If you follow agribusiness, and you should, you would know that there are major issues regarding the use of Genetically Modified Organisms in plants that produce deliverables that we consume and feed to our animals. There are a great number of external costs paid by industrialized farming for the benefits gained by monocropping – most notably in petroleum and soil loss – but one of the most interesting challenges of the industry has come from the concept of PATENTING LIFE.

 

Patenting Pot

Mapping the DNA strains of plants has created a unique opportunity to exchange genomes in a highly engineered and unnatural hybridization process, and allows the engineers to place markers in the genomes so they can identify the plant and prosecute farmers for copyright infringement (growing the seed without paying for the seed). Monsanto has done this with their “roundup ready” seed strain, they have a patent on a gene. Farmers argue that patenting life should be illegal and GMOs discontinued because nature will always intervene, and cross pollination is inevitable. Resulting in some innocent farmers being found guilty of growing patented seeds as a result of mother nature.

In a similar way that Monsanto, Corp. invented the Roundup Gene, and implanted it into their pesticide ready soy beans. Now the soy beans seeds must be bought every year, because Monsanto does not allow seed cleaning or collection based on Intellectual Property Laws. They send PIs after farmers just doing what has been done for centuries, site specific seed propagation. This is why humans exist, after years of cycles seed that thrive under those conditions have their seeds replanted and genetic variation is specified to an “nth” degree. 90% of the soy bean seed market is caught up in these patent laws, so even when seeds drift on to neighboring properties, a farmer can be fined and banned from using Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy beans, which dominates the market, while non-GMO seeds go rare and scarcer. Storing theses seeds is big money, primarily on the bet of the patent that Monsanto holds will run out.

The start up company that completed the DNA sequencing in 2011 (Full Article Below). Not really a start up. This company has ties. The company founder, Kevin McKernan, worked on the Human Genome Project from 1996 to 2000, and started a commercial laboratory with his two brothers called Agencourt Bioscience, which was sold to Beckman Coulter Inc. in 2005. A spin-out of Agencourt that made sequencing technology, called Agencourt Personal Genomics, was acquired by Applied Biosystems Inc., which combined with Invitrogen Corp. in 2008 to become Carlsbad, California-based Life Technologies. Life Technologies bought Ion Torrent last year for $375 million in cash and stock.

[TWB 2011 commentary: "...more to come on GW pharm, GW Pharmaceutical and other manufacturers want to take over the marijuana market with products like Sativex, a liquid extract of cannabis that contains both THC and CBD. I could totally see the gov't "contracting" a company to insert a gene into the seed supply and then make it illegal to use that seed/gene, implementing a genetic ban, similar to the tax ban of 1937. Its all about control and money. Why the fuck do you want to stop me from getting high? Fuck."]

Aside from the unintended fallouts of patenting life, the original intention of mapping the Sativa DNA structure, like in any GMO process, is to attempt to gain full control over the genetic output of the plants to reach desired effects. NPR (full article below) reported McKernan saw a future of weed that won’t get you high: the company hopes the data will help scientists breed pot plants without much THC, the mind-altering chemical in the plant. The goal is instead to maximize other compounds that may have therapeutic benefits. A Cannabis-derived drug developed by a German pharmaceutical company, GW Pharmaceutical, to treat muscle stiffness. Sativex contains THC and another cannabanoid called CBD, which the company says keeps the psychoactive effects of THC in check.

Pill Form: Marinol or synthetic THC is Tetrahydrocannabinol . It is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of the cannabis plant. It seems unlikely that removing the “high” from the plant to maximize the cannabinoid properties is counter-intuitive to how the plant works. This is a major warning flag to people trying to genetically engineer the plant for desired traits.

Sequencing the Cannabis Genome: Impact, History, and Future. Spanish scientist Manuel Guzmán’s research documenting that cannabinoids, some of the biologically active compounds in cannabis, have a favorable therapeutic index in cancerous cell cultures and animal models. The sequence bases of C. sativa were made available on August 18th on Amazon EC2—a public cloud computing service—via Nimbus Informatics, an open source data management website. A data assembly is also available for download.

In late 2013, New drug Epidolex by GW Pharmaceuticals gets FDA cinical trial approval for pediatric epilepsy. Epidolex, is a cannabis extract comprising of 98% purified CBD that is administered by syringe. The new drug initially dubbed GWP42006, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid extracted from specific chemotypes of the cannabis plant which has shown the ability to treat seizures in pre-clinical models of epilepsy with significantly fewer side effects than currently approved anti-epileptic drugs. Also, GW Pharmaceuticals Patenting THC and CBD for Brain Cancer. Drug company GW Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued it a Notice of Allowance for a patent application involving the use of two main marijuana chemicals, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for treating gliomas.

It is AMAZING that scientits have been able to prove that compounds in Mariajuana cure terreible diseases. The next section is pointing out the dangers of Genetic Engineering, and in no way intends to detract from the amazing proof that Marijuana is truly a plant with great potential that needs to be cultivated and studied.

As research and development continue, mysteries of how the marijuana plant interacts with the body’s receptors will lead to medical breakthroughs. Through genetic mapping, cannabinoid profiling and clinical trials performed in the finest US scientific laboratories and universities, we will begin to understand why this plant is so beneficial. Patients will benefit from the growing specialization in the areas of symptom control and condition-based treatment determined by using specific genetic profiles and different qualities of the countless strains of marijuana available We will gain a greater understanding of the properties of cannabinoids and terpenes. Many scientists are already exploring the possibilities in this uncharted territory. With more research, medical marijuana may become a key that unlocks the door to the comfort and wellness of humankind. [source: Medical Marijuana 101 by Mickey Martin]

Mapping the DNA structure and identifying the physical traits associated with each gene are essential and beneficial scientific goals and accomplishments. Refining how traits are described and differentiated, and then documenting these differences as related to specific genomes is imperative. What we do with that information is the big question.

 

GMO Seeds

How can we say that Genetic Engineering (GE) is bad if we have success stories like curing child epilepsy and brain tumors resulting from GE methods? The answer is simply that there are specific and unforeseen risks that need to be well known and heeded when the potential costs (external, not just monetary) become too great. GE cannot be given full liberty and leeway. It must be regulated and monitored. When companies get too big, they tend to find ways around regulations.

