Shona Banda “Kicked that Grim Reaper in the balls and now can sit back point my finger at him and laugh in his damn face!!” ~ Shona Banda While I was sick and dying, I watched “Run From the Cure”, an online documentary by Rick Simpson. It changed my life forever! I have cured myself [...]
Aug 25 2010 | Posted in 411 Contributors
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The acknowledgement that cannabis is a medicinal plant has yet to be made by federal drug regulators. However, in July 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs, a federal agency, adopted a policy that will formally allow patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to use medical marijuana in the states where it is legal. Additionally, in October 2009, another federal agency, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that, as a matter of priority, it would endeavor not to target or prosecute those who are using and distributing cannabis in “clear and unambiguous compliance” with state medical-marijuana laws. While both of these policies are fraught with loopholes allowing subjective interpretation, and while they create no new legal rights nor grant any medical patient or provider full legal license to produce, provide, or consume cannabis or other botanical cannabinoid-based medicines, they are landmark steps forward for a federal government that for decades has, as a matter of policy, vehemently denied the fact that cannabis has any redeeming qualities whatsoever and treated it as nothing but highly dangerous, deserving of the strictest prohibition both nationally and globally.
PRESS RELEASE** Americans for Safe Access **For Immediate Release:* August 18, 2010 *Contact:* ASA Chief Counsel Joe Elford 415-573-7842 or ASA Media Santa Ana, CA* — California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited ruling today, choosing not to decide whether localities can ban medical marijuana distribution, and remanding the case back to Orange [...]
Michael MorganThe two-year grant to psychology professor Michael Morgan focuses on “Neural Mechanisms for Enhanced Cannabinoid/Opioid Antinociception.” The grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The research examines whether administration of cannabinoids, a.k.a. marijuana, in conjunction with anti-pain medications such as morphine provides better pain relief than either drug alone. This research could be especially relevant for patients suffering with severe or chronic pain.
My hero and demigod Joe Rogan speaks the truth about Marijuana and legalization. Thumbs up if you agree on how retarded todays laws are! Last man speaking is Dr. Lester Grinspoon, associate professor emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. And before you disagree.. ANNUAL AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY DRUGS TOBACCO …………………… 400,000 ALCOHOL …………………… [...]
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Certainly hemp has every reason to be used; not only as a food source, but as a bio-fuel, as paper, oils, and of course, our clothing, and everything else we use petroleum for.
If we care enough about what we put in our body, perhaps we should consider what we put on our body as well.
While there are many who would interject on the myriad of reasons as to why industrial hemp is still illegal, the question of how remains a mystery to me still.
Now that medical marijuana has allowed the weak legs that cannabis prohibition has been standing on to lose its structural integrity (which is the only integrity it had to begin with) we in the medical marijuana movement must be the leaders helping those who still oppose us to see us all as good Ambassadors.
In 1974, University of Virginia researchers discovered something very unlikely. Cannabis, banned in the United States in 1937, and further demonized by the Nixon administration in 1968, had an unexpected property: it inhibited the growth of lung cancer cells. But, even more surprising was the response from the government: an apparent complete absence, even discouragement of any follow-up studies. The results were briefly mentioned in news reports at the time, but with the end of the Carter administration, cannabis became a step-child as far as scientific research was concerned.
The Unconventional Foundation for Autism and it’s founder Mieko Hester-Perez know all-to-well the intricacies of navigating a non-profit and getting lost on the other side of the maze. That’s why Mieko and her foundation, along with MedicalMarijuana411.com have united in their efforts to raise awareness and support for mothers like Mieko, and children like Joey.
Aug 3 2010 | Posted in 411 Contributors
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Every Colorado dispensary and associated business had to apply for a state license by August 1 — which means we finally have a total number of Colorado pot shops willing navigate the state’s new rules and fees. The tally: 717 dispensaries, 271 marijuana-infused product manufacturers and 1,071 grow facilities — in total earning the state $7.34 million in fees.