Grow 4 Vets Helping Wounded Warriors Heal with Medicinal Marijuana and Pot Jobs


Cannabis has shown promise in the treatment of PTSD. Despite this, it is not considered to be a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in the state of Colorado.

Thanks to the passing of Amendment 64 and the opening of retail cannabis facilities in Colorado, veterans have been able to secure access to cannabis in a safe, regulated environment.

However, the cost of adult-use cannabis in Colorado is notably higher than medical marijuana and these veterans are left to foot the bill. Operation Grow4Vets was founded in hopes of solving this problem in the Centennial State.

Roger Martin, Executive Director of Operation Grow4Vets, launched the organization after his personal experiences with medical marijuana helped him realize that cannabis is not the harmful drug that he once believed it to be.

After serving in the military, Martin was taking as much as 180 milligrams of oxycontin every day to treat chronic pain. At the same time, he took 20-30 milligrams of ambien in order to sleep through the night.

After trying to quit cold turkey on two separate occasions, Martin was advised to try suboxone treatment coupled with cannabis therapy. He was able to wean himself off the suboxone in as little as 5 1/2 weeks – such treatment typically takes 12-18 months.

These days Martin relies on the use of infused ebiles to help deal with bouts of chronic pain. According to him, he eats a cannabis-infused cookie each night in order to silence the pain long enough to sleep for 4-6 hours each night.

Based outside of Colorado Springs, CO, Operation Grow4Vets is on a mission to help as many veterans as possible find the same sort of relief he found. And more than the veterans alone – he explains that their families often suffer more than the veterans themselves.

“The veterans at least understand why they are experiencing these feelings,” Martin explains. “A 3-year-old can’t possibly understand that.”

Operation Grow4Vets provides cannabis products (flowers, edibles, concentrates, cannabis oil, etc.) and cultivation equipment to as many military veterans as they possibly can. One step further, they teach interested veterans learn how to set-up and tend their own personal gardens in the state.

The organization has plans for a program starting at the tail-end of July that will help veterans find jobs in the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry.

Read More: Medical Jane

General Ulysses S. Grant was a Medicinal Marijuana Advocate


Because cannabis was never considered an illegal substance prior or during the US Civil War, marijuana was widely accepted as a medical solution, and used frequently by soldiers to help with ailments and wounds.

On this day before Memorial Day the following advertisement from the Good Samaritan and Daily Physician, circa 1862, seemed appropriate. General Ulysses S. Grant (later US President) tells about the medical use of marijuana, “It is of great value to the wounded and feeble, and that it is harmless.” Possibly referring to the contrast of opium being used and abused during that period of history.

Confederate President, General Robert E. Lee declares, “I wish it was in my power to place it (cannabis) in the pocket of every soldier, because I am convinced that it speedily relieves debility, fatigue and suffering”

It is beyond my comprehension that today we limit cannabis to those soldiers that defend our freedom.We also ignore science, common sense and the voice of the commanders in their charge by denying these brave men and women every treatment available, do we not owe them that much?.

In 2014 leaders in the military support the use of cannabis, but solely for veterans. This needs to change. And now.

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Check Out: MarijuanaPatients.org

MMJ Hash Oil vs Skin Cancer


Skin cancer unfortunately knows no bounds in terms of who it can affect, ranging from the very young to the elderly and everyone in between. In fact, it’s been reported that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime, with a recorded number of 13 million Americans currently living with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, and almost 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

According to Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately “90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.”

But fortunately for those that forgot to reapply their SPF 1,000 every ten seconds (every three if swimming) or contracted the “lifestyle disease” via other means, there is hope! And it’s made from dope!

Yup. That’s right, folks. Something as unsophisticated as a highly-concentrated oil that’s derived from the naturally occurring plant genus known as cannabis has been anecdotally proven to be an effective topical and/or oral treatment for skin cancer.

Most individuals that are highly involved in the cannabis community are well aware of Rick Simpson and his back-story regarding his rediscovery of hash oil and its numerous medicinal attributes. But for those of you that may hear the name and instantly think that it might be the character name of Homer’s long lost brother on The Simpson’s, allow me to brief you on his history.

After being diagnosed with skin cancer himself in the mid ’90s, Rick recalled a radio broadcast he’d listened to back in the 1970s that claimed that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) had the ability to kill cancer cells. Intrigued by this recollection and uninspired by traditional cancer treatments, Rick set out to explore the mystery behind what is quickly becoming recognized as the most medicinal plant mankind has ever witnessed and produce his own hash oil.

