Marijuana legalisation


#181

It's funny how nobody can seem to actually portray weed correctly in an ad. That one was almost as poor as that farkin hilarious one they run here a few years back, where the best they could come up with was a guy getting hit by a car when he stops on the side of the road to get out. If they want to portray weed accurately when driving, have a dude doing 30km down a freeway thinking he is going too fast, or a guy trying to turn right across traffic taking 3 hours to do so, because every break in traffic looks 'too tight.'

 

If I installed a TV when stoned, It'd take me half a day, I'd triple check every single screw, and then I'd hover underneath it for a week because I'd be so paranoid it was going to fall. That guy in the ad above wasn't stoned... he looked like he was on whippits.   

 

EDIT - Good one Incoming, I referenced that video because it was the post 'above' mine, then you reposted it and it's below my post. Now I just look like a dirty rotten stoner. 

Soz i didn't repost it, something went wrong when i posted it and Boot had to fix it.

 

Agree with part about the ads, there are 2 other ads from that campaign and they are painful.


#182

 


I'll take the "clearly ignorant" when it comes to pharmaceuticals bait, and fill you in on my background a little...
Dah
Dah
DAH!
I worked for one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies for about a decade. Sure I ain't no pharmacist, but I know a thing or three when it comes to the industry, the good the bad and the ugly. I've also seen enough friends lose there minds smoking dope to believe it's not safe for everyone.
Maybe we can live in a world where people have options for both? Ive seen people die from diseases that are curable because they took the 'natural' option instead of the surgical or pharmaceutical option . Isn't this what happened to Steve Kobs?
Sure, bring on dope medicine, but it should be evaluated and regulated, not just some rubbish **** like the vitamins and herbs you get from your naturopath.

 

It always strikes me as odd when someone says they have seen heaps of people lose their minds through pot. I have lived in a world full of the stuff for over 40 years, and I have never seen it. I have seen people lose their marbles through pills, ■■■■, speed, ice, lsd, all sorts of things; but not pot. I have seen people who have lost it and pot was part of the equation, but there is always something way more powerful/alien than pot in there. But I'm sure it happens, because different people react differently; There is no "safe for everybody" drug of any kind.Have a look at how many people the Salvos look after/house/feed because they are absolutely fried by alcohol, yet you happily consume it by the bucket load.

 

And of course we should live in a world where people have options for both. People should have every medical option available to them. Always.

 

And all medicines should be properly evaluated and regulated. No exeptions.

 

I've seen one person - me. I get paranoid and then I get aggro. And it doesn't take much. Happened as a teen, I avoided it. Came into possession of some brownies, tried them, same issue 20 years later (although this time it was a controlled environment so I didn't belt anyone).

Similar to you, I've lived around this stuff all my life. I'm the only one I know who has this "problem". And by "problem" I mean, it's not a problem - I don't touch it, and if it get's passed to me, I just pass it to the next in line.

 

@ Hirdsational. That side effects comment is a furphey. Dope DOES have side effects. May cause drowsiness, vision impairment, paranoia, loss of motor control, etc, etc, etc. Most the side effects listed on pharmaceuticals are very, very rare, but they list them because it CAN happen and people should be informed.


#183

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/05/watch-senior-dea-official-refuses-to-say-whether-weed-is-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/?no_redirect=true

 

Complete and utter joke.


#184

Morning all!

 

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#185

 


I'll take the "clearly ignorant" when it comes to pharmaceuticals bait, and fill you in on my background a little...
Dah
Dah
DAH!
I worked for one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies for about a decade. Sure I ain't no pharmacist, but I know a thing or three when it comes to the industry, the good the bad and the ugly. I've also seen enough friends lose there minds smoking dope to believe it's not safe for everyone.
Maybe we can live in a world where people have options for both? Ive seen people die from diseases that are curable because they took the 'natural' option instead of the surgical or pharmaceutical option . Isn't this what happened to Steve Kobs?
Sure, bring on dope medicine, but it should be evaluated and regulated, not just some rubbish **** like the vitamins and herbs you get from your naturopath.

 

It always strikes me as odd when someone says they have seen heaps of people lose their minds through pot. I have lived in a world full of the stuff for over 40 years, and I have never seen it. I have seen people lose their marbles through pills, ■■■■, speed, ice, lsd, all sorts of things; but not pot. I have seen people who have lost it and pot was part of the equation, but there is always something way more powerful/alien than pot in there. But I'm sure it happens, because different people react differently; There is no "safe for everybody" drug of any kind.Have a look at how many people the Salvos look after/house/feed because they are absolutely fried by alcohol, yet you happily consume it by the bucket load.

