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Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

June 19, 2017
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A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress.

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Peña Nieto was once a vehement opponent of cannabis legalization, but has since called for a re-examination of global drug policy after a nationwide public debate on legalization in early 2016. “So far, the solutions [to control drugs and crime] implemented by the international community have been frankly insufficient,” Peña Nieto told the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions in April 2016. “We must move beyond prohibition to effective prevention.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto By PresidenciaMX 2012-2018 (Own work); CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Last year, Peña Nieto even went so far as to introduce a measure that would allow Mexican citizens to possess up to an ounce of cannabis without repercussions, but the bill stalled in Congress.

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The medical marijuana bill sailed through the Senate with ease in December 2016, and Mexico’s lower house in parliament passed the bill in April with a vote of 347-7 in favor of approval. Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles, voiced his support for the measure, saying, “I welcome the approval of the therapeutic use of cannabis in Mexico.”

The decree was issued by the president today and specifies that the Ministry of Health will be tasked with drafting and implementing the regulations of “public policies regulating the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol, its isomers and stereochemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.”

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Peña Nieto’s decree effectively eliminates the criminalization of the medicinal use of cannabis, THC, CBD, and all cannabis derivatives, as well as legalizing the production and distribution of cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic uses.

“The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes,” stated the Lower House of Parliament, known as La Cámara de Diputados.

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Currently, the only cannabis that will be permitted must contain 1% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol, and the Ministry of Health will be required to study the medicinal and therapeutic effects of cannabis before creating the framework for a medical marijuana program infrastructure.

There will certainly still be hurdles to overcome on the bumpy road to medical marijuana, but Mexico just surpassed the biggest obstacle so far.

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  • HonkyGeorge

    Verga.

    • Chaddy Liquor Tits

      you said it pal

  • Captain Jim

    1% THC or less will help some, but will also leave a lot of people hanging. THC is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It also possesses anti-cancer properties and is neuroprotective. What Pharma company wants to compete with that?

    • Two Bears

      This is only temporary. When people start getting their lives back as i did they will contact the politicians demanding stronger and better meficines.

      Nothing makes a politician go weak in the knees than a threat “fight fir stronger and better MMJ or i will vote for your opponent.

      • Captain Jim

        Except maybe the large sums of $ they receive from lobbyists for the Pharma industry, but I agree, eventually as more and more people learn the truth, hopefully even that won’t be able to stand in the way anymore.

    • Turner Kayston

      Most recently, GW Pharma, with THC:CBD + something else (likely, for patent) for Glioma Brain Cancer.. ~ in the last month or two. Unfortunately, I cannot post the link to it here for some reason.

      • Captain Jim

        Yes, I did see that and it’s not the first time I’ve seen studies that showed cannabis combined with so called “traditional” treatments treating brain cancer. I remember one from a few years back…

        “The study, published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal in November, discovered that cannabis helps “dramatically reduce” the growth of new brain cancer cells. READ MORE: Cannabis combined with radiotherapy can make brain cancer ‘disappear,’ study claims”

        https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.rt.com/document/100000000000001000248581/amp

      • Captain Jim

        Yes, I did see that and it’s not the first time I’ve seen studies that showed cannabis combined with so called “traditional” treatments treating brain cancer. I remember one from a few years back…

        From 2015 RT article:

        ‘Major hypocrisy’: US govt-funded agency admits marijuana can kill cancer cells
        Published time: 10 Apr 2015 | 13:02 GMT

        “The study, published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal in November, discovered that cannabis helps “dramatically reduce” the growth of new brain cancer cells. READ MORE: Cannabis combined with radiotherapy can make brain cancer ‘disappear,’ study claims”

        Man, I wish using cannabis didn’t destroy my memory ;-).

      • Captain Jim

        Guess maybe Leafly thinks we’re going to cite some Prohibitionist propaganda?

  • Turner Kayston

    To quote:

    “Currently, the only cannabis that will be permitted must contain 1% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol, and the Ministry of Health will be required to study the medicinal and therapeutic effects of cannabis before creating the framework for a medical marijuana program infrastructure.

