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Cannabis in its natural form is probably the safest therapeutically active substance ever known.
Medical Marijuana Has Many Benefits That Many people could use in this city. I've done My research and the benefits far exceed the risk. More People die every day from pill over doses that are prescribed by OUR doctors then Marijuana.
Some of the Benefits of medical Marijuana are as followed: Marijuana can be used to prevent blindness from glaucoma, Its better For your lungs then tobacco, It controls Epileptic Seizures, Cannabidiol A chemical in Marijuana Stops Cancer From Spreading, THC slows the progression of Alzheimer, The drug eases the pain of Multiple Sclerosis, It lessens side-effects from treating hepatitis C, Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases, It relieves arthritis discomfort. Many of these are treated by pills prescribed by doctors.
Who wants to eat pills all day long when all you need is a little medical marijuana to make the pain lessen or go away.
Getting Spice (synthetic marijuana) Banned is important to me because I've heard about so many young kids die from it, and a lot of teens now are buying it because its legal. It might be legal, but it is not safe at all.
It isn't a natural plant like regular marijuana is so it hurts your body, and basically breaks down your insides. Someone I love and care about a lot is actually addicted to it, but it was hard for him to find a rehab because doctors say that there is little research about it.
If there is little research about it then it shouldn't be sold ! It should be banned because it is killing people and someone needs to stop it.
We are a group from the West Midlands and we want to make a change for good.
We require 50k or 100k signatures before we make an appeal to the Local Government.
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Marijuana has been proven many times of its medicinal purposes and I believe it's time for the people of Canada to stand up to the government and finally legalize this medicine that is throwing so many people in jail when we could be fighting real crimes.
A number of studies show that THC provides medical benefits for cancer and AIDS patients by increasing appetite and decreasing nausea. It has also been shown to assist some glaucoma patients by reducing pressure within the eye, and is used in the form of cannabis by a number of multiple sclerosis patients, who use it to alleviate neuropathic pain and spasticity. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is currently supporting further research into these uses.
In August 2009 a phase IV clinical trial by the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel was started to investigate the effects of THC on post-traumatic stress disorders. THC and other cannabinoid agonists have been shown to be beneficial both in open label studies, as well as in laboratory experiments with animals to ameliorate post-traumatic stress disorders.
Preliminary research on synthetic THC has been conducted on patients with Tourette syndrome, with results suggesting that it may help in reducing nervous tics and urges by a significant degree. Research on twelve patients showed that Marinol reduced tics with no significant adverse effects. A six-week controlled study on 24 patients showed that the patients taking dronabinol had a significant reduction in tic severity without serious adverse effects. More significant reduction in tic severity was reported with longer treatment. No detrimental effects on cognitive functioning and a trend towards improvement in cognitive functioning were reported during and after treatment.
Dronabinol's usefulness as a treatment for TS cannot be determined until/unless longer controlled studies on larger samples are undertaken. Research on THC has shown that Cannabinoid receptors are responsible for mediated inhibition of dopamine release in the retina. A growing number of people around the world and in Canada are ingesting Hemp Oil, THC, and curing themselves of life threatening Cancers and other diseases in weeks.
This is an updated petition with the aim of preventing criminilization of the psychoactive plant Salvia Divinorum. You don't have to use Salvia to sign the petition. Everyone who can see the wisdom behind this proposal is invited to sign!!!
The main points behind this proposal are:
-Preservation of freedom of choice/diet
-Preservation of the taxed Salvia Divinorum industry
-Prevention of shift of Salvia Divinorum sales into unregulated, untaxed black market
-A sensible and simple new policy for regulating the plant.
Salvia must not be criminalized just because it offers a psychoactive effect. Outlawing Salvia is a gross restriction of a freedom that has been peacefully preserved. This is about civil liberties. We need to agree on a sensible solution that isn't going to waste money imprisoning Canadians!!
I was going to dinner with my 15 year old son and boyfriend when as we started thru the door of the restaurant my son stumbled down to his knees then fell back to the sidewalk. He was blue and had no heartbeat. Luckily within a couple of minutes we were able to get his heart started back by a third hit to the chest.
It was touch and go for the next few minutes while EMS was on there way his eyes kept rolling back in his head and he kept trying to pass out. This stuff caused this and I'm lucky to still have him but other parents haven't been as lucky.
We need decriminilazie marihuana in Slovak Republic because a crime organization altogether every year pay a big amount of cash for a non decrimi. or legalization for a marijuana to medical use In 2011 if You have a cancer and then if police find some of marihuana on that person ,person will go to jail from 1 up to 3 years and same punish is for a drug dealers.
