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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!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans.

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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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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Before and after Lyme Disease

Cannabis Kicks Lyme Disease

A view of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme, captured by an electron microscope. Photo by CDC/Claudia Molins
A view of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme, captured by an electron microscope. Photo by CDC/Claudia Molins

(NaturalNews) Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochetal bacteria of the Borrelia genus. Spirochetes are composed of about 40% DNA and have double-membrane envelopes that make them difficult to trace and kill. They’re apparently able to hide in deep tissue and change shapes to disguise their identities.

They’re somewhat similar to the bacteria behind syphilis, as Lyme disease affects the nervous system and brain also.

Going through the medical system with Lyme disease is like being a ball in an old fashioned pinball game machine. Being on antibiotics forever is risking serious adverse events or at least reducing one’s immunity to invite all sorts of other complications.

All this without a complete cure. But now there is considerable hope with cannabis.

Cannabis Lyme successes

There are two levels of handling Lyme with cannabis: managing symptoms well by smoking marijuana, or completely reversing the disease with cannabis oil. Not many are aware of cannabis oil pioneered by Rick Simpson a few years ago. Rick has said that most of the healing qualities of cannabis are lost in the smoke.

Alexis, diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease, is an example of someone handling symptoms without pharmaceuticals by smoking marijuana. She was on antibiotics long enough for her gastrointestinal tract to be damaged and to be hospitalized with hemorrhagic colitis.

She was taken off antibiotics and put on several strong pain prescriptions that were barely effective while putting her into lower emotional states. Then she tried smoking marijuana.

That routine handled most of her nausea, enabled her to eat well enough to avoid wasting away, helped her sleep better and eased her pain while elevating her mood. She maintains that marijuana has been the best thing for her Lyme disease.

Alexis wrote, “In the hospital, I have needed to have morphine or lorazepam through an IV to accomplish what smoking two grams of cannabis does on the comfort of my couch, in a fraction of the time.” [1] But Alexis is looking for a long-term solution.

Some have discovered that solution using cannabis oil for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a good balance of THC and other cannabinoids.

It has become increasingly available in states that allow medical marijuana. But it’s also available “underground” if you search on the internet. This is the stuff that has been curing cancer lately.

Shelly White’s Lyme disease was so debilitating that she had endured at least 10 seizures daily for a year and a half. She began smoking marijuana from a pipe and then switched to inhaling it through a vaporizer. Just from that, her seizures had stopped. Then she decided to go to the next level of using cannabis oil.

After a month of the oil, she was able to return to work and school. At the time of writing her story, she was happy to announce that she could now move out and live on her own and enjoy a normal social life. [2]

An internet radio show called “High Noon” interviewed a couple of Lyme disease victims who had been using cannabis oil successfully, Pamela Baily and Lisa Sikes. Listen via the link at source [3].

“Lymies” should look into cannabis since it handles so many ailments associated with Lyme disease. [4]

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Sources for this article include:

[1] http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com

[2] http://www.collective-evolution.com

[3] http://www.blogtalkradio.com

[4] http://the420times.com

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Original article here: Cannabis Kicks Lyme Disease

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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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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.
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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

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Shawnee, KS 66216
Phone: 913-396-9306
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13910 West 58th Place,
Shawnee, KS 66216
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Medical Cannabis: The Simple Facts of a Medicine Used for 10,000 Years by Humans!

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 in a sane America…Unfortunately, our country is insane right now!

Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent, cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. The Cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Cannabis use has been dated back 10,000 years in human history. This isn’t opinion, this is fact. Scientifically proven with Carbon-14 dating. Even if it is accuracy is questioned, give or take a thousand years, it has been used for thousands of years! The American Government has made this beneficial plant an evil, addictive, gateway drug, while endorsing and receiving taxes and other money from “legal” drugs that kill millions every year such as alcohol and tobacco. In fact, a recent survey of over a thousand Americans listed Alcohol, Tobacco, Sugar and Marijuana and wanted the polled Americans to rate the danger level of each substance. Tobacco was first, Alcohol 2nd, Sugar 3rd, and Cannabis 4th, with only 8% finding it dangerous.

Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy and people with AIDS, and to treat pain and muscle spasticity; its use for other medical applications has been studied, but there is insufficient data for conclusions about safety and efficacy. Short-term use increases minor adverse effects, but does not appear to increase major adverse effects. Long-term effects of cannabis are not clear, and there are safety concerns including memory and cognition problems, risk for dependence and the risk of children taking it by accident.

These adverse effects, partly, are part of the propaganda that has been spread about the plant since the 1930s. It has thousands of double-blind placebo tests (scientific standard in studies), but even with the mountain of science, many state governments and our Federal Government refuse to allow compassionate use of Cannabis for our chronically ill. Instead, they are forced into poly pharmacy. I am a registered nurse and have taken care of people on over 40 different medications they take several times per day. Most of them are dead now.

Cannabis is healing. Human Beings have an endocannabinoid system. Cannabis is specially effective in bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, which my 7-year-old, beautiful daughter suffers from. Click on the link to see her story. See Laney’s story here.

Medical cannabis can be administered using a variety of methods, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, eating extracts, and taking capsules. The old thinking on the delivery method of the drug is dated and very stereotypical of a marijuana user. There are tinctures and have been for 100s of years. People DO NOT HAVE TO SMOKE CANNABIS to get the same valuable and medicinal effects.

Synthetic cannabinoids are available as prescription drugs in some countries; examples include: dronabinol (available in the United States (US) and Canada) andnabilone (available in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom (UK), and the US). Recreational use of cannabis is illegal in most parts of the world, but the medical use of cannabis is legal in certain countries, including Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. In the US, federal law outlaws all cannabis use, while 20 states and the District of Columbia have decided they are no longer willing to prosecute individuals merely for the possession or sale of marijuana, as long as the individuals are in compliance with the state’s marijuana sale regulations. However, an appeals court ruled in January 2014 that a 2007 Ninth Circuit ruling remains binding in relation to the ongoing illegality, in federal legislative terms, of Californian cannabis dispensaries, reaffirming the impact of the federal Controlled Substances Act

Laney, My 7-year-old-Crohn's warrior not allowed to have a natural drug but allowed to have dangerous Chemotherapy that has caused hepatitis. This is insane! The government sticks to old ideals while Americans suffer!
Laney, My 7-year-old Crohn’s warrior is not allowed to have a natural drug, but allowed to have dangerous Chemotherapy that has caused hepatitis. This is insane! The government sticks to old ideals while Americans suffer and die! THIS INSANITY HAS TO STOP NOW!

Please sign the petition for all those that don’t have a voice. I am an activist, Marine, father of 4, grandfather, devoted husband and a registered nurse. I am also an insulin dependent diabetic with neuropathy. It’s time to end this insanity! I have to take pills that elevate my liver enzymes, cause muscle weakness and much more. Cannabis has been proven to treat painful neuropathy and glucose transport in diabetics. PLEASE HELP US! ALL AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE SAFE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS!

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION! This father begs you! Laney, My 7-year-old-Crohn's warrior not allowed to have a natural drug but allowed to have dangerous Chemotherapy that has caused hepatitis. This is insane! The government sticks to old ideals while Americans suffer!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION! This father begs you! Laney, My 7-year-old-Crohn’s warrior not allowed to have a natural drug but allowed to have dangerous Chemotherapy that has caused hepatitis. This is insane! The government sticks to old ideals while Americans suffer!

by Emery Myers “AKA” Laney’s Dad

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The TRUTH about Cannabis and Crohn’s Disease! “They” have lied to US long enough!

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The Truth!

Medical Marijuana and Crohn's Disease...Please watch the video. It will change your mind on medical cannabis!

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Medical Marijuana and Crohn's Disease...Please watch the video. It will change your mind on medical cannabis!
Medical Marijuana and Crohn’s Disease…Please watch the video. It will change your mind on medical cannabis!

Enough! It is time we advance as a civilization by actually learning from our scientifically proven, history as a species!

Join MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT WANT FREEDOM TO USE CANNABIS AS A MEDICINE! SIGN THE PETITION!

Click Here to Sign the MoveOn.org Cannabis Compassion and Care Act for AMERICA!

People are needlessly suffering because our GOVERNMENT says it is a drug with NO KNOWN MEDICAL USE. Why does the government hold a patent on cannabis for medical use then? If you don’t believe me, click HERE for official U.S. patent website.

