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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 "Radical" Russ Belville on June 2, 2011
The former world leaders recommend that we stop “the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others.” They point out that “models of legal regulation of drugs” should be instituted by governments to reduce the power of organized crime and protect the health of citizens and that this “applies especially to cannabis.” They explain that a realistic government drug policy would avoid “simplistic ‘just say no’ messages and ‘zero tolerance’ policies in favor of educational efforts”.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ENTERTAINMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, LEGISLATION | Tagged Brazil, California, Canada, CASA, Colombia, Decriminalization, Drug Czar, DRUG WAR, Ernesto Zedillo, Europe, European Union, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, France, Germany, gil kerlikowske, Greece, Jamaica, Latin America, Legalization, legalization of marijuana, Los Angeles Times, marijuana legalization, NORML, NPR, NSDUH, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, SAMHSA, schedule i, Secretary of State, Spain, Switzerland, United Nations, Vicente Fox, war on drugs, World | 5 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on November 30, 2009
Download Link: Secret Stash – Register to access Hemp Headlines California State Athletic Commission rules against medical marijuana ABC News looks at medical marijuana colleges in Michigan Florida lawmakers propose 25% “bong tax” Daily Toker Tunes Brought to you by Planet Fantastic and Bella Blue Tie Dye Roots Monday: Cliff Roth and the J.J. Davies [...]
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged ABC News, bong tax, California, California State Athletic Commission, Florida, Jorge Cervantes, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon NORML, Portland, Roots Monday, Spain | 1 Response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on October 29, 2009
We’re happy to announce the formation of another international chapter in Spain, known as NORML España! Carlos M. Cardenas is the founder, and he’s already gotten his NORML chapter involved in ExpoCannabis in Spain this weekend.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 5, 2009
This just in from a Georgia Stasher as part of our ongoing series called Politicians on Pot, where listeners send in replies from their elected officials regarding marijuana law reform. Thanks for the email. We will have to agree to disagree on this and whether or not money is wasted. I am opposed to the [...]
Posted in ABNORML NEWS, ACTIVISM, GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT | Tagged caning, death penalty, executions, GA Rep. Tommy Benton, Georgia, Politicians on Pot, Republican, Singapore, Spain | 23 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 9, 2009
A pioneering cannabis-based medicine for multiple sclerosis from GW Pharmaceuticals has been filed for approval in Europe, paving the way for its potential approval at the end of 2009 or early in 2010. Following numerous delays, the submission to regulators in Britain and Spain is a landmark for the British drugmaker, which also announced it [...]
By Dudemaster on May 19, 2009
Appearing in the April issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation came an obscure medical discovery this past month in Spain, The active chemical compound in marijuana aggressively targets brain cancer cells, and helps to kill them by encouraging them to dissolve themselves, according to a recent report by Spanish researchers. As someone who could benefit [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 6, 2009
It blows my mind to realize I have people listening to me from all around the world. I just received this email from Spain from an author who has read my post on Portugal’s decriminalization of drugs. I hear you speak lately about Portugal and their cannabis decriminalization But Portugal it’s not better than Spain [...]
By MrSpof on April 1, 2009
The active ingredient in marijuana appears to reduce tumor growth, according to a Spanish study published on Wednesday. The researchers showed giving THC to mice with cancer decreased tumor growth and killed cells off in a process called autophagy. “Our findings support that safe, therapeutically efficacious doses of THC may be reached in cancer patients,” [...]
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