Monthly Archives: September 2015

It is illegal to prevent cancer with cannabis?

cannabis cancer

Right you lot, listen up. We live in a terribly warped world. Me writing and you reading makes up two people right? Now the latest science on cancer says that one of the two of us will get cancer within our lifetime. Eating healthy, exercising regularly and finding a positive way to deal with life’s stresses all help but we live in an incredibly polluted world so that alone will not work. All those wifi waves and background radiation are bombarding our body’s cells. Cancer is a damaged cell that keeps growing and dividing. Normally our cells will commit suicide if it thinks it is damaged (apoptosis), but cancer overrides this safety valve. When cannabis  enters your system, it regulates your cell functions. Cancer cells are instructed by cannabis molecules to do as they normally should, and kill themselves. There is nothing in medicine that comes close to this level of effectiveness. Today’s solution to cancer is to cut, burn or poison the cancer out. This treatment hurts the healthy cells around the cancerous ones. American president Nixon knew that cannabis kills cancer since 1974 but decided to keep that piece of information to himself. It is not a conspiracy theory, it is a documented fact that the American government intentionally hid this valuable scientific breakthrough. Whether it was for cynical or incompetent reasons, the end result is the same, people have been needlessly suffering while a cure for their disease was available.

Cancer is a part of the natural world. It just so happens that cannabis can be a normal, natural antidote. This morning I had a pot cookie for breakfast which means my system has an extra shield from cancer. After eating the cookie I did not turn into a menace, but I did happily get on with my day. I have close family members that have cancer and after you spend time in a cancer treatment waiting room you know one thing, getting cancer is  bad. We set up this website to spread cannabis science and news. The last couple of years have seen huge advancements for cannabis. Governments have no credible scientific bases to keep the plant illegal but because of their irrational position they have made criminals out of normal, law abiding citizens.

Praguepot advises people to break the law on cannabis. Any system of governance that makes healthy things illegal is not a legitimate government. We encourage you to grow your own cannabis and organize yourselves into locally based groups. The threat of cancer is so serious that going to jail is an acceptable risk to keep yourself healthy.  Our governments think toxic pharmaceutical medicine is the only legal treatment but, at least for me, I will decide how to safeguard my own health. Our governments get the same information as we do. To keep cannabis illegal, it looks like they are intentionally trying to damage the public’s health. Maybe a class action lawsuit with crowd funding is an appropriate response. Any lawyers out there looking to make a name for themselves should get in touch. Below is a list of great locally based European groups you can contact and join. Our cannabis community is strong, smart and determined. Come join us as we push back against the tide of ignorance and greed that dominates our “civilized” world.

Teeside cannabis club

United Patients Alliance

Clear UK

Encod

Norml

Plauen cannabis social club

Normlwomen UK

Cannabis Aktivisten Deutschland

Pour la légalisation du cannabis en France

Prague cannabis social club

Cannabis and cultural conditioning

cannabis propaganda

Cannabis plays a major role in stopping cancerous tumor growth. It treats chronic pain, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, headaches, period pain, relieves nausea, helps fight diabetes. . .

The list can go on and on. When the dust settles on this ridiculous pot prohibition nonsense, we will see cannabis at the very center of natural healing. We needed pharmaceutical companies but their need for ever increasing profits has led to their corruption. A little light reading from Steven Brill’s article in the Huffington post reveals the deep rot within the industry. It seems that publishers of scientific journals have warped into the propaganda arm of the pharmaceutical industry. Big pharma make a drug and do some research. This research is then “peer-reviewed” by the same publishers that take money directly from big pharma. Real life in a capitalist system means you do what you are told by the person that pays you. Big pharma pays, so we get published data saying exactly whatever the sales team for that drug wants. There are clear cases of big pharma knowing that drugs are dangerous for peoples health but are sold to the doctors and public as safe. This is criminal behavior, but it is also normal big business behavior.

