Cannabis a Medical Miracle - It's Official 

  Cannabis a Medical Miracle - It's Official 

Posted by FoM on November 03, 2001 at 19:59:36 PT
By Anthony Browne, Health Editor - The Observer  
Source: Guardian Unlimited 

Cannabis is a 'wonder drug' capable of radically transforming the lives of very sick people, according to the results of the first clinical trials of the drug. Tests sanctioned by the Government are proving far more successful than doctors, patients and cannabis campaigners ever dared hope. Some of the patients are simply calling it a 'miracle'. Taking the drug - which it is still illegal for doctors to prescribe - has allowed a man previously so crippled with pain that he was impotent to become a father; a woman paralysed by multiple sclerosis to ride a horse for the first time in years; and a man who couldn't sit up in a chair on his own to live without a carer. 
Until now claims of the benefits of the drug for certain conditions have been anecdotal. But the preliminary results of the UK government trial, started last year, suggest that 80 per cent of those taking part have derived more benefit from cannabis than from any other drug, with many describing it as 'miraculous'. The results make it almost inevitable that the Government will bow to public pressure and legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes by 2002. Scientists now predict that cannabis - first used for medicinal reasons 5,000 years ago - will follow aspirin and penicillin and become a 'wonder drug' prescribed for a wide range of conditions. Bowing to pressure for a less hard-line attitude, the Home Office started the first major cannabis trials in the world to see whether there was any scientific basis for its use as medicine. A licence was granted to a specially formed drug company to grow the plants under controlled conditions in a secret location in southern England. Twenty-three patients, suffering from multiple sclerosis and arthritis, were recruited on to the first trial, and given daily doses of cannabis by spraying it under the tongue, before wider trials were started. The remarkable stories of the patients will be revealed tonight on the BBC programme Panorama , which was granted unique access to them. Alex Ure, a former paratrooper, suffers from a severe spinal condition. The pain was so bad he considered suicide; he found legal painkillers turned him into a zombie and he couldn't have sex with his wife, Wendy, for five years. But after starting the trial he became a father. 'I couldn't even bend down and play with a child before - I could do anything now,' he said. His doctor, Willy Notcutt, of James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth, was sure the cannabis was responsible: 'His pain has been sufficiently controlled to engage in sex again,' he said. Tyrone Castle, a former publican, started suffering from multiple sclerosis when he was 21 and became so incapacitated he needed two helpers to winch him out of bed. He also suffered from uncontrollable spasms. Cannabis has transformed his life. 'It has really helped sort out my spasms. It helps me sleep because I don't spend the night jumping about. The difference in my legs is unbelievable - they are no longer stiff as a board,' he said. Jo, the wife of a school chaplain, suffered so badly from multiple sclerosis she would struggle to lift her legs up in the air six times. After she started the trial, she could lift her legs 25 times. 'It's miraculous, really extraordinary. I've never had any sort of relief of this kind, and I've tried pretty well everything,' she said. Notcutt said the trial was a success: 'The results have exceeded what I dared hope for. We're getting 80 per cent of patients good-quality benefit from the cannabis. For some we are getting almost total relief from their pain, with pain scores going down to zero.' Doctors believe cannabis could eventually prove useful in conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, HIV and Aids, arthritis, spine injury and certain forms of mental illness. 'Cannabis from the Chemist' will be shown on 'Panorama' on BBC1 tonight at 10.15pm. Note: Scientific tests of 'wonder drug' give patients new hope. Source: Guardian Unlimited, The (UK)Author: Anthony Browne, Health EditorPublished: Sunday, November 4, 2001Copyright: 2001 Guardian Newspapers LimitedContact: letters Articles & Web Site:Medical Marijuana Information Links - The Patient's Painkiller Cannabinoid Research Conference - Cannabis from the Chemist

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Comment #52 posted by FoM on November 05, 2001 at 10:19:26 PT
Thank You Jean
I love it! Imagine is one of my favorite songs too. Morgan and Robbie thank you too!
