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India - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | India (Asia) Legal (Regulated by Government) | Possession is Illegal/Legal (Regulated by Government); Sale is Illegal/Legal (sale of bhang is legal in Govenment authorised shops); Transportation is Illegal; Cultivation is Illegal (Legal with government permission/licence). Used during observance of certain Hindu rituals. Government-owned shops in holy cities like Varanasi sell cannabis in the form of bhang. Despite the high prevalent usage, the law makes it illegal to possess any form of the psychoactive. However, this law is rarely enforced and treated as a low priority across India. Further, large tracts of cannabis grow unchecked in the wild in many parts of northern and southern India in many states such as West Bengal, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamilnadu. Many states such as West Bengal, Tripura,and the North East have their own laws allowing cannabis, locally known as ganja. >> source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

India - Resource, Forums; local Legal Status of Cannabis in India? - Yahoo! Answers India | I was caught smoking marijuana (Cannabis) in a park by a cop and he forced me to bribe him 200 rupees (all I had in my pocket at that time). I had to give the money because he threatened imprisonment for 6 months. Was he correct? Is there such specific law for personal use? ... Best Answer - Chosen by Voters > Correct! Better than the alternative? Better asked in Y!A under India Law? Although India has a long history of the use of Cannabis, including involvement with religious traditions, it is illegal to grow or possess. In some areas cannabis use is openly ignored by authorities. >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Forums; local spiritualy Marijuana is legal in India - Cannabis.com >> Forum > Cannabis World > Other World Regions > Asia > South Asia > spiritualy Marijuana is legal in India | Yes Be it temples, festivals, ... Vaang is a drink to exotic mind openings. Shivay namahh Even in the states like Orissa, we have legal marijuana stores controlled by Governments. >> Read more >>

India - Information 8 Tips Regarding Pot in India Map of location of India | An endless array of myths, mixed with some facts, surround pot in India. From smoking to buying and transporting, rather than try to cover the myriad of topics this subject involves, I’ll get down to brass tacks for those of you interested in this subject.

1. The sale, consumption, and transporting of Marijuana is illegal. Fines and jail terms seem to vary based on outdated sources. The most commonly referenced fine for possession is Rs 10,000 with a maximum jail sentence of 6 months for small quantities (100 grams). Large quantities (1 kg) Rs 100,000 with a jail sentence of up to 10 years.

2. Sourcing and purchasing pot is extremely easy. A local in Northern India, when asked how to find a source, told me to “look for any Israeli”. He wasn’t wrong, but you can also find it from local shop owners, taxi drivers, tuk tuk drivers and agency tourist vehicle drivers. Even if they don’t carry or sell any product, they know the fastest connection. Be prepared to provide a little baksheesh for their efforts. Sadhus are also excellent sources for small amounts. In the more touristy locations such as Mcleodganj, Manali, Varanasi, Goa, Rishikesh, etc. you’ll find many foreign tourists looking to earn some money to expense their long-haul stays in India. Use discretion, word travels fast among drivers and cops love to pick on them.

3. Cops are on the lookout and do set up sting operations throughout the country. Stories of bribes are rampant on the internet so proceed with caution if you find yourself in police custody. Local business owners have found it more lucrative to sell marijuana than focus on their main businesses of hotel and/or restaurant ownership. Authorities look the other way thanks to large bribes paid by the businessmen, but also in exchange for said men supplying names and faces of their own customers.


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4. Don’t be a dope by smoking in public. Use common sense when lighting up in hotels and small, confined places. There are so many places to seek solace in India regardless of how large a city you find yourself.

5. Indians, for the most part, are not used to smoking pot in organic forms that Westerners do. You’ll commonly find your Indian counterparts mixing cigarette tobacco with equal parts marijuana. Once mixed, the ingredients are funneled back into the wrapper and smoked like a regular cigarette.

6. During Holi and some other special times throughout the year, a beverage called bhang lassi is drunk in honor of the festivities. When consumed around Holi, there appears to be a free pass for locals and foreigners in the eyes of the law. Expect to see Indians affected much more than Westerners by this sweet concoction. After several glasses, in honor of Holi 2008 of course, I felt no effects whereas my Indian friends were rolling around in laughter. As with any food items in India, ensure how your bhang lassi is prepared.

7. Transporting of pot is just plain dumb. Trains are regularly searched by very efficient police officers. If traveling by car, fake roadblocks are common on well traveled tourist routes in hopes of collecting large bribes. The attending officer may search the vehicle and it’s passengers all for the sake of imposing fear in order to collect his money. Obviously do not carry any drugs to the airport.

8. Purchase only what you need within the time allotted for your current location. Avoid carrying large amounts at one time with you. Do not stash product in your hotel, find a nondescript spot outside of your room. Clean up after yourself regardless of where you smoke. You’d be amazed how fast word travels in India. If you draw attention to yourself and your habits, you’ll be on center stage in short order.

For the sake of keeping a clean reputation, I do not sell, grow, carry, or source pot/marijuana/cannabis in the USA or India. Don’t kill the messenger folks. >> www.fullstopindia.com/8-tips-regarding-pot-in-india/

India - Resource, Forum; local India World Weed Map @ Types of weed, the World's best | There are three types of cannabis used in India. The first, Bhang, consists of the leaves and plant tops of the marijuana plant. It is usually consumed as an infusion in beverage form, and varies in strength according to how much Cannabis is used in the preparation. The second, Ganja, consisting of the leaves and the plant tops, is smoked. The third, called Charas, consists of the resinous buds and/or extracted resin from the leaves of the marijuana plant. ... the law makes it illegal to possess any form ... >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Org; local WeBeHigh.com - Map of India Worldwide Marijuana travel Guide with information about Marijuana prices all over the world ! Check out WBH's stoners' guide to the world! in India: Bangalore, Chennai, Chenni, Tamil Nadu; Darjeeling, Haridwar, Hyderabad/SECUNDERABAD, Jaisalmer, Kasul, Kerala, Khurpatal, Mumbai – Bombai, Mumbay (Bombay); Mussorie, Nainital, New Delhi, Palolem, Goa; Pune, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Varkala ... City report: "I've scored in 7 cities in India - Delhi, Bombay, Manali, Bangalore, Chennai, Jamshedpur, Calcutta. Of these, Chennai is the worst, and Bangalore is a close 2nd. Delhi, Manali are infinitely more tolerant towards marijuana, compared to Bangalore. Pot isn't widely available, and is not very tolerated. In delhi, manali and even bombay, you can smoke up in the open. Bangalore's shit, trust me. >> Learn more >>

    India - Resource, Org; local Bangalore | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- (illegal, but nobody gives a #$@%) >> Legislation: Cannabis is illegal, and you can face 6 months to 2 years in prison ... but It's rarely if ever heard of conviction. Law Enforcement: Pot is illegal but is generally ignored at the user level. Have less than 1/2 oz and nobody cares. The absolute exception is in airports- don't cause a scene. If you happen to get caught by the cops (very very rare), you'll be able to get away with a small bribe, if you're lucky. It's generally a good idea to keep a low profile, and just enjoy your smokes without bothering other people. a local reporter added: "I was in Bangalore in November 2006 and the cops have have of late been cracking down on dealers and buyers. The good thing about India is that the crackdowns are short lived and 6-7 months later everything is back to square one."

    Where to buy marijuana in Bangalore: Kanakpura, goripalya, market... but the better weed is sold outside the city Easy. walk down a line of auto rickshaws and say ganga. Beware your dealer connection. Ask if they smoke. Ask if they have smoked the stuff you are buying. Negotiate the ride and ask the price of the herb.

    Bangalore marijuana prices: A 40-50gm (~1.5oz) pack of weed is priced at about Rs.120-150 (US$2.5-3.5), nothing more. However, if you're a foreigner, and you happen to score via an autorickshaw driver, you'll definitely get charged a few extra bucks. If u r scoring from auto drivers i can gurantee tht u will get ripped off...starts at 30(pretty useless), 120 - 150 are is the decent price.. It is better to know some1 who smokes...

    Bangalore marijuana brands: The quality of marijuana varies widely, depending on where/whom you buy from. Most of the weed is generally grown outdoors, and sometimes may be smuggled in from neighbouring states. Very rarely, within the city, you may find peddlers selling extremely dark (almost brownish-black), and funny smelling weed. DO NOT BUY THIS STUFF, as it is spiked with all sorts of junk (ranging from shoe polish to brown sugar)... I'm not sure why they do this, but it ends up being an extremely harsh smoke & a $*%#ed up trip! The best (100% pure) weed, which is also the most potent, is scored from places just outside the city (Anekal, Ramnagaram, Mallur etc), but getting there requires information regarding the roads, and whom to ask. They usually don't sell to people they've never seen before.

