November 23, 2006

Pot Shots - Taking aim at the global health monopoly

Ten years ago, when Proposition 215 made it legal for California doctors to approve cannabis use by patients, you could not have convinced me that pushing for medical marijuana recognition would be the tool to free marijuana from the chains of prohibition. Still, I have some reservations but, seeing the damage Prop. 215 has already done to the pharmaceutical death monopoly, I have "high" hopes for a total success.

In a recent article in Counter Punch, Fred Gardner, the editor of O'Shaughnessy's Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group, makes it clear that the movement is making great inroads.


Marijuana flower close up by Bald1

Marijuana is a natural medicine that is much more effective than most of the deadly and many times addictive medicines that the pharmaceutical industry forces down our throats. The best part, though, is that addictive prescription and street drugs can be and are being eliminated by medical marijuana in an astounding percentage of patients.

It is no surprise that the corporate powers continue to "lobby" at the highest levels to keep the good herb from taking over their turf. The DEA (US Drug Enforcement Agency) is working as the strong arm of the pharmaceutical racket under the War on Drugs banners they wave. If my "long term" memory is still intact, it was Dupont, introducing nylon to the world market who lobbied the Federal Government to prohibit the use of cannabis in the USA and then, through the United Nations, beyond. If you want to inform yourself about the War on Drugs and have a great laugh at the same time, tune into the Penn and Teller's Bullshit!
and watch a 30 minute vidio featuring the Guru of Pot, Dr. Lester Grinspoon.

Now is not the time to lay back and count our blessings. It is time to act. Take responsibility for your own health and GROW YOUR OWN MEDICINE!

Herewith some replies to a survey question sent to doctors who prescribe marijuana to about 140,000 patients reporting reduced reliance on pharmaceuticals.

Frank Lucido, MD: "Chronic pain patients report reduced use of opioids, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills. Psychiatric and insomnia patients reduce use of tranquilizers,

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May 25, 2006

Marijuana Smokers - UCLA Study

Good news for smokers - marijuana smokers - that is!

Marijuana smoking does not cause lung cancer and even protects the lung from that scourge.
Senior researcher, Donald Tashkin, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles says the findings were a surprise as they expected to find that a history of heavy marijuana use would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after exposure to marijuana. "We expected that we would find that a history of heavy marijuana use – more than 500-1,000 uses - would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after exposure to marijuana", said Dr Donald Tashkin, who led the study. However, the team surprisingly found no link between use of marijuana and cancers. "We know that there are as many or more carcinogens and co-carcinogens in marijuana smoke as in cigarettes. But we did not find any evidence for an increase in cancer risk for even heavy marijuana smoking."


US Tobacco is Radioactive

I'm not surprised about the findings as I am convinced that the tobacco grown in the USA is full of radiation and therefore causes cancer of the lungs. Not only am I convinced but the Surgeon General stated on national television in 1990 that tobacco radiation is probably responsible for 90% of tobacco-related cancer. Dr RT Ravenholt, former director of World Health Surveys at the Centers for Disease Control, has stated that "Americans are exposed to far more radiation from tobacco smoke than from any other source."

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May 07, 2006

Mexico City Smoke-in

Does anyone have any idea how many US citizens have joined the exodus to Canada. I really don't know but there seem to be a lot of stoners and peace loving folk that have packed up and moved across our northern border. In 2004 there were already an estimated one million. Because the situation in Washington has not improved, I believe there are a lot more now, despite the difficulty in getting a visa to stay.


The Canadian Exodus gave the Mexican government a good idea.

"What if we do like the Canadians and de-penalize the use of marijuana. We could get all those young and energetic gringos to come to Mexico. That would really make it tough for the USA to get the workers and soldiers they need so badly - grist for their grinder, let's say? That would make them really need our hard working people for their sweat shops and they may even send them off to war. A fair exchange."

But, no. Because of US pressure, the bill will not be signed into law just yet. US officials had voiced concern that the law could lead to a wave of drugs-related tourism across the border. President Fox having lost any spine he had will not sign the bill into law in its present form.

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April 30, 2006

Marc Emery - Rattling the Czar

It's a good thing that Johnny Appleseed is not alive today to see what is happening with Mark "Potseed" Emery. The spreading of seeds has become a crime. At last the seed of another God given plant. I don't know who counted the seeds, but the claim is that Mark Potseed has spread more than 5 million of his seeds around the world with the majority of 3 million finding their way into the USA right under the Drug Czar's nose.


Mark Emery

The "Long arm of the law" is now trying to pull Emery out of Canada so he can be tried and executed in the USA. The man described by the American Drug Enforcement Agency as Canada's biggest trafficker and self-styled 'Prince of Pot', will face the death penalty if convicted in the US even though no one in Canada has ever been arrested for selling seeds.

Will the Drug Czar get his way or will Mark live to see drug prohibition repealed?

But what does Mark have to say for himself. He must have an excuse. Damn, 5 million seeds is a whole lot of pot.

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