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Comment #51 posted by Jeaneous on November 05, 2001 at 09:49:19 PT:
PSSSSSS,,,, I'm late..FoM
I worked hard to do this last night but hubby said bed...lolHappy Birthday!! sent to you with love,
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Comment #50 posted by Morgan on November 05, 2001 at 07:21:50 PT
Happy B-Day FoM!
Wow, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd... did we all hang out together in High School?What a great piece of news for your birthday, Fom! This site has become my favorite over the years, and I don't think it would be as successful without your sweet patience, wise understanding, and caring heart.I truly believe that the study done in England would not have happened if not for this site, and others like it.You go girl! (Said in my best Oprah way.)
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Comment #49 posted by Robbie on November 05, 2001 at 05:44:38 PT
Happy (belated) Birthday! I was away from a computer all weekend as well. I hope you do know what a great job and service you do here at C News. It is VERY much appreciated. I get online and check news, and this is the place first on my list...that other stuff can wait 'til I'm done here. Happiest of happys, and many, many, more :-]
Cannabis News - It's What's For Dinner
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Comment #48 posted by lookinside on November 05, 2001 at 04:16:17 PT:
i haven't listened to my tull albums since i quit smoking...i think it's about time to start again...
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Comment #47 posted by Dan B on November 05, 2001 at 03:31:15 PT
I completely missed your birthday, FoM!
Oops! I've been working all weekend and have not had time to visit Cannabis News, so I missed that it was your (FoM's)birthday yesterday. Anyway, I hope it was a great one, and enjoy the remainder of the year as well. You deserve it.Dan B
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Comment #46 posted by mayan on November 04, 2001 at 22:25:54 PT
Happy B-Day FoM!!!
Happy B-Day FoM & no need to say thanks! You give us all more than we can give back by doing all you do. The Moody's,Floyd & Tull are my favorites! I had a feeling there were a lot of their listeners here!
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Comment #45 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 21:41:08 PT
What a Beautiful World, I think it's called by Louie Armstrong is another song I love. Puff_tuff, In My World is very nice too if it is the one I am thinking of. Why are they raiding in Australia? I thought it was almost legal there or overlooked at least?
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Comment #44 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 21:36:06 PT
Mari and everyone
I didn't thank everyone of you but my thanks goes out to all of you. You made this day far more special because of all your nice and supportive words. I wanted to make sure I said this before I call it a day. Thanks again! You all are the best.
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Comment #43 posted by puff_tuff on November 04, 2001 at 21:11:43 PT
Here's something to watch while you're listening to all that cool music. (my fav...In my World..Long Distance Voyager)From Nimbin, AustraliaTwenty eight police poured out of cars and vans and surrounding the Hemp Embassy, closing it off to the public. 
Nimbin Police Raid
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Comment #42 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 20:04:16 PT
Thank you. It was a very good day. You all are the best in my book. 
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Comment #41 posted by Kevin Hebert on November 04, 2001 at 19:51:21 PT:
Happy Birthday FoM!
Hope it was a great one -- you deserve it!
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Comment #40 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 18:43:59 PT
Thanks lookinside and dddd
You can send them the audio link if you want. I pasted it on this thread. It should work for a week or so but maybe they will keep it up longer.
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Comment #39 posted by lookinside on November 04, 2001 at 18:36:06 PT:
in order to maybe speed up their coverage of the above, i sent this article to every editor the sacramento bee owns...maybe one of them will read it all the way through...i really hate it when the editor of a major news rag tells me they haven't heard about something(like the DEA and the LACRC)...
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Comment #38 posted by dddd on November 04, 2001 at 17:26:23 PT
Happy Bithday..and many more to come.......It always seems to me,that each birthday that goes by,seems to come sooner than the last one.My last birthday seems like it was about three months ago,yet my next one is a couple of months from now...LoL....dddd
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Comment #37 posted by Mari on November 04, 2001 at 17:08:23 PT
Happy Birthday!!!!!