    More information: You'll be better off if you find some local stoners and hook up with them. People in Bangalore are generally laid back, and may be willing to help you out even if they don't smoke themselves. You'll find a lot of them in the several pubs within the city (Brigade Rd, Residency Rd etc). Common places to smoke, after a few beers, are the alleys in & around these parts, and Rest House Rd (parallel to Brigade Rd). Bring your own skins. >> Learn more >> See also - Bangalore, India Marijuana Prices, Laws, Buying & Information | Laws and legal news about marijuana in Bangalore, India It is prohibited and any person caught in possession of marijuana will be imposed with a punishment ... at: http://www.marijuanatravels.com/cities/ind/bangalore www.marijuanatravels.com/cities/ind/bangalore

    India - Resource, Org; local Darjeeling | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5 --- Legislation: Marijuana is illegal, and so is any related action Law enforcement: Cops don’t really look for weed smokers, so it’s pretty safe. Where to buy marijuana: Walk up and down the streets surrounding Chowrastha and ask one of the younger guys who sell pony rides. Alternatively, hang out on observatory hill and you might run into someone with better quality or even some nepali hash. Marijuana prices: US 2$/gram to 1$/ounce, Depends on who you know and how much hindi/nepali you can speak.

    Marijuana brands: Most of the better weed is grown locally, in the world-famous tea gardens surrounding the city. It won’t be anything special to the average European or American, but it certainly does the job. More information: Be sure to visit the Hot Stimluating Cafe as the owner is pretty chill and helpful to out of towners >> Learn more >>

    India - Resource, Org; local Mumbai (Mumbai) – Bombai ( Bombay ) | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- Legislation: Cannabis is illegal, and you can face 6 months to 2 years in prison ... but It’s rarely if ever heard of conviction. Law Enforcement: Marijuana isn’t a concern of the police. Dealers will openly deal on the street knowing neither cops or passers by. In Colaba, you’ll often smell hash being smoked on the street, sometimes even by taxi drivers(!) If your open to anything, you might get invited to smoke a chillum down a side street by locals, even if its close to a cop station, no one cares. If anything, your more likely to have a few dirty looks off locals. Where to buy marijuana in Mumbay: Colaba – Is the main tourist area, so prices are higher, but so is availability. Everyone will speak english, and if you take a walk around from Gate way of India along the seafront then walk towards Colaba Causeway and continue up towards Regal cinema, at least 4 or 5 people will stop you. Some dealers will invite you to take a taxi with them to a dealer living close by (near the docks normally) It’s up to you if u think its safe, but Ive done it a few times and usually ended up with a better deal. If you don’t want to, just arrange a time and place to meet and they’ll bring it to you.

    Mumbay marijuana prices: More expensive than Delhi, especially in Colaba (tourists) but still a good deal. Weed from 100INR a gram to about 700INR for 10g Hash depends on quality and who you buy it off. From 500INR ($10) for 5g to 1500INR($30) for 12g (one tola) some dealers will give much more for what you pay, but be careful of quality, smell it well. our most recent report is: “hash- 600rs – 1500rs ($12-34) per 10g Weed- 20rs – 60rs (40cents to $1.50) per 1/4 oz” Mumbay Marijuana Brands: Weed is outdoor grown and not too strong, not good for Europeans and Americans used to quality strains. Hash can be bad or awesome. Generally I found the softer hash much stronger, although you get less of it for your money, its better quality, and less goes further.

    More information: I am from the US but lived in Mumbai India for a year, and reading your report on it kinda made me cringe. Yes, Hash is freely avaliable in Colaba, but it is horrible quality. Most of the time it smells (and smokes) like a nasty amalgam of tamarind paste and mehendi (henna), not to mention it is grossly overpriced. Hawkers there will demand upwards of 4000 rupees ($90) for a T (10g) of their stuff, whereas I was scoring high-quality (Manali and kashmiri) hash in Bandra for usually about 700 rupees ($15) per 10g. If you know where to look, you can even score weed for, get this, 20cents for a quarter oz. Now, granted, I made friends with some dealers, and so got excellent deals, but still, Colaba is highly touristy, and if you leave south Mumbai and head to the northern suburbs such as Bandra, Andheri and to some extent Juhu, you’ll find much better deals and much better stuff. Someone new to the area without connections could probably expect to pay a round 1000-1500 rupees for a T of hash and about 50-70rupees for a quarter oz weed. And Remember, always haggle with the pushers, if you’re paying more than the prices listed above, you’re being ripped off . Oh, and there is one good thing around colaba for smokers: A little off the main drag is a cheap bar called Gokul, and they are totally fine with people smoking pot inside. If you ask the shop keepers in the area they can probably tell you where exactly it is. >> Learn more >>

    India - Resource, Org; local New Delhi | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- Legislation: Marijuana is not legal in India, however, it has come out of the closet – it is now openly sold from houses too. The reason is they have the tacit approval of the local cops and even some politicians. The law says it’s Illegal, but that is proabably due to their association with the United Nations, which at the insistence of a certain Mr Anslinger, signed a comprhensive drug law. Thus, while, traditionally, India is very open to hash, it is still, technically Illegal and people should be aware.

    Personal use (in public places), would at the most result in a chalaan (bribe :-) ), or some money to buy the cop some juice. You’d have to be really not caring, like sitting in front of a movie theater and rolling a joint, while people are walking by. Law Enforcement: The police have very low interest in Marijuana issues – they make no effort to stop cannabis related offences. Where to buy marijuana in New Delhi: Due to cannabis’ legal status in Delhi, it is very easy to obtain Marijuana in Delhi – simply go to any “bhang shop”, or, as one of our reporters said: ” Go to the big Circle, Take a Motorcycle with two seater, Ask the driver to get some… then he will go somewhere leaving you in the motorcycle. Pay the guy… give him 1/2 whatever he claims. Enjoy!!.

    The best way to go about it would be to walk a while, till you start seeing some bong shops. you sure to get atleast a 2-3 ppl come asking you if you want some, but more time outta naught, that’ll be some sirty shoe-polish mixture. just go to one of hippie cafes around and ask some the waiter or one of the hippie tourists u see walking around. “ New Delhi Marijuana Prices: Marijuana and Hashish are extremely cheap for western tourists in India. The prices vary significantly, but stay low in costs. The going rate is around 50 to 100 rupees (1$ – 2$) a tola (10gms) for weed in New Delhi. Hash ranges from 300 ($6) to 700 ($14) a tola (10gms). and also: “If you do manage to get some cream (the best), get ready to spend atleast Rs1300, about $40 for a tola (10 grams). Others would start at Rs 200?

    Brands: Marijuana sold in New Delhi is usually outdoor grown, with potency that will seem a bit weak for American tourists. However, the taste is great! Hashish in India is of higher quality and potency. and also: “Cream, or Junglee(wild)” >> Learn more >>


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Marijuana is in Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference to Schedule IV drugs:

    A Party shall, if in its opinion the prevailing conditions in its country render it the most appropriate means of protecting the public health and welfare, prohibit the production, manufacture, export and import of, trade in, possession or use of any such drug except for amounts which may be necessary for medical and scientific research only, including clinical trials therewith to be conducted under or subject to the direct supervision and control of the Party.

This provision, while apparently providing for the limitation of marijuana to research purposes only, also seems to allow some latitude for nations to make their own judgments. The official Commentary on the Single Convention indicates that Parties are expected to make that judgment in good faith. Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_medical_status_of_cannabis - for more.

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India - Resource, Legal; Cannabis Medical Marijuana Lawyers and Attorneys | Find a lawyer or attorney that works with medical marijuana laws. Cannabis dispensary, growers and patient legal help. - visit >> www.cannabissearch.com/lawyers

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India - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in India ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels ...   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/in/.

India - Resource, Org; local Contacts? | Will be listed here As we learn about them. In the meantime ... visit: http://norml.org/about/item/international-chapters for the latest.

India - Resources, Org; local ... More | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm


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For more information on cannabis (marijuana) as medicine, see the Basics, below.

  LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

India - Resource, Legal, Law; local Indian Legislation by Manupatra (India Code, Free Indian Bare | India Code, Free Indian Bare Acts, Indian Statutes,Legislation, bills, law, Indian Code, Indian Bare Acts, India's central statues, legislation, amendments, repealings ... www.indianlegislation.in is a new service launched by Manupatra. Access to the database on www.indianlegislation.in is open to all without charge As part of its corporate social responsibility and with an objective of making available laws to the common man, Manupatra is committed to keep access to the database without charge. The database gives you free access to: Central Bare Acts (Statutes), Bills and Ordinances as introduced in the parliament or pending with status thereof, Draft Bills, Lokpal Bills, Law Commission Reports, Standing Committee Reports, Amending and repealing Acts (statute), Notes - Each section of the bare act gives a brief description about each provision ...coming soon! by Manupatra - the leading law publishers and provider of Legal, Taxation, Corporate and Business Policy databases in India. It is the fastest growing company in law publishing and is reckoned as the pioneers in online legal research in India. With primary documents and proprietary analytical content covering commentaries, treaties, digests, editorial enhancements, Manupatra has created the largest and most comprehensive online resource of Indian materials. >> Learn more >>

India - Resource, Legal, Law; local Legislation India (Lexadin) | Constitutional law. Constitution of India. Human Rights. ... Administrative / Public Law / Agriculture Law / Arbitration law / Banking law / Civil Law / Commercial Law / Communications and Media Law / Company law / Constitutional law / Criminal Law / E-Commerce / Energy law / Environmental Law / Health law / Human Rights / Intellectual Property Law / Labor Law / Law Sources / Litigation and court procedure / Mining Law / Tax law / Transport and Maritime Law / Human Rights Act, 1993; Litigation and court procedure; Administrative Tribunals Act 1985; Advocates Act 1961; The Bangalore City Civil Court Act, 1979; Bombay High Court 1866 and more ... >> Learn more >>

India - Resource, Drug policy; local Drug policy of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The major drug laws of India are the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (1985) and the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (1985). Controlled Substances[edit source] The following list mentions the names of all substances banned or controlled in India under the NDPS Act. The list uses the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) of the drugs but in some cases mentions drugs by their chemical name. Widely known drugs such as ganja, cocaine, heroin etc. are mentioned by those names. Cultivation/production/manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transport, storage, consumption or distribution of any of the following substances, except for medical and scientific purposes and as per the rules or orders and conditions of licences that may be issued, is illegal.[4] ... Cannabis and cannabis resin (includes Hashish and Charas) ... >> Read more >>

India - Resources DrugScience.org | is the homesite for the Cannabis Rescheduling Petition ... International Cannabis Alliance of Researchers and Educators (I-CARE) - 1992 ... Marijuana Research: Medical Professional... The 2002 Petition to Reschedule Cannabis (Marijuana) Accepted Medical Use: Medical Professionals

Cannabis's accepted medical use in the United States is increasingly recognized by health care professionals and the medical community, including the Institute of Medicine. Numerous medical organizations support legal access to cannabis for medicinal purposes. A new medical journal released in 2001 focuses on the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids. National clinical conferences on the medicinal use of cannabis have been held in the United States in 2000 and 2002 and are scheduled to continue on a biennial basis. Most importantly, data on the number of physicians currently recommending therapeutic marijuana use to their patients demonstrate its acceptance by the medical community in the United States.

The most significant evidence of marijuana’s acceptance by the medical community in the United States consists of data on the number of physicians currently recommending marijuana medical use by their patients: "By any reasonable definition, marijuana has "currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States."   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/amu/amu_medprof.html.

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  other National and International ORGz Section 

India - Legal Resources DrugScience.org | Marijuana Research Links: Medical Use ... summaries; scientific and legal arguments for medical marijuana; search engine for research reports on ... Organizations. Medical Cannabis and Scientific ... Library: Research Links Research Guide ... Use the links below to research any aspect of marijuana, medical cannabis, drug policy and the public policy process including: Medical Cannabis and Scientific Research; Gettman on the Web; Dependence, Addiction, and Abuse Potential; Criminal Justice and Public Health Data; U.S. Drug Policy; Legal and Legislative Aspects of Drug Policy; International Drug Policy; Non-Profit Organizations   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/lib/links.html.

Russia - Legal Resources The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis.   ...   Visit - http://cannabinoidsociety.org/.

The 19th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society Sun, 03/08/2009 | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their results.

The mission of the ICRS is to: foster cannabinoid research, to promote exchange of information and ideas about cannabis and the cannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; to encourage financial support from funding agencies and industries; to facilitate liasons between funding agencies, industry and the academic community, and to serve as a source of reliable information on the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological and social effects of cannabis and the cannabinoids (ICRS By-Laws, adopted June 1992).   ...   Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanadoctors.org/international-cannabinoid-research-society%20.

Russia - Resources ASA's Federal Quarterly Newsletter » Medical Cannabis Policy Update: Spring 2009 | Medical Cannabis Developments: Legislative, Legal, State Programs, International and Research ... for California Provider of Medical Cannabis. >> INTERNATIONAL >> CANADA: Restrictions of Medical Cannabis Program Unconstitutional Russia: Autonomous Regions Can Allow Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5730.

Russia - Resources A International World Wide Listings Of Marijuana & Cannabis Clinics & Dispensary's | California Medical Marijuana Buyers Club ... A Indepth Roster & Reviews California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ... National & International Marijuana Dispensary's Clinic Listings. Any Medical Clinics & Or Dispensaries Or Delivery Services Who Would Like To Get Listed Here On This Page Of Our Website.   ...   Visit - http://www.onlinepot.org/medical/medicalclinics.htm.

Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML Home / Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map: www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3376 for more.

Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

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  FORUMs Section 

India - Resource, Forums; local Home > Forums > Lifestyle > Places and People > India | Marijuana.com - Marijuana Strains, News, Products >> SmokedupSouth: So I'm going to be making a trip to India this winter, and I was wondering if anyone has been there and sampled the herbage? ... Bongzilla: A buddy of mine went back there for the whole summer. From what I gather, actual bud is somewhat uncommon, yet hash is all over the place. ... wakDbuds: you will get hashed till you drop make sure you dont forget to go home >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Forum; local Cannabis in India - Hip Forums | Hip Forums > Mind Trips > Marijuana > Cannabis in India >> http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/304/india.shtml - Good article, good to see they aren't going the same route as Thailand. I will be going travelling in India hopefully in Jan aswell so nice to know I won't be coming home in a body bag for smoking a few spliffs. Forum Description: Learn more about the amazing cannabis plant. Legalize it! ... Cannabis in India is from Marijuana forum, part of the Hip Forums. Learn more about the amazing cannabis plant. Legalize it! >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Forum; local Medical Marijuana India | Am putting together a team of top doctors in India to back me up and propagate the legalisation of medical Marijuana in India... The first thing to start with, is ... Am putting together a team of top doctors in India to back me up and propagate the legalisation of medical Marijuana in India... The first thing to start with, is testing. The Indian Gov is leap years behind the rest of the world. Unless it comes to making greedy pharma's even greedier ... BOOM >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Forum; local Pot in India - Cannabis Culture Forums | Where is that recent post on the place in India where they have plentiful marijuana for the tourists to smoke? Or if you don't know where the post is, do you remember ... Where is that recent post on the place in India where they have plentiful marijuana for the tourists to smoke? Or if you don't know where the post is, do you remember the name of the locale in India? I did multiple searches and came up with nothing. http://forums.cannabisculture.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=63019

India - Resource, Forum; local MARIJUANA IN INDIA - The Hawai'i Cannabis (THC) Ministry : Forum | In Indian tradition marijuana is associated with immortality. There is a complex myth of the churning of the Ocean of Milk by the gods, their joint act of creation. In Indian tradition marijuana is associated with immortality. There is a complex myth of the churning of the Ocean of Milk by the gods, their joint act of creation. They were in search of Amrita, the elixir of eternal life. When the gods, helped by demons, churned the ocean to obtain Amrita, one of the resulting nectars was cannabis. After churning the ocean, the demons attempted to gain control of Amrita (marijuana), but the gods were able to prevent this seizure, giving cannabis the name Vijaya ("victory") to commemorate their success. Other ancient Indian names for marijuana were "sacred grass", "hero leaved", "joy", "rejoicer", "desired in the three worlds"' "gods' food", "fountain of pleasures"' and "Shiva's plant". >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Forum; local India Forums, Indian forums discussion boards - Index > www.forumsindian.com/index.php | ForumsIndian offers Indian Forums discussion boards, indian forums, forum, india message boards chats about Indian forums discussion boards - Index >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Org; local Answers India – Discover the answer for this question and Earn more points for the best answer on Yahoo! Is it true that marijuana makes your child retarded? | i heard that usage of marijuana must be stopped at least one year before your marriage for the proper health of child. is this statement true. i know one of my friend having a retarded child , everyone says that its due to his excessive cannabis use. ... This is true. But generally, people that smoke marijuana are not as smart as regular people. ... no that is completely false . my sons father smoked weed everyday all day before he passed away . and my son is completely healthy and actually advances fr his age .. hes 15 months old and he walks talks and can read a little bit . so no that statement is completely false . that doesnt not affect the childs brain development at all. ... Visit: http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090806101158AA1iOqo

India - Resource, Org; local Answers India – Discover the answer for this question and Earn more points for the best answer on Yahoo! | A question about medical marijuana....? I am wondering, mostly to medical marijuana supporters, what the best avenue for legalizing its medical use is... Is this a decision that should be voted on by the legislature in the respective states? Should this be put to statewide referendum for all of the voters to decide? Should this be handled on the federal level (i.e. rescheduling marijuana)? ... Answers International ... Visit: http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080618220324AAwRxmn

Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.