Especially as there are alternate methods to GE in deriving medicines and hybrids with desired traits related to specific cures – just like the techniques designed by Rick Simpson. GE is much more extreme than hybridizing through natural methods, or using techniques to use the plant in its naturally hybridized form to get desired results.

A great example of an unforeseen risk of GE is the one expected in the effort to create a strain of the plant that will have the amazing healing properties without any of the high. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of the cannabis plant. It seems unlikely that removing the “high” from the plant to maximize the cannabinoid properties is counter-intuitive to how the plant works.

Another pervasive problem is the very basic fact that GE manipulates genomes in an unnatural way. Hybridization through plant mating and allowing for phenotypes (the physical representation of a genetic trait) to be reflected physically in offspring is an essential cost (time, labor, materials) to pay to ensure that the genetic manipulation results in desired phenotypes without CREATING ANY UNINTENDED SECONDARY PHENOTYPES. Just like the FDA requires thorough testing of drugs for the pharmaceutical market, so too should Genetic Engineers be required to grow multiple generations of the crops they engineer and test them to assure they have the desired traits without any undesired ‘tag along’ traits.

Genetic Engineering Risks and Impacts: We do know of ways in which genetically engineered crops could cause health problems. For instance, genes from an allergenic plant could transfer this unwanted trait to the target plant. This phenomenon was documented in 1996, as soybeans with a Brazil nut gene—added to improve their value as animal feed—produced an allergic response in test subjects with Brazil nut allergies. Unintended consequences like these underscore the need for effective regulation of GE products. In the absence of a rigorous approval process, there is nothing to ensure that GE crops that cause health problems will always be identified and kept off the market. Genetically engineered crops can potentially cause environmental problems that result directly from the engineered traits. For instance, an engineered gene may cause a GE crop (or a wild relative of that crop) to become invasive or toxic to wildlife. But the most damaging impact of GE in agriculture so far is the phenomenon of pesticide resistance. Millions of acres of U.S. farmland are now infested by weeds that have become resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. Overuse of Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” trait, which is engineered to tolerate the herbicide, has promoted the accelerated development of resistance in several weed species. As the superweed crisis illustrates, current applications of genetic engineering have become a key component of an unsustainable approach to food production: industrial agriculture, with its dependence on monoculture—supported by costly chemical inputs—at the expense of the long-term health and productivity of the farm. A different approach to farming is available—what UCS calls “healthy farms.” This approach is not only more sustainable than industrial agriculture, but often more cost-effective. Yet as long as the marketplace of agricultural products and policies is dominated by the industrial model, prioritizing expensive products over knowledge-based agroecological approaches, healthy farm solutions face an uphill battle. In the case of GE, better solutions include crop breeding (often assisted by molecular biology techniques) and agro-ecological practices such as crop rotation, cover crops, and integrated crop/livestock management.

The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.

Ultimately, the biggest gamble to the use of GE is a loss of biodiversity. Biodiversity and quantifying and qualifying the differences between species and traits

This is the importance of biodiversity and having seed banks that seek to be all encompassing in their collection of genetic variations.

What is the connection between GE and patenting? Why does the use of GE preclude the depletion of seed banks? Can’t we just do both?

Saving seeds does not erase the risks associated with such direct manipulation of genomes outside of natural methods. And the direct correlation of this negative impact, like many other examples, can be shown through looking at cases in industrialized agriculture. The fallout of patent wars is the loss of national seed banks.

Seed Diversity in Trouble-Monsanto Dominates Global Seed Supply

How Monsanto Endangers Heirlooms

Control by Seed: Modern Iraq is part of the ‘fertile crescent’ of Mesopotamia where man first domesticated wheat between 8,000 and 13,000 years ago, and home to several thousand varieties of local wheat. As soon as the US took over Iraq, it became clear its interests were not limited to oil. Order 81wipe out Iraq’s traditional, sustainable agriculture and replace it with oil-chemical-genetically-modified-seed-based industrial agriculture.henceforth, plant forms could be patented — which was never allowed before — while genetically-modified organisms were to be introduced. Farmers were strictly banned from saving their own seeds: this, in a country where, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, 97 per cent of Iraqi farmers planted only their own saved seeds. It meant that the majority of farmers who had never spent money on seed and inputs that came free from nature, would henceforth have to heavily invest in corporate inputs and equipment — or go into debt to obtain them, or accept lowered profits, or give up farming altogether.

So you can not save seeds, you HAVE to buy new seeds. TWB advises saving seeds if you don’t already, and never use any GMO seeds. As well as encourage everyone you know to never use GMO seeds, even if they are free–because there is a big catch to it.

The future not through taxes or laws because corporations want to make money off o them. Just like soy beans and corn,. they regulate it through copyrights and patents and patent law. Protect yourself: organize and care for your seeds.

Here’s some great info on how to be a pro seed banker.

Seed Savers Exchange

 Build your seed catalog through purchase of known and reputable strains

Amongst the 7 things you should know at start up is the strain of seeds and clones makes a huge difference. Starting from seeds on occasion will help to keep your whole operation running smoothly, because mothers will never get too old.

Take it from Organic Gardening on the top 10 tips for storing your seeds.

The Spider

The spider is the super computer crawling over and identifying the marijuana genome.

 

DNA ‘Spiderbot’ Crawls into Action

DNA robots get sophisticated

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Each state has had its own path to creating and passing legislation designed to help residents have access to medication they need. Looking at the timelines of how legilsation was passed in each state, in addition to the number of amendments, is in some ways a reflection of the level of controversy over the plant in any given state.

This quick summary includes links to all of the legal documentation released by each state.

