Olympia vets want their ailing comrades to switch from pharmaceuticals to pot

Andrew Collins no longer has a cocktail of 17 prescriptions coursing through his body.

The Army combat veteran stared death in the face while serving two tours of Iraq in the 2000s. He now battles post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his wartime experiences.

The Olympia veteran has tried medications, meditation and hypnosis while adapting to the stresses of life in the civilian world. But more than any other treatment, Collins says marijuana has helped him cope with the psychological trauma he carries around — trauma that at times has filled his head with aggression and suicidal thoughts.

“I smoke a joint and the thoughts are gone,” said Collins, 30.


New Study Shows CBD Can Help Treat Asthma

Early research suggests that CBD, a substance naturally found in marijuana, is an effective treatment for minimizing the inflammation experienced by asthma sufferers.

The research study found that the studied rats treated with CBD experienced a reduction in two types of cytokines, known as Tp and Th2. In addition to showing that CBD treatment was effective in reducing cytokine levels, the study also suggests that CBD may influence a reduction in the major stimuli of mucus hyper-secretion, another prominent symptom experienced by those with asthma.


My Step-Brother Has Taken My Daughter and Kansas Is Helping Him Keep Her


Ellis County, Kansas (TFC– Ellis County, Kansas Helps City of Hays Police Officer Facilitate Kidnapping of Young Girl from Her Arizona Mother.




“The most important part of my life is my daughter. All I have ever wanted is to make sure she has a good life, good lessons,  access to the world as she needs and wants and to be there for her as long as possible”.IMG_9447


12 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next

Washington State, Washington, D.C. and Colorado have blazed the trail for ending prohibition.

Through legal means these areas have adopted the recreational use of marijuana, freed the market for patients, opened the flood gates for entrepreneurs, and tax revenue for the states and districts. Based on research we have complied a list of states that will be vying for ending prohibition and legalization. With an election coming in 2016 all of these states on the list are going to have a measure on the ballot regarding marijuana. These are exciting times, friends. If you live in one of these states, be on the look out in November 2016 to vote for the right thing for our country. Enjoy.


1. California


American Green Executes Acquisition Agreement With TrackX -- a Global Leader in Cloud-Based Physical Asset Management

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - American Green, Inc. (OTC PINK: ERBB) is very pleased to announce today that it has executed an acquisition agreement with TrackX, LLC( TrackX, a Denver-based company, is one of the country's leading providers of complete Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking and cloud-based physical asset management systems. TrackX owns and maintains process patents and services designed to cater to numerous nationally recognized customers. American Green believes that TrackX is positioned to be the premiere RFID-enabled asset tracking and supply chain solutions provider globally.


Havasu man cited for marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession

Police cited and released a Lake Havasu City man Friday for keeping marijuana in a jar after he was contacted in a fight.

Police said Ruben Kervanian was cited for the marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia for the rolling paper inside of the jar.

After police investigated a potential fight, they discovered the jar and Kervanian claimed ownership. He told police he did not have a medical marijuana card because but uses it for medicinal purposes and hasn’t obtained a card because the marijuana issued at the dispensary is not strong enough.


State Health Agency has No Evidence That Marijuana Killed Anyone

After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state.

Nor can the same officials present to the public any supporting evidence behind a 2013 study that claims the deaths of 62 kids were "associated" with marijuana.

The study was brought into prominence this week after anti-legalization activist Sheila Polk, the four-term Yavapai County Attorney, used it to prop up her point that marijuana is dangerous.

"Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died," reads the headline on Polk's widely-published June 15 op-ed.


Industry Experts Launch Premier Online Radio Network for Cannabis Industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- announces the launch of the Internet’s premier radio network committed to delivering insightful, educational and compelling cannabis content.


Did marijuana actually kill 62 kids in Arizona? Or...

If you happened to read a guest editorial in Tuesday's Arizona Republic by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk you might have come away believing that marijuana use killed 62 kids in Arizona in 2013.

Polk has no real proof of that, of course, hedging her bets with the word "associated." It's good work. But all her essay proves is that Polk wants to be like … me.

The Yavapai prosecutor is serving as vice chairwoman of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, and is doing everything she can to make the case against marijuana legalization. She's not making that argument in a hall of justice, however, but in the court of public opinion, where (as I well know) a bland set of facts can be made palatable with a heaping helping of spiced baloney.


Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died

My Turn: More youth deaths are linked to marijuana than alcohol or methamphetamine.

Marijuana is an addictive and hazardous drug. But lately, some have taken to proclaiming that "marijuana is safer than alcohol," a message that is not only wrong but dangerous.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in a study that examines all deaths in Arizona of children under the age of 18, a disturbing number of child deaths resulted from substance use. It was linked to the deaths of 128 of Arizona's children in 2013.

Guess which substance was the most prevalent? Not alcohol, not methamphetamine (although they were close seconds), but marijuana. In 2013, marijuana use was associated with the tragic and needless deaths of 62 children in Arizona.


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