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Current Congressional Cannabis News in America.

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad To Work With Congress’ To Reschedule Marijuana

ERIC HOLDER

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

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“We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the drug is scheduled, as I said there is a great degree of expertise that exists in Congress,” Holder said during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. “It is something that ultimately Congress would have to change, and I think that our administration would be glad to work with Congress if such a proposal were made.”

Several members of Congress have called on the administration to downgrade cannabis on its own without waiting for congressional action. Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.” Holder didn’t indicate Friday that he would be willing to do that unilaterally.

Although there haven’t been any documented cases of deaths from overdosing on marijuana, the federal government treats it as a Schedule I drug with a “high potential for abuse,” along with heroin, LSD and Ecstasy.

Re-categorizing marijuana would not legalize the drug under federal law, but it couldmake research into marijuana’s medical benefits much easier and allow marijuana businesses to take tax deductions.

Several Republican lawmakers at the hearing questioned Holder’s decision to allow Colorado and Washington to legalize and regulate marijuana and to take the states’ actions into consideration when prioritizing federal marijuana prosecutions. But Holder said that he was “not sure that you’re going to see a huge difference” between the cases the Justice Department was bringing before and after guidance went out to U.S. attorneys on which cases to prioritize.

“We’re not blazing a new trail,” Holder said of the decision to prosecute only certain cases based on the department’s limited resources, noting that much of marijuana law enforcement happens on the state and local levels.

Any move to reschedule marijuana would probably face resistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, which Holder oversees. DEA chief Michele Leonhart said this week that the growing acceptance of marijuana only makes her agents “fight harder.”

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adults. Hope with Cannabis Treatment?

PTSD is not just a psychological injury. It is a physical injury as well. Changes in the brain in Adult survivors of child abuse have these changes in their brains. It is a painful disorder that is not physically visible but is debilitating!
PTSD is not just a psychological injury. It is a physical injury as well. Changes in the brain in Adult survivors of child abuse have these changes in their brains. It is a painful disorder that is not physically visible but is debilitating!

Veterans of our military are returning from war in desperate need of PTSD treatment. The problem is, there really is no medication that can be prescribed to truly treat vets and adults suffering from this terrible psychological and physical condition. Typically, a medication and counseling regimen is prescribed in victims that seek help. Effectiveness varies in individuals of course, but many have turned to the effects of cannabis and report this is “the only thing that helps”.

PTSD sufferers also avoid ANY stimulus that may cause flashbacks of the trauma experienced, whether it be war, child abuse, molestation, rape, assault and any other traumatic experience which may have happened.

 Symptoms of PTSD include:

“Reliving” the traumatic event through thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares (Flashbacks can be triggered by anything that causes a memory of the trauma. For example, a war veteran might experience a flashback after seeing a low-flying helicopter).

Experiencing a rapid heart beat and sweating while “reliving” the traumatic event

Feeling numb

Feeling emotionally detached from other people

Sleep disturbances

Irritability

Avoidance of anything associated with the trauma

Anger

Difficulty concentrating

Amnesia

A strong response when shocked

Extreme vigilance – Always feeling “on guard”

Difficulty working

Difficulty with social situations

Inability to properly care for loved ones

Every day in America, 22 veterans end their lives because living with PTSD is just too much for them to handle. It is not uncommon for the PTSD sufferer to have irritability, sadness, feelings of worthlessness and shame. Many PTSD victims never express or have a very difficult time expressing their emotions and especially, expressing the trauma. Very high percentages of PTSD victims have tried to commit suicide and many are successful. It is a huge public health issue in America.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...Not all wounds are visible. The worst wounds usually aren't visible!
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder…Not all wounds are visible. The worst wounds usually aren’t visible!

There are many triggers for the individual with PTSD. If the adult was molested or raped as a child, then perhaps, a violent scene in a movie may start the flashbacks. It’s the same for vets returning home from war. They may have flashbacks of the horrors of war. They may have flashbacks of dead bodies, piles of human parts…it really is a nightmare. The flashbacks leave a person fatigued, yet anxiety ridden, stealing any quality of life.

Nightmares are another common symptom of PTSD. These nightmares can be so bad, that the PTSD sufferer tries purposely, not to sleep. The insomnia exacerbates the PTSD and the cycle starts all over.

