Archive for June, 2015

Getting high in senior year: Researchers examine whether reasons for smoking pot are associated — ScienceDaily.

Can Cannabinoids Positively Impact Your Body’s Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Health? – Leafly.

2016 Presidential Candidates – MPP.

California: Sen. Dianne Feinstein needs to stop subverting California’s medical marijuana law

California voters have repeatedly showed support for the legalization and regulation of medical marijuana. Yet senior California Senator Dianne Feinstein has repeatedly disrespected the will of her constituents in favor of continuing the unsuccessful efforts of the War on Drugs.

Members of the United States Senate Appropriations Committee recently voted by a margin of more than 2 to 1 in favor of language limiting the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. The provision was offered as an amendment by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill.

Sen. Feinstein was the ONLY Democrat to vote against the bipartisan measure barring the Dept. of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

Tell Sen. Feinstein it’s time to stop the federal war on medical marijuana. Hundreds of thousands of Californians have obtained legal relief from pain and suffering thanks to Proposition 215. Despite this, medical marijuana remains strictly illegal under federal law.

Californians, please visit NORML’s ‘Take Action Center’ to send an email today:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17048

Sincerely,

The NORML Team

Mixed findings regarding quality of evidence supporting benefit of medical marijuana — ScienceDaily.

This is an example of a disingenuous article, published by shills of the pharmaceutical industry, to cast doubt on the medical efficacy of cannabis, DIRECTLY contradicting my own, and MILLIONS of users’ experiences with the plant.  It’s pure BULLSHIT!

Worse, a JAMA or NEJM article is as close as your physician will likely get to cannabis research, so they will likely scan this (they’re too busy to read the entire article, let alone confirm its veracity through other sources), and tell you, “No, it will not help you, but this little pill which costs $57 each (not to worry, insurance will cover it), MAY do the job, but the fine print will warn you of “stroke, erectile dysfunction, liver damage, addiction, sleep-walking/driving, gout, infertility, headaches, insomnia, nausea, dizziness, numbness, tingling, internal bleeding, or paralysis.”

Where, in this “study” does it mention the dosage, the strain, or any of the countless pertinent components of the “study”?  I– yours truly– have used cannabis for shorter healing of broken bones, pain relief, sleep, appetite enhancement, as a calmative.  I know people who consider it a Godsend, a miracle cure, of their arthritis, to open airways in COPD diseases and asthma, and more.  For this study to claim no efficacy is plainly disingenous and BULLSHIT!  More misinformation from the pharmaceutical lobby….

AuntieBS

 

Medical marijuana ‘edibles’ mostly mislabeled: Many too weak, some surprisingly strong — ScienceDaily.

BULLSHIT ALERT!

Their criterion for mislabeling is +/- 10%.  That’s ridiculously restrictive.  Imagine citing a restaurant for 10% variation on the weight of a meal, or 10% deviation from its stated nutritional list.

Cannabis is a plant.  You can measure the weight of the plant with great precision, but when you consider variations in the cannabinoids within the plant, precision falls off because raw cannabis contains THCa which must be decarboxylated by heat to be converted to THC.  And, old THC oxidizes to cannabinol and other cannabinoids of varying properties.  I would estimate that a +/- 30% tolerance would have been far more reasonable…..UNLESS you are trying to make a case for federal CONTROL.

Medical cannabis users know which brands to trust and which ones to avoid.  Keep government OUT of our business!

AuntieBS

What’s the impact of marijuana on driving? — ScienceDaily.