Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that it has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous drug like heroin.
The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis to take into account a growing body of worldwide research that shows its effectiveness in treating certain diseases, such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.
Advocates for the medical use of the drug criticized the ruling but were elated that the Obama administration had finally acted, which allows them to appeal to the federal courts, where they believe they can get a fairer hearing.
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The Friends of the Venice Library will hold their sixteenth annual membership meeting on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The featured guest speaker will be Sally Wade Carlin (Wife of the late comedian George Carlin) discussing her new book “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade”.
All members of the community are invited and encouraged to get involved at the Library !
This Saturday night starting at 8pm, check out a fantastic evening of music, cabaret & circus spectacle on Abbot Kinney when our friends at Robin’s Sculpture Garden present Circus Finelli! Yup, a circus is performing right here in Venice!
The show is outdoors in the hidden magical amphitheater smack in the middle of Abbot Kinney Blvd! Robin says “dress for ocean breezes and costumes are encouraged!”. There is a suggested donation $10-15!