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Medical Marijuana On Trial In Nevada

(Legal Essay)

When Nevadans attempt to exercise their right to medical self-determinism — by participating in the medical marijuana program — their mere participation “incriminates” them within the meaning of the 5th Amendment (which prohibits the government from compelling you to “incriminate” yourself). In short, Nevada’s MMJ program is unconstitutional — because it violates the Fifth Amendment — by incriminating those who participate. Yes, merely having a medical marijuana ID card “incriminates” patients — because those patients are viewed as “criminals” in the eyes of FEDERAL law enforcement agents. Remember, while many STATES pass medical marijuana laws (and recreational marijuana laws), marijuana remains illegal under FEDERAL law. Truth is, medical marijuana creates the most aberrant and bizarre legal fiction of all-time — under state law, weed is “medicine,” but under federal law, weed is “contraband” (go figure!). But remember, this NEVER goes away. At all times, participants in medical marijuana programs — in all states — are subject to DEA raids. The sad reality of medical marijuana — is that the patient programs create lazy DEA agents. Once upon a time, law enforcement agents would pound the streets and investigate leads — like the old-fashioned, gumshoe detectives of yesteryear! But thanks to medical marijuana programs, DEA agents never have to leave the office! They just phone Carson City or Sacramento, ask for the patient registry — and voila — instant “probable cause!” Know this —>> if your name appears in the MMJ registry in Nevada, then the DEA has “probable cause” to believe that YOU are a “criminal” within the meaning of the FEDERAL Controlled Substances Act. YOU have been incriminated — in violation of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Know your rights! ~~T. Matthew Phillips (NOT licensed to practice law in Nevada.)

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New Cannabis Strain Designed Specifically To Make Women Orgasm

One night, pot enthusiast Karyn Wagner smoked up with her partner before having what she later described as the best sex she’d ever had.

“After I smoked this one, I said, ‘you know, honey, that was perfect. Save it for next time,’” she said in an article published by The Cut.

That night proved to be life-changing for Wagner, not only in terms of her sex life, but also in terms of her entrepreneurial life.

Already a presence in the cannabis industry, Wagner began working to create a strain that would allow her—and any other woman—to experience the same mind-blowing sexual experience she’d had that fateful night more than a year ago.

New Cannabis Strain Designed Specifically to Enhance Women's Orgasm - GREEN RUSH DAILY

Photo: Karyn Wagner

 

And now it seems she’s succeeded.

Her company is now selling a special strain it calls “Sexxpot,” which Wagner says is specially designed to help women attain incredibly pleasurable orgasms.

According to The Cut, the new strain is derived from a low-THC strain called “Mr. Nice” and contains somewhere around 14 percent THC, relatively low compared to other popular strains, which are typically around 18 to 20 percent THC.

“She says that’s a benefit, because the product will put you in a ‘sensual’ headspace and affect the body’s sensations without getting the smoker too high to actually do the deed,” The Cut explained.

 

 

Read the full article: greenrushdaily.com

Posted by: Chuck Ludley

Veterans For Cannabis

Veterans freedomOn the eve of Veterans Day, Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriation Bill, which included a stipulation allowing Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical cannabis in states where it is legal. This is huge for the Veteran community. This means Veterans who use medical cannabis in states where it is legal would not be subjected to the same scrutiny and intrusive, demeaning drug testing in order to receive Veterans Affairs treatment.

Oftentimes Veterans suffering with painful side effects or complex PTSD as a result of their service are faced with the decision to either take the medical concoction regularly prescribed for treatment by the VA, or seek costly medical care away from the Veterans Administration. More and more Veterans are turning to cannabis for its powerful healing and pain fighting attributes.

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After serving in the Navy 7 years, I returned home with complex PTSD/MST and long term side effects from the anthrax inoculation, which left me with debilitating pain and muscle stiffness, leaving me unable to walk without assistance most days. The Veterans Administration prescribed a cocktail of medications, totaling 10 pills I needed to take every day, some two to three times a day. The side effects of the medications were, in my opinion, worse than the issues they were supposedly treating. I was left catatonic, completely unable to sit up, walk, talk or eat on my own. Upon explaining my issues with the medications to my doctors I was told they are fine, I just needed to get used to them. I knew there had to be a better way.

I was told about medical cannabis by other Veterans. To be honest, I was very weary, after having grown up with the D.A.R.E. Program and hearing how marijuana would destroy your life. I decided, going and talking to the doctor couldn’t hurt and was given a recommendation for medical cannabis use after describing my issues. I went to the dispensary and was recommended to try a strain called “Cherry Pie”. After getting my medication home, I filled up my new pipe and took a hit. Within a minute I could feel my muscles start to loosen. The crippling pain was alleviated. After another toke, the shakes in my extremities went away. With another toke, I could stand upright and walk on my own. I was convinced at that moment, cannabis was a miracle medication.

I couldn’t go back to being catatonic, so the next time I went to the VA, I was honest about being prescribed to use cannabis by another doctor. Instantly I was accused of being a drug addict and made to submit to a drug test in order to receive any medication. From that moment on, I was made to submit to drug tests at every appointment. If I lied to my doctors about my medical use of cannabis, I was treated with as much respect as any Veteran would expect to receive from the VA (which isn’t saying much).

My only hope with passing of the Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis provision in the MilCom-VA bill is that Veterans will have access to medication based on its effectiveness at treating the issue, rather the current persecution of a plant, and its users, regardless of its effective medicinal attributes. Although, I fear the Veterans Administration may have some time before we see that happening.

~Rebecca Martin    becca

Senate Approves Funding Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for Veterans