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The queen mother of medical marijuana
Point Reyes Light ^ | 2007-05-15 | Micah Maidenberg

Posted on 05/26/2007 4:57:06 AM PDT by csvset

 
The Marin Alliance medical marijuana dispensary attracts patients from around the county (Light photo by Micah Maidenberg).  
A minty scent hangs in the air of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana’s Fairfax office, unmistakable to anyone who ever saw the Grateful Dead live or has walked down Haight-Ashbury Street. Reggae music plays softly over hidden speakers as Lynette Shaw, the proprietor of Marin’s sole marijuana dispensary, leads a tour of the office, a small facility with two couches up front and two offices in the rear. Posters on the wall show marijuana plants and a hand holding a peace pipe. The dispensary is located in a brown, wooden building just west of Fairfax’s downtown.

The tour is cut short because patients have arrived to purchase their weekly medicine. Confidentiality is important to the Marin Alliance, as conflicting state and federal laws about medical marijuana make the dispensary’s future tenuous.

Outside, the 53-year-old Shaw, wearing Wayfarer-style sunglasses, tie-dyed cotton sweats and a t-shirt, her bushy brown hair covering her ears, says her shop in Fairfax is merely “an acolyte of the mothership.”

The mothership was Dennis Peron’s famous pot club in San Francisco at Church and Market Streets, the one that spawned marijuana dispensaries across California, Shaw explains.

A man who looked as if he was in his thirties, wearing mirrored sunglasses, shorts and sandals walks up the wheelchair ramp outside of the office.

“Do you know where the dispensary is?” he asks Shaw.

“Do you have your card?” she shoots back, albeit in a friendly way.

He does, and shows it to her.

“Yeah. We’re a non-smoking club,” Shaw says, gesturing to the door behind her.

“That’s cool,” the man says. “Hey, do you know Bennett? He’s a grower.”

Shaw says she does not know Bennett, the grower, and the man smiles, nods good-bye and walks away to pick up his prescription.

“These people were suffering,” Shaw says. “How could you put them in jail?”
‘Blusetta’

A former resident of Inverness, Point Reyes Station, Marshall and Bolinas (“I just floated around West Marin,” she says), Shaw smokes one or two marijuana joints a day to deal with chronic pain. She first came to Marin after the death of John Belushi caused her mental anguish, even a suicide attempt. Shaw claims she was set to become “Bluesetta,” the long-lost sister to John Belushi’s character in the Blues Brother film and music franchise. The name is tattooed, in blue, on her left hand.

Shaw is a busy woman. She is opening a business in Fairfax with the tentative name of “Bluesetta’s Jazz Juice Joint,” consulting on marijuana club regulation in Los Angeles and ensuring things run smoothly at the Marin Alliance office. She is also a volunteer probation officer, a former Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2006 race (142,851 votes), a blues musician and Reverend in the Religion of Jesus Church, a THC-friendly ministry active in California and Hawaii.

“They said to me, you’re a saint! They asked me to represent the marijuana-friendly Christian ministry,” Shaw says of her religious activities.

“I can marry people in California and Hawaii. And take confession,” she notes. West Marin dispensary?

There had been rumors going around that a medical marijuana dispensary was going to open in West Marin, but Shaw had not heard them, as presumably the doyenne of medical pot in Marin County would. She said she does not see many patients from West Marin anymore, as most of them now grow their own supply.

Shaw was skeptical another dispensary would be able to open anywhere in Marin, saying it was the special business license she has from the town of Fairfax that allowed her to open.

“A lot of people want to open in West Marin,” she said. “It’s probably a grower, who wants to get my clients.”
Shaw said after she secured her license to operate, “greedy growers” who wanted to take the license threatened her with violence. Owning such a license could allow a grower to profit by selling his crop exclusively. Other growers took a different tack, and attempted to force Shaw to buy exclusively from their supply.

“I think that regulation is the key. It gets the jokers and unsavory types out,” she said.

Shaw operations

Fairfax licenses Shaw’s dispensary through a non-transferable permit that includes 84 regulations about how the shop can operate. The organization’s books are audited, and their hours are contingent on nearby use of a Little League baseball diamond. On a recent Saturday, the club closed during the day because of the ball games. It opened again at 6 p.m.

