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Cannabis in its natural form is probably the safest therapeutically active substance ever known.
Medical Marijuana Has Many Benefits That Many people could use in this city. I've done My research and the benefits far exceed the risk. More People die every day from pill over doses that are prescribed by OUR doctors then Marijuana.
Some of the Benefits of medical Marijuana are as followed: Marijuana can be used to prevent blindness from glaucoma, Its better For your lungs then tobacco, It controls Epileptic Seizures, Cannabidiol A chemical in Marijuana Stops Cancer From Spreading, THC slows the progression of Alzheimer, The drug eases the pain of Multiple Sclerosis, It lessens side-effects from treating hepatitis C, Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases, It relieves arthritis discomfort. Many of these are treated by pills prescribed by doctors.
Who wants to eat pills all day long when all you need is a little medical marijuana to make the pain lessen or go away.
We need to legalize Marijuana at the federal level.
Several polls since 2003 have found that a majority of Canadians agreed with the statement, "The use of marijuana should be legalized", including one in 2009 done by Angus Reid, with 53% for legalization.
The latest being in 2012 by Forum Research Inc. which suggested "66% of Canadians are in favour of the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, with just 20% supporting leaving the laws as they are now."
Getting Spice (synthetic marijuana) Banned is important to me because I've heard about so many young kids die from it, and a lot of teens now are buying it because its legal. It might be legal, but it is not safe at all.
It isn't a natural plant like regular marijuana is so it hurts your body, and basically breaks down your insides. Someone I love and care about a lot is actually addicted to it, but it was hard for him to find a rehab because doctors say that there is little research about it.
If there is little research about it then it shouldn't be sold ! It should be banned because it is killing people and someone needs to stop it.
We are a group from the West Midlands and we want to make a change for good.
We require 50k or 100k signatures before we make an appeal to the Local Government.
Show your support!
THIS ARTICLE STATES THAT A MAN WHO OPENLY ADMITS LEWD ACTS IN MALTA NEAR UNDER-AGE CHILDREN IS GRANTED BAIL ALTHOUGH HE COMMITTED THE SAME CRIME 20 YEARS AGO HAS BEEN GRANTED BAIL.......
BUT A MAN WHO SMOKES CANNABIS SINCE HE WAS 13 YRS OLD AND ONLY TO HIMSELF HAS BEEN IN MALTA PRISON FOR 8 MONTHS WITH NO BAIL GRANTED SO I ASK THIS QUESTION WHO IS A DANGER A PERVERT OR A WEED SMOKER?
Would you support the legalisation of Marijuana?
I'm looking to get feedback from people if they support the legalisation of Marijuana.
Many Pros and Cons surround this argument about the legalisation of this drug, the Pros however heavily out weigh the Cons.
1) The chance to tax it
Roughly around 10 million people smoke cannabis in the UK, meaning a standard 20% tax on 10 million people smoking an average of 1 joint a day, would net the country an extra £2 billion.
2) Our overcrowded prisons
A high percentage of our prison space is occupied by cannabis related sentaces, people being locked up for either growing, distributing or smoking a plant, sound sensible?
3) Have certified smoking areas
Smokers realise not everyone enjoys it, so having laws and areas for the controlled recreational use of it so as to not bother those not wanting to be bothered.
Finally, we're proving that even though laws are in place, we are still doing it and your not stopping us, not meaning to sound rude, but why not make some money out of something that's happening and going to happen forever?
Marijuana has been proven many times of its medicinal purposes and I believe it's time for the people of Canada to stand up to the government and finally legalize this medicine that is throwing so many people in jail when we could be fighting real crimes.
I would like to refer you to numerous studies (since 1974!) that show that cannabinoids kills cancer cells, shrink tumors, halts the spread of invasive carcinomas, and prevents occurrence; cannabinoids signal the cancer to go into apoptosis which is “programmed cell death” after Ceramide begins production.