 

Year Passed State Law Voted Law Enacted Amended Amendment Explined % of Vote
1996 California Nov. 5, 1996 Nov. 6, 1996 Jan. 1, 2004 Guidelines outlining how much medicinal marijuana patients may grow and possess Proposition 215 (56%)
1998 Alaska Nov. 3, 1998 March 4, 1999 June 2, 1999 Mandates registration Ballot Measure 8 (58%)
1998 Oregon Nov. 3, 1998 Dec. 3, 1998 Jan. 1, 2006; July 21, 1999; June 6, 2013; Aug. 14, 2013 Possession of amounts exceeding state guidelines cannot argue “affirmative defense” and mature plants are 12″ height in diameter; only cultivate in one location; adds PTSD; creates dispensary program Ballot Measure 67 (55%)
1998 Washington Nov. 3, 1998 Nov. 3, 1998  Nov. 2, 2008; July 22, 2011 Defined the state’s official “60-day supply; removed state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and a voluntary patient registry Initiative 692 (59%)
1999 Maine Nov. 2, 1999 Dec. 22, 1999 Nov. 3, 2009 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a registry identification program for patients and caregivers, and stipulates provisions for the operation of nonprofit dispensary Ballot Question 2 (61%)
2000 Colorado Nov. 7, 2000 June 1, 2001 June 7, 2010 Giving local communities the ability to ban or place sensible and much-needed controls on the operation, location and ownership of these establishments Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
2000 Hawaii June 4, 2000 Dec. 28, 2000 June 25, 2013; Jan 2, 2015 Establishes a medical marijuana registry special fund to pay for the program and transfers the medical marijuana program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Public Health Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate)
2000 Nevada Nov. 7, 2000 Oct. 1, 2001 Oct. 1, 2001; June 12, 2013 Created a state registry; registration of medical marijuana establishments authorized to cultivate or dispense marijuana or manufacture edible marijuana products Ballot Question 9 (65%)
2004 Montana Nov. 2, 2004 Nov. 2, 2004 June 1, 2011 Requires a Montana driver’s license or state issued ID card and a second physician is required to confirm a chronic pain diagnosis Initiative 148 (62%)
2004 Vermont May 26, 2004 July 1, 2004 May 30, 2007; June 2, 2011 Specifies possession quantity and defines Designated the state’s official “60-day supply”; creating state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and a voluntary patient registry Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)
2006 Rhode Island June 24, 2005 – Jan. 3, 2006 Jan. 3, 2006 June 21, 2007 Defines rules and regulations for designated compassion centers Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate)
2007 New Mexico Mar. 13, 2007 July 1, 2007 n/a Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate)
2008 Michigan Nov. 4, 2008 Dec. 4, 2008 Dec. 31, 2012; Apr. 1, 2013; Feb. 8, 2013 Illegal to “transport or possess” usable marijuana by car unless enclosed in trunk; Requires proof of Michigan residency when applying for a registry ID card and defining patient physician relationship; dispensaries are illegal/provision only from caregivers Proposal 1 (63%)
2010 Arizona Nov. 2, 2010 April 14, 2011 May 7, 2013 Specifies as illegal, use on post secondary campuses and in university lab Proposition 203 (50.13%)
2010 DC May 4, 2010 July 27, 2010 Apr. 14, 2011 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote)
2010 New Jersey Jan. 18, 2010 June 18, 2011 Dec. 20, 2011; Prohibits limitations on the number of hybrid strains developed, and expands means of packaging and distribution Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate)
2011 Delaware May 13, 2011 July 1, 2011 Feb. 12, 2012; Aug. 15, 2013 Temporary moratorium on issuing licenses;  notice for relaunch Senate Bill 17 (27-14 House, 17-4 Senate)
2012 Connecticut May 31, 2012 Oct. 1, 2012 Jan. 16, 2013  Draft regulations House Bill 5389 (96-51 House, 21-13 Senate)
2012 Massachusetts Nov. 6, 2012 Jan. 1, 2013 n/a Ballot Question 3 (63%)
2013 Illinois Aug. 1, 2013 Jan. 1, 2014 Aug. 1, 2013 Explains key points of the law and notes that it is a four-year pilot program. House Bill 1 (61-57 House; 35-21 Senate)
2013 New Hampshire July 23, 2013 July 23, 2013 n/a House Bill 573 (284-66 House; 18-6 Senate)
 

Not just any job, a job with high quality of life aspects. A job with decent pay, low stress and promotes well being. A job that supports a healthy society. Qualities long since left many jobs when the manufacturing industry jumped continent. These jobs will not be outsourced. These jobs are likely to have a good commute. These jobs are rewarding and contribute to medical health. These jobs are for Americans!

High-paying jobs available in new medical marijuana industry

Creating Jobs Study: Medical marijuana will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona - see full article below

In terms of rewarding jobs, without manufacturing, the US is left with service and adult care as the dominant available markets. People in the service industry rightfully find their craft enjoyable, but the tipping industry in America lags far behind compensation standards in Europe where “gratuity” is built into the menu prices and distributed to staff in wages. Compensation for those caring for the elderly will  expectedly have an increase as the ‘baby boomer’ bubble is rising toward the top of the age graph, and Japan and Germany far outperform the US in pay and benefits. Even physician and medical practitioner benefits in other countries are more evenly distributed in relation to school costs. Different from the US, where the exorbitant cost of Medical and Legal Education enslaves doctors, nurses and lawyers to long hours for screaming high salaries.

How To Get A Job In The Booming Legal Marijuana Business

In terms of making a career move into the Marijuana industry, the above article’s recommendation include having specific, in-demand skills and volunteering for marijuana advocacy groups.
Websites dedicated to posting and placing people with jobs

Marijuana Policy Project

Cannabis Career Institute

http://cannajobs.com/

http://www.marijuana-jobs.com/

Types of Jobs

The following list details the different types of jobs that will increasingly become available as recreational legalization expands, as medical marijuana states reap the benefits of medicine for their residents, and as the nation progresses as a whole.

Check out this article’s List of 14: Recommending physicians, Physician’s assistants, Growers, Budtenders, Dispensary Operators, Security Guards, Dispensary Administrators, Solar Panel Specialists, Delivery Drivers, Lab Techs, Marketing Specialists, Lawyers, Insurance Agents, and Government Jobs.

TWB’s basics

Dispensary Owner

Successful businesses that are well set up run themselves. Dispensary Owners are often community advocates, and much of their work involves philanthropy and community education.

Solar Panels and Renewable Energy

Greenhouses provide excellent opportunities to improve technology in renewable and alternative sources and systems. Waste systems in greenhouses can often be closed loops, and sometimes can fuel digesters that also produce electricity. The walled nature and controlled climate provide an intricate system through which to run the piping of a geothermal heating system. Some geothermal systems now capture energy from solar thermal sources on the property, storing the heated water in a giant partially buried cistern.Improvements and technological advancements for increases in greenhouses will no doubt benefit the renewable energy industry as a whole.

