Dr. Mark Sircus, Contributing Writer
The United States government is at war with its own people (war against drugs) and is stubbornly facing down governors of states, state legislators and, through the years, a host of organizations.
The rebellion against federal fanaticism against marijuana started with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the country’s largest public service workers’ union, which passed a resolution years ago endorsing medical marijuana at its national convention in Chicago. Then the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Citizens Against Government Waste came out publicly for humane medicine and the legalization of medical marijuana.
Leading medical, religious, and legal organizations that now support physician-supervised access to medical marijuana, according to the Marijuana Policy Project, include the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Public Health Association, the American Medical Student Association, the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the Lymphoma Foundation of America, and the American Bar Association.
The American Bar Association “recognizes that persons who suffer from serious illnesses for which marijuana has a medically recognized therapeutic value have a right to be treated with marijuana under the supervision of a physician.” Religious organizations in support include the United Methodist Church’s Board of Church and Society, the Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Union of Reform Judaism.
If Obama really is a president and not just a puppet then he is responsible for the recent federal aggression against medical marijuana dispensaries in states where it is quite legal. Several governors are pleading, but their voices are falling on deaf ears. America has already fallen, as has Europe, to an evil that has inserted itself on every level of civilization. Actually it’s all over the world, and now things are really going to get rough.
According to a recent article in the Guardian, Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on U.S. soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Human rights groups accused the president of deserting his principles and disregarding the long-established principle that the military is not used in domestic policing.
The legislation has also been strongly criticized by libertarians on the right angered at the stripping of individual rights for the duration of “a war that appears to have no end.” The law, contained in the defense authorization bill that funds the U.S. military, effectively extends the battlefield in the “war on terror” to the U.S. and applies the established principle that combatants in any war are subject to military detention. The legislation’s supporters in Congress say it simply codifies existing practice, such as the indefinite detention of alleged terrorists at Guantánamo Bay. But the law’s critics describe it as a draconian piece of legislation that extends the reach of detention without trial to include US citizens arrested in their own country. “It’s something so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been pushed by the Bush administration,” said Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch. “It establishes precisely the kind of system that the United States has consistently urged other countries not to adopt.
Governments all over the world followed America’s lead, leading millions around the world to be prosecuted and jailed annually. Some countries have rebelled, with Portugal being way out front in leading the way to medical sanity and compassion, something the American government simply does not have for anyone on this planet. After centuries of war in Europe one would have thought that things could not have gotten any worse in terms of arrogance and violence.
Americans have been victims of their own government because they have never been able to garner up the guts to stop them. The richest and most powerful Americans have just been laughing at everyone else, not caring one iota for our pain and suffering. Now it is way too late and there is hell to pay.
I am finishing my book, Medical Marijuana, this next week and hope to make it available in early 2012. No one from the federal government of the United States should read this book, for it exposes that government as a terrible terrorist organization seeking to make sure, as it does, that its own people suffer because of its obscene marijuana laws.
My medical marijuana book is revolutionary in a medical sense, championing marijuana in clinical practice for adults and children for a wide range of diseases including cancer and diabetes. For the pharmaceutical companies my ideas are bad news, for when marijuana is combined with magnesium chloride we have a union of medicine that has the potential to bankrupt many of these companies that depend on selling vastly more dangerous chemicals.
Though this book is principally about medical marijuana, it is also a book on general medicine, or what I call Natural Allopathic Medicine. There is a comprehensive context I develop around cannabinoid medicine where medical marijuana can be prescribed (or simply just taken) in combination with certain other substances (like a pure magnesium oil) to amplify its effectiveness across a broad spectrum of disorders.
The Natural Allopathic Medical approach combines cannabinoid medicine with magnesium medicine and then with pH and iodine medicine. This text makes it clear that the safest and least expensive medicines outperform most pharmaceuticals by an extremely wide margin.
This book calls on all medical marijuana dispensaries, doctors, dentists, naturopaths, chiropractors, nurses, acupuncturists, and other professional healthcare practitioners to open to the discovery of how magnesium chloride can most effectively be combined with cannabinoids. Magnesium chloride and cannabinoids blend together magnificently in harmony and I like to think of them as the “Batman and Robin” of the medical world.
Obviously magnesium is Batman, and Robin (or medical marijuana) is the sidekick. When we talk seriously about medicine and the treatment of disease it is magnesium that is more fundamental and deep acting, though of course cannabis has a lot of medical firepower to wield without the usual side effects brought on by pharma drugs.
It is time for us to mature in many senses, though I think this Batman-and-Robin team is a medical breakthrough. For neurological diseases medical cannabis and magnesium together will pulverize the pharmaceutical legions whose drugs do more harm than good. For cancer also we want to flood the body with the two and let them deliver what might be called a healthy cure (with the help of a full protocol behind them).
The bottom line about medical marijuana is delivered by Dr. Allan Frankel who says, “As a short-term life-prolonging medicine and a long-term therapy for chronic conditions, medical cannabis is a miracle drug that is endorsed by countless doctors and nurses, as well as the patients whose lives are dramatically improved by its use.”
Marijuana as a medicine is strong, safe, easy-to-use and extremely inexpensive if you grow it yourself as a weed in your backyard or living room. The pharmaceutical industry has nothing pharmacologically equal to cannabinoids, though they copy and synthesize it as well as extract its components because they fully recognize what a good medicine it is.
Dr. Mark Sircus is a natural health expert and self-sufficiency advocate. He is the author of several must-read books including titles such as Survival Medicine For the 21st Century, Winning the War on Cancer, and Humane Pediatrics. You can find all of Mark’s informative articles at his website IMVA.