 Have a thrice blessed birthday, FoM!!Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in the cause of true freedom!!  
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Comment #36 posted by null on November 04, 2001 at 17:00:57 PT
This is GREAT! :) More good news is sure to come around Nov 7th when Canada looks at decrim of marijuana nationwide. I've been getting so antsy for that day. Can't wait to see how that goes! When the tide finally shifts it will happen stunningly fast.A a super big Happy Birthday to FOM! Thanks for all your hard work. You rock! :) 
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Comment #35 posted by Ethan Russo MD on November 04, 2001 at 16:09:51 PT:
Great Job
I saw the WWW simulcast, and was extremely pleased with the supportive coverage. It was great to see Drs. Notcutt, Robson, and Grinspoon relate their impressions. Hopefully the link will remain up for a week. Everyone should encourage others to see this, especially your doctor, your lawyer, and your legislators. Every effort should be made to get this picked up by PBS on this side of the pond. A political movement must be mobilized to make these preparations available in the USA.
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Comment #34 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 15:35:19 PT
It was very good
I just finished watching the program and how it helped such sick people just goes to show the benefits of Cannabis. The most vocal advocates of medical marijuana often are those who have MS and I see why now more then ever.
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Comment #33 posted by MikeEEEEE on November 04, 2001 at 15:29:46 PT
Kap, your exactly right, only a matter of time. This is great news, I hope it gets the coverage it deserves.
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Comment #32 posted by kaptinemo on November 04, 2001 at 15:11:49 PT:
Just saw the program
Oh, man, I really feel sorry for the antis, now.This is the kind of thing that can't be ignored...especially now. The test subjects weren't people marginalized by society; they were salt-of-the-earth types, that play by society's rules. And cannabis (albeit in a typically corporately mutated form to make it more acceptable to the Moral Minority) was helping. Definitely, definitively, demonstrably and undeniably...helping. It's been mentioned before; the only way to stop the inevitable reform of drug laws is the imposition of naked force on the part of the Federal government, as in martial law. Which will quickly invalidate all legitimacy of government.Which means, short of "Sieg Heil, Ya'all!", we will eventually win. The question is: when?  
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Comment #31 posted by New Mexican on November 04, 2001 at 14:18:10 PT
That's too weird...
'watching and waiting' is my favorite song too, I was going to mention it but was trying to keep it short (very difficult). So i am soooo glad you brought it up! See what I mean about C-News, this is the best place to be. Pink Floyd: Ummagumma was my first tripping experience and unforgettable as well, Meddle and Dark Side, background music for my teens! Later on Supertramp was there for me with 'Even in the quietest moments', Crime of the Century and Crisis? What Crisis? All very listenable and applicable to current events. Beatlesque. Thick as a Brick and early Jethro Tull always inspires, but the Moody Blues were your best friend through all the hard times and gave you the most profound trips, and yet you felt safe, cozy and at home. I wish I could find a copy of 'Sounds of the Zodiac', a sixties tribute to the Signs, very rare, but had a major impression on my young mind. I had a Fraterity of Man album that had 'Don't bogart that Joint, my friend' and many other great songs: (Lowell George from Zappas' first band and later, Little Feat). Music has always been responsible for inspiration and insight into life and its' ups and downs. I love these strolls down memory lane, as dddd takes us down the road every time he mentions Ginger Baker. I love this place! 
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Comment #30 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 13:10:39 PT
To Our Children's Children's Children
Hi Tim,
That's my favorite one. I'm listening to it now and my favorite song in general other then Nights in White Satin is Watching and Waiting. I love that song too. I can't remember without looking if Nights is spelled Nights or Knights but the message in the music says it all. 
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Comment #29 posted by Tim Stone on November 04, 2001 at 12:44:19 PT
Happy B'day, FoM
Back in college in the sixties, the Moody Blues were my introduction to stoned music. Great stuff! I sat and listened to their albums for hours...or what seemed like hours anyway. Funny thing - it's been so many years since I smoked weed that I can't remember the names of their two best albums, the one after "Knights in White Satin."
