Marijuana Legalization Vote Was Truly Historic
function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('Marijuana Legalization Vote Was Truly Historic');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

Marijuana Legalization Vote Was Truly Historic
Posted by CN Staff on November 23, 2019 at 09:26:25 PT
By Justin Strekal
Source: Hill
Washington, D.C. -- On Wednesday, members of Congress did something that they had never done before. For the first time ever, a body of the U.S. Congress voted to end cannabis’s nearly century-long status as a federally prohibited substance.By a vote of more than two to one, members of the United States House Judiciary Committee passed legislation, House Bill 3884: The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. 
The MORE Act removes the marijuana plant from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby enabling states to enact their own cannabis regulations free from undue federal interference. The vote marks the first time that members of Congress have ever voted to federally deschedule cannabis. According to a 2018 Quinnipiac University poll, 70 percent of U.S. voters support this policy change. To date, 33 states have enacted laws regulating patients’ access to medical cannabis and nearly one in four Americans reside in a state where the adult use of marijuana is permitted. It is inappropriate for the federal government to continue to either interfere with or stand in the way of these voter-initiated policies. Members' decision to move forward with the MORE Act is significant. This act is the most comprehensive marijuana reform bill ever introduced in Congress, and it’s backed by a broad coalition of civil rights, criminal justice, drug policy, and immigration groups.This legislation seeks to address the millions of Americans who suffer from the stigma and lost opportunities associated with a low-level marijuana possession conviction. It provides funding and inducements to states to enact policies that expunge these criminal convictions from citizens’ records so that they can more successfully move on with their lives. And it also seeks to assist America’s military veterans by, for the first time, permitting physicians associated with the Veterans Administration the authority to recommend medical cannabis therapy to patients who reside in legal marijuana states.It also permits those players in the existing state-legal marijuana industry access to banking and other necessary financial services. Currently, federal law mandates that this multibillion dollar industry operate on a cash-only basis — an environment that makes businesses more susceptible to theft and more difficult to audit. Growing a successful business is hard enough. Doing so without access to banking and credit is even tougher. The MORE Act ensures that these state-compliant businesses, and those millions of Americans who patronize them, are no longer subject to policies that needlessly place them in harm’s way.Commenting on the bill just prior to the vote, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) acknowledged that more than two in three Americans believe that the adult use of cannabis ought to be legal, according to the most recent national polling. He added: “States have led the way and continue to lead the way, but our federal laws have not kept pace with the obvious need for change. We need to catch up because of public support [in favor of legalizing marijuana] and because it is the right thing to do.”It is for these reasons that members of the full House should now take up this issue on the House floor. Not only does this bill reverse the failed prohibition of cannabis, but it also provides pathways for opportunity and ownership in the emerging industry for those who have suffered the most under federal criminalization. It is time for Congress to right the past wrongs of the federal war on marijuana and for every member to show their constituents which side of history they stand on.Justin Strekal is the political director for NORML, where he serves as an advocate to end the federal prohibition of marijuana and to reform our nation's laws to no longer discriminate against its consumers.Source: Hill, The (US DC)Author: Justin StrekalPublished: November 21, 2019Copyright: 2019 The HillContact: editor thehill.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help 