 

And of course we should live in a world where people have options for both. People should have every medical option available to them. Always.

 

And all medicines should be properly evaluated and regulated. No exeptions.

 

That logic annoys me, not just by you, but by everyone who uses it. Not in the sense of people shouldn't get a choice in what they decide to take.

 

Moreso the fact yes Alcohol abuse is pretty easy and common to fall into, however using that to justify making any other lllicit drug legal seems silly.

When really logically that line of thinking should want people to ban alcohol, not help release another poision into society that with the same amount of abuse as alcohol, who knows what could happen.

 

No not everyone who smokes pot is gonna end up a mindless zombie, neither are they all going to end up mellow happy albeit hungry citizens who just want to chill.

 

That being said I'm in the line of thinking each to their own, despite also believing that Alcohol is something that society should grow to phase out (I know it'll never happen, and probably can't happen, but really it should, to many problems caused by alcohol, and it's abuse)


#186

I reckon I played cricket with 3 or 4 guys who totally scrambled their brains on pot. Only one was a total mess on grog, but plenty of alco's though.


#187

 

 


I'll take the "clearly ignorant" when it comes to pharmaceuticals bait, and fill you in on my background a little...
Dah
Dah
DAH!
I worked for one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies for about a decade. Sure I ain't no pharmacist, but I know a thing or three when it comes to the industry, the good the bad and the ugly. I've also seen enough friends lose there minds smoking dope to believe it's not safe for everyone.
Maybe we can live in a world where people have options for both? Ive seen people die from diseases that are curable because they took the 'natural' option instead of the surgical or pharmaceutical option . Isn't this what happened to Steve Kobs?
Sure, bring on dope medicine, but it should be evaluated and regulated, not just some rubbish **** like the vitamins and herbs you get from your naturopath.

 

It always strikes me as odd when someone says they have seen heaps of people lose their minds through pot. I have lived in a world full of the stuff for over 40 years, and I have never seen it. I have seen people lose their marbles through pills, ■■■■, speed, ice, lsd, all sorts of things; but not pot. I have seen people who have lost it and pot was part of the equation, but there is always something way more powerful/alien than pot in there. But I'm sure it happens, because different people react differently; There is no "safe for everybody" drug of any kind.Have a look at how many people the Salvos look after/house/feed because they are absolutely fried by alcohol, yet you happily consume it by the bucket load.

 

And of course we should live in a world where people have options for both. People should have every medical option available to them. Always.

 

And all medicines should be properly evaluated and regulated. No exeptions.

 

That logic annoys me, not just by you, but by everyone who uses it. Not in the sense of people shouldn't get a choice in what they decide to take.

 

Moreso the fact yes Alcohol abuse is pretty easy and common to fall into, however using that to justify making any other lllicit drug legal seems silly.

When really logically that line of thinking should want people to ban alcohol, not help release another poision into society that with the same amount of abuse as alcohol, who knows what could happen.

 

No not everyone who smokes pot is gonna end up a mindless zombie, neither are they all going to end up mellow happy albeit hungry citizens who just want to chill.

 

That being said I'm in the line of thinking each to their own, despite also believing that Alcohol is something that society should grow to phase out (I know it'll never happen, and probably can't happen, but really it should, to many problems caused by alcohol, and it's abuse)

 

I won't waste my time.

You can't even grasp what I said.


#188

Take 1 line out of a 10 line post & fixate on that, while ignoring the rest of the post which makes the main point?

Classic tactic.


#189

Take 1 line out of a 10 line post & fixate on that, while ignoring the rest of the post which makes the main point?

Classic tactic.

Sounds like Worthless and Smokin' Hot. That was his go.


#190

Take 1 line  

You WOULD do a line wouldn't you HAP


#191

Morning all!

 

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I've got those same glasses.


#192

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942876/?utm_content=buffer0110d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

New study out showing promising signs of Cannabanoids helping those with Alzheimer‘s.

 

Interesting read...


#193

http://youtu.be/ciQ4ErmhO7g


#194

 

Take 1 line

You WOULD do a line wouldn’t you HAP

I reckon he’s more of the shelving type.

#195

New Ruling Finds Cannabis To Be The Most Medicinal Plant In The World

 

By HempForFuture on March 31, 2014New

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More than a dozen U.S. states have now completely decriminalized the act of possessing marijuana and both Colorado and Washington have made it legal to possess, sell, transport and cultivate the plant. But soon it may be legalized across the entire country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.

