Denver Doctor Could Lose License for Recommending Marijuana
A medical marijuana recommendation for a pregnant woman could cause a Denver doctor to lose his license. It would be the first time a Colorado doctor loses his license over an improper pot recommendation.
Pregnancy and Pot
By "Dr Kate" - Monday, August 31 1998
Pot can be safely used during pregnancy, and can help with several of the discomforts/problems associated therewith ? a fact little known by the medical community, and even much of the herbalist community.
Pot while breast-feeding
This suggests that a baby fed by a lactating marijuana user might be more likely to have a healthy, well-regulated appetite.
There are several other studies of the effects of marijuana use on the fetus. None have shown any significant differences in functioning.
Marijuana during pregnancy
The 30-day test showed that children of ganja-using mothers were superior to children of non-ganja mothers in two ways: the children had better organization and modulation of sleeping and waking, and they were less prone to stress-related anxiety.
A Surprising Solution to Severe Morning Sickness By Erin Hildebrandt
Women & Weed
CC.14: Feature Section: Sep/Oct 1998
Women & Pot: A Personal Essay
by Tina Vascani, illustrations by Darcy Muenchrath
One woman describes her relationship with marijuana, and how it has changed her life
Moms, kids and drugs by Susan Boyd
Punishing "druggie moms" and seizing their children is big business in North America.
The PMS/Pot Proclamation by "Dr Kate"
Hondreds of testimonials and herbal experts agree that marijuana can alliviate PMS!
Marijuana and the Goddess by Chris Bennet, illustrations by Ken Lee
Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes in Jamaica:
An Ethnographic Study
Although no positive or negative neurobehavioral effects of prenatal exposure were found at 3 days of life using the Brazelton examination, there were significant differences between the exposed and nonexposed neonates at the end of the first month. Comparing the two groups, the neonates of mothers who used marijuana showed better physiological stability at 1 month and required less examiner facilitation to reach an organized state and become available for social stimulation. The results of the comparison of neonates of the heavy-marijuana-using mothers and those of the nonusing mothers were even more striking. The heavily exposed neonates were more socially responsive and were more autonomically stable at 30 days than their matched counterparts. The quality of their alertness was higher; their motor and autonomic systems were more robust; they were less irritable; they were less likely to demonstrate any imbalance of tone; they needed less examiner facilitation to become organized; they had better self-regulation; and were judged to be more rewarding for caregivers than the neonates of nonusing mothers at 1 month of age.
"... as a multipurpose plant, ganga is used medicinally, even by non-smokers. ....
There were no indications of organic brain damage or chromosome damage among smokers and no significant clinical psychiatric, psychological or medical) differences between smokers and controls."
"No impairment of physiological, sensory and perceptual performance, tests of concept formation, abstracting ability, and cognitive style, and tests of memory"
"[Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration...
Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."
~ US Jamaican Study 1974
Dr, Grinspoon, a proffesor and head of phychiatry at Harvard, was sworn in and testified by telephone from his home in Boston.
He was asked if there were differences between herbal and pharmaceutical medicines.
He said that unlike herbs, pharmaceuticals are subject to very stringent standards of approval, primarily because of the devestating birth defects that were caused in the fifties by thalidimide. Thalidimide was a relaxant, as was cannabis, but cannabis had been removed from the pharmacopia in 1941 as a result of the reefer madness scare tactics and the essential banning of hemp with the marijuana tax act of 1937.
Prior to that cannabis had been used as a sleep aid but it was difficult to get the dose right whereas pills made for consistent doses. Cannabis has not been shown to cause birth defects. There was an extensive study done in Jamaica with cannabis using pregnant women. The point is that herbs do not and should not require the same standards as synthetics.
The Trial of David Malmo-Levine
Nutrition and Wasting by Brenda Lein
In addition to adjusting eating habits and diet, some people find they need appetite stimulants in order to maintain weight and good nutrition. Many people believe that marijuana may be useful to stimulate appetite and calm the stomach. Smoking marijuana can be hard on the lungs so some people prefer baking it into brownies or truffles.
Thalidomide v Cannabis
Thalidomide: New Results
In January, a thalidomide developer, Celgene, of Warren, New Jersey, announced that the data from its trial in 99 people with AIDS wasting showed a statistically significant weight gain. The company seems to have "jumped the gun," as one person close to the trial put it. No data were yet available from the trial to justify Celgene's press release.
Drug company rebuked for marketing thalidomide as cancer fighter
In 1957, the drug thalidomide was approved for use in Europe as a treatment for morning sickness caused by pregnancy. Thousands of women took the pills, assured by the drug maker that they were safe.
Unfortunately, the drugs had primarily been tested as a sleep aid for elderly patients -- not on pregnant women. By the time its tragic side effects were known, it was too late to help the than 12,000 babies born with severe birth defects.
Today, it is known that even one capsule of thalidomide can cause devastating defects, including the development of flipper-like limbs.
Yet, the Celgene Corporation has promoted the pill as a cancer treatment, despite warnings from the FDA.
