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I smoked Marijuana for a year roughly. I’d go through about 2-3 grams a week, yes, not a lot: but when mixed with 70-80% tobacco, it was.
During my course, I experienced anxiety attacks 3 times, horrifiying they were.
It wasn’t a case of “I smoked too much” – the last time I had an anxiety attack, I took half a bowl and bam, everything went slow, I started to panic: it was horrible.
It wasn’t my environment, it was the weed itself. I’m a grower and know it was most likely Sativa.
The last time I had a panic attack was the last time I smoked in over a year. I can no longer grow for personal reasons, so sadly cant produce any Indica bud.
My dealers don’t know what the bud is, and it gets very hard.
I want to start smoking again. I was thinking instead of using a bong, I roll joints mixed with tobbaco? for my first time again, 0.1g – 0.2g of bud with a lot of tobacco to just feel the buzz? and hopefully go from there.
The bud I’m going to source will be mid/high grade, but not sure whether Indica or Sativa dominent.
Any other suggestions to stop my horrible anxiety? 🙂
A father’s story.
One windy day in May 2002, my young children, Jasper and Daisy, who were 8 and 5, spent the morning cutting, pasting and coloring notes and welcome banners for their brother’s homecoming. They had not seen Nick, who was arriving from college for the summer, in six months. In the afternoon, we all drove to the airport to pick him up.
At home in Inverness, north of San Francisco, Nick, who was then 19, lugged his duffel bag and backpack into his old bedroom. He unpacked and emerged with his arms loaded with gifts. After dinner, he put the kids to bed, reading to them from ”The Witches,” by Roald Dahl. We heard his voice — voices — from the next room: the boy narrator, all wonder and earnestness; wry and creaky Grandma; and the shrieking, haggy Grand High Witch. The performance was irresistible, and the children were riveted. Nick was a playful and affectionate big brother to Jasper and Daisy — when he wasn’t robbing them.
Late that night, I heard the creaking of bending tree branches. I also heard Nick padding along the hallway, making tea in the kitchen, quietly strumming his guitar and playing Tom Waits, Bjork and Bollywood soundtracks. I worried about his insomnia, but pushed away my suspicions, instead reminding myself how far he had come since the previous school year, when he dropped out of Berkeley. This time, he had gone east to college and had made it through his freshman year. Given what we had been through, this felt miraculous. As far as we knew, he was coming up on his 150th day without methamphetamine.
Clinton Sees ‘Unresolved Questions’ on Pot Laws – Ex-president supports states’ rights—much like Hillary does
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The San Francisco Chronicle
The front page of The San Francisco Chronicle underscores the unprecedented momentum for research into marijuana and psychedelics as treatments for PTSD. The article notes that MAPS’ FDA-approved study of the potential benefits of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of PTSD in 70 U.S. veterans has received approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “It’s 100 percent fantastic,” explains MAPS executive director Rick Doblin. “For 22 years I’ve been trying to study marijuana and make it a medicine. So this is a massive step.”
Originally appearing here.
After three years, a small Santa Cruz nonprofit has won a battle with the federal government to test marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, but the organization’s founder says his work is far from done.
Rick Doblin’s ultimate goal is for his Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies to become a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, selling marijuana and other currently illegal substances such as MDMA – also known as ecstasy – to pharmacies across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration has already approved two MDMA studies funded by the organization.
LOS ANGELES — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who allegedly planted guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify an arrest pleaded not guilty today to conspiracy and other charges.
Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, are accused of planting the weapons inside the Los Angeles-area dispensary on West 84th Place in 2011.
According to prosecutors, the deputies noted in a report that they witnessed a drug transaction and saw a suspect with a firearm on Aug. 24, 2011. Martinez claimed he followed a suspect into the medical marijuana dispensary and found a gun near a trash bin and another one on top of a desk next to a stash of ecstasy pills, prosecutors said.
A Maryland woman who ordered a meal at a Sonic Corp fast-food restaurant got something extra with her French fries – a bag of marijuana.
Carla McFarland, 35, of Frederick, Maryland, and her children, ages 6 and 8, were about to eat a chicken strips lunch on Thursday when she discovered a small, green plastic bag of marijuana in her fries, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
BOSTON (AP) — Eleven medical marijuana dispensaries have been cleared to move forward in Massachusetts while several others that had initially been given the green light to proceed were rejected after a further review, state public health officials announced Friday.
The process had been on hold for several months while the state worked to verify information provided in the applications of 20 companies that were initially given provisional clearance for licenses in January.
The nine rejected dispensaries include both applicants in the city of Boston and three under the umbrella of a company led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt.
Concerned father, kicked out of Christie town hall meeting, calls on governor to change medical marijuana law
I hope this letter finds you in good spirits.
