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Cannabis is literally one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. It is a Schedule I drug, which puts it in the same category as Heroin, LSD, GHB, Ecstasy, MDMA, Mescaline and Psilocybin (mushroom). Schedule 1 drugs are said to have no medical use. So why have almost half the states passed law that makes it legal for medical patients? Because it does have medical uses and I will prove that.

Emerging Scientific Research Supports Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment.

Marijuana Helps Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Marijuana for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are a challenge to treat. Among the potential treatment options is marijuana, and several recent studies indicate that this unconventional option offers some significant benefits.

How we treat inflammatory bowel disease

The current treatment options for the more than 1.5 million Americans and millions more who suffer with inflammatory bowel disease include dietary measures (e.g., olive oil extract,vitamin Dprobiotics) and a variety of drugs. These treatments attempt to alleviate the diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss and abdominal pain and cramps associated with the disease.

The more common treatments for IBD include anti-inflammatory drugs, such as sulfasalazine, corticosteroids (which have significant side effects and are only suitable for short-term use), mesalamine (e.g., Apriso, Dipentum, Lialda), immune system suppressors (e.g., azathioprine, cyclosporine, infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, methotrexate), which can have significant side effects, and antibiotics, which are of questionable benefit. Beyond these drugs are others that can address specific symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, or pain, or address nutritional deficiencies (e.g., iron, calcium, vitamin B12). Surgery is a last resort.

Inflammatory bowel disease can be life-threatening and thus deserves focused attention. Ulcerative colitis typically affects only the large intestine (colon) and rectum and usually develops gradually over time. Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere along the intestinal tract and can infiltrate the tissues.

Studies of marijuana and IBD
review of investigations into the use of cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease reveals that its use “in the clinical therapy has been strongly limited by their psychotropic effects.” The authors of this recent Italian study, however, point out that cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive and healthful ingredient in marijuana), “is a very promising compound” because it does not have any psychotropic effects, and that it is a “potential candidate for the development of a new class of anti-IBD drugs.”

A 2012 study published in Digestion noted that people who had had IBD for a long time responded favorably to marijuana, experiencing an increase in appetite, weight gain, better social functioning, improved ability to work, and an improvement in depression and pain after three months of treatment with inhaled cannabis. Earlier studies have also indicated positive effects.

For example, an Israeli study was the first to show that use of marijuana in people with Crohn’s disease could provide a positive result. Twenty-one of the 30 patients in the study experienced significantly improvement after using marijuana, and the need for drugs was significantly reduced as well.

In yet another study, Canadian researchers evaluated 100 people with ulcerative colitis and 191 with Crohn’s disease and their use of marijuana. The investigators found a significant level of marijuana use among people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (about 50% in each group). People who had a history of surgery for IBD were more likely to use marijuana (60%) than were those who had not undergone surgery (32%).

The bottom line appears to be that use of marijuana among people who have inflammatory bowel disease may be beneficial. If you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, you should ask your healthcare provider or another healthcare professional about the possibility of using marijuana for symptom relief.

SOURCES:
Esposito G et al. Cannabidiol in inflammatory bowel disease: a brief overview. Phytotherapy Research 2012 July; doi:10.1002/ptr.4781
Lahat A et al. Impact of cannabis treatment on the quality of life, weight and clinical disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease patients: a pilot prospective study. Digestion 2012; 85(1): 1-8
Lal S et al. Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011 Oct; 23(10): 891-96
Naftali T et al. Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study. Israel Medical Association Journal 2011 Aug; 1(8): 455-58

Image: Morguefile

Original article at: http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/marijuana-helps-crohns-disease-ulcerative-colitis

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Update on Laney’s Battles! Petition at end of article friends!

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Update on Laney’s Battles!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn's disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn’s disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!

Please, if you are a parent, please sign this petition. Marijuana is a diverse plant with MANY beneficial properties. My daughter is taking a dangerous chemo drug for her Crohn’s Disease. She is only 7. It will leave her sterile and further injure her liver. Please help her. Please help ALL Kansans with Chronic Illness and Pain without voices. Please sign this all important, historic petition. Stand and scream! Make your voices so loud that the House and Senate WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO US!

Part 2 of her story is here: Laney’s Story of Living with Crohn’s Disease.