-university of VA -THC causes kills leukaemia cells;
-University of Texas study showing the CB1 receptor (which is activated by cannabis) suppresses colorectal cancer tumor, when the CB-1 receptor is lost cancer can occur;
-Univ of Southern Florida study showing that cannabis blocks cancer causing viruses;
-Harvard study showing cannabis cuts lung cancer growth in half;
-The British Journal of Cancer reports that cannabis treats prostate cancer;
-Pacific Medical Center Research Institute found that cannabis halts breast cancer.
This is an updated petition with the aim of preventing criminilization of the psychoactive plant Salvia Divinorum. You don't have to use Salvia to sign the petition. Everyone who can see the wisdom behind this proposal is invited to sign!!!
The main points behind this proposal are:
-Preservation of freedom of choice/diet
-Preservation of the taxed Salvia Divinorum industry
-Prevention of shift of Salvia Divinorum sales into unregulated, untaxed black market
-A sensible and simple new policy for regulating the plant.
Salvia must not be criminalized just because it offers a psychoactive effect. Outlawing Salvia is a gross restriction of a freedom that has been peacefully preserved. This is about civil liberties. We need to agree on a sensible solution that isn't going to waste money imprisoning Canadians!!
We need decriminilazie marihuana in Slovak Republic because a crime organization altogether every year pay a big amount of cash for a non decrimi. or legalization for a marijuana to medical use In 2011 if You have a cancer and then if police find some of marihuana on that person ,person will go to jail from 1 up to 3 years and same punish is for a drug dealers.
We need separate people who use marihuana as a drug and whole people who use this for medical use and some other threat way!
Marijuana's recorded use as a medicine goes back nearly 5,000 years. Modern medical research has confirmed the beneficial uses for marijuana in treating or alleviating the pain, nasea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS, as found by the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine in March 1999. (taken from the current Delaware Senate Bill 17)
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia already have laws protecting seriously ill patients who use medical marijuana, and more than a dozen additional states considered medical marijuana legislation in 2010, including neighboring Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. And New Jersey passed its medical marijuana bill into law last January! On January 25, 2010, the News Journal said "there is no reason Delaware should not become the 15th state to do so." Tell your legislators you agree and that it's time for this cruel policy to end.
Marijuana was shown to help more than three-quarters of nauseated chemotherapy patients who did not respond to other medicines in one study. It has also been associated with tripling the chances that AIDS and hepatitis C patients will be able to stay on their life-saving medicines. Delaware has the fifth-highest AIDS rate in the country, and these patients are still being denied their medicine. That is why it is so important that you co-sponsor and vote for S.B. 17 (amended from SB 94), medical marijuana legislation sponsored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington), to protect patients from arrest.
Unlike OxyContin, Tylenol, and even water, marijuana has never caused an overdose death. And, the American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association have noted its extremely wide margin of safety. Yet, using it with a doctor’s recommendation remains punishable by jail time in our state.
The Wilmington News-Journal said it best in its January 25 editorial, “Let chronically ill use pot for mercy's sake.” “Of the 14 states with such laws, five approved them through their legislatures. Neighboring New Jersey became the most recent state to see both the wisdom and compassion of the law. There is no reason why Delaware should not become the 15th state to do so.”
Patients have suffered for too long. Will you stand up for patients and co-sponsor compassionate medical marijuana legislation? Thank you for your time.
Desde el 1 de abril de 2011 todas las hierbas medicinales se convertirán en ilegales en la Unión Europea.
THIS IS NOT BORING, I PROMISE (: and no i am not some hippy trying to save mother earth.
People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was disgusting, evil and narcotic.
He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. In our very own Australia the struggle continues to this day to overcome the lies and misconceptions about marijuana that the government spent billions to spread.
Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs. Between 1948 and 1963, the cost of this "war" on marijuana alone escalated to $1.5 billion. From 1964 to 1969 the government spent $9 billion on the war against marijuana, a price tag that continues to rise.
The facts are simple. Drug dealers don't ask for identification. But what we want is to police who receives medicinal marijuana (cannabis); must be over 18 with sufficient 100 point id, and who farms hemp, mostly for quality control.
