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Cannabis Is Curing My Cancer & Now I Want It Legalised

“Joy Smith was diagnosed in July 2016 with ovarian cancer. In August 2017 she was given six weeks to live after it was discovered that the cancer has spread to her stomach and bowel. But now she’s in remission and claims cannabis oil cured her terminal disease. Research Consultant Matthew Atha explains why the research into cannabis oil has been so limited.”

Broadcast on 13/03/2018

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Boy With Cancer – Had 3 days To Live Recovers After Mother Secretly Gives Him Cannabis

A mother appearing on British daytime TV tells how she secretly gave her dying son cannabis after he was given 3 days to live. What happened next is astounding, Deryn began to recover

“At the age of 10, Deryn Blackwell was diagnosed with leukaemia and two years later developed a rare form of cancer called Langerhans cell sarcoma. After four unsuccessful bone marrow transplants he was given just days to live, but somehow Deryn battled his way back from the brink and has since made a full recovery. Deryn’s mother Callie revealed that she had been giving him medicinal cannabis and credits it with saving Deryn’s life.” – This Morning

Broadcast on 27/03/2017

Callie’s book is available on hardback , paperback & kindle / ebook on Amazon

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How Weed Laws Are Failing the UK

This video from VICE features Lee Harris who ran for Mayor of London in 2016 for the Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol Party AKA CISTA on his campaign trail. One “Gropper” (a grandmother who runs cannabis grow-op in her house) takes us on a tour of her indoor garden. We also follow thieves who target houses that are growing cannabis, identifying them with a drone and a camera that sees heat signals to break in and rob them because they cannot contact the police. Well known motivated stoner and UK rapper Black The Ripper gives his opinions and reasons for living like cannabis is completely legal. Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Cannabis Social Clubs – Greg De Hoedt who also suffers form Crohn’s Disease tells his own story about how he found out cannabis was the best medicine for him

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Everyone will be using cannabis within the next 10 years! Even YOU!

Blog From the UK’s Teesside Cannabis Club:

While every cannabis activist up and down the country makes big noises about major conditions such as cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, etc, one medical application doesn’t seem to come up that much, despite the fact that right now, it’s probably one of our major playing cards!

Earlier this week, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord O’Neill of Gatley, who led a government review on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) programs, called for a $2bn (£1.5bn) investment in global innovation funding for research by 2020.

This is part of global effort by 80 plus pharmaceutical companies that feature such upstanding names as GSK, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Owen Smiths old running pals, Pfizer, to have governments fund research over the next 10 years to the tune of $16-37bn.

In a joint declaration, at the World Economic Forum, they said the value of antibiotics “does not reflect the benefits they bring to society”.

In return, they have promised to invest in research and improve access to antibiotics around the world.

I’m just guessing here, but I’m supposing that these fine paragons of virtue wouldn’t overlook the fact that in 2008, a first of its kind study conducted by a team of British and Italian researchers, found that cannabinoids can be used as antibiotics. Super antibiotics in fact!

Specifically, the team tested five of the most common cannabinoids against six different MRSA strains of “clinical relevance”, including epidemic EMRSA strains, which are the ones responsible for hospital outbreaks. They found that every single one of the showed “potent activity” against a wide variety of the bacteria.

One of those cannabinoids is Cannabigerol (CBG). CBG is a primary cannabinoid found profusely in hemp. This will make the antibiotics of the future very very affordable to everyone!

The good news for us cannabis connoisseurs, though, so are THC and CBD.

The current antibiotics crisis is coming from our food chain, driven by drugs that these same companies have distributed. Colistin, our last line of defence for AMR, has been fed to livestock for so long that they’ve built up a resistance that is being passed on to us.

In 2008, the Express led with headlines of “Superbug threat ‘ranks alongside terrorism’”.

Something that England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said in 2013 “could be viewed as understated.”

Why should we trust these companies to come up with new drugs when their old ones are now letting the system down and plainly ignoring evidence on alternatives? Why pay for failure, when there are other ways?

By removing these drugs from our livestock and feeding them a healthier alternative, we can have healthier animals.

Hemp-fed cattle are steroid, hormone and ANTIBIOTIC free! Apparently, they taste better as well. Seeing as Americans also love their pork, the medicinal industry has been passing their waste over to pig farmers who report having healthier and heavier pigs. Even the chickens are getting in on the act with eggs that have richer yolks.

Just think how much it would save Brexiting farmers to be able to produce all of their own feeds from their rotation crop land! Think how much more they would make from legal cannabis!

