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POT, SMOKING AND THC ARE ALL THE DEVIL!!!

In Medical Marijuana on June 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

The title is facetious and the following is in response to this comment:

“…I can tell you SMOKE of any kind is not good for you. Pot smoke is not magic. Anyone saying otherwise is spreading propaganda.” Bob (we’ll call him Bob)
 
My response:
Propoganda? Interesting word choice given the history of anti-marijuana propaganda, but ok, here we go…
DAMN THOSE HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROPAGANDISTS!!!
DAMN THEM TO HELL!!!

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, [Harvard] Study Shows
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm
But if Bob is still vehemently against SMOKING marijuana…
 
Lighting up giving you aches? Try some MJ space cakes!!
THC is your friend…weed tinctures will help you mend!!
Smoke make you recoil? Try hemp oil!!
Don’t criticize…vap-o-rize!!
 
Perhaps our friend Bob is anti smoke,not anti marijuana’s benefits?

You see Bob, just because I enjoyed drinking a relaxing tea made out of stinging nettles today doesn’t mean I want to rub those same stinging nettles on my private parts. What’s my point? Hate the bad delivery system, not the incredibly beneficial plant.

You site Tommy Chong getting prostate cancer as an anti0marijuana anecdote…

and since we are trying to see the forest and not the trees by exploring the many methods of ingesting marijuana other than smoking it, maybe you can’t connect marijuana use to prostate cancer (unless he put it in his rear, which some people do).  In fact, perhaps if Tommy Chong took marijuana enemas he would have avoided prostate cancer or could heal it now…WHAT!?  Marijuana enemas, does such a thing exist?  Apparently, yes:

“Marijuana tea enema solution causes a particular kind of relaxation that is extremely helpful in aiding those who have chronic pain-related illnesses (especially adult colic), loss of appetite (especially from HIV or AIDS), multiple sclerosis (MS), or are suffering through chemotherapy or opiate withdraws.” http://enemasolutions.com/marijuana-enema/marijuana-tea-enema-solution-recipe.html

But since Chong is a singular example and an anecdotal (not clinically relevant) example and he is indeed now actually TREATING HIS PROSTATE CANCER WITH HEMP OIL http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57450353-10391698/tommy-chong-using-pot-to-treat-prostate-cancer/ maybe he is a bad example for your position in the argument and even better, a solid example for my side of the argument (thanks!).

Pot isn’t the devil Bob, ignorance is.

Marijuana, Fat Russians, Stents and E-Cigarettes

In ALL ARTICLES on April 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Arkansas medical marijuana advocates begin petition

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas are hoping that 2012 is their lucky year. | Full Article
Unhealthy Russians think they’re in good shape
April 26, 2011 09:28 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) – Most Russians overestimate how healthy they are and many run high health risks by smoking, abusing alcohol, being obese and failing to take enough exercise, according to a report published on Tuesday. | Full Article
Stents: How new technology drives health costs
April 25, 2011 06:19 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Heart devices known as drug-eluting stents have added as much as $1.57 billion to U.S. health costs since their introduction in 2003, U.S. researchers said on Monday. | Full Article
Government to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco
April 25, 2011 08:05 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The government said on Monday it plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. | Full Article

CELEBRATE 420!!! POT, WEED, MARIJUANA REDUCES CANCER, TUMORS

In ALL ARTICLES on April 20, 2011 at 11:02 am
Today is April 20th but besides that it is also 420. What is 420?

What does 420 mean? There are varying theories on the origin of 420. Some say that 420 originated from a police code that announces marijuana use is taking place. Yet another story is that a group of guys (Waldo’s) in the 1970’s made 4:20 their official meeting time to smoke marijuana after school. Whether or not 4:20 p.m. is the best time of day for your first hit depends on your own body, your own needs. Some folks feel that waiting until 4:20 enhances ones appreciation of the herb. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    • In the 21st Century, 420 is firmly established as a code amongst tokers, a time of day and even sort of a toker’s New Year’s Day. It’s in our culture now and only time will tell where it ends up.