    There will certainly still be hurdles to overcome on the bumpy road to medical marijuana, but Mexico just surpassed the biggest obstacle so far.”

    So basically what they’re saying is that patients, regardless of their ailment or illness will still need to literally run and jump over hurdles, just to try and palliate themselves with somenon-toxic, natural medicine that they require (above 1%) – it’s a start, but it’s still insane if you ask me.

    Just flip the bird to the land above and re-legalize nature’s intended laws… Forgo the subjugation; live and let live!

    • Captain Jim

      Amen!

  • Water Tiger

    this doesn’t go far enough. Full legalization and personal cultivation must be the law of the land, nothing less is acceptable as a basic human right. I can grow my own tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, fruits all manner of plants and this one requires no more processing than any of them. Grow it, dry it, smoke it. Make a tea. Make a tincture. Make a salve. WTF is wrong with any of this besides the fact that pharmaceutical companies are shitting their pants about a loss of profits!!??

    • Isaac Beam

      Absolutely nothing is wrong with it, they just want the money and control. :/

    • Mark

      More money/ profits and control/ power is based on fear, not what is the intelligent solution. Our silly politicians need to take the hippocratic oath if the want to meddle in medicine!

      • Douglas_Einer

        It seems that many politicians have already taken the “Hypocritical Oath’-! LOL

    • Two Bears

      Hey lets get real here. Its a victory. Whats wrong with with Ronald Reagan’s philosophy “Take what we can get now then fight over more of the apple later.”

      I am an MMJ patient for Crohns disease. MMJ gave me my life back!

      I used to have 2-3 flares a week.

      Now that i switched from buds to concentrates i have only had three mild flares in the last 12 1/2 months.

      With my asthma i cant smoke it.

      I usually use it in powerful tinctures that has 55.66-62.66 mg/ml or vape even stronger 170-195 mg/ml.

      I micro dose and a 1 ml cartridge will last me 10-14 days.

      • Philip Cammarano

        you would love the nug run tincture i made out of 9 months of cannabis grow, i let it soak in veg glkyceryn for 9 months about a 1/2 oz to oz a month, took me 5 days to complete it and 2 days worth of straining it! Using the tcheck machine it had 202 mgs of thc a mg! All was decarbed!

        • Two Bears

          Sorry but dont believe it. Vegetable Glycerin does a piss poor job at extracting the cannabinoids.

          I made tinctures in VG. Thats why i stopped using vegetable Glycerin and switched to Everclear and Propylene Glycol.

          If i mafe my Everclear tinctures 15% stronger the hash oil starts falling out of suspension. Propylene Glycol has a limit of 350 mg/ml but that would be all cannabinoids not just THC.

          I micro dose 13-16.5 mg cannabinoids a day so my Everclear and Propylene Glycol extractions work perfect for me.

          • Philip Cammarano

            whether you believe it or not that is what the tcheck showed! Usually one dropper had people messed up w/in an hr!~

          • Philip Cammarano

            i also use coconut oil and everclear for tinctures everclear for a more head hi veg gly for a body hi!

          • Philip Cammarano

            People do not like that coconut though best at pulling those molecules we love out does nothing for taste! Veg gly for taste!

          • Two Bears

            But Vegetable Glycerin does a pitiful job at extracting the cannabinoids.

            You’re better off with coconut, butter, alcohol or Propylene glycol.

            Vegetable glycerin leaves most of the medicine behind

          • Philip Cammarano

            Two Bears Butter is the absolute worst you need to read some new stuff Veg gly is not bad alcohol and coconut oil is way better, taste wise you get candy if u use the right bud w/veg gly! Prop glycol has many draqwbacks too so u might want to read some of the new stuff before pontificating!

          • Two Bears

            I know what vegetable glycerin is and is not. Because i made tinctures in Vegetable glycerin. And know from first hand experience that vegetable glycerin does a pitiful job when compared to 190 proof ethanol and propylene glycol.

            Yoy can put all the cannabinoids. You want in vegetable Gltcerin but it WONT absorb them all.

            In my 190 proof ethanol after 75 mg/ ml or so tye cannabinoids fall out of suspension and 190 proof ethanol is nowhere as thick snd viscous as Vegetable glycerin.

