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Thursday, November 19, 2015 Consuming Marijuana During Pregnancy Does Not Make A Mother Unfit
Since 1985 cigarette packages sold in the United States have carried four rotating warnings from the surgeon general, including this one: Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, and Low Birth Weight. Since 1989 the labels of alcoholic beverages have included this government-mandated warning: According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. This week the American Medical Association (AMA) proposed a similar label for cannabis products: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding poses potential harms.
The proposed warning represents a concession to political reality by the AMA, which opposes marijuana legalization but seems to recognize that pot prohibition is inexorably crumbling. The AMAs wording is notably milder than the warnings for tobacco and alcoholappropriately so, since the evidence that cannabis consumption during pregnancy can harm the fetus is less clear than the evidence that smoking and heavy drinking can. In any case, providing information about marijuanas hazards is surely preferable to the punitive moralism of the war on drugs.
Hollie Sanford holding Nova (Image: WJW)
The latter approach still prevails in most of the country, as illustrated by what happened to Hollie Sanford and her baby girl, Nova. After Sanford gave birth at Clevelands Fairview Hospital on September 26, Nova was snatched away from her because the newborns first stool tested positive for a marijuana metabolite. Against the recommendation of county social workers (who are usually the villains in stories like this), Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Magistrate Eleanore Hilow decided the drug test result by itself justified separating Nova from her parents. They were not reunited until last week, after a judge overruled Hilow.
Sanford used cannabis tea to treat morning sickness and severe sciatic nerve pain while she was pregnant with Nova, as she had when she was pregnant with Novas brother, Logan, who is now almost 2. Her research convinced her marijuana was a safer choice than the painkillers she had been prescribed, and she may be right about that. The Food and Drug Administration puts opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone in Category C, meaning animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, although potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. The evidence concerning marijuanas effects on fetuses is likewise mixed and incomplete.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose raison detre is highlighting the hazards of illegal intoxicants, says research in rats suggests that exposure to even low concentrations of THC late in pregnancy could have profound and long-lasting consequences for both brain and behavior of offspring. It adds that human studies have shown that some babies born to women who used marijuana during their pregnancies respond differently to visual stimuli, tremble more, and have a high-pitched cry, which could indicate problems with neurological development. NIDA also notes that children prenatally exposed to marijuana are more likely to show gaps in problem-solving skills, memory, and the ability to remain attentive. But it admits that more research is neededto disentangle marijuanas specific effects from other environmental factors, including maternal nutrition, exposure to nurturing/neglect, and use of other substances by mothers.
CONTINUE READING...Labels:Child Endangerment,GOVERNMENT,LATEST Monday, October 26, 2015 Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations. HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR UNALIENABLE RIGHTS TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.
Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the War on Drugs in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now.
WHILE READING THIS KEEP IN MIND THAT THE U.S. HAS HAD A PATENT ON MARIJUANA SINCE 2003: #6,630,507 October 7, 2003 Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
This control is being achieved thru the United Nations which officially began on October 24, 1945, with the victors of World War II China, the U.S.S.R., France, United Kingdom, and the United States ratified the U.N. charter, creating the U.N. Security Council and establishing themselves as its five permanent members with the unique ability to veto resolutions. This ability keeps them in control of the U.N.
To date More than six in ten Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.N. as reported on the Better World Campaign website which is the funding source for the U.N.
The U.N. 1961 convention on narcotic drugs essentially set into motion the drug war as we know it today.
The United Nations Conference to consider amendments to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, met at the United Nations Office at Geneva Switzerland from 6 to 24 March 1972. 97 States were represented.
On November 7, 1972 President Richard Nixon was re-elected to office. It was on his watch that the amendments to the U.N. were enacted with an establishment of a United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control.
They readily admit that many of the drugs included have a useful and legitimate medical purpose and are necessary to maintain the health and general welfare of the American people.
The term ''addict'' means any individual who habitually uses any narcotic drug. Who will determine when a narcotic has become habitual? The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 .
The Parties, recognizing the competence of the United Nations with respect to the international control of drugs, agree to entrust to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Economic and Social Council, and to the International Narcotics Control Board, the functions respectively assigned to them under this Convention.
The Parties shall maintain a Special administration for the purpose of applying the Provisions of this Convention. in the U.S. this was the Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA.
Article 28 control of cannabis states that if a party permits cultivation that the system of control is the same as for opium poppy in article 23 which requires licensing by the agency which in the case of the U.S. would be the DEA. The number of acres planted and harvested must be recorded and the agency must purchase and take physical possession of it. The agency has exclusive rights to importing, exporting, and wholesale trading. It is also subject to limitations on production.
This is total control of the plant by the U.N. and effectively eliminates any chance of personal growing.
Natural growing plants which are included in Schedule 1 are marijuana, mescaline (peyote), psilocybin, and Khat. Other drugs are also included in this list.
More common opiates such as hydrocodone are included in Schedule II. These are regulated and handed out at the will of the government thru the medical industrial complex. How many people have been refused a prescription for Valium or Xanax in the past year because of a positive drug screening for Marijuana? How many people who do not consume Marijuana have been cut off as well because the DEA has, for all practical purposes, threatened the physician's livelihood thru Statutes and Bills which have cut people off from their medications with no warning in the past year or two?
