gw’s masonic bowl, patented pot & airport highs

found: george washington’s masonic bowl
found: george washington's masonic bowlfrom total411: Everyone knows that George Washington grew and smoked hemp. Now, an important archaeological discovery is announced by The George Washington FoundationJuly 2:

“The George Washington Foundation (GWF) announced, on July 2, 2008, that archaeologists working at the site of George Washington’s childhood home have located and excavated the remains of the long-sought house where Washington was raised… The archaeologists are particularly interested in a broken-off bowl of a pipe, blackened inside from heavy use, that was typical of the mid-18th century when George lived in the house. Found in one of the cellars, the pipe bears a clear Masonic crest; Washington joined the Fredericksburg Lodge of the Masons in 1753…”

US government patents medical pot
from norml: The extent of the federal government’s hypocrisy on the issue of medicinal cannabis truly knows no bounds. Don’t believe me? Just click here.

US Patent 6630507 – Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
-Application: filed on 2/02/2001
-US Patent Issued on October 7, 2003
-Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services

And there you have it. The same federal government that steadfastly denies pot has any medicinal value also holds the medical patents on the plant’s various therapeutic cannabinoids. And they aren’t the only ones who do.

group: allow pot in airports to reduce anxiety
from raw replay: Fox News’ Trace Gallagher talked to Mason Tvert who executive director of SAFER, a group advocating for the legalization of marijuana. Tvert’s group is calling to allow for the use of marijuana in airports to reduce the anxiety of travellers. This video is from FOX’s Live Desk, broadcast June 25, 2008.