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Familial Mediterranean Fever ~ a Rare genetic disease

I do not look like I have a single drop of Mediterranean blood in me, so why do i care about this rare genetic disorder? Because the color of skin is only skin deep. Because despite the pale appearance of my exterior,  I have the genetic ancestor from that part of the world who handed me this recessive trait. Because I have this disease and have to live with it…

Breezy Kiefair struggling to gain weight post flare

Breezy Kiefair struggling to gain weight post flare

I care because I need to repost the links as many times as possible in hopes that those related to me by blood will heed my warning and look for signs of the disorder in the kids…. I have made no secret of the fact that I am far estranged from my biological family, so I turn to electronic means to spread the word.

There is no cure, but the treatment does help….. There is no cure, but knowledge that there is indeed something wrong and that I am not a hypochondriac is soothing to the mind…. There is no cure, but it sure as hell does explain a lot about both myself and my blood relatives… BOTH my parents had to have the recessive gene in order for me to have this disorder. Both my parent’s sets of siblings may also be carriers of these recessive traits….  ALL of my blood siblings (half or full blooded) are POTENTIAL carriers of the defect…. Therefore, ALL of my blood nieces and nephews are potential victims of the disease as well as their children. It is my hope that those in my family will stumble upon this post and then value the family’s future generations enough to spread this information to where it may be of use (i emailed it directly to those whose email addresses I possess in my bloodline)
the below information was retrieved from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-mediterranean-fever

What is familial Mediterranean fever?

Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited condition characterized by recurrent episodes of painful inflammation in the abdomen, chest, or joints. These episodes are often accompanied by fever and sometimes a rash. The first episode usually occurs in childhood or the teenage years, but in some cases, the initial attack occurs much later in life. Typically, episodes last 12 to 72 hours and can vary in severity. The length of time between attacks is also variable. Without treatment to help prevent attacks and complications, a buildup of certain protein deposits (amyloidosis) in the body’s organs and tissues may occur, which can lead to kidney failure.

How common is familial Mediterranean fever?

Familial Mediterranean fever primarily affects populations originating in the Mediterranean region, particularly people of Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, and Jewish ancestry. The disorder affects from 1 in 250 people to 1 in 1,000 people in these populations. It is less common in other populations.

What genes are related to familial Mediterranean fever?

Mutations in the MEFV gene cause familial Mediterranean fever. The MEFV gene provides instructions for making a protein called pyrin (also known as marenostrin), which is found in white blood cells. This protein is involved in the immune system, helping to regulate the process of inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the immune system sends signaling molecules and white blood cells to a site of injury or disease to fight microbial invaders and facilitate tissue repair. When this has been accomplished, the body stops the inflammatory response to prevent damage to its own cells and tissues.

Mutations in the MEFV gene reduce the activity of the pyrin protein, which disrupts control of the inflammation process. An inappropriate or prolonged inflammatory response can result, usually accompanied by fever and pain in the abdomen, chest, or joints.

Normal variations in the SAA1 gene may modify the course of familial Mediterranean fever. Some evidence suggests that a particular version of the SAA1 gene (called the alpha variant) may increase the risk of amyloidosis among people with familial Mediterranean fever.

Read more about the MEFV and SAA1 genes.

How do people inherit familial Mediterranean fever?

Familial Mediterranean fever is almost always inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.

In rare cases, this condition appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, in which one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder and affected individuals often inherit the mutation from one affected parent. However, there are other possible explanations of this apparent pattern. A gene mutation that occurs frequently in a population may result in a disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance appearing in multiple generations in a family, a pattern that mimics autosomal dominant inheritance. If one parent has familial Mediterranean fever (with two mutations in the MEFV gene) and the other parent is an unaffected carrier (with one mutation in the MEFV gene), it may appear as if the affected child inherited the disorder only from the affected parent. This appearance of autosomal dominant inheritance when the pattern is actually autosomal recessive is called pseudodominance.

Where can I find information about diagnosis or management of familial Mediterranean fever?

These resources address the diagnosis or management of familial Mediterranean fever and may include treatment providers.

You might also find information on the diagnosis or management of familial Mediterranean fever inEducational resources and Patient support.

To locate a healthcare provider, see How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.

Where can I find additional information about familial Mediterranean fever?

You may find the following resources about familial Mediterranean fever helpful. These materials are written for the general public.

You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for healthcare professionals and researchers.

What other names do people use for familial Mediterranean fever?

  • Benign paroxysmal peritonitis
  • Familial paroxysmal polyserositis
  • FMF
  • Hereditary Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Mediterranean Fever, Familial
  • MEF
  • Periodic Disease
  • Periodic peritonitis
  • Recurrent polyserositis
  • Reimann periodic disease
  • Siegal-Cattan-Mamou disease
  • Wolff Periodic Disease

For more information about naming genetic conditions, see the Genetics Home Reference Condition Naming Guidelines and How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.

What if I still have specific questions about familial Mediterranean fever?

Where can I find general information about genetic conditions?

What glossary definitions help with understanding familial Mediterranean fever?

amyloidosis ; autosomal ; autosomal dominant ; autosomal recessive ; benign ; carrier ; cell ; complication ;familial ; fever ; gene ; immune system ; inflammation ; inheritance ; injury ; joint ; kidney ; molecule ;mutation ; population ; protein ; pseudodominance ; recessive ; sign ; symptom ; syndrome ; teenage ;tissue ; white blood cells

You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

References (13 links)

The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.

Reviewed: September 2008
Published: October 23, 2012

please also read: 

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/330284-overview#showall

 
and here is some more information retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familial_Mediterranean_fever

Familial Mediterranean fever

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary inflammatory disorder[1]:149. FMF is an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in MEFV, a gene which encodes a 781–amino acid protein denoted pyrin.[2]

The disorder has been given various names including familial paroxysmal polyserositis, periodic peritonitis, recurrent polyserositis, benign paroxysmal peritonitis, periodic disease or periodic fever, Reimann periodic disease or Reimann’s syndrome, Siegal-Cattan-Mamou disease, and Wolff periodic disease.[3][4][5] Note that “periodic fever” can also refer to any of thePeriodic fever syndromes.

Epidemiology

FMF affects groups of people originating from around the Mediterranean Sea (hence its name). It is prominently present in the Armenian people, Sephardi Jews (and, to a much lesser extent, Ashkenazi Jews), CypriotsTurks and Arabs.[6]

[edit]Signs and symptoms

[edit]Attacks

There are seven types of attacks. Ninety percent of all patients have their first attacks before they are 18 years old. All develop over 2–4 hours and last anywhere from 6 hours to 4 days. Most attacks involve fever.[6]

  1. Abdominal attacks, featuring abdominal pain, affect the whole abdomen with all signs of peritonitis (inflammation of abdominal lining), and acute abdominal pain likeappendicitis. They occur in 95% of all patients and may lead to unnecessary laparotomy. Incomplete attacks, with local tenderness and normal blood tests, have been reported.
  2. Joint attacks mainly occur in large joints, especially in the legs. Usually, only one joint is affected. Seventy-five percent of all FMF patients experience joint attacks.
  3. Chest attacks include pleuritis (inflammation of the pleura) and pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium). Pleuritis occurs in 40% of patients, and makes it difficult to breathe or lie flat, but pericarditis is rare.
  4. Scrotal attacks due to inflammation of the tunica vaginalis occurs in up to 5% and may be mistaken for acute scrotum (i.e. testicular torsion).
  5. Myalgia (rare in isolation)
  6. Erysipeloid (a skin reaction on the legs, rare in isolation)
  7. Fever without any of the other symptoms listed above (25%)

[edit]Complications

AA-amyloidosis with renal failure is a complication and may develop without overt crises. AA amyloid protein is produced in very large quantities during attacks, and at a low rate between them, and accumulates mainly in the kidney, as well as the heartspleengastrointestinal tract and thyroid.[6]

There appears to be an increase in the risk for developing particular vasculitis-related diseases (e.g. Henoch-Schönlein purpura), spondylarthropathy, prolonged arthritis of certain joints and protracted myalgia.[6]

[edit]Diagnosis

The diagnosis is clinically made on the basis of the history of typical attacks, especially in patients from the ethnic groups in which FMF is more highly prevalent. An acute phase response is present during attacks, with high C-reactive protein levels, an elevated white blood cell count and other markers of inflammation. In patients with a long history of attacks, monitoring the renal function is of importance in predicting chronic renal failure.[6]

A genetic test is also available to detect mutations in the MEFV gene. Sequencing of exons 2, 3, 5, and 10 of this gene detects an estimated 97% of all known mutations.[6]

A specific and highly sensitive test for FMF is the “Metaraminol Provocative Test (MPT),” whereby a single 10 mg infusion of Metaraminol is administered to the patient. A positive diagnosis is made if the patient presents with a typical, albeit milder, FMF attack within 48 hours. As MPT is more sensitive than specific, it does not identify all cases of FMF. Although a positive MPT can be very useful.[7][8]

[edit]Pathophysiology

Virtually all cases are due to a mutation in the MEFV gene on the sixteenth chromosome, which codes for a protein called pyrin or marenostrin. Various mutations of this gene lead to FMF, although some mutations cause a more severe picture than others. Mutations occur mainly in exons 2, 3, 5 and 10.[6]

The function of pyrin has not been completely elucidated, but it appears to be a suppressor of the activation of caspase 1, the enzyme that stimulates production of interleukin 1β, a cytokine central to the process of inflammation. In other words an ineffective pyrin doesn’t inhibit inflammation normally, resulting in inflammatory episodes of membranes at differing sites. It is not conclusively known what exactly sets off the attacks, and why overproduction of IL-1 would lead to particular symptoms in particular organs (e.g. joints or the peritoneal cavity).[6]

[edit]Genetics

Familial Mediterranean fever has an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.

The MEFV gene is located on the short arm of chromosome 16 (16p13). The disorder inherits in an autosomal recessive fashion. Therefore, two asymptomatic carrier parents have a 25% chance of a child with the disorder, a 50% chance of a child who is an asymptomatic carrier and a 25% chance of a child who does not carry the disorder. FMF patients who have children with a carrier or another FMF patient have a 50% and 100% chance, respectively, of having a child with FMF.[9][10]

There is one known case of an affected patient with only one parent who is a carrier. This is caused by a unique mutation on thesixteenth chromosome.

[edit]Treatment

Attacks are self-limiting, and require analgesia and NSAIDs (such as diclofenac).[6]

Colchicine, a drug otherwise mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in FMF patients. The exact way in which colchicine suppresses attacks is unclear. While this agent is not without side effects (such as abdominal pain and muscle pains), it may markedly improve quality of life in patients. The dosage is typically 1–2 mg a day. Development of amyloidosis is delayed with colchicine treatment. Interferon is being studied as a therapeutic modality.[6] Some advise discontinuation of colchicine before and during pregnancy, but the data are inconsistent, and others feel it is safe to take colchicine during pregnancy.[11]

Approximately 5-10% of FMF cases are resistant to colchicine therapy alone. In these cases, adding anakinra to the daily colchicine regimen has been successful.[12]

[edit]History

New York allergist, Dr Sheppard Siegal, first described the attacks of peritonitis in 1945; he termed this “benign paroxysmal peritonitis”, as the disease course was essentially benign.[13] Dr Hobart Reimann, working in the American University in Beirut, described a more complete picture which he termed “periodic disease”.[14][15]

In 1972, colchicine was discovered to prevent attacks.[16]

The link to the MEFV gene was discovered in 1997 by two different groups, each working independently – the French FMF Consortium,[9] and the International FMF Consortium.[10]

[edit]See also

[edit]References

  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Chae JJ, Wood G, Richard K et al. (September 2008). “The familial Mediterranean fever protein, pyrin, is cleaved by caspase-1 and activates NF-kappaB through its N-terminal fragment”Blood 112 (5): 1794–1803. doi:10.1182/blood-2008-01-134932PMC 2518886PMID 18577712.
  3. ^ Dugdale III, David C; Jatin Vyas (2010-09-15). “Familial Mediterranean fever – PubMed Health”PubMed Health. National Centre for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  4. ^ Enersen, Ole Daniel. “Whonamedit – Siegal-Cattan-Mamou syndrome”Whonamedit? A dictionary of medical eponyms. Archived from the original on 2001-04-24. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  5. ^ “Familial Mediterranean fever – Genetics Home Reference”Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine. 2011-04-14. Archived from the original on 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  6. a b c d e f g h i j Livneh A, Langevitz P (2000). “Diagnostic and treatment concerns in familial Mediterranean fever”. Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 14 (3): 477–498.doi:10.1053/berh.2000.0089PMID 10985982.
  7. ^ Barakat MH, El-Khawad AO, Gumaa KA, El-Sobki NI, Fenech FF (1984). “Metaraminol provocative test: a specific diagnostic test for familial Mediterranean fever”. Lancet 1(8378): 656–7. PMID 6142351.
  8. ^ Huppertz HI, Michels H (1988). “[The metaraminol provocation test in the diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever]”. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 136 (5): 243–5. PMID 3405225.
  9. a b The French FMF Consortium (1997). “A candidate gene for familial Mediterranean fever”. Nat. Genet. 17 (1): 25–31. doi:10.1038/ng0997-25PMID 9288094.
  10. a b The International FMF Consortium (1997). “Ancient missense mutations in a new member of the RoRet gene family are likely to cause familial Mediterranean fever”. Cell 90(4): 797–807. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80539-5PMID 9288758.
  11. ^ Michael O, Goldman RD, Koren G (August 2003). “Safety of colchicine therapy during pregnancy”Can Fam Physician 49: 967–9. PMC 2214270PMID 12943352.
  12. ^ Calligaris L, Marchetti F, Tommasini A, Ventura A (2008). “The efficacy of anakinra in an adolescent with colchicine-resistant familial Mediterranean fever”European Journal of Pediatrics 167 (6): 695–696. doi:10.1007/s00431-007-0547-3PMC 2292480PMID 17588171.
  13. ^ Siegal S (1945). “Benign paroxysmal peritonitis”. Ann Intern Med 23 (2): 234–47. PMID 18124924.
  14. ^ Reiman HA (1948). “Periodic disease. Probable syndrome including periodic fever, benign paroxysmal peritonitis, cyclic neutropenia and intermittent arthralgia”. J Am Med Assoc 136 (4): 239–44. PMID 18920089.
  15. ^ synd/2503 at Who Named It?
  16. ^ Goldfinger, S.E. (1972-12-21). “Colchicine for familial Mediterranean fever”. New England Journal of Medicine 287 (25): 1302. doi:10.1056/NEJM197212212872514.PMID 4636899.

[edit]External links

Breezy Says:

The treatment for any persons afflicted with the disease is a gout medication called colchicine. You can read up on the medication here:
In addition to the Colchicine, I recommend a regimen of ingesting Phoenix Tears Oil (hash oil made from the cannabis plant) by mouth in concert with smoking the plant to treat pain and juicing the fan leaves to decrease intestinal symptoms and increase appetite.

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Phoenix Tears Healing a Diabetic Ulcer (8 months of treatment)

Phoenix Tears aka Rick Simpson Oil aka Hash Oil

Phoenix Tears aka Rick Simpson Oil aka Hash Oil

Before I begin this testimonial, Please take a few moments to acquaint yourself with Phoenix Tears.

