OK folks, this is down to the wire. An extremely thoughtful and thorough member has put together a brilliant piece of information on one page, with links; everything from the layout of the Halifax Mall (that is the name of the grassy area between the government buildings such as education, LOB and Dobbs buildings. That is the assembly point for us lobbyist.The incredible page is located at www.ncmedicalcannabis.org. Also the first link on our links tab. If you still have questions, please call me at the number on website. If not, I will see you on the mall at 9AM. The event is from 9-3. Please, make every effort to show your support for once. Let them know what it has been like to hide and medicate, feeling like a criminal!
IT IS WRONG; IT MUST CHANGE!!!
The informational session will begin at 11AM; have your legislator in the LA Auditorium. It is on the third floor of the Legislative Building. The LA is very confusing at first (and second). It is divided into 4 quadrants, each looks exactly the same, Office numbers are 1100/1200 etc. We will have volunteers to help you find offices and answer questions.
While we are speaking of this event, it is for civic lobbying of "your legislator" and the education of same. It is NOT A RALLY where everyone shows up in full rebellious fashion with joints blazing!
It is to clear up the ignorance about this miracle plant before someone else gets crucified. If you will pardon a biblical illustration, it was St. Peter who explained to his audience that it was them who crucified Him, "you and your leaders"; although you did it in IGNORANCE.
I have had conversations with people I know to be moral to the extent possible for them as human beings; and I am saddened by the ignorance. If I may illustrate with recent events, a presentation was made at the legislature last week by the National Cancer Society. When a legislator asked for more information about cancer and the benefits of Cannabis, they were provided a written response, with a position paper. As an interested legislator, it was shared with me. Instantly, I recognized the latest information from the IOM (Institute of Medicine, 1999 report) that found Cannabis useful in the treatment of "symptoms". In a short par later in the report, they stated that, in vivo and otherwise in animal studies, it had other possibilities.
What they failed to mention is that scientist and Microbiologists have now discovered that CBD is effective in killing cancer cells while protecting normal cells.....hummmmm
Given this and untold numbers of reported and unreported clinical trials, the National Cancer Institute (Part of the National Institute of Health) conceded that, according to the PDQ for Physicians and other health care professionals, "In the practice of Integrative Oncology, it (Cannabis) may now be recommended for it's possible direct 'anti-tumor capabilities'."
That statement was removed from their website, under other government agencies direction. Thankfully, the forceful opposition of the chief researcher, Dr. Donald Abrams, to reporting the scientific results as they were, not as other government agencies demanded. In December of this past year, with great secrecy, the NCI again reports that:
"Cannabinoids" (you better learn to spell it, cause spell check is not allowed to know that it exist!) primarily CBD, appear to kill the tumor cells, while at the same time, providing protection to the non-transformed (read NORMAL CELLS) cells. Let me see, it kills the cancer cells, causing the tumors to shrink, while protecting the remaining healthy cells. In my book, that qualifies as a miracle medicine! And Channel 14 asked me why I chose this one instead of the killer narcotics? Catch me with no hidden microphones, and I will tell you.