People United For Medical Marijuana / United For Care

Morgan & Morgan funds most of these funds!

A political committee spearheading a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida raised and spent more than $400,000 in August, according to a newly filed finance report. People United for Medical Marijuana, which also is known as United for Care, collected $437,220 during the month, with much of the money coming from the Orlando law firm headed by committee Chairman John Morgan. The Morgan Firm PA contributed about $363,000, the report shows. The political committee also spent $459,271 during the month, with about $352,000 of that amount going to PCI Consultants Inc., a California-based firm that does such things as gathering petition signatures. The committee had submitted 95,327 valid petition signatures to the state as of Friday morning, enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of the proposed ballot wording. If the Supreme Court approves the wording, the committee would need to submit a total of 683,149 valid signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2016 ballot. A similar ballot measure in 2014 narrowly failed to get enough votes to pass.

It’s proven marijuana is the wonder drug for cancer

Scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health) have confirmed that cannabis, or marijuana, does kill cancer cells, after a series of laboratory tests and speculations.

In its website, the institute wrote, ‘cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies’ and also that ‘cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory.’ The website also records that ‘cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite.’ Here are 13 foods that help fight cancer.

Having said that, the researchers also stressed that marijuana has only shown these effects on mice, and are not yet ready to recommend the drug for human use in fighting cancer. Although Cancer Research pointed out that there is not yet enough evidence to determine whether cannabis can be effectively used for cancer treatment, but this could be a big moment in the battle against the disease. Know more about health benefits of marijuana.

This new development may pave the path for a nationwide legalization of marijuana!

Marijuana can actually stop the spread of cancer. It contains a chemical called cannabidiol that prevents the spread of cancer through your body. A study done by the California Pacific Medical Centre, San Francisco, found that cannabidiol (a potent component in weed) stops the deactivation of a gene called Id-1 that cancer cells use to spread throughout a person’s body. Cancer cells tend to make more copies of this gene than normal cells, which help them spread. The authors of this study took samples of breast cancer cells that have the highest level of expression of Id-1 and treated them with cannabidiol. They found that the cancerous cells decreased and were less aggressive in their spread. Subsequently, maybe smoking up might not be so bad.

Navigating Life When Things Get Hard

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Plants at six Denver grows on hold over pesticide use

How can this happen?????

PATIENTS SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO SMOKE OR EAT MEDICAL MARIJUANA THAT IS LACED WITH PESTICIDES!

The city of Denver has ordered a hold on some marijuana plants from six grow facilities after the discovery that pesticides may have been improperly used.

The Denver Fire Department noticed the violations during routine inspections and passed along concerns to the city’s Department of Environmental Health, according to city spokesman Dan Rowland.

“There (is) clear language on the labels to guide their usage, saying it’s not for indoor use, or that the product isn’t intended to be used on items grown for human consumption — like marijuana,” Rowland said.

Rowland said the hold affects only part of the grow effort at the six facilities, adding that those plants can still be maintained and harvested but can’t be marketed at this time.

The plants are being tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, with the results expected in about a week. Rowland said that if the results are negative, the plants could be released from the hold.

The facilities can also have the plants tested independently and provide documentation to Environmental Health.

Rowland said the holds represent a small percentage of the city’s 371 grow facilities, but added that it’s possible others could be impacted.

 

 

United States Government finally acknowledges that cannabis could fight cancer and MORE!

Finally the time has come!

For the past few years, the United States government has been dancing around the fact that cannabis or cannabinoid products may fight cancer in humans. In March 2011, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) made a public statement: “In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct anti-tumor effect.”

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In September 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration granted a pharmaceutical CBD product orphan drug designation (ODD) for the direct treatment of the glioma brain cancer. Orphan drugs are intended to treat rare diseases affecting less than 200,000 people, and the government provides incentives to drug companies to encourage production of these drugs.

There are far less regulatory hurdles for orphan drugs compared to traditional FDA-approved drugs, but companies applying for ODD must provide “a discussion of the scientific rationale to establish a medically plausible basis for the use of the drug for the rare disease or condition.” Therefore, the fact that the FDA approved the application of CBD as an orphan drug to treat glioma is arguably an admission that the cannabinoid could plausibly treat brain cancer.

NIH Funds Used For Studying Cannabinoids

The National Institute on Drug Abuse maintains a webpage called DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine?. The page, while not surprisingly negative in many regards, discusses how THC may decrease pain, inflammation, and spasticity. For all the hype NIDA promotes on cannabis causing psychosis, they actually mention CBD’s potential to treat the condition.

nihPerhaps most importantly, the NIH states, “Research funded by the NIH [National Institutes of Health] is actively investigating the possible therapeutic uses of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to treat autoimmune diseases, cancer, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.”

This statement heavily suggests that the NIH-funded research is investigating the direct effects of cannabinoids on cancer itself, not just the side effects of conventional treatments for the disease such as chemotherapy. Only the future will tell exactly what kind of research they have approved, but it appears very promising that organizations such as NIH are actually embracing cannabis-related cancer research.

Walk on Water

US. Government holds United States Patent on Medical Marijuana!

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Republicans growing in number and ranks opposed to MJ. prohibition!

As it stands, a strong majority of Republican millennials support legalizing the plant, according to a Pew Research survey: 63 percent of young Republicans support legalization, while 35 percent oppose it. And with millenials overtaking the baby boom generation in size, issues relevant to them will no doubt play a key role in the 2016 presidential election, Pew notes.

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