Here is a video of how to make the oil. Please also visit the text tutorial here:

http://phoenixtears.ca/make-the-medicine/

for more information on this therapy, please visit the following links:

What It Does & How It Works

http://phoenixtears.ca/what-it-does-and-how-it-works/

excerpt from link:

If you are looking for a safe medication, look no further than what the hemp plant can provide. On top of all that it’s a medicine we can all grow and produce ourselves. Also there is no need for a doctor’s supervision with its use.

When the hemp plant is grown for medicinal use, you now have your own medical system that is much safer and effective than anything our current medical system provides. You still may require a doctor to set your broken leg, but you will no longer need the chemicals they have been pushing upon us.

Hemp is medicine for the masses and no one has the right to control its use. We are all different and we all have different tolerances for practically everything. So it is up to each and every one of us to determine for ourselves how much oil we require to maintain good health.

Over the years people have come to me who after years of treatment by the medical system did not even have a diagnosis for their conditions. But the oil exercised its amazing healing power and their medical problems were solved.

Another aspect of the use of hemp as medicine is its anti-aging properties. As we age, our vital organs deteriorate and of course this impairs the function of these organs.

Hemp oil rejuvenates vital organs even in small doses it is very common for people to report to me that they feel 20 to 30 years younger after only ingesting the oil for a short time.

Now let’s take it to the next level. What about people who ingest larger quantities of oil over a longer period of time like myself? After 9 years on the oil my body does not appear to be that of a 60 year old man. Instead, my body has the appearance of someone who is a great deal younger. When I have the oil at my disposal I like to take about a quarter of a gram a day. Of course, due to short supply, quite often I must go without so my own treatment has been erratic to say the least.

From my own experience with the oil I cannot help but wonder what would happen if a person was to ingest larger quantities of oil over a longer period of time. If a person were to do this, can they actually reverse the aging process and grow younger instead of aging.

From the oils effect on my own body by all appearances this seems to be the case. Someday soon when I have enough oil I intend to start taking a gram a day for a year to see what effect it has on my body.

Many people who have taken the oil have stated that they thought it to be the fountain of youth. From my own experiences with the oil I believe this to be true.

Please also see dosing information: http://phoenixtears.ca/dosage-information/

Please also see testimonials: http://phoenixtears.ca/testimonials/

Finally, Whose oil can you trust?

please also read: http://phoenixtears.ca/articles/whose-oil-can-you-trust/

*****Author’s note… the above information is my research source. It is how I learned about Phoenix Tears and why I wanted to try them… ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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*****THE BELOW information is data gathered based on personal observation. I have utmost respect for Mr. Rick Simpson and his work, but I in no way have his permission or endorsement… just for honesty and clarity.

Fat Freddy has had a sore on his back for about 3 years and it would not heal! We started putting Rick Simpson Oil on it on November 23, then the next day we checked it and then checked it every 3 days afterwards, changing the oil and bandage every 3 days as well! Here is the progress so far! (WARNING THIS IS GRAPHIC!)

NOVEMBER 23, 2011 First treatment

November 23, 2011 9:32am fat freddy's diabetic ulcer on his back before treatement of phoenix tears with 1984 penny for scale

November 23, 2011 9:32am fat freddy’s diabetic ulcer on his back before treatment of phoenix tears with 1984 penny for scale

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November 24, 2011

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy's diabetic ulcer progress day #2

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy’s diabetic ulcer progress day #2

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy's diabetic ulcer progress day #2

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy’s diabetic ulcer progress day #2

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy's diabetic ulcer progress day #2

11/24/11 10:04 Fat freddy’s diabetic ulcer progress day #2

Please view this video of the continuing progress.

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On December 9, 2011 this is how the wound looked….

12/09/11 7:12pm progress on Fat Freddy's shoulder... WOW!

12/09/11 7:12pm progress on Fat Freddy’s shoulder… WOW!

*note* our supply of Phoenix Tears AKA Rick Simpson Oil AKA Hash oil ran out during the course of therapy. We substituted one treatment for Hemp-EaZe™ THERAPY CREAM. We have also been using the Hemp-EaZe™ for Baby & Me Spray to wipe away any excess oil when we change the bandage. Hemp-EaZe™ THERAPY CREAM is available here: http://tierrasolfarm.com/Hemp-EaZe-THERAPY-CREAM-333.htm Hemp-EaZe™ for Baby & Me Spray is available here: http://tierrasolfarm.com/Hemp-EaZe-for-Baby-Me-Spray-335.htm

In the future, I plan to do a blog post about my personal experience with the phoenix tears for my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I doubt I will have any fantastic images, but I have already seen improvement since I have been ingesting this therapy.

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For more information on getting Phoenix Tears

 please call 678-362-3245

or  email

thelasname@yahoo.com

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UPDATES BELOW!!!

A note before we begin…

You can also view all the relevant videos for this patient on this youtube playlist

And now…

The Healing Continues….

Fat Freddy‘s treatment began on November 23, 2011. We changed his bandage (covered with phoenix tears oil) every 3 days until around December 12, 2011.

Here is the progress from ! December 12, 2011 to December 26. 2011  (WARNING THIS IS GRAPHIC!)

We saw amazing progress. When the scab initially fell off in November, it left a pitted area from where the sore had been for so many years. In addition to healing over, this ugly pit began to fill in with pretty pink, healthy skin.

We began changing the bandage every 6 days as the healing proceeded.

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December 30, 2011 to January 12, 2012

I did some additional research on diabetes and it’s effects on the skin. 

According to WebMD, “Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone loses a lower limb as a result of diabetes”…… 

In my opinion, nearly all of those amputations could be prevented if we would stop running from the cure for so many diseases & start using Rick Simpson‘s Run From The Cure method to make Hemp oil.

(link to reference article from WebMD http://diabetes.webmd.com/features/diabetes-wounds-caring-sores)

I did not realize how many DIFFERENT ways Diabetes affects the skin! I’m so glad that I know about the many diseases that are treated and cured with Rick Simpson oil…. There is a cure for Cancer, but it is not FDA approved. Phoenix Tears work! (and diabetes, and Fibromyalgia, and Autism, and so much more!!!)

the below link details the many ways that diabetes affects the skin 
http://telemedicine.org/dm/dmupdate.htm#bp

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Some FOR MORE INFORMATION LINKS:

for more info on phoenix tears, please visit: http://phoenixtears.ca/

For more info on “Fat Freddy” of the Freak Brother’s Comics (a longtime cannabis freedom fighter and the dude whose back we are healing) please visit: http://www.fatfreddy.com/

to buy Hemp EaZe Baby & Me Spray (the non thc lotion I have been using along with the PTO) please visit:

http://tierrasolfarm.com/Hemp-EaZe-for-Baby-Me- Spray-335.htm

need to know more? btokeefer@gmail.com

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April 1, 2012 Update… No April Fool’s joke here!

4/1/2012 Updated image of the healing.

Around one edge, some light scaling of skin remains. The scar itself continues to fill in where it had been an sunken area on the back. We are continuing to change the bandage about once a week. Have a blessed day. We will continue to update this post as we can. The authoress of the post is currently nursing a broken pelvis.

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April 11, 2012

We changed the bandage this morning, lo and behold, all the scaling has gone! We are now continuing treatment only as scar reduction! It has been so amazing to watch this horrible wound heal up and begin to disappear. Here are the latest pics.

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April 20, 2012 to May 5, 2012 UPDATE

There seemed to have been a deeper infection going on. We continued therapy for scar reductive therapy. Now we have entered a second phase of deeper healing. We’re calling it the “Dave Triplett effect”

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for more information please also see:

Cured: A Cannabis Story (A Film By David Triplett)

Cannabis cured my skin cancer. This is my story.
It has been proven that concentrated cannabis extract oil cures cancer.
Why hasn’t The U.S. National Cancer Institute or The American Cancer Society tested Cannabis Oil?. Is it lack of personnel (2,100 USNCI staff members) or limited financial support (USNCI 2010 budget of $5.1 Billion dollars!)

Cannabis Concentrate or extract is the same as Rick Simpson’s “Hemp Oil”. Hemp seed oil is NOT what Rick Simpson is making and using.

Google “cannabinoids” and “cancer”.
Google “endocannabinoids” and “cancer”
Google “THC” and “Cancer”.
Google pubmed, go there and look up “endocannabinoids” and “cancer”, as well as “cannabinoids” and “cancer”.
Google Dr. Robert Dr Robert Melamede and cancer”.

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May 18, 2011 still images…. We left Fat Fred’s back open to the air for nearly 1 week prior to these images. This gave his skin some time to breathe without a bandage and demonstrates how quickly the phoenix tears therapy treats wounds and also how quickly a wound suffers when therapy is removed.

May 12 -18 2012 UPDATE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LMr4tFAhSI

Update of the healing of fat Freddy’s back with Rick Simpson’s Phoenix Tears Method applied topically to the skin.

view all the relevant videos in this play-list: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB7A05ED23E5AE962

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2012-05-24 fat freddy’s pto update

Washing and Debridement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debridement) of Fat Freddy’s Back. Then we cover it with a bandage covered in Phoenix Tears Oil (hash oil, hemp oil, concentrated cannabis oil)
musical selection composed by: Tchaikovsky
“Nutcracker Suite” “March”

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2012-05-27 – 2012-05-31 Fat Freddy’s Phoenix Tears Update

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June 2012

2012-06-07 Fat Freddy’s Phoenix Tears Healing update

Continuing the healing with phoenix tears therapy on Fat Freddy’s back. We suspect the sore to be a diabetic ulcer and/or skin cancer. Fat Freddy does not like doctors, so a “proper diagnosis” is impossible. There is already a lively debate in the comments on youtube for this video. I will be altering my method slightly to prove a point because of the complaints registered there.

see the comments here
links:
www.urantia.org/urantia-book/read-urantia-bookonline

www.etsy.com/shop/connabis

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June 18, 2012 to July 3, 2012 Cumulative Update

watch it on youtube

Please also see this related post on Naphtha

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July 6 – 20 Update

We show what 11 days without the Phoenix tears therapy does and discuss the Naphtha video a little more. Fat Freddy has a few words to say to you as well.

October 29, 2012 UPDATE and FINAL WORDS ON THIS POST:

I must admit that I have not updated you all on this story in FAR too long. I must also admit that all I was truly able to do for this ulcer is to prevent it from becoming overly dangerous to a very resistive patient. I could have achieved more success had I been able to convince Fat Freddy to stop wearing his suspenders. I believe that the wound began as a pressure sore from those suspenders, and as long as he continues to wear them, he will continue to have a sore there. During my prolonged illness this summer, I had someone else take over his wound care for a time. They did not follow instructions or treat his wound and within a few weeks, his shoulder looked like the “before” images in this post. When therapy resumed, his wound resumed the healing process and was back to the level of healing it had been when I last provided documentation. I have a few videos and images that have been piling up on this story, however due to the patient’s stubbornness, I have little faith that this wound will ever truly heal. What can be done is continuing the therapy and preventing a major infection in a geriatric body.

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For more information getting Phoenix Tears

  email breezy at btokeefer@gmail.com 

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Naphtha is not good for you!

watch for updates on this link.

Naphtha Solvent is NOT GOOD FOR YOU!

Please do not confuse naphtha poisoning for added potency when using it as a solvent to make Phoenix Tears!

June 20, 2012 status message from facebook.com

A friend of mine was donated some phoenix tears oil from an understandably unnamed source. She could not take it to a lab for testing and was afraid to use it. She put a sample into my hands. So, on Monday I tested it. I have a high tolerance and was in a lot of pain, so I took a larger than a grain of rice dab. From the moment it touched my tongue, it burned. It was naphtha! I knew it, but it was far too late. Soon, My nervous system was soon on fire. Then the crazy symptoms came. I got to a point of pain and insanity that was torture for myself and all around me. The crazy lasted for days… the pain is still there. If you have mental health issues on any level, avoid naphtha extracted products like the plague! Its not worth it. It causes cancer too.

also available on youtube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOut8TuqB18

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naphtha is so toxic, the Department of Defense (DoD) uses is as a template for how they classify “dangerous” chemicals…. you’re using naphtha to make your Rick Simpson – Phoenix Tears therapy? your’re inviting so much attention from the government it is stupid. They track each and every purchase of that substance btw.

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http://www.collectioncare.org/MSDS/naphthamsds.pdf

