I’m a professional making over $100k a year and I smoke lots of high-grade marijuana every single day. Is this unusual? Are there others like me?

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Hello, I just found this post, and I couldn’t help myself but to add a comment!

I have used Cannabis all of my adult life and am grateful for it. I have major depression and anxiety along with other health problems which I wont elaborate on here. However, none of them were caused by Cannabis and most came before it.

I am not an “educated” person, as I only have a High School Diploma. I worked in clerical/secretarial/office positions until I was 33 full time and after that part time and I also had 2 children. I learned a lot from working – that is where most of my education came.

With that meager education I managed to bring together a little piece of the World called – “The U.S. Marijuana Party”. I own and maintain the websites and am the organizer. I have 20+ blogs, websites which “Fight for…

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5 Diseases Marijuana Treats Better Than Prescription Drugs

We can all pretty much agree at this point that big pharama isn’t interested in curing people but interested in making money and having more customers. Our goal is to educated the world on the many great benefits marijuana has to offer. Here is a list of 5 diseases marijuana will actually treat more efficiently then the poison made by big pharma.

1. Epilepsy – The side effects of commonly prescribed epilepsy medications are enough to cause concern and seek alternative treatment in and of themselves.

Loss of appetite, exhaustion and depression are all related to popular prescription drugs like Clonazepam, Felbamate, Phenobarbital, Primidone and Tiagabine.

New studies are even revealing links between these prescriptions and psychoses. Marijuana however, can increase deteriorating appetites and aid restless users.

Also, depression is one of the commonly treated conditions marijuana  is known to enhance, so there’s lesser fear of increased risks.

2. Cancer – Not only does marijuana actually kill cancer cells, it inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors from the start. Cannabinoids actively attack these diseased cells, protecting users from experiencing more and more complications due to the illness.

Research has discovered that marijuana can actually deactivate the gene responsible for metastasizing cells into cancer, effectively ending the need for harsh radiation or chemotherapy treatments.

While marijuana might not be an end-all solution to cancer, scientists are positive its proactive properties slow and deteriorate any abnormal growths.

3. ADHD/ADD – The treatments for ADHD and ADD are extremely addictive and habit forming. The chances of prescription drug abuse are much higher than most other medical treatments.

Methamphetamines like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse are dosed out to help quell the added stimulation and increase attention spans.

Adderall and Ritalin are commonly sold on the street as alternative forms of speed. If users do not truly need the medication, it gives them a jolt of energy that can last anywhere from six to eight hours.

Aside from the potential for abuse, these stimulant drugs have shown an increased risk of psychosis, including hallucinations. Marijuana can help to free up excess dopamine that causes the brain to be overstimulated, resulting in the ADHD/ADD diagnosis, without any harmful side effects or the potential for abuse.

4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Prescription drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis are increasingly dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement to patients using the drug Gilenya, stating that the medication led to a substantially increased risk of brain infection.

The problem with many MS treatments is they are designed to block white blood cells from attacking nerves. Normally, white blood cells protect the body from infection and disease.

When they are being blocked by these prescription drugs, they leave users at a much higher risk of developing serious illnesses that could ultimately cause more damage than the MS.

A 50/50 mixture of CBD and THC extracts has been approved in the UK and more than 20 other countries as a safer, more effective treatment of the spasticity and pain associated with MS.

5. Fibromyalgia (FM) – Marijuana has been found to be more effective at relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms than all of the leading prescription drugs.

In a study conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, 1,300 FM patients were asked about their medical treatments. 379 participants admitted to using Marijuana therapy, and of that 379, 62% said the medication was “very effective” at reducing symptoms.

Compare that to the 10% of “very effective” results from Lyrica and Savella, and just 8% from Cymbalta.

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6 Amazing Ways Marijuana Affects Your Body

 

1. Marijuana Modulates Neurotransmitters – Chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters help brain cells (neurons) communicate with each other. Compounds in the marijuana plant engage these neurotransmitters and alter the chemical signaling in your brain.

Psychoactive THC impacts several different neurotransmitters in the brain. However, it’s most famous for producing a spike in feel-good chemical dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for focus, attention, pleasure, pain, and reward.

Non-psychoactive Cannabidiol (CBD) works a bit differently. It modulates the release of a variety of different neurotransmitters. When you have a little too much of something, it can calm the brain down. If you’re too low, it can restore balance and lift your mood.

 

2. Marijuana affects your blood pressure – THC is a vasodilator. This means that it opens up your blood vessels and allows more blood flow. In doing this, it lowers your blood pressure. In fact, this is why you often get red eyes when you consume the herb.