769,230 Reasons Brexiting Farmers Should Support Recreational Cannabis – Recommended reading

It would certainly go a long way towards settling the future of young British farmers concerned with the loss of EU subsidies.

Lord O’Neill, the junior treasury minister and architect of the northern powerhouse, who has just quit the Tory party to join the lords could have solved two issues with one resource.

The northern powerhouse was supposed to be built on Graphene! A material that can be produced from cannabis at $500 per ton, rather than the current $2000 per gram from coal/graphite. One change in legislation and he builds the northern powerhouse while also producing highly effective antibiotics on a local basis, rather than shelling out £2bn to his big pharma friends in parliament and the lords.

You would think that with all of the highly paid government researchers our taxes pay for, they could easily figure this out on their own!

Whether you agree with legalisation or not is now becoming highly irrelevant! The human rights implications when it comes to antibiotics now negates any debates! Should, god forbid, something of the nature of a superbug to develop, your life could very well depend on .cannabis in the near future.

The really big question in all of this, do we pay the price gouging vulture capitalists of big pharma, or pop down the road to see the big farmer?


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UK Cannabis Documentary: Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution Coming Soon

Coming your way is a new UK documentary focused on cannabis, featuring well known activists as they continue in the push for people’s right to consume cannabis how they see fit. The documentary started off as an idea on the hugely popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter where it had a successful run in raising the funds. The quality of the film trailers for the Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution has some calling it “the UK’s Culture High” which is a huge achievement for the team behind the documentary given the small budget. Here’s a few of the people featured in the line up:

Clark French – MS Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Greg de Hoedt – Crohns Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Dennis Peron – Cannabis Activist and Author of Proposition 215, USA
Michelle X – MS Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Nol van Schaik – Coffeeshop Owner and Activist, Holland
Colin Davies – Opened 1st Coffeeshop in the UK, UK
Wernard Bruining – Opened 1st Coffeeshop in Holland
Paul Tokin – Cannabis Activist and Video Blogger, USA
Dan Redband – Trim Team Manager, RiverRock Denver/Video Blogger, USA
Alun Buffry – Cannabis Activist, UK
Deej Sullivan – Cannabis Activist, UK
Jason Reed – Director of L.E.A.P. UK (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), UK
& more…

You can find out more about the film on their website: http://www.grassrootsdocu.com/ or over on their facebook page where you’ll find out where the latest screening events are https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsdocu

 

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There’s a cannabis activist running for London Mayor? Yes…yes there is!

Lee Harris, London mayoral candidate for Cista, behind the counter at his shop, Alchemy, on Portobello Road, London. Photograph: Alastair Moore/PR handout

His name is Lee Harris, a long serving cannabis activist and he’s running for mayor in London – the city he’s been in love with ever since he arrived from his native country South Africa. Lee was selected to stand for CISTA ( Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol ) – The single issue political party established early last year in the UK

Now aged 79 ,he left his home country as a teenager but not before he met THE Nelson Mandela and became involved in the movement to end apartheid there. He said he brought his approach to activism with him to the cannabis movement within the British Isles…his true home.

Lee’s been campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis from before I was a twinkle in my dad’s eye and he’s still going strong so fair play to the man because I’m a child of the eighties, which I’ve just remembered was last century. Whoa!

We had the pleasure of meeting Lee last year in London and found him both captivating and wise. He was holistically welcoming, and his sincerity is part of his charm…things you’d want in a Mayor, right?

Now if Lee is elected Mayor in London, what will this do for the cannabis movement in the UK? I personally think it will give cannabis campaigner’s a massive platform to state their case. As countries from around the world relax their stance on cannabis the UK has stayed rigid in their position that it is a “danger” to society – which of course is the opposite of the reality.

The more voices hollering out from different spaces will hopefully force the UK government into taking cannabis legalization seriously and stop acting babies about the situation. So get hollering!

We’re backing Lee and we hope you will too in anyway you can. The simplest things like tweets, commenting and sharing on Facebook or other platforms can go a long way in helping to make this happen, so please do. If you’re in the London area there are other things you can do, like volunteering to help Lee canvas on the lead up to the vote. you can get in touch with Lee via his facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Harris-for-CISTA-London-Mayor-992832184114869/

Lee Harris is running for mayor on the 5th of May in 2016. So if live in the UK and you want to help Lee’s campaign to get cannabis legalised then #LondonMayor #LeeHarris

Check out Lee’s video below.