Shaw says 800 people purchase medicinal marijuana from the Marin Alliance each month. Out of that pool, 30 people grow extra pot – all organic, Shaw insists – in home gardens to sell it to the club.

The club offers marijuana to patients in many forms, including chocolate candy, peanut butter, oils, ice cream, ginger cookies and ginger breads, mint cookies, cookies called “Flying Saucers,” peanut butter cups, caramel candy bars, capsules and energy drinks, including a lemonade flavor.

The club also offers marijuana in dried plant form. The most expensive dried marijuana sold by the Marin Alliance dispensary costs $60 for one-eighth of an ounce of Sensi Skunk, Train Wreck or White Widow.

A strain called Sweet Tooth costs $55 for an eighth, while Sativa Gold goes for $35. An eighth of Early Thai costs just $15.

In West Marin, one-eighth an ounce of marijuana costs roughly $50, sources said.
The legal basis

55 percent of voters in the 1996 election supported Proposition 215. The ballot initiative legalized possession of marijuana by patients and certain caregivers. Buds, Flying Saucers and pot-infused lemonades could now be legally possessed, prescribed and used.

In 2003, legislators passed Senate Bill 420 to further clarify who was eligible to use medical marijuana. SB 420 mandated the state offer identification cards, available through county health departments, for patients using medical marijuana. In Marin County, the program superseded a local identification card.
Card increase

The cards are becoming more expensive across the state, and Marin County is no exception. At their meeting on March 27, the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to make the Marin County cards cost $56.50 per card for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and $113 per card for everyone else. The previous rates were $30 and $60.

Administrative costs for the cards are split between the state and counties. The increase in costs came on the heels of a CDHS decision to increase rates on the state end to $33.00 for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and $66.00 for others.

In a memorandum to the Board of Supervisors, Larry Meredith, the director of the county Department of Health and Human Services wrote that “the substantial increase in the State fees is due to the State’s recalculation of its administrative costs, as well as due to the fact that only 24 counties issue Medical Marijuana ID cards” thus spreading costs over fewer counties.

Shaw said she supports the increase. “They only went up a little bit. It’s not very much for once a year. It costs $7,500 for a defense lawyer,” she said with a laugh.
Law enforcement

The Fairfax Chief of Police said the department has had few problems with the Marin Alliance dispensary. Ken Hughes remembered a few complaints of people smoking on site and one burglary but otherwise said Shaw ran a tight operation.

“We haven’t had any huge issues with it,” Hughes said, noting the group is in compliance with state law.

With Marin’s only dispensary located in Fairfax, Hughes said his department has developed protocols for officers when they find marijuana on a person. A grandmother, for example, suffering from cancer who has her state-issued card in pocket and is in possession of six plants or less, or an ounce or two of dried marijuana, would not be charged or cited. The officers would not confiscate her pot.

If a person caught with pot does not have a card or other proof of a doctor’s prescription, Hughes’ department will investigate, and possibly issue a citation. The office has the discretion to confiscate what they find, and can always open a broader investigation.

“If they’re transporting 14 pounds of pot, that’s probably going to be an issue,” he said.

Lieutenant Scott Anderson, of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, said his officers find people in possession of marijuana once or twice a month.

“If they’re in possession of a valid medical marijuana card and there is no indication they’re selling, then it’s for personal use,” Anderson said.
‘A queen’

Shaw’s longtime patients are grateful for her advocacy. On a recent day, Dave Loy was hanging round the dispensary, helping to clear the future home of Bluesetta’s Jazz Juice Joint.

In 1983, Loy was driving a motorcycle when he careened into a parked car, flew 300 feet in the air, and landed on his head. He went into a coma for three and a half months, coming out of it with pain throughout his body.

“I heard about this club, and I thought, why would I want the cops to know?” said Loy, a Mill Valley resident. “I learned the state says its OK. It’s just the feds who say its not.”

Loy said marijuana has allowed him to live somewhat normally after his accident, though he is still unable to work full time. Loy said when he returned home he would need a “puff” after helping clear boxes out of the future juice bar.

