Overtoke TV News for 08-23-2018

Marijuana VS. Crystal Meth – Funny but true video

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug : Shots – Health News For the first time, the FDA has approved a drug containing CBD, an extract of marijuana. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a marijuana-derived drug for the treatment of two rare and serious forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, that begin in childhood but can persist in adulthood. The drug is made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in the cannabis plant. The drug will be marketed under the brand name Epidiolex. 

CBD has medicinal effects, but it does not cause the mind-altering high that comes from THC, the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. The FDA says this is the first drug approved in the U.S. that contains a purified substance derived from marijuana. The agency has previously approved drugs made from synthetic versions of THC and other marijuana constituents. They’re not regulated the way pharmaceutical drugs are, so the consistency and dose can vary widely. 

Having an FDA-approved, pharmaceutical-grade CBD drug will open up a new treatment option for epilepsy patients by delivering a high-quality, consistent dose of CBD, says Robert Carson a pediatric neurologist at Vanderbilt University who treats patients with epilepsy. The approval of Epidiolex may help open the door to more CBD research, as it helps to lift one regulatory hurdle. Until now, the Drug Enforcement Administration has classified CBD as a Schedule 1 substance. With the approval of a CBD drug, the DEA will change this, according to Dr. Douglas Throckmorton, deputy director of regulatory programs at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research,. 

Keywords: [“Drug”,”CBD”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/25/623236189/fda…

Marijuana Is LSD

Marijuana is one of the less potent psychoactive drugs. Yes, in their universe, marijuana is LSD. It is worth mentioning that large doses of marijuana can produce hallucinations in some people. It’s a matter of debate whether second-hand marijuana smoke has any real effects, beyond giving some people a splitting headache and nausea from the smell. Justified in one case of Detective Conan, where the marijuana that drove a manor full of society elites into a murderous frenzy is said to have been laced with something far more dangerous. 

Class of Nuke ‘Em High has an excuse for this-the marijuana was grown next to the nuclear power plant. In the early seventies educational film Focus on LSD, marijuana and hashish are listed as psychedelic drugs along with LSD, mescaline, peyote, STP and psilocybin. In How High, smoking marijuana and smoking a dead president causes a spirit to appear and communicate. Touch of Evil treats marijuana as just about the most dangerous drug out there. As if he’d never heard of a pot brownie… 

Author J.T. Edson was violently opposed to marijuana and any time it is portrayed in his novels, it is shown in a negative light. Monk thinks he’s inhaled some weed smoke when he ends up catching Jimmy Belmont in the act of destroying marijuana crops that Harvey Disher had threatened to turn him in for, and starts freaking out. Party Down is pretty good about portraying drugs realistically and it’s specifically mentioned that Roman ingested about a tenth of an ounce of high-grade marijuana. Another episode features men in town deliberately getting testicular cancer in order to be able to legally buy marijuana from the local seller. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”effect”,”drug”]
Source: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarijuanaIsLSD

US Territory Considers Legal Marijuana Bill

New campaign finance reports received this week by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. This is a sharp contrast to previous marijuana ballot measure campaigns in other states in which supporters have usually heavily outraised and outspent opponents. The main pro-PAC, Vote Yes On 788., registered on December 7, 2017 and got a head-start on fundraising and campaigning, raising $31,279. Their biggest donor by far was New Health Solutions Oklahoma, with a cash infusion of $130,000 and in-kind donations of legal services, office space, t-shirt printing, printing and fundraisers totaling $90,903. Didn’t even register until May 15, 2018, about 10 weeks before the vote. 

The Oklahoma State Medical Association and Hospital Association and also pitched in, to the tune of $75,000 and $25,000, respectively. The largest individual donor, the retired President of Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma, gave $50,000. All of the donations came from the two people who founded the PAC, and all of the expenses went to filing fee to create the PAC, plus bank fees and mileage reimbursement. Following the passage of the ballot measure, its backers were dismayed by the way the Oklahoma State Department of Health took up implementing regulations. Approval of the medical marijuana ballot initiative marked the second time in recent years that Oklahoma voters surprised state lawmakers and law enforcement by approving a drug policy reform measure. 

A group collecting signatures to get state question 797, a full marijuana legalization measure, on the ballot in November says they have reached their goal. If you value staying updated on cannabis news, please start a monthly Patreon pledge to support Marijuana Moment! 

Keywords: [“vote”,”PAC”,”Yes”]
Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/us-territory-considers-legal…

Overtoke TV News for 08-02-2018

Eddie Griffin backs up Colorado legalizing Marijuana | Eddie Griffin News #9

Weed is not your typical marijuana documentary, and that is exactly why it is worth checking out. It was made by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, as a special report for CNN. The fact that CNN covered the topic of weed is in and of itself groundbreaking, and shows how attitudes have started to change regarding using weed. In the documentary, Dr. 

