Beating Crohn’s Disease: A Cannabis Journey

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In 2007, after 11 months of diarrhea and extreme stomach pain, Fatin Phoenix Ward was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. “I was on steroids and cortisone for several months,” she says. “But I had numerous side effects and my colon was still swollen. My stomach and colon were starting to feel like they were decaying on the inside, accompanied with diarrhea as well as erythema nodosum on my legs and elbows [an inflammatory condition characterized by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins], which lead to extreme pain in my elbow joints and affected both legs. I wasn’t able to straighten my arms and grab things, nor was I able to walk for several weeks. I was paralyzed! I was completely dependent on my family’s help. The pharmaceutical drugs I had to take did not really help, but rather made everything worse, as I’ve suffered from many side effects affecting my skin and my mobility for months. I found myself in the darkest hour of my life. The pain was so strong that I couldn’t sleep, stay awake or even think straight, and it seemed that no cure was available.”

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History of 420: A Look Back

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420 is not so much a time or place as it is a state of mind. A stoned state of mind, to be specific. In the past, HIGH TIMES has reported on various competing theories surrounding the appearance of this unique bit of smoker slang, but as the following timeline clearly shows, the controversy has been resolved. The original story of 420 begins with five fellow students — all of whom assumed the nom de pot Waldo — who met after school at the appointed hour to smoke some of California’s finest, and occasionally searched for a hidden pot field they’d heard about in the hills outside town.

1971 – Five San Rafael High School students christen the term “4:20,” meeting daily at that hour to share a smoke under the school’s statue of Louis Pasteur. The original password: “420 Louis.”

1972 – Carmen Electra is born on 4/20 in Cincinnati.

1973-1989 – 420 languishes in obscurity, passed along from stoner to stoner as a completely underground “grassroots” phenomenon.

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How to Make Vegan Rosin “Budder”

Rosin tech is gaining popularity with incredible momentum, and if you’ve caught on to the hype by making some of your own, chances are that you have found yourself with some leftover rosin chips on hand.

What are rosin chips? When you finish pressing flowers into rosin, what remains afterwards are a pile of semi dry, flattened out saucer chips. These chips, like the flowers they came from, also contain valuable cannabinoids which can be recovered in several different ways.

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These partially decarboxylated squished remnants of flower are a perfect precursor for makingedibles at home. With a few simple ingredients and a free afternoon, you can make yourself all sorts of delicious treats by recycling all of your leftover rosin chips.

Below is a recipe for making your very own vegan rosin budder. This is a fantastic starter recipe for anybody new to making edibles, and your finished product can be used in a myriad of edibles recipes. Because this recipe utilizes coconut oil, this product is safe for those wishing to refrain from animal byproducts.

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The DEA Will Decide Whether to Change Course on Marijuana by July

In a lengthy memo to lawmakers, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it hopes to decide whether to change the federal status of marijuana “in the first half of 2016.”

Marijuana is currently listed under the Controlled Substances Act as aSchedule 1 drug, meaning that for the purposes of federal law, the drug has “no medical use and a high potential for abuse” and is one of “the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Marijuana shares Schedule 1 status with heroin, and it is more strictly regulated than the powerful prescription painkillers that have killed more than 165,000 people since 1999.

First set in 1970, marijuana’s classification under the Controlled Substances Act has become increasingly out of step with scientific research, public opinion, medical use and state law. Citing marijuana’s potentially significant therapeutic potential for a number of serious ailments, including chronic pain and epilepsy, organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have called on the DEA to change the drug’s scheduling status.
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Campaign to legalize marijuana in Arizona

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) in Arizona announced that the campaign needs 150,642 valid signatures by July 2016 in order to get onto the November 2016 ballot. As of December 2015 the campaign has reached 150,000 signatures.

Organizers believe the swift start to the signature collections for the campaign demonstrates that voters in Arizona are ready to further reform the state’s marijuana laws. “Adults of all ages and political stripes want to vote for this in November 2016,” stated the campaign chairman. “We are excited by the outpouring of support. This is the right initiative at the right time.”

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Initiative supporters say the momentum in collecting signatures doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. “We get dozens of requests every day on social media and phone calls to the campaign headquarters asking where people can sign petitions,” says Carlos Alfaro, the campaign political director, who also noted that voters can sign petitions at many Motor Vehicle Division locations around the state.

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Doctor Explains How Cannabis Treats Epilepsy

Even though federal regulations have greatly hindered medical studies of cannabis, anecdotal evidence of marijuana’s healing properties is rampant, especially when it comes to treating epilepsy. Watch below as Dr. Orrin Devinsky from the NYU Epilepsy Center give a scientific explanation of how the compounds of cannabis work in the brain to help in treating epilepsy and seizures.

Doctor Explains How Cannabis Treats Epilepsy

Source: http://hightimes.com/read/watch-doctor-explains-how-cannabis-treats-epilepsy

Yoga, Cannabis, and You: 6 Best Practices for Pairing Yoga with Marijuana

Yoga, Cannabis, and You: 6 Best Practices for Pairing Yoga with Marijuana

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As a yogi and someone who enjoys cannabis, I am interested in the benefits of using it as a way to enhance my yoga practice. It is exciting and exhilarating to develop and explore yoga as a practice, and I’ve been happily surprised to discover that cannabis can enhance this exploration. My hope in sharing my thoughts about combining cannabis and yoga is not to encourage you to go off the deep end, but rather to help you refine both your practice and your cannabis use.

Combining cannabis with yoga is a fairly controversial subject within the wildly diverse community of yogis. While there is basic agreement that yogis seek to find freedom from suffering, still the mind, and find enlightenment by unifying the body, mind, and spirit, the means by which one may strive to achieve one or more of these will vary from practice to practice. There are those who may argue that developing your focus and physical purity could be hindered by consuming cannabis. Others may find that its use enables them to explore their practice more deeply and with fewer mental and physical barriers.

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PTSD and Medical Marijuana – How Can it Help You?

PTSD is the newest medical condition accepted by Arizona Department of Health for patients to obtain their Medical Marijuana Card.

Here is a great article that explains how Medical Marijuana can help with PTSD patients. PTSD and Medical Marijuana

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Veterans can get relief from PTSD by using Medical Marijuana