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Mothers and Cannabis

Mothers and Cannabis

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you to all the women who gave birth to their babies. Mothers who took time to raise their children have my true admiration. What an honor it is to be a mother, nothing in this world compares to giving life to another human being and the opportunity to be a parent. I am still trying to figure out why the daddy doesn’t lactate and nurse his child since the mother carries the child nine months!
Question: Is a mother being responsible when she uses cannabis (marijuana) as a medicine?
Answer: As the mother of five, grandmother to eight, and great grandmother to four, I say yes and so
               does science. Our Governor would say no based on the bill he recently signed allowing Child
               Protective Services to remove children from mothers uniformly across the state for any
               marijuana use- regardless of the mother possessing a medical marijuana patient card. I can
               think of nothing more tragic to have a newborn removed at birth destroying the bonding time in
               the critical first few months of the infants life, because of a GOD given plant.
      
               Women have unique health needs and issues that a man just cannot understand. According to
               Science: Medical cannabis can manage all of the needs for balancing hormones, nausea,
               pain, depression, anxiety, headaches, mood, sleep, inflammation, spasms, heart burn, digestion,
               bowel regulation, appetite, circulation, heart rhythm, cramps, water retention, muscle relaxant,
               healthy weight, stimulates the immune system, protects from cancer, tumors, opens airways,
               protects the lungs, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, fights infection, stimulates bone growth,
               encourages cell growth, reduces risk of nerve damage, decreases pressure in the blood vessel
               walls, and detoxify our body to help produce healthy milk for nursing her newborn. Cannabis in
               its raw form has the complete chain of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, fiber, and
              more than 400 known healthy components, many are listed on a bottle of prenatal vitamins.
              Show me just one pharmaceutical or over the counter medication that can do all that!

              When I was growing up my mother had eight children under eight years old! Her doctor
              prescribed her a three pill cocktail called, “Mothers little helper” a small red pill, blue pill, and
              little white pill. In fact all mothers in our community were the test project for the “Mothers little
              helper” cocktail. There was an increased rate in miscarriages, birth defects, suicide, and ovarian
              and breast cancer. We watched mom need a hysterectomy by age 40, and was unable to walk
              for a full year when her legs became so week she could not stand, for no apparent reason. Mom
              was the only dance teacher in our community and utilized our basement for a hundred children
              who she taught dance to. I was her little protégé in my first tap shoes by age two. I was twelve
              years old the year mom lost use of her legs and I was promoted quickly to teacher. Being LDS
              (Morman) she did not drink or take any street drugs, just her doctor prescribed “Mothers little
               helper” medication.

              I have lost 11 family members to legal drugs and alcohol over dose and interactions, eight were
              women. I believe in the power of herbs and God given medicines in their natural form. NO one
              has ever died using just cannabis because it is incapable of shutting down the brain or heart. I
              gave birth to four of my children. The first child I took only what my doctor prescribed: Prenatal
              vitamins and medication for nausea. My first born was delivered six weeks early at 5 lbs. 6 oz.
              with tummy problems that kept her crying and not sleeping for a year. Our doctor wanted to put
              us both on medication and I refused, this is when I started using cannabis as a medicine. My next
              three pregnancies I used only cannabis. There was no excessive weight gain (as with my first), 
              toxemia, anemia,  diabetes, headaches, back pains, swelling, and had short labor, full term
              babies weighing over 7 lbs., easier deliveries and recovery. My children were born healthy
              without seizure disorders, infant cancer, diabetes, obesity, autism, or learning disorders. I
              nursed all of my children without fear of the more than 2600 toxins found in mothers milk today.
              Why?  According to a US Government patent cannabis is an antioxidant and does detoxify the
              body.   

             The father of my children was removed by court order from our family for excessive PTSD from
              his six years in Viet Nam. I raised our children without interaction or child support from him and
              all of my children- much to my surprise lived to see their 18th birthday! My children thrived in
              school receiving awards for perfect attendance, Honor roll, and lettering at state competitions in
              school sports. My oldest son held the highest position obtainable at the high school level at
              Westwood High as lieutenant Col. of Air Force JROTC with a full scholarship to the Air Force
              Academy.
             
              During those twenty years none of my children were hospitalized, no broken bones, and no
              diseases other than the normal childhood mumps, measles, chickenpox, and strep throat.
              Neither my children nor I ever took daily medications, just me and my cannabis.

