Mendocino’s 99 Program: Feds Back Off Demand To Know Medical Marijuana Growers Identities | Marijuana.com
Mendocino County officials and the medical marijuana patients once participating in the 99 program, can breathe a deep sigh of relief this morning. Apparently Melinda Hagg, the Northern California’s US Atty. Gen., or one of her superiors had an epiphany. And it was during this moment of utter clarity, that it was decided chasing after County compliant patients, in a state that voted for medical marijuana, was less than a good idea.
Phoenix Tears, Run From The Cure, The Rick Simpson Story, Hemp Oil
My name is Rick Simpson. I have been providing people with instructions on how to make Hemp Oil medicines for about 8 years. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge hemp has always been used as a political and religious football.
The current restrictions against hemp were put in place and maintained, not because hemp is evil or harmful, but for big money to make more big money, while we suffer and die needlessly. Look at a proposal such as this; if we were allowed to grow hemp in our back yards and cure our own illnesses, what do you think the reaction of the pharmaceutical industry would be to such a plan? Many large pharmaceutical companies that still exist today sold hemp based medicines in the 1800′s and early 1900′s. They knew then what I have recently found out. Hemp oil if produced properly is a cure-all that the pharmaceutical industry can’t patent.
Two years a go I contacted the Liberals, the Conservatives and the New Democratic Party about this situation. I also provided them with evidence to backup what I was saying. No one lifted a finger, in most cases I was lucky to get a reply. I contacted the R.C.M.P. along with many other organizations and Public Interest TV shows, with little or no response.
Why are all these people trying to avoid such a simple truth? If I am in some way wrong in what I have been saying then I invite the system to come and prove it. I would be happy to put on a public demonstration of what this oil can do. That would answer this question for the Canadian public once and for all. It seems unbelievable that we have a law in Canada that will not allow us to cure our own diseases with a natural herbal remedy.
While much of the evidence for the effectiveness of Hemp is reports from patients and doctors, it is important to realize that this reporting leads to restrictions of drugs and their withdrawal from the market. Such was the case with doctors reporting the birth defects from Thalidomide and heart problems with the Fen-Phen combination of drugs. Further reports led to new uses for Thalidomide as a drug to treat leprosy rather than morning sickness. Anecdotal evidence (reports and observation by patients or doctors) usually indicates to a doctor that a treatment or drug should be altered, discontinued or changed.
In addition to the evidence, much research has been done and a list of a few of the researchers and their papers or publications is here. [Penicillin was approved for use with less experience and data than is available on the effectiveness of Hemp – only six patients].
The results of the cases can be readily replicated by any practitioner, medical or otherwise, anywhere, to cure malignant melanomas and more importantly, save lives. The topical application of hemp oil salves or balms helps to control or cure various skin conditions. Taken orally, the oil tends to seek out and destroy cancer cells in the body, but as with any drug, too much can cause side effects; most notable with hemp oil is drowsiness. Unlike opiates and their derivatives, hemp oil is not addictive.
For those who may find it incredible that the medical establishment would ignore or even disdain such research we remind the reader that the history of the medical establishment includes examples of mule-like stubbornness, incompetence, mediocrity, greed, arrogance, and stupidity. Consider the case of Dr. Ignas Semmelweis:
In 1847, Dr. Semmelweis, a respected Hungarian physician who was concerned about the high mortality rate of women giving birth in hospital, instituted a procedure at one hospital whereby doctors washed and disinfected their hands before delivering babies. Immediately, the mortality rate dropped from THIRTY percent to near zero. Seven other hospitals followed suit with similar results.
The European medical establishment recognized Dr. Semmelweis’s achievement by blocking his applications for further research funds, vilifying and ostracizing him, and, ultimately, causing him to lose his prestigious positions at maternity hospitals. In America, the newly formed American Medical Association added insult to injury by threatening to revoke the license of any doctor caught washing his hands. Dr. Semmelweis was so distressed that women continued to die that he suffered a mental breakdown that eventually led to his death in 1865.