You can see the physical changes in the PTSD sufferers brain compared to that of a normal human brain in this image.
You can see the physical changes in the PTSD sufferers brain compared to that of a normal human brain in this image.

Studies have actually shown brain changes in the right temporal lobe of the brain in adults abused as children. The changes, are similar to those that would be expected in a person with epilepsy.

Recent research has shown that the human body’s endocanabinoid system is different in people suffering from PTSD. Researchers in Israel, think they may have actually found a medication that works with the human endocannabinoid system. Cannabis! Otherwise known as marijuana.

Cannabis contains THC and CBD. It is a complex plant to explain without getting very technical. The American Government has just allowed studies to be conducted on treating PTSD with cannabis.

Many veterans already treat the condition with cannabis, as it is much safer than the antipsychotic medications such as Seroquel, Abilify, Geodon, Thorazine and many others. Antidepressants can actually increase suicide risk in PTSD sufferers more so than in depressed individuals without PTSD.

Veterans and many other PTSD sufferers are reporting relief from almost all of the symptoms of PTSD and a reduction in obsessive thoughts and suicidal ideation. Science is backing this up in the studies that have been done thus far in other countries by Neurology researchers.

Hopefully, veterans and all PTSD sufferers will be allowed safe, medical access to a medication… a natural medication that does not elevate liver enzymes, cause life threatening syndromes such as Serotonin Syndrome and even death.

Victims of PTSD are not “bipolar”. They have ups and downs, sometimes several in an hour. PTSD victims are not crazy. They need love and support. Trust and empathy. PTSD affects so many children and adults in America. It’s time to address this epidemic.

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Please click the “sign the petition” below to support the veterans and all who suffer from this terrible condition. The majority of PTSD sufferers are children that were abused at a young age during the development of their young brains. The symptoms slowly start to manifest until it becomes unbearable for the PTSD victim at times. Unfortunately, the suicide numbers are very high in PTSD victims. Please sign the petition and help those without a voice.


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Real American’s Quotes From Our Petition for the Compassionate Use of Cannabis/Decriminalization for AMERICANs!

These are real quotes that I have copied and pasted. I have left the people’s names off for anonymity.

We all know the hypocrisy of the government allowing cigarettes and alcohol to be taxed and regulated. Both of which have NO medical applications, yet Cannabis is kept a schedule 1 drug, along with Heroin and PCP. Cocaine is considered a schedule 2 drug. Xanax and Lortab are schedule 3 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs are considered to have NO medical benefit. 20 states have enacted medical marijuana laws and many more are working on medical marijuana laws right now…except KANSAS!

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Politicians argue that Cannabis is “so much stronger now”. Well, what about 190 proof Everclear…which is an alcoholic drink that will kill you if you drink too much. It is impossible to overdose on Cannabis, unless you can smoke 1500 pounds of it in 30 minutes. If you smoke 1500 pounds of anything in 15 minutes, your probably not going to fare to well!

Here we go with the quotes from real people across America!

1. Erie, Pennsylvania: “marijuana has so many positive uses yet the government will not legalize it does that make any sense at all”

2. Glendale, CA: “Free the people!”

3. Helper, Utah: “Make it medically available..”

4. St. Joseph, MO: “As a nurse I have seen cancer patients writhing in agony, waiting for their next pain shot. Marijuana not only can relieve pain and mental anguish, but also stimulates the appetite to reverse the wasting and emaciation so common in terminally ill patients. Yet these people cannot legally obtain or use marijuana in most states to alleviate pain or improve their quality of life in the time they have left.”

5. Phoenix, AZ: “I have PTSD and it sucks, I think anyone with PTSD should be able to be prescribed cannabis, it’s helped me with my PTSD, I have PTSD from rapes and abuse in the past. I approve c:”

6. Edinburgh, Maine: “Do the right thing. By the way NO you’re not doing it at this time.”

7. Conway, SC: “We need to stop living in the dark ages and move forward.These people deserve the right to have medicine that helps them with out the serious side effects of. the drugs that’s out there now.”

8. Cambridge City, IN: “I strongly agree.”

9. Enterprise, KS: “It will not only help the people in the state, it will help our state! Please hear us!”

10. Salina, KS: “Please Please Please listen to the people! Majority of the people in Kansas are in favor of changing marijuana laws and we need your help!”

