TRUMP'S MARIJUANA? - AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT TO OPIATES
Right now, about 30 people per 100,000 Americans die of illegal opiate overdose per year
Over 5,000 citizens have contacted the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) though NORML.
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for people under 50, and prescribed opiates are a leading cause of death in the elderly. The opiate epidemic accounts for more deaths in America per year that the combined totals for terror attacks, murders and war casualties, and this is by a very wide margin. Right now, about 30 people per 100,000 Americans die of illegal opiate overdose per year. Prescription death totals from opiates are debatably in the same ball park. These numbers are increasing exponentially.
"Over the past two decades, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died prematurely because of irresponsibly prescribed narcotic ‘painkillers’ and other central nervous system depressants, like tranquilizers and their deadly interactions."
On June 13, DA General Rod Rosenstein said "I’ve talked to Chuck Rosenberg, the administrator of the DEA and we follow the law and the science (bullshit). From a legal and scientific perspective, cannabis is an unlawful drug. (bullshit) It’s properly scheduled under Schedule I (bullshit). And therefore we have this conflict." The Schedule I classification stipulates that "with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse (bullshit)."
On June 16, the Office of National Drug Control Policy held its first meeting of President Trump’s “Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.” The Commission is tasked with making recommendations for improving the Federal response to opioid misuse and abuse.
Best evidence informs us that medical cannabis access is associated with reduced levels of opioid-related abuse, hospitalization, and mortality. For example, a widely publicized study in the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Association, Internal Medicine reports that the enactment of medical cannabis legalization laws is associated with year-over-year reductions in opioid analgesic overdose mortality.
STATES WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA.
Opiate use down
Overdose deaths way down 20-30%
Youth use of cannabis down 10-15%
Violent crime down
Spousal abuse down
Crime rates down 15-20%
Overall, researchers determined, “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8 % lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.” A similar review by investigators at the RAND Corporation determined, States permitting medical cannabis dispensaries experience a relative decrease in both opioid addictions and opioid overdose deaths, as compared to states that do not.
MMJDoctorOnline Notes: Despite recreational marijuana being legal in California now, there are many advantages to being a medical marijuana card holder. You qualify for tax exempt status, and many counties give medical marijuana patients leeway when it comes to marijuana activities like growing at home and purchasing marijuana. In 2017, you can't buy marijuana from a dispensary and in 2018, medical marijuana patients will get anywhere from 15 to 35% discount on their weed, depending on the city or county. That computes to a savings of $50 to $100 per ounce, while the cost of a legal doctor's recommendation for marijuana is roughly the cost of the tax on a single ounce of recreational marijuana.
Medical cannabis access is also associated with reduced prescription drug spending. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical cannabis legalization laws and doctors' prescribing patterns in 17 states over a three-year period. Specifically, researchers assessed patients' consumption of and spending on prescription drugs approved under Medicare Part D in nine domains: anxiety, depression, glaucoma, nausea, pain, psychosis, seizures, sleep disorders, and spasticity.
"Trump budget would slash funds for office fighting opioid epidemic The Office of National Drug Control Policy is facing a 95 percent budget cut."
Editor's note: This may also mean that Trump is silently cutting funding for the War on Drugs, which is really a means to keep the drug dealers - and the prison system in business. Authors reported that prescription drug use fell significantly in seven of the nine domains assessed.
"Ultimately, we estimated that nationally the Medicare program and its enrollees spent around $165.2 million less in 2013 as a result of changed prescribing behaviors induced by ... jurisdictions that had legalized medical cannabis,” they concluded. A follow up study by this same team reported this year, “If all states had had a medical cannabis law in 2014, we estimated that total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid could have been $1.01 billion.”
Nonetheless, this administration continues to express skepticism with regard to the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis. It’s time they learn the facts!
Editor notes: This position is very naive, the braintrust at the Fed know very well that medical marijuana works and works well. The few shills in Washington that don't know the facts, cannot be reeducated, as they've swallowed the blue pill. They need to be let out to pasture.
"The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are popular cultural symbols representing the choice between:
Knowledge, freedom and the (sometimes painful) truth of reality (red pill)
Falsehood, security and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)"
The game is to let the Fed know that their gig is up. Their shit don't flush. Their fraud is exposed, their rhetoric has no traction, except that people in power repeat the lie. The battle is to make these career politicians realize that their tired diatribe is only bouncing around their echo chamber, and no one is buying their shit sandwiches anymore. They will get the message, increasingly as they are voted out of office, and only robot users frequent their websites and news outlets.
Send the pre-written letter below to the ONDCP Commission to educate them to the positive role that cannabis access plays in curtailing opioid abuse. You can also contact the commission at (202) 395-6709.
