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Spanish supreme court gets decision wrong on cannabis clubs

Remember all the good cannabis news reports that popped up in 2015? Cannabis was on the march it seemed. Unfortunately someone forgot to tell the Spanish supreme court judges that their own Madrid University is leading the research in exactly how beneficial the plant is for human health. The Judges have gone all fascist Franco on us and now said that specifically three cannabis social clubs have broken some sacred man made law. The cannabis associations, Ebers, Pannagh (Bilbao) and Three Monkeys (Barcelona) have all been hammered by the supreme court. Jail terms and 250,000 euro fines have been handed out for growing a plant that is healthy for you. I am sorry that the judges’ idea of a good time is different from our cannabis good time, but who do they think they are? God? When laws try to restrict natural human behavior, it is the system of law that suffers eventually. We need to increase civil disobedience until the corrupt system of government understands we are not backing down on cannabis. This isn’t the old days when the public had very little access to information. We know all about the benefits of cannabis. We also know that cannabis can lead the fight back against climate change. From plastics to food, fuel and medicine the plant is a natural gift to replace the polluting industries that are killing our planet.

Cannabis is a plant, when it is organically grown it is incredibly healthy for you. You can, in a non toxic way, treat a ridiculous number of serious illnesses and lets not forget, it can help prevent cancer. This is 2016, we have looked at the science and unfortunately for the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, they have serious competition with cannabis. Sorry about that but with the explosion of cancer, you have a perfect right to grow cannabis. You don’t need permission from your government, you don’t need a license, fuck the authorities and grow it.

Our Spanish club friends need help. Please spread this and lets give a united European slap back to the Spanish authorities. Spanish law now says you can grow cannabis yourself. Cannabis social clubs help by growing your cannabis only for you and other adult members. No dealing to kids, only responsible, adult cooperation. These guys will need money for a legal fund. It isn’t just them in trouble. This is a European problem. We all have a stake in the outcome of this crooked conservative, stick your head in the sand approach to cannabis legalization. Encod are helping with this issue. If you want to get involved, send us an email to praguepot@gmail.com or visit encod.org’s website. I will keep you posted about money raising ideas for the legal defense fund. This is our chance to cooperate together. Together we are strong. Together we can effect the change that is needed in our out dated system of governance. There are plenty of facebook accounts of Spanish politicians and also European Union representatives that you can bring up this issue on. If we want cannabis to be a normal part of a healthy, evolved society, then we must begin to challenge the authorities at every turn.

The story of Plauen’s cannabis social club

cannabis Germany

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a young, happy couple. They found each other in Plauen, Germany. This is a small (50,000 population) town in the old communist east of the country. These kinds of areas tend to have higher unemployment and social issues. Alcohol and drug abuse being a serious problem. So our happy couple have set up a cannabis social club in Plauen. The old conservative heart of Germany sees the couple’s club as a terrible example of society’s decay.

However, there is a little more to this story. You see Plauen’s cannabis club founder has a special interest in cannabis. When he was younger (he is 23 now) he had a bad motor bike accident. Unfortunately he damaged 20% of the back part of his brain, and 10% of the front. This meant that he couldn’t move around too much. If he walked somewhere, he would bump into things. As objects move towards him his brain can’t make sense of them and he hits them. His doctors put him on many different pharmaceutical drugs. These were nasty, strong chemicals and they seemed to make him worse. One of the side effects he suffered was throwing up blood all day. Worse than the side effects, he couldn’t think normally. Understanding what had happened was difficult. Luckily for him, he had a very cool, knowledgeable doctor that whispered to him one day, “try cannabis”.

When he has smoked enough cannabis, he can drive, talk and think normally. Cannabis rewires the way his mind operates. The toxic legal drugs were killing him but the illegal, safe, healthy cannabis plant saved him. Imagine being given back the power of thought. What would you do? Well, our Plauen activist here decided that he should tell the world about what happened to him and raise awareness about the healing power of the plant. The Plauen cannabis social club is a perfect example of what cannabis can do. Not only has it helped Stefan medically, but the herb has an interesting way of letting us think in a very creative way. As the local Plauen authorities cut their after school youth program budgets, the cannabis club has been dreaming up ways to fill those gaps. All money raised by this couple goes to youth projects (Check out their website for more information).

None of this information has been filtering into the minds of the local Plauen population. They were told by the television that cannabis is bad so that is that. The Plauen club is harassed and belittled even though our happy couple only have good intentions. Praguepot is helping out but we are still three hours away and there is a bit of a language barrier. At last weekend’s Prague cannafest, we tried to meet as many German activists as possible and ask them for help. The cannabis community is full of all kinds of people, but you can always notice the increased levels of compassion. The cannafest organizers gave the Plauen club a free stand. That act of kindness has helped connect our couple to the wider community. After a fun weekend they are back in Plauen looking for a suitable garden space to grow organic fruit and vegetables.

