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Did You Know? Little Known Facts In The Medical Marijuana Debate...Fyi

Did You Know?   Little Known Facts in the Medical Marijuana Debate   1.Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, meaning it is considered to have a "high potential for abuse," "no currently accepted medical use," and "a lack of accepted safety." Rescheduling marijuana to the less restrictive Schedule II or III (45 KB) remains a contentious issue.     2.The University of Mississippi has grown marijuana (including a placebo with virtually no THC) f

Ranking 20 Drugs And Alcohol By Overall Harm

Ranking 20 Drugs and Alcohol by Overall Harm - Marijuana ranked #8 out of 20 drugs in overall harm according to a study in The Lancet, a British peer-reviewed medical journal. Alcohol ranked #1 in overall harm and harm to others. Crack cocaine had the highest score for harm to users. See our new graphs showing detailed harm rankings for alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, and more.   New 1/12/2012   http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceI



Cost Of Marijuana Vs "antiemetic" Drugs

An excerpt from a true story...by Paul Kuhn, a business man, 1997.   ...During the course of her treatment my wife consumed less than $200 worth of cannabis, while undergoing her treatment of advanced breast cancer. To prevent nausea she smoked marihuana, and it worked perfectly. A single puff brought immediate relief. She was never sick and continued to eat well. The necessary dose of Zofran (ondansetron), the antiemetic our oncologist first recommended, would have cost one hundred times t



Physicians' Views On Medical Marijuana

Lester Grinspoon, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, wrote in an Aug. 17, 2003 article published in the Boston Globe:   "Doctors and nurses have seen that for many patients, cannabis is more useful, less toxic, and less expensive than the conventional medicines prescribed for diverse syndromes and symptoms, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, migraine headaches, severe nausea and vomiting, convulsive disorders, the AIDS wasting syndrome, chronic pain, an



Deaths From Marijuana Vs. 17 Fda-Approved Drugs

(Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005)   MEDICAL MARIJUANA - Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs   ProCon.org filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the US Food and Drug Administration to get "adverse events," including death, on marijuana and 17 FDA-approved prescription drugs. They tallied the results in a simple chart which, if you have not yet seen, you really should.   http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000145



Marijuana And Dui Laws

Marijuana and DUI Laws: How Can We Best Guard Against Impaired Driving?   How do laws against driving under the influence of marijuana work?   Blood testing seems to be the only reliable method to determine the actual level of THC in the body, since urine tests cannot show that a person has recently used marijuana. Depending on quantity and strength, a single dose of THC produces metabolites in urine that last for at least 12 days — long after the psychoactive effects of the substance have w



Medical Marijuana Is A Freedom Issue...

Anyone who fears that the use of medical marijuana will cause an upsurge in recreational use should fear not.   Our current Republican administration, especially conservative Republicans dislike bureaucracies run amok, and the bureaucracy which wants to restrict and limit the medical use of marijuana is a classic example. Conservatives resist uncanny thinking - the notion that bad things cause bad deeds - when liberals apply it to firearms: the same principle should apply to drugs.   We c

Medical Marijuana Movement Needs To Move Forward...

Medical marijuana dispensaries may be in jeopardy after the Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled them illegal. However, now more than ever is the time for legislators and communities to prepare for the strong uprising of the grassroots movement that is not just going to go away. The medical marijuana issue needs to move forward; the appellate panel’s decision last week makes the law in the eyes of non-supporters even more blurred and foggy. The state’s current Republican attorney general, Bill

Northern Marijuana Dispensaries?

By BRYCE MARTIN For Journal Register Newspapers   TRAVERSE CITY — Several private medical marijuana dispensaries in northwest lower Michigan have been ordered to cease their operations as a result of a Michigan Court of Appeals.   The court’s ruling called for all privately owned and operated marijuana dispensaries within the state to stop selling marijuana to their clientele, which affects several businesses in the Traverse City area.   Sun Compassion, 5690 U.S. 131 North in Acme, just o

Why End Marijuana Prohibition

"The marijuana movement is unique insofar as it is morphing into a full-fledge industry that will market a product, create jobs, generate taxes all while aiding and assisting qualified patients."   Top Ten Reasons to End Marijuana Prohibition by Taxing and Regulating Marijuana MPP Blog   1. Prohibition is a complete failure — marijuana use is mainstream and widespread. When the federal government first effectively prohibited marijuana in 1937, relatively few Americans had even heard of it

Opinions About The House Bills In Legislature

Hello Everyone,   A few of the members have asked us for our opinion on the proposed House Bills currently "in the hopper". They asked us to offer our assessment of each one. Well after careful reading and rereading we now present our opinion and interpretation. Remember, be nice, its what we feel and believe is "REALLY" happening.   House Bill No. 4661   This criminalizes any growing within 500 feet of a church, school, or day care.   Opinion: This is absolutely no business of the legis

Global Commission Report On The Drug Policy

The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and 40 years after President Nixon launched the US government’s war on drugs, fundamental reforms in national and global drug control policies are urgently needed...   ...Our principles and recommendations can be summarized as follows:   End the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of p

Bill Schuette Is At It Again...

Michigan Attorney General Wants to Make Life Harder for Sick People   by Morgan Fox August 12, 2011     Have you ever noticed how prohibitionists in power keep fighting medical marijuana by saying that it is out of control, and somehow causing a breakdown in society, endangering the public, sending the wrong message to kids, etc.? Have you also noticed that they will freely spend time and taxpayer money trying to undermine medical marijuana programs and restrict the rights of patients?  

Contact Your State & Federal Representatives Today!

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your U.S. Representative Today!   August is the month to visit your U.S. Congress Representative. Most Representatives will be back home soon, so this is your chance to explain why it's important to pass the bi-partisan legislation pending in Congress.   H.R. 1983 would block the federal prosecution of patients in states that allow medical cannabis. H.R. 1984 would protect bank accounts for medical cannabis dispensaries. And H.R. 1985 would let dispensaries deduct expe


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