Title 21 states that the rules shall not apply to the cultivation of cannabis/hemp plant for industrial purposes only - however, it also does not say that hemp may be used for medicine without restriction.
Article 33 states that the parties shall not permit the possession of drugs without legal authority.
In the 1972 Protocol Amending The Single Convention On Narcotic Drugs 1961 Article 49 states that:
f) The use of Cannabis for other than medical and scientific purposes must be discontinued as soon as possible but in any case within twenty-five years from the coming into force of this Convention as provided in paragraph 1 of article 41.
1972 + 25 = 1997
Ironically enough the first medical cannabis law was enacted by California in 1996 - just in time to meet the 25 year deadline for ending all use of cannabis except for medical and scientific purposes...
Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law allowing the use of medical cannabis despite marijuana's lack of the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy. It was enacted, on November 5, 1996, by means of the initiative process, and passed with 5,382,915 (55.6%) votes in favor and 4,301,960 (44.4%) against.
As I stated previously, in the U.S. the governing agency would be the DEA and on July 1, 1973 this agency officially came into existence in accordance with the U.N. Treaties which the U.S. government created and implemented. THE DEA HAS AN Annual Budget of $2.4 billion.
THE DEA Controlled Substances Act, TITLE 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS, CHAPTER 13 - DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL EFFECTIVE Oct. 27, 1970, SUBCHAPTER I - CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT,
(1) If control is required by United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on October 27, 1970, the Attorney General shall issue an order controlling such drug under the schedule he deems most appropriate to carry out such obligations, without regard to the findings required by subsection (a) of this section or section 812(b) of this title and without regard to the procedures prescribed by subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
Meaning, it does not matter what the U.S. Citizens (or any other country for that matter) has to say about Cannabis or any other drug or plant on the list of U.N. control we are bound by the U.N. Treaty first and foremost, which was set into place by our own government.
In 1986, the Reagan Administration began recommending a drug testing program for employers as part of the War on Drugs program. In 1988, Drug Free Workplace regulations required that any company with a contract over $25,000 with the Federal government provide a Drug-Free Workplace. This program must include drug testing.
Manfred Donike, in 1966, the German biochemist demonstrated that an Agilent (then Hewlett-Packard) gas chromatograph could be used to detect anabolic steroids and other prohibited substances in athletes urine samples. Donike began the first full-scale testing of athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, using eight HP gas chromatographs linked to an HP computer.
YEP, HP IS HEWLETT PACKARD...His method reduced the screening process from 15 steps to three, and was considered so scientifically accurate that no outside challenges to his findings were allowed.
HP has laboratories around the globe in three major locations, one of which happens to be in Israel. Late Republican Senator Jesse Helms used to call Israel America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East, when explaining why the United States viewed Israel as such a strategic ally, saying that the military foothold in the region offered by the Jewish State alone justified the military aid that the United States grants Israel every year.
Most everybody thinks that the Cannabis issue is a U.S. issue and an issue unto itself, not encompassed within the issue of control of the masses, and at least as far as our own laws/statutes are concerned. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS GET OUR STATE TO LEGALIZE IT. This couldn't be farther from the truth.
We are all rolled up into the UN by virtue of our own Country which used this as a means to control worldwide, the people, without ever having to answer for or take responsibility for it again. Why? Because it is now a UN issue. And WE ARE BOUND by the UN treaties, as one of 5 founding members, who now rule the world.
Welcome to THE NEW WORLD ORDER. Yep, its been around a long time, we just didn't notice it in time. Our men had just gone through a horrific war (WWII) and were too beat down and TOO sick to fight again and most likely didn't even notice or worse yet thought the U.N. was a good thing that would prevent another WWII..... WELL, WELCOME TO WWIII AKA THE DRUG WAR.
I don't care which State you reside in it is NOT legal to possess or use Marijuana in any form or fashion. You are living in an Illusion.
As long as the U.N. has control over all narcotics in any form, we as a people will not legally be able to grow cannabis or any other plant that they categorize as narcotic.
What they will do for us is to use us like Guinea pigs in a testing environment to accumulate enough information whereby cannabis can be deemed a potentially useful drug from a pharmacological standpoint and then they can turn it over to the pharmaceutical companies to sell to us through commerce as a prescription. This is happening as we speak.
The drug war was created for us, and the prison industrial complex which they set up for control of us is the holding center for the Guinea pigs which are us.
They make sure enough of it gets out there that we can continue to use it illegally and they can study it at the same time they are locking us up for doing just that -- using and studying marijuana. This in effect creates a double paycheck for them as they are keeping the prisons full and instituting private prisons for commerce and at the same time they are collecting information about the beneficial uses of cannabis thru drug testing patients. As well, those who seek employment or who are already employed with are targeted by random testing, and they collect our medical records for research at the same time the physicians are tagging us as cannabis abusers for reference via the ICD-10 codes used on medical claim forms submitted to the Insurance companies by our doctors offices. Essentially anyone who is a marijuana user is rounded up by the legal and medical system. If you use marijuana you cannot hide the fact unless you are part of the drug cartel itself and do not seek employment or medical care anywhere in the U.S. The marijuana cartel remains intact because they are self-employed.
