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Jamaica - Information The World Factbook -- References > Jamaica >> Background: Map of Jamaica Jamaica is an island-country within the sub-continent of The Carribean. The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino Indians, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually obtained increasing independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the Federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. Violent crime, drug trafficking, and poverty pose significant challenges to the government today. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy. Source - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html. For Status of cannabis ("marijuana") in the region - whether for the medical benefits, the purposes of industrial hemp, or in general - see below. Click here for more on it's > history < in the region.

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Jamaica - status Jamaica | Cannabis possession remains illegal, though enforcement is scarce. A recent panel recommended legalizing possession for adults for medical use. ... Click > here < for current info.

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Jamaica - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Jamaica (Caribbean) Illegal | Cultivation, retail and consumption is illegal. However this is often overlooked and cannabis is sold openly. The island nation is a primary source of marijuana in the Caribbean. Possession remains illegal and can result in mandated treatment or rehabilitation, though usually the defendant pays a small fine and is not incarcerated. Nevertheless, many young men wind up with criminal records that affect their future employment options, and recent changes in the U.S. and Uruguay have given momentum to activists who hope to see marijuana decriminalization approved soon. >> source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

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Jamaica - Resources Medical marijuana around the world - Published at 2006-06-22 in Cannabis information » Medical cannabis | Marijuana is looked at very differently around the world. For example, in the Netherlands cannabis has been legally available for recreational use in coffee shops for several years. Thus it has also been available without a prescription for medical uses. Here we take a look at various countries look at the term “medical marijuana”. Source - http://www.420source.com/post/34

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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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Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Jamaica NORML | PO Box 24, Laughlands, St Ann * Voice (876) 972-0817

... More | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... Also visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5092 for the latest.

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


Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Organizations Supporting Access to Therapeutic Cannabis As Compiled by Patients Out of Time Lancet (UK) – 1995, 1998 Medical Association of Jamaica - 2001 Medical Cannabis Research Foundation (UK) – 2000 National Commission on Ganja, Jamaica - 2001 National Council on Drug Abuse, Jamaica - 2001 Preventive Medical Center, Netherlands - 1993 Schmerztherapeutisches Kolloquium (Society for Pain Therapists) Germany - 1998 Stichting Institute of Medical Marijuana, Netherlands - 1993 United Church of Jamaica and Cayman Islands – 2000 ... Visit: http://www.medicalcannabis.com/Grouplist.htm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Melanie Dreher, Jamaican Pregnancy Study ... the thousands of relevant studies on the medical efficacy of cannabis. ... effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on neonates in rural Jamaica. ... DREHER'S JAMAICAN PREGNANCY STUDY More Suppression of Marijuana Research In the 1980s Melanie Dreher and colleagues at UMass Amherst began a longitudinal study to assess the well-being of infants and children whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy. The researchers lived in rural Jamaican communities among the women they were studying. Thirty cannabis-using pregnant women were matched for age and socio-economic status with 30 non-users. Dreher et al compared the course of their pregnancies and their neo-natal outcomes, using various standard scales.

No differences were detected three days after birth. At 30 days the exposed babies did better than the non-exposed on all the scales and significantly better on two of the scales (having to do with autonomic stability and reflexes). Follow-up studies were conducted when the kids were four and five (just before entering school and after). The moms were defined as light users (1-10 spliffs per week), moderate (11-20), and heavy (21-70). Consumption of ganja tea was also taken into account. ... Visit: http://www.medicalcannabis.com/pregnancy.htm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; localPrenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal... Social, medical, and obstetrical histories were determined via maternal interviews. Naturalistic observations of the women in their homes and communities ... Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes in Jamaica: An Ethnographic Study Melanie C. Dreher, PhD; Kevin Nugent, PhD; and Rebekah Hudgins, MA ABSTRACT. Objective. To identify neurobehavioral effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on neonates in rural Jamaica. Design. Ethnographic field studies and standardized neurobehavior assessments during the neonatal period. Setting. Rural Jamaica in heavy-marijuana-using population. Participants. Twenty-four Jamaican neonates exposed to marijuana prenatally and 20 nonexposed neonates.

Measurements and main results. Exposed and nonexposed neonates were compared at 3 days and 1 month old, using the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale, including supplementary items to capture possible subtle effects. There were no significant differences between exposed and nonexposed neonates on day 3. At 1 month, the exposed neonates showed better physiological stability and required less examiner facilitation to reach organized states. The neonates of heavy-marijuana-using mothers had better scores on autonomic stability, quality of alertness, irritability, and self-regulation and were judged to be more rewarding for caregivers.

Conclusions. The absence of any differences between the exposed on nonexposed groups in the early neonatal period suggest that the better scores of exposed neonates at 1 month are traceable to the cultural positioning and social and economic characteristics of mothers using marijuana that select for the use of marijuana but also promote neonatal development. Pediatrics 1994;93:254-260; prenatal marijuana exposure, neonatal outcomes, Jamaica, Brazelton scale supplementary items. ... Visit: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/medical/can-babies.htm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local ajnag.com Advocates call for medical-marijuana as replacement industry With Jamaica in the economic doldrums and grappling with the ill-effects of the ... ajnag.com Advocates call for medical-marijuana as replacement industry With Jamaica in the economic doldrums and grappling with the ill-effects of the global financial crisis, some suggest the country needs to look seriously at what is arguably its most popular, albeit illegal, product to help plug the massive revenue shortfalls in the economy. August 2 at 12:06pm ... Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ajnagcom/13281669791?v=feed&story_fbid=221560530012&ref=mf

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Jamaica's ganja study By Pete Brady, Cannabis Culture - Sunday, August 25 2002 | National Commission of Ganja reports widespread support for freeing the island's sacred weed. Nugget of Jamaican love.Ganja was brought to the West Indies in the mid-19th century by East Indian laborers who settled in Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica. In Jamaica, from the 1800's until the early years of the 20th century, ganja was an unregulated herb widely used as medicine, intoxicant, and religious sacrament. Even though it caused few medical or social problems, Judeo-Christian church groups and Jamaica's white ruling elite convinced legislators to criminalize it in 1913. The country later became a signatory to international anti-marijuana treaties. Prohibition has been a disaster for Jamaica. Tens of thousands of Jamaicans have been harassed, jailed and even killed due to enforcement of ganja laws. Yet, the island's climate, culture, and topography are ideal for ganja cultivation, and Jamaica has become famous for potent outdoor marijuana, reggae music, and herb-infused Rastafarian religion. In 1977, after decades of counterproductive attempts to stop Jamaicans from growing and using marijuana, the government set up an aptly-named "Joint Select Committee" to study ganja and make new policy recommendations.

