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Ladd & Barbara

Follow Us!Share This!Both Ladd and Barbara live in Iowa. Both have been ill for decades. Years ago Ladd found out that the US government was giving medical cannabis to certain patients for their illnesses through the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) program. He has multiple sclerosis (MS) and he found through personal experimentation that his symptoms improved and the disease was put in a remission-like state when he used cannabis regularly. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disorder that results…
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Federal IND Patients

Elvy

Follow Us!Share This!The first woman in the United States to receive medicinal cannabis from the federal government was Elvy Musikka. “Make sure you get the spelling right Al, two K’s” she chided me when I met her initially back in DC, in 1990. Without wishing to take the informed reader too deep into a well discussed history I shorten the tale by relating that Elvy was at the time of our meeting about to be on a panel with Robert…
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Federal IND Patients

Nutrition

Follow Us!Share This! A major cause of illness and death is nutritional deficiency. We all know that lack of food makes us feel weak and tired with a loss of stamina and short term energy. Humans have long sought food from our earth’s bounty and have found protein and carbohydrates and sugars in large enough quantity to sustain and enlarge the human race. But what is the best food? The perfect food? Cannabis has been grown for food and medicine…
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Cannabis Research, Therapeutic Effects

The Sanity Defense

Follow Us!Share This! I am not an attorney. I have no legal training or experience other than as an expert witness. I do know from experiencing a reasonably long life that if a person in the United States is declared a nut by medical professionals, insane, then the person is not held to the standards applied legally to criminals who are otherwise sane citizens. What if the law a person breaks is insane? If a federal law is dated by…
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PST(d)

Follow Us!Share This!There are three ways to suffer a condition called Post Traumatic Stress (disorder) and one way to call it what it is. It is not a disorder in my opinion, humble and not medically trained. In medical dictionary terminology a disorder is “a derangement of function; a morbid physical or mental state.” (1). In my dictionary disorder is just another insult to injury. What an RN may think of the word and what an untrained civilian may think…
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Veteran Issues

Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress and Medical Cannabis

Follow Us!Share This!Patients Out of Time recognizes that the federal prohibition of herbal cannabis is unjust and hurts patients. In 2010 Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs issued a Directive that acknowledged the medical value of cannabis and directed VA physicians that they could continue to provide treatment to Veterans who use cannabis as long as they live in a state with a medical cannabis law and have a recommendation for cannabis from a civilian physician. This…
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Cannabis Research, News, Veteran Issues

“HE” and ML

Follow Us!Share This!When I think back he was always in my life. My mom told me he was right with her when I was born. Now that I’m closing in on my nineties I’m surprised sometimes he moves as good as he does. He is all the time on the phone or answering emails from people from wherever that want to know all he knows about marijuana, which he insists on calling cannabis. He writes a bunch of stuff about…
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Cannabis and Animal Health

The Cannabis Industry Business Plan

Follow Us!Share This!Growing, selling, marketing of medical cannabis has always been a business in the United States and around the world. Until the late 1930’s the major players in the commerce of cannabis were large US pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and Parke Davis. Marketing “Cannabis Americana” was easy. These firms did not extol the cannabis plants euphoric potential but its therapeutic excellence and centuries of human use from infants to the aged proved their point. From patches that…
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Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Treatment by Geography

Follow Us!Share This!Some US military Veterans are allowed to use cannabis medicinally. Some are not. Clinical cannabis use is not decided by the military patients need for her medicine but rather where she lives. This practice is of course totally illogical. Considering the source of this decision, the war on drugs mentality, it is not surprising. Realizing that Veterans are not being treated for their injuries properly, is not surprising to me. I’m a Vietnam Veteran and I have seen…
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Veteran Issues

Cannabis Education Group Hails Sanjay Gupta’s Apology

Follow Us!Share This!Howardsville, VA: Patients Out of Time hailed the recent announcement by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent who apologized last week for his previous negative stance on the medical use of marijuana. The neurosurgeon said in an August 8th editorial on the CNN website, “I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too…
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