D.C. Cannabis Campaign To Host MJ Seed Exchange
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D.C. Cannabis Campaign To Host MJ Seed Exchange
Posted by CN Staff on March 13, 2015 at 12:11:03 PT
By Andrea Noble, The Washington Times
Source: Washington Times
Washington, D.C. -- It’s only natural the District would see an increased interest in horticulture after it became legal last month to grow marijuana plants. But with the sale of marijuana still illegal, those budding green thumbs have a problem: where to get marijuana seeds?By hosting two seed exchanges this month, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign hopes to help.
“This will be D.C. residents’ opportunity to share seeds with other adults and start down the path of legally growing your own cannabis in the safety and privacy of your home,” the campaign announced Thursday.Judging by the RSVPs for the event, there’s high demand. By Friday, more than 340 people had signed up for the two events, being held March 26 at the Northwest D.C. absinthe bar Libertine and March 28 and at the campaign’s headquarters.A ballot initiative passed by 70 percent of D.C. voters took effect in February, allowing people to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana, smoke and grow marijuana on their private property and to transfer up to 1 ounce to others. Buying and selling marijuana, or smoking it in public, remains a criminal offense.Adam Eidinger, chairman of the campaign that got the legalization issue on the November ballot, said his group will facilitate the exchange of seeds but will not be giving away any. He estimates that so far there’s a 30-1 ratio of people who have signed up for the event and are looking for seeds compared to those who are giving them away.Legality issues of purchasing marijuana aside, it’s difficult to find seeds to start a harvest because “good marijuana doesn’t have seeds,” Mr. Eidinger said.On the day legalization took effect, Mr. Eidinger invited media to watch him plant several marijuana seeds. He says four of the six seeds he planted have already sprouted.A flier for the events warns attendees not to bring more than 2 ounces of marijuana or seeds with them to the event so that they don’t run afoul of the law, not to exchange any money at the events, and that participants must be 21 years or older.Source: Washington Times (DC)Author: Andrea Noble, The Washington Times Published: March 13, 2015Copyright: 2015 News World Communications, Inc. Website: letters washingtontimes.comURL: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on March 15, 2015 at 13:39:53 PT
John Tyler is right and FoM 
is the one to appreciate for what we have here. She hasn't taken a day off since 1998, much less a vacation, from creating and maintaining C-News. It's an amazing and huge site. You can go back to 1998 and read news and comments. It's a good record of where we have been and what has been accomplished.I've learned so much here and I love hanging with so many brilliant and really good people that are also very serious about our issue. Their conversations and true concern have given me confidence and hope and that's a good thing. I hope some of their brilliance, understanding, and intellectual prowess has rubbed off on me over the years. 
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Comment #11 posted by John Tyler on March 15, 2015 at 08:36:44 PT
Mr D.
Don’t worry about it. We are all “little guys”, but our collective voices are now loud and clear and are being heard. More and more people are listening to our reasoned words and are arriving at their own conclusions. The time for cannabis liberation has arrived.This is a great on line community. The people that comment here are wonderful. I like to think we have made a difference in the debate.A very special thanks goes out to FOM. Her dedication, guidance and patients has been outstanding.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on March 15, 2015 at 08:30:09 PT
Mr. D 
We're all "Little guys". Together... we're a big voting bloc.
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Comment #9 posted by Mr D on March 14, 2015 at 23:16:04 PT:
Thank you Hope
Thank you for that wonderful welcome. Got me a little jittery though. I'm just a little guy. I'm certainly not as courageous as everyone else here (and elsewhere). I just figured I'd chime in here and there. After months and months of research on this topic I got to the point where I felt like Neo from The Matrix. Right when he was presented with the truth that everything he thought was real was a lie. Hit him so hard he puked. That's kind of what I felt like. I couldn't believe just how evil these laws were, and are. The power money has on people to make them lose their humanity is downright (I can't think of the right word) sickening. It's very ironic that the prohibitionists keep telling us that prohibition (aka war on citizens) is for the best interests of the public. Anyone who cares to reach a little further into what is really going on will likely want to puke also.They are coming around to at least acknowledge cannabis isn't Hell of Earth. Now it's the drag it out as long as possible stage. ("We just simply don't know enough about this plant yet") Oh, Bologna (yes with a capital B).And how is something as simple as the program where the federal government provides three hundred pre-rolled cannabis joints a month to two patients, FOR medical purposes, not a prime example of why schedule one status is not justified.It just makes my head spin. But that's enough ranting for now. Thanks for lettin me do it! 