cannabis propaganda

So we know that cannabis is a powerful medicine and now we understand that big pharma controls not only the politicians and doctors, but also the scientific journals. Based on this, it is clear why cannabis has not been embraced as a life saving natural gift from Mother Nature. Marijuana can replace half of the pharmaceutical products on the market today. We can fairly easily grow cannabis, so what is a cut throat business man to do? Sit back and let the natural healing power of pot ruin their business or fight to crush the knowledge that cannabis is healthy for you using the same media channels they use to flog their prescription drugs. Now factor in that the pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most powerful industries on the planet. They own the political system, they own the newspapers, they own the police so basically they own public opinion.

cannabis propaganda

Recently a news story broke that cannabis causes diabetes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Cannabis actually regulates your body’s sensitivity to sugar and can drastically reduce your chances of getting diabetes. The headline still screamed that cannabis causes diabetes. This is just the latest in a long line of bullshit claims from big pharma. Pot is healthy for you. All independent research on cannabis turns up positive data on cannabis’ effect on our health.

cannabis propaganda

Our planet is being poisoned. One in every two people will get cancer in their life so the cancer fighting properties of marijuana has never been more important to global health. The problem is there is huge resistance to this new information. Big pharma cannot allow cannabis to replace their toxic drugs. It is the death of their mega industry if they do. Plush board rooms, private jets and massive pay bonuses corrupt. Lobby money to anti-pot politicians, dishonest scientific data and constant negative news stories all total our present day situation. The general public still thinks that cannabis is dangerous and unhealthy. This period of history will be known as the corporate dark ages. Profit has been placed in front of public protection. You cannot trust mainstream media because it is the voice of big business. Thankfully we now have the internet. We can communicate with like-minded individuals, we can organize and share information. It is now our turn to communicate with society. It is up to YOU to help change our culture. We have a lot of work to do but lets start with ending the needless suffering of sick people. Lets get cannabis legalized so the most powerful, non toxic medication can be available practically for free for everyone. There are amazing activist groups out there. Join them or if there isn’t one close to you, set one up. It is the humble, locally based community activist groups that will change the world. Get busy, be local and never stop fighting for what is right !!!

cannabis propaganda

Cannabis is medicine, just ask GW Pharmaceutical

sativex medical cannabis

Clark French is a multiple sclerosis sufferer. Out of all the medication availabe today, cannabis is his best option. The UK government allows cannabis to be grown and processed by a company called GW Pharmaceutical. They put cannabis extracts into a bottle, label it Sativex and hey presto, cannabis is legal in the UK. What a beautiful little trick. Cannabis is clearly illegal to grow in the UK but when a bunch of pharmaceutical executives lobby their friends in government, Sativex is born.

Cannabis is schedule 1, which means it has no medicinal benefit, Sativex is schedule 4. GW has made something very illegal into something very useful and all for a huge profit. Until money leaves medicine, we must always be wary of anything they say. Big pharma have and will continue to sell us drugs that are dangerous to human health. Cannabis is in the process of destroying the old big pharma world. Today it is understood by the progressive element in society that pot is a powerful medicine. The older you are, the better cannabis is for your health. If you are sick, at the very least, your pain will decrease, you will sleep and eat better and you will get high. GW have scientists and doctors telling you that cannabis is good for you. UK government officials are fighting to have Sativex sold in as many countries around the world as possible. We have to tolerate this situation until our slower witted members of society figure out that cannabis is the cure to ill health rather than the cause. Up to half of pharmaceutical drugs can be replaced by cannabis. The video below highlights the problem of sick citizens being denied affordable health care. Big business can be replaced by Buy local. We don’t have to have giant corporations holding our health in their profit accounts.

So now it is your turn. Talk about the hypocrisy of legal GW cannabis and illegal everyone else’s. Join or start your own activist group and lets start taking back control over our lives. Our governments don’t know what is best for us, and they certainly have no authority over how we choose to heal ourselves.