The Committee rejected full legalization only because it did not believe Jamaica could legalize herb and still be in compliance with anti-narcotics treaties, but it unanimously concluded that "there was a substantial case for decriminalizing personal use of ganja." The Committee recommended "no punishment" for personal use of as much as two ounces of ganja by users on private premises. It recommended total legalization of medical marijuana. ... Visit: http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/2407.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Greener pastures? - JamaicaObserver.com In the United States - Jamaica's major trading partner - 13 states have legalised medical marijuana, and four - California, Colorado, New Mexico and Rhode ... Greener pastures? Advocates call for medical-marijuana as replacement industry By Julian Richardson Sunday, August 02, 2009 With Jamaica in the economic doldrums and grappling with the ill-effects of the global financial crisis, some suggest the country needs to look seriously at what is arguably its most popular, albeit illegal, product to help plug the massive revenue shortfalls in the economy. Marijuana is largely renowned as a recreational drug, and its usage is banned in most parts of the world. At the same time, the plant known for possessing medicinal compounds, is increasingly becoming a medically recommended drug in many territories. Marijuana-derived drugs have proven to be useful in treating inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma, bipolar disorders, and nausea among other ailments. ... Visit: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/Business/html/20090801T210000-0500_156542_OBS_GREENER_PASTURES__.asp

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Erowid Cannabis Vault : Medical - Cannab... 'Proven: Cannabis is Safe Medicine', by Ian Williams Goddard ... [12] Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marijuana Use. 1975. ... Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine by Ian Williams Goddard igoddard@erols.com http://www.erols.com/igoddard In reaction to medical cannabis access referendums on the ballots in Arizona and California, former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush signed a letter stating that they "categorically oppose'' access to cannabis for its many proven therapeutic uses such as the prevention of blindness and epileptic seizures [1]. Their chief concern was that legal medical access would send the message that cannabis is safe. The presidents can, however, lay their safety concerns to rest because the scientific literature overwhelmingly confirms that cannabis is both an effective and safe medicine. ... In three major studies conducted in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Greece, researchers have compared heavy long-term cannabis users with non-users and found no evidence of intellectual or neurological damage, no changes in personality, and no loss of the will to work or participate in society.

The Jamaican study states that, even as cannabis use in Jamaica "is pervasive" and is used "in heavier quantities with greater THC potency than in the U.S.," its use is "without deleterious social or psychological consequences." [12] ... Visit: http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_medical_info2.shtml

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Official Steve Kubby Home Page During my stay, the Jamaican Cabinet met with the Minister of Health to debate allowing medical cannabis in Jamaica. A decision was made that there was too ... Medical Marijuana in Jamaica By Steve Kubby A soldier, armed with an assault rifle, steps onto the road and orders us to pull over. I quickly take one more toke and put out my spliff, briefly savoring the candlewood aroma of my Jamaican ganga, and mentally prepare to go into warrior mode. As soon as we stop, I hear a loud, belligerent voice demanding to know if there are guns or drugs in our vehicle - a gleaming white BMW 645, that obviously brought us this unwanted attention. Before I can say anything, my host speaks up and says he has a 9 mm automatic pistol. He then disarms the weapon and hands the pistol and a fully loaded clip to the soldier. "Where's your permit?" barks the soldier. "I left it at home," says my host. The soldier becomes furious and threatens to impound the car and drag him off to jail. Instead of responding, my host turns, leans into the car and smiles at me. "He's just trying to squeeze some money out of me, don't worry," he quietly tells me. My host dials up the Speaker of the House, the number two man in the government and puts him on speakerphone. ... Visit: http://www.kubby.com/index4.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Ganja Law Reform in Jamaica March 12, 2008 – 8:03 am Posted in Cannabis Policy Reform, International news, Medical Cannabis, Peace & Inspiration | Headline: March 11.2008 – Spliff Society – Jamaica Considers Calls To Decriminalize Ganja- When you think of ganja, you think of Jamaica – famous for righteous reggae vibrations, beautiful beaches and mountainside groves of marijuana. However, Cannabis (marijuana, ganja, pot) is still illegal in Jamaica, even as ganja consciousness pervades its’ culture and draws vacationers from around the world seeking serenity at laid-back ganja-friendly resorts. In 2003, a government appointed “Ganja Commission” recommended decriminalization (small fines for users; jail for dealers), but the prospect of losing its’”anti-drug certification” from the United States and resulting economic sanctions caused the government to continue the prohibition. This year, with the Jamaican Labour Party in power and the island’s court’s clogged with marijuana-related cases, there is a real possibility of reform.

As ganja use has been so prevalent in Jamaican culture, it has been a subject of study by researchers seeking to understand Cannabis use in real-world situations. One very interesting example comes from Dr. Melanie Dreher (now Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago), who spent years of observing the dynamics of Jamaican women, motherhood, cultural taboos against cocaine and cultural support of Cannabis. Indeed, the “Roots Daughters”, respected pillars of Jamaican family and community, are brewers of ”Ganja Tea”, beneficial both physically and spiritually. ... Visit: http://cannabistv.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/ganja-law-reform-in-jamaica/

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Steve Kubby: Medical Marijuana in Jamaica March 4, 2009 Jamaica’s incredibly medicinal sativa strains have been badly polluted by indicas from Europe. Part of my mission in Jamaica was to determine if these incredibly valuable medicinal strains still exists. Jamaican have used these strains medically for hundreds of years, but the lure of quicker flowering and more expensive indica strains, has been devastating to the old Landrace strains that had been carefully bred for medical properties. ... Visit: http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/steve-kubby-medical-marijuana-in-jamaica/