We need separate people who use marihuana as a drug and whole people who use this for medical use and some other threat way!
Marijuana's recorded use as a medicine goes back nearly 5,000 years. Modern medical research has confirmed the beneficial uses for marijuana in treating or alleviating the pain, nasea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS, as found by the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine in March 1999. (taken from the current Delaware Senate Bill 17)
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia already have laws protecting seriously ill patients who use medical marijuana, and more than a dozen additional states considered medical marijuana legislation in 2010, including neighboring Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. And New Jersey passed its medical marijuana bill into law last January! On January 25, 2010, the News Journal said "there is no reason Delaware should not become the 15th state to do so." Tell your legislators you agree and that it's time for this cruel policy to end.
Marijuana was shown to help more than three-quarters of nauseated chemotherapy patients who did not respond to other medicines in one study. It has also been associated with tripling the chances that AIDS and hepatitis C patients will be able to stay on their life-saving medicines. Delaware has the fifth-highest AIDS rate in the country, and these patients are still being denied their medicine. That is why it is so important that you co-sponsor and vote for S.B. 17 (amended from SB 94), medical marijuana legislation sponsored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington), to protect patients from arrest.
Unlike OxyContin, Tylenol, and even water, marijuana has never caused an overdose death. And, the American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association have noted its extremely wide margin of safety. Yet, using it with a doctor’s recommendation remains punishable by jail time in our state.
The Wilmington News-Journal said it best in its January 25 editorial, “Let chronically ill use pot for mercy's sake.” “Of the 14 states with such laws, five approved them through their legislatures. Neighboring New Jersey became the most recent state to see both the wisdom and compassion of the law. There is no reason why Delaware should not become the 15th state to do so.”
Patients have suffered for too long. Will you stand up for patients and co-sponsor compassionate medical marijuana legislation? Thank you for your time.
Desde el 1 de abril de 2011 todas las hierbas medicinales se convertirán en ilegales en la Unión Europea.
THIS IS NOT BORING, I PROMISE (: and no i am not some hippy trying to save mother earth.
People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was disgusting, evil and narcotic.
He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. In our very own Australia the struggle continues to this day to overcome the lies and misconceptions about marijuana that the government spent billions to spread.
Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs. Between 1948 and 1963, the cost of this "war" on marijuana alone escalated to $1.5 billion. From 1964 to 1969 the government spent $9 billion on the war against marijuana, a price tag that continues to rise.
The facts are simple. Drug dealers don't ask for identification. But what we want is to police who receives medicinal marijuana (cannabis); must be over 18 with sufficient 100 point id, and who farms hemp, mostly for quality control.
Also set up a register of buyers and suppliers, including social cannabis users.
For over 20 years, Marc Emery has been a media figure for marijuana and drug law reform. He is also the leader of the Marijuana Party in British Columbia, Canada.
A Canadian citizen who operated his seed-selling business in full transparency and honesty since its inception in 1994, Mr. Emery declared his income from marijuana seed sales on his income tax, and even sent his seed catalogue to each Member of Parliament in Canada every two months for years. He has never been arrested or convicted of manufacturing or distributing marijuana in Canada, as he only sold seeds.
Although Mr. Emery never contracted any US-based employees and no business was ever conducted on U.S. soil, when the Canadian government refused to charge or punish him, he was extradited to the United States to be punished under much harsher laws.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted in a press release from Administrator Karen Tandy that his July 29th, 2005 arrest was based on drug legalization efforts. A copy of the document can be viewed at http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4685.html
For more information, please visit www.freemarc.ca
Prohibition has failed to control the use and domestic production of marijuana. The government has tried to use criminal penalties to prevent marijuana use for over 75 years and yet: marijuana is now used by over 25 million people annually, cannabis is currently the largest cash crop in the United States, and marijuana is grown all over the planet.
Claims that marijuana prohibition is a successful policy are ludicrous and unsupported by the facts, and the idea that marijuana will soon be eliminated from America and the rest of the world is a ridiculous fantasy.
Arrests for marijuana possession disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics and reinforce the perception that law enforcement is biased and prejudiced against minorities. African-Americans account for approximately 13% of the population of the United States and about 13.5% of annual marijuana users, however, blacks also account for 26% of all marijuana arrests. Recent studies have demonstrated that blacks and Hispanics account for the majority of marijuana possession arrests in New York City, primarily for smoking marijuana in public view.