Blood vessels in your eyes have opened up, allowing more blood to flow into the area. This can be highly beneficial for anyone with eye pressure troubles, like glaucoma patients.

3. Sexual under performance in men is possible – In men, marijuana use is associated with delay or trouble with orgasm. This may also be partly caused by the interaction between marijuana compound and male sex hormones like testosterone.

Some animal research has shown that testosterone spikes and dips while you’re high and then returns to normal later on.

Similarly to women, there are many things that can throw male sex hormones out of wack. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help ensure that you have the right hormonal balance for you prior to the effects of marijuana.

It’s also important to not that there are a lot of men out there who fully enjoy weed-induced sex. Just make sure not to smoke so much you wind up stuck on the sofa.

 

4. Marijuana heightens your senses – After consuming a little herb, have you noticed that colors look a little brighter? That the smell of food became a little more irresistible? The same blood pressure effects trigger pupil dilation, which makes colors seem a little more vivid than usual.

Animal studies have also shown that THC stimulates the olfactory bulb. This is the scent sensing area of the brain. In mice, these enhanced smelling powers led them directly to food. So, expect heightened visceral awareness from the psychoactive herb.

5. Marijuana makes you really love eating – Ever wonder where the munchies come from? THC binds to the same location as compounds that control appetite and metabolism. When you take in THC, it kicks your metabolism into overdrive.

It jump starts the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin and another hormone called leptin. Incidentally, leptin is responsible for telling your brain when to stop storing calories as fat.

At the same time, the dopamine spike from marijuana makes eating feel absolutely awesome. Dopamine is already released when we eat, but marijuana enhances the whole experience. This makes food taste awesome and wonderful to eat.

6. Marijuana increases your heart rate – Doctors often advise against using marijuana if you have a heart condition. The herb increases your heart rate for up to 3 hours after consumption. Cannabis increases heart rate a little more than sex, and about as much as strenuous exercises. But, speeding up your heart when your blood pressure is lowered can make for a bad time.

Though the plant has not caused any deaths to date, it is thought that your risk of heart attack increases when you consume marijuana. So, be mindful of heart complications when you toke up.

Marijuana is an amazing herb with ample therapeutic potential. These 7 facts are far from a complete representation of the plant.

Yet, for those who are a little canna-curious or are trying to make sense of your experiences, these are the most basic things you need to know.

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44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to maintain their hands-off enforcement position toward states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican lawmaker from California, has spearheaded spending bill amendments that prevent the Justice Department from meddling in medical marijuana states. On Monday, he announced that he is urging the Commerce, Justice and Science committee chiefs to continue that path.

In a letter co-signed by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and 42 other House of Representatives members, Rohrabacher asked the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to include the following language in the fiscal year 2018 spending bill:

 

None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used to enforce federal prohibitions involving the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes that are permitted by the laws of the state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory where the act was committed, or to prevent states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories from implementing their own laws that permit the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.

 

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Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement Policies, Governors…

 

  • United States Attorney General Jeff “Marijuana Consumers Aren’t Good People” Sessions has issued a formal memorandum calling on members of the Justice Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety to “undertake a review of existing policies,” including federal enforcement policies with regard to cannabis.

 

The memo was sent on April 5 to 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice component heads.

  • The Attorney General has requested a report back from task force members by no later than July 27th. You can read the full memo here.The release of this memorandum provides us with a general time frame during which to expect any formal announcements from the new administration with regard to addressing marijuana policy — specifically whether the Justice Department will respect state legalization laws.

    In the interim, members of Congress can remove all of the bite from Jeff Sessions’ bark by approving the bipartisan Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which prevents the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana.

    Speaking recently before Congress, Attorney General Sessions said that his job is to enforce federal law. Let’s change federal law to ensure that our reform victories remain in place, and so that we can build upon these victories in the future.

    CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN SUPPORT OF RESPECTING STATE MARIJUANA LAWS.

    But while the Justice Department contemplates its next move, state politicians are taking action. In recent days, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) issued a letter to the new U.S. Attorney General and to Secretary of Treasury Mnuchin calling on them to uphold the Obama Administration’s largely ‘hands off’ policies toward marijuana legalization, as outlined in the Cole Memo.

    “Overhauling the Cole Memo is sure to produce unintended and harmful consequences,” the governors wrote. “Changes that hurt the regulated market would divert existing marijuana product into the black market and increase dangerous activity in both our states and our neighboring states.”