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Laney the Crohn’s Warrior: Part 2. Please also SIGN the PETITION for Laney and for all chronically ill Kansans! Please, this Father begs you…written by Emery Myers

Laney TaeKwonDo Champion Second Chrons Warrior First
Crohn’s Disease Warrior First!!!         Laney is a Brown-Belt Taekwondo champion second!
Part 2 of Laney’s life and Crohn’s Disease. The story of a true champion. The story of Laney! Laney, the Crohn’s Warrior.
Warrior I Will Stay Strong I Will Fight I Will Win
Laney is presently bleeding inside. She bleeds through damaged areas in her large intestine. She is not in remission now, even though she takes Azothiaprine, 100miligrams per day. She is fighting… fighting pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, herself…at 7 years old! No 7-year-old should have to be subjected to this but Laney doesn’t think this way. She is positive and optimistic on the outside but I know she is terrified on the inside! She is just TOO TOUGH to let anyone smell the fear, the pain, deep inside her tiny, damaged tummy.
Azothiaprine DESTROYS Laney’s immune system. Why, you may ask does she take the drug then? It is the lesser of 2 evils at this time. Azothiaprine puts her immune system in a “head-lock”, if you will, preventing her tummy from being attacked, in specific, her gastrointestinal system.
The problem is, it is a very TOXIC chemical, continually damaging  her small master organ, her liver! Presently, Laney has lab drawn weekly to make sure her liver is tolerating the DRUG…the FDA approved Killer Drug. If this drug continues to cause problems, then Laney will be faced with intravenous chemotherapy, which increases her chances of various cancers to 11%! She is only 7…
Crohn’s is the WORST auto-immune disease affecting the entire GI tract from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s Disease causes many severe problems in the GI tract and can attack anywhere along the GI tract.
FOR more Crohn’s Information click HERE.
Despite Laney losing 3 pounds in the last two weeks, which took her 6 months to gain, she recently earned her Brown Belt in Traditional #TaeKwonDo
This is one “Belt” below Black Belt!
She tested in front of the Grand Master, Sun-Yi and performed as if she were a “healthy” 7-year-old…but she is not. Her large intestine, swollen, oozing mucus and scarlet-red, life-giving blood, her large intestine was causing her SEVERE pain. Severe pain, hidden, while she methodically and gracefully worked through her perfected TaeKwonDo forms, alongside her big brother, Landon!
Landon and Laney Brown Belts
Landon snaps a quick punch in the background, while Laney strikes the enemy in the foreground! Landon and Laney are “thick as thieves” they are! Landon is the same rank in TaeKwonDo as the mighty, little Laney. The difference is Landon is a couple of years older than Laney and he is a very healthy boy!
   Laney completely hid the pain during Taekwondo Testing. The constant aching and stabbing sensations in the lower abdomen was a perpetual reminder she can’t ever escape from Crohn’s Disease.
The bloated belly feels full and urgent, constantly, but you wouldn’t know if you looked at Laney performing her “Forms” perfectly. Sparring like she has the spirit of a Lioness in her…I think she does!
"Spirit of a Lioness" by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney's inner spirit...Laney is a Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER...A WARRIOR!
“Spirit of a Lioness” by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney’s inner spirit…Laney is a  Young Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER…A WARRIOR!
Laney is NOT responding well, at all, to the drug Azothiaprine. She has elevations in her liver enzymes, 5 times the normal level, which indicates moderate to severe liver damage. She was reduced on her Azothiaprine dosage, and 1 month later, her Crohn’s is out of remission…BACK with a vengeance, attacking our perfect, kind, beautiful, and intelligent       “Laney-Bug”!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming! Nobody understands her pain and fatigue truly, but her. She hides this gargantuan part of her life, to protect her family, her mother and father, from the worry!
Information on alternative, natural medication to treat Crohn’s Disease right here! Click Here
I am Laney’s father. I am also a Registered Nurse, with years of higher education. Proudly, I am also a father of 4 total kids, and a grandfather of 1, beautiful, baby girl!
I suffer from insulin dependent diabetes and diabetic neuropathy in my feet, fingers, and legs mostly. Pain medication prescribed by my doc, does not work and has awful side effects. It is the only choice I have living in Kansas. I am a law abiding citizen. I don’t break the law! So, I have to continue using the BIG Pharmacy medications, endorsed by our far right wing republicans in Kansas!
Kansas is ultra-conservative. So conservative that the state is voting on bills that would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community and… Kansas is voting on a bill to SPANK kids in school until their bottoms are red right now!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to and Need to get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to, and Need to, get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9! The above picture gives the potential medical marijuana patients, little hope for a more empathetic and intelligent, dare I say, scientific, Kansas House and Kansas Senate. The Kansas Government is led by Christian Extremest, Governor Sam Brownback!
The bill, HB 2198 and SB9, were introduced several years ago, the bill is the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. If passed, patients such as Laney, could have LEGAL ACCESS to specific strains of medical marijuana.
The strains have very little THC, the psychoactive component, but high amounts of cannabinoids or CBDs. The CBDs are responsible for halting Crohn’s disease and inducing remission… complete remission!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explains best in this incredible documentary on the benefits, the miracle of natural plant therapy…Marijuana! The good Doctor explains why he reversed his opinion on Medical Marijuana!

