“This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime."
- Gary Johnson”—Gary Johnson and the end of marijuana as a fringe issue
“The increase in MRSA infection in UK hospitals is a growing concern for both doctors and patients alike, but according to an American based company an effective, cannabis-based disinfectant is available to fight the super-bug.”—Cannabis Kills All Known Germs Dead Including MRSA Superbug
Myth: Pot is Ten Times More Potent and Dangerous Now Than in the Sixties
“The notion that pot has increased dramatically in potency is a DEA myth based on biased government data…samples of pot from the early ’70s came from stale, low-potency Mexican “kilobricks” left in police lockers, whose potency had deteriorated to sub-smokable levels of less than 0.5%.
These were compared to later samples of decent-quality domestic marijuana, making it appear that potency had skyrocketed. A careful examination of the government’s data show that average marijuana potency increased modestly by a factor of two or so during the seventies, and has been more or less constant ever since.
Contrary to popular myth, greater potency is not necessarily more dangerous, due to the fact that users tend to adjust (or “self-titrate”) their dose according to potency. Thus, good quality sinsemilla is actually healthier for the lungs because it reduces the amount of smoke one needs to inhale to get high.”
"Your tumor is here," his doctor told him while pointing at an x-ray of his head. "You’re going to die."
Rodgers was given 18 months to live. Surgeons were able to remove about 80 percent of the tumor in 2007 and told him it probably would come back. They also put him on a chemotherapy regimen, which was when he “got involved in cannabis.” He’d tried it a few times in his late teens and early 20s, but this experience was different.
"I took two puffs, and it was incredible," he says. "It made me feel well."
Marijuana Is Real Medicine For A Long List Of Ills Marijuana keeps Craig Rodgers alive. With his muscular physique and energetic, fast-talking personality, the 36-year-old Las Vegas resident seems the epitome of health — except for the banana-size scar on the left side of his head.
Mainstream marijuana: Medical pot growers buying insurance
"In just Oregon and Washington there are nearly 100,000 medical marijuana patients.
Now this once fringe culture has taken another step towards the mainstream – growers and grower cooperatives can now buy insurance policies to protect their crops and marijuana inventories against losses.”
“A Democratic lawmaker has submitted an initiative to legalize the possession, use and distribution of cannabis for medical reasons in North Dakota.”—Lawmaker Submits Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Dispensaries in North Dakota
In this study, low doses (25mg) of inhaled cannabis containing approximately 10% THC, smoked as a single inhalation using a pipe three times a daily over a period of 5 days, offered modest pain reduction in patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury) within the first few days.
The results also suggest that cannabis improved moods and helped patients sleep better. The effects were less pronounced in cannabis strains containing less than 10% THC.
“56% of Americans say that it should be legalized like alcohol AND 6 out of 10 American voters now believe that the personal use of marijuana should no longer be a criminal offense.”—Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana like Alcohol
“We found that smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing symptoms and pain in patients with treatment-resistant spasticity, or excessive muscle contractions,” said Corey-Bloom.”—Cannabis May Help Reduce Spasticity
Democratic congressional candidate Andy Caffrey has made a truly honorable campaign promise: If he wins his election this fall, he’ll smoke a joint on the steps of the U.S. Capitol!
"Being pro-legalization in the Second District is not a hippie position. It’s rooted in worrying about increasing violence connected with illegal grow operations, concerns about the environmental impact of pot farms and, most of all, the economy. " - Andy Caffrey for Congress 2012
WE BUD YOU ANDY!
”—Democratic congressional candidate Andy Caffrey has made a truly honorable campaign promise: If he wins his election this fall, he’ll smoke a joint on the steps of the U.S. Capitol!