Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cannabis.. The right to produce### for medical use.

Last week in Holland, the Dutch high court ruled that, in cases of medical use, growing one`s own cannabis is a basic right.

The significance of this decision, when held against the market monopolies in so-called legal pharmaceutical drugs is far-reaching.

Many folks are realising that cannabinoids are indeed a major tool in the pharmacological chest.

Here is an extract from Wikipedia, bet that the average person doesn`t know that the capitalists in charge of the corporate pharmacy have discovered that cannabis actually combats cancer....

...Cannabidiol, also known as "CBD", is a major constituent of medical cannabis. CBD represents up to 40% of extracts of the medical cannabis plant.[27] Cannabidiol relieves convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, and inhibits cancer cell growth.[28] Recent studies have shown cannabidiol to be as effective as atypical antipsychotics in treating schizophrenia.[29] In November 2007 it was reported that CBD reduces growth of aggressive human breast cancer cells in vitro and reduces their invasiveness. It thus represents the first non-toxic exogenous agent that can lead to down-regulation of tumor aggressiveness.[30][31] It is also a neuroprotective antioxidant.[32]...

In fact, anyone with a jot of common sense soon realises that the main reason for it being "illegal" is because the corporate pharmacists want it all for themselves.

As Wall street collapses, along with the pensions and savings of "capitalists", the power and turnover of the pharmeceutical corporations will undoubtedly also wane.

The right to produce for medical use, has a certain mantra doesn`t it.
So there ya go, chew on a few buds, and be safe.


Respectable Citizen said...

In the event of legalisation the best policy would be nationalisation to stop the multinationals making profits. Instead profits could be channelled into building schools & hospitals and the like.

betmo said...

i think folks find me a bit strange- i don't really blend into the culture. i don't take drugs- or any kind and i haven't been to a doctor in years- i don't really trust them to do anything. the holistic approach to medicine- and learning ancient methods of healing that use nature instead of chemicals- is more my speed. modern day is kill the virus, kill the bacteria, kill, kill, kill,... no thanks.

which brings me to cannabis- it's a plant. it is sustainable- therefore, big pharma couldn't make big bucks. i would love to see big pharma get flushed- but alas, our western world is full of junkies.

Eric Johnnson said...

Wall Street is not crashing in the way you are charging.

Much of the problem, however, can be traced to greedy people buying houses they could not afford. That is the genesis of the problem.

So please, stop blaming everything on people on wall street.

And -everyone- in the country has lost money in their investment accounts, both poor and rich.

Mine is off 33% for the year.

Is that enough suffering for you?

By the way, I moved to the Netherlands in 1993 to avoid the 10 million people arrested on marijuana charges that Democrats in congress and Democrats in America allowed, and sometimes demanded (Joe Biden) to happen, as I have a severe neuromuscular disease that happens to respond to cannabis very well.

Why do you seek to blame a group of people that you simply don't like for problems that you likely don't even understand?

By the way, did you refinance or buy a house in the past decade? Did you get a loan? Then you are part of the problem.

Paul said...

Hi Landsker
Cannibis is indeed a very useful herb and it should be legalized. Funny thing is, back when it was prohibited, the cotton industry lobbied heavily against it because the fibres were quite useful and the cotton people felt threatened by the competition.
This might surprise a little but LSD is a cure for alchoholism, the best as a matter of fact, but the stigma has all but placed it into the quacko catagory.

I don't agree that the wall street mess is all the blame of greedy homebuyers. The war has taken its toll on the economy, especially because it's being fought on credit provided by foreign interests. The thing is.... our economy is all smoke and mirrors and the game seems to be just about up. Once the foreigners put their money elsewhere, it's game , set, match. Several billion were recently transferred from Citibank to Deutchbank and that's only the beginning of the bloodletting.
I don't think Landsker or anyone else is looking at this thing gleefully, but it is wise to be aware because of the ramifications of a collapse of the American Empire.

landsker said...

Hello Mr Citizen,
How are you? Actually, with the growing and extraction being done by the sick person themselves, there is absolutely no cash transaction.
However, there is also no financial burden on the taxpayer, and in many cases, the person is then able to work and contribute the national purse.
Hi Betmo,
Good luck to you, a little helping of health, wealth and happiness, that`s all we can ask..
Big pharma has a lot of power at present, and yes, too many people buy into their "pills for all, all for pills." They are drug dealers with suits, and good lawyers!
They prey upon the sick, and always discourage the competition, but cannabis belongs to us all!

Eric, welcome, you don`t seem to have a link to click upon, but Holland isn`t that bad surely?

It must be great to be able to grow your own; here we risk up to 15 years in jail.

Hi Paul,
The mention of LSD usually gets most folk thinking of Woodstock and Prof. Leary.
I remember some bright nights meself... but that was thirty years back.
You are right about the cotton thing, and not only does cannabis produce good fibres, there are hundreds of other uses, oil, plastic, even foodstuffs, the most versatile plant on the planet, according to Jack Herer.

No, I don`t get any satisfaction from seeing the misery caused to so many people by the loss of their homes and savings, but if somehow, once and for all it deprives the military of funding and support, then some good will have come.

an average patriot said...

It should be legal. The reason it isn't here is because those in Government have all their lobbyists and money in alcohol and do not want the competition.
I loved Amsterdam and was there in the mid 70s. the smokehouses or whatever they call them were cool. You couls see plants in the windows and I thought the atmosphere was cool!

landsker said...

Jim, Amsterdamn/Holland is just a day-drive from here, and I occasionally go for a break, was there too in 1970`s, who knows we may have met!
With their policy of open and regulated sales, drug use has actually declined, and they have really low levels of crime.
I worked near Amersfoort for a while, in a steel fabrication plant.
Refreshingly civilised, on the way home from work, being able to openly purchase small amounts of hash /weed, with no fear of prosecution ...:)
The "shops" pay taxes, and are frequently inspected to insure that no hard drugs are sold, and that minors are not served. After over 30 years of open sales, Holland is one of the most peaceful and tolerant nations on the planet!

an average patriot said...

Hi Landsker
I was hoping to find an article a friend sent me on medical marijuana in California but I deleted it. That is cool you are so close I loved the life style in Amsterdam but I am a straight life junkie today searching for the truth. You take care, enjoy, and stay in touch!