Also set up a register of buyers and suppliers, including social cannabis users.
Cannabis has no overdose level and nobody has ever died from using cannabis.
Cannabis has documented medicinal value, which was finally and publicly acknowledged on Monday June 21st 2010 when Sativex was licensed for medicinal use for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
The Wootton Report of 1969 has been completely ignored by successive UK governments.
It's time to end the criminalising misery of cannabis prohibition!
Prohibition has failed to control the use and domestic production of marijuana. The government has tried to use criminal penalties to prevent marijuana use for over 75 years and yet: marijuana is now used by over 25 million people annually, cannabis is currently the largest cash crop in the United States, and marijuana is grown all over the planet.
Claims that marijuana prohibition is a successful policy are ludicrous and unsupported by the facts, and the idea that marijuana will soon be eliminated from America and the rest of the world is a ridiculous fantasy.
Arrests for marijuana possession disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics and reinforce the perception that law enforcement is biased and prejudiced against minorities. African-Americans account for approximately 13% of the population of the United States and about 13.5% of annual marijuana users, however, blacks also account for 26% of all marijuana arrests. Recent studies have demonstrated that blacks and Hispanics account for the majority of marijuana possession arrests in New York City, primarily for smoking marijuana in public view.
Law enforcement has failed to demonstrate that marijuana laws can be enforced fairly without regard to race; far too often minorities are arrested for marijuana use while white/non-Hispanic Americans face a much lower risk of arrest.
· Deaths per year resulting from alcohol: 100,000
· Deaths per year resulting from tobacco: 430,000
· Deaths per year resulting from aspirin: 180- 1000
· Deaths per year resulting from legal drugs: 106,000
· Deaths that have ever occurred in direct result of Cannabis: 0 (that’s right zero)
Hemp is the oldest cultivated fiber plant in the world.
· Low-THC fiber hemp varieties developed by the French and others have been available for over 20 years. It is impossible to get high from fiber hemp. Over 600,000 acres of hemp is grown worldwide with no misuse problem.
· One acre of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as 4 acres of trees or two acres of cotton.
· Trees cut down take 50-500 years to grow, while hemp can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and can yield 4 times more paper over a 20 year period.
· Until 1883, from 75-90% of all paper in the world was made with cannabis hemp fiber including that for books, Bibles, maps, paper money, stocks and bonds, newspapers, etc.
· Hemp paper is longer lasting than wood pulp, stronger, acid-free, and chlorine free (Chlorine is estimated to cause up to 10% of all Cancers).
· Hemp paper can be recycled 7 times, wood pulp 4 times.
· Hemp particleboard may be up to 2 times stronger than wood particleboard and holds nails better.
· Hemp is a softer, warmer, and more water absorbent, than cotton and doesn’t stretch out.
· Half of the U.S. pesticides are used to treat cotton, while hemp has a natural pesticide.
· Almost any product that can be made from wood, cotton, or petroleum (including plastics) can be made from hemp. There are 25,000 known uses for hemp.
· For thousands of years virtually all good paints and varnishes were made with hemp seed oil and/or linseed oil.
· One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees, making hemp a perfect material to replace trees for pressed board, particle board, and concrete construction molds.
· Heating and compressing plant fibers can create a practical, inexpensive, fire-resistant constructions material with excellent thermal and sound-insulating qualities.
· In 1941 Henry Ford built a plastic car made of fiber from hemp and wheat straw. Hemp is biodegradable, as synthetic plastic is not.
GREEN CURE.NET is pleased to announce that the Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act (HB 642), which seeks to enact legal protections for authorized medical marijuana patients, has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature and was passed by House Judiciary Committee on April 7.
The bill now awaits action by the full house (which, most likely will not take place until lawmakers reconvene next year). You can watch video of the hearing here. You can read media coverage of the vote here and here.
House Bill 642 will help to ensure that medical marijuana patients in Alabama will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from state law enforcement. As introduced, this act would allow qualified patients under a physician's supervision to possess up to 12 cannabis plants and/or 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes. However, this proposal will only receive serious consideration if your elected officials hear an unmistakable message of support from their constituents.
