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Legal pot comes to California – thank Jack Herer

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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)

Cannabis oil sparks astonishing recovery of teen who missed eight years of school due to chronic fatigue

A teenager who missed eight years of school due to chronic fatigue has made an astonishing recovery after taking cannabis oil, his mum says.

Tom Bethell’s family say his life has been transformed since he started taking daily drops of cannabidiol or CBD, a legal form of cannabis.

Tom, 15, from Norfolk, hasn’t been to school for nearly eight years because of myalgic encephalomyelitis , also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

He became so depressed he told his mum Sarah Thomas he “didn’t want to live any more”…more (UK Mirror)

Pam St Clement Of EastEnders Says She Uses Cannabis Oil Every Day

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)

Why cannabis oil is better than prescription painkillers

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)

Teen boy ‘saved by cannabis’ reveals how his mum’s illegal drug-buying stopped him from dying

Deryn Blackwell, from Norfolk, was sent to a hospice shortly after his 14th birthday to live out his final few days.

He was frail and in extraordinary pain after a relentless battle with a one in a billion form of cancer, Langerhans cell sarcoma.

But after his parents secretly gave him cannabis oil to ease his pain and anxiety, he made a miracle recovery, as the Daily Mirror previously reported.

Today, Deryn – who had also battled leukaemia – is a happy and healthy 17-year-old student, with friends and a girlfriend.  (Video included – click more) Continue reading Teen boy ‘saved by cannabis’ reveals how his mum’s illegal drug-buying stopped him from dying