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Birthday Food Visit with Jeff Mizanskey ~ Life for Pot



JEFF MIZANSKEY # 521900
JEFFERSON CITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER
8500 NO MORE VICTIMS ROAD
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI 65101

Today was awesome..spent the day with Free Jeff MizanskeyClemency for Jeff Mizansky in prison for LIFE for because of unjust cannabis laws. Today Jeff turned 62 years old and I was thrilled to spend the day with Jeff, his brother Mike, and sister-in-law Joann Corbett-Mizanskey. Jeff ate so much - he literally ate till it ouched him....Wow...Jeff had an avocado for the first time today....#FREEJEFF.
No-One Belongs in Jail for a Plant #POW420

POW420 is very excited to spend the day with Jeff Mizanskey serving a life sentence for marijuana. We got pre-approved for a food visit on his birthday - April 25th, Saturday. This will be his 21st birthday spent in prison for unjust cannabis laws.

We will be joined by Mike and JoAnn Mizanskey, Jeff's brother and sister in law.

I spend all day Friday prepping food for Jeff. As his request, he wanted BLT's. So, we made home-made bread, bacon, avocado, lettuce, onions, cheese, and a fried egg. Including, home-made potato salad, some olives, some home-made chips, and a chocolate moose. Most importantly, bacon and deep friend bacon- and the eggs are cooked in bacon fat.

Mike is also bringing some subs from Chicago. This will be a great day - we can manifest this be his last birthday Jeff ever celebrates behind bars. No-one belongs in jail for a plant.

Some pictures of the things we take for granted- FOOD....that I am taking to Jeff.




































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420 Denver Colorado - 2015

POW420 Team Green had a great opportunity to travel to the cannabis cup with the canna-bus family. We had a wonderful time starting in Kentucky, to Missouri, through Kansas, and finally arriving in Denver Colorado. 

I was super excited to be part of the canna-bus family. I joined Stacey Thesis, Ashley Delisi, Shane, Moose, and Reese (the dog) and went Denver bound. 

It was an adventure. We hit many kinks but our amazing man Moose was always able to get the bus going again. Exhausted and happy we made it safe and sound to Denver, Colorado.

I was able to get into the cannabis cup thanks to Dan Herer and Jonathan Good from the Jack Herer Foundation Inc- which I then proceed to assist in working their booth. I ran into Chris Barkowicks a POW420 which was amazing. I finally crossed paths with Sierra Riddle

All in all we had a wonderful time. Not a minute went by that we didn't talk about our brothers and sisters locked up for cannabis. No-one belongs in jail for a plant











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Have you been arrested for cannabis?



Have you been arrested for cannabis? If yes, than you know how vital a letter can mean to you. Our goal here at POW420 is share pot prisoners stories. We share their stories in their words. We search for those who have been arrested for cannabis and reach out to them. We send the support letters. We send the a quarterly newsletter called The Prohibition Times. We also send them Birthday cards as part of our Birthday POW420 drive. We support our pot prisoners 100%

So, if you know someone currently in prison or jail for cannabis please contact us. My personal email is falk.adela@gmail.com

*** We want you to share your story about being arrested for cannabis- we want to create a page dedicated to sharing cannabis arrest stories. Please, submit your articles. Thank you.

We believe that No-one belongs in jail for a plant. And working together to share these unjust incarcerations is vital to ending cannabis prohibition. 

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US Patent ~ Cannabis



US Patent vs Controlled Substance Act

The Controlled Substance Act DEA/DOJ

Schedule I Controlled Substances

Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.

Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy").

The United States Patent Office

US Patent 6,630,507 ~ Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants 

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##

US Patent 8,808,734 ~ Cannabinoid formulations 

The present invention provides stable, fast-acting liposomal and micelle formulations of cannabinoids that are suitable for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.

