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Let’s Focus On Industrial Hemp

Norris McDonald and Roy Patrick, Contributors

Industrial hemp is a ‘legal weed’ with annual sales in the United States (US) averaging about US$500 million dollars. This is expected to rise because of the push to decriminalize all forms of marijuana (cannabis sativa) especially its non-toxic cousin, the hemp plant. Ganja is merely one of 500 varieties of this hemp plant and there is no reason Jamaica can’t begin a pilot study in industrial hemp production.

Industrial hemp is in the spotlight as many countries race to boost production. Governor Jerry Brown, of California, recently signed a law legalizing industrial hemp production. America is a large consumer of industrial hemp products but, at present, most of it is bought from overseas.

Canada is the biggest supplier of industrial hemp to America, and it may well be possible for Jamaica to become a big exporter to the US and other markets. The US (Hawaii), Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, France are among the roughly 27 countries worldwide which grow industrial Hemp. Unlike ganja, it has lower levels of drug toxicity, hence its risk for being abused is considerably less.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131122/cleisure/cleisure4.html

Alaska’s THC Medical Clinic

“FUCKING STUPID INBRED FUCKING ALSKANS” Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic
Mike, If you are going to belittle us in print please at least learn how to spell our name right.

OK, I’m going to try and timeline this before it gets to far out and I’m too stoned…

Mike Smith by Lido Vizzutti-Flathead Beacon

Mike Smith
by Lido Vizzutti-Flathead Beacon

Around 6 O’too fucking early AM the other day Mike Smith calls and wakes my wife up and then she wakes me up and he starts demanding to know if I am the owner of AlaskaHemp.com, which evidently he was smart enough to run a whois: on Google and find out I was the registered owner, and then demands to know if I own it or just manage it and I ask him who he is because I just don’t like his attitude and he says “You are impeding an official investigation by refusing to cooperate” and makes some threats about my being arrested and that I don’t know who I’m talking to “OK, that’s it, your refusing to cooperate, the State Police are on their way.” (First clue that this person is not a local, eh?)
Thinking this to be some redneck short on brains and bereft of testicles that has a hard on about hippies smoking pot I hang up and go back to bed. he calls again. He makes some more threats about my failure to cooperate and says something about “sending kids to school with Pot in their lunches” and now the asshole is just really pissing me off but I know how to locate him, he has posted to Facebook, I hang up again and turn on the computer.

Alaska Hemp
Friday, October 4 at 7:32am
It seems small brains and small penis’ go hand in hand. Some people have nothing better to do than worry about other peoples lives. I suppose you know you have made it when the nut jobs start crawling out from under their rocks and making threats. (But just in case it’s a real dickless wonder with an attitude have the Troopers toss my phone records for the last hour.)
I do some investigation while the coffee perks.

Yep, there he is, seems him and another guy that I have never met (but know through Facebook) have been having a pissing match. and now he has made me a part of it and I’m not as pissed off about that as I am about being woken up at 6 AM and yelled at and then calling back after I hang up on him the first time! So I now know that it was Mike Smith, owner of the THC medical Clinic in Anchorage calling me. I do a search and find an article in the Anchorage Daily News and see the name of the Dr that issues the medical marijuana prescriptions. I already knew he was an LA Dr they brought up but had never bothered to look into him.

