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  1. I like that idea...gonna cross it with my nl5/haze or maybe fusions lemon thai when it gets restocked
  2. yeah....i had to move away from spokane, to backwards and too exclusive and now i live on the sane side of Wash.......
  3. good report cant wait to try jack out for myself..........
  4. another good link.... assessment this is the most interesting for me........NEW SECTION. Sec. 1002. A new section is added to chapter 28B.20 31 RCW to read as follows: 32 The University of Washington and Washington State University may 33 conduct scientific research on the efficacy and safety of administering 34 cannabis as part of medical treatment. As part of this research, the 35 University of Washington and Washington State University may develop 36 and conduct studies to ascertain the general medical safety and E2SSB 5073.PL p. 36 1 efficacy of cannabis and may develop medical guidelines for the 2 appropriate administration and use of cannabis.
  5. this is not me so i can not take credit A Qualified Washington State Patient's Assesment of The Amendments to RCW 69.51A: The Washinton State Medical Cannabis Act My name is Tyler J Markwart I am an authorized Washington State Medical Cannabis Patient. I was asked to put together my interpretation of the recently signed laws by Governor Gregoire that is labeled "SB 5073-2011-12, Concerning the medical use of Cannabis." (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5073#history). Many people have jumped at the chance to say the government isn't making provisions to protect patients rights, what I am interpreting here in this note is, what was vetoed and what was signed into effect as law, and then giving my own personal interpretation of these sections of new law as a patient would expect to be covered. Although not all the legislation was signed into law, in light of the recent events in Spokane, WA with the DEA raids on THC Pharmacy and other Grey-Market collectives and dispensaries and other patients services operating prior to the new laws being signed into effect (http://www.krem.com/news/local/DEA-agents-raid-at-least-one-Spokane-marijuana-dispensary-120900914.html), these new patients rights will broaden the scope of what Federal Government Agencies can and cannot intervene into, as pursuant to Washington State Medical Cannabis Act and correlating with what President Obama stated while he was campaigning in 2007 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUze-oYsswI&feature=player_embedded): "The basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs prescribed by doctors . . . that's entirely appropriate," President Obama told the Mail Tribune of Medford on March 23, 2008. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state law." (www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080323/NEWS/803230336&cid=sitesearch) “The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to fill out the ranks of the federal government, he expects them to review their policies with that in mind,” White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said. (www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/05/dea-led-by-bush-continues-pot-raids/) "What he said during the campaign is now American policy," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a press conference on 2:37pm 2/25/2009 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS189JMhKks&feature=related) As I read responses from other patients and persons within the medical Cannabis industry on Facebook, blogs, activist websites and news websites, I decided to carefully read through the legislation and try to interpret the laws in my own opinion, this is what I came up with so far (and I am modifying this note as I obtain more information from the Washington State legislator) as being beneficial to what Gov. Gregoire has signed into effect, expanding patients rights under Washington State Medical Cannabis laws. Sorry that its so lengthy but its bureaucracy and that's how it works... Sec. 102 Ammendement (This section should now read) (1)The Legislature finds that (a) There is medical evidence that some patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions, may under their health care professional's care, benefit from the medical use of cannabis. *My interpretation of this statement is, that there are peer reviewed research journal articles that are of valid scientific standards showing that Cannabinoids from the plant Cannabis sativa L. do in fact have medicinal value for human patients, which quickly makes me impose the question of the validity of scheduling Cannabis (the plant) as a Schedule I Drug which states there is no medicinal value or benefit for the application or usage of Cannabis sativa L. This section then carries on to broaden the scope of illness that can be claimed under the Washington State Medical Cannabis Act because of the statement "Some of the conditions for which cannabis appears to be beneficial include, but are not limited to:" specifically the latter half of the statement which would allow for new applications to add other conditions, disorders or side effects associated with disease if valid research and documentation were presented to the Board of Health. These symptoms were added under this section: cachexia associated with cancer, HIV-positive status, AIDS, hepatitis C, anorexia, and their treatments; Severe muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other seizure and spasticity disorders, Acute or chronic glaucoma, Crohn's disease; and some forms of intractable pain. Also added to this section it states that patients "shall not be, arrested, prosecuted,or subject to other criminal sanctions or civil consequences under state law based solely on their medical use of cannabis,notwithstanding any other provision of law;" This looks to be a great addition for patients because it clearly states that patients "shall not be, arrested, prosecuted..." That looks like a major benefit for patients in my eyes!!! There are better definitions for providers on how much they can grow and when they can grow, unfortunately there is a 15 day "grace" period between