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(Seattle Times)   Medical marijuana dispensaries help out a man whose young son uses marijuana to help ease his severe epilepsy. "These are not shadowy guys trying to make tons of money with guns strapped to their bodies. They really care about their community"   (seattletimes.com) divider line 41
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2013-12-25 08:05:55 PM  
Gonna need a spliffy tag one of these days.
 
2013-12-25 10:01:36 PM  
rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?
 
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2013-12-25 10:12:28 PM  

fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?


Yes, it's called hemp.
 
2013-12-25 10:23:29 PM  

fusillade762: There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?


You being facetious, fusillade762?  Smoking ditch weed or cannabis grown for hemp only gives you a headache.  Cannabis specifically bred for CBDs doesn't make you high, but it does make you feel "funny" and not in a haha kind of way.

/High CBD doesn't sell very well
//I'm sure I would feel differently if I suffered from seizures
 
2013-12-25 10:30:18 PM  
I'll just pop down to the apothecary...
 
2013-12-25 11:27:11 PM  
Weed is a miracle drug... Is there anything it can't do!?
 
2013-12-25 11:30:32 PM  
It is interesting indeed to compare the behavior of these shadowy drug pushers in the article with the robber baron attitude and behavior of the typical drug company.
 
2013-12-25 11:31:45 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: Gonna need a spliffy tag one of these days.



Mmmhmm
 
2013-12-25 11:32:06 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Weed is a miracle drug... Is there anything it can't do!?


Legally pay for a police state level of spending.


Prohibition never works, because black markets are very lucrative enterprises.  It's capitalism folks, demand will be met by either a strictly regulated government (you)/private market or a bunch of thugs regulating themselves and trying to stay a step in front of law enforcement.

You can't fight human nature, ask the Black Rhino
 
2013-12-25 11:36:24 PM  
Someone needs to tell him about Charlotte's Web, a strain of cannabis bred for this very reason: children with very severe epilepsy. It's sold for basically nothing to patients.

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2013-12-25 11:37:40 PM  

fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?


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2013-12-25 11:44:32 PM  
High cannabinoid marijuana needs to be studied - desperately.  There's all kinds unsubstantiated examples of it showing anti-carcinogenic properties, anti-convulsive properties, help for glaucoma, relief of pain where narcotics fail, and a myriad of other helpful qualities.

But because of DuPont, those damn dirty hippies, etc. etc. everyone has just jumped to the sidelines and won't even discuss the smallest possibility that maybe just maybe it shouldn't be a class 1 narcotic.  Maybe we should actually put some scientific - unbiased - research into this and see if these compounds could do some good.

Gonna be years I think, unfortunately.

//bitter
//friend of 20+ years dying of small cell carcinoma
 
2013-12-25 11:44:54 PM  

Ringshadow: Someone needs to tell him about Charlotte's Web, a strain of cannabis bred for this very reason: children with very severe epilepsy. It's sold for basically nothing to patients.

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true dat.
 
2013-12-25 11:47:47 PM  
Philanthropist:

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/yet can't spell it
 
2013-12-25 11:54:31 PM  
I find this details regarding the marijuana quite fascinating, but the story of the entrepreneurs helping a father in need just brought a tear to my eye.
 
2013-12-25 11:56:02 PM  

fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?


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2013-12-26 12:11:32 AM  

fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?


I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.

See, there are natural strains of pot being grown by producers in areas where it's now been legalized specifically grown to have very low THC.  THC is the psychoactive compound in pot that is most responsible for the high smokers want.  THC degrades into CDB, or cannabinoids - a variety of compounds that oddly enough seem to counter the effects of THC somewhat.  Watch this BBC video for some fascinating effects of the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U8XARojnbM

The other most commonly known type of pot that doesn't get you high is Marinol:  http://www.rxlist.com/marinol-drug.htm

Marinol is basically synthetic THC - pot produced in a chemist's lab.  It's actually very similar to the synthetic weed being sold in tabacco shops everywhere that kids are getting high on and causing a lot of shenanigans with in the press nowadays.  So...why is Marinol, a synthetic substance that can cause psychosis (you did watch my YouTube link, didn't you?), legal and normal pot isn't?