Also, here are some other International Forums -

Russia - Resources International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation > NJ Medical Marijuana | N.J. Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Monday, December 15, 2008 | TRENTON BUREAU: A Senate committee today cleared a measure that would allow medical use of marijuana in New Jersey. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to approve the long-stalled bill by a 6 to 1 margin; two senators abstained. The bill calls for creating “alternative treatment centers” where people with chronic and terminal diseases would be allowed access to marijuana. Supporters say marijuana is a viable treatment option to alleviate pain in many cases.

“It is the definition of basic human decency that we do whatever we can to ease the pain and suffering of people living with severe chronic and terminal diseases,” said bill sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union. “When all other avenues of currently-approved pain relief have been exhausted, we need to give doctors the freedom to prescribe medical marijuana to give their patients a measure of comfort and dignity in the face of their debilitating diseases. This bill is about the most humane, compassionate option for those state residents who have nowhere else to turn in managing their illnesses.”

If ultimately approved by the full Legislature and signed by Governor Corzine, New Jersey would be the 14th state to allow medical use of marijuana.   ...   Visit - https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=106356.

Russia - Resources Cannabis.com | Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club directory, Collective, Dispenary Reviews, ... "The International Narcotics Control Board is deeply concerned ... Cannabis Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club, Dispensary, News Cannabis Club / Clubs / Co-Op / Dispensary Directory   ...   Visit - http://cannabis.com/club/.

Russia - Resources International | Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines. Our international counterparts may be surging ahead in their paths to provide safe access for patients who benefit from medical cannabis, but here in the US ... Archive for the ‘International’ Category In Case there was any Doubt… Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted by elizabeth |   A new study entitled Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-Care Strategy, which was released this past weekend in Clinical Nursing Research, indicates that persons living with HIV/AIDS rate cannabis as more effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, and neuropathy than other prescription and over the counter medications.

The study, which was conducted over a two year period and included 775 patients from the USA, Africa, and Puerto Rico, assessed the use of cannabis as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy.  27% of survey participants reported using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Researchers wrote that cannabis use “was rated slightly more effective than antidepressants for anxiety and depression, Imodium for diarrhea, [over the counter] (OTC) medications for fatigue, and anti-epileptics and OTC medications for neuropathy” while cannabis was rated “slightly less effective for nausea than either prescribed or OTC medications.”   Authors concluded that cannabis “is perceived by users as at least as effective as prescribed medications in symptom management.”   ...   Visit - http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?cat=22.

Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Health_and_Medicinal/Buyers_Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs providing access to medical marijuana  ... Co-op ~ The Alternative Relief Co-op is a patient-oriented medical cannabis dispensary located in San Francisco ... It Report Broken Link. Arizona Medical Marijuana Co-Op ~ Click here for more.

Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

  EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

India Event - Global Marijuana March India Event | Global Marijuana Marches - India Event - Global Marijuana March (0) No - cities from India have signed up one or more years since 1999. See: more ...   or Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:India.


Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

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  BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

India - Resource, DEEP AYURVEDA CLINIC DEEP AYURVEDA CLINIC | Location: Mohali, Punjab, North India; Opened: all year; Services:treatment, training, yoga, spa; Accommodation: single; Food: organic; Address:H.N. 161A, Dasmesh Nagar, Chungia Road,Near Gurudwara Sahib, Kharar, Mohali, Punjab-140301, India. * Dr. Baldeep Kour * +19-160-5000100 >> www.ayurveda.in/centers/deep-ayurveda-clinic-642.html DEEP AYURVEDA is a leading Multispeciality Ayurvedic Clinic of North India where availiblity of all alternative treatment like Herbal Treatment , Ayurvedic Treament, Panchkarma Treatment, Yoga , Naturopath Treatment, Natural Tharapies & medical astrology under one roof. We specialize in adapting the traditional science of Ayurveda and formulating and developing herbal medicine & natural treatment to combat the medical challenges of the modern world and adapting natural healing technique using the healing powers of ayurveda. >> www.deepayurveda.com/about_us.php

India - Resource, Forums; local hospitalsinindia.org > North India Hospitals > Chandigarh Hospitals | gives details about health care center hospitals in Chandigarh India ... Chandigarh city is grown in all sectors especially in Medical ... Near Chandigarh, Punjab ... Chandigarh hospitals have highly educated doctors and staff to care of patients with international facility infrastructure equipments. Chandigarh city is grown in all sectors especially in Medical sector also well developed and give best service to the people. >> hospitalsinindia.org/north-india/chandigarh-hospital.html

India - Resource, Hospital in Chandigarh Nephrology Hospital in Chandigarh | Best Hospital in Punjab India Hospitalsinpunjab.com Provide list of Best Nephrology Hospitals in Chandigarh Punjab India. ... Medicine ,Neonatal,Nephrology ... Near 15/16 Traffic Lights Chandigarh ... >> hospitalinpunjab.com/Nephrology-hospitals-in-punjab

India - Resource: Dr. Madan Gulati - One of the best experienced Ayurvedic doctors in Chandigarh, North India Dr. Madan Gulati - One of the best experienced Ayurvedic doctors in Chandigarh, North India | Dr. Madan Gulati runs his ayurvedic clinic and has experience of 35 years of practice in ayurveda. He is an international celebrity in the field of Ayurveda. He is not very much net savvy but due to his abilities to treat complicated diseases, he is with us for handling typical cases. He can be consulted via phone at 0091-93165-14157 (India day time only, check time in India before calling). * CLINIC ADDRESS | H.NO. 174, Sector 11-A ( B-Road), Chandigarh-160011 * Timings (By appointment only) Phone - 0091-93165-14157 & 0091-172-2749175 >> http://www.planetayurveda.com/dr-madan-gulati.htm

India - Resource, Chandigarh health directory Chandigarh health directory | to find all types of doctors, hospitals and healthcare providers in tricity. you can find find top physicians, medical professionals, specialists, surgeons, clinics, pediatricians, oncologists, gynecologists and cardiologists. >> chandigarh.directory/category/health-medicine

India - Resource, Org; local Smokeheavenpipes - Wholesale smoking pipes and accessories | Smokeheavenpipes is the Wholesaler of smoking pipes and accessories India,glass pipes suppliers,metal marijuana pipes and Vaporizer bongs ... We are Manufacturer, exporter and wholesaler of acrylic water pipe, metal smoking tobacco pipes, dugout pipe, color changing bongs, blown glass bongs, cheap bongs supplier, water bongs for sale, vaporizer bongs, multi chamber bongs, hand glass bong, hookah bongs, glass hammer pipe, wooden sherlock pipes, wholesale hookahs, best Elle Koffer Bong, wholesale Grinders manufacturer, marijuana accessories, wholesale glass pipe bongs supplier, wholesale smoking pipes and accessories and metal marijuana pipes from India. ... Visit: http://www.smokeheavenpipes.com/


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Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


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Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds Buy Dutch Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | High Quality Dutch Cannabis Seeds (Marijuana Seeds) delivered stealth packaged World-wide | High Dutch Cannabis Marijuana seeds from the worlds best seed supplier. Superior quality cannabis seeds from Amsterdam. High germination success, hundreds of different varieties from only the best breeders. Top smoking marijuana for our customers is the highest priority! They´ll help you personally to succeed. Note, WARNING - check your countrys laws, some will intercept the package and charge you with a crime.

Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds They offer you the biggest list of seeds directly from top Dutch Cannabis breeders. Over 30 cannabis strains. Lots of Cannabis Cup winners like White Widow, Durban Poison and Northern Lights. They provide marijuana seeds for every need: Indoor, Outdoor, feminized, and medical. Discretion and SAFE shopping is guaranteed, SSL Secured. Discrete delivery worldwide! All seed-packages contain 10 seeds, they ship all seeds by Priority mail in plain packaging crush proof sealed envelops with no indication to the contents. * Contact: Postbus 938, 5600 AX Eindhoven, The Netherlands * or ... Visit: https://www.buydutchseeds.com/


Russia - Resource, Org; local Cannabis Books Co UK (BIZ) * Online Cannabis Books on Growing Medical ... Supplier UK EveryOneDoesIt.Com Online Books on Medical Cannabis Growing Books Recipes Magazines ... From the early beginnings of our first shop, customers have always praised our selection, prices, and flair for the imaginative. Ten years ago, our first retail shop opened up, specialising in smoking paraphernalia, piercing jewellery and giftware. The shop still stands in St. Albans although we've moved through four different locations since then, including an outlet in London's busy Leicester Square. Visit: http://www.everyonedoesit.co.uk/


Russia - Resources, Information Oaksterdam University | Oaksterdam is recognized around the world as a symbol of the over-the-counter cannabis culture that emerged here and has gained acceptance in communities throughout the state. Quality training for the 420 industry. Classes enrolling now.   ...   Visit - http://www.oaksterdam.com/.


