What Is Your Cannabis IQ?

  Science and collective personal experience is revealing a vast amount of information about the uses and potential benefits of cannabis.  Is marijuana a medicine or a menace?  What is "industrial hemp" used for?  Is cannabis really a vegetable?  If you would like to know more, follow the links below and decide for yourself how modern society might benefit from what we know about cannabis/marijuana AND hemp.

A Good Place to Start:

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the politics of pot in "Weed 2: Cannabis Madness."

Hemp and its Countless Uses

                                                                                                                    

A " Super Majority" of South Carolina voters want Doctors to have access to MMJ 

How Did We Get Here?

“While the Controlled Substances Act was being drafted in a House committee in 1970, Assistant Secretary of Health Roger O. Egeberg had recommended that marijuana temporarily be placed in Schedule I, the most restrictive category of drugs, pending the Commission’s report.”
— Wikipedia

In 1971, then President Nixon appointed Governor Schaffer to head a panel commissioned by Congress to study marijuana. 

Schaffer Commission Report (1973)                

Breaking News! : 

Uruguay Releases Regulations for World's First National Legal Marijuana Market

Obama Administration says it's time for Congress to reschedule marijuana

Maryland just voted to Decriminalize!

 Knowledge Is the Answer       

Safer for the Consumer, Safer for the Community

Make the most of the hemp seed and sew it everywhere.
— George Washington

Start A Conversation

The next time someone asks you, "Why is marijuana SAFER than alcohol?" You can say, "Cannabis is virtually non-toxic, is not associated with violent or aggressive behavior and is much less addictive than alcohol."

There are no recorded cases of overdose or fatalities attributed to cannabis, and the estimated lethal dose... is so high that it cannot be achieved by recreational users.

-World Health Organization, 1995

Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye could see.
— Thomas Jefferson

Americans Ready for Drug War Ceasefire

"Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man".   Francis L Young (DEA) Administrative Law Judge; Official Ruling on Marijuana Rescheduling (1988)

Rick Steves: "Smoking Pot is  My Civil Liberty" 

Retail Sales In Colorado!

Cannabis is a Vegetable, And a Medicine.

Don't Believe Everything You "Know" About Marijuana..

"We have been systematically misled for the past 70 years..."                                                                    The US Government Has A Patent On Medical Marijuana: # 6630507         

A Different Opinion

Weed 1  with Sanjay Gupta:  "Charlottes Web"

Juicing Raw Cannabis

"I don't know if hemp is going to save the world; but it is the only thing that can."     Jack Herer

Dr. Lester Grinspoon has become one of the leading American researchers in the field of Medical Marijuana

Clearing the Smoke - The Science of Cannabis

The health-related costs for alcohol consumers are 8 times greater than those for marijuana consumers.

Talk To Your Parents:

Time To Talk to Your Mom About Pot

Talk To Your Kids

For The Boomers:

People who smoke marijuana have less incidents of cancer than people who have never smoked!  Dr. Tashkin, UCLA

A Social History of the cannabis plant

Ben Droz: Industrial Hemp Lobbiest

Hemp yields 4 times more paper per acre than trees!

The United States is the only developed nation on earth that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop.
— NORML New Jersey Executive Director Evan Nisson

Did You Know?

The Alberto Wilmore Story

 

 

Providing An Alternative

Legalize, Tax and Regulate

The alcohol, tobacco and firearm industries are regulated and overseen by the ATF agency of the US government. So too should marijuana be regulated. By removing it from the criminal market, social harm can be addressed and minimized.  Regulation allows for age limits, safety, quality and labeling. The Criminal marketplace does not!

For The Students:

Students For Sensible Drug Policy

Sane Drug Policies Saves Lives

Women And Marijuana:

Stiletto Stoners 

Medical Marijuana

In 5000 years of recorded medical history, no one has ever died of a marijuana overdose.

 

Cannabis Science: How Marijuana Effects Health

Arthritis

Pain Management

Parkinson's Disease

Veterans and PTSD

Prevention Of Alzheimers

Treatement For Cancer

Why Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Traffic Deaths (Time Magazine)

Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn't Encourage Kids To Smoke Pot

Medical Uses

Americans for Safe Access

Neill Franklin, a retired Baltimore narcotics cop and head of LEAP, makes a case for legalizing marijuana. 

The laws against marijuana are the most vivid illustration of our government overstepping its authority...
— Gatewood Galbraith (Prominent Kentucky Political Figure)
“As one who has been entrusted with maintaining the public’s safety, I strongly believe— and most people agree— that our laws should punish people who do harm to others. But by banning the use of marijuana and punishing the individuals who merely possess the substance it is difficult to see the harm we are trying to prevent. From my own work and the experience of other members of the law enforcement community, it is abundantly clear that marijuana is rarely, if ever, the cause of disruptive or violent behavior. That marijuana causes very little social harm is reason enough in a free society to legalize it for adults.”
— Norm Stamper, former Chief of the Seattle Police Department

Politics

Worst Legislators of 2013

Voice Your Opinion And Don't Forget To Vote!!

If you believe Marijuana Prohibition has been more damaging to our free society than its use, share your knowledge. Start a conversation.     Mista does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.   This site is an informational resource.    Peace,  Mistasc.org