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What If

I can't find the rhyme in all my reason
I've lost sense of time and all seasons
I feel I've been beaten down
By the words of men who have no grounds
I can't sleep beneath the trees of wisdom
When your ax has cut the roots that feed them
Forked tongues in bitter mouths
Can drive a man to bleed from inside out

What if you did?
What if you lied?
What if I avenge?
What if eye for an eye?

I've seen the wicked fruit of your vine
Destroy the man who lacks a strong mind
Human pride sings a vengeful song
Inspired by the times you've been walked on
My stage is shared by many millions
Who lift their hands up high because they feel this
We are one We are strong
The more you hold us down the more we press on

What if you did?
What if you lied?
What if I avenge?
What if eye for an eye?

I know I can't hold the hate inside my mind
'Cause what consumes your thoughts controls your
life.

So I'll just ask a question
What if?
What if your words could be judged like a crime?
--Creed




"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of Temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
-Abraham Lincoln



"We must not blindly add to the body count and the terrible cost of the War on Drugs, only to learn from another Robert McNamara 30 years from now that what we've been doing is, 'wrong, terribly wrong.'" Walter Cronkite - 1995







Restore Cannabis to the Formulary Where it Belongs
by Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D
"One of the most ignored area in the discussion of medicinal cannabis is its medicinal history. Because of my study of this area as part of my continuing education I can with confidence assert that cannabis has been proven safe and effective. It has been intensively researched in laboratories and pharmaceutical companies which parallels the development of science and technology. Cannabis prohibition has produced a dark ages of what was once known pharmaceutically and clinically. The situation is not unlike the Planet of the Apes with a retrograde and ignorance ridden dark age. Even definitions of the drug have become perverted and inaccurate."

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One of the most ignored area in the discussion of medicinal cannabis is its medicinal history. Because of my study of this area as part of my continuing education I can with confidence assert that cannabis has been proven safe and effective. It has been intensively researched in laboratories and pharmaceutical companies which parallels the development of science and technology. Cannabis prohibition has produced a dark ages of what was once known pharmaceutically and clinically. The situation is not

unlike the Planet of the Apes with a retrograde and ignorance ridden dark age. Even definitions of the drug have become perverted and inaccurate.

Contemporary crude and refined cannabis products are of comparative low quality with products of questionable origin. We have no nomenclature except products of local idiosyncratic nicknames. Concepts of quality are distorted by hyperbole and self serving hubris and bereft of any testing standards. Before cannabis was functionally removed from availability by the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act where it was on formularies for some ninety years. At the time of removal the Food and Drug Control Laboratory in Washington maintained a supply of reference standard cannabis for quality control within the pharmaceutical industry.

Eli Lily and Parke Davis had a research grow at a jointly run farm in Parkedale, Michigan from 1906 to 1937 in response to an industry wide problem of variable potency cannabis imported from India.

An industry standard in the days before modern gas liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy was determined through a sophisticated bioassay using medium sized short haired dogs weighing less than 15 kilos, of fair degree of intelligence, preferably fox terriers that showed specific behavioral signs with the standard dose:

Fluid extract 0.1 Gm/Kg

Tincture 1 cc/Kg

Solid extract 4 mg/Kg

Powdered extract 40 mg/Kg

All of this knowledge lost. Replaced by ignorance and chaos. The current quality of available cannabis products falls below the pre 1938 pharmaceutical industry standards as reflected in the review of the literature done by Michael Aldrich and me in 1988.

More important, clinical and pharmaceutical intelligence has also been lost. Replaced by ignorance through removal from availability the data base has not only been removed but replaced by incorrect information and myth. Institutional territoriality and censorship expunge and revise history. Not unlike the perversion of reproductive information with septic abortions and maternal death, the misinformation about cannabis causes significant avoidable morbidity.

Starting with a questionnaire and list of conditions mentioned in pre 1937 medical and pharmaceutical literature my interviews with over 5500 patients has confirmed the apparent efficacy in these conditions and significantly added to the uses in which cannabis appears to be useful. The results of these interviews lead me to categorize the therapeutic effects thusly:

Analgesic Immunomodulator

Muscle relaxant antispasmodic

Mood modulator and easement

Harm reduction substitute

The significant advantages of conventional pharmacological interventions is a level of morbidity and side effects less by an order of magnitude.

Cannabis is also unique in that it may be therapeutic for apparently unrelated conditions in the same person.

Drinking from the poisoned font of knowledge designated authorities enable and facilitate the process to the detriment of society. The ignorance and fear resulting from lack of direct clinical knowledge leads to great harm to both patients and institutions. The mal and misfeasance destroys the most precious commodity of governance- trust.

A simple but improbable solution is simply to restore cannabis to the prescriptive and OTC availability with definitions and standards from formularies and pharmaceutical listings. Put cannabis back in the pharmacy from whence it was illegitimately removed.

Neither the composition of cannabis nor human physiology has changed since it was removed from availability- only the politics.

Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D

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Truth

"Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge."- Paul, I Timothy 6:20.



New Scofield Reference Note to I Timothy 6:20
Permission for use granted by Oxford University Press.

Truth cannot contradict the Bible, since God, who knows all things, kept the writers of the Bible from error.

If theories that rest upon mere speculation or insufficient evidence are presented as fact, in any area of knowledge, e.g. in religion, philosophy, science, etc., they deserve the description that the apostle gives here: "what is falsely called knowledge," from which they are to "turn away". - Note to I Timothy 6:20, They Holy Bible, New Scofield Study System NIV, 1984 Edition, C.I. Scofield, Oxford University Press.




Genesis 1:11-13

Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.


I Timothy 4:4 - "For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving." - Paul


The Emperor Wears No Clothes
What is the history of marijuana and hemp? When and who decided that marijuana should be illegal? And why? Author Jack Herer exhaustively answers all questions concerning this illegal plant.

 

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