Material Safety Data Sheet
Naphtha
SECTION 1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product name : Naphtha
Synonyms : Light Naphtha, Japan Open Spec Bonded Naphtha, SNG Naphtha, Light Cat
Naphtha, Sweet Virgin Naphtha (SVN), Debutanized Naphtha, Atmospheric
Naphtha (DAN), HCU Light Naphtha, Light CR Gasoline, Full Range Cracked
Naphtha, Full Range Hydrocracked Naphtha, Full Range Reformed Naphtha,
Light Chemical Treated Naphtha, Light Cracked Naphtha, Light Hydrocracked
Naphtha, Light Hydrotreated Naphtha, Aviation Alkylate Naphtha, 888100004450
MSDS Number : 888100004450 Version : 2.12
Product Use Description : Fuel Component, Refinery Intermediate Stream
Company : For: Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co.
19100 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259
Tesoro Call Center : (877) 783-7676 Chemtrec
(Emergency Contact)
: (800) 424-9300
SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview
Regulatory status : This material is considered hazardous by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Signal Word : DANGER
Hazard Summary : Extremely flammable. Irritating to eyes and respiratory system. Affects central
nervous system. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Aspiration Hazard.
Potential Health Effects
Eyes : High vapor concentration or contact may cause irritation and discomfort.
Skin : Brief contact may cause slight irritation. Skin irritation leading to dermatitis may
occur upon prolonged or repeated contact. Can be absorbed through skin.
Ingestion : Aspiration hazard if liquid is inhaled into lungs, particularly from vomiting after
ingestion. Aspiration may result in chemical pneumonia, severe lung damage,
respiratory failure and even death.
Inhalation : Vapors or mists from this material can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs, and
can cause signs and symptoms of central nervous system depression,
depending on the concentration and duration of exposure. Inhalation of high
concentrations may cause central nervous system depression such as dizziness,
Specific Hazard
Reactivity
Health
NFPA: Flammability
1 0
3
FLAMMABILITY
PHYSICAL
HEALTH
3
0
1
HMIS III:
0 = Insignificant, 1 = Slight, 2 = Moderate,
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drowsiness, headache, and similar narcotic symptoms, but no long-term effects.
Chronic Exposure : Long-term exposure may cause effects to specific organs, such as to the liver,
kidneys, blood, nervous system, and skin. Contains benzene, which can cause
blood disease, including anemia and leukemia.
Target Organs : Skin, Central nervous system, Liver, Kidney, Blood
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component CAS-No. Weight %
Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha 8030-30-6 100%
N-hexane 110-54-3 25 – 35%
Xylene 1330-20-7 25 – 35%
Toluene 108-88-3 15 – 20%
Cyclohexane 110-82-7 15 – 20%
Pentane 109-66-0 15 – 20%
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5 12.5 – 15%
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4 5 – 7%
Benzene 71-43-2 3 – 5%
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6 2 – 3%
Sulfur 7704-34-9 0 – 1.5%
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
General advice : Remove from exposure, lie down. In the case of accident or if you feel unwell,
seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible). When
symptoms persist or in all cases of doubt, seek medical advice. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Take off all contaminated clothing
immediately and thoroughly wash material from skin.
Inhalation : If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention immediately.
Skin contact : In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Take off
contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash contaminated clothing
before re-use. Contaminated leather, particularly footwear, must be discarded.
Note that contaminated clothing may be a fire hazard. Seek medical advice if
symptoms persist or develop.
Eye contact : Remove contact lenses. In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with
plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Ingestion : If swallowed Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Seek medical attention immediately. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 3 of 14
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Notes to physician : Symptoms: Dizziness, Discomfort, Headache, Nausea, Kidney disorders, Liver
disorders.
SECTION 5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Form : Liquid
Flash point -typical : -21.7 °C (-7.1 °F)
Auto Ignition temperature : 225 °C (437 °F)
Lower explosive limit : 1.2 %(V)
Upper explosive limit : 6.9 % (V)
Suitable extinguishing media : Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Do not
use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.
Specific hazards during fire
fighting
: SMALL FIRES: Any extinguisher suitable for Class B fires, dry chemical, CO2,
water spray, fire fighting foam, or Halon.
LARGE FIRES: Water spray, fog or fire fighting foam. Water may be ineffective for
fighting the fire, but may be used to cool fire-exposed containers.
Special protective equipment
for fire-fighters
: Fire fighters should wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA) and full turnout gear. Firefighters’ protective clothing will provide limited
protection.
Further information : Isolate area around container involved in fire. Cool tanks, shells, and containers
exposed to fire and excessive heat with water. For massive fires the use of
unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles may be advantageous to further
minimize personnel exposure. Major fires may require withdrawal, allowing the
tank to burn. Large storage tank fires typically require specially trained personnel
and equipment to extinguish the fire, often including the need for properly applied
fire fighting foam. Exposure to decomposition products may be a hazard to health.
Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the
surrounding environment. Use water spray to cool unopened containers. Fire
residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in
accordance with local regulations.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions : Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Ventilate the area. Remove all sources of
ignition. Response and clean-up crews must be properly trained and must utilize
proper protective equipment (see Section 8).
Environmental precautions : Should not be released into the environment. Avoid subsoil penetration. If the
product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains, inform respective authorities.
Methods for cleaning up : Contain and collect spillage with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand,
earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal
according to local / national regulations.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling : Keep away from fire, sparks and heated surfaces. No smoking near areas where
material is stored or handled. The product should only be stored and handled in MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 4 of 14
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areas with intrinsically safe electrical classification.
Advice on protection against
fire and explosion
: Hydrocarbon liquids including this product can act as a non-conductive flammable
liquid (or static accumulators), and may form ignitable vapor-air mixtures in storage
tanks or other containers. Precautions to prevent static-initated fire or explosion
during transfer, storage or handling, include but are not limited to these examples:
(1) Ground and bond containers during product transfers. Grounding and
bonding may not be adequate protection to prevent ignition or explosion of
hydrocarbon liquids and vapors that are static accumulators.
(2) Special slow load procedures for “switch loading” must be followed to
avoid the static ignition hazard that can exist when higher flash point
material (such as fuel oil or diesel) is loaded into tanks previously
containing low flash point products (such gasoline or naphtha).
(3) Storage tank level floats must be effectively bonded.
For more information on precautions to prevent static-initated fire or explosion, see
NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity (2007), and API
Recommended Practice 2003, Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static,
Lightning, and Stray Currents (2008).
Dust explosion class : Not applicable
Requirements for storage
areas and containers
: Keep away from flame, sparks, excessive temperatures and open flame. Use
approved containers. Keep containers closed and clearly labeled. Empty or
partially full product containers or vessels may contain explosive vapors. Do not
pressurize, cut, heat, weld or expose containers to sources of ignition. Store in a
well-ventilated area. The storage area should comply with NFPA 30 “Flammable
and Combustible Liquid Code”. The cleaning of tanks previously containing this
product should follow API Recommended Practice (RP) 2013 “Cleaning Mobile
Tanks In Flammable and Combustible Liquid Service” and API RP 2015 “Cleaning
Petroleum Storage Tanks”.
Advice on common storage : Keep away from food, drink and animal feed. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
Incompatible with acids.
Other data : No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Guidelines
List Components CAS-No. Type: Value
OSHA Benzene – 29 CFR 1910.1028 71-43-2 TWA 1 ppm
71-43-2 STEL 5 ppm
71-43-2 OSHA_AL 0.5 ppm
OSHA Z1 Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha 8030-30-6 PEL 100 ppm 400 mg/m3
Xylene 1330-20-7 PEL 100 ppm 435 mg/m3
N-hexane 110-54-3 PEL 500 ppm 1,800 mg/m3
Cyclohexane 110-82-7 PEL 300 ppm 1,050 mg/m3
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5 PEL 500 ppm 2,000 mg/m3
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4 PEL 100 ppm 435 mg/m3
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Xylene 1330-20-7 TWA 100 ppm
1330-20-7 STEL 150 ppm
N-hexane 110-54-3 TWA 50 ppm
Toluene 108-88-3 TWA 50 ppm
Cyclohexane 110-82-7 TWA 100 ppm
Pentane 109-66-0 TWA 600 ppm
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5 TWA 400 ppm
142-82-5 STEL 500 ppm
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4 TWA 100 ppm
100-41-4 STEL 125 ppm
Benzene 71-43-2 TWA 0.5 ppm
71-43-2 STEL 2.5 ppm
Engineering measures : Use adequate ventilation to keep gas and vapor concentrations of this product
below occupational exposure and flammability limits, particularly in confined
spaces. Use only intrinsically safe electrical equipment approved for use in
classified areas.
Eye protection : Safety glasses or goggles are recommended where there is a possibility of
splashing or spraying. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close
to the workstation location.
Hand protection : Gloves constructed of nitrile or neoprene are recommended. Consult manufacturer
specifications for further information.
Skin and body protection : If needed to prevent skin contact, chemical protective clothing such as of DuPont
TyChem®, Saranex or equivalent recommended based on degree of exposure.
The resistance of specific material may vary from product to product as well as
with degree of exposure.
Respiratory protection : A NIOSH/ MSHA-approved air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridges or
canister may be permissible under certain circumstances where airborne
concentrations are or may be expected to exceed exposure limits or for odor or
irritation. Protection provided by air-purifying respirators is limited. Refer to OSHA
29 CFR 1910.134, ANSI Z88.2-1992, NIOSH Respirator Decision Logic, and the
manufacturer for additional guidance on respiratory protection selection. Use a
NIOSH/ MSHA-approved positive-pressure supplied-air respirator if there is a
potential for uncontrolled release, exposure levels are not known, in oxygendeficient atmospheres, or any other circumstance where an air-purifying respirator
may not provide adequate protection.
Work / Hygiene practices : Emergency eye wash capability should be available in the near proximity to
operations presenting a potential splash exposure. Use good personal hygiene
practices. Avoid repeated and/or prolonged skin exposure. Wash hands before
eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities. Do not use as a cleaning solvent
on the skin. Do not use solvents or harsh abrasive skin cleaners for washing this
product from exposed skin areas. Waterless hand cleaners are effective.
Promptly remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse. Use care when
laundering to prevent the formation of flammable vapors which could ignite via
washer or dryer. Consider the need to discard contaminated leather shoes and
gloves. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 6 of 14
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SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Form : Liquid
Appearance : Colorless to light yellow
Odor : Characteristic hydrocarbon-like
Flash point – typical : -21.7 °C (-7.1 °F)
Auto Ignition temperature : 225 °C (437 °F)
Thermal decomposition : Heating can release hazardous gases, No decomposition if stored and applied as
directed.
Lower explosive limit : 1.2 % (V)
Upper explosive limit : 6.9 % (V)
pH : Not applicable
Specific gravity : 0.77 (H20=1)
Boiling point : 26.7 – 148.9 °C(80.1 – 300.0 °F)
Vapor Pressure : 758 – 896 hPa
at 20 °C (68 °F)
Vapor Density (Air = 1) : 3.5
Water solubility : Negligible
Viscosity, kinematic : Not determined
Percent Volatiles : 100 %
Work / Hygiene practices Emergency eye wash capability should be available in the near proximity to
operations presenting a potential splash exposure. Use good personal hygiene
practices. Avoid repeated and/or prolonged skin exposure. Wash hands before
eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities. Do not use as a cleaning
solvent on the skin. Do not use solvents or harsh abrasive skin cleaners for
washing this product from exposed skin areas. Waterless hand cleaners are
effective. Promptly remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse. Use
care when laundering to prevent the formation of flammable vapors which could
ignite via washer or dryer. Consider the need to discard contaminated leather
shoes and gloves.
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Conditions to avoid : Avoid high temperatures, open flames, sparks, welding, smoking and other
ignition sources.
Materials to avoid : Strong acids and strong bases. Oxidizing agents.
Hazardous decomposition
products
: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and noncombusted hydrocarbons (smoke).
Thermal decomposition : Heating can release hazardous gases. No decomposition if stored and applied as
directed.
Hazardous reactions : Vapors may form explosive mixture with air. Hazardous polymerization does not
occur. Note: Stable under recommended storage conditions. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 7 of 14
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SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Carcinogenicity
NTP : Benzene (CAS-No.: 71-43-2)
IARC : Ethylbenzene (CAS-No.: 100-41-4)
Benzene (CAS-No.: 71-43-2)
OSHA : Benzene (CAS-No.: 71-43-2)
CA Prop 65 : WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer.
Ethylbenzene (CAS-No.: 100-41-4)
Benzene (CAS-No.: 71-43-2)
: WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Toluene (CAS-No.: 108-88-3)
Benzene (CAS-No.: 71-43-2)
Skin irritation : Repeated or prolonged contact with the preparation may cause removal of natural
fat from the skin resulting in desiccation of the skin.
The product may be absorbed through the skin.
Eye irritation : The liquid splashed in the eyes may cause irritation and reversible damage.
Strong lachrymation can make it difficult to escape
Further information : This product contains benzene. Human health studies indicate that prolonged
and/or repeated overexposure to benzene may cause damage to the blood-forming
system (particularly bone marrow), and serious blood disorders such as aplastic
anemia and leukemia. Benzene is listed as a human carcinogen by the NTP, IARC,
OSHA and ACGIH. Acute toxicity of benzene results primarily from depression of
the central nervous system (CNS). Inhalation of concentrations over 50 ppm can
produce headache, lassitude, weariness, dizziness, drowsiness, or excitation.
Exposure to very high levels can result in unconsciousness and death.
Symptoms of overexposure may be headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and
vomiting.
Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal disturbances, including irritation, nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea, and central nervous (brain) effects similar to alcohol
intoxication. In severe cases, tremors, convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma,
respiratory arrest and death may occur.
Component:MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 8 of 14
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N-hexane 110-54-3 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 25,000 mg/kg
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: 2,001 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 171.6 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Skin irritation
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Teratogenicity: N11.00418960
Xylene 1330-20-7 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 2,840 mg/kg
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: ca. 4,500 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 6,350 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Mild skin irritation
Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin irritation and dermatitis, due to
degreasing properties of the product.
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Toluene 108-88-3 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 636 mg/kg
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: 12,124 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 49 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Mild skin irritation
Prolonged skin contact may defat the skin and produce dermatitis.
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Cyclohexane 110-82-7 Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: 2,001 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 14 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Skin irritation
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Pentane 109-66-0 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 2,001 mg/kg
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Dose: 364 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin irritation and dermatitis,
due to degreasing properties of the product.
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 15,001 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 103 g/m3
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Skin irritation
Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin irritation and dermatitis, due to
degreasing properties of the product.
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 3,500 mg/kg
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: 15,500 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 18 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Mild skin irritation
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Benzene 71-43-2 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 930 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 44 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Mild skin irritation
Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin irritation and dermatitis, due to
degreasing properties of the product.
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Risk of serious damage to eyes.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6 Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 18 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Skin irritation: Classification: Irritating to skin.
Result: Skin irritation
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
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Sulfur 7704-34-9 Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat
Dose: 5,001 mg/kg
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rabbit
Dose: 2,001 mg/kg
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat
Dose: 9.24 mg/l
Exposure time: 4 h
Eye irritation: Classification: Irritating to eyes.
Result: Mild eye irritation
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Additional ecological
information
: Keep out of sewers, drainage areas, and waterways. Report spills and releases, as
applicable, under Federal and State regulations.
Component:
N-hexane 110-54-3 Toxicity to fish:
LC50
Species: Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow)
Dose: 2.5 mg/l
Exposure time: 96 h
Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: 2.1 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
Toluene 108-88-3 Toxicity to fish:
LC50
Species: Carassius auratus (goldfish)
Dose: 13 mg/l
Exposure time: 96 h
Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: 11.5 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
Toxicity to algae:
IC50
Species: Selenastrum capricornutum (green algae)
Dose: 12 mg/l
Exposure time: 72 h
Cyclohexane 110-82-7 Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: 3.78 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
Pentane 109-66-0 Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: 9.74 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5 Toxicity to fish:
LC50
Species: Carassius auratus (goldfish)
Dose: 4 mg/l
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Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: 1.5 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6 Toxicity to fish:
LC50
Species: Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow)
Dose: 7.72 mg/l
Exposure time: 96 h
Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC50
Species: Daphnia
Dose: 3.6 mg/l
Exposure time: 48 h
Sulfur 7704-34-9 Acute and prolonged toxicity for aquatic invertebrates:
EC0
Species: Daphnia magna (Water flea)
Dose: > 10,000 mg/l
Exposure time: 24 h
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disposal : Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and
local requirements.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
CFR
Proper shipping name : PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, N.O.S.
UN-No. : 1268
Class : 3
Packing group : II
Hazard inducer : (Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha)
TDG
Proper shipping name : PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, N.O.S.
UN-No. : UN1268
Class : 3
Packing group : II
Hazard inducer : (Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha)
IATA Cargo Transport
UN UN-No. : UN1268
Description of the goods : PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, N.O.S.
(Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha)
Class : 3
Packaging group : II
ICAO-Labels : 3
Packing instruction (cargo
aircraft)
: 364
Packing instruction (cargo
aircraft)
: Y341 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 12 of 14
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IATA Passenger Transport
UN UN-No. : UN1268
Description of the goods : PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, N.O.S.
(Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha)
Class : 3
Packaging group : II
ICAO-Labels : 3
Packing instruction
(passenger aircraft)
: 353
Packing instruction
(passenger aircraft)
: Y341
IMDG-Code
UN-No. : UN 1268
Description of the goods : PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, N.O.S.
(Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha)
Class : 3
Packaging group : II
IMDG-Labels : 3
EmS Number : F-E S-E
Marine pollutant : No
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
OSHA Hazards : Flammable liquid
Moderate skin irritant
Severe eye irritant
Carcinogen
Teratogen
TSCA Status : On TSCA Inventory
DSL Status : All components of this product are on the Canadian DSL list.
SARA 311/312 Hazards : Fire Hazard
Acute Health Hazard
Chronic Health Hazard
SARA III US. EPA Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) SARA Title III Section 313 Toxic
Chemicals (40 CFR 372.65) – Supplier Notification Required
Components CAS-No.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6
Benzene 71-43-2
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Cyclohexane 110-82-7
Toluene 108-88-3
N-hexane 110-54-3
Xylene 1330-20-7
PENN RTK US. Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right-to-Know Law (34 Pa. Code Chap. 301-323) MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 13 of 14
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Components CAS-No.
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Benzene 71-43-2
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6
Sulfur 7704-34-9
Pentane 109-66-0
Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha 8030-30-6
Xylene 1330-20-7
N-hexane 110-54-3
Toluene 108-88-3
Cyclohexane 110-82-7
MASS RTK US. Massachusetts Commonwealth’s Right-to-Know Law (Appendix A to 105 Code of Massachusetts Regulations
Section 670.000)
Components CAS-No.
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Benzene 71-43-2
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6
Sulfur 7704-34-9
Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha 8030-30-6
Xylene 1330-20-7
N-hexane 110-54-3
Toluene 108-88-3
Cyclohexane 110-82-7
NJ RTK US. New Jersey Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (New Jersey Statute Annotated Section 34:5A-5)
Components CAS-No.
Heptane [and isomers] 142-82-5
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Benzene 71-43-2
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 95-63-6
Sulfur 7704-34-9
Naphtha; Low boiling point naphtha 8030-30-6
Xylene 1330-20-7
N-hexane 110-54-3 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET NAPHTHA Page 14 of 14
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Toluene 108-88-3
Cyclohexane 110-82-7
CERCLA SECTION 103 and SARA SECTION 304 (RELEASE
TO THE ENVIROMENT)
The CERCLA definition of hazardous substances contains a
“petroleum exclusion” clause which exempts crude oil. Fractions of
crude oil, and products (both finished and intermediate) from the
crude oil refining process and any indigenous components of such
from the CERCLA Section 103 reporting requirements. However,
other federal reporting requirements, including SARA Section 304,
as well as the Clean Water Act may still apply.
California Prop. 65 : WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer.
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Benzene 71-43-2
WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Toluene 108-88-3
Benzene 71-43-2
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
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the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as guidance for safe handling, use, processing,
storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The
information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in
combination with any other materials or in any process, unless specified in the text.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL
WARNING LABELING SYSTEM
OFFICE OF THE
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
(FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL)
JUNE 1989.
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June 1989
Department of Defense Hazardous Chemical Warning
Labeling System