            Propylene glycol on the other hand i have made extractions as strong as 190-195 mg/ml. Some have made it as strong as 380 mg/ml.

            I suggest you stop parroting what someone on Facebook said and try to get 15 ml Vegetable Glycerin to dussolve and absorb 1 gram of shatter. IT CANT BE DONE

          • Two Bears

            Great idea. Do a VG tincture that tastes good but tgrowing 80-90% of the medicine in the trash.

            Take a gram of shatter (usually 850-920 milligrams of cannabinoids) put it in 10 mg of Vegetable glycerin and see how much shatter is absorbed by the vegetable glycerin.

            Some people put 4 grams of shatter in 10 mo propylene glycol, and it will disdolve all four grams. YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.

          • Two Bears

            Thats because the alcohol is dissolving the THC and the Vegetable GLycerin CANT.

            When you make a VG tincture you are throwing away 80-90% of the medicine

        • Chaddy Liquor Tits

          delicious

        • Tracy Wesp

          WOW! Please tell me yur in AZ???

          • Philip Cammarano

            I wish i was i lived in Tuscon in 1974 and 75 when it had 40 thousand people in it. I am in Montana atm but heading to Calif on aug 6th to work in the cannabis industry growing! My Hippy Dream Job lol and legal too WOWSER!!!

          • Tracy Wesp

            Oh AWESOME! N. Cali is where i was born & raised and i miss it desperately! I wish you the best & will send you positive vibes often! 💖Tracy

          • Two Bears

            I lived in Tucson until 3 months ago. I will be in Tucson for a few days in September. What did you have in mind?

      • Chaddy Liquor Tits

        Good choice …tinctures are wonderful. Look into Red Clover (if you haven’t already), it’s an excellent herb for asthma and goes great with cannabis.

      • rickyfin

        Bless you Sir that you have found a substance to live with. Its a shame that the United States is so closed minded. Big pharm rules unfortunately. Until such time they get on board, any attempts to get anything done is very difficult. I am hopeful people just say the hell with big pharm and grow marijuana for whatever ills them.

        • Two Bears

          Thanks

    • Sonny Cole

      please don’t get greedy,water tiger,i don’t know how old you are ,but for us old timers we can remember a time you could not talk about pot,without worrying about getting busted.we have come a very long way,we will get what we want,it just takes time.
      if you legalize it then you will open a door you just don’t to open

      • Two Bears

        Agreed.

        Legalization isn’t the answer. Decriminalization is!

    • DeeperDish

      Full legalization is the ultimate answer, but incremental steps are an improvement. Medical patients have political urgency of higher priority where there’s not enough support for full legalization and polling shows Mexicans are far less supportive of full legalization than Americans.

  • Matthew Penn

    And this motherfucker trump could do the same thing but guess he just likes to see people hurt and struggle. this is obsurd

    • Snapper

      Obie could have also done it. We expected more from him considering he was a dope user.

      • Captain Jim

        Agreed except dope is heroin. Cannabis by no means should be called dope. I know some did in the past, but in the past they did not have all the scientific information we have today. Cannabis is neuroprotective and its chemical compound mimic endogenously produced compounds (endocannabinoids) in our own bodies.

        • Storm Crow

          Actually, Jim, even before heroin, the term “doping”, as a synonym for “getting high”, goes back to the beginnings of aviation! See “Women doping wings” http://www.aviationarchive.org.uk/Gpages/html/G2083.html The “dope” contained volatile chemicals that made you feel “high”.

        • Two Bears

          Cannabis SHOULD NEVER have been put on schedule 1 drugs witg Heroin, Cocaine, Crack, LSD etc.

          • Captain Jim

            You seem passionate about this topic. That’s great. If you haven’t done so already, check out the documentaries “The Culture High” and “The Scientist”- The Life Story of Raphael Mechoulam on utube for some incredible learning both about the War on Drugs in society and on the science behind cannabis.

      • Wipster

        If it wasn’t for Obama keeping the Feds out of it, we wouldn’t be as far ahead as we are!