Additionally, HIPPA states that In the course of conducting research, researchers may obtain, create, use, and/or disclose individually identifiable health information. Under the (HIPPA) Privacy Rule, covered entities are permitted to use and disclose protected health information for research with individual authorization, or without individual authorization under limited circumstances set forth in the Privacy Rule.
As far as Pharma Drugs are concerned, I must quote from Ms. Cris Ericson of the Vermont Marijuana Party, who stated, People can no longer afford the pharmaceutical industry. The U.S. Congress votes to give research money to the pharmaceutical companies who invent new prescription drugs by synthesizing natural herbs, and then the pharmaceutical companies claim ownership of the new Rx patent, but it was the taxpayers who paid for the research. The taxpayers, under the patent law which states that work made for hire, should own 50% of the patent should rightfully be paid. The pharmaceutical companies not only profit wrongfully, by taking ownership of the patent that the taxpayers paid the research for, but then they take their huge profits and donate millions of dollars to PACs political action committees and Super PACs and then the PACs donate money to the U.S. Congress, so your taxpayer dollars have come full circle, and that looks just like money laundering, because millions of your taxpayer dollars end up in the campaign war chests of the elected officials.
To that I must add that even if you obtain your medications for a $0 copay, you have paid for them already via taxation of the general public. Even those persons on disability or other government subsidy pay tax every time they make a purchase.
The U.N. Convention and the CSA both state that, No prescriptions may be written for Schedule I substances, and they are not readily available for clinical use. NOTE: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, marijuana) is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, even though some U.S. states have legalized marijuana for personal, recreational use or for medical use. May 4, 2014
This issue gains even more momentum when you understand that it is not just about cannabis/hemp/marijuana. It also involves all food and plants which are coming under their jurisdiction.
It is entirely possible that just as they can use drug testing to determine what drugs you put into your body they could develop testing to determine what foods you are eating. Imagine being food tested to see if you ingested beef or broccoli that was illegal to be in possession of! It seems an exaggeration but entirely within the realm of possibility.
HENCEFORTH, AGENDA 21...
The national focal point in the United States is the Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
A June 2012 poll of 1,300 United States voters by the American Planning Association found that 9% supported Agenda 21, 6% opposed it, and 85% thought they didn't have enough information to form an opinion.
The United States is a signatory country to Agenda 21, but because Agenda 21 is a legally non-binding statement of intent and not a treaty, the United States Senate was not required to hold a formal debate or vote on it. It is therefore not considered to be law under Article Six of the United States Constitution. President George H. W. Bush was one of the 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the Earth Summit in 1992, and in the same year Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke in support of United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 353, supporting implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States. In the United States, over 528 cities are members of ICLEI, an international sustainability organization that helps to implement the Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 concepts across the world.
During the last decade, opposition to Agenda 21 has increased within the United States at the local, state, and federal levels. The Republican National Committee has adopted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, and the Republican Party platform stated that We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty. Several state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21. Alabama became the first state to prohibit government participation in Agenda 21. Many other states, including Arizona, are drafting, and close to passing legislation to ban Agenda 21.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security including production and physical and economic access to food. The CFS Bureau and Advisory Group-The Bureau is the executive arm of the CFS . It is made up of a Chairperson and twelve member countries. The Advisory group is made up of representatives from the 5 different categories of CFS Participants. These are: 1 UN agencies and other UN bodies; 2 Civil society and non-governmental organizations particularly organizations representing smallholder family farmers, fisherfolks, herders, landless, urban poor, agricultural and food workers, women, youth, consumers and indigenous people; 3 International agricultural research institutions; 4 International and regional financial institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, regional development banks and the World Trade Organization; 5 Private sector associations and philanthropic foundations.
FREEDOM ADVOCATES OPPOSITION TO AGENDA 21:
Even the term sustainable must be defined, since on the surface it appears to be inherently positive. In reality, Sustainable Development has become a buzz term that refers to a political agenda, rather than an objectively sustainable form of development. Specifically, it refers to an initiative of the United Nations (U.N.) called Sustainable Development Agenda 21. Sustainable Development Agenda 21 is a comprehensive statement of a political ideology that is being progressively infused into every level of government in America.
Websters 1828 dictionary defines unalienable as not alienable; that cannot be alienated; that may not be transferred; as in unalienable rights and inalienable as cannot be legally or justly alienated or transferred to another.
The Declaration of Independence reads:
That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights
This means that human beings are imbued with unalienable rights which cannot be altered by law whereas inalienable rights are subject to remaking or revocation in accordance with man-made law. Inalienable rights are subject to changes in the law such as when property rights are given a back seat to emerging environmental law or free speech rights give way to political correctness. In these situations no violation has occurred by way of the application of inalienable rights a mere change in the law changes the nature of the right. Whereas under the original doctrine of unalienable rights the right to the use and enjoyment of private property cannot be abridged (other than under the doctrine of nuisance including pollution of the public water or air or property of another). The policies behind Sustainable Development work to obliterate the recognition of unalienable rights. For instance, Article 29 subsection 3 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights applies the inalienable rights concept of human rights:
Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Read that phrase again, carefully! Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.