      April 20th (4/20) is another usage, meaning that it is time for to plant before the summer.

      Whatever the real story is, 420 has been an important part of the marijuana culture since the 1970’s. The significance of 420 has been kept underground and is mostly known only among marijuana smokers. Many non-smokers aren’t aware of the symbolism when they see someone wearing a T-shirt or baseball cap that says 420 across the front.

      When the 420 icon is somehow discreetly worked into a mainstream product like a film, marijuana users take notice. The film Pulp Fiction is rumored to have had all clocks throughout the movie set to 4:20. Marijuana smokers familiar with the symbol picked up on it—most people, however, did not.

      While some marijuana smokers are using 420 as a code that enables them to openly speak about marijuana in front of parents or teachers. 420 has been to some, a sacred symbol for nearly 30 years.

      Simply put, 420 is a symbol of cannabis and its culture. Today, April 20th events are international, and 4:20 pm has become sort of a world wide “burn time”.

    • U.S. Government Repressed Marijuana-Tumor ResearchAlternet, May 31, 2000
      Title: Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in ‘74
      Author: Raymond Cushing
      http://www.alternet.org/print.html?StoryID=9257

      Faculty Evaluator: Mary King M.D.
      Student researchers: Jennifer Swift, Licia Marshall,

      Corporate media coverage: AP and UPI news wires 2/29/00

      A Spanish medical team’s study released in Madrid in February 2000 has shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana, destroys tumors in lab rats. These findings, however, are not news to the U.S. government. A study in Virginia in 1974 yielded similar results but was suppressed by the DEA, and in 1983 the Reagan/Bush administration tried to persuade U.S. universities and researchers to destroy all cannabis research work done between 1966 and 1976, including compendiums in libraries…http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/22-us-government-repressed-marijuana-tumor-research/

    • ‎”Antineoplastic activity of cannabinoids,” an article in a 1975 Journal of the National Cancer Institute –The summary of the Virginia study begins, “Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)” — two types of cannabinoids, a family of active components in marijuana. “Mice treated for 20 consecutive days with THC and CBN had reduced primary tumor size.”

      The 1975 journal article doesn’t mention breast cancer tumors, which featured in the only newspaper story ever to appear about the 1974 study — in the Local section of the Washington Post on August 18, 1974. Under the headline, “Cancer Curb Is Studied,” it read in part:

      “The active chemical agent in marijuana curbs the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice and may also suppress the immunity reaction that causes rejection of organ transplants, a Medical College of Virginia team has discovered.” The researchers “found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.” – http://www.alternet.org/story/9257/comments/?page=2

MEDICAL MARIJUANA (CANNABIS) CURES CANCER

In Medical Marijuana on March 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm
How Cannabinoids Kill Cancer Cells

This clip is from the recently-aired PBS documentary, ‘Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis,’ which explores the scientifically proven fact that cannabinoids kill cancer cells in test tubes and in laboratory animals.

Here are 1,500 more videos on “Cannabis Cures Cancer”: http://bit.ly/Cannnabis_cures_cancer

Cannabinoid receptors exist throughout organs of the human body, especially in the brain and in the immune system. These act like targets for cannabinoids. Once they bind to the receptors, peptides are released that tell the cancer cells to die, i.e., to commit suicide.

One doctor interviewed has been so encouraged by the laboratory results that he has begun cannabis trials with his own leukemia patients.

Medical Marijuana Cannabis Cures Cancers.

