Shuffleboard? Oh, Maybe Let’s Get High Instead
CN: NY Times By Alyson Krueger 3,23,13
For Cher Neufer, a 65-year-old retired teacher, socializing with friends (all in their 60s) means using marijuana. Once a week they get together to play Texas Hold ’Em poker “and pass around a doobie,” Ms. Neufer said. When company stops by her home in Akron, Ohio, she offers a joint, and when it’s someone’s birthday, a bong is prepared. She even hosts summer campfires where the older folk listen to the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles; eat grilled steaks and hot dogs; and get high (not necessarily in that order). “It’s nice,” Ms. Neufer said. “It’s just a social thing. It’s like when people get together, and they crack open their beers.” Read More
Cannabis crusader Dr. Lester Grinspoon
on his 40+ years of marijuana reform (and meeting a Beatle)
Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Medical Pot
AARP Survey Says
December 22, 2004 - Washington, DC, USA
Nearly 75 percent of those age 45 and older support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, according to a national poll of 1,706 Americans conducted for the AARP.
Overall, 72 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, "Adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it." Support was highest among respondents who resided in the West (82 percent) and the Northeast (79 percent), regions where several statewide medical marijuana laws have previously been enacted.
The AARP survey results are similar to previous findings, including a CNN/Time Magazine survey which reported that 80 percent of Americans backed the legal use of medical cannabis.
The AARP is the largest US advocacy group for seniors. The organization has not taken a political position regarding the medicinal use of marijuana.
For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre or Paul Armentano of the NORML Foundation at (202) 483-5500. A complete summary of national and statewide medical marijuana polling data is available on NORML's website.
Poll Examines Medical Marijuana Support
Poll Shows Seniors Back Medical Marijuana
By ELIZABETH WOLFE, AP
Nearly three-fourths of older Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to a poll done for the nation's largest advocacy group for seniors.
More than half of those questioned said they believe marijuana has medical benefits, while a larger majority agreed the drug is addictive.
AARP, with 35 million members, says it has no political position on medical marijuana and that its local branches have not chosen sides in the scores of state ballot initiatives on the issue in recent elections.
"Marijuana, in its natural form,
is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."
-- Francis Young,
DEA Administrative Law Judge
Docket No. 86-22. 1988.
Ganjabars in Vending Machines,
Ain't that America, Home of the Free Baby.
Cannabis tea revisited: A systematic evaluation
Cuppa Gives A Better 'ooh'
Relaxing with a cuppa has taken on a whole new dimension for members of a city charity, who have spent the past three months testing out CANNABIS TEA.
With the use of cannabis tea
only a small proportion of THC in the cannabis is ingested
Nabiximols: trade name Sativex
A patented cannabinoid oromucosal mouth spray.
Maple Sugar Hashish Candy.gif
Starting in the 1860s, the Ganja Wallah Hasheesh Candy Company made maple sugar hashish candy, which soon became one of the most popular treats in America. For 40 years, it was sold over the counter and advertised in newspapers, as well as being listed in the catalogs of Sears-Roebuck, as a totally harmless, delicious, and fun candy.
Feds Need One Million Joints June 24, 2000
The government may be waging a war on illegal drugs, but it continually has the need for marijuana a lot of marijuana. In fact, it has just placed an order for one million cannabis (marijuana) cigarettes and some bulk pot, both Mexican and Colombian.
Patients Out of Time
Irvin Rosenfeld's 115,000th joint
"Coming up at eleven," local TV newscasters around the country were breathlessly promising: "how pot could save your life!" The disclosure that marijuana's prime active ingredients can shield human beings from brain damage...
Effects of smoked marijuana on food intake and body weight
THC improves appetite and reverses weight loss in AIDS patients
THC effective in appetite and weight loss in severe lung disease (COPD)
Drug Czar's Thalidomide v Cannabis for Wasting Syndrome
A study of 9,000 mothers and children in Avon suggested those who consumed less of the essential fatty acid Omega-3 had children with lower IQs.
Hemp Seed Oil : The Wonder Oil For the New Millennium
According to the latest research, there are about 45 nutrients that humans can't live without and which their bodies can't manufacture: 21 minerals, 13 vitamins, eight amino acids and two essential fatty acids. No single food has them all. But when a food is discovered that is a rich source of several essential nutrients, such as hemp seed, it makes nutrition news. Its promoters bill hemp seed as the soybean of the new millennium. In addition to containing vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin), hemp seed, like the soybean, is a vegetable source of complete protein, having all eight amino acids. Hemp oil (pressed from the hemp seed) is, according to many, the best source of the two essential fatty acids (or EFAs) we can't live without: omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid and omega 6 linoleic acid.
Many Essential Nutrients Found in Hemp Seed.
By Nancy Ross Ryan - Chicago Tribune July 27, 2000
Marijuana Is Safer:
So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?
Sweeping Changes to Medical Marijuana from Lawyer for Federal Contractor?
Jan-21-2008Tim King Salem-News.com
One physician told Salem-News that the average age of the Oregon medical marijuana patient is 47. Few are under 25, and many are considerably older. Photo courtesy: NORML
Marijuana Greenhouses Set Up by SoCal Senior Citizens
Dennis Romero Mon., Jun. 13 2011 laweekly
We have much love for the weed-smoking seniors of Laguna Woods Village in Orange County, a retirement community that marks the epicenter of O.C. conservatism. About 150 of the 18,000 oldsters there have formed a medical marijuana club and, after their pot gardens were rejected by fellow retirees and then area cops, they've decided to go MacGruber on it. That's right, these gray-haired geezers got more weed than ... continued * Hit'n the Bong.jpg
The Granny Purps dispensary offered a complimentary marijuana cigarette for every four cans of food a patient brought during the holiday season. Reports show that Granny Purps took in 11,000 pounds of food and handed out 2,000 joints between November and Christmas Eve, when the promo ended. All the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Redding Charity Turns Down Pot Dispensary’s Food
“The Lord impressed on me to tell him thanks, but no thanks,” he said, adding that he does not regret that decision. “I feel good about the decision. It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.”
~ Chris Solberg, director of Loaves and Fishes
Ancient Temple Hashish Incense! Did Jesus Inhale?
Not surprisingly, records of the use of cannabis as both a drink and an incense can be traced back to some of the earliest civilizations and cultures, as we shall see with a look at cannabis incense in the Ancient World.