Systems Efficiencies and Greenhouses

An efficient  grow room optimized for all factors involved in keeping a clean and smoothly running operation is very rewarding. Lights, ventilation, interior wall reflectance, optimum CO2, mechanized watering are among the many systems that can be optimized and mechanized.

Grower

There is art, there is science and then there is growing. The genetic hybridization and the environmental inputs involve limitless opportunities for experimentation. Hybridizing and optimizing one’s setup can provide countless hours of enthralling research and then exacting through trial and error through season after season. Successful hybridization that results in a perfect combination of desired traits suited to people’s specific ailments is a true experience of working with and cultivating a plant for maximum human benefit. Ph balance and trace minerals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the transition from genetics to environment.

Trimmer

Easy work (for the dexterous!) and varieties of compensation.

Processor

From condensed oils to baked goods. From truffles to cans of soda. There just might be a million and one different ways to extract, condense, and dispense the oil… Baking…

Distribution and Delivery

Logistics has a certain rewarding nature. Your safe transport of medicine and product to the storefront and individual patient keeps the whole system running smoothly. Unlike most trucking jobs in the industrial goods transport system, most marijuana delivery routes local, and hours do not keep workers away from families outside of regular work hours.

Can’t Stop The Pot: Driver Defies Ban On Medical Marijuana Delivery

Retail Sales

Working in a medical dispensary providing and educating on a wide variety of marijuana types and products is a very rewarding craft to know. Whether your customers are recreational or medical, you know your efforts are spent helping others be well.

Security Officers at Dispensaries

There’s no need to blur any lines and keep the system running smoothly.

Denver cops barred from working off-duty security jobs at pot shops

Tourism and Service Industry Jobs

Aside from the common complaints about the quality of compensation and regularity of hourly schedules for many of these jobs are problematic in terms of reaching a goal of jobs that consider the quality of life of the employee as a primary concern, there are inevitably going to be more of them. A local job increase is a local job increase.

Jobs, tax revenue and tourism: America’s first marijuana stores open in Colorado

 

Creating Jobs Study: Medical marijuana will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona

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Beginning January 1, 2014 Colorado (Amendment 64) and Washington (Initiative 502) will be the first states of the United States to legalize Marijuana for recreational uses.

Colorado Need To Know

Denver PD and Herbal Health are Neighbors

1. Adults 21 and older can possess up to one ounce of marijuana and purchase it at retail stores. It is illegal to purchase for and/or consume marijuana with minors.

2. Stores are likely to only accept cash, and a valid ID is required to verify age eligibility. Residents can purchase up to an ounce at a time, and non-residents can purchase up to a quarter-ounce at a time.

3. The law forbids resale of any products without an official business license. To become the owner of a dispensary, more information can be found at The Weed Business|DISPENSARY page.

4. Consumption of marijuana must still be done in private locations, and driving while consuming marijuana or having recently consumed marijuana is punishable by laws governing machine operation during intoxication.

5. All purchased marijuana must be consumed in the state of Colorado, as all neighboring states are still operating in accordance with federal law and consider the recreational use of marijuana to be illegal. 25 grams (less than an ounce) draws four years of prison in Kansas.

6. Some stores will be selling both medical and retail marijuana products, but most medical marijuana stores have not yet converted to retail or “recreational” marijuana stores. Those stores will only be able to sell to qualified Colorado Medical Marijuana Patients and cannot sell marijuana to the general adult public. The fee to apply for a Colorado Medical Marijuana License has been reduced to $15

7. Public consumption or display in Denver carries a civil fine of up to $999. Do not consume  in federal buildings, in federal parks, or on federal land.

[source:http://www.coloradonorml.org/recreational-marijuana/index.html#consumers-guide]

Washington Need To Know

1. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will write the rules, or implementation details, of the new system.

2. I-502 establishes three separate tiers: marijuana producer, marijuana processor, and marijuana retailer, but the qualifications and requirements have not yet been defined by the WSLCB. I-502 establishes a license application fee at $250 and a $1,000 renewal fee for each of the three licenses; marijuana producer, marijuana processor and marijuana retailer. A licensee may hold both a producer and a processor license simultaneously. The initiative does not allow a producer to also be a retailer or a processor to also be a retailer.

3. Marijuana remains illegal for those under age 21 and must be purchased in a state-licensed retail store. Home grown marijuana for recreational use, as well as sale, is illegal. Recreational use marijuana must be purchased from a state-licensed retailer. You cannot set up a store within 1000 feet of any elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, library, or game arcade that allows minors to enter. The initiative is clear that retail outlets may only sell marijuana, marijuana infused products and marijuana paraphernalia.

4. On-premise consumption is not allowed under Initiative 502. Retailers are limited to one 1,600 square inch sign bearing their business/trade name. They cannot put products on display to the general public through window fronts. No licensee can advertise marijuana/infused product in any form or through any medium whatsoever within 1,000 ft. of school grounds, playgrounds, child care, public parks, libraries, or game arcades that allows minors to enter. Also, no advertising on public transit vehicles/shelters or on any publicly owned or operated property.

5. Non-Resident consumption is not addressed in I-502 and is something to be decided through the WSLCB rule-making process. I-502 is clear that marijuana products are to be consumed in Washington. I-502 decriminalizes marijuana possession and use in Washington State for those age 21 and older and who possess any combination of: one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana in solid form or 72 ounces in liquid form. The Seattle Police Department wrote an FAQ document that addresses how its officers will be handling marijuana possession going forward. Each jurisdiction may be handling it differently so it’s important to check with local law enforcement on how to proceed.

6. A price estimate of a $3 per gram producer price, a $6 per gram processor price and a pre-tax $12 per gram average retail purchase price.

7. Washington’s marijuana system is at least several months behind Colorado, meaning that fully stocked retail shelves probably will not be a reality at the consumer level until perhaps June.

While Colorado incorporates the existing medical marijuana system, Washington is starting from scratch, with all of the production and sale of recreational marijuana linked to the new system of licenses, which will not be issued until late February or early March.

[source:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/us/colorado-stores-throw-open-their-doors-to-pot-buyers.html?hp&_r=0 and

http://innorml.org/recreational-marijuana.html]

There is still a Medical Marijuana Program in Each State

Laws governing the medicinal use of Marijuana are different from those governing recreational use.