J. Anderson

Assistant Secretary of Defense Force Management and Personnel

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FOREWORD
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This Handbook is issued under the authority of, and in accordance with, DoD Instruction 6050.5, ‘Hazardous Material Information System, ” January 25, 1978. This Handbook, the “Department of Defense Hazardous Chemical Warning Labeling System, establishes a standard label format and uniform labeling system throughout DoD for identifying hazardous materials used by DoD personnel.
In addition, this publication provides an additional training resource to help DoD comply with the training and worker information requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’ s Hazard Communication Standard (29 C. F. Il. 1910.1200) .
This publication applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Joint Staff, the unified
and Specified Commandsr and the Defense Agencies. It is effective immediately.

Forward recommended changes to this Handbook through appropriate
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DoD Components may obtain copies of this Handbook through their
own publications channels. Other Federal Agencies and the public
may obtain copies from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National
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more links on naptha:

http://search.google.dot.gov/dot /DOTSearchProcess.asp?q=naptha&g oB=&ie=&site=DOT_Pages&output=xm l_no_dtd&client=DOT_Pages&lr=&pr oxystylesheet=DOT_Pages&oe=

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_naphtha

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reference : http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/chemical/12319

naphtha

Reactivity Alerts

  • Highly Flammable
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.
Fire Hazard
Excerpt from GUIDE 128 [Flammable Liquids (Non-Polar / Water-Immiscible)]:HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water. Substance may be transported hot. If molten aluminum is involved, refer to GUIDE 169. (ERG, 2008)
Inhalation of concentrated vapor may cause intoxication. Liquid is not very irritating to skin or eyes but may get into lungs by aspiration. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
PETROLEUM NAPHTHA, [FLAMMABLE LIQUID LABEL] may be incompatible with strong oxidizing agents like nitric acid. Charring may occur followed by ignition of unreacted material and other nearby combustibles. In other settings, mostly unreactive. Not affected by aqueous solutions of acids, alkalis, most oxidizing agents, and most reducing agents. When heated sufficiently or when ignited in the presence of air, oxygen or strong oxidizing agents, burns exothermically to produce mostly carbon dioxide and water.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)

Response Recommendations

Firefighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water may be ineffective.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Foam, carbon dioxide, or dry chemical (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. (AAR, 2003)
Skin: Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.Eyes: Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.Wash skin: The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.Remove: Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced.Change: No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the work shift. (NIOSH, 2003)
Eye: If this chemical contacts the eyes, immediately wash the eyes with large amounts of water, occasionally lifting the lower and upper lids. Get medical attention immediately. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this chemical.Skin: If this chemical contacts the skin, promptly wash the contaminated skin with soap and water. If this chemical penetrates the clothing promptly remove the clothing and wash the skin with soap and water. Get medical attention promptly.Breathing: If a person breathes large amounts of this chemical, move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Keep the affected person warm and at rest. Get medical attention as soon as possible.Swallow: If this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention immediately. (NIOSH, 1997)

Physical Properties

Molecular Formula: data unavailable
Flash Point: 20 ° F (approx.) (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 0.9 % (USCG, 1999)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 6 % (USCG, 1999)
Autoignition Temperature: 450 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Melting Point: data unavailable
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.74 at 68.0 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 207 ° F at 760.0 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: 110 (NIOSH, 2003)
Water Solubility: Insoluble (NIOSH, 2003)
IDLH: 1000 ppm (NIOSH, 2003)

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Petroleum spirits; (VM & P Naphtha, Ligroine, Paint solvent) (8032-32-4) 75 ppm 400 ppm 400 ppm LEL = 9000 ppm

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did you know that naptha is the key component in pavement sealer?
read all about it from the Federal Aviation Administration. now why would you put this stuff in your medicine?

http://www.faa.gov/airports/engineering/engineering_briefs/media/EB_68draft.pdf

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http://www.tricomcoatings.com/MSDS/Files/T0077.pdf

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/naphtha-coaltar/recognition.html

Parody: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

Aye, yah! everybody was gettin in my face fighting, i explain my points as fast as lightning…. in fact I can be a little bit frightening… But I type with expert timing.

They were funky Canna men from funky Cannatown
hey were Marking them buds up and they were chopping them grows down
It’s an ancient Medicinal art and everybody knew their part
From a seed into a smoke, and toking from the bowl

everybody was gettin in my face fighting, i explain my points as fast as lightning…. in fact I can be a little bit frightening… But I type with expert timing.

There was wayward walkin Billy and big Tommy Chong
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we’re into a brand knew trip

everybody was gettin in my face fighting, i explain my points as fast as lightning…. in fact I can be a little bit frightening… But I type with expert timing.

everybody was gettin in my face fighting, i explain my points as fast as lightning…. in fact I can be a little bit frightening… But I type with expert timing.

REBLOG: Do you still need proof that marijuana cures cancer?

posted here first: http://qvhealthwealthprosper.com/2012/02/14/do-you-still-need-proof-that-marijuana-cures-cancer/?year=2012&monthnum=02&day=14&like=1&_wpnonce=043019b45b&wpl_rand=cef03f0f82 please subscribe to: http://qvhealthwealthprosper.com/

by Vivian I Curl in free radicals, oxidative stress, inspiration, Nrf2, leadership, small business, opportunity, stress, anti-aging, age cream, survival gene activator, baby boomers, health, wealth, prosper Tags: 

This article presents facts indicating the government and big corporate pharmaceutical companies have known since 1974 that cannabis cures cancer, but continue to fight to keep it illegal.  The drug companies pay lobbyists to court the government, and then give them huge campaign contributions in order to keep marijuana illegal.  These pharmaceutical companies are stealing from our pockets while they continue to legally push toxic sludge that is killing us at a rate higher than cancer.  Why would they legalize it when they will lose maximum profits?

Look at the facts “between 1988 and 2009, pharmaceuticals enjoyed profits 3 to 37 times the all-industry average, depending on years, while investing proportionately less in R&D than other high-R&D firms. Costs of pharmaceutical drugs have successfully flown below the radar in much of the current healthcare debate, with producers managing to obstruct alternative sourcing as well as payment cuts” strose.edu/Business/Pharmaceutical%Profits

They do not want you to use marijuana because this would reduce your need for their pharmaceutical toxins.  They are already noticing a dramatic shift since 16 of the 50 States are recognizing Medical Marijuana.  Recent news indicates that “Lilly reported profit of $858.2 million, or 77 cents a share, down from $1.17 billion, or $1.05 a share, a year earlier. Excluding items, earnings would have been 87 cents a share, above the mean Thomson estimate of 81 cents a share. ”wsj.com

Pharmaceutical companies will argue and refuse to validate the fact that they are losing profits because of marijuana. These companies claim that marijuana is not making an impact but THC, and CBD’s are far more beneficial than just a cure for cancer.

Cancer statistics provide insight into the cancer increase that our country experienced during the years of Marijuana Prohibition.  Since the early 1990’s strides were made for patients to obtain this valuable medicine without persecution, or prosecution.  Since making marijuana available to patients our country has noticed marked decrease in cancer related diseases since marijuana efforts have taken our country by storm.

Research proves that since “1996 Medical Use Legalized in California, California voters passed Proposition 215 allowing for the sale and medical use of marijuana for patients with AIDS, cancer, and other serious and painful diseases. This law stands in tension with federal laws prohibiting possession of marijuana”,pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html.

The issues are based on lies and not scientific fact and the evidence does not support that marijuana usage can, or will cause any mental, physical, or other related health problem, or condition.  In fact the research provides insight recognizing marijuana as a valuable tool in prevention, detention, and spread of cancer giving it a highly deserved honor of providing substantial health benefits.

People are healthier, happier, and calmer and it is because of compounds inside marijuana.  These compounds are called CBD (Cannabinoids), and THC-Delta 9 (Tetrahydrocannabinol).   The combinations of these compounds are saving lives across the country.  Our politicians continue to argue, lie, and prevent people from accessing this valuable medicine.

When we look back into the past 20 years of our history we will notice that in “1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act – Mandatory Sentences, President Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, instituting mandatory sentences for drug-related crimes. In conjunction with the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, the new law raised federal penalties for marijuana possession and dealing, basing the penalties on the amount of the drug involved. Possession of 100 marijuana plants received the same penalty as possession of 100 grams of heroin. A later amendment to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act established a “three strikes and you’re out” policy, requiring life sentences for repeat drug offenders, and providing for the death penalty for “drug kingpins” pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html.

The debate regarding the death penalty sentencing really concerns most medical marijuana supporters.  The death sentence for alternatively treating your symptoms with a harmless, highly debated, misunderstood weed is seriously disturbing.  What is even more disturbing is that there are people on this earth still believe that alcohol, and prescription drugs are the answer to health.  The problem is the crazy politicians who support this crazy sentence.  In fact one such crazy politician is Newt Gingrich who openly “proposed the death penalty for marijuana — for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana — and yet he is among 100 million Americans who smoke marijuana,” Johnson told MSNBC’s Alex Witt over the weekend” huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/13/gary-johnson-newt-gingrich-marijuana-hyprocrisy_n_1146739.html.

How can people possibly choose to debate the medicinal value of this herb?

Why is it ok for a person to be addicted to prescription pain killers, when we know that these synthetic pills are deadly, and “The CDC study found that enough narcotics are prescribed every year to medicate each and every adult in America every day for a month” foxnews.com/health/2011/11/01/prescription-drug-deaths-skyrocket.  These statistics prove that people still find themselves running to the Doctor to obtain a prescription for these toxic mixtures of death.

People are just so quick to reach for a pill for pain.  They do not realize how seriously harmful these medications are for the human body.  We are continuously reminded of these dangers daily.  Just turn on the television and it won’t take long for a prescription commercial to tell you about the symptoms this miracle pill can cure.  They have pills for everything now.  Television sponsors are happy confess that life is awesome and they owe it all to this prescription pill.

These prescriptions are legal but more harmful than marijuana.  Still don’t believe this to be true?  Research will prove that  “From 1997 to 2007, the milligram per person use of prescription opioids in the U.S. increased from 74 milligrams to 369 milligrams, an increase of 402 percent.5 In addition, in 2000, retail pharmacies dispensed 174 million prescriptions for opioids; by 2009, 257 million prescriptions were dispensed, an increase of 48 percent.6 Further, opiate overdoses, once almost always due to heroin use, are now increasingly due to abuse of prescription painkillers” whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/policy-and-research/rx_abuse_plan.pdf

Legalization efforts are necessary if we are to continue to benefit from the compounds of this medicinal plant.  Marijuana has many benefits, and people should have the right to choose between deadly synthetics, and a harmless plant.  Shouldn’t we? Please email your opinion to Vivian@Qventerprises.com.

Vivian I Curl, Marketing Specialist, Network Marketer, Health, Science, and Nutritional Research Columnist, Published Poet, Communication Major.

Colorado Canna Relief? or Cannabis Like Alcohol or Tobacco…. you decide.

In the interest of audience attention, I am beginning with the shorter, simpler petition.

RELIEF FOR POSSESSION OF CANNABIS ACT 2012
AKA Initiative 40 by Michelle LaMay


text:

Be it enacted by the people of Colorado 

Article XVIII of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read: 

Section 16. Relief for the possession of cannabis. 

(1) Purpose and findings. 

(a) THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION IS TO DIRECT THE JUDICIARY BRANCH OF ALL GOVERNING BODIES IN THE STATE OF COLORADO TO PROHIBIT AND RELIEVE THEIR COURTS FROM IMPOSING ANY FINE OR SENTENCE FOR THE POSSESSION, AND CULTIVATION AND SALE OF CANNABIS. 

(b) IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO THAT THE COURTS BE PROHIBITED AND RELIEVED FROM IMPOSING A FINE OR SENTENCE FOR THE POSSESSION OF CANNABIS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE FIND THAT THE PUNISHMENT FOR POSSESSION, CULTIVATION AND SALE OF CANNABIS EXCEEDS THE FISCAL AND SOCIAL COSTS THAT POSSESSING CANNABIS IMPOSES ON THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO. 

(c) IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO THAT THE COURTS BE PROHIBITED AND RELIEVED FROM IMPOSING A FINE OR SENTENCE FOR THE POSSESSION CULTIVATION AND SALE OF CANNABIS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE FIND THAT THE PUNISHMENT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE DAMAGE POSSESSING CANNABIS IMPOSES ON THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO. 

(d) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND FAIRNESS IN THE APPLICATION OF THIS SECTION THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AND THAT , THEREFORE, THE MATTERS ADDRESSED BY THIS SECTION ARE DECLARED TO BE MATTERS OF STATEWIDE CONCERN. 

(2) Definitions. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES: 

(a) “CANNABIS” MEANS 
(I) THE GENUS OF THE CANNABIS PLANT AND ALL ITS SPECIES, LIVING OR DEAD; AND

(II) IN ANY AMOUNT. 