Well, not to sound too anti-establishment but it's because Solvay Pharmaceuticals have assured the public and the US government that it's safe.  Not like that nasty kind that's been growing outdoors for thousands of years that potheads favor.


So there you go.  Hope this helped.
 
2013-12-26 12:15:11 AM  
Strains like Charlotte's Web and Sour Tsunami are some of the biggest developments in years. There needs to be serious research, but the anecdotal reports are amazing. I'm a medical user in a non-medical state. I've noticed a steady increase in THC levels over the last 10-15 years in black market pot, but finding quality, low THC weed is impossible. I hope this catches on and becomes available.
 
2013-12-26 12:33:59 AM  

TheAnusThatAteManhattan: fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?

I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.


I wasn't trolling, I honestly didn't know about this stuff. I mean, I know about hemp but nobody smokes that. Do they? Now I'm not sure about anything.
 
2013-12-26 12:58:40 AM  
CBD and medical is an issue with the taxation of marijuana when it becomes available over the counter in the state of WA.  Should medical be a separate entity, separate part of the store, and how should it be taxed in comparison with over-the counter?  Will CBD become unavailable for those who seek it?
 
2013-12-26 01:00:09 AM  

fusillade762: I wasn't trolling, I honestly didn't know about this stuff. I mean, I know about hemp but nobody smokes that. Do they? Now I'm not sure about anything.


We aren't talking about hemp and as far as I know, no one smokes hemp. We're talking specifically about cannabis strains that are low in THC but high in CBD. They usually aren't smoked, they're ingested, often as oil.
 
2013-12-26 03:09:15 AM  

Paleorific: CBD and medical is an issue with the taxation of marijuana when it becomes available over the counter in the state of WA.  Should medical be a separate entity, separate part of the store, and how should it be taxed in comparison with over-the counter?  Will CBD become unavailable for those who seek it?


As I understand it, there's no recreational use for the high CBD-content Marijuana. It does not produce the "high" that high THC-containing strains produce that is sought after by recreational users.
 
2013-12-26 03:20:16 AM  

2wolves: I'll just pop down to the apothecary...


You say that likes its a joke. Only 6 days left before its legal to buy for me.
 
2013-12-26 03:38:36 AM  

TyrantII: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Weed is a miracle drug... Is there anything it can't do!?

Legally pay for a police state level of spending.


Prohibition never works, because black markets are very lucrative enterprises.  It's capitalism folks, demand will be met by either a strictly regulated government (you)/private market or a bunch of thugs regulating themselves and trying to stay a step in front of law enforcement.

You can't fight human nature, ask the Black Rhino


Except guns. I'm assured by the Fark lefties that it'll work just fine for guns.
 
2013-12-26 03:51:57 AM  

TyrantII: Prohibition never works, because black markets are very lucrative enterprises.


So you're ok with legalizing, oh, say Krokodil and Methamphetamines?

Seriously. I'm all for Pot, Ectasy, and even LSD and heroin being legalized. But there are some things that the cost to society and the damage it does to the environment as well as society is too high.
 
2013-12-26 07:44:01 AM  
CBD gpt my wife off of years of pain management with opioids. And yet her pain doctor still cannot even recommend it as a viable treatment without the feds taking away his dea license.
 
2013-12-26 07:50:22 AM  

hardinparamedic: TyrantII: Prohibition never works, because black markets are very lucrative enterprises.

So you're ok with legalizing, oh, say Krokodil and Methamphetamines?

Seriously. I'm all for Pot, Ectasy, and even LSD and heroin being legalized. But there are some things that the cost to society and the damage it does to the environment as well as society is too high.


The use of Krokodill rose due to the unavailability of heroin or a viable substitute. Meth is already legal in some forms, so not sure why you singled that out.
 
2013-12-26 08:54:41 AM  
Puhleeze.  These are not nice young men looking out for their community.  They are dope pushers and junkies who want to get everyone else addicted to their poison.  There are plenty of good treatments out there for epilepsy.  Dope is not one of them.
 