“Lynette is a queen,” he said. “Lynette is a queen mother.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; marin; weed
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Puffa-luffa-stuff.

Shaw is a busy woman. She is opening a business in Fairfax with the tentative name of “Bluesetta’s Jazz Juice Joint,” consulting on marijuana club regulation in Los Angeles and ensuring things run smoothly at the Marin Alliance office. She is also a volunteer probation officer, a former Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2006 race (142,851 votes), a blues musician and Reverend in the Religion of Jesus Church, a THC-friendly ministry active in California and Hawaii.

Lol. Praise Jesus and pass the bong !

1 posted on 05/26/2007 4:57:08 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

OMG- talk about an endless parade of losers.

I am actually for legalization of marijuana- as a FORMER user I know its effects and think it is less harmful than alcohol. I can’t understand why it was ever made illegal. I think it would be a good study to track that history.

However, just like anything else, it is open to abuse. We should be cracking down on people who sponge off the system not ALL those who smoke.


2 posted on 05/26/2007 5:17:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: csvset

I have smoked it in my younger day and I don’t remember it being a pain killer, just smoked it to laugh and get high but it never got rid of any pain that I had. I have a felling that if it really gets rid of their pain, it’s because after smoking it, they don’t remember that it hurts, but how long does that last, an hour?


3 posted on 05/26/2007 5:20:26 AM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: Mr. K
I can’t understand why it was ever made illegal.

William Randolph Hurst, along with the Dupont corporation.

4 posted on 05/26/2007 5:24:36 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: garylmoore
I have smoked it in my younger day and I don’t remember...

See, there is the problem.

5 posted on 05/26/2007 5:27:58 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: csvset

“Lol. Praise Jesus and pass the bong !”

Jesus wants dopeheads to die. I heard it right here on FR so it must be true.


6 posted on 05/26/2007 5:29:53 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: Always Right
See, there is the problem.

Indeed. As soon as people even see the word "marijuana" something bad happens to their brain, and suddenly they can't even do a simply copy and paste properly.

7 posted on 05/26/2007 5:42:54 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: csvset
"... costs $60 for one-eighth of an ounce of Sensi Skunk, Train Wreck or White Widow."

Whoa! That's $480 per ounce! So much for "legalize it and the price will go down".

Where's the compassion for the sick and dying? Proposition 215 didn't allow for the sale of medical marijuana.

8 posted on 05/26/2007 5:46:26 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: csvset
"Shaw smokes one or two marijuana joints a day to deal with chronic pain."

Right.

9 posted on 05/26/2007 5:47:59 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: csvset
"Shaw is a busy woman. She is opening a business in Fairfax with the tentative name of “Bluesetta’s Jazz Juice Joint,” consulting on marijuana club regulation in Los Angeles and ensuring things run smoothly at the Marin Alliance office. She is also a volunteer probation officer, a former Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2006 race (142,851 votes), a blues musician and Reverend in the Religion of Jesus Church, a THC-friendly ministry active in California and Hawaii."

Basically no real responsibilities except running her "dispensary" where she has a monopoly on pot, selling it for double what you'd pay on the street. A legal drug dealer, in other words.

10 posted on 05/26/2007 5:52:32 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: robertpaulsen
Where's the compassion for the sick and dying?

Apparently in the case of MM, not conducting a dynamic entry raid and throwing the survivors in jail qualifies as "compassion".

11 posted on 05/26/2007 5:55:01 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: csvset
"Shaw says 800 people purchase medicinal marijuana from the Marin Alliance each month."

Hmmmm. Let's say each person uses one ounce per month at $480/oz. That's $384,000 per month.

I think I know how she got that "special business license".

12 posted on 05/26/2007 5:59:09 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: robertpaulsen

“A guy I know, who knows a guy”, says that “Train Wreck” is some killer stuff. ;)


13 posted on 05/26/2007 6:00:20 AM PDT by lormand (Michael Wiener - faux Conservatism for faux Conservatives.)
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To: csvset
a former Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2006 race (142,851 votes),

Now there's a shock, a flakey dope dealer representing the Libertarians.

