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    Medical Marijuana

    While US police throw university kids into suicidal rages and threaten them with time in jail the real war backed by big pharm continues.

    "Banned doctor and cannabis oil producer Andrew Katelaris is definitely not a crowd-pleaser.

    Katelaris, who was de-registered in 2005 for supplying medicinal cannabis to his patients, has dedicated his life to advocating the medical benefits of the plant.

    "My signature method is using a specific type of cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD that is believed to have very superior anti-convulsion properties to treat children with epilepsy and patients with chronic pain," Katelaris told Neos Kosmos.

    With desperate families turning to him when traditional treatments fail, the controversial physician says children with intractable diseases have benefited from his alternative prescriptions.

    "We have had kids that used to have up to 60 seizure episodes a day and now they have one episode a week," he says.

    According to Katelaris - who has lost count of the number of times he's been arrested for administering CBD, the holy grail of cannabis medication which, when dissolved with coconut oil, gives a patient good seizure control and better brain function.

    "The patient can get a positive response only in a few days and the most spectacular results we get are when we combine significant dietary modifications with cannabis medication."

    Katelaris has been using cannabis medicines to control pain and nausea in his patients since the 1990s, aiming to minimise the amount of debilitating conventional drugs used.

    With medicinal cannabis still illegal in Australia, he's unimpressed with the Australian Medical Association's conservative attitude towards the treatment.

    "The corporations are wilfully making us sick. Look at the epidemic of obesity, the epidemic of diabetes and cancer. The AMA is doing nothing about that. We are dominated by a system that's playing on the sick. There's no doubt about that.

    "I treated 20 children whose parents were told their kids would die "We live in mad and immoral times where hypocrisy is refined into an art. Governments are making people sick by poor diet and then by prescribing poorly-tested medicines whose results are exaggerated by marketing companies. Unfortunately, people just can't see it," he says.within years. I've seen them growing into normal, happy children. Every time I see this my conviction gets reinforced.

    "Medical cannabis is the best medicine I've ever used and when injustice is the law, resistance is mandatory."


    Read More: neoskosmos.com/news/en/Dope-doctor-vows-...-medicinal-marijuana

    WebMD is saying good things about many decades of positive results. Even a fool knows about the munchies and it can help when a person is getting appetite loss from other drugs. People with eye problems have benefitted greatly and many nations do not agree with the US - but what is new about that?

    http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-n...a-research-web

    "Dustin Sulak, DO, is a doctor on the front lines of medical marijuana.

    Sulak has recommended various forms of marijuana to his patients and has seen striking results. Patients with chronic pain needed fewer prescription pain meds. Patients with multiple sclerosis had less painful muscle spasms. Patients with severe inflammatory bowel disease began to eat again.

    “These responses are the most impressive to me,” says Sulak, who practices at Maine Integrative Healthcare in Manchester. Maine is one of 20 states, along with the District of Columbia, where medical marijuana is legal. “With inflammatory bowel disease, we’ll see patients who were at death’s door turn around dramatically.”

    Sulak’s experience is powerful and adds to the large body of personal stories -- dating from 5,000 years ago -- about the therapeutic value of marijuana.

    But the scientific evidence behind the drug’s benefits remains elusive, even as 10 more states consider legalizing medical uses in 2014. The problem: In 1970, the federal government classified marijuana as an illegal, highly addictive drug with no medical value, making research harder to do.


    A Marijuana Discovery

    Here’s what is known: About 20 years ago, scientists discovered a system in the brain that responds to 60 chemicals in marijuana, also known as cannabis. It’s called the endocannabinoid system. This system plays a role in many of the body’s functions, such as in the heart, along with the digestive, endocrine, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems. The discovery sparked interest in finding specific chemicals made from marijuana that could be targeted for specific conditions.

    Since that time, scientific projects around medical marijuana worldwide have sped up dramatically. Many of the studies that have been done show that chemicals in marijuana can help treat some conditions. They have helped manage pain and reduced muscle spasms in MS patients. They’ve worked as an appetite stimulant, and as an alternative drug for brain disorders such as schizophrenia and Tourette’s syndrome."
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    Have you seen the movie Reefer Madness? If you did you might ask who is mad - the government and people like J. Edgar Hoover certainly take a prize for that piece of something.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbjHOBJzhb0

    You can still find people talking about gateway drugs and calling Marijuana a gateway drug. Yes, there are people who abuse it and it becomes a gateway drug because it can only be gotten from places where other drugs are found - including the gray market legal drugs like Oxy and percs.
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    New York is approving marijuana for medical usages. You should know the strength of the medical marijuana is extremely intense. To use it for pure recreation is something I would not do, it makes me sick.

    "Inside Columbia Care, one of New York City's first medicinal marijuana dispensaries. The Columbia Care shop is located on 14th Street right off Manhattan's Union Square.

    As the marijuana experiment unfolds in New York, the state's first patients are receiving medicinal cannabis from five companies that received state licenses last July.

    The dispensaries officially opened their doors Thursday. Details are now emerging about participation rates among physicians and patients. New York state's highly restrictive program had registered 174 doctors and 71 patients, according to an update Friday from the state Department of Health.

    "Governor [Andrew] Cuomo gave us an extremely ambitious timeline to get the Medical Marijuana Program up and running, and I am pleased that we have met his goals," state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said in a statement last week. "Our program ensures the availability of pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana products for certified patients and establishes strict regulatory controls to protect public health and safety."

    To be clear, the bar to access medicinal marijuana is high. New York's program makes medicinal marijuana available to patients suffering from only 10 diseases including cancer, HIV or AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. Prescribing doctors also must be certified, including taking a four-hour course.


    Companies awarded licenses said a rush of initial patients was not expected for the program's launch.

    "This is a very sophisticated medical system, it's not a free-for-all," said Dr. Kyle Kingsley, chief executive of Vireo Health, the Minnesota-based parent company of Vireo Health New York, one of the medicinal license recipients in New York.

    Kingsley added he was pleasantly surprised at how many doctors were signed up so far given the quick timeline for certification. "It was also done on an unprecedented timeline, implementing the program in just five months," he said.

    As a physician, Kingsley has had experience opening a dispensary in Minnesota in July last year, and said initial patient numbers aren't a sign of future participation rates.

    In Minnesota, "we began on July 1, and so far the state has around 866 patients enrolled," Kingsley said.

    "In New York, I would have expected only 20 to 30 doctors" given the timeline, and New York already has more than 170 doctors participating, he added. "


    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/12/new-y...&doc=103296086
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    This site has an article detailing how important an economic tool hemp (marijuana) can be.

    http://truedemocracyparty.net/hemp-super-plant/

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