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Americans for Safe Access

I know that for many of us, this Thanksgiving holiday is the first break we have had since before the election. It is a time to remind ourselves that, even in uncertain times, we have a lot to be thankful for.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for our members, volunteers, and staff at Americans for Safe Access (ASA). I can’t imagine facing the new Administration or the potential Attorney General Jeff Sessions without you all.

For almost 15 years, we have fought together to bring safe access to patients across the U.S. In this time, we have made amazing strides!

When we started ASA in 2002, eight states had medical cannabis laws. None of these laws included access programs. There were eleven dispensaries in the country, all operating underground, and only 30,000 patients. The Bush administration was sending in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct paramilitary style raids to close down access centers under the guise that “Marijuana has no medical value.”

Because of your support, today we stand two million patients strong! We have the support of 89% of Americans and 44 states with medical cannabis laws (29 full states, 15 CBD laws). We have over 100,000 members located in every congressional district across the US and in Puerto Rico and Guam.

Under our watch, medical cannabis has gone mainstream, and we are now working with organizations like the American Herbal Products Association, the prestigious international law firm Orrick, Epilepsy Foundation, MS Society, The Answer Page and others.

There is still much more work to be done, but together, I am confident we can defend the ground we have gained and keep moving forward, and for that, I am truly thankful!

Sincerely,

Steph Sherer
Executive Director, Americans For Safe Access
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/

P.S.  As an additional THANK YOU to our members we are offering the following discounts through Monday at midnight: 10% off upcoming  Patient Focused Certification (PFC) training programs, 30% off all PFC Learner’s Guides, and 15% off Unity 2017 conference registration.

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Meliopharm introduces CBD based on nanotechnology

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Meliopharm is a Dutch innovator and distributor of CBD products and introduces the world’s first Nano CBD.

CBD is known for its great health benefits and will thus enter a new era. The advantages of this revolutionary new technology are enormous. CBD based on nanotechnology namely penetrates much deeper inside the body and is also needed significantly less for enhanced operation.

Meliopharm comes with two new products to the market. Nano Ultra and Heneplex. Both products are based on this technology. CBD is hereby reduced to the size of an ion. In relation to regular CBD molecules Nano CBD is able to penetrate the human cell membrane.

Nano Ultra CBD is a liquid soluble in water wherein the CBD molecule is reduced to the size of an ion and this is enclosed by a water molecule.

On Heneplex 75 different botanical species terpenes added. Terpenes are aromatic substances which are proven to enhance the effect of CBD.

The difference

When the intake of regular CBD products, 90% of which are not absorbed by the body because the CBD particles are simply too large to be absorbed. It is not able to penetrate sufficiently the body. This CBD particles have a size of about 2000 nanometers.

Human cells are able to absorb molecules of the size of 60-80 nanometers. The Nano CBD products Meliopharm have a maximum size of 16 nanometers. This allows the CBD molecule can effectively do its job and freely penetrate the cell membrane.

By this technique there is less of the precious CBD necessary, and is therefore more economical in use. These revolutionary CBD opens up the possibility to add CBD on nutrition, food supplements and water beverages.CBD is typically very poorly soluble in water and therefore lead to entirely new applications such as, for example, in the cosmetics industry.

Users of Heneplex and CBD Nano Ultra indicated as the main feedback, that after the ingestion of the drops, they feel physically within a few minutes and are brighter in spirit.

Meliopharm

Meliopharm is a worldwide distributor and wholesaler of, among other Meliocan (CBD oil) and CBD99 (natural crystal) pharmaceutical grade 99.5%. Meliopharm is making impressive inroads in the Netherlands and Europe. The products offered Meliopharm free of THC and non-GM cultivated organically. In addition, the products under ISO9001 and GMP conditions are produced.   http://www.meliopharm.nl


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Hemp Blue Denim

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Hemp is not just another fibrous plant. Used by mankind for centuries, this miracle of nature can be used to clean up oil spills, build energy efficient homes, create sustainable plastics, and its seeds are undoubtedly one of the worlds most promising super foods.  When woven into fabric, the magic continues.

HEMP FABRIC IS STRONG, BREATHABLE, ABSORBENT, AND HAS AMAZING ANTI-MICROBIAL PROPERTIES.

