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To End the War on Drugs: A Guide for Politicians, the Press and Public

Submitted by Dean Becker on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 - 6:36 pm

 

Dean Becker, author
Dean Becker, author

Dean Becker

The website featuring the book is: EndTheDrugWar.us. It currently features an excerpt, the index of interview subjects (from Donald Abrams, to Kevin Zeese), quotes from early reviewers, and of course some links to buy it in various formats.

To visit, learn more, and buy the book

EndTheDrugWar.us


Granny’s List, A Huge Cannabis Compendium of Medical Marijuana Studies, with Links

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 - 2:52 am

Granny Storm Crow’s MMJ Reference List - January 2013

This document lists dozens and dozens, if not hundreds and hundreds, of conditions, with links to hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands, of studies.

From the (2012) opening page:

Well, here I am again, staring at this blank screen, trying to figure out what to say so you will share the information I have gathered. “Once the medical facts about cannabis become known, the need for legalization becomes obvious!” How many times have I said that? I need YOU to educate those around you. I can’t do it alone!

At times, it seems so futile — this never-ending battle against ignorance about cannabis. But I can’t give up - this simple herb has some amazing uses and people need to know what it can do.

Cannabis should be treated like any other medicinal herb, because that’s what it is, […]

As Americans, we should be free to exercise our right to choose the type of medicines that we take. Anyone exhibiting the first signs of Alzheimer’s should be able to choose between Aricept, Marinol, or natural cannabis to slow the deposit of mind-clogging amyloid plaque.

“When tested at double the concentration of THC, Aricept blocked plaque formation only 22% as well as THC, and Cognex blocked plaque formation only 7% as well as THC.” (Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer’s - WebMD, 2006 see more)

Marinol is just a capsule of a pure synthetic THC dissolved in sesame oil. It will work, but some people find that it causes anxiety because it lacks CBD (cannabidiol) to balance the THC high.

Natural cannabis has CBD and other cannabinoids in it, which act in a different way to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s. (“Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids reduce microglial activation in vitro and in vivo: relevance to Alzheimer’s disease” - Molecular Pharmacology, 2011 search) I know which I would logically choose, but in 2/3s of the US, and everywhere by federal law, that choice is forbidden to us. Our government has banned our best choice!

icon Granny Storm Crow’s MMJ Reference List - 2013-01.pdf

NORML.org's Compendium of Recent Research on Medical Marijuana

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 - 12:47 am

Just click medical marijuana man to visit the NORML.org website where you will find copious quantities of documented scientific research on the many uses of this amazing plant!

Meanwhile there are some people who have shoved their heads so far in the ground, like snakes, they speak from the dust, "marijuana is 'schedule 1' and has no medical use," which completely ignores the fact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a patent on it for medical uses.

The Science-Haters also claim that marijuana is "highly addictive;" ask President Obama how much therapy he needed to "get off" his "marijuana addiction."

Undeserved suffering needs to end now! We are over-paying Thug Addicts to drive us even more broke and causing enormous suffering at the same time! EVIL!

Just click medical marijuana man to visit the NORML.org website where you will find copious quantities of documented scientific research on the many uses of this amazing plant!

norml.org has tons of medical marijuana documentation worth reading

Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Double Every 20 Years

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 - 7:19 pm

I am going to cross-post this forum topic into the book Solving Our Drug Problems > Marijuana > Untapped Healing Properties > Protecting Your Brain Using Marijuana because it's in keeping with more than a few posts there.

Via CNN:

Report: Alzheimer's cases to nearly double every 20 years

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09...

Jack Herer Describes His Mom's Improvement Over Alzhiemer's From Marijuana

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, May 5, 2009 - 6:17 pm

My Mother and Alzheimer’s

http://www.JackHerer.com/mom.html

Visit the link above and read a short essay from Jack Herer about how his mom’s condition vastly improved upon smoking marijuana. Jack’s mom, who died in 1990, suffered from what my Dad is beginning to, Alzheimer’s disease.

Retirees Demand Marijuana

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, May 3, 2009 - 6:27 pm

Orange County CA retirees demand access to medical marijuana. One woman tries to not go into too much gory detail about marijuana helped her gain control of certain bodily functions.

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Retirees demand marijuana
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