14 posted on 05/26/2007 6:04:32 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: tacticalogic
It never ceases to amaze me the principles some conservatives are willing to throw under the bus just to get their legal pot.

Tell them it will be regulated as to how much you can grow or possess, that they need to visit a doctor and get a recommendation, they need to purchase an ID card from the state, they need to register and give the government all kinds of personal information, AND they have to pay double to a monopoly for what they used to get on the street and what do they say?

"We think that's great!"

Baaaaaaa!

15 posted on 05/26/2007 6:18:07 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: lormand
“A guy I know, who knows a guy”, says that “Train Wreck” is some killer stuff. ;)"

I think you mean to say that the medicinal effects are strong. At $480 per ounce it'd better be.

16 posted on 05/26/2007 6:21:26 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: lormand
Train Wreck/Kush is the Crippler.
17 posted on 05/26/2007 6:28:35 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: csvset

We have legal medical marijuana in Canada, grown in a federally-owned and operated facility in Manitoba (actually an abandoned mine shaft).

The complaint from the users is the same: it kills the pain, but it doesn’t give them enough of a buzz.

Which makes you wonder what all the fuss about medical marijuana really was for.


18 posted on 05/26/2007 6:28:38 AM PDT by Loyalist (Social justice isn't; social studies aren't; social work doesn't.)
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To: ▀udda▀udd
When I visit my bro in Santa Rosa, I'll have to "ask" about the TW/Kush hybrid.

I read warnings about a variety called "Neville's Haze". The description of it warns people not to try it if they are light weights (my words). It will probably send you to the couch for a while.

19 posted on 05/26/2007 8:07:38 AM PDT by lormand (Michael Wiener - faux Conservatism for faux Conservatives.)
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To: robertpaulsen; csvset
"... costs $60 for one-eighth of an ounce of Sensi Skunk, Train Wreck or White Widow." Whoa! That's $480 per ounce! So much for "legalize it and the drugs that are more effective. price will go down". Where's the compassion for the sick and dying? Proposition 215 didn't allow for the sale of medical marijuana.

I picked up on that too. It's funny that the pro-drug legalization is always spouting off about how marijuana is "cheaper" than legally tested medicines and that's why people use it for "medicine".

Baloney. It's primarily a bunch of stoners who are addicted to dope.

20 posted on 05/26/2007 8:17:14 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Mr. K
I can’t understand why it was ever made illegal.

Lobbying, racism, statism, and lies. They failed to ban alcohol, so marijuana was the consolation prize.

Hey, that rhymed.
21 posted on 05/26/2007 8:18:03 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: DouglasKC

You support the prohibition of alcohol as well, I assume. If you don’t, you’re just a drunk who is addicted to alcohol, right?


22 posted on 05/26/2007 8:21:52 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: robertpaulsen
It never ceases to amaze me the principles some conservatives are willing to throw under the bus just to get their legal pot.

That's funny. I thought conservatism was founded on small government principles and rugged individualism. But I guess that's out the window for you if it involves people feeling silly. Unless they feel silly from alcohol.
23 posted on 05/26/2007 8:25:57 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio
You support the prohibition of alcohol as well, I assume. If you don’t, you’re just a drunk who is addicted to alcohol, right?

People who use alcohol are generally honest about why they drink. Alcohol users don't claim that their product is for "medicinal purposes"...wink wink.

People who want to legalize pot and other illicit drugs have to deceive others and propagandize their product to achieve their aims. They have to claim that it's for "medicinal purposes" (wink wink) and have to do it with a straight face.

24 posted on 05/26/2007 8:28:30 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC; robertpaulsen
I picked up on that too. It's funny that the pro-drug legalization is always spouting off about how marijuana is "cheaper" than legally tested medicines and that's why people use it for "medicine". Baloney. It's primarily a bunch of stoners who are addicted to dope.

Then you just prove yourself to be as light in brain matter as RP. Here's some facts for you. 3 anti nausea drugs, each taken twice daily. The cheapest being $48 per tab. Factor that into chemo treatments over the course of several months. Do the math. Blackbird.

