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    Liquid medical marijuana approved in Canada

    The Canadian government has just delivered a body blow to the U.S.
    government's irrational prohibition against the medical use of
    marijuana. Today, Canada approved the prescription sale of a natural
    marijuana extract -- for all practical purposes, liquid marijuana --
    to treat pain and other symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis.

    In short, the Canadian government has just certified that virtually
    everything our own government has been telling us about marijuana is
    wrong. Please visit http://www.mpp.org/donate2088 to help the
    Marijuana Policy Project capitalize on this opportunity to lobby
    Congress and select state legislatures to make medical marijuana legal
    in the U.S.

    Sativex, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals in Britain, is literally
    liquid marijuana. It is nothing like Marinol, the synthetic THC pill
    sold in the U.S. and sometimes falsely touted as an adequate
    substitute for marijuana. Rather, Sativex is a whole-plant extract,
    containing the wide variety of naturally occurring compounds called
    cannabinoids that are unique to marijuana. It also contains trace
    elements of other compounds in the plant, which scientists believe
    contribute to its therapeutic value.

    Sativex is to marijuana as a cup of coffee is to coffee beans. If
    Sativex is safe and effective, marijuana is safe and effective.

    And Sativex is safe and effective. Studies have shown significant
    effect against pain and other symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis
    and other debilitating conditions, and over 600 patient-years of
    research have established a remarkable record of safety.

    Sativex should certainly be approved in the U.S., but the process may
    take years -- if it is allowed to happen at all, given our federal
    government's reflexive hostility to the medical use of marijuana.

    And more importantly, now that we know beyond doubt that marijuana is
    a safe, effective medicine, how long will our government continue to
    arrest patients who use it?

    Even if Sativex is approved in the U.S. someday, it won't be the
    answer for every patient now benefiting from medical marijuana.
    Different strains of marijuana work better for some conditions and
    less well for others. Sativex just comes in one formula, and it won't
    be right for everyone.

    And Sativex will be expensive. Will we force patients to buy a pricey
    pharmaceutical version of a plant they could grow themselves for
    pennies? We could end up with a policy every bit as silly as telling
    coffee drinkers that they can buy a cappuccino, but they'll be
    arrested on sight if caught in possession of coffee beans.

    Visit http://www.mpp.org/sativex.html to learn more about the issues
    associated with Sativex.

    With Canada taking such a significant step toward recognizing
    marijuana's safety and effectiveness as a medicine, it's becoming
    harder and harder for U.S. officials to defend arresting and
    imprisoning medical marijuana patients in our own country. Help us
    hammer the nails into prohibition's coffin by visiting
    http://www.mpp.org/donate2088 to make your most generous donation
    today.

    Thank you,

    Rob Kampia
    Executive Director
    Marijuana Policy Project
    Washington, D.C.

    #2
    Today is 4/20....Happy tokin [img]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
    A CURE NOW!

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      #3
      So is this stuff any good or is it over-hyped like marinol..."it's the same as pot so you don't have to smoke it...blah, blah, blah" (bullshit!)*cough*

      Kap

      accept no substitutes
      accept no substitutes

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        #4
        It was disconcerting to see marijuana and Canadian drugs in general discussed on a public policy/stock market show. The head of Medicare seemed to be at odds with the FDA. He wants to buy cheap Canadian drugs, but the reporter reminded him the FDA is opposed. Of course, it was very delicate, but his opinion showed through. The reporter was concerned, yes concerned, that allowing Americans to buy cheaper Canadian drugs would cut into the profits of drug companies. Oh my goodness! Above all, despite the needs of the sick and elderly, the idea the drug companies might make less profit overweighs the human consideration. The way to make a profit for a drug company is simply. Find a drug that stops neuropathic pain and sell it. This requires research, and of late, all we have seen is marketing. I can hardly wait myself to purchase "THE PURPLE PILL".

        Speaking of the FDA defending its turf and its job and its power, why do they really oppose the purchase of an identical medicine in Canada. Could they share NASA's drive for self-perpetuation. This is not to deride the work of fine scientists at the FDA, but they are human.

        The medical studies indicate that slow release from smoking marijuana is more beneficial than marijuana as a pill. It is probably time we legalize it, since it is not good to have laws you cannot enforce. This would also demystify it, and sic the regulators onto the mountains of crystal meth that are piling up all over the country. I don't think marijuana is healthy to smoke, and should only be used if the benefit outweighs the risk. However, my opinion isn't worth much if the laws cannot be enforced. Hiring armies of pseudoenforcers is a waste.

        The best way to solve the profit problem for drug companies (the problem is not a public priority or even a concern) is to force drug companies to come up with medicines that meet a demand, not profiding them a monopoly.

        Making marijuana expensive by approving it only as Sativex, before we legalize it makes no sense, since the money could be spent for research on better meds.

        I see psychologists can now write prescriptions in Louisiana. HOw would they get training to do this? They cannot prescribe narcotics. Probably won't help pain patients.

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          #5
          for a plant so cheap to grow , that has great pain killing properties, its sadistic that the us govt restrict it use for medicinal purposes.
          the strain i recently purchase just makes me hungry [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] does do much for the pain..
          cauda equina

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            #6
            I'm curious. How much does good weed cost in the US? Up here it's between $25-30cdn for an eighth (3.5 grams). For me that lasts about 2 weeks.

            Babies, before we're done here, y'all be wearin' gold plated diapers!
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              #7
              Chris,

              Prices probably vary a lot but quality endo is about $60-70 a 1/8th.

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                #8
                Damn Jim...you need a better connection! [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

                Out west "da kine" goes between $40-50 for an eigth.

                But then...that NJ real estate sure is expensive! [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img]

                Happy tokin'...

                Kap

                accept no substitutes
                accept no substitutes

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jim:

                  Chris,

                  Prices probably vary a lot but quality endo is about $60-70 a 1/8th.
                  whats a endo? [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]
                  i wish they would do the research on mj and pain. the last batch i tried just made me hungry and didnt help with sleep..
                  such a cheap to grow and harvest plant,
                  looking at the research they do with vegetable and fruit strains, it would be quite easy to produce good pain killing plants, maybe breed out the wacky feeling and munchy factor
                  cauda equina

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                    #10
                    endo is just another name for marijuana

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                      #11
                      Wow. I guess we're spoiled. Weed used to be more expensive, up to $45 cdn an eighth, but in the past five years the price has gone down because of increased use of hydroponics and competition. As well, it's a 'slap on the wrist' offense. A buddy of mine was caught with 150 plant grow op. His sentence? 6 months house arrest.

                      Babies, before we're done here, y'all be wearin' gold plated diapers!
                      www.worldonwheels.ca

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                        #12
                        All the slang you ever wanted to know. I always thought endo was spelled indo for indonesion, apparently it is spelled both ways.

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                          #13
                          "endo" is probably a bastardization of "indy"...for indica...as in cannabis indica...the more powerful strain of marijuana cultivated for its high THC content...as opposed to cannabis sativa...cultivated for its long and strong hemp fibers and oil.

                          Kap

                          accept no substitutes
                          accept no substitutes

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                            #14
                            Hey man... Here's an endo..



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                              #15
                              Doesn't look like he's gonna save that endo (stoppie)... jeff

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