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MJ News: MJ eases symptoms of ADHD a new study shows.A new study from the Heidelberg University Medical Centre in Heidelberg Germany has published the result from a study that shows that the effects of cannabis ease the symptons of ADHD. It also shows that smoking, or ingesting marijuana also helps people suffering from ADHD to concentrate on their driving which is a problem ( I know, I have been diagnosed with severe ADHD.) Please read and distribute this study to your doctor if you suffer from ADHD or to your parents if you are underage.
The synopsis of the story can be found here
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MJ News: Candidates Positions on Medical Marijuana
The following story discusses each candidate's stated position on medical marijuana.
Ever since California voters
became the first in the nation to legalize medical marijuana in 1996,
the state has faced unyielding opposition from the federal government,
which insists it has the power to prohibit a drug it considers useless
That could all change with the next presidential election.
As the candidates prepare for a May 20 primary in Oregon, one of 12
states with a California-style law, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois has
become an increasingly firm advocate of ending federal intervention and
letting states make their own rules when it comes to medical marijuana.
His Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, is
less explicit, recently softening a pledge she made early in the
campaign to halt federal raids in states with medical marijuana laws.
But she has expressed none of the hostility that marked the response of
her husband's administration to California's initiative, Proposition
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MJ News: Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act
HR 5842 would reschedule marijuana for medical use, end federal interference in state laws
DC - April 18 - Congressional Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)
introduced the "Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act," HR 5842,
yesterday, a bill co-sponsored by Representatives Maurice Hinchey
(D-NY), Sam Farr (D-CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Ron Paul (R-TX).
The act would change federal policy on medical marijuana in a number of
ways. Specifically, HR 5842 would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule
I drug, which cannot be prescribed, to a Schedule II drug, which would
recognize the medical value of marijuana and create a regulatory
framework for the FDA to begin a drug approval process for marijuana.
The act would also prevent interference by the federal government in
any local or state run medical marijuana program.
Similar versions of
HR 5842 have been introduced in prior Congressional terms, but have
never made it out of committee. "It's time that the federal government
take this issue seriously," said Caren Woodson, Government Affairs
Director with Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a nationwide medical
marijuana advocacy group working with Mr. Frank and other Members of
Congress to change federal policy. "By disregarding marijuana's medical
efficacy, and undermining efforts to implement state laws, the federal
government is willfully placing hundreds of thousands of sick Americans
in harms way."
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MJ News: Marijuana Reality TV Show Seeks ParticipantsDo you have interest in the general area of marijuana, especially based
around the major new openness in the industry following California's
medical cannabis laws?
Hollywood production crew seeks individuals interested in furthering
their knowledge by attending part-time classes at the well-known
Oaksterdam University in Oakland and exploring study, work, and
vocation within the world of cannabis growing, dispensing, and medical
We are searching for individuals from all walks of life with an
interest in this subject matter and a relative comfortability being on
camera and being recognized in public. All we need from you is passion
Participants in the program will receive free school tuition, nice housing, money for living expenses, and per diems.
If interested, please respond via email with some basic information
on yourself, contact information, your relationship, if any, to the
subject matter, preferably a photo of yourself, and your willingness to
be on camera. We will be setting up local interviews for those
This is going to be a lot of fun.
Thanks.Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by skip on Sunday, April 13 @ 16:33:00 CEST (11918 reads)
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MJ News: Germans poisoned by Lead added to Marijuana!Apparently there's another contaminant appearing in marijuana, this time in Germany. So besides the tiny glass beads in Dutch grass exported to the UK, and the sickening crap found in British soapbar hash, now Europeans have a new worry... Lead particles. It seems some dealers/distributors have decided to make even more profit from cannabis by adding lead to the pot they sell.
Fortunately we don't have any of these problems in the USA. But always BE CAREFUL what you purchase! Purchase only from reliable sources and inspect your weed carefully!
Here's the story:
Here's yet another reason to "just say no" to drugs: Smoking marijuana
could lead to lead poisoning. Doctors in Germany have linked a
mysterious outbreak of lead intoxication to contaminated street
supplies of marijuana.
In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine,
Franziska Busse, M.D., of the University Hospital Leipzig and
colleagues detail a puzzling occurrence of lead poisoning symptoms over
a 3- to 4-month period among patients aged 16 to 33 years old.