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Comment #28 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 11:47:17 PT
New Mexican 
Thank you. I'll keep in mind what you said too. I don't understand astrology but I don't deny it either. I do believe in truth. I want to do the right things in life. I always have been that way. Doing the right thing isn't always popular but I'm too old to change my ways. Knights in White Satan is our favorite song of The Moody Blues too. It is a beautiful love song. 
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Comment #27 posted by New Mexican on November 04, 2001 at 11:30:21 PT
Happy Birthday FOM!!!!!!!
No wonder we get along so well..yesterday was my wifes' birthday! I am 7/14/54, Bastille Day! Is your husband a 
Sagittarian, (he drives for a living)? Other Scorpios are: Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Whoopi Goldberg, Roseanne, Grace Slick, all known for their truthfulness, humor and integrity! Picasso and Georgia O'keefe as well! Great artists', musicians, comedians and actors and actresses! Highly misunderstood due to their bucking of the system in order to do things in accordance with their heart and close connection to all things God and Goddess-like. So thanks for sharing your b-day info as I should have known by the service you are providing: a forum for truth at any cost! I tip my hat to you and the vision you represent! Of course, my wife and I have a special place in our hearts for the Moody Blues as well, especially Knights in white Satin, as it is the most romantic song ever written! Their first five albums influenced my life as much as the Beatles, Byrds, and Jefferson Airplane. Especially in the metaphysical department, Which I seem to be a permanent resident of. It's events like the ones we are going through now that made music a safe haven and ongoing inspiration for me, and I thank all of those artists' and musicians for their bravery and insight. FOM, I put you up there with these individuals as well, as I look to C-News daily for fresh hope and truthful information. Thanks for being there! Oh, by the way, the New Moon is Scorpio falls on the 15th of November and herald a great year for you, as Venus, the planet of love and financial blessings, as well as Mercury, the Journalist of the zodiac will be in Scorpio as well, foretelling of great changes that benefit from revealing the truth, acts of GOD that reveal that which has been hidden from the masses. So make your wish list on the 15th and within 30 days, you'll have 3 wishes crossed off your list. We all need help, so just ask and you will recieve!
Peace, blessings and Happy Birthday from the BBC!
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Comment #26 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 10:40:57 PT
You love Enya too! How cool! I think I have about all of her CDS. I found her music to be so soothing when life was really hard. She has a beautiful voice and makes beautiful music.
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Comment #25 posted by lookinside on November 04, 2001 at 10:34:55 PT:
the only other artists whom i buy anything they put out are pink floyd and enya...wouldn't be much arguing about music if we split the DJ duties at the cnews victory party!
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 10:13:23 PT
Pink Floyd
I love Pink Floyd too. I particularly love Comfortably Numb! LOL! We are going to get the new one they have out called Echoes. It has lots of their best on that album.
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 10:09:42 PT
Thank you and everyone. I believe that keeping your mind in a peaceful state as best as can be possible makes our personal existence a little better. We all could die today if someone dropped a big bad bomb so live, love and be happy as best as you can is how I feel. All we have is now. No guarantees for tomorrow. 
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 09:54:22 PT
When I met my husband he had the Moody Blues in his collection and all their music reminds me of the days when we met and believed we could conquer the world with love. I'm still waiting! LOL!
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Comment #21 posted by Jose Melendez on November 04, 2001 at 09:54:20 PT:
Thanks FoM, I'll second that nobel peace prize nomination.
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Comment #20 posted by lookinside on November 04, 2001 at 09:36:08 PT:
moody's too FoM...wore out my vinyl disks in the early 70s...wore out my 4-8 tracks in the late 70s...wore out my cassettes in the late 80s a couple tomes...the CDs are holding up, but my kids keep "borrowing" them...
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 09:05:08 PT
Just a Note
I just can't bring myself to post any super negative articles today. I want to watch the BBC show today.