Law enforcement has failed to demonstrate that marijuana laws can be enforced fairly without regard to race; far too often minorities are arrested for marijuana use while white/non-Hispanic Americans face a much lower risk of arrest.
· Deaths per year resulting from alcohol: 100,000
· Deaths per year resulting from tobacco: 430,000
· Deaths per year resulting from aspirin: 180- 1000
· Deaths per year resulting from legal drugs: 106,000
· Deaths that have ever occurred in direct result of Cannabis: 0 (that’s right zero)
Hemp is the oldest cultivated fiber plant in the world.
· Low-THC fiber hemp varieties developed by the French and others have been available for over 20 years. It is impossible to get high from fiber hemp. Over 600,000 acres of hemp is grown worldwide with no misuse problem.
· One acre of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as 4 acres of trees or two acres of cotton.
· Trees cut down take 50-500 years to grow, while hemp can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and can yield 4 times more paper over a 20 year period.
· Until 1883, from 75-90% of all paper in the world was made with cannabis hemp fiber including that for books, Bibles, maps, paper money, stocks and bonds, newspapers, etc.
· Hemp paper is longer lasting than wood pulp, stronger, acid-free, and chlorine free (Chlorine is estimated to cause up to 10% of all Cancers).
· Hemp paper can be recycled 7 times, wood pulp 4 times.
· Hemp particleboard may be up to 2 times stronger than wood particleboard and holds nails better.
· Hemp is a softer, warmer, and more water absorbent, than cotton and doesn’t stretch out.
· Half of the U.S. pesticides are used to treat cotton, while hemp has a natural pesticide.
· Almost any product that can be made from wood, cotton, or petroleum (including plastics) can be made from hemp. There are 25,000 known uses for hemp.
· For thousands of years virtually all good paints and varnishes were made with hemp seed oil and/or linseed oil.
· One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees, making hemp a perfect material to replace trees for pressed board, particle board, and concrete construction molds.
· Heating and compressing plant fibers can create a practical, inexpensive, fire-resistant constructions material with excellent thermal and sound-insulating qualities.
· In 1941 Henry Ford built a plastic car made of fiber from hemp and wheat straw. Hemp is biodegradable, as synthetic plastic is not.
GREEN CURE.NET is pleased to announce that the Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act (HB 642), which seeks to enact legal protections for authorized medical marijuana patients, has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature and was passed by House Judiciary Committee on April 7.
The bill now awaits action by the full house (which, most likely will not take place until lawmakers reconvene next year). You can watch video of the hearing here. You can read media coverage of the vote here and here.
House Bill 642 will help to ensure that medical marijuana patients in Alabama will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from state law enforcement. As introduced, this act would allow qualified patients under a physician's supervision to possess up to 12 cannabis plants and/or 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes. However, this proposal will only receive serious consideration if your elected officials hear an unmistakable message of support from their constituents.
Currently, fourteen states -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington -- have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. Patients in these fourteen states enjoy legal protections to use medicinal marijuana under a doctor's supervision; seriously ill citizens in Alabama deserve this same protection.
Please take two minutes of your time today to contact your state House member and tell him or her to support medical marijuana. For your convenience, a prewritten letter will be sent to your representatives when you enter your zip code below.
Thank you for your support of GREEN CURE.NET and our efforts to enact medical marijuana reform in Alabama.
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Canada's current Marijuana laws are not just to the "problems" they cause. There is little scientific evidence linking cannabis to any important side effects. Marijuana is far less damaging than alcohol by most tests and should be treated so.
The majority of Canada has shown time and time again they are more in support of legalizing marijuana than keeping it illegal at a time where the Conservative government is trying to make even harsher penalties for simple non-violent marijuana offences. British Columbia and Ontario Supreme courts have both ruled Canada's Marijuana laws unconstitutional but our government refuses to listen to the people for what is right.
Sign This Petition and help protest Canada's unjust law that serves no purpose considering the legalizing and taxing of Marijuana could help serve to bring Canada's economy back from the recession along with eliminating one of the most common criminal charges.
For thousands of years people have been using Marijuana in all kinds of stuff. Everything from food to medicines to textiles. It has been a part of the world for as long as the world has been. George Washington grew it as well as most of the first settlers.
Henry Ford invented a car made out of hemp, that ran on hemp ethanol. A renewable fuel, that does less damage to the environment in the making and will not kill the planet if spilled.
