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Idaho Case Forces us to Reconsider Pharmaceutical Drugs

Did the Marijuana Industry Set Up the State’s Conflict with Kelsey Osborne?

Kelsey Osborne gave her daughter a marijuana smoothie.   She said the girls was having seizures, suffering  withdrawal symptoms from Risperdal.  Later, Child Protective Services gave custody of her children, Madyson and Ryker, ages 3 and 2, to their father.

This story from Idaho shocks for several reasons.  It’s very disturbing that a parent would give a three-year-old Risperdal in the first place.  Furthermore, cannabis oil poses big risks for changes to a toddler’s brain; it shouldn’t be done without medical supervision.

Risperdal is allowed for children five and over, but it comes with huge risks as a treatment for autism.  The powerful drug is also used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  Interviews with the mom do not explain why the daughter, Madyson, took Risperdal.

Did a doctor prescribe this medicine to Madyson?   Or is the Risperdal claim an outright falsehood?  If it is true, two wrongs do not make a right.

The legal battle underscores our inability to address root causes.  Why isn’t the United States searching for reasons behind the increase of  autism and seizures in children today?

There’s no information about how much conflict with the father may have contributed to the battle.  If Kelsey’s mistake was an honest one, it’s disturbing that the children would be taken from their mother.  Is it possible that Kelsey Osborne’s actions were a deliberate attempt to set up legal conflict?  Could the marijuana industry be instigating this legal battle?

In Idaho, cannabidiol from marijuana is allowed through a special program for children with seizures. The Osbornes were not in this program.   If seizures were an on-going problem for the girl, why did she not enroll in the program?

The marijuana lobbyists deliberately manipulate public sympathy when they want to change laws.

The case of Shona Banda in Kansas is another case with a lot of missing information.  She lived in Colorado before moving back to Kansas.   Banda has Crohn’s Disease, a very painful condition which people often treat by diets and probiotics.  While some people can do well keeping this disorder under control by following strict, individualistic diets, some need Rxs to minimize flare-ups.  It’s not clear whether or not Banda tried the natural diet cures, and if the Rx medicines failed to work for her.

Those who are against marijuana can expect the marijuana industry and lobbyists to actively promote these battles.  We need to push credible evidence of marijuana’s negative side effects and the risks to brain health.

Legal battles with the marijuana industry should force anti-pot activists to admit the many problems with pharmaceutical drugs.  Americans need to stop expecting panacea medicines.  Otherwise the marijuana industry will continue to promote pot as the miracle cure all for any medical condition.   Why do we continue to be so gullible?    Above picture is from KBOI TV and from Twitter.

Has the “Medical” in Marijuana Qualified Pot for Rescheduling?

Marijuana Lobby Depends on Selling a Lie to Pull off a Scam

If you tell a lie long enough, people start believing it’s the truth.   We found a  “medical” marijuana box  in the middle of the soaps and toiletries of a gift shop in a state where lobbyists have been trying to commercialize “medical” marijuana through the state legislature.   Marked “For Daily Use Only,” it gives the appearance of necessity, much like a pill box.  The marijuana industry is finding good ways to trick the public into believing marijuana is “medicinal,” just as the tobacco industry claimed cigarettes were healthy.  However, there are 450,000 marijuana-related hospitalizations in the US each year.*

This summer the head of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) said he would be making a decision about rescheduling marijuana which would mean a change from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2.   However, this past week a federal magistrate judge in New York rebuffed a challenge to federal laws which place marijuana among the most dangerous drugs.

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Under the lid of the “medical” marijuana box in a Shenandoah Valley, VA gift shop. Virginia has a limited medical marijuana program and doesn’t allow joints to be smoked as “medicine.”  There was a petition to fire the DEA Administrator for calling “medical” marijuana a joke, but who can claim this box is anything other than a joke?

It should be no surprise, as Judge Kimberly Mueller made a similar ruling against rescheduling in April, 2015. Her decision followed a Court ruling of January 2013, which followed many years of studying the issue, by the DEA, with input from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Ruling of July 12 in New York

In his ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman said, “There can be no dispute that public opinion on whether marijuana has legitimate medical uses is changing in this country.”  But Feldman ruled that Charles and Alexander Green, two brothers accused of marijuana trafficking, had a to prove that current federal laws are “so arbitrary and irrational as to be unconstitutional.”

The Greens, who are from California, are accused of major roles in a marijuana trafficking operation that brought the drug into western New York. They have challenged how federal law classifies marijuana, in the same category as heroin. The category known as “Schedule 1” drugs suggests Congress and federal authorities consider it among the nation’s most dangerous illicit substances.

Marijuana, as a plant or a weed, is not medicinal.  Derivatives may have medical application, but those are derivatives of the plant not marijuana.   National Families in Action put a good explanation of the difference between marijuana and marijuana-based medicines.

NORML always planned to use the medical idea as a scam to advance the cause of legalization.

It is possible that the DEA may reschedule cannabidiol, one of the cannabinoids in marijuana, which gives relief to some children with seizures.  Today’s high-THC marijuana has lower proportions of CBD than the marijuana of the 60s, 70s and 80s, which makes marijuana far more dangerous, on par with heroin.  (Any medicine derived from a plant does not go by the plant name, but the marijuana lobby tries to mislead the public into confusing the extract from the plant.)

Quotes by leaders of NORML reveal that medical marijuana was planned as a scam from the start.  On February 6, 1979, at Emory University, Keith Stroup said:  “We are trying to get marijuana reclassified medically.  If we do that, we’ll be using the issue as a red herring to give marijuana a good name.”  Richard Cowan and Ed Rosenthal followed up with statements saying that getting people to buy into the idea of medical marijuana and getting hundreds of thousands to do it will be the key to getting full legalization.

Watch the video.

*Information comes from checking the long DEA report that was available online until recently showed a growing number of hospital treatments for marijuana up until 2010. Obviously, it is more now.  Here is the summary available online.

California Citizens Call for Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

By Roger Morgan, Take Back America Campaign #Stoppot2016
Passage of Prop 215, The Compassionate Use Act, in 1996 was a result of a propaganda campaign financed by three out of state billionaires, with George Soros at the helm. It is hard to even describe what one means by “medical marijuana.” The potency (i.e. THC) has escalated from 4 to 6% in 1996 to as high as 40% in smoked form, and 96% as Butane Honey Oil (BHO). Cannibidiol (CBD), the one component that may have therapeutic potential, has been largely bio-engineered out of the plant in favor of THC, because “patients” just want to get high.

Undeterred by the fact that manufacturing BHO is a felony, amateurs are routinely blowing up houses and apartments, killing some, badly burning others, including their kids. Survivors are filling up burn centers throughout the state, costing taxpayers millions of dollars for skin grafts and long hospital stays. Continue reading California Citizens Call for Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

American Epilepsy Association Statement on CBD Oils

The following letter was written by Dr. Amy Brooks-Kayal to a state representative in Pennsylvania.  Here is an article where the letter had been published.

March 22, 2015

Dear Representative,

As Pennsylvania considers enacting new cannabis legislation (HB 193), I write to offer the perspective of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), the leading U.S. organization of clinical and research professionals specializing in the treatment and care of people with epilepsy. Continue reading American Epilepsy Association Statement on CBD Oils