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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.
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By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 15, 2011
If it isn’t painfully clear to you why home cultivation is such and important right to maintain, just come back to this story about what happens when a corporation is given monopoly control over an important medication. There’s nothing wrong with corporations and cannabis sales per se, but only when balanced by the power of the consumer to reject their markups, contaminants, modifications, and poor quality by growing their own home cannabis.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 12, 2011
While the drug warriors were busy sounding the alarm about the new super-potent, wildly-addictive “Pot 2.0: It’s Not Your Father’s Woodstock Weed!”, according to Martha Rosenberg at CounterPunch, drug manufacturers were making billions in 2010 selling to Americans the following ten drugs that mimic some of marijuana’s medical effects yet are far more dangerous:
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By "Radical" Russ Belville on November 23, 2009
(New York Times) Dr. Jean Talleyrand, who founded MediCann, a network in Oakland of 20 clinics who authorize patients to use the drug, said his staff members had treated as many as 50 patients ages 14 to 18 who had A.D.H.D. Bay Area doctors have been at the forefront of the fierce debate about medical [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on September 4, 2009
CANNABIS CULTURE – A Canadian care home resident with full body paralysis was confined to his bed against his will after his wheelchair was seized by caregivers – all because he smokes medical marijuana to relieve his Multiple Sclerosis. CHBC news reported yesterday that Nyle Nagy, a Kelowna, British Columbia man who lives at the [...]
By Dudemaster on April 27, 2009
Just imagine the freedom of being able to purchase medical marijuana products freely without being worried about law enforcement shooting you, your dogs, your family, taking your house, our car, and all of your possessions “AND” also having the freedom to purchase stock in medical marijuana technology companies. Well, this might happen soon enough. Drug [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 23, 2009
A new study, published in the journal Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy, shows that one-third of teens use marijuana to treat health problems rather than recreationally, when conventional medicine fails, or access to healthcare is limited. Researchers from University of British Columbia interviewed 63 adolescents who used marijuana. Twenty said they used marijuana to [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 24, 2009
Aw, you write that like it is a bad thing… WASHINGTON (BP)–The decision by the Obama administration to surrender to bad state policies on so-called medicinal marijuana will have disastrous effects. Medicinal marijuana is the Trojan horse of the marijuana decriminalization movement. The movement sees it as the means to appeal to people’s compassion in [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 4, 2009
First, the good news, something the migraine/cluster headache medical marijuana patient for whom I am a caregiver could’ve told you without any scientific studies: Cluster Attacks Responsive to Recreational Cannabis and Dronabinol Pharmacological preparations of cannabinoid compounds have a variety of therapeutic uses in medicine, including different pain syndromes, but have not been previously reported [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 21, 2009
More than eight years after Colorado voters approved the use of medical marijuana for patients like Gallegos, who suffer from debilitating medical conditions, the issue has again taken center stage. The state is seeking to crack down on caregiver/patient ratios at the same time federal officials are debating whether to continue raiding med-pot dispensaries in [...]