US Patent 8,980,941 ~ Controlled Cannabis decarboxylation 

The invention is a process for the controlled decarboxylation of cannabis wherein Medicinal Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (.DELTA..sup.9-THC) and other cannabinoid medicinal substances are decarboxylated through a chemical reaction facilitated by a cofactor. The amount of medicinal cannabis decarboxylated will be directly proportional to the amount of cofactor used. Use a small amount of the cofactor and only some of the medicinal cannabis contained in raw cannabis will be converted from an acidic form into a non-acidic form. Use a large amount of the cofactor and most or all of the medicinal cannabis will be decarboxylated. The reaction is proportional to the molar mass of cofactor.

US Patent 8,771,760 ~ Method for the treatment of constipation 

The present invention relates to treatment of cancer related pain and constipation. Preferably the subject in need is administered a combination of the cannabinoids cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). More preferably the cannabinoids are in a predefined ratio by weight of approximately 1:1 of CBD to THC.

US Patent 8,906,429 ~ Medical cannabis lozenges and compositions thereof 

A method for optimizing the therapeutic effects provided by CBD on the one hand, and the psychotropic effects provided by THC on the other hand, in a sublingual medicament, the method includes the steps of obtaining a concentrated extract of cannabis in which the concentration of CBD is known and the concentration of THC is known, formulating a hydrophilic mixture containing ingredients such as sugar, corn syrup, xylitol, purified water, organic flavorings, coconut oil, and concentrated extract of cannabis, wherein the amount of CBD is as high as possible and where the amount of THC is precisely controlled, forming lozenges, and administering the medicament.

US Patent 8,937,097 ~ Methods for purifying trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol and trans-(+)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol 

Methods for making trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol and trans-(+)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol composition is prepared by allowing a composition comprising (.+-.)-.DELTA..sup.9)-tetrahydrocannabinol to separate on a chiral stationary phase to provide a trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol composition comprising at least about 99% by weight of trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol based on the total amount of trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol and trans-(+)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The invention also relates to methods for treating or preventing a condition such as pain comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a trans-(-)-.DELTA..sup.9-tetrahydrocannabinol having a purity of at least about 98% based on the total weight of cannabinoids.

US Patent 8,910,630 ~ Cannabis drug delivery and monitoring system

This invention relates to a new technology that enables administration of Cannabis to patients for medical purposes. In one embodiment, this invention is a component of a system of technologies, processes and concepts that creates a new method of producing, delivering, administering and regulating the use of medical cannabis.

US Patent 8,778,418 ~ Method of obtaining hemp plant juice and use of same for the production of beverages 

The present invention relates to a method for producing beverages on the basis of juice from the hemp plant. The invention relates to a method for obtaining juice suitable for human consumption from the hemp plant, wherein the complete hemp stem is pressed after harvest without prior drying or retting. The invention further provides a method for obtaining juice from the hemp plant, wherein the upper leafy part of the hemp plant is cut, the leaves are stripped of the remaining stem, fibers and shives being separated from each other at the stem, the leafy part of the stem, the fibers and the shives being pressed individually under pressure and the so obtained pressed juices are being mixed in a controlled manner. In a yet further aspect, the invention relates to a method for the manufacturing of beverages on the basis of juice from the hemp plant, wherein the hemp juice is mixed with yeast and than fermented.

US Patent 8,895,078 ~ Method for producing an extract from cannabis plant matter, containing a tetrahydrocannabinol and a cannabidiol and cannabis extracts 

The invention relates to a method for producing an extract from cannabis plant matter, containing tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol and optionally the carboxylic acids thereof. According to said method, the dried plant matter is ground and subjected to a CO.sub.2 extraction and the primary extract obtained is separated. The invention method permits .DELTA..sup.8 or .DELTA..sup.9 tetrahydrocannabinol to be selectively obtained both from industrial hemp and from drug-producing hemp, optionally after dissolving the primary extract in ethanol, separating undesirable waxes and removing the solvent under reduced pressure.