25 posted on 05/26/2007 8:29:44 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST (Just when you think it can't possibly get any worse, another day dawns!)
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To: robertpaulsen

It never ceases to amaze me the principles some conservatives are willing to throw under the bus just to get their legal pot.
Tell them it will be regulated as to how much you can grow or possess, that they need to visit a doctor and get a recommendation, they need to purchase an ID card from the state, they need to register and give the government all kinds of personal information, AND they have to pay double to a monopoly for what they used to get on the street and what do they say?

“We think that’s great!”

Baaaaaaa

************************************************************

Gotta go with bobbyp on this one!

Keep marijuana safe and illegal - no gubmint permits!


26 posted on 05/26/2007 8:31:16 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: robertpaulsen

I’m amazed at the pavlovian outpouring of overwrought hyperbole and twisted reasoning the mere mention of the word can inspire.


27 posted on 05/26/2007 8:38:37 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BlackbirdSST; robertpaulsen
Then you just prove yourself to be as light in brain matter as RP. Here's some facts for you. 3 anti nausea drugs, each taken twice daily. The cheapest being $48 per tab. Factor that into chemo treatments over the course of several months. Do the math. Blackbird.

Smoked pot isn't an "anti-nausea" drug. It's a "let's get high and forget our troubles" drug. The whole issue is about wanting people to smoke more pot so pot will be legalized. It's akin to tobacco manufacturers claiming their product had health benefits in order to sell more cigarettes.

28 posted on 05/26/2007 8:40:10 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

You are wrong about it not being an anti-nausea drug.

It is.

It is also many more things, but it is still correct, medically speaking, to say it is an anti-nausea drug.


29 posted on 05/26/2007 9:25:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: csvset

“Shaw smokes one or two marijuana joints a day to deal with chronic pain. She first came to Marin after the death of John Belushi caused her mental anguish, even a suicide attempt.”

I see...

Well, THAT legitimizes the whole thimg for ME....!!!

[she must be the type that prefers flashbacks to reruns]


30 posted on 05/26/2007 10:14:16 AM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: mysterio
"Lobbying, racism, statism, and lies.
They failed to ban alcohol, so marijuana was the consolation prize."

"No more rhymes now, I mean it."

31 posted on 05/26/2007 10:17:41 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: BlackbirdSST; DouglasKC
As a chemo patient, your immune system is suppressed. Looking at the picture above, can you tell if that marijuana is contaminated with salmonella muenchen bacteria or the Aspergillus fungus?

Those are nasty enough on healthy people, but could be deadly to an immunosuppressed patient. 48 bucks a tab for an FDA approved medication is peanuts compared to the cost of your recovery from a lung infection -- if you recover.

32 posted on 05/26/2007 10:33:01 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: mysterio
"I thought conservatism was founded on small government principles and rugged individualism."

It is.

Does that describe the California Compassionate Use Act which the so-called "conservatives" on this board support?

33 posted on 05/26/2007 10:40:51 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: DouglasKC
People who want to legalize pot and other illicit drugs have to deceive others and propagandize their product to achieve their aims. They have to claim that it's for "medicinal purposes" (wink wink) and have to do it with a straight face.

I don't smoke, but I also don't think its any more the governments business than smoking tobacco is.

34 posted on 05/26/2007 10:49:05 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Mr. K
You are wrong about it not being an anti-nausea drug. It is. It is also many more things, but it is still correct, medically speaking, to say it is an anti-nausea drug.

Only in the world of propagandists does smoked or ingested marijuana even come close to being considered an effective medicine for any ailment at all. In fact, in the world of propagandists smoked or ingested marijuana is the holy grail of "medicine". Along the same line of reasoning, here are some other anti-nausea "drugs":

Consider the following tips to help manage nausea. These suggestions have worked for others.

* Leave dry crackers by your bed. Before getting out of bed in the morning, eat a few and sit in bed for a few minutes.

* Sip cool, not cold, carbonated drinks, like ginger ale, 7-Up, Sprite or cola.

* Try some peppermint, chamomile or ginger tea -- they may calm the stomach.

* Avoid hot, spicy, strong-smelling and greasy foods that might upset your stomach.

* Eat foods at room temperature or cooler; hot foods may add to nausea.