              Is a mother who uses cannabis as her medication being responsible? Absolutely! Science says we
              humans have an endocannabinoid system with receptors CB1 and CB2 ready and waiting for the
              components in cannabis. When our receptors are full we have homeostasis-mental and physical
              balance. Anyone who says otherwise needs to read the science not DEA articles and one sided
              studies.

              This article is not intended as medical advice and is for informational purposes. If you would like
              more information and/or to meet with a medical marijuana doctor contact MJ Consulting LLC.

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What is cannabis CBD

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Question: What is cannabis CBD and what does it do?

Answer: CBD is short for Cannabidiol a non-psychoactive molecule found in every cannabis plant including industrial hemp and Echinacea. Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid. We all know most about “THC” because of the illegal aspect but each cannabis plant has 140 known cannabinoids and THC and CBD are just two of the 140.

CBD is what parents are using for their children who have seizures, autism, and behavior disorders instead of prescription drugs. CBD tames the psycoactivity influence of the “THC”, allowing patients to focus on the THC’s therapeutic powers at higher concentrations.

CBD attaches primarily to the CB2 receptors in the blood that control your organs and immune system. Numerous studies have shown CBD affects diseases of the mind and body, particularly neurological diseases, inflammatory illness, and cancer.

CBD may be useful to prevent nerve damage associated with alcohol poisoning providing neuroprotection. CBD appears to calm autonomic responses to stress by engaging receptors that select serotonin to achieve a calming effect. Therapeutic potential for psychological disorders are based on its antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effects.

Here is a short list of what CBD can treat:

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Anxiety, Appetite, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular Function, Depression, Digestion, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Headaches and Migraine, Huntington Disease, Immune Function, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Memory, Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea and Vomiting,  Neural Development, Neuropathic Pain and Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid, Osteoporosis, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Parkinson’s Disease, Psychiatric Disease, Psychomotor Behavior, Schizophrenia & Psychosis, Spinal Cord Injury & Disease, Stress & Emotional State Regulation, Tourette’s Syndrome, Wake/Sleep Cycles, Wasting Syndrome in AIDS and Cancer Patients.

CBD is also known to control certain cancers, anti-tumor effects, stimulates bone growth, stops growth of bacteria, suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of artery obstructions, decreases pressure in blood vessel walls, reduces risk of nerve damage, and decreases the social isolation caused by THC.

As mentioned above this is the short list! People using cannabis are healing themselves, restoring their health, taking fewer toxic prescription drugs, fewer doctor and hospital visits, and report a better quality of day and life.

Science says cannabis is a whole food with 489 distinct compounds that all vertebra: Mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles, require for homeostasis- mental and physical wellness.

As a society we should not legalize cannabis we should decriminalize cannabis (stop arresting people for cannabis) treat it like the food that it is and allow people to be healthy and well. Read the science, science always wins!

 

This article is intended to educate and inform and does not replace medical advice by a licensed medical professional. Seek a natural medicine doctor, they were allowed to study cannabis in school.

Cannabis vs Industrial Hemp

Cannabis vs Industrial Hemp

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Question: Is cannabis (marijuana) used as medicine the same as industrial hemp?

 

Answer: Science says it is genetically different although they come from the same plant: Cannabis Sativa L. Much like we belong to the human race but genetically different with unique characteristics.

 

For medical marijuana use patients use Cannabis Sativa L: Sativa, Indica, Hybrids, and Hemp.

 

Sativa is highest in THC, attaches to the CB1 receptors in the brain managing the central nervous system and is what most patients use for daytime medicine to treat fatigue, mental health issues, low motivation, creativity, and euphoria, etc. Indica is what patients use the second half of the day and treats the body with components attaching to the CB2 receptors in the blood managing the organs and immune system. Indica treats acute pain, muscle spasms, insomnia, nausea, increases dopamine, etc. A hybrid just means one parent came from the Sativa family and one parent from the Indica family so you have 50% of the attributes from both families. Sativa and Indica can have THC 5-30 % giving mind altering effects but can be made into non psychoactive products. Cannabis in its natural raw form is non psychoactive until the plant is heated to 315°.

