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Industrial hemp case undermined by cannabis claims

The Industrial Hemp Association of Tasmania says the business case for the industry’s growth is being undermined by the debate around medicinal cannabis production.

President, Phil Reader says it’s taken years for farmers to establish their bona fides to grow the non-drug, low THC varieties for industrial oil or fibre.

He says growers are still thwarted by federal laws that prevent non-drug hemp varieties being grown for human consumption.

Mr Reader says politicians in particular should get the facts straight, if they want to make public statements.

“It’s the ill-informed comments,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of ill-informed comments in the last fortnight.

“We’ve got an industrial hemp industry.

“It is not medicinal cannabis.

“It’s for fibre and food and oil production that we want to get up and going in Tasmania.

“We’ve done a lot of work.

“We’re now growing in the vicinity of 100 hectares.

“Next year is looking like at least 200 hectares.

“We just want approval for human consumption for that, as we’ve jumped all the hurdles to meet that.

“So we just want some positive thought behind it.

“It is a democratic society and people are entitled to their own opinions, but I just wish that some people, particularly in higher authority, would just have a stop and think and do a little bit more research before they open their mouth to the media.”

The Industrial Hemp Association annual general meeting is on Tuesday 29th July at 1 pm at the Bishopsbourne Hall where Phil Reader says the issues will be discussed.

Review of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome | The Poison Review

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A hot mess: A case of hyperemesis. Cheung E et al.  Can Fam Physician 2014 Jul;60:633-637.

Full Text

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states plus the District of Columbia, and recreational marijuana legal in 2 states, it is essential that all emergency and primary care physicians become familiar with the adverse effects that can ensue from regular use of cannabis.

One of the most striking and unexpected complications of chronic cannabis exposure is violent cyclic vomiting. This has been called “cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome” (CHS). In this review article, the authors propose the following criteria of CHS:

  • Chronic regular use of marijuana
  • Cyclic nausea and vomiting with or without abdominal pain
  • Relief of symptoms by taking hot baths or showers
  • Lack of alternative cause
  • Resolution of symptoms within days of abstinence
  • Return of symptoms on re-exposure to cannabinoid products

This short review is worth reading, especially for those unfamiliar with this often unrecognized syndrome.

HT: @EMCases
Related posts:

First case of cyclic hyperemesis associated with synthetic cannabinoids

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: largest case series to date

Review: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

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The anti-munchies: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

 

Medical Marijuana Oil – Nature's Health Elixir | Spiritual Magazine

Medicinal Marijuana oil

One of the most ancient natural medicines known to man, with the oldest discovered written history dating back to china about 6000 years ago.  According to known history it has been used as a medicine for a lot longer than it has been illegal for.

Medicinal Marijuana extracted from “Cannabis sativa” was outlawed in Australia after the “reefer madness” campaign launched by the government in 1938. However since 1978 there has been on again off again legal battles trying to decriminalize Marijuana for medical uses. Countries that have decriminalized medical Cannabis include Israel, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Switzerland and more than twenty US states.

In Australia Cannabis is currently a scheduled 9 drug, placing it in the same category as drugs like heroin and other opiates. With over 1000 deaths a year related to opiate substances and none related to cannabis this little plant has surely ended up in the wrong category, similar to getting your hand chopped off, for stealing a loaf of bread.

The medicinal qualities of this wonder plant are used to treat a variety of aliments and some of these illnesses including : insomnia, Epilepsy, Dravet (severe epilepsy),  Inflammation,  Anxiety, Depression, Arthritis, Nausea, Chronic pain, Migraines, Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Loss of appetite often also associated with AIDS and Cancer patients, Arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, ADHD and crones disease. Treating chemotherapy side effects such as nausea and vomiting. Just to name a few.

Pioneering in a lost art is Tony Bower owner of Mullaways medicinal marijuana located near Kempsy in NSW, Australia. Extracting his own marijuana oil and putting it through a process which extracts 97 % Tetrahydrocannabinol  or THC content (the psychoactive component) making the oil safe to use by anyone. Tony has been sending thousands of bottles to families in need, free of charge. Helping countless people with astounding results. Most cases seeing amazing results on the first day of use.

