September 11, 2019 at 9:27 am #307248
As far as I have read here Washington and Colorado haven’t made it easy for tourists to smoke weed. While pot tourists can legally obtain 1 ounce of dried marijuana, finding a legal place to smoke a joint is difficult. It is illegal to smoke in either states’ national parks, on the streets, in most hotel rooms, or anywhere in public.October 9, 2019 at 9:56 am #309982
I’ve never felt comfortable using a CBD oil, so these capsules are ideal for me and those who feel a little intimidated by the oil.October 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm #310106
MarkusParticipantOctober 10, 2019 at 5:32 pm #310112
Marijuana and derivative products are really sketchy right now. There are many, many claims that they help for a wide range of ailments, but it’s all anecdotal evidence, completely useless as a basis for determining safety or efficiency. Things like CBD oil are almost completely unregulated. You could be getting a bottle with high amounts of arsenic from China for all you know. There is a wide, wide range of product qualities ranging from true pharmaceutical grade to “Just put the crap in the bottle and sell it.” And, while it’s widely available all over the place, it’s still very illegal in many places, even places where it’s sold openly. In Iowa having CBD oil without a prescription is the same as having marijuana, legally speaking. But there is almost no enforcement, so there are businesses where CBD oil is actually their main product line, as well as huge signs saying “We have CBD oil!” in front of many stores. Technically the police could come into any of those stores at any time, confiscate their entire stock and put everyone involved in prison for being drug dealers, according to the law. But police have only raided like 2 places, confiscated the stock and then dropped the matter.
So, basically, if it’s legal where you are and you can get it in a known good quality, give it a try and see what happens. Maybe it works for you, maybe it doesn’t. But don’t get it from a gas station. It takes a TON of research on the Internet to figure out what is quality and what is suspect, and quality brands may or may not be available in your area. DO NOT order it off the Internet, ESPECIALLY from another country (super especially not from China) unless you for sure find a place on the Internet that sells for sure quality stuff and it’s legal to get it in your state FROM the location you get it. You risk possible charges of interstate or international drug trafficking if the DA wants to push the limits of the law, depending on the laws in your area.
As far as whether it’s effective or not, nobody knows. Research has been banned on it for decades and is just starting now. Anyone who claims to “know” is, frankly, mistaken or lying. There are a lot of fanboys out there, but no real data. I have heard some very compelling stories. One that stuck with me was parents who risked prison for getting their child CBD oil to help with sickness and seizures related to cancer and chemotherapy. It had no THC in it, so it wasn’t a druggie thing. They risked prison because they were so sure it helped their child. But compelling or not, it’s still just anecdotal evidence.October 10, 2019 at 6:27 pm #310114
This problem stems from the fact that marijuana is STILL scheduled as a class 1 narcotic. STILL!!! We could have had decades of legitimate research done by now if it had been re-scheduled decades ago as it should be.October 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm #310115
Seriously, why has the DEA been so intent for so long in preventing the re-scheduling of marijuana? It is ridiculous and immoral. Every year lately there are rumors that it will be rescheduled soon. It is always blocked. Look at the requirements for a substance to be classified level 1 (currently that includes heroin, and insanely enough, marijuana).
- it has no known medicinal use
- it is dangerous
- it has high potential for addiction
None of this is true for marijuana. #1 is a lie against marijuana. The govt has a patent on CBD, specifically for its neuro protective qualities. Not to mention the mountain of anecdotal claims for medical use plus the flood of physician prescriptions for marijuana in states where it is medically legal.
# 2 is a lie against marijuana. My long dead grandmother is more dangerous than marijuana.
# 3 is a lie against marijuana. 15% of people who use alcohol tend to become addicted. The rate for marijuana is 9%. Nicotine is like 40%
I suggest that every politician that could, but does not, vote for marijuana to be re-scheduled, be made known to the public so that we can know who not to vote back in.October 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm #310358
Given the intellect shown in your usual posts I’m pretty sure you already know why reclassifying marijuana has been resisted. It was never a health issue in the first place. The war on drugs was Nixon’s method of voter suppression. He thought that if he could criminalize drugs then all the hippies and minorities who were both more likely to use them and more likely to vote Democrat would be unable to vote from prison.
Later on in the drug war the penalties for crack cocaine, the version of cocaine most used by the poor and, especially, blacks, were made significantly greater than the penalties for powdered cocaine, the version most used by white people, generally those who were more well off.
This is a very small piece of a pattern of the war on drugs being used to target the poor and minorities, both groups who tend to vote Democrat. There have been many, many other laws meant specifically to target the poor and minorities using drugs, such as requiring drug testing to get government assistance. Obviously there was never any scientific or medical reason for it to be schedule 1 in the first place, it was political. The entire war on drugs was, and still is, political. Republicans once used it as a means of disenfranchising voters. That isn’t so much the case any more. Then it became a convenient way to pad the pockets of the rich. Send a bunch of people to privately owned prisons, then make sure they stay there and everyone involved gets rich. But even that is starting to come apart with the constant abuses of the system. Now they are at the very least pandering to the religious right, who, on the extreme end, see any form of pleasure as sinful.October 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm #310360
You are probably right about most of that. It could explain why the common sense action of de-scheduling marijuana as a level 1 narcotic has been avoided for so long.
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