1. Dr. Robert Melamede, Cannabis Science, discusses the importance of cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System as a whole.

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  2. My name is Diane Goldstein. I’m a mom and former police officer, I wanted to take a minute to tell you about how I’ve come to realize that marijuana prohibition is an unwise fiscal policy and makes our communities less safe – and why the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform’s efforts to end marijuana prohibition in California are so important.

    I started off as a patrol officer for the Redondo Beach Police Department in 1983 and worked my way up the ranks to become the first female lieutenant before retiring in 2004.

    I managed a variety of tactical units including a gang and a narcotics unit. Over those 20 years my colleagues and I arrested a significant number of people for marijuana use and possession.

    But as I came to realize more and more, this didn’t help anyone: In fact this imposed a terrible cost both on our limited fiscal resources and in waging a war that we cannot win, not on an enemy combatant, but on our neighbors, our families and our friends.

    It didn’t help the folks we arrested when we gave them a criminal record and introduced them to more dangerous criminals in the justice system.

    It didn’t help our neighborhoods, because they still had plenty of access to marijuana anyway.

    It didn’t help the courts, that had to waste their valuable time, money, and energy prosecuting victimless crimes.
    Everything from my professional experience convinced me that this war on marijuana was wrong.

    Over the years, my experiences, both personal and professional, have led me to an important conclusion: we need to stop incarcerating cannabis users and shift our priorities to education and rehabilitation that has proven to be more cost-effective then enforcement.

    That’s why I’m proud to be a part of the movement to end marijuana prohibition by being a part of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform.

    Our goal is to move the locus of authority from criminal justice to public health and education.

    Together, we can move to a smarter strategy in California in 2012. I hope you’ll join me.

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  3. I'm Diane Goldstein. I served with the Redondo Beach Police Department for more than 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. I started as a strong supporter of the war on drugs, but over the course of my career, I began to reconsider it, both because of what I saw professionally and personally.

    Over my career I arrested a significant number of people for drug use and possession. But I came to realize this didn't help anyone:

    Our neighborhoods continued to have access to drugs, while we wasted fiscal resources prosecuting and incarcerating offender's for victimless crimes instead off violent and property crimes. But most importantly we threw away a segment of our society by labeling them as criminal offenders and limiting their opportunities for jobs and education.

    My involvement in ending prohibition also results from personal experience, watching a family member become a casualty of this war.

    My experiences have led me to an important conclusion: we need to stop incarcerating drug users and shift our priorities to education and rehabilitation that has proven to be more cost effective instead of funding a $50 billion a year war, not on enemy combatants, but on our families, our neighbors and our friends.

    I am proud of my profession and want to put a stop to the widespread perception that police are an "occupying army" and to eliminate the disrespect of our profession engendered by prohibition in the communities we serve.

    It is time to shift the paradigm from a punitive model to a rehabilitative model where incarceration is the last tool, not the only one.

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  4. Sandra has been using medical marijuana to treat several conditions and it has helped her to reduce the amount of opiates and has increased her quality of life in a myriad of ways.
    She has astonished her doctors, and with the help of her husband and sons has come to find hope once again in her life.

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  5. Anxiety and problems focusing are a couple symptoms Ross helps relieve with medical marijuana.
    Finding that cannabis helped treat his behavior symptoms at an early age, Ross used cannabis for ADD/ADHD relief, finding cannabis therapeutics to be the only form of medicine he needs to function and be a productive member of society.

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Medical Marijuana 411 produces high definition videos, from patient stories to physicians and researches, all sharing first hand knowledge of medical cannabis.

We also visit many medical cannabis events around the county and have interviewed hundreds


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Medical Marijuana 411 produces high definition videos, from patient stories to physicians and researches, all sharing first hand knowledge of medical cannabis.

We also visit many medical cannabis events around the county and have interviewed hundreds of medical marijuana patients, educators, scientists and families.

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