Gupta meets with several different medical marijuana patients, exploring how weed helps them to feel better. It also looks at how difficult it is for these patients to receive the medicine they need, and how this is a result of the War on Drugs. Beyond this, Dr. Gupta also explains some of the impact that marijuana has on the brain and how usage differs between regular smokers and those who are new to smoking. This is one of the newest, most credible, and best documentaries on the medical necessity of marijuana, and one worth checking out now. 

As marijuana use and legalization becomes more mainstream, we will see more and more information and misinformation arise about marijuana use. It can be hard to get a clear viewpoint on the research, the facts, and the myths. The films above are the best marijuana documentaries because take us through the process of understanding the history, the benefits, the medicine and the legality behind marijuana use, and are a great place to start to start exploring. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”how”,”Weed”]
Source: https://potent.media/best-marijuana-documentaries

CACHEXIA & WASTING TREATMENT AND SYMPTOMS

Limit necessary food intake because of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Hormonal and metabolic problems in protein synthesis and growth. Wasting patient response to standard pharmaceutical treatments and strategies is remarkably poor. Medical Marijuana, on the other hand is rapidly gaining a reputation as being, by far the best treatment available for Cachexia. Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs are, in fact synthetically derived THC. 

However, most experienced Doctors find that natural MMJ with a balanced Cannabinoid profiles work substantially better than synthetic isolates. Through personal choice, trial and error – patient’s agree with researchers and pick organic herb over synthetics, hands down. Growth Hormone and Steroids: Go to a medical doctor experienced in sports medicine. Margaret Haney, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Columbia University found that the effects of synthetic and herbal marijuana were comparable. In a clinical setting, patient’s appetite improved, gained weight and slept better in comparison with placebo. 

We provide patients with the legal paperwork so they may use, possess and grow Medical Cannabis in the State of California. You fill out a form, type in personal info and brief medical history – takes a few minutes. A doctor is on standby to evaluate your application – is completed same day. 

Keywords: [“patient”,”effect”,”Medical”]
Source: https://420evaluationsonline.com/health-and-news-marijuana/cachexia

When you light it up you sometimes need a good show to watch. The 1970’s means references to classic rock, bell bottoms and wacky tabacky. You’ll love the POV camera angle of Hyde, Fez, Kelso, Foreman, or Leo passing it on the left hand side. Plus, watching Ashton Kutcher or Wilmer Valderrama playing Kelso and Fex respectively is comedic genius. Make sure to watch every fifteen minute episode of this psychedelic-hippie-art-fest-meets-Tom-and-Jerry-type cartoonage. 

Comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim take deadpan jokes verging on the bizarre, combine them with celebrity guest appearances and cheesy video effects and it equals one winner of a show for anybody stoned out of their gourd. It doesn’t need a description due to its popularity, but here we go. The main character, Peter Griffin, recites tasteless jokes for a half-hour and if you don’t laugh you really need to change your ‘tude, dude. Dave Chappelle made a movie called Half Baked of course, he makes the list. The three main characters of this show hail from Canada and live in a trailer park. 

The show is so popular they’ve appeared on the cover of High Times as well as making a guest appearance on the GGN Network, Snoop Dogg’s internet channel/stoner show! Anyway, the show will just make you laugh you rear end off. This awesome show has been around for years and is loved by everyone. 

Keywords: [“show”,”character”,”need”]
Source: https://herb.co/marijuana/news/10-best-stoner-tv-shows-need-see

Alcohol and Drugs: Untimely Celebrity Deaths

The tragic loss of a renowned celebrity or athlete to a drug or alcohol-related death is an event that often leaves many unanswered questions. Famous and much-loved celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Heath Ledger have been the victims of such unfortunate circumstances. While many deaths may be due to misuse of illegal substances, these drugs are not always illicit – and an overdose may not always be intentional. Death due to drugs can also be the result of mixing prescribed medications with other drugs, alcohol, over-the-counter medications or even herbal supplements. Drug-drug interactions may also play a role in drug-related deaths. 

The consumption of multiple central nervous system depressants, such as opioid pain killers, sedatives, hypnotics, or alcohol may lead to an unintentional overdose due to severely depressed breathing. Mixing illicit, prescription or over-the-counter medications can be dangerous, and patients should always rule out drug interactions with their healthcare provider. The use of prescription medications with illegal drugs or alcohol can produce an unpredictable and fatal response, and many deaths due to such circumstances may have been preventable. The following table outlines the death of notable celebrities and athletes who have had drugs or alcohol implicated in their deaths. 

