On Monday, California became the sixth state in which recreational marijuana is sold legally — with the same absence of fanfare that marked the start of legal sales in Colorado four years ago.
It’s a shame that Jack Herer didn’t live to see it.
Herer, who died in 2010, was a Southern California head shop owner who devoted his life to getting marijuana legalized. In 1985, he wrote a book titled The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which was a Whole Earth Catalog of marijuana and hemp lore.
The book contained a trove of information on the history of marijuana and hemp, the medical and economic benefits of cannabis, the conspiracy that made marijuana illegal and the breath-taking damage that marijuana prohibition had done, and a clarion call for re-legalization…more (Boulder Weekly.com)
Pam St Clement has revealed she uses cannabis every day.
The 75-year-old actress – who played the iconic Pat Butcher in the BBC soap opera EastEnders for 26 years – says she uses CBD oil to relieve the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatic, a condition that causes muscle pain, stiffness and inflammation.
“Taking this oil has changed my life. I am no longer in pain. My joints are no longer stiff, I sleep better, almost jump out of bed and walk longer distances – all things I could never have dreamed six weeks ago,” St Clement told the Sunday Mirror, adding that she’s suffered from polymyalgia rheumatic for 10 years…more (Civilized.Life)
With vast numbers of people taking addictive and hazardous prescription painkillers, more investment needs to be made into natural, cannabis-derived alternatives like CBD.
Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain will know that the effect on your life can be extremely corrosive. Next time you see someone walking down the street looking miserable, consider this: maybe back pain kept them awake all night, and now that same pain has formed a pincer-movement with the tiredness, making it extremely difficult not to look like a grumpy sod.
Lots of people are in pain, and there are many potential remedies, both under and over the counter, inside and outside of the law. Let us consider two: opiates and cannabis…more (Metro.co.uk)