    Political and social change rarely comes from the top on down, it comes from the bottom up. That is why it is imperative for you to not only contact your federal officials in support of changing policy, but also to continue to push for change at the local and state level.

    Click HERE to view pending federal and state legislation and easily contact your elected officials in support of them.

    Click HERE to find a local NORML chapter in your area and get involved. NORML Kansas City this week successfully placed marijuana decriminalization on their municipal ballot and saw it pass with 71% support. This is the kind of positive change a group of committed volunteer citizens can bring to their communities.

    A people united will never be defeated and together we WILL end marijuana prohibition nationwide.

    2 Responses to “Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement Policies, Governors Fight Back”

    1. Frederick Oppido says:

      We need the courage of our elected officials to undo the travesty known as the War on Drugs that has been unleashed on the American people. It is time to end a policy whose very foundation is based on lies, fear, intimidation, and deceit not scientific credibility. How many more lives will be destroyed for the Crime of Feeling Good? The Crimes Against Humanity that have been unleashed on the American people are no closer to achieving their goals than when this Draconian policy became the law nearly 80 some years ago. It is time for our elected officials to step up and put an end to this American nightmare.
      The only solution is for sensible legislation that ends criminal penalties for the personal or medical use of cannabis where no crimes are committed. Legalize, Regulate, Tax it just like Alcohol and allow citizens the right to make their own decisions in regards too consumption.

    2. Julian says:

      Indeed: how about legalize marijuana worldwide:
      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/new-study-mexican-children-fighting-refractory-epilepsy-with-cbd/

      How ironic that Mexico is importing marijuana from Colorado for their case studies on epilepsy. The Government farm in Mississipi and cartel brick weed have become obsolete as the quality state legal supply from Colorado and soon California floods the market…
      …unless of course youre Dr Sue Sisley who has been fighting to clear the legal hurdles to provide FDA approved cannabis to veterans with PTSD:

      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/mississippis-marijuana-director-defends-cannabis-research-program/

      Sisley has to use the governments “medical” marijuana to comply with Federal law even though it fails a lead test, a mold and a yeast test.

      Perhaps Sessions is kicking the can to US attorneys in July to see if the Rorhabacher-Farr amendment gets renewed this month: or for FDA approval of synthetic marijuana to pay Congress? …or maybe its because he admits keeping the Cole memo is the only option the DOJ can afford regardless?

      Either way, this Disadministration needs to get their message straight.

      Take the recent blunder by the TSA for example:
      http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/04/tsa-speaks-on-this-mornings-medical-marijuana-confusion/

      They posted it was legal to carry weed on carry-on yesterday then abruptly took it off, said “NO” to marijuana on carry-on or checked-in luggage, then told Duke London at Marijuana.com that they “have no regulations on marijuana.” (Right… Which is why you have marijuana regulations written on the TSA website? …)
      For the Love of all that is GREEN and HOLY! Call and write Congress to DO their JOB, stop this insanity and pass the Respect State Marijuana Laws ACT.

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New Marijuana Sleep Aid Spray May Wipe Out Insomnia

The first cannabis pharmaceutical for sleep has arrived. CannRX, a cannabis pharmaceutical company, has recently aligned with accelerator iCAN: Israel-Cannabis to launch a new cannabis-based sleep aid. The construction will be called ican.sleep, and it will be made from an extract of the real herb.

Instead of taking a pill, this sleep aid comes in the form of a spray. The spray contains a unique blend of cannabinoids that are designed to work in harmony to help you sleep.

This sleep aid comes at a time when a wave of new cannabis-based dietary products and pharmaceuticals are hitting the markets.

Recently, another pharmaceutical company, Cannabis Science, Inc. announced the development of a pain patch for fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. A new epilepsy drug, Epidiolex by GW Pharmaceuticals, was successful in recent clinical trials.

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South African Court OKs Marijuana for Home Use

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FILE - A protester carries a marijuana pipe during a march calling for the legalization of cannabis in Cape Town, South Africa, May 7, 2016. On Friday, Western Cape province's High Court ruled that marijuana can now be legally grown and smoked in the privacy of one's home.

JOHANNESBURG —

Last week’s court ruling allowing home use of marijuana has sent South Africa buzzing about the possibility that cannabis will now be widely legal in the Rainbow Nation.

To which pro-marijuana activist Julian Stobbs says: Chill.

Friday’s ruling from the Western Cape province High Court does apply across the nation, but the decision is really more about privacy than it is about pot.