It suffices to say that the war on drugs is a war on us as a people. It is entwined with the United Nations and agenda 21. It is control of the masses through the illusion of a better world and offers peace and harmony to all people. It sounds really good on the surface until you start analyzing the issues at hand. The problem is that its intent is ultimately to control everything and everybody.
Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the united nation...there you have it in one sentence, straight out of the horses mouth. The new world order is now. If we continue down this path, sooner rather than later we will be told that we can no longer grow our own food, or meat, eggs, cheese, etc. It must be purchased through a reputable source - the grocery stores and the pharmacy so it can be regulated.
Our rights to the cannabis/marijuana plant has all but been lost at this point and if we do not do something immediately to regain it and continue passing illegal statutes (by virtue of the U.N.) state to state is not going to hold up in the long run because, first of all, federally it remains illegal and they can squash those legalization antics at any time, and most of all the U.N. owns it. And who owns the U.N.? The United States and five other countries which are china, Russia, France and the U.K.
It seems to me that the placing of these plants (including marijuana, and peyote) into a U.N. Convention of Narcotic Drugs was just the first step in their taking total control of all people throughout the world through their access to food and medication, and was and still is a test case to see if it would work in their favor. So far it seems it is working in their favor because we are losing the ability to fight back on a political basis and their guns are bigger than ours.
The fact that for years we have blamed the eradication of marijuana on Harry Anslinger even though the LaGuardia commission refuted his findings and Harry Anslinger himself later admitted his testimony wasn't true and in fact marijuana was relatively harmless, only proves that the rhetoric remained in place for ulterior motives.
When the 1937 tax act was repealed in 1969 in Timothy Leary v. United States, the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 picked up and took over keeping the plant from us yet again. To this day it remains illegal although individual states within the U.S. are attempting to change that, the fact still remains that legally it is still a schedule 1 at the federal level and since federal law trumps state law we are getting next to nowhere.
The only thing that state legalization does do, is keep the state authorities from prosecuting except within the realm of the individual state statutes. At least we are fighting back and gaining momentum in that we are letting them know how we feel about it! Other than that at any time everything gained could be lost at the whim of the federal government.
If we do not focus on regaining the freedom of cannabis from the U.N. now, not only will it be forever lost to pharma, all of our food, medicines and plants are going right along with it and we will not ever be able to get them back. And if you think the prison industrial complex is a monstrosity now just wait till we are being locked up for growing a tomato or hiding a laying hen in our closet just to have access to an egg. Yes, I believe that it will get that bad in the not so far future.
So if you are not worried about it because you do not smoke marijuana, you might ought to worry about it because your grandkids will still need to eat whether or not they have cannabis as a medication through the pharmaceutical industrial complex. And to top it all off, what happens when you break the law by planting food and they find out and take away your right to obtain food much the same way they have taken away our rights to obtain scheduled medications because you tested positive for marijuana? (Dont worry too much I am sure they will let you something to eat!)
We must have access to our own gardens and herbal plants because virtually every drug made comes from a plant and both prescription drugs and over the counter medications are at risk and could disappear rapidly. Remember over-the-counter pseudoephedrine? Every time they want to take something out of our hands they make it illegal and claim it is for the greater good. You may very well need to grow your own medicine too because if you do not meet their requirements they won't let you have any of theirs.
It is a fact that cannabis/hemp is a food and a medicine. By withholding it from us they have effectively made many of us weaker through endocanabinoid deficiency and people are becoming sicker in general from the foods that we ingest as well as the ones that we do not have access to. Our ability to stand up to an enemy of any kind on a physical scale has been dramatically affected by both nutrition and the chemicals we are exposed to in our food and in our air and water as well as required inoculations against various diseases. Our children are having the worse reactions to all this which can be seen by the rise in not only autism but other birth defects as well.
The most important thing to note is that cannabis, food and medicine is something that everyone needs to have access to in various forms for various reasons. If it is only available thru a controlled environment then we will be subjected to probable malnutrition and genocide. Our health has become bad enough already due to corporate food and medicine. We certainly do not need it to get any worse. Is this going to be total population control via food and medicine? I am afraid so.
People who don't get enough food often experience and over the long term this can lead to malnutrition. But someone can become malnourished for reasons that have nothing to do with hunger. Even people who have plenty to eat may be malnourished if they don't eat foods that provide the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
NOW THAT THE BEAST HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION TO TAKE?
Probably the best thing we can do right is to demand cannabis sativa and any naturally growing plant removed from United Nations control and the Controlled Substance Act in the U.S.
Additionally, Agenda 21 needs to be eliminated as it stands now. No entity should be allowed total control over plants and food, especially those grown in our own garden.
However, it is a fact that any type of food or medicine created and/or sold by a corporate entity has to be governed. Their entire purpose is to make money and they will do anything to accomplish that including selling us pink slime for meat. That is what should be governed.
