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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

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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 …

Reincarnate yourself as a pot plant, Seriously

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In 1997 a young entrepreneur developed Urna Bios, a biodegradable urn designed to turn the ashes of a person or pet into a tree. Thanks to its design, the urn provides proper germination and later growth of the tree, based on a person or pet’s ashes. In this way, death becomes a transformation and return to life by means of …

E-Cigarettes May Be Dangerous

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So, first off I am not a scientist. I am confident of two things. One, cigarette smoking kills. And, that e-cigarettes may not be safe. In addition to contributing to the MPO, I am also a state licensed caregiver and experiment with formulating extractions and various forms of cannabis to help patients. Recently I had the opportunity to prototype an …

Mother Refuses Chemotherapy For Son

A Colorado mother says she is only trying to help her young son battle cancer. Now she says a doctor may turn her into the state because she is refusing chemotherapy treatments for her child and is instead using a product related to marijuana.A petition on change.org calls on the governor, the Colorado Springs police, Department of Human Services and …

Cops Target Legal Pot Growers

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My father is a caregiver who currently has five patients…. Last summer he was raided and the reason that the “road pirates” were able to obtain a warrant was based on two things… First that on a previous visit by these pirates they wanted to inspect the grow and my father flexed his rights and told them that without a …

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UPDATE: Cannabis Use During the Civil War

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UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015: The following article was published after quotes were found suggesting that two Civil War Generals endorsed Hasheesh oils. In the 1800’s claims were often made without peoples knowledge and copyright laws did not exist, some coined these advertisers snake oil salesmen. Our research led us to quotes that were likely misrepresentations, yet the information was published …

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A Pro-Life Defense of Marijuana Legalization

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Three years ago I don’t think I would have ever imagined myself defending the decriminalization of marijuana much less the legalization of it. My first ministry internship while in college included living with and working in a half way house. I’ve seen the self destruction that drugs cause and I am not a supporter nor do I condone drug abuse. …

Medical Marijuana in the Land Down Under

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In Australia medical marijuana is rapidly gaining momentum at both the state and federal level. 2015 is set to be a big year for the land down under. Last November Tamworth hosted the 2014 Medical Cannabis Symposium. The event was co-funded by the Government and brought politicians and police face-to-face with leading experts in the field. The premise of the …

Colorado Based Cannabis Church Gets Green Light For New Indiana Ministry

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana has “sparked” some controversy, for sure. But have the people behind the controversial law in Indiana cut their nose off despite their face? State resident Bill Levin has filed paperwork to organize The First Church of Cannabis and already raised money under that name. He believes the new law may offer some protection …

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Could Your Religious Beliefs Legalize Your Cannabis Use

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On Thursday, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, and many people including celebrities, citizens and activists are up in arms. Opponents say the law is a license to discriminate against gay people. The MPO argues it is another way to protect law abiding citizens from arrest for their marijuana use, and also a …

German Wings Pilot, Columbine Killer and Batman Movie Shooter Were On Same Medication

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This week the world learned of the tragedy that claimed over 150 souls aboard a commercial airplane over the French Alps. The pilot, Andreas Lubitz was psychotic, had been institutionalized for several months and was prescribed selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It is believed Lubitz intentionally crashed the commercial jet he was piloting. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific …

Majority of US Congress, Senate and States Now Approve Medical Cannabis

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In 2014, the Marijuana Patient’s Organization wrote an article that tallied the number of states that have already legalized medical marijuana, and how the US government would need to examine dated laws that criminalize marijuana after a majority of the United States has adopted medical marijuana legislation. That time is today. During a recent interview with President Obama, a reporter asked his thoughts …

Irishman Introduced Cannabis To Western Medical Community

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Many medical marijuana patients know that Dr. William Brooke O’Shaughnessy (1809-1889) introduced cannabis to modern Western medicine, but know little else of this Irishman’s extraordinary life. In addition to his pioneering work on cannabis therapy, O’Shaughnessy invented the modern treatment for cholera, laid the first telegraph system in Asia, and made significant contributions to pharmacology, chemistry, drug clinical trials, science …

MS Patient Finds Relief

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I have M.S. the good kind(R&R), Did they teach us in school, that if you smoke pot, you would have more colds, etc. well, M.S. is to much white blood cells, it is killing them, so as long as smoking I do alot better, and my husband has P.T.S.D. , from Vietnam, so it helped him also. anyway I feel …

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How To Make Marijuana Infused Honey

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Cannabis infused honey can be a tasty way to enjoy the medical benefits of marijuana. The following recipe will yield a lot of honey for the average patient, and for a long time. Consider cutting the recipe in half, or whatever amount you feel you will need. Your cannabis honey will last for up to 8 months if stored in …

Top 5 Ways for Dispensaries to Launder their Cash

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SATIRE: The US Government considers marijuana to be illegal and without medical value despite owning the patent for the medical properties of cannabis. Mixed messaging and double talk by the federal government makes most banks skittish and unwilling to participate in the marijuana trade, in addition the IRS gives mixed signals despite President Obama’s memorandum in 2012, telling regulators to lay off medical …

Insurer wins dispute over fire, medical pot growing in basement

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BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) – An insurance company that didn’t know about a medical marijuana nursery in a Bay City basement can recover more than $130,000 paid after the house was destroyed by fire. A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington. Kasey McDermott’s home burned down in 2012 when her then-husband accidentally …