Lee’s website: http://lee4mayor.com/

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Bud Buddies: Project Storm – Cannabinoids For Cancer

Published on Dec 17, 2014

In June 2002, tucked away in the depths of the University of Madrid’s biochemistry building an inconspicuous event took place that would shape the future of cancer treatment over the coming decades. It wasn’t planned; in fact it was down to the pure chance that 2 separate research teams, focusing their lives on separate challenges were joined by the curiosity of a young professor. He was Manuel Guzman, whose lab researching the medicinal values of cannabis was the taboo neighbour of the much larger cancer research department. As he explains looking back upon that day, what he did was down to nothing more than base curiosity. He took pure THC, one of the active principles within cannabis, and added it to a petri dish containing aggressive cancer cells simply because “I wanted to see what would happen”…

Ten years later, as countries across the world change their laws on cannabis the laws in the United Kingdom remain unchanged. However, in those 10 years Professor Manuel Guzman and his team’s ideas have evolved from his finding on that day and have proved that in animal models cannabis has potent anti cancer properties that result in the death of highly aggressive tumour cells of many cancers.

With cancer on the increase globally we have begun to form a queue where we are told by medical science to wait our turn, and at the end of the line 1 in 3 take the cancer ride. Many people accept this fate and console themselves to live out their days in peace with family; others fight to their last breath arming themselves with everything conventional medicine has to offer. However, some take things into their own hands and start searching for something more, something that can offer a shred of hope when facing such a certain end, something buried beneath nearly a century of mis-education and prohibition. This is the story of six of these people, and what they found.

While the team in Madrid passed the years in the labs an underground movement began to gather both pace and credibility. Films like ‘run from the cure’ inspired hundreds and then thousands of people to do more than just nod curiously as paper after paper were released in scientific journals highlighting the anti-cancer action of cannabiniods. As The Internet enabled the sharing of knowledge, social media created hubs of information and shared stories, and cannabis breeders began to shift their efforts to develop new strains grounded in science. The organisation Bud Buddies, after 15 years of providing cannabis to sick people, switched their attention to cancer. Four years of underground research has passed, they have worked with countless people, endured several court cases, and numerous convictions for supplying cannabis to those who need it.

This film ‘Project Storm’ documents the culmination of this work and reflects the Bud Buddies attitude that ‘actions speak far louder than words’.

 

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The UK Petition For Legalizing Cannabis Gaining Momentum

In the UK a petition needs 100,000 signature for the government to debate the topic of cannabis legalization.

This petition:  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104349 that calls for the legalization of cannabis has been surging with signatures in recent days. On the 23rd of July 2015 the petition was sitting at around 35,000 signatures while the today on the 24th of July it has surpassed 75,000 signatures, more than doubling in just one day, signalling a real desire for changes to current drug policies.

The petition may have been spurred on by recent comments from Ron Hogg, police and crime commissioner for Durham Police in the UK, stating that they will no longer waste resources pursuing the arrest of small scale cannabis growers. – Read More

Here’s what the simple petition says:

Petition: Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal.

Legalising cannabis could bring in £900m in taxes every year, save £400m on policing cannabis and create over 10,000 new jobs.

A substance that is safer than alcohol, and has many uses. It is believed to have been used by humans for over 4000 years, being made illegal in the UK in 1925.”

The government in the UK must respond to any petition that reaches 10,000 signatures, but is usually just a formality to acknowledge the petition. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas started a petition calling for changes to drug policies, it reached 130,000 signatures but it did nothing to change the draconian laws.

So previous attempts have been ignored, but that was then and this is now. The wave of information about cannabis reaching the public is growing worldwide. Even if the media in the UK still portray cannabis as a demon the fact is that the science and research from the rest of the world counters their arguments of “Reefer Madness”.

The Petition closes on the 21 January 2016 so we are hoping that signatures reach way beyond the needed 100,000. Only British citizens or UK residents have the right to sign so spread the good word to your British pals folks…

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Why Support A UK Cannabis Industry ?

Some people find the commercialisation of cannabis rather unsavoury but the industry in North America is fast becoming a phenomena industry and UK business enterprises may not catch up on the patents and brands currently establishing themselves stateside.

The cannabis industry is booming in America with retail sales reaching billions of dollars since legislation changes in Colorado and Washington D.C. This shows no signs of slowing down, daily news echoes from other U.S States showing the tide is turning in favour of medicinal AND recreational use, over things like alcohol and tobacco. Health focused and leisure brands will undoubtedly spawn from America and dominate the global market, leaving most of the competition in the dust. Early adaptors will be too busy racing to create the next big thing to be paying attention to naysayer governments elsewhere in the world.