Can you imagine combining the power of jeans and hemp!?
That’s what Hemp Blue is all about.
Our goal is to create an environmentally friendly and sustainable designer denim brand made entirely out of agricultural hemp.
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Marvin Washington & Isodiol Team, Revolutionize Sports PERFORMANCE

Marvin Washington

Recently featured by USA Today – http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/columnist/bell/2016/11/16/medical-marijuana-nfl-pain-management-alternative-opiod/93994762/ – Marvin Washington, an 11-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion, has committed his life to cannabis education, research and advocacy in sports to “make the game safer”. Washington has been quoted that he’s seen many professional athletes, “….walk away from the game addicted to prescription pain medication but none were addicted to marijuana.”
For athletes around the world ages youth to seniors, Marvin Washington just leveled the playing field – with nano-amplified cannabinoids from Isodiol.
ISODIOL PERFORMANCE is a revolutionary new THC-free sports nutrition and pain management product line that includes water soluble, nano-amplified CBD. Unique to Isodiol, Nano CBD is a revolutionary “game changer” because today’s consumer demands immediate results. ISODIOL PERFORMANCE delivers immediate results with every use. The current product line ranges from:

  • ISODrops: A full-spectrum, nano-amplified phytocannabinoid beverage enhancer designed to add balance to your active lifestyle, ISODrops are convenient and easy to use. Simply add 1-5 drops to your favorite beverage or protein shake and enjoy.
  • ISOHydrate: This cutting-edge, all-natural hydration beverage takes water to a whole new level. ISOHydrate combines science and nutrition to hydrate in a highly effective way. Powered by phytocannabinoids, d-Ribose, Methyl B12, CoQ10, and electrolytes, ISOHydrate will help you stay hydrated and healthy during every athletic performance.
  • ISOMend: An innovative, instant working cooling gel, ISOMend is designed to help mend and soothe discomfort before and after physical activities. Powered by Cebidiol — a micro-encapsulated, time-release CBD skin care delivery technology and menthol — ISOMend is guaranteed to provide fast results.
  • ISOGuard: This melon flavored oral mist incorporates a proprietary blend of masterfully combined adaptogenic herbs synergistically paired with the advanced science of Heneplex™, a nano-amplified hemp complex, designed to help alleviate discomfort and tension naturally from any physical activity.

Curious about Cannabis in Sports?

Through Marvin Washington’s PERFORMANCE sports product line, nano-amplified cannabinoids are now available everywhere in the world where hemp products are sold.
Promo code “PERFORMANCE1” is a 20% single use discount code.
Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and tell us if you agree that PERFORMANCE is bridging the gap for cannabis use in sports.

DISCLAIMER

Any and all statements made in the ISODIOL blog in regard to Cannabinoid products are not expressed as medical claims. Our intention is to educate, not to suggest results nor to encourage action on the part of the reader. ISODIOL is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arise out of use, refrence to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. The information contained within the site is periodically updated, there is no gurantee to the accuracy of the information. Nothing on this site is intended to operate as legal advice, please seek your own legal advice.

FDA DISLAIMER

The statements and products referred to throughout this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health condition or concern, consult a physician or your health care provider. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing new exercises. We recommend you educate yourselves on the scientific / nutritional facts.

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Nano-Amplifying CBD

The real magic is in Nano-Amplifying CBD!

Nano-emulsification is what makes all-natural CBD become water-soluble and more bio-available. Nano-amplified CBD, such as Isodiol’s CBD Nano Ultra™, dramatically affects the absorbability of large, fat-soluble molecules like CBD. Typically with CBD consumer products, 90% or more of the CBD is wasted because the body simply cannot absorb it. That’s because CBD particles, like all phytocannabinoids, measure about 2,000 nanometers. Human cells can only absorb particles of 60-80 nanometers. A cell cannot fully utilize a particle larger than itself.

Nano-Amplified CBD products are an extremely absorbable form of cannabidiol. These molecules are all-natural, just made 100x smaller by a proprietary process, as small as 16 nanometers according to recent lab results, meaning that there is literally no waste. The body can utilize virtually all of what you pay for!

Bottom line: the smaller particles created by nanotechnology mean dramatically better absorption.

  • Greater bioavailability
  • Use less of a given product for an even better result
  • CBD crosses the blood/brain barriers more efficiently

When you use nano-amplified CBD products – on your skin or in your body – you can count on better results.

DISCLAIMER

Any and all statements made in the ISODIOL blog in regard to Cannabinoid products are not expressed as medical claims. Our intention is to educate, not to suggest results nor to encourage action on the part of the reader. ISODIOL is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arise out of use, refrence to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. The information contained within the site is periodically updated, there is no gurantee to the accuracy of the information. Nothing on this site is intended to operate as legal advice, please seek your own legal advice.

FDA DISLAIMER

The statements and products referred to throughout this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health condition or concern, consult a physician or your health care provider. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing new exercises. We recommend you educate yourselves on the scientific / nutritional facts.

 

More info at:   http://www.europecbd.com


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Berlin likely to semi-legalize marijuana – DW.com

 

 

Author Jefferson Chase
http://www.dw.com/en/berlin-likely-to-semi-legalize-marijuana/a-36370376

 

A coalition of political parties in the German capital has agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited, but marijuana legalization advocates are still pretty stoked.

