Oklahomans To Decide In Two Weeks On Providing Medical Marijuana…

Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday, June 26, on State Question 788 — a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients.

Under the proposed plan, licensed medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to six mature plants, and may possess personal use quantities of marijuana flower, edibles, or infused concentrates.

According to polling data released in May, Oklahoma voters support the passage of State Question 788 by a margin of nearly 2 to 1. Public support for the measure has largely held steady, even in the face of growing, organized opposition from members of law enforcement and certain business leaders. State lawmakers also attempted to preempt the initiative by passing legislation to significantly limit its scope and purpose, but that effort was eventually tabled in April.

Under state law, the possession of any amount of cannabis is classified as a criminal offense — punishable by up to a year in prison. Engaging in cannabis sales is punishable by up to life in prison. According to a study released earlier this week, Oklahoma’s incarceration rate is 1,079 per 100,000 people — the highest rate in the United States.

If Oklahoma voters pass SQ 788 in two weeks, it will become the 31st state to legalize the possession and use of cannabis by authorized patients.

 

 

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Patterns of medicinal cannabis use, strain analysis, and substitution effect among patients with migraine, headache, arthritis, and chronic pain in… – PubMed – NCBI

BACKGROUND:

Medicinal cannabis registries typically report pain as the most common reason for use. It would be clinically useful to identify patterns of cannabis treatment in migraine and headache, as compared to arthritis and chronic pain, and to analyze preferred cannabis strains, biochemical profiles, and prescription medication substitutions with cannabis.

METHODS:

Via electronic survey in medicinal cannabis patients with headache, arthritis, and chronic pain, demographics and patterns of cannabis use including methods, frequency, quantity, preferred strains, cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and prescription substitutions were recorded. Cannabis use for migraine among headache patients was assessed via the ID Migraine™ questionnaire, a validated screen used to predict the probability of migraine.

RESULTS:

Of 2032 patients, 21 illnesses were treated with cannabis. Pain syndromes accounted for 42.4% (n = 861) overall; chronic pain 29.4% (n = 598;), arthritis 9.3% (n = 188), and headache 3.7% (n = 75;). Across all 21 illnesses, headache was a symptom treated with cannabis in 24.9% (n = 505). These patients were given the ID Migraine™ questionnaire, with 68% (n = 343) giving 3 “Yes” responses, 20% (n = 102) giving 2 “Yes” responses (97% and 93% probability of migraine, respectively). Therefore, 88% (n = 445) of headache patients were treating probable migraine with cannabis. Hybrid strains were most preferred across all pain subtypes, with “OG Shark” the most preferred strain in the ID Migraine™ and headache groups. Many pain patients substituted prescription medications with cannabis (41.2-59.5%), most commonly opiates/opioids (40.5-72.8%). Prescription substitution in headache patients included opiates/opioids (43.4%), anti-depressant/anti-anxiety (39%), NSAIDs (21%), triptans (8.1%), anti-convulsants (7.7%), muscle relaxers (7%), ergots (0.4%).

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Florida: Court Strikes Down Legislative Ban On Medical Cannabis Smoking

A Florida Circuit Court judge ruled today that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis in private by qualified patients is unconstitutional.

Lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A — which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Specifically, SB 8A prohibited the possession of marijuana “in a form for smoking” and barred the use of herbal cannabis except in instances where it is contained “in a sealed tamper-proof receptacle for vaping.” Seventy-one percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 in November 2016.

Backers of Amendment 2, including the group Florida for Care and longtime medical activist Cathy Jordan, challenged the ‘no smoking’ ban — arguing that lawmakers improperly sought to overrule the will of the electorate. Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers today ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.

“Section 381.986, Florida Statutes (2017) unconstitutionally restricts rights that are protected in the Constitution, and so the statutory prohibition against the use of smokeable marijuana permitted by [a] qualifying patient is declared invalid and unenforceable,” the judge ruled. “Qualifying patients have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for [the] treatment of their debilitating medical condition as recommended by their certified physicians, including the use of smokable marijuana in private places.”

NORML has long argued against regulations that limit or restrict patients’ access to whole plant herbal cannabis. Many patients seeking rapid relief from symptoms do not benefit from cannabis-infused pills, tinctures, or edibles because they possess delayed onset compared to inhaled cannabis and are far more variable in their effects.

NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano

“This ruling is a victory for Florida voters and, in particular, Florida’s patient community,” NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “These legislatively enacted restrictions arbitrarily sought to limit patients’ choices in a manner that violated the spirit of the law, and cynically sought to deny patients the ability to obtain rapid relief from whole-plant cannabis in a manner that has long proven to be relatively safe and effective.”

 

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS COMPOUND CBD IS THE ADVIL OF THE CANNABIS PLANT

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly becoming one of the most well-known compounds found within the cannabis plant. Unlike it’s even more popular counterpart THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not give consumers the “high” that recreational cannabis gives. CBD instead is a non-psychoactive anti-inflammatory compound that is increasingly being used as a mainstream medicinal substance.