You are cordially invited to enjoy, explore and create with us a New World embraced by supporters everywhere in favor of legalization of cannabis for medical, spiritual and recreational use. Our main objective is to present to the President of the United States of America a petition of one million plus signatures to abolish the prohibition of marijuana.
Kathi McDonald's landed the vocalist her first big professional gig when she was attending a concert and joined in as part of the audience. McDonald's powerful voice drew Ike Turner's notice in a club called the Winterland, and he invited the aspiring singer to his and Tina Turner's next rehearsal. McDonald had snagged a ...spot in the Ikettes, the Turners' backing group. It was a heady and magical beginning for someone who never had any formal lessons.
Born in Washington state in 1948, McDonald performed professionally for the first time around Seattle when she was 12 years old. At the age of 19 she set off for San Francisco and its burgeoning musical climate, where she met the Turners and, through her association with them, took the first step on a career path that would span more than four decades.
Not long after the evening at Winterland, her talent caught the attention of Big Brother & the Holding Company's Sam Andrew. McDonald threw her lot in with the band in 1969, leading to appearances on the albums Can't Go Home Again, How Hard It Is, and Be a Brother. She went on to sing with Mad Dogs & Englishmen for Joe Cocker, and later sang with Leon Russell's Shelter People. Her session work included recordings for such artists as the Rolling Stones, Nils Lofgren, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, and Dave Mason. Her work for other musical artists totals up to appearances on almost 160 albums, more than six dozen of which achieved gold status. In addition, McDonald also launched a solo career in 1974 with the release of the album Insane Asylum. The recording was arranged by Pete Sears, whose formal band associations include Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship.
Insane Asylum featured performances by Tower of Power, the Pointer Sisters, Aynsley Dunbar, John Cippolina, Neil Schon, and Ronnie Montrose. Kathi did not release another solo effort for 20 years, when Save Your Breath appeared. Above and Beyond followed in 1999, featuring contributions from Lee Oskar on harmonica and Brian Auger on keyboards. McDonald devoted more than two decades to recording and performing in collaboration with Long John Baldry, and the duo scored with their version of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" when it was released in Canada. The song reached number 2 in Australia and also made the US charts.
Aside from collaborative efforts Kathi has solo projects of her own: Insane Asylum(1974), David Briggs, producer of the second Alice Cooper album Easy Action and multiple early Neil Young discs is at the helm on Insane Asylum. With arrangements by The Jefferson Starship's Pete Sears, whose formal band associations include Hot Tuna this is a showcase for the chops and musicianship of McDonald. There's a terrific reading of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and an interesting first track co-written by McDonald and Pete Sears, "Bogart to Bowie," with Nils Lofgren on guitar and Bobbye Hall on percussion. The photos of McDonald on the back cover are chaotic and beautiful, a cartoon caricature of these adorns the cover, the illustration by Seiko Kashihara. With Ronnie Montrose on guitar and Pete Sears on keys for a heavy version of "(Love Is Like A) Heatwave," you basically have Big Brother & the Holding Company/ Montrose/Jefferson Starship covering Martha & the Vandellas. With what may be the best performance on the disc, "Threw Away My Love," the second Sears/McDonald original, Kathi's great, bluesy vocal fights and Journey's Neil Schon on guitar give the track tons of soul! "Freak Lover" features the late Starship violinist Papa John Creach and is appropriately manic for an album about insanity.
Willie Dixon's composition, "Insane Asylum," with Pete Sears and Nils Lofgren, is a blues workout deluxe. Neil Schon and Pete Sears accompany Kathi on a Peter Frampton tune, "All I Want to Be." Lofgren and Sears do a heavy cover of Neil Young's "Down to the Wire" for the singer to display her wonderful voice. There is an abundance of talent here, creating a nice platform for this important singer. Insane Asylum also featured performances by Tower of Power, the Pointer Sisters, Aynsley Dunbar, John Cippolina.
Her next solo project was Save Your Breath (1994), then Above And Beyond (1999) featuring contributions from Lee Oskar on harmonica and Brian Auger on keyboards. She reunited with Big Brother & the Holding Company in California for a concert on New Years Eve, 1997.
Her self-titled Kathi McDonald (2005) is a triumph in a long and prestigious career. This CD showcases the still incredible voice, timing, soulful delivery, and talent that is Kathi McDonald, the musician's choice as singer, the musician's musician, and still the biggest little white girl to ever sing the blues coming out of the West Coast. The main forces behind the CD, Pete Slauson and Ann Pierson (partners for years in the nineties at 2B1 Music, Maritime Hall, San Francisco, CA).
