Posts Tagged ‘cancer’
Interesting news video from Canada explaining the issues that have come up in their medical marijuana program. Doctors are charging atrocious amounts to “help patients” and some patients turn around and sell cannabis on the black market. Of course, cannabis should be legal for all – but this is bad for the medical programs, and bad for legalization as a whole. ESPECIALLY those trying to make a profit off the sick!
Thanks IAMHOSSERHEMP420 for the video posting!
An older video of Ron Paul speaking out about legalizing cannabis. I don’t like to get political on people, but he seems to be the only candidate making a mention of this that makes any sense to me!
I love finding these fantastic documentaries about cannabis online. This one is a little lengthy (almost an hour), but focuses a lot on the medical benefits of cannabis and the ridiculousness of its illegality.
Check this out in full – This video goes to part 1 and you can follow through part 5 that way.
Everyone needs to watch this symposium! Lots of very valid and important points are discussed!
The man in the wheelchair is taking his time being very thorough in explaining to Mitt Romney what he is suffering from and how cannabis is the only thing that helps. He mentions how his doctors say he is living proof that medical marijuana works. Watch Mitt “Waste of Life” Romney react and proceed to give the wheelchair-bound man the cold shoulder. Everyone needs to see this video. What a heartless jerk!
… they tend to look at you as if you just said you talk to Aliens. What a great line to start this off. Check out this link for a small excerpt of the film “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer”? This is also a video series called Vitamin Cannabis that you can also follow on YouTube. Thanks to CapnCannabis for the video!
Marijuana IS medicine. I wish people would quit mentioning “smoking” marijuana as the only negative – and never clarifying that there are other methods of ingestion. Smoking is the only method that can be harmful. Sad how it doesn’t actually get out until the end of the video and then they get cut off.
Article from reuters:
WASHINGTON | Thu Jun 2, 2011 1:31pm EDT
(Reporting by Will Dunham, additional reporting by Olesya Dmitracova in London; editing by Elizabeth Piper)
(Reuters) – A high-level international commission declared the global “war on drugs” a failure and urged nations to consider legalizing cannabis and other drugs to undermine organized crime and protect their citizens’ health.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy called for a new approach to reducing drug abuse to replace the current strategy of strictly criminalizing drugs and incarcerating drug users while battling criminal cartels that control the drug trade.
“The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world,” said the report issued by the commission on Thursday.
The study urges “experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation of drugs,” adding: “This recommendation applies especially to cannabis, but we also encourage other experiments in decriminalization and legal regulation.”
There are 250 million users of illicit drugs worldwide, with less than a 10th of them classified as dependent, and millions are involved in cultivation, production and distribution, according to U.N. estimates quoted in the report.
The study adds that decriminalization initiatives do not result in significant increases in drug use.
“Now is the time to break the taboo on discussion of all drug policy options, including alternatives to drug prohibition,” former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria said.
The 19-member panel includes current Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and former heads of state, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, British businessman Richard Branson and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz.
The commission said fundamental reforms were urgently needed in national and global drug control policies.
— Replace the criminalization and punishment of people who are drug users but do not hurt other people with the offer of health and treatment services to those who need them.
— Countries that continue to invest mostly in a law enforcement approach should focus on violent organized crime and drug traffickers.
— Promote alternative sentences for small-scale and first-time drug dealers as the majority of these people are not gangsters or organized criminals.
Other members of the panel include former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and former U.S. Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker.
The report says “vast expenditure” had been spent on criminalization and repressive measures.
“Repressive efforts directed at consumers impede public health measures to reduce HIV/AIDS, overdose fatalities and other harmful consequences of drug use,” it adds.
The commission’s report adds that money spent by governments on futile efforts to reduce the supply of drugs and on jailing people on drug-related offenses could be better spent on different ways to reduce drug demand and the harm caused by drug abuse.
The full report is available here: http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/
This video was posted on the Marijuana Policy Project’s YouTube page.
Text from video description:
“Sherri Burton, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, discusses the devastating effect her husband Gary’s arrest has had on her. Gary is now a convicted felon and was sentenced to 60 days in jail for growing two marijuana plants for his wife following her diagnosis.
“He was just trying to take care of me, the best way he knew how.” -Sherri Burton, speaking about her husband of 44 years, Gary Burton.
To find out more, please visit the Marijuana Policy Project: http://www.mpp.org/”
A VERY interesting study done by Dr. Donald Tashkin.
Text from video description: “Pulmonary specialist and Federal Government researcher from UCLA Geffen School of Medicine finds that marijuana does not cause lung cancer in his study on the effects of cannabis and the lungs. Results of this study are discussed for the first time. If you agree that cannabis should be legal, write a letter to your congressperson and tell them to legalize it!
Cannabis was made illegal because the paper industry was split between the hemp and the wood pulp factions. The wood pulp people had more money and won, which caused a negative ripple effect in our society such as the loss of a valuable medicine. Since the prohibition of cannabis began the cancer rates have grown at an alarming rate. Cannabis is used for thousands of purposes and it’s loss of use has caused great hardship to everyone. It is time for truth to prevail and prohibition to stop.”