Driftwood from the Moody Blues is playing on satellite radio now and I want to stay in a happy mood today so please forgive the lack of articles at least for one day! I love the Moody Blues! I'm a Moody Blues kinda person!Cannabis from the Chemist
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Comment #18 posted by Lehder on November 04, 2001 at 08:54:24 PT
thank you, kaptinemo!
i'll e-mail the letter today, but i've been sitting on it meaning to improve the rather awkward last paragraph, which will now be extended. thanks!separately, i have also taken note of the comment by The GCW,I wonder if using cannabis helps from getting some of those problems to begin with?. Those who have been fighting government crime for a long time may be concerned about the micro-strokes of the brain which inevitably come with age and can lead to dementia, even stupidity. Here's a start on looking into prevention:
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Comment #17 posted by lookinside on November 04, 2001 at 08:05:29 PT:
 in character is the fact that you gave all of us a princely gift in this article on your birthday...THANK YOU! we've got a very long way to might be considered a turning point...i want to encourage EVERYONE to PHONE their senators concerning John Walters...last week i called both senators' offices as well as my congressdummy...they don't like the citizenry to get worked up enough to spend money on phone CALL!
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on November 04, 2001 at 08:03:58 PT
I Just Love All of You!
You are all so special to me. When I am alone I know that all I have to do is post a comment and someone will do there best to answer. The Internet has made this wonderful form of communication for us that I never dreamed would be possible. We are winning even though our political leaders don't know it yet. Cannabis is an herb that helps make life a little easier without copping out on your feelings. I don't believe there are any other substances that can do the same thing without many health problems. It's a beautiful, aromatic plant that makes people smile. What's so wrong about a smile?
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun
Illegal Smile
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Comment #15 posted by kaptinemo on November 04, 2001 at 06:42:07 PT:
Sr. Lehder, I might have added something 
as a postscript:Before you find yourself amongst the millions you have, with your blind and foolish support of the DrugWar, reduced to penury.Money. Always money. A course of action whose innate moral rectitude is so apparent a child could understand is often blithely ignored by pols. But threaten their wallets, and they'll listen.
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Comment #14 posted by The GCW on November 04, 2001 at 06:39:33 PT
come only once a year, aren't you glad your not a birthday?Things are taking a big wall crashing change. I wonder if using cannabis helps from getting some of those problems to begin with? GLA (gamma linolenic acid), is in hemp seed oil ( Chris Conrad - Hemp For Health). It is only available in about 5 places on the planet, including mothers milk! And it is thought to be a part of a strong immune system. I have been eating hemp seed oil in my salads for almost 3 years, and now the Fed U.S. Gov. has banned it. I'd like to ban that thief, president. I have tried to throw out there some info from DRCnet's new newsletter to see how people felt about Amnesty International, who has just announced the possible support of breaking down this wall. They are from London, they have mentioned Rainbow Farms as part of there reason... How does Amnesty International stack up?New Jersey Amnesty International Chapter Puts US Drug Policy on International Human Rights Group's Agenda Again, comment on this development, to put it into perspective.
