Who Endorses Medical Marijuana – Fat List

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I would like to provide you with a list of organizations that formally endorse and approve of legalization of marijuana. You are not fully informed. I hope this changes your mind. Leading National and International Medical, Religious, and Legal Organizations Supporting Physician-Supervised Access to Medical Marijuana:

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM),  American Anthropological Association,  The American Bar Association (ABA),  American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),  The American Nurses Association (ANA),  The American Public Health Association (APHA), Arthritis Research Campaign,  British Medical Association,  HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, The Lymphoma Foundation of America (LFA), The National Association for Public Health Policy,  National Black Police Association,  The National Nurses Society on Addictions,  The Episcopal Church,  The Presbyterian Church USA,  The United Church of Christ,  The United Methodist Church’s Board of Church and Society,  The Union of Reform Judaism,  The Unitarian Universalist Association,

State/Local Medical Marijuana Endorsements and…

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Cost for Non-Preventable Drug-Related ER Visits Higher than Preventable Ones

 

Hospitals make more money from drug-related ER illnesses if the emergency could not be avoided. That makes it easier for pharma to push shitty drugs onto the market. The support network is geared to treat the failures of of our medical system. Healthcare is a profit-driven business. Until care is socialized, you can expect profit derived from maintaining a sick system. Why ban drugs that put people in the hospital when this is a form of acceptable treatment?

For example, cops are now carrying OD-reversing heroin medicine, because people can’t afford oxycontin, so they go to dealers to get heroin. It would be better if sick people had more access to legal care. Why should you go to jail for an OD? Why lift the criminal stigma of being addicted to dangerous opiates when local police departments can make money administering medicine = equals more money for drug companies and helps incorporate police departments further into corporate neofeudal arrangements with companies holding the purse strings?

Check here to read about the 93,000 people a year who go to the ER every year to treat drug-related illnesses from psychiatric drugs.

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US Patents on Cannibinoids Contradict DEA Claims

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent #6630507 to the U.S.Health and Human Services filed on 2/2/2001. The patent lists the use of certain cannabinoids found within the cannabis sativa plant as useful in certain neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and HIV dementia.

Since cannabis sativa (marijuana) contains compounds recognized and endorsed by an agency of the U.S. government- Why is it that marijuana remains on the Federal Schedule One list of drugs? The issuance of patent #6630507 is a direct contradiction of the governments own definition for classification of a Schedule 1 drug.        


US Patent 6,630,507Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”…
 
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Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9 THC) solution metered dose inhalers and methods of use
US 6713048 B2
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The present invention provides therapeutic formulations for solutions of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (ΔTHC) to be delivered by metered dose inhalers. The formulations, which use, non-CFC propellants, provide a stable aerosol-deliverable source of ΔTHC for the treatment of various medical conditions, such as: nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy-muscle spasticity; pain; anorexia associated with AIDS wasting syndrome, epilepsy; glaucoma; bronchial asthma; and mood disorders.
 
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A method for the isolation of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) from, Cannabis plant material, wherein delta-9-THC Acid and THC are separately obtained including the steps of extracting the Cannabis plant material, chelating delta-9-THC acid on alumina solid support from cannabis extracts rich in the acid washing of non-acid components of the extract with organic solvents and eluting of the delta-9-THC acid with strong polar solvents.
 
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Smoking Weed With the President of Uruguay

Remarks by the President of the Republic, José Mujica, match your hearing
of April 17, 2014


El discurso de José Mujica, Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay, en la cumbre Río+20

Conferencia de Naciones Unidas por el desarrollo sostenible (20 de junio de 2012)
“We don’t go along with the idea that marijuana is benign, poetic and surrounded by virtues. No addiction is good,” he said. “We aren’t going to promote smokefests, bohemianism, all this stuff they try to pass off as innocuous when it isn’t. They’ll label us old reactionaries. But this isn’t a policy that seeks to expand marijuana consumption. What it aims to do is keep it all within reason, and not allow it to become an illness.”

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At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market.

Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president’s goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household.

Watch more episodes of Weediquette here: http://www.vice.com/weediquette-show

President Jose Mujica on the responsibility of citizens to exercise their rights to civil disobedience to create the forms of liberty that help hold a people together:
But as we are in the framework of this globalizing era where the world shrinks, it intercom increasingly civilization increasingly dependent on internet, since almost 15 years spread, drums beating, theories. Theories that arose with the loincloth to establish…

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Legalization of Marijuana: What Does It Say About the World?

