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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 …

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 …