    • Captain Jim

      He actually admitted many times in his campaign before being elected that he knows “medical marijuana helps people”. In other words… with what’s going on now…. He has no soul.

      • Buzzby19491

        Medical marijuana helps people, but Trump has no interest in helping people (other than himself and his cronies).

    • Viktorria Moate

      actually, the Fed should stay out of State matters. Even if a US president made it FEDERALLY legal – it’s up to the STATE to enact their own laws. Didn’t any of you people take the US Constitution test in Grade 8? Good grief.

      Proud to live in Mexico and Colorado, USA the best of both worlds

      • Captain Jim

        Proud Canadian here… so no, I did not.

        • Chaddy Liquor Tits

          A Canadian Captain eh? Greasy … >;D

    • Cosmic Ken

      Your President of 8 years did squat for you and me. Now you want president Trump to go out on a limb in his first year and open a drug war battle in the USA… The Liberals would be hanging him in effigy if he lit up.. oh wait they are already stabbing him in Central park to mass audiences.

  • Nominalis

    1% THC! In other words, hemp.

    • Captain Jim

      Hemp rules, but as medicine, you often need THC as well.

      • Two Bears

        Some things need THC. Many CBD is all you need.

        Have a LOVE/HATE relationship with the plant.

        LOVE how it controls my Crohns disease.

        HATE the high.

        I usually get an indica strain with as much CBD as i can get with low to moderate THC

        • Captain Jim

          I love the high. Depression is my battle and THC lifts my mood immediately. I also find the impairment extremely minimal from using it regularly. Different cannabinoid ratios work well for different conditions.

          Glad to hear you’ve found something that works. My brother in law has Crohn’s as wel. I’ve talked to him a bout cannabis a number of times…. he’s coming around a little.

          He’s doing pretty well at the moment, so it doesn’t seem urgent for him to try cannabis, but if he has any major flare ups, I’ll mention to him I was talking to someone who said lower THC, high CBD works well.

          • Two Bears

            Sounds as if a sativa strain would lift your mood without the body stone of an indica would be great for your depression.

            Tell your brother i said its worth a shot. The Dr prescribed lots of things for me. Everything fell in three categories .

            Didnt work
            Made me feel worse
            Too expensive

            MMJ is the ONLY thing that worked. I use concentrates instead of bud and i get consistent results now.

          • Captain Jim

            I like both depending on the time of day, the purpose… but I suppose if someone held a gun to my head and forced me to choose, yes, I’d choose Sativa.
            My friend has really bad chronic pain and can’t lift his arm above his shoulder without cannabis…. he can’t stand Sativas.

            Everyone is different physiologically. I agree, concentrates as well are good for controlled dosing, and even if you’re a THC fan like I am, it’s good to have a CBD oil to add a little in for sure.

          • Two Bears

            I tried a couple Sativa strains. They dif zilch for me. Just wasted my money.

            I really MUST have a 70-80% pure indica.

          • Captain Jim

            I’ll tell my brother in law you had success with that.

            Just goes to show how everyone is different physiologically and limiting what type of cannabis is available only helps some people while leaving others hanging.

          • Turner Kayston

            Just to throw this in… for your depression (may sound strange, but I attribute this to feeding the ECS, with it’s EFA’s), have you also tried hemp seeds and hemp seed oil?; in addition to the THC of course, as I agree 100% with you in that it helps immediately…

          • Captain Jim

            I used hemp seed oil a few years back, and often put hemp seeds in smoothies etc. but recently haven’t been having as much, so maybe I’ll ramp it back up. I do know hemp is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat bar none.

            I’m not sure what EFA is, but I’m assuming it’s some sort of compound in hemp, or something produced naturally in our bodies similar to endocannabinoids. Maybe my brain just hasn’t fully woken up yet, it’s early in the morning.

          • Two Bears

            EFA often stands for Essential Fatty Acids.

            Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil has a lot of the EFAs that keeps your body healthy and running like Swiss watch

          • Captain Jim

            Gotcha, Omega 3’s and 6’s at the right ratio just like hemp has.
            Just hadn’t heard them called by that acronym before. Thnx.

          • Two Bears

            Glad to help brother.