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  NEWs and related Resources  

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India - Resource, News; local Flag of India US marijuana streak named after Indian American medical scribe | WASHINGTON: Indian American medical journalist Sanjay Gupta has had a strain of cannabis named after him since he suggested a relook at the use of medical marijuana changing his previous position on the controversial issue. A Colorado medical dispensary named a new type of medical marijuana - Gupta Kush - after Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, adding him to a list of celebrities including President Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains. >> Read more >>

India - Resource, News; local The Times Of India - The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of Cannabis? | NEW DELHI: What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. All cannabis derivatives - marijuana (grass or ganja), hashish (charas) and bhang - were legally sold in this country. As a matter of fact, most state governments had their own retail shops to sell these drugs. India has known, consumed and celebrated ganja, charas and bhang for millennia. >> Read more >>

India - Resource, News; local Traces of Marijuana found in blood samples of medical student | New Delhi: Blood and urine samples of the first year medical student who was found in a semi-comatose state at the AIIMS auditorium and is battling for life, has revealed traces of Cannabis, also known as Marijuana. Deepak Brajesh's condition, hospital sources say is still critical and he is on ventilator. He would turn 19 on Sunday. His Uncle Vijay Dhaiya, who has rushed with his father to Delhi from Jaipur said, "Doctors are still not confirming anything. They have not yet told us about his blood reports. They have asked us to pray to the Almighty for his life. It is birthday tomorrow." 18-year-old Deepak Brajesh, pursuing MBBS from Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh medical college, was found in a semi-comatose state at the AIIMS auditorium on September 18. He had come to participate in a play at the AIIMS' annual festival along with his college friends on September 16. >> Read more >>

India - Resource, News; local Articles about Cannabis by Date - Page 3 - Times Of India | Cannabis News by Date. Find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about Cannabis From The Times Of India (Page 3 of 5) SCIENCE Cannabis can help make pain more bearable December 25, 2012 | PTI LONDON: Cannabis offer relief to some people by making pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a new Oxford study has claimed. Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional aspects of pain. But the effect on the pain experienced varied greatly, they said. Oxford researchers recruited 12 healthy men to take part in their small study, the BBC News reported. Participants were given either a 15mg tablet of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) >> Read more >>

India - Resource, News; local Time to end Cannabis Prohibition in India | Marijuana.com | Home > Forums > News > The Drug War Headline News > Time to end Cannabis Prohibition in India >> India needs to amend its skewed laws to legalise the use of hashish, says Arvind Kala | Why doesn’t a globalising India harmonise its drug laws with the rest of the western world? Holland, which legalised cannabis (charas) way back in 1976, has 1200 licensed “coffee shops”where any individual over 18 can buy up to five grams of marijuana — enough for five ‘joints’. Portugal has no criminal penalties for use, possession and acquisition of even illicit drugs in quantities up to a 10-day supply. Spain, Belgium, and Italy allow a person to use hashish privately. And in Britain’s Brixton area of South London, the police don’t prosecute a marijuana-user, they just confiscate his stuff.

In fact, most of western Europe, Canada, and pockets of the US have concluded that drug-users should be left alone because they harm nobody but themselves. But in India, an individual with a few grams of charas gets 10 years in jail while the punishment is just seven years for a robbery, kidnapping, or maiming a child for beggary. Not just that, the 10-year sentence comes with a Rs 1 lakh fine, bail during trial is difficult, and a second conviction attracts the death penalty.

The result is that this draconian 1985 law has been an instrument of extortion in the hands of the Indian police for 19 long years. Though the 10-year prison sentence under the NDPS (Narcotic & Psychotropic Substances) Act is supposedly for drug traffickers while users get just one to three years, in practice most offenders are threatened with prosecution as traffickers to make them pay up. Many of the victims are India’s poorest people like coolies and rickshaw-wallahs who smoke charas or ganja to seek temporary oblivion from the wretchedness of their daily lives. >> Read more >>

India - Resource, Org; local Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: Study - 9 Feb 2009 | Washington Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer, in particular a more aggressive form of the disease, according to a US study published on Monday. The study of 369 Seattle-area men ages 18 to 44 with testicular cancer and 979 men in the same age bracket without the disease found that current marijuana users were 70 per cent more likely to develop it compared to nonusers. "This is the first study to look at this question, and by itself is not definitive. And there's a lot more research that would have to be done in order to be more confident that marijuana use really is important in a man's risk of developing testicular cancer," Schwartz said in a telephone interview. ... Visit: http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Marijuana-may-raise-testicular-cancer-risk-Study/421158/

India - Resource, Org; local India; Marijuana use linked to higher testicular cancer risk Washington - February 09, 2009 | A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has revealed that frequent and/or long-term marijuana use may significantly increase a man's risk of developing the most aggressive type of testicular cancer. ... Study participants were also asked about other habits that may be correlated with marijuana use, including smoking and alcohol consumption. ... The researchers emphasize that their results are not definitive, but rather open a door to more research questions. ... Visit: http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20090209/1172896.html

India - Resource, Org; local Indians nabbed in Nepal with marijuana - 8 December 2007 | KATHMANDU: The authorities in Nepal on Saturday arrested three Indian nationals in the country's eastern Parsa district with more than one kg of marijuana. The police arrested Manish Kumar Sharma, Ramesh Mishra and Gokesh Mishra, residents of Gorakhpur on Saturday with more than one kg of marijuana. The three Indian nationals were arrested during a search operation while they were returning from Hetauda, said Parsa district police office. The police have seized the car (UP 4 DL 9738) in which the three persons were travelling, the Kantipur online reported. The security forces in India and Nepal have resorted to increased patrolling to check cross-border criminal activities in the Terai plains. The porous Indo-Nepal border has been frequently used by criminals for smuggling and other illegal activities. ... Visit: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_nabbed_in_Nepal_with_marijuana/articleshow/2607015.cms


India, News - Help needed to protect India's medical marijuana patients Help needed to protect India's medical marijuana patients - Dec 2 2007 | Somewhere in India, a deaf man is jailed for several more years, unless political pressure can free him. Why is he in jail? He is in jail because he was caught with some illegal drugs. This extremely complicated case mixes facts with allegations on both sides: In August 2000, Ian Stillman, a 50-ish, diabetic, British deaf (since age two) charity worker for almost 30 years, was arrested in India after the police found a 20 kg bag of a drug (cannabis) in a taxi he rode in. The arrest took place in a town where drug smuggling is common. Stillman, who has an artificial leg, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Stillman did not have an interpreter for the several-hours police interrogation. Immediately after the interrogation he was taken into custody. His case did not come up for trial for ten months. Legal Rights for Deaf People - Case of Ian Stillman - Deaf Charity Worker | A look at the internationally controversial case of Ian Stillman, a deaf man jailed in India for drug smuggling.   Visit - http://deafness.about.com/cs/archivedarticles/a/ianstillman.htm

Russia - Resources US Government Says It Will Stop Interfering with Medical Marijuana | According to this article, US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that states will be allowed to make their own rules about medical marijuana, and that the US federal government will stop raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California. (See article “Can Marijuana Help Rescue California’s Economy?”at this link) In the 1990s, several US states passed referendums which allowed marijuana to be used legally for medical purposes. In a referendum, the registered voters vote directly on the proposed law, as opposed to the law being passed by the state legislature. Thus, when these states passed these referendums, it meant that the citizens of these states really wanted medical marijuana to be made legal.

However, in a blatant disregard for democracy and the people’s will, under the Bush administration, the national government refused to accept this law, and carried out raids of the medical marijuana dispensaries.   ...   Click > here < for more.

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India - Resource, Org; local Religious and spiritual use of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Spiritual use of cannabis) | This article is about cannabis used in a religious or spiritual context. Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual usage as an aid to trance and has been traditionally used in a religious context throughout the Old World. Herodotus wrote about early ceremonial practices by the Scythians, which are thought to have occurred from the 5th to 2nd century BCE. Itinerant sadhus have used it in India for centuries, and the Rastafari movement has embraced it in modern times. Anthropologist Sula Benet claimed historical evidence and etymological comparison show that the Holy anointing oil used by the Hebrews contained cannabis extracts, "kaneh bosm", and that it is also listed as an incense tree in the original Hebrew and Aramaic texts of the Old Testament. Early Christians used cannabis oil for medicinal purposes and as part of the baptismal process to confirm the forgiveness of sins and "right of passage" into the Kingdom of Heaven. The Unction, Seal, laying on of hands, the Counselor, and the Holy Spirit are all often synonymous of the Holy anointing oil. Early Gnostic texts indicate that the Chrism is essential to becoming a "Christian". Some Muslims of the Sufi order have used cannabis as a tool for spiritual exploration.

