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Medical Marijuana — It’s Here To Stay | December 1, 2013


Let’s face it. The time has come.

Even the FDA has opened its eyes with new clinical trials. Although the AMA chooses to keep their heads in the sand. For now.

It used to be popular to debate the merits and dangers of medical marijuana. For example, it could lead to addiction. Like cocaine. (Oh please!)

But now, there’s clinically proven scientific proof, with more to come…

The studies will be lead by Orrin Devinsky MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University, and Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD, at the University of California.

Both were recently awarded FDA approval to conduct a clinical trial that will study the safety and tolerability of cannabidiol (CBD) in children with epilepsy.

Also, The University of California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is undergoing a three-year program overseeing objective, high quality medical research that will “enhance understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of marijuana as a pharmacological agent.”

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

Ever since Dr. Sanjay Gupta — a practicing neurosurgeon — used his CNN special “Weed” to show how CBD cannabis medicine helped a six-year-old child with Dravet Syndrome reduce her seizures from 300 per week to just a few per month, doctors, patients and their families have been clamoring for access.

Under these new Investigational New Drug (IND) studies, 50 children will initially ingest Epidiolex, a trademarked viscous CBD liquid that comes in a bottle with a syringe dropper, and the number of patients enrolled could increase quickly if the treatment shows promise.

(CBD — or Cannabidiol — is a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned”.)

Here’s how it works…

Medical researchers believe cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit by interacting with receptors in the brain and spinal cord. Including interaction with many other neurotransmitter/neuromodulator systems, for a reach that extends nearly throughout the body.

Moreover, researchers say current knowledge of the cannabinoid system suggests the existence of other cannabinoid receptors yet to be discovered.

The proof is unmistakably present. Especially for those with drug resistant epilepsy.

Take the story of Regan Engelhardt…

After experimenting with different strains and CBD ratios, Regan Engelhardt’s daily seizure frequency fell from 50 seizures per night down to five.

Before cannabis, her seizures dramatically altered her ability to walk, sleep, eat, or drink. She had been hospitalized for dehydration as a result.

According to her mother, the pharmaceutical medications delayed her ability to walk until the age of 2 and left her “catatonic.”

Currently, Regan’s cannabis medicine has allowed her to be weaned off one pharmaceutical medication, has increased focus, and is able to sleep through the night.

“You see so much more light back in her eyes” her mother Suzie says.“Just a couple of weeks ago I wondered if she would ever come back.”

“In the coming months, if the FDA is comfortable about how things are going, there will be a number of senior epileptologists in major university centers throughout the US, each treating a couple of dozen patients with various epilepsies,” said Dr. Geoffrey Guy, MD.

The debate is over. It’s time to get down to business.

NOTE: Each state has its own guidelines regarding the cultivation, possession and use of medical marijuana.
So far, 20 states have legalized medical marijuana, with four states pending.

To locate them, go to Pain Management of America http://www.medicalmarijuana.net/

You can also find information about each state’s rules, regulations and standards at http://norml.org/legal/medical-marijuana-2

Links for full information:

Medical Frequently Asked Questions http://norml.org/marijuana/medical/item/medical-frequently-asked-questions

Medical Marijuana (Legal Issues) http://norml.org/legal/medical-marijuana-2

Articles of interest:

When Cannabis Goes Corporate   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/business/international/when-cannabis-goes-corporate.html?emc=edit_hh_20140527&nl=health&nlid=27745593&_r=0

Canada’s First Cannabis Vending Machine Starts Operation  http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/08/canadas-first-cannabis-vending-machine-starts-operation/

Creator of Charlotte’s Web marijuana strain says Canada legislation is archaic http://theepilepsynetwork.com/creator-of-charlottes-web-marijuana-strain-says-canada-legislation-is-archaic/

Pivotal Point Is Seen as More States Consider Legalizing Marijuana http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/us/momentum-is-seen-as-more-states-consider-legalizing-marijuana.html?_r=0

Epilepsy Foundation Calls for Immediate Action on Medical Marijuana  http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2014/02/20/epilepsy-foundation-calls-for-immediate-action-of-medical-marijuana/

