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Vote for 2016 Legalization

  
Florida Are You Ready To Legalize Marijuana?
  
While the state of Florida continues to pussyfoot around with the implementation of a CBD-only law, the stage is being set to to legalize a full-scale medical marijuana program in 2016. United For Care, whose proposal to legalize the leaf for medicinal purposes failed by a narrow margin in last year’s November election, is now preparing to launch the second coming of the initiative in hopes of bringing medicinal herb to the Sunshine State once and for all. 

  
Although the campaign has not been formally announced, several reports have indicated that Orlando attorney John Morgan and his band of supporters, collectively known as United for Care, will begin grinding the pavement later this month to collect the signatures required to earn a spot on the ballot in the next presidential election.

   

The biggest obstacle, so far, is that the group has not been able to raise the funds needed to run a successful campaign—ballot initiatives require millions of dollars to bring the effort to fruition. An article in the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the group has only raised about $50,000 for the 2016 effort. 
However, the organization is still reportedly sitting on a portion of its financial arsenal from 2014. The next step is rebuilding the momentum for the cause—collecting the necessary signatures, while putting the initiative in a position to gain the additional 2 percent of the voters that it was unable to secure last year.
Florida law dictates that voter initiatives receive 60 percent approval in order to become law. Last year’s Amendment 2 secured only 58 percent.

   

 

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CBD

  

  
This is a post that is near and dear to me. As most of my followers already know, I write about bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses because I suffer from bipolar, and want to help all those who need help and advice getting through what I would called, the hardest part of my life (trying to become stable), and most other’s would probably agree. I believe in the powers that CBD offers, and now that it is legal in all 50 states, people need to start spreading awareness of this amazing drug and realizing it helps in every area that I suffer with my bipolar, and then some. But what I want to say the loudest, is to those who are completely against the legalization of marijuana, you know, the one’s who’ve never smoked in their life, and do not suffer from mental illnesses, yet think they know what they’re ignorantly saying. Well, I laugh at those folks and take pity on them. They are the ones holding back science from finding all the answers we need as to why marijuana should be legal, but CBD should especially be utilized. Please read and learn about this miracle oil and other forms taken from, but does not contain any THC. For some with seizures it has saved lives. For others, help with their anxiety, anger and nausea are reason enough for cheer. Enjoy and learn! 

  

 What is CBD?

“CBD is one of over 60+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. We at CBD Crew are using cannabis to create our strains, not hemp. All our genetics will have traces of all canabinoids found naturally in the plants genetics, as we believe in the entourage effect of the plant to be the most effective for most patients.”

  
“CBD and THC levels tend to vary between different strains and varieties of cannabis. By using selective breeding techniques, we have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and THC.”

“CBD does not cause a high, unlike THC. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.”

  
Medical Properties of CBD

  • Antiemetic: Combats nausea and vomiting
  • Antipsychotic: Combats psychosis disorders
  • Anticonvulsant: Combats seizure activity
  • Anti-inflammatory: Combats inflammatory disorders
  • Anti-oxidant: Combats neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer: Combats tumor and cancer cells
  • Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant: Combats anxiety and depression disorders

  

4 Must know Facts About CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the uses of marijuana as a medicine.

“Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD — and for good reason.”

“Because while doctors can’t seem to look past certain side effects of THC, CBD doesn’t appear to present that problem. On the other hand, evidence of CBD’s medical benefits continues to grow.”

“Here are five facts that you should know about this unique compound:”

  
1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis

  

“CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.”

“CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD.”

“However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years.”

   
 
2. CBD is non-psychoactive

“Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.”

“CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.”

“A review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.”

   
 
3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits

“Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. 

  

4. CBD reduces the negative effects of THC

“CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.”

“CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.”

“Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD.”

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FDA Is Asked By The Drug Enforcement Administration To Remove Marijuana From List Of Schedule I Drugs

Yes! Finally! All those in pain or sickness, are now 1 step closer to legalization.

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After the Department of Justice removed funding from the DEA for their marijuana enforcement, the DEA has asked the FDA to reschedule marijuana from a schedule I drug into something lesser.

This comes at a crucial time for marijuana companies and researchers, as the classification prevented any research of the drug to be done on US soil.

If the FDA removes marijuana from its list, that would open the doors for commercial development.

However, the considerations that the FDA must take before they act is a complex one. Marijuana is heavily politicized and is seen as the “gateway drug.” It also involves healthcare and criminal behavior. The road is a long one, but a small step is still progress. [tc-mark]

h/t Philly

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