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UN OKs medical cannabis

 

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.

 

Cannabis prohibition is criminal

The war on pot has not made society safe.

The war on pot has made the only known non toxic anti cancer treatment illegal.

The war on pot was always a populist, self serving lie.

The war on pot has criminalized normal human behavior.

The war on pot is the best thinking of our worst politicians.

The war on pot benefits drug dealers.

The war on pot is the child of the war on communism.

The war on pot wasn’t intended to be won.

The war on pot is racist.

The war on pot exposed the whole world to American government tyranny.

The war on pot has destroyed human freedom.

The war on pot teaches us to put ideology ahead of scientific fact.

The war on pot highlights the systemic corruption in politics.

The war on pot created the for profit prison industry in America.

The war on pot makes criminals rich and police rich.

The war on pot means police are the enemy.

The war on pot means children can easily access drugs from criminals.

The war on pot allows violent men to legally be violent.

The war on pot distracts the pubic from the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs.

The war on pot is a war on nature.

The war on pot is supposed to be everlasting.

The war on pot means liver failure to chronic pain sufferers.

The war on pot was forced on us by old, white, racist men.

The war on pot made it easy to divide and conquer the public.

The war on pot is morally wrong.

The war on pot shows us we need to wake up and revolt against the system.

The war on pot allows police to bully and harass gentle hippies.

The war on drugs protects big pharma’s drug dealing turf.

The war on pot has failed just like alcohol prohibition failed before it.

The war on pot has perverted our justice system.

The war on pot is America’s fault.

The war on pot has failed.

The war on pot must be resisted.

The war on pot is a war crime on humanity.

Cannabis is medicine and big pharma doesn’t want you to have that kind of control over your own life. Come join us defeat the war on pot. Jai Kali Ma

Help UK cannabis, speak with your local MP

UK cannabis

After the successful online government petition to legalize the production and use of cannabis, the UK parliament has to now meet and discuss the topic on the 12th of this month. After speaking with  UK activist groups, the message going around is; anyone living in the UK should contact their own local MP and ask them if they will be at the parliament debate. The Tory government would like nothing better than a sparsely attended debate.

It will take you a few minutes but the difference could be life changing. Sick and elderly patients can really benefit from the non toxic plant. Increased sleep and appetite are the bed rock of recovery and unlike toxic pharmaceutical drugs, the only side effect of cannabis is a bliss like euphoria.

Take the time to call or email your MP because the drug war has failed. We tried putting everyone in jail and still cannabis use increased. If we remove the black market, then we can make sure that young people don’t have as ready a supply and we can also improve the quality of pot.

Be the difference, contact one of the organizations below or directly with your local MP. We live in a democracy, it is high time we started using the system instead of being used by the system!!!

United Patients Alliance

Cista

Teeside cannabis club

Clear UK

Encod.org

Norml UK

UK cannabis social clubs

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

Serbian protest for cannabis reform

The 4th of September saw an interesting protest take place in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. Hundreds of people gathered in the Republic Square to help push their government to accept our new understanding of the cannabis plant. Serbia is a country with an outdated approach to cannabis, the authorities believe strongly in maintaining cannabis prohibition, even though our knowledge of the plant has changed. If we, as private citizens can read and understand that science says the plant is healthy for you, then why can’t the government? We don’t want to have politicians playing god, especially if they are ill informed. Cannabis can kill cancer cells. It is an amazing pain and inflammation medication. It can help promote harmony rather than chaos and it does all this while being non toxic and safe. Cannabis is a cheaper and healthier medicine than almost half the drugs on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies know this and are happy to block any decriminalization efforts with their dirty lobbying money.

If you are in Serbia and you want to get involved, contact these activists. Together we are stronger. Together we can stand up against the commercial interests of criminal politicians.

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