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Cannabis and Present-Day Medical Product... Present day Cannabis Medical Products ... 20.6 - JAMAICA: [See Pictures] JAMAICA, THE LAND OF GENTLE BREEZES. AND MEDICAL CANNABIS: ... Chapter 20 PRESENT-DAY CANNABIS MEDICINES [COLLECTABLES AND ANTIQUE FACTS] "Medical Marihuana has NO Medical Uses, None what-So-Ever" "Those who think that it does ---- Well They're in Denial, In Denial" --[San Jose Narc, screaming into the radio] JAMAICA, THE LAND OF GENTLE BREEZES AND MEDICAL CANNABIS: When one thinks of Jamaica, one usually thinks of travel, tourism, and white sandy beaches. However, it is now also gaining more and more attention as the land where (while still illegal) Cannabis medicines are beginning to flourish. One can say that, unlike the United States, Jamaica "Politically Speaking," is taking a more enlightened view towards the subject of legitimate medical research. And as anyone with any knowledge of our present-day political situation (with regards to Medical Cannabis) knows; "Politics Is Everything". ... Visit: http://antiquecannabisbook.com/chap20/Jamaica.htm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local ajnag - Cannabis Lifestyle Network > Cannabis TV > Videos Categories Featured TV Soul Majestic - California Reggae Band Info: Description; Soul Majestic’s musical recipe is not one whipped up by corporate interests for mass production of a cheap product to force feed the population, but one handed down from ancestors and elders, and developed through the process of sharing. ... Visit: http://ajnag.com/tv/view/6365/soul-majestic-california-reggae-band

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Filling the cannabis gap in Britian - Diane Abbott - Sunday, December 23, 2007 | Most people associate cannabis with Rastafarianism and cannabis growing with countries like Jamaica. So I was interested to hear a report on the BBC this week, which suggested that Britain might actually have become a net exporter of cannabis. Traditionally Britain has imported most of its cannabis. There were, of course, always people who grew cannabis for personal use. This ranged from the odd straggly pot plant to rows of rows of cannabis plants carefully grown in a loft under special lamps. But cannabis has never been commercially grown in Britain. That has all changed. In the last six years the cultivation of cannabis as a cash crop has grown exponentially. This is not done outdoors. We have too little sunshine to make that viable.

Instead, the commercial growers use houses bought specially, in areas where housing is cheap. The houses have their curtains drawn tight all day long. And every room is given over to growing cannabis. Growing cannabis commercially is not just confined to inner-city areas. There are 51 police forces in Britain. Forty-seven of them have reported commercial cannabis cultivation. In Glasgow, Scotland, police have closed down 61 cannabis factories in nine months. In (largely rural) Derbyshire they have closed 200 factories in a year. And in London, the Metropolitan police have closed down over 1,500 factories in the past two years - three a day. But the commercial cannabis growers that actually get shut down are the tip of the iceberg. On the other hand, it is argued that the new strains of cannabis being commercially cultivated indoors in artificial conditions in Britain and the rest of Europe are actually stronger and more toxic than the cannabis grown more naturally in the open air in Jamaica and elsewhere. But the continued rise of commercial production in Britain proves that pressuring poor countries like Jamaica and Morocco to burn their crops is pointless. Unless something is done about demand, other suppliers (including domestic producers) will emerge to fill the gap. ... All the medical evidence shows that it less harmful than alcohol. ... than the cannabis grown more naturally in the open air in Jamaica and elsewhere. ... Visit: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20071222T210000-0500_130640_OBS_FILLING_THE_CANNABIS_GAP_IN_BRITIAN_.asp

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Marijuana in Jamaica; The use of marijuana in Jamaica is wide spread. From youths trying to be in on the in crowd, to Rastas who claim they use it for religious purposes. ... A Little Background. Very few issues are more topical and heated than this, the issue of marijuana in Jamaica. Some will argue for its legalization, while others vehemently oppose it; each case for varying reasons. Otherwise called Ganja, Marijuana was brought to Jamaica in the late 1800's by the indentured East Indian labourers. They were brought here to work on the plantations after slavery was ended. Today, although it is illegal in the country, Marijuana's cultivation is still very much alive and well. In fact, from all indications, it is perhaps at an all time high. ... Visit: http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/marijuana_in_jamaica.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local How strict is Jamaica on their marijuana... Yes, we know its illegal and would be taking a risk, but how can tourists ... as long as your staying at certain resorts you will be okay buying off the local ... How strict is Jamaica on their marijuana laws? Yes, we know its illegal and would be taking a risk, but how can tourists "safely" smoke while visiting? Are the police quick to arrest violators? Has anyone had past experieces smoking in Jamaica? Best Answer - Chosen by Voters as long as your staying at certain resorts you will be okay buying off the local people. They usually go around on kayaks or raft selling jewlery and trinkits, but just ask them for some smoke and you will be happy. We stayed at Sandals Royal Caribbean for our honeymoon and got some awesome purple haze special ordered for us, from the mountains, ask for "Tony Montana"....lol ... Visit: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070525180604AA676CN

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Ganja in Jamaica It is assumed that marijuana came to Jamaica with the Indians. This also explains why in Jamaica a Hindi word is used for marijuana, namely ganja. ... Boekhout van Solinge, Tim (1996), Ganja in Jamaica. Amsterdams Drug Tijdschrift, nr 2, December 1996, pp. 11-14. English translation by Jeanette Roberts. © Copyright 1996, 2000 Tim Boekhout van Solinge. All rights reserved. [Dutch] Ganja in Jamaica by Tim Boekhout van Solinge | Jamaica is a country that appeals to one's imagination. The tropical island in the Caribbean Sea, once mainly famous for its rum, is nowadays more associated with reggae, Rastas, and ganja, i.e., marijuana. No other country supposedly has a higher consumption of cannabis than Jamaica. Myth or reality? Tim Boekhout van Solinge was recently in Jamaica and investigated this issue. Jamaica has a longstanding reputation for its ganja, marijuana of international top quality. In fact, Jamaica is a country with a traditional use of cannabis, dating back some 150 years. Jamaica's traditional cannabis use took on mythical proportions in the course of the 1970s, not lastly due to the emergence of Bob Marley. This reggae singer from the ghettos of Jamaica's capital, Kingston, was the first Third World artist, who achieved world-wide recognition. The hippie movement of the West embraced Bob Marley and many other Rasta singers.

