Check out all the entries from the 2013 HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup in Seattle – September 7-8.
The Federal Government is making their place clear (er). We are happy to read the following document released just today:
Our favorite line:
YEAH, YOU LIKELY MISUSED FEDERAL RESOURCES….just like we’ve yelled for decades now. END PROHIBITION.
Our heart goes out to all of our family members, friends and all beings who have been adversely effected by the misuse of the powers that be. Think of all the patients who needed this medicine, would’ve been cured, found comfort in the worst of times and appetite when going through the thick of it.
This fight will continue and if the truth shall set you free, then as GOD as my witness…..We Will Win!
Skeptics take note. To the commercial public, the freedom fighters in our nation, who are ballsy enough to come out of the underground, are walking on water. We need you to WAKE UP.
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If you’ve never attended a High Times Cannabis Cup before, buckle your seats and get ready for a dazzling whimsical ride through the back stage door of Canna culture! These folks sure do know how to put on a party, all while educating and spreading the good vibes of activism. Information as follows:
US CANNABIS CUP SCHEDULE
Doors open at noon both days of the expo. The seminar stage is located in the main building of EXDO. The awards show will take place in the expo hall of EXDO’s main building.
Friday, April 19
An Evening with Snoop Lion
Details to come.
Saturday, April 20
1:30 p.m. THE ART OF EDIBLES
Elise McDonough (moderator)
3 p.m. MARIJUANA WAR STORIES
Michael Kennedy (moderator)
4:20 p.m. A 420 WEDDING
The nuptials of Tim Docken & Michelle Peterson
5 p.m. “FREE WEED FROM DANNY DANKO”
A live podcast featuring cultivation experts: Adam from T.H. Seeds, Scott from Rare Dankness, Kyle Kushman and D.J. Short
Expo closes at 8 p.m.
8 p.m. THE HIGH TIMES US CANNABIS CUP CONCERT AT RED ROCKS (featuring Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill)
TICKET HOLDERS: Please come to the HIGH TIMES booth to pick up your concert tickets!
Sunday, April 21
1:30 p.m. NEW CANNABIS DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS
Jen Bernstein (moderator)
“Radical Russ” Belville
3 p.m. CANNABIS CONCENTRATES 101
Bobby Black (moderator)
Daniel de Sailles
K from Trichome Technologies
4 p.m. ADVANCED CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES with Nico Escondido
5 p.m. COLORADO’S REVOLUTION/EVOLUTION
David Holland (moderator)
7:30 p.m. THE OFFICIAL HIGH TIMES US CANNABIS CUP AWARDS SHOW
Awards will be presented for the top sativas, indicas, hybrids, edibles, concentrates and more.
Amazing Chemicals Invented by Nature, Rebuilt in Lab
By Aaron Rowe
For some ailments the treatment of choice is medicinal marijuana. But its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is hard to make.
Many researchers have made the psychoactive substance, but their brews were often contaminated with chemicals that are slightly different from THC and don’t have the same properties. Barry Trost and Kalindi Dogra at Stanford University were able to avoid that problem and other pitfalls in building the chemical by using a molybdenum catalyst. They eventually produced the substance successfully.
Their research, funded by Merck and the National Institutes of Health, demonstrated the effectiveness of their catalyst, but growing marijuana is still by far the most-efficient way to produce THC!!!
- Cachexia (severe weightloss from disease or medical treatment)
- Persistent muscle spasms, including spasms caused by multiple sclerosis
- Seizures, including seizures caused by epilepsy
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain
- Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that is: (a) Classified as a chronic or debilitating medical condition by regulation of the Division; or (b) Approved as a chronic or debilitating medical condition pursuant to a petition
While attending this years Cannabis Cup in Oakland, Ca I had the pleasure of meeting Mike, Cashy’s father. Before capitalists ruled the earth, shamans would treat the people. Mike reminds me of a Shaman, he definitely acted as one for his son. Thank heaven he did.
If you are against Cannabis, then you are against a cure.
View news brief here:
Change would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana as a medical treatment
By KRISTEN WYATT updated 12/28/2011 8:38:05 PM ET
DENVER — Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe it as a medical treatment.
The state asked the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana from Schedule 1, a category that includes heroin, to Schedule 2. The change would allow doctors to prescribe pot and pharmacies to fill marijuana prescriptions.