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is one of the many present cannabinoid compounds found within the plant. It is found at lower levels than THC is in most recreationally grown cannabis, though recently, high CBD strains like Charlotte’s Web are seeing more popular demand. A strain like Charlotte’s Web, which was developed specifically for a child who was suffering from epilepsy, is perfect for those who believe in and enjoy the medicinal benefits of cannabis but do not want to experience any psychoactive effects. Though these strains are much harder to genetically engineer and grow, they are becoming much more popular as more information about the benefits of CBD becomes public knowledge.

USES OF CBD

The cannabis plant has been used for centuries as a medicine but only recently has research about CBD become mainstream. There are many scientifically studied benefits of CBD. Generally, CBD has an anti-inflammatory profile that makes it good for healing and recovery.

More specifically, studies have found CBD as an effective treatment for such afflictions as epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, and even anxiety. Dr. Robert Carson, an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, has stated, “In children, especially those with autism spectrum disorders, this may manifest as improved interactions with others.”

CONSUMER CAUTION IS WARRANTED

Though CBD has been proven to be effective in treating certain diseases, users of the compound must be weary of what they are using and where they are getting it. A report released Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that products falsely labeled as CBD, sickened as many as 52 people from October through January. According to the CDC report, “more than half of the 52 possible cases either tested positive for a synthetic compound called 4-CCB or reporting using a product called Yolo CBD Oil, samples of which contained the synthetic instead of authentic CBD.”

The mislabeling, whether intentional or not, of cannabis products is directly linked to the government’s timidity regarding cannabis legalization. The inability to regulate a product deemed federally illegal allows for cannabis product manufacturers to avoid a strict testing process that would weed out any mislabeled or dangerous products.

CANNABIS COMPOUND CBD HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE

CBD has only very recently gained mainstream acceptance. Due to decades of relative obscurity, there are far fewer CBD products and strains then there are high-THC products on the market. Hopefully through legalization and eventually stringent regulatory processes, more people will be exposed to the non-psychoactive health benefits of CBD.

 

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson University is creating the largest medical marijuana patient database on the planet

Thomas Jefferson University and ioVita are creating a database that aims to empower medical marijuana patients by building a community. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia is now creating what they’re anticipating will become the largest medical marijuana patient database in the world. Researchers at the university are looking to recruit 100,000 medical cannabis patients from across the country to participate.

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Lazy, Self-Serving, Incompetent MPs Decide To Blame Drug Consumers For The Consequences Of Their Failed Policies.

Peter Reynolds

David Gauke MP, Justice Secretary

This is the latest propaganda and falsehood in the war on drugs. According to David Gauke MP who is the justice secretary, James Cleverly MP, Dr Sarah Wollaston MP and Cressida Dick , the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it’s our fault, people who consume drugs, that their failed policies have created a gigantic criminal market which uses violence in its turf wars and takes no responsibility for the quality or safety of its products.

James Cleverly MP

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP

These arrogant fools expect to sit in their ivory towers, issue edicts as to what we may or may not put into our own bodies and expect us to comply as well-behaved, dutiful, worker drones.

Their first duty in government is to protect us and they are failing abysmally.  They should be creating safe, regulated drugs markets where people can buy what they want in…

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Expo Canapa Sud: buona la prima – DolceVita

La fiera siciliana è stata letteralmente invasa dai visitatori, curiosi e nuovi imprenditori del settore; che si sono ritrovati all’interno dell’area tematica dedicata del complesso fieristico, Le Ciminiere (Catania). Una fiera nella fiera, dedicata ai molteplici utilizzi della canapa, dall’innovativo mercato della bioedilizia, fino al recente sviluppo del mercato delle infiorescenze, passando ai workshop incentrati sull’utilizzo terapeutico di questa pianta.

Noi di Dolce Vita eravamo presenti in qualità di Media Partner dell’evento. Tra gli stand espositivi particolare è stata l’affluenza e l’interesse dei visitatori per i rivenditori di infiorescenze di cannabis light.

Ripartire dalla terra e dalla canapa, quindi, e porre le basi per una rivoluzione agricola che punta al progresso e al sano vivere. La Sicilia ha risposto bene, dimostrando ancora una volta di aver sete di riscatto e consapevolezza delle proprie potenzialità.

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(GOV) DO NOT tell me that there is no evidence to say that Cannabis has Medical Value! How long will mankind have to suffer for sins of the people who put into action this genocide against us?

U.S. Marijuana Party Kentucky

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I am not a “legalizer”. I will hold out for “repeal” of the Treaties and Statutes which made the cannabis plant “controlled schedule I” – to begin with – to grow on my own property, and consume in the manner in which I see fit, for myself AND my family. No one has the right to take what God has put forth on this Earth for our use as humans. No one has a right to tell me what I can treat my children’s illnesses with, providing I am not physically harming them. The Government does the most harm to children, not the parents, though we have been told differently…

THIS is why our rights as human beings have been destroyed:

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO…

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