In a historic and significant moment in American history, last November, Colorado became the first US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The impact of the decision could soon ripple across the entire country with vast opportunities to educate millions on the top health benefits of marijuana.

With the passage of I-502 in the 2012 Washington State election, marijuana also became legal in Washington–not just for medical use, but also for recreational use–and Alaska, California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont have all decriminalized marijuana.

Consumption and sale of marijuana is still illegal in all other states, though some cities and towns have passed local laws decriminalizing it or making it a low priority for law enforcement officers.

There are also movements in many states to legalize pot, including legalization bills introduced in many other states.

For other states to mimic the systems in Colorado and Washington, they will first have to get legalization laws on their ballots or in their state houses, which could post a challenge, he said.

After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012 legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18, lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their states.

Both Colorado and Washington have been working to set up regulatory systems in order to license and tax marijuana growers and retail sellers, but have been wary of whether federal prosecutors would come after them for doing so. They are the first states to legalize pot, and therefore to go through the process of trying to set up a regulatory system.

Ruling Signals The End is Near For Marijuana Prohibition

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that could signal the end of the country‘s longtime prohibition on pot is nearing. “It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the end,” said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML.

The memo sent to states Thursday by the DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need for the federal government to step in, a decision that will save the Justice Department from having to use its limited resources on prosecuting individuals for growing or smoking marijuana.

“This memo appears to be sending the message to states regarding marijuana prohibition that is a recognition that a majority of the public and in some states majority of lawmakers no longer want to continue down the road of illegal cannabis, and would rather experiment with different regulatory schemes of license and retail sale of cannabis,” Armantano said.

In 2011 the federal government decreed that marijuana had no accepted medical use use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. Accepting and promoting the powerful health benefits of marijuana would instantly cut huge profits geared towards cancer treatment and the U.S. would have to admit it imprisons the population for no cause. Nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States are for marijuana.

According to MarijuanaNews.com editor Richard Cowan, the answer is because it is a threat to cannabis prohibition â€œâ€¦there really is massive proof that the suppression of medical cannabis represents the greatest failure of the institutions of a free society, medicine, journalism, science, and our fundamental values,” Cowan notes.

While Colorado and Washington have not yet set up their regulatory systems, both states will likely sell licenses to farmers who want to grow marijuana as well as to manufacturing plants and retail sellers. The marijuana will also likely be taxed at each stage of its growth, processing, and sale.

“In both Colorado and Washington, legalization was done by citizens with no participation by elected representatives until they had to pass laws to comply with the initiative. In other initiative states I would expect such measures – I would expect a new one in California, for instance – and roughly half the states permit this and the rest don‘t.

“In the states that do have initiatives I expect efforts to get it on the ballot. The other half it will be much tougher. It‘s hard to get elected representatives to do this,” Collins said.

Armantano is more optimistic about the spread of legalized pot. He compared the DOJ‘s announcement to the federal government‘s actions toward the end of alcohol prohibition in America a century ago, when states decided to stop following the federal ban on alcohol sales and the federal government said it would not step in and prosecute crimes.

“For first time we now have clear message from fed government saying they will not stand in way of states that wish to implement alternative regulatory schemes in lieu of federal prohibition,” Armantano said.

He predicted that within the next one to three years, five or six other states may join Colorado and Washington in legalizing the drug, setting the stage for the rest of the country to follow.

The Age of Deception is Ending

In 2003, the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services filed for, and was awarded a patent on cannabinoids. The reason? Because research into cannabinoids allowed pharmaceutical companies to acquire practical knowledge on one of the most powerful antioxidants and neuroprotectants known to the natural world.

 

The U.S. Patent 6630507 was specifically initiated when researchers found that cannabinoids had specific antioxidant properties making them useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer‘s disease, Parkinson‘s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.

Besides the top 10 health benefits below, findings published in the journalPLoS ONE, researchers have now have now discovered that marijuana-like chemicals trigger receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS.

Recent studies have even shown it to be an effective atypical anti-psychotic in treating schizophrenia, a disease many other studies have inconsistently found it causing.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

1. Cancer
Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals and also kill cancer cells. Western governments have known this for a long time yet they continued to suppress the information so that cannabis prohibition and the profits generated by the drug industry proliferated.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

2. Tourette‘s Syndrome
Tourette‘s syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable facial grimaces, tics, and involuntary grunts, snorts and shouts.