For, oh, 8,000 years or more people were able to freely obtain drugs from apothecaries, shaman, medicine people, doctors, wizards, priests, padres, monks, adventurers, traders, pirates, housewives, flower girls, knobby miscreants with dancing monkeys, sailors, inkeeps, carpet baggers. That’s because people take substances to change their condition. You can create biologically beneficial reactions from breathing, from eating lentils, inhaling vapors from burning medicinal plants, rub salves on your skin, put things up your butt, in your nose, on your lips, dunk yourself in baths of it, bury yourselves up to the neck in things that make you feel good. People want to feel good.

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Drugs just became a way of discriminating against groups of people during the industrial era. Cultural divides manifested in large cities with segregated neighborhoods. Uncritical of the needs of minorities, the cashflow gentry sought to subjugate and dehumanize groups they needed to shit on in order to get a better view of hell on earth. “Climb up on the backs of the bruised. Money’s not one to choose.” – to quote Nine Inch Nails.

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Blame it on their dress, the way they smell, the way they talk, whoever “they” were. Insidiously, groups were routinely herded into churches, into guilds, then into neighborhoods in industrial centers, people pitted against one another like so many competing classes. The drug you used said something about your background, gave you a sense of belonging within a group. It’s like a Roman Sumptuary law, but with the modern, Calvinist twist. Deny pleasure. Deny neighborly inquisitiveness. Deny curiousity, hell, shun it in every form. Act like sheep and stay quiet. Obey.

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But science. To suggest a different way of applying metrics to the movement of the celestial objects seen with the naked eye at night was heresy. You could get burned at the stake, your family exiled, called a sorcerer, a practitioner of the black arts. Meanwhile, double standards of every conceivable kind existed to allow, once again and eternally, that if you were of the “noble” class in the sense of rarely mixing with the weird and the unusual, you could do what you wanted. Corruption leads people astray, power employs the holders of the moral compass to divide and subjugate the socius into distinct groups of laborers with distinct skills, rights and customs. Color of dress, manner of address, it was all…tyranny. But science.

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In the 1930s we had the emergence of the radio. Never before had the world been able to synchronize sentiment, to mobilize vast populace with feeling of urgent unrest, to inflame the ignorant with fear and turn them on one another. Like two farmers fighting over a cow, a lawyer sits at the milking pail, shouting encouragement with both ends. So, carried across great distances, entire towns and cities could get the kind of propaganda and avaricious bullshit needed to move them to do the dirty work the rich so graciously afforded them. But science.

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How often do you actually test the theories in your science books. How often do doctors verify the biological changes that occur with the use of substances? Are they able to create and distribute reproducible systems to measure and validate theory? No. They are shoe salesmen, paid to push shoes. “Here, wear these, they’re fucking trendy as shit”. Do scientists remap the night sky? Nope. To a lesser degree, the great bureaucracy of science helped to carry the egos of a few bright souls, the corpus et animus divided into the camps of the heroic laureates and the vast unwashed. See: high priests and snake oil salesmen. 

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When people are colonized, their culture ripped away, their sanctuaries defiled and razed to support churches built upon their foundations, their gods co-opted and rebranded, like the United States did/continue to do, you have to disrupt their market share, eliminate it. Teepees? Fuck that, let’s clear a forest to build a house for a scrivener who can’t even grow a bushel of winter squash. Extensive knowledge of medicinal plants? Obviously black magic. Ignorance + fear = hatred, and hatred motivates the oppressed to project the tragedy we call history forward, to turn the millstone, crushing the bones of the weak into meal to feed the toothless and craven.

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Ok, a bit much.

But, seriously. Hitler was grateful “that men do not think”. As individuals, we have the power to do tremendous things, but groups are stupid and can be lead like cattle. So the idea is to exclude oneself from a larger percentage, to hold power over resources and rights in order to create dearth and girth where needed. I grew up in the southern United States watching naked racism continue to ruin the lives of people darker than the porch-sitting white bread cretins to eager to take the credit (and money) and none of the blame (and mistreatment) that filled the taxman’s pockets. History is a tragic wheel that seems to keep turning faster and faster. But science.