The ruling struck down part of an old law that prohibits private and personal use of marijuana. The ruling still has to be solidified by parliament and pass through the constitutional court, which could take up to two years.

South Africa first criminalized the substance in 1908. Police statistics say that drug-related arrests have recently risen, with just under 260,000 people arrested last year, according to the most recent annual crime report. That’s just over 13 percent of all arrests.

Stobbs and his partner, who…

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Report: Canada to legalize marijuana by July 2018

David Taylor, a spokesman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, declined to comment on the reported timelines. He reiterated a government pledge to unveil a proposed law by spring

By Jen Skerritt and Aoyon Ashraf, Bloomberg News

The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation the week of April 10 to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. David Taylor, a spokesman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, declined to comment on the reported timelines. He reiterated a government pledge to unveil a proposed law by spring.

Shares of Canopy Growth Corp., the first Canadian company with a market value of C$1 billion, making it a marijuana unicorn, rose as much as 11 percent intraday in Toronto, the biggest gain since November 2016. Aurora Cannabis Inc. gained as much as 11 percent, Aphria Inc. rose 6.5 percent, and OrganiGram Holdings Inc. jumped 10 percent.

The value of Canada’s pot stocks have soared amid investor optimism that recreational sales, which Canaccord Genunity Group Inc. said in November could reach C$6 billion in sales annually by 2021, may start as early as 2018. Canopy Growth has seen its share price rise more than 300 percent in the past 12 months, while Aurora has climbed more than 400 percent.

In December, the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation issued a report that recommends the Canadian government regulate the production of marijuana while the provinces control distribution and retail sales.

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INTEGRAZIONE CON CANAPA SATIVA INDUSTRIALE (ALIMENTARE) NEI PROTOCOLLI ONCOLOGICI.

la #cannabis,risulta a tutt’oggi,essere uno dei fitoterapici ad azione chemioterapica e antineoplastica naturale piu’potenti in assoluto.esplica varie azioni che possiamo sintetizzare come segue:

1-antiangiogenesi
2-anticarcinogena
3-citotossica selettiva
4-apoptotica
5-antiproliferativa
6-antimetastatica
7-ipoglicemizzante
8-anti-ipossia
9-antivirale
10-antibatterica
11-immunostimolante e immunosoppressiva (azione duale svolta da alcune singole sostanze,innalzando la concentrazione delle quali,prevale una o l’altra azione)
12-antimicotica
14-stimola la produzione di cellule NK (natural killer)
15-sedativa
16-tonica
17-antidolorifica
18-analgesica
19-anti-colesterolo cattivo
20-antiossidante
ecc ecc.


i principali componenti ad esplicare le azioni terapeutiche sono il #thc,(responsabile anche dell’effetto psicoattivo-psicotropo),i #cbd,(che svolgono attivita’sinergica per certi azioni specialmente antineoplastiche e antibiotiche,ma anche di contrasto,come nel caso dell’effetto mentale provocato dal thc,in parte azzerato dai cbd),e i #terpeni,presenti negli olii essenziali di molte piante,spezie e in alcuni frutti (guarda caso dalla spiccata azione antitumorale).
a seconda delle due varieta’principali,la #indica e la #sativa,e in base al luogo di coltivazione e ad altri fattori quali esposizione alla luce solare ecc,la concentrazione delle tre categorie di componenti principali della cannabis,subisce notevoli cambiamenti.

la indica,e’solitamente piu’ricca in thc e piu’povera in cbd,viceversa,la sativa,anche se ultimamente,grazie alle moderne tecniche di incrocio,si hanno varieta’dalle caratteristiche miste e non piu’distinguibili come la botanica imporrebbe.mi sto riferendo alle varieta’medicinali (bedrocan,bediol,bedica,bedrolite,bedrobinol),che richiedono ricetta medica,ma esiste ancora una netta differenza tra le varieta’utilizzate a livello terapeutico e quelle impiegate nell’industria tessile,alimentare e cosmetica.queste ultime,sono definite varieta’sativa industriale,e per legge,la loro concentrazione di thc,non deve superare un limite ben preciso,che solitamente si attesta attorno allo 0.2%;tanto per fare un paragone,la varieta’medicinale a piu’alto tenore di thc (bedrocan),ha concentrazioni vicine al 22% di thc.sappiamo che il thc,svolge le principali azioni terapeutiche ascritte alla cannabis,tuttavia lo fa meglio se abbinato ai cbd (effetto entourage),coi quali agisce in parte in sinergia come visto,nell’esplicare azioni antineoplastiche,alcune delle quali tipiche proprio dei cbd.or bene,la legge non impone vincoli alla concentrazione di cbd nelle varieta’industriali,poiche’non sono psicoattivi (o meglio,sono leggermente euforizzanti e sadativi).anche sul terreno terpenico la legge non pone obblighi da rispettare,e anche i terpeni esplicano azioni antitumorali degnissime di nota!


