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Mad Cannabis Science™ Gone Wrong, Medical Marijuana Highs and Lows

The information published in this article recently has been praised by many individuals in the Medical Marijuana community. Needless to say the company in question Cannabis Science™ plans to do something quite unique with one of Mother Nature’s most special plants. The more fascinating news in the past 10 years has been the advancements in cannabis studies on medical cannabis. Get ready this is like Mad Cannabis Science™ Gone Wrong!

In February of last year, GW Pharmaceuticals sold the rights to develop and market Sativex® for cancer pain in the US to Japanese firm Otsuka Pharmaceutical. Otsuka paid GW a signature fee of $18 million, and may pay up to $273 million in royalties and fees. In addition, Otsuka will bear the costs of all US development activities for Sativex® in the treatment of cancer pain, additional indications, and future formulations. GW and Otsuka will jointly oversee all US clinical development and regulatory activities.Cannabis Science™ will be open in Colorado, the company funding the project is Otsuka Pharmaceutical from Japan and they plan to extract the psychoactive elements in cannabis.
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The psychoactive element is a chemical substance that crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it affects brain function, resulting in changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. These substances may be used recreationally, to purposefully alter one’s consciousness, as entheogens, for ritual, spiritual, and/or shamanic purposes, as a tool for studying or augmenting the mind, or therapeutically as medication.

Cannabis Science™ will extract psychoactive elements this out of the medicine, and produce it in a pill form loaded with all kinds of unknown preservatives, possibly like Thimerosal this is a mercury-containing organic compound (an organomercurial)keeps your vaccines, and other medications fresh like the day you harvested them:?

The goal is to let only the pharmacies distribute the medication like every other medication. Splicing DNA is a big no no! I know we are cross breading this and that all the time, but this is different! They plan to take the plants one element that gives everyone that nice body buzz all smokers crave OUT!Read a small excerpt from their web site below then Visit the Web Site and tell them what you think!
Cannabis Science Extracts Kill Cancer Cells In Cancer Patients Being Treated Through Its Licensed Distributor Rockbrook

February 22, 2011

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB:CBIS.ob – News) a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana derivative) products, is pleased to announce that numerous patients are reporting that Cannabis Science extract treatments are killing cancer cells. Cannabis Science, in conjunction with Rockbrook, its Colorado-licensed dispensary, consulted with a variety of cancer patients who were seeking to inform themselves of the current peer reviewed scientific literature, regarding the historical use of cannabis to treat “tumors”. Unlike most conventional cancer treatments, cannabis has an outstanding safety profile, and patients in states with medical marijuana laws are able to make an informed decision to legally try various cannabis preparations to determine what is most effective for their particular condition.

Some of these scientifically informed patients have chosen to self-administer Cannabis Science extracts supplied by Rockbrook to treat their own cancers. Cannabis Science is delighted that patients are reporting dramatic improvements in their conditions, including basal cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer accompanied by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ovarian cancer, and glioma.

Please visit cannabisscience.com to view the “Breaking News” of the successful results and images of the self-administered cancer treatments.

For example, a patient with basal cell carcinoma used a topical formulation to dramatically and rapidly eliminate her obvious skin cancer. Meanwhile, patients with internal tumors used oral formulations for their treatment. We currently await more complete clinical evaluations of the patients’ own reports of dramatic health improvements coincident with tumor shrinkage and disappearance.

Dr. Robert J. Melamede, the CEO and President of Cannabis Science Inc., stated, “We will pursue and acquire intra-state generated data to make these cancer medicines available to the public at large as rapidly as possible. To accomplish this goal, we will seek accelerated FDA approval. We are on the verge of a revolution in medicine. Cannabis is now returning to modern medicine for all the right reasons. State generated results give us a unique ability to acquire scientific and clinical data for cannabis-based cancer treatments. As previously announced, we will use our new laboratory facility to house analytical instrumentation, tissue culture, clean rooms and additional necessary equipment. This facility will meet or exceed all federal, state, and local requirements to allow for the necessary for FDA clinical trials.”

Cannabis Science expects to hold a press conference soon to formally announce its cancer formulation progress and future plans for cancer treatments. Brand names for our new cancer treatment drugs are currently being vetted through the company attorney for future commercial use.

About Cannabis Science, Inc.

Cannabis Science, Inc. is at the forefront of pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana research and development. The Company works with world authorities on phytocannabinoid science targeting critical illnesses, and adheres to scientific methodologies to develop, produce and commercialize phytocannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products. In sum, we are dedicated to the creation of cannabis-based medicines, both with and without psychoactive properties, to treat disease and the symptoms of disease, as well as for general health maintenance.

Forward Looking Statements; This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement containing works such as “anticipate,” “seek,” intend,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Some or all of the events or results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based drugs. Cannabis Science, Inc. does not undertake any duty nor does it intend to update the results of these forward-looking statements.

