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Fibromyalgia is not only a very mysterious disease, but the therapy is even far more confusing. Nobody seems to know exactly what causes it and if one does not know what is the mechanism, how can one treat it? Severe generalized pain is the principle symptom but strong painkillers are not the answer and many physicians have been severely punished by medical boards for giving patients good pain relief.
Smiling Leaves Clinic is an OMMP clinic serving the Salem and surrounding areas since November 2012. SLC holds monthly clinic dates for those needing an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) card or needing their card renewed.
“Oh, my God! My baby! My baby! My baby!,” howled Daisy Bram, 30, as her children were removed by Butte County child welfare officials in a September 29, 2011 raid on the rural Concow, CA home Daisy Bram shared with her partner, medical marijuana cultivator Jayme Walsh. In California, consumption, possession, and cultivation of marijuana are legal with the medical documentation that Bram and Walsh possess...
In my last article your read about a young family that was trying to maneuver the justice system against false charges of child abuse and marijuana for sale. I'm very sad to say that things just got worse for Daisy Bram, Jayme Walsh and their three sons Thor, Zeus, and Invictus.
Doctor Oz and Doctor Gupta, both come from countries in which marijuana has been used as medicine for at least one thousand years. As such, it is surprising, at least to me, why they do not know more about its medical uses and its alleged dangerous misuses.
For whatever reason which is certainly not clear, The New York Times Jan 8 2013 continues to print ridiculous stories implying that marijuana use is somehow dangerous. I guess it increases the circulation of the newspaper.
This review is based upon The Oregonian article, 'A Seven-Year Old Uses Medical Marijuana', which reports that a child was using very strong, high dose marijuana extract. The child is doing well.
I had hoped that Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie had run out of 'bad' incorrect things to say about Oregon's very successful medical marijuana program, but she continues with more vehemence than helpful information. The December 30 2012 Oregonian headline was, 'Fast-Track Pot Cards' which is totally false...
In my last article I spoke about unity in our community. Then I was asked, what about people who take from our community, and cause damage?
Here in California we have more than a few marijuana legalization organizations and groups scrambling for the top of the hill. Some are involved in statewide initiatives, while others are more localized and are concentrating on city and county regulations.
Since 1996 medical marijuana patients, otherwise known as Proposition 215 patients have been fighting a battle for the rights to attain and procure their medicine. The Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California Proposition that was enacted by 55.6% of votes in favor of qualified patients having the right to use marijuana as medicine.
The recent elections with Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana has caused a tremendous kafuffle. THe police and district attorneys are hustling about like a chicken with no head. (Very appropriate, they are not acting!) Meanwhile, TV stations and newspapers are flapping their wings. ---- What are we going to do?
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is one of several prominent people who discuss the failure of the war on drugs in the new web documentary Breaking the Taboo. Many news outlets have covered the fact that the former president is shown on screen saying the war on drugs "hasn't worked."
The upcoming legalization of marijuana for "recreational purposes" and the frantic, "The sky is falling" response by the newspapers and TV have prompted this article by me, about the meaning of all of the terms associated with this quasi-legislation. First of all, the state issues permits not licenses.
I don't know whether to be astonished any more about The Oregonian's pathetically inane remarks about the hazards of medical marijuana. They were doing reasonably well printing about the seven-year old girl with leukemia whose life was being preserved by the use of medical marijuana.
The Oregonian headlines the article, 'A Seven-Year Old Uses Medical Marijuana' November 25, 2012. Whether they did this for sensationalistic headlines is not clear but probably so. This story was picked up by the Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC.
I never knew that Dr. Gupta was a surgical pharmacologist, whatever that may be but his CNN program on 'Killer Drugs' November 17 2012 was a welcome educational program. I was surprised that he used the word opioids constantly so I had to check my Merck manual because I had studied pharmacology under two of the most renowned opiate pharmacologists.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be speaking on CNN Sunday night about the 'killer drugs'. This article was first written in 2007; it still is found very easily on Google; I wonder where Dr. Gupta has been for the last five years!