Apart from preaching peace & love, many Jamaican artists also called for the legalisation of cannabis in their reggae songs. These artists did not only sing about ganja, many of them were also passionate smokers. Reggae artists (but not each and every single one) quite often like to light up a spliff or two during studio sessions. Reggae music, the message of the texts that often could not be seen independently of Rastafarian religious beliefs, combined with the use of cannabis... 'Jamaica, reggae, Rastas and ganja', as a whole appealed to the imagination, and to some extent determined the picture that was formed of Jamaica. Of course, things are not that simple. The population of Jamaica does not consist of Rastafarians alone - they form an estimated 5 percent of the population - and not every Rastafarian smokes ganja. On the other hand, ganja is also widely used by non-Rastafarians. ... Visit: http://www.cedro-uva.org/lib/boekhout.ganja.en.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local drugpolicy.org > News > Jamaica to Decriminalize Marijuana - Mon, March 31, 2003 | Two years ago Jamaica’s National Ganja Commission recommended the decriminalization of marijuana for private use. The recommendation came after months of hearings and fell short of full-scale regulation aimed at undermining the illicit market in illegal drugs. In addition to recommending decriminalization, the Commission also called for education programs to reduce demand and increased efforts to eradicate large-scale marijuana cultivation. Sensitive to U.S. opposition, the Commission recommended that Jamaica seek out diplomatic support for its position throughout the international community. Upon release of the Commission’s recommendation the U.S. government has made it very clear to Jamaican authorities that it is adamantly opposed to any changes in Jamaica's marijuana laws. ... Visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/03_31_03jamaica.cfm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local All Jamaica - site for Vacation Travel -... Jamaica travel information. Holy Smoke - ganja - marijuana. Sinsemilla. Burr, Cotton, and Lamb's Breath. Facts of a Jamaican vacation Holy Smoke - ganja - marijuana Ganja (marijuana) is an omnipresent fact of a Jamaican vacation. The weed, which grows throughout the island, has been cultivated for its narcotic effect since 1845, when indentured Indian laborers brought the first seeds from Asia. Its use spread rapidly among the plantation workers. Since it induced indolence and reduced productivity, it was outlawed. Nonetheless, islanders have used it ever since. Today, an estimated 20% to 40% of Jamaicans smoke it on a regular basis (Life expectancy in Jamaica is 75 years). As such, in 2001 a government commission recommended that marijuana be legalized for private use and possession.

Ganja use crosses all social strata; it is no less common for friends of the highest income levels to offer guests an after-dinner 'tote' than it is for the urban poor, who often smoke spliffs the size of bazookas. Many Jamaicans don't see ganja as a drug but as a medicinal and religious herb. To Rastafarians it is a source of wisdom. For Jamaica's impoverished farmers, growing 'poor man's friend' is one of the few sure ways of earning money. The remote interior provides ideal conditions; the five-lobed plant thrives in Jamaica's rich red soil. And the main export market - the USA - is nearby. During the 1980s heyday, the annual wholesale value of Jamaica's ganja crop exceeded US$1.5 billion, and the trade had tacit approval at the government level. Nonetheless, since 1986 the Jamaican government has cracked down on drug trading at the behest of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA claims that Jamaica's ganja production has fallen by 80%, and that exports have fallen by two-thirds. The strongest varieties are Burr, Cotton, and Lamb's Breath, which are marketed in the USA as sinsi (short for sinsemilla, Spanish for seedless). ... Visit: http://www.all-jamaica.com/jamaica/marijuana.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local WeBeHigh.com Where to buy weed in Negril... Worldwide Marijuana travel Guide with information about Marijuana prices all over the world ! Check out WBH's stoners' guide to the world! Negril Updated: 25/09/2006 Smoking tolerance level: 4

Legislation: Ganja is in fact illegal in Jamaica. Unless you are making trouble, you would rarely ever be hasseled. There are extremely rare traffic search stops between Montego bay and Negril but you'd be more likely to be struck by lightning. I often stop on the way to Negril to buy buds from an old friend.

Law enforcement: Do not huff around police! This gives them an invitation to latch onto you for some bribe money. I\'d rather spend my greenbacks on buds. Security gaurds at the resorts will generally look the other way and most often will sell you buds if you ask. The whole town exists because the tourists dump so much money there. The Jamaican people generally understand that it is important to make us want to come back and spend more money next winter. I'm sure if you were smoking ganja on the beach and cops were coming, the security guards would try to warn you to protect you.

Generally you can feel free to blaze in public streets, beaches, taxi cabs, or at bars, hotels, you name it. If you see the police coming, put your joint out and chill. If you do actually get caught up somehow (it can happen), you have a good chance of bribing your way out of the situation. They might laugh at a twenty dollar bill (USD), but if you happened to have a Benjamin in your pocket, you've probably got a really good chance of still catching your flight home on time.

Where to buy marijuana in Negril: This section doesn't really need to be filled out, because you can not go through Negril without getting offered "the best" ganja by various Originals. This is especially true if you fit the description (I'm a 23 year old male a.k.a. target). I had a guy put ganja in my hand while my grandmama was sittin in the next seat watching. Notice how it wasn't ME watching the dude put the ganja in GRANDMAMA's hand. Anyways, mom was there too and she made me give it back. For a fee, you can go on a tour of a plantation. According to a local farmer who goes by the name of Dr. Fabulous, "when you are on my plantation, you can point at a plant, and I will just go break a stick off and give it to you, no charge, just tell you to put it in your bag like that. Yeah mon." Some people who have taken tours with other farmers in the past have said its not worth the twenty bucks a head it will cost you.