11. Glendale, CA: “I defer all questions to Dr. Sanjay Gupta.”

12. Sm, KS: “Put CHILD MOLESTERS and MURDERERS in PRISON for LIFE with NO chance of PAROLE. Let NON-violent “offenders” free or pay a nominal fee.”

13. Newton, KS: “It’s time for a more intelligent and compassionate approach to marijuana sales and use, especially for medical purposes.”

14. Wichita, KS: “I have a loved one with Crohn’s disease, and know that individual – an ethical, professional, and dedicated public servant – uses cannabis for the pain and nausea. I think we should give people access to medically necessary drugs to improve their functioning and decrease pain!!”

15. Wichita, KS: “Helps eye pressure for glocauma, cures cancer when injested, helps fibromyalgia. Get kansas into the 21 century.”

16. Wichita, KS: “Medical use should be permitted and regulated.”

17. Olathe, KS: “I have always been in agreement that marijuana should be legalized for medicinal uses as I was/am an AIDS patient. But the HIV is under control and have just now been diagnosed with cancer and will begin chemo radiation this week. I expect marijuana to be part of my refi mine to control nausea but more importantly, assisting with my appetite and make me want to eat.”

18. Auburn, KS: “I agree whole-hearted that this should be reevaluated and ultimately legalized. It is also a mood stabilizer that many people prefer to using prescription drugs. Yet another use…hmmm. :-)”

19. Sedan, KS: “We have spent billions of dollars on the war against drugs, learning nothing from our experience with the crime caused by prohibition in the ’20s. Lets help the people who can be relieved by the medical use of marijuana.”

20. Topeka, KS: “It’s time to walk back this ineffective, wasteful body of legislation and end the war on marijuana, particularly for medical needs.”

21. Overland Park, KS: “I completely agree. Our country should invest in cannabis – rather than villify and incarcerate those involved with its industry”

22. Wichita, KS: “With over 100 uses of the marijuana plant as of the 1930s, what could be created now with current knowledge and technology surely would be amazing and also very beneficial towards our needed economic growth. However, it takes open minds and open hearts to step out of fears and persecutions of differing others, and into loving wisdom for the advancement of ourselves into a more civilized and evolved culture. Hopefully Kansans are up to this opportunity for social and economic progress.”

23. Wichita, KS: “It’s been a long time comin and needs to be done now pmk”

24. Lawrence, KS: “This is the truth, and millions of people are recognizing it now. Be on the right side of history for once. Stop ruining lives and wasting money on prisons, and start helping lives to be improved while collecting tax revenues. It just makes sense!”

25. Inman, KS: “Time to stop the insanity! The medicinal uses of marijuana have been studied and it has been proven effective on many fronts including reducing intraoccular pressure in glaucoma patients which was not mentioned here. It’s said Queen Victoria used to smoke it to relieve menstrual cramps!”

26. Hutchinson, KS: “the government should listen to the American people. both science & medical evidence is to overwhelming and we need to act now. I also work in the healthcare field and totally agree.”

27. Wichita, KS: “LEGALIZE MARIJANA IN KANSAS”

28. Topeka, KS: “I have no problem with the use of marijuana to treat illness.”

29. Oswego, KS:  “I think the petition should be supported by MoveOn. Marijuana is proving to be a kind of wonder drug. It should, at the very least, be available for medical use. Even better, make it available through legal means so it can be a legitimate revenue stream.”

30: Topeka, KS: “If it can benefit medical conditions I say go for legalization. Save the war for drugs with much more harmful effects.”

31. Stillwater, OK: “I have just been diagnosed with Crohn’s. Please pass this bill for all of those who suffer.”

32. Salina, KS: “It’s time for change. What can be argued about using a plant that God has given us over man made pharmaceuticals!”

33. Westfall, KS: “I strongly agree with the act of legalization of medical & recreational use of marijuana.”

34. Longmont, CO: “Good idea ! It IS 2014 .”

35. Smolan, KS: “Marijuana, either medical or recreational, should be legalized and mandated in a similar way to alcohol. More people die from alcohol than marijuana and it makes no sense why it is illegal!”

36. Salina, KS: “End the racist drug war on the poor. President Nixon started this war and it has victimized millions of non-violent cannabis users ever since. It has ruined lives and families. End it!”