Twenty-nine patients at four different hospitals had abdominal cramps,
nausea, fatigue , and anemia - classic signs and symptoms of lead
Yet the source of the lead remained inexplicable. After eight weeks
of investigation, Busse and colleagues finally found a common link: all
of the patients admitted to smoking pot on a regular basis, either in
joint form or through a water pipe.
Tests done on remaining supplies from some patients revealed traces
of lead particles mixed with the marijuana leaves. Lead's grayish color
allowed the metal to blend easily with the illicit drug. The large size
of lead particles found in one package strongly suggested that the
poisoning did not result from soil contamination. Busse writes that
police suspect street dealers of deliberately lacing street bags of
marijuana with the toxic metal in an effort to increase profits. The
weight of the lead particles found in the supplies studied would
roughly translate into a profit of $1,500 per kilogram of marijuana.
Posted by skip on Thursday, April 10 @ 22:46:36 CEST (8062 reads)
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MJ News: Rhode Island bill would create dispensaries.
PROVIDENCE — A
year after passing permanent medical marijuana legislation, lawmakers
say it’s time to establish a safe and legal means for patients to
obtain the drug.
Right now, qualifying patients may grow
marijuana, but since the state provides no access to the drug, they
often resort to buying it on the street.
Legislators and doctors
call that scenario an unwanted weak link in an otherwise successful
law. They’ve heard too many stories like that of Warwick’s Buddy
Coolen, 29, a medical marijuana user who three months ago was robbed at
gunpoint by the drug dealer while trying to buy marijuana to treat his
debilitating gastrointestinal condition.
Now Rep. Thomas C.
Slater and Sen. Rhoda E. Perry, both of Providence, who sponsored the
permanent medical marijuana law, propose expanding its scope to create
licensed marijuana dispensaries, or “compassion centers,” which would
legally grow and distribute the drug at affordable prices to the 359
patients who partake of the state’s program.
Posted by skamikaze on Thursday, April 03 @ 08:10:52 CEST (2343 reads)
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MJ News: New Medical Uses for Marijuana, LSD, Psilocybin, Ketamine?
Could Ecstasy, LSD and magic mushrooms one day be legitimate prescription
medicines? It sounds unlikely, but doctors and researchers in the US and
across Europe believe it is possible and that new science will prove the
Second chances are rare in science. In the Fifties and Sixties, hallucinogenic
drugs, such as LSD, were hailed as the magic bullet to everything from
alcoholism to migraine. But they became caught in the crossfire of the
cultural wars of the times. Western politicians banned the use of
psychedelics in research once they started to be used recreationally, and
became associated with flower-power and the counter culture. The drugs were
dangerous; the science was flawed; the researchers biased.
But a comeback has been under way for more than a decade. A new generation of
researchers say that psychedelic drugs can treat conditions such as
addiction, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and a type of headache
called cluster headache.
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Columns: What is Real Medicine?By BushyOldGrower
Author of “Bonanza of Green”
In my previous article for Treating Yourself, “Sacrament or Medicine?”
the case was made that Cannabis is reasonable to consider as real
medicine or sacrament. Let’s consider a few aspects of the medical use
and its place in medicine.
First of all you must ask yourself “What is Real Medicine?” In reality
there are many forms of medicine practiced in the past and present. To
many people the term “Western Medicine” has come to mean the only form
of medicine. There are many forms of medicine within “western
medicine” because it evolved from older methods.
“Alternative Medicine” has become the term for many older forms of
medicine as well as new ideas in medical evolution. Most people
realistically assume that “Modern Medicine” is a product of scientific
progress and much has been learned. However, the new knowledge didn’t
invalidate much of the old knowledge but instead added to it.
Posted by skip on Sunday, March 09 @ 21:34:09 CET (2144 reads)
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MJ News: Oaksterdam UniversityInformative CNN video describing Oaksterdam University which teaches classes on growing
and selling marijuana under California's medical marijuana law. Medical marijuana is a $1 billion business in California.
Dennis Peron, one of the people behind Prop 215, is in the video too. Thanks to CNN for airing an unbiased report on cannabis.
Posted by skip on Thursday, February 28 @ 04:45:53 CET (5161 reads)
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