Washington Defies DEA – Will Conduct Cannabis Research (Video)

(N.Morgan) At the beginning of this month, the DEA revealed its complete ignorance and enslavement to Big Pharma, by refusing to reclassify marijuana, which will stand at a Schedule 1 drug. This means, according to their classification system marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

The decision came as a shock to many who had expected the agency to recognize the 21st century body of scientific evidence on cannabis’ medicinal value, and the real-life stories of people cured with this plant.

It has been widely documented online and by the Free Thought Project  the various examples of children suffering from constant epileptic seizures, who, after receiving CBD treatment (an extract of cannabis), experience a dramatic reduction in seizures and gain a quality of life like never before.

The DEA’s continual denial of the infinite potential of medical cannabis is cruel and borderlines criminal.

In a review of the evidence, U.S. government’s own National Institutes of Health, researchers concluded:

Based on evidence currently available the Schedule I classification is not tenable; it is not accurate that cannabis has no medical value, or that Information on safety is lacking.

As Justin Gardner reported: The good news is, hardly anyone really cares what the DEA thinks. Civil disobedience is happening all over the country as individuals and even state governments recognize the injustice of cannabis prohibition. In a heartening example, one brave Georgia lawmaker admitted that he goes to Colorado to secure medical grade cannabis and brings it back to treat sick children in his own state.

Shortly after the DEA’s decision was released, Washington state – which legalized the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis – announced perhaps the boldest act of defiance yet.

The News Tribune reported:

Washington state is moving ahead with its plans to allow scientific research of marijuana, sidestepping federal rules that critics say have hampered study of the drug for decades.

The state has a new marijuana research license that will allow laboratories to grow marijuana for scientific study. State officials expect to start accepting applications for the new license by January.

The DEA claims they “don’t have enough research” to say cannabis has medicinal value, but their own impossibly strict regulations have smothered research for decades. So Washington has taken the lead and is directly addressing this disingenuous claim by paving the way for more research to be conducted.

Sam Méndez, the executive director of the Cannabis Law & Policy Project at the University of Washington School of Law, states: “It can take up to two years just to get the federal licenses in the first place, because the process is so long and onerous.”

And, when a researcher finally does get a federal license, the only place they can get research-grade cannabis is from the University of Mississippi. Further, when discoveries are made about the medicinal properties of cannabis, they cannot be applied to state-level systems.

Washington’s state licensing program will bypass these ridiculous road blocks, and will make pave the way for private research facilities to conduct research as well as state universities. Research-grade cannabis can be sourced from within the state from a variety of qualified producers.

“The state Liquor and Cannabis Board is now setting up a scientific review panel to scrutinize applications for the new marijuana research license, a first step toward opening the door to applicants”, said board spokesman Brian Smith.

The scientific review panel — made up of officials from Washington State University and the University of Washington — will evaluate the quality of proposed research projects, as well as whether applicants have the expertise and facilities to carry out the work.

After developing rules to govern the application process, the LCB expects to start soliciting applications at the start of 2017, with the first licenses to be issued sometime after that.

On the issue of cannabis, Washington gets full commendations for the rare act of “legislating” freedom by allowing recreational use of cannabis, and for breaking tyrannical barriers to a research on a plant with such medical promise.

It will soon join Israel as one of the world’s leading areas of medical cannabis research, and open the door for a thriving multi-million dollar industry which also serves the benefit of humanity.

References:

Justin Gardner

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dea-refuses-reschedule-cannabis/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358713/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yBKRuGpC1tSM73A0ZjYjQ

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article96791752.html

https://www.merryjane.com/news/israel-the-epicenter-of-cannabis-research-and-innovation

The Feds Continue To Spread Misinformation About Marijuana (Video)

 

 

(N.Morgan) For many years, the debate has raged as to whether marijuana has any valuable medicinal purposes and if it can not only help treat, but cure some of the diseases running rampant through our society. Some claim it has cured their Cancers. Others say it helps to treat their Epilepsy seizures, which I can say I’ve witnessed this personally, through someone close to me. And yet, the feds still lie about it uses and classify it in a category that is inappropriate and false. Big pharma wants to keep this valuable medication out of the public’s hands and continue to poison us with medications they will approve, even if they are proven to be deadly.

