The War on Drugs Creates Mafioso Doctors

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A long time ago a police officer told me that some of the best drug tips come from rival drug dealers. Makes sense, right? Want your competition out of the picture, report them. Has the grey area of medical cannabis and the dichotomy of federal versus state laws impacted the ethical behavior of some medical professionals? When a company, or …

DEA Museum Acknowledges Benefits of Cannabis

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The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum in Arlington, Virginia states that the oldest written references to cannabis having medicinal qualities dates back to 2727 BC in China.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

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“Cannabis is what keeps me relatively pain free and allows me to function somewhat normally. By: Hope “”We’ll put you on medication”” They said, “”It’ll make you feel much better!”” The medication screwed up my head. I couldn’t even write a letter. Then they said “”That’s not enough. We’ll just add another.”” Actually I think that all that stuff Just …

Researchers Prove CBD Heals Broken Bones and Strengthens Them

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Israeli Researchers have determined cannabidiol (CBD) heals broken bones in lab study rats. Rats that had mid-femoral fractures were administered CBD, a component of the cannabis plant, bones healed in as little as eight weeks. The study was performed in Israel and their findings were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The cannabis treatment not only healed …

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Marijuana Prohibition: The Union Versus The Confederacy

The Confederate flag is seen next to the monument of the victims of the Civil War in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. The racially divisive Confederate battle flag flew at full-mast despite others flying at half-staff in South Carolina after the killing of nine black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston on June 17. Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white male suspected of carrying out the Emanuel African Episcopal Methodist Church bloodbath, was one of many southern Americans who identified with the 13-star saltire in red, white and blue. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Much debate currently exists around the Confederate flag. Opponents claim the flag is simply a symbol of hate and that it has no place in society, while a handful of supporters view the Confederate flag to be a symbol of southern culture. I, for one, do not believe the rebel flag should ever fly on government property, however, an individual …

After my motorcycle accident..

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Helped me walk again after my horrible motorcycle accident on 9/11/09. I was ejected off at 50 mph, I was the passenger and I hit a tree head first. I was helicoptered in to the nearest trauma hospital when they thought I should of died, woke up weeks later paralyzed from the neck down except for the left side it …

Baby boomer gives medical cannabis a shot

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I have been house-bound for several years with a combination of conditions. Chronic pain. Fatigue. Poor sleep. I had tried every possible Western and Alternative treatments, but not the crazy-weirdo therapies. I was getting close to retirement age and not looking forward to a life spent indoors. My husband and I moved to San Diego and I delayed giving medical …

Can marijuana cure osteoporosis?

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Yes! The active component of marijuana, Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, activates the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, thus mimicking the action of endogenous cannabinoids. CB1 is predominantly neuronal and mediates the cannabinoid psychotropic effects. CB2 is predominantly expressed in peripheral tissues, mainly in pathological conditions. So far the main endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, have been found in bone at ‘brain’ levels. The CB1 …

I gave my child cannabis

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This is my daughter’s story she is 18 now and she has been using marijuana for over a year now.she has had seizures since she was 6 months old and she has been on tons of medicine that doesn’t work and she has a horrible temper just last week she got a EEG done and for the first time it …

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Google turns back on medical pot patients

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Have you recently searched the internet for a doctor that prescribes cannabis or a dispensary that provides the medicine? Chances are, if you used Google, you will not find as much information as you did just a few months ago. Despite medical marijuana being legal and available for more than half of all Americans, the internet search giant reversed its policies that …

Canna Coffee Creamer

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1 Cup Whole Milk 1 Cup Heavy Cream 4 TBS Maple Syrup 1 TBS Vanilla Extract 5 Grams Kief or 14 grams of marijuana flowers Whisk together milk and heavy cream over low heat until simmering. Add kief or cannabis, and simmer on low heat for 30-45 minutes. Make sure to whisk often while simmering to keep from burning. Add …

Cannabis Transport Laws Vary From State to State

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Public safety is the chief aim of our public servants and a necessary component to government. From the amount of alcohol in our blood to where we can store booze while traveling, laws may vary from state-to-state, but their message is clear. Sensible and effective public relations campaigns have slowed the number of drunk drivers on our roads, made drivers more …

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What the Veterans Administration Has To Say About Medical Pot

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This Memorial Day let us pay thanks to US Veterans that lost their lives protecting our American way of life. We can honor those brave men and women by legalizing organic medicines like cannabis that may be helpful to those soldiers that survived the battlefield. What does the Veterans Administration (VA) think about medical cannabis as a PTSD treatment option? FROM THE VA …

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Brown V Board of Education Applied to Medical Marijuana

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61 years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled that separate but equal for education was unconstitutional. The decision was so obvious but took a few men a long time to acknowledge. Lets apply that same logic of this landmark case to medical marijuana. What would a similar decision look like: Issue Is the disparity in different state medical marijuana …

BB King blues legend dead

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There is even a strain of indica dominant cannabis named “BB King”. The variety is a cross between Black Berry Kush x Space Monster.

