Author: Sam Sabzehzar

Prescription Pills More Harmful Than Marijuana

We all experience pain.  Who doesn't?  And it's important we understand the Lethal Dosage (LD) of everything that we take as a medicine.  I am a medical marijuana patient and cannot reach the estimated LD for that particular drug. For those of you who may ever been prescribed an 800mg ibuprofen, your doctor was giving you something that is nearly 25% of the amount it would take to cause an overdo...

Marijuana and Terpenes: An Overview

Marijuana and Terpenes: An Overview Ever wonder why Orange Kush smells so citrusy or why Blueberry actually tastes like blueberries? The unique aromas and flavors of different cannabis strains are a result of compounds known as terpenes.     Ever wonder why Orange Kush smells so citrusy or why Blueberry actually tastes like blueberries? Smell and taste happen to be two of the most distin...

Dr. David Allen Explains Medical Marijuana

Dr. David Allen Explains Medical Marijuana Dr. David Allen discusses how the rules of engagement in the war on drugs are being violated by the U.S. government, and how the body of science that now uses cannabinoid-based medicines should be used throughout America as well, not just in emergency rooms and through prescriptions, but through the ingestion of the whole plant, daily, as a supplement to ...

Cannabis Helps Jacqueline Patterson Reduce Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

By LUKE SLISZ  |  December 9, 2013 Cerebal Palsy is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement. At some point very early in life, either while a baby is still growing in the womb, during birth or shortly after, something happens to interfere with the nor...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operator, City Council Member Becomes Mayor of Sebastopol

Historic, unprecedented vote illustrates political strength, legitimacy of medical marijuana community By KRIS HERMES  |  December 4, 2013 In an unprecedented move, the Sebastopol City Council voted yesterday to seat Vice Mayor and medical marijuana community leader Robert Jacob as Mayor of Sebastopol. Jacob, 36, founder and executive director of Peace in Medicine, two licensed medical marijuana d...

Busted: US Attorney Emails Tell Two Stories of California Medical Marijuana Crackdown

By DAVID DOWNS  |  Published in Smell The Truth In October, the federal government dismissed with prejudice four multi-million dollar forfeiture cases against Southern California landlords who had rented space to medical cannabis collectives. The attorney for the landlords, Matthew Pappas, says this wasn’t a case of the Obama Administration voluntarily dialing back the War on Weed, rather, i...

Caravan For Peace Continues with Voices of the Victims Tour

Caravan for Peace continues North America tour to continue dialogue about drug war Mexican poet and peace leader Javier Sicilia arrived in Los Angeles to speak firsthand about the pain and devastation caused by the failed drug war. Sicilia’s three-day visit is part of the bi-national “Voices of the Victims” Tour, traveling to a dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada to continue last year’s call...

Kofi Annan: Stop 'War on Drugs'

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, are members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are calling for a public health approach to drug regulations. By KOFI ANNAN and FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO We called on governments to adopt more humane and effective ways of controlling and regulating drugs. We recommended that t...

Cops Lead Drug War Victims on Journey for Peace

By LEAP (LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION) Between August 12 and September 12, 2012, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement officials who, after seeing firsthand the harms of the war on drugs, now advocate for its end, accompanied Javier Sicilia’s Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity from the Mexican border, through 27 U.S. cities, to Washington D.C. ...

Karmel Roe for Mayor is Only Hope for San Bernardino

Medical Marijuana 411 Endorses Karmel Roe for Mayor of San Bernardino By MEDICAL MARIJUANA 411  |  November 4, 2013 There are some candidates running for public office that understand when to lead, and when to follow. In San Bernardino’s mayoral race, that candidate is Karmel Roe. Roe is the only candidate in San Bernardino that has publicly stated a positive position for the rights of medic...

Dr. Patch Adams Speaks About the Role of Humor in Healing

This video of Dr. Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams was recorded in 1999 at California State University in Long Beach. In October of 2007, Patch Adams and the Gesundheit Board unveiled its campaign to raise $1 million towards building a Teaching Center and Clinic on its land in West Virginia. The Center and Clinic will enable Gesundheit to see patients and teach health care system design. We are ca...

Still High from Nixon's Drug War: Why the DEA is Secretly Moving CBD to Schedule I

By MIKE HOLIFIELD |  October 31, 2013 A recent discussion with Dr. Carl Hart for the upcoming documentary “Blowing Smoke”. According to the Federal Register, the Drug Enforcement Administration is attempting to schedule CBD and CBN as a Schedule 1 controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act. Congress is unaware of this change, and uniformed as to what CBD is. Here is an e...

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