criminal -- and especially not from the judge who was about to sentence him.

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12 US CO: PUB LTE: Cooper Fires Up Pot AdvocatesSun, 15 Jun 2003
Source:Summit Daily News (CO) Author:Storck, Gary Area:Colorado Lines:46 Added:06/15/2003

Letter-writer Robert Cooper seems to be having problems with reality himself in his letter of June 12, "Liberals never cease to amaze," in which he takes previous letter-writer Stan White to task for advocating the end of marijuana prohibition.

Ending cannabis prohibition is something that has support from the entire political spectrum including prominent conservatives like William F. Buckley Jr., former secretary of state George Schulz, Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman and the libertarian CATO Institute, to name a few.

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13 US CA: OPED: Dangerous IdeologiesThu, 21 Nov 2002
Source:Sacramento News & Review (CA) Author:Scott, Jeff Area:California Lines:62 Added:11/23/2002

John Ashcroft would have loved my grandfather. A World War II vet and Baptist minister, my grandfather didn't play cards because they were "of the devil." He even went so far as to throw his own stepson out of the house for using marijuana in the early 1970s--a step I assume would warm the tiny little hearts of anti-drug warriors everywhere.

Then, in 1974, my grandfather's doctor discovered prostate cancer and gave him six months to live. My grandfather began chemotherapy and, unable to eat, dropped to less than a hundred pounds. At six feet tall, he looked like a skeleton as he painfully shuffled around the house. His doctor, who had prescribed morphine and other opiates, recommended cannabis, although he couldn't prescribe it. My grandfather and his stepson re-formed their bond, broken years earlier. The same cannabis leaves that once came between them now were healing both my grandfather and his relationship with his stepson.

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14 US: WEB: Bush's Reefer MadnessTue, 05 Nov 2002
Source:Salon (US Web) Author:Witt, Louise Area:United States Lines:340 Added:11/05/2002

The new front in the nation's drug war came into sharp focus at 7 a.m. on Sept. 5, when loud shouts and stomping woke Valerie Corral at her home north of Santa Cruz, Calif. Suspecting that the intruders weren't ordinary burglars, she snuck out a back entrance and walked around to her front door to tell them to leave. When she opened the door, stunned federal agents in flak jackets trained M-16s on the 50-year-old homeowner. When she asked to see a search warrant, the officers screamed at her to get down. They pushed her to her knees, then forced her to lie face down on the floor. With her hands handcuffed behind her back, an officer pressed his rifle muzzle to the back of her head.

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15 US: WEB: Bush's Reefer MadnessTue, 05 Nov 2002
Source:Salon (US Web) Author:Witt, Louise Area:United States Lines:340 Added:11/05/2002

The new front in the nation's drug war came into sharp focus at 7 a.m. on Sept. 5, when loud shouts and stomping woke Valerie Corral at her home north of Santa Cruz, Calif. Suspecting that the intruders weren't ordinary burglars, she snuck out a back entrance and walked around to her front door to tell them to leave. When she opened the door, stunned federal agents in flak jackets trained M-16s on the 50-year-old homeowner. When she asked to see a search warrant, the officers screamed at her to get down. They pushed her to her knees, then forced her to lie face down on the floor. With her hands handcuffed behind her back, an officer pressed his rifle muzzle to the back of her head.

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16 US: The New Politics of PotMon, 04 Nov 2002
Source:Time Magazine (US) Author:Stein, Joel Area:United States Lines:328 Added:10/27/2002

Can It Go Legit? How the People Who Brought You Medical Marijuana Have Set Their Sights on Lifting the Ban for Everyone

The drug czar is ready for pro wrestling. He already has the name, and now he's got the prefight talk down cold. In every speech he makes in Nevada, where Bush appointee John Walters has traveled to fight an initiative that would legalize marijuana, he calls out his three sworn enemies as if he were Tupac Shakur. The czar has a problem with billionaire philanthropists George Soros, Peter Lewis and John Sperling, who have bankrolled the pro-pot movement, and he wants everyone to know he's ready for battle. At an Elks lodge meeting in Las Vegas, he ticks off their names and says, "These people use ignorance and their overwhelming amount of money to influence the electorate. You don't hide behind money and refuse to talk and hire underlings and not stand up and speak for yourself," he says. By the end of a similar speech at a drug-treatment center in Reno, he says, "Let's stop hiding. I'm here. Where are you?" The czar is bringing it on.

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17 OS MO: PUB LTE: Demonized Plant Helps The SickWed, 31 Jul 2002
Source:Springfield News-Leader (MO) Author:Smith, Carl        Lines:42 Added:07/31/2002

Your July 24 story on marijuana eradication, "Drug busters gang up on marijuana," was a feeble, one-sided advertisement for the attack on a plant that was purposefully put here by God, and thrives despite billions of dollars spent trying to eliminate it. There are other current stories that shed a different light on this controversial plant. Although nine states allow the use of marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered the arrest and incarceration of the sick and dying. The California Supreme Court ruled that patients have the right to use marijuana, and officials in San Francisco are contemplating growing it themselves.

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18 US: Web: Time for a Change?Wed, 31 Jul 2002
Source:ABC News (US Web) Author:Gest, Justin Area:United States Lines:177 Added:07/31/2002

Those Resisting the Drug War Take Their Cause to Congress

Don't let the forest green carpeting or the college dorm room motif fool you.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law -- NORML, the people behind the effort to legalize marijuana -- have traded in their tie-dye, Birkenstocks and braids for neckties, wingtips and a haircut. (Most of them, anyway.)

And they currently are in the midst of a mellow campaign to get their issue on the nation's radar screen -- in part by taking it off the nation's radar screen.

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19 US WI: Column: Column: Verona Native Up For EmmyMon, 29 Jul 2002
Source:Capital Times, The (WI) Author:Moe, Doug Area:Wisconsin Lines:77 Added:07/30/2002

A DECADE ago, when Verona native Jamie King was 20 years old and just making an international name for himself as a dancer with Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" tour in Europe, Jamie's mother, Barb Watts, and her husband, Dave Watts, threw a party in Madison to celebrate HBO's airing of a Jackson tour stop in Bucharest, Romania.

What Barb hadn't anticipated was that Jamie himself would make the party - he flew home to Madison because illness forced Jackson to cancel the last week of his tour.

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20 US: Transcript: Representatives Holds News Conference on Medical MarijuanaWed, 24 Jul 2002
Source:FDCH Political Transcripts          Area:United States Lines:287 Added:07/27/2002

FRANK: My name is Barney Frank. I am the sponsor of the bill. And what I am going to do is, one of our colleagues, Congressman Rohrabacher from California, has joined us very generously, because he is in the midst of an important session of the Committee on International Relations. So I am going to first introduce Congressman Rohrabacher so he can, as we often have to be, be as close to being in two places at one time as you can be, unaided by any substance.

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