There are countless heart touching stories on how this tincture produced by Tony has changed so many lives. As the debate heats up, more and more everyday Australians are coming forward and sharing their miraculous tales. Adding to the movement for laws to be changed in Australia.

Tara a little girl suffering with catastrophic epilepsy, by 2012 the doctors had told the family that they had tried all conventional medicines there was nothing else they could do. After using Mullaways tincture the seizures rapidly reduced and Tara is now seizure free. Giving her a new lease on life.

Jai aged 9 from Brisbane suffers from severe epilepsy. Parents live in constant fear and have tried all medications. Jai’s parents acquired the tincture but due to threats from authorities have decided not to use the medicine until it’s legalized. Instead joining the fight to legalize medical Marijuana in Australia.

Cooper also suffers with severe epilepsy, he is suffering from a seizure almost every minute making it impossible for him to see or walk. After his first dose his parents watched him visually track objects for the first time, he can now smile and laugh. He has been given the opportunity to experience life.

There are countless success stories about this amazing tincture. Although the oil or tincture that Tony is supplying is legal, the plant Cannabis sativa which he grows to extract the oil from is illegal. Due to this Tony has had a few run-ins with local authorities and is now facing not only the court system, possibly ending in jail time, but also associated costs. A heart breaking real life tale of man who will do anything to help those in need, even putting his own freedom in jeopardy. Support Tony Face Book.

Giving a lot of seriously ill people not only pain relief but also a better quality of life, is not something someone should be criminalized for. It is long over due for us all to stand up for what’s right and moral, instead of blindly following propaganda and believing anyone just because their on television.

Why are people being persecuted for there compassion, empathy and drive to make a difference in this crazy world ? I encourage anyone who reads this to please do there own research, read the countless tales of a second chance at life as I have and tell me that you wouldn’t legalize it. Show your support, sign the petition to legalize medical marijuana oil in Australia. – © Ange Marxsen

Medical marijuana is now officially legal in New York | The Verge

Late last month, New York state lawmakers voted for the Compassionate Care Act — which legalizes medical marijuana — to pass into law. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, making it legal for patients with such serious diseases as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis to obtain the drug, and making New York the 23rd state to legalize it. The only caveat is that buyers won’t be able to smoke their marijuana, but can consume it in edibles, tinctures, and pills or inhale the drug using vaporizers.

Reiterating his previous statements on the issue, Governor Cuomo wrote, “The legislation I am signing today strikes the right balance between our desire to give those suffering from serious diseases access to treatment, and our obligation to guard against threats to public health and safety.” The new law goes into effect immediately, but it will be some time before it can be implemented, as the State Health Department still needs to determine how the drug will be regulated and how patients can legally obtain it.

How Do 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Compare To 2012

marijuana election 2014Election Day 2014 is rapidly approaching, and it’s likely that there will be two states and Washington D.C. voting on marijuana legalization. Alaska’s legalization campaign has already made it on the ballot, and efforts in Washington D.C. and Oregon are likely to also get on the ballot. None of the efforts are guaranteed to win of course, but for the purpose of this article, let’s assume all three pass. This is not a far fetched scenario, as all three efforts for 2014 are ahead in the polls.

How would the three 2014 marijuana legalization initiatives compare to the successful 2012 initiatives in Colorado and Washington? For starters, all of the initiatives previously mentioned would set the legal age at 21 years old. Also, all of the initiatives allow for retail stores. The main differences revolve around possession and cultivation limits.

Colorado allows the cultivation of up to 6 marijuana plants. Washington does not allow any cultivation of marijuana. Both the Washington D.C. initiative and the Alaska initiative allow up to six plants, but unlike Colorado, they specify that only three of those plants can be ‘mature.’ The Oregon campaign allows up to four plants, with no distinction of whether the plants are mature or not. One thing that I always point out to people is that Oregon has the best climate for growing marijuana compared to Colorado, Alaska, or D.C., especially in Southern Oregon. One outdoor plant in Southern Oregon grown the right way can dwarf six indoor plants in Colorado or Alaska combined. For that reason, I think the Oregon cultivation limit is the best. Washington, which doesn’t allow any cultivation, is obviously the worse in this area.

