Updates to The MMJ Lists

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on April 29, 2009

Note: the project known as The Medical Marijuana Lists is now using a shortened version of the name – The MMJ Lists

From The MMJ Lists…

Catching Up…

I’ve been dusting off the files, photos and various materials of The MMJ Lists to move it closer to how I envision it…

Since January I’ve been taking photos at A Soothing Remedy Collective and more recently, AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective, where I also volunteer as a bud-tender, front desk clerk, joint roller, or whatever else is needed while I’m there for my shift.

Monday (April 27th) I was there for the afternoon and evening shifts… and spent most of the evening rolling joints of White Widow to give away to the members.

AAC gives you a free joint every time you stop by to get your herb… it’s part of the “member-focused” approach to the Medical Marijuana dispensary movement and an effort to slow down the collective-hopping (see below) that goes on.

(read more here…)

Also… I’ve added to the “About” page…

About The MMJ Lists

In June of 2008 I started taking photos and posting menus on WeedTracker.com for a local, Long Beach collective called CCLB, Canna Collective Long Beach.

The whole thing started as a fluke – I just wanted CCLB to keep up with their menu posting because gas prices were soaring and online people wanted to know what was available before they made the long drive – sometimes coming all they way from San Diego – a nearly 300 mile round trip.

My round trip to CCLB was only 10 miles, so during June I started my volunteer gig as the Menu Guy for CCLB. Over the July 4th weekend, through a series of events I’ve written about elsewhere, I officially became an unpaid, community volunteer at CCLB and through October of that year I photographed nearly 80 different strains, some of them several times.

It was almost an overwhelming situation, and it started to seem like I spent all of my time photographing, preparing the photos, posting them and then posting the menu… and by the beginning of November I had to halt the project as it was going, and think about how to present the photographs. (The price of gas had fallen too, so my original reason for posting menus had ended.)

(read more here…)

The link to The MMJ Project is: http://mmj.onehumanbeing.com/

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Update on The Medical Marijuana Lists

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on February 5, 2009

It’s early February, 2009 – and the DEA is still fighting their failed war. Such a waste I can’t even begin to write about it tonight – but here are a couple of good pieces about the current state of thing here in California concerning medical marijuana and the DEAs activities this week:

From Greenkind Magazine: Under Obama, DEA Raids Again, This Time in Force

and from The Marijuana Policy Project: Armed robbery or public safety?

Meanwhile…

While the DEA continues it’s apparent desire to prove it’s pointlessness and uselessness, I have other, better things to work on, like preparing for the future…

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The Medical Marijuana Lists is still in build mode and will be moving to beta mode very soon… Even though I have much to bring to this project I’m going to need other’s input to make this work. After all, I only know about being a person who experiences bi-polar disorder and uses medical marijuana to manage the symptoms, but I have no knowledge of what a cancer patient or MS patient needs.

I’m betting that the people who’ve been through the process are happy to share their wisdom with those new to the process. We are all a part of history, and the things we do now will help those that come after us, and that includes any wisdom we have to share. This is the year to build long lasting things…

After spending the last week in a most severe depression, I have a renewed appreciation of God’s gift of marijuana to be a lifeline during times of sickness.

My prayers, my energies and my aim is towards doing whatever I can to end this insane and disastrous chapter in our nation history called marijuana prohibition.

Please pray for justice.

Jon, onehumanbeing




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The MMJ Project Report | Jan 2009

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on January 23, 2009

The MMJ Project Report | Vol. 1 | No. 2

In this issue:

  • From the Artist: At Work on The Medical Marijuana Lists
  • The Lists – 2009: Goals for The Medical Marijuana Lists
  • Ahead in 2009: Share Your Truth
  • The Codex: The Documents of The MMJ Project and Creative Commons

From The Artist

From the Artist: At Work on The Medical Marijuana Lists

I have this life-long habit of tackling incredibly large projects… and The Medical Marijuana Lists is following in that tradition.

As I discussed in the previous report, I have a large collection of photos I took last year (2008) while volunteering at a local medical marijuana (MMJ) provider – CCLB – CannaCollective Long Beach.

My goal has been to create a strain/medical condition database to provide other MMJ patients with informal and subjective opinions about the various types of MMJ and what medical condition they are most effective in treating.

I’m not a doctor and I’m not a scientist, just a very experienced MMJ patient, but I have the conviction that my opinions, along with the thousands of other MMJ patients who are in  similar situations, have value and can provide a helping hand to another person making the same journey we have undertaken.

It’s never easy trying to live a normal life while dealing with a chronic medical condition, and our government has not made it any easier with their consistent message of lies, distortion, drug war rhetoric and zero tolerance – all failures at best – outright evil when looked at in the light of reality.

We (current MMJ patients and MMJ users)  have to take it upon ourselves to make the difference so the ones that come after us don’t have to waste their energy fighting this stupid battle.

This is one of the reasons I’m preparing a project site for The Medical Marijuana Lists, or The Lists, to use it’s nickname.

(continues on next tab – The Lists – 2009)


The Lists - 2009

Goals for The Medical Marijuana Lists:

1. Provide clean and easy access to Medical Marijuana (MMJ) information for new and experienced MMJ patients, their caregivers, friends, family, interested parties and the general public including:

  • Marijuana names and information about the the wide variety of MMJ available currently, based on actual patient experiences.
  • Subjective and informal information about the use of particular strains or varieties of MMJ for particular medical conditions.
  • Photos of actual medical marijuana that has been available to the average patient at local Long Beach co-ops and collectives; both showing weight and size, but also providing close-up shots.

2. Avoid duplicating services offered on other sites like ASA, WeedTracker, Greenkind Magazine, Potdaq, Norml and others…

3. Encourage MMJ patients to share their stories and discuss using marijuana as medicine in real life.

4. Create a historical record of this period in medical marijuana history, viewed from the patients perspective, focused on the Long Beach and  California area providers and the varieties of MMJ that were available.

Ahead in 2009

Share Your Truth

My personal theme for 2009 is Share Your Truth, which is becoming my banner and motto as I look forward into the coming year…

What does that mean and how will that play out? Watch and see…

The Codex

The Documents of The MMJ Project and Creative Commons

Support Medical MarijuanaOver the last few years I’ve created a number of graphics related to medical marijuana and I am preparing to make my catalog available for download and reuse through Creative Commons licensing… more about that when the pieces are all in place.

Until then, remember that all graphics and images used on this site are copyrighted by onehumanbeing.com and Jon, onehumanbeing.




And before you leave…

Check out the video on the side bar How To Smoke A Joint. This is a clip from a great Buck Henry film from 1971 called Taking Off. I hope you find this clip both informative and entertaining…

Have a great 2009 and stay healthy

Jon, onehumanbeing


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