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In this show Dr. Jonas, your host, will review a couple JAMA perspectives on Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana and ED Drugs that may stimulate malignant melanoma. Tweet and blog reviews follow, with the Dr Synonymous blog reviewed for a quick hit on Solutionists versus Inflictionists and a brief discussion. Join the chat room.
For many years Marijuana has been the subject of many controversial issues. It is a natural plant, but has been called the gateway to more potent drugs, and worse for you than alcohol.
Now the medical field has realized the benefits of pot, and we will discuss this and how the legalization is almost eminent.
Of all communities that would benefit from regular cannabis use is our senior citizens. Robert Platshorn, founder of the senior citizen outreach program The Silver Tour and of HBO’s Black Tuna diaries fame, is the first featured guest.
In Florida are lots and lots and lots of senior citizens and their vote will be crucial in getting the mmj initiative on the November 2014 Florida ballot passed. Getting senior citizens to connect the benefits to their health from marijuana use with a yes vote on Florida’s mmj initiative is crucial. Robert will explain how they are going to do that.
Obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation to use marijuana is now legal in 22 states and the District of Columbia. THCF Medical Foundation has been providing recommendations since 1999 making it one of the oldest medical marijuana recommendations services in the country. They have clinics in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii and Michigan. Clinics will be opening soon in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
A private non-profit foundation, they are taking the company public so big changes are on the way and Paul Stanford, founder and President, will be on hand to give you this exciting information from the largest provider of medical marijuana recommendations in the nation.
We are witnesses to the advent of a new age: a medical and recreational one. And unless you’ve been behind a cloud of smoke, we’ve recently witnessed more than 20 states approve marijuana use for medicinal purposes. Fadia Bascom, our awesome guest host, takes over the airwaves once again to discuss marijuana in America. Her two special guests are Larry Love and Sohum Shah.
Sohum Shah is the Chief Operating Officer of the Cannabis Commodities Exchange (CCX). CCX is the premier online wholesale transaction platform for state-licensed canna-businesses in Colorado and was launched at the 2014 High Times US Cannabis Cup in Denver. Soon after, CCX expanded operations to Washington's adult-use system.
Larry Love has been a patient and advocate for the Medical Cannabis Program (MC) in New Mexico since 2009. He also produces and hosts a weekly live MMJ Talk Show on the internet. For two years, Love managed one of Santa Fe’s first Medical Marijuana Dispensaries which specialized in front-end sales and patient cannabis consultations. In addition, Love's a LOTTO expert and has appeared on several networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.
The Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere. The show’s first guest, Laura Carlsen, Director of CIP Americas, will provide information on this relatively unknown but important organization and explain their programs including those dealing with our country’s War on Drugs in Latin America. For more information on CIP Americas, CLICK HERE.
From San Diego County to Sonoma County, Step Sherer, Exectuive Director of Americans for Safe Access, is making a whirlwind tour of California providing information and seeking input from patients on what needs to be accomplished on the state and local level regarding legislation on bans, patient rights and commercial regulation. Why the tour is happening and what is hoped to be accomplished will be explained along with tour dates, times and locations.
Today, I’m welcoming Dr. Mary Ann Block, back to the show to talk about the medical use of marijuana: how it impacts symptoms or diseases, how many states have legalized its use, the regulations they have around it, what their motivation would be to legalize/not legalize it, and more. Here's a link to her article on Plaid for Women: "Marijuana: Legalize or Not?"
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Had someone told Cheri Sicard back in back in 1996, when California’s Prop 215 first legalized marijuana for medicinal use, that she would become entrenched in the cannabis movement and become a well known marijuana activist, she would not have believed them. Other than the rare toke at a party, Cheri didn’t use marijuana. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30’s when her doctor suggested she try cannabis to help with a chronic medical problem, that the herb became a permanent fixture in her life.
In the course of about 6 months Cheri went from the typical closeted American marijuana smoker to an outspoken cannabis advocate, and she hasn’t looked back since. She works with numerous marijuana reform groups and can frequently be found organizing rallies, speaking at city council meetings, and giving classes on various aspects of marijuana, as well as advocating for clemency efforts for prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses.
Cheri’s Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media) is one of the most popular and well reviewed books of its kind. Her new book, Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (Seal Press) has been garnering great reviews in the world of cannabis and in the mainstream press as well.
Prior to entering the world of cannabis, Cheri worked as a professional writer, recipe developer, and internet entrepreneur. Her passions for patriotism and country can be found in her earlier books The Great American Handbook (2002 Berkley Trade Editions); U.S. Citizenship for Dummies (2003 Wiley); and Everyday American (2008 Bookspan).
Going back even further, Cheri spent her childhood and early adult years as a professional circus performer, magician and mentalist, jobs that allowed her to travel extensively around the country and the world.
Join us this Sunday at 4pm as we talk to the Vice-president of Medical Cannabis Advocates of Alabama, Sharon White. Sharon, formally with AMMJC, has been a patient's rights advocate for four years and has been at the front lines of this controversial issue. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws legalizing the use and production of Medical marijuana for qualifying patients. It is time for the lawmakers to let the people vote and decide what medicine they use to treat their illnesses. There will be a rally, Tuesday, February 10th, from 12-5 pm in Montgomery at the State Capital in conjunction with One Rally along with atleast 5 other southern states for a united rally for peace, justice, unity, sensible drug reform, and an end to prohibition. Please plan to join this worthy cause. We will also have progressive news you can use, and the most important thing-You. Call in with your questions or comments, or email your questions to the show at email@example.com
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