US Patent 8,753,696 ~ Methods for preparing cannabis and related products 

A method for preparing a medical marijuana mixture includes combining prepared medical marijuana and an alkaline substance in a pulverizing device. The alkaline substance may be coconut, cinnamon, or the like. The pulverizing device may be a coffee grinder, a food processor, a blender, or the like. The mixture may optionally include a sweetener, such as sugar, stevia, or the like.

US Patent 8,846,409 ~ Methods of preparing cannabinoids from plant material 

The invention relates to methods of preparing cannabinoids in substantially pure form starting from plant material. Also described are substantially pure preparations of various cannabinoids and cannabinoid acids, and also extracts enriched in cannabinoids and cannabinoid acids.

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Free our Pot Prisoners

This is a request to Charles Samuels Bureau of Prison Director to use Title 18 U.S.C 3852 (c) (1) (A) (i) to reduce life sentences on behalf of Andy Cox, Bruce Harrison, Corvain Cooper, Craig Cesal, and Craig Frazier...all serving LIFE sentences for marijuana.

Title 18 U.S.C  3852 (c) (1) (A) (i) authorizes the Court, upon motion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, to modify a term of imprisonment upon the finding that extraordinary and compelling reasons warrant the reduction.

Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr.







ANDY COX # 89487-020



BRUCE WAYNE HARRISON # 18373-018




CORVAIN T COOPER #  64301-112



CRAIG CESAL # 52948-019



CRAIG WILLIAM FRAZIER # 09182-046

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Marijuana and the Cannabinoids

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids ~ Click here for FREE pdf book
Edited by: Mahmoud A. Elsohly, PhD



ElSohly Laboratories, Incorporated (ELI) is a privately held Mississippi Corporation certified by DHHS and the College of American Pathologists and registered with DEA and FDA, which has been offering analytical and advisory services to the drug testing community since 1985.

ELI is a small company of well-trained people who are dedicated to helping solve analytical problems in the area of drugs of abuse. ELI is a multifaceted laboratory performing testing for drugs of abuse, reference analyses for commercial and governmental clients, preparing and shipping blind quality control specimens, laboratory controls, standards and internal standards, and performing research and development activities.

ELSOHLY LABORATORIES,INC.

Dr. Mahmoud A. ElSohly

University of Mississippi- Marijuana Research Farm

Growth in medical marijuana use has major impact on Ole Miss cannabis studies

High Times in Mississippi 

THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Is super weed, super bad?






The cannabis cultivated and distributed to the 4 remaining IND Patients is grown by Mahmoud.



"The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) administers a contract with the University of Mississippi to grow cannabis for research purposes and is the only legal source for cannabis [marijuana] in the United States.

Robert C. Randall, a glaucoma patient who, in 1978, became the first individual granted the legal right to regularly use marijuana medically, in 1999 co-wrote with his wife Alice O'Leary the following description of the halting of the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) Program for medical marijuana:
"[I]n the early 1990s when FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] was compelled to expand the nation's Compassionate IND program for medical marijuana to include HIV+ people and Americans afflicted by neurologic disorders like paralysis, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy.... federal drug agencies were whipsawed by these accelerating demands for care. 

DEA [U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration] steadfastly maintained marijuana has no medical value even as FDA authorized marijuana's compassionate medical use for the treatment of an expanding number of life- and sense-threatening diseases. By April 1991, this profound contradiction in federal policy brought the medical prohibition into crisis....

In March 1992, War on Drugs hardliners in the bureaucracy won. Bush killed FDA's Compassionate IND program for medical marijuana. FDA dumped hundreds of Compassionate IND applications into the trash and scores of patients were arbitrarily denied promised access to medical care. Only a handful of patients -- those already receiving medical marijuana -- were spared."

What Is the US government's Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) Program for Medical Marijuana?