patient supplying which is kind of difficult since patients needs change on a day to day basis and also allows for providers to continue to provide to the patients that were are already established as long as the date on their paperwork states that fifteen days have elapsed from the date the last qualifying patient designated him or her to serve as a provider. Which if interpreted properly means when you sign the provider paperwork on May 1st with 10 patients, then on May the 16th one of those 10 patients decides to find a new provider the other patients can still access their medicine. The new law also states that displaying your medicine in public is a Class III Civil Infraction. The maximum penalty and the default amount for a Class III civil infraction shall be fifty dollars, not including statutory assessments...that is good in my opinion!!! The new law allows for a new industry to be created or adopted by the current health care industry (although they are not forced to cover WA State Medical Cannabis Consumers. Patients can now expect Cannabis Health Care Insurance Companies!!! Which means we can start health care plans to help patients lower the cost of paying providers by setting up networks that take medical cannabis insurance plans!!! THAT'S ACTUALLY BRILLIANT!!!! I'm a Big fan of future research, Sec. 1001 takes care of that...lots of different aspects of research to help show future Legislators and other government officials a more solid plan for Medical Cannabis in the community. Sec.1002 was one I have been personally fighting for and I hope my efforts along with everyone else at SSDP/NORML WSU had a positive influence on the outcome of it, we have been working diligently over the past 3 years to get the WSU to research and I hope this influences President Floyd positively in advancing the medical research program!!! NEW SECTION. Sec. 1002. A new section is added to chapter 28B.20 31 RCW to read as follows: 32 The University of Washington and Washington State University may 33 conduct scientific research on the efficacy and safety of administering 34 cannabis as part of medical treatment. As part of this research, the 35 University of Washington and Washington State University may develop 36 and conduct studies to ascertain the general medical safety and E2SSB 5073.PL p. 36 1 efficacy of cannabis and may develop medical guidelines for the 2 appropriate administration and use of cannabis. Sec 1105 can be left open for wide interpretation and individual case appeal for qualified patients who are either in prison, on parole, or on probation. It doesn't say that the courts or the Corrections officers have to deny all patients it seems as if it can be left to a case to case basis, as far as I am interpreting it. Sec 1106 Changes the term "Marijuana" (a racially derived term from the 1930's) to the botanical name Cannabis through the legislation. That is a civil rights victory for African-American's, Hispanic and Latino's across America!!!! Albeit just a one word change on current voter approved legislation, but that it is also a step forward towards legitimizing the medical uses of Cannabis when we no longer have to legally use the taboo street name that has negative implications associated with it, switching it to the botanical name of the plant with medicinal properties that can be authorized by a licensed Washington State Physician...Muy bueno!! This is my personal interpretation of the laws as they were provided on E2SSB 5073.PL as of April 21st, I interpreted the passing house legislation through what the Cannabis Defense Coalition had posted on their website on April 30, 2011 (http://cdc.coop/2011_legislation) Signed, Tyler J Markwart April 30th, 2011 *Feel free to reprint this analysis, as long as it is credited to the Author: Tyler J Markwart and is not manipulated in a manner that would be representing qualified Washington State medical Cannabis patients negatively or demeaning the author in any manner. These are just the personal views of the author and are not associated with any of the said views of anyone person, corporation, organization, or any other entity that the author has been associated with or that mentions in this analysis. this is not me so i can not take credit
  6. you are a really awesome person for having such great character........ jah bless brotherhazy
  7. med cannabis: beyond the high MEDICAL POT: GOING BEYOND THE HIGH Inside a small clinic in Bellevue, Klaas Hesselink hunches over a cannabis bud, examining it like a gem cutter eyeing a polished stone. "This is a fairly standard profile," the Bainbridge Island resident tells James Lathrop, a longtime nurse practitioner who runs the clinic, where patients seek a practitioner's authorization for a medical marijuana card. A plate of colored dots exposes the potencies of some of the compounds in the strain of marijuana, known by the cannabis dispensary that provided it as "granddaddy purple." Not surprisingly, the compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol showed most prominently on Hesselink's chemical test. The compound is better known as THC, the psychoactive ingredient that gives off the high in pot. But, Hesselink points out, THC has an "entourage." Compounds that make up the entourage - all known as cannabinoids - perform different functions in the brain and body. But while the effects of THC are widely understood, the effects of other compounds are only beginning to become known. Marijuana growers have long focused on farming techniques that swell the THC content while ignoring the other cannabinoids, said Michelle Sexton, a naturopathic doctor and researcher at Seattle's Mosaic Natural Health Center. "The basic trend has been 'Let's get more stoned,'" Sexton said. "But cannabis is a very powerful medicine, even when it's not psychoactive." There are dozens of identified cannabinoids, and Hesselink's test identifies a half-dozen of them. There's THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, which has been found to suppress appetite. CBG, or cannabigerol, is said to induce sleep. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid gaining popularity for its effectiveness against anxiety and nausea and as an anti-inflammatory. Hesselink's entry into this emerging, if risky, marketplace comes at a time when the most sweeping change to Washington's medical marijuana law, passed by voters in 1998, sits on Gov. Chris Gregoire's desk. The bill would create arrest protection for those authorized to have cannabis, establish a patient registry and regulate growers and dispensers of marijuana. Gregoire, however, has expressed concern about running afoul of federal law, which dictates that marijuana is a highly abused drug with no medical use. Regardless of the medical marijuana bill's success or failure, Hesselink, as well as those for whom he has conducted testing, sees a future in cannabinoid profiling. "It's empowering for consumers to know what they have," said Sunil Aggarwal, a doctor in residency at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle who wrote his dissertation on medical marijuana. A Chef Sees an Opportunity Hesselink, a native of the Netherlands, came from a country more tolerant of marijuana. Last year, the stay-at-home dad became fascinated watching the growth of medical marijuana use in the state and around the country. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia now have laws that permit the use of medical cannabis. He flew to Holland and sought out Alphanova, a Dutch company that makes marijuana testing kits. A chef by trade, Hesselink admits he's not a chemist. He doesn't grow marijuana, and he's not a patient himself. But he sees opportunity in the untapped demand for finding out what's inside marijuana for a growing number of people who rely on it for medicine. Most people have no idea what they're smoking or ingesting, making medical marijuana unlike a prescription at the pharmacy. He started Cannatest to give patients, growers and dispensaries more information. The test he conducts is known as "thin layer chromatography." He needs only a bud of cannabis, a clean table and an electrical outlet to conduct the work, which produces results in about 45 minutes. The process begins by soaking a tenth of a gram of the sample in chloroform, which releases oil in the cannabis. From there, he heats it with a machine that mimics the action of a patient smoking or vaporizing it, which releases the cannabinoids. The detached cannabinoids are blown onto paper. Hesselink then puts the paper onto a glass plate and submerges it into more chloroform in a small jar. After about 20 minutes, the paper is put into another solution of dyes. The presence of the varying cannabinoids is expressed through different colors. The bigger the circles of dye, the more of that particular cannabinoid is present. His test is free for now, while he tries out the waters and gauges the demand for his business. Each additional test runs about $40. The machine he uses to do the testing, which he sells, runs about $1,500. A local Seattle dispensary worker who watched Hesselink perform his analysis earlier in April was thrilled with the idea of showing his patients the cannabinoid profile of what they're smoking or ingesting. He said numerous area analytical labs - which are regulated by the federal government - refuse to test cannabis. One place that will test, he said, is the Washington State Patrol - but you have to get "a pair of silver bracelets" first, he cautioned. 'More Targeted Medicine' Though marijuana is illegal federally, Marinol, a drug that contains a synthetic form of THC, has been around since the 1980s. But Steve Elliott, a Kingston medical marijuana patient who suffers from hepatitis C, said Marinol is not as effective as herbal marijuana because it doesn't have other cannabinoids.These days, Elliott, who writes a column for Seattle Weekly and for the "Toke of the Town" blog, takes a few puffs of marijuana in the morning to zap nausea, he said. At night, he drips a tincture under his tongue or ingests marijuana in food to help him sleep. He closely follows research about the different cannabinoids, and he believes they show promise for a variety of ailments. The more that is known about them, the more marijuana can be catered to patients' needs, he said. Which is where Hesselink comes in. The Bainbridge resident likens cannabis production to breeding dogs. Producers who know the cannabinoid makeup of the marijuana they are growing can begin to target certain cannabinoids for reproduction. Dispensaries and caregivers can then give specific strands to patients. Hesselink sees the potential and created self-evaluation forms, where patients document their cannabis use. By tracking how they felt after taking marijuana, they can see which methods of ingestion best quell their symptoms, and what quantity is most effective. Dispensaries, meanwhile, can cater to patients with Hesselink's "visual cannabinoid profile." They can promote pot that, for instance, helps get a good night's sleep, generates appetite, or targets pain in the body. "By educating our partners, we'll get better, more targeted medicine," Hesselink said.
  8. i cant wait to try these....and you did an excellent job growing them by the looks of it I have some motarebel gryphon just popping now until i can pick up some of these fusion seeds....
  9. very interesting info...hoping the ladycane x blueberry will still be there for my next order ....keep up the good work e$ko jah bless
  10. you just mad me cry...that is the saddest story i have ever heard....thanks alot i am going to bed wake me when its a happer time
  11. very nice!!!!...So you would say its a blue heavy cross then? smell seems like lemon thai influenced, while stone is more DB ? Sannie and crew (Fusion seeds of course) make choices so hard to make with so many quality strains...I have my haze seed collection in order now its time to expand to other tastes/highs...cant wait to try out you gear when sannie restocks
  12. I was told june when i inquired about a time frame for restocking.....
  13. do you have a pic of the male pollen donor? i also agree on the part about not all plants are for production...hence my love affair with sativa's/hazes. keep the pics coming....
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