It seems to me that the FDA is not doing its job correctly. Protect the people, not the corporations. The fact that a corporation has its own personhood is just totally ridiculous and must end.
The United Nations itself could be modified into an agency that protects the unalienable rights of the people throughout the world. It cannot police the world however. And it cannot rule the people as a government does. For this reason any policing agencies that are international such as Interpol must be eliminated. This would throw the policing back to the people's own respective countries and the people of those countries will have to police their own governments to ensure that they keep the will of their people as top priority while governing.
Will this mean that war will continue to be a fixture in our world? Yes, of course it does. War always has been and always will be. It is the next closest thing to God that exists in that aspect. But if each country's government has jurisdiction over its own people then the citizens can decide who will be 'in charge'. If they need help during a crisis then other countries can step in to help where needed at the time and as they choose to do so. If the whole world comes under the rule of one governing body then we would have no control anymore at all. And this is what it seems to be leading up to - one governing body ruling virtually the entire planet with the 'head' of that governing body being the five original victors of WWII: the United States, Russia (U.S.S.R), France, China and the U.K.
World War II never really ended, it just changed it course. We have to put an end to this global war against all God's people and the time is now! If you do not believe in god then you can say we have to put an end to the war against world humanity. It means basically the same thing - at least to me.
Just say no!
NOTES REFERENCE LINKS:
Leary v. United States, 395 U.S. 6 (1969), is a U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Timothy Leary, a professor and activist, was arrested for the possession of marijuana in violation of the Marihuana Tax Act. Leary challenged the act on the ground that the act required self-incrimination, which violated the Fifth Amendment. The unanimous opinion of the court was penned by Justice John Marshall Harlan II and declared the Marihuana Tax Act unconstitutional. Thus, Leary's conviction was overturned. Congress responded shortly thereafter by repealing the Marihuana Tax Act and passing the Controlled Substances Act to continue the prohibition of certain drugs in the United States.
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Titles II and III Of The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act Of 1970 (Pub-Lic Law 91513) https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/91-513.pdfLabels:Cannabis,GOVERNMENT,LATEST,Marijuana,NWO,Sheree Krider Friday, August 21, 2015
August 18 at 3:10pm Edited
Please be praying for Kendra Sams she's going into surgery right now ... This young lady didn't deserve any of this and I'm confident that the story will be told soon.... Please now all the family ask is to be praying
Roger Hoskins added 2 new photos.
August 18 at 7:15pm Garrard, KY
These picture are of Kendra Sams and this is not even the Justice this young lady has suffered .. She's has much more going I inside her... And is in critical condition at UK hospital ... She's in bad shape according to family who is with her when I am updated on her condition I will pass it along .. The family ask for prayers and this should have never ever happen to anyone else
August 18 at 7:49pm Garrard, KY
Update on Kendra they have 3 drain tubes in her and not sure one will work right but already pulled 2 ounces of infection out of her back but keeping her sedated until tomorrow to do more test ... No one is allowed to see her till tomorrow so please keep praying
Yesterday at 3:36am Garrard, KY
They have started a feeding tube on Kendra and a temp of 102 ... Doctors said that the next 72 hour will be very critical... So keep prayers coming and I have had a lot ask what happened... Right now the families focus is on Kendra ... All they need is prayers but I promise this story will be told .. Thank for all the praying that's going on and as always it's in Gods hands ..
Yesterday at 1:37pm Garrard, KY
The story is coming out .... Please pray for Kendra the doctors are hoping she last throughout the day
Roger Hoskins added 4 new photos.
Yesterday at 3:19pm Edited
This all started at Lcdc and she was sent to Casey county jail with the out come being her fighting for her life .... On July 12th she had a seizure a few weeks later she was sent to Casey county detention center will little or no medicinal help ... Her mother was called to come get her and this is now her daughter returned home to her .... Don't know if she will see tomorrow... Please pray....
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So thankful for Facebook this night as my post for Kendra has brought some light on all this but most of all I wanna thank the people who are brave and step up in behalf of Kendra ... That is why Facebook is a valuable tool ... As of 2 am there is no changes in her ... I wanna thank each person who has shared this and by all means please continue to do so ... This family deserves answers ! This could be your family member...............I will not disclose their name but here is a tid bit of information .................
My sister was in the cell with this girl in Casey co jail! She needed medical attention from day 1 this could be anyone's family member please share this lets raise awareness
Update on Kendra!!!!!!
She is still in critical condition they are having trouble keeping her BP up still and now they're having to give her blood (1pint) so far... Please keep prayers coming.. TIA
with Roger Hoskins and 8 others at UK ICU.
Look what the Lord has done.... GLORY GLORY GLORY I PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME THANK YOU SWEET JESUS!!!! SHE MOVED HER MOUTH AND TOLD HER MOMMY SHE LOVED HER!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!! KING JESUS I KNOW YOU HEAR ME WHEN I PRAY
with Roger Hoskins and 9 others at UK ICU.