Null-Gramm-Regel im Görlitzer Park (picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld)

Almost completely obscured by the US election was the news that as part of their coalition negotiations to govern the city, Berlin’s Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party want to partially allow marijuana use.

Various newspapers cited Green politician Benedikt Lux saying that the three parties had agreed to seek a “scientifically monitored pilot project for the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults.”

That doesn’t sound exactly like bong hits of White Widow or Train Wreck Sweet for all, but advocates say the initiative could be a step toward getting marijuana decriminalized. In the past, explains Max Plenert of the German Hemp Association, attempts by city districts to legalize pot have foundered on the Federal Intoxicants Law, which bans cannabis. Plenert thinks that the entire city, which is also one of Germany’s 16 federal states, has far better chances for success.

“The legal code is decided at the federal level, and this is about a local attempt to try to do things differently,” Plenert told DW. “The Intoxicants Law provides for such experiments. You can apply for exceptions, although the Minister of Health also has influence over the final decision. The state of Berlin has far broader possibilities than a city district in terms of setting up a pilot project. We can make a far more powerful appeal for an exception.”

Leave it to Germany to translate the issue of whether people should be allowed to get high into a rather dry question of political procedure. Marijuana advocates argue that they’re just trying to bring the law in line with reality, particularly in Berlin, a city where it’s easy to buy cannabis and small-time dealing is rarely punished.

Deutschland Berlin - Mutmaßliche Drogenhändler im Park (DW/J. Chase)Görlitzer Park is a well-known spot for buying pot in Berlin

‘I sell marijuana – I’m not a drug dealer’

It’s a frosty Saturday morning, but despite the early hour, Görlitzer Park in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district is already full of mostly African men standing around in small groups. Marijuana dealing is such an open secret that it mocks the very word.

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Most local residents don’t particularly object to the dealers, and a much ballyhooed “zero tolerance” policy by the authorities from 2015 ended last month with an internal document being leaked to the press, in which the police admitted that “there has still been no significant displacement of the dealer scene.” The newspaper Berliner Zeitung interpreted that statement to mean that the police had “given up” on the park.

What do the dealers think of the pilot project? Do they see it as a threat to their livelihood? Understandably, these men are very wary of talking with the press, but one eventually tells DW that he has not heard of the pilot project and that there is no general sense of worry among the dealers.

Another – Bobby from Cameroon – opens up even further, saying that he would support the decriminalization of marijuana.

“I think it should be legalized,” Bobby told DW, while puffing on a healthy sized joint. “Hey, we’re Rastafarians from Africa. We smoke weed. We don’t think it’s a drug like cocaine. I sell marijuana. I’m not a drug dealer.”

Plenert says that people like Bobby have no reason to fear being put out of their hardly enviable jobs any time soon, even if Berlin is allowed to authorize some sale of marijuana.

“This is a pilot project with limits,” he says. “It’s an attempt to advance the discussion about how things could be different. It won’t have a massive effect on the market for drugs as a whole. But as with other pilot projects concerning drugs, it’s a chance to show politicians and the press that the topic isn’t such a big deal. And that could kick-start larger changes.”

And to see what sort of changes might be possible, cannabis advocates need only look across the Atlantic.

Hanfparade 2014 in Berlin (Getty Images)The legalization movement looks to the US for inspiration

America getting high again

Donald Trump’s election victory overshadowed the news that on November 9 four US states, including California, legalized possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana. Cannabis is now fully legal in eight states and is more or less permitted in a few others.

This latest decriminalization movement began in 2012 when referenda passed in Colorado and Washington allowing people to smoke pot. Legalization advocates in Germany think that their country could follow in the same path.

“This creates pressure,” Plenert says. “California, which alone would be one of the largest industrialized nations in the world, has just legalized marijuana. And the US is a good example because it all started with the idea of cannabis as medicine. People saw images from Colorado and realized that the sky wasn’t falling in. Reporting on the topic became increasingly non-partisan, and the pressure (for legalization) rose.”

Germany’s federal states don’t have the right to pass laws that would contravene the Federal Intoxication Law, but Plenert thinks that the example of America together with the experience of the local exceptions allowed under national law will eventually lead to a change in the way marijuana is treated.

“I think we’ve made enough progress in Germany to recognize that the status quo doesn’t really work,” he says. “And to say: If individual federal states want to experiment with something different, let’s give it a try.”

Perhaps Berlin’s pilot project will help those who participate in it overcome the revulsion and anxiety most people in the German capital feel at the other results of America’s Election Day.


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According to 2015 crop reports…………….

According to 2015 crop reports, the yield per acre in Sonoma County for wine grapes is approximately $8,500 per acre, and the yield per acre for vegetables is $24,000. The estimated yield for cannabis per acre is $8,200,000, or two orders of magnitude greater than wine grapes.