(b) “COURTS” MEAN ALL TRIBUNALS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADMINISTERING JUSTICE, INCLUDING ANY JUDICIAL OFFICERS OR “OTHER COURTS” ESTABLISHED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF COLORADO AND ALL MUNICIPAL AND POLICE COURTS ESTABLISHED BY HOME RULE CITIES AND TOWNS. 

(c) “POSSESSION, CULTIVATION AND SALE OF CANNABIS” MEANS CANNABIS 
(I) IN AND ON ONE’S BODY AND CLOTHING; AND 
(II) IN ONE’S HOME AND AUTO AND ON ONE’S PROPERTY; AND

(III) SOLD AND DISTRIBUTED. 

d) “RELIEVE” MEANS ALLEVIATE. 

(3) Other laws unchanged. 

NOTHING IN THIS ACT SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO MODIFY ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE OR ANY OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL OR STATUTORY PROVISION CONCERNING CANNABIS. 

(4) Costs of implementing this section. 

THIS SECTION ADDS NO FISCAL COSTS TO THE STATE AND IMPOSES NO TAX UPON THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. 

(5) Self-executing, conflicting provisions. 

THIS SECTION IS SELF-EXECUTING AND SHALL SUPERCEDE ANY 
CONFLICTING STATE, LOCAL, OR MUNICIPAL STATUTES, CODES, ORDINANCES, 
OR PROVISIONS. 

(6) Effective date. 

THIS SECTION SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF THE VOTE HEREON BY PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR, PURSUANT TO SECTION 1(4) OF ARTICLE V OF THIS CONSTITUTION AND SHALL BE APPLIED TO ANYONE WHO HAS A SENTENCING HEARING ON OR AFTER SUCH DATE.

For more information on this initiative, please contact.

Michelle LaMay, Proponent #1
303-886-7998
http://www.relief4possession.webs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/relief4possession/

This is the language that is already on the ballot for November.

Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/

text of petition retrieved from: http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/s/regulate-marijuana-alcohol-act-2012

The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado

Article XVIII of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:

Section 16. Personal use and regulation of marijuana

(1) Purpose and findings.

               (a) IN THE INTEREST OF THE EFFICIENT USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES, ENHANCING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FIND AND DECLARE THAT THE USE OF MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND TAXED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL.

              (b) IN THE INTEREST OF THE HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENRY, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT MARIJUANA SHOULD BE REGULATED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL SO THAT:

              (I) INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF AGE BEFORE PURCHASING MARIJUANA;

              (II) SELLING, DISTRIBUTING, OR TRANSFERRING MARIJUANA TO MINORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;

              (III) DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL;

              (IV) LEGITIMATE, TAXPAYING BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND NOT CRIMINAL ACTORS, WILL CONDUCT SALES OF MARIJUANA; AND

              (V) MARIJUANA SOLD IN THIS STATE WILL BE LABELED AND SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS TO ENSURE THAT CONSUMERS ARE INFORMED AND PROTECTED.

              (c) IN THE INTEREST OF ENACTING RATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALL VARIATIONS OF THE CANNABIS PLANT, THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP SHOULD BE REGULATED SEPARATELY FROM STRAINS OF CANNABIS WITH HIGHER DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) CONCENTRATIONS.

              (d) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FURTHER FIND AND DECLARE THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND FAIRNESS IN THE APPLICATION OF THIS SECTION THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THAT, THEREFORE, THE MATTERS ADDRESSED BY THIS SECTION ARE, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, MATTERS OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

(2) Definitions.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES,

             (a) “COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE” MEANS ARTICLE 43.3 OF TITLE 12, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES.

             (b) “CONSUMER” MEANS A PERSON TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO PURCHASES MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL USE BY PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, BUT NOT FOR RESALE TO OTHERS.

             (c) “DEPARTMENT” MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY.

             (d) “INDUSTRIAL HEMP” MEANS THE PLANT OF THE GENUS CANNABIS AND ANY PART OF SUCH PLANT, WHETHER GROWING OR NOT, WITH A DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CONCENTRATION THAT DOES NOT EXCEED THREE-TENTHS PERCENT ON A DRY WEIGHT BASIS.

             (e) “LOCALITY” MEANS A COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR CITY AND COUNTY.

             (f) “MARIJUANA” OR “MARIHUANA” MEANS ALL PARTS OF THE PLANT OF THE GENUS CANNABIS WHETHER GROWING OR NOT, THE SEEDS THEREOF, THE RESIN EXTRACTED FROM ANY PART OF THE PLANT, AND EVERY COMPOUND, MANUFACTURE, SALT, DERIVATIVE, MIXTURE, OR PREPARATION OF THE PLANT, ITS SEEDS, OR ITS RESIN, INCLUDING MARIHUANA CONCENTRATE. “MARIJUANA” OR “MARIHUANA” DOES NOT INCLUDE INDUSTRIAL HEMP, NOR DOES IT INCLUDE FIBER PRODUCED FROM THE STALKS, OIL, OR CAKE MADE FROM THE SEEDS OF THE PLANT, STERILIZED SEED OF THE PLANT WHICH IS INCAPABLE OF GERMINATION, OR THE WEIGHT OF ANY OTHER INGREDIENT COMBINED WITH MARIJUANA TO PREPARE TOPICAL OR ORAL ADMINISTRATIONS, FOOD, DRINK, OR OTHER PRODUCT.

             (g) “MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES” MEANS ANY EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, OR MATERIALS OF ANY KIND WHICH ARE USED, INTENDED FOR USE, OR DESIGNED FOR USE IN PLANTING, PROPAGATING, CULTIVATING, GROWING, HARVESTING, COMPOSTING, MANUFACTURING, COMPOUNDING, CONVERTING, PRODUCING, PROCESSING, PREPARING, TESTING, ANALYZING, PACKAGING, REPACKAGING, STORING, VAPORIZING, OR CONTAINING MARIJUANA, OR FOR INGESTING, INHALING, OR OTHERWISE INTRODUCING MARIJUANA INTO THE HUMAN BODY.

             (h) “MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY” MEANS AN ENTITY LICENSED TO CULTIVATE, PREPARE, AND PACKAGE MARIJUANA AND SELL MARIJUANA TO RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES, TO MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, AND TO OTHER MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES, BUT NOT TO CONSUMERS.

             (i) “MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT” MEANS A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY, A MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY, A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY, OR A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE.

             (j) “MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY” MEANS AN ENTITY LICENSED TO PURCHASE MARIJUANA; MANUFACTURE, PREPARE, AND PACKAGE MARIJUANA PRODUCTS; AND SELL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO OTHER MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND TO RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES, BUT NOT TO CONSUMERS.

             (k) “MARIJUANA PRODUCTS” MEANS CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS THAT ARE COMPRISED OF MARIJUANA AND OTHER INGREDIENTS AND ARE INTENDED FOR USE OR CONSUMPTION, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EDIBLE PRODUCTS, OINTMENTS, AND TINCTURES.

             (l) “MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY” MEANS AN ENTITY LICENSED TO ANALYZE AND CERTIFY THE SAFETY AND POTENCY OF MARIJUANA.

             (m) “MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER” MEANS AN ENTITY LICENSED BY A STATE AGENCY TO SELL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE.

             (n) “RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE” MEANS AN ENTITY LICENSED TO PURCHASE MARIJUANA FROM MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES AND MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS FROM MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND TO SELL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO CONSUMERS.

             (o) “UNREASONABLY IMPRACTICABLE” MEANS THAT THE MEASURES NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH THE REGULATIONS REQUIRE SUCH A HIGH INVESTMENT OF RISK, MONEY, TIME, OR ANY OTHER RESOURCE OR ASSET THAT THE OPERATION OF A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT WORTHY OF BEING CARRIED OUT IN PRACTICE BY A REASONABLY PRUDENT BUSINESSPERSON.

(3) Personal use of marijuana.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE NOT UNLAWFUL AND SHALL NOT BE AN OFFENSE UNDER COLORADO LAW OR THE LAW OF ANY LOCALITY WITHIN COLORADO OR BE A BASIS FOR SEIZURE OR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS UNDER COLORADO LAW FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER:

             (a) POSSESSING, USING, DISPLAYING, PURCHASING, OR TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES OR ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA.

             (b) POSSESSING, GROWING, PROCESSING, OR TRANSPORTING NO MORE THAN SIX MARIJUANA PLANTS, WITH THREE OR FEWER BEING MATURE, FLOWERING PLANTS, AND POSSESSION OF THE MARIJUANA PRODUCED BY THE PLANTS ON THE PREMISES WHERE THE PLANTS WERE GROWN, PROVIDED THAT THE GROWING TAKES PLACE IN AN ENCLOSED, LOCKED SPACE, IS NOT CONDUCTED OPENLY OR PUBLICLY, AND IS NOT MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

             (c) TRANSFER OF ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT REMUNERATION TO A PERSON WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

             (d) CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA, PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PERMIT CONSUMPTION THAT IS CONDUCTED OPENLY AND PUBLICLY OR IN A MANNER THAT ENDANGERS OTHERS.

             (e) ASSISTING ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IN ANY OF THE ACTS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPHS (a) THROUGH (d) OF THIS SUBSECTION.

(4) Lawful operation of marijuana-related facilities.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE NOT UNLAWFUL AND SHALL NOT BE AN OFFENSE UNDER COLORADO LAW OR BE A BASIS FOR SEIZURE OR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS UNDER COLORADO LAW FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER:

             (a) MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, OR PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES OR THE SALE OF MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES TO A PERSON WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

             (b) POSSESSING, DISPLAYING, OR TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS; PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA FROM A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY; PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS FROM A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY; OR SALE OF MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO CONSUMERS, IF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH HAS OBTAINED A CURRENT, VALID LICENSE TO OPERATE A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE OR IS ACTING IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS AN OWNER, EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF A LICENSED RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE.

             (c) CULTIVATING, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, PACKAGING, TRANSPORTING, DISPLAYING, OR POSSESSING MARIJUANA; DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF MARIJUANA TO A MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY; SELLING MARIJUANA TO A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY, A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY, OR A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE; OR THE PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA FROM A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY, IF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH HAS OBTAINED A CURRENT, VALID LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY OR IS ACTING IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS AN OWNER, EMPLOYEE, OR AGENT OF A LICENSED MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY.

             (d) PACKAGING, PROCESSING, TRANSPORTING, MANUFACTURING, DISPLAYING, OR POSSESSING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS; DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO A MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY; SELLING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE OR A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY; THE PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA FROM A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY; OR THE PURCHASE OF MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS FROM A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY, IF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH HAS OBTAINED A CURRENT, VALID LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY OR IS ACTING IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS AN OWNER, EMPLOYEE, OR AGENT OF A LICENSED MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY.

             (e) POSSESSING, CULTIVATING, PROCESSING, REPACKAGING, STORING, TRANSPORTING, DISPLAYING, TRANSFERRING OR DELIVERING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IF THE PERSON HAS OBTAINED A CURRENT, VALID LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY OR IS ACTING IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS AN OWNER, EMPLOYEE, OR AGENT OF A LICENSED MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY.

             (f) LEASING OR OTHERWISE ALLOWING THE USE OF PROPERTY OWNED, OCCUPIED OR CONTROLLED BY ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY FOR ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED LAWFULLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPHS (a) THROUGH (e) OF THIS SUBSECTION.

(5) Regulation of marijuana.

             (a) NOT LATER THAN JULY 1, 2013, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL NOT PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR THROUGH REGULATIONS THAT MAKE THEIR OPERATION UNREASONABLY IMPRACTICABLE. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE:

             (I) PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE, RENEWAL, SUSPENSION, AND REVOCATION OF A LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT, WITH SUCH PROCEDURES SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 24 OF THE COLORADO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISION;

             (II) A SCHEDULE OF APPLICATION, LICENSING AND RENEWAL FEES, PROVIDED, APPLICATION FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, WITH THIS UPPER LIMIT ADJUSTED ANNUALLY FOR INFLATION, UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES A GREATER FEE IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS SECTION, AND PROVIDED FURTHER, AN ENTITY THAT IS LICENSED UNDER THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE TO CULTIVATE OR SELL MARIJUANA OR TO MANUFACTURE MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AT THE TIME THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT AND THAT CHOOSES TO APPLY FOR A SEPARATE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN APPLICATION FEE GREATER THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO APPLY FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION;

             (III) QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE THAT ARE DIRECTLY AND DEMONSTRABLY RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT;

             (IV) SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS;

             (V) REQUIREMENTS TO PREVENT THE SALE OR DIVERSION OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE;

             (VI) LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED BY A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT;

             (VII) HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AND THE CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA;

             (VIII) RESTRICTIONS ON THE ADVERTISING AND DISPLAY OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS; AND

             (IX) CIVIL PENALTIES FOR THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

            (b) IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE MOST SECURE, RELIABLE, AND ACCOUNTABLE SYSTEM FOR THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBSECTION, IN ANY COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE AS A PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WHETHER AN APPLICANT:

             (I) HAS PRIOR EXPERIENCE PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE IN THE LOCALITY IN WHICH THE APPLICANT SEEKS TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT; AND

             (II) HAS, DURING THE EXPERIENCE DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I), COMPLIED CONSISTENTLY WITH SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE PROVISIONS OF THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE AND CONFORMING REGULATIONS.

             (c) IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY IS PROTECTED, NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (a), THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT REQUIRE A CONSUMER TO PROVIDE A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION TO DETERMINE THE CONSUMER’S AGE, AND A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ACQUIRE AND RECORD PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CONSUMERS OTHER THAN INFORMATION TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CONDUCTED AT A RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.

             (d) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ENACT AN EXCISE TAX TO BE LEVIED UPON MARIJUANA SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED BY A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY TO A MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY OR TO A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE AT A RATE NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN PERCENT PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2017 AND AT A RATE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THEREAFTER, AND SHALL DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE COLLECTION OF ALL TAXES LEVIED. PROVIDED, THE FIRST FORTY MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE RAISED ANNUALLY FROM ANY SUCH EXCISE TAX SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND CREATED BY ARTICLE 43.7 OF TITLE 22, C.R.S., OR ANY SUCCESSOR FUND DEDICATED TO A SIMILAR PURPOSE. PROVIDED FURTHER, NO SUCH EXCISE TAX SHALL BE LEVIED UPON MARIJUANA INTENDED FOR SALE AT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE.

             (e) NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2013, EACH LOCALITY SHALL ENACT AN ORDINANCE OR REGULATION SPECIFYING THE ENTITY WITHIN THE LOCALITY THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LOCALITY AND FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH LICENSES SHOULD THE ISSUANCE BY THE LOCALITY BECOME NECESSARY BECAUSE OF A FAILURE BY THE DEPARTMENT TO ADOPT REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (a) OR BECAUSE OF A FAILURE BY THE DEPARTMENT TO PROCESS AND ISSUE LICENSES AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (g).