2013-12-26 11:22:13 AM  

TheAnusThatAteManhattan: Marinol is basically synthetic THC - pot produced in a chemist's lab.


I thought it was grown in specially-engineered axlotl tanks...
 
2013-12-26 11:30:17 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Puhleeze.  These are not nice young men looking out for their community.  They are dope pushers and junkies who want to get everyone else addicted to their poison.  There are plenty of good treatments out there for epilepsy.  Dope is not one of them.


I truly do hope this is a simple troll. The job of teaching some inconvienent truth to a world lied to for 80 years is no easy task.
This is not helping.
 
2013-12-26 11:31:34 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Weed is a miracle drug... Is there anything it can't do!?


Tell the truth about itself.
That job is YOURS.
 
2013-12-26 11:36:24 AM  

TyrantII: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Weed is a miracle drug... Is there anything it can't do!?

Legally pay for a police state level of spending.


Prohibition never works, because black markets are very lucrative enterprises.  It's capitalism folks, demand will be met by either a strictly regulated government (you)/private market or a bunch of thugs regulating themselves and trying to stay a step in front of law enforcement.

You can't fight human nature, ask the Black Rhino


In this case, America 2012, Law enforcement, strictly regulated(HaHaHa) co-opted buy a license to steal government and the bunch of thugs are one and the same.
 
2013-12-26 11:40:11 AM  

fusillade762: TheAnusThatAteManhattan: fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?

I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.

I wasn't trolling, I honestly didn't know about this stuff. I mean, I know about hemp but nobody smokes that. Do they? Now I'm not sure about anything.


Congratulations, you are everything we have come to expect from years of government training
 
2013-12-26 02:42:39 PM  
It's just marketing. They screwed up their crop and know they can't sell it to the druggies so give it away to someone who doesn't know better (an innocent child no less) and get recognition for foisting their brick-weed to the needy.

Oh yeah, they're a bunch of bleeding-hearts up here.
 
2013-12-26 04:27:35 PM  

ReverendJynxed: It's just marketing. They screwed up their crop and know they can't sell it to the druggies so give it away to someone who doesn't know better (an innocent child no less) and get recognition for foisting their brick-weed to the needy.

Oh yeah, they're a bunch of bleeding-hearts up here.


Umm, actually, it has taken over a decade of sciencey genetic thingie stuff and such to breed the current Medical strains, TYVM.

next
 
2013-12-26 04:30:20 PM  

TheAnusThatAteManhattan: fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?

I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.

See, there are natural strains of pot being grown by producers in areas where it's now been legalized specifically grown to have very low THC.  THC is the psychoactive compound in pot that is most responsible for the high smokers want.  THC degrades into CDB, or cannabinoids - a variety of compounds that oddly enough seem to counter the effects of THC somewhat.  Watch this BBC video for some fascinating effects of the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U8XARojnbM

The other most commonly known type of pot that doesn't get you high is Marinol:  http://www.rxlist.com/marinol-drug.htm

Marinol is basically synthetic THC - pot produced in a chemist's lab.  It's actually very similar to the synthetic weed being sold in tabacco shops everywhere that kids are getting high on and causing a lot of shenanigans with in the press nowadays.  So...why is Marinol, a synthetic substance that can cause psychosis (you did watch my YouTube link, didn't you?), legal and normal pot isn't?

Well, not to sound too anti-establishment but it's because Solvay Pharmaceuticals have assured the public and the US government that it's safe.  Not like that nasty kind that's been growing outdoors for thousands of years that potheads favor.


So there you go.  Hope this helped.


Calling Marinol marijuana is a lot like calling heroin a red poppy flower.
 
2013-12-26 05:46:59 PM  

snocone: TheAnusThatAteManhattan: fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?

I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.

