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Delaware Senate approves medical marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2011 by THCFinder
DOVER -- Delawareans with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating diseases could be legally using marijuana a year from now to alleviate the effects of their ailments.
 
The Senate on Wednesday sent Gov. Jack Markell legislation that would decriminalize marijuana possession, use and distribution for limited medical purposes.
 
The Senate's final vote came after an extensive lobbying effort that began in January with a visit to Legislative Hall by celebrity talk show host Montel Williams, who uses marijuana to ease the debilitating effects of MS.
 
With Markell expected to sign the bill soon, Delaware would have one of the strictest medical marijuana laws in the country, regulating everything from the quality of the cannabis to how it is transported. Fifteen states, including New Jersey, already have medical marijuana laws on the books.
 
"There is no other bill like the bill we just passed here in Delaware," said Senate Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry, a Wilmington Democrat who was the bill's sponsor.
 
Unlike residents in other states, ill Delawareans who get a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana would not be allowed to grow their own at home. They would be supplied only through state-licensed dispensaries.
 

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YG Launches Branded Strain Of Marijuana Called 'YG OG'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2011 by THCFinder
Marijuana is early fully accepted by society these days. In most states, medical marijuana dispensaries are everywhere. And, of course, hip-hop stars have their patient cards so they may take part in its availability.
 
However, not many rappers can boast what Compton newcomer YG has recently done, which is launch his own strain of weed.
 
The rapper, best known for his hit single "Toot It and Boot It," has been promoting his own branded marijuana strain called "YG OG," which he created alongside an Orange Country, California dispensary called Green Aid.
 
"Having my own weed makes me feel like the motherf***in'," YG said in a statement. "It gets you higher than every other weed."
 
Apparently, the idea of "YG OG" came about following a chance meeting with Green Aid's general manager, Brooks Johnson, who mashed out a deal to carry the strain exclusively at their dispensary, located in Anaheim, California.
 
According to Johnson, since Green Aid became carrying YG OG, it's been in non-stop demand.
 
"As soon as we featured the new YG OG medicine it became an overnight demand amongst our patients," said Johnson, who revealed that the store has already sold out, although new product would be back on shelves in two weeks.
 

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Healing power of pot: Medical marijuana changes local man's life

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, May, 10th 2011 by THCFinder
Marijuana turned Chris Gee’s life around.
 
The 34-year-old Coleman resident was in two auto accidents in 2003. He had more than 13 surgeries to rebuild parts of his face, back and ribs. He was taking eight 80 milligram OxyContins a day, weighed nearly 250 pounds and was not the man he wanted to be.
 
After medical marijuana was legalized a friend told him to try it out, Gee said.
 
“Everybody would tell you today, ‘If you took that away from him you’re probably making the biggest mistake of your life’,” Gee said. “That was like a 180, I lost all my weight, I had the fastest recovery ever on one of my surgeries... I gained my life back, I gained my family back.”
 
Taking medical marijuana helped Gee start a business and stop collecting disability unemployment, he said.
 
After seeing the change medical marijuana could make in his life, Gee opened the first Twinn Bridges Compassion Club about seven months ago in Cadillac, he said. Six weeks ago he opened another Twinn Bridges Compassion Club in Midland County, 559 E. Isabella Road.
 
“We’ve done over 200 certifications in Midland alone,” Gee said. “There is no doubt in my mind you’re helping people.”
 
One person he helped is now one of his employees, an Everett resident who requested to go by the name Dee.
 
She was a massage therapist at his Cadillac store who has voluntary movement tremors; when she tries to move her hands they shake, she said.
 
“I was taking a prescription. It kind of just made me really, just, out of it, all the time,” she said. “Everything that (the doctor) would give me was just putting me to sleep. I didn’t like that anymore.”
 
Medical marijuana is a natural alternative to the chemical substance used in pills, Dee said. So it eliminates the potential problems caused to the liver, stomach and kidney by prescription drugs.
 
She, like Gee, began reading a lot about medical marijuana once she saw its impact on her life, Dee said.
 
The compassion club offers several strands in bulb and edible form, Gee said. One large area of business is people who come in to try a different strand and see how it treats their symptoms, since it could take them months to grow the plant on their own.
 

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Bakersfield Man Sentenced For Role In Marijuana Business

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, May, 10th 2011 by THCFinder
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that Israel Cavazos, 38, of Bakersfield, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii, to 42 months in prison to be followed by a term of three years of supervised release. On January 25, 2011, Cavazos pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute marijuana.
 
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Bakersfield Police Department, Southern Tri-County High Intensity Drug Task Force, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen A. Servatius is prosecuting the case.
 
According to evidence introduced at the sentencing hearing, Cavazos worked as a manager for Nature’s Medicinal Inc., a business engaged almost exclusively in distributing marijuana. Cavazos was charged by indictment along with other defendants, including David Chavez Jr. and David Chavez Sr., who are currently scheduled for trial.
 
Three other Bakersfield defendants have pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute marijuana and have been sentenced: Timothy Glenn Doolittle, 42, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by a five-year term of supervision; Jennifer Diane Brown, 37, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release; and John Shanks, 62, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison and a three-year term of supervised release.
 
John Wayne Wyatt, 32, and Jonathan M. Chapman, 31, both of Bakersfield, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute marijuana. Wyatt will be sentenced on May 31, 2011. Chapman is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20, 2011.
 

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The Illegal Herb that Fights Cancer

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, May, 9th 2011 by THCFinder

Rick Simpsons True Life Story - The Cure For Cancer? Watch and decide for yourself!

 


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All Healing, No High: San Jose Medical Cannabis Collective Offers High-CBD Medicine

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 6th 2011 by THCFinder
San Jose, CA
Medical marijuana is known as an effective treatment for many ailments, but it's also known as a psychoactive agent. For people who could benefit from the medicinal properties, but need to stay alert and focused, San Jose medical cannabis collective, Elemental Wellness has good news: high cannabidiol (CBD) strains deliver the benefits without the buzz.
 
The most powerful medicinal compound in marijuana is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has been shown to be helpful for a range of diseases such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and side effects of chemotherapy and AIDS treatment such as nausea and loss of appetite. But THC is also responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, and while many patients benefit from a sense of reduced anxiety and mood elevation, other users experience drowsiness, altered perception of space-time, sensory alterations, and disorientation.
 
Luckily, another compound found in cannabis, CBD, has many of the same healing effects of THC, but doesn't have its psychoactive effects. Studies have demonstrated CBD's effectiveness in relieving pain, convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea; inhibiting cancer cell growth; and treating schizophrenia, among other things. Many breeders are creating strains of medical cannabis with higher CBD content for patients who need the medical benefits, but don't want the high.
 
"We want to provide our patients with as many treatment options as possible, and the advancement of CBD strains allows us to do just that," says Elemental Wellness Executive Director, Ariel Loveland.
 

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