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Operation Golden Go-fer



32 Marijuana arrest in Colorado

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

How a skydiver and a warehouse employee became key informants in a huge interstate marijuana bust

Massive pot trafficking bust included 13 grow warehouses, skydiving planes, massage parlor, more

MN connection in massive marijuana bust

The Colorado State Grand Jury handed down the indictment and law enforcement this began picking up those who were charged. Denver jail records confirm at least five members of the alleged organization have so far been arrested.

A skydiving instructor wearing a wire to surreptitiously record his alleged co-conspirators in Marijuana Grow for the DEA. And a warehouse employee repeatedly asked about his role until he finally cracked, giving up the names of dozens of co conspirators.

The 32 people indicted in the case range in age from 25 to 71. They variously face charges of racketeering, felony cultivation and distribution of marijuana, money laundering, tax evasion, attempt to influence a public servant and conspiracy.

Those charged are: Tri Trong Nguyen, 39; Thomas Claire Dispanet, 40; Cuyler Gerbich, 39; Kristine Claretta Root, 37; Michael Patrick Glick, 34; Aaron Matthew Ellering, 39; Aubrey Charles Keesling, 39; Ryan Joseph Farrow, 30; Josie Phuong Farrow, 43; Sheila Thi Kieu Lorenz, 45; Oanh Tran, 48; Veon Deloy Hatch, 42; Patrick Joseph Concannon, 37; Joseph Johnson, 43; Nicholas Alan Kuhl, 37; Douglas Dunlap, 47; Micah Peterson, 33; Antonio Domenico Orfei, 33; Lindsay Geinert, 37; Andrew James Wylie, 37; John Rodger Magee, 37; Jessica Peterson, 34; Alicia Rainey, 71; Anh Thi Nguyen, 37; Jason Joyner, 28; James Chad Averette, 28; Tiffany Gille, 34; Everett Grove, 25; Adam Tilley, 28; Anthony Smith, 27; Matthew Olson, 40; and Jordan Iovinella, 34.




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POW420 #1 Samuel R. Caldwell

Samuel R. Caldwell

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Caldwell after his arrest 10/2/1937

Samuel R. Caldwell was the first person convicted of selling marijuana in 1937, under the Marihuana Tax Act. On October 2, 1937, the day the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act was enacted the FBI and Denver, Colorado police raided the Lexington Hotel.  They arrested Samuel R. Caldwell, 58, an unemployed laborer and Moses Baca, 26. 

Samuel was arrested while attempting to sell two joints to Moses. Samuel was in possession of six marijuana cigarettes and just over seven ounces of marijuana. Samuel Caldwell did have a long criminal history, including: writing fraudulent checks, carrying and possession of liquor, running a disorderly house, violating city narcotic law and burglary. Samuel Caldwell was sentenced to four years of hard labor in Leavenworth Penitentiary- a Federal Prison, plus a $1,000 fine. Moses Baca received 18 months of incarceration. Samuel died a year after he was released from federal prison.

Judge Foster Symes states: "I consider marijuana the worst of all narcotics, far worse than the use of morphine or cocaine. Under its influence men become beasts. Marijuana destroys life itself. I have no sympathy with those who sell this weed. The government is going to enforce this new law to the letter." Judge Foster also stated that marijuana was the most heinous of all drugs and would not allow the possibility of parole.


Samuel Caldwell Prison File

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The Denver Post, October 8, 1937. Denver Court Imposes First U.S. Marijuana Law Penalties.


https://youtu.be/pxRS5dYytRo

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The Power with No Rights?

The Power with NoRights?
By: Adela Falk

Walking into the United States Court House in Los Angeles, I grab a seat and start the routine of taking off my shoes, my jacket, putting my items in the bin, and preparing to show my ID to enter the Federal Court house to do court support Noah Kleinman when I see a statue of Abraham Lincoln. 

Drawn by curiosity I am eager to see the statue. But only until I go through a medical detector, get cleared by law enforcement, put my shoes and jacket back on, and reclaim my items do I venture to Mr. Lincoln’s statue.  I laugh with delight at --Abraham Lincoln’s words‘No law is stronger than is the public sentiment where it is to be enforced.” 

