Mexico Rules Consumption and Cultivation of Cannabis is a Fundamental Human Right

Mexico Rules Consumption and Cultivation of Cannabis is a Fundamental Human Right

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Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

The world is slowly but surely turning the page on one of the most fundamental rights we have on this Earth–the right to consume, cultivate and possess a plant. That right has been stripped away from many populations globally for decades. Days after voters in the US state of Ohio rejected a proposal to legalise cannabis for recreational use, Mexico has ruled that pot, whether smoking, consuming or cultivating is a fundamental human right.

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled by 4 to 1 that banning the consumption and cultivation of cannabis for personal use violates the human right to free development of one’s personality.

“This vote by Mexico’s Supreme Court is extraordinary for two reasons,” says Hannah Hetzer of the US Drug Policy Alliance, which campaigns for the relaxation of drug laws. “First, it’s being argued on human-rights grounds, and secondly, it’s taking place in one of the countries that has suffered most from the war on drugs,” she says.

Cannabis reached the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, arriving in the southwest from Mexico, as immigrants fled the country during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1911. The cultivation of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, can be traced back at least 12,000 years, which places the plant among humanity’s oldest cultivated crops.However, modern humans have found it acceptable to prohibit the use of one of the most therapeutic plants in the world based on mostly political reasons.

A federal law called the Marijuana Tax Act banned its use and sales in 1937. Prior to 1937 in the United States (and 1928 in the United Kingdom), cannabis had enjoyed a 5,000 year run as a therapeutic plant with no history of illegality.

Four US states — Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon — have legalised the personal use of cannabis and Canada is expected to follow suit. More than a dozen U.S. states have now completely decriminalized the act of possessing marijuana. It’s a far cry from initiatives in 2011 when the federal government decreed that marijuana had no accepted medical use use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin.

We now know that accepting and promoting the powerful health benefits of marijuana would instantly cut huge profits geared towards cancer treatment and the U.S. would have to admit it imprisons the population for no cause. Nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States are for marijuana.

Bills to legalise cannabis for medical use are under debate in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. The world is moving towards it’s inhabitants finally be able to once again possess, sell, transport and cultivate the plant.

Several other countries have moved towards more lenient laws on cannabis use, but none have done so solely on the basis of human rights. Most, like Ireland, which in early November moved towards legalising supervised heroin use and possible decriminalisation of other drugs, have cited health, compassionate and economic grounds.

“We’re seeing a new rationality in relation to drug laws,” says David Nutt of Imperial College London, who is a former UK government adviser on drugs. “At last some countries have the courage to admit that the ‘war on drugs’ is futile and does more harm than good.”

TOP 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CANNABIS

1. Cancer

Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals, and also kill cancer cells. Western governments have known this for a long time yet they continued to suppress the information so that cannabis prohibition and the profits generated by the drug industry proliferated.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

2. Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable facial grimaces, tics, and involuntary grunts, snorts and shouts.

Dr. Kirsten Mueller-Vahl of the Hanover Medical College in Germany led a team that investigated the effects of chemicals called cannabinols in 12 adult Tourette’s patients. A single dose of the cannabinol produced a significant reduction in symptoms for several hours compared to placebo, the researchers reported.

3. Seizures

Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has “antispasmodic” qualities that have proven to be a very effective treatment for seizures. There are actually countless cases of people suffering from seizures that have only been able to function better through the use of marijuana.

4. Migraines

Since medicinal marijuana was legalized in California, doctors have reported that they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases of migraines that conventional medicine couldn’t through marijuana.

5. Glaucoma

Marijuana’s treatment of glaucoma has been one of the best documented. There isn’t a single valid study that exists that disproves marijuana’s very powerful and popular effects on glaucoma patients.

6. Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana’s effects on multiple sclerosis patients became better documented when former talk-show host, Montel Williams began to use pot to treat his MS. Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from the fatal disease.

7. ADD and ADHD

A well documented USC study done about a year ago showed that marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin but treats the disorder without any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical.