You have to a be a very stern, confident, "i know what the fuck the deal is" type of negotiator, or you'll end up paying American 'dro prices for some Jamaican Scwuag (like some of our fathers would probably do because they havn't bought weed for like 17 years, but they are in Jamica mon! ....When in Rome....) . Be sure to practice the art of walking away, especially from the first two or three dealers you talk to. You wouldn't buy the first car you saw, would you?? Trust me, if they seem offended or angry that you're walking away from the deal right now, you could ALWAYS come back later and get the same deal or a better one. Money talks. Bullshit walks.

So enough about HOW to buy ganja, the question was WHERE? Answer: Anywhere. If you smoke, you dont need to know where to buy it, it will find you. another report added: "It will quite literally find you. Scores of young children will try to sell you colas as you drive/walk around. Taxi drivers, wait staff, housekeepers, store owners, hookers, bums, and anyone in Rasta colors are good sources. Just start some small talk to get whatever it is you want in Negril."

Marijuana prices: $20 could get you two grams or an ounce, depending on your bartering skills. Although the $20 ounce might be brown and seedy. It is more work to clean but all the stuff is good in my opinion. Break open the brown buds and they are still crystallish - this aint no brown Mexican brick weed. Beware of free "gifts" and stuff like that. After you recieve a gift from a Jamaican hustler, he will harass the hell out of you for money. Remeber, there is no free joint......... haha, Just kidding! In my opinion, if you tell the guy that you don't want any because you already have "a whole bunch" and he proceeds to smoke a joint with you, you don't actually have to pay him when he starts asking you for money. But have conscience, my friend, have conscience.

another reporter added: "Highly variable. All sales are bartered. Generally the crafty Jamaican street hawker will start with a ridiculous figure like $100/bud to see if you'll bite. Just say "Too high for my budget" and start to walk away and the price will begin to fall. In Negril buds are usually sold as a cola without any reference to weight. A cola the size of a baby's arm can be had for as little as $5 (rare) but if you pay more than $20 you have been had."

Brands: Monkey Skunk is to ganja as Red Stripe is to beer. I watched one huslter count out on his fingers for me, "I've got Moneky Skunk, AK-47, Kush, blah, and blah". I don't even remember the last two. Names? In 90% of the world they are absolutely meaningless. I don't mess with names.

another reporter added: "Brands change frequently, a couple of years ago \"Alaska\" bud was the cats\' meow. Who knows what it will be this week! You will not find the old landrace Jamaican \"Lambs Breath\" or any other pure sativa any more. Now ALL Jamaican is composed of indica or hybrids. Indica yields more product per plant and the buds are denser and form tight colas forming a more attractive product. Since sativa is such a low yielder, must grow for such a long season, and has small airy buds, it has been abandoned by growers for the higher yielding, less detectable indicas. Unfortunately, the current indica buds found in Jamaica today are a very grim shadow of the old Jamaican sativa strains of the 60's and 70's. That said, the Jamaican indica/hybrids of today are still somewhat superior to American hydro strains. "

More information: Many small cafe owners sell "space cake". A few have even adopted the Cambodian nomenclature "happy cake". Be warned that it is usually very potent and will usually put the most avid smoker down for an all night snooze. The wise will start with half of a small cake and eat the rest in a couple of hours if they still think they can handle it.

There are basically two areas to stay in Negril. There is 7 mile beach and then there are the cliffs further down. The cliffs have a little more privacy and i prefer them but if you like to get out on the beach for concerts, water sports, dancing, etc you might prefer to find accomodations on the beach. All inclusive resorts cater more to the family tourist set and are less friendly to stoners (they are also far more expensive than smaller bungalow providers and local eateries). ... Visit: http://www.webehigh.com/city/detail.php?CITYID=2150

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Jamaica Explores Legalizing Marijuana | (03-01-2008) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica is considering the legalization of marijuana, a drug revered by members of the island's large Rastafarian population who say smoking it is part of their religion. A seven-member government commission has been researching possible changes to the Caribbean nation's anti-drug laws, which some police complain are clogging courts and jails with marijuana-related cases, a government official said Friday.

"We have discussed it, and we are preparing a report to present to the prime minister," said Deputy Prime Minister Kenneth Baugh. In 2003, a government commission recommended legalizing marijuana in small amounts for personal use. But lawmakers never acted, saying legalization might entail loss of their country's U.S. anti-drug certification. Countries that lose it face economic sanctions. A U.S. State Department report Friday said that Jamaica is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and a major hub for drugs bound for the United States.

Members of the Rastafarian movement, which emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of anger over the oppression of blacks, have long lobbied for the legalization of the drug that they say brings them closer to the divine. There are an estimated 700,000 Rastafarians in the world, most of them among Jamaica's 2.6 million people. ... Visit: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/03/01/international/i095155S86.DTL&hw=drugs&sn=004&sc=386

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local cannabisnews.com: Jamaica Mulls Legalizing Marijuana - Associated Press - Source: Las Vegas Sun - 26 Jan 2001 | KINGSTON, Jamaica - Sitting in a small shop in Dunkirk, one of Kingston's poorest neighborhoods, Junior Spence tells a tale he describes as incredible: one day he w arrested by police -- for smoking marijuana! "I could not believe it," said the 23-year-old, who months later remains befuddled over the arrest that landed him in jail for a few days and cost him a $20 fine. "Everybody smokes ganja. The police never hassle them!" Spence found out the hard way that's not always true. Even though "ganja" is revered by Jamaica's famed Rastafarians and smoked regularly by many ordinary Jamaicans, it remains illegal. One critic, Sen. Trevor Munroe, is sponsoring a motion in parliament to study marijuana's medical value, examine how widely it is used and allow possession of small amounts. That would offend Washington, which considers Jamaican marijuana an American problem because much of it ends up in the United States. The proposal's chances appear slim because the government opposes it. But it has spawned debate. ... Visit: http://cannabisnews.com/news/2/thread2612.shtml

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Jamaica considers legalizing marijuana - CNN - August 17, 2001 | KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- In the heart of Kingston, about a dozen men stand in an open-air emporium stacking long buds of marijuana even though the crop is illegal in Jamaica. "High-grade, the best ... smell it," says a dreadlocked 27-year-old Rastafarian at the "Luke Lane" market, who gives his name only as Toro as he holds a bud in the air and beckons to a passer-by. Sale completed, he lights a joint of rolled marijuana and smiles. These days, he has a lot to be happy about.