When it comes to possession limits, Colorado and Washington both allow possession of up to one ounce. If passed, Alaska would also allow the possession of one ounce. The D.C. initiative would allow possession of two ounces. Oregon would be the best in this area, because if the initiative passes, it would allow possession of up to eight ounces.

There are other areas to consider with initiatives such as where funding goes, what regulations will be enacted, etc. But most of those areas are evolving, and will change who knows how many times over the years. To me, based off of cultivation and possession limits, Oregon is by far the best initiative out of the five. That’s why the Drug Policy Alliance’s Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann calls New Approach Oregon’s initiative ‘the gold standard.’ Washington is clearly the worst. Disclaimer – I’m a lifelong Oregon resident, and have a lot of home state pride. Take this article for what you will, but I feel that the math speaks for itself.

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Review of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome | The Poison Review

potleaf205-thumb-205x205★★★☆☆

A hot mess: A case of hyperemesis. Cheung E et al.  Can Fam Physician 2014 Jul;60:633-637.

Full Text

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states plus the District of Columbia, and recreational marijuana legal in 2 states, it is essential that all emergency and primary care physicians become familiar with the adverse effects that can ensue from regular use of cannabis.

One of the most striking and unexpected complications of chronic cannabis exposure is violent cyclic vomiting. This has been called “cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome” (CHS). In this review article, the authors propose the following criteria of CHS:

  • Chronic regular use of marijuana
  • Cyclic nausea and vomiting with or without abdominal pain
  • Relief of symptoms by taking hot baths or showers
  • Lack of alternative cause
  • Resolution of symptoms within days of abstinence
  • Return of symptoms on re-exposure to cannabinoid products

This short review is worth reading, especially for those unfamiliar with this often unrecognized syndrome.

HT: @EMCases
Related posts:

First case of cyclic hyperemesis associated with synthetic cannabinoids

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: largest case series to date

Review: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

More on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

The anti-munchies: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

 

Medical Marijuana Oil – Nature's Health Elixir | Spiritual Magazine

Medicinal Marijuana oil

One of the most ancient natural medicines known to man, with the oldest discovered written history dating back to china about 6000 years ago.  According to known history it has been used as a medicine for a lot longer than it has been illegal for.

Medicinal Marijuana extracted from “Cannabis sativa” was outlawed in Australia after the “reefer madness” campaign launched by the government in 1938. However since 1978 there has been on again off again legal battles trying to decriminalize Marijuana for medical uses. Countries that have decriminalized medical Cannabis include Israel, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Switzerland and more than twenty US states.

In Australia Cannabis is currently a scheduled 9 drug, placing it in the same category as drugs like heroin and other opiates. With over 1000 deaths a year related to opiate substances and none related to cannabis this little plant has surely ended up in the wrong category, similar to getting your hand chopped off, for stealing a loaf of bread.

The medicinal qualities of this wonder plant are used to treat a variety of aliments and some of these illnesses including : insomnia, Epilepsy, Dravet (severe epilepsy),  Inflammation,  Anxiety, Depression, Arthritis, Nausea, Chronic pain, Migraines, Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Loss of appetite often also associated with AIDS and Cancer patients, Arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, ADHD and crones disease. Treating chemotherapy side effects such as nausea and vomiting. Just to name a few.

Pioneering in a lost art is Tony Bower owner of Mullaways medicinal marijuana located near Kempsy in NSW, Australia. Extracting his own marijuana oil and putting it through a process which extracts 97 % Tetrahydrocannabinol  or THC content (the psychoactive component) making the oil safe to use by anyone. Tony has been sending thousands of bottles to families in need, free of charge. Helping countless people with astounding results. Most cases seeing amazing results on the first day of use.

There are countless heart touching stories on how this tincture produced by Tony has changed so many lives. As the debate heats up, more and more everyday Australians are coming forward and sharing their miraculous tales. Adding to the movement for laws to be changed in Australia.

Tara a little girl suffering with catastrophic epilepsy, by 2012 the doctors had told the family that they had tried all conventional medicines there was nothing else they could do. After using Mullaways tincture the seizures rapidly reduced and Tara is now seizure free. Giving her a new lease on life.

Jai aged 9 from Brisbane suffers from severe epilepsy. Parents live in constant fear and have tried all medications. Jai’s parents acquired the tincture but due to threats from authorities have decided not to use the medicine until it’s legalized. Instead joining the fight to legalize medical Marijuana in Australia.

