If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today’s physicians use. But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, “Where’s my Cannabis indica?” to read the whole article go here.
I just joined a lively Facebook group called Cannabis Oil Success Stories, you can get to it by just typing it into your Facebook page. It is interesting and informative with many good resources listed. For many people it is so important to talk to someone who has or is going through this journey. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416702921703509/
To just add a word of caution. Don’t jump to conclusions and also don’t believe everything people write on Facebook. You always need to do your own research and your best bet is to run it by a doctor who is familiar with alternative treatments.
Please become a member of ASA (Americans for safe Access) So many wonderful people are trying hard to get the laws changed and allow access to all patients in all states. There might be a local chapter in your town. They also have many more videos you can subscribe to.
ASA’s Executive Director presents the 2013 Patient Advocate Award to Jim Greig during the 1st annual National Medical Cannabis and Unity Conference. Since 2002, ASA has promoted excellence in the medical marijuana movement. The ASA Excellence Awards program recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Safe Access, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand safe access.
Below are links to 1000pdf pages of medical research regarding cannabis. Granny Storm gathered the links from all over the world and it is truly impressive. Here is a link to her Face book page https://www.facebook.com/GrannyStormCrowsList
In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world.
Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis.In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis’s complex history and thorny politics.
Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon’s “World Famous Cannabis Café.” They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions.A New Leafoffers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape. http://www.amazon.com/New-Leaf-The-Cannabis-Prohibition/dp/1595589201/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1398981523&sr=8-3
We just came upon an article which we found interesting, especially for people who have a very low tolerance, a serious illness and find it hard to build up to the recommended 1 gram of oil. The main idea in this following article is that topical application of the oil does not get you stoned than ingesting it. Anyone trying this we would appreciate some feedback.
Dosage and Delivery
Take a portion about the size of a 1/4 grain of short rice and apply it on one of your index fingers. Spread the oil on your index finger, as this takes the drop shape and flattens it on your finger (which is much easier to control while applying on the gums). A cuticle pusher is an excellent tool for this.
Place your index finger between your gum and cheek with the concentrate towards your gum. Then hold against the gum without moving for as long as it takes to tack/stick/adhere to your gums. Then, slightly moving your finger in a circular or side to side fashion, rub until you feel it grab to your gum. Do not proceed until it adheres to the gums. Remove your finger and inspect where the rest of the concentrate has moved. Apply right next to your first tacky spot, and keep repeating using the same method. Do this until all the oil is gone. A light film will be left on your finger; warmed with a hair dryer, it can be used as a topical application for cuts, bruises, pimples, burns, etc. The illustration below is an example of where to apply tacks to your bottom gum. Keep in mind, this is just an example, and any area on your bottom gum can be used. If you use dentures on your bottom row of teeth, remove them and tack per instructions before putting the dentures back in.