Through trial and error, Rick was able to successfully concoct a highly-concentrated marijuana-derivative that he would informally title Phoenix Tears, which he would use to not only effectively heal his own skin cancer via topical applications, but also go on to treat numerous other individuals that were suffering with a variety of serious ailments, including cancer patients that were diagnosed as terminal and been sent home to perish.

Rick produced a short biographical documentary titled “Run from the Cure” explaining his rediscovery of the medicinal concoction and showing individuals how to manufacture their own marijuana-derived medicine. His findings were just short of phenomenal and the video slowly but surely went viral thus inspiring a whole new generation of medicine-makers that have willingly and diligently carried out Rick’s ultimate wish, which is that you grow your own marijuana and make your own medicine.

When it comes to making hash oil or Phoenix Tears, Rick suggests that the person manufacturing the oil use the most potent indica-dominant strain of marijuana that can be acquired. Whether you have the ability to grow your own or not, this factor is emphasized and has proven to be a vital step when attempting to manufacture effective hash oil and should be taken into consideration when purchasing oil for medicinal purposes.

Although Rick recommends growing your own marijuana if possible, there are several reputable licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and professional hash oil manufacturers that are offering high-quality medicine for those individuals that don’t have the ability to grow or possess the necessary knowledge to efficiently produce their own oil.

Thank You: 420 Times

LET'S TOKE ABOUT IT Funny Movie Clip about Weed


Let’s Toke About It is an ensemble comedy that explores the human experience with pot from the perspectives of teenagers, parents, grandparents, dealers, and more.  It is a film that shows you, it doesn’t matter what your smoking, it’s who you’re smoking with.

The format of the film is a comedy with five stories that intercut.  The stories include: a group of 14-year-olds trying weed for the first time, an overworked mom who smokes her son’s stash when she has the house to herself, an old grandfather and his grandson bond over grandpa’s medicinal marijuana, a dumped salesman moves in with his burnout high school friends and lastly, a suburban drug dealer’s first day on the job.


Let's Toke About It: The Mothers Story from Joel Ashton McCarthy Media on Vimeo.

Medicinal Marijuana Effective in Treating Symptoms of Acid Reflux and GERD

Research suggests that cannabis is effective in treating the symptoms of GI disorders in part because it interacts with the endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, which can result in calming spasms, assuaging pain, and improving motility.  Cannabis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and recent research shows crucial neuromodulatory roles in controlling the operation of the gastrointestinal system, with synthetic and natural cannabinoids acting powerfully to control gastrointestinal motility and inflammation.

Cannabinoid receptors comprise G-protein coupled receptors that are predominantly in enteric and central neurones (CB1R) and immune cells (CB2R).  The digestive tract contains endogenous cannabinoids (anandamide and 2-arachidonylglycerol) and cannabinoid CB1 receptors can be found on myenteric and sub mucosal nerves.  Activating cannabinoid receptors has been demonstrated to inhibit gastrointestinal fluid secretion and inflammation in animal models.


In the last decade, evidence obtained from the use of selective agonists and inverse agonists/antagonists indicates that manipulation of CB1R can have significant results.  Research has also shown that in the case of intestinal inflammation, the body will increase the number of cannabinoid receptors in the area in an attempt to regulate the inflammation by processing more cannabinoids.


Cannabinoids have a demonstrated ability to block spinal, peripheral and gastrointestinal mechanisms that promote pain in IBS and related disorders.  Animal research also indicates that cannabinoids work well in controlling gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which gastric acids attack the esophagus and for which commonly prescribed medications, such as atropine, have serious adverse side effects.

From this evidence, many researchers have concluded that pharmacological modulation of the endogenous cannabinoid system provides new treatment options for a number of gastrointestinal diseases, including nausea and vomiting, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, secretory diarrhea, paralytic ileus and gastroesophageal reflux disease.  The experience of patients with these GI disorders shows that for broad-spectrum relief, cannabis is highly effective and frequently helps when other treatment options prove ineffective.


Ingest the cannabis, for the best control of GERD, or use a vaporizer to remove the toxins and decrease the effects of the smoking on your condition.  May 2003 Journal of Physiology showed that THC reduced acid reflux.  Again, this was the use of purified THC .


Read More about Acid Reflux, GERD and controlling symptoms with MMJ at: Medical Marijuana.com

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