These quotes are all verbatim from Kansans and All Americans! The Silver Hair Legislation of KS. supports HB2198 and SB9; The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.               (click on to read the very well written bill).

Please read the bill and I guarantee, if you are not sure, you will be. Also, if after reading the above quotes you are unsure, you need to look up the word EMPATHY in the dictionary!

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Emery Myers USMC 1990 -1998 Desert Storm Vet. I served America and will continue to serve as a registered nurse, father and advocate for all Americans, especially the chronically ill and terminally ill. Please, join this Marine in the fight for our freedom to use a medicinal herb!

Written by Emery Myers, activist, registered nurse, writer, artist and advocate for Americans and their constitutional rights!

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I’m Fine.

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I’m Fine. I take the right pills the doctor prescribed. I am fine. Inside, I am not, but you will never know.

We all get asked “are you okay?” by loved ones or friends, and we give stock answers like “I’m fine” and “Don’t worry about me, I’m good.” Are these answers truthful? For some people they are. Other people…not so much. It’s just a self-defense mechanism that has been learned from a lack of an emotionally supportive childhood.

Adults that were abused as children often have feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem and long periods of depression. Often these fellow human-beings are prescribed medications that become a necessity, because quitting them leaves you with terrible withdrawal symptoms, which are worse than being on the medication. These “medicines” leave you apathetic with an empty feeling deep inside of you, that seems as though it will never be filled with anything, but sadness, rage, hopelessness and a poor image of self.

Many people abused as children, suffer many medical conditions during adulthood. Many contemplate and even plan suicide, often, if not a good part of the day. Abused Adult Children (AAC) are NOT more likely to abuse their own children, that is just a cruel theory invented by some dipshit with a fancy degree hanging on his wall.

The truth you ask? Well, it is individual and different for everyone. Some people NEVER recover from the abuse. I know that AACs are more likely to have pain, especially in the gastrointestinal and pelvic areas. I know these individuals are prone to isolation and a total lack of self-esteem. Many times these individuals feel it is always their fault, no matter the situation. These adults, abused as children, always make apologies for their actions. Many have issues with intimacy and even sexual dysfunction over the abuse.

Men, especially, don’t usually tell about their abuse as a child, especially if it was sexual abuse. Men in the American culture always have been taught to be stoic…seldom do they speak of past abuse or they simply have blacked it out. Men feel it is something that shouldn’t be spoken of, or any emotion given to it… after all, that might be considered weakness, and in America, men shouldn’t be weak, right?

PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very common in this classification of person. PTSD results in anxiety, panic attacks and long bouts of depression. Many give up trying to speak of it because it would indicate weakness in their eyes. PTSD is a sad condition. The hyper-startle response or lack of any startle response. PTSD sufferers may have flashbacks, obsessive thoughts and violent nightmares. These nightmares may include pieces of the abuse that occurred as a child. 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY day in America. Think about it, that’s almost 1 veteran, every hour, every day, every year!

If you feel you have depression, please seek medical help. If you feel you suffer from PTSD from past traumatic experiences, please seek help.

If you want to take the depression quiz, please click HERE.

There is a natural medication that has been shown to effectively treat PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. If you want more information on this, click HERE.

I am not selling anything or giving medical advice. I am a registered nurse and a veteran of Desert Storm, having served 8 years and honorably discharged. I know of a natural medicine that is so more effective at treating PTSD, anxiety and depression but the federal government and many states make it a crime to pursue a life of happiness. Please support all with PTSD, including our war heroes and sign my petition for the compassionate use of medicinal cannabis in treating these disorders. Just click the button below.

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Article written by Emery Myers

 

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Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Get Out the Vote! Voters Want Medical Marijuana overwhelmingly across the country!

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The latest round of Battleground polls by George Washington Rick ScottUniversity found respondents (nationally) would be 40% “much more likely” to visit the voting booth if marijuana’s legalization status was on the ballot. Thirty percent of respondents would be “somewhat” more likely as well. This brings the numbers up to a total of about 70% of voters who would be more likely to vote this fall if marijuana was in question.

Considering midterm elections have historically had low voter turnout, politicians are keeping a watchful eye on those states that have marijuana policy initiatives in the upcoming election. The results are promising for Democrats, because they tend to have a rougher time than Republicans in getting voters out in non-presidential election years.

