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  • Randy

    Great video. So true that those who think utopia possible have littered the landscape with corpses as a result of those same people trying to bring us utopia.

  • NorCalNative

    That animation should be shown in every school classroom around the world. Brilliant!

    RICK SIMPSON OIL UPDATE

    My 88-year-old father is using an approximately 1:1 THC-to-CBD ratio sub-therapeutic dose of “full extract cannabis oil” (less than 1/10 of a gram).

    He has Stage IV prostate cancer.

    Despite his low dose, his last PSA test, a marker of the aggressiveness of the cancer, has STABILIZED and went from 7.2-to- 7.1. When the PSA hits 8.0 doctors want to start bringing out the heavy artillery.

    At his dosage and based on the timing of the test I’m both thrilled and surprised at his improvement. The real news will be in three months when he’s retested.

    I’m frustrated I can’t get him to embrace the idea of “saturation” dosing that’s important for beating aggressive cancers, but it’s looking like even a smaller-than-recommended dose has some benefit against cancer of the prostate.

    His cancer has spread to some areas of bone and he also claims some pain relief from this symptom of metastasis.

    It’s a great psychological lift for him and gives him a mental investment in the idea that cannabis is medicine.

    • thelbert

      i am happy to hear that. now if we could only cure stubborn…

    • Viggo Piggsko

      My brother in law has some kind of leukemia, and I really don’t know how he would react or how I should approach him to try it.

      • Crut

        What state is he in? Your approach will have to be very different in Georgia than it would be California…

        Then look up Granny Storm Crow’s List, and you’ll have more choices of accessible literature than you’ll know what to do with!

        • Viggo Piggsko

          We are outside US Crut 🙁 only Sativex for MS available.
          (I have to do the extraction myself)

          Thank’s for the tip on Granny Storm Crow’s List, he is a book worm so that may be the answer.

          Viggo.

  • primus

    Reading on Bloomberg.com about the ‘inversion’ of Burger King buying Tim Horton’s and moving to Canada. Editorial about the reasons behind the move discussed how the US demands that their corporations pay US taxes on worldwide earnings and all other OECD countries don’t. The next paragraph started with,”This is a great deal for the U.S. government, which gets to collect income tax even though it’s not providing the companies sewers or roads or courts or NO-KNOCK RAIDS ON THEIR ABODES” (Emphasis mine). This is an example of something I have seen lately, the snark factor seems to have switched to our side. The offhand remarks that formerly disparaged ‘legalizers’ now just as offhandedly give the man/system a smackdown. I have seen several other such remarks as well as major discussions in other MSM writings that support the thesis that MSM is “Getting It”. Look at the writings about Ferguson, and the fact that many are very accepting of the legitimacy of this anti-police attitude. They seem to understand that the whole drug war thing is just thinly veiled racism and social control. The prohibitionists seem to have lost cred. Good.

  • John

    Remember when SWAT tossed the flashbang grenade into Bou Bou Phonesavanh’s crib in Georgia back in May? Remember how sorry they were, and they promised to pay his medical bills? Well, now, $800,000 later, they say they can’t, because it would be illegal for them to do so.

    http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/283639-county-officials-in-georgia-say-they-won-t-pay-the-medical-bills-for-the-child-injured.html?print

    • jean valjean

      no doubt the police union lawyer has told them that paying the bills would be an admission of guilt and nixed it. he has to protect the officer who threw the grenade and the one who ordered it from possible charges of assault as his first priority, and to hell with justice. The aclu needs to offer help to this family.

      • cave horse

        The officer who threw the grenade and the one who ordered it are the ones who should pay. To force innocent people to pay for someone else’s crime is adding evil upon evil.

  • The Feds Are Incapable of Telling Truth About Pot

    -The country’s marijuana policies continue to be divorced from science.- http://tinyurl.com/nudhduc

    Paul Armentano says Volkow is an Idealogue:

    Full Definition of IDEOLOGUE
    1
    : an impractical idealist : theorist
    2
    : an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology http://tinyurl.com/8kpexdp

    Drug War is the ideology. Cheap talk about science coming from Volkow. Paul Armentano is right on.

  • claygooding

    DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone combination pills

    (CNN) — One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States.
    On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.
    The DEA action moves hydrocodone combination pills, also known as opioids, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II drug. The final ruling goes into effect in 45 days.

    http://tinyurl.com/paz2lvv

    When the DEA tightens regulations for prescription opiate drugs it drives addicts to the streets for a replacement,,heroin use will increase with a new wave of customers that have no idea how to dosage street heroin where strength can vary vastly depending on the dealer it is purchased from,,there will be more overdoses and deaths,,,then they will ask for more funds to fight the epidemic of heroin OD’s they caused..

    If I understand it correctly they will have to also modify banking regulations for banks to accept funds received from a Schedule !! drug,,at least they claim marijuana has to be Schedule III to get banking regulations.

    No comments at the articl,,of course.

  • Duncan20903

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    You know, I’ve been around the block a couple of times and thought that I’d seen every possible product of a cannabis plant. But what kind of sick, perverted house of mad science is Dr. Frankenstein ElSohly running down there at UMiss? It’s just no wonder that the Feds think that cannabis hasn’t any valid medicinal utility and here we all were thinking that they were lying. But the part that’s disgusting in the extreme is that they’re going to grow even more of it! Does the world really need any more ditch weed? DEA Ratifies Spike in Marijuana for Research

    I’m afraid that it’s game set match as far as medicinal cannabis is concerned. If they’re studying that reefer it won’t be long until they prove it’s got zero medicinal utility.
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    On a serious note — I have seen ElSohly bunkweed before. George McMahon came into town to take part in the introduction of Reefer Roasters at the big LEO Bar-b-que back in ’95 and my best friend let him crash at his place. We were very respectful of him being unable to share his GI bunkweed. No, we didn’t like it but Mr. Bush the 41st had already closed the Compassionate IND to new patients. Any, the end of the story was that after he left to go back home we noticed that he had left an ashtray full of roaches. We were going to have the opportunity to smoke some GI bunkweed! We started liberating the cannabis from the cigarette papers but it didn’t take long for us to realize that not smoking it had been no inconvenience after all. We lost all interest and flushed it. I’ve never had the words to accurately describe that cannabis. Take a look at that picture and the reason is obvious. Dr. ElSohly should be taken out to the woodshed and taught a lesson!.

    My god, that may be one of the most sick, perverted pictures that I’ve had the misfortune of seeing in my entire life.

    • Tim

      The old Health Canada-PPS mineshaft schwag was much like this. The ash was black and it smelled terrible.

  • CJ

    hey, is that narrator the guy who plays tormund giantsbane in game of thrones?!