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This is not to be a finished
piece but rather what i learn from time to time that might be helpful.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: "We
have been 'systematically misled' on marijuana"
America's doctor, Sanjay Gupta MD, has admitted he was wrong about cannabis.
After conducting in-depth research and viewing the numerous scientific
studies that demonstrate the many efficacies of cannabis for medical
applications, Dr. Gupta reversed his anti medical marijuana stance.
"Marijuana stops child's
severe seizures Full Text
CNN Health, 08/09/2013
There are eight medical conditions for which patients can use cannabis –
cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms, seizures, severe pain, severe
nausea and cachexia or dramatic weight loss and muscle atrophy. She was 5
when the Figis learned there was nothing more the hospital could do. That's
when Paige decided to try medical marijuana. But finding two doctors to sign
off on a medical marijuana card for Charlotte was no easy feat. She was the
youngest patient in the state ever to apply. Scientists don't fully
understand the long–term effects early marijuana use may have on children.
Studies that show negative effects, such as diminished lung function or
increased risk of a heart attack, are primarily done on adult marijuana
smokers. But Charlotte wouldn't be smoking the stuff. Childhood is also a
delicate time in brain development. Preliminary research shows that early
onset marijuana smokers are slower at tasks, have lower IQs later in life,
have a higher risk of stroke and increased incidence of psychotic disorders,
leaving some scientists concerned. "We were pioneering the whole thing; we
were guinea pigging Charlotte," Paige said. "This is a federally illegal
substance. I was terrified to be honest with you." But the results were
Lately we learn there are ways
of ingesting it that do not require as much of any lung involvement. How does this color
the experience as traditionally the use of breathing it in and its
relationship to spirituality as in the breathing in of spirit seems to make
any other form of ingestion subject to extra non spiritual scrutiny and more
about recreational altered states of consciousness not related to spirit but
more about possible avoidance of reality. Time will tell on this one. There
seems to be a what I call a "hangover" where the effects may last much
longer than the user realizes: days to weeks to months perhaps.
At least in California's population of 30 million+,
and lately several more states including Colorado and Washington, the
traditional medical community is supporting its usage for chemotherapy related
anti-nausea. Chemo? Nausea? New York, in a very Governor restricted format,
adds cannabis to its list of accepted modalities.
Marijuana and sleep apnea
THE BUSINESS OF MARIJUANA.
A wide spread opinion is that compared to alcohol, MJ is far, far less harmful
to the body. The
compelling issues around health enhancement, tax income, legalization and unnecessary
prison costs are just too strong to discount its eventual Government
controlled nationwide acceptance.
Company stock tickers such as BNRDF, ATTBF
(my favorite as a wide and deep buisness),
TRTC, TAUG (my favorite CBD source) (Jan
29, 2015) (beware of all public
stock market investment issues as some tickers have replaced those
from 9 months ago) may be becoming lead
players in this soon to be massive movement toward legalizing cannabis and
freeing hemp to its greater potential.
But EXTREME caution as
11 companies have
been suspended by the SEC making the MJ sector the wild wild west of the
stock market arena.
My personal experience.
I used to smoke a lot of it. 40 years ago. Unfiltered Camel cigarettes as
well for 18 years prior to my MJ times. I actually used MJ to replace
cigarettes over several months. Then over the next few years I gave up MJ. The Voldynne 5000 now shows my lung
volume at age 73 to be that of a 6'6" tall 20 year old male.
Back then (35 years ago) my Reichian therapist
cautioned me against using it because he said it gave one a great feeling that
one did not have to work for and eventually one can run the risk of
losing interest in trying or sustaining effort. Perhaps so,
perhaps not says I. I think
of it as a magnifying glass. Positive experiences are more so but so
are negative ones more negative. Hence the tendency not to want negativity
while under the influence. But what if you are ignorant of that possibility
and do some anyway (someone slips some in your food). How much of forewarned is forearmed? A great deal
I suspect. The individual gets to take personal responsibility; informed
consent so to speak. But some strains are over the top potent so user
beware. And yet the health properties for many are profound.
I have learned repeatedly that
depends on the individual. I met a 4pt University of Chicago law student
who shared that he takes one hit and stares at the walls. His roommate gets
stoned and aces all his tests. For some it would depend on how often you
use it. Pre teens and teens seem to be more clearly at risk and should be kept
away from it until they are fully grown. UNLESS of course you have a
clear and present medical need.