 

 

 

Via AlterNet (Please follow the link to read the entire piece):

 

 

 

In her latest blog post, US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that “science should guide marijuana policy.” But if the nation’s top anti-drug doc truly believes that facts, not ideological rhetoric, ought to shape America’s drug policies, why does she feel the need to keep distorting the truth about pot? Writes Volkow: “Besides being addictive, marijuana is cognitively impairing even beyond the phase of acute intoxication and regular use during adolescence may cause a significant, possibly permanent IQ loss.”

 

Or, more than likely, it may not. In fact, the very study Volkow relies on to make this questionable claim was publically repudiated in a 2012 review published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That review suggests that socioeconomic differences, not pot use, are responsible for dissimilarities found among former teen marijuana users and non-users. In fact, once economic variables were factored into the assessment, the analysis reported that cannabis’ actual effect on IQ was likely to be “zero.” As for Nora Volkow’s allegation that pot is addictive, well, a bit of context is necessary. Do a minority of people who experiment with cannabis at some point in their lives exhibit symptoms of drug dependence? Yes, about nine percent do so, according to the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine.

 

But this percentage is similar to that of anxiolytics and is far lower than the dependence liability associated with other substances like alcohol (15 percent) and tobacco (32 percent). So concludes the Institute in its report “Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base”: “[A]lthough few marijuana users develop dependence, some do. But they appear to be less likely to do so than users of other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), and marijuana dependence appears to be less severe than dependence on other drugs.”

 

 

How Many People Have Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana? (Video)

(N.Morgan) There’s been a ton of negative propaganda in regards to the harmful effects of marijuana. A recent report released states there have been NO overdoses due to marijuana use for 2014 or 2015. Many people try to argue that marijuana is a “gateway” drug, which I’ve always found interesting, since most teens first experiment with cigarettes and alcohol. No one ever discusses that part of this issue. Can marijuana impair driving? Yes, however, just as with alcohol, this too can be monitored and regulated.

 

Here’s How Many People Overdosed on Marijuana Last Year

Marijuana has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures for medical relief, as we are seeing today, many people are turning back to marijuana to treat all sorts of ailments, from Cancer to PTSD. Another argument is that you can’t get the healing properties without the psychotropic effects, such as getting high, which is also false.

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.

CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD.

However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years.

When one brings up the statistics of alcohol abuse and the fatalities involved with its consumption, people get defensive and say, well, it’s legal. Yes, alcohol is legal, and easily accessible in our society. It’s seen as a good time and something we can drink daily to relax after work. This year, the substance has aided in killing Americans at a rate that hasn’t been seen in roughly 35 years according to the Washington Post.

Reports state that more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes in 2015. This number does not include those who died as a result of alcohol related deaths like drunk driving or other accidents. If it did, the number would be close to 100,000.

According to a 2006 report in American Scientist, “alcohol is more lethal than many other commonly abused substances.” The report goes on to also mention:

Drinking a mere 10 times the normal amount of alcohol within 5 or 10 minutes can prove fatal, whereas smoking or eating marijuana might require something like 1,000 times the usual dose to cause death.

But it may not be fair to say that marijuana doesn’t have downsides because clearly it does. It’s speculated that it can cause brain developmental challenges in people under the age of 25 who smoke regularly, as it affects grey matter and it can of course also lead to drugged driving which can also be dangerous. But are the dangers as bad as alcohol? And can we truly compare therapeutic values? What about when we look at pharmaceuticals?

Here are 2 graphs presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Reviewing the reported cases in the US, we see that prescription drugs prescribed by a doctor, as well as pain reliever addictions, have led to a combined 42,000 or so deaths in 2014. This is even more than alcohol! Strictly from a statistics point of view, prescription drugs, while having value in other areas, come with a great number of downsides and also happen to be the biggest business. Is there a conflict of interest in handing out these drugs when the ability to make money is attached?

Do more drugs than are needed enter our society? The obvious answer is yes, when you look at how often drugs are not only wrongly prescribed, but are also the first option to fix something fickle before we even look at the potential behind lifestyle changes.