—I have followed your work for a couple years now, as it centers on an area of great interest for me. I have a lot of respect for you and the work that is dear to your heart, as it is also dear to my own.
I suffer from a rare genetic condition called Ehler Danlos Syndrome. In short, it is a collagen disorder/deficiency that impacts my body in a multitude of ways.
The most stressful symptom of this disorder occurs with my joints. The Collagen in my joints does not have the same rigidity and elasticity as most people, and as such, tends to be very fragile. This caused arthritic pain through many of my joints (mostly hands and arms) since I can remember. I also have what I call “phantom nerve pain“ which feels like anyone else`s nerve pain, except it seems to come and go quite randomly, and appears to have no source.
I also have true Arthritis in my hands, not just arthritic type pain, and this has been prevelant for some time now, I am only 35.
Every morning when I wake up, I have to rock my knees back and forth to wake them up before I stand up straight when I get out of bed in the morning, or I will almost fall over.
The other two major problems I face are constant headaches and somewhat frequent migraines, and gastro intestinal issues (acid reflux, etc.)
—I was also diagnosed with Acute Asthma when I was about 20.
The talk show prince discovered pot late in life, and for good reason. Back in 1999 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and couldn’t find anything to suppress his symptoms. He tried all sorts of pain killers; none worked, and all had horrible side effects. So he decided to try medical marijuana (same thing as regular marijuana, FYI) and it worked wonders for him! Years later, he is one of MS’s most recognizable faces, one of medical marijuana’s staunchest defenders, and even though he’s baked all the time, still managed to host his own talk show until 2008, when it was unfortunately canceled. Well, at least he’s still got his weed.
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee passed a measure on Wednesday to bar the District of Columbia from using either federal or local funds in carrying out a new law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, a move that could block the law if approved by Congress.
The panel voted, 28 to 21, to approve the measure as an amendment to an appropriations bill that finances a number of government agencies as well as the District of Columbia. The next step is a full House vote.
EVERETT — A food truck that sells cannabis-laced snacks won’t be coming to Everett this weekend after all.Backers of the undertaking ran into some sort of a permitting issue related to bringing the truck to Jet City farmers market, located just south of Everett, said Kirsten Hurley, who works at a New York PR firm that had been handling publicity about the visit.She didn’t immediately know details about the permit problem on Thursday morning.Instead, the truck now plans to go to a different farmer’s market, located in Black Diamond.The planned Everett visit was part of an effort to promote a botanical extractor made by Seattle-based MagicalButter.com.Sales from the hot-pink rolling restaurant, dubbed the Samich Truck, weren’t intended to comply with Washington’s rules for legal pot sales.
TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA VIDEO – Real Life Stories – Side Effects of Marijuana, Cannabis and Hashish Facts
During the month of November 2009 the American Medical Association made an announcement about medical cannabis that was met with enthusiasm by some advocates of medicinal treatment with cannabis. This author does not see the recent comments by the AMA as instructive, compassionate or relevant to the world wide research published on the subject.
The AMA cautiously wants more “study”, patients want cannabis.
Cannabis is a plant that is intricate to the human body’s balance, homeostasis, acting with a series of cannabis receptors in all major organs and within the our own endocannabinoid system. Our brain for example, excepting the brain stem, contains more cannabis receptors than any other type. The endocannabinoid system, unknown ten years ago, now is realized by cannabis researchers to hold the secret to the amazing variety of symptoms that cannabis positively effects. That system, integral to all human physiology, produces our very own cannabis products called endocannabinoids.
A while ago, I made the switch from my trusty old Bic lighter to hemp wick as my preferred source of flame for lighting bowls, bongs, and all things glass. Admittedly, at first, I didn’t give hemp wick much thought, as I’d been using Bic lighters exclusively for nearly two decades. But what I first viewed as a novelty quickly became my toking standard, as the taste was noticeably cleaner and the hits were much less harsh — no longer tainted with an undertone of butane, I could fully enjoy the flavors of my favorite strains.
One thing I found, however, was the lack of a good method to make the hemp wick itself portable. As hemp wick generally has a thin coating of bees wax, keeping the wick in my pocket wasn’t much of an option, as the wick would attract pocket lint and other contaminants in my pocket, totally defeating the purpose of the “cleaner” hit from the hemp wick.
I tried everything to make the hemp wick portable. The most effective method I found was wraping the hemp wick around the lighter, which was later made easier when my local head shop started carrying hemp wicks pre-wrapped around a cardboard tube made for a Bic lighter to slide into. But that still had its drawbacks — when holding the lighter, the wick would collect palm sweat, dirt and grime from your hands, in addition to whatever shit was in my pocket at the time. Plus, the wick itself would leave a slight sticky layer in the palm of my hands, so while functional, this method still had significant drawbacks.