"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill and this story ends, you will wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill, you stay in this Wonderland, and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember that all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more." - The Documentary, The Matrix
" The braindead folks are all going down the rabbit hole and maybe it's better that way. If you don't have the will to survive, then why should you survive?" - Johnny Rodriguez
So sad what can happen when people succumb to opiate addiction. It seems the case that if you have a certain weakness to addiction, and you try street opiates, you will probably die, within a few years. This is not a scare tactic statement, this is the reality. It is your funeral.
MMJDoctoronline notes: Anyone with a drug addiction problem should consult a physician with deep experience in medical marijuana, as it might be the most effective way to deal with the overwhelming feelings of opiate addiction. In California, a licensed physician's recommendation for marijuana is required before you can purchase MMJ from any dispensary or delivery service. In 2018, adults may buy recreational marijuana, but they could be as much as 35% tax more in tax, which means that anyone with a medical condition that qualifies for MMJ, should obviously get the very affordable Cannabis ID card and doctor's evaluation. In Nevada, you can purchase rec weed legally now, but you have to pay the extra tax, which is as much as $80 per ounce.
The mainstream media, as terrible as it is, is somewhat kind to cannabis. Nonetheless, there is a battle of fact vs propaganda. For example, a guy like Jeff Sessions will say that Colorado has a lot of problems, and then cherry pick a hellish community in the state to back up his claims. Well, when you look into the state's, legalization of cannabis is helping some of those hell hole communities. Crime is down significantly..... read on for more.
Spicer stated from his echo chamber , “I think that when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people (by regulating the adult use of marijuana).” Sad.
Do you know what happens when cannabis is legalized? Not only do you not have to buy it illegally, which supports organized or disorganized crime, it also makes your state tons of cash in tax revenues, while dropping crime rates in every conceivable fashion. If you disagree, then you'll have to argue with the statisticians that keep the data.
Even though plenty of Denver City officials, like Mayor M. Hancock, have fought pot legalization tooth and nail, saying it would cause an increase in petty crime and even sexual assault!!!, just three months after Colorado voters helped pass the legalization of cannabis, Denver is enjoying a 14.6% decrease in crime from the same time last year.
Cannabis could well be beneficial in addressing the opioid crisis, according to Canuck medical experts. Canuck medical experts believe that cannabis could play a role in the solution to the opioid epidemic. Opioids are a class of drugs commonly prescribed by doctors to relieve pain.
While they act on opioid receptors within the nervous system to send signals to the brain to effectively block pain, opioids also carry a high risk of abuse, addiction, and overdose. Nearly 2,500 Canucks died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016. In the United States, an average of 78 people die from an opioid-related overdose every day.
"Medical cannabis access is also associated with reduced prescription drug spending."
The Office of National Drug Control Policy will convene its first meeting of President Donald Trump’s “Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.”
The Commission is tasked with making recommendations for improving the Federal response to opioid misuse and abuse.
Best evidence informs us that medical cannabis access is associated with reduced levels of opioid-related hospitalization, abuse, and mortality. For example, a widely publicized study in the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), Internal Medicine reports that the enactment of medical cannabis legalization laws is associated with year-over-year reductions in opioid analgesic overdose mortality.
Researchers determined that states that legalized medical marijuana had a 24.8 % lower than mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate, as compared with states without medical cannabis laws.” A similar review by investigators at the RAND Corporation determined,
"States permitting medical cannabis dispensaries have a relative decrease in both opioid addictions and opioid overdose deaths as compared to states that do not.”
A handful of drug-makers are taking baby steps toward developing cannabis-based pain-killer alternatives to side effect ridden, and addictive opioids - that are widely abused and are wreaking havoc across the U.S. Health regulators are asking for greater controls on opiate use.
Cannabis herbs have been used for decades to manage chronic pain and there are increasingly sophisticated cannabis products available across twenty nine U.S. states, as well as in the DC, where medical cannabis is legal. There are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved pain-killers derived from cannabis, but firms such as Maxim Biotech Inc, Nemus Bioscience Inc and Intec Pharma Ltd have pharmaceuticals in various stages of development that could enter the national pipeline.
The drug epidemic plaguing the United States seems to only get worse as time trudges on. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced recently that drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for American adults under the age of 50.
Editor's note: Couple this observation with the prescription opiate epidemic and you have opiates as the leading cause of death overall. It is a Vietnam death total every few months.
Vietnam War 1961–75 58,209 dead
Fentanyl 2017 100,000+
Prescription opiates: Real numbers are ????
The word from alternate sources, which seem destined to become the source, in light of the fall of the Fraud Media.
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