Hindu and Buddhist use | Cannabis was used in Hindu culture as early as 1500 BCE, and its ancient use is confirmed within the Vedas (Sama Veda, Rig Veda, and Atharva Veda). Cannabis or ganja is associated with worship of the Hindu god Shiva, who is popularly believed to like the hemp plant. Ganja is offered to Shiva images, especially on Shivratri festival. This practice is particularly witnessed at temples of Benares, Baidynath and Tarakeswar. Ganja is not only offered to the god, but also consumed by Shaivite (sect of Shiva) yogis. Charas is smoked by some Shaivite devotees and cannabis itself is seen as a gift ("prasad," or offering) to Shiva to aid in sadhana. Some of the wandering ascetics in India known as sadhus smoke charas out of a clay chillum.

During the Hindu festival of Holi, people consume a drink called bhang which contains cannabis flowers. According to one description, when elixir of life was produced from the churning of the ocean by the gods and the demons, Shiva created cannabis from his own body to purify the elixir (whence, for cannabis, the epithet angaj or body-born). Another account suggests that the cannabis plant sprang when a drop of the elixir dropped on the ground. Thus, cannabis is used by sages due to association with elixir and Shiva. Wise drinking of bhang, according to religious rites, is believed to cleanse sins, unite one with Shiva and avoid the miseries of hell in the after-life. In contrast, foolish drinking of bhang without rites is considered a sin. Researchers claim that Siddhartha ate only hemp for six years prior to becoming the Buddha in the 5th century BCE. Cannabis continues to play a significant role in the meditation ritual of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, and has been a practice since 500 BCE when cannabis was regarded as a holy plant. ... Visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_use_of_cannabis#Hindu_and_Buddhist_use

India - Resource, Org; local Amsterdam Cannabis Ministry : Marijuana Religion | "Marijuana religion", wat would that be? you might ask... Well, for one, nothing new. Marijuana has been used in religious rituals by many cultures since the beginning of human kind. Marijuana, has been, and still is, a Holy plant in many cultures on all the continents that it grows on, and it grows in nearly every continent on our beautifull planet, and in nearly every country. Tradition in India maintains that the gods sent man the Hemp plant so that he might attain delight, courage, and have heightened sexual desires. When nectar or Amrita dropped down from heaven, Marijuana sprouted from it. Another story tells how, when the gods, helped by demons, churned the milk ocean to obtain Amrita, one of the resulting nectars was Marijuana. It was consecrated to Shiva and was [the godess] Indra’s favourite drink. After the churning of the ocean, demons attempted to gain control of Amrita, but the gods were able to prevent this seizure, giving Marijuana the name Vijaya (“victory”) to commemorate their success. Ever since, this plant of the gods has been held in India to bestow supernatural powers on its users. ... It is our opinion that cannabis is the original sacrament of Hebrew, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto, Buddhist, Rasta and ... HINDUISM (India) The God Shiva ... Visit: http://www.thc-ministry.net/marijuana-religion.html

India - Resource, Org; local ASA : Medical Cannabis and Our Community ... medical cannabis in their neighborhood and who medical cannabis patients ... plant (from which cannabis comes) has been cultivated in India and the Far East ... Medical Cannabis and Our Community by Don Duncan | You are probably reading this booklet because a medical cannabis (marijuana)[1] dispensing collective is operating in your neighborhood or someone has proposed opening one nearby. This booklet is designed for community members who have questions about medical cannabis in their neighborhood and about who medical cannabis patients are. The field of medical cannabis is new in California and it is natural for neighbors to have questions and concerns. This booklet also discusses some of the legal issues surrounding this topic. Most importantly, Medical Cannabis & Our Community is intended to help in understanding the impact medical cannabis and dispensing collectives may have on a community.

Accordingly, as a well-informed community member, you will be better able to participate in the discussion about medical cannabis in your neighborhood. ... The medical use of cannabis goes back to ancient times. The earliest reference dates back as many as 5000 years. The hemp plant (from which cannabis comes) has been cultivated in India and the Far East for thousands of years. Here in the United States, cannabis was a common ingredient in medications until 1937, when the plant was outlawed by the Marijuana Tax Act, despite the objections of the American Medical Association.[2] ... Visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=1733

India - Resource, Org; local Cannabis in India: ancient lore and modern medicine, by Ethan Russo, GW Pharmaceuticals, 2235 Wylie Avenue, Missoula, MT 59809, USA | Introduction: Ayurvedic medicine: India is a land steeped in faith and mysticism. Ayurveda, combining the Sanskrit words for life and knowledge, is a system of medicine intertwined inextricably with these traits. That a core of belief combined with empirical experimentation could produce a viable medical regimen still widely practiced after well over 3000 years is astounding to Western physicians. Cannabis was similarly bound to faith and mysticism in India in the past, in the Hindu and Islamic traditions, as well as in numerous other minority religions [1]. Merlin recently explained it well [2], “with the powerful tools of modern science and human imagination, our understanding of our deep-rooted desire to experience ecstasy in the original sense of the word (to break the mind free from the body and communicate with the ‘gods’ or the ancestors) will become clear with time”. This chapter will seek to examine the medical claims for cannabis of the past, and place them in a contemporary light given current pharmacological knowledge.

Ayurveda is based on a conceptual medical system that seeks to balance three functional elements, called doshas, that the human body is composed of, and are commonly represented as Vata or Vayu (ether or air), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (phlegm or water and earth). Nadkarni [3] has rejected these simple relationships in favor of more abstract assignations [3]: “…the word Vayu, does not imply ‘Wind’ in Ayurvedic literature, but comprehends all the phenomena which come under the functions of the Central and Sympathetic Nervous Systems; that the word Pitta does not essentially mean ‘Bile’ but signifies the functions of Thermogenesis or heat production and metabolism, comprehending in its scope the process of digestion, coloration of blood and formation of various secretions and excretions and that the word Kapha does not mean ‘Phlegm’ but is used primarily to imply the functions of Thermo-taxis or heat regulation and secondarily formation of the various preservative fluids, e.g., Mucus, Synovia, etc., " Cannabis was similarly bound to faith and mysticism in India in the past, in the ... This chapter will seek to examine the medical claims for cannabis ... Visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/docUploads/Russo_CannabisInIndia_Mechoulam2005.pdf

India - Resource, Org; local The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs, by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine, 1972 - Part VIII - Marijuana and Hashish | Marijuana is the popular name for a plant, Cannabis Sativa, also known as hemp. Marijuana is also the common name of the drug prepared by drying the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. The leaves and tops contain several members of a group of chemicals known as the cannabinoids. Hashish is the drug produced by drying the resin exuded by the marijuana plant. The resin is richer in cannabinoids than the leaves and tops–– one gram of hashish is said to have the effectiveness of five to eight grams of marijuana–– but the potency of both marijuana and hashish varies widely from sample to sample. One of the cannabinoids, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, was for a time believed to be the major active ingredient; the role of THC in the marijuana experience, however, is now in question.

Marijuana in the Old World The "weed" that in the United States and Mexico is commonly called marijuana, hemp, or cannabis is in fact a highly useful plant cultivated throughout recorded history and perhaps much earlier as well. There is only one species–– its scientific name is Cannabis sativa–– which yields both a potent drug and a strong fiber long used in the manufacture of fine linen as well as canvas and rope. The seeds are valued as birdseed and the oil, which resembles linseed oil, is valuable because paints made with it dry quickly. ... The first known reference to marijuana in India is to be found in the Atharva Veda, which may date as far back as the second millennium B.C. 2 Another quite early reference appears on certain cuneiform tablets unearthed in the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, an Assyrian king. Ashurbanipal lived about 650 B.C.; but the cuneiform descriptions of marijuana in his library "are generally regarded as obvious copies of much older texts," 3 says Dr. Robert P. Walton, an American physician and authority on marijuana who assembled much of the historical data here reviewed. ... Visit: http://www.druglibrary.org/SCHAFFER/library/studies/cu/cu53.html


India - Resource, Org; local Medical cannabis - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Cannabis Indica (now referred to as Cannabis sativa subsp. indica),[1] Fluid Extract, American Druggists Syndicate, pre-1937. Medical cannabis (commonly referred to as "medical marijuana") refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy, as well as synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids. There are many studies regarding the use of cannabis in a medicinal context.[2][3] Use generally requires a prescription, and distribution is usually done within a framework defined by local laws. There are several methods for administration of dosage, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, drinking or eating extracts, and taking synthetic THC pills.[4][5] The comparible efficacy of these methods was the subject of an investigative study by the National Institutes of Health.[3]

Medicinal use of cannabis is legal in a limited number of territories worldwide, including Canada, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Portugal. In the United States, 13 states have recognized medical marijuana: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington;[6][7] although California, Colorado, New Mexico and Rhode Island are currently the only states to utilize "dispensaries" to sell medical cannabis. ...