come potete vedere dall’analisi del terreno terpenico dell’olio essenziale,ottenuto da fiori della varieta’fotografata (#futura75) di #canapa sativa,la concentrazione di alcuni terpeni terapeutici e’assai apprezzabile.
la canapa sativa,(varieta futura75),contiene #myrcene,presente anche nel mango,nella verbena e nell’erba cipollina.svolge azioni quali quella antimicrobica,antisettica,analgesica,antinfiammatoria,antiossidante,antitumorale (blocca l’azione dei citocromi,le aflatossine-B ed altri promutageni imolicati nella carcinogenesi).il #mircene e’un valido antidepressivo,e agendo sulla permeabilita’della membrana cellulare,permette al thc di raggiungere prima le cellule cerebrali,potenziandone gli effetti.il mircene e’contenuto sia nella varieta’medicinale bedica (indica al 14% di thc),che nella bedrolite (thc basso).proseguendo nell’analisi del terreno terpenico della canapa industriale,troviamo il
#caryophillene,dal tipico odore di limone e balsamo,terpene che ricercano i cani antidroga delle varie unita’cinofile della GDF nell’annusare persone,indumenti e oggetti al vaglio della loro analisi olfattiva.il #cariofillene e’antinfiammatorio,degno di apprezzabili proprieta’antalgiche e anch’esso antitumorale!!
il #terpinolene,e’antinfiammatorio,antiossidante e antiproliferativo.esplica azione sedativa.
l’#humulene,che rappresenta ben il 40% dell’olio essenziale di luppolo,e’un ottimo antinfiammatorio.
e veniamo al #limonene,terpene candidato ad una varieta’infinita di applicazioni terapeutiche,dalla cura dell’aids a quella del cancro.il limonene,incrementa i livelli epatici implicati nella neutralizzazione dei metaboliti cancerogeni e promuove l’enzima #glutation-s-tranferasi,potente detossicante e chelante,preposto all’eliminazione dei metaboliti tossici e cancerogeni.distrugge le cellule tumorali.gli spray al limonene sono utilizzati contro la depressione.anch’esso,come il mircene,agisce aumentando la permeabilita’della membrana cellulare,permettendo al poco o tanto thc presente nella varieta’,di poter raggiunger prima il cervello.
ovviamente nella cannabis medicinale,vi sono ben oltre 15 terpeni ad azione antitumorale,ma anche il terreno terpenico della varieta’industriale e’interessante.
i cbd,si sono dimostrati in grado di esplicare i seguenti effetti:analgesico,antidiabetico-ipoglicemizzante,antiepilettico,antimicrobico,antibiotico,ansiolitico,tonico,sedativo,antispastico,antinfiammatorio,immunosoppressivo,neuroprotettivo,vasodilatatore,antiproliferativo e proapototico in sinergia al thc e ai terpeni.
il costo delle varieta’industriali di canapa,e’risibile se confrontato alle cugine medicinali,e si possono acquistare liberamente,senza ricetta medica,presso i canapai (nel caso della varieta’illustrata in foto,”azienda canapa delle marche”di Matteo Venturini,n.tel 328 8181791),o presso alcune erboristerie quali “l’arcobaleno”di schio di vc,della dottoressa Cristina Gentilin.
specifico che entrambi spediscono i prodotti su tutto il territorio nazionale.
la canapa industriale puo’esser fumata,utilizzata per prepararne tisane,oleoliti,tinture madri,e pietanze.mangiando canapa industriale,si convertono i cbd in thc a livello intestinale,particolare degnissimo di nota!!inoltre,anche la preparazione di oleoliti e resine puo’permettere di estrarre percentuali piu’ alte di thc,rispetto quelle indicate sulla confezione.
laddove i costi elevati delle varieta’medicinali,fossero proibitivi per alcuni malati,la canapa industriale (fiori e/o oleoliti o olio essenziale prodotti con essa),rimane un valido ripiego,come testimoniano i documenti del secolo scorso relativi all’opera del farmacista carlo erba.e’consigliabile sinergizzarne l’azione a quella di altri chemioterapici naturali quali:curcuma,whitania somnifera,aloe,mirra,liquerizia,noce moscata