The governors of Rhode Island and Washington have made similar requests. The letter came from the head of Colorado’s Department of Revenue, the agency that oversees the state’s booming medical marijuana business.
“There is a lack of certainty necessary to provide safe access for patients with serious medical conditions,” wrote Revenue Director Barbara Brohl in a letter sent Dec. 22. It wasn’t released to the public until Wednesday because of the holiday.
Last month, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee sent similar letters to the DEA. They asked that the government list marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, meaning it would remain a controlled substance but could be prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacies.
Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, which means the drug is considered to be without medicinal value and is illegal in all circumstances.
Gregoire and Chafee have both blocked plans to license medical marijuana dispensaries, citing fears of federal interference. They complained in their letters that “the divergence in state and federal law creates a situation where there is no regulated and safe system to supply legitimate patients who may need medical cannabis.”
Colorado’s letter was required under a law passed in 2010 and signed into law by former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter. That law, which set up exhaustive state regulation for the medical marijuana business, included a requirement that Colorado petition the DEA for reclassification by Jan. 1, 2012, “in recognition of the potential medicinal value of medical marijuana.”
The drug’s classification has prompted a confusing tangle of state and federal approaches. In 16 states and the District of Columbia, doctors can “recommend” but not “prescribe” pot. To get marijuana, patients in states that permit it have to grow their own or enlist a dispensary or special caregiver, instead of going to a regular pharmacy.
Medical marijuana advocates and even some public officials have argued that the medical marijuana industry is onerous to regulate and ripe for abuse, and that confusion could be solved if the drug were regulated and controlled like other drugs prone to abuse, such as prescription painkillers.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXPERTISE
Mr. Shevin represents clients exclusively in the area of State and Federal criminal law with a focus on marijuana and drug cases. Mr. Shevin’s practice also represents clients in matters dealing with medical marijuana business formation and corporate representation.
Presently, Mr. Shevin teaches a course on Medical Marijuana Laws to the Los Angeles County Judiciary, provides continuing legal education on Medical Marijuana Laws for the National Business Institute and teaches at the NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar in Aspen, Colorado.
Mr. Shevin represents individuals nationally and has won significant victories for his clients in Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, Utah, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Nevada, Texas and Tennessee. Mr. Shevin has been featured and/or quoted in more than 25 articles and news stories including the following media outlets: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Hartford Courant, Orange County Register, The 420 Times, West Coast Leaf, Marijuana Anti Prohibition Project, Press Enterprise, Metropolitan News Enterprise, Hemp Evolution, The Compassion Club, Cannabis News, The Medical Marijuana Magazine, The Marijuana News, OC Weekly and High Times Freedom Fighter of the month.
Boy did I find all kinds of interesting case work while googling Mr. Shevin. He seems to have seen it all and then some. I hope we become friends and only friends.
Eat some chocolate, run a hot bath and bask in the remedy that is straight from mother earth! Feel better, Ladies!
Sourced from Cannabis Culture Mag
Hundreds of testimonials show that marijuana can alleviate PMS!
In the 1800’s cannabis was commonly used by women to ease menstrual cramps and labour pains. Yet by 1920, women were influenced into thinking that the symptoms they had around their period were due to innate physical problems, and their reproductive organs were often removed as a cure. Nowadays, women are often told that their very real physical symptoms are psychological, and handed a script for a prescription for antidepressants or tranquilizers.
These harsh drugs take weeks to build up in the system enough to produce a noticeable effect. It seems like overkill to take something that can throw many of the body’s systems out of balance and cut down sex-drive, every day of the month, to try to cut symptoms that typically last 3-5 days, before and during a woman’s period.
Often, all that’s needed to relax the tense, stimulate the sluggish, and soothe the crampy, is a couple of puffs of RCMP ? Royal Canadian Marijuana Products.
We can now proclaim to the world that for many women PMS is hugely alleviated by cannabis resin. The proof lies in my collection of testimonial letters submitted by women from around the globe via the internet and regular post.
These personal experiences prove that women should be insisting on access to this good herb if they are victims of this disorder, which can be disabling and even marriage-threatening in extreme cases.
Almost 200 letters, stories, and submissions are powerfully convincing, many poignant to the point of inspiring tears in the eye of the reader, some too private to ever print. What follows are just a few typical examples:
Hi Dr Kate. I have used marijuana cigarettes for my premenstrual rages and grumpiness for the last 15 years. Works like a charm. My family is glad. What else would you like to know?