Wednesday, June 5, 2014 I am appalled that we still have to attend court support for those being arrested for cannabis in a state that has had medical marijuana since 1996. Now you see a lot, you learn a lot, you are beside yourself on what you hear at court, the actions of the prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys always surprise me. 

On, Thursday June 6, 2014 I saw a new level of why Jury Nullification is becoming so importantly vital in America. I sat in awe when Judge Otis said the people in the Capitol were Morons and that they decided that cannabis was a Schedule 1 narcotic and it is simply not allowed-it is prohibited and that even if he didn't agree with it – it was above his pay grade.

On Tuesday, some people came and protested the court with Jury Nullification signs.Sadly, this resulted in Federal Judge Otis Wright II putting Jury Nullification into the Jury Instructions. This is what he said- According to case Krzyske 1988 6th Circuit ‘That the jury has the power to nullify but they don’t have the right to do so.

Thisis the actual wording from the Krzyske Case-The law is settled that the juryhas the power to decide against the law and the facts. The jury specifically asked about its power to do so, and was told by the District Court that it had no such power.  

I close my eyes and see Mr. Lincoln downstairs and wonder what how we got here?--and I think of the irony and cry as I recall his words ‘No law is stronger than is the public sentiment where it is to be enforced.”

And, then today on Friday June 6th the Jury found Noah Kleinman Guilty on all charges he is facing a mandatory minimum of 20 years to life because of cannabis. We only needed one Juror to say Not Guilty to an unjust law.

Noah's was sentenced on September 29th to 17.5 years.

NOAH JOEL KLEINMAN # 61596-112
FCI TERMINAL ISLAND

FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 3007
SAN PEDROCA  90731

Archibald Garner Sculpture"Law", 2013 ~ Los Angeles Federal Courthouse Statue “Law” – Los Angeles CA

For more information about JudgeOtis Wright II 

 Archibald Garner Sculpture "Law"

 

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HB 978 ~ Free Jeff Mizanskey

Written By: Adela Falk
March 4th, 2015

The Committee on Corrections held a hearing on House Bill 978 ~HB 978Hearing Schedule for HB 978 ~ Requires the Board of Probation and Parole to authorize the release of any offender who is incarcerated on August 28, 2015 and who is serving a life sentence without parole for marijuana offenses. 

Chair of the committee on Corrections Rep. Paul Fitzwater promptly scheduled holding the hearing on the bill after he personally visited Jeff Mizanskey  at Jefferson City Correctional Center. Rep. Shamed Dogan put together HB 978 and also visited Jeff in prison.

So, I  Adela Falk  -Team Green POW420 Representative attend the meeting at Missouri State Senate with my speech on HB 978 in hand. Along with members from Show-Me Cannabis multiple members of the Mizanskey family also attended. Not a single speaker in opposition attended the meeting.

I heard several promising remarks from Representatives. 

'We need to do something to free up our prisons from non-violent drug offenders, considering Missouri's prison population has increased by 32, 000.'

'If cannabis was legalized we wouldn't have this problem.'

'Why, hasn't the governor acted or at least contacted Rep. Dogan?'

I feel in my heart that the support of the community has got the media's attention regarding Jeff in prison for pot and Jeff's story will continue to gather support. I know that Jeff's release date is rapidly approaching. Thank you all who attended the meeting, thank you all for working so, hard on Jeff's release, thank you all who talk about Jeff, thank you all who write to Jeff. Remember, that No-one belongs in jail for a plant.

Next Wednesday March 11th~ Chair Rep. Fitzwater will execute put HB 978 to vote. Please, attend in support.th

Committee: Corrections
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015    
Time: 8:00 AM    
Location: House Hearing Room 5














JEFF MIZANSKEY # 521900
JEFFERSON CITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER
8500 NO MORE VICTIMS ROAD
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI 65101


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