Ancient India Surviving texts from ancient India confirm that cannabis' psychoactive properties were recognized, and doctors used it for a variety of illnesses and ailments. These included insomnia, headaches, a whole host of gastrointestinal disorders, and pain: cannabis was frequently used to relieve the pain of childbirth.[130] ... Visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis#Ancient_India

India - Resource, Org; local Medical cannabis: Information from Answers.com | Medical cannabis (commonly referred to as "medical marijuana") refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy, as well as synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids. There are many studies regarding the use of cannabis in a medicinal context.[2][3] Use generally requires a prescription, and distribution is usually done within a framework defined by local laws.

There are several methods for administration of dosage, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, drinking or eating extracts, and taking synthetic THC pills.[4][5] The comparible efficacy of these methods was the subject of an investigative study by the National Institutes of Health.[3] ... Ancient India | Surviving texts from ancient India confirm that cannabis' psychoactive properties were recognized, and doctors used it for a variety of illnesses and ailments. These included insomnia, headaches, a whole host of gastrointestinal disorders, and pain: cannabis was frequently used to relieve the pain of childbirth.[130] ... Visit: http://www.answers.com/topic/medical-cannabis#Ancient_India


India - Resource, Org; local The Birth of Marijuana - Posted: Sep 30th, 2007 | The first use of marijuana can be traced way back in the Neolithic age as evidenced by a burnt marijuana seed that was found in the sacrament brazier in a very old interment spot in Romania today. It is said that in the past, the people who were using marijuana the most were the Hindus from Nepal and India, and the people who were eaters of hashish called Hashshashins from Syria. At that time, marijuana was called ganjika in Sanskit. In Nepali and Indian language, it is called ganja. Sometimes, a kind of drug called soma was associated with marijuana. According to the Vegas, it is considered as a holy intoxicating hallucinogen. ... In countries like Nepal and India, nomadic religious sadhus have been using marijuana for centuries now. ... Marijuana was brought in by Indian laborers to the Americans in the middle of the 19th century. Marijuana use was initiated during the time of Indian indenture system that was implemented by the British Empire. Nowadays, marijuana is still recognized as ganja, which is the Sanskrit translation of marijuana, Coolie or Indian wee. ... Visit: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/the-birth-of-marijuana-223799.html

India - Resource, Org; local Erowid Cannabis Vault : Culture #3 - Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding - The History of the Intoxicant Use of Marihuana see also: The History of the Medical Use of Marihuana - From: Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding, the Report of the US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1972 | This section discusses the non-medical use of cannabis. ... Chopra, R. N.: "Use of Hemp Drugs in India," The Indian Medical Gazette, (June 1940) ...

The preceding history of the medical use of marihuana has provided an outline of how marihuana has been alleged to care diseases and relieve pain. This section discusses the non-medical use of cannabis. The survey includes a discussion of marihuana use in India, the rest of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States; and a concluding analysis of the intoxicant use in contemporary times. Assessing marihuana's use as an intoxicant is difficult because for many people around the world, its importance as an intoxicant has been secondary to its use as a folk medicine or a ceremonial adjunct (Grinspoon, 1971: 173-174). Caffeine and nicotine apart, cannabis is second in worldwide popularity only to alcohol.

India | Marihuana was probably first used as an intoxicant in India around 1000 B.C., and soon became an integral part of Hindu culture (Snyder, 1970: 125). In China, where the marihuana plant had been used to make cloth and certain medicines for centuries, it was not recorded as an intoxicant. Explanations are unclear as to why marihuana was used as an intoxicant in India but not in China. Marihuana was also used as an intoxicant in other parts of the world prior to 500 A.D. but was not as well documented as the use of opium. The drug "nepenthe" in Homer's Odyssey is believed by a number of scholars to have been a brew in which the most active ingredient was hemp (Brotteaux, 1967: 10). Galen wrote in the second century that it was customary to promote hilarity and happiness at banquets by giving the guests hemp (Reininger, 1967: 14-15).

Cannabis is used in three different preparations in India (Snyder, 1970: 27). The first is called bhang, comparable in potency to marihuana in the United States. It is made from the leaves and stems of uncultivated plants and blended into a pleasant tasting liquid concoction. The second is ganja, more potent than bhang, made from the tops of cultivated plants. The third and most potent preparation, charas, is similar to hashish or "hash" and is obtained by scraping the resin from the leaves of the cultivated plants. Hard blocks are pressed from this material which are converted for smoking. High-caste Hindus are not permitted to use alcohol. But they are allowed bhang at religious ceremonials, and also employ it as an intoxicant at marriage ceremonies and family festivals. Bhang is used by laborers in India in much the same way as beer is used in the United States (Barber, 1970: 80).

The lower classes of India use either a few pulls at a ganja pipe or sip a glass of bhang at the end of the day to relieve fatigue (Grinspoon, 1971: 173), to obtain a sense of well-being, to stimulate appetite, and to enable them to bear more cheerfully the "strain and monotony of . . . daily routines" (Geller and Boas, 1969: 5). These types of users and objectives are frequently the reverse of those in the United States where marihuana users consider themselves an exclusive and advanced "in-group" (Andrews and Vinkenoog, 1967: iii). A major intoxicant use in India is for religious purposes. ... Visit: http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_culture3.shtml

India - Resource, Org; local MEDICAL CANNABIS Marihuana history | Medical cannabis ( hemp ), the history of marihuana ( marijuana ) and ... The cannabis preparations used in India often serve as a folk standard of potency. ... ... Medical use of Cannabis (also called Marihuana or Marijuana). Support for the forbidden medicine. History of Cannabis Some Hemp Facts ... The plants highest in resin therefore grow in hot regions like Mexico, the Middle East, and India. When the reproductive process is over and the fruits are fully ripe, no more resin is secreted. The cannabis preparations used in India often serve as a folk standard of potency. The three varieties are known as bhang, ganja, and charas. The least potent and cheapest preparation, bhang, is produced from the dried and crushed leaves, seeds, and stems.

Ganja, prepared from the flowering tops of cultivated female plants, is two or three times as strong as bhang; the difference is somewhat akin to the difference between beer and fine Scotch. Charas is the pure resin, also known as hashish in the Middle East. Any of these preparations can be smoked, eaten, or mixed in drinks. The marihuana used in the United States is equivalent to bhang or, increasingly in recent years, to ganja. ... A native of central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as long as ten thousand years ago. It was certainly cultivated in China by 4000 B.C. and in Turkestan by 3000 B.C. It has long been used as a medicine in India, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America. The first evidence for medicinal use of cannabis is an herbal published during the reign of the Chinese emperor Chen Nung five thousand years ago.

Cannabis was recommended for malaria, constipation, rheumatic pains, absentmindedness, and female disorders. Another Chinese herbal recommended a mixture of hemp, resin, and wine as an analgesic during surgery. In India cannabis has been recommended to quicken the mind, lower fevers, induce sleep, cure dysentery, stimulate appetite, improve digestion, relieve headaches, and cure venereal disease. In Africa it was used for dysentery, malaria, and other fevers. The first Western physician to take an interest in cannabis as a medicine was W B. O'Shaughnessey, a young professor at the Medical College of Calcutta who had observed its use in India. He gave cannabis to animals, satisfied himself that it was safe, and began to use it with patients suffering from rabies, rheumatism, epilepsy, and tetanus.

In a report published in 1839, he wrote that he had found tincture of hemp (a solution of cannabis in alcohol, taken orally) to be an effective analgesic. He was also impressed with its muscle relaxant properties and called it an anticonvulsive remedy of the greatest value. Meanwhile, reports on cannabis accumulated in the medical literature. In 1860 Dr. R. R. M'Meens reported the findings of the Committee on Cannabis Indica to the Ohio State Medical Society. After acknowledging a debt to O'Shaughnessey, M'Meens reviewed symptoms and conditions for which Indian hemp had been found useful, including tetanus, neuralgia, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), convulsions, rheumatic and childbirth pain, asthma, postpartum psychosis, gonorrhea, and chronic bronchitis.