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Comment #13 posted by Lehder on November 04, 2001 at 06:13:06 PT
i'll e-mail it today
Dear Senator:I am writing to you about an article which appears in today's edition of the British newspaper, The Observer. The feature describes medical tests, performed under the auspices of the United Kingdom, and is titled "Cannabis a medical miracle - it's official." Below, I have reproduced the article in full for your review.I recently wrote to you with several questions bearing on U.S. drug law reform. Among them was a request for peer-reviewed scientific evidence that cannabis is properly categorized as a Schedule I addictive narcotic with no acceptable use. Your reply is overdue, and I hope the present information will help you formulate one.The USS Drug War, Senator, is sinking fast, and it's taking all hands with it. Unless you wish your political career as ravaged as so many good and productive citizens - and the ill who sought relief but found only prison - have been ravaged by drug-war persecutions, then may I suggest you abandon ship? "The Scourge of Drugs" has lost its emotional appeal, and it's a matter of political survival that you disavow propaganda and begin representing the truth about the so-called War on Drugs and the destructions it has wrought. I urge you to seek the support and good will of your constituents, rather our resentment, our imprisonment and our property, and let us discuss solutions to the real problems we face, rather than attributing those problems to "drugs", exacerbating them all and solving none out of a newly untenable political expedience.Yours truly,
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Comment #12 posted by kaptinemo on November 04, 2001 at 06:11:37 PT:
Well, FoM, I can't sing worth a d**n
So I'll just say it: Happy Birthday to you! This place wouldn't be what it is without your tireless efforts, and we can't thank you enough!This article is a major torpedo amidships to the antis; the one thing they have always feared has come to pass. A scientific study by a prestigious institute has proven them wrong. Dead wrong. As in their intransigence has caused the unnecessary suffering of the otherwise hale and the lingering, painful deaths of millions of people.No suppositions, no guesswork, no compilations of existing anecdotal information; this was a scientific study, with traditional 'controls'...I fully expect 60 Minutes to do a grudging warm-over of the findings of the Brits...probably in about 6 months. But by that time, there's going to be renewed calls for cannabis legalization based upon the studies conducted by the Brits. And the courts will find it even tougher to continue to lie with a straight face about cannabis.I fully intend to be watching that program at 5.15 PM ESTCannabis from the chemist hope all you readers here will do likewise.
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Comment #11 posted by Ethan Russo MD on November 04, 2001 at 06:04:40 PT:
Happy Birthday, FoM!
Congrats, and thanks for all the wonderful work that you do!Here is a reminder on the Panorama program. I urge everyone to watch, and pass the message along to others:I wish to bring to your attention the broadcast and simultaneous webcast of the following: is on the BBC news program, Panorama, their equivalent of "60 Minutes." They will be discussing the progess towards cannabis as medicine in the UK. It is on at 22:15 GMT on Sunday the 4th of November, which is 5:15 PM Eastern, 4:15 Central, 3:15 Mountain and 2:15 Pacific Standard Time.
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Comment #10 posted by Toker00 on November 04, 2001 at 05:09:17 PT
They've just scratched the surface.
How many other things, they haven't even attempted to research yet, will be helped by Cannabis? Lots, maybe, huh?Peace and Love and Happy Birthday, Girl!!Peace. Realize, then Legalize.
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Comment #9 posted by Lehder on November 04, 2001 at 03:52:30 PT
Happy Birthday, FoM!!
And a zillion thanks for your unwavering dedication to a great web site. It's been very good for me to get so many thoughts off my chest and to meet lots of great and wise people here. This is the article we've been waiting for. It's a great follow up to the previous one, and a fitting birthday present to you, FoM, who worked so hard. This is also the birthday of Will Rogers as well as the beer mogul Alfred Heineken! I'm e-mailing the article to all the politicians whose answers to my questions are becoming overdue - among those questions was a request for evidence that cannabis is properly categorized as a Schedule I addictive narcotic with no acceptable use. This should help them decide.Many thanksFeliz cumpleanosPAZ,Lehder
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Comment #8 posted by Patrick on November 04, 2001 at 01:29:09 PT
Happy Birthday FoM
Wow!!!! Another water sign. Smiles all around and cheers for a wonderful birthday and many more in a world of peace.
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Comment #7 posted by freedom fighter on November 04, 2001 at 01:18:33 PT
rocks the world!FoM sure deserve a nobel prize for PEACE...\-/ffPS)happy birthday!
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Comment #6 posted by SWAMPIE on November 04, 2001 at 00:45:36 PT
Happpppppyyyyyyyyyy Birthddddddayyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!FoM,Words can't say what you contribute to the cause.Please enjoy your day any way that you like.You deserve it!!Maybe you are our"MIRACLE"!!!!!I'll do a 4:20 your honor!!LOVE YA!!!! SWAMPIE
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Comment #5 posted by puff_tuff on November 04, 2001 at 00:12:48 PT
Happy Birthday dear and best wishes from all your sisters and brothers in Canada. I can't wait till 4:20, its the 4th now, so I'm burnin one for ya.