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on March 14, 2015 at 18:26:55 PT
Welcome to C-News, Mr D.
I'm glad you decided to speak up. Your voice is welcome.I, for one, am always interested in a commenters stories of how they got here and how they feel about all this. C-News is keeping up with the news, but it's also a meeting place. A place to plan and discuss. A place to rant or rave. A gathering of like minds and a place to share their experiences, feelings, and ideas. For me, the early years here... the first ten, meant I wanted to give up on it all about every two weeks. It was hard. There is, and was, so much encouragement here. Just knowing that other people feel the same way you do is so reassuring. We try not to let each other quit or give up hope in this effort when they are struggling. We are so strong together. Your words will be read here by prohibitionists of every rank and sort as well as those of us that want to change these detrimental laws to the benefit of us all. Sorry it took you awhile to get here, but you've found a good place to stand your ground and push back against injustice. Lock arms with us and you are locking arms with a part of "The Resistance" to these terribly unjust laws.Slowly and surely we're all changing cannabis policy and supporting our fellow "Troops" out front as well as throughout the embodiment of this push ... like we said we would. Like we had to.Welcome. 
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on March 14, 2015 at 14:41:21 PT
Mr. D
We really are winning now. I started doing news when CNews was created way back in 1998. We have been on a tough road all these years until now. President Obama made it easier for us to get things done so the progress has been remarkable recently. 
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Comment #6 posted by Mr D on March 14, 2015 at 14:08:59 PT:
Thank you The GCW and FOM
I have been reading articles from this site, NORML, MPP, Hightimes, etc. for about two years now(I know, newbie) and I'd always go to the comment section to read what the real people thought. Just felt I had to finally chip in. I'm a long time supporter of cannabis but only new to the news of it lately. (I always hated watching the news cause it always depressed me (go figure). Heck, I even remember when Colorado and Washington state were on the news in 2012, I was just walking past the TV when my brother told me they 'legalized weed'. I thought they were just another two states that went medical. I said 'Good for them' and walked away (I know, I am oblivious to things). It wasn't till 2013 that it sunk in through YouTube. But again, heh heh, this isn't an autobiography. Thanks again for the welcome. There are so many kind people in the cannabis community. I don't get out to see and experience them though. But hey, thank goodness for the internet! At least I can watch good people getting along. ok I'm getting weird again. Looking forward to Judge Mueller's ruling in a couple weeks. (But not expecting anything huge) Look at Judge Francis Young's ruling, and that was almost thirty years ago.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on March 14, 2015 at 04:27:54 PT
Mr. D
I also welcome you to CNews. Don't apologize for your feelings. We understand.
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on March 14, 2015 at 00:39:45 PT
Mr. D,
I hear you.Welcome to CNews.Sometimes it's an eye opener how long progress is taking. It's also especially difficult when You know the truth and being discriminated against by ignorance.Very difficult.Realize there are many citizens through out America working to end cannabis prohibition. Reach for love.Take good care of yourself.The Green Collar Worker
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Comment #3 posted by Mr D on March 13, 2015 at 20:04:14 PT:
This is wonderful and I am really happy for them. I'm just jealous, that's all. Residents in our nation's capital can legally grow the healing herb but what about the rest of us? I know this takes time and the progress that has been made is huge. But I'm still jealous. Here in Pa a select few medical patients might be able to get their natural, safe, and effective medicine this year with the passage of a CBD bill. That is wonderful (and it truly is) . . .for them. But what about the rest of us? I am one of, who knows how many, people suffering from major depression. Yes, I tried the conventional way of treating this condition; Pharmaceuticals and therapy. I think I was on them for maybe a year until I got sick of the side effects and just feeling like a brainless zombie. Anyways, sorry, I know this isn't a therapy session. Point is I know cannabis has helped me in the past, but anytime I've tried it recently it's so strong I get bad anxiety from it. I would love to see a legal market where I can choose the right strain, and potency, for my needs.Anyways, all the progress in the country is great, but the rest of us have to either take big pharma's poison or suffer. I am ashamed to live in a country that withholds medicine (and withholds, destroys, or ignores the science that proves that medicine is a safe, therapeutic herb).
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on March 13, 2015 at 18:02:14 PT
I'm reminded how far We are by thinking about how the IGNOIDS attempted to ban hemp seeds. Wasn't it back in 2006 when the 6th circuit court shot that down?The date and history is available. They really tried to do that, with the notion that hemp seeds are cannabis seeds and that's as dangerous as heroin.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on March 13, 2015 at 12:26:35 PT
Let Me Help...
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