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Countdown to Re-legalization

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Did you know?

It’s about 3-4 months till Canada legalizes our Native plant for medical and recreational use. Do I take a sigh of relief or do we need to hide our inherent right to medicate for healing purposes?

If we follow in the footsteps of our Mother Earth and put the plant first; we will unite under the protection of this sacred medicine. Regardless of race, our rights as patients who need this medicine to live, becomes the driving force.

From an Aboriginal perspective, I praise the efforts of my community to “legally” own the rights and reclaim this Native plant after all this prohibition time. From an Irish Canadian point of view, I hope that women and patients will become the priority and majority in the medical cannabis field.

Again we are at the mercy of the federal government, but if Prime Minister Trudeau actually follows through with legalization, I know I will be in control of my future and won’t be persecuted for seeking a CBD/THC treatment plan.

Then hopefully lead to employing people with disabilities to work in the cannabis industry that will improve our socio-economic future on several levels. We will be able to medicate and balance our work lives to accommodate our disabilities and enrich our culture more so.

After restarting my research, I found this Aboriginal Canadian network that covers exactly my concerns and hopes for our cannabis community.

“National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association (NIMCA)

“Specifically, NIMCA’s role is the following, but not limited to the self-regulation of Indigenous medical cannabis industry through the application of Indigenous political and economic principals and governance that will:

 

o Uphold Indigenous sovereignty self-determination

o Protect minors and families;

o Keep organized crime out of legit Indigenous hemp and cannabis industries;

o Provide the education, awareness, policy and capacity necessary to provide quality control and safe handling;

o Develop a cannabis treatment program to combat the opioid crisis that has gripped Indigenous and mainstream society;

o Ensure standardized testing and consistency of product quality;

o Safety and security;

o Education and awareness within the industry and consumers;

o Regulate pricing of products;

o Generate new training, jobs and economy of scale for Indigenous people and nations;

o Ensure fair wages, benefits and a safe work environment for all employees; and,

o To promote the overall health and well-being of all communities.

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/Committee/421/HESA/Brief/BR9074826/br-external/NationalIndigenousMedicalCannabisAssociation-e.pdf

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Cannabis Could Help Cure Alzheimer’s

Did You Know?

 

Forbes recently posted an article on “Experts: Cannabis Could Help Cure Alzheimer’s If Lawmakers Would Chill Out” by Janet Burns.

 

This article claims Lawmakers are essentially blocking the Medical Marijuana movement because of the pharma industries.

 

“According to Schubert, that’s because pharmaceutical companies are not just trying to prevent cannabis cures, but also on the wrong track for finding their own.”

 

Although Pharma is actively working on medicine to treat Alzheimer’s called “Inhibitors,” unfortunately when you hit that stage, the pro-actions are too little, too late. They have also looked into a way of using Cannabis as medicine but they would have little control over the market.

 

“CNBC also noted that, while an estimated one in three seniors will die fighting dementia and a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis is delivered every 66 seconds, the costs of holding back effective treatment don’t just involve human life.”

 

It’s no longer just about recreational use, it’s about the right to stay alive by simply extracting healing compounds from a plant. Since the aging population has become the largest group to switchover to Cannabis, stories will emerge about patients fighting off one of the most inhumane diseases in the world.

(Resource link – https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/03/16/experts-cannabis-could-help-cure-alzheimers-if-lawmakers-would-chill-out/#57dcb9b3f892)

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