Cannabis in Colorado

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“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”
― Bob Marley

Since the 3rd Millennium B.C. it has been documented that Cannabis (marijuana) has been utilized in some form of facet by individuals, whether for medicinal, recreational or spiritual usage. It is often considered, yet highly debated, to be the “gateway drug” towards the use of other hardcore recreational drugs. Since the 20th century, Cannabis has been under legal restrictions regarding its possession. It is not until recently in this country, that we are now on the cusp of a transcendent move that will legalize both the purchase and consumption of Cannabis without legal recourse. The state of Colorado is now ” in the green” come January 1st of 2014, as it will become legal for anyone 21 years of age and older, to purchase up to an ounce of Cannabis (approximately $200.00) from recreational “pot stores”…

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Can Medical Cannabis Stop The ADHD Epidemic?

Kent Mao, Contributor
Waking Times

ADHD seems to be a touchy subject among many doctors, as it remains one of the most controversial yet most common diagnoses in today’s society. It’s interesting to note that, although ADHD is believed to affect 5% of the adult population, it is most often diagnosed in school-age children, leading many to question whether ADHD is an actual disorder or merely a convenient way of dealing with more troublesome kids.  Continue reading

Cannabis Legalization as a Feminist Issue: A Second Look

Finding Hayley

A friend of mine recently linked me to Sherrie Silman’s Feminspire article Why Weed Legalization is a Feminist Issue. I highly recommend that you read it for yourself, but the basic gist is that feminism’s core tenet is one of equity for all persons, regardless of social location. Additionally, feminists have long help strong beliefs about the right of a person to bodily autonomy (i.e. a person should be able to do what they wish to their own body, so long as it doesn’t harm others). With this in mind, it follows that the legalization of cannabis aligns very well with the values of feminism. The criminalization of cannabis has disproportionate impact on already marginalized groups of people, it undermines bodily autonomy, and it prevents people who get therapeutic benefit from consuming cannabis from accessing their remedy. Silman focuses particularly on the benefits of cannabis in mediating the symptoms…

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32 Medical Studies About the Anti-Cancer Effects of Cannabinoids

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(This collection was from a Facebook post by CANNABIS CURES CANCERS! )
32 Medical Studies About the Anti-Cancer Effects of Cannabinoids

on Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer (all types), Colon cancer, Leukemia, Liver cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Skin cancer, Stomach cancer, Thymoma, Thyroid cancer, & Uterine cancer

On-line research by CANNABIS CURES CANCERS!

“Part 2: Studies #37 – 68”

(“Part 1: Studies #1 – 36” in the Comment below)

BRAIN CANCER:

Nature Medicine
March 2000

Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids: Involvement of sustained ceramide accumulation and extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active component of marijuana, induces apoptosis of transformed neural cells in culture.
Here, we show that intratumoral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and the synthetic cannabinoid agonist WIN-55,212-2 induced a considerable regression of malignant gliomas in Wistar rats and in mice …
Cannabinoid treatment did not produce any substantial neurotoxic effect in the conditions used.
Experiments with two subclones of C6…

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Letter to a Prohibitionist by Barry Lyons

Few books have given me more hope about the end of cannabis prohibition than this insightful treatise. While he does touch on the ‘war on drugs’ in a broader sense, it is his comprehensive review of the last several years of medical studies which make this an invaluable book to have on hand if and when you find yourself defending cannabis in a discussion.

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Six Ways to Medicate Safely Where Pot is Illegal

Tyler Vile

A new Gallup Poll shows that a whopping 58% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. If the U.S. held a national referendum on the subject today, there’s a pretty good chance it would be legalized. Unfortunately, the U.S. government isn’t structured like that and “legalization” is really three things, decriminalization, legalization for medical use, and taxation and regulation. That brings us to our first point.

Know Your Laws- In the U.S. especially, inconsistencies between federal, state, and local laws can create sprawling bureaucratic messes. Washington’s taxation and regulation plan seems to be causing conflict with its current medical law, while Massachusetts appears to have coexisting  decriminalization and medical use standards.  In Maryland,  it’s legal for a person to possess under one ounce of Cannabis with a doctor’s letter, but until the hospital-run clinical trials start, the only way to buy it is on the black market.

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Marijuana reform could earn the UK billions per year – experts

Bernd Debusmann Jr.

Hundreds of users of medical marijuana protested outside Parliament on Wednesday to demand changes to Britain’s strict cannabis laws, a move many experts believe could yield billions of pounds in tax revenue and save the government billions in policing costs.

Under current law, it is illegal for British citizens to consume or possess cannabis.

Estimates vary on the financial impact of legalizing and taxing cannabis, a longstanding proposal by reform advocates. A recent study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research found that the government would gain up to £1.25 billion a year.

2011 study by the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit found the amount could range from £3.4 billion to £9.5 billion per annum, with a best estimate of £6.7 billion per year based on current market prices.

Commenting on the protester’s demands, Peter Reynolds of Clear UK, a Norwich-based organization which seeks to reform cannabis laws, said that…

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