Although the extent of the medicinal value of cannabis has been disputed, and despite the opposition to research and use put forward by most national governments, it does have several well-documented beneficial effects. Among these are: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure (shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as general analgesic effects (pain relief). In fact Marijuana has been used in China and India as early as 3000 B.C. to treat a variety of ailments from easing the pain of childbirth to relieving asthma and epilepsy symptoms, even improving appetite and mental or emotional dispositions. In fact marijuana was the weapon of choice when it came to medicinal treatment in pre 1930′s U.S.A. Cannabis was used in the treatment of all kinds of malady from tooth ache to various forms of anxietydisorders. However it is in recent times that marijuana also known as Hemp is again finding prominence in the medicinal arena. This was brought about by efforts being done by researchers investigating methods of detecting cannabis intoxication when they discovered that smoking the drug reduced intraocular pressure. Thus stimulating efforts for further research in the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
Dec 31 2010 | Posted in AIDS HIV
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Jorge mentions Mieko and her son Joey and how other cannabinoids besides THC (specifically cannabidiol, or CBD) can be a ‘super food’ and engage the body in a healing process that in Ms. Perez’s case, allows for her son Joey to maintain a better quality of life, and in turn so does the entire family!
Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil also agreed to license eight additional growers. This increase is on top of the 17 producers currently operating in the state. This increase is to feed the demand of the roughly 3,000 medical marijuana patients in New Mexico.
The Michigan Legislature passed the MMA on December 4, 2008, making Michigan the 13th state to allow the cultivation and possession of marijuana for medical purposes. The Act cited a series of findings related to the beneficial uses of marijuana in treating nausea, pain and other effects from a variety of debilitating medical conditions. The Act also notes that according to the FBI, 99% of all marijuana possession arrests nationwide are done pursuant to state, rather than federal law. It is important to note that possession of the drug remains illegal under federal law.
We originally didn’t have a limit and people could bring in as many cans as they wanted,” said dispensary co-owner Phil Hicks. “And for every four cans, we would give them a free, pre-rolled joint. They had to be a legal medical marijuana patient and a part of our collective to participate in the promotion.”
Each patient was also limited to a maximum of three (joints) a day.
Hicks said the next thing they knew, they were inundated with cans of food.
“The response blew away anything we expected. We started in November. I was hoping we could fill five barrels before Thanksgiving, but we had seven filled by Thanksgiving,” he said. “I said at this rate, I think we can get 10,000 pounds by Christmas.”
A Kushmas Story By: Juddith Del Real Alpine Herbal Wellness Kushcon II is the largest Cannabis lifestyle convention in U.S. history. The event, held at the Colorado Convention Center, brought in more crowds than the first convention, the Colorado Cannabis Convention. With live entertainment, great giveaways, and a grand prize that would impress anybody, patient [...]
In September, Colorado’s health department rejected the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a common affliction for veterans. But that doesn’t mean the military and MMJ have been divorced once and for all. Cannabis Science, a Colorado Springs marijuana pharmaceutical company, has formed a military advisory board featuring military officials to advocate for easing restrictions on injured veterans who want to use marijuana for relief.
The medical cannabis community has a target on their backs, and the first shots fired in Colorado are aimed at one Denver-based doctor who supposedly gave recommendations to police offices (who I image get sick also and require medicine), as well as for a pregnant woman who was looking out for the best interest of her child and herself by avoiding opiate-based drugs other doctors would prescribe.
Recreational drug users of the American people of North America have been using the drug in a variety of social settings. Now, medical research people at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have taken a scientific look at salvinorin A. Their conclusion from a small safety study: it packs a punch that can mess with your mind, but probably won’t hurt your body.
Dec 29 2010 | Posted in Cannabis Science
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The people of California voted for medical marijuana almost twenty years ago. Now that there is finally a system in place for all of those participating, from the grower of the medicine to the patient and every part of the process in between, the police have discovered it’s far easier to go after legitimate medical marijuana collectives than it is to go after the street drugs, back-logged rape kits, unsolved violent crimes, etc.
Instead, however, they find that the tax dollars spent on the charade of ‘criminal justice’ means just that: justice is criminal, and they get to enforce the machine that protects that fact.
Look at it from the point of view of Joe Grumbine. He’s being harassed by the city of Long Beach for operating a legitimate medical cannabis collective.