Please help. Please stand up and fight with this Kansas Dad! This disabled Marine Veteran of Desert Storm, This Kansas father and grandfather… Please, for all of us. This isn’t about you and I…it’s about them…the silent majority that either can’t speak out, or are too afraid.
The disabled, the care givers, the military, anyone that could benefit from treatment, treatment with marijuana! 20 other states have enacted medical marijuana laws and 2 states have legalized it completely!
Kansas Government either won’t give Kansans freedom and choice, or will just keep doing the status-quo,                                 the “same-ol-same-ol-good-ol-boy-” political routine, which the Kansas House and Senate have practiced for the last 40 years, since President Nixon!!!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!

Please sign this petition. Don’t do it for you…Sign it for those Kansans that need the choice to use a safe, effective plant instead of deadly narcotics, pushed by Big Pharmacy and the FDA!

Click HERE to sign the petition and FORCE the terribly antiquated and hyper-conservative government to read this BILL HB2198 and SB9! The voiceless need your help and compassion. Even if you don’t agree, share this so everyone can have a choice, for themselves, for Laney, for FREEDOM!
written by Emery Myers, proudly known as “Laney’s Dad”
Kansas is putting up NEW SIGNS for 2014! The House Republicans Have Been Busy!

Kansas House Bill 2453 “Anti-Gay” Legislation Allows Businesses, Groups and Religion to Legally Discriminate Against Gay Couples.

Westboro Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas! It seems as though the Kansas House Republicans are on the same side as Fred Phelps!
Westboro Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas! It seems as though the Kansas House Republicans are on the same side as Fred Phelps!

Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gay and lesbian couples in Kansas may be refused service more often
  • A bill protects individuals, groups and organizations that turn them away for religious reasons
  • It “seeks to enshrine discrimination,” rights group leader says
  • If one employee refuses to serve, the employer must ask others to

Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas.

House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot.

It passed the state’s Republican-dominated House on Wednesday with a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate for a vote.

Such a law may seem unnecessary in a state where same-sex marriage is banned, but some Kansas lawmakers think different.

They want to prevent religious individuals and organizations from getting sued, or otherwise punished, for not providing goods or services to gay couples — or for not recognizing their marriages or committed relationship as valid.

This includes employees of the state.

The politics

The law claims to protect the rights of religious people, but gender rights advocates such as Equality Kansas are dismayed.

“Kansans across the state are rightly appalled that legislators are spending their efforts to pass yet another piece of legislation that seeks to enshrine discrimination against gay and lesbian people into law,” state chairwoman Sandra Meade said.

“HB 2453 is a blatant attempt to maintain second-class citizen status for taxpaying gay and lesbian Kansans.”

Despite the blowback, its chances of passing seem pretty good.

Republicans dominate the state’s Senate and Gov. Sam Brownback is a conservative Christian known for taking a public stand against same-sex marriage.

Brownback has already praised the bill in an interview with a local newspaper.

“Americans have constitutional rights, among them the right to exercise their religious beliefs and the right for every human life to be treated with respect and dignity,” he told The Topeka Capital-Journal.

The details

HB 2453 is titled “An act concerning religious freedoms with respect to marriage” and covers many bases.

It reads, in part: “No individual or religious entity shall be required by any governmental entity to do any of the following, if it would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex or gender:

“Provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling, adoption, foster care and other social services; or provide employment or employment benefits, related to, or related to the celebration of, any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement.”

Anyone who turns away a gay couple not only can’t face a civil suit, but if anyone tries to sue, they could get nailed with the other side’s legal fees.

