In a response to a reader who comments regularly on this website, Terrace's newest 'millionaire' lottery winner Bob Erb had the following to say. He asked us to republish this on his behalf.
Following his words is an article published in the Los Angeles Times from September 2012; a story of a young boy saved where nothing else worked.
After this captivating story is a link to further writings which reveal the corruption and profiteering with political posturing, which has resulted in the laws against hemp and marijuana, which laws could be considered criminal in themselves.
And following that is a link to a source of material which convincingly addresses a serious cure for cancer.
Directly after Bob's words is a link to the audio of an interview he participated in.From Bob Erb
I read the brief comments from a reader supporting Canada’s ‘anti cannabis’ laws and realized there are still pockets of ignorance within the community.
An Angus Reid poll published Nov. 2, 2012 in the Vancouver Province shows 75 per cent of British Columbians and 66 per cent of Canadians support legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana.
To support prohibition is to support crime in our neighborhoods and terrorism abroad.
The huge benefits of legalization are mind-boggling. Industrial fibre for pulp mills and strand board mills is just one; an annual renewable resource; not every 60-plus years as is the case with wood fibre.
Clothing, food, cosmetics are just a few of the multitude of other uses.
Not to mention the many medical uses approved by Health Canada. Also, many find marijuana is a safer way to relax with rather than using alcohol or tobacco.
Check on the computer as to leading causes of death. Tobacco and alcohol are by far the leading causes followed by prescription drugs. Zero for marijuana.
After 14 years of Prohibition in the United States, millions of jobs were created. Trucking, warehousing, distilleries, bars, liquor stores and so on.
Marijuana legalization would result in income taxes collected, increased spending on home mortgages and municipal infrastructure upgrades.
More money for health care, Pharmacare, education, pensions, fixed incomes, etc. are just a few of the benefits – all without raising taxes.
New revenue would come from a huge new source – B.C.’s marijuana industry. It’s now estimated at $12 billion annually, making it our largest industry.
Other benefits would be a big drop in many types of crime. Not good news for the police. Pot crime is their bread and butter.
This would translate into lower policing, court and prison costs.
Freeing up these resources would help provide institutions for the real criminals.
Guns, gangs and drug houses would disappear from our neigbourhoods.
Think about it. Al Capone would have been only a petty neighbourhood crook if not for Prohibition.
To the supporters of Canada’s ‘anti cannabis’, I would say educate yourself on facts, not myths.
There’s no excuse for ignorance in this age of technology and information.
One interesting fact as reported in several reputable medical journals show findings that people who use pot regularly are usually of a higher education and IQ. So pot users may be dopeheads but are not dopey people.
Thornhill, BCEnd Note: Bob would like to see residents visit a local store handling Hemp products, Deviant Fibres, located in the Lazelle Mini Mall, to try actual healthy products, all made from the hemp plant.Listen to Bob - Check it out at the 31 minute mark.
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Or search - thestory.org - archives to December 17, 2012http://thestory.org/archive/search_media?review_state=published&start.query
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" Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating.
There were grand mal seizures that lasted more than an hour. “If he wasn’t sleeping, he was seizing,” said Jayden’s father, Jason David.
David said, he contemplated suicide. Then one day he heard about a teenager who was expelled from school for using marijuana to help control seizures.
In the 14 months since, the little boy has been swallowing droppers full of a solution made mostly of cannabidiol, or CBD, the second most prominent of marijuana’s 60 or so cannabinoids. Unlike the dominant THC, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion Jayden takes four times a day doesn’t make him high.
Down from 22 prescription pills per day to four, he now eats solid food, responds to his father’s incessant requests for kisses and dances in his Modesto living room to the “Yo Gabba Gabba!” theme song.
But this summer, federal prosecutors moved to close Oakland's Harborside Health Center — the nation's largest dispensary and the place David has relied on most for help.
The public debate over medical marijuana — which violates federal law but is legal in California, 17 other states and the District of Columbia — for the most part has pitted those who praise its health benefits against those who say it is merely an excuse to get high. Lost in the discussion has been the fact that marijuana has myriad components that affect the body in a number of ways.
CBD, for instance, was virtually bred out of U.S. plants decades ago by growers whose customers preferred the mind-altering properties of high-THC varietals. Yet it is experiencing a resurgence, having shown promise as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant and cancer-fighting agent.
"Nobody is going to a dispensary for this to get high," said Martin Lee, a Bay Area writer who has reported on cannabidiol for years. "With CBD, it's clear that it's just about medicine."