Cannabis Science Inc.
Dr. Robert J. Melamede
President & CEO
info@cannabisscience.com
www.cannabisscience.com
1-888-889-0888

Mark J. Friedman
Investor Relations
info@cannabisscience.com
http://www.cannabisscience.com
1-877-431-CBIS (2247)

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The Green Leaf Magazine, Gaining Momentum In Second Issue

With the average Arizona resident acclimated to the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in the state, The Green Leaf Magazine is gaining momentum in its second issue. As the Arizona medical marijuana magazine, Green Leaf’s first issue caught the attention of the local media. 3 TV recently interviewed the magazine’s publisher, Shadi Zaki, and its director Kui Mi Oh, to gain a better understanding on what the magazines purpose was in Arizona.

The interview was short and sweet, but the message was clear. The Green Leaf magazine is an outlet to provide medical marijuana information in a professional manor. It is not a forum for recreational marijuana users, but rather, a facet for informative medical marijuana literature. This magazine is for the people of Arizona to better be informed on what medical marijuana means for the state.   While it will have topics such as strain and smoke shop reviews, the Green Leaf is more importantly an unbiased source of local, legislative, legal, and medical news.

A Free publication, this magazine goes above and beyond what a person would expect and it is available in a number of informal public locations such as 7-11, Bashas, and K-Mart; you may also find it at your doctor’s office. Regardless of where you pick up an issue, everyone should find one. This is Arizona history in the making, everyone in the state is a part of it, regardless of which way they voted, and important occasions should be commemorated. The Green Leaf Magazine is a marker for what has passed, and what is to come for Arizona’s medical marijuana industry, and will continue to be Arizona’s go to guide for medical marijuana.

To watch the Azfamily.com interview with Shadi Zaki and kui Mi Oh:

http://www.azfamily.com/video/featured-videos/New-magazine-hopes-to-be-go-to-guide-for-Arizona-medical-marijuana-115695664.html

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Arizona Marijuana Caregivers Q & A: ( Part 2 )

We at Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association would like to thank everyone for the feed back on Arizona Marijuana Caregivers ( Part 1 ). Our association is dedicated to informing all interested parties about medical marijuana laws in Arizona and around the Country. After reviewing the most recent emails; these are the most asked questions about Arizona Marijuana Caregivers.

Q- Where can I grow legal medical marijuana in Arizona as a caregiver?

A- This is one of the questions we just can give a definitive answer for yet. Until all state and zoning laws are in place it is difficult to say where a designated caregiver will be allowed to grow medical marijuana. Zoning still isn’t finalized in Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and many other cities. Tomorrow the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Draft  revisions will be released for public comment, and with that hopefully a clearer picture will be drawn for medical marijuana caregivers. As the AZDHS draft stands, patients cannot cultivate marijuana within 25 miles of a dispensary; and to be a caregiver you must be a patient; so it stands to reason that a caregiver must live more than 25 miles from a dispensary. The one bright side is that for the first year, because there are no dispensaries yet,  qualified mmj card holders can grow their own medication. Once many of these patients go to renew their medical marijuana license, however, they will be forced to stop growing because a dispensary opened within 25 miles of them.

Q- When can I start growing medical cannabis as a caregiver?

A- As an Arizona medical marijuana caregiver you cannot start growing medical cannabis for patients until you receive your mmj caregiver card. This won’t be till April, unfortunately. So as of now, even with your medical marijuana doctor recommendation, you cannot grow medical marijuana for patients yet.

Q- When I become a legal medical marijuana caregiver, how do I find marijuana patients?

A- There are easy ways and hard ways of finding medical marijuana patients in Arizona. The hard way would be asking around, whether it be with your doctor, other mmj patients, or friends. This way to find marijuana patients is not only difficult, but also time consuming. The easy way would be to join Az Green Caregivers Team. As a member of Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association Green Caregivers Team, you can access the directory of members and find patients that are in need of a designated caregiver. You can also post a message in the forum letting patients in your area know that you are available. On your member profile you can even list your strains, the nutrients you use, and what medical marijuana products you have ( ie. smokeables, edibles, oils, ect. )

Thanks again to everyone for their questions and input, please keep it coming. Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association is here to keep the medical marijuana community connected. Tomorrows AZDHS Draft revision release will spurn a new slew of questions, so keep posted for more Arizona marijuana Caregiver questions.

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Arizona Marijuana Caregivers Q & A: (Part 1)

We at Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association have received many emails and phone calls regarding Arizona Marijuana Caregivers. Though some of your questions are simple to answer; others we cannot due to the stage the legislative  process is in. The answers are simply undecided. We are working our hardest to keep everyone informed, and stay informed ourselves; and we thought it was time to publish a few of the most popular questions.

Q- What is a caregiver?