Public Demand

Although the public in North America in general seems to be pushing for the legalization of marijuana, it is still opposed heavily. Some groups include the pharmaceutical lobby, who would lose big in profits, as well as police unions who would lose federal budget for the war on drugs. You can begin to see our society runs less on common sense and more on political and monetary rigidity with groups all working against each other in their own interest.

But to be honest, legalization is a whole other topic, because I believe it is not quite as good as people hype it up to be.

Some challenges that would come in include who controls marijuana growth, the quality of what is made available, and the manipulation of that product.

Interestingly enough, among all 2016 presidential contenders, Democratic hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only one who outright supports the legalization of marijuana. As of now the substance is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, up there with heroin and LSD. (which is a whole other topic of discussion)

In closing, shouldn’t it be up to the consumers whether or not marijuana is legal? Shouldn’t marijuana be an option for the those are ill and tired of the mainstream medicines that have been proven to cause addiction and death and typically leave the patients with more unpleasant symptoms than the disease they are fighting?

References:

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/heres-how-many-people-overdosed-on-marijuana-last-year_d714238e7.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/22/americans-are-drinking-themselves-to-death-at-record-rates/

https://www.americanscientist.org/libraries/documents/200645104835_307.pdf

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/11/17/marijuana-young-brain-study/23251/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marijuana-deaths-2014_56816417e4b06fa68880a217

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/12/29/report-heres-how-many-people-fatally-overdosed-on-marijuana-in-2015/

http://www.leafscience.com/2014/02/23/5-must-know-facts-cannabidiol-cbd/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvixJtaXuNdMPUGdOPcY8Ag

4 Remarkable Health Benefits Of Juicing Marijuana Raw (Videos)

(N.Morgan)  Were you aware that marijuana is a vegetable? Believe it – it’s true.The leaves and buds of the marijuana plant are actually loaded with numerous antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds.

These compounds are collectively known as cannabidiols (CBD), and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever nickname you like to use into a superfood of superfoods.

Don’t Get Dazed and Confused

When marijuana is heated, all of that nutritious and beneficial superfood goodness evaporates – it literally goes up in smoke, completely blown away. Instead of blowing away all of the awesome nutritional benefits, take the time to juice it and feel the wonderful health benefits that juiced raw marijuana has to offer.

When heat is applied to marijuana, the psychoactive compound – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – is released from the plant. Most people don’t want to get high from their medication however. Our bodies were made to receive and process the marijuana cannabidiols, and the raw plant leaves and buds should not be heated when someone is seeking to obtain healing properties of this superfood.

We come equipped with cannabinoid receptors built-in to our bodies. Getting CBD into your body can normalize functional systems like cell communication and immune functions.

This means that the systems which make up your body, from cells to organs, will communicate better with each other, resulting in a better understanding of what’s going on, and together will help to clean things up and get these important systems back to top working order.

Whole Lotta Love

This kind of great communication is like a good relationship – both people should talk to each other and work with each other to keep the house clean. Having the already built in cannabinoid receptors in our brains and basically no other way to get cannabidiol, one of at least 85 active cannabinoids, marijuana seems to be the perfect medicine to ensure our bodies are working at their peak performance.

CBDs bridge the gap of neurotransmission in the central nervous system by providing a two-way system of communication that completes a positive “feedback loop” says Dr. William Courtney, a medical marijuana expert and founder of Cannabis International. This is instead of a one-way transmission which promotes chronic inflammation.

CBDs imitate the body’s natural two-way communications syste

Making Raw Cannabis Juice

Stairway To Heaven

“The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning for many of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person’s body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance.” – Dr. Ethan Russo, a Seattle area physician, Senior Advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals.

Juicing raw marijuana ensures you’ll get the healing benefits of the plant without the high. No smoking, no high, and you can ingest higher doses of the plant, which will inevitably have your system running more smoothly and you feeling better quickly. Juicing the plant also offers versatility: you can add other fruits and veggies to make delicious juices and incorporate cannabis into your diet.

Also, those who suffer from IBD’s (Irritable Bowel Disease) or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can get the extra vitamins, minerals, and nutrients when they are on a fast. Sometimes patients with these diseases cannot eat solid foods, and consuming a liquid diet is their only option. Raw marijuana juice would be an excellent addition to any liquid diet.

