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The true believers in medical marijuana think it can cure any disease or at least make it a lot better. Total skeptics say the effects are all simply a result of the placebo effect. What is the middle ground?
There needs to be a way or recording when it does not work or when it causes serious side effects. We're not there yet. Until the ##*%$@ schedule 1 listing is removed, we will have to replly on anecdotes.
This seven minute recording introduces your host, Dr. Christian Hageseth III. A 74 year old retired physician who has Parkinson's Disease, he has worked with medical cannabis for three years. In that time he discovered that persons with little prior experience with cannabis frequently fail to continue because of ineffectiveness or negative side effects. Starting medical cannabis is not as simple as just lighting up a joint.
The consequence of marijuana legalization can be a disaster for medical marijuana patients and the power of targeted voter contact as a mechanism to win elections for marijuana initiatives are the subjects of this episode of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.
Washington passed a marijuana legalization measure in 2012 with provisions protecting medical marijuana patients but legislators are folding patients into the legalization with such possible negative consequences of no longer being able to grow their own medicine and being forced to pay the same exorbitant taxes as recreational users. Kari Boiter, Washington State Coordinator for Americans for Safe Access explains how the marijuana legalization initiative has impacted medical marijuana patients and how patients are fighting back to preserve their rights under Washington's exisiting medical marijuana laws.
Yucca Valley. a small California desert town in San Bernardino County, is vying to become the first muncipality in what is the largest county in the United States to allow for the sale of medical marijuana. Jim Stewart, Campaign Coordinator for Measure X, reveals their plans for getting voters to pass their initiative using volunteers to undertake a program of target voter contact.
Dr. Chris uses Parkinson's disease (PD) as an example of an illness that may be helped or may be harmed by the use of cannabis. It is not as simple as answering the question, "is cannabis a good treatment for PD?" Generally speaking, blanket claims that are made either for or against the use of medical cannabis, no matter what the disease, are gross oversimplifications. Himself a person with Parkinson's (PWP) currently uses cannabis in a limited way and finds it beneficial. The crux of the matter is what are the target symptoms you want to treat. Are there problems with cannabis that might make some symptoms worse?
Gina Tron is an editor and freelance writer. She is also Creative Director for Williamsburg Fashion Weekend. She contributes and/or has contributed to The Washington Post, Ladygunn, VICE, Politico, Denver Westword, XoJane, Salon and more. You're Fine. is her first memoir by Papercut Press.She helped break the story on heroin in Vermont in 2014 with her stories in VICE and Politico. Her recollection of being a suspected school shooter in VICE got her international recognition.
She recently had published a column on Drug Testing that appeared in the Washington Post. Why she was motivated to write the column, how she came to write it and the reponse will be discussed. The column on Drug Testing published in the Washington Post can be read at:
Omar Figueroa is Sepbastopol attorney representing mmj patients and collective. He will talk about the new DOJ memo informing police that they cannot use federal asset forfeiture laws any longer when seizing property. This will have a signficant effect on medical marijuana patients and especially medical marijuana providers. Omar Figuerora explains it all in terms that everyone can understand.
Project CBD exists to defend and promote whole-plant cannabis treatments. The Director and Co-Founder of Project CBD is Martin Lee, the celebrated author of Smoke Signals - The Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific.
As this shows first guest, Mr. Lee will explain how Project CBD goes about promoting and publicizing research about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and the rest of the phytocannabinoids and their program to connect with doctors, researchers and patients concerning developments in cannabinoid science. Mr. Lee will also delve into the lawsuit Project CBD has filed to strike down Medical Marijuana Inc.’s $100 million lawsuit.
Alice O’Leary-Randall is a senior spokesperson for the medical marijuana movement. In 1976 her late husband, Robert C. Randall, became the first person in the U.S. to legally receive medical marijuana. In 1978 Alice and her husband Robert were instrumental in the passage of the first ever medical marijuana law when New Mexico legislature passed a law recognizing marijuana’s medical value and establishing a statewide program of controlled, legal access to the drug for patients with glaucoma and cancer chemotherapy.
As the show’s second guest, Ms. O’Leary Randal will discuss how New Mexico’s law came into being, why it faltered and the beginnings of the modern day medical marijuana movement which began when they co-founded the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (ACT), the first non-profit organization dedicated solely to resolving the medical marijuana issue and drafted national legislation that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The history of medication to help sleep is as old as humanity. But the last century has witnessed traditional allopathic medicine trying to find the one that works the best. It turns out that perhaps a substance known to the human race dating back millennia (lie 10,000 years ago may be the best solution.
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.
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