 

Hemp is legal in all 50 states and requires no medical marijuana card to consume. Our country use to know the difference between cannabis and hemp but the DEA has blurred the lines according to Hemp and Marijuana Myths & Realities by David P West, Ph.D. Anyone with more than an acre of land in the United States was required to grow hemp for the war effort clearly noted in history. Hemp is technically from the same family (species) however it is a different variety or subspecies and is incapable of being “mind” altering with THC at 0.3-1.5%. Dr. West also states in his report 92-96% of all cannabis confiscated by the DEA the past ten years is HEMP. Billions of dollars from the “War on Drug” money has been spent to eradicate legal hemp, mistaken for the illegal cannabis.

 

All Cannabis Sativa L provides nutrition and treats hundreds of symptoms and serious health conditions.

 

The true difference is in its use. Hemp can be made into more the 50,000 products. Its fiber is the longest, strongest, and most durable of all natural fibers. Hemp cultivation requires no chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. Hemp produces four times as much fiber per acre as pine trees. Hemp tree-free paper can be recycled up to seven times compared to three times for pine pulp based papers. Henry Ford showed how a car made of hemp was 50 times stronger than steel and can run on hemp fuel only.

 

Hemp is easy to grow and conditions the soil where it grows. CA NORMAL in 2013 reported cannabis uses 0.04% of all agriculture water in California. In the book, “The Emperor wears no clothes” by Jack Herer talks about how hemp can save the world. “If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the plant, reverse the Greenhouse effect and stop deforestation; Then there is only one annually renewable natural resource that is capable of proving the overall majority of the worlds paper and textiles, meet all of the worlds transportation, industrial, and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuild the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time.. And that substance is- The same one that did it before Cannabis Hemp”.

 

More than 50,000 products and items can be made from hemp i.e. ships, rope, twine, cordage, and sails,

Textiles, and fabrics, fiber and pulp paper, art canvas, paints, varnishes, lighting oil, bio mass energy, automobiles and the fuel to run them, food oils and protein, building materials and housing, biodegradable replacements for plastics, and toxin free cleaners to name just a few.

 

This November two initiatives will be on the ballot to legalize cannabis. Only one of the initiatives 01-14-2016 AZFMR addresses industrial hemp. Arizona needs a new industry to get us out of our serious budget problems, fund Education where Arizona is 48th in the Nation and our Social Service programs where we rank 50th, and create jobs for Arizona citizens and families.

 

Twelve generations of our family have called Arizona home. Arizona has always been known for the five “Cs”: Climate, cattle, copper, cotton & citrus, it is time to add the sixth “C” CANNABIS- Industrial hemp alone will turn our state around.

 

 

We must disregard all the misinformation and disinformation and seek the truth. This article is provided for information and does not constitute legal or medical advice. 

The Truth About Marijuana

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This question & answer column is intended to provide information about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, not legal or medical advice. We are not affiliated with the AZDHS who administers the program.

 

Question:

Science says cannabis (aka marijuana) in its natural raw plant form is a whole food. How as a society did we get so far from the truth that the life of a person is destroyed in the Justice system if caught with this plant food?

 Answer:

According to the Science Channel, “Science always wins”! The science is available, please educate yourself.

Mesa, Arizona. Science of Cannabis Summit May 17, 2015, taught attendees that marijuana is a whole food. Dr. William Courtney and Dr. Dustin Salek, both have documented a great deal about the use of cannabis as food and medicine from the perspective of the raw plant. Also one can read the article, “Cannabis as a Super Food” by Regina Nelson PhD in Ladybud magazine from 2014. 

Mom Force AZ prints a small booklet Understanding Cannabis, “It’s Not Naughty – It’s Natural” and it explains a lot.

A special thank you to Kathy Inman the Director of MomForceAZ for permitting me to share the following:

 

The History of Cannabis Prohibition

All of our lives we have been told marijuana is a bad drug, and it has been kept illegal as a matter of public safety. Here is a short tale of facts that transpired, and you decide.

 

In 1916 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its findings regarding hemp as a paper making material in USDA Bulletin 404. It would not be long until hemp would be the next “fiber of our lives.”

Those with power and influence in that day were in the paper, oil, and chemical businesses. You might recognize their names: Hearst, Rockefeller, and Dupont. These businessmen had a banker with interest in their success named Andrew Mellon, and he held the position of Secretary of the Treasury. With hemp in line to be the next “Billion Dollar Crop” according to the latest Popular Mechanics magazine, these folks knew they needed to take action to protect their investments.

 

They knew hemp material could replace almost all of the items that were currently being manufactured from paper, oil, and chemicals. All of the clothing, plastics, nylon, paints, building materials, and more that were then made of toxic substances could be created from all-natural, renewable, recyclable hemp fibers.

