Medical marijuana: Local cancer patient's card is his saving grace
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, July, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
In March, area resident Jules Demetrius went to the doctor with severe stomach pain and was immediately sent to the emergency room.
“I went in for a stomach ache and two days later they told me I had three different types of malignant cancer,” he said. “That definitely was not the Monday I was expecting.”
Demetrius spent 43 days in the hospital, receiving thousands of dollars worth of pain medication every hour. Every 45 minutes the pain returned.
Eventually, he got a visit from a friend who gave him some marijuana. He slipped outside for a walk and gave it a try and the result was remarkable.
“Within two minutes I was pain free,” he said. “Then I was pain free for the next four hours. It was maybe $5 worth of weed and it regulated the pain. At that point I was absolutely convinced.”
Demetrius, an artist and graphic designer, admits to having tried marijuana in the past, but says he was in no way a regular user. Today, he has his medical marijuana card and purchases what he needs once a week from Harvest of Tempe, then smokes every few hours as needed. Each “hit” takes away his pain for up to five hours.
He gets several different strains. Most are to help with the pain, but others help with nausea or to get to sleep. The strains are carefully engineered so there are even some available that will control pain without causing a high. That’s a huge benefit for Demetrius, who has kids and has been able to spend some time with them on his good days.
Should NFL care if Broncos star Von Miller smokes marijuana?
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, July, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
OK, call Broncos linebacker Von Miller a knucklehead. If he indeed is suspended four games for use of recreational drugs, Miller has let down his teammates and fans who pay hefty ticket prices to watch Denver play football. The Post has received documentation that Miller had multiple positive tests for marijuana dating back to his rookie season in 2011.
But nobody counts marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug. If the NFL has cared so little for so long about the long-term damage caused by concussions, why should the league care how Miller chooses to relax? So long as it doesn’t adversely affect Miller’s performance on the field, I don’t think it should be any of the NFL’s business. Peter Burns of Mile High Sports Radio isn’t so lenient.
From the DUI arrest of front-office executive Matt Russell to Miller’s suspension, pending appeal, is this a serious football issue for the Broncos, or merely an image problem?
NYC Diesel Medical Marijuana
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, July, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
California Dems Say "No!" to Medical Marijuana Crackdown, Federal Interference in CO, WA
Category: News | Posted on Tue, July, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
SoCal activist Lanny Swerdlow recently notified us that the California Democratic Party passed two historic resolutions on the issue of marijuana at its Executive Board meeting in Costa Mesa on Sunday, July 21.
“The first resolution called on President Obama to (1) respect the voters of Colorado and Washington and to not allow any federal interference in the enactment of their marijuana legalization initiatives, (2) end the federal raids on patients and providers in medical marijuana states and (3) appoint a commission to look into the reform of our nation’s marijuana laws.
“The 2nd resolution calls on our state legislature to enact statewide guidelines for medical marijuana distribution that respects the rights of local municipalities to regulate and license but will also provide marijuana 'to all patients in all areas of California, rural as well as urban.'
“These are now official positions of the party and add another level of mainstream approval for medical marijuana and marijuana law reform - approval that will hold us in especially good stead when speaking with Democratic elected officials and candidates,” Swerdlow wrote.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has never said how the feds will respond to Colorado and Washington ending pot prohibition.
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