             (f) A LOCALITY MAY ENACT ORDINANCES OR REGULATIONS, NOT IN CONFLICT WITH THIS SECTION OR WITH REGULATIONS OR LEGISLATION ENACTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, GOVERNING THE TIME, PLACE, MANNER AND NUMBER OF MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT OPERATIONS; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE, SUSPENSION, AND REVOCATION OF A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (h) OR (i), SUCH PROCEDURES TO BE SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 24 OF THE COLORADO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISION; ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF ANNUAL OPERATING, LICENSING, AND APPLICATION FEES FOR MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS, PROVIDED, THE APPLICATION FEE SHALL ONLY BE DUE IF AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED TO A LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (i) AND A LICENSING FEE SHALL ONLY BE DUE IF A LICENSE IS ISSUED BY A LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (h) OR (i); AND ESTABLISHING CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF AN ORDINANCE OR REGULATION GOVERNING THE TIME, PLACE, AND MANNER OF A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT THAT MAY OPERATE IN SUCH LOCALITY. A LOCALITY MAY PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES, MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITIES, OR RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES THROUGH THE ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE OR THROUGH AN INITIATED OR REFERRED MEASURE; PROVIDED, ANY INITIATED OR REFERRED MEASURE TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES, MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITIES, OR RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES MUST APPEAR ON A GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT DURING AN EVEN NUMBERED YEAR.

             (g) EACH APPLICATION FOR AN ANNUAL LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL:

             (I) BEGIN ACCEPTING AND PROCESSING APPLICATIONS ON OCTOBER 1, 2013;

             (II) IMMEDIATELY FORWARD A COPY OF EACH APPLICATION AND HALF OF THE LICENSE APPLICATION FEE TO THE LOCALITY IN WHICH THE APPLICANT DESIRES TO OPERATE THE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT;

             (III) ISSUE AN ANNUAL LICENSE TO THE APPLICANT BETWEEN FORTY-FIVE AND NINETY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF AN APPLICATION UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT FINDS THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS ENACTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (a) OR THE DEPARTMENT IS NOTIFIED BY THE RELEVANT LOCALITY THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (f) AND IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, PROVIDED, WHERE A LOCALITY HAS ENACTED A NUMERICAL LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AND A GREATER NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SEEK LICENSES, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SOLICIT AND CONSIDER INPUT FROM THE LOCALITY AS TO THE LOCALITY’S PREFERENCE OR PREFERENCES FOR LICENSURE; AND

             (IV) UPON DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION, NOTIFY THE APPLICANT IN WRITING OF THE SPECIFIC REASON FOR ITS DENIAL.

             (h) IF THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT ISSUE A LICENSE TO AN APPLICANT WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (g) AND DOES NOT NOTIFY THE APPLICANT OF THE SPECIFIC REASON FOR ITS DENIAL, IN WRITING AND WITHIN SUCH TIME PERIOD, OR IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS ADOPTED REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (a) AND HAS ACCEPTED APPLICATIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (g) BUT HAS NOT ISSUED ANY LICENSES BY JANUARY 1, 2014, THE APPLICANT MAY RESUBMIT ITS APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE LOCALITY, PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (e), AND THE LOCALITY MAY ISSUE AN ANNUAL LICENSE TO THE APPLICANT. A LOCALITY ISSUING A LICENSE TO AN APPLICANT SHALL DO SO WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE RESUBMITTED APPLICATION UNLESS THE LOCALITY FINDS AND NOTIFIES THE APPLICANT THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (f) IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS RESUBMITTED AND THE LOCALITY SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF AN ANNUAL LICENSE HAS BEEN ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT. IF AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED TO A LOCALITY UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FORWARD TO THE LOCALITY THE APPLICATION FEE PAID BY THE APPLICANT TO THE DEPARTMENT UPON REQUEST BY THE LOCALITY. A LICENSE ISSUED BY A LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL HAVE THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT AS A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (g) AND THE HOLDER OF SUCH LICENSE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO REGULATION OR ENFORCEMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT DURING THE TERM OF THAT LICENSE. A SUBSEQUENT OR RENEWED LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH ON AN ANNUAL BASIS ONLY UPON RESUBMISSION TO THE LOCALITY OF A NEW APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (g). NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL LIMIT SUCH RELIEF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE TO AN AGGRIEVED PARTY UNDER SECTION 24-4-104, C.R.S., OF THE COLORADO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISION.

             (i) IF THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT ADOPT REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (a), AN APPLICANT MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO A LOCALITY AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2013 AND THE LOCALITY MAY ISSUE AN ANNUAL LICENSE TO THE APPLICANT. A LOCALITY ISSUING A LICENSE TO AN APPLICANT SHALL DO SO WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION UNLESS IT FINDS AND NOTIFIES THE APPLICANT THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (f) IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION AND SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF AN ANNUAL LICENSE HAS BEEN ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT. A LICENSE ISSUED BY A LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL HAVE THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT AS A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (g) AND THE HOLDER OF SUCH LICENSE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO REGULATION OR ENFORCEMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT DURING THE TERM OF THAT LICENSE. A SUBSEQUENT OR RENEWED LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH ON AN ANNUAL BASIS IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOT ADOPTED REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (a) AT LEAST NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE UPON WHICH SUCH SUBSEQUENT OR RENEWED LICENSE WOULD BE EFFECTIVE OR IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS ADOPTED REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (a) BUT HAS NOT, AT LEAST NINETY DAYS AFTER THE ADOPTION OF SUCH REGULATIONS, ISSUED LICENSES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (g).

             (j) NOT LATER THAN JULY 1, 2014, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ENACT LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE CULTIVATION, PROCESSING AND SALE OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

(6) Employers, driving, minors and control of property.

             (a) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED TO REQUIRE AN EMPLOYER TO PERMIT OR ACCOMMODATE THE USE, CONSUMPTION, POSSESSION, TRANSFER, DISPLAY, TRANSPORTATION, SALE OR GROWING OF MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE OR TO AFFECT THE ABILITY OF EMPLOYERS TO HAVE POLICIES RESTRICTING THE USE OF MARIJUANA BY EMPLOYEES.

             (b) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED TO ALLOW DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA OR DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED BY MARIJUANA OR TO SUPERSEDE STATUTORY LAWS RELATED TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA OR DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED BY MARIJUANA, NOR SHALL THIS SECTION PREVENT THE STATE FROM ENACTING AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF OR WHILE IMPAIRED BY MARIJUANA.

             (c) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED TO PERMIT THE TRANSFER OF MARIJUANA, WITH OR WITHOUT REMUNERATION, TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE OR TO ALLOW A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE TO PURCHASE, POSSESS, USE, TRANSPORT, GROW, OR CONSUME MARIJUANA.

             (d) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT A PERSON, EMPLOYER, SCHOOL, HOSPITAL, DETENTION FACILITY, CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER ENTITY WHO OCCUPIES, OWNS OR CONTROLS A PROPERTY FROM PROHIBITING OR OTHERWISE REGULATING THE POSSESSION, CONSUMPTION, USE, DISPLAY, TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTION, SALE, TRANSPORTATION, OR GROWING OF MARIJUANA ON OR IN THAT PROPERTY.

(7) Medical marijuana provisions unaffected.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED: (a) TO LIMIT ANY PRIVILEGES OR RIGHTS OF A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT, PRIMARY CAREGIVER, OR LICENSED ENTITY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE; (b) TO PERMIT A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA TO A PERSON WHO IS NOT A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT; (c) TO PERMIT A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER TO PURCHASE MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IN A MANNER OR FROM A SOURCE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE; (d) TO PERMIT ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE TO OPERATE ON THE SAME PREMISES AS A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE.; OR (e) TO DISCHARGE THE DEPARTMENT, THE COLORADO BOARD OF HEALTH, OR THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT FROM THEIR STATUTORY AND CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE.

(8) Self-executing, severability, conflicting provisions.  ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ARE SELF-EXECUTING EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, ARE SEVERABLE, AND, EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE INDICATED IN THE TEXT, SHALL SUPERSEDE CONFLICTING STATE STATUTORY, LOCAL CHARTER, ORDINANCE, OR RESOLUTION, AND OTHER STATE AND LOCAL PROVISIONS.

(9) Effective date.  UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION, ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF THE VOTE HEREON BY PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR, PURSUANT TO SECTION 1(4) OF ARTICLE V.

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(about the image: “Canna Angel dances among the Sweet Leaf” artist Breezy Kiefair of The Art of Breezy Kiefair, an artist under the influence of cannabis Title by: Leandra Kesner and Diane Aube  )

On a break in legal language note, in honor of Tax day (yeah right), the life of Mr. Jack Herrer and the upcoming 4/20 holidays, here is a word from the Hemperor about taxes.

focus on 4 miutes, 35 seconds in…..

You can read the classic book by Jack in its entirety here:

www.marijuanaman.com/emperor07.pdf

There is also a Third Measure looking to curry voter’s favor on the Cannabis Legalization issue. This is Initiative 70
The People of the State of Colorado do enact as follows:

In the Constitution of the State of Colorado, article XVIII, add section 16 as follows:

Section 16. Equalization of Cannabis Laws for Safer Communities.

(1) Purpose and Findings. The People of the State of Colorado hereby find and declare:

(a) Cannabis prohibition has failed and has resulted in an enormous unregulated market, facilitating widespread use by minors, untaxed profits by criminal enterprises and the expansion of crime.

(b) Ending Cannabis prohibition will mitigate illicit sales and reduce fiscal burdens on State and local Governments.

(c) Regulating Cannabis in the same manner as tobacco is rational as Cannabis is safer than alcohol, cultivated, processed and consumed like tobacco and State tobacco regulations prohibit sales to and use by minors.

(d) The Cannabis industry will create new jobs and generate millions in tax revenue, which can help support safer communities in part by funding public schools, health care and drug rehabilitation programs.

(e) Providing all Coloradans equal access to economic and employment opportunities in the Cannabis industry benefits Colorado communities and creates new agricultural opportunities for Colorado farmers.

(2) Definitions. As used in this section unless the context otherwise requires:

  1.  “Cannabis”  Means all species of naturally occurring and sustainably produced plants of the genus cannabis Sativa L including any derivative, concentrate, extract, flower, leaf, particle, preparation, resin, root, salt, seed, stalk, stem, or any product thereof.
  2. “Cannabis Businesses” Means the Cannabis equivalent to pre-existing Colorado State level tobacco business licenses and State level cigar and pipe tobacco law and regulations. Cannabis Retailer, Cannabis Products Distributor, CannabisSubcontractor. Cannabis Businesses will be exempt from the MSA.
  3. “Cannabis Products” Means any product that contains one percent THC or more that is derived from Cannabis and is intended to be ingested, inhaled, or applied to the skin of an adult twenty one years of age or older; or any electronic device that can be used to deliver one percent THC or more to an adult inhaling from a device, including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, or pipe that can induce euphoria. Cannabis Products do not include hemp products or cultivation by-products such as non-consumable plant material, soil and seeds and are exempt from the MSA.
  4. “Hemp Products” Means any product that is derived from Cannabis that is intended to be used only for industrial and commercial purposes such as but not limited to food materials, seed, seed cake, oil, stalk, leaf, pulp, fiber, polymers, cell fluid or biofuels. But will not include any products or extracts that can induce euphoria. Hemp products do not include cannabis products and are exempt from the MSA.
  5. “Medical Marijuana Businesses” Means any Medical Marijuana Business entity licensed by the State and local authority to sell medical marijuana and or infused products pursuant the Medical Marijuana Code Article 43.3 of title 12, C.R.S.
  6. “MSA” Means the master settlement agreement, the smokeless tobacco master settlement agreement, and the consent decree approved and entered by the court in the case denominated State of Colorado, ex rel. Gale A. Norton, Attorney General v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; American Tobacco Co., Inc.; Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.; Liggett & Myers, Inc.; Lorillard Tobacco Co., Inc.; Philip Morris, Inc.; United States Tobacco Co.; B.A.T. Industries, P.L.C.; The Council For Tobacco Research–U.S.A., Inc.; and Tobacco Institute, Inc., Case No. 97 CV 3432, in the district court for the city and county of Denver.
  7. “Paraphernalia” Means equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, labeling, storing, concealing, containing, ingesting, inhaling, and or otherwise introducing into the human body Cannabis Products.
  8. “Reasonable” Means that no State or Local Government will enact or enforce an ordinance, resolution or regulation that requires an excessive licensing fee, investment of money, time, risk, or any other resource or assets or violation of privacy or restrictions that would deter or deny an average Coloradan from operating a Cannabis Business.
  9. “THC” Means only active delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its 11-hydroxy metabolite, but will not include any other precursor acids and or metabolites.

(3) Repeal of marijuana laws. the revisor of statutes and local governments are hereby directed to immediately repeal and remove from Title 18 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and from any and all existing State, County or Municipal laws any provisions that contain any reference to any species of the genus Cannabis Sativa L, Marijuana, Marihuana, Hemp plant and it’s derivatives, products and paraphernalia that criminalize Cannabis and otherwise conflict with the provisions of this section, and from any other laws of the State that criminalize Cannabis as possessed or used within the terms of this section.

(4) Responsible Adult Use. Personal cultivation and use of Cannabis Products will be a Constitutional right and no Coloradan twenty one years of age or older will be punished, have their privacy or individual liberty violated in any manner, be denied any right or privilege for the:

(a) Possession, purchase, trading, gifting, transportation, consumption or limited untaxed cultivation of Cannabis in an enclosed or restricted space of eight plants; four vegetative, four flowering and four ounces of consumable raw Cannabis Products per month if there is only one adult residing in the household, or sixteen plants; eight vegetative, eight flowering and eight ounces of consumable raw Cannabis Products per month if there are two or more adults residing in the household. adult use is lawful as soon as this section is adopted.

(b) Any person violating the untaxed cultivation limits in this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof be fined for each offense. The sale of any amount of Cannabis or Cannabis Products will require licensing and remittance of tax to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

(5) Lawful Business Operation. No business, corporate entity or it’s agents will be prosecuted, denied any right or privilege, nor be subject to any seizure, asset forfeiture, and or any criminal or civil penalty or sanction for the State licensed manufacture, possession, research, testing, analyzing, transportation, distribution, purchase, sale, display, dispensing or serving of Cannabis Products and or Cannabis.

(6) Licensing and Regulation. The legislature will authorize the Department of Revenue Alcohol, Cannabis and Tobacco Enforcement Division to enact Reasonable rules and licensing requirements for Cannabis Businesses effective no later than the first legislative session after this section is adopted. Cannabis Businesses and Cannabis Products are to be regulated and licensed in a equal manner to and no more excessive or cost prohibitive than the equivalent State level cigar and pipe tobacco products laws as existed prior to January 1st 2012, allowing for Reasonable license fee adjustments over time. With the following caveats applying to licensing and regulations as defined under this section 6:

(a)  With the exception of Cannabis Products sales being restricted to Coloradans twenty one years of age or older, sales of Cannabis Products will be governed by the same rules as established in 18-13-121 C.R.S for tobacco sales.

(b) Cannabis Product retail sales tax will not exceed the general retail sales tax of the State, County or Municipality where it is sold. Cannabis Products sales to registered colorado medical marijuana patients in amounts limited to their doctor’s recommendation on a per month basis will be tax exempt.