Don’t expect a doctor working inside the system to buck the system. The risks are still too great! The advice she or he offers you is controlled by the large medical industry that makes its money from expensive cancer fighting drugs and treatments. It is an industry that doesn’t look favorably on natural supplements or other cancer treatments that they cannot patent or make a large profit from. Years from now the current conventional cancer treatments used by doctors will on the whole be viewed in the same light that we view the old medical practice of blood letting to cure illnesses.
Marijuana Stocks: Don’t Be a Dope, Risk Is High Says Brown | Breakout – Yahoo! Finance
Marijuana advocates hope this will help legitimize a massive criminal industry nationwide. While the Feds are grumbling about the States taking it upon themselves to ignore Federal laws, the trend is inexorable; pot is going to be legal and once it is, it will be huge business.
Homepage of truth: the Anti-drugwar by Brian C. Bennett
It’s Not About Legalizing Drugs — It’s About Correcting a Terrible Mistake
Thank you for stopping by. What you’ll find here is the easiest to use and most complete collection of official government data, historic media reporting, and above all else, better context to create a more accurate and complete picture about drug use and its impacts on our society. I use only the best, most accurate and most complete US Government source data available. The claims being made in the drug war debate can only be properly evaluated if the underlying data can be easily found and examined. So here it is: look at it, use it, and tell other people about what you learn.
My intent is to provide a truly encyclopedic presentation and analysis of the drug war that is easy for the average person to really understand. Everything we are being told about the drugs and the drug users is based on fear, being grossly distorted, and is being presented by our government devoid of any truly useful context. Our nation has been at this for 100 years — but it’s a battle against biology that can never actually be “won.” It is a sign of intelligence to learn from experience. To that end, rather than producing another 100 years of the same thing, we clearly need to reconsider our approach to this issue. Indeed, even those once charged with waging the war are saying that we need to stop. They were on the front lines: we need to listen to them. I recommend you read a few books too — the situation is far worse than you may realize.
We can forgive our long dead ancestors for starting this war, but we can in no way forgive those who press for its continuation. Don’t simply believe what you hear and read — look at all of the data yourself. You don’t have to be “pro-drug” to help put an end to the drug war. I hope you’ll spend some time perusing the site so you can see it all for yourself — and tell other people. Learn the truth: it should make you anti-drugwar too!
Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Introduced In Congress
NEW YORK — Republicans and Democrats in Congress are coming together in defense of states’ rights — and marijuana.
Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Friday to protect marijuana users and businesses from federal prosecution when they are following state laws. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would shield both medical and recreational pot users.
Oregon: DEA Seizes Medical Marijuana Patient Records For Federal Investigation | Hemp News
The fears of some medical marijuana patients that state patient registries could be used against them appear, unfortunately, to have been well-founded. A federal search warrant forced the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to hand over patient records, according to recently discovered court papers.
As Marijuana Acceptance Grows – The DEA Reports Busted Grow Ops Drop By 60% | Marijuana.com
As marijuana revenues are projected to cultivate strong gains over the coming years, a new report shows marijuana cultivation busts have nosedived by nearly 60%.
Back in the heady days of 2009 2010, when busting marijuana growers was still considered a great federal jobs program, the DEA was responsible for harvesting over 10 million plants [albeit prematurely]. Now, fast-forward to 2012, after Colorado and Washington’s voters fired up their recreational marijuana laws. We see those pesky pot eradication numbers drop to well below 4 million plants pulled by the Drug Enforcement Administration, or their local counterparts.
From that peak of over 10 million, the Drug Enforcement Administration said the number of marijuana plants eradicated dropped to 6,735,511 in 2011 and 3,933,950 in 2012, just a fraction of the 9 million marijuana plants the DEA had hoped to destroy.
DEA officials attribute the decline in part to the state of California, declaring in the agency’s 2014 budget proposal that California’s financial constraints resulted in “the decreased availability of local law enforcement personnel to assist in eradication efforts.” [Ha!]