A government commission recommended Thursday that marijuana be legalized for personal use by adults -- a move the government will likely endorse despite opposition from the United States, which has spent millions to eradicate the crop on the Caribbean island. "(Marijuana's) reputation among the people as a panacea and a spiritually enhancing substance is so strong that it must be regarded as culturally entrenched," said the commission's report. The National Commission on Ganja -- as marijuana is known here _ also said Jamaica should allow the use of marijuana for religious purposes. This is important to the Rastafarian minority, who worship deceased Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as a prophet and use marijuana as a sacrament.

Prime Minister P.J. Patterson last year appointed the commission, which included academics and doctors. So far, he and elected officials have not publicly commented on the report. But Ralston Smith, an aide to Patterson, said: "My gut feeling is that the commission's recommendations will be followed." ... are thought to have brought marijuana to Jamaica in. the 19th century. ... Visit: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/caribbean/jamaica-marijuana.htm

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Marijuana in Jamaica - by Oyster Staff on July 27, 2009 | Marijuana in Jamaica is as ubiquitous as braids on the beach, or hats with fake dreadlocks. We’ve been offered it by cab drivers, lifeguards, dudes on jet skis, and numerous musicians. We’ve seen hotel guests smoke it on tennis courts, on their balconies, and on the beach. Though ganja in Jamaica is easy to find, be prepared for a wide range of quality and prices. You can buy large quantities at cheap prices, but dealers will try to gouge you for a couple of joints or a dime bag. Also note that although weed in Jamaica is generally tolerated, it is technically illegal, so it’s awfully easy for policemen to bust tourists for a quick fine.

During a day trip to Bob Marley’s birthplace, about an hour outside Ocho Rios, we were inundated with marijuana sales pitches. Men pushed joints into our taxi’s windows the moment we pulled into the parking lot, insisting the only proper way to pay our respects would be to spark up at Bob’s grave site. Later, they took us on a tour of their nearby “plantation.” Some of our favorite hotels within driving distance of the Marley Museum and all its smoky fun are Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Sandals Grande Beach, Moxons Beach Club, Royal Plantation and Jamaica Inn. Also know that herb-free visitors can easily avoid marijuana if they so choose. Jamaica is, after all, one of the most family-friendly islands in the Caribbean. ... Visit: http://blog.oyster.com/marijuana-in-jamaica-728/

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Marijuana and Medicine - Chapter 3; Ganja in Jamaica is a unit of the Disparities in Law and Power project ... Saturday, August 8, 2009 | FIRST, DO NO HARM: CONSEQUENCES OF MARIJUANA USE AND ABUSE CHAPTER 3: First, Do No Harm: Consequences of Marijuana Use and Abuse Primum non nocere. This is the physician's first rule: whatever treatment a physician prescribes to a patient - first, that treatment must not harm the patient. The most contentious aspect of the medical marijuana debate is not whether marijuana can alleviate particular symptoms, but rather the degree of harm associated with its use. This chapter thus explores the negative health consequences of marijuana use, first with respect to drug abuse, then from psychological perspective, and finally from a physiological perspective.

The Marijuana "High" The most commonly reported effects of smoked marijuana are a sense of well-being or euphoria and increased talkativeness and laughter alternating with periods of introspective dreaminess followed by lethargy and sleepiness (see reviews by Adams and Martin I 996, and Hall 1994 and 1998 1, 58, 59). A characteristic feature of a marijuana "high" is a distortion in the sense of time associated with deficits in short-term memory and learning. A marijuana smoker typically has a sense of enhanced physical and emotional sensitivity' including a feeling of greater interpersonal closeness. The most obvious behavioral abnormality displayed by someone under the influence of marijuana is difficulty in carrying on an intelligible conversation, perhaps because of an inability to remember what was just said even a few words earlier.

The Link Between Medical Use and Drug Abuse Almost everyone who spoke or wrote to the IOM study team about the potential harms of the medical use of marijuana felt that it would send the wrong message to children and teenagers. They stated that information about the harms of marijuana is undermined by claims that marijuana might have medical value. Yet, many of our powerful medicines are also dangerous medicines. These two facets of medicine -effectiveness and risk - are inextricably linked. ... Visit: http://www.rism.org/isg/dlp/ganja/analyses/Marijuana%20and%20Medicine%203a.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local High Times > News >> Jamaica Explores Legalizing Marijuana Sat, Mar 01, 2008 | KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is considering the legalization of marijuana, a drug revered by members of the island's large Rastafarian population who say smoking it is part of their religion. A seven-member government commission has been researching possible changes to the Caribbean nation's anti-drug laws, which some police complain are clogging courts and jails with marijuana-related cases, a government official said Friday.

"We have discussed it, and we are preparing a report to present to the prime minister," said Deputy Prime Minister Kenneth Baugh. In 2003, a government commission recommended legalizing marijuana in small amounts for personal use. But lawmakers never acted, saying legalization might entail loss of their country's U.S. anti-drug certification. Countries that lose it face economic sanctions.

A U.S. State Department report Friday said that Jamaica is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and a major hub for drugs bound for the United States. Members of the Rastafarian movement, which emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of anger over the oppression of blacks, have long lobbied for the legalization of the drug that they say brings them closer to the divine. ... Visit: http://hightimes.com/news/ht_admin/3949

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Hilarous Jamaican Pot Smuggling Attempt ... How to NOT smuggle marijuana from Jamaica to Canada. Its hilarious! ... ... Visit: http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/6/hilarous-jamaican-pot-smuggling-attempt-from-1979-768979.html

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Jamaica Gleaner News - Marijuana - What role in Jamaica's future? published: Monday, June 23, 2008 | The Editor, Sir: HealthDay Reporter, Steven Reinberg recently wrote an article entitled 'Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain'. According to him, researchers have found that long-term use of the drug can cause significant brain injury, affect memory and result in early psychotic symptoms. I believe that the utilisation of nature's gift of marijuana is a great way to gain some sort of economic stability in Jamaica. It is my belief that if marijuana was legalised it could help in providing economic stability in Jamaica. We need to utilise nature's gifts such as marijuana, cassava, and so forth.

