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Employers and NYS med marijuana patients

Here’s a post from a law firm about employer obligations to people getting medical marijuana in NYS. This is an area of active case law now, so get informed and if you think your rights under this law are being violated, find a lawyer to help you.

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NY just added 5 more dispensary companies !

Hot off the press. NY state just approved five more companies to grow and distribute medical marijuana. Here’s  the article from Marijuana Business Daily.

This is good news for patients: the more competition, the lower the price. NY prices are at least 3x West Coast prices per mg of THC. Props to NYS for making this vital medicine more available to its citizens.

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Medical Marijuana and Jeff Sessions

Here’s an article from today’s Washington Post arguing that Jeff Sessions will fail in his quest to limit patients’ access to medical marijuana.

Our new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has targeted marijuana including medical marijuana in his new War on Drugs.  He has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute doctors patients and providers of medical marijuana in states where it is allowed, breaking the years-long agreement between the Federal and State governments.  So far, Congress has resisted this terrible policy, but we all need to make our Congressman(person)   aware of our support for medical marijuana.

Call the local office of your US Congressperson and tell them you want marijuana on Schedule 2.  That’s short hand for making medical marijuana equal to oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl for the DEA and FDA. Right now it’s the equivalent of heroin (“no medical use”). Both the NAS (National Academy of Science) and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) have said that medical marijuana is effective in treating disease and may be one of the keys to taming our opioid epidemic.

It is crazy that we have to fight our own Attorney General to make sure that facts about reality determine our government’s policy. So be it, but fight.

 

 

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CBD vape online: more info

We have more information about the availability of CBD vapes online. Here is  another  video about another source to help you inform yourself about this.

Thanks to our patients for keeping us informed about options! Whenever we get some new useful info, we try to broadcast it to help everybody.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

 

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How to use the Pure Fusions CBD vape

Here’s a quick video about how to assemble and use the Pure Fusions CBD vape.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

 

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Rodz opioid rants, continued

You thing YOU got problems?

The New York Times today has an article about synthetic opioid sales on the darknet , which are booming. It turns out that the Mexican Cartels are buying their synthetic opioids (mostly fentanyl derivatives ) in China, then trans-shipping them to the USA.  Kinda like Borders used to buy books from the publishers and trans-ship them to your local Borders bookstore.

Well, just like Amazon put Borders out of business by connecting customers directly to suppliers ,  enterpreneurs on the darknet are connecting labs in China with consumers in the USA, Canada, and Europe.  Turns out that you can buy a gram of synthetic fentanyl for around  US$122 on any of these online shopping sites.  Let’s say this stuff is furanyl fentanyl for the sake of argument, which is only 10 times more potent than heroin. So to substitute for a dime bag of 25% pure heroin, you would need 2.5 mg of furanyl fentanyl. There are 400 doses of this in the $122 gram that is going to be in your mailbox next week. So you get the equivalent of $10 of heroin (or $160 of diverted oxycontin) for about 30 cents.  Got a quarter and a nickel?

So the Mexican Cartels are in serious danger of going the way of Borders and Blockbuster Video.  However, this does nothing to reverse the opioid epidemic we have created in our country (remember, we tripled the number of opioid addicts thanks to pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and our elected representatives). The Drug War has now dropped the price of your standard two oxy-80’s a day blast from $160 all the way down  to 30 cents.  We had Moore’s Law in IT, maybe this is Sessions’ Law in drug policy.

The only way to stop this disaster is to decrease demand for opioids among consumers. We know  how to do this . Let’s do something that is inexpensive and effective, not ruinously expensive and harmful.

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Med Marijuana: over 80% good results in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Hot off the presses !

We looked at our results for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).  We have around 20 patients actively being treated with medical marijuana for their IBD.  Here are some results shaking down:

  • over 80% have at least good results (eating better, less distress)
  • almost 60% have excellent results (putting on weight, decreasing other medications, fistulas starting to heal)
  • the exact mix and dose of medical marijuana varies widely from patient to patient: you have to tailor it to each person’s specific body chemistry

TL;DR: Medical Marijuana works great for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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CB1 receptor agonist binding insights (geeky)

High Times reports  that  an international team of researchers  has actually figured out how the CB1 receptors in your brain respond to THC and other medicines that bind to them. It turns out that your CB1 receptors have way different structures depending on which medicine is actually binding to it. Here’s the article in Nature.

This information is important because when THC or any other medicine binds onto a CB1 receptor,  we can now start looking at how different shapes of this complex  cause different behaviors in your brain cells. This is an obvious guideline to choosing or designing medicines with specific effects on the CB1 receptor. This is very exciting stuff, and not just for geeks.

Go Science ! ! !

 

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CBD vape online information

Many people have asked about the availability of CBD vapes online. Here is a video to help you inform yourself about this.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

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CBD capsules and oil online information

Many people have asked about the availability of CBD capsules or oil online. Here is a video to help you inform yourself about this.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.