Cannabis Time Capsule, 1876: Marijuana as a medicine
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, April, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Here's a pretty interesting and surprising positive story about cannabis being used as a medicine from the Colorado Banner out of Boulder County from July 1876 -- making this the oldest Cannabis Time Capsule piece we've run.
And though the mention of marijuana is brief, it illustrates how cannabis might have been perceived differently by the public and the press before paranoia and fear over this complex and amazing plant took over.
The item is basically a re-write of a Boston Globe obituary about Ruth W. Burgess, who died at the age of 64. The write-up talks about how Burgess suffered from a wide range of conditions in her life starting around the age of eight. Over the course of her life, she battled seizures, paralysis of her right eye and edema (then called "dropsy").
But the article says she found a cure for the ailments through cannabis. Apparently, her brother was in what is now Guyana when he met a French doctor who gave him an unlabeled bottle of tincture. It turned out to be cannabis (called "Indian hemp").
Burgess saw improvements for some time and regained the use of her eye; she was also able to walk again. But her seizures eventually became much worse and her condition deteriorated.
Still, the article mentions that Boston doctors continued to use cannabis to treat dropsy with great success for many years.
New York State Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana Law
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Lawmakers and terminally ill patients gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to call for the passage of a medical marijuana law in New York State.
Beverly McClain has stage 4 breast cancer.
“I now have metastasis in my bones, in my lymph nodes and in my brain,” McClain told reporters including WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.
She has used marijuana to ease her pain and nausea.
“Medical marijuana for me is synonymous with just being able to take a break from all the hell that people like me have to go through,” said McClain.
She said a lot of patients are afraid to use marijuana medicinally until it is legal.
“I would really appreciate it if we could pass this law before I die,” she added.
Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com
Judge orders police to return mans Marijuana
TACOMA, Wash. -- Police in Tacoma could soon be in real trouble over pot.
The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursday to return the drug to Joseph L. Robertson within seven days or they could be found in contempt.
"Appeal or comply," Emery told assistant city attorney John Walker. "Or next week, show up, and I would advise you to bring counsel."
The judge first ordered police to return the drug on Feb. 28, but they have refused, The News Tribune reported Friday (http://bit.ly/10hwiD9).
It was seized in May of last year when an officer pulled over the Tacoma man for speeding. He was cited for driving without a license and misdemeanor marijuana possession. Prosecutors dismissed the drug charge in December, after state voters decided to legalize small amounts of the drug.
Robertson then asked for his pot back, and provided proof of medical marijuana authorization. The city refused, which led to Emery's Feb. 28 order. If the matter is not settled by the May 2 hearing, it could go to higher courts.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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GoldCaps from Tetralabs
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, April, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
When it comes to medical cannabis in oral dosage, it’s what you don’t see that counts. GoldCaps softgels contain only ultra-pure natural cannabinoids and grape seed oil. You can see there’s no powdered marijuana, hashish, kif or hash oil — no molds, pesticides, solvents, bacteria, toxins or other contaminants. That’s why GoldCaps are safe even for patients with suppressed immune systems.
What you do get is the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids — including THC, CBD, CBC and CBG.
Just as important, GoldCaps provide clinically precise, metered 10mg, 25mg, and 35mg dosages thanks to analytical-laboratory testing and professional softgel manufacturing equipment. So you can count on the same effect from every GoldCap softgel for consistent relief every time.
GoldCap dosages are dependable, adjustable and repeatable. In addition, they have a long shelf life when properly stored. GoldCaps cannabinoids are so pure that we consider them a naturally-derived Dronabinol equivalent. More specifically, 10mg GoldCaps are the natural functional equivalent of 10mg Marinol. Whereas Marinol contains THC created synthetically from chemicals, GoldCaps contain THC derived from natural plant material.
Although GoldCaps may be equivalent, TetraLabs does not yet have FDA approval to market GoldCaps as Dronabinol.TetraLabs prides itself on products that have a low dose, low abuse potential and a pharmaceutical form factor. TetraLabs products are specifically formulated and packaged for patients who are seriously ill, want a natural alternative but also want a customary medical form factor. For example, a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy who has been taking synthetically-derived Marinol as an anti-emetic, may switch to naturally-derived GoldCaps as an equivalent and natural alternative.
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Medical marijuana will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, April, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
PHOENIX -- When Arizona voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2010, Steve Cottrell saw a way to combine his laboratory background and his interest in the plant he'd been studying since his 11-year-old son died of cancer more than a decade before.
Cottrell is now the owner of AZ Med Testing, a medical- marijuana testing laboratory. Dispensaries pay Cottrell and his business partner, Brenda Perkins, to test marijuana samples for mold and pesticides.
"We're making money, but we definitely have our challenges," he said. "But now that dispensaries are open, it's moving forward."
According to a study sponsored by the Regulated Dispensaries of Arizona Association, the jobs at AZ Med Testing are among estimated 1,500 that will be created by Arizona's medical-marijuana industry.
Tim Hogan, an Arizona State University research associate who authored the study, used information from Oregon's established medical marijuana industry to estimate the size of Arizona's market
"It's a pretty simple industry," he said. "There's not too much nuance. The main driving mechanism is how many patients."
Hogan found that the industry had the potential to create not only 1,500 direct jobs for marijuana growers and dispensary employees but up to 5,000 indirect jobs at places like grocery stores.
Arizona has approximately 38,000 medical marijuana cardholders and is allowed 126 dispensaries, a percentage of the state's operating pharmacies. Only a handful are open now.
Read more: http://ktar.com
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