Cooper also suffers with severe epilepsy, he is suffering from a seizure almost every minute making it impossible for him to see or walk. After his first dose his parents watched him visually track objects for the first time, he can now smile and laugh. He has been given the opportunity to experience life.

There are countless success stories about this amazing tincture. Although the oil or tincture that Tony is supplying is legal, the plant Cannabis sativa which he grows to extract the oil from is illegal. Due to this Tony has had a few run-ins with local authorities and is now facing not only the court system, possibly ending in jail time, but also associated costs. A heart breaking real life tale of man who will do anything to help those in need, even putting his own freedom in jeopardy. Support Tony Face Book.

Giving a lot of seriously ill people not only pain relief but also a better quality of life, is not something someone should be criminalized for. It is long over due for us all to stand up for what’s right and moral, instead of blindly following propaganda and believing anyone just because their on television.

Why are people being persecuted for there compassion, empathy and drive to make a difference in this crazy world ? I encourage anyone who reads this to please do there own research, read the countless tales of a second chance at life as I have and tell me that you wouldn’t legalize it. Show your support, sign the petition to legalize medical marijuana oil in Australia. – © Ange Marxsen

Illinois okays medical marijuana for children with seizures




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(Reuters) – Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis by U.S. states.

The move to add epilepsy and other seizure disorders to the list of conditions legal to treat with marijuana or its extracts comes as numerous states have made medical use of the drug legal. Two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized its recreational use.

“This new law will help alleviate the suffering of many adults and children across the state,” Quinn said in statement. “Epilepsy is a debilitating condition, and this much-needed relief will help to reduce some of its symptoms for those who endure seizures.”

The Illinois law, which takes effect in January, would allow children who experience seizures to be treated with non-smokable forms of cannabis, as long as they have permission from a parent.

“I have a 14-year-old constituent by the name of Hugh who lives with epilepsy,” said Republican state lawmaker Jim Durkin, who co-sponsored the new law. “His parents, Bob and Kelly, want to provide their son with as much relief as possible. Unfortunately, traditional medications and methods have not worked.”

The state is putting the final touches on a broader medical marijuana plan, a tightly regulated program whose regulations were finalized just last week.

Residents will be allowed to apply for permission to use the drug to treat medical conditions in September, and the full program is expected to be up and running early next year, Quinn spokeswoman Katie Hickey said on Sunday.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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The Liberal Party of Canada Wants To Legalize Marijuana – Help

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Liberal Party of Canada has made marijuana legalization part of their official policy and party leader Justin Trudeau has pledged his support. Here’s how you can spread the message and help the party right now!

This is the first and only time a major Canadian political party has supported completely ending the prohibition of marijuana, and it’s an amazing opportunity for Canada’s marijuana movement.

By supporting the Liberals and their drive to legalize marijuana – and actually giving them a real boost – we can show Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party the real power of the cannabis culture in Canada.

By signing up members to the party, we can also have a greater influence on the Liberals and encourage them to make good on their campaign promises.

Here’s How You Can Help The Liberals Legalize Marijuana

• Download this Liberal marijuana legalization poster (in small medium and large PDF sizes) and share it widely!

• Join the party and sign up as many members as possible at Liberal.ca/membership (Signing up for 2 years or more is better, since the election is more than a year away

• Make a donation to the Liberal Party at Liberal.ca/donate

• LIKE the Liberal Party of Canada’s Facebook Page

• Support the Liberal candidate in your riding

Marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have promised to go on a cross-country tour to support Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in the next election.

Jodie Emery, owner of Cannabis Culture Pot TV, has expressed her interest in running for the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election.

Here’s How You Can Help Jodie Emery’s Liberal Campaign

• Contact info@liberal.ca or 1-888-LIBERAL and tell them you support Jodie Emery as a candidate in the Vancouver East riding

• Follow Jodie Emery on Twitter and Facebook and share her posts

Donate to and volunteer for the Vancouver East Riding Association

• LIKE the Vancouver East Liberals Facebook Page

The Liberal Party wants to legalize marijuana but we all have to help make it happen.

Sign up today and let’s make our legalization dream a reality!