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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 8, 2012
If your strategy to legalize the use of plant cannabis by all people for any reason is to preach “All use is medical/wellness”, cannabinoid pharmaceuticals is where you’ll end up. There exists a paradigm for the medical / wellness use of substances, and it lies in the realm of doctors and pharmacists and prescriptions and manufactured drugs. However, there also exists a paradigm for the recreational use of substances, and it lies in the realm of taverns and bartenders and DUI laws and ID checks and home brewing.
Posted in SCIENCE | Tagged All Use is Medical, Austria, belgium, Big Pharma, british, Canada, cannabidiol, CBD, Czech Republic, Denmark, Europe, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Marinol, medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, netherlands, New Zealand, pharmaceuticals, Poland, Portugal, Sativex, Spain, sweden, synthetic THC, The Netherlands, UK, Wellness | 23 Responses
By Cannabis Karri on January 24, 2012
Some sad news out of New Jersey today. We have been following the case of multiple sclerosis sufferer John Ray Wilson, who was arrested for a few plants in his back yard in 2008. Wilson said he did not have insurance and could not afford the MS medication to treat his symptoms. Conventional prescription medication [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 30, 2010
NORML’s Top Ten Marijuana Events #10-#6; Top Three Rants #2 – Russ vs. Gil Kerlikowske and Bill Bennett; music by Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Arizona, Bill Bennett, California, california supreme court, cannabidiol, Compassionate Use Act, gil kerlikowske, Groovin' Thursday, John Doe Radio, multiple sclerosis, New Jersey, New York, New York City, New Zealand, NORML Women's Alliance, Proposition 203, Radical Rant, Sativex, Supreme Court, Times Square, United Kingdom, Women | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 2, 2010
The cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Livonia are being sued by the ACLU of Michigan for violating the rights of a 61-year-old woman battling multiple sclerosis. Linda Lott, a resident of Birmingham, uses medical marijuana to battle the progression of her disease, which causes severe pain and back spasms.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on September 29, 2010
In so much pain from my ankles to the top of my head I had leaned against the wall, unable to move without shouting in pain. One senior officer came in and asked what was wrong with me, another replied “He has MS.” Then senior officer approached me, took hold of my right arm as I was handcuffed and pulled it behind my back even further. This slammed me into the wall face first, which was the only thing I could catch myself with at the moment. He then asked “How’s that? A little better?” Pulling my arm even further into the air, in between my moans of pain I laughed out of resentment and said “yeah, this is great!”
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 19, 2010
Steve Bloom from CelebStoner.com on Wall St. Journal article and Texas Rangers’ Ron Washington; Clips from Cheech Marin beating Anderson Cooper on Celebrity Jeopardy; music by 3 Kisses.
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged 3 Kisses, Anderson Cooper, boycott, CelebStoner, CelebStoner.com, Cheech Marin, home invasion, Jeopardy, john ray wilson, Michigan, MPP, multiple sclerosis, New Jersey, Pot Culture, San Francisco, Steve Bloom, Steve Sarich, The Pot Song, Wal-Mart, Wall Street Journal | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 2, 2010
If one of the West Coast states doesn’t pull off legalization soon, the pendulum is going to swing back the other way on marijuana. The economic incentives may fade if the economy recovers and then the tax & regulate argument fizzles. And if we are going to continue working on medical marijuana, the bills and initiatives need to get better, not worse. The way it’s looking now is that the Northeast and upper Midwest are going to institute chronic conditions-only, 2 oz limit, strict registry, only personal doctor, no home grow, state-run dispensary medical marijuana for $15/gram in the next six years.
Posted in ACTIVISM, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, SCIENCE | Tagged Arizona, California, cancer, caregiver, chronic pain, dispensaries, Dispensary, election, glaucoma, home grow, initiative, initiatives, Legalization, marijuana law reform, Massachusetts, Minnesota, multiple sclerosis, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, personal use, possession limits, Rhode Island, stats, Vermont, Washington | 15 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 26, 2010
In the latest blow to the controversial multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it was slapping a new warning on the drug’s label. In an advisory sent to health-care professionals and patients, the FDA warned that the risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but deadly brain infection, increases as more infusions are received.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 17, 2010
The first U.S. clinical trials in more than two decades on the medical benefits of marijuana confirm pot is effective in reducing muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis and pain caused by certain neurological injuries or illnesses, according to a report issued Wednesday. A laboratory study supported by the center examined if pot could be helpful in treating migraine headaches and facial pain. In that study, rats given a cannabis-like drug exhibited reduced activity of nerve cells that transmit pain.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 17, 2009
(NBC New York) A somerset County man who tried to use a medical defense for several marijuana charges received a split verdict from a jury in Somerville. John Wilson suffers from MS and was caught growing 17 pot plants at his rental home in the summer of 2008. Despite his attorney’s effort to use Wilson’s [...]
Posted in ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, SCIENCE | Tagged Chris Goldstein, Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, john ray wilson, john wilson, Jon Corzine, medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, mushrooms, New Jersey, Somerset County, Somerville | 7 Responses