Children need to see that you approach all drug use as a serious decision that requires careful consideration. Even young children can understand how to be careful with drugs, and a 10 year old can learn to relate dosage to body weight. The care that you show regarding all drug use will go far to prepare your children for the many choices facing them regarding drugs.
The Medical Marijuana the government supplies four of us today, has been grown at the University of Mississippi in Oxford since the ’70′s. It grows every year I guess. And they ship it to North Carolina and they get it rolled into papers, and then they look like a Pall Mall, I wish I had one now, but I am leaving tomorrow and all of those are gone.
There’s white, there’s black, and then there are varying shades of gray. But it is human nature to see the black first and longest because it is the most striking of the lot. So it is with medical marijuana — people fail to see its potential as a therapeutic drug that helps relieve pain and other symptoms of diseases and instead perceive it as a drug that is and could be abused for personal pleasure. This is why there are laws against using this drug even for therapeutic reasons. But those in the medical community, especially nurses, approve of medical marijuana
May 27 2010 | Posted in Alaska
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Can cannabis overcome the controversy that surrounds it and enter the
mainstream in both research and clinical practice for pain control?
The answer is a qualified yes—because federal policy remains equivocal
toward the legality of any use of cannabis, even as more and more states
authorize its use for management of pain and many other medical conditions.
West Enders who use medical marijuana soon won’t have to go to Commercial Drive to get medicine, with a new dispensary set to open next week.
The Vancouver Dispensary Society announced a new location Monday at Thurlow and Davie streets, next to St. Paul’s Hospital and the Dr. Peters AIDS Centre, to provide cannabis products to those in medical need.
“I think there’s a lot of people in this area who could use this medicine,” said society director Dana Larsen at the dispensary’s open house. “I think it’ll be busy.”
My name is Elvy Musikka and I have glaucoma. I was diagnosed with Glaucoma in 1975. Within a year, I already knew that there was nothing absolutely nothing that was on the market then worked for my glaucoma except for marijuana.
Rep. Cohen asked Mr. Holder the following:
On April 29, Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu issued a 41-page written sentencing order stating that medical marijuana provider Charles C. Lynch was “caught in the middle of the shifting positions” on the question of marijuana for medical use, and that “much of the problems could be ameliorated…by the reclassification of marijuana from Schedule I.” Will you share your thoughts with the Committee about how your Department will approach the rescheduling question?
AG Holder’s response was rather predictable (if you’ve been paying attention):
Our approach is to look at the marijuana issue in it’s totality. Mexican cartels get most of the revenue from trafficking marijuana. So far as state medical marijuana laws are concerned, we will not use federal resources to target medical marijuana patients or their providers. Instead, we will be focusing on major traffickers.
It’s not exactly the answer we had hoped for. However, we applaud Rep. Cohen for taking the issue up during this time. (Note: This was an especially timely question because the rescheduling petition is waiting for DOJ review).
May 19 2010 | Posted in Legislation
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Mark Pedersen is a Founder of Sensible Missouri and Cannabis Patient’s Network, and is a contributing writer for Medical Marijuana 411. Look for his Patient Story online shortly.
Medical Marijuana 411 http://www.medicalmarijuana411.com interviews William Bill Britt who suffers from polio and epilepsy. Due to his conditions, Bill also suffers from: pain, depression, nausea and insomnia. Bill has had to use traditional drugs like dilantin and phenobarbital, which cause liver and other internal organ damage, to control his pain.
I had a grandfather that was in the Philippines during World War II. They called what he had Shell Shock. And then he died in 97 so that was even before they even came up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. So but I always kept that in my memory, cause he told us a lot of stories and I always felt he did the honorable thing, being drafted in. Fighting for World War II. And so when I came to this conference and it happened to happen simultaneously with the Disabled Veterans of America conference, that I immediately made a connection, because my grandfather is always on my mind because I’m Charles Snyder the III, and it was like a family tradition, so I kept it going through our son Charles the IV in honor of my grandfather. Because to me it represents the ideal of freedom, and people that didn’t think twice, he could have ran, people ran from the draft, even in World War II. But he decided to take that path. He could have done anything he wanted to do.