Can Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Coexist?

Mike Riggs, The Atlantic Cities

Yesterday afternoon, the Washington State Liquor Control Board released recommendations for what to do with the state’s medical marijuana system now that recreational marijuana is legal. They boil down to “mostly scrapping” the state’s medical marijuana law, according to The Stranger. Advocates—ranging from retailers to patients—aren’t happy.

Specifically, the WSLCB recommends that medical marijuana patients no longer be allowed to grow marijuana at home, that all medical marijuana dispensaries comply with retail regulations in I-502 (the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Washington), and that patients register with the state. The board also recommends doing away with the petition process that adds new illnesses to the list of ones treatable by medical marijuana and reducing the amount of marijuana patients can legally possess by 88 percent (from 24 ounces, to 3).

The board basically wants medical marijuana patients to get their pot the way recreational users get theirs. The biggest distinction between the two types of consumers (though it will probably not be the only one) is that medical marijuana patients would be allowed to use tax exemptions to make up for the fact that recreational pot will be taxed, and thus far more expensive than medical pot, which isn’t. But that’s not the only difference, as the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal notes: If medical marijuana were subject to the same rules as recreational licenses, medical dispensaries that have been in business since 2011 would suddenly have to comply with the new regulations. Those rules are significantly more stringent than those for the medical industry. As signed into law, the state’s medical marijuana legislation didn’t have clear rules for legally buying or selling the product, let alone sanitation and other processing requirements, Holcomb said.

When medical marijuana was passed in Washington in 2011, then-Gov. Chris Gregoire used a line-item veto to eliminate most of the language that would have set up a formal system for buying and selling cannabis. As a result, the dispensaries that have emerged in Washington state since then have been largely unregulated. They figured out different ways to pay state taxes and to operate within the state’s ambiguous law. While the WSLCB’s recommendations are just that, Seattle’s city council recently passed legislation requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to get a medical marijuana dispensary license, which doesn’t actually exist. The bill’s author says it’s a “a little nudge to the state to do something.”

Arguably, the state has to act. The Justice Department’s offer to wait and see what happens with legal pot in Colorado and Washington is contingent on both states aggressively regulating their new industries. There’s clearly a sense in Washington that recreational marijuana can’t be effectively regulated if medicinal marijuana is not (Colorado’s medical marijuana market is a different story). Whether the WSLCB’s idea is the best one is debatable. The need for a regulatory scheme that will placate the feds is not.
[source:http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/10/can-medical-marijuana-and-recreational-marijuana-co-exist/7324/]

 Where to Purchase Marijuana for Recreational Use

The most likely candidates are stores already in operation to provide medical marijuana to patients, but many have yet to make a transition and remain only medical providers. Washington State has not established laws for its retailers, but it is expected that once licenses are issued the medicinal distributors will be separate from the retailers.

Only a handful of stores, however, are expected to open on January 1, and Denver will be home to many of them, according to the Denver Post and the weekly Denver Westword. In fact, there are concerns that supplies will be sold out on the first day, with so few stores having passed the lengthy licensing process so far. About 160 retailers are still seeking licenses statewide.

Users can also share an ounce of cannabis with a friend as long as no money is exchanged. “This is our dream,” said Kirstin Knouse, 24, who flew here from Chicago with her husband, Tristan, to take their first-ever marijuana vacation. She said that she suffered from seizures and fibromyalgia, and her husband from post-traumatic stress, but that the couple had not been able to get medical marijuana at home. “We’re thinking about moving here because of it,” she said.

[source:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/us/colorado-stores-throw-open-their-doors-to-pot-buyers.html?hp&_r=0]

NORML Colorado’s list of Retailers

Alma: HCH2 LLC

Black Hawk: Alternative Medical Supplies

Breckenridge: Alpenglow Botanical, Breckenridge Cannabis Club, Organix

Central City: Annie’s Emporium, Green Grass, LLC

Denver: 3-D Cannabis Center, Altitude Organic Medicine, Citi-Med, Dank Colorado, Evergreen Apothecary, Kindman, LoDo Wellness Center, Medicine Man Denver, The Green Solution, The Healing House, The Shelter: A Strainwise Dispensary

Edgewater: Bud Med Health Center, Northern Lights Naturals

Empire: Serene Wellness, Garden City, Cloud 9 Caregivers

Frisco: Bioenergetic Healing Center

Idaho Springs: The Kine Mine, Northglenn, BotanaCare, The Green Solution

Pueblo: Marisol Therapeutics, LLC, The Greener Side Caregiving & Wellness, LLC

Silverthorne: High Country Healing

Telluride: Alpine Wellness, Telluride Bud Company, Telluride Green Room

Colorado issues first licenses for recreational marijuana businesses

John Ingold, The Denver Post

Colorado on Monday became the first state in the country to issue special licenses for recreational-marijuana businesses. After weeks of scrutiny of applications, officials at the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division slipped 348 approved licenses into the mail and sent them out to stores, product-makers and cultivation facilities. Those businesses could begin producing and selling marijuana to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1, assuming the businesses also have the approval of their local governments. The number includes 136 marijuana shops, most of which are in Denver. But stores with approved state licenses also pop up in places from Telluride to Alma to Garden City.

Marijuana advocates hailed the finalized licenses as a watershed moment for Colorado’s legalization of cannabis, which voters approved in November 2012. “Colorado will be the first state to have a legal marijuana market for adults,” said Mason Tvert, a Denver-based spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and one of the leaders of Colorado’s legalization push. “We expect it to set an example for other states.” Opponents of legalization, though, said the licenses are another step in what they fear is an increasingly disastrous pot policy.

“We’re seeing … a massive marijuana industry growing before our eyes,” said Kevin Sabet, who is with a national anti-marijuana group called Project SAM. “I hope it’s not going to be too late before we realize that the road we’re on is going to produce a massive public health problem and public safety problem in Colorado.” State marijuana regulators have previously said they would make a decision on the hundreds of recreational cannabis business applications submitted in October by the end of the year. And it appears they denied very few — if any — applications in doing so.