Comment #15 posted by afterburner on December 08, 2019 at 11:53:12 PT
Michigan Legal, Welcomes John Sinclair
December 2, 2019.Poet Busted for Pot in 1969 Makes 1st Purchase of Legal Recreational Weed in Michigan.
By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News on December 2, 2019.
At the age of 28, John Sinclair was arrested in 1969 for possessing two marijuana joints and sent to prison for nearly three years. On Sunday, the now 78-year-old poet and activist became the first person in Michigan to legally purchase recreational cannabis.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #14 posted by afterburner on December 06, 2019 at 10:37:29 PT
Sam Adams
Agreed! Not always easy to find in the shell. More available now during the holidays
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #13 posted by Sam Adams on December 06, 2019 at 09:14:05 PT
yeast of eden
regarding fungal overgrowth - don't forget about Black Walnut tincture. It's a very strong anti-fungal medicine. Great for reducing yeast overgrowth in the GI tract or being applied topically.  One of the most potent herbal meds IMO
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #12 posted by afterburner on December 05, 2019 at 10:38:37 PT
Storm Crow #3 & #6
Thanks for the great info. I've been doing some research on the effect of fungal overgrowth on the Microbiomes. Microbiomes vary from person to person depending on types of diet, exercise, illness, heredity, and stress level. Medical treatments vary in effectiveness depending on the types of bacteria and fungi, both friendly and unfriendly, that compose an individual's microbiome.Ralph Mechoulam, who is the discoverer of both THC & CBD and who continues to do clinical research and practice approved by the Government of Israel, coined the term The Entourage Effect to explain how various components within the cannabis plant interact with one another to provide many healing outcomes. It seems that concept of The Entourage Effect is making inroads into both chemical pharmaceutical and plant-based herbal treatments. The researchers and practitioners may not necessarily use the term Entourage Effect, but in other words describe complementary components working together and being processed differently by different patients.The Entourage Effect: Whole-Plant Cannabis Medicine.
Medical Marijuana: Much More Than Just THC and CBD.
by Dr. Malik Burnett
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #11 posted by Hope on December 04, 2019 at 16:58:10 PT
I agree, FoM.
Good to see Gary Storck is still kicking back at the injustices of it all.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #10 posted by FoM on December 04, 2019 at 06:59:58 PT
George McMahon
Rest in Peace George. We have lost so many dedicated activists over the years. I am grateful for all those who stood up for us.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #9 posted by Hope on December 02, 2019 at 16:02:08 PT
George McMahon 
George was my mentor and encouraged and inspired me so much as a reform activist.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #8 posted by Storm Crow on November 30, 2019 at 22:22:47 PT
No prob! 
Glad to help!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #7 posted by John Tyler on November 30, 2019 at 06:27:18 PT
Storm Crow
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I appreciate it.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #6 posted by Storm Crow on November 29, 2019 at 15:01:49 PT
New study on CBD and cancer
Just out- it's a review which means someone read a bunch of studies and put the info together in a readable form. Cannabidiol-from Plant to Human Body: A Promising Bioactive Molecule with Multi-Target Effects in Cancer.  (full – 2019)'m afraid I am only familiar with a few commercial tincture CBD lines, but "Care-By-Design" is the brand my late husband favored. They've been around for a while and have a variety of CBD/THC ratios. Their 20/1 has no noticeable "high" and like all legal California cannabis products, have been tested for purity and potency. Tinctures are best used if kept under the tongue for a minute, then swallowed. Edibles and oils are often "iffy" depending on what and when you last ate, your digestive system, and the % of CBD in the product. Also that study on cancer I just shared, mentions that the oral route is not as effective as inhalation. The problem is that we have been pretty much forbidden to research even CBD. So we are still in the infancy of MMJ. So dosing recommendations are pretty much non-existent! But hon, since CBD has no high, and the side effects are mild- sleepiness, lack of appetite and diarrhea (possibly from the extra oil) I'd start with a quarter dropperful of tincture a couple times a day, and go from there.Whatever you do, do NOT buy off the internet. There is a LOT of fraud! When my husband had lung cancer, I got him a vape pen with a CBD/ THC cartridge ("Select" brand with "Frida" with a 3 /1 CBD/THC ratio is the one he liked.) This might be a better way to go than oils or tinctures. Again, all legal California cannabis products are tested, so no Vitamin E, pesticides, or other "stuff".Hope that helps. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #5 posted by John Tyler on November 28, 2019 at 19:57:12 PT
CBD oil
I need to ask a question of Storm Crow.
I have close relative who has POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). It is a sudden drop in blood pressure that causes fainting. In her case she has convulsive faints, (they look like seizures) sometimes as many as ten a week, sometimes less, sometimes more. This has been going on for twenty years. The many doctors that have seen her do not have a clue as to what is causing it. The most they can offer is to increase salt and water intake. So, I am wondering, do you think CBD oil would help this condition? If so what brand, dosage and frequency of dosage would help alleviate this condition, or could you direct me to some source that could help? This condition actually affects thousands of people (mostly young women 20 to 50) especially those that have had Lyme disease. It would be wonderful if you could share your advice. Thank you.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #4 posted by FoM on November 28, 2019 at 15:58:56 PT
Storm Crow
Thank you! 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by Storm Crow on November 27, 2019 at 21:09:44 PT
CBD and cancers.
FOM, since I was away for a while dealing with my own family problems, I didn't know Stick was ill. Get him on CBD and Omega 3, ASAP. You need Omega 3 to properly hook up the receptors that cannabis activates. Most of us get too little omega 3 and way too much pro-inflammatory Omega 6. Most of our cooking oils are Omega 6 oils! This is just a short abstract, click it and read it, hon!“The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids”  Now on to some very interesting studies on CBD. 
Striking lung cancer response to self-administration of cannabidiol: A case report and literature review.(UK)(full – 2019) In this case study of a man in his 80s had lung cancer that had spread and he refused chemo. He took CBD for a month and there was a remarkable shrinkage of this tumors. There are before and after scans. Like many case studies, it is quite readable.(This article kind of misleads a bit, the original study showed that THC and Methanandamide (a synthetic similar to your body's anandamide) ALL caused cancer cells do develop ICAM-1. But CBD is "hot" right now.) “Scientists Discover A Novel Mechanism Of Action Of Cannabidiol Against Lung Cancer Cells” (IFL Science) where “cannabinoids increase the levels of a sticky protein called intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) on lung cancer cells which decreases their invasiveness and ability to spread (metastasize).” also "defuses" the ID-1gene that makes some cancers so dang aggressive. Regulation of Id-1 Gene Expression in Aggressive Breast Cancer and Glioblastoma Cells 	Using Cannabinoid Compounds.  (link to PDF – 2017) CBD is being loked at along with gold nanoparticles to fight breast cancer. Enhancing Breast Cancer Treatment Using a Combination of Cannabidiol and Gold Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy.	(full – 2019) your body is tricked by cancers to grow extra blood vessels (angiogenesis) to feed the cancer. "Cannabidiol inhibits angiogenesis by multiple mechanisms"
 And if chemo does become necessary- See “The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non- Psychoactive Cannabinoids” where “Cannabinoids however also sensitize, and in some cases resensitize, tumors to first-line agents. A cannabinoid drug treatment with a low toxicity profile that together produces direct antitumor activity and sensitizes tumors to existing first-line agents is an attractive therapeutic modality.”We should be giving CBD to all cancer patients, in my opinion! Hope that helps!    
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by The GCW on November 27, 2019 at 18:41:36 PT
John Tyler,
Couldn't get past the 6th paragraph.Sounds like an unworthy politician playing Us. Nothing of substance worthy of encouragement. Not even going to get into detail and certainly not interested in more...
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #1 posted by John Tyler on November 27, 2019 at 08:46:33 PT
In the news
Well, well, look at this news item. It seems that Joe Biden, in his quest for the nomination, has changed his stance on cannabis a little bit.See the article. on Joe. You can do it. Come on out for full legalization. Apologize for your past anti cannabis position and just say that you were against it, before you were for it. You will get teased a little bit, but that will “blow over” and we will all enjoy legal cannabis happily ever after. You want to be president, don’t you?
[ Post Comment ]

Post Comment