Category: Correspondence

Roundup Ready for Elimination

Roundup —Monsanto’s ubiquitous weed killer— depletes Manganese in plants. The adverse health effects likely to result are discussed in a paper forwarded by Bonni Goldstein, MD, Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: Manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies.  Here’s the abstract:  Manganese (Mn) is an often overlooked but important nutrient, required in small amounts for multiple essential functions in the body. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup®-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum Mn. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact...

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Congress Protected Opiate Pushers

From Steve Robinson, MD (forwarding an October 15 Washington Post exposé): Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress last year weakened the DEA’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as the opioid epidemic raged and thousands of Americans were dying of overdoses, an investigation by The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” found. The “60 Minutes” report will air tonight at 7:30 Eastern and 7 Pacific. The accompanying video is heartbreaking and angering! And many of these corporate shills are the same who oppose the research on and legalization of cannabis! Retro Message:  I know you’re not surprised that Big...

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MBC to Weigh New MJ Guidelines October 27

The Medical Board of California has posted its agenda for the upcoming quarterly meeting in San Diego. “Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Guidelines for Recommendation of Cannabis for Medical Purposes” is agenda item 18 on Friday, Oct. 27. LA ophthalmologist Howard Krauss, MD, and Walnut Creek attorney Kristina Lawson comprised the task force that drafted the revised guidelines. The most onerous provisions being pushed by the Federation of State Medical Boards —decried by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians at a previous board meeting and in correspondence— have been deleted by the task force. But the new guidelines include...

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Notes From Practitioners

From Joe D. Goldstrich, MD, on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, My current thinking is that CHS is most likely caused by Azadirachtin from Neem oil. Despite treating hundreds of patients with very high doses of THC, I have yet to see a case. It’s as good a working hypothesis as any, methinks. https://www.google.com/search?q=cannabis+hyperemesis+syndrome+Azadirachtin&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:y&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPze320-bWAhUm9IMKHb43D64QpwUIHw&biw=1526&bih=666 From Nancy Sajben, MD: I thought results showed they were down, not up. (With a link to a newspaper story headed: “Legal cannabis linked to 66% rise in traffic deaths in Colorado: Study reveals surge in fatal motor accidents since the state went green in 2013.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4971644/Cannabis-linked-66-rise-traffic-deaths-Colorado.html...

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Bruce Anderson’s Warning on MJ

Bruce Anderson, the publisher of the Anderson Valley Advertiser, has been a careful observer of the local schools. His drug of choice is alcohol, and he has that automatic scorn for marijuana that so many drinkers evince. But I don’t think that scorn is heavy enough to distort his perception of reality, and this is the conclusion he published recently: “MARIJUANA IS BAD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, and by young I mean people between the ages of ten and twenty… I don’t know a single kid in the Anderson Valley who started heavily smoking pot as a high school kid...

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