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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


Closest Supermoon Since 1948 Arrives Monday

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 - 8:51 pm

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.

His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.

Attributed to: 
John (NIV)

‘One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana’

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 - 9:58 pm

From The Washington Post.

One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws.

https://www.WashingtonPost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/13/one-striking-char...

Fewer pills prescribed in medical pot states
Graph by Christopher Ingraham. Wonkblog.

Joy in Heaven

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear [Yeshua].

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable:

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

“And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

“And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Attributed to: 
Jesus (NIV)

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

1922, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 - 12:01 pm

In 1922 John Erskine Ph.D., LLD, published a short book, more like an extended essay, entitled, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition? In the first paragraph he sets out the thesis: Prohibition is incompatible with Christianity.

He gives it a personalized tone through relaying key points in his conversations with a Presbyterian friend.

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