Approval on Pot Use On The Way
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Approval on Pot Use On The Way
Posted by CN Staff on April 06, 2009 at 05:43:30 PT
By Jesse Dunsmore, Times Herald
Source: Times Herald
MI -- The Michigan Department of Community Health begins reviewing applications today for Medical Marijuana Registry ID cards. The day means different things to different people. Melissa Ewalt, 35, of Port Huron likes the option that's now available to her.Ewalt has multiple sclerosis, one of the diseases that can be treated with marijuana under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act passed in December 2008. She said she primarily would use marijuana before bed to help sleep, while taking minimal prescription drugs during the day so she could stay alert and interact with her 6-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter.
Ewalt takes daily injections to help slow the progression of the nerve-damaging disease, as well as drugs for nerve pain, prescription painkillers if necessary, and muscle spasm medication. She said she's developing a tolerance to her medications, and the spasm drug can cause seizures if she stops taking it while prescribed to a high dosage."(Marijuana is) something I would definitely do if the doses get too high or the prescription's not working anymore," she said. "I'm not willing to climb the ladder high enough to go on something like oxycontin that's highly addictive."Ron Shaw is in no hurry to get his ID card, he said.The 62-year-old Port Huron man, who is bedridden with symptoms stemming from childhood polio, said today means "not a damn thing" to him.He's used marijuana to treat his symptoms for years."I'd be doing the same thing whether it was legal or not," Shaw said.A lot of self-medicating users feel the same, said Brad Forrester, spokesman for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association.Under the medical marijuana act, people who are caught using marijuana could get arrested and lose their plants but won't face charges if they can prove they possessed an amount reasonable for their medical need.Registered patients or caregivers are limited to 12 marijuana plants and 2.5 usable ounces at a time -- an amount Forrester calls "liberal," but potentially not enough for patients with severe pain.There also are some unanswered questions.For example, the law allows patients or caregivers to possess the marijuana. But transferring possession of marijuana still is illegal. This creates the most pressing question, Forrester said: How can you have something you can't legally get?Still, he thinks today marks a step in the right direction."There are many gray areas in the law, but certainly we think it's a workable law," he said.Source: Times Herald, The (MI)Author: Jesse Dunsmore, Times HeraldPublished: April 6, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Times HeraldWebsite: Articles:Michigan Inaugurates Medical-Marijuana Program Starts Process for Marijuana Program
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Comment #7 posted by Taarak on April 12, 2009 at 10:14:55 PT:
Beat MS!
Here's an excerpt from the book "Prophylactic Nutriments" for Multiple Sclerosis:
Vitamin D,
Vitamin B complex - B1,
Superconductive elements.
Full-spectrum Sunlight
UTąThere are a host of nutrients listed for nervous system health as well.
Don't rush for supplements though... they aren't much use. The best way to get them is elaborated in the "MicroVita SuperDiet" Nutritional Approach. Also most importantly AVOID ALL IRRADIATED FOOD. All conventional grains, cereals, almonds, supermarket tubers etc are irradiated. NO Microwaving please (ex. when heating a bakery product in a cafe etc.). HTH.
MicroVita SuperDiet
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on April 07, 2009 at 09:45:07 PT
This caused me to have broccoli for lunch
yesterday.Thing I'm having trouble understanding is the baby broccoli or the sprouts business. There is a difference. Sprouted seeds or newly emerged broccoli on the plant? I'm having trouble understanding that. Broccoli sprouts are often available in the produce department of stores... or they used to be, along with alfalfa sprouts. But "Baby" broccoli is another matter altogether. So it's rather confusing to me.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on April 07, 2009 at 05:57:25 PT
Thank you for the link. 
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Comment #4 posted by afterburner on April 06, 2009 at 22:12:34 PT
FoM #3
The following link mentions Sulphoraphane and broccoli sprouts, and so much more... I had any extra money right now, I would order it just to review the information for my health and that of my family and friends.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 06, 2009 at 10:39:11 PT
 Broccoli and Marijuana THC Keep Cancer at Bay
Baby Broccoli Sprouts and Marijuana THC Keep Cancer at BayApril 6, 2009Baby broccoli sprouts and marijuana are in the news as bona fide cancer fighters. Can you get yourself to eat the former? Will you have to brave the feds to get the latter?Baby Broccoli Sprouts in the News ... in 1997Johns Hopkins issued a press release in September of 1997 and educated consumers about a substance known as sulforaphane and its presence in baby broccoli. This discovery piggybacked on the finding dating back to 1992 when it became known that sulforaphane was a premier natural
Baby Broccoli Sprouts and Marijuana THC Keep Cancer at Bay cancer fighter and preventer.Lest you head out to the supermarket to pick up a few heads, it is noteworthy that such cancer fighting substances are found in baby broccoli sprouts a mere three days old. These tested at 20-50 times the cancer fighting substances levels that their adult plant counterparts evidenced.The implications are positive for those who are challenged when it comes to having their fridge go green: instead of consuming 1.25 pounds of mature broccoli, a mere ounce of baby broccoli sprouts is said to deliver the same cancer fighting compounds to the body. Not surprisingly, this science is now marketed under the brand name BroccoSprouts by Brassica.Marijuana and the Brain Cancer ConnectionPublished on April 1 - but not an April Fools Day joke - WebMD claims that marijuana contains a chemical that causes the death of cells associated with brain cancer. Although marijuana legalization activists were quick to point to the study as further proof that prolonged criminalization of pot was untenable in a day and age when medical science was proving time and again the benefits of marijuana, a more careful perusal of the study shows that nobody has to actually brave the feds to get their hands on the substance.Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the marijuana's THC was actually dissolved into saline and then directly introduced into the brain tumors of two patients. Upon prolonged administration of the THC into the brain tumors, researchers found that the number of live cancer cells dropped.URL:
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 06, 2009 at 09:15:14 PT
I think you could be right about that. My family are mostly diehard religious republican conservatives that can't stand Obama. It almost borders on acting hysterical. My sister is a retired cop and I guess cop and republican go together more then not.
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on April 06, 2009 at 09:11:12 PT
I think my family elected Barack!
After the last republican primate to occupy the white house sent my families favorite son to prison for growing a plant, all my extended family and friends who were previously republican voted for Obama. I wonder how many families who's fathers, sons, mothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers,husbands, wives, friends and neighbors were persecuted for growing a plant?I tend to think that Mr. Obama probably recieved a lot of support from this group of citizens.
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