There are some small concession in the bill to gay couples.

If an employee at a nonreligious or government business refuses to serve a gay or lesbian couple for religious reasons, the manager is obligated to find another employee who will oblige.

It also explicitly says that the law does not authorize discrimination against anyone, including clergy, who performs or supports same-sex unions.

The trend

The Kansas bill would seem to buck the trend.

Laws approving same-sex marriage have recently passed in many parts of the United States, bringing the total number of states where it is legal to 17. Add to that the District of Columbia.

Worldwide, 16 other countries (and parts of Mexico) also have laws allowing same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships. Most of the nations are in Europe and South America.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN A PETITION TO DEFEAT THIS TERRIBLE BILL! EVERY SIGNATURE WILL HELP!

This is a travesty! Please show your support for equal rights by signing the petition above!

CNN’s Sonya Hamasaki contributed to this report (original article): http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/us/kansas-bill-same-sex-services/index.html

 

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Cannablogna’s Top 5 “BoB” Videos of ALL TIME! Approved by Chuck Norris!

Cannablogna’s Top 5 “BoB” Videos of ALL TIME! Approved by Chuck Norris!.

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Cannablogna’s Top 5 “BoB” Videos of ALL TIME! Approved by Chuck Norris!

1. Bob Marley of course! ~One Love~ Bob Marley

2. Bobby McFerrin, makes me HaPpY at number 2!                                         ~Don’t Worry Be Happy~ Bobby McFerrin

3. BoB Dylan is the shiz at NUMBER 3!                                                   ~Knockin On Heaven’s Door~ BoB Dylan

4. Bob Seger IS Number 4! He’s No Chuck Norris but he is one of the top 5 “BOBs” of ALL TIME! ~Turn the Page~ Bob Seger

5. Chuck Norris! No, HE’s NOT a “BoB” but…                                                He’s Mother-Flippin Chuck Norris!

There ya have it! I hope you enjoyed!

Emery Myers

 

Flowering Cannabis Nurturing the Hummingbird.

The Federal Government Legalizes Industrial Hemp on 2/5/14

The Federal Government Legalizes Industrial Hemp on 2/5/14

The United States has been so afraid of industrial hemp, that it has been imported by the U.S. instead of grown in the U.S. This is such irony, as George Washington used to farm Hemp. Hemp can be used for almost anything, including bio-fuel. Hemp also cleanses the air we breathe and produces oxygen. It grows fast, has multiple uses and could kick start a whole new economy for the U.S.

Bob Marley was a peaceful activist. He was love, peace and beauty...a genius emotionally... Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Bob Marley was born today in 1945! One Love Bob Marley!

Bob Marley was born today in 1945! One Love Bob Marley! Happy Birthday to an icon, gone…but never forgotten!

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Bob Marley was a peaceful activist. He was love, peace and beauty...a genius emotionally... Happy Birthday Bob Marley!
Bob Marley was a peaceful activist. He was love, peace and beauty…a genius emotionally… Happy Birthday Bob Marley!
Nature Doesn't Care What Faith, Color, Belief System, Country, sexual orientation, etc. Nature is a place where all living things are FREE!

Beautiful HD Images of Nature…For Now. Enjoy these images while you can!

The sun is peering over the landscape, keeping watch on nature. Feeding nature, nurturing nature.
The sun is peering over the landscape, keeping watch on nature. Feeding nature, nurturing nature. image from google images

Nature’s Art…There IS NO Competition. Beautiful, warm images for a SNOWY day! brought to you by http://www.cannablogna.com

Nature is taken for granted on a gargantuan scale. “Pinning down exact numbers is nearly impossible, but most experts agree that we are losing upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest daily, and significantly degrading another 80,000 acres every day on top of that. Along with this loss and degradation, we are losing some 135 plant, animal and insect species every day—or some 50,000 species a year—as the forests fall.” ~Scientific American~

Beautiful Natural Waterfalls with Rays of Warmth
Can you imagine a world devoid of this natural beauty? I don’t want to imagine that. To me, it would signal the end of this world as we know it, but that is where we are headed world-wide! image from google images

“According to researcher and writer Rhett Butler, who runs the critically acclaimed website, Mongabay.com, tropical rainforests are incredibly rich ecosystems that play a key role in the basic functioning of the planet. They help maintain the climate by regulating atmospheric gases and stabilizing rainfall, and provide many other important ecological functions.” ~Scientific American~

The Rainforests of the world really are on borrowed time. The rate of destruction is almost exponential.
The Rainforests of the world really are on borrowed time. The rate of destruction is almost exponential. This Rainforest is going to be turned into pasture land and development. It’s so heart-breaking to know an open mine, or a Wal-Mart might be here one day! image from Scientific American

When the rain forests are gone, we will soon follow I fear. The beauty, mystery and protection the rainforests offer all of us, are disappearing at alarming rates as indicated by the prestigious group, Scientific American.