It is common knowledge that Jamaica produces some of the best grade of marijuana in the region. This will explain the overwhelming demand on the market for it. I am not writing as a user or a producer of marijuana; in fact. I do not smoke, and I never will, but one can't help but notice the overall impact that legalisation would have on our economy. One can argue that this issue is bigger than the Jamaican government or the Jamaican people, and we would face many challenges in regards to its legalisation from countries such as the United States, England and so forth. ... Visit: http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080623/letters/letters5.html


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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.

    International - Resources Drug War Facts on medical marijuana | "A valuable resource for anyone concerned with drug policy." — Ira Rosen, Senior Producer, ABC News. "A compendium of facts that fly in the face of accepted wisdom." — David F. Duncan, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School.   ...   Visit - http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/54.

    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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International - Resources, Information ASA: Medical Info » Educational Booklets on Medical Cannabis » Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Cannabis | A Note from Americans for Safe Access: We are committed to ensuring safe, legal availability of marijuana for medical uses. This brochure is intended to help doctors, patients and policymakers better understand how marijuana—or "cannabis" as it is more properly called—may be used as a treatment for people with serious medical conditions.   This booklet contains information about using cannabis as medicine. ... and legal access to medical cannabis (medical marijuana) for therapeutic uses ... International, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4558.


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Jamaica - 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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Jamaica - 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 Jamaica ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/jm/.


Jamaica - 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

Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  FORUMs Section 

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  

Jamaica - Resource, Org; local Welcome to the Wonderful World of Grassmusic | Gathering musicians and listeners together to ... Help End Marijuana Prohibition! Grassmusic is an open invitation for any musician and/or listener to create, sing and trade these songs of freedom. It's a musical salute to the amazing plant that has rocked our souls and jazzed our world of blues with a high lonesome sound that will forever ring ...

"... everybody must get stoned!"

We are genuine pioneers of our time, we have continued to keep the cannabis seed alive during a time when speaking out against the propaganda of this natural plant meant risking a life behind bars. The time has come for us to have a community of music that will not only help fuel our continuing battle for freedom but once and for all expose the 65 year old Cannabis Conspiracy. Visit - http://www.grassmusic.tv/


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.

Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

Jamaica - Resources, Information WeedBay.Net - 1000 types of marijuana strains | Medical Marijuana Card | Medical Marijuana NEWS | medical marijuana coop club dispensary map (Calif.), and more ... to view pictures in the strain guide you need to register or login   ...   Visit - http://www.weedbay.net/.



Marijuana Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, and more Marijuana Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | - The finest quality marijuana seeds available direct from Holland. Our Marijuana seeds ( Cannabis Seeds ) are hand checked so you get the best; We stock the most popular varieties of marijuana seeds e.g. White Widow and Northern Lights; We ship seeds worldwide, discreetly packaged in crush proof envelopes; Seeds are batch tested in Holland & have 90% plus germination rate if germinated correctly; We stock the most awarded marijuana strains such as Cannabis Cup & High Times Cup winners. Almost every variety we stock has won awards! We stock an excellent range of feminized marijuana seeds * to Contact: Visit >> Marijuana-Seeds.nl


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/.


Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  NEWs and related Resources  

The Medical Cannabis and Jamaica - News Feeds > Jamaica - News Feed, Powered by MAP.  Click here to build yours!< Click here to build yours!

  Medical Cannabis NEWs Feed  

  Drug War in Jamaica in general NEWs Feed  

See more at The Media Awareness Project > Drugnews Archive ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/find?GAC=nwjm&LABEL=Jamaica&YY1=1998&DE=Medium


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.

Resources, News - The Media Awareness Project Drugnews Archive The Media Awareness Project Drugnews Archive, Visit - http://www.mapinc.org/find to look up specific items - and - http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/index.htm for the index.

Resources, News - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML NORML News Feed.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5858

Resources, News - MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth ... Medical Marijuana Co-operative Writes About Value Of Cannabis For MS Patients. Photo-ID Cards For Washington State Medical ... Visit: www.marijuananews.com/medical_cannabis.htm

Resources, News - The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) | Dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine. visit: http://www.letfreedomgrow.com/news-t21.htm

Resources, News - Cannabis Times,  Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp Cannabis Times. Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp ... Montana Woman on Hunger Strike for Medical Cannabis. Visit Robin's Site * E-Mail the ... The science of medical cannabis continued its climb in estimation of medical professionals and ... visit: www.cannabistimes.com

Resources, News - Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Search using CSDP's own search tool or use. WWW Common Sense. More CSDP News Pages ... card program for medical marijuana patients. The suspension has ... consequences of issuing medical marijuana ID cards that could affect medical marijuana users, their families ... www.csdp.org/news/news/medmar.htm

Resources, News - cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense | a News feed page. Visit: cannabisnews.com

Resources, News - Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system. visit - stopthedrugwar.org/news

  some HISTORY  

Jamaica - Resources, Information Erowid Cannabis Vault : Medical #3 The History of the Medical Use of Marijauna ... In Nepal, it is distributed on certain feast days at the temples of all Shiva ... 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).   ...   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/

Medical Cannabis History - Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer | [Made post-1937 medical Cannabis products]. Burrough Brothers Mfg Co. - 123 Market Place, Baltimore, ... Korn Pop Remedy Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... visit - www.conquestdesign.com/uncler/MfgIndex.htm

Medical Cannabis History - Cannabis Quack Medicines Cannabis Quack Medicines | ... contained it as an ingredient, Medical Cannabis was as common as aspirin is ... the Hazeltine Corp., of Warren Pennsylvania, was founded in 1869, and soon ... visit - antiquecannabisbook.com/chap15/Quack.htm

Medical Cannabis History  - Marijuana (cannabis) News Archive, by NORML NORML News Archive.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3442

Medical Cannabis History  - Dr Tod; California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. Dr Tod | California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. ... German mother in a small Pennsylvania town during the Depression and ... California Cannabis Resear... Click > here < for more.

