Federal Marijuana Monopoly Challenged 

  Federal Marijuana Monopoly Challenged 

Posted by CN Staff on January 10, 2006 at 22:29:56 PT
By Alex Smith, Staff Reporter  
Source: Central Michigan Life 

Michigan -- A professor from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst attempted to obtain a license to grow marijuana for medical research and was turned down in early December by the Drug Enforcement Administration.The denial continues a 36-year trend allowing only the University of Mississippi, in a partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to grow and provide marijuana to the federal government.
“There’s only one government-approved source of marijuana for scientific research in this country, and that just isn’t adequate,” said Lyle Craker, director of the medicinal plant program at the University of Massachusetts in a Dec. 12 Washington Post article.Mahmoud ElSohly, President of ElSohly Laboratories Inc. and director of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, said the dispute over the right to grow marijuana stems from an international treaty signed in the early 1970s that allows only a single source for controlled substances. Craker says he should be allowed to grow marijuana because research on drugs such as heroin, LSD and ecstasy are conducted at more than one lab, so it should be the same for marijuana.“There is no problem getting registrations for research on marijuana,” ElSohly said. “Actually there are many researchers in the USA that have such registrations. The problem Dr. Craker’s request is that he was asking for a manufacturer registration to grow and distribute marijuana to others.”ElSohly said the University of Mississippi will remain the sole distributor of marijuana for years to come.“The National Institute on Drug Abuse has been providing marijuana for research to investigators all over the country since the late sixties/early seventies,” he said.In Michigan, Marijuana may soon be available for seriously ill patients. A bill was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives Dec. 7 that would allow doctors to prescribe small amounts of marijuana to patients. If the legislation were to pass, Michigan would become the 12th state to legalize medical marijuana.James Hageman, vice provost for research and dean of the college of graduate studies, said he does not believe anyone has ever applied for a license to conduct studies with marijuana at CMU, but the university would support a professor if they were to gain approval.“I do not know of any reason why it (CMU) would not, if it were approved by IRB Committee (Institutional Research Board) and was supported by a national funding agency, thus validating its authenticity as a scientific study.”Hageman said he would not expect marijuana research to create controversy at CMU if it were ever conducted.“I am not inclined to think (it would) but one never knows,” he said.Source: Central Michigan Life (MI Edu)Author: Alex Smith, Staff Reporter Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2006Copyright: 2006 Central Michigan LifeContact: editor cm-life.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:MAPS Ole Miss Marijuana Monopoly Under Fire Questions Gov't Monopoly on Marijuana Marijuana Monopoly Challenged

