“I broke the law, but I did it to save my son,” Angela Brown said. She had traveled to Colorado to obtain the cannabis oil and brought it back to Minnesota where it is illegal. She administered the Cannabis oil safely to her son and the results were amazing. [...]
October 31, 2014
Week in Review: More MJ Raids + MD Reconsiders Huge Fees & Edibles Lawsuits on Horizon?
Tags: marijuana edibles, marijuana raid
By Marijuana Business Media staff
Raids creep back into the headlines, Maryland indicates it will rework proposed MMJ fees and a lawyer warns of new legal challenges for edibles companies.
Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week:
The Dreaded ‘R’-Word
Raids were a common occurrence in the marijuana industry several years ago, as local officials and federal agents looked to crack down on cannabis businesses.
Such enforcement activity eventually died down, and raids largely seemed a thing of the past.
On Tuesday, several cultivation sites in Denver were raided in what one law enforcement official described as a “very large and successful” operation. This comes on the heels of raids last week involving marijuana businesses in California and Michigan.
Collectively, the raids targeted everything from dispensaries and grows to private homes connected to those operations, and they involved local police, federal officials or a mix of both.
As usual, the law enforcement community has been less than forthcoming with details on why the raids took place.
But it seems that in each case authorities felt the businesses were engaging in clearly illegal behavior and violating state or local cannabis laws. [...]
Hemp seed and oil has been called "Nature’s Perfect Food for Humanity" - a wealth of health for everyone.
The oil can be used as part of a nutritional programme to maintain and improve good health. With a pleasant nutty flavour, Hemp Seed Oil is ideal for use in salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips etc. It is not suitable for frying as this reduces the benefits.
Hemp has had a long-standing relationship with humanity; modern science reveals that it contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary for human life, as well as a rare protein known as globule edestins that is very similar to the globulin found in human blood plasma.
Four years after the Marijuana Tax Act passed in the US, a researcher writing for a 1941 edition of Science lamented the loss of access to the hemp seed's rare and important globule edistins; "Passage of the Marijuana Law of 1937 has placed restrictions upon trade in hempseed that, in effect, amount to prohibition....”
Hemp seeds contain the most balanced and richest natural single source of essential oils for human consumption. The E.F.A.'s not only help to restore wasting bodies, but also improve damaged immune systems, so it is not so surprising that modern researchers have studied them in relationship to the modern immune attacking AIDS virus. (Eidlman, M.D., Hamilton, ED.D, Ph.D 1992).
Hemp oil is natures most balanced oil for human nutrition (3:1 LA to LNA ratio) and is easily digestible; in fact this oil could provide all of our Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) requirements for life, due to the balanced 80% EFA content of the oil.
Research has shown that this nutritional oil was once a part of worldwide dietary intake, as it was one of the first cultivated crops. All natural foods contain some substances, which are essential to life. Oils for example, found in nuts and seeds, contain significantly higher amounts of essential fatty acids than other foods.
Much information about Hemp has been systematically removed from written texts since the 1930's and is now difficult to find. Many of the myths about hemp, perpetuated by governments to this day relating to hemp being a drug crop are incorrect and simply propaganda created to make way for synthetic man made products.
Alpha Linolenic acid (LNA) Deficiency Symptoms - Omega 3
The symptoms of LNA deficiency include: Growth retardation, weakness, impairment of vision and learning ability, motor incoordination, tingling in arms and legs, behavioural changes.
Adding LNA back into the diet from which it is missing can reverse these symptoms. Other symptoms that can result from LNA (or w3) deficiency include; High triglycerides, high blood pressure, sticky platelets, tissue inflammation, edema, dry skin, mental deterioration, low metabolic rate, some kinds of immune dysfunction
Linoleic acid (LA) Deficiency Symptoms - Omega 6
The symptoms of LA deficiency include: Eczema-like skin eruptions, loss of hair, liver degener [...]
Ibogaine is a natural hallucinogen that has been shown to immediately stop all drug cravings for heroin and other barbiturates as well as alcohol cravings in alcoholics. It improves an addict’s chances of staying clean for life. Research began in the early 60s into Ibogaine’s potential use as a rehabilitation therapy for addicts but was abandoned after fears were raised over the safety of the drug. The FDA banned Ibogaine in 1967 due to its hallucinogenic properties. In 1995, researchers at the University of Miami managed to get permission from the FDA to study Ibogaine’s effects on addicts but the funding eventually fell through. Big Pharma, and specifically the manufacturers of Methadone are thought to have had a hand in ensuring Ibogaine remains illegal so as to ensure their drug remains the number one treatment for heroin addiction.
Advocates of Ibogaine point out that far fewer side effects have been linked to the hallucinogen than to other rehabilitative drugs such as Methadone. Current treatments for substance addiction are largely ineffective and only one new drug known as Buprenorphine has been developed in the last two decades to treat opiate addiction. Many patients often find themselves becoming addicted to the substitute drug during treatment. Ibogaine requires that the patient take only one dose before cravings begin to subside, and treatment is far less expensive than the traditional options. Ibogaine is available in other countries such as the Netherlands, Norway, UK, Mexico, Canada and South Africa.
History of Ibogaine
Ibogaine is a natural hallucinogen that is derived from the Iboga plant. It can be harvested from any plant in the Apocynaceae family. A synthetic version of Ibogaine was created and patented in 1956, but was deemed too expensive to be made available for commercial use. Ibogaine has been used by African tribes for centuries and forms part of a ‘coming of age’ ritual for young men. Howard P. Lotsof is credited with bringing the drug to the western world after stumbling across it accidentally. Lotsof, a New Yorker and heroin addict, took Ibogaine in order to experience its hallucinogenic effects. After his experience ended, he realized that he no longer craved heroin and had none of the typical withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, trembling and sweating. Lotsof experimented with other heroin users to try and replicate the effects and found that Ibogaine completely eliminated the desire for opiates. He then attempted to found a company in the US in order to further investigate Ibogaine, but was forced to relocate to Holland after the FDA banned the drug.
How Does Ibogaine Work?
Ibogaine works by blocking receptors in the brain that are responsible for cravings. When cravings are eliminated, the body is no longer subjected to the often severe withdrawal process that is associated with heroin addiction. Those who have undergone Ibogaine therapy often report that the first few hours is filled with [...]
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