LEAF [Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis] VIDEO

Communication Breakdown

Research has determined smoking of marijuana can promote inflammation which often leads to infection and potential dysfunction or to communication breakdowns in your body. While several doctors suggest using the vaporizing method over smoking, the majority promote edibles over vaporizing. However, heat is still required when using marijuana in the creation of edibles. That’s why, medically speaking, juicing the plant works best and provides the highest benefits.

4 Health Benefits To Juicing Marijuana

Dr. Courtney and other doctors and nutritionists are working together. They are focused on towards the national legalization of marijuana, wanting to see the plant added into mainstream diets. They have found that using cannabis as a food (instead of a smokeable) can help prevent, diminish, and fix:

Autoimmune Disorders
Cellular Dysfunction
Chronic Inflammationv
Cancer Cells

Please talk to a doctor – not a dealer – when researching the drug for use as a juice or other edible. Currently in the United States, marijuana is currently only legal in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, but marijuana has been allowed for medical use in 23 other states.

References:

/alternative/2016/01/4-surprising-health-benefits-of-juicing-raw-marijuana-3289456.html

http://www.riseearth.com/2016/01/4-surprising-health-benefits-of-juicing.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/leaf-health-benefits-of-juicing-raw-cannabis_ce71e79a5.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/making-raw-cannabis-juice_4b0820d5a.html

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZiy3cQu9s1nnsK2y00Zg1w

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCroQXt70ZQz8U3HkEBk6zvg

http://rawforbeauty.com/blog/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-juicing-raw-cannabis-marijuana-leaves.html

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/benefits-of-juicing-cannabis.html?t=JV

Weed The People (Video)

(N.Morgan)  Weed The People is a new medical documentary about the use of cannabis in the treatment of children with Cancer. A long over due look into the lives of the parents who have to come to such desperate decisions, all in the hopes of saving their children’s’ lives.What would you do to end your child’s suffering? Wouldn’t you as a parent, do anything to relieve their pain? Many people are still ignorant and uneducated about the miracles that cannabis and marijuana hold for people who are terminally ill as well as chronically ill. It can mean the difference between life and death, in some cases.

[VIDEO]

A film about Weed?

Not Quite. Filmmakers Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake take an unflinching look at the underground world of herbal medicine, where patients become experts on their own conditions and spend thousands of dollars on federally illegal medicines that are concocted in suburban kitchens. Nowhere is this phenomenon more compelling than in the treatment of children, whose parents will stop at nothing to help them. “Weed the People” looks beyond pot-activist propaganda and politics to reveal the legitimate science behind cannabis medicine and the compelling stories of ordinary people whose lives are inescapably caught up in the controversy.

 

Sophie’s case

In July 2013 new parents Tracy and Josh Ryan received the devastating news that their 7-month-old baby Sophie had an inoperable brain tumor. The doctors prescribed chemotherapy as the only course of treatment, but could not guarantee it would work. Tracy Ryan felt intuitively that western medicine alone would not be enough to save her daughter. After intensive research, the Ryans began Sophie on a regimen of medicinal cannabis oils, hoping for a miracle. Eighteen months later doctors cannot believe the results.

 

4 Remarkable Health Benefits Of Juicing Marijuana Raw (Videos)

 

(N.Morgan)  Were you aware that marijuana is a vegetable? Believe it – it’s true.The leaves and buds of the marijuana plant are actually loaded with numerous antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds.

These compounds are collectively known as cannabidiols (CBD), and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever nickname you like to use into a superfood of superfoods.

Juicing-Marijuana-–-A-Blessing-to-Liver-Health- (2)

Don’t Get Dazed and Confused

When marijuana is heated, all of that nutritious and beneficial superfood goodness evaporates – it literally goes up in smoke, completely blown away. Instead of blowing away all of the awesome nutritional benefits, take the time to juice it and feel the wonderful health benefits that juiced raw marijuana has to offer.

More with Videos and Recipes 

President Obama “I Used To Get High” (Video)

(N.Morgan)  Here’s a video of Obama telling an audience about how he used to get high when he was a young man. I still think he still gets high, just on other things and not marijuana. He claims he got high because of coming from a single parent household and being black. Interesting take on things, I suppose, when you want to dodge responsibility fro your less than stellar actions.. What else would you expect from the President Of Denial?

 

 

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