Currently, fourteen states -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington -- have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. Patients in these fourteen states enjoy legal protections to use medicinal marijuana under a doctor's supervision; seriously ill citizens in Alabama deserve this same protection.
Please take two minutes of your time today to contact your state House member and tell him or her to support medical marijuana. For your convenience, a prewritten letter will be sent to your representatives when you enter your zip code below.
Thank you for your support of GREEN CURE.NET and our efforts to enact medical marijuana reform in Alabama.
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Canada's current Marijuana laws are not just to the "problems" they cause. There is little scientific evidence linking cannabis to any important side effects. Marijuana is far less damaging than alcohol by most tests and should be treated so.
The majority of Canada has shown time and time again they are more in support of legalizing marijuana than keeping it illegal at a time where the Conservative government is trying to make even harsher penalties for simple non-violent marijuana offences. British Columbia and Ontario Supreme courts have both ruled Canada's Marijuana laws unconstitutional but our government refuses to listen to the people for what is right.
Sign This Petition and help protest Canada's unjust law that serves no purpose considering the legalizing and taxing of Marijuana could help serve to bring Canada's economy back from the recession along with eliminating one of the most common criminal charges.
For thousands of years people have been using Marijuana in all kinds of stuff. Everything from food to medicines to textiles. It has been a part of the world for as long as the world has been. George Washington grew it as well as most of the first settlers.
Henry Ford invented a car made out of hemp, that ran on hemp ethanol. A renewable fuel, that does less damage to the environment in the making and will not kill the planet if spilled.
With low wages and higher costs of living these days we should be aimed at making our workplace feel just like home to offset poor wages and poor working conditions. Every few hours starving employees reach out for a cigarette for a release of pressure, a release of stress or release of addiction. But 10 minutes later when your back on the job you feel the same you did before making your day longer and more aggravating.
I think allowing the use of marijuana in the workplace will offset this, smoking pot on your break will carry the "more than a feeling" presence throughout your shift sometimes with just one hit. Allowing you to actually feel good about your job and appreciate what your actually doing. This type of harmony can only make for better productivity and improve the harmonic balance of employees & customers in any industry.
I know the first impression will be: You will make more mistakes when stoned. Well if there are mistakes atleast they will be honest. Instead of intentional "mistakes" that are made by employees that hate their job and who don't really care what they are doing because they are paid so low for doing harder work.
-Increased Energy (For first 5 mins)
-Improved Social abilities
-More attention to detail
-More attention not to detail
-Willingness to want to do random things
-Improved desire for lunch break
- More people than normal will try to bum a "smoke" from you
- Increased hunger & thirst (keep stuff close to you)
By legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana usage on a personal level you would then allow the government step in and regulate its production and selling thereof. By the government regulating and taxing the sale of this product it would then generate income for the government thus impacting the economic system in a positive manner.
- By legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana usage on a personal level you would also then be decreasing on a national level the amount of expenses and expenditures by law enforcement agencies chasing people using marijuana. You would also be decreasing the amount of tax dollars spent on judicial criminal trials convicting people of possession and trafficking charges. You would also be decreasing the amount of tax payer dollars spent on housing people convicted of similar charges who are sharing cells with hardened criminals.
- The legalization and decriminalization will also impact other industries. Since legalizing it will almost assure usage will increase, due to non-users trying it for the first time since it is now legal, you will see increased demands in other industries as well. Since post-usage of marijuana leads to hunger and eating, this will impact it's respective industries such as , grocery stores, local stores, fast food chains, vending machine industries and more. Thus creating a more stable economic flow of supply and demand.
24. Make Pot Legal
Marijuana. A widely used drug, and something that is misconstrued and lied about to the nation's youth everyday. In health classes all over America, lies are spread about weed. "It's addicting." is a common one. Or "It will kill you." Or how about "It will ruin your life." That seems to be the main argument of many anti-drug agencies.
