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In The News

News on the Progress of Medical Marijuana

and Other Items of Interest to Mondo Cult Readers

Following are links to other websites with the full stories.

March 5, 2010

HorrorNews.net’s Podcast From Hell team will be hosting the 2010 Texas Frightmare Weekend panels in Irving, TX April 30 - May 2. Read full story here.

February 27, 2010

Editor-In-Chief Jessie Lilley is recognized for her contributions to the horror genre at San Francisco's Women In Horror convention. Watch the video here. See the photos here.

January 19, 2010

Dear MPP Supporter :

Last night, Gov. Jon Corzine (D) signed New Jersey's medical marijuana legislation into law. As a result, New Jersey is now the 14th state to protect seriously ill patients from arrest and jail for using medical marijuana with their doctors' approval.Read more...


January 13, 2010

Dear MPP Supporter :

Today marked a significant milestone for marijuana policy reform: In California, legislation that would remove penalties for adult marijuana use was approved by a major committee in the state legislature. Read more...


January 12, 2010

NJ Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

by Angela Delli Santi, AP

TRENTON, N.J. (Jan. 12) -- The Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make the state the 14th to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons. Read more...


January 8, 2010

Dear MPP Supporter :

MPP had a big day in Nevada on Wednesday. Our ballot advocacy group, Nevadans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, submitted language to the secretary of state for a ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana in the state. Read more...


December 15, 2009

Dear MPP Supporter :

The great news just keeps coming in.

Minutes ago, Congress voted to finally lift the 11-year ban on Washington, D.C.’s medical marijuana law. Read more...



WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Same-sex marriage rights a step closer in District of Columbia by Ed Hornick -- On the same day that Vermont's House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, the Washington City Council voted 12-0 Tuesday in favor of allowing same-sex marriages performed in other states to be recognized in the nation's capital. Read more...



December 10, 2009

Actor Gene Barry, dapper TV hero, stage star, dies

by Bob Thomas - AP — LOS ANGELES — Gene Barry, who played the well-dressed man of action in the television series "Bat Masterson," "Burke's Law" and "The Name of the Game," has died at age 90 of unknown causes, his son said Thursday. Read More at The Associated Press...



December 10, 2009

Artist's Son Swipes $20M In Paintings


MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) ― A Pennsylvania man used a backhoe to break into a museum owned by his father — the pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta — in an attempt to steal 90 paintings valued at $20 million, police said Thursday.

State police charged Alfonso Frank Frazetta, 52, of Marshalls Creek, with theft, burglary and trespass after they say he was caught loading the artwork into his trailer and SUV. Read More at Pennsylvania AP News...

December 1, 2009

R.I.P. Paul Naschy


Paul Naschy, often referred to as 'the Spanish Lon Chaney' has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 75.

Naschy's career began in the 60's when he created the werewolf character Waldemar Daninsky, a character that he played in over 12 films. While Naschy is primarily known for his films from the 60's through the 80's (titles like Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf, Horror Rises From the Tomb and Panic Beats), Naschy never stopped working (writing, directing, producing, acting) right up until his death. In 2004, Naschy wrote and starred in a semi-autobiographical film called Rojo Sangre about a down on his luck veteran actor. Read More at FearNet...

People can go to the Latarnia Naschy message board forum, which the Molina family reads, to offer condolences and for more information.

November 17, 2009

Dear MPP Supporter:

We’re getting close.

In Arizona, an MPP-sponsored signature drive to place a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in November 2010 is moving into the home stretch. If the campaign collects more than 250,000 signatures before the end of February, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project could qualify for the ballot earlier in the election year than any other initiative in Arizona’s history. Read More...

November 14, 2009

Oscars honor three greats, while hinting at show to come

By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY

The Oscars took a look back, and some Oscar hopefuls took a step forward. Three lifetime achievement Academy Awards were presented Saturday night to Lauren Bacall, B-movie mogul Roger Corman and The Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis, and the black-tie bash came packed with some of the biggest names in the business. Read More at USA Today...

November 11, 2009


And the Oscar goes to... B-movie king Roger Corman

By David Germain, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Roger Corman, memorably dubbed the Orson Welles of the Z-Movie and the Pope of Pop Cinema, never expected the words "Academy Award recipient" would accompany his name. Read More at USA Today...



November 9, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter :

Please join MPP staff, supporters, and celebrity guests in toasting 15 years of remarkable progress in the movement toward ending marijuana prohibition. Reserve your ticket to our 15th Anniversary Gala today. Read More...



November 3, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter:

Great news! Two marijuana-related ballot initiatives, one in Maine and one in a ski town in Colorado, won in voting booths on Tuesday.

By 59%-41%, Maine voted to become the third state to license nonprofit dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients. Read More...



October 28, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter:

Today, the New Hampshire legislature came just shy of voting to override Gov. John Lynch (D)'s veto of the state's proposed medical marijuana law. Two-thirds of the votes were needed. Although we cleared the House with 67.6% of the vote (240-115), it lost in the Senate, 14-10. Read More...



October 22, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter:

Following the enormous victory for medical marijuana patients and their caregivers on Monday, a strong MPP champion on Capitol Hill, Congressman Sam Farr (D-Calif.), plans to introduce an important bill in Congress next week. Read More...



October 19, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter:

Ready for some great news?

The Obama administration is directing federal prosecutors not to arrest medical marijuana patients and caregivers who are complying with state laws. Read More...



October 15, 2009


Dear MPP Supporter:

The first 10 months of 2009 have brought an explosion of media interest in marijuana policy reform unlike anything I’ve ever seen. In fact, MPP has been getting its message into the news this year at roughly double the volume of previous years. That’s huge. Read More...



August 6, 2009


Top Anti-Drug Researcher says Legalize Marijuana

One of the world’s foremost lung health experts says it’s time to legalize marijuana.

Dr. Donald Tashkin, expert on marijuana and lung health, has called for the legalization of marijuana.Dr. Donald Tashkin, expert on marijuana and lung health, has called for the legalization of marijuana.For 30 years, Donald Tashkin has studied the effects of marijuana on lung function. His work has been funded by the vehemently anti-marijuana National Institute on Drug Abuse, which has long sought to demonstrate that marijuana causes lung cancer. Read More...