Cannabis Helping Children with Severe Epilepsy http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/07/17/cannabis-helping-children-severe-epilepsy/

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials http://www.medicaldaily.com/fda-approves-marijuana-based-epilepsy-drug-use-kids-clinical-trials-261998

AMA Still Against Legalizing Pot http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AMA/43043?xid=nl_mpt_guptaguide_2013-11-20&utm_source=guptaguide&utm_medium=email&utm_content

Pot Smoking Docs, Acetaminophen Dosing http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/GeneralProfessionalIssues/43814?isalert=1&uun=g678262d549R5845719u&utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-news&xid=NL_breakingnews_2014-01-15

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Pot Confessional Gets Global Headlines http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/health/gupta-weed-reaction/

Marijuana: The “M” Word http://www.harborsidehealthcenter.com/the-M-word.html

Sanjay Gupta Explains How To Consume Medical Marijuana (VIDEO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/sanjay-gupta-pot-how-to-get-high_n_3836698.html

Too High? Medical Marijuana Dispensing Machine’s Stock Increases 3,000% http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/17/too-high-medical-marijuana-dispensing-machine-companys-stock-increases-3000/

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Resources:

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

http://thejointblog.com/breaking-fda-approves-trials-cannabis-based-epilepsy-medicine/

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AMA/43043?xid=nl_mpt_guptaguide_2013-11-20&utm_source=guptaguide&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mpt&utm_campaign=11

http://www.medicaldaily.com/fda-approves-marijuana-based-epilepsy-drug-use-kids-clinical-trials-261998

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/07/17/cannabis-helping-children-severe-epilepsy/

http://www.hightimes.com/read/feds-supply-pot-medicine-kids-epilepsy

http://norml.org/legal/medical-marijuana-2

http://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu/


39 Comments »

  1. But how is it with post head trauma/ and epilepsy?

    Comment by Amy — December 1, 2013 @ 1:50 PM

  2. That’s right, and Vaporizers are the healthiest way to consume and medicate. Burning/Smoking is so harsh, wasteful, and inefficient. Check out some great vapes at my favorite http://www.vaporstore.com and they will help you get setup. Use mother natures medicine that big pharma cannot compete with! Also join the http://www.vapormovement.com if you like vapor.

    Comment by Aje Vapor — December 1, 2013 @ 1:55 PM

  3. Good point. But in addition, there are also other alternatives to smoking , such as:

    Inhalation: Vaporizing (which you were kind to share)
    Marijuana Edibles
    Cannabis Tinctures and Tonics
    Cannabis Topical Solutions

    Full info can be found at: http://www.evaluationtoday.com/news_medicating_with_marijuana.html

    Additional (weird) ways are:

    Medical Marijuana Tea & Sodas
    Hash & Wax

    http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/methods-of-consumption

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 1, 2013 @ 2:40 PM

  4. Mind you folks, this Dec.10, marks the sixteenth anniversary of Justice Patrick Sheppard’s 1997 decision, striking down Canada’s marijuana laws as unconstitutional. Unfortunately, many have died due to status epilepticus, when our medical profession has chosen to scorn this healing substance. Here we have a cure for cancer, yet our parents and friends are subjected to non-therapeutic treatment, and dying from cancer. It is most painful, to witness our government sabotage a constitutional decision, while ignoring the risks and inhumane treatment imposed upon, by our unaccountable medical profession. When we read the Parker decision, http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/july/parker.htm one can see evidence of clinical proof, marijuana is number one for addressing seizure disorder, status epilepticus, and other neurological conditions. if we are to have a healthy and stable society, full legalization is necessity for survival. A joint in front of me, is better than a unauthorized lobotomy. Terry Parker Jr. http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/july/parker.htm http://www.thewhyfiles.net/mkultra4.htm#update

    Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 1, 2013 @ 9:27 PM

  5. “To Whom It May Concern:

    I was trapped, prevented from seeing my friends and family. Recollections of masks of blood, five failed brain surgeries, countless drugs, and thousands of seizures, imprisoned me in Colorado, away from my loved ones residing in my home state of New Jersey.