            You are correct in another post tyst breast milk has endocannibijoids. It also had has IGF1 to kick start the pancreas.

          • Captain Jim

            Thnx. Keep it real.

          • Turner Kayston

            EFA’s, Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3, 6, 9…) all in the perfect ratio. They’re essential precursors to feeding your ECS (aside from supplementing it) – for me, both really helped me a lot.

          • Captain Jim

            Yes, I did learn, from Dr. Bob actually that EFA’s are converted into endocannabinoids. I have young kids. Of course I don’t give them cannabis (would if they had epilepsy etc.), but I do try to get them Omega 3’s etc. through hemp hearts etc. but I have been slacking somewhat recently. Good reminder.

            I also try to make sure my wife breast feeds as long as she can as well because I know endocannabinoids are very prevalent in breast milk. Then my daughter gets formula with omega’s in it when she’s too old to breast feed.

            I believe that the ECS is at least partially related to many of the disorders that are so prevalent in kids today, autism etc. They’re doing clinical trials on cannabis for autism that Israel as we speak.

        • Aimee

          I got a Sativa strain called Canna Tsu. It was about 4% the and 16% CBD. Also, the dispensary I go to sells 100% CBD edibles and tinctures. One more suggestion, Hmblt has a new pen on the market with 100% CBD oil. I got one the other day and it’s better than anyone I’ve had before – no headache or anything. It’s expensive though. My friend orders his online from a place in Texas. Yes, I said Texas. It’s less expensive that way.

          I’m sorry you have to deal with health issues and I hope this information is somewhat helpful. ❤️

    • Two Bears

      Some hemp is down around (.2-.3%) THC .

      When they see people getting relief they will bend the politicians ears demanding stronger and medicines. I never got consistent repeatable results until i left the flower and went to concentrates.

      I got 6-8 weeks between flares but after going to concentrates i was able to go 3-4.5 months between Crohns flares.

      I have only had 3 mild flares in the last 12 1/2 months. MMJ has been a God Send for me!

  • rickyfin

    In my opinion this is window dressing. Marijuana in Mexico is not of the same caliber as it is in Canada and the U.S. Its all about the THC and nothing but. Until governments quit trying to sell it’s citizens a cadillac in theory and ending up with a 1900’s rusted out cadillac with no engine, and packing it as a great thing, this will continue to be no news but just another attempt by government to sell its citizen’s something the citizens already know will not work. So sad to see their tax dollars spent this way.

    • Storm Crow

      ricky, then why does the local dispensary do a brisk business in High CBD cannabis?

      • rickyfin

        In my opinion, it is due to that area being legally able to sell it in high CBD. I wish it was completely legal throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. If you live in one of the states that sellhigh in CBD, you are quite fortunate.

        • Storm Crow

          I’m in California, where we are free to grow our own. And FYI- the DEA has scheduled CBD, as a Schedule 1 drug! Even when derived from hemp, CBD is, like THC, federally illegal everywhere in the US! See “Now a Schedule 1 drug: CBD hemp oil” http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/20/now-schedule-1-drug-cbd-hemp-oil.html

          • Turner Kayston

            in-effing-sane!

          • Storm Crow

            Agreed!

        • Captain Jim

          It’s completely legal medically in Canada, but you have to mail order it from only one licensed producer of your choice. Some can grow their own as well with restrictions. It’s supposed to be legalized recreationally as well July 2018. Glad I live in Canada…. not perfect, but…. I see what goes on in places like Missouri and Texas… people get arrested for basically trying to treat themselves with medicine, or help treat somebody else.

          • rickyfin

            You are right on point Sir. I do envy you.

          • Captain Jim

            I think those backward looking states will have to do something pretty soon, or it’s going to start effecting them seriously economically…. both in lost revenue and also eventually fewer people will want to live there. All the best, hopefully the future is bright… though don’t know what to do with Sessions. Biggest idiot in politics today possibly? What a moron.

          • rickyfin

            Well said again Captain. Sessions is a problem and his ideologies are in stark contrast to what the marijuana industry needs. Everything that Sessions says, does not help this issue here in the States. I am in my 60’s and it is my hope I live long enough to see marijuana legalized everywhere. Sessions is a big problem. BIG!!!!