Cannabis can be both enjoyable as a recreation and powerful as a treatment for hundreds (if not thousands) of ailments, diseases and psychological disorders. The diversity of cannabis means its hard to tie down and lock into one category, which isn’t something governments favour but like the rise of the internet it will have its haters and people who don’t see the potential.

Looking at Colorado or Washington’s D.C’s approach to drug policy shows how stagnant drug policies are in the UK. The positive socio-economic effects of ending the war on drugs shows that crime usually goes down while employment usually goes up, overall people are healthier and wealthier. Estimates say the industry will grow into the tens of billions of dollars in the next 5 years. This is the complete reversal of a 2013 report that headlined: Marijuana Prohibition Now Costs The Government $20 Billion A Year. The figures coming out of Colorado show local people are each over $1000 better off than before the end of prohibition there.

With a budding industry comes opportunity in the form of unforeseen inconveniences, desire to improve user experience and over-looked niches among other things. Future millionaire (or maybe even Billionaire) entrepreneurs will arise from the cannabis industry, capitalizing on the creation of solutions for customers, traders and manufacturers in reaching their end goals. There are also unrealised concepts that will be new avenues and monetary streams of their own. At one time (not too long ago) , before the Internet – Google, Youtube and Facebook didn’t exist, yet they are powerhouses of Industry today. All three of those companies came out of America – and that was with no prohibition on internet companies.

The U.K likes to think of itself as an epicentre of international banking and business, recently showing positive initiative by welcoming the relatively new Bitcoin Industry. Nurturing new industry – like Bitcoin entices the superstars of tomorrow to London instead of say Silicone Valley – Where smoking Cannabis isn’t really frowned upon, and is as socially acceptable as a cigarette in some circles. Some career residents in the Valley even report using cannabis to aide creative flair when programming.

Legal Cannabis businesses will use the internet like all businesses and will no doubt need help from creative tech centres. Its then inevitable that some of that money will spill into the valley because they will have people who use the cannabis industry already, using their experience and knowledge to better shape it’s future. Having a place where they can both thrive is a no-brainer.

Now you’d think all this would have UK bankers, investors and politicians lining up to proclaim – ‘WEED IS THE FUTURE’, but no, the official line is still this childish and stigmatizing approach to cannabis where everyone suffers because policy makers refuse to look at scientific evidence.

The argument holding all this up, is that cannabis “causes schizophrenia”. Cannabis DOES NOT cause mental health problems. It may accentuate a persons underlying problems, but may also relieve another’s’. If someone has a mental health problem they can CHOOSE not to buy alcohol – which is over 100 times more likely to cause harm to the self and others. You can’t ban alcohol though, Just like you can’t ban forks –

” I can take a fucking fork and shove it in my eye, should we make forks illegal ? ” – Joe Rogan.

Both Alcohol and forks are more dangerous than cannabis, but prohibition (because of a minority of bad experiences or potential dangers) is basically keeping adult humans in play pens. Global cannabis use has shot up from the 1950’s yet mental illness has not risen. The argument is null and void now and must be scrutinized at every opportunity.helpful_chart Prescription medications, alcohol, nicotine and other legal highs are sometimes accepted as safe simply because they are legal, but this isn’t just a few silly mis-informed people that think this way but a whole nation of people in places of authority that repeat this information onto the greater trusting public.

Doctors have wrongly diagnosed people as having developed mental health problems from cannabis use without looking at the entire problem, like why they used cannabis and probably other widely available substances in the first place…its lazy and counter-productive.

Recent studies show that cannabis use is less likely to contribute to psychosis than alcohol. Other contributors to anxieties, depression or other mental health problems may be unresolved traumatic events and socio-economic factors such as poverty. People who have suffered traumatic events are more likely to seek out ways to help them forget or feel better, a substance of choice might be cannabis, alcohol, cocaine, sugar or cheeseburgers.

A person can be become addicted to sex or making model airplanes if they find a pleasurable escape in the activity but that does not mean banning those things would work. It becomes apparent that humans can get addicted to anything in a positive and negative way. One person’s hobby may be someone else’s nightmare but you wouldn’t ban clown imagery because of a few people who have a genuine fear of clowns. 

Even when cannabis is found to be a main contributing factor in a persons mental health it would only further damage that person if they were to be stigmatized then thrown into prison and/or receive a criminal record that would only hinder opportunities for that person in future.