But the time has come. America needs to legalize marijuana immediately. It has been proven to be safer than alcohol and cigarettes. So, as the saying goes, legalize it!
It has been put off enough and I want it done! I want legalization of marijuana in Ontario.
Marijuana is an amazing plant, Literally everyone benefits from marijuana or the sale of marijuana in some way whether you realize it or not.
I would be more than happy to send anyone the information they need for me to persuade them to sign my petition!
30 seconds can make a big difference if everyone puts in that 30 seconds :)
The Australian Government need to review an outdated law that was influenced by other nations, Australia should adapt a similar concept as Amsterdam whereas the sale of a personal quantity (small amount) of Marijuana can be obtained in licenced shops and/or licenced growers.
Marijuana users are determined to stand up to the injustice of marijuana probation and accomplish legalization, no matter how long or what it takes to succeed. Despite the threat of arrests and a variety of other punishments and sanctions marijuana users have persisted in their support for legalization for over a generation.
They refuse to give up their long quest for justice because they believe in the fundamental values of Canadian society. Prohibition has failed to silence marijuana users despite its best attempts over the last generation. The issue of marijuana's legalization is a persistent issue that, like marijuana, will simply not go away.
Marijuana will be legalized because marijuana users will continue to fight for it until we succeed.
This petition's goal is to show the voice of the people of the state of Maryland. By today's common knowledge, there is outstanding proof that Marijuana has been for many years misunderstood and people were uneducated and forced into believing that it was extremely harmful.
Most of these forced ideas were backed by our government. Which has made people believe even to this day that marijuana not just harms but even kills. Yet there are 0 documented deaths caused by the plant. By common knowledge half a million U.S. citizens die from Tobacco, no record of a death or even proof of the cause of cancer from marijuana. 71 people are killed each day in alcohol related accidents in the U.S. compared to the 0 from marijuana. I long for a safer place for me, my family, my friends, and even my children and their children and so on.
With the Decriminalization of Marijuana in the state of Maryland we could do our part to cut down on the mass amounts of deaths each year from alcohol and tobacco, save and put mass amounts of money spent on the "War on Drugs" to good use such as schooling, health care, etc. and save the mass amounts of people who don't deserve to be in jail the right they are being declined to live a normal life, see their husbands, wives, children and other family, and allow them to be FREE.
Do your part, make our state a safer and better place to live in.
Schedule I is the only category of controlled substances that may not be prescribed by a physician. Under 21 U.S.C. § 812b, drugs must meet three criteria in order to be placed in Schedule I:
* The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
* The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
* There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
In 1970, Congress placed cannabis into Schedule I on the advice of Assistant Secretary of Health Roger O. Egeberg. His letter to Harley O. Staggers, Chairman of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, indicates that the classification was intended to be provisional:
Dear Mr. Chairman: In a prior communication, comments requested by your committee on the scientific aspects of the drug classification scheme incorporated in H.R. 18583 were provided. This communication is concerned with the proposed classification of marijuana.
It is presently classed in schedule I(C) along with its active constituents, the tetrahydrocannibinols and other psychotropic drugs.
Some question has been raised whether the use of the plant itself produces "severe psychological or physical dependence" as required by a schedule I or even schedule II criterion. Since there is still a considerable void in our knowledge of the plant and effects of the active drug contained in it, our recommendation is that marijuana be retained within schedule I at least until the completion of certain studies now underway to resolve the issue. If those studies make it appropriate for the Attorney General to change the placement of marijuana to a different schedule, he may do so in accordance with the authority provided under section 201 of the bill. . .
Sincerely yours, (signed) Roger O. Egeberg, M.D.
The reference to "certain studies" is to the then-forthcoming National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse. In 1972, the Commission released a report favoring decriminalization of cannabis. The Richard Nixon administration took no action to implement the recommendation, however. A protracted struggle ensued in which cannabis reform activists began working through all three branches of government to reschedule the drug.
Marijuana should be legal in the UK. Nuff said, Sign now ;D.