Resources for Pot Heads,
A more habitual cannabis smoker than your average stoner, a pothead cares very little about the outside world. Potheads tend to gather in groups, although they can be quite content when left on their own, as most potheads enjoy one on one time with their ganj. Potheads are not necessarily lazy, stupid, or unmotivated. However, they are the ones wise enough to know that most of the shit that they're supposed to do isn't really that important, so they light a bowl instead.
A new study by researchers at the University of Buffalo finds a significantly lower incidence of domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot. "Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV [intimate partner violence] perpetration," the study concludes.
The federal government is not sufficiently funding Marijuana research and only one state has recently funded research.
Despite the fact that about a third of Americans live in jurisdictions that allow the medical use of marijuana, the
federal government has provided almost no funding for clinical studies on marijuana’s efficacy since those state
The federal government provided marijuana for free to more than a dozen patients for many years in
its Investigational New Drug Program, but has failed to conduct any research on marijuana’s efficacy in treating
their conditions. Four patients in the program, who have received marijuana for 19 or more years, survive today.
The only study of these patients was privately funded. It found, “Cannabis smoking, even of a crude, low-grade
product, provides effective symptomatic relief of pain, muscle spasms, and intraocular pressure elevations ...".
The California Legislature funded and created the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) to study
marijuana’s medical efficacy. In February 2010, the CMCR released a report on its 15 completed or ongoing
studies, finding support for marijuana’s efficacy for alleviating pain and reducing spasms. However no further
funding has been allocated, and, in this time of economic downturn, no other states are known to be funding similar
Due to the factors outlined in this memo, experts are aware of very few current clinical studies on the
medical efficacy of smoked or vaporized whole plant marijuana in the U.S. — there are only the ongoing CMCR studies and
one additional study. Non-profit organizations with private funding are ready and eager to fund full-scale FDA-
approved drug development research. There is a range of potential medical uses of marijuana once the DEA is forced to
end the NIDA monopoly on the supply of marijuana for research.
Even then, the process to make marijuana
available by prescription is expected to take about 10 years, so state laws are needed to protect patients in the
Marijuana, the renewable resource with a thousand uses.
In 1972 marijuana was placed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, representing that the US government considered it to have "no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States." 13 of 50 US states currently have approved the medical use of marijuana for qualified patients
"Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." Lincoln
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." ~P.J. O'Rourke
Hemp has been used for thousands of years to produce products like paper, textiles, oil, rope, and canvas. In fact, the name canvas is derived from the Arabic word meaning cannabis.
Marijuana grown for industrial use is very low in THC (the psychoactive chemical in marijuana), thus making industrial hemp useless as a drug. Although cannabis is mostly known as a recreational drug, cannabis also has many medicinal uses.
During the 1930s, the American media propagated numerous false stories depicting cannabis as an extremely dangerous drug. Because these lies went unchallenged, marijuana and hemp were effectively banned in 1938.
Recently, hemp has been rediscovered as a natural resource that has great economic and environmental potential. Marijuana for medicinal use is also gaining renewed recognition.
The Internet plays an essential role in educating the general public about the medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp uses for cannabis in our society in order to restore cannabis cultivation and end unwarranted cannabis prohibition.
is the result of propaganda by the petrochemical, cotton, and wood-based paper industries, which fore saw competition from cannabis.
Get active at the local and state level and subsequently national marijuana prohibition will end. The resources here at Pot-Heads.com should serve as a good starting point for you and your friends and family to get actively involved in marijuana law reform.
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