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How to fix the federal marijuana laws, for good

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One thing is sure, large employers do not want to pay more money to their employees. While everyone blames police officers for their blatant attempts to lobby and advance the war on drugs (people), it really is in fact the largest corporations on the planet funding tougher criminal laws and restrictions. Anything to keep wages low. You pee dirty, you had …

How to roll a joint

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Most people prefer to smoke cannabis, and most of these folks prefer smoking joints compared to pipes or bongs. Much debate exists around proper joint rolling. Purists stand by the old-school method of hand rolling while new-school tokers make use of rolling machines and blunts. The following video shows how to properly hand roll the classic joint.

Pot helps me to be a better mother

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I am 41 I have lupus and arthritis in the lower of my spine I also have numbness in both hands sum days i am unable to walk. I am a mother of 4 children, two of them are in there 20’s, an 11 yr old and a 2 yr old. I need to be able to get up and …

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Synthetic K2 and Spice: A national health crisis

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The fight for, and against, legal marijuana is heating up all across the country and is becoming a national health crisis. Only a few states so far have taken the plunge and outright legalized recreational marijuana but everywhere else people are doing what they do best: circumventing the law in some truly creative ways. In this case, unfortunately, that creativity …

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Lost 80 pounds, and no more prescriptions

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Reverse various diagnoses to the point that I no longer take ANY prescription or OTC medication. I have lost over 80 pounds because it controls my blood sugar and appetite while managing chronic pain. It has replaced numerous powerful antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, anti-psychotic meds, sleep aids, blood pressure & blood sugar medications and helped me remember who I AM and …

Help Us Sue the State of Michigan

USE THIS FORM TO JOIN LAWSUIT >>MICHIGAN RESIDENTS ONLY Citizens of a state are able to sue their state after certain criteria are met. The Marijuana Patients Organization and over 20,000 Michigan medical marijuana patients are prepared to sue the State of Michigan for not providing clarity to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA). Are you interested in joining our ...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders view on legalization

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“I have real concerns about implications of the war on drugs,” Sanders told Time in 2014. He said it’s lasted decades, to “a huge cost and the destruction of a whole lot of lives of people who were never involved in any violent activities.” But he added that especially considering Vermont’s heroin epidemic, “I am concerned about the overuse of …

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When I found out that mom smoked pot

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Lots of people have problems during childhood. For me, my very attractive mother was a challenge and any one that grew up with the same ‘hot mom’ then you know — the comments from friends, obvious advances from men and defending her honor against hoots and hollers.  It was rough, man. While mom’s fans, friends, co-workers and even family knew about her charm and beauty, …

Congress should end medical marijuana gag order on V.A. doctors

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As soon as this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (V.A.). Representatives Blumenauer (D-OR), Heck (R-NV), Gibbard (D-HI), Reed (R-NY), Lee (D-CA), Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Titus (D-NV) will be re-introducing the Veterans Equal Access Amendment (VEAA), which would lift …

Medical pot legal for 70% of US, but zero athletes

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How many professional athletes are currently in pain, and how many have died as a result from their on-the-job injuries. It is a shame that something so obvious like colliding into running 300 pound walls each day, 100 times a day, for 25 years would not qualify for treatment. No professional or collegiate sports organization allows the use of cannabis …

POLL: What strains do you like best

What Strains Do You Prefer? Sativa - (Head Buzz) Write a Song, Alert Indica - (Body Buzz) Lay on Couch, Pain Have No Preference Would Not Know The Difference  Loading ...
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Get a medical pot card for being overweight

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With the rise of obesity worldwide many are turning to extreme measures that promise help to fix this life threatening illness. Diet and exercise have not proven to help the epidemic. So what will work? Any one that understands the food industry, particularly in the United States, understand that sugar is the culprit. Major food conglomerates represent low-fat and reduced …

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Amazing medicine, bad PR

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I had post herpatic neuralgia migraines after bells palsy attacks that caused seizures and would cause stroke like symptoms. i could not walk sometimes.one time I had a very severe migaraine for 8 days straight. I could not even walk or see straight. I was taking all courses of seizure drugs, antidepressants. etc. I took lyrica and it made me …

Treating Drug Addiction With Cannabis

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When it comes to treatment for addiction, one of four possible approaches (Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy or Twelve Step Facilitation, and Cannabis Therapy) is favored. Proponents of each respective method often spend more time discrediting the others than defending their own approach. However, there is no reason why the most interesting aspects of each approach, cannot be utilized …

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Wherefore Art Thou Cannabis: Did Shakespeare Get High

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In the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust located in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, South African research scientists from the Transvaal Museum examined twenty-four pipe fragments found throughout the grounds of William Shakespeare’s home. Their findings show that eight of the pipes tested contain cannabis and two of the pipes contain traces of cocaine. Some of the pipes had been used to consume tobacco, camphor, …

High Steaks: Marijuana Infused Meat

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Santa Cruz Labs, a medical marijuana testing lab located in California, recently posted a photo of marijuana infused beef jerkey from Badfish on their Instagram feed. Pot-infused treats are enjoyed for a variety of reasons. For some medical marijuana patients, it can be the simplest or healthiest way for them to benefit from the drug. For recreational users, it is …

Today is 420, what does 420 even mean?

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Most of us understand the meaning behind Christmas and MLK day, but for marijuana users today is a holy day and nobody is quite sure of its history. Does any one know what the meaning of 420 is? The origins of 420 are kind of a mystery and the internet can sometimes provide too much information.   Theory 1 from Urban Dictionary …