Cannabis and Gun Control Policy
Christopher Morales, a California criminal defense attorney, provided some legal insight into this complex matter. “The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits anyone from possessing guns if they use or are addicted to cannabis,” Morales explained.
“The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits anyone from possessing guns if they use or are addicted to cannabis.”
The exact wording of the federal law prohibits any “unlawful user” or addict of cannabis (or any other federally restricted substance) from purchasing guns, even if that individual resides in a state with legal medical or adult-use cannabis laws.
A Nevada medical marijuana patient named S. Rowan Wilson challenged the ruling after she attempted to purchase a firearm for self-defense in 2011. When the gun store refused to sell to her, she filed a lawsuit challenging the federal statute against gun ownership by a lawful marijuana patient.
The case went all the way to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, where, on August 31, 2016, Chief District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled that a federal government ban of gun sales to abiding state-legal medical marijuana patients does not violate the Second Amendment. READ MORE…
Recently, the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii has sent a series of letters to residents who use medical marijuana, informing them that they are disqualified from owning firearms, even if they were obtained legally and in compliance with state and federal law. If the medical marijuana users refuse to turn over their firearms, then presumably, they will face state-sanctioned violence until the guns are removed.
“This letter is to inform you that under the provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Section 134-7(a) you are disqualified from firearms ownership, possession, or controlling firearms. Your medical marijuana use disqualifies you from ownership of firearms and ammunition,” the letter reads. It goes on to say that residents who use medical marijuana “have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms, permit and ammunition to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) or otherwise transfer ownership.”
Mother’s Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the medical use of cannabis for autism.
Medicinal Cannabis has thousands of years of safety and efficacy. Cannabis was listed in the US Pharmacopeia until 1942. It medicinal use was common place. Cannabis is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-psychotic and anti-epiileptic.
FDA Just outlawed Hemp & Cannabinoid oils
Hemp oil extracts containing CBDs (cannibidiols) are such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry that the FDA is now invoking totally insane justifications for outlawing them.
The FDA now OUTLAWS them being sold as dietary supplements. Per the FDA’s own website: “FDA has concluded that cannabidiol products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the FD&C Act. Under that provision, if a substance (such as cannabidiol) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement.”
4) Now the FDA has begun sending warning letters to CBD makers, claiming they are in violation of FDA regulations because they are selling “adulterated products.” Adulterated with what, exactly? CBDs, of course! “The debate over hemp CBD’s legal status continues after FDA sent eight warning letters to manufacturers of CBD dietary supplement and food products earlier this month,” reports Nutritional Outlook. “The warning letters cite impermissible health claims used to market the products, as well as CBD’s invalid status as a dietary ingredient due to its presence in two drug applications currently under consideration.” READ MORE…
Patents Related To The Dietary And Medicinal Study And Use Of Cannabis
US Patent 6,630,507 (pdf-120KB)
“Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants” Assigned to the United States of America, it provides guidelines for relevant medical conditions and dosage schedules for CBD. Review LOG notes on the use of vaporization to separate CBD from THC
Medicinal Acidic Cannabinoids / US 7,807,711 B2 (pdf-120KB)
Invention relates to an acidic cannabinoid, the method for extracting and preparing.
Pharmaceutical Compositions For The Treatment Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease US 2009 / 0197941 A1 Aug. 6, 2009 (pdf-132KB)
Discusses the preferred ratio of CBD to THC being 1:1
Anti-nausea And Anti-vomiting Activity Of Cannabidiol Compounds / US 2003 0225156 A1 Dec. 4, 2003 (pdf-64KB)
Inventor: Raphael Mechoulam. The applied dose can be adjusted based on the relative bioavailability and potency of the administered compound. Adjusting the dose to achieve maximal efficacy…
Combination Of Cannabinoids For The Treatment Of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain US 2010/0035978 A1 Feb 11, 2010 (pdf-1.5MB)
This patent identifies “the ratio of CBD:THC by weight is between 10:1 to 1:10.”
US Patent 6,410,588 B1 (pdf-1.5MB)
Feldmann, et al. “Use of Cannabinoids as Anti-inflammatory Agents”
US 2007/0099987 A1 (pdf-1.4MB)
Weiss, et al. “Treating or Preventing Diabetes with Cannabidiol”
US Patent 6,946,150 B27 (pdf-2.7MB)
Brian Whittle. “Pharmaceutical Formulation.” Using a pump action spray to administer cannabinoids via the mucosal surfaces
Many drugs are developed not because there’s a great medical need, but rather because there’s big money to be made from them.
In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy, and according to Dr. Gedde, “it’s time to ask questions and look at a new way of thinking about this plant. Read more…
SURGEON GENERAL COMMENT ON CANNABIS
They “cooked” cannabis bark into carbon nanosheets and built supercapacitors “on a par with or better than graphene” – the industry gold standard. Read more…
VLA comment: Iowa and other agricultural states are too busy with Monsanto’s GMO corn and soy and their national directive to be the global supplier of hogs and GMO feed. In Fairfield, Iowa, a new granary is going up that attaches to Warren Buffet’s BSNF railway and will send 20 million bushels of GMO corn to Texas, Mexico and then the Asian Pacific through the TransPacificPartnership. Although folk don’t think the TPP is a done deal…think again as infrastructure is being put in place. However, we suspect that China will have the last laugh on the USA when they pull the plug.