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Rick Simpson: Run From The Cure

Rick Simpson: Run From The Cure

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Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson has been providing people with Hemp Oil medicines, at no cost, for about years. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Watch the documentary Run From The Cure to understand more about using cannabis as a cure for cancer and other medical problems!

White House Report Acknowledges Few Scientists Permitted To Assess Cannabis Use In Humans

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Only fourteen researchers in the United States are legally permitted to conduct research assessing the effect of inhaled cannabis in human subjects, according to data included in the White House’s 2011 National Drug Control Strategy, released last week.

In a section of the report entitled ‘Medical Marijuana,’ the administration states, “In the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has approved 109 researchers to perform bona fide research with marijuana, marijuana extracts, and marijuana derivatives such as cannabidiol and cannabinol.” However, it later clarifies that of these 109 scientists, only fourteen “are approved to conduct research with smoked marijuana on human subjects.”

Among those scientists licensed to work with either cannabis or its constituents — primarily in animal models — most are involved in research to assess the drug’s “abuse potential, physical/psychological effects, [and] adverse effects,” the report stated.

In 2010, a spokesperson for the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — the federal agency that must approve any US clinical trial involving marijuana – told the New York Times: “[O]ur focus is primarily on the negative consequences of marijuana use. We generally do not fund research focused on the potential beneficial medical effects of marijuana.”

NormlEarlier this month, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart denied a nine-year-old petition seeking to initiate hearings regarding the federal classification of cannabis as a schedule I substance, stating in part, “[T]here are no adequate and well-controlled studies proving efficacy.”

Commenting on the report, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “Only in an environment of absolute criminal prohibition would this or any administration purport to the public that it is acceptable to allow no more than fourteen researchers to clinically study a substance consumed by tens of millions of Americans for therapeutic or recreational purposes. This acknowledgement illustrates once again the administration’s supposed commitment to ‘scientific integrity’ does not apply to cannabis.”

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500 or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director at: paul@norml.org.

Medical Marijuana food truck hits Lakers’ victory parade in LA

Marijuana lollipops for sale on Lakers parade route

June 21, 2010 | 10:52 am
  • Lakers' fans cheered Monday during the victory parade in downtown Los Angeles, as a marijuana truck made the rounds on the parade route.
Lakers’ fans cheered Monday during the victory parade in downtown… (Vogel/AP)

In addition to the sales of Lakers paraphernalia and water, some surprising entrepreneurs took to the parade route to sell their wares.

Among them was a mobile truck, Weed World Candies.com, selling marijuana lollipops in hues of orange and blue. (The truck itself is green with a photo mural of young women in bikinis sorting marijuana leaves.)

The assortment included brands of marijuana such as OG Kush and Grand Daddy Perp. The truck’s owner, Bilal Muhammad, said he was recently forced to shut down his store in West Hollywood and had taken his business on the road.

Customers approaching his truck were asked if they had a prescription card allowing them to purchase marijuana and then were handed a free lollipop.

“It’s been working out very well,” he said of business before driving away as police became visible in the distance.

So far, Muhammad was able to work without interruption from police.

— Gale Holland http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/06/marijuana-lollipops-for-sale-on-lakers-parade-route.html

Ron Paul & Hemp for American Farmers:energy efficiency grants

Energy audit [Economist articles in description – Ron Paul mentioned in one] A video consisting of an US Government history lesson about hemp which leads into an argument for hemp and then Ron Paul’s Hemp legislation. Hemp has the potential to be a huge boon for American farmers and the US economy all while helping the environment and improving US security by lowering our reliance on foreign oil…and Ron Paul is the only candidate in favor of legislation to allow American Farmers to grow it. Music Artist – The Whitest Boy Alive Song – Golden Cage (Economist – 6/23/07) Nowadays farmers are banned from growing hemp without a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which usually refuses to grant one. So many hemp products in America—food, lotions, clothing, paper and so forth—are imported from China or Canada, where farmers have been allowed to grow hemp commercially since 1998. Hemp grows so easily that few pesticides or even fertilisers are needed. “Feral” hemp is said to grow by the roadside in Iowa and Nebraska. Barbara Filippone, owner of a hemp fabric company called Enviro Textiles, says demand has rocketed—sales are growing by 35% a year. Nutiva, a California-based hemp company that sells hemp bars, shakes and oils, saw sales rise from under $1m three years ago to $4.5m last year. “Hemp is the next soy,” predicts John Roulac, Nutiva’s founder. American farmers would love to grow hemp. North Dakota, which in 1999 became the first state to allow industrial hemp energy saving

 

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Cafe Vale Tudo New Prop 215 Flowers Video

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Lake Forest, Ca
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Graphic: BudGenius

Artificial-Intelligence Software “BudGenius” Correlates Chemical Analysis with Online Patient Feedback

BudGenius.com, a social networking website and medical marijuana testing laboratory (now there’s a 21st Century combination for you!), says it has developed technology to predict therapeutic effects for thousands of marijuana strains by combining scientific data and crowd-sourced reviews.
Patients throughout California use the online service to select cannabis individually rated for pain relief, sleep aid, anxiety relief, nausea treatment, appetite stimulation, and mood modification. BudGenius says it plans to extend treatment options to target cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s within a year.
Patients search online at BudGenius.com to find locally available marijuana treatments that meet their requirements. Patients are also given the option to visit participating dispensaries and review onsite educational materials.

Dispensaries aid medicine selection by displaying BudGenius identification cards alongside each marijuana strain. Each card appears similar to a driver’s license, containing a photo, therapeutic effects matrix, potency ratings, and an expiration date. All cards are sealed with a tamper-proof hologram to ensure authenticity.
“Senior citizens and patients new to cannabis face an uphill battle in sifting through myth and rumor to educate themselves on selecting the proper type of marijuana for their needs,” said Angel Stanz, cofounder and president of BudGenius.com. “With dispensaries carrying a dynamic medicine catalog upwards of 20 products, often changing every two weeks, there is no system in place for caregivers to make a fully informed recommendation to patients.
“BudGenius provides a much-needed solution with a rating system powered by science, crowd-sourced reviews, and an intelligent engine constantly reevaluating data patterns,” Stanz said.
The BudGenius process begins with a gas chromatography analysis to determine the active chemicals contained within each marijuana plant. This produces results in both potency levels and chemical ratios.
Test results are then compared against previous scientific trial data and crowd-sourced reviews that match similar strain properties. Using this information BudGenius produces the most likely effect ratings based upon its gathered information.
In just more than six months of operation, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, according to BudGenius.
“The services that BudGenius has provided lends validation to our craft,” said a representative from Humboldt County Housewives, a select group of northern California gardeners. “We believe that BudGenius is helping pave the way to conscious medical administration.”
While Stanz said he feels BudGenius has set a foundation that could soon begin identifying effective treatments for critical illnesses, he recognizes that there is more work to be done. For instance, BudGenius is only testing for three cannabinoids out of many that exist in marijuana.
“We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of what’s possible,” Stanz said. “Pharmaceuticals and traditional medical research often focus on a micro scale by isolating individual chemicals. However, the marijuana plant is a macro organism with hundreds of interrelated compounds bearing synergistic effects.
“The interrelationships could take decades to discover by following a conventional path,” Stanz said. “We’re harnessed the power of the most valuable resource available — thousands of willing human test subjects.
“By correlating exact chemical ratios with patient observations, we’re in the beginning stages of becoming a Physician’s Desk Reference for available medical marijuana,” Stanz said.
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