Bingo

potdoc1The Healing Center Medical Clinic
“A North Hollywood, Calif.-based ophthalmologist who is licensed to work in Alaska, runs the clinic. He holds similar events in other cities around the country.”
Anchorage Daily News
(ADN – 6/10/2013)
State: Arizona Action Taken: Practice Restriction
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document http://www.healthgrades.com/media/english/pdf/sanctions/HGPY104BBC3085886983706102013.pdf
warOK, this is getting ripe, it seems that Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic is one of those that can’t stand to have anyone say anything about them, even if is, or especially if it is true. This post will be growing as the drama unfolds and should serve his oft drawn and no doubt soon to be aimed and fired “attorney” Lance Wells, who I am sure is as fine and honest and attorney as there ever was a fine and honest attorney) with a full disclosure should this ever come before a jury. (or I suddenly and mysteriously disappear!)
This post is not over…
He called back this morning, I hate aggressive morning people. “Everything your doing on the internet is being recorded!”
Yes Mike, it is the Internet, it gets stuck in the tubes and clogs there, I know everything done on the internet has persistence. Evidently you are not aware of that.
“Monday morning I’m getting a restraining order against your crazy Old Soldier ass!”
Odd, this person launches an attack on me and then decides that he needs a restraining order against me. Go figure.
Then Mike attacks a friend on face book who shares this with me…
  • Alaska Medical MarijuanaWhy do I you need a medical card in Alaska?
  • THC Medical ClinicTo legally grow, transport, use or share medical marijuana with another person in Alaska you must have an Alaska issued medical marijuana card. Contrary to popular belief in Alaska, it is NOT legal to grow in the privacy of one’s home. There is no law allowing that. What you have is the idea of privacy through the Constitution in Alaska. Most people don’t know that keeping a structure or dwelling for the manufacturing, distribution or possession of marijuana is a felony. Ravin v Alaska will not protect you from that felony charge. So if you get a medical marijuana card, you are legally protected.
    October 1 at 1:07pm · 
  • Alaska Medical Marijuanayou can not give or share your medical marijuana with anyone, there is no way to obtain marijuana LEGALLY to start growing medical in Alaska, what don’t you understand about that?
    October 2 at 5:50pm
  • THC Medical ClinicAs a patient or caregiver you order seeds from Europe. It’s legal I do it all the time, just like when I fly I show my medical marijuana card and there is no problem. The card makes you 100% legal NOT just the affirmative defense as you speak of, which can only be used AT TRIAL AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED! Think of it as if we cardholders are all in a special club and as long as we follow our individual state laws, whatever they may be, we are free from any arrest or prosecution.
    October 2 at 6:46pm · 
  • Alaska Medical MarijuanaEurope? thats is the funniest think I ever heard. Can you go ahead and order me some then?
    October 3 at 9:41am
  • THC Medical ClinicYou have the internet. Order them yourself at Attitude Seed Bank. Patients have been doing it for years in many states. They are in the medical marijuana high times magazine or just google them, they GUARANTEE DELIVERY! Do you EVER leave Alaska and see what the rest of us patients are doing in the 20 legal states nation wide?
    October 3 at 9:50am

“Wow are you FUCKING STUPID!!!!! 20 STATES HAVE MMJ HELL EVEN D.C. HAS ONE! FUCKING STUPID INBRED FUCKING ALSKANS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE SET AFLOAT ON AN ICE DRIFT TOO DIE MOTHERFUCKER DIE!!!!!! COLORADO AND WASHINGTON HAVE LEGALIZED IT YOU STUPID FUCK!!!! WE GO IN TO STORES AND BUY OUR WEED AND PAY TAXES YOU STUPID FUCKED UP COCKSUCKER!!! FEDS DON’T CARE ASSHOLE!!!!!!

FUCK YOU ARE DUMB!!!!!”

Mike Smith of TMC Medical Clinic

I log into Facebook under one on my Non de plumes and make a post on the THC Facebook page…

THC Medical Clinic · 706 like this

October 1 at 9:19am ·

***ATTENTION SOUTHEAST ALASKANS***
The Healing Center Medical Clinic will be in JUNEAU for the first time on —–!!!

Other upcoming events:
Anchorage clinic: October —–
Fairbanks clinic: October —– *LAST clinic in FBX this year*

Please CALL (907) 717-0000 to reserve your appointment to GET LEGAL!!!

  • Alaska Hemp Dear fellow Hempsters, if you are a medicinal or casual smoker and growing a few plants for your own medical or recreational needs there are reasons why you should NOT get a medical marijuana card. It will reduce the quantity of plants you can grow and reduce the volume of processed marijuana you can have in your home. it will literally open the door to authorities to visit your home to inspect for compliance with the law based on your being a licensed medical marijuana grower, why invite them in? Consider some of these things before you run down and give them hundreds of dollars for a card that will quite possibly just make your life less enjoyable. The THC medical Clinic has been saying that once you have their card you can order seeds through the mail. THIS is FALSE to the best of my understanding and you will be violating both Federal Drug Laws and USPS Regulations, and they WILL go Postal on you. Be aware, be informed, be safe.
  • Stoney Burke It has come to our attention that a person representing the THC Medical Clinic has been making harassing and threatening telephone calls in addition to leading people to believe that if they just get a card from them then they can legally order marijuana seeds. There seems to be a strong possibility that this outfit might be a DEA operation collecting information on Alaskan growers to facilitate a sweeping marijuana bust by the DEA, remember, pot growing and use is still a Federal Crime and the DEA Task Force can and will knock down your door and drag you away if they know you are growing, so don’t tell them you are by getting a State Medical marijuana Card!
  • Mike Smith alaskahemp.com domain name record
    Registrant: Webmusher Design