” The war on drugs is being waged against people that were abused & traumatised as children, and have mental health problems. ” – Dr. Gabor Mate

The people who are psychologically affected by cannabis in a negative way are among less than 2% of the population. There are a growing number of people who want to use cannabis as a medicine for things such as MS, Cancer, Aids and Autism among many other diseases and ailments, criminalising those people because of a minority that may have had bad experiences creates a larger problem.

Tax payers pay to arrest, transport, judge, imprison, humiliate and on most occasions needlessly ‘rehabilitate’ people for cannabis use to the cost of £6 Billion pounds or more. Most people with mental health problems find that alcohol can make things extremely worse for them and choose to avoid it. Adult people should have the right to choose what they do with their own bodies.

As bad as alcohol is – the prohibition of alcohol in America didn’t work, it created an unregulated market where the only I.D you needed to buy alcohol was a dollar bill, no regulation meant cheap contaminated alcohol was killing people, it created the mafia who dealt in human suffering which created more casualties. A vicious never ending circle of utter insanity.

Everything about society is better when prohibition ends, it has a positive knock-on effect. As mentioned above – There are more jobs, more jobs mean more people with more money that spend back into their local economies. This helps other industries, including local business directly and indirectly. An estimated 200,000 jobs will be created in the U.S from legal cannabis in 2015.

The tax on cannabis sales contributes to better public services – education, policing, health care etc… this is of instead of letting gangs who trade in human suffering take control to further fund their operations. In a Utopian world there would be no need for money but unfortunately there is a need and its THE language that governments speak. Cannabis advocacy groups spent a total of $9 million dollars in 2014 lobbying the political wings of American politics but in the UK stigma is still so great that most recreational users would rather not enter a debate on cannabis in fear of retribution.COTW05-11-15_final1

While the general public’s scepticism of cannabis evaporates, politicians still treat mature people like impish children in the U.K. That means ordinary people with families and jobs can’t be trusted to use a herb less harmful than caffeine.

For those of you who absolutely can’t come out of the woodwork because of family, work, home or freedom worries then I would ask you to lend support to whichever pro-cannabis cause you can, either by donating money, giving your vote, your time, your thoughts or ideas, telling others of what that cause is and why you support it- albeit anonymously.

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Cannabis Café Opens In UK

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25 April 2015

The café, located in a flat, offers a meal deal of a cannabis cigarette, coffee and food to people who wish to come and smoke with others.

cannabis-cafeA cannabis ‘café and hotel’ has been opened in the urban area of Guildford to try to promote the ‘benefits’ of the class B drug which many think should be legalised.

The café owner set up the business in a bid to educate people on the medicinal properties of cannabis and also try to get himself off benefits by providing a new income.

The café is located in the flat he is a tenant of and provides refreshments, full dinners, and a varying meal deal offer which includes a cannabis cigarette, coffee, and a meal, to people who wish to come and smoke with others.

A price list ranging from teas and coffees to an overnight stay encourages people to smoke in what the owner describes as a safe and educated environment.

“We only have two rules and that is there is no use of other harder drugs and also that we do not disturb or annoy the neighbours,” the owner said.

“Many people who have visited are using medicinally to deal with pain or to overcome other drug addictions.

“It promotes an appetite so many people who would go without food due to health issues or stress can come here and know they can have a home cooked meal.

“It is a social place of smokers and tokers. I would say the age limit is 16 for people who want to come but I think younger people should be opened up to the benefits of cannabis and how it can actually help people.”

‘Raising awareness’

The café’s receptionist is a 17-year-old girl who moved into the property when she found herself homeless and with only a family friend to turn to.

“I wouldn’t know what I would do without this place, I would probably have ended up in the YMCA,” the receptionist said.

“Everyone who comes here we know or know of so they are nice people who all just have smoking in common.

“It helps people because it helped me and I think raising awareness will help people who use drugs and also those who do not.”

Despite being threatened with eviction from Guildford Borough Council and ongoing enquiries by the police, the café owner said the café will continue as long as he can keep it going for.

A spokesman for the police, said: “This matter has been brought to our attention and we are in the process of carrying out further enquiries.”

The Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol party launched in February and Gerri Smyth is standing as the parliamentary candidate in Guildford.

Gerri Smyth said her new election slogan is ‘prohibition punishes the poor’ and believes any prosecution or eviction of the café owner will be evidence of this.

“I will push hard to ensure he is not homeless and that those with a lot of money, for example Richard Branson, who can talk publicly about sharing a spliff with his son with no comeback, are engaged if this man is threatened with eviction.”