8. IBS and Crohn’s

Marijuana has shown that it can help with symptoms of the chronic diseases as it stops nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

9. Alzheimer’s

Despite what you may have heard about marijuana’s effects on the brain, the Scripps Institute, in 2006, proved that the THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer’s by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease.

10. Premenstrual Syndrome

Just like marijuana is used to treat IBS, it can be used to treat the cramps and discomfort that causes PMS symptoms. Using marijuana for PMS actually goes all the way back to Queen Victoria.

About the Author

Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

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YA KNOW if the federal government would just put a $0.75 cent per gram tax just for therecreational usage and say 25% of America was to buy just ONE GRAM PER DAY the feds would make around 30 BILLION A YEAR, now factor in the savings to law enforcement, courts and jails it comes around 50 BILLION a year. SO WHY ARE WE THROWING PEOPLE IN JAIL OVER THIS AGAIN? Oh yea so a selected few can make a lot of money
Ronald Reagan’s war on drugs is one of the biggest crimes in the history of the United States. Before 1980, there were, on average, approximately 500,000 federal inmates throughout the country. Most on serious crimes – murder, rape, etc. Currently there are approx 2.5 million. Moreover, the surplus is made of non-violent drug offenders. Even more astounding is that approx 80 percent of federal inmates are there on drug-related charges Why? The bail-bond industry. This industry has one of the fastest growth rates of any industry in the country over the past forty years and a very powerful lobby with deep pockets to match.
It cost $27,000 per year to incarcerate a federal inmate. Some states, Florida for example, pay 1/4 of every tax dollar on incarcerating their inmates. There are twice as many Africa-American males 18-25 in prison as there are in college. Again, the VAST majority are there for drug-related charges. This madness has to stop. On top of the boost to the economy is the savings to the tax payer from decriminalization. No more costs for police who can now spend their time doing better things than busting people for herb, no more wasted court expenses prosecuting for possession, and no more money spent on locking up non-violent offenders busted for possession. Who is against this legalization? an why must i ask?
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Senate Considers Giving Marijuana Businesses Access To Banks with a new bill; Marijuana Business Access To Banking Act Of 2015
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Tour a Colorado Bed an Breakfast for Pot Lovers – Cannibas camp

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Calling all marijuana aficionados: beginning on July 1, you can now book an all-inclusive vacation at a pot ranch in Colorado. Billed as the “nation’s first cannabis-friendly ranch resort,” Durango’s 170-acre CannaCamp is located in a setting that won’t surprise those familiar with the dude ranch concept. Guests pay between $395-449/night per person to sleep in rustic cabins, enjoy three meals on site every day, and indulge in outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking in San Juan Mountains. But how many mountain retreats include a “Wake+Bake Breakfast,” 4:20 Community Hour, and “Cooking with Cannabis” classes?

Backed by the hospitality company Bud+Breakfast, who also manage two cannabis-friendly B&Bs in Denver and Silverthorne, CannaCamp differs from other “pot-friendly” accommodations by combining the traditional ranch vacation experience with cannabis culture.