See the article below
I tried vaping recently and it
gave me a 2 day "hangover". I have to wonder how
many people lose themselves to the subtle confusions of the effects of
cannabis. The contemporary variety is so much stronger than even Acapulco
gold or Maui Wowie in the 70s. I hear it takes more and more to get
the same effects. That tells me it builds up in the body. Perhaps some
strains give a meditative kind of high. It seems to me that there are plenty of
communication, stress and emotional factors that separate us from our true
selves without adding what I call "the cloud of cannabis". But for
some this so called cloud is not relevant and the person's brain seems to
work quite well and even brain cancer can be challenged, making the medical
usage to me potentially very warranted and it is soon to accompany
improved side effect monitoring. Meanwhile the word is that it is MUCH
less harmful to the body than alcohol. MUCH LESS!
Smoking 1 joint day
is not harmful to the lungs
Latest from NIH on cannabiods. Note #6
Cancer and marijuana
Cannabinoids: Healing agent for integrative Medical Cancer Treatment.
The Great Pot Experiment
Ecig (tobacco, not MJ) Health
smoking may be cancer safe and even cancer reducing
inhibit brain cancer
inhibited the growth of various human glioma cell lines in vivo and
in vitro in a dose dependent manner
Medical Marijuana and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Your Brain on Marijuana
Run from the cure
Rick Simpson. This is really about a colleague's friend who got similarly
great results just recently. Rick's shared results are being repeated
with many other people.
legalization process "Hemp never was and never will
be a drug, so it's unfortunate that in the last 60 years it has been
confused with one"
A Tale of Two Drug Wars -Rolling Stone January
and a possible MMJ future? God I hope not
Marijuana Policy Project
Pot smoking couples and
low rates of domestic violence
Marijuana as a pain killer threatens Big pharma
Why cannabis is the future of medicine
People can get addicted to
almost anything so :
Caron Treatment Centers
offers evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab programs in
Pennsylvania, Florida, and Bermuda, with additional regional offices
located in New York City and Philadelphia.
Myths A June 20,2013 article from Rolling Stone. Several other
articles in this issue.
If you are going to smoke/use
it anyway then be careful which USA State you do it in as some have very
strict laws against that. Here is the another Rolling Stone , as of June
2013 map of legal and
Marijuana Doctors Locator Web Site
CBD Approved for
Childhood Epilepsy Study
Orrin Devinsky MD, Director of the Comprehensive
Epilepsy Center at New York University, was recently awarded FDA
approval to conduct a clinical trial that will study the safety and
tolerability of cannabidiol (CBD) in children with epilepsy.
New Hampshire 19th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
New Hampshire becomes a New England state to legalize medical cannabis, and
joins eighteen other states in the union who have medical marijuana laws on
Illinois Becomes 20th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis
History was again made as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the state's
medical marijuana bill into law. In the coming months, Illinois will put
regulations in place to ensure that patients in need are able to obtain
their medical cannabis according to state law.
Washington D.C.'s First Medical Cannabis Clinic Opens
After nearly fifteen years, Washington D.C. residents are finally getting
their first licensed medical marijuana clinic in the district.
Uruguay Votes to Fully Legalize Cannabis
Uruguay is expected to become the first country to completely legally
regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. Last week,
Uruguay's lower house voted to approve a bill that will allow all citizens
to use cannabis for any purpose -- recreational or medical.
NY Times: Groundwork Laid, Growers Turn to Hemp in Colorado
The New York Times is reporting that the first commercial hemp crops are
being planted in Colorado. An estimated two dozen farmers in the state are
taking advantage of the new laws that Colorado voters enacted and are
beginning to plant this heritage crop.
US Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Major Drug Sentencing
"I think there are too many people in jail for too long, and for not
necessarily good reasons," said US Attorney General Eric Holder in a recent
interview featured on NPR. Over the past few weeks, lawmakers have
introduced bipartisan measures that would give judges more power to shorten
prison sentences for nonviolent criminals and even get rid of some mandatory
minimum terms altogether.
Bottom line is whether or not you smoke tobacco or MJ, or used to smoke
or somehow otherwise intake cannabis you would be well advised to
develop your breathing.