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When people become critical of their social group, they can apply tools of reason, methods of measurement in order to predict, observe, report actions and results, and adjust the scope and quality of pressure upon a social group to exact certain results. So, say I need to jail all the Chinese people and deport them after making them build the railroads and dig out all the tin and iron and gold from the mines. I just declare their medicine to be bad. I declare the methods they use unsound, but i don’t have to prove a fucking thing because to the receptive ears of the cowpeople lowing in the fields, to most nitwits, you just tell them that’s the way it is and hand out the paychecks. They’ll shut up and get in line.

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But, the erosive effects of social inequality begin to draw more than the dark-skinned into the trenchant horror of the American DOJ system, it colluded with industrial interests in Europe to outlaw certain commodities and use laws of interdiction (of custom, of cultural importance and therefore historical value) not unlike the way Sumptuary Laws were used to get people to know they’re place. To stay within their class, their group, their neighborhood. Pit them against one another and milk it. To not blaspheme the magic incantations and rituals needed to convince someone or someones that the veil placed over their eyes did not obscure the view of the mind inside. it’s customary. Like public hangings. It’s customary, like stocks. It’s customary to act like a territorial animal and prey upon the weak. Unless you are the prey, the weak. Then it’s customary to tell the disengaged effete noble classes wrapped up in the march of technical nomenclature that defines and IDs their group that their brand of bullshit is no longer tolerable. There’s always someone able to help create revolutions that give back to people control over their own time, their own bodies, but keeping that notion of freedom and liberty, that pursuit of liberty alive, because by degrees, like leprosy, corruption tends to be most thorough when it rots away the entire host with seemingly glacial slowness. If Germany hadn’t been ass-raped in WWI there would’ve never been a Hitler. Nazis were a response to the central banking system sticking their blood funnels into their faces for twenty years. And the Germans obeyed. They were encouraged to turn against one another, and that’s a weakness.

Uncritical acceptance of tyranny is an exploitable commodity. It’s lie doublespeak. Whenever I hear the phrase “drugs and alcohol” I want to just shit dead popes over and over, just have them parade from my dirty rectum like an All Fool’s Day parade. We build our prisons like an expanding nautilus, a spineless creäture feeding on the detritus of lost hopes.

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God damn stupid Drug War clock is ticking.  The numbers on the clock mean nothing. History is an illusion.

So I hope my home state of Pennsylvania legalizes weed this weak because we’re about to go broke subsidizing the tyranny of our own commonwealth, incarcerating our neighbors and yoking them to an untenable way of life consuming processed industrial foodstuffs, working for less and less, rotting inside spiritually, hoping to be told it’s all okay. And everyone knows things are not okay.

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Things are fucked up and bullshit. The Liberty Bell is cracked. Time to make some fucking noise, already. Ride the lightning! 

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Face Palm: Marijuana Edition, starring Michael Botticelli

Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, on the job since November 2012, (back when people voted that  weed was okay in Colorado) admits weed was less dangerous than alcohol. 

Because science is different than tyranny. Because people are tired of the failed drug policy. Because the past year has hosted a tsunami of face palms, from NSA spying, to banks laundering cartel money and rigging the game, the idea that someone within the ranks of the White House administration echoes the President’s sentiments only proves that the power structure is finally shifting to absorb the wealth inherent in the emerging hemp/cannabis market.

Legalization happens when the power structure is aligned to profit more than average citizens. The war on drugs is a racist, hegemonic form of inverted totalitarianism, a reduction in the amount of possible choices and positive civil liberties affecting the greatest amount of people. It’s stupid. And the powers that be have learned how to allow scientific inquiry dictate a policy that was better left to people who make healthcare their profession. 

Doctors are not retail salespeople. They experiment. Experimentation is the basis of science. Politicians need to get with the program. Maybe they finally are. I’m hoping on behalf of all the families affected by marijuana prohibition that something will bring them together and give voice to liberty, to happiness, to community, to truth.

 

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“Soa incoerente…

“Soa incoerente o fato de outras substâncias entorpecentes, como o álcool eo tabaco, serem não só permitidas e vendidas, gerando milhões de lucro para os empresários dos ramos, mas consumidas e adoradas pela população, o que demonstra também que a proibição de outras substâncias entorpecentes recreativas, como o THC, são fruto de uma cultura atrasada e de política equivocada e violam o princípio da igualdade, restringindo o direito de uma grande parte da população de utilizar outras substâncias”, continua.

Judge deems unconstitutional marijuana prohibition and absolves dealer

Just got robbed. This judge summed up my perspective, my argument. The drug war destroys communities, on fabricated evidence, at the behest of callous monied interests. 

 

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