* Try using capsules of ginger root powder, available at health food stores. Ginger may reduce symptoms associated with motion sickness, like dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

* Fresh ginger, lightly cooked or juiced with fruits or vegetables like carrots or apples, is great to add to the diet, and may be as effective as dried ginger.

* Try the BRAT Diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast).

* Prevent dehydration during bouts of nausea by drinking small amounts of clear and cool beverages every fifteen minutes or so. Then gradually work your way back up to normal eating by taking small sips of water every several minutes. Increase the intake until you can tolerate a small meal.

* If you vomit, replace fluids with broth, carbonated beverages, juice, Jell-O or Popsicles.

All of these are much cheaper, less dangerous and more effective than smoking pot for nausea.

36 posted on 05/26/2007 5:38:21 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Doe Eyes
People who want to legalize pot and other illicit drugs have to deceive others and propagandize their product to achieve their aims. They have to claim that it's for "medicinal purposes" (wink wink) and have to do it with a straight face.
I don't smoke, but I also don't think its any more the governments business than smoking tobacco is.

So the government should just let pot be sold however somebody wants? No regulations? No rules? No oversight? Nothing?

37 posted on 05/26/2007 5:43:57 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: robertpaulsen
"Lobbying, racism, statism, and lies.
They failed to ban alcohol, so marijuana was the consolation prize."

"No more rhymes now, I mean it."

"Anybody want a peanut?"

38 posted on 05/26/2007 6:03:46 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
So the government should just let pot be sold however somebody wants? No regulations? No rules? No oversight? Nothing?

Regulate it like we do alcohol and tobacco.

39 posted on 05/26/2007 6:30:41 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: csvset
A minty scent hangs in the air of the Marin Alliance for
Medical Marijuana’s Fairfax office


I can smell it just by looking at the picture. /yikes

40 posted on 05/26/2007 6:36:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Doe Eyes
Regulate it like we do alcohol and tobacco.

It's regulated now. Alcohol and tobacco are not regulated the same way. There's different regulations for all three.

41 posted on 05/26/2007 6:37:29 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: MaxMax
That looks like it's some good stuff. Not that I know anything about that sort of thing.

Do the taxpayers have to support this weed clinic? If so, that's criminal.

You'd think the govt would have better things to do other than worry about who is smoking, buying or growing weed.

42 posted on 05/26/2007 6:44:27 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
I couldn't imagine what would happen to American culture if
they ever legalized the stuff.

43 posted on 05/26/2007 6:57:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Mr. K

“I can’t understand why it was ever made illegal. I think it would be a good study to track that history.”

Just follow the money trail .


44 posted on 05/26/2007 7:47:13 PM PDT by sawmill trash (You declare jihad ... we declare DEGUELLO !)
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To: robertpaulsen

Production isn’t legalized, except for a small scale basis by users. I still have no idea why you fail to grasp that fact. If it is illegal to produce something on a large scale basis, prices will remain high. On any product, especially one with a large demand. If tobacco companies were hamstrung by the legal requirements that pot growers are, cigarettes would cost $500 a carton.


45 posted on 05/26/2007 9:59:41 PM PDT by Nate505
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To: MaxMax

Yeah, Americans might spend all day eating junk food, watching tv, and playing video games..........oh wait.


46 posted on 05/26/2007 10:00:22 PM PDT by Nate505
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To: Nate505
Yeah, Americans might spend all day eating junk food,
watching tv, and playing video games..........oh wait.

I um, hmm, um, Nevermind. Now why did you have to go there "for crying out loud"!

/Salute

47 posted on 05/26/2007 10:42:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Always Right

I have smoked it in my younger day and I don’t remember...
See, there is the problem.

Talk about taking someting out of context!


48 posted on 05/27/2007 12:57:40 AM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: DouglasKC
"Anybody want a peanut?"

Excellent!

49 posted on 05/27/2007 5:06:52 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Nate505
"If it is illegal to produce something on a large scale basis, prices will remain high."

Oh, please. If you were allowed to grow only 3-4 plants in your backyard, are you telling me you'd have to sell it for $480/oz. just to break even?

50 posted on 05/27/2007 5:15:02 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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