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Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. (Until big pharma came around) Scientists have identified many biologically active components in marijuana. These are called cannabinoids. The two best studied components are the chemicals delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (often referred to as THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). Other cannabinoids are being studied.
At this time, the US Drug Enforcement Administration lists marijuana and its cannabinoids as Schedule I controlled substances. This means that they cannot legally be prescribed, possessed, or sold under federal law. Whole or crude marijuana (including marijuana oil or hemp oil) is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any medical use.
Dronabinol, a pharmaceutical form of THC , and a man-made cannabinoid drug called nabilone are approved by the FDA to treat some conditions.
There have been some early clinical trials of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans and more studies are planned. While the studies so far have shown that cannabinoids can be safe in treating cancer, they do not show that they help control or cure the disease. Relying on marijuana alone as treatment while avoiding or delaying conventional medical care (CHEMO) for cancer may have serious health consequences. (or, you're going to die if you don't use conventional medical care)
The global pharmaceuticals market is worth US$300 billion a year, a figure expected to rise to US$400 billion within three years. The 10 largest drugs companies control over one-third of this market, several with sales of more than US$10 billion a year and profit margins of about 30%. Six are based in the United States and four in Europe. It is predicted that North and South America, Europe and Japan will continue to account for a full 85% of the global pharmaceuticals market well into the 21st century. Companies currently spend one-third of all sales revenue on marketing their products - roughly twice what they spend on research and development.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
Im surprised they havnt made growing tomatos and peppers in your garden illegal. How dare you grow organic natural food without paying us! We want a cut! We want you to eat GMO, pesticide and herbacide sprayed food, with residuals that give you cancer. We need more money! Grow your own medicine? How dare you even ask! We will beat you and put you in prison. We will kick down your door, shoot your dogs and maybe even you. On the ground, hands where we can see them! Organic Green lives dont matter.
The document is titled executive order 13603: “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” In this 10-page document the federal government declares its right to seize control of many things – from ‘all forms of energy’ to ‘all useable water sources’ – and perhaps most alarming: “All commodities and products that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals.”
You missed the part that NONE of their "drugs" work. They only kill.
originally posted by: stinkelbaum
marijuana still sitting on a big fat zero for cancer survival rates, you missed that.
its only use is as a painkiller, you missed that.
we can't cure every cancer, unfortunately the best bet for people is still chemo, in most cases.
your graphic has horribly skewed numbers.
how many have died due to lung cancer via marijuana use?
you missed that too...
originally posted by: visitedbythemIm surprised they havnt made growing tomatos and peppers in your garden illegal. How dare you grow organic natural food without paying us! We want a cut! We want you to eat GMO, pesticide and herbacide sprayed food, with residuals that give you cancer. We need more money! Grow your own medicine? How dare you even ask! We will beat you and put you in prison. We will kick down your door, shoot your dogs and maybe even you. On the ground, hands where we can see them! Organic Green lives dont matter.
Legal Issues Regardless of the reason and regardless of the size of your backyard activities, there are several legal issues you need to keep in mind when home gardening and farming: Local zoning laws and ordinances. Many cities and towns have restrictions on which farm animals you may keep on your residential property and how many you may keep. For example, you may be allowed to have only three chickens, or you may not be allowed to keep a goat at all. Generally, these laws are meant to protect your neighbors from noise and odors from your yard. Check the local laws in your area, and if you run into a problem, consider asking for special permission (called a "variance") so you can go ahead with your plan. Building laws and ordinances. Every state, county, city, or township has some sort of building code. These rules, for example, may prevent you from building a chicken coop if your yard's not large enough to make sure the coop is a certain distance away from your home or a neighbor's home. Again, in cases like this, you may be able to get a variance. If you break these laws and ordinances, you may face a fine and be ordered to remove whatever it is that's breaking the law. These same rules usually require you to build or even dig your garden a certain distance away from your neighbor's boundary line. Not doing so may lead to a lawsuit by the neighbor. Do you live in a condominium or cooperative? The odds are, the homeowners' association (HOA) rules bar you from keeping any type of farm animal and limit your ability to plant fruit or vegetables on the premises. Breaking these rules usually means paying a fine to the HOA. Use pots and containers to grow your vegetables and you should be fine. "Attractive nuisance." This when there's a danger posed to children by something on your property but they don't realize it's dangerous. A swimming pool is a good example, and that's why most areas have laws requiring fences and gates around them. Children love animals, so if you have farm animals, it's a good idea to make sure they're properly penned. Otherwise, you may face a civil lawsuit if a child goes onto your property to pet the animals and somehow gets hurt. Permits and licenses? Check the laws in your area to see if you need a license or permit for certain types of animals, and what types of veterinary records you need to keep. Also, check to see if you need a permit or license to sell your home grown products from your home. Again, not having the proper paperwork may mean more fines. Saving money and keeping a healthy diet are great goals. Home gardening and farming certainly can help you do both. If you're not careful and don't follow the rules, though, it may cost you more money and headaches in the end.