 

Andrew Mellon appointed his nephew, Harry Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, now known as the DEA. Without Congressional approval, they drafted and passed the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Disguising it as “marijuana” a slang term used in Mexico, those in power were able to pass this by those who only knew it as “cannabis.” It taxed cannabis at a rate of about $100 an ounce, thereby making paper, oil, and chemicals more affordable options.

 

The American Medical Association fought back when it heard the news, but when doctors began to lose their licenses from administering cannabis to patients, the use subsided. The only information the public was given was through the Hearst newspapers and its’ Reefer Madness” campaign.

 

The American farmer should have been able to work this environmentally sound resource for generations. But with just one source of media in the 30’s, it was easy to paint a bad picture of this substance. So instead, everything has been made of oil, chemicals, and paper, giving us deforestation, air and water pollution, and the very illnesses they will not allow us to treat naturally.

 

Anslinger remained the head of DEA until the mid-1960s. In 1970 came the Controlled Substance Act, which labeled cannabis a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Note that President Nixon signed this Act against the recommendations of his staff.

 

In recent years, despite the Federal classification of cannabis as a schedule 1, voters in many states (37) have supported state-level legislation that permits regulated cannabis for medical use. (Some states are on their 17th year with a medical marijuana program).

 

The History of Cannabis as a Utility

Hemp is the utilitarian cousin of the medicinal cannabis plant and had been used the past 10,000 years for most materials prior to prohibition.

 

Historical uses of Hemp

  • Animal feed, bedding, cloth, building materials, flour, food, and medicine.
  • Fabric of the first American Flag.
  • The paper used to write the Declaration of Independence.
  • Paper used to print US currency until 1800s.
  • In the 1600s, it was mandatory for Jamestown farmers to grow hemp.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had hemp farms.
  • During World War II in 1942, the US Government encouraged farmers to grow hemp, due to a shortage of imports, through a film called, “Hemp for Victory.”

 

 

History of Cannabis as Medicine

 

Medicinal cannabis had been used for thousands of years prior to prohibition. Eli Lily, Parke Davis and others sold tincture (liquid marijuana) as a mainstream pain remedy.

  • Queen Elizabeth used cannabis tincture for her menstrual cramps.
  • The American Medical Association fought the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, but doctors who spoke out began to lose their licenses, keeping others from coming forward.
  • The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 solidified the fate of medical cannabis, classifying it a Schedule 1 controlled substance with no acceptable medical value.
  • The US government holds a patent for Cannabis as a Neuroprotectant and Antioxidant and has been supplying a handful of Americans with medical marijuana through the Federal Medical Marijuana Program for decades.
  • The US government owns 17 patents total and know from science that marijuana as a medicine certainly does have healing properties.

 

Extensive history is available at the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute websites. Search Cannabis.

 

Reefer Madness, Cheech and Chong, even the 70’s Show has showed us deceptive ideas about cannabis as a medicine. It is about using the smallest effective dose, cannot cause death because your body only absorbs its limit and no more. If you are not treating an injury or disease at the very least it protects you from all diseases.

 

Truth is in the Science: Our bodies have a system for receiving the medicine in cannabis, called the Endocannabinoid System. It runs throughout our body, complete with cannabinoid receptors. (Cannabinoids are the healing properties of the Cannabis plant).

 

Chemical compounds in marijuana fit like keys into receptors on cells all over the human body. Not just the human body but all vertebra, mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles. The receptors serve as keyholes to chemicals produced within the human body, and they control processes ranging from pain and thought, to inflammation and the immune system.

 

It is time to look at science and obtain the TRUTH and stop the propaganda created by the War on Drugs campaign. A Maricopa County Public Defender recently told me to this day the Justice System prosecutes a marijuana offence the same as a heroine and meth offense-regardless of how much or how little you have in your possession. A person’s entire future and life is destroyed when you get a felony conviction, even marijuana.

MomForceAZ says, “With the Federal Schedule 1 grouping of Heroine, Meth, and Marijuana our children and young adults are confused thinking they are the same, without realizing you can die from Heroine and Meth and many do.

 

I say: Stop the needless suffering and arrests of our loved ones and allow them the opportunity get well and employed using natural resources like hemp and cannabis to stay healthy. If you are using marijuana please obtain your patient ID card to give yourself some protection.

 

 

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