Please keep sharing my post maybe someone seen something and will step forward for Kendra Sams ... This needs media attention to get to the bottom of this
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The family knows she is not perfect but to see this after being in 2 jails and her mother was called to come get her only to go into uk hospital is sad this is Kendra Sams if anyone was in her cell with her in laurel or Casey county please get ahold of this family ... We are looking for answers to what happened .. This is truly sad ... We have tried to contact all media but no help as yet so family has no choice but turn to social media .. Any information is appreciated ...please share
It is currently 8/20/15 at 10:30pm and I am awaiting a call from Roger Hoskins who is willing to fill in the gaps in this atrocity which has happened under the watch of Kentucky Corrections .
We can only hope and pray that Kendra Sams receives the justice that the State of Kentucky owes her because of this horrific ordeal. She is not out of ICU yet. She is currently still fighting for her life.
It never should have happened.
ANYONE who is incarcerated is entitled to receive healthcare under the Justice Department.
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The Washington Times reported on 6/26/15 that the Federal Government is fast tracking Pharma research for a Marijuana addiction drug. The research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization of Cannabis.
This is just too much! We do not need a drug to detoxify us from Cannabis! We need more Hemp and Cannabis Oil for Medical use,
Stop the funding effective immediately and give that $3 Million to a better cause.
Fact: GW Pharma has concluded that Cannabis is not addictive according to their ad for SATIVEX (which has not been approved for marketing in the U.S. as of yet -- And SHOULD BE!). It additionally states that it does not appear to have withdrawal effects when stopped suddenly...
Stop the INSANITY NOW! Stop the funding for an addiction drug for Cannabis!
Published Date: Jun 26, 2015
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Disabilities, Health Care
PLEASE SIGN PETITION ABOVE!!! Thursday, June 25, 2015 Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization
By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times - Thursday, June 25, 2015
The National Institutes of Health is dedicating $3 million to fast-track the development of drugs to treat marijuana addiction an estimated 4.2 million Americans are hooked on cannabis even as the president encourages its legalization and more states look to enact laws for its recreational use.
Cannabis use is an increasing public health concern in the United States that requires immediate attention, reads the governments grant proposal, issued in May. Given the high prevalence of marijuana use and its associated disorders and the large number of people who seek treatment, there is a critical need to discover and develop safe and effective treatments for [cannabis use disorders].
The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse plan to award $3 million to fund three projects aimed at fast-tracking research on drugs to help curb marijuana abuse, and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved any medications to treat pot addiction.
In its proposal, the National Institute on Drug Abuse states that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug, with an estimated 2.4 million people trying it for the first time last year, and has the highest number of Americans dependent on or abusing it.
The institutes call for research seems to divert from policies touted by the Obama administration, which has been the most progressive in history allowing for marijuana use.
In March, President Obama said he was encouraged by efforts at the state level to allow greater access to marijuana. In an interview with The New Yorker last year, he said, I dont think [marijuana] is more dangerous than alcohol.
During Mr. Obamas tenure, the Department of Justice said it would not prosecute or enforce laws against the production and sale of marijuana at the state level. To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws allowing pot to be used for a variety of medical conditions. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia have permitted recreational use of pot.
The administrations most recent move loosening the federal restrictions on weed was made Monday, when it lifted a bureaucratic requirement for those wishing to conduct scientific research on the drug.
For committing $3 million in taxpayer money to find a treatment to a drug that the administration is looking to make more accessible, the National Institute on Drug Abuse gets this weeks Golden Hammer, The Washington Times weekly distinction highlighting waste, fraud and abuse or in this case hypocrisy in the federal government.
The public discourse has shifted in recent years to only want to talk about the benefits of marijuana. But addiction is the huge elephant in the room that many lawmakers want to sweep under the carpet, said Kevin Sabet, who served in the Obama administration as senior adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The problem is huge and, as marijuana becomes more legal, were going to be seeing it more often.
According to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the number of heavy marijuana users has increased sevenfold in the U.S. since its lowest point in 1992. Although the heavy marijuana users represent only about 2 percent of the U.S. population, daily and near-daily marijuana users consume 80 percent of the marijuana in the country.
The entire medical community is aware of marijuana addiction and how big a problem it is, said Dr. Stuart Gitlow, a former president at the American Society of Addiction Medicine. If we go back to the time of Prohibition from a public health standpoint it was an enormous success, there was a per capita drop in the consumption of alcohol, in accidents related to alcohol, and liver disease was reduced by two-thirds. After it ended, all of these stats went back to where they were before.
He predicted similar results as marijuana prohibition eases.
Ending the prohibition of marijuana, what well see is a dramatic increase in its use and the total number of people affected by issues like intoxication and addiction, he said.
Mr. Gitlow estimates that 15 percent to 20 percent of youths and 10 percent of adults who try marijuana will become addicted to it. Qualities commonly associated with pot addiction are apathy, loss of concentration, paranoia and increased likelihood of psychosis, which leads to increased psychiatric admissions, he said.
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Posted on June 23, 2015 at 10:06 am by David Downs in featured, Health, ScienceMarijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Cannabis which has been used medicinally for thousands of years reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as spasticity, a panel of researchers conclude, after reviewing a total of 79 trials.