(c) All Cannabis Business licensees, shareholders and investors shall be US citizens and primary residents of Colorado for at least one year, and shall not be a law officer and or employee of the State or local licensing authority.

(d) In the interest of safer communities, Cannabis Products will not be sold, consumed or advertised in establishments that sell alcohol, or in any area that serves any one under twenty one years of age.

  1. Local authorities will enact Reasonable zoning laws and a per capita cap on Cannabis Businesses.
  2. With respect to licensing and zoning Cannabis Businesses will not be within one thousand feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school or a public or private college, junior college, or university, or a playground, or housing facility owned by a public housing authority, or within one hundred feet of a public or private youth center, public swimming pool, or video arcade facility as defined in USC 21 section 860. The local licensing authority may vary the distance restrictions imposed by this paragraph (F) for a license or may eliminate one or more types of schools, campuses or facilities from the application of a distance restriction established by or pursuant to this paragraph (F).
  3. Medical Marijuana Businesses that have an application on file or are licensed at the time this section is adopted and that choose to apply for a Cannabis Business license shall be given primary consideration with respect to licensing.
  4. If voters approve to enact an excise tax on Cannabis Products, the tax will not exceed twenty percent of the manufactures list price or apply to Hemp Products or seeds and will be exempt from the MSA.
  5. The general assembly is hereby directed to create a “safer communities fund” where ten percent of all retail sales tax revenue collected from the sale of Cannabis Products will be appropriated to fund k – 12 public schools, ten percent for State funded health care programs, three percent for State funded substance abuse and treatment programs, and two percent for state funded prisoner rehabilitation programs. Such existing revenue and their distribution will be continuous and will not be repealed or reduced by the General Assembly. The remainder shall be allocated to the general fund.
  6. The legislature will authorize the Department of Agriculture to enact Reasonable regulations for industrial hemp farming effective no later than the first legislative session after this section is adopted, that will be equal to and no more excessive or cost prohibitive than any other agricultural crop. Hemp Products will be taxed no more than other agricultural or retail products and will be authorized for retail sales.

(7) Enforcement of the law. All Cannabis or Cannabis Products produced or manufactured, whether commercially or privately, within the boundaries of this State that are wholly held, maintained, or retained within the boundaries of this State will be deemed lawful. No State, County or Municipal employees, funds, laws, regulations or rules will be used to assist or aid and abet in the enforcement of Federal marijuana laws against Coloradans in compliance with the provisions of this section:

(a) Any public officer or employee acting in his or her official capacity, in violation of this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor and subject to be sued for damages. Any defense of sovereign immunity under colorado law to such liability is hereby waived.

(b) The General Assembly effective no later than the first legislative session after this section is adopted, will enact laws regarding penalties for unlicensed commercial manufacture, distribution, sale or serving of Cannabis Products and possession of Cannabis Products by those under twenty one years of age. The penalties will be no more severe than the existing equivalent tobacco laws. Interstate trafficking of any amount of Cannabis Products will be a criminal offense under State law.

(c) Driving while THC impaired will be subject to State laws, but THC blood levels will be rebuttable inference and lawful medical marijuana use will constitute an affirmative defense with respect to THC DUI per se limits.

(d) The General Assembly will have the authority to change the legal age of adult users from twenty one to eighteen.

(e) Until or If the General Assembly fails to enact Reasonable regulations and licensing requirements for Cannabis Businesses, the pre-existing State level cigar and pipe tobacco regulations, licensing and fees and this section will be used for the immediate implementation of Cannabis Products commerce.

(8) Sever-ability. If any of these provisions be held invalid by any State court, the remainder to the extent it can be given effect, will not be affected thereby, and to this end the provisions of this section are severable:

(a)  No provision in this section will affect, repeal, modify, or change any protections granted to medical marijuana patients, caregivers or their doctors under section 14 of Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution.

(b)  If and when Federal law regarding Cannabis or Cannabis Products changes as to allow Interstate commerce ofCannabis and or Cannabis Products the residency requirements, Colorado ID requirement to purchase Cannabis Products and the interstate trafficking criminal laws will be repealed.

(9) Conflicting Measures. If this Amendment is approved by the voters but superseded by any other Constitutional provision and the conflicting provision is later held invalid, this amendment shall be self-executing and given the full force of law.

(10) Safer Communities. The People of Colorado hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety.

I leave it to you to decide what

language you’d like to be subject

to…Do you really wish to have to

remember all of these regulations

or have a bill passed that draws a

line from cannabis to alcohol? Is

 this language worth your support? 

Breezy Wants you to write an inmate

Breezy Wants you to write an inmate

by Breezy Kiefair on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:18pm ·

Below follows a list of inmates who would appreciate a letter. Please feel free to add other inmates in the comments.

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Cannabis POWs that THE HUMAN SOLUTION would appreciate you writing

http://the-human-solution.org/prison-outreach-program/pow-stories/pow-easy-address-list/

Cannabis POWs:

Marilyn Hinda Green # 20400-075
FPC Alderson
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box A
Alderson, WV 24910

Gerry Lynn Campbell #20405-075
USP Marion
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Marion, IL 62959

Ronnie Smith #036312 Unit 4
Yavapa County Jail
Booking # 13-02676
2830 Commonwealth Dr #105
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Israel Cavazos #63545-097
USP Florence ADMAX
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226

Jayme Jeff Walsh #125866
P.O. Box 490
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Jerry Laberdee #13904-085
FCI Sheridan
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378

Shelley Waldron #16250-040
Lexington FMC
3301 Leestown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511

John Marcinkewicz #16252-040
Duluth FPC
6902 Stebner Rd
Duluth, MN 55814

Christopher Wayne Williams #11839-046
FCI Sheridan
Satellite Camp
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378

Marion P Fry #15840-097
Dublin FCI
5701 8th Camp Park
Dublin Ca. 94568

Sherry Flor #11358-046
Federal Prison Camp
37930 N. 45th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Jeremy Duval #46344-039
FCI Morgantown
P.O. Box 1000
Morgantown, WV 26507

Jaycob Montague #16251-040
FCI Pekin
P.O. Box 5000
Pekin IL 61555

Bryan Epis #09636-097
FCI Terminal Island
P.O. Box 3007
San Pedro, CA 90731

Dustin Robert Costa #62406-097
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 5000
Florence, CO 81226

Aaron Sandusky #63038-112
FCI Big Spring
1900 Simler Avenue
Big Spring, TX 79720

Dale C Schafer #15839-097
CI Taft
P.O. Box 7001
Taft, CA 93268

Richard Ruiz Montes #63130-097
FCI Lompoc
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

Timothy Dellas #93161-011
FCI Sheridan Federal Prison Camp
PO Box 6000, Unit 5
Sheridan, OR 97378-6000

Luke Scarmazzo #63131-097
FCI Lompoc
3901 Klein Blvd
Lompoc, CA 93436

Charles Edward Lepp #90157-011
FCI La Tuna
P.O. Box 6000
Anthony, TX 88021

Eric Christopher Stacy #64977-097
CCM Sacramento
Community Corrections Office
501 I Street, Suite 9-400
Sacramento, CA 95814

Charles Lee Kisor #64974-097
CI Taft
P.O. Box 7001
Taft, CA 93268

Christopher Bartkowicz #36791-013
USP Leavenworth
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Virgil Edward Grant #47375-112
FCI Terminal Island
PO Box 3007
San Pedro, CA 90731

Scott Eric Feil #14313-111
CI Taft
P.O. Box 7001
Taft, CA 93268

Marc Emery, #40252-086
Yazoo City, Med FCI
P.O. Box 5888
Yazoo City, MS 39194

Roger Christie #99279-022
FDC Honolulu
P.O. Box 30080
Honolulu, HI  96820

Ronnie Montojo Chang #28613-298
220 W C Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Older addresses

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Floyd Martinez

#66119

P.O. Box 777

Canon City CO

81215

*** Breezy has written Floyd herself…  a few times over the years.. he’s cool.***

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MARC EMERY #40252-086

FCI YAZOO CITY – MEDIUM E-1

P.O. BOX 5888

YAZOO CITY, MS

39194

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Ken Burke #10021-091
Federal Correctional Complex
FCI Victorville #1
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto, CA 92301
Would be cool if it were someone in California because then there would be the possibility of a visit too!! I think he has about 5 years left…not sure why he’s in there but he’s definitely on the weed team.

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Darlene Spears #131779
P.O. Box 392005, Denver, CO 80239
Breezy’s bio-sister says this about Darlene:

She was my cell mate when I was doing my time. She’s doing life without parole…She’s accused of murder…She told me she’s innocent. She’s accused of murdering her husband she claims that her husband told on some people down south and that they were the ones who murdered him I liked her a lot..Sad they gave her life without parole

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this inmate has been released
Ronnie Smith
c/o Yavapai county Jail
Inmate #036312 Unit 4
Booking # 13-02676
2830 Commonwealth Dr #105
Camp Verde, AZ 86322-9998

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BREEZY WANTS YOU TO WRITE AN INMATE!Related Articles:

Who We are, How We Came to Be, Why we Give back

Article I wrote that was published in Cannabis Health news Magazine February 2010

need proof that it was published (i know many of you do…http://cannabishealthnewsmagazine.com/PDF/CHNM_Feb2010_small.pdf )

The below piece is to be published in the next issue of Cannabis Health News Magazine whose editor is Jason Lauve. Jason was acquitted of all charges by a jury on August 6, 2009. He has been a tireless advocate for Medical Marijuana patients in Colorado before this date and since.
Kiefair Keepsakes…. How we came to be, Why we give back

Copyrighted material All Rights Reserved see message at the bottom of essay

I tell you this story, not for myself, but for those in similar situations without the strength or ability to speak.

The government of the United States and the State of Colorado (as well as other states) are all saving a ton of money due to the growth in the medical marijuana industry and so are the dispensaries and caregivers. As a patient caught in the middle, I decided that I may have a unique perspective on this issue and have decided to throw my two cents in on the topic.

If you listen to the news, it seems to be the government officials vs. the dispensary owners. here in Colorado. This should not be the case. The patients needs should be at the heart of this discussion, particularly the needs of low income medical marijuana patients on Social Security Disability and Social Security Income (SSD/SSI)

I posted much of the content you will read here all over the internet in an effort to help myself and others in my position. I sat in the online forums begging:

“Is there someone, anyone out there who hears my plea and wants to help me actually do something other than sit in online forums and complaining about the problem and hope someone does something”

I was heartbroken to find little positive response and a lot of negative/cruel responses by persons who clearly are recreational users and not medical users. The treatment of women in some of these cannabis forum rooms was often appalling. I finally decided to stop beating a dead horse and set up a store front to help me get the funds I need for my own medicine, food and other needs and to donate 10% of our profits to provide medical marijuana for free to low income patients in need. Currently we have only one dispensary signed on with us, GreenBelly Co-op LLC in Eldorado Springs, Co.

We encourage other dispensaries and caregivers to join with us in this effort. The funds to be donated will be held in trust and dispensed when/where they are needed according to the needs and location of the patient in question. A patient from your area would contact me, then I would contact you to confirm you have the stock necessary for the patient and to confirm availability of time, I would then deposit money for their medication into a paypal account owned by your dispensary. The patient could then come in and pick up their necessary medicine. I require no investment on your part. Patients would report on the quality of your medicine and I would then write their reviews and forward their recommendations (no names attached) on the net. Everybody wins. People who wish to provide money for the trust can purchase anything in my online gift-store or my personal catalog. 10% of my profits go to this fund. Hopefully a larger and larger percentage of profits will got to the trust when my personal finances allow me.

When I began to write the essay that I posted in the online forums, I decided that my joining the Medical Marijuana Registry was my Christmas Present to the American Taxpayer for the year 2009. And posted the title as “My Personal Christmas Gift to the American Taxpayer.”

Now, you may imagine me as the stereotype of a “stoner” that has been created by the media. Let me correct you
First of all, I am a female over 25 and under 40 with severe and debilitating Fibromyalgia, the kind that forces doctors to shake their heads and prescribe one ineffective man made medicine on top of another while I waste away and my quality of life diminishes. The onset of my symptoms began almost instantly after my birth in Canon City, CO and I have been fragile ever since. I’ve even been told by a doctor or two that may well have one of the worst Fibromyalgia cases on record. I was a ward of the State of Colorado until I ran away when I was 16 due to horrid abusive conditions within the state foster care program and completed my high school in another state.

My sole health insurance is provided to me is under medicare/medicaid. This is because I am completely disabled and the doctors do not allow me to work, or even to attend school. I assure you that this is only for the time being… I am getting stronger all the time!

In 1994, I was awarded Ginsberg Scholarship up at Naropa during the 20th anniversary festival. I dreamed for years of attending, but my health prevented it. I finally got stubborn and bullied my doctors into letting me go. I was accepted into and attended Naropa University for two semesters in 2007-2008 school year in an effort to get a degree that would give me access to jobs more suited to my bodies abilities, and was pulled out by my doctors both times. Naropa wanted me there, I wanted to be there, but government programs required I be enrolled a certain amount of credit hours (beyond the abilities of my body) in order to keep my funding. I attempted a semester at Grand Canyon University online in Fall 2008 to the same effect. Now I have many thousands of dollars in student loans I can’t pay because I attempted to get a degree so I could get a job my body could handle.

I was forced to be on government programs like Social Security Disability and Social Security Income (SSD/SSI) at a young age. I was in middle school when I was put on SSD/SSI for the first time while I was a ward of the State of Colorado.

Let me clarify, the first time I was put on disability, I was a minor and the State decided as my sole legal guardian to place me on disability. The state “adopted me” in a sense.My name was changed legally and my parents rights to me as a child were formally, legally and permanently terminated. None of it was not my choice (except the name change after years of foster care), it was not discussed with me, I was a child. My medical care as a child was much as it is now, with the exception of the fact that kids get a bit more coverage. Being on the program at a young age, I did not accumulate much in the way of work money in my SSI account, although I did attempt to work several times. Unfortunately every time, an employer or doctor would get tired of me being sick and put a stop to it one way or another. That is why my monthly amounts from SSI/SSD are so low, not because I am disabled, but because I couldn’t work to pay into the system like the people who receive these benefits only when they reach retirement after a full life of paying in. Also did you know the government actually Penalized people for getting married if you are both on disability? They treat you as one person and give you one person’s pay! For love, and for spiritual reasons I decided that was a risk I would just have take. So, I married my love who happened to be on disability also anyway.

Now I ask the members of the Government of the Great State of Colorado, if you had an adult child who was sick and suffering would you leave them to languish in pain and poverty just because it was no longer your legal responsibility? Of course you wouldn’t. You would do whatever was in your power to make your child as comfortable as possible.

As an adult child, I now boldly but humbly step up to my adopted parent, the Government of the State of Colorado, and ask, “Guardian Colorado, do you it intend to focus on the dispensaries who are the money in this discussion, or do you intend to focus on your citizens whose LIVES are being saved by this plant? You discuss care giving so much in this debate, but the treatment of patients on the part of many in this debate has proven differently. I know you have hearts, please use them as you consider these policies. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue. This should be a people issue.