          • Captain Jim

            100% agreed brother. Hopefully within your lifetime we will see full legalization in the US. You are a cannabis user, so chances are you’ll live longer…. protecting yourself from cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes…. hard to set a timeline…. 5 – 10 years, hopefully not longer? There will be some stubborn states, but when people realize how many lives it can save, especially young kids… Nobody is going to want to live in those idiotic states. Refugees are already having to travel across the country uprooting their lives by the hundreds and thousands.
            The cat is not going back in the bag. Free sharing of information on the Internet. The barn door has been blown off.

          • rickyfin

            Thank You for your kind words again my Brother and friend Captain Jim. Keep posting your wonderful thoughts as it gives us all hope that someday, someone who is like minded like you will lead our marijuana movement!!! I do agree that marijuana definitely adds years and a quality of life to people. Many more like you in this world!!!

          • Captain Jim

            It’s been a pleasure! Peace, Love, Cure! Legalize nature!

          • Captain Jim

            You might like this burn on Sessions:

            http://youtu.be/Xn45ggUjG1U

          • Turner Kayston

            Didn’t I see you in the CBC comments too? =)

          • Captain Jim

            Probably a year or two ago. I noticed every time they wrote a biased piece on cannabis something like 90% of the comments were tearing them a new one. Now, they rarely allow comments and if you do comment, you have to use your real name… so if you’re going to disagree with them, at least they can stigmatize you. My career position doesn’t allow me to do that.

  • Help is on the way…

    What about carrying an ounce in our pockets? Are we safe there to carry it in Baja?

    • Viktorria Moate

      this is a Mexican law pertaining to Mexican citizens. carrying an OUNCE in your POCKET would probably be considered intent to sell.

      Roll a couple, put them in your pocket and keep the stash at home

  • mf2112

    1% max….might as well smoke actual grass from the front yard.

    • Chaddy Liquor Tits

      I’ve done that. Not bad, little bit of a funky aftertaste.

    • Two Bears

      Last time i heard there was no cannabinoids in grass from the yard

  • Dan Tyler

    It’s Mexico… You’ll be able to buy a medical card on the street as soon as they start making em… That might as well be legalization there… Awesome

  • Bob Mann

    The country that gave us Tequila wants to restrict weed to 1% THC.
    Ludicrous.

    • Captain Jim

      LMAO… good point!

  • Ken Crisp

    I TOTALLY AGREE !!!! jeff sessions is a mentally retarded GRAND DRAGON of the KKK !

  • SandyLester

    Jeff Sessions head must be ready to explode.
    First Canada now Mexico…..he still screams cannabis is as bad as heroine.

    • Turner Kayston

      He needs to take a look at the UK’s lancet drug report, from Professor David Nutt and team…

      • Captain Jim

        I’ve seen a number of documentaries with Nutt. Love that brilliant man for being honest. Dr. Mechoulam, Melamede, and Dr. Gabor Matè Rock as well… amongst others.

        • Turner Kayston

          That’s very interesting that you too know all those Doctors too. =)

          Dr. Bob Melamede is one of my personal favorites, I’ve listened to hours and hours of interviews with him, his lectures, panels, you name it and the same with the other Doctors that you listed, along with some other well known ones too.

          Have you been on the PACE radio show before?

          • Captain Jim

            Hah, you and I would definitely have some good conversations… Dr. Bob was probably the first to wake me up about the ECS etc. I used to watch hours of his clips as well. Would love to have been able to take one of his classes when he was teaching courses on MMJ and the ECS, but I live in Canada.

            No, not sure about the PACE radio show. Have you? If it’s pro-cannabis, I’d be interested to listen to it.

            Keep it real, and keep fighting. Change is happening despite some of the backsliding with idiots like Sessions. I used to roll with a very conservative, religious crowd. They may not be fighting for it yet and most are tough to crack, but there is some movement. Most at least now realize that cannabis can do some pretty amazing things as medicine thanks to the plethora of anecdotal evidence out there…. and all the studies in mice I can show them 🙄🙄.