    Discovery of a curing anti-epileptic was bleak, as hope began to fade.

    Then, after 11 years, I began utilizing my sole effective treatment – the medicinal use of marijuana, as a state-registered medical marijuana patient. There was only one problem that remained, I couldn’t return home to share my remedied state of health with my family. Acknowledging that an abrupt abandonment of the drug would provoke seizures, and aware of the fact that marijuana was illegal in New Jersey, I was barred from visitation.

    Until now, when I have been presented the opportunity to safely return home under New Jersey’s recently enacted medical marijuana legislation. A current senior at Colorado State University, I am at last able to spend time with my loved ones healthy.”

    Kind regards,
    Tim DaGiau

    Yes this letter is “real”. And yes, I think it speaks volumes.

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 2, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

    • I believe in the whole plant theory—-and you’re correct about having to back down off of it. Keppra and lamictal and most of your newer aed’s are the same though. Epilepsy doesnt react well to sudden changes. The pot is great for combating the negatives of the aed’s as well. I’m back to my optimal wieght and sleep soundly when I take it orally..usually in candies I get from the west coast. It might be illegal in my state, but the benefits out weigh the risk IMO. I like being healthy and a stupid law isnt going to stop me.

      Comment by paul — December 3, 2013 @ 10:11 PM

      • Hats off to you Paul.

        It is suggested, as in Regan’s story, that she cut down to one med when she started being treated with Medical Marijuana.

        I don’t know if that would be the case with you. Because her situation was extremely serious. Close to death.

        But you yourself know what works for you.

        But being brave enough to take that step, beside the legalities, shows courage.

        And I admire you for it.

        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 4, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

  6. this gives me so much hope, it’s all I have left to try. I live in Utah and they might legalize the CBD I sure hope they do. when I was a teen I used the real thing and never had problems now as an adult I have had a VNS and two brain surgeries and take more medication than ever. I feel my life getting more and more difficult as the years go bye. this is a last hope for me. I don’t like the feeling of getting high anymore but to be able to use the plant god put on this earth and stop my seizures seems only practical.

    Comment by Christian walbom — December 2, 2013 @ 11:21 AM

  7. I’m with you Christian.

    And this is not our teenage “dope, rag, pot.”

    It’s devoid of THC — the chemical compound that makes you “high”.

    So really, what’s the problem?

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 2, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

    • Why the discrimination against THC? It’s also the property that reduces tumors and kills cancer cells. Also, effective for cardio seizures, and clears the arteries. Marijuana has a chemical synergy, which addresses and prevents most of our ailments. Not beneficial to screw around with individual cannabinoids and end up with inferior treatment.

      Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 2, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

  8. Because they don’t want us to get “high”.

    That’s why they call it “Medical Marijuana”.

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 2, 2013 @ 2:35 PM

    • How is it medical, when devoid of therapeutic properties? We should all die from cancer, as a result of propaganda and fraud?

      Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 2, 2013 @ 10:18 PM

  9. I don’t mind the high, it’s rather funny. I’ve heard enough about it to try it since it’s abundant here. I was givin a Doctors recommendation after i told them my medical history. Lets see, last yr, when i first went on it, i had 12 seizures and this year i’ve only had 7. Could it be a coincidence? I don’t know, i’ve been on the same seizure meds since, maybe that is causing it. Maybe different way of living my life? Maybe the weather? One thing for sure, I find it’s a great way to fall asleep at nights, no problems on that side.

    Zolt

    Comment by Zolt — December 2, 2013 @ 10:24 PM

    • I used to take Dilantin for years, only to suffer further seizure disorder and status epilepticus. I quit listening to neurologists, when after reading The Patients Right to Know by Ralph Karler, adverse effects of Dilantin is “seizures”. You’re probably right, it’s your experimental pharmaceuticals causing seizures.

      Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 2, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

      • I also did not like dilantin, it made my seizures more intense and gave me weird auras. Plus my gums did not agree with it. Plus I was never able to get into the therapeutic range. Thank, God. But just because there is one bad apple in the barrel, doesn’t mean the whole barrel is bad. Thank God for modern day pharmaceuticals, they are a God send when needed and when they work. But i don’t like the idea of taking a pill forever, i don’t think anyone really wants that, but for me i need to in order to drive. I’m on Gabapentin right now and it seem to be the best drug i’ve been on so far as to adverse reactions.

        Cheers.,
        Zolt

        Comment by Zolt — December 2, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

      • After two unauthorized lobotomies, brain implant intrusion, and chemical experimentation for about 40 years, it’s all garbage, and criminal assault and battery. I don’t believe in bowing down to a medical profession, that has no integrity or honesty. I’ve been abused enough, I’m better off, without their bullshit lobotomies and Frankenstein drugs. Marijuana is number one for many afflictions, and for our medical profession to neglect such a remedy, demonstrates they are incompetent and evil, and do not deserve the title doctor. How is it acceptable to exploit epileptic children for MK-ULTRA lobotomy and brain implant research without informed consent, nor parental knowledge? When all doctors approve of medical child abuse, they do not deserve anyone’s respect. Understand something, I’m still bleeding like a bitch, in respect to cerebral hemmorrahaging in the operative field. It’s a shame, that our society is brain washed and exploited by a evil and most repugnant medical profession, which have no regard for human life.

        Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 3, 2013 @ 12:48 AM

  10. Zolt, and hscuineapig (what don’t you give your us your real name?) I agree with you both — for different reasons.

    NO ONE wants to be on drugs. At the very best, it’s a compromise.

    On the other hand, there’s no excuse for abuse. It’s inhumane.

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 3, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

    • Hi Phylis, I don’t give out my full name on the internet, but rest assure that Zolt is part of my name. If you want to contact me, you can always use the email address i give on this site.

      Cheers,
      Zolt

      Comment by Zolt — December 4, 2013 @ 1:35 AM

  11. fully believe in the whole plant theory. I want the thc with the cbd in order to sleep, eat, control my mood and mood swings—to basically counter the negative effects of the aed’s I take. I’m 47 and have began smoking two years ago. I believe in MMJ firmly..that it helps me live my life at a better level of health. A dispensary in Colorado’s -its slogan—live life better!

    Comment by paul — December 3, 2013 @ 9:42 PM

  12. Well Paul, I’m sorry. But THC is never going to be a part of the Medical Marijuana makeup.

    After all, then it wouldn’t be Medical Marijuana. It would be considered Recreational Marijuana.

    Although so far, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well.

    There is a map that shows the states that allow both. Also the status of states allowing medical marijuana and those pending. Go to:

    http://www.governing.com/gov-data/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 4, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

  13. Why are you so bias against THC when less riskier than all pharmaceuticals? THC will always be part of medical marijuana, when being part of the natural anatomy of cannabis. Without THC, it’s not medical marijuana. Who wants to waste their hard earned money on pharm pot that is not therapeutic? THC is not recreational, it’s preventive remedy.

    Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 4, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

    • Hey HSC,

      You’re singing to the choir. It’s not MY decision or choice…unfortunately, it’s not yours either.

      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 4, 2013 @ 1:52 PM

      • No it’s our decision, as Candidate for the Marijuana Party of Canada, I have no doubt that this party will eventually win, when the mainstream parties cannot be trusted when it comes to marijuana reform, access, and complying with Constitutional decisions. It blows me a way that I gave the Federal Liberals a major Christmas gift Dec. 10,1997, of having our marijuana laws declared unconstitutional by Justice Patrick Sheppard, only for the Canadian government to sabotage this decision with unconstitutional marijuana regulations. Right now, I’m working with some producers as to document the legalization of marijuana. Hopefully, by educating the masses, the electorant will vote in a full majority Marijuana Party of Canada, and lets get down on this criminal cover-up of exploiting defenseless children for Nuremberg Code violations. You may think I’m nuts, but don’t forget, I’m a highly classified manchurian candidate developmental research subject of Dr. Harold Joseph Hoffman of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Dec. 9,1969 Believe me, a joint in front of me, is better than a unauthorized lobotomy. Cheers. Terry http://www.thewhyfiles.net/mkultra4.htm#update http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/july/parker.htm

        Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 4, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

  14. Hey Phylis,

    MM clubs here in California sell the actual plant buds with thc and and all the other good stuff that comes with it. The whole idea of medical MM is not to have the pharmaceutical companies determine what is good and what is not good for you. God knew what he was doing when he created this plant. Man need not butcher a good thing. Even if they did, one can grow his own MM plants and that is what the pharmaceutical companies worry about the most. NO PROFIT

    Comment by Zolt — December 4, 2013 @ 3:16 PM

  15. Ah…but with “Medical Marijuana” BIG Pharma stands to gain great profits!

    Medical Marijuana Inc. — “Medical Marijuana Inc. (“MJNA”) is the first publicly held company vested in the medical marijuana and industrial hemp markets. The company is comprised of a diversified portfolio of products, services, technology and businesses solely focused on the cannabis and hemp industries.

    These products range from patented and proprietary based cannabinoid products, to seed and stalk or isolated high value extracts specifically manufactured and formulated for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries.”

    (“http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/index.php/company

    “In 2009, the global pharmaceutical market was worth $837 billion—and it’s on track to top $1 trillion by 2014.

    This is a lot of money to spread around, so when it comes to lobbying efforts, very few have this group’s clout.

    Mostly, Big Pharma gets what Big Pharma wants. And one thing it wants is for marijuana to remain illegal.

    It’s not hard to figure out why. You can’t patent a plant—and that’s a big problem for pharmaceutical companies when it comes to medical marijuana.

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/in-the-shadows/pot-illegal/big-pharma-government.html

    “It seems like one of the greatest fears of the medical marijuana community is slowly being realized, as corporations quickly adopt cannabinoids into their vast profile of patented medicines.

    Pharmaceutical Companies Rush To Patent Medical Marijuana

    “Leading the charge is GW Pharmaceuticals, a UK- based pharmaceutical company who manufacturers Sativex, an outrageously overpriced oral spray that relies on THC and CBD for its medical effects.”

    http://www.theweedblog.com/pharmaceutical-companies-rush-to-patent-medical-marijuana/

    “The pharmaceutical industry is keeping a close eye on the emerging field of medical cannabis. Cannabis is well known to have anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and many other clinically relevant properties, and interest in cannabis therapeutics is intensifying.

    Despite its official stance on marijuana, the federal government continues to issue patents to pharmaceutical companies for research and development of cannabis.”

    http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131130/ARTICLES/131209981

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 4, 2013 @ 6:04 PM

  16. What i meant, if it is legal and everyone can grow it, prices will go down dramatically. Right now while it’s illegal, the underground market for it is thriving. And the legit MM clubs are doing quite well.

    Well, just like corn, not everyone will have the time or place to grow it, but still it will make it way more abundant.

    Comment by Zolt — December 4, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

  17. I agree Zolt and that’s a very good point.

    The fly in the ointment is making it LEGAL!

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 5, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

    • HSC,

      Yesterday I was thinking that you should run for office. (Aren’t I smart?)

      But how were you to know that Justice Patrick Sheppard actions would blow up in your face?

      I think to be a politician, you have to be more a lot more sleazy than you.

      As for educating the masses, I’m not as optimistic as you.

      Few can understand the horrors you’ve been through or identify with them.

      Would it help to make them more public?

      But, in the end, it comes down to politics. And though it’s sad to say, the big guys usually win. ($$$)

      Is there a way to establish a lobby in the political arena?

      I always wanted to be a lobbyist, but I don’t have the strength or courage that you do. (They’d probably eat me up for breakfast!)

      But I applaud you. Both for your efforts, your principles and your dedication.