Without cannabis, the Plauen club founder would be in a very bad situation. When he came to Prague I made sure he had pot. This is a criminal act in the eyes of the law, but with a little common sense you can see that a law that forbids someone from health is an invalid law. Our governments are dead wrong on cannabis and it is time for them to grow up and deal with the fact that they are quite often completely full of shit. In Amsterdam you can buy pot from a coffee shop but the owners of that coffee shop must magically produce their pot because it is illegal for them to buy it anywhere. We have new shiny medical marijuana bills being proposed but they don’t even attempt to utilize the true value of the plant. At this years cannafest, leading cannabis scientist, Cristina Sanchez told a packed audience that cannabis is 100% healthy for humans. The plant has a positive effect on all cancers. With this ringing in your ears, lets get busy working on how to get out of this mess. Our cancer ravished society needs cannabis. We need more people talking about pot and we need more people growing it. If you can help our Plauen friends in any way the karma points are huge and so is the thank you.

We will keep you posted on what happens up in Plauen. With their limited resources they have turned a bad situation into a beautiful song. Cannabis is medicine, it brings health so it is automatically legal to grow and use no matter what the suits say.

New research, cannabis effectively treats cancer

One World Cannabis

Our scientific friends over at One World Cannabis have been very busy. They are a leading cannabis research company. I met Dr. Yehuda Baruch, director of research, earlier this year and he excitedly told me about cannabis replacing up to half of  pharmaceutical medication currently on the market. In One World Cannabis’ latest scientific trials, they tested cannabis’ ability to fight cancer. The results and amazing. Cannabis kills 60% of Multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

We live in a strange world were this kind of headline gets reported on a small site like praguepot but is ignored by the main stream media. Cancer is a real threat to us. Over the next two decades, cancer cases are set to increase by 70%. Cannabis is a vitally important tool to fight this epidemic, so learning how to grow pot is a very good idea. One World Cannabis operate from Israel, which is the leading medical cannabis country in the world. Pot is already prescribed for chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Israel. Contrary to media reports, Israeli patients who use cannabis have not turned into zombies and very few, if any negative side effects have been observed.

It is time to cut out the bullshit. Cannabis is an amazing medicine and all governments in the western world know it. To keep pot illegal is a criminal act and should be resisted. Forget the stereotype stoner, sick people are suffering because they don’t have access to cannabis. A chronic pain sufferer can have liver failure due to pain management drugsI have personally seen someone going from shoveling 18 pills a day to using just cannabis to manage chronic pain. Pot is a natural substance that makes our bodies thrive but unless we keep pressure on our governments, big pharma will continue to poison sick people while a natural, healthy alternative goes to waste.

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

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

Cannabis use lowers the risk of cancer

cannabis cancer

One in three people will get cancer in their life time. One in three, that is scary. A little more terrifying is the knowledge that right now, we all have cancerous cells in our bodies. It is a normal thing apparently and mostly the cancerous cells die because they don’t get a supply of food via access to blood nutrients. However, if the cancerous cells form near blood, you will get a tumor. Next stop, chemo therapy, long distressing nights trying to understand how your own body is trying to kill you and a constant battle with panic. Cancer is one of the greatest threats to your health. Processed food, wifi, tobacco, alcohol, a lack of exercise, and the general stress of this modern life all contribute to the growth of cancer. The way modern science deals with cancer is to burn, poison or simply cut the tumor out. Not very advanced, but it saves lives.

As the veil of ignorance and propaganda is being lifted on cannabis, it is becoming increasingly clear, that cannabis is a rock star for cancer prevention. The latest scientific research points out that cancer lowers the risk of getting bladder cancer. So not only do pot smokers get to enjoy the effects of cannabis when they consume it, their choice of intoxicant can literally save them from cancer. Why is there a need for any more discussion? Scientific report after scientific report points to the cancer fighting property of the plant. A tiny dose of cannabis in your system(not enough to get you high even) can help you maintain a healthy, well functioning body. Add in some exercise and good clean food to ensure the best chance of a healthy, long life. We don’t need any more proof that cannabis is a wonder herb. Not only that, but the plant has clearly shown that our politicians don’t give a damn about our health. Way back in 1974 the American government knew cannabis kills cancer cells but did nothing about it. Today, we have the Internet. This blog and many others are hammering home the simple truth that cannabis is a healthy, powerful medicine that also gives you the giggles. Powerful business interests wants to keep the public away from pot, it is up to each of us to get educated and then get active on this subject!

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