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ctv.jpgCannabis TV will endeavor to provide timely analysis and pairings of current news stories with videos from various sources, in the interest of better understanding the crucial issues before us – a modern prohibition (the Drug War) and its’ effects on people; the environment; our legal system; society; politics and our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness – in America & the world.

History – Founded in 2000, Cannabis TV first produced short videos for the net at Beginning with medical marijuana patients and their stories, I collected video at conferences of groups like NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and DPA (Drug Policy Alliance) and used these videos in association with news articles. You’ll find excerpts from these presentations at times used in this blog as much is still relevant today.

map.gifYou will notice that every “Headline” is a link to a complete news article, published in newspapers or on-line, and re-published by a news hawking and search engine covering various drug issues. The Media Awareness Project is an excellent resource and provides services and information to facilitate activism in communities all over the world.

Along with many journalists producing videos for You Tube, Google and other net venues, Cannabis TV now has a You Tube “channel“, featuring some archive video segments and producing new original videos on Cannabis issues – including medical marijuana; industrial hemp; music videos; etc.

cannc-logo-sm.jpg   Also, I have the honor of working with Patients Out of Time, a great non-profit organization supporting research and advocating for medical Cannabis patients,  as producer of DVDs and net videos featuring the MDs, PhDs and other researchers presenting at their bi-annual Clinical Conferences on Cannabis Therapeutics. Patients Out of Time features full length presentations on Google Video &  edited video segments on their You Tube “channel” – CannabisTherapeutics. I will be featuring videos from this growing collection of the latest science in the exciting new fields of Cannabinoid therapeutics, as well as reviews of  traditional Cannabis medical uses dating back hundreds and thousands of years.

– Ervin Dargan, filming and editing as Mingo.



  1. For another look at the potential of industrial hemp please read (for free) the Madder n Hell .org books. The time to save our USA is NOW!

  2. Have a nice day !

    • eric Johnson
    • Posted March 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Proclaiming one side is more responsible than the other for the (medical) marijuana mess is to fall into a trap set for opponents of the status quo by these very politicians and veterans of both political stripes: It isn’t just Conservatives or this administration.

    Democrats and liberals dominated the congress during every period of drug war ramp-up. Dianne Feinstein (D, California), for example, is a ruthless prohibitionist who will not hear of any “medical excuse,” pot. Many other Democrats in Congress share this stance. Nancy Pelosi, of San Francisco no less, is Speaker of the House, and she could not even engineer -a party line vote- on the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment, which would have prevented the Federal Government from financing medical marijuana raids and patient arrests.

    The Clinton Administration threatened doctors careers with the withdrawal of DEA prescription writing ability and fought defeats until it left office. Its drug kingpi..ahh..Czar, Barry McCaffery, called medical marijuana, “Cheech and Chong medicine,” when denouncing California’s proposition 215, as he turned the sick and dying into the main cannon fodder for the whole anti-marijuana campaign. And he is a Veteran.

    So this is not a dispute between Republican or conservatives or this administration, and everyone else… It is, however, a clear dispute between Democrat as well as Republican politicians, their henchmen and political advisors in the DEA and the ONDCP, and everyone else.

    To claim one side is more responsible than the other for the (medical) marijuana mess is to fall into a trap set for opponents of the status quo by these very politicians and veterans of both political stripes.

    If we (in the reform movement) are too busy pointing fingers at each other and placing blame, these politicians hope we will forget about the real issue entirely: that of providing the sick [veterans] with efficacious medicine.

    Even Jimmy Carter, also a veteran, joined with Barbara Bush, [married to a veteran] to make political commercials opposing various citizen initiatives regarding medical access to marijuana.

    So If one more than just -claims- to care about the legal status of drugs and the war rhetoric and actions, rather than using this issue to advance Bush bashing, Conservative bashing, and Republican bashing in general, one will have to recognize the Democrats’ and Veterans’ parts in creating, maintaining and protecting the status quo, aka the War on s’me Drugs.

    Eric Johnson, Medical marijuana patient(HMSN type X-1), son of Vietnam Vet, brother to USAFA graduate and Desert Storm veteran,

    Los Angeles

    P.S. Barney Frank could be seen in the aftermath of the drug induced death of college basketball star Len Bias in 1986 literally -shoving- other congressmen out of the way of the microphone and (CSPAN)camera in the House of Representatives to show his support for the draconian legislation which followed… all from a -Democrat- controlled Congress.

    Frank brought it to us, and he has little if any support for taking it all back.

    He is -not- a hero for our cause.

    • Moldy
    • Posted May 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm
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    Well said Eric and thanks!

    Guess we still have Nader but I’m voting for Barr/Root. A dim glimmer of hope for the future but at least a glimmer.

  3. I think that it’s important to have such important events at important historical sites 😉

    • bro
    • Posted December 11, 2008 at 12:28 am
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    is marijauna a native plant in oregon

    • cannabistv
    • Posted December 11, 2008 at 6:41 am
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    Regarding the question about marijuana in Oregon: The history of Cannabis Sativa in the America’s is a controversial one. My personal theory is that certainly by 3,000 BC, when travelers from Asia crossed the Pacific and landed on the coast of Ecuador – these people would have brought hemp seeds with them. Others may have done it earlier.

    • rantingwarlock
    • Posted February 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm
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    I run a cannabis/marijuana blog where I write original articles on all things related to cannabis/marijuana.

    I’d love to exchange links. Get in touch

  4. Good site, admin.

    • Jon Michael Scalise
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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    To whom it may concern,

    I believe in your cause and would like to joint your operations, do you need anyone with a IT background.

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Jon M. Scalise

    • experiencianatural
    • Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:58 am
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    Great blog, we have a blog with video channel too, if you want we are interested in a link exchange. Check our blog in

    oh.. yes it is in spanish.

    Thanks & Kind regards!

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