The study goes on to show that 76 percent of liberals said they would be more likely to vote if marijuana was on the ballot, compared to a 64 percent for conservatives and 61 percent for moderates.

For instance, in Florida, Republican Governor Rick Scott’s reelection campaign says the “spillover effect” from high voter turnout because of the medical marijuana ballot question threatens to weigh the scales against him. In fact, the state’s Republicans feel so threatened that they have filed a legal challenge to keep the referendum off the ballot.

“It’s an issue that the Democrats can use to pump up the youth vote,” said Alex Patton, a Republican political consultant and pollster based in Gainesville, Florida. “The politics of it are dangerous for the GOP.”

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Moving for medical marijuana help

One of many families moving due to Kansas Governments lack of concern for the chronically and terminally ill, and most importantly, our future, the children!

Medical marijuana option leads KC family to move to Colorado.

Families from 43 states have moved to Colorado to seek medical cannabis treatment for their loved ones… My family will be making the move soon as well for our 7-year-old daughter with Severe Crohn’s Disease.

Sydni Yunek suffers from rare form of epilepsy

Colorado marijuana laws force mother to move daughter from KC

DENVER —A young girl from the Kansas City area has moved to Colorado to benefit from the state’s new marijuana laws.

Colorado’s recent changes to its marijuana laws have highlighted a unique form of healing.

Hundreds of kids with epileptic seizures like Sydni Yunek have moved with their families to Colorado to take advantage of a special cannabis oil.

“To stay at task and to figure out how to get these things into the tongs, just that right there would send her into a cluster of seizures,” said Holli Brown, Sydni’s mother.

She said for the last five and a half years, her daughter has been unable to focus on anything for more than five minutes. Sydni has a rare form of epilepsy called Doose syndrome and has undergone nearly a dozen failed treatments.

“No neurologist anywhere we’ve been had an answer how to fix her,” Brown said.

“She required total assistance for pretty much everything.  She wasn’t participating in any of her self care,” said occupational therapist Maureen Gaitor.

Since Brown and Sydni moved to Colorado Springs from Kansas City last year, days that had been restricted to the couch are now replaced by a much stronger mother-daughter bond.

“I don’t know if the people in Kansas City will appreciate this as the ones who have watched her for the last five years,” Brown said.

More than 100 children like Sydni have moved to Colorado from 43 states after hearing about a new strain of cannabis oil called Charlotte’s Web.  It’s grown in the mountains by a nonprofit called Realm of Caring – not to get children high, but in part to control their seizures.

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Sydni’s not entirely away from difficulty.  She had multiple seizures just as KMBC 9 came to her apartment to chronicle her story. Brown said it was one of the toughest days in the past few months since Sydni has been on the oil.

“It’s not on camera tonight because she’s having a rough day, but I’ve seen incredible things,” she said.

But an hour after a dose of cannabis, Sydni was able to go through a previously scheduled occupational therapy session with Gaitor.

“She would not have had a comeback like this prior to being on the oil,” Brown said.

Sydni’s seizures that night were reduced from every few minutes to zero.

“Would I just let her seize for the rest of her life over this old way of thinking,” Brown said. “Would I just say, ‘Nope. It’s not possible that this is helpful. Sorry, Sydni.”

“All of the other medications weren’t working.  She was as medicated as she could be and all she could do was sit on the couch,” said Gaitor.

The National Epilepsy Foundation has said there is currently insufficient scientific data in humans to back up the claims of relief, but it supports research on cannabis and other marijuana options.

Brown said it’s unfair the laws of Missouri and Kansas forced children like Sydni to move to Colorado.

My very own daughter Laney, is on the waiting list at the very same clinic to see physicians that specialize in this amazing therapy! There are people from all over the world on this waiting list. There is not enough medicine to go around! Because it works. Recreational users do not use this strain because it does not get them “high”.

Original article from: http://www.kmbc.com/news/medical-marijuana-option-leads-kc-family-to-move-to-colorado/24444800

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Please sign this petition in support of medical marijuana for ALL AMERICANS. People shouldn’t have to uproot their whole family for a natural medicine that works! My family will be uprooting and leaving our home state of Kansas in 2 months due to Kansas Governments refusal to listen to its citizens.

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Conservatives Join the Fight for Cannabis Business Rights in America!