With low wages and higher costs of living these days we should be aimed at making our workplace feel just like home to offset poor wages and poor working conditions. Every few hours starving employees reach out for a cigarette for a release of pressure, a release of stress or release of addiction. But 10 minutes later when your back on the job you feel the same you did before making your day longer and more aggravating.
I think allowing the use of marijuana in the workplace will offset this, smoking pot on your break will carry the "more than a feeling" presence throughout your shift sometimes with just one hit. Allowing you to actually feel good about your job and appreciate what your actually doing. This type of harmony can only make for better productivity and improve the harmonic balance of employees & customers in any industry.
I know the first impression will be: You will make more mistakes when stoned. Well if there are mistakes atleast they will be honest. Instead of intentional "mistakes" that are made by employees that hate their job and who don't really care what they are doing because they are paid so low for doing harder work.
-Increased Energy (For first 5 mins)
-Improved Social abilities
-More attention to detail
-More attention not to detail
-Willingness to want to do random things
-Improved desire for lunch break
- More people than normal will try to bum a "smoke" from you
- Increased hunger & thirst (keep stuff close to you)
22. Make Pot Legal
Marijuana. A widely used drug, and something that is misconstrued and lied about to the nation's youth everyday. In health classes all over America, lies are spread about weed. "It's addicting." is a common one. Or "It will kill you." Or how about "It will ruin your life." That seems to be the main argument of many anti-drug agencies.
But the time has come. America needs to legalize marijuana immediately. It has been proven to be safer than alcohol and cigarettes. So, as the saying goes, legalize it!
The Australian Government need to review an outdated law that was influenced by other nations, Australia should adapt a similar concept as Amsterdam whereas the sale of a personal quantity (small amount) of Marijuana can be obtained in licenced shops and/or licenced growers.
Marijuana users are determined to stand up to the injustice of marijuana probation and accomplish legalization, no matter how long or what it takes to succeed. Despite the threat of arrests and a variety of other punishments and sanctions marijuana users have persisted in their support for legalization for over a generation.
They refuse to give up their long quest for justice because they believe in the fundamental values of Canadian society. Prohibition has failed to silence marijuana users despite its best attempts over the last generation. The issue of marijuana's legalization is a persistent issue that, like marijuana, will simply not go away.
Marijuana will be legalized because marijuana users will continue to fight for it until we succeed.
Just look it up on the Internet and the facts will be all around it this is also where i got most of my information from.
This petition's goal is to show the voice of the people of the state of Maryland. By today's common knowledge, there is outstanding proof that Marijuana has been for many years misunderstood and people were uneducated and forced into believing that it was extremely harmful.
Most of these forced ideas were backed by our government. Which has made people believe even to this day that marijuana not just harms but even kills. Yet there are 0 documented deaths caused by the plant. By common knowledge half a million U.S. citizens die from Tobacco, no record of a death or even proof of the cause of cancer from marijuana. 71 people are killed each day in alcohol related accidents in the U.S. compared to the 0 from marijuana. I long for a safer place for me, my family, my friends, and even my children and their children and so on.
With the Decriminalization of Marijuana in the state of Maryland we could do our part to cut down on the mass amounts of deaths each year from alcohol and tobacco, save and put mass amounts of money spent on the "War on Drugs" to good use such as schooling, health care, etc. and save the mass amounts of people who don't deserve to be in jail the right they are being declined to live a normal life, see their husbands, wives, children and other family, and allow them to be FREE.
Do your part, make our state a safer and better place to live in.
It has been proven over and over again that marijuana is not a lethal drug,yes,it may not be good for children, and yes sometimes you can be irresponsible with it,but its the same case with Alcohol,and has similar effects..
Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 80 million Americans. According to government surveys, some 20 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 11 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not deny it.
Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose. According to the prestigious European medical journal, The Lancet, "The smoking of cannabis, even long-term, is not harmful to health. ... It would be reasonable to judge cannabis as less of a threat ... than alcohol or tobacco."
Marijuana should be legal in the UK. Nuff said, Sign now ;D.
Most people use Cannabis in South Africa, but also tend to go for Harder drugs, such as crack-cocaine, herroin, Tik, LSD etc...
If Cannabis(Dagga) were to be legalized, it would be less a chance for people to be able to buy it from a drug dealer, because they can get it cheaper at an established "Cannabis Shop!!!" I.O.W: Tax for The Government, no profit for Dealers!!!
weed aka ganja,etc.. is the herb of life