They say that Ireland is the land of saints and scholars. If that is true, then the Irish Church of Cannabis (ICOC) is holding up that stereotype. We have previously covered the European Church of Cannabis and their fun fight to spread their ancient religion. In Ireland, the church has a dedicated community of cannabis people. Due to the strict legal environment, the Irish Church has been blocked from using their healing cannabis plant but they have been busy with the next best thing.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the main chemical components of both the legal hemp plant, and the absurdly illegal cannabis plant. CBD is an amazing health partner for our bodies. It doesn’t have a psychoactive effect like cannabis’ other major compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD has incredible anti psychotic effects. It brings down inflammation, fights pain (especially period pain for women) and for all the students out there, it heightens brain function with none of the memory loss associated with THC. It gives strong neuroprotection and is frequently used to stop the most severe forms of epilepsy while also boosting their immune system. In short, CBD is medical cannabis without the high.
Our saintly scholars in the Irish church know all this and have been bringing CBD to the people. They have created their own CBD vaporizer oil. If you live in Ireland and are in any way health conscious, then CBD should be a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. The Irish church needs your support to continue their work. Cannabis prohibition is ending. We will have a period of change before the inevitable, wholesale acceptance of the cannabis plant into a healthier tomorrow’s society. You can contact these great people here :
The Irish Church of Cannabis (icoc.ie)
From spring 2017, the German government will pay for sick people to access cannabis. Germany is the powerhouse of European politics. So a big JA JA JA from them is the beginning of the end of the nonsense that was cannabis prohibition. Big money blocked the plant, and years of amazing activist work has helped bring pot back to the people.
Health Minister Hermann Groehe said; “Our aim is that seriously ill people are treated in the best possible way.” First the very sick, then the sick and then those who don’t want to get sick will be legally allowed cannabis. The German government will grow cannabis themselves at a secure location. They will join a growing number of European countries that have a medical cannabis program.
Now it is your turn, do you support your local cannabis club? Are you a member of a patients association? Cannabis is going main stream and there are a million uses for the plant. Together with hemp, they provide a natural alternative to our current toxic options. Germany’s yes on cannabis is vital, so is the support we show to activists trying to nail down the end of prohibition all over Europe.
Cannabis is medicine. It is now undeniable. The video is about medical doctors with experience of cannabis treatment. Do we really have governments that want to play games with the populations health?
The World Health Organization Constitution(1946) states that : “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being…”.
They define health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not just the absence of disease or infirmity
Time to claim back that right folks.
The UN has been talking about drugs at their ungass meeting in New York this week. The previous meeting talked about a drug free world. This time however, after the full devastation of the war on drugs has been felt, the UN body has changed. The focus is moving from punishment to a health care approach. There are now more drugs, more readily available than ever before. Simply jailing drug users is not helping. A drug addict is the consequences of a bad environment, bad choices and an availability of drugs. To change this situation, you can’t just focus on one part of the problem. We need a tilt away from our crooked friend, Richard Nixon’s policies of racism and move in a more responsible, compassionate direction.
For cannabis, there has been an interesting positive result. Medical cannabis has been recognized by the majority of participants. This means more acceptance of the plant being used as an alternative to current pharmaceutical options. The language is still unclear, but medical cannabis is moving forward. When we understand that all cannabis use is medicinally beneficial, it finally opens the door for cannabis.
It is now up to the general public. If we organize into cannabis clubs and show that we are both engaged and trustworthy, the plant will be adopted much quicker. Join or create a cannabis club. Get serious about becoming a professional medical cannabis grower but most of all, get active. The grey area surrounding cannabis has just increased in size. It is up to us to fill it with medical cannabis community cooperation.
From the 19th to the 21st of this month, April, the UN meets in New York to renegotiate the legal terms of the international drug restrictions treaties. If you are to listen to the medical and scientific experts, drugs should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal one. Regulating the market for drugs is the sensible, adult action. Right now we have to choose, do we want drug dealers running drugs, or do we want governmental control over a hugely important social issue?
Ungass 2016 is a crucial event towards safe access to medical cannabis for those who benefit from the plant. Ungass can lift the international legal treaties that stop individual countries making their own mind up on cannabis. Cannabis is a safe, health promoting plant when used responsibly. Our government has no right to keep this plant from us. Help spread the word about this meeting :
The German ministry of health just released a new draft(in German) of regulations for medical cannabis. Instead of pretending cannabis is a problem, the Germans are preposing cannabis be treated for what it is, an amazing new medical discovery. The draft regulations would place cannabis in the same category as other prescription medications.
Great news for patients but terrible news for powerful, money hungry pharmaceutical corporations. If the regulations are adopted, it will mean that any doctor in the country will be able to prescribe medical cannabis. Most importantly, the draft proposal also says that cannabis should be covered by your insurance company.
This is huge. Germany is a big European player. Their ministry of health cannot signal any clearer. They want a sensible, rational approach. No more arresting people for making a health conscious choice. We have plenty of things to deal with in society, but responsible cannabis use is not one of them. Medical cannabis is coming so get ready for the great societal detox !!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.