Conservative Fights For Marijuana Business Rights

Marijuana has always been big business, and with legalization taking effect across America, it’s hard to deny the potential for a financial boom in the economy. This new reality has conservatives like Michael Correia jumping in, ready to be the face and driving force behind equality for the emerging marijuana business sector.

Lobbyist for Cannabis Business

Although, Correia spent the last couple of years as a GOP staffer and lobbyist for the American Legislative Exchange Council, working on issues such as gun restriction, he is now refocusing his agenda as an advocate for the National Cannabis Industry Association—a national trade association that seeks equal treatment for marijuana business under federal law.

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 Marijuana Commerce

You are not likely to find Correia smoking marijuana, himself, but he does have this to say about representing marijuana commerce: “These are legitimate businesses, producing revenue, creating jobs. I want to be the face of it. I want to be what congress sees.”

He’s eager to do his part to assure that the economic potential of the industry does not continue to be oppressed by unfair federal regulation on tax, charitable donations, and revenue processing.

Correia’s Motivation

Correia believes that this issue is the perfect way to fight for the principles he’s always stood for—limited government, equality, and freedom; and he’s not alone. His support of the cause has lead to collaboration from Grover Norquist (anti-tax activist and founder of Americans for Tax Reform). Together they’re lobbing for the right of marijuana businesses to deduct expenses from their taxes.

A New Approach

Instead of focusing on the war on drugs in general (a trend Correia has noticed among traditional supporters), he believes that focus on the concrete legal issues and federal equality violations will make the difference in acquiring support for the movement, and ultimately creating change.

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Study: Inhaled Cannabis Relieves Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease and Medical Cannabis. Israel has decades of scientific studies on medical cannabis. The popular statement in the United States is there is only “anecdotal evidence” that the plant has medical properties. This is false. The Government of the U.S. is the last agency to listen to about drugs. FDA approved drugs kill more people every year than all illicit drugs combined. This is the sad reality of America and “prescribed drugs”.

Tel Aviv, Israel: Inhaling whole-plant cannabis provides symptomatic relief in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to observational trial data published in the March/April edition of the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that results in tremor, slowed movement, and muscle rigidity.

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If you have ever known a person with Parkinson’s, you know what an awful disease it is. Quality of life is impacted by the severe symptoms!

Investigators at Tel Aviv University, Department of Neurology evaluated Parkinson’s disease symptoms in 22 patients at baseline and 30-minutes after inhaling cannabis.

Researchers reported that inhaled cannabis was associated with “significant improvement after treatment in tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia (slowness of movement). There was also significant improvement of sleep and pain scores. No significant adverse effects of the drug were observed.”

They concluded: “[T]his observational study is the first to report an amelioration of both motor and non-motor symptoms in patients with PD treated with cannabis. The study opens new venues for treatment strategies in PD especially in patients refractory to current medications.”

Israel has formally allowed for the licensed production and distribution of the substance for therapeutic purposes since 2011.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, “Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) Treatment for Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease: An Open-Label Observational Study,” appears in Clinical Neuropharmacology.

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Poll: Americans View Pot As Less Harmful To Health Than Tobacco, Alcohol, Or Sugar

Poll: Americans View Pot As Less Harmful To Health Than Tobacco, Alcohol, Or Sugar

Medical Marijuana not only saves lives, it improves quality of life. The information and studies are in. It works. 10,000 years of human use should prove this!
Medical Marijuana not only saves lives, it improves quality of life. The information and studies are in. It works. 10,000 years of human use should prove this!

 Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released today.

Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent), followed by alcohol (24 percent) and sugar (15 percent).

Only eight percent of those surveyed said that they believed that marijuana was most harmful to health.

The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.10 percent.

Commenting on the poll results, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “These results once again reaffirm that an overwhelming majority of the American public understands that any potential risks associated with the use or abuse of cannabis are relatively minor to those associated with many other legal and regulated substances. Criminalizing cannabis and those who consume it responsibly is a disproportionate public policy response to what is, at worst, a public health issue but not a criminal justice concern.”

Under federal law, marijuana is classified as a schedule I controlled substance, meaning that its alleged harms are equal to those of heroin.

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Tell Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook to Allow Hearing of Medical Cannabis Bill SB 9. She is not allowing it again, year after year, while most other states are enacting these very same bills!