YOU can help reform UK cannabis law

UK cannabis

Summer time has slipped from our briefly worn sandals. There were public smoke outs, festivals and fun, but now that September has sobered up our hopes for an endless summer, it is time to take stock of where we have come from, and where are we going.

We had senior law enforcement officials declaring that they no longer were interested in pursuing small cannabis growers and consumers. It is nice that they thought we were waiting for their permission, but seeing as cannabis is the only known non toxic cancer fighting substance on the planet, we are going to keep on using it regardless. One in every two people will get cancer so when the scientific news broke that cannabis kills cancer cells, you might have thought that was the end of the prohibition debate. With this new information the UK government did two things. It declared that cannabis was still a dangerous, evil, naughty drug with no medical properties and it also granted a  license to their buddies at GW Pharmaceutical to grow cannabis and sell it as medicine.

Nice move from the government, right? Out of one side of their mouth they told us that the dirty hippies are completely deluded if they think cannabis is medicine and then with the smiling, lobbyist lipsticked other side they have awarded GW Pharmaceutical a medical cannabis growing license. GW Pharmaceutical is now worth one and a half billion on the stock market. Their main product, Sativex is just cannabis in a bottle. It costs a fortune and is one of the only cannabis products freely available to the public.

If you haven’t spotted it yet, the UK government is full of nonsense on cannabis. GW knows there is a potential 100 billion euro business in Europe and they have paid off the Tories for exclusive access to this market. GW’s cannabis is grown in clean, sterile conditions. These conditions are quite easy to design and implement for your grow, so  GW really needs cannabis prohibition to continue or else they will lose their monopoly.

Don’t forget that while this little game is going on sick people are suffering. From MS to chronic pain to cancer, we have a simple solution to human suffering but our governments are blocking it.

We sat down with Teeside Cannabis Club’s top guy, John Holliday, to get his take on the situation. John has had a dramatic summer with DailyMail attacks and public policy victories.

UK cannabis

“Once Labour Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Constabulary Ron Hogg announced that his officers wouldn’t enforce prohibition on low level production and consumption of cannabis, we new the game had changed. We have often had ex police and former officials come out and support cannabis reform, but Ron Hogg, and then other senior officials came out to support change while they were still in a position to do something. From this stunning public endorsement for change we rolled onto the successful petition to allow the sale, use and production of pot in the UK. On October 12th, there will be a commons debate on the subject. This is where we need the publics help. We have placed cannabis on the table and now the public has to have it nailed down. We encourage everyone to communicate with THEIR local Member of Parliament. Cannabis is not a hippie question, it is a health one. Besides its anti-cancer properties it alleviates the pain and discomfort from a wide range of medical issues. One in two people will get cancer so cannabis prohibition is directly threatening everyone’s health”.

There are many other activist groups calling for a similar strategy. If you care about this issue, we need your help. Send an email or call your local MP and start talking to them about the health benefits of having cannabis freely available for sick people. Prohibition only works for drug dealers and monopolists. Colorado legalized pot last year. Health and happiness increased and pharmaceutical drug sales went down. Colorado has made so much money from the herb that they will have to start giving citizens back some of their taxes.  We each have a personal journey to travel, but it is in our organized actions that we will collectively help manifest change in our beleaguered, old world.

Below are a list of UK groups you can contact. The cannabis debate is now in parliament, if we put enough pressure on our local members of parliament, this might be the first pain free christmas that some patients have experienced in a while!!

www.upalliance.org

clear-uk.org

teessidecannabisclub.co.uk

ukcsc.co.uk

www.encod.org

What does the upcoming UK parliament cannabis debate mean?

UK cannabis

After a successfully organized and run online petition to legalize the production, sale and use of cannabis, the UK parliament must now debate the subject. British cannabis activists should be very proud of their efforts. Over 200,000 signatures were collected.  For establishment politicians this is a nightmare. They are under huge pressure from pharmaceutical lobbyist money to kill any cannabis debate. A chronic pain sufferer has to take a handful of toxic medication every day. Cannabis can replace all these pills and allow the patient to lead a normal, healthy life. The way our political systems have developed, politicians and business are far to close to each other. This relationship causes things like pollution and prohibition, but when people  stand together, our prostitute politicians will do as they are told.