At the end of October, the state had received 136 applications for recreational marijuana shops, 28 applications for marijuana-infused products companies and 174 applications for marijuana-growing facilities. More applications trickled in after the October deadline, and state officials said some of those might also be acted upon by Jan. 1. The approved licenses sent out Monday are for 136 stores, 31 products companies, 178 growing facilities and three marijuana-testing labs. Julie Postlethwait, a spokeswoman for the Marijuana Enforcement Division, said she couldn’t confirm whether any applications have been denied.

Other state officials praised the division for meeting tight deadlines in issuing the licenses. Amendment 64, the measure that legalized marijuana use and limited possession in Colorado for people over 21, gives the state only 90 days to make a decision on an application. “It has taken an enormous team effort to be able to issue state licenses in the timelines identified in Amendment 64,” Barbara Brohl, the head of Colorado’s Department of Revenue, said in a statement.

Because would-be pot shops face significant challenges in obtaining local licenses, the state’s approval on Monday does not mean that 136 recreational marijuana stores will be open on Jan. 1. For instance, in Denver — where the state has signed off on applications for 102 recreational marijuana stores — only eight stores have so far cleared all the hurdles in the local licensing process. And not every business that receives the necessary state and local OKs before the end of the year will be selling recreational marijuana on Jan. 1. Norton Arbelaez, co-owner of RiverRock Wellness dispensaries in Denver, said he does not plan to add recreational sales until probably mid-February because of all the uncertainty in the new market. “There are just so many questions in terms of pricing, is there going to be scarcity, or some kind of lack of product in January that is going to lead to the price of the product doubling or tripling?” he said. “There’s a lot of unknowns.”
[source:http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24784227/colorado-issues-first-licenses-recreational-marijuana-businesses]

Consumption on Private Property

Under the new law, private consumption includes indoors and outdoors of a person’s residence, so long as the property owner allows it. Streets, sidewalks, and public parks are prohibited areas for consumption. Many ski resorts, while privately owned, are likely to have policies disallowing marijuana consumption on their properties for two major reasons. The first pertains to the potential liability of allowing for intoxication of persons while engaging in areas that they could bring potential harm to others (similar to a park setting).  The second reason ski resorts are unlikely to allow marijuana consumption on their property is that some resorts actually have trails that abut or occupy public lands.

Driving while Intoxicated is Prohibited

Driving while intoxicated, having open containers, and/or having passengers consume in a vehicle while in operation is prohibited. Vehicles are therefore not considered private property acceptable for consuming marijuana. The state blood-alcohol limit for vehicle operation is 0.08 percent, and the state limit for THC is 5 ng/mL. This test is administered at the police station, and differs from urine and hair follicle tests commonly used by employers for pre-employment drug screens. There are saliva tests available on the market, and to be extra cautious, these could be purchased to ensure the THC has worked its way out before driving. This added expense can be avoided however by following a few general rules. Wait 2-3 hours after smoking or vaporizing marijuana, and do not drive for the remainder of any day that edibles are consumed. This is not a guaranteed metric, but it does provide a baseline. Keep all marijuana and paraphernalia stowed safely in the trunk of your car and out of reach of the driver, and smoke marijuana away from your vehicle.

Cannabis-Tourism

Similar to medical marijuana, many of the strains and products of the legalized marijuana production industry carry higher THC levels and potencies than what many are familiar with as “street weed.” Edible products are often made with concentrated cannabis oil, and a much smaller quantity of consumption will result in desired effects. With eating cannabis, it is often a wait of up to two hours for full effects to be felt, so it is important to begin with caution and moderation until one becomes familiar with the potency of obtained products. That is to say, the first time eating a particular truffle or brownie consume only 10 mg and wait to feel the full effects before consuming more. Then gauge consumption for future sessions. Concentrates, like oils, hashes, waxes, kief and amber glass should all be test consumed in a manner similar to edibles in terms of steadily gauging a new product upon first trial. Concentrates, unlike edibles, due to the nature of their consumption (smoking) usually take a much shorter time to feel effects and also find that effects wear off more quickly than edibles. This is particularly true of vaporizer pens. These devices deliver the THC in a vaporized form that may give an impression of having a low intensity effect. To the contrary, they often are loaded with concentrated oils, and are likely to be more potent than normal smoking through a pipe or joint.

Colorado resorts brace for marijuana tourism

Trevor Huges, USA TODAY

“Colorado’s ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high.Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over. Voters had previously approved a medical marijuana system, but last fall’s vote threw the doors wide open by requiring state officials to regulate pot like alcohol.With several companies offering marijuana tours — sightseeing tours of the state’s high country, with marijuana supplied — police and ski area operators worry that tourists who don’t understand the rules will be sparking up on the slopes.

“We’re delving into truly uncharted territory here,” said Summit County Sheriff John Minor, whose jurisdiction covers the Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas. “We do have this misperception in Summit County where people have smoked in public, been charged, and were under the perception that it’s a free-for-all.” Under the law, marijuana may be smoked by adults but only in private. But exactly what “private” means is still the subject of debate. Minor says a private vehicle on a public road, for example, is considered “in public.” Marijuana tour operator Timothy Vee of Colorado High Life Tours says to get around those rules, his drivers sometimes pull into a parking lot, allowing tour guests to partake of the pot he offers. Under current law, it’s legal to give another adult marijuana as long as there’s no direct payment for it. Vee and other operators charge people to rent the limo and driver and say the pot, snacks and soda are free.

For $1,200 a day, tourists can rent a chauffeured minibus from Vee to pick them up at their hotel and drive them to the slopes while they use marijuana during the ride. Vee said concerns about impaired skiers and riders are overblown. After all, he says, every ski area has a bar at the bottom of the slope. And for decades, skiers and snowboarders in Colorado have been ducking into the trees for a mid-run toke. Many ski areas are home to illicitly built “smoke shacks” tucked between the slopes, and locals often refer to gondola ski lifts as “ganja-las.” “What I’m getting are a lot of old stoners, and a lot of wealthy people who want to come do it safely with a concierge,” Vee said. “Now the kids are gone, they’re 60 years old and they want to get high.”