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Comment #4 posted by Duzt on November 03, 2001 at 23:30:24 PT
Happy Birthday!!!
Go out and get yourself something nice, you deserve it. Thanks for all the hard work you do on here, this is one of my favorite sites for news on the internet. Keep up the good work and I'll light one up for you tomorrow at 4:20 (at 4:20 in the AM if I'm still awake too).
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on November 03, 2001 at 22:55:23 PT

Puff for Peace
puff_tuff, That's a cool article. I was really happy to be able to post this article with a publish date of November 4th because it is my birthday and it is a very nice gift. We know that Cannabis is a wonderful plant and this article confirms what we all ready know.
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Comment #2 posted by puff_tuff on November 03, 2001 at 22:49:11 PT

Good ole British Satire
**NOTE** This is satire from The Brains Trust, the "British son of The Onion" 2 November 2001 CANNABIS IMPLEMENTED AS SOLUTION IN NORTHERN IRELAND It was revealed today that the Government had simultaneously pushed forward UK drugs law and the peace process in Northern Ireland by relaxing the rules on cannabis and then forcing large spliffs into the mouths of all Northern Irish negotiators. During a hastily assembled press conference at 2.00am in John Reid's flat where the lead negotiators had all returned in search of Pringles, Gerry Adams explained the thinking behind the latest initiative. "If you take the peace process," he explained looking fixedly at a point two feet to the left of this reporter's elbow, "it's like a big cloud." At this point he began to laugh very hard and didn't stop for the next hour and a half. Mr Reid signalled his agreement as he looked up proudly from a nine inch spliff he had just rolled from six Rizlas, "Look at this, everyone," he added "Amazing!"David Irvine of the Progressive Unionist Party explained the Unionist position as he poured milk over his bowl of Cornflakes "It's just like Gerry says," he explained, looking suddenly thoughtful. "Does anyone else remember Bagpuss?"David Blunkett, who was speaking from the basement after being led there as a joke by Martin McGuinness pretending to be Mr Blunkett's guide-dog Lucy, went on to explain that the initiative could have wider-reaching consequences. "Even as I speak, US Peaceplanes are dropping red-cross parcels of cannabis all over Afghanistan. We will be encouraging Taliban fighters to light up for peace. Christ, man! Your flat really smells".The move was immediately condemned by Ian Paisley, however. "I will not be party to this Godless idolatry of drug culture." he bawled, clutching a bottle as he stormed into Mr Reid's flat and threw open all the windows. "Never will a drug pass my lips or enter my body. The heady scent of marijuana has been the cause of thousands of addicts and hundreds of broken homes. For true Unionists, the calming influence of Scotch Whisky shall be our only solace" He then took another draft from the bottle and asked Mr Adams, "What the fuck are you looking at? You want a slap, then, you Papist fucker?"Experts have expressed some alarm over the combination of the two initiatives. Derek Gadd of anti-drugs group, Nanny State explained "All the evidence shows that even moderate use of cannabis can have dramatic effects; psychosis, clinging to irrational beliefs and continually harking back to the past. Actually, thinking about it, you might not notice the difference."The Brains Trust attempted to contact the Prime Minister in Downing Street for his comment but was told that he had "just popped out for some Rizlas".

The Brains Trust
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Comment #1 posted by p4me on November 03, 2001 at 21:29:25 PT:

impossible and lies
Marijuana is one of the most dangerous substances known to man despite this manufactured antedotal evidence. It is a requirement that a substance have no known medical applications in order for it to be a Schedule 1 Narcotic.And since Congress has evaluated this regularly alongwith our compassionate and Christian President, with all the love in his heart, has determined that we must be protected from this evil drug. We must trust our leaders on this and not some junk science that would end society as we have known it. We must allocate more funds to fight this new threat.Vote against all incumbents down to dog catcher. Out with the old and in with the new.
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