THE COST OF NOT PURSUING ADULT STEM CELL TREATMENTS IN THE USA

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 9, 2011 at 9:40 am
COST BY DISEASE # OF PATIENTS COST PER YEAR
TYPE 1 DIABETES 5.8 MILLION PATIENTS $125.1 BILLION
STROKE 5.7 MILLION PATIENTS $62.7 BILLION
HEART FAILURE 5.2 MILLION PATIENTS $50.7 BILLION
SPINAL CORD INJURY 250,000 PATIENTS $37.2 BILLION
PARKINSON’S DISEASE 650,000 PATIENTS $23 BILLION

TOTAL COST THAT ADULT STEM CELLS COULD SAVE THE UNITED STATES

$250 BILLION PER YEAR


Tacoma closing medical marijuana dispensaries

In Medical Marijuana on October 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Tacoma closing medical marijuana dispensaries

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TACOMA, Wash. — The city of Tacoma has ordered eight medical marijuana dispensaries to shut their doors by Saturday because the city believes they are breaking state law.

Marijuana providers told The News Tribune the city is misinterpreting the law. Medical marijuana supporters planned to show up at Tuesday’s city council meeting to fight the move.

Philip Dawdy of Sensible Washington estimates the Tacoma dispensaries serve more than 10,000 patients in the area.

via Tacoma closing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Sacramento Bee — Weed Wars

In Medical Marijuana on September 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm

September 21, 2010

Capitol marijuana debate offers parallel universes for Prop 19

A state Capitol hearing today on how Proposition 19 may affect the future universe of California produced such disparate views that Assemblyman Tom Ammiano pondered the potential outcomes as perhaps only he can.

“A drug czar today could be on Dancing With the Stars tomorrow,” he said.

It was a light moment in a otherwise serious discussion over how California and its local governments will be impacted if voters pass the initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use, permit small residential cultivation and allow cities and counties to tax and regulate retail pot sales.

On one side of the argument was Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully. Speaking on behalf of the California District Attorneys Association, she argued that the measure would do little or nothing to combat crime and would create an utter morass for local municipalities.

“It will not impede the drug cartels that are coming across our border and actually growing on our state and federal lands,” Scully told the joint legislative public safety committee hearing chaired by Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno, two San Francisco lawmakers and Prop 19 supporters.

Scully also argued that local governments will be flummoxed by the vagueness of the initiative. And she said the measure “will be so fraught with litigation over its merits…it will take years to ever take effect.”

But Prop 19 campaign spokeswoman Dale Sky Jones argued that California’s initiative will bring about changes mirroring the end of alcohol prohibition if passed.

“This is the first step to take control away from the criminals,” she said, adding: “We don’t have illegal grape-growing cartels in our national forests. And they don’t take out guns. They take out advertising.”

Jones also argued that the flexibility of the measure in allowing local governments to decide whether or not to allow retail pot operations – and determine how to tax them – is a plus.

“I’m not concerned about the patchwork,” she said. “Our cities and counties do many things on the local level quite successfully.”

Rand Corp researcher Beau Kilmer reiterated findings of the think tank’s recent study, declaring that California marijuana prices could plummet by 80 percent if Proposition 19 passed. Kilmer also said marijuana use could go up by between 50 and 100 percent.

At maximum use, he said, “We would be back to where we were in the 1970s.”

via Sacramento Bee — Weed Wars.

The Associated Press: Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization

In Medical Marijuana on September 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization

By ROBIN HINDERY (AP) – 1 hour ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of medical marijuana advocates came out Tuesday against a California ballot initiative that would legalize the drug for recreational use and tax its sales.

Proposition 19 would inadvertently harm the most vulnerable patients by allowing local governments to prohibit the sale and purchase of marijuana in their jurisdictions, California Cannabis Association members said.

At a gathering outside the Capitol, the group predicted many cities and counties would impose such bans if voters approve the initiative, leaving local medical marijuana users with few options.

“The people who would be most affected are the sick, the elderly — patients who cannot grow their own and cannot travel to pick up a prescription,” said Amir Daliri, president of Cascade Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary north of Chico.

Supporters of Proposition 19 said it explicitly protects the rights of patients and would provide them with safer and easier access to the drug by creating a strictly controlled, clearly defined legal system for pot cultivation, distribution and sales.