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Freedom! You can make a difference! Please email Senator Mary Pilcher Cook and let her know you WANT what 70% of Kansas and the rest of the nation want… Medical Cannabis (marijuana) for our sick and dying residents. She needs to know we are a compassionate state, not a state stuck in the 20th century!

Tell Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook to Allow Hearing of Medical Marijuana Bill SB 9

EVERYONE, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW!

Sign the petition here to show Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook we appreciate her service but we want Senate Bill 9 to be reviewed with an open mind!

Tell Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook to Allow Hearing of Medical Marijuana Bill SB 9, which is the medical cannabis (marijuana) bill for Kansas that 70% (according to a very recent poll) of Kansans want and the majority of the other states are DOING right now. Even Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kentucky, and so many more I can’t list them all are enacting compassionate bills for their citizens.
Freedom...It's up to us... the activists, the AMERICANS! STAND AND FIGHT!
Freedom…It’s up to us… the activists, the AMERICANS! STAND AND FIGHT!

Earlier this month, Kansas Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City, Kansas) introduced SB 9, a bill which would allow Kansas residents with qualifying conditions to legally use and possess marijuana.

According to a recent SurveyUSA poll, 70% of Kansans believe that medical marijuana should be legal, but unfortunately, State Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee), chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, intends to block the bill from receiving a hearing. Pilcher-Cook said in an interview with AP, “I don’t think the Legislature would be for it,” she said. “We have a very limited session. You have to look at the opportunity costs.” Mary Pilcher Cook is not a medical professional. She is not a doctor, nurse or other scientist. She is a software publisher that got elected to Senate. She is VERY conservative and has been labeled “right-wing” by the media. This needs to be a bi-partisan issue…not just an issue for her only to decide on. We are a democracy! 

Opportunity costs? What about the opportunity cost of denying every sick person who would benefit from marijuana the right to use it? Or how about the opportunity costs of someone taking addictive and dangerous opiates because they don’t have safe access to marijuana?

Lives are literally hanging in the balance and the opportunity cost of not allowing this bill a hearing is too great. Too many Kansans are suffering and MOVING out of the state to seek the medicine they need for family members. Kansas cannot afford to lose more population!

Please use the script below to call Pilcher-Cook’s office (785-296-7362) and/or sign below to send her an email urging her to allow SB 9 to receive a hearing.

Copy and paste and email… or call and use this script to call: The citizens of Kansas demand that SB9 be reviewed. Many physicians, nurses and citizens demand the use of medical cannabis for chronically ill Kansans. The medicine has many scientific studies backing the efficacy of the medicine. We intend no insult, but you do not have the scientific background to bury this bill. You are a software engineer and publisher. We are nurses, physicians and KANSANS. 70% of us want this bill. It’s time to listen to the constituents. Turning a blind eye will only lead to more people self medicating with sub-standard, illegal medicine. Many people use marijuana in Kansas. Ignoring the masses won’t change the problem. Allow safe access to medical cannabis patients. Allow Senator Haley the respect he deserves for being brave enough to speak common sense on the issue. Being Republican doesn’t mean you have to be FAR RIGHT on all your views, especially when it affects the welfare of so many Kansans. Please listen to the masses, the constituents that elected you… Not the other politicians, lawyers, lobbyists and antiquated politicians. Kansas doesn’t have to be the laughing-stock of our nation! We can progressive and conservative. Regulate, tax and treat the chronically ill and terminally ill! Written by a registered nurse with many years of experience in the field…NEVER seeing adverse effects of marijuana use in the hospital…but treating thousands for alcohol and tobacco!

Email: mpcook@everestkc.netMary.PilcherCook@senate.ks.gov

Contact information for Senator Mary Pilfer Cook Below:

Occupation: Retired Software Engineer and Publisher
13910 West 58th Place,
Shawnee, KS 66216
Email:mpcook@everestkc.net

Mary.PilcherCook@senate.ks.gov

Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook

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Capitol Office

Room: 441-E
Seat: 36
Phone: 785-296-7362
Email:Mary.PilcherCook@senate.ks.gov

Home Information

13910 West 58th Place
Shawnee, KS 66216
Phone: 913-396-9306
Email:mary@pilchercook.com

Business Information

Occupation: Retired Software Engineer and Publisher
13910 West 58th Place,
Shawnee, KS 66216
Email:mpcook@everestkc.net

Other Information

Spouse: Don Cook

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