Use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence, one of the reports found.
Researchers bemoaned the lack of high-quality trials of marijuana. That situation that can be laid at the feet of cannabis prohibition. The federal government maintains cannabis is a highly dangerous drug with no medical use. Researchers must cut through more red tape to research a pot plant than any other substance on the planet, doctors say.
However, this week, the federal government slightly reduced the regulatory hurdles to study cannabis down from eight layers of review, to seven.More than 750,000 Americans will be arrested for cannabis this year.
The Obama administration has spent an estimated $300 million interfering with state medical marijuana programs and patients, including arresting and prosecuting patients and caregivers. Thirty-five states have medical cannabis laws, and some members of Congress are working to de-fund federal attacks on medical marijuana.
CONTINUE READING...Monday, June 22, 2015 This Mom Faces Prison For Medical Marijuana. Now Her Attorney Has Declared War On The Drug War Itself.
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A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medical marijuana was released on bail last week.
Shona Banda, who has a severely debilitating case of Crohns disease, now prepares for the fight of her life -- one that her attorney is hoping will not just keep her client out of prison and restore custody of her child, but one that she hopes will cripple absurd, archaic and outdated marijuana laws that should have been changed decades ago in Kansas and the rest of the United States.
Heres how a mother of two using a plant to self-medicate found herself, and her family, being targeted by authorities in her home state. And just how she's planning to fight back.
She Was Barely Functioning, Barely Living.
Banda had been suffering from what she calls a terminal case of Crohns disease for nearly a decade.
Crohns is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of the intestinal tract and produces an intestine that can no longer adequately absorb food and water. This can result in mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal cramping, blood loss and anemia, as well as joint pain and swelling, according to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Its exact cause remains unknown, and while death from Crohns is rare, a multitude of complications that can arise when living with the disease can be fatal.
Banda says she was bedridden and walking with a cane for help due to the severity of the joint pain she was experiencing.
With Crohns disease, its like having a stomach flu that wont go away, and my bodys recognizing that somethings wrong and its attacking itself so its in overdrive, Banda said in a 2010 YouTube video interview.
She said she frequently was so weak and in so much pain that she raised her kids from a couch.
To combat the disease, Banda had numerous surgeries, long hospital stays, difficult recoveries and dozens of prescription medications that she was forced to take daily -- and even with all of that, she was barely functioning, barely living, Banda's attorney Sarah Swain told The Huffington Post in an interview.
If we were to place her disease on a spectrum, I would place it on the far end as something that could have killed her and I believe, very strongly, still could, Swain said. If the end result of this case is that she gets sent to prison, I believe there is a real chance that this is the equivalent of a death sentence.
Shonas Miraculous Recovery
Desperate for an effective treatment, Banda began looking outside of traditional medicine. After watching a documentary about the benefits of cannabis oil, Banda said she started to make her own oil in her kitchen and would consume it around meals.
Literally within days her Crohns was in full remission, Swain said. And after several months of continued treatment, her health had improved so dramatically that she considered herself cured from Crohns disease.
Im not in my deathbed, Im working for the first time in four years, Im hiking, Im swimming, Im able to play with my kids, Im able to do things -- I love it, Banda said in the YouTube video.
Banda was public about her health crisis, as well as her use of medical marijuana, and detailed it all in a 2010 memoir, Live Free Or Die, which recounts her brutal battle with Crohns disease for years.
She also recorded a YouTube video the same year her book was published to help further spread her message about the medical benefits of cannabis.
When you decide to take your life into your own hands and realize that you can do this with a $50 machine, a $5 spatula and a plant that you can grow for free in your backyard, you can do this -- and its awesome, Banda says in the YouTube video. This stuff is amazing, its miraculous.
A Drug Education Discussion Sparks An Investigation
Banda made no secret about her cannabis oil use around her two children, 11 and 18, and they watched firsthand for years as their mothers strength, and health, returned as she continued to self-medicate.
Thats why during a March 24 drug and alcohol education presentation at Bandas 11-year-old sons school in Garden City, Kansas, her son pushed back against some of the information he was being told about marijuanas dangers -- it didnt ring true to his personal experience.
So he raised his hand and essentially said, No, thats not accurate, Swain said.
But his nuanced understanding of the plant inadvertently set in motion a series of events that would turn his family's life upside down. Banda's son was quickly called into the principals office, where the fifth-grader was questioned at length about his mothers marijuana use, Swain said. That meeting triggered a call to Child Protective Services. The agency notified local law enforcement, which obtained a warrant and then searched Bandas home shortly thereafter.
Inside Banda's home, police found a little more than 1 pound of marijuana, along with equipment Banda had been using to manufacture her cannabis oil in the kitchen. They also found various items related to ingesting marijuana throughout the house that tested positive for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana associated with the high sensation and well-known for its medicinal properties. The police also said that the items taken from the house were within easy reach of the child.
Bandas son was immediately removed from her custody and placed into state custody, where he remains. He has been temporarily placed with Banda's husband, from whom she is separated.
Kansas, A State Of Prohibition
To date, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, 20 have decriminalized possession of small amounts of the plant and four have legalized recreational marijuana.