Dr. Kirsten Mueller-Vahl of the Hanover Medical College in Germany led a team that investigated the effects of chemicals called cannabinols in 12 adult Tourette‘s patients. A single dose of the cannabinol produced a significant reduction in symptoms for several hours compared to placebo, the researchers reported.

3. Seizures

Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has “antispasmodic” qualities that have proven to be a very effective treatment for seizures. There are actually countless cases of people suffering from seizures that have only been able to function better through the use of marijuana.

4. Migraines

Since medicinal marijuana was legalized in California, doctors have reported that they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases of migraines that conventional medicine couldn‘t through marijuana.

5. Glaucoma

Marijuana‘s treatment of glaucoma has been one of the best documented. There isn‘t a single valid study that exists that disproves marijuana‘s very powerful and popular effects on glaucoma patients.

6. Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana‘s effects on multiple sclerosis patients became better documented when former talk-show host, Montel Williams began to use pot to treat his MS. Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from the fatal disease.

7. ADD and ADHD

A well documented USC study done about a year ago showed that marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin but treats the disorder without any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical.

8. IBS and Crohn‘s

Marijuana has shown that it can help with symptoms of the chronic diseases as it stops nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

9. Alzheimer‘s

Despite what you may have heard about marijuana‘s effects on the brain, the Scripps Institute, in 2006, proved that the THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer‘s by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease.

10. Premenstrual Syndrome

Just like marijuana is used to treat IBS, it can be used to treat the cramps and discomfort that causes PMS symptoms. Using marijuana for PMS actually goes all the way back to Queen Victoria.

Mounting Evidence Suggests Raw Cannabis is Best

Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses.

Why raw? Heat destroys certain enzymes and nutrients in plants. Incorporating raw cannabis allows for a greater availability of those elements. Those who require large amounts of cannabinoids without the psychoactive effects need to look no further than raw cannabis. In this capacity, it can be used at 60 times more tolerance than if it were heated.
Raw cannabis is considered by many experts as a dietary essential. As a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, raw cannabis may be right u there with garlic and tumeric.

 

 

 

http://www.hempforfuture.com/2014/03/31/new-ruling-finds-cannabis-to-be-the-most-medicinal-plant-in-the-world/


#196

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#197

 

Take 1 line out of a 10 line post & fixate on that, while ignoring the rest of the post which makes the main point?

Classic tactic.

Sounds like Worthless and Smokin' Hot. That was his go.

 

Hahahaha that was EXACTLY what he'd do.

 

Whatever happened to that guy.


#198

 

 

Take 1 line out of a 10 line post & fixate on that, while ignoring the rest of the post which makes the main point?

Classic tactic.

Sounds like Worthless and Smokin' Hot. That was his go.

 

Hahahaha that was EXACTLY what he'd do.

 

Whatever happened to that guy.

 

Is this Misanthropic Madman which became Deep Penetration (or whatever it was, started with D.P) which became DarkNightPhoenix (an odd name because I can't see why nights in Arizona are any darker or lighter than anywhere else)


#199

New Ruling Finds Cannabis To Be The Most Medicinal Plant In The World

 

By HempForFuture on March 31, 2014New

mj.jpeg

More than a dozen U.S. states have now completely decriminalized the act of possessing marijuana and both Colorado and Washington have made it legal to possess, sell, transport and cultivate the plant. But soon it may be legalized across the entire country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.

In a historic and significant moment in American history, last November, Colorado became the first US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The impact of the decision could soon ripple across the entire country with vast opportunities to educate millions on the top health benefits of marijuana.

With the passage of I-502 in the 2012 Washington State election, marijuana also became legal in Washington–not just for medical use, but also for recreational use–and Alaska, California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont have all decriminalized marijuana.

Consumption and sale of marijuana is still illegal in all other states, though some cities and towns have passed local laws decriminalizing it or making it a low priority for law enforcement officers.

There are also movements in many states to legalize pot, including legalization bills introduced in many other states.

For other states to mimic the systems in Colorado and Washington, they will first have to get legalization laws on their ballots or in their state houses, which could post a challenge, he said.

After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012 legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18, lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their states.

Both Colorado and Washington have been working to set up regulatory systems in order to license and tax marijuana growers and retail sellers, but have been wary of whether federal prosecutors would come after them for doing so. They are the first states to legalize pot, and therefore to go through the process of trying to set up a regulatory system.