On Monday, 12th of October we will witness a piece of political theatre. We will see a parliament debate on cannabis attended by only a few MPs and little media coverage. The establishment does nice business with pharmaceutical companies. Big pharma has evolved from a life giving industry into just another ATM for giant corporations. Selfish politicians want to give the impression that this is not an important issue. They are thinking of campaign contributions instead of looking at the science on cannabis. It is clear that cannabis is one of the most amazing natural medicines known to man.

Here is a list of 700 scientific studies that show the medical benefits of the plant.

Politicians have tried imprisoning, then laughing at this issue. That hasn’t worked so they will give ignoring the public’s demands a try.  What they don’t realize is, we will never stop pushing for medical cannabis. The establishment has portrayed cannabis users as hippie stoners but the truth is very different. Cannabis is a creative fuel as well as the best, non toxic medicine we have found. We are not lazy, we are committed. Why should we live in a world were only billionaire companies get to control medicine. Look at your history books, every greedy concentration of power and money has ended in people getting needlessly hurt and killed. Opioid pain medication kills thousands of people each year in the UK. Of all the drug overdose deaths, 82% is from prescription drugs. We do have a drug problem in Europe, but it is the legal drug dealers that are causing the most harm. Alarmingly, new statistics tell us that one in every two people will get cancer in the UK. Cannabis is a known anti cancer tumor substance. Each time you use cannabis you are lowering the risk of getting cancer. Imagine the mind that believes they have the right to prohibit you from protecting yourself against cancer!

We are firmly on the road to cannabis legalization. This is important to people who suffer in silence. UK activists are dedicating their time and energy so now lets all stand up. Together, we can change this war torn, polluted world. Below are a list of fantastic UK organizations. They are filled with friendly, dedicated activists, and they need your help.

United Patients Alliance

Teeside cannabis club

Norml UK

Clear UK

UK cannabis clubs

Encod.org

Irish momentum on cannabis increases

Irish cannabis

It is not often that you get a billionaire, a minister of state and a priest at the same table discussing cannabis decriminalization, but then Ireland has its own, very particular way of doing things. The country has a cannabis culture that is buried deep below the surface. Alcohol is embraced with abandonment but cannabis production and sale is controlled by criminal gangs. This has not helped bring the subject to public attention, especially as a drugs turf war rages in some parts of the country. Last Friday evening, an event by CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign was organized. They gathered Billionaire Richard Branson, Minister Aodhan O Riordain, Father Peter McVerry and representatives from the leading Irish drugs activist groups.

After watching a great anti-war on drugs movie (Breaking The Taboo), there was a question and answer session. It is clear that the war on drugs has been an utter failure. It also seems that at least one Irish Minister of State is serious about drug reform. He spoke about a culture of victim blaming for drug addicts. These addicts are caught in a vicious cycle and need medical and social help rather than a steel and concrete cage. Obviously Praguepot is only interested in cannabis, so when Minister O Riordain talked about moving to the Portuguese model, that is  big step forward for Irish cannabis.

Cannabis can unlock a truly organic society. Growing your own medicine and moving to natural plastics and fuel rather than petrol-chemical can finally give our planet a break from the hysterical consumerist society we live in today. The Irish public needs cannabis to treat illness and as a healthy alternative to alcohol. Cannabis is a wonder drug for the prevention of one of Irelands greatest medical scourges, diabetes. As an activist, only the unrestricted access to the cannabis plant is good enough. Irish cannabis users need to stand up and be counted. Join a group or establish your own cannabis social club. It is in our own hands to end prohibition. We need to communicate with the wider public about the health and social benefits of the plant.

Those interested should follow one of the links below:

The Irish Legalise Cannabis Movement

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland

Help not Harm

Encod.org

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