A photo in the kitchen shows a beaming David nuzzled up against his newborn son. But the family's joy soon clouded. Jayden had his first grand mal at 4 1/2 months. The muscle jerks followed, as did seizures that cause sudden collapse.
At 1 1/2, the blue-eyed boy was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a form of infant epilepsy described in medical literature as catastrophic — and potentially fatal.
David and Jayden's mother, whose marriage failed under the stress, consulted top experts, resulting in "more drugs and more ambulance trips," David said.
By late 2010, Jayden had tried 11 medications. The 12th was stiripentol, hailed as a potential Dravet breakthrough. But after six months, Jayden's seizures and side effects were worse. David said his son rarely responded to those around him, had difficulty chewing and often screamed in fear.
"I was going crazy," David said. The onetime jewelry store manager recalled stepping out onto his front lawn in April 2011 to make a phone call: "Mom," he said. "I'm going to shoot myself in the head. I can't stand seeing him this way."
That Sunday, David, a devout Assyrian Christian, and his girlfriend brought Jayden to their parish. "We were asking God for signs," David said.
The TV news story David saw the next day about the epileptic teenager seemed to offer one. Scouring the Internet, he came across decades of research documenting the therapeutic effects of CBD." View Article from LA Times Here
VIDEO:VIDEO:Minute 3:00, Minute 12:00, Minute 19:00, Minute 25:00, Minute 32:00 High in CBD Cannabis(Meet the father and son from the picture above) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAl9FKnLG2gMore Info Here
"Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa L., act in the body by mimicking endogenous substances - the endocannabinoids - that activate specific cell surface receptors. Cannabinoids exert various palliative effects in cancer patients. In addition, cannabinoids inhibit the growth of different types of tumor cells, including glioma cells, in laboratory animals.
They do so by modulating key cell signaling pathways, mostly the endoplasmic reticulum stress response, thereby inducing antitumoral actions such as the apoptotic death of tumor cells and the inhibition of tumor angiogenesis.
Of interest, cannabinoids seem to be selective antitumoral compounds, as they kill glioma cells, but not their non-transformed astroglial counterparts. On the basis of these preclinical findings, a pilot clinical study of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme has been recently run. The good safety profile of THC, together with its possible growth-inhibiting action on tumor cells, justifies the setting up of future trials aimed at evaluating the potential antitumoral activity of cannabinoids." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650
"Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.
Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting..." http://www.google.com/patents/US6630507
Top 5 Lobbyist Against Cannabis Reform-
1.) Police Unions: Police departments across the country have become dependent on federal drug war grants to finance their budget. In March, we published a story revealing that a police union lobbyist in California coordinated the effort to defeat Prop 19, a ballot measure in 2010 to legalize marijuana, while helping his police department clients collect tens of millions in federal marijuana-eradication grants. And it’s not just in California. Federal lobbying disclosures show that other police union lobbyists have pushed for stiffer penalties for marijuana-related crimes nationwide.
2.) Private Prisons Corporations: Private prison corporations make millions by incarcerating people who have been imprisoned for drug crimes, including marijuana. As Republic Report’s Matt Stoller noted last year, Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest for-profit prison companies, revealed in a regulatory filing that continuing the drug war is part in parcel to their business strategy. Prison companies have spent millions bankrolling pro-drug war politicians and have used secretive front groups, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, to pass harsh sentencing requirements for drug crimes.
3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies: Fearing competition for the dollars Americans spend on leisure, alcohol and tobacco interests have lobbied to keep marijuana out of reach. For instance, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors contributed campaign contributions to a committee set up to prevent marijuana from being legalized and taxed.
4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations: Like the sin industries listed above, pharmaceutical interests would like to keep marijuana illegal so American don’t have the option of cheap medical alternatives to their products. Howard Wooldridge, a retired police officer who now lobbies the government to relax marijuana prohibition laws, told Republic Report that next to police unions, the “second biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is big PhRMA” because marijuana can replace “everything from Advil to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”
5.) Prison Guard Unions: Prison guard unions have a vested interest in keeping people behind bars just like for-profit prison companies. In 2008, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association spent a whopping $1 million to defeat a measure that would have “reduced sentences and parole times for nonviolent drug offenders while emphasizing drug treatment over prison.” http://www.republicreport.org/2012/marijuana-lobby-illegal/
— with Kim Love and Eric Bruce Eichbauer. From the Terrace Daily May 15, 2011CRUDE OIL AND HEMP OIL - FOLLOW THE MONEY AND THE CORRUPTION - Read it be clicking hereFrom Cannabis Culture dot com
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Contained within this above linked article are numerous videos and news reports on the benefits of cannabis treatment and usage.
Cannabis is safer than Alcohol and Tobacco.