            Like Mechoulam says…. “It must be nice to be a mouse because we know how to treat or cure just about any disease they have.”

            Of course it would be unethical to allow those studies to be performed on suffering humans because cannabis is so toxic and its worst most common side effect is making people happy 🙄🙄🙄!

          • Turner Kayston

            As it turns out, it was another interviewee on the PACE (420) radio show, but named Captain David.

            I usually listen to various channels on YouTube that are related to this and informative, and the PACE radio show too because at times they have some good guests or good info. Same with Freddie Pritchard and Russel Barth, on Pottawa channel on YouTube (even if you’re not in Ottawa).

            Oh and, I’m Canadian too… 😉

          • Captain Jim

            Maybe I’ll try to check that out, thanks. I don’t live in Ottawa, but was there in February and most likely will visit there again in the summer.

  • Joseph Muhammad

    1 percent THC or less. What a joke. Mexico pulled a joke and Leafly fell for it. I can’t believe you even obliged them with a story about this.

  • PatrickMonkRn

    Cocaine and Heroin are where the big bucks are. Check out the new series on the History Channel. “Americas War On Drugs”.
    This ‘legislation’ looks like the appalling Prop64. The Neo-prohibitionists and Profiteers scam to impose more corporate/state rules, regs and restrictions on cultivating and using this naturally growing plant.
    Plant a seed, or two. Grow your own. It ain’t rocket science. It’s just a weed.

  • Paul Hartley

    i’ve lived here (Yucatan) for 13 years now. The bill that passed the Congress was clearer: it repealed all provisions in the Penal Code relating to Cannabis. Putting implementation in the hands of the Health Ministry is good policy. Science does not support prohibition.

  • ZenLoy

    Years ago in 1979 I read an editorial in High Times magazine It said that based upon the approximate number of pot users that if it was taxed,at that time, the same as tobacco & alcohol that the revenue it would generate would knock out 1/10 of 1% of the National Debt Colorado a few years back needed to balance the states budget They went to the medical pots account & balanced said budget It aint rocket science Bottom line it amounts to this: IF IT MAKES SENSE ITS AGAINST THE RULES ITS AN UNIVERSAL CONCEPT!

  • Plaid Shirt Guy

    At 1% reminds me of Mexican ditchweed

  • kesha

    I love daddy nieto!

  • Cosmic Ken

    I use it to reduce blood pressure…. I have had a steady 180/86 and i smoke and it drops 20-30 points on the top (180) number.. Told my doctor and she said she heard the same thing from other patients… also if i am at 140/75 or so and i drop that to 110/60 i will black out if i jump up off the couch… have broken one coffee table, wound up in the tub while relieving myself in the toilet… wow…. and just go black out with the low pressure…. edibles are the worst for this, they sneak up on you as you eat more… then black out city…..

  • Philip Cammarano

    Ok well my gf had a reaction to hydrocodone/oxys and it made her have seizures her whole family is anti cannabis to the max, instead of watching her family kill her through their collective ignorance after 13 wonderful love filled years with the only woman who i ever loved i have the conundrum of watching her not be given a medicine that would help her and watching her die slowly from mini seizures which started when they swapped her from 100 mgs of fentanyl every other day to a large dosage of oxys. Yeah go big pharm! So i am on my way to calif. to see my daughter and grandkids! The part that has come to make sense to me is my daughter and her husband have a 2 warehouse 1 grow house operation going legally as they grow for some coops! I am going out to work in the cannabis industry my lifelong dream since my 1st stoner trip on mexican gold in 1967! I’ve grown gorilla started under fleurescents in 74 done hydro etc etc! Now i hope that as my life slowly draws to an end what i help produce with help people medically mentally and gfo have some goddamned fun wtf! Life is short and sweet love freely laugh often and give of yourself you get back more than you give! In love and peace yours truly!!Stay Green! Peace!

  • Mick Malkemus

    1% or less? Is this a misprint?
    That potency may have existed in the 70s, but I doubt it.
    As good as this initially seems, a person with 2% marijuana would go to jail. Correct?
    Sorry, but medicinal uses of marijuana require a much higher percentage than that for people with chronic pain.