Category Archives: Cannabis/Hemp Awareness

Study: Marijuana Decreases Death Rates from Pain Killers by Over 30 Percent

By Marco Torres, Wake Up World

Prescriptions for opioids such as percocet, vicodin have jumped 300 percent in the last decade, and although they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market, they are also the most dangerous and addictive drugs, killing thousands of people every year. As patients build up a tolerance, opioids lose their effectiveness with long-term use, which encourages their overuse.

So when a plant comes along that can effectively curb pain without creating a dependency on these popular selling medications, pharmaceutical companies get very get angry. And marijuana does just that. Continue reading Study: Marijuana Decreases Death Rates from Pain Killers by Over 30 Percent

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Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level

By Jay Syrmopoulos via The Free Thought Project, Thanks to Truth Theory

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to push back against repressive federal control of marijuana policy, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress by representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which absurdly lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — a classification that denotes a substance being dangerous and having no known medicinal value.

Passage of this legislation would provide states with the exclusive authority to regulate marijuana how they see fit – without the ominous threat of federal criminalization. In a prepared statement, Rep. Garrett explained that states are “more than capable” of deciding what policies best benefit their own citizens – without the need for federal oversight. If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level

Severely Epileptic Child Granted Cannabis Oil in Ireland, Setting Precedent: Almost Homeless in LA

cannbisBy Cassius Kamarampi, The Mind Unleashed

Last week, 11 year old Billy Caldwell arrived back in Ireland after managing to secure legal, full spectrum cannabis oil in his home country. His family took him all the way to Los Angeles, California to pursue cannabis oil: it works like nothing else ever has, to treat his extremely severe “intractable, status epilepsy.”

Charlotte Caldwell, his mother, has been fighting hard for his life since he was “sent home from hospital to die” at the age of 8 months. She didn’t accept the diagnosis, and for 11 years she fought to keep him alive.

The pharmaceuticals never worked well for him. His condition is so severe, sometimes he is put into an induced coma to keep him alive. Continue reading Severely Epileptic Child Granted Cannabis Oil in Ireland, Setting Precedent: Almost Homeless in LA

Harris County, Texas, Houston to Stop Prosecuting Pot Cases

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze

As the Federal Government shows no signs of letting up on its ridiculous War on Drugs, Americans are starting to revolt at the local level even through local government officials. For instance, a recent announcement by Harris County D.A. Kim Ogg and Houston City officials is taking a step away from the caging of peaceful people with possession and use of cannabis.

By virtue of the new policy being enacted by Harris County (which includes Houston), law enforcement will no longer arrest and the D.A. will no longer prosecute most marijuana possession cases that are under four ounces beginning on March 1st. Continue reading Harris County, Texas, Houston to Stop Prosecuting Pot Cases

8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes – Part 2/2

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

(Continued from part 1)

I wrote the following for the 235th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

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  1. Research suggests cannabis can kill cancer cells

Collective Evolution reports that research conducted by scientists at St. George University of London found that THC and CBD “weakened the ferocity of cancer cells” while making them more susceptible to radiation treatment. The study was published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies in 2014. It details incredible reductions in the more fatal variations of brain cancer when THC and CBD are used along with radiation therapy. (5) Continue reading 8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes – Part 2/2

8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes – Part 1/2

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 235th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

What comes to mind when you hear the word “marijuana”? Do you envision a drug that makes people lazy, or a medicinal herb that could potentially save lives?

Although the Marihuana Tax Act effectively outlawed the plant in the 30s, a campaign to taint its image began in the U.S long before it was outlawed. It was a slow and steady process, beginning with individual states outlawing it and leading to a nationwide ban. (1)

Despite its slow progress, the criminalization of marijuana didn’t take much effort. The public was mostly indifferent to it until a flood of propaganda from the media, much of which was racist, convinced them it was dangerous and led to crime, violence, and hedonism. (1) Continue reading 8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes – Part 1/2

Latest Research on CBD Oil Offers New Hope for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disorders

By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World

For years, leaky gut syndrome (LGS) was thought to be nothing more than a myth in medical circles — simply a condition fabricated by ‘fringe’ alternative medicine practitioners to push their agenda.

But times have changed and researchers are beginning to take a hard look at the role abnormal intestinal permeability plays in a range of diseases — from autoimmune disorders to food allergies and even cancer. Characterized by abdominal pain, fatigue, inflammation, gas, bloating and intolerance to specific edibles, the syndrome can make life miserable. Continue reading Latest Research on CBD Oil Offers New Hope for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disorders

Parents Get High With Their Kids For The First Time… And It’s Kind Of Awesome [Watch]

Parents and their kids bond over quality weed and munchies in this social experiment.

By Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Though the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in many U.S. states and in various countries around the world, the stigma surrounding the use of the herb is beginning to decline. That’s because components of the plant have been found to benefit a number of illnesses, such as seizures, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and arthritis. Additionally, the herb is responsible for 0 deaths each year, making it a safer substance to consume than alcohol and even pharmaceutical drugs. (Read more here)

Continue reading Parents Get High With Their Kids For The First Time… And It’s Kind Of Awesome [Watch]

The Late John Trudell Explains Why We Need Hemp Now

By Vic Bishop, Waking Times

The time for hemp is now, and the return to this sustainable, healthy, and common sense crop is already underway. Since 1937, hemp has been prohibited by the federal government, however in recent years, a handful of U.S. states have moved to permit government regulated hemp production. Most recently, New Mexico introduced a bill to legalize the plant by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances. Continue reading The Late John Trudell Explains Why We Need Hemp Now

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: 25 Facts

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 234th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

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Hated by prohibitionists and loved by its consumers and advocates, marijuana is considered taboo despite that it’s one of the least harmful drugs you can find.

Death by caffeine or Tylenol is more likely than death by marijuana, as the herb has never claimed a single life. Nevertheless, it remains a target of politicians and “ordinary” people who think, misguidedly might I add, that it represents society’s worst problems.

There was plenty of fear to go around when Colorado legalized cannabis, with wild claims ranging from “it’ll bring in more crime!” to “children will start using it!”, none of which has happened. Instead, it’s helped the state in countless ways that make legalization look viable.

The following are 25 facts about legalization in Colorado for those looking to visit or those interested in how it’s helped the state thrive. Continue reading Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: 25 Facts