“Proposition 19 is actually going to further clarify that sales of medical cannabis are legal in this state,” said Dale Sky Jones, a spokeswoman for the Yes on 19 campaign. “The intent of our law is to protect medical cannabis patients and their rights.”

If Proposition 19 passes in November, California would become the first state to legalize and regulate recreational pot use. Adults could possess up to one ounce of the drug.

Supporters have targeted two areas of concern for voters: the economy and crime. Legalized pot would bring much-needed revenue to the state and reduce the influence of drug cartels, they said.

The measure was endorsed Tuesday by the largest labor union in the state. The Service Employees International Union, which has 700,000 members, said revenue generated by the initiative would help California preserve jobs and avoid cuts to key services such as education and health care.

The union represents workers in health care, building services and state and local government.

Critics question the economic effects and contend the initiative will simply serve to boost marijuana usage and drug-related crimes.

A Field Poll released in July found 48 percent of likely voters opposed the measure, while 44 percent supported it.

via The Associated Press: Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization.

Medical marijuana user charged with growing plants in yard | detnews.com | The Detroit News

In Medical Marijuana on September 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Medical marijuana user charged with growing plants in yard

Mike Martindale / The Detroit News

Auburn Hills — A 43-year-old medical marijuana card holder was charged Thursday with violating state law by illegally growing plants in the back yard of his home and within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

Mark Alan Rowe of Auburn Hills is charged with one count of manufacturing the controlled substance of marijuana in connection with a search warrant executed Wednesday at his home on Caroline Street. The offense is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Rowe, who was released on $10,000 personal bond, holds a valid Michigan Department of Community Health medical marijuana patient ID card.

Auburn Hills Lt. Casimir Miarka said police received a tip Tuesday that marijuana was being grown in Rowe’s back yard and officers confiscated 12 plants from the yard, which has a four-foot high chain link fence.

“If he had the plants growing inside his house and secure, we wouldn’t be having this conversation because he does have a card,” Miarka said. “But I don’t think out in the open qualifies under the law.”

Miarka said some plants were more than six feet tall.

Police said under Michigan Department of Community Health administration rules, a qualifying patient can keep 12 plants in an enclosed, locked facility, defined as a “closet, room, or other enclosed area equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a registered primary caregiver or registered qualifying patient.”

Rowe could not be reached for comment Thursday.

via Medical marijuana user charged with growing plants in yard | detnews.com | The Detroit News.

Cannabis Medical Solutions Begins Roll Out of MediPayment(TM) Card to 150 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Colorado – MarketWatch

In ALL ARTICLES on September 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Cannabis Medical Solutions Begins Roll Out of MediPayment(TM) Card to 150 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Colorado

LOS ANGELES, Sep 21, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) –

Cannabis Medical Solutions Inc. (http://www.cannabismedsolutions.com/) /quotes/comstock/11k!cmsi (CMSI 0.02, +0.00, +15.00%) , a leading company specializing in merchant payment solutions and financial security products for medical marijuana dispensaries and high-risk merchant accounts, today announced that the Company has begun the roll out of its’ Proprietary MediPayment (TM) Card to over one-hundred and fifty medical marijuana dispensaries and compassionate care centers throughout the state of Colorado.

The CMSI proprietary “MediPayment” closed loop payment system will allow both dispensaries and their patients to utilize an alternative payment method other than cash and high rate credit card transactions, with complete tracking, real time transactions and SMS text messaging capabilities to the patients for availability of prescription medication.

“MediPayment(TM) is the first intelligent and secure transaction option available to medical dispensaries for purchase of medicine and products, eliminating the need for cash only and costly credit card transactions. We intend for Colorado to become a major proving ground and revenue model for our MediPayment(TM) system allowing patients the convenience of no longer needing to carry cash or to use high rate credit cards, while receiving tracking records and bonus rewards for their purchases,” stated Michael Friedman, CEO for Cannabis Medical Solutions.

via Cannabis Medical Solutions Begins Roll Out of MediPayment(TM) Card to 150 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Colorado – MarketWatch.

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