Insects like this butterfly, may soon find themselves without a home...without a home, the will be added to the extinction list!
Insects like this butterfly, may soon find themselves without a home…without a home, the will be added to the extinction list! Image from google images

These photographs of nature, really can’t be reproduced on canvas. Once all of the biological organisms are gone, they are gone! Gone forever,  Just as the image below illustrates, the Rainforests are becoming scenes from the apocalypse.

This is a CURRENT picture of the Amazonian Rainforest. 80,000 acres per day look like this. We are going to be endangered species as well if we don't do something about the deforestation of rainforests!
This is a CURRENT picture of the Amazonian Rainforest. 80,000 acres per day look like this. We are going to be endangered species as well if we don’t do something about the deforestation of rainforests! image from Scientific American
This caterpillar is a beautiful hue of green. The caterpillar, tiny as it is, serves an important function within it's eco-system.
This caterpillar is a beautiful hue of green. The caterpillar, tiny as it is, serves an important function within its eco-system. image from google images.

Nature has a purpose. Life! When we change eco-systems, we change the outcome for all living entities on this beautiful planet!

Climate Change has already affected coastlines around the world. The scientific community has proven climate change is happening. There is photographical evidence as well as data from thousands of years of core samples.
Climate Change has already affected coastlines around the world. The scientific community has proven climate change is happening. There is photographic evidence as well as data from thousands of years of core samples. image from google images.

“Because carbon dioxide is so long-lived in the atmosphere, it could effectively lock Earth and future generations into warming not just for decades and centuries, but literally for thousands of years,” atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who chaired the report, said at a July 16 press briefing held to release it. She compared CO2 to cheesecake: “If I knew that every pound of cheesecake that I ate would give me a pound that could never be lost, I think I would eat a lot less cheesecake.” By David Biello

I think Mr. Biello sums it up rather clearly in the above paragraph taken from Scientific American. Although, he is a scientist, I don’t think it takes a scientist to have common sense about this issue. If you believe AT ALL in science, this shouldn’t be a “hard pill to swallow”.

Nature and Man Coexisting? This is not an example of coexisting but is it possible? I remain positive that it is.
Nature and Man Coexisting? This is not an example of coexisting but is it possible? I remain positive that it is. Image from google images
Beautiful explosion...of Autumn! Enjoy and relax while you look at this scene most of us wish we were at right now on this cold, snowy day!
Beautiful explosion…of Autumn! Enjoy and relax while you look at this scene most of us wish we were at right now on this cold, snowy day! Image from Google Images

Lose yourself in these beautiful pictures of nature. Imagine what it would be like to swim the warm waters in the beautiful, clear waters of nature!

Next, try to imagine yourself at a site of deforestation in the Amazon, smell the diesel fumes, step into the bulldozers tracks. Smell the burning of trees, animals, insects and plants…not a very attractive scene or image to have in your brain!

If this isn't paradise, I don't know what is! This is gorgeous...and disappearing!
If this isn’t paradise, I don’t know what is! This is gorgeous…and disappearing! Image from Google Images.

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Any support can help. Even though this destruction is not in America like it is in Central America, we all share this world. It is one large organism.

Protect it. Enjoy it. Become an activist! Just getting information out to the people can help!

One last beautiful Nature Picture!

Macro-Spider guarding it's threatened territory!
Macro-Spider guarding its threatened territory! Courtesy of Google Images

By Emery Myers

More information on activism: https://support.nature.org/site/Donation2?10420.donation=form1&df_id=10420&matchtype=b&creative=39112985558&device=c&network=g&src=sea.AWP.PR0.CP115.AD467.KW3119.MT1.BU190&gclid=CKe_tPSzs7wCFSUS7AodGwUADA

http://www.rainforestconservation.org/

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/adopt

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-global-warming-are-we-willing-to-take/