“NOBODY DIES FROM MARIJUANA! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! THE TRUTH IS THE DRUG WAR FAILED!”
I Grow Chronic (Hydroponic How To Full)
I Grow Chronic (Hydroponic How To Full)
Step-by-Step construction of a basic indoor hydroponic grow-room that yields a 1/4 pound of Chronic Sinsemillas Marijuana every two months. Mr. Green takes out the mystery and confusion surrounding the construction and maintenance of an indoor marijuana grow room by breaking it down into basic easy-to-follow steps
Want Justice For Trayvon Martin? Legalize Drugs
If you want justice for Trayvon Martin, legalize drugs. This isn’t about the marijuana in Trayvon’s system — irrelevant — but the racism in our justice system that is perpetuatued by the War on Drugs. When we criminalize so many young black men it is not surprising that someone like George Zimmerman sees a young black man in a hoodie walking down the sidewalk and thinks “criminal.” That’s in no way meant to justify Zimmerman’s mindset and actions but to point out that he isn’t all that different from the way our police and courts and juries and society perceive young black men.
Of course, legalizing drugs isn’t going to miraculously cure racism. It will, however, dismantle one of racism’s primary engines. So many of the cycles of poverty, incarceration, welfare dependency, single-mother households, high unemployment, gangs and violence that plague the black community owe their continuation to the War on Drugs. Michelle Alexander in The New Jim Crow will explain it to you better than I ever could.
“Drugs Aren’t the Problem” Neuroscientist Carl Hart: We Need to Stop Jeff Sessions from Escalating the Racist War on Drugs
http://democracynow.org – In an escalation of the war on drugs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded two Obama-era memos that encouraged prosecutors to avoid seeking inordinately harsh sentences for low-level drug offenses. He also instructed Justice Department prosecutors to pursue “the most serious” charges for all drug offenses. Former Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the move, saying, “The policy announced today is not tough on crime. It is dumb on crime.” Under the Obama administration guidelines, the number of drug offenders given mandatory minimum sentences plummeted, contributing to a 14 percent decline in the total federal prison population. We speak to Carl Hart, chair of the Department of Psychology and a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, and former anti-drug-war activist Anthony Papa, who was sentenced to two 15-years-to-life sentences for a single, nonviolent drug offense.
Drug money, big banks and Anglo-American secret services
Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits epithelial growth factor-induced lung cancer cell migration in vitro as well as its growth and metastasis in vivo.
Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary cannabinoid of marijuana and has been shown to either potentiate or inhibit tumor growth, depending on the type of cancer and its pathogenesis. Little is known about the activity of cannabinoids like THC on epidermal growth factor receptor-overexpressing lung cancers, which are often highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy. In this study, we characterized the effects of THC on the EGF-induced growth and metastasis of human non-small cell lung cancer using the cell lines A549 and SW-1573 as in vitro models. We found that these cells express the cannabinoid receptors CB(1) and CB(2), known targets for THC action, and that THC inhibited EGF-induced growth, chemotaxis and chemoinvasion. Moreover, signaling studies indicated that THC may act by inhibiting the EGF-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2, JNK1/2 and AKT. THC also induced the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase at tyrosine 397. Additionally, in in vivo studies in severe combined immunodeficient mice, there was significant inhibition of the subcutaneous tumor growth and lung metastasis of A549 cells in THC-treated animals as compared to vehicle-treated controls. Tumor samples from THC-treated animals revealed antiproliferative and antiangiogenic effects of THC. Our study suggests that cannabinoids like THC should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.
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Jury Nullification vs Weed:
Jury Nullification vs. The Drug War: NJ Weedman on His Unlikely Marijuana Acquittal
“I should be 10 months into a 10-year prison sentence,” says Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman. “The only reason I’m standing here is because I happened to know about jury nullification. And I used it.”