A- A caregiver is a medical marijuana patient who cultivates up to 12 marijuana plants for themselves and, in Arizona, up to 5 other  patients with the total maximum of 72 plants. An Arizona marijuana caregiver must have a valid Arizona Medical Marijuana Card,  register, and be approved through the state to become a licensed marijuana caregiver. Once licensed they must comply with all state laws, including dispersing overages. Which leads to another popular question.

Q- What does an Arizona marijuana caregiver do when they harvest more medical marijuana than they can legally possess?

A- They must donate it to another caregiver or dispensary. This has been a problem in other states because there hasn’t been an established method for everyone in the medical marijuana community to communicate. Licensed marijuana caregivers in other states have had law enforcement issues due to having too much medicine on supply, we at AZMMGA are working with you to help alleviate this problem. As a Semi-Public social network now, once the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is in full effect,  AzGreenCaregivers.com will activate the medical marijuana card holding members private social network. This marijuana social network will allow patients, caregivers, and dispensary owners to personally interact in a professional and easy to access environment without the public eye. All members approved into this private social network will be verified as a valid Arizona medical marijuana card holder.

The third most asked question about an Arizona Marijuana Caregiver is:

Q- Where will  Arizona marijuana caregivers be located?

A- Caregivers will be all over the valley and state. We at Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association (AzMMGA) have potential caregivers in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Flagstaff, Prescott, Tucson, Chandler, Gilbert, Showlow, Sedona, and many others. Every city in Arizona has the same medication limitation, so people all over the state will need to work in their community to alleviate the common problems in their area. AzGreenCaregivers is here to help all aspects of the state in communication. Once a member, everyone in the state can communicate on a professional  level to make Arizona’s medical marijuana community as positive and productive as possible.

This is the first series of questions we are answering, but if you have any more please let us know. We are here to help the Arizona medical marijuana community in anyway. For more information on Arizona Marijuana Caregivers, please read the AZDHS Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Draft, and keep following us on:

http://azmedicalmarijuanagrowersassociation.com

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Grow Cannabis vs. Buying Cannabis:

Facts you should know before you decide to grow your own medicinal cannabis-

 

With Arizona citizens celebrating the victory of Prop 203 many “soon to be patients” are asking themselves two questions: Do I buy my medicine from a dispensary, or do I try and grow my medicinal cannabis myself? Though the financial benefits would seem to most people reason enough to grow their own cannabis at home, there are many important factors to consider before one attempt this for the first time.

On December 17, 2010 The Arizona Department of Health Services will have the guide lines for anyone who is considering applying for their MMJ card or for dispensary owners who plan to file their applications. Mean while, qualifying future patients are setting up equipment they know very little or nothing about. The biggest mistake a novice grower makes is buying unnecessary equipment and supplies. Not to mention the local hydroponic shop will soak you for the last $50 dollars you have for some product you may or may not need. Experience is the only thing one needs to fix any potential problem your garden may face. Truth is, nothing will ever replace the knowledge that time will give you, and many patients who decide to grow their own medicine may be in for a huge surprise! Growing Medical Grade Cannabis is not something one can buy, it’s a passion that many people who grow this wonderful plant share, but the experience does not come over night and the equipment and space to grow TOP quality medicinal cannabis is not cheap! So if you are going to try and grow your own medical marijuana at home here are a few things to consider.

First and most importantly is that you in compliance with the Arizona law that states nobody can grow their own medicine if they live within a 25 mile radius of a dispensary. Another important factor one must consider before growing cannabis at home would be the time and resources to grow your medicine in a safe and responsible manner. This not only means you must know how to properly grow and cure your medicine, but have the proper equipment and space to grow your plants in. The time it takes to grow a small garden and the money you will need to invest may or may not outweigh the benefits of buying from your local dispensary; not to mention the negative impact smoking improperly grown and cured cannabis can have on your health.

Experienced growers will all agree that they have spent many years learning everything they needed to know about growing top quality medical grade marijuana. This is something many will not understand until it’s too late. Let’s face it, most people have to learn from experience and anyone who grows really good medicinal marijuana had to make their share of mistakes. So if this is the path you have decided to take here are several things to consider before getting started.

If you want to grow at home do you have the space available to grow and is the area located in a place away from children? Also do you plan to grow organically or do you want to try something more challenging like hydroponics? These are the two most important things to figure out before anyone attempts to grow medical marijuana themselves for the first time, but the most important factor to consider before sprouting that first seed; do you want to wait three months for your medicine to grow?

Supporting your local dispensaries would be my best advice to new patients who have never had any experience growing cannabis. Unless you have the time to do the research to grow your medicine the right way, you are simply wasting your time.

Soil, Hydroponics, ph levels, cooling, lighting, heating, and dehumidifying, are just to name a few of the important factors one must educate themselves on in order to grow medical grade marijuana in a safe and responsible manner. Check back each week for tips on how you can grow your very own cannabis at home.

Happy Growing,

Peace and Big Buds,