See, there are natural strains of pot being grown by producers in areas where it's now been legalized specifically grown to have very low THC.  THC is the psychoactive compound in pot that is most responsible for the high smokers want.  THC degrades into CDB, or cannabinoids - a variety of compounds that oddly enough seem to counter the effects of THC somewhat.  Watch this BBC video for some fascinating effects of the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U8XARojnbM

The other most commonly known type of pot that doesn't get you high is Marinol:  http://www.rxlist.com/marinol-drug.htm

Marinol is basically synthetic THC - pot produced in a chemist's lab.  It's actually very similar to the synthetic weed being sold in tabacco shops everywhere that kids are getting high on and causing a lot of shenanigans with in the press nowadays.  So...why is Marinol, a synthetic substance that can cause psychosis (you did watch my YouTube link, didn't you?), legal and normal pot isn't?

Well, not to sound too anti-establishment but it's because Solvay Pharmaceuticals have assured the public and the US government that it's safe.  Not like that nasty kind that's been growing outdoors for thousands of years that potheads favor.


So there you go.  Hope this helped.

Calling Marinol marijuana is a lot like calling heroin a red poppy flower.



Did the very name "Marinol" not give it away?  Did you not read my link and see the chemist sheet with molecule?

It's synthetic THC.  Just like the "herbal incense" being sold at shops (originally known in the press as K2, Spice, etc.) that people smoke.  It's exactly what gives pot smokers the high they want and has the same "side effects".

Why is it most commonly prescribed?  For pain relief, glaucoma, and to stimulate hunger in cancer patients.


Kind of like...that other thing...marijuana....


So your point is?
 
2013-12-26 06:01:58 PM  

TheAnusThatAteManhattan: snocone: TheAnusThatAteManhattan: fusillade762: rare strains of pot that are low in psychoactive chemicals but high in cannabidiol, or CBD, which is believed to have therapeutic qualities

There's a type of pot that doesn't get you high?

I know everyone is quoting this troll, but in the hopes it's just his Christmas egg-nog talkin (howya doin Fus?) and for others not in the know, I'll answer.

Yes.  Yes there is.

See, there are natural strains of pot being grown by producers in areas where it's now been legalized specifically grown to have very low THC.  THC is the psychoactive compound in pot that is most responsible for the high smokers want.  THC degrades into CDB, or cannabinoids - a variety of compounds that oddly enough seem to counter the effects of THC somewhat.  Watch this BBC video for some fascinating effects of the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U8XARojnbM

The other most commonly known type of pot that doesn't get you high is Marinol:  http://www.rxlist.com/marinol-drug.htm

Marinol is basically synthetic THC - pot produced in a chemist's lab.  It's actually very similar to the synthetic weed being sold in tabacco shops everywhere that kids are getting high on and causing a lot of shenanigans with in the press nowadays.  So...why is Marinol, a synthetic substance that can cause psychosis (you did watch my YouTube link, didn't you?), legal and normal pot isn't?

Well, not to sound too anti-establishment but it's because Solvay Pharmaceuticals have assured the public and the US government that it's safe.  Not like that nasty kind that's been growing outdoors for thousands of years that potheads favor.


So there you go.  Hope this helped.

Calling Marinol marijuana is a lot like calling heroin a red poppy flower.


Did the very name "Marinol" not give it away?  Did you not read my link and see the chemist sheet with molecule?

It's synthetic THC.  Just like the "herbal incense" being sold at shops (originally known in the press as K2, Spice, etc. ...


Just agreeing w/ u dood.
Many of the inexperienced do not understand.
 
2013-12-26 07:05:00 PM  

Arnifix: Meth is already legal in some forms, so not sure why you singled that out.


Methamphetamine-derived salts are legal by prescription for the treatment of certain conditions under a physicians order.

They are NOT comparable in any way to street methamphetamines sold after manufacture in Clandestine Labs.

Don't be that guy.
 
2013-12-26 07:57:16 PM  

hardinparamedic: Arnifix: Meth is already legal in some forms, so not sure why you singled that out.

Methamphetamine-derived salts are legal by prescription for the treatment of certain conditions under a physicians order.

They are NOT comparable in any way to street methamphetamines sold after manufacture in Clandestine Labs.

Don't be that guy.


Yeah! More like those diet aids you find at gas stations.
 
2013-12-26 10:03:42 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Yeah! More like those diet aids you find at gas stations


Bless your heart.
 
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