    THIS IS YOUR ONE LEGAL NOTICE. STOP SLANDERING OUR BUSINESS
  • Mike Smith Tourtous interfearance of a business is a crime. Our attorney Lance Wells will file a temporary restraining order if you continue to slander us.
  • Stoney Burke I intend to make every Alaska aware of just what your business is all about, was that you that called me this morning impersonating a police officer Mike Smith?
  • Mike Smith WE ARE ABOUT ALASKAN ISSUED MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS!
  • Mike Smith You don’t like that complain to the state.
  • Stoney Burke Why do they need you and your high priced “DR” when they can just apply to the state directly?
  • Mike Smith The TRO WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS! You are a threat to the safety of our doctors and office staff. We do not take that lightly. You are akin to a terrorist or planned parenthood bomber!
  • Stoney Burke And yet YOU are the one that called making threats…let us see how this plays out when the phone records are pulled.
  • Stoney Burke Whereas I made no mention of Guns, made no threats and made no phone calls YOU made threats and phone calls AND impersonated a Police Officer.
  • Mike Smith DEA OR FEDS CAN NOT ACCESS THE STATE RUN PRIVATE REGISTERY IN ALASKA OR ANY OTHER STATE!
  • Stoney Burke You really are a simpleton aren’t you? You fucked with the wrong guy this time, pull up your big boy panties, this is gonna cost you financially right up to the day you stop operating your business in my state.
  • Mike Smith Bill your a LIAR! My attorney is now on this. BUH BYE BILLY BOY. ANY MORE CONTACT FROM YOU ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE DEALT WITH AS A THREAT TO OUR DOCTORS AND STAFF! YOUR JUST LIKE THE UNABOMBER ……….MENTALLY CHALLANGED THE WORST KIND OF THREAT IN AMERICA TODAY! PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

So I get on my Google Voice account and call TMC Medical Clinic (just so he will see the call coming from Arizona and screw with his head) to see who answers. it’s Mike! Seems he can’t afford to hire a person to answer the phones at his clinic.

“Hi Mike?”

“Who is this”

“It’s Bill, How ya like me now?”

“YOU %$#@*&, I don’t CARE if my Dr can’t work in Arizona, THIS IS ALASKA”

“well, Mike, I have asked the DHSS to look into your Doctors credentials in regards to his having been found “unsafe” in another state and they have agreed to so.”

“I’m glad you called, now i have your Arizona number!” the phone changes sounds, like he switches to speaker phone “This is the Arizona State Patrol” (sounds a lot like Mike Smith on speaker phone) “we are recording this con..” click. he hangs up, or the Arizona state patrol hang up, I’m not sure.

I see he has a posting in the comments on another website and offer the following:

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@thcmc420 Is this not your own Dr?

2013-10-04T07:32:02 (6/10/2013) Action Taken: Practice Restriction Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document State: Arizona Documentation: Download here (PDF) http://www.healthgrades.com/media/english/pdf/sanctions/HGPY104BBC3085886983706102013.pdf

That simple question and posting a publicly available website link seemed to make him think that I was somehow a threat to him…

“BILL FIKES You have been reported to Alaska state trooper Anderson incident. # ak-13076263
You have been notified to quite HARRASING us and our staff and our doctors. All postings are going directly to our attorney Lance Wells. We are filing a temporary restraining order Monday in anchorage. Due to your threats and being mentally deficient we will ask that your guns be removed from your possession. MARIJUANA IS NOT LEGAL IN ALASKA UNLESS YOU HAVE A STATE ISSUED MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD!
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I call the Alaska State Troopers. I report Mike has impersonated a Law Officer on at least three occasions and that he has called my home several times in a harassing manner. I tell Trooper Anderson of MatSu West Alaska State Troopers who he is and he tells me he has talked with Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic and has advised him to not call me any more and has advised me that should the harassing phone calls from Mike Smith continue that he will be taking action and advised me “keep up the good fight.” I will do so.