A husband writes:
My wife has used marijuana to control nausea and lessen cramps. It seems to work very well, even in low doses.
A Canadian lady writes:
About your medical marijuana and menstrual discomforts, etc. I have used it for many years for pre-menstrual cramps and bitchiness? PMS! It helps me to mellow out and to tolerate the intense lower pains that I get once a month for about 3 days.
From a man in the US:
My live-in girlfriend suffered from severe cramps and depression for 2 to 3 days a month during her period. She did not smoke pot until I suggested it might help out with this, since watching her suffer was agonizing for me too.
The results were even better than expected, and she continues to smoke pot for this condition. She did do some rare occasional recreational smoking, but every cycle the pot would make her life considerably easier.
She has since moved to a state where anti-pot laws are severe, so she often does without for this reason.
And finally, from a teenager:
Dear Dr Kate, I have smoked up since I was 14. Now I’m 17. My mom found out and so I had to stop, but when it’s that time of the month, I sneak over to my friend’s house if she has some, because it really helps the cramps and headache.
Herbal remedy experts
In my studies of herbal remedies and natural healing methods I have found only a small handful of herbal expert writers courageous and honest enough to include cannabis in their repertoires.
One of these is the late,great Dr John R Christopher, author of School of Natural Healing, the greatest herbal and natural healing instructive text. He and other early herbalists call cannabis by the name Indian Hemp, but there is no doubt they are referring to the medicinal herb.
Dr Christopher lists cannabis in 11 different categories of usefulness, including Hypnotic, Antispasmodic, Analgesic, and Emmenagogue, which is described as follows:
Herbs that are female correctives to the reproductive organs, which stimulate and promote a normal menstrual function, flow and discharge.
Susun Weed is the only prominent herbalist of our time who is brave enough to speak up in defense of the much-slandered herb. She also explains that cannabis as an important emmenagogue, and describes the benefit of a couple of puffs of nice, warm bronchial-dilating smoke as “good exercise for the lungs.”
I quote her “Wise Woman” philosophies often, because they are full of common-sense insights and down-to-earth wisdom. She has knowledge only experience can bring. Susun is revered among midwives and natural women of all ages who want to take responsibility for their own bodies.
Dr Kate can be reached by email at: email@example.com.
Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Menstrual Cramps Treatment
Menstrual Cramps Home Remedy Using Heating Pads
Many women have found that a heating pad placed on your lower back or abdomen helps to ease the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps. If you don’t have a heating pad, one can be easily made by filling a sock with flaxseeds or uncooked rice and heating it in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.
Menstrual Cramps Home Remedy Using Chamomile
Chamomile is widely used to treat gynecologic complaints such as menstrual cramps and discomfort related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Add 2 teaspoons of dried Chamomile flowers to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for at least 5 minutes. If you are using a package of Chamomile tea bags, then follow the directions as stated on the box. Honey or sugar can be added for taste. A good preventive measure is to start drinking Chamomile tea a couple of days before you are expecting your period, and then drink at least 2 cups everyday during your period. It also feels great if you use your hot mug as a hot compress for your lower abdomen while you are drinking it.
Vitamins and Minerals for Treating Menstrual Cramps
Foods and supplements that are rich in B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and zinc have been found to reduce the pain, bloating and other symptoms of menstrual cramps.
In particular, calcium is known to help maintain muscle tone as well as prevent cramps and pain. For most women, a daily intake of 800 mg of calcium is recommended, which can be found in 3 cups of milk. Increasing magnesium is also recommended, since it helps the body absorb calcium. Good sources of magnesium include beans, whole wheat, tofu, salmon, shrimp, nuts, and vegetables.
Regular Exercise as a Natural Cure for Menstrual Cramps
Exercise is considered to be a natural way to reduce muscle tension and elevate one’s mood. Therefore, maintaining a regular exercise program, including something as simple as walking for 20 minutes each day, can help reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.
Ginger Root Tea to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
Ginger root has been found to help relieve the pain associated with menstrual cramps. Therefore, a simple soothing herbal tea can made from Ginger as follows:
Slice a handful of ginger root
Let the pieces simmer in boiling water for 15 minutes
Using a strainer, pour the tea into a drinking cup or mug
Add some honey as a natural sweetener if desired