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‘Marijuana’

2012: Bubbling Crude

by Susan Maple Henry Ford believed that some day he would “grow automobiles from the soil,” and he also believed that they would be fuelled from plants. He achieved his goal. Popular Mechanics featured Ford’s car in its December 1941 issue. Made of hemp, sisal, wheat straw and resin, the car was ten times stronger than steel. There is an old video clip of the car on the Internet. The car drives up, someone pounds it with a hatchet, and then polishes it to demonstrate there is no damage. Three times, from 1800 to 1937, alcohol was either the prominent fuel, or threatened to take over as the main fuel. Heavy “corporate footprints” stepped in and taxed or prohibited alcohol, because anyone could make alcohol out of whatever plant material was available.… Read More

2014: Marijuana Treats on the Go

Just step up to the window and buy a marijuana-laced sandwich or cup of soup. A food truck out of Seattle is giving new meaning to the foodie phrase “classics with a twist.” The truck is dishing up items like grilled three-cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and truffle popcorn. The twist? They’re made with marijuana. MagicalButter.com is the purveyor of a nifty gadget for cannabis edibles lovers—the MB2, a fully automated extractor that transfers the active ingredients from the plant into butter, cooking oils, alcohol (for tinctures) or lotions. With the 2012 legalization of marijuana in their company’s home state of Washington and in Colorado (where they debuted their food truck at the Cannabis Cup in Denver on April 19 and 20), MagicalButter.com saw an opportunity to capitalize on both the ever-growing popularity… Read More

2014: Uh Oh: Politicians Formerly Against Medical Marijuana Now Singing Praises of Cannabidiol

Don’t sacrifice the plant for one of its healing compounds. State lawmakers who have steadfastly opposed the legalization of medical marijuana are suddenly singing the praises of cannabidiol. What gives? Lawmakers in a growing number of states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Utah, and Wisconsin, are saying no to medical cannabis but yes to cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound in the plant. But is this new direction in the best interest of patients? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of an estimated 100 unique, biologically active compounds present in the marijuana plant. First discovered in 1940 (though its specific chemical structure was not identified until 1963), CBD is the most studied cannabinoid after delta-9-THC. Like THC, the compound acts on the endogenous cannabinoid system to stimulate a variety of potentially beneficial therapeutic… Read More

Here’s How You Can Help Make Cannabis Oil Available To All Cancer Patients

Help legalize cannabis oil for cancer patients, it will take seconds of your time. Just click HERE to sign the petition. It’s hard to believe that multiple governments, including the United Nations still regard cannabis as an illegal drug.  Despite the fact that it has a wide range of therapeutic properties, it still faces a heavy opposition, especially in North America. Granted, we might not know for sure with absolute mainstream scientific certainty that cannabis oil, without a shadow of any doubt, kills all cancers in all humans with cancer. We don’t know this, and can’t say it for sure because there hasn’t been any (unfortunately) human clinical trials to see if it’s actually true. The Science Behind The Claims What we do know, on the other hand, is that multiple studies in peer… Read More

2013: Medical Marijuana Strain Has Hundreds Of Parents Flocking To Colorado

CBS Denver Medical Marijuana Strain Has Hundreds Of Parents Flocking To Colorado Related articles Chief Black Kettle Except from MYTHS AND TALES OF THE JICARILLA APACHE INDIANS Crime in Denver Decreases After Pot Legalization Was a Mysterious Underground Structure Found On the Moon? Several Circular Objects Surrounded Plane 2006: The Marcia Burke Encounter Colorado floods ‘completely overwhelm’ search for oil and gas leaks

5 Myths About Marijuana Debunked

Owen Poindexter, AlterNet Waking Times The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense. Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters.” Nowadays more than 100 million Americans say they’ve smoke pot, millions use cannabis regularly to treat illnesses and it is as legal as alcohol in two U.S. states. However, it remains illegal under federal law largely due to scare tactics ingrained in our society, which date back even prior to Anslinger. Today, pot legalization opponents try a little harder to… Read More

Hemp: The World’s Most Versatile and Useful Plant

Wes Annac, Contributor Waking Times What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the word ‘hemp’? For the uninformed, marijuana might immediately pop up, which could cause them to automatically shun the plant. Almost any article you’ll find about hemp distinguishes it from marijuana, which is closely related to it but doesn’t actually have much to do with it. Unfortunately, the United States closely links hemp with marijuana by putting them in the same ‘Schedule 1’ drug category. Even though industrial hemp doesn’t contain anywhere near enough THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) to produce any kind of ‘high’, the US government has utterly failed to distinguish it from its psychoactive counterpart. Despite hemp’s numerous benefits, the Federal government’s comfortable pretending it’s the same as marijuana when, in fact,… Read More

Contrary To Popular Belief, Cannabis May Effectively Treat Schizophrenia

Natural treatments potent enough to alleviate symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia (whether it is induced by an infectious illness or microbe of some kind, severe nutrient imbalance, or any other origin) are scarce. However, various reports have surfaced claiming cannabis can successfully treat symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia; and for each of these reports, multiple others have surfaced cautioning of cannabis induced psychosis. While these reports exist on polar opposite ends of the spectrum, the validity of both are well-founded. Cannabis holds the power to either induce or reduce symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia, as it contains compounds enabling it to do both. The key to treating psychosis and schizophrenia with cannabis lies in identifying and using the specific compounds able to alleviate symptoms. Cannabis Induced Psychosis Cannabis has long been linked… Read More

Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times Unbeknownst to most, Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic. Our understanding of what causes cancer has undergone something akin to a Copernican revolution in the past decade. Biological fatalism has been the predominant force in medicine over the past half century, where most conditions including cancer were believed predestined ‘in the genes,’ and therefore impossible to reverse. Instead of looking for root cause resolution of disease (RCRD), we resigned ourselves to ‘finding it early’ and in the case of cancer, when doing so (even when it was benign), we waged war against it, quite literally using weapons grade materials (mustard gas- and… Read More

Marijuana Backed By More Studies Than Most FDA Approved Pharma Drugs

Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Many pharma drugs have only one clinical trial. Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, with researchers categorizing the effects of marijuana to a much greater degree than many of the pharmaceutical drugs you or your family may currently be taking. In a revelation that really demonstrates our scientific focus in the United States, where marijuana is still considered by federal law to be a dangerous and illegal substance placed in the same class as hard drugs like heroin, even mainstream media publications have begun calling out the strange doctrine of the medical community that pushes pharma drugs on the public at warp speed. This, all while scoffing at the use of… Read More