Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
In reporting made public today by Buzzfeed News: “The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug as a national threat.”
Those who seek to maintain the oppressive policies of cannabis criminalization and undo our progress need to realize that reform is inevitable. We have come way too far over the last several decades for them to counteract the hearts and minds of millions of Americans (including you!) who support our work.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been a lifelong advocate for the failed policies of the ‘Just Say No’ era — which has resulted in the arrests of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens who possessed personal use amounts of marijuana.
If these bureaucrats possessed any sincerity whatsoever, they would be clamoring to support the recently introduced, bipartisan ‘Marijuana Data Collection Act’, which tasks the National Academy of Sciences to compile an unbiased, comprehensive federal report on the effects of various state experiments with medical and retail marijuana regulation.
When NORML was founded in late 1970, only 12% of the country supported legalizing marijuana; 88% were opposed to our goals. After decades of hard work by thousands of committed advocates like you, we have gradually won the hearts and minds of a majority of the public.
Now, in an era where 31 states regulate marijuana sales and where more six out of ten voters endorse legalizing the plant’s use by adults, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or cultural perspective to try to put this genie back in the bottle. It is high time that members of Congress take action to deschedule marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and comport federal law with majority public opinion and the plant’s rapidly changing legal and cultural status.
The NORML Team
I am a sustaining member of NORML and always pester my Communist “representatives,” who are most definitely part of the problem.
Please help if you can. This plant is vital for its medicinal prowess and the fact that it can give a real jump start to the economy.
I hope you feel like this lovely girl must do for a smile like that. I am not quite that happy, especially as I messed up earlier (social boneheaded idiot, you know), but I am doing pretty well for a welcome change.
This is due to my discovery that setting my environmental controls in a certain way allows me to have once again, the bizarre dreams that I used to when I quit cigarettes years ago and when I had run out of ganja. I had chain smoked it and it shut off my dreaming. I hadn’t even realized, to be honest, which I find unusual.
I think if I can discipline myself to not chain it, I could enjoy the wonderfulness of the gift God’s given us again without the dulling. I had never noticed any dulling before, but then again I’d never done it like that before.
My dreams can really be out there. My Type II has me getting up every so often to pee but the dreams can usually be continued through much of the night. Which is fantastic.
Another result of the change is that my periods of sleep between interruptions has increased in duration, which, naturally, is fabulous. Feeling the positive effects of that, too.
The awesomeness knows no bounds.
Oh. Yes. Sorry!
The environmental change was turning the A/C off at night so it was not noticeably cold in the room but not warm enough to sweat. Also turned off the path directing fan in the living room, for noise and the bedroom fan to low, also for noise.
Yet another medical benefit has been found!
Stolen from my interweb hangout:
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posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 08:27 AM
Old mice suddenly had “young” brains after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. The discovery has huge potential for people with diseases like Alzheimer’s
Learning and memory functions improved dramatically
We had previously observed that the endocannabinoid tone declines as we age, so the levels of endogenous substances decrease in older individuals. And this means they’re present inside our bodies to begin with. So what the plant compound does is just mimic our endogenous compounds.
Scientists have made a very interesting finding regarding the link between marijuana and brain function. It appears that ingestion of THC rejuvenates cognitive ability lost due to age. THC was administered to old mice who would normally have lowered cognitive ability, which caused the mice to be mentally rejuvenated and able to function on the same level as younger mice who were in their prime.
It’s clear to me that we need to be doing more formal studies on the medical benefits of marijuana and its compounds, especially since our bodies possess an endocannabinoid system designed to use compounds just like THC.
Hey, it’s a gift from God. It has been in use for thousands of years and is often found buried with ancient remains to ease the journey.
We can learn a lot from that.
Marihuana ¬ Oscar Chavez
Published on Apr 6, 2009
Pretty darn lively, eh?!
I hope it is a positive message!
Oscar Chávez Marihuana
Mario Téllez cantautor
Published on Mar 31, 2016
Final del Concierto transmitido por el canal 22-1, desde la Plaza de la República de la Cd. de México, el día 200316, festejando el cumpleaños de Oscar Chávez …
Oscar Chavez – La Marihuana
Published on Mar 30, 2008
Oscar Chavez – La Marihuana
The link goes to a petition at the White House.