Keywords: [“death”,”drug”,”alcohol”]
Source: https://www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.htm

Overtoke TV News for 03-23-2018

As the marijuana business becomes legal, colleges offering courses in the industry are following. In particular, six colleges have added classes in marijuana business management or law to their course offerings – and they promise that it is a better business decision than changing your name to Taylor Spliff like Diplo. The latest addition to this type of marijuana college education is Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. ABC News was the first to post about the decision the college made to offer a marijuana business class and interviewed the professor teaching the course. CBS News also covered the story about Anne Arundel Community College and said the marijuana business course offers information on the history of marijuana, tax and economic impact of legalization, and the regulatory issues surrounding marijuana. Ewart stated to ABC News that selling other products on the market is easy, but marijuana is much more complicated. The University of Denver also introduced a class for medical marijuana in the recent past. While Anne Arundel Community College focuses on business classes that educate students on marijuana, the University of Denver has their new marijuana class offered through their law school. The Denver Post goes on to state that four other universities have offered a marijuana class in the recent past, including Oaksterdam University in the Bay Area, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, Harvard University of Law School, and Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”college”,”University”]
Source: https://www.inquisitr.com/1842805/mba-in-marijuana-six-colleges…

Over 100 pounds of Marijuana Recovered

Four separate drug raids in Perry County net over 100 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $360,000. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said on September 19, agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies with the sheriff’s office executed a search at a home at 6285 Butcher Knife Road in Somerset. Agents found equipment consistent with a large indoor marijuana grow operation inside a semi-trailer parked on the property. Information from that investigation led agents to 9660 Twp Road 57 in Roseville where a search seized over 52 pounds of marijuana plants and processed marijuana. Agents also found evidence of a sophisticated butane hash oil laboratory in the home. Agents seized processed marijuana that was packaged and ready for distribution as well as evidence of drug trafficking. No one was home at the time of the raid however agents are looking for two persons of interest who are suspected to have involvement in the drug operation. In a separate and unrelated investigation Code Task Force Agents and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies executed search warrants at two addresses on Twp Road 1008 in Corning regarding the cultivation and sale or distribution of large quantities of marijuana. The searches were conducted on Sunday, September 24, as a result agents seized over 58.4 pounds of marijuana from the property together with firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. currency. Four people were arrested and charged with second degree felony counts of cultivation of marijuana.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”agents”,”search”]
Source: https://www.whiznews.com/2017/09/100-pounds-marijuana-recovered

Romantic Comedy Movies for Marijuana

Relationships are a big part of stoner comedies and the common theme is the friction between men and women regarding pot use. As marijuana use in America continues to come out into the open, a slew of movies has examined this romantic dynamic, shaping popular discourse and entertaining stoners and non-stoners alike. In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle’s love interest, Mary Jane, doesn’t approve of his ganja smoking, which forces him to choose between his two lady loves. In Road Trip, Smart is the sexy co-ed who gets in between Breckin Meyer and his out-of-state girlfriend. The more mature the movie, the more likely marijuana is there to create tension between the characters. In order to appeal to Katherine Heigl’s Alison in Knocked Up, Seth Rogen’s Ben Stone has to distance himself from his stoner friends. Other films where pot plays a leading role include Van Wilder, where Ryan Reynolds’ campus party animal character woos Tara Reid, and American Beauty, where Kevin Spacey’s Lester rediscovers pot, to the consternation of his adulterous wife Carolyn. More recently, marijuana has a negative effect on Lyle and Nina in the Brooklyn indie Newlyweeds. Sometimes it’s better when weed plays a neutral role in movies. One of the top-grossing stoner films of all time, We’re the Millers, features Jason Sudeikis as a Denver pot dealer who gets ripped off and has to pay his connection by smuggling an RV stuffed with mota from Mexico into the U.S. Jennifer Aniston’s stripper character Rose comes along for the ride.

Keywords: [“pot”,”between”,”Stone”]
Source: https://www.freedomleaf.com/romantic-comedy-movies-for-marijuana

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The hard street drug Marijuana is a rising and popular gateway drug, known for its ease to obtain, its catastrophic effects, and its uninformed proponents. Marijuana is sometimes used as an alternative to Rohypnol as a date rape drug. An unrelated side effect of marijuana is that after being introduced to marijuana, the user may graduate on to ‘harder’ drugs and high-risk behaviors. Soon the marijuana user needs something more to get high, leading them to engage in cocaine snorting, heroin injection, or street mime. The most common proponents of marijuana use are those who are actively using the drug and have much to gain from its legalization. Among these groups are the members of the hippie and environmentalist groups, religious groups which include the use of marijuana in their practice, and those in favor of free speech. Marijuana users often do this, but it is covered up by the media who, themselves, often use the drug. To counteract claims by protesters in favor of marijuana, alcohol is made entirely from fermented plants, and is therefore both all-natural and vastly safer than marijuana. Tylenol: Although overdoses of Tylenol can be fatal, the pain removal it offers is nearly as effective as marijuana, and it offers no addiction, making this an effective choice for people who claim marijuana has medicinal uses, against all evidence that marijuana will kill you and everyone you know. Lava: While ingestion of lava in any form results in instantaneous death every time, it is still 1000% safer than marijuana.

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”drug”,”effect”]
Source: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Marijuana