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MAPTalk-Digest Saturday, December 1 2007 Volume 07 : Number 125

001 US: Ecstasy Causes Irreversible Brain Damage
    From: Allan Erickson <>
002 The biggest unfinished concern
    From: Herb <>
003 US OR: Sixth Annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards Set for December 15t
    From: Allan Erickson <>


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Subj: 001 US: Ecstasy Causes Irreversible Brain Damage
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 06:36:35 -0800

Ecstasy Causes Irreversible Brain Damage
http://www.urbanplanet.co.uk/showNews.aspx?loadid=3D00590

> New research claims that use of the popular clubbing drug ecstasy
> inflicts traumatic brain injury.
>
> Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) suggest that drugs and=20

> traumatic brain injury release a similar chemical chain reaction in
> the brain which can cause cell death, memory loss and the possibility=20

> of irreversible brain damage

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http://morningdonut.blogspot.com/
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Subj: 002 The biggest unfinished concern
From: Herb <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:20:24 -0800

The biggest unfinished concern, Coleman said, is the school's drug policy, 
which she believes should be reformed to be less strict for students.

"I would like to see the drug policy drastically changed," she said. "I 
don't want to see students get expelled and lose their opportunities because 
of that."

                - from SA President Coleman to Resign: 
http://oracle.newpaltz.edu/article.cfm?id=3416 

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Subj: 003 US OR: Sixth Annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards Set for December 15th
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 08:32:21 -0800

Sixth Annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards Set for December 15th
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november292007/or_normal_112907.php
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The event takes place all day Saturday, December 15th 2007 from 10:00
AM until 5:00 PM.

This year marks the sixth annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards(OMCA) -=20

the only event of its kind in the United States. The event is open to
the public with a full day of vending and educational programs to be
held at the Ambridge Center in downtown Portland. It will be open all
day Saturday, December 15th 2007 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Medical marijuana growers submit their strains to a panel of medical
marijuana patients who then judge the strains on medicinal effect and
potency, as well as qualities such as taste, aroma, appearance, time of=20

onset and more.

Trophies and prizes are awarded to the top three strains in terms of
overall score. Fourth and fifth place strains receive ribbons. Judge's=20

Choice ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers in each judging
category.

This festival of vendors includes demonstrations on the subjects of
medical marijuana, industrial hemp, and consumer cannabis. The top
experts in medical marijuana and drug law reform will be available
throughout the day and at our legal panel.

This year=92s panel for attorneys covers the Oregon Medical Marijuana
Act. Attorneys experienced in medical and legal aspects of cannabis, as=20

well as an experienced representative from the Department of Human
Services Oregon Medical Marijuana Program will participate. Keith
Stroup, founder of national NORML, will be one of our esteemed
panelists. The Oregon State Bar will award 5.0 CLE credits for attorney=20

attendees.

Another highlight this year will be the second sustainable and natural=20

fiber fashion show, scheduled for 11:00 AM. We will showcase local
designers and distributors of sustainable, hemp and other natural fiber=20

clothing and accessories.

The awards banquet at 7:00 PM is where trophies are awarded for the top=20

strains of medical cannabis grown and judged by patients. Please feel
free to contact Oregon NORML for more information on the message line
503-239-6110. Tickets and information are also available at
ornorml.org.

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End of MAPTalk-Digest V07 #125
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