Ski resorts worry their slopes’ family-friendly image will take a hit if out-of-state tourists start thinking their kids will be exposed to marijuana smoke in lift lines and gondolas. At Arapahoe Basin in October, mountain manager Al Henceroth confiscated passes from several skiers he caught publicly sharing a joint. In a series of blog posts that drew sometimes-vitriolic responses, Henceroth made a key point: Because most ski areas are on leased federal lands, marijuana use remains illegal. “We will not hesitate to call the cops on this issue,” wrote Henceroth, who declined to be interviewed. Jenn Rudolph, a spokeswoman for the industry group Colorado Ski Country USA, said people who smoke in lift lines and on the slopes will be prosecuted, either by federal forest rangers or local law enforcement working with the resorts. Getting caught smoking pot by a ranger brings a minimum $250 citation, Forest Service officials said. Last year, rangers wrote 112 tickets for marijuana use at Colorado ski areas. This year, they had already written 93 through this September. “Colorado is a family-friendly ski destination, and the law is clear that you can’t smoke marijuana in public,” Rudolph said. “Resorts are going to do what they need to do to enforce that.”[source:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/22/colorado-resorts-brace-for-marijuana-tourism/4168959/]

Cannabis Reviews

​Just as any other cultivated crop is manufactured into a product, the level of refinement will meet critics. The progression of this industry will undoubtedly contribute to Cannabis Tourism, and other revenue generating potential for Colorado and Washington.

Denver Post Goes All In For Pot

With the legalization of the sale of marijuana coming into effect in Colorado on January 1st, everyone in the Centennial State has been getting ready for the bloodshot eyes of the nation to be on them. In that spirit, the Denver Post has hired a marijuana editor, and their introductory interview with him is pretty amazing. Ricardo Baca, who covered entertainment and music for the newspaper for the past twelve years, will be taking over the post. He seems pretty excited. Does he smoke weed? “The short answer: I’ve covered concerts for a living over the last 15 years. That means hanging out with musicians, working with people in the industry, attending music festivals in Austin and the Coachella valley and New York and L.A. So yes. Will he share the “beat” with the other reporters in the newsroom?

My colleagues who first approached me about this job told me that I will have access to reporters throughout the newsroom, and the entire staff knows that this is our biggest initiative for the coming year. Best of all, the staff wants to be involved because we’re all professional journalists and this behemoth of a story is the real deal.

[source:http://gawker.com/denver-post-goes-all-in-for-pot-1474356299]

 Fiscal Benefits to the State

Estimates range anywhere between $0 and $2 billion dollars during the first five years. The initiative applies a 25% excise tax on each level of the system: producer to a processor, processor to a retailer, and retailer to the customer. In addition, B&O taxes on the production and local retail sales taxes apply.

Pot is less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Not only would legalization save taxpayers $10 billion yearly on enforcing the prohibition, but there will be a tax bonanza to public treasuries. Retail weed will have a 25% state tax — plus the usual state sales tax of 2.9% — making recreational pot one of the most heavily taxed consumer products in Colorado. Some communities are adding even more taxes to the product. The additional revenue will initially amount to $67 million a year, with $27.5 million of it designated to build schools, state tax officials say. Because buyers of medical pot won’t face the additional taxes. Medicinal weed in Colorado still requires a physician’s recommendation, and the dispensaries will be separate outlets from the recreational pot retailers.

Denver Reduced Penalty for Persons 18-21

For most of Colorado it’s illegal to possess and use marijuana if you’re under 21, but the city of Denver this month decriminalized pot for people between ages 18 and 21. The up-to one year penalty has been removed, but fines still apply, for being caught with an ounce or less.

Youths under age 18 could be sent to a juvenile assessment center instead of jail. The measure ensures kids “don’t have to live into adulthood with mistakes they might have made when they were 19,” Councilman Albus Brooks said in a Denver Post article.

Its Still a Good Idea to Know the Law

If you behave responsibly and in accordance with the law, the liklihood that you will have to interact with a police officer regarding recreational marijuana is rare. Not driving while intoxicated, keeping materials in the trunk during transit, fastening your seatbelts, using headlights at dusk, using turn signals, stopping completely at a stop signs – all measures that will reduce problems. Nonetheless, it is good to make sure you have done your research on the details and specifics of the law. If the situation were to present itself, be calm and respectful, and know you are within your rights to ask if you are under arrest when being detained by law enforcement: specifically say, “Am I free to go?” If arrested or detained, remain silent and state clearly, “I want to remain silent” and ask for an attorney. Local ordinances may limit where you can purchase and enjoy marijuana. Be courteous and polite to Police Officers who pull you over for any reason.

 

Colorado Legal Schedule for Marijuana

 Federal Jurisdiction

It’s always been a murky relationship between the feds and those states with laws authorizing medical — and now recreational — marijuana. Federal law says the drug’s possession, manufacture, and sale is illegal, punishable by up to life in prison, and its mass cultivation is a sensitive subject among growers, experts say.

But in August, the U.S. Justice Department said it won’t challenge Colorado or other states with laws legalizing recreational marijuana. Instead, federal officials will focus on serious trafficking and keeping the drug away from children. Does this confuse you?b It should, one legal analyst says. “They should be confused,” attorney Alan Dershowitz said. “The federal government still takes the position technically that you’re violating federal law if you’re complying with the state law. But the Obama administration, I believe, has recently has taken a turn on its approach to drug enforcement.”

 

cannabis_cures_cancer_google_it-600x600If it were any other plant, it would be front page news. But we are dealing with a plant that people have assigned certain values to, certain perceptions. However studies are continuously showing that Cannabis cures cancer. Pretty big deal.

Mostly it’s the former cancer patients that used the extracted oil from the plant to save their lives are speaking out and leading the medical marijuana movement in this country. Even considering there has always been resistance against this plant, it is undeniable that billions of dollars lay in the balance. Hemp, Cannabis, or Marijuana, is just so useful, that it can be speculated that the reason people don’t know about it, because the industry charges lots of money for ineffective tumor treatment (such as cyclotrons and radiation and chemo for cancer patients). Even in medical states the system doesn’t let patients grow their own medicine. Hemp endangers the income streams of the timber industry and the titans that own the land the timber is on. Full Cannabis Extract endangers the “cancer research” industry, and Marijuana endangers the profits of the drug lords, police and drug enforcement budgets across the country. And the plants the natural remedy is endangering the “chronic pain” industry. So there is quite an entrenched body against the legalization.

If Cannabis Cures Cancer WHY Are We Running From The Cure?