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Comment #14 posted by Had Enough on January 12, 2006 at 03:29:01 PT
Got Milk
Re:Comment 4Thanks for the info. Will deliver to Inquiring Minds that need to know.
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Comment #13 posted by Dankhank on January 11, 2006 at 15:11:32 PT
Cannabis Oil?
JustGetnBydo you mean commercially available hemp seed oil?if so, I agree ... hemp seed oil's taste get's getting us to.a table spoon a day is the recommended dose, and a shot of OJ immediately after is a good idea.By the second bottle, though, I just spooned it and drank or not as I the third bottle, no prob.I don't like those MJ lollypops much either.
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Comment #12 posted by JustGetnBy on January 11, 2006 at 13:44:28 PT
Cannabis milk, Post # 9, Siege 
Siege  I have a soy milk maker. I never thought to use it to make cannabis milk. I drink cannabis oil every day, and I must tell you it a gastronomic chore to get it down,  Would you be so kind as to post a link or two that would give instructions, and a source for cannabis seeds?  TIA
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Comment #11 posted by PainWithNoInsurance on January 11, 2006 at 10:38:14 PT
Hempseed Milk
I think hempseed milk has alot of potential because it's so easy to make unlike soy and very easy to digest. Ice cream made from the milk is pretty good as well.A simple blender makes good hempseed milk. I thought a soymilk maker would probably curd the milk because it curds real fast when heated close to a boil. 
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Comment #10 posted by jared3602 on January 11, 2006 at 10:18:33 PT
Cannabis - Mother's milk seeds contain rare gamma linoleic acid, found only in spirulina, two other rare seed oils, and human mother's milk*At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the "good" fats). It's quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk. 
Seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seed, contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet human nutritional needs. 
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Comment #9 posted by siege on January 11, 2006 at 09:01:54 PT
I have a (soymilk maker)about $90. and make (cannabismilk) with it from the seeds... 
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on January 11, 2006 at 08:53:42 PT
I hope you see my comment. I sent you and Matt an e-mail about the error in my December stats but I never got any response back. I haven't wanted to bother you or Matt again but do you think it could be fixed in the future? There's no rush but it would make me happy. Thanks.
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Comment #7 posted by Sam Adams on January 11, 2006 at 08:41:49 PT
It's so obvious that MJ is a classic "wedge" issue, designed to keep the masses polarized & arguing with each other. Hating each other. Masking the real problems.I just saw an article today saying that 1 in 3 American children born today will get diabetes. 2 in 5 black children will get it. That is horrible! It will cost us billions of dollars. I can forward a link to this if anyone is interested.And yet the government is focused on arresting people for an herb that is almost totally harmless. And spending billions to brainwash the population to hate cannnabis. They should be doing everything they possibly can right now to get people to take better care of themselves, and also to conserve energy. Those appear to be the two most urgent and immediate problems.We're suffering in the short term because the government is persecuting cannabis users. But this damage pales in comparison to the eventual cost of our misplaced priorities. It's not hard to see where this is all headed. Bankruptcy for our society - fiscally, ethically, medically. The criminal greed and gluttony of the people at the top will bring us all down. Their consumerist brainwashing of the masses was so effective that people don't even know how to eat or take care of themselves anymore.
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Comment #6 posted by whig on January 11, 2006 at 08:28:02 PT
Mother's Milk
Cannabis *is* mother's milk.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on January 11, 2006 at 08:16:25 PT

News Article from
Medical Marijuana Movement Continues to Grow
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Comment #4 posted by Had Enough on January 11, 2006 at 08:01:38 PT

Even Hemp seed milk is only one fat molecule away from mothers milkCan you provide a little more info on this. That is very interesting.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on January 11, 2006 at 07:57:49 PT

show on nutrition
coming up on NPR the Diane Rehm show at or call in at 1-800-433-8850will be discussing nutrition and its roll in health and diseases.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on January 10, 2006 at 23:42:19 PT:

Keep this in mind!
Cannabis resin is noncarcinogenic. Unlike tobacco tars it
does not stick to the walls or stay in the sacs of the lungs. In fact it has been used by ancient medicine as an expectorant. It actally cleans the lungs of foreign particals. This is the reason Rastas use it with tobacco. The cannabis binds with the tobacco tars and expectorates.
It is being misreported as a cancer causeing substance. 
People who are long time users of cannabis do not get lung cancer period. There is not one medical case to prove me otherwise. Cannabis is mans companion plant on this planet. A gift from the creater. Even Hemp seed milk is only one fat molecule away from mothers milk. Don't believe the lies. There are no marijuana drug dealers. There are cannabis herb vendors. A vocation protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Free and open commerce. It is not a gateway drug. Don't let their constant lies and disinformation confuse you.
They [government employees] do not care about us "The Great Unwashed", they are addicted the the best careers they could ever hope to have. Peace and freedom is a right and a responsibility. 
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Comment #1 posted by observer on January 10, 2006 at 23:12:55 PT

typical lying government
Here's why prohibitionists want only U.S. gov't issued pot in U.S. gov't studies on how bad pot is for you. So they can test stems and seeds, and call that "marijuana". Keep that in mind next time some gov't liar stands up and claims. "pot has 20 times the tar ... blah blah blah." Stems and seeds. Typical lying government.
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