Yea, I’m scared now. No, really, this guy is off the end of the scale, I’m scared. He has at least a quarter million dollars he has “earned” off Alaskans and others and can afford a tank of gas to come out to Wasilla and find me (if he can read a Google Map) and has demonstrated a seemingly fanatical demeanor.

Tuesday, 5:30 AM: Wow, Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic just called me and said

“I’m going to cut your fucking head off!”

He then called back 3 more times and the last time said

“Fuck you you fucking asshole, I’m coming for you!”

It seems some people should have their coffee before they turn on their computer.
He called back AGAIN while I was on the Alaska State Trooper Dispatch on my cell phone so now they have a nice recording of Mike Smith of THC Medical Clinic as well. I am waiting for Alaska State Trooper Anderson to call me back right now.

As luck would have it it turns out that Mike’s favorite Dr has been told he can no longer practice medicine in California as well as Arizona, can Alaska be far behind?

UPDATE 6/24/2016

This just in from Lori Brandt

“Well, I just had a major run in with Michael Smith.. Everything you said about him is true. I was purchasing his company trying to help patients in Alaska. He took my $$, and then didn’t follow through with our contract. I reported him to the FBI and the anchorage police on theft and and embezzling. I’m not any part of the healing center!”

THC Medical Clinic is poison, it is run by a lunatic with psychopathic tendencies. (My words, not Lori’s, Sue me Mike Smith!)

Some links of interest

Medical Marijuana Takes Root

The Healing Center has a budding business in Kalispell

By Myers Reece // http://flatheadbeacon.com/2010/01/06/medical-marijuana-takes-root/

“Smith says he doesn’t plan to sell pot in Alaska. He says the only plan is to bring a California doctor to Anchorage and allow customers to pay a fee for a doctor visit”
“Owner’s name is Michael Smith.
Ripped off lotsa heads in the Gallatin Valley…. me being one of em.
Avoid him like the plague!”

Montana Pot Mogul Demonstrates How Not to Market Medical Marijuana Services
http://reason.com/blog/2011/07/18/montana-pot-mogul-demonstrates

“New Beer” – Marijuana Policy Project NASCAR Ad

 

Jul 25, 2013

NASCAR fans attending the 2013 Brickyard 400 races are being greeted by this ad on a jumbotron at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The spoof beer ad produced by the Marijuana Policy Project — http://www.mpp.org — highlights the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol by characterizing marijuana as a “new ‘beer'” with “no calories,” “no hangovers,” and “no violence” associated with its use.

“New Beer” – Marijuana Policy Project NASCAR Ad

 

Marijuana Increases Brain Cell Formation in the Hippocampus

Often times, medical marijuana patients are stigmatized as “stupid” and “lazy.”  As insulting as these assumptions may
be, marijuana activists have evidence that their medicine actually increases brain activity!

When comparing the positive effects marijuana has on brain activity in comparison to the harmful effects {on brain activity} of both alcohol and tobacco, the legalization of marijuana seems like a NO-BRAINER!

In 2005, Professor Xia Zhang, amongst some of his colleagues at Saskatchewan University, tested a synthetic form of THC (HU210) on a group of test rats to observe the effect that HU210 has on them.  Particularly, the study focused on neurogenesis, which is brain cell formation and generation.  The rats were given high doses of HU210, the THC-like compound, twice a day & everyday for ten days.

After the ten day study, the THC-like compound increased the rate of brain cell formation in the hippocampus by 40%!  The hippocampus is the part of the brain used for memory forming, organizing, and storing.  Symptoms of anxiety & depression in the rats also appeared to decrease.

While marijuana has been proven to have positive neurological effects, both tobacco & alcohol related studies show that each substance actually decreases brain cell formation.  It is atrocious to think about the substances that the U.S. government allows its’ citizens to consume.  Tobacco is literally the only legal product that will actually harm you if you use it correctly.

Why is the government heavily opposing marijuana if it increases the rate of brain cell formation?  Well, too many people still think of marijuana users as “stupid” and “lazy.”  With such a negative outlook on marijuana users, combined with false ideas they have about the medicine, citizens will unknowingly make judgments about marijuana.

More studies like the one presented above need to be released to the public by the mass.  If the public knew the positive effects on marijuana, legalization will come much faster. Source: Nugs.com

Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States

 

Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement.