Medical Cannabis History  - Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization |... Youth," was, in fact, Cannabis Hemp, the most traded commodity in the world ... visit - www.afgen.com/hemp2.html

  Cannabis as Medicine  

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.

Medical Cannabis - Pros & cons on medical marijuana Medical Marijuana Pro/Con * Pros & cons on medical marijuana. Science, risks, policies, & laws. Should marijuana be a medical option? This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question "Should marijuana be a medical option?" Divided questions about the topic into the issues and sub-issues listed below. All individuals and organizations quoted on our site are ranked based upon our unique credibility scale. [Note: Although physicians and attorneys are listed on this site, they do not recommend or refer either.] visit: www.medicalmarijuanaProCon.org

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana News and Facts Medical Cannabis (marijuana) News, Information, Organizations, Links.  Resources and more. visit - http://www.medicalmj.org/

Medical Cannabis - Factbook: Medical Marijuana Factbook: Medical Marijuana

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

Medical Cannabis - Information, NORML, Medical Use, Introduction NORML / Medical Use / Introduction | Introduction. Select One Send All States Canada Mexico Europe Other Alabama Alaska Am. ... District of Columbia FEDERAL Florida Georgia Guam Oklahoma Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana of individual patients to use medical cannabis under state law, or the ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5441

Medical Cannabis - Information, Medical Marijuana Handbook  Medical Marijuana Handbook | This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at the San Francisco Buyers Club. Its patchy, and uncomplete, and acts only as a framework for Dr Todd to store snippets of info on various aspects of medical cannabis. Marijuana as Medicine - A Plea for Reconsideration, is a commentary article written by Lester Grinspoon and James Bakalar, which appeared in the June 21st 1995 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Medical cannabis web resources. Medical Marijuana Handbook This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at ... visit: http://www.ukcia.org/medical/webresources.html

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana Info Medical Marijuana Info Online Resource for Medical Marijuana Information. Partners. Events. Legalization. Doctors. Federal Law(s) Lawyers. Medical/Medicinal. AIDS/HIV. History. Magazines ... Ohio Marijuana Party. Montana. Montana NORML ... Visit: www.medicalmarijuanainfo.com

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana - Master Reference Medical Marijuana - Master Reference | Note: This page was prepared for the November, 1996 election. Some of the external links may be out of date. ... Cannabis Research Library - A collection ... visit - www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/medical_mj.htm

Medical Cannabis - Yields and Dosage Cannabis Yields and Dosage | the authoritative study of the science and legalities of calculating medical marijuana. The booklet is available as a PDF by ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.net/yieldsdosage.htm

Info - Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana ... to Washington's New Medical Marijuana Law" was adopted to ... The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A ... list of professional medical associations. Marijuana as medicine ... Visit: http://www.hartbrothers.com/medimari.html

Medical Cannabis - MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth ... Court Decision On Medical Cannabis Expected This Week ... Medical Marijuana Co-operative Writes About Value Of Cannabis For MS Patients. Photo-ID Cards For Washington State Medical ... Visit: www.marijuananews.com/medical_cannabis.htm

Medical Cannabis - CCRMG - California Cannabis Research Medical Group CCRMG - California Cannabis Research Medical Group - WWW.CCRMG.ORG | Autumn 2004. O'Shaughnessy's. Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group ... medical effects of cannabis. It is unl... visit - www.ccrmg.org/journal/04aut/mikuriya.html

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Medical cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. Medical cannabis refers to the use of Cannabis as a physician recommended herbal th... visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_marijuana

Medical Cannabis - Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals by DrugScience.org. | Cannabis's accepted medical use in the United States is increasingly recognized by health care professionals and the medical community. visit: www.drugscience.org/amu/amu_medprof.htm

Medical Cannabis - Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine by Ian Williams Goddard | In reaction to medical cannabis access referendums on the ballots in Arizona and California, former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush signed a letter stating that they "categorically oppose'' access to cannabis for its many proven therapeutic uses such as the prevention of blindness and epileptic seizures. Their chief concern was that legal medical access would send the message that cannabis is safe. The presidents can, however, lay their safety concerns to rest because the scientific literature overwhelmingly confirms that cannabis is both an effective and safe medicine. The Cannabis Safety Profile. The journal PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWS reports that decades of research prove that, "Compared with legal drugs...marijuana does not pose greater risks." Yet based upon mortality statistics, we can safely conclude that cannabis is one of the safest medical drugs known, for, while prescription drugs, defined as safe by the FDA, kill up to 27,000 and aspirin up to 1,000 Americans per year, cannabis kills 0 per year. Click here for more.

Medical Cannabis - Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis Facts Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis Facts, Cannabis Law, Hemp, Peyote Info, Salvia Divinorum Info   ... therapeutic uses for medical cannabis has been entertained in ... 1990's, medical cannabis ballot initiatives have received a majority of votes in Arizona, Arizona, California, Colorado ... visit: http://www.cannabis-growing.com/medicinal-cannabis.htm.

Russia - Information Medical Cannabis Strains - Geoffrey Guy, MD (GW Pharmaceuticals, U.K) | Founder and President of G.W. Pharmaceuticals in Russia, Dr. Geoffrey Guy's observations about the mammalian Cannabinoid system (with more receptors throughout the body than any other system) are presented to the Second Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Portland, OR in May, 2002. First discussing CB1 and CB@ receptors; the modulatory effect on dopamine, GABA and glutamate; and cross-talk with other receptors, Dr. Guy then examines Phyto-Cannabinoids (plant based)THC, CBD and others, with GW's success in producing whole extracts from 3 tonnes/year of dried marijuana and years of genetic breeding to feature both high THC and high CBD strains. ... Visit: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5030388544973469056

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  BOOKs on Medical Cannabis (marijuana) and related 

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

Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

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  misc Related LINKs, Web Rings, and such  

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

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Rhode Island - Medical 101; Links, Web-Ring Medical 101 (Links, “Web-Ring”) * A potential starting point for Medical Cannabis info. Find what you're looking for! Visit: www.medical-101.com/

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