The government of the United States says Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug alongside Heroin!Methamphetamine is in a lesser class…schedule 2! This is totally screwed! Talk about Hypocritical for such a self-proclaimed  “Christian government” we have.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Advocating for Medical Cannabis again. Don’t miss his documentary, Weed 2. See why Dr. Gupta supports medical marijuana!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Advocating for Medical Cannabis again. Don’t miss his documentary, Weed 2. See why Dr. Gupta supports medical marijuana and is one of it’s biggest supporters…based on SCIENCE! I hope Sam Brownback and the rest of the Kansas politicians watch this brilliant neuro-surgeon and listen to science…and the POLL numbers!

Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
updated 8:40 AM EST, Thu March 6, 2014
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores politics of pot

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A growing number of patients want cannabis as a medicine
  • “It is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can,” Sanjay Gupta says
  • Those with influence are paying attention to the debate
  • The public has become intensely engaged

(CNN) – It’s been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them.

I have been reminded that a true and productive scientific journey involves a willingness to let go of established notions and get at the truth, even if it is uncomfortable and even it means having to say “sorry.”

It is not easy to apologize and take your lumps, but this was never about me.

This scientific journey is about a growing number of patients who want the cannabis plant as a genuine medicine, not to get high.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and CNN\'s chief medical correspondent.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent.

It is about emerging science that not only shows and proves what marijuana can do for the body but provides better insights into the mechanisms of marijuana in the brain, helping us better understand a plant whose benefits have been documented for thousands of years. This journey is also about a Draconian system where politics override science and patients are caught in the middle.

Since our documentary “Weed” aired in August, I have continued to travel the world, investigating and asking tough questions about marijuana.

I have met with hundreds of patients, dozens of scientists and the curious majority who simply want a deeper understanding of this ancient plant. I have sat in labs and personally analyzed the molecules in marijuana that have such potential but are also a source of intense controversy. I have seen those molecules turned into medicine that has quelled epilepsy in a child and pain in a grown adult. I’ve seen it help a woman at the peak of her life to overcome the ravages of multiple sclerosis.

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I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana.

I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down.

I should add that, although I’ve taken some heat for my reporting on marijuana, it hasn’t been as lonely a position as I expected. Legislators from several states have reached out to me, eager to inform their own positions and asking to show the documentary to their fellow lawmakers.

I’ve avoided any lobbying, but of course it is gratifying to know that people with influence are paying attention to the film. One place where lawmakers saw a long clip was Georgia, where the state House just passed a medical marijuana bill by a vote of 171-4. Before the legislative session started, most people didn’t think this bill had a chance.

More remarkable, many doctors and scientists, worried about being ostracized for even discussing the potential of marijuana, called me confidentially to share their own stories of the drug and the benefit it has provided to their patients. I will honor my promise not to name them, but I hope this next documentary will enable a more open discussion and advance science in the process.

Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, defined as “the most dangerous” drugs “with no currently accepted medical use.”

Neither of those statements has ever been factual. Even many of the most ardent critics of medical marijuana don’t agree with the Schedule I classification, knowing how it’s impeded the ability to conduct needed research on the plant.

Even the head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow, seems to have softened her stance; she told me she believes we need to loosen restrictions for researchers.

Along the way, the public has become intensely engaged. Our collective society has paid closer attention to this issue than ever before, and with that increased education, support for medical marijuana has only grown, including in some unexpected places.

Pete Carroll, the coach of the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, said the National Football League should explore medical marijuana if it helps players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t dismissed the idea, saying that if marijuana is reconsidered by the medical establishment, the league would treat it the same as any other medicine. Goodell also says the NFL is following the science that suggests marijuana may help recovery from concussions.

Recently, I had the chance to tell him that the United States already holds a patent on medical marijuana for that very purpose. Patent No. 6630507: Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma.

However, this particular issue still bothers me: How can the government deny the benefits of medical marijuana even as it holds a patent for those very same benefits? Members of the Food and Drug Administration declined my repeated requests for an interview.

This past year, President Barack Obama told the New Yorker magazine, “I don’t think (marijuana) is more dangerous than alcohol.” And yet, as alcohol remains available to any adult, the president has not moved to remove marijuana from the list of the most tightly controlled substances in the country.