 

Alaska

In 1975, Alaska removed all penalties for possession (not sale) of cannabis under 4 ounces in one’s residence or home. Also, the ruling allowed up to 24 private, noncommercial growing plants. Sale of less than 28.349 grams is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine;[1] at the time, in most states sale of less than 28.349 grams was a felony offense. 2006 court rulings have upheld the legal status of private possession up to the one ounce level relating to the particulars in that specific legal challenge. This leaves the one to four ounce range, and the live plant totals in a confused legal status, presumably involving criminal consequences.

With the 1975 Ravin v. State decision, the Alaska Supreme Court declared the state’s anti-drug law unconstitutional with respect to possession of small amounts of cannabis, holding that the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution of Alaska outweighed the state’s interest in banning the drug

 

Arkansas

California

Smoke Signals

Marijuana legalization: How Colorado is following Alaska’s smoke trail

By Charles Trowbridge Wed., Feb. 20 2013 at 4:20 PM

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When the final tally rang on election night, hundreds of thousands of voters in Colorado and Washington rejoiced at the passing of their respective marijuana bills. In these states, the people had spoken: legalize it. Amid the hazy celebrations, however, one acknowledgement was conspicuously absent. Alaska had actually legalized marijuana first. Sort of.

Read more…

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/02/marijuana_legalization_colorado_alaska.php

Inside Medical Marijuana: Alaska In The Marijuana Debate

January 31, 2013

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — Inside Mike Smith‘s marijuana grow room in Washington state, more than a dozen cannabis plants sit in rows, propped off the ground, closer to a large lamp hanging above.
“They like the air to move, they like it about 72 degrees,” says Smith. “Nothing crazy here or anything, it’s all simple.”

Smith says he is hoping to get four ounces of marijuana from each plant, which he uses for medicinal purposes. His Granite Falls grow room is legal in Washington, but not in Alaska, where card-carrying medical marijuana users are allowed to possess one ounce and grow up to six plants as long as no more than three of the plants are flowering.

Though Smith lives in Washington, he has strong ties to the medical marijuana climate in Alaska — his Anchorage business, The Healing Center Medical Clinic, has helped hundreds of Alaskans obtain a medical marijuana card since it opened in early 2012.

“There was a need. We had done some research and made calls and people really needed to see us. They were having a hard time finding a doctor up there that understood that medical marijuana does help,” Smith said.

The monthly clinic gives pre-screened patients a chance to sit down with a physician who is able to provide a recommendation for medical cannabis, if that patient has a qualifying condition like chronic pain or cancer. Smith says most of his clients are men in their fifties and sixties.

“They’re out there. There’s people from all walks of life dong everything with medical marijuana cards,” says Smith. “It’s about patients. It’s not about pushing drugs on people, it’s about the choice to use a natural plant for their pain remedy, if they so choose.”

Besides being a medical cannabis advocate, he is also in favor of decriminalizing marijuana in Alaska altogether. It is an issue one national group, is pushing for too. The Marijuana Policy Project is targeting Alaska as a 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana, on the heels of successful voter-driven legalization in Washington and Colorado.

“It came sort of from the bottom up. And I guess I would expect the same thing to happen here, if at all, to come from some initiative,” said Sen. Hollis French (D-Anchorage).

Marijuana was re-criminalized under Alaska law in 2006, even though opponents argued the bill that did so was a violation of privacy rights guaranteed by Alaska’s constitution.

“We’ve always been a little different because of that privacy clause, because of Alaskans sort of jealously guarding that right to privacy. But I think we’re not a state that condones marijuana usage either. There’s a tension between those two,” says French.

Recently, there hasn’t been a real push to repeal the 2006 law from any group in the state, but Smith hopes that changes.

“If it was on the ballot six months from now and people in the State of Alaska knew that they could legalize marijuana for their own personal use, I believe they would wholeheartedly,” Smith said.

Contact Abby Hancock:

http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-01-31/marijuana-debate_36667151

Cannabis News Roundup: January 25, 2013

(ASA) // The US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC this week ruled against de-classifying cannabis as a dangerous drug, saying “adequate and well-controlled studies” on cannabis as medicine do not exist. An appeal is expected.

(Seattle Post) // “Very satisfying” is the way Washington state Governor Jay Inslee described a conversation Tuesday with US Attorney General Eric Holder concerning that state’s need to implement voter approval of recreational cannabis. There was no discussion of how the federal government might react in the future.