Scientists and doctors have not found a cure for cancer and instead simply prescribe treatments. In actuality, outside of the medical industry, actual citizens have discovered that there IS a cure for cancer. It is highly unlikely that the medical industry is unaware of these constantly growing stories of people surviving cancer through cure, and its upsetting that those who you think would be SHARING this cure are actually keeping it from you and anyone who is currently suffering from cancer.

Feel free to read about who has created the cure, how to make your own cancer curing recipe AT HOME and what you can do to help others who are currently suffering from this terrible disease the ability to REVERSE the damage starting RIGHT NOW.

What Is Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

There are a few terms used to describe the cancer erasing Rick Simpson oil but it is best known as Phoenix Tears. For those new to medical marijuana, cannabis plant juicing and making oil extractions using marijuana plants keep reading.

Rick Simpson has been fighting to get his Phoenix Tears recipe out to the general public. Not for a profit, but for the benefit of everyone who is willing to read, listen and implement the regiment in their own lives and others who might be affected by cancer or other chronic disease.

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eating rick simpson full extract cannabis oil

How To Make Rick Simpsons Hemp Oil and How Much To Take

The below is the exact recipe so you can make your own and share the recipe with others you know who have cancer in their families. I think by now most of us know someone who is currently suffering from cancer as well as sadly lost a family member or friend to this curable disease.

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CO2 hash oil extraction machine.

Ingredients needed and directions to make your own

One pound of very dry high quality cannabis material will usually produce 55 to 60 grams of high grade Rick Simpsons’ cannabis oil. This amount of oil will usually cure most serious cancers unless the patient has been badly damaged by undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

In such cases the patient can often still be saved, but they will have to ingest much more oil to undo the damage the chemo and radiation has left behind. The average patient can ingest a full 60 gram cancer treatment in about 90 days HOWEVER if they have been damaged by chemo and radiation it usually means much more oil will need to be taken, over a longer period of time to repair the damage caused by these ineffective and dangerous “treatments.”

Sometimes such patients will require 120 to 180 grams to reverse the damage from all the chemo-therapy and radiation. Once the patient is cured and all the damage has been undone, Rick Simpson recommends that they continue to take a maintenance dose of about 1 gram per month to maintain good health and we here at TWB agree fully with that assessment.

A small amount of oil about half the size of a piece of short grained dry rice three times a day is a good beginning. After four days double the amount you are taking per dose and try to continue to do so every four days there after. Until you have reached the point where you can ingest one third of a gram per day.

Taking the oil in this manner in the beginning allows the patient the ability to build up their tolerance for this substance. Some people soon acquire a very high tolerance and I always tell patients the faster you can take it the sooner you will be cured. Rick once had an eighty two year old man who was ingesting 2 full grams a day, who was still going to town everyday and no one could even tell he was taking it. In cases where people are taking strong and dangerous pain medications like morphine he recommends that they begin treatment by taking doses about the size of a grain of short grained dry rice.

The idea is to increase their doses as quickly as possible to get off the dangerous pain medications and let the oil take the place to provide pain relief and in an actual healthy manner. High quality hemp oil from the proper strains can stop pain that even morphine has no effect on, also this oil can be applied to external injuries for pain relief in minutes. There really isn’t a better cure for cancer and now you know how to make it so SPREAD THIS INFORMATION to anyone and everyone you meet whether online, in person or at work.

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Why Is This Miracle Cure Being Hidden From The Public?

If it were any other plant, it would be front page news. But we are dealing with a plant that people have assigned certain values to, certain perceptions or rather misconceptions. Get ready for a new one, because this is MEDICINE. Cannabis can and has cured cancer and it is a BIG DEAL even if the main stream media pretends as if it isn’t.

Mostly, the former cancer patients that used the extracted oil from the plant to save their lives are speaking out and making a medical marijuana movement in this country. This movement is filled with blue collar, white collar, young and old alike. There has always been resistance against this plant due to its ability to CURE ailments and diseases versus simply treating or slowing them down like the prescription drugs and their manufacture.

Most of the big cancer centers, doctors and drug manufacturers KNOW that Hemp, Cannabis, or Marijuana (whatever you want to call it) is just too useful to let people know about it or let them grow their own medicine. Why CURE cancer when you can charge lots of money for ineffective tumor treatment (such as cyclotrons and radiation and chemo for cancer patients).

Hemp endangers the income streams of the timber industry and the titans that own the land the timber is on. Full Cannabis Extract endangers the “cancer research” industry, and Marijuana endangers the profits of the drug lords, police and drug enforcement budgets across the country. There is quite an entrenched body against the legalization of this plant and it is time that we all STOOD UP and said enough is enough!

You can learn all about why cannabis has been demonized right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States

Video Evidence, Documents and Personal Experiences Worth Watching

There seems to be new videos proving that cannabis can and will cure cancer popping up daily yet the suppression of the data, evidence and even the survivors seems to never hit the main stream even though it can save COUNTLESS lives.

Many feel that if they disclose that they not only believe in the medicinal benefits of Rick Simpson oil and other forms of this amazing medicine that they might be shunned from friends, family and even FIRED from their careers.

Below are just a handful of videos that will hopefully allow YOU to realize just how important this plant is and what it can do for the bodies of young and old alike. Cancer is just one of the countless ailments that phoenix tears (Rick Simpson oil ) can and has cured and needs to be THROWN into the media limelight as much as possible. Anything that you can do to spread this message will not only help you but others who are fighting hard to get this information seen by as many people as possible.

The Power of Raw Cannabis (extreme case testimonial)
“More than medicinal, cannabis is a dietary essential”
William L. Courtney MD | Donald I. Abrams MD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0VUsak2o9E

Cured: A Cannabis Story (David Triplett cured his own skin cancer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tghUh4ubbg

Rick Simpson’s “Run from the Cure” (Full Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI

Medical Marijuana: Cancer Study (Channel 13 News / Mercy Wellness Center) Malignant tumors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Hye…ayer_embedded#!

What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” – PhD testimonial from University of Colorado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=pnP8IugJCHM

THC Kills cancer, raw microscope footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABHb…eature=related

Dr. Donald Abrams Proof that cannabis can kill cancer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxObp…eature=related

Shona Banda – Live Free or Die
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cQrT0sDxyc

Medical Marijuana for Kids (20/20 from ABC News, Harvard Physician)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=BP-RHZqTEVs

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