Based on the extensive CannaCamp website, a week-long stay at this mountain retreat is like the middle school summer camp you only dreamed of. Forget hiding your stash from camp counselors and toking up behind the wood shop, at CannaCamp you can proudly display your love for all things pot and still enjoy the great outdoors. The only downside? Per Colorado law, the ranch can’t distribute pot, so guests must bring their own and for safety reasons you can’t smoke inside the cabins. But don’t worry too much; guests that fly into Durango can utilize a cannabis-friendly airport shuttle service that is happy to stop at dispensaries on the way to CannaCamp. We bet your parents never did that.
The facilities:
-Accommodations are available in the Ponderosa Cabins ($395/night per person) or the Cabin Suites ($449/night per person) for a total of 40 guests. All cabins have private bathrooms, refrigerators, and outdoor seating on patios.
-The Main Lodge has WiFi, a game room with pool table, and fireplace.
-A 72-foot heated outdoor swimming pool and 14-person hot tub.
-Equipment for kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, hiking, frisbee golf, bocce ball, horseshoes, and volleyball.
Cannabis activities:
-Cooking with Cannabis: a THC Fusion Cooking class to educate guests on how to infuse meals with THC and CBD.
-Cannabis Education Classes: Guests learn about Colorado pot laws, the differences between types of marijuana, and the health benefits of a cannabis lifestyle. (Don’t worry, we doubt that this laid-back class has a test at the end).
-Cannabis Yoga: Per the description, “Consuming small doses before participating in one of our yoga classes melts away nerves and inhibitions, and makes you more receptive to the poses and music. Enjoy a mellow high, and a greater focus on breathing in the crisp mountain air. Namaste.”
-Canvas & Cannabis: Because pinots and palettes are so 2013.
-Cannabis-Infused Massage Therapy: The massage includes a blend of medicated lotions and oils to encourage “blood flow, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.”

More on Marijuana in Colorado:
Where to Buy Pot in Colorado’s High Country
Pot People Lose Fight to Use Colorado Ski Slope Symbols
Aspen, Colorado Airport Has Marijuana “Amnesty” Box
A Photo Gallery of America’s Ski Smoke Shacks, A Dying Breed
Ski Resorts Are Blowing Up Smoke Shacks in Colorado

-Cannabis Pairing Dinners: “All of the delicious meals served at CannaCamp include a recommended strain pairing, carefully curated to compliment flavor profiles and aromas.” The goal? To create “true cannabis connoisseurs, or Cannaseurs if you will.” That’s it. We’re going to refer to munchie-craving pot lovers as “Cannaseurs” from now on.
-Glass Blowing Demonstrations: You won’t find any mass-produced pipes here. “Guests are welcome to toke up and watch as talented local artists demonstrate how to manipulate glass into beautiful, finished pieces.”
-Pot Bonfires: Because nothing says Rocky Mountain High quite like “drums, guitars, or other musical instruments” around CannaCamp’s fire pits.
-4:20 Community Hour: Just don’t call it happy hour.

Just can’t wait another second to book a vacation (dude, calm down)? Head over here. Reservations are now being accepted for vacations starting July 1.

· CannaCamp [Official Site]

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Privateer Holdings Announces First Institutional Investor in Legal Cannabis Industry—Founders Fund

Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis industry, was founded in 2010 by three MBAs with decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. The firm previously closed $22 million in funding through the combination of a Series A fundraising round and a convertible bridge note. Until today’s announcement, Privateer Holdings’ investors consisted solely of ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices.

Founders Fund was the first institutional investor in revolutionary companies SpaceX and Palantir Technologies, and one of the earliest investors in Facebook. The firm is sector and stage agnostic, with a portfolio that includes Airbnb, Counsyl, Knewton, Lyft, Oculus, SolarCity, Spotify, Stripe, and ZocDoc. Recent portfolio company exits include The Climate Corporation, DeepMind, and Yammer.

In an industry as fast-moving as the cannabis industry, Privateer Holdings has established itself as a company of firsts:

  • Privateer Holdings was the first private equity firm to make an investment in the cannabis industry when it acquired Leafly in 2011.
  • Privateer Holdings was the first to close a Series A funding round for $7 million in 2013.
  • Patrick Moen became the first agent to leave the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a position in the cannabis industry when he joined Privateer Holdings in November 2013.
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  • On Aug. 3, Leafly became the first cannabis company to place a full-page print advertisement in The New York Times.
  • Privateer Holdings, in partnership with the family of Bob Marley, launched the world’s first global cannabis brand Marley Natural on November 18, 2014.
  • Privateer Holdings has now received the first major institutional investment in the legal cannabis industry.

Privateer Holdings will use the investment from Founders Fund to continue building mainstream companies and professional brands that elevate the conversation about cannabis for patients and consumers around the world….read more > click here!

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