However, marijuana, be it medical or recreational, remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Within the CSA, the U.S. has five categories for drugs and drug ingredients, with a Schedule 1 categorization reserved for what the Drug Enforcement Administration considers to have the highest potential for abuse and no medical value. Marijuana has been classified as such for decades, alongside other substances like heroin and LSD.
The states that have legalized marijuana or softened penalties for possession have only been able to do so because of federal guidance urging prosecutors to refrain from targeting state-legal marijuana operations.
But those protections don't extend to states like Kansas that have continued to prohibit marijuana, similarly to the federal government.
Banda was aware of the risks of using medical marijuana in her home state. Twice she had tried to relocate to Colorado, where both medical and recreational marijuana are legal, as so many people have done -- becoming marijuana refugees -- but for financial reasons, she was forced to return to Kansas.
Shona Banda is not a rich woman, she is a lower-middle-class woman who does not have a lot of money or financial support in the world, Swain said. And at multiple times while she was attempting to live in Colorado and use cannabis legally, she found herself homeless, her and her family. It was very difficult.
Swain said Banda was forced to choose between a state that was too expensive for her to live in but provided legal access to the medicine she so desperately needed, or move back to Kansas, where she could afford to pay her bills and provide a more stable living environment for her children, knowing that the medicine that was keeping her alive and well could land her in prison.
The state of Kansas has charged Banda with five felonies: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, manufacturing THC, child endangerment and two counts of drug paraphernalia possession.
She faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, an extreme sentence that has outraged advocates for reforming the prohibition policies in states like Kansas.
Punishing someone for using marijuana to treat a medical condition is ridiculous, Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told HuffPost. Taking away their child for it is legitimately evil. Kansas draconian marijuana laws have caused far more harm to this woman and to her child than marijuana ever could.
Banda turned herself in Monday. She immediately posted the $50,000 bond the state had set and was released from jail just a few hours later. She was only able to do so thanks to a GoFundMe account in her support that has garnered tens of thousands of dollars more than the $15,000 it was initially set up to raise.
Next: A War On The War On Drugs
Law enforcement messed with the wrong person, Swain said with ferocity.
Of course, first and foremost, Swain wants to see all charges dropped against her client and for custody of her son to return.
But she has a secondary goal. Its lofty, but its one she says is long overdue and one that doesnt end with changing just Kansas marijuana laws.
The goal is to change the law for everyone, to make sure that this drug is classified as something less than a Schedule 1 drug, something that, if changed, would benefit millions of people, Swain said. We are filling our prisons with poor people and minorities, because, lets be honest, the war on drugs is a war on poor people and minorities, it's a pipeline for mass incarceration -- and it needs to end.
Swain says that she is prepared to take Banda's case every step of the way to achieve those goals -- including before the Supreme Court, if that's what it takes.
Too many people are being forced to choose between dying or violating a law and facing going to prison -- its totally unacceptable, Swain said. Its time to end these absurd, archaic and outdated marijuana laws that should have been changed decades ago.
Further hearings in Bandas case are set to be scheduled on Aug. 24.
CONTINUE READING...Docs dont like medical marijuana
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published: June 22, 2015
State legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nations physicians arent requesting these laws. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are both against medical marijuana laws. The American Medical Association doesnt support them either.
Groups representing patients arent behind these laws. The American Cancer Society hasnt demanded them, and the Glaucoma Foundation even warns patients against using the drug.
Instead, the demand comes from groups like the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project. These are not medical organizations. They are part of a pro-legalization lobby supported by pro-marijuana billionaires. And theyve apparently convinced state legislators to ignore some very serious problems.
The biggest problem is that medical marijuana laws are responsible for most of the growth in adolescent use. According to the University of Michigans Monitoring the Future survey, teen use in the United States surged between 2005 and 2011. But it didnt surge equally in all states.
Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that the number of teens who smoked pot over the past month increased by 33 percent in medical marijuana states, but only by 6 percent in the rest of the country. In 2005, only about 20 percent of the U.S. population lived in medical marijuana states, yet those states accounted for more than two-thirds of the increase in adolescent use between 2005 and 2011. If it werent for states with medical marijuana laws, teen use would have barely increased at all.
Theres also evidence that even among adults, nearly all the medical marijuana goes to drug abuse. The largest survey of medical marijuana patients, published in 2014 in the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, found that only 6 percent reported using marijuana for cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, Alzheimers, Crohns, hepatitis C or ALS. The vast majority, 91 percent, got their marijuana for pain.
While some seriously ill patients are helped by marijuana, there are four prescription cannabinoid medications that are just as helpful.
State legislators who want whats best for the country should ignore the pro-marijuana lobbyists and instead listen to the AMA, the Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Addiction Medicine. If we want to rein in teenage marijuana use and prevent widespread abuse of the drug, instead of passing new state medical marijuana laws, we should get rid of the ones we already have.
DR. ED GOGEK Is an addiction psychiatrist and the author of Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for Parents, Pundits, and Politicians Who Want to Know the Case Against Legalization, which is scheduled to be released in August by Chiron Publications. He wrote this for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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