In 1890, J. R. Reynolds, a British physician, summarized thirty years of experience with Cannabis indica, recommending it for patients with senile insomnia and suggesting that in this class of cases I have found nothing comparable in utility to a moderate dose of Indian hemp. According to Reynolds, hemp remained effective for months and even years without an increase in the dose. He also found it valuable in the treatment of various forms of neuralgia, including tic douloureux (a painful facial neurological disorder), and added that it was useful in preventing migraine attacks. ... Visit: http://www.naturaltherapyinfo.com/immunesystem/marihuana.htm

India - Resource, Org; local Erowid Cannabis Vault : Medical #3 - History of the Medical Use of Marijuana, from the National Commission of Marijuana and Drug Abuse (see also: The History of the Intoxicant Use of Marihuana), From: Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding, the Report of the US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1972 | The religious use of cannabis in India is thought to have preceded its medical use (Blum and Associates, II, 1969: 73; Snyder, 1970: 125). ... The term "marihuana" is a word with indistinct origins. Some believe it is derived from the Mexican words for "Mary Jane"; others hold that "marihuana" comes from. the Portuguese word marigu-ano which means "intoxicant" (Geller and Boas, 1969: 14). This chapter outlines the many and varied uses of marihuana through history, and deals with its use in medicine and its use as an intoxicant.

The experience of the 1960's might lead one to surmise that marihuana use spreads explosively. The chronicle of its 3,000 year history, however, shows that this "explosion" has been characteristic only of the contemporary scene. The plant has been grown for fiber and as a source of medicine for several thousand years, but until 500 A.D. its use as a mind-altering drug was almost solely confined in India. The drug and its uses reached the Middle and Near East during the next several centuries, and then moved across North Africa, appeared in Latin America and the Caribbean, and finally entered the United States in the early decades of this century (Snyder, 1970: 129).

... This historical survey of the medical uses of marihuana is introduced by abroad overview of its use, including brief notes on current and projected research, and then considers specific historical settings and circumstances in ancient China, moving on to Egypt, India, Greece, Africa, and the Western World. ... Cannabis sativa has been used therapeutically from the earliest records, nearly 5,000 years ago, to the present day (Mikuriya, 1969: 34) and its products have been widely noted for their effects, both physiological and psychological, throughout the world. Although the Chinese and Indian cultures knew about the properties of this drug from very early times, this information did not become general in the Near and Middle East until after the fifth century A.D., when travelers, traders and adventurers began to carry knowledge of the drug westward to Persia and Arabia. ... Concern about cannabis as an intoxicant led the government of India to establish the India Hemp Commission of 1893-94 to examine the entire question of cannabis use in India.

There are exceptions in treatment in which cannabis cannot apparently be successfully subsituted for. The work of Pascal seems to show that Indian Hemp has remarkable properties in revealing the subconscious; hence, it can be used for psychological, psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic research (Hearings, House of Representatives, 1937: 91). Although cannabis drugs are generally regarded as obsolete and rarely used in "western" medicine today, cannabis is "still used extensively in the Ayruvedic, Unani and Tibbi systems of medicine of the Indian-Pakastani subcontinent" ("The Cannabis Problem, 1962: 27). The Pharmacopoeias of India mention cannabis use in the recent past. Two preparations of cannabis, a liquid extract and a tincture, are listed in the 1954 and 1966 Pharmacopoeias of India which contain descriptions of cannabis and its extract and how it is made (Chopra & Chopra, 1957: 9). A more recent source makes reference to the fact that "in contemporary India and Pakistan, there continues to be widespread indigenous medical, 'quasi-medical,' and illicit use of both opium and cannabis" (Chopra & Chopra, 1957: 12-13). Bouquet notes that hemp resin is occasionally used in the native medicines of the countries where it is collected. He points especially to India where, "the medical systems . . . make much use of cannabis as a sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, anti-spasmodic and anti-hemorrhoidal" (Bulletin on Narcotics, 1962:27).

India | Prior to the 10th century B.C., bhang, a cannabis preparation, was used as an anesthetic and antiphlegmatic in India. In the second century A.D., a Chinese physician, Hoa-Tho, prescribed it as an analgesic in surgical procedures (Mikuriya, 1969: 34). From the 10th century B.C. up to 1945 (and even to the present time), cannabis has been used in India to treat a wide variety of human maladies. The drug is highly regarded by some medical practitioners in that country.

The religious use of cannabis in India is thought to have preceded its medical use (Blum and Associates, II, 1969: 73; Snyder, 1970: 125). The religious use of cannabis is to help "the user to free his mind from worldly distractions and to concentrate on the Supreme Being" (Barber, 1970: 80). Cannabis is used in Hindu and Sikh temples and at Mohammedan shrines. Besides using the drug as an aid to meditation, it is also used to overcome hunger and thirst by the religious mendicants. In Nepal, it is distributed on certain feast days at the temples of all Shiva followers (Blum & Associates, 1969, 11: 63).

[Erowid note: The earliest-known source for the claim that Sikhs made ceremonial use of bhang is the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report written in 1894. The report states "Witness Sodhi Iswar Singh, Extra Assistant Commissioner, says :'As far as I know, bhang is pounded by the Sikhs on the Dasehra day, and it is ordinarily binding upon every Sikh to drink it as a sacred draught by mixing water with it,'" (chapter 9, section 440). The historical use of cannabis in the Sikh religion has been strongly contested, and there does not appear to be evidence of such use in modern times. Christian Rätsch's encyclopedic Marijuana Medicine makes no mention of use of cannabis by the Sikhs.]

The Hindus spoke of the drug as the "heavenly guide," "the soother of grief." Considered holy, it was described as a sacred grass during the Vedic period (Fort, 1969: 15). A reference to cannabis in Hindu scriptures is the following: To the Hindu the hemp plant is holy. A guardian lives in bhang ... Bhang is the joy giver, the sky filer, the heavenly guide, the poor man's heaven, the soother of grief ... No god or man is as good as the religious drinker of Mang. The students of the scriptures of Benares are given bhang before they sit to study. At Benares, Ujjain and other holy places, yogis take deep draughts of Mang that they may center their thoughts on the Eternal . . . By the help of Mang ascetics pass days without food or drink. The supporting power of Mang has brought many a Hindu family safe through the miseries of famine (Snyder, 1970: 125). ... Visit: http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_medical_info3.shtml


Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

Medical Cannabis History - REEFER MADNESS BOOKS THE REEFER MADNESS ERA, REEFER MADNESS BOOKS (Info, History) By definition, it would be a contradiction in terms to list or classify a Reefer Madness book as a work of "Non-Fiction." Thus both genres are group together here simply as "Hard Cover" books; if only to distinguish them from the "Pulp Fiction" or "Dime Store novels" discussed elsewhere. However where appropriate the terms [Fiction] and [Non-Fiction] are used. Please take note - This Index consists solely of those books that the museum has been able to locate and is in no way shape or form complete. It should be thought of only as a starting point. Visit: http://www.reefermadnessmuseum.org/

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    International - Resources International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) | The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.acmed.org/.

    International - Resources Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base | INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM) Report, 1999. The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate.   ...   Visit - http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376.

    International - Resources Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine - by Dr. Grinspoon | Since marijuana is largely a folk medicine, not generally recognized by the medical establishment, the people who know most about it are those who use it on their own. The purpose of our website is to gain access to that body of knowledge so that we can share it with potential patients and physicians.   ...   Visit - http://rxmarijuana.com/exchange.htm.

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    International - Resources Health Canada - Information for the Patient - Marihuana (Cannabis) | This leaflet [link] is published by Health Canada for patients who have been authorized by Health Canada to possess dried marihuana.   ...   Visit - http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/how-comment/applicant-demandeur/info_patient-eng.php.

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Marijuana (Cannabis indica Lam.) Click on graphic for larger image Habitat. In Britain, and formerly elsewhere, only Hemp grown in India was recognized as official, but the heavy tax has resulted in the admission by the United States of any active Cannabis sativa, whether grown in the States or in Africa, Turkey, Turkestan, Asia Minor, Italy, or Spain.

Description -- The plant is an annual, the erect stems growing from 3 to 10 feet or more high, very slightly branched, having greyish-green hairs. The leaves are palmate, with five to seven leaflets (three on the upper leaves), numerous, on long thin petioles with acute stipules at the base, linear-lanceolate, tapering at both ends, the margins sharply serrate, smooth and dark green on the upper surface, lighter and downy on the under one. The small flowers are unisexual, the male having five almost separate, downy, pale yellowish segments, and the female a single, hairy, glandular, five-veined leaf enclosing the ovary in a sheath. The ovary is smooth, one-celled, with one hanging ovule and two long, hairy thread-like stigmas extending beyond the flower for more than its own length. The fruit is small, smooth, light brownish-grey in colour, and completely filled by the seed.

Hemp grows naturally in Persia, Northern India and Southern Siberia, and probably in China. It is largely cultivated in Central and Southern Russia. It is sometimes found as a weed in England, probably due to seeds from birdcages, as they are much used in feeding tame birds. The drug that is official in Europe comes from Bogra and Rajshabi, north of Calcutta, or sometimes from Guzerat and Madras. It is called Guaza by London merchants. ... Visit: http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/h/hemind22.html

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Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

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1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

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Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

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