THE THALIDOMIDE TRAGEDY 02/13/04
Another example of animal research misleading science
As reported in the British Sunday Mirror, the babies of six young men who were born deformed because of thalidomide have also been born with malformed limbs. Two of the babies have almost identical deformities to their fathers.
Thalidomide studied as weight therapy 02/03/01
AA compassionate-use program of thalidomide for treating HIV/AIDS-related weight loss is now being offered by Celgene Corporation.
Wallstreet's Spontaneous Abortionists
Conservatives have long asserted that Roe improperly seized power from the states to regulate abortion. Pro-choice cynics have asserted that this federalist position is one of convenience and not of principle. But those Congressional states-rights champions will have a chance this month to prove their commitment to both states' rights and pro-life issues. But will they rise to the challenge?
Pesticide Exposure in Farm Families Linked to Spontaneous Abortion
The timing and types of pesticide exposures are critical determinants of reproductive outcomes, according to a recently published study by Canadian researchers. The study examined pesticide exposures based on recall by farm families and reported histories of spontaneous abortions among women living on the farms. The study found strong evidence that a woman’s exposure to pesticides in the three months prior to conception or in the month of conception significantly increased her risk of spontaneous abortion.
Hemp can also be grown without the pesticides that are necessary for cultivation of other textiles and paper products, such as cotton which requires large amounts of pesticides and today is the most polluting of all agricultural industries. Cotton production, in fact, accounts for half the pesticide use in the US, and that product is one of the major products for which hemp could be substituted.
"Why would anyone want to give their child an expensive pill... with unacceptable side effects, when he or she could just go into the backyard, pick a few leaves off a plant and make tea for him or her instead? Cannabinoids are a very viable alternative to treating adolescents with ADD and ADHD"
Pediatrics: W.A.M.M. has been documenting the use of medical marijuana for young people with multiple behavior disorders. A report on this subject will come out shortly. For now, please read the articles below regarding one of WAMM's patients.
... , would discuss the matter Tuesday. And county spokeswoman Anita Yoder said ... , impulsive disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
Mom keeps son on marijuana regimen
Ritalin was the drug of choice in the beginning, the mother said, but when that seemed to worsen his condition, the doctors switched to others: Adderall, Carbamazepine, Clonazepam, Clonidine, Desmopressin, Depakote, Dexedrine, Guanfacine, Imipramine, Mellaril, Methylphenidate, Neurontin, Risperdal, Seroquel, Tennate, Thioridazine, Zoloft and Zyprexa. "The adverse reactions these medications had on him, not to mention the unknown of what they were doing to his system, were heart-wrenching," the mother said.
Cannabis 'Scrips to Calm Kids? foxnews
As a California pediatrician and 49-year-old mother of two teenage daughters, Claudia Jensen says pot might prove to be the preferred medical treatment for attention deficit disorder (search) — even in adolescents.
Case Study: Inhaled Cannabis Improves Symptoms Of ADHD
Oral administration of synthetic THC capsules (dronabinol) mitigates symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a case study published by the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM, Germany).
As Medical Marijuana Proliferates,
Pot Prices Decline Nationwide
Recreational users of marijuana are seeing price cuts on the street thanks to the growing number of states that have approved the drug for medicinal use.
"When it comes to medical marijuana, I have more of a practical view than anything else. My attitude is that if it’s an issue of doctors prescribing medical marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma or as a cancer treatment, I think that should be appropriate because there really is no difference between that and a doctor prescribing morphine or anything else." - Barack Obama 3.22.08
"Michele M. Leonhart has proven her leadership to be anti-science, pro-lying, pro-death and destruction, and devoid of competence, so the Senate decided she was perfect for this job."
~ Pete Guither DWR
“Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit.”
— White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske,
7/09 Fresno, Calif. press conference
Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Fascist acts of eliminating competition. Booze or Ganja//Hemp. While GOP and DMC continue to bicker over nonsense. Farmers still can't grow Ethanol or Hemp or RxGanja.
No 'Smoking' Gun:
Research Indicates Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse
Some go without a cigarette: characteristics of cannabis users who have never smoked tobacco.
Marijuana Use by Young People:
The Impact of State Medical Marijuana Laws
My lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, and I have been preparing for a Nov. 3 appearance in Federal Canadian court regarding our religious challenge for a cannabis exemption. Below are documents prepared from Professors, two of whom are slated to appear as expert witnesses in the case
“To Rudenko, the evidence suggested that inhalation of smouldering marijuana seeds occurred not only in a religious context, but also as an everyday activity, one in which Scythian women participated alongside the men.”
Most recently, perhaps due to the growth of Rastafarianism, it is no longer unusual to see Jamaican women smoking ganja in the manner of their male counterparts.
Working Class Women in Jamaica
In a study carried out in Jamaica in 1980 of 30 ganja smoking pregnant women and 30 non-ganja smoking pregnant women it was found that ganja smoking was indeed beneficial for both mother and baby.
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