Orange is the new black.
My 94 year old aunt laughed when I told her what happened today. That’s significant, let me tell you. But I have a feeling it will be alright in the end.
Hemp played a big role in our industry and economy until some timber corporations got involved.
For making money it is simply awesome as it is a freaking weed fer crissake… we could just use trees for guitars n stuff. Woohoo!
Fantastic news straight from the world renowned Salk Institute … straight from the “pages” of Leafly Marijuana Reviews!
Scientists at the Salk Institute labs in San Diego have published preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in cannabis can remove amyloid beta, the toxic protein most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Officials at the Salk Institute cautioned that the results, published in the June issue of the journalAging and Mechanisms of Disease, shouldn’t be taken as a sign that cannabis is a panacea for Alzheimer’s. The studies were conducted in neurons grown in a laboratory, and may eventually offer insight into the role inflammation plays in the disease. The Salk Institute’s work could end up providing clues about developing novel therapeutics for the disorder.
“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s,” said David Schubert, the study’s senior author, “we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that leads to memory loss and can seriously impair a person’s ability to carry out daily tasks. According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects more than 5 million Americans, is the nation’s most common cause of dementia, and is a leading cause of death. Alarmingly, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is expected to triple during the next 50 years.
It has long been known that amyloid beta accumulates within the nerve cells of the aging brain well before the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and plaques, according to the Salk Institute. Amyloid beta is a major component of the plaque deposits — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s — but the precise roles of amyloid beta and the plaques it forms remain unclear.
In the study published last month, Salk researchers found that high levels of amyloid beta were associated with cellular inflammation and higher rates of neuron death. They found that exposing the cells to THC reduced the amyloid beta protein levels and eliminated the inflammatory response by nerve cells.
“Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but it has always been assumed that this response was coming from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves,” said Antonio Currais, a postdoctoral researcher in Schubert’s laboratory and the first author of the paper.
The human brain has receptors that can be activated by endocannabinoids, lipid molecules produced by the body and used to send intercellular signals in the brain. THC, a phytocannabinoid (that is, a cannabinoid produced by a plant) can activate the same brain receptors.
The current study is one of many looking into how to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s. Physical activity also results in the production of endocannabinoids, and some studies have shown that exercise may slow the progression of the disease. As Schubert emphasized, his team’s findings were conducted in exploratory laboratory models, and any future use of THC-like compounds as therapy would need to be tested in clinical trials.
I could not help but post this as I see the ravages of this terrible disease every day all day and then all night.
The plant is truly a gift from God.
Of this there can be no doubt.
This post is related to a recent post on this blog.
The featured documentary is three years old now and the happenings even older, but, I don’t think that’s an issue. Don’t think you will, either!
Run From the Cure – The Rick Simpson Story (Full)
Published on Oct 23, 2013
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“They let the genie out of the bottle with this one, and the big money can’t put it back in.”
A Film By Christian Laurette – After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge – curing and controlling literally hundreds of people’s illnesses… but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine – leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments – and leaving Rick with unconsitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana!
Canada is in the middle of a CANCER EPIDEMIC! Meet the people who were not allowed to testify on Rick’s behalf at the Supreme Court of Canada’s Infamous Rick Simpson Trial on September 10, 2007… INCLUDING A MAN WHO WAS CURED OF TERMINAL CANCER USING HEMP OIL!
IF YOU SEE ONLY ONE DOCUMENTARY THIS YEAR… MAKE IT THIS ONE!
This plant truly is a miracle in every sense of the word.
Here is the second edition!
Run from the Cure 2014 Updated – The Rick Simpson Story Second Edition
Published on Jun 27, 2014
This video film is used with the kind permission of Mr. Rick Simpson. A wonderful man who re-discovered the cure for all dis-eases including Cancer from a plant that is in nature.
Are we being lied to by all of OUR servants?
For more information have a look here http://phoenixtears.ca/
Also see http://www.bravemykayla.com/ For PROOF! of Leukemia cured.
If it makes you happy then use it and spread it far and wide to those that love you and those that don’t. It is always you choice! For is it not?. 4 Are We Knot All One?
Be well All – You ARE ALL Loved – Love from All that is – is U
Hey, more Peace, eh?