Since I started my reporting on this topic, I have mostly resisted temptation to inject a subjective moral equivalency into this discussion, such as pitting alcohol against marijuana or reminding you that cocaine and methamphetamine are actually more available than marijuana to patients, physicians and medical researchers: They are Schedule II drugs, with recognized medical uses. Or telling you that on average, a person dies every 19 minutes in this country from a legal prescription drug overdose, while it is virtually unheard-of to die from a marijuana overdose.

But, with a discussion like this, consistency does matter. Terms matter, too.

We are talking about a medicine, known scientifically as cannabis. In order for people to start thinking of this substance as a medicine, perhaps we should start calling it by its medical name, something that was suggested to me by medical marijuana advocates pretty much everywhere I went this year.

I’ve tried to pull together these latest developments in our new documentary, “Cannabis Madness.” Although the 1936 film “Reefer Madness” was propaganda made to advance an agenda with dramatic falsehoods and hyperbole, I hope you will find “Cannabis Madness” an accurate reflection of what is happening today, injected with the best current science.

You will meet families all across the country — a stay-at-home mom from Ohio, a nurse practitioner from Florida, an insurance salesman from Alabama — more than 100 families who have all left jobs, homes, friends and family behind and moved to Colorado to get the medicine that relieves their suffering.

As things stand now, many of these good people don’t ever get to return home. Why? Because transporting their medicine, even if it is a non-psychoactive cannabis oil, could get them arrested for drug trafficking. And so they are stuck, cannabis refugees.

You will meet them, and if you’re like me, you’ll be heartbroken to hear their stories, but you’ll also have a lump in your throat when you see the raw, true love these parents have for their sick children.

History books may one day draw a parallel between this chapter of medical marijuana and the story of David and Goliath. Playing the role of David’s slingshot, which ultimately brought Goliath to his knees, would be a 2-year-old girl named Vivian Wilson. She inspired her father to challenge the system in a spectacular way that caused a nation to stop for a moment and take note.

For months, we have filmed and followed the Wilson family with all of their trials and tribulations, and you will meet the whole family in the upcoming documentary.

I am a father myself, first and foremost. I don’t want my children taking or being offered a psychoactive substance. As a neurosurgeon, I know that the developing brain is more susceptible to the most harmful effects of cannabis and that brain development continues well into our mid-20s.

I also worry that generations from now, my great-grandkids will find Internet headlines referring to me as the “pot doc.” I do hope they will also read the rest of the story and understand the lives of the countless people who have suffered needlessly when a plant could have helped. I hope they know that I have dedicated my time to researching the medical literature, speaking to the scientists in person and piecing together a fact-based presentation meant to educate, not frighten.

I hope future generations won’t consider me naive. Yes, I know there is a concern that many people out there will feign ailments just to get marijuana. But withholding legitimate treatment for the needy is a very unjust way of addressing that concern.

As a physician and reporter, I feel a deeper obligation to present the real stories, soundly supported with the science from all over the world.

When I first apologized for my previous marijuana reporting, I was thinking about the impact that reporting may have had on Charlotte Figi. She is a sweet little girl whose brain was locked in nearly nonstop seizure activity. Without success, she tried seven different medications, stringent diets and high-dose supplements. Modern medicine had nothing more to offer, which is why her parents turned to an ancient plant. As you know, it worked.

And, as you will see, she is one of so many patients out there, suffering from different ailments, who believe cannabis rescued them when nothing else did.

For conditions like Charlotte’s, the American Epilepsy Society says that there are a million people for whom existing therapies do not control their seizures. The society recently said anecdotes about medical marijuana “give reason for hope” and said it supports “well-controlled studies that will lead to a better understanding of the disease and the development of safe and effective treatments.”

You should know that Charlotte continues to do well. When I saw her around the holidays, she ran over and gave me a hug. She looked me in the eyes, took me by the hand and led me all around to meet her friends. She is a delightful, happy and now healthy little girl.

I know the discussion around this topic will no doubt get heated. I have felt that heat. But I feel a greater responsibility than ever to make sure those heated discussions are also well-informed by science.

And, with that: I hope you get a chance to watch on March 11 at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Article partionally written by Emery Myers. Most content from: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/health/gupta-medical-marijuana/

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