(HuffPost) // Here in California, the question remains: can a city pass an outright ban on cannabis dispensaries?  Riverside and Upland think so. So did Los Angeles, for a while. But how can that be legal when state law permits them?  Those are some of the questions to be considered next month by the California Supreme Court. [Holly Kernan and I touched on this topic in our on-air discussion of cannabis news on “Crosscurrents” last week.]

(SFGate) // President Obama’s second term started this week, generating reviews of his first term. Confusion on medical marijuana is one of five “broken promises” listed in this summary from his first four years.

I think this needs a clarification, though. The President said the Justice Dept. wouldn’t go after “medical marijuana users,” but he didn’t say it wouldn’t go after dispensaries. I know, I know: they’re two sides of the same coin. Where do users safely acquire cannabis if the dispensaries are shut down?  It is a puzzlement.

And it’s a question that Matt Davies of Stockton had answered the hard way; he faces seven years in prison after his dispensaries were raided. Thisstory, by the Chronicle’s conservative columnist, points out that the Justice Dept. has always said that “significant traffickers of illegal drugs, including marijuana” are a priority, even though their activities may be legal under state rules.

(MJBusinessDaily) // That said, the Medical Marijuana Business Daily seespositive news for the industry in 2013, not the least being the list of states considering some sort of cannabis regulation.

RELATED CONTENT: Cannabis News Roundup

Americans Decry War on Drugs, Support Legalizing Marijuana

Less than one-in-ten respondents would legalize other drugs, such as heroin, crack or “crystal meth”.

Two-thirds of adults in the United States believe the “War on Drugs” has been futile, and a majority continue to call for the legalization of marijuana in the country, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative sample of 1,017 American adults, 68 per cent of respondents believe that America has a serious drug abuse problem and it affects the whole country.

One-in-five Americans (20%) think the country’s drug abuse problem is confined to specific areas and people, and five per cent say America does not have a serious drug abuse problem.

Only 10 per cent of respondents believe that the “War on Drugs”—a term that has been used to describe the efforts of the U.S. government to reduce the illegal drug trade—has been a success, while 66 per cent deem it a failure. Majorities of Democrats (63%), Republicans (63%) and Independents (69%) agree with the notion that the “War on Drugs” has not been fruitful.

Across the country, 52 per cent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, while 44 per cent oppose it. Majorities of men (60%), Independents (57%) and Democrats (54%) would like to see marijuana legalized. Women (45%), respondents over the age of 55 (48%) and Republicans (43%) are not as supportive of legalization.

In four nationwide surveys conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion on the topic of marijuana legalization since 2009, support has always surpassed the 50 per cent mark in the United States, and opposition has not reached 45 per cent.

As has been the case in previous surveys, the enthusiasm for legalizing other drugs in the United States remains low. Only 10 per cent of respondents would consent to making ecstasy readily available, and less than one-in-ten would legalize powder cocaine (9%), heroin (8%), crack cocaine (8%) and methamphetamine or “crystal meth” (7%).

Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF)

It’s True: Medical Cannabis Provides Dramatic Relief for Sufferers of Chronic Ailments

In 2009, Zach Klein, a graduate of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television Studies, directed the documentary Prescribed Grass.Through the process, he developed an interest in the scientific research behind medical marijuana, and now, as a specialist in policy-making surrounding medical cannabis and an MA student at TAU’s Porter School of Environmental Studies, he is conducting his own research into the benefits of medical cannabis. Using marijuana from a farm called Tikkun Olam — a reference to the Jewish concept of healing the world — Klein and his fellow researchers tested the impact of the treatment on 19 residents of the Hadarim nursing home in Israel. The results, Klein says, have been outstanding. Not only did participants experience dramatic physical results, including healthy weight gain and the reduction of pain and tremors, but Hadarim staff saw an immediate improvement in the participants’ moods and communication skills. The use of chronic medications was also significantly reduced, he reports. 

Full story at Scienceblog<<<<<<

 

 

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Attention Alaska Doctors
If you would like to have patient referrals send me an email. I assure you I will utilize absolute discretion in my referral process, not even releasing your name, only directions to the clinic and what to ask the person at the front desk. we will NOT make the information available on the internet. Alaskans NEED you to help them help themselves! Send an email to stoney@alaskahemp.com with instructions for how you wish to have patients sent to you. We need Drs all across Alaska to start doing the right thing and we will help you do it with out exposing you to scorn from the narrow minded.
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