Before I was placed on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry in June 2009, I would have to visit a doctors office several times a month, sometimes several times a week, sometimes with several appointments booked the same day with specialists and tests, painful and difficult physical therapy that seemed to harm more than hurt, etc., and there were to many trips to the emergency room to count.

I went to the ER out of sheer desperation, I went just so I could get comfortable enough to have a bit of sleep after a week or more of lingering in a painful place that seemed to be located in deep within the realm of a narcotic distorted pain haze, a no-where-land that seemed to be somewhere between life and death. The doctors in the emergency room and elsewhere often treated me as though I was an addict, and not a pain patient, AND I WAS MISERABLE!

Since I was approved for the medical marijuana registry I haven’t needed near the amount of services from the medicaid/medicare program. In fact, I’ve had to see a doctor twice since June 3, 2009 when the doctor signed my forms.

Once to have 14 teeth pulled, a little bit of dental work made necessary by a combination of years of no dental benefits unless my teeth couldn’t be saved and needed to be pulled, being on narcotics for almost a decade, and dealing with severe nausea/vomiting/malnutrition.

The other doctor visit (and medications that followed) were for a bad cold that I caught at the dentists office. I haven’t seen a doctor at all otherwise, although I do call my family doctor to check in and let her know I am doing well.

Before I was on the MMJ registry, I was on so many medications (20 plus medications taken at various intervals though the day) that I felt like I was taking a pill every 2 minutes…. Number of traditional prescriptions I take daily now – ZERO.

Now the government was paying for all those medications I was on before through medicare/medicaid, plus all the doctor visits to get, maintain, and change dosing on those prescriptions right? Some of those medications by themselves cost the government thousands of dollars a month! Many could not have refills on them by law and required a doctor visit every time I needed more.

I always felt guilty about my personal burden on the American Taxpayers. But now I don’t have to feel guilty cause I have given a present to the American Taxpayer. I got on the MMJ registry. Now I do not go to the mainstream doctor unless I need antibiotics. I am off all prescriptions. I had tobacco quit (been trying for 20 years to quit) until I was without medicine too long and got stressed out, but I plan to quit again.

I and am well enough to manage a website as well as volunteer and be an advocate for others in need. I have regularly traded my services in clerical/computer work either from home or in the GreenBelly Coop LLC office for medications when I am strapped for cash. All of these things would have been impossible for me nine short months ago when I was all but bedridden and and in so much pain I had to keep myself from overdosing.

The government is saving many thousands of dollars a month on me alone, and yet I have to struggle to obtain this money saver for the American taxpayer. That much cut in government spending on the part of an individual… I should get a medal or something. Now think how many individuals are saving the government this money in the State of Colorado alone…. Let alone the other 13 states and the District of Columbia! We all need medals or medicine at the very least!

How many others are there like me? Meanwhile, the price of my medicine increases as the MMJ movement grows. My family and I have been stuck having to make really hard decisions like, do we pawn our wedding and engagement rings to get my medicine? Or do we pawn them and buy some food? Or do we keep the rings for sentimental reasons, lay here and just starve and have seizures from pain and lack of medicine/food.

I ended up pawning all the rings, having already sold else of value to the pawn store and bought both medicine and food. The money I received for my treasured bands did not buy nearly enough of either medicine or food. We promised ourselves we would get them back, but I ended up crying my eyes out when I realized I just can’t afford to get them out of hock. The deadline to get them back passed weeks ago. I live in a Winnebago and have been in real danger of starving to death at times. Now don’t get me wrong, my life has been profoundly changed by this medicine, and any hardship I may have to endure is truly worth the benefits of this plant. I will not compromise and go back to the narcotics and other prescriptions just because I can get them paid for or for any other reason. I would rather be in pain when I am without my medical marijuana than take a morphine and get sicker.

Sometimes family members and the community can make it very hard to be a low income medical marijuana patient too. I have heard many stories of people not living with family/friends any longer because they are shunned for their medicinal use. I’ve experienced this shunning first hand myself. The stereotype of the “typical” marijuana user is further damaging these people with no where else to turn!

This herb is profoundly changing lives! It is healing people, body, mind, and soul. Yet its legal users get treated as if they are using it for recreation. I believe recreational use is a VALID use of the plant, further I feel it be legalized and would be an important source of revenue for America if it were to be legal once again. However, that is not why I personally NEED this plant.

This plant allows me to eat, to sleep, to get out of my bed, to manage my pain enough to have a job, to be involved with life instead of living in a nightmare world just praying for the end to come soon. If you happen to be a Fibromyalgia patient praying for the end, you can be praying for a long time as this is not a terminal disease.

The Mayo clinic website (see footnote 1) describes symptoms of Fibromyalgia as including

Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary, depending on the weather, stress, physical activity or even the time of day.
Widespread pain and tender points
The pain associated with fibromyalgia is described as a constant dull ache, typically arising from muscles. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by additional pain when firm pressure is applied to specific areas of your body, called tender points. Tender point locations include:

Back of the head, Between shoulder blades, Top of shoulders, Front sides of neck, Upper chest,Outer elbows, Upper hips, Sides of hips, Inner knees

Fatigue and sleep disturbances
People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they seem to get plenty of sleep. Experts believe that these people rarely reach the deep restorative stage of sleep. Sleep disorders that have been linked to fibromyalgia include restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
Co-existing conditions
Many people who have fibromyalgia also may have:

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Depression
Endometriosis
Headaches
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Lupus
Osteoarthritis
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Restless legs syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis

And a whole host of other conditions not on the Mayo clinic list.

Moder Western medicine can’t even agree on the causes/mechanisms of this disease because they don’t understand it.

It has been suggested that this is a psychological disease only, a psychosis created when a hypocondriac hears about fibromyalgia. The advocates of this theory say that the symptoms of this diesease are all in the patient’s head. I do not personally believe in this theory, but even if this disease is all in my head, the medical marijuana still helps.

Other sources on Fibromyalgia suspect that this disease has been around for all time, a genetic disease with a trigger, and its symptoms are found even in individuals of remote tribes of Africa and the Amazon who have no contact with the west. So why should I use new untested man-made medicine created by people who don’t understand my disease and possibly believe it doesn’t exist? Especially when that disease has been treated with herbs known to posses pain relieving qualities for many generations of humans?

Personally, my last completely “pain free” moment was around 3:30 PM on August 21, 2002. I know because I keep a detailed pain/medication journal in an effort to regulate my condition. I am confident that If I had the proper medicine, I would have pain free moments again. This herb doesn’t just treat pain sensations, it helps correct causes. Perhaps with the right regimen, daily pain could be a thing of the past for me.

This disease itself may not kill you, but it can certainly make you wish for death. There are near epidemic levels of Fibromyalgia patients and pain patients in general who are hurting so bad they are suicidal, or worse succeed in taking their own life. I have a brother who died as a result of a doctor who wasn’t paying enough attention with his pen and prescription pad. After years of pain and suffering following a head injury, my brother died of a drug interaction prescribed by his doctor.

Dispensaries are necessary, but not without a social conscience
Now the other side of the coin. It is no secret that the people who own dispensaries are making money on patients like me too.

We need these dispensaries for a variety of reasons.
1)What would a patient do if their caregiver had a bad crop and was without medicine? If that paitent was restricted from seeing other caregivers they would have no where to get their medicine but the street.
2) Our caregivers are restricted to a number of plants they can grow for you, thus if you become tolerant to the genetics of one strain of medicine quickly and need to change the genetics of you medication often, it may be difficult for your caregiver to have/maintain the variety you need.
3) Competition strengthens customer service and prevents patients from being in a form of bondage by their caregiver. If we restrict patients from going to other dispensaries, how are they to know if the medicine they are receiving is the best quality available for them. If we restrict the number of persons a dispensary can serve to a tiny number and prevent patients from seeing other medical marijuana providers, and in addition the number of times a year they can change their caregiver, then patients must settle for whatever medicine a particular caregiver is giving them whether it is effective or not.

We need a program to help low income patients get their medicine!
If you are low income and can’t afford your “mainstream pharmacy” medicine, you can go to various organizations and they will help you to buy your medicine, sometimes even on a regular basis if they are necessary and not covered by insurance, but that doesn’t include medical marijuana.

If you are brave enough to speak up and ask for help getting your medicine at these organizations, you will probably find the door closed firmly in your face. You may also find that other services from the organization become difficult or impossible to obtain as well. This is out and out discrimination in my opinion. If your medicine is MMJ no one is willing to help you unless you happen to be lucky enough to find a care giver who actually gives a care if you have medicine or not! I just put my medical costs on a new food stamp application mailed 1/13/09 to Boulder County. We shall see what happens.

“So what,” you say? Well let’s look at this… The high price can force a person in my position to go back to buying their medicine off the street where it is less expensive, but also less potent, less safe.

1)You never know what has been added to you herb to increase the genetically weak herbs potency artificially with other street drugs or various substances to make it seem as though there is more weight to the medicine.

2)It is much more dangerous to obtain, and the process of obtaining it can be a risk to your health in many ways. Long periods in the cold and encounters with strange germs can put a person right back in their sick bed or the hospital.

3) The money spent on street grade medication often goes back to fund gang and criminal activity. This is something that most medical marijuana patients do not want to support and got on the registry to stop supporting. I personally counted avoiding purchasing on the street as one of the largest pluses to getting on the registry, and yet I see people like me being forced back there.

4) The price of cannabis on the street directly influences the costs of Medical Grade in the Dispensaries. In this respect, Cannabis is a commodity like any other, and as such is subject to price fluctuation when artificially influenced. It doesn’t really have anything to do with how much it costs to grow it and transport it to the patient. It has to do with how much it costs on the street.

What is to be done if you have no medicine? Where can you go?

There are few funds or organizations willing to help people like me get my medicine when I can’t afford it, and you have to really dig in your need to find them. When I did find them, they could only help once or not at all due to the demand. Many patients do not have the strength for this search when they are lacking appropriate medication. It took me months of daily web crawling to dig any up organizations up. Now people who wish to help provide medicine to people in this position can buy something for themselves or someone else, something they may have bought anyway and someone gets medicine.

If someone who has medicine/money wants to help a person in my position, likewise there is no way for a person who wants to help to donate money to people in a position similar to mine. Right now low income persons only relief seems to be individuals/churches/caregivers being kind. So I created this gift company, and here we are.

One church I know of is greenfaith ministry. The Reverend of greenfaith ministry is also known as the 420 Reverend. I have had contact with Reverend Brandon Baker from this organization who is a great man. He drove over 50 miles to get me some medicine for free. Unfortunately he is one man and the demand is high. Rev. B Baker is quoted as saying, “Tell the (Denver City my edit) counsel a majority amount of local churches support un-regulated access for all needy mmj patients, give them my name and number if they say they want to meet with any of the spiritual mmj community church leaders!”

Meds for free? What about Caregivers and Growers needs?
Now, I have no problem with the idea of paying for my medications… The person who grows it provides a service that a dollar amount really can’t be placed on and should be compensated, and so should everyone involved in getting the medicine to me. That is only fair. But I want know the money I spend helps others like me or at very least the movement in general. I also don’t need to be paying 50+% of my income to stay barely comfortable. I’d like to be able to pay a reasonable percentage of my income and have all the medicine my body requires. I know that may seem a little unrealistic, but a girl in pain can dream. lol

Here in Colorado it is the wild wild west right now. If I happen to have to go somewhere other than my primary caregiver, my $ will probably end up in a growing bank account of some green gold rush eyed caregiver who could really care less if I have effective medication or not. In fact, it seems like the only green anyone cares about is dollar bill green and the green of greed. Yet the right to visit a dispensary other than your caregiver is a necessary one. What happens if your caregiver loses a grow? What do you do if you need a different strain of medicine than what is available that day? What if they are out of the product that helps the most? Would you refuse to let me go to W@(m@rt if W@lgr33ns was out of my prescription?

So the government ignores the money it saves, and many (not all) of the dispensaries in the area seem to have little social conscience about the price a person like me can pay to have their medicine.

A Big social Problem, and Yet We aren’t the Issue, money is.
When your total family income is at or below poverty levels, you can absolutely be forced back on the streets to get your medicine. My medical condition requires a minimum of 1/8 oz of smoke-able every 2 days to just to keep me off narcotics and other prescriptions that do more harm than good, not crying, not having seizures caused by pain, and not be stuck in bed.

This dosing by no means keeps me comfortable it is important to note.
I have NEVER had the pleasure of having enough medicine on hand to decide on what a good “comfortable” dosing schedule would be, even though I do have a compassionate caregiver. I just don’t want to put my poor caregiver out of business taking care of my needs.

What I am trying to say is that there is something fundamentally very wrong with the fact that there are so many people who are to poor to even know what the appropriate dosage of medication for their amount of pain, yet the government is saving a bunch of cash and the Medical Marijuana industry is getting the “lion’s share” of the rest of their income.
It is frustrating to feel like you and others are falling through the cracks even further. Many in my position were barely hanging on before the economic downturn, and now see no light at the end of the tunnel. SSI/SSD keeps you far below the poverty line if you have been unable to work enough many living on $1000 a month or less for their whole family.

It is frustrating to see others get wealthy off of you and others while your tier of society starves. Sometimes I feel invisible, and I know for a fact I am not the only one out there feeling this.
Why do the out of state interests get a louder voice than ours?
I was born in the State of Colorado. My family has lived in this state for 4 generations (or more.) My grandmother owned and operated the Historic Stirrup Ranch near Canon City, Co. for many years. I love Colorado, but I live in an RV and am so desperate to be in a place where I can have food and medicine that I am willing to move to any state with a registry because the climate here is so difficult for patients right now.
I have a plan so that if I were able to obtain some land, I could be self sufficient (NO MORE SSI/SSD and I could actually contribute to charities instead of needing help from them!) and never have to worry about being hungry or without my necessary medicine. In time, many others could be helped with food and medicine grown on the land. I could be fulfilling needs rather than begging to have my needs filled.

Kiefair Keepsakes, stepping stone to a dream

My dream is to be able to get some land and set up an initial grow op in earth ships (a growing movement of building practices with an all environmentally friendly building/management philosophy.) This initial grow op would end up growing into a Nonprofit Medical Marijuana retreat/community/caregiver for patients like me to be able to get their medicine and/or live in a more affordable and kind setting, using their personal talents and abilities to benefit the community. I want to focus on what a “disabled person” can do, not their limitations. I want to create a place where it is safe to be sick on a daily basis with no fear of hunger, lack of medication, or fear of the loss of a job/home due to illness.

While I have the heart and the ability to do this work (given time and medication), I unfortunately have no capital for such a venture and am praying the universe will see fit to make it happen.
I have researched many aspects of this and it is very feasible, however getting investment in such a venture is not my forte. This kind of setting would be great tool for a “for profit” dispensary to use. It would be publicity, demonstrate social conscience, and you could also offer my nonprofit medications cheap to their own low income patients. inquire further at kiefair.keepsakes@gmail.com

I just wanna say Thanks to all the people out there helping to make it possible for people who need this medicine to have it. Whatever you celebrate this or any season, may it be meaningful and may Blessings come to you all!

footnote 1 Retrieved from the Mayo clinic website 1/12/2009
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079/DSECTION=symptoms

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