Ruling Signals The End is Near For Marijuana Prohibition

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that could signal the end of the country‘s longtime prohibition on pot is nearing. “It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the end,” said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML.

The memo sent to states Thursday by the DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need for the federal government to step in, a decision that will save the Justice Department from having to use its limited resources on prosecuting individuals for growing or smoking marijuana.

“This memo appears to be sending the message to states regarding marijuana prohibition that is a recognition that a majority of the public and in some states majority of lawmakers no longer want to continue down the road of illegal cannabis, and would rather experiment with different regulatory schemes of license and retail sale of cannabis,” Armantano said.

In 2011 the federal government decreed that marijuana had no accepted medical use use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. Accepting and promoting the powerful health benefits of marijuana would instantly cut huge profits geared towards cancer treatment and the U.S. would have to admit it imprisons the population for no cause. Nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States are for marijuana.

According to MarijuanaNews.com editor Richard Cowan, the answer is because it is a threat to cannabis prohibition â€œâ€¦there really is massive proof that the suppression of medical cannabis represents the greatest failure of the institutions of a free society, medicine, journalism, science, and our fundamental values,” Cowan notes.

While Colorado and Washington have not yet set up their regulatory systems, both states will likely sell licenses to farmers who want to grow marijuana as well as to manufacturing plants and retail sellers. The marijuana will also likely be taxed at each stage of its growth, processing, and sale.

“In both Colorado and Washington, legalization was done by citizens with no participation by elected representatives until they had to pass laws to comply with the initiative. In other initiative states I would expect such measures – I would expect a new one in California, for instance – and roughly half the states permit this and the rest don‘t.

“In the states that do have initiatives I expect efforts to get it on the ballot. The other half it will be much tougher. It‘s hard to get elected representatives to do this,” Collins said.

Armantano is more optimistic about the spread of legalized pot. He compared the DOJ‘s announcement to the federal government‘s actions toward the end of alcohol prohibition in America a century ago, when states decided to stop following the federal ban on alcohol sales and the federal government said it would not step in and prosecute crimes.

“For first time we now have clear message from fed government saying they will not stand in way of states that wish to implement alternative regulatory schemes in lieu of federal prohibition,” Armantano said.

He predicted that within the next one to three years, five or six other states may join Colorado and Washington in legalizing the drug, setting the stage for the rest of the country to follow.

The Age of Deception is Ending

In 2003, the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services filed for, and was awarded a patent on cannabinoids. The reason? Because research into cannabinoids allowed pharmaceutical companies to acquire practical knowledge on one of the most powerful antioxidants and neuroprotectants known to the natural world.

 

The U.S. Patent 6630507 was specifically initiated when researchers found that cannabinoids had specific antioxidant properties making them useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer‘s disease, Parkinson‘s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.

Besides the top 10 health benefits below, findings published in the journalPLoS ONE, researchers have now have now discovered that marijuana-like chemicals trigger receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS.

Recent studies have even shown it to be an effective atypical anti-psychotic in treating schizophrenia, a disease many other studies have inconsistently found it causing.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

1. Cancer
Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals and also kill cancer cells. Western governments have known this for a long time yet they continued to suppress the information so that cannabis prohibition and the profits generated by the drug industry proliferated.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

2. Tourette‘s Syndrome
Tourette‘s syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable facial grimaces, tics, and involuntary grunts, snorts and shouts.

Dr. Kirsten Mueller-Vahl of the Hanover Medical College in Germany led a team that investigated the effects of chemicals called cannabinols in 12 adult Tourette‘s patients. A single dose of the cannabinol produced a significant reduction in symptoms for several hours compared to placebo, the researchers reported.

3. Seizures

Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has “antispasmodic” qualities that have proven to be a very effective treatment for seizures. There are actually countless cases of people suffering from seizures that have only been able to function better through the use of marijuana.

4. Migraines

Since medicinal marijuana was legalized in California, doctors have reported that they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases of migraines that conventional medicine couldn‘t through marijuana.

5. Glaucoma

Marijuana‘s treatment of glaucoma has been one of the best documented. There isn‘t a single valid study that exists that disproves marijuana‘s very powerful and popular effects on glaucoma patients.

6. Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana‘s effects on multiple sclerosis patients became better documented when former talk-show host, Montel Williams began to use pot to treat his MS. Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from the fatal disease.

7. ADD and ADHD

A well documented USC study done about a year ago showed that marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin but treats the disorder without any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical.