      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 5, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

      • Thank you, it’s only a result of survival that I’m a die hard for justice and no harm to anyone. I’ve been through the mill when it comes to addressing epilepsy, and I find it most repugnant that health care is nothing more than non-therapeutic human research, while condemning a ancient therapeutic substance such as Cannabis, while millions die due to prohibition. Other unwitting subjects, or their relatives, who require assistance, are welcome to contact me. http://www.thewhyfiles.net/mkultra4.htm#update

        http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/july/parker.htm

        Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 5, 2013 @ 12:52 PM

  18. Have you ever considered going public with this — like with a Facebook page?

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 5, 2013 @ 1:45 PM

    • I have set up my info at http://www.thewhyfiles.net/,kultra4.htm#update the media won’t touch this one, when they sit on the board of directors for Sick Kids. This criminal cover-up is subject to major damage control and concealment. Which leaves me to suspect further abuse, when I have a patient advocate informing me of a “on-going problem”.
      I’m on facebook, and have info posted there.

      Comment by hscguineapig414895 — December 5, 2013 @ 8:59 PM

  19. I hit the link (several times) and nothing came up…

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 6, 2013 @ 8:15 AM

  20. Beginning of story I have something to nit-pick on. Under the DEA, marijuana is a class 1 controlled substance. Cocaine is class 2 which means limited medical use. Isn’t that SICK! I researched into cannabis and medical uses after a series of medication failures. There was a bill in my state (for medical use), but they never let it up for a final vote.

    Comment by Travis — December 6, 2013 @ 12:12 PM

  21. “Cocaine and methamphetamine — which remain illicit for recreational use but may be consumed under a doctor’s supervision — are classified as Schedule II drugs; examples of Schedule III and IV substances include anabolic steroids and Valium respectively, while codeine-containing analgesics are defined by a law as Schedule V drugs, the federal government’s most lenient classification.”

    So, what’s YOUR choice? A little codeine with a Valium chaser?

    http://norml.org/component/zoo/category/recent-research-on-medical-marijuana

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 6, 2013 @ 2:02 PM

  22. Travis, you probably know this — so far, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well.

    There is a map that shows the states that allow both. Also the status of states allowing medical marijuana and those pending. Go to:

    http://www.governing.com/gov-data/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 6, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

  23. i read soo many , on THC, oils , theres a little 8 yr old in Elk grove calif , that suffers, from E.. father had him on soo many “E” drugs , close to 30.. still would have an attack ,. he wanted to get the oils , {THC} wouldnt you know it , it stop the seizures ..now , a yrs ago , the school had no issues , giving the child the oils , NOW its a very different story .. father must come to school take him off school grounds to give oils ..the person at the pot store , was arrested by DEA , { still a fed issues } , his son had close to 50-150 a day .. { seizures } since on the pot , it stopped .. was confined to wheel chair , now up running around , also said his first words .. !!”I LOVE YOU DADDY ” ..
    heck i wouldnt mind ,{ just to get off my meds } only thing allergic to it .. PLUS , soo many laws since CO & WA state , came to legalize it .. cant smoke it outside , have to put in recycle bin at air ports { nope cant take it on airlines either .. felony .. there was a story on THE DOCTORS TV SHOW of a little girl in another state .. which also suffers from E, the guy at the pot shop heard of this , made a special, pot for just her .. plus the oils ,, shes been on it for 3 yrs , now 7 yrs old .. off her meds too .. but when her mom & girl , was offered to come on the show , the DEA , airport said no !because illegal, to bring into calif .. & mother would be arrested .. & child would be put in CPS ..even though Ca, is ok , just for medical pot , its still a fed issues ..

    Comment by cathy — January 17, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

  24. Unfortunately (as you probably know) there’s a BIG difference between STATE and FEDERAL “permissions”.

    California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Targeted By Feds, Appeals Court Rules

    “An appeals court has ruled that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from federal drug prosecutions.”

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/California-Medical-Marijuana-Dispensaries-Can-Be-Targeted-By-Feds-Appeals-Court-Rules-240358901.html

    You probably know all this by now, but it’s so hypocritical (not to mention confusing.)

    And then there’s the double-bind that doctors can PRESCRIBE medical marijuana but not dispense it.

    Cathy, you can tell, you’ve hit on a nerve here!!!

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — January 17, 2014 @ 3:01 PM


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