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Jul-24-2009 02:00printcomments

Medical Marijuana Use & Benefits: a Reprise

A story about the founding fathers of medical marijuana.

The Emperor Has No Clothes
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The Emperor Has No Clothes

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - My recent article on this subject brought a barrage of patient replies.

Author Jack Herer & Dr. Phil Leveque

The most notable was by Jack Herer author of The Emperor Has No Clothes, the BEST big book about the complete history of cannabis/marijuana.

He invoked the name of Dr. Tod Mikuriya, the Guru and Father of the American Medical Marijuana Programs.

We owe very much to these two people – more than we can ever repay. Dr. Mikuriya wrote the book, The Marijuana Papers which is probably the most cited book on the subject.

Dr. Mikuriya also interviewed several thousand patient of marijuana clinics in the San Francisco area and reviewed about 30 thousand medical chart notes to find out how and why the patients were using marijuana/cannabis.

“NO ONE PERSON HAS EVER PUT IN SUCH AN EFFORT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SO MANY PATIENTS.”

Both Jack Herer and Dr. Tod are/were my very valuable friends. Dr. Tod and I both went through hell fighting with our state's medical boards.

He was on their black list for years and was eventually fined $75 thousand dollars for corrupting the “naïve citizens” of Oakland and Berkley, California.

I was fined $25 thousand dollars as THE DOCTOR “WHO WAS A DANGER TO ALL HIS PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL IN OREGON”.

In other words, “The Most Dangerous Man in Oregon”. BIG DEAL!

The late Dr. Todd MiKuriya

I probably interviewed one on one about 6 thousand patients but I never did categorize them as did Dr. Mikuriya. I have probably read 2000 or more medical articles and reviewed titles of at least 2000 more.

My most recent article Medical Marijuana Use: Miracle Medicine Good for Dozens of Diseases in Salem-News.com gave information researched by Storm Crow, which gave the medical conditions WITH website references for some 60 medical conditions.

This comprised 60 computer pages and to my knowledge, after diligent research of the computer literature, has never been done before by one person or group.

Even Jack Herer’s book, excellent as it is, is very scarce about literature citations and Dr. Mikuriya gives only the International Classification of Disease Codes (ICD9 - CM 1996) but his printout on my site was enough to cause blindness or a migraine.

A better site is Dr. Tod’s List. It will blow you away.

ALL GIVE THANKS TO DR. TOD MIKURIYA AND JACK HERER!!

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ABluesPrty@aol.com December 18, 2009 5:25 am (Pacific time)

Life is like a box of chocolet you never know what your gonna get


Brinna Nanda July 25, 2009 7:00 pm (Pacific time)

Anonymous: While I do believe their are numerous forces aligned against legalization, their powers are not infinite. One hundred years of prohibition is a blip in time when compared to the 10,000 years of productive relationship humans have had with cannabis. Prohibition will be repealed – but it is going to take all of us working together. So, never say "never" my friend. Instead, write to your elected representatives whenever you get a chance.


Storm Crow July 24, 2009 4:57 pm (Pacific time)

Dr. Todd's list was my original inspiration. I just built on his foundation. We lost a "good one" when he passed.


Anonymous July 24, 2009 2:56 pm (Pacific time)

I will not comment myself, just share what I have heard many times. The CIA funds their operations thru selling drugs, and launders the money thru wall street. So, drugs will never be legalized. Even tho Portugal is proof it works. And even tho marijuana is proven to have good benefits, and no deaths. Unlike prescription drugs which kill millions. Somehow, that outrageous theory about the CIA, doesnt seem so outrageous. I cant think of another one ..can you? oops, I did think of one more. The brainwashed religious fanatics. (keep in mind, I live my life by the words of Jesus..well, and the Constitution


Richard Steeb July 24, 2009 7:46 am (Pacific time)

"Neither the composition of cannabis nor human physiology has changed since cannabis was illegitimately removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia." --Tod Mikuriya, MD To keep Cannabis illegal while tobacco and alcohol are dispensed freely is murderously stupid. Richard Steeb, San Jose California

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