8. IBS and Crohn‘s

Marijuana has shown that it can help with symptoms of the chronic diseases as it stops nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

9. Alzheimer‘s

Despite what you may have heard about marijuana‘s effects on the brain, the Scripps Institute, in 2006, proved that the THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer‘s by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease.

10. Premenstrual Syndrome

Just like marijuana is used to treat IBS, it can be used to treat the cramps and discomfort that causes PMS symptoms. Using marijuana for PMS actually goes all the way back to Queen Victoria.

Mounting Evidence Suggests Raw Cannabis is Best

Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses.

Why raw? Heat destroys certain enzymes and nutrients in plants. Incorporating raw cannabis allows for a greater availability of those elements. Those who require large amounts of cannabinoids without the psychoactive effects need to look no further than raw cannabis. In this capacity, it can be used at 60 times more tolerance than if it were heated.
Raw cannabis is considered by many experts as a dietary essential. As a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, raw cannabis may be right u there with garlic and tumeric.

 

 

 

http://www.hempforfuture.com/2014/03/31/new-ruling-finds-cannabis-to-be-the-most-medicinal-plant-in-the-world/

Great stuff...some cannabanoids actually make cancer cells commit suicide. Yes, that is a real thing.


#200

 

 


I'll take the "clearly ignorant" when it comes to pharmaceuticals bait, and fill you in on my background a little...
Dah
Dah
DAH!
I worked for one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies for about a decade. Sure I ain't no pharmacist, but I know a thing or three when it comes to the industry, the good the bad and the ugly. I've also seen enough friends lose there minds smoking dope to believe it's not safe for everyone.
Maybe we can live in a world where people have options for both? Ive seen people die from diseases that are curable because they took the 'natural' option instead of the surgical or pharmaceutical option . Isn't this what happened to Steve Kobs?
Sure, bring on dope medicine, but it should be evaluated and regulated, not just some rubbish **** like the vitamins and herbs you get from your naturopath.

 

It always strikes me as odd when someone says they have seen heaps of people lose their minds through pot. I have lived in a world full of the stuff for over 40 years, and I have never seen it. I have seen people lose their marbles through pills, ■■■■, speed, ice, lsd, all sorts of things; but not pot. I have seen people who have lost it and pot was part of the equation, but there is always something way more powerful/alien than pot in there. But I'm sure it happens, because different people react differently; There is no "safe for everybody" drug of any kind.Have a look at how many people the Salvos look after/house/feed because they are absolutely fried by alcohol, yet you happily consume it by the bucket load.

 

And of course we should live in a world where people have options for both. People should have every medical option available to them. Always.

 

And all medicines should be properly evaluated and regulated. No exeptions.

 

I've seen one person - me. I get paranoid and then I get aggro. And it doesn't take much. Happened as a teen, I avoided it. Came into possession of some brownies, tried them, same issue 20 years later (although this time it was a controlled environment so I didn't belt anyone).

Similar to you, I've lived around this stuff all my life. I'm the only one I know who has this "problem". And by "problem" I mean, it's not a problem - I don't touch it, and if it get's passed to me, I just pass it to the next in line.

 

@ Hirdsational. That side effects comment is a furphey. Dope DOES have side effects. May cause drowsiness, vision impairment, paranoia, loss of motor control, etc, etc, etc. Most the side effects listed on pharmaceuticals are very, very rare, but they list them because it CAN happen and people should be informed.

 

Being drowsy is not a side effect. Certain strains of Marijuana where drowsiness is prevalent (Indica strains) are great for people with...INSOMNIA! Instead of drowning a bunch of pills that you can overdose and die from as well as becoming addicted you can have some Indica.

 

Loss of motor control? That is the idea of getting high, it is a desired effect. Again, some strains don't have that effect.

 

Vision Impairment...another desired effect.

 

Paranoid is mostly caused by those who are already paranoid. For example, if you get high for the very first time with a substance that is really strong you will get paranoid because it is an uncomfortable feeling or they are not trust worthy of the people around them. Maybe they are fearful of being arrested etc. The last time I got paranoid I heard a loud bang, then another. Like a gunshot, so I called the cops. Then I frantically find a place to hide my stash incase the cops come past to find out more. They show up and I am baked at the door, I answer there questions paranoid they will notice I am high. They end up living...turns out that loud gun shot was just my cat jumping from the roof of my house to the roof of my car in the driveway.

 

In relation to medicine, you don't just get some bud and start smoking. You can get weed with low THC so those effects are not prevalent and you can have your medicine without those effects.

 

Pharmaceuticals...CAN KILL YOU!