Posts tagged ‘Federal government of the United States’

May 23, 2012

Patients Out of Time Clinical Cannabis Conference

I am excited to return to Colorado from Arizona, and the Patients Out of Time 7th National Clinical Cannabis Conference in Tucson, Arizona  April 26-28, 2012.

WHAT AN EVENT!

I had waited in anticipation so anxiously for over 18 months. The weeks before the conference were maddening. I felt like a child the eve before Christmas morning.

I was not disappointed either. Almost everybody a person could hope to meet on the medical cannabis side of things was there. Dr Russo and his daughter Sarah, Dr Weil, Mary Lynn and Al, Elvy, Dr Courtney, Melanie Drehrer, the list goes on and on…..please be sure to visit http://www.medicalcannabis.com for followup. The entire conference was filmed – and is available online. The CE portions will be available for a fee in the near future. Here is a video of Dr. Andrew Weil from the conference. (Click link silly – it’s active). Also – please be sure to find Patients Out of Time on Facebook.

Please be sure to add Patients Out of Time to your groups to support. This incredible conference was their 7th national clinical conference in 14 years. They hold them every 2 years. We will be rolling out a pledge program for the group – stay tuned – and please – support the science and research.

Every bit of our efforts rely on credible science and knowledge.  It is imperative we have a strong voice, and solid support for Patients Out of Time.

I had the honor of helping Jacki Rickert prepare for her day and assisting her throughout the day on the day she spoke. Jacki is an amazing woman, I was quite stunned to learn her story. Jacki was one of the 28 patients who was completely approved for the Federal IND Program, before it was shut down. She has been waiting 22 years for the Fedral Government to send her any cannabis.

For years, Jacki Rickert has been asking, “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?”

Jacki suffers from two painful and debilitating conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Advanced Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and was fully approved for participation in the U.S. Government‘s Compassionate Use Investigative New Drug (I.N.D.) Program at the Federal level in May of 1990, and by the state of Wisconsin in December of 1990.

I think she will be waiting until she dies…..unfortunately. When ol George W Sr. shut down the program, Jacki and 27 other folks were completely approved, and awaiting their first shipments. Not one of these folks ever received cannabis – as only the original 13 Federal patients were grandfathered into the program.

It is only through a series of Angels and Miracles Jacki is with us today.

22 years later – Jacki is STILL asking “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?” and is lucky to be alive. What a wonderful heart and spirit Jacki has – and i hope each and every one of you out there follow up on her story – reach out – support her and her group.

Ask the question – every day – “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?” and then fight like the devil to make it legal.

If Jacki can do it all these years from Wisconsin in a wheel chair…….we should ALL be able to fight just as hard.

Blessings to each and all out there in the world. Please – stay in touch – and be brave in your fight!

Hiedi

SO pleased to attend!

I was SO PROUD to be mentioned I coulda busted. Instead – I cried. This was a highlight of my career – and I hope to see many more!

November 14, 2011

Medical Cannabis 30 Years Later: A Question?

Media Release: November 15, 2011

Medical Cannabis 30 Years Later: A Question?

On November 20, 1982 the US federal government sent a Florida citizen 300 cannabis cigarettes in a shiny tin can.

The US government, known the world over as a champion of preying on the sick with a weapon they call the war on drugs, continues to send the same man the same ration of cigarettes 29 years later.

This delivery of medicine is part of a “Compassionate” program that exists to study “new drugs”, in this case, marijuana. Over the 29 year period the government has performed no such study.

Irvin Rosenfeld of Florida will begin his 30th year of smoking cannabis cigarettes on November 20, 2011 and he feels great.

“Having used cannabis for a serious illness for almost three decades puts me in the record books as the longest in your face proof that the medical cannabis policy in the US is illogical and mean.” Irv spoke from his stock brokerage office where he is a senior vice president of investments.

“While smoking cannabis is derided by my federal government I have suffered no negative consequences from the experimentation, unobserved by them, that they have allowed me and three others to participate in” Irv added.

Irv and three other federal cannabis patients were medically examined by Patients Out of Time. The non-profit assumed the responsible agency, NIDA, would never dare conduct such study fearing rightfully that the finding would likely be and was found to be very positive for all four patients.

Such a study is thought by Congress to have never been completed yet has been published since 2002 at http://www.medicalcannabis.com and is known as “The Missoula Study.”

“When the medical team finished their extensive three day long study of my health they declared me in excellent condition for my age and affliction. For the federal government to continually assert that there is no adequate science proving therapeutic value to cannabis is absurd. I stand as a living, breathing example of just how wrong they are and how disingenuous their statements about the medical utility of cannabis have become.”

Irv continued, “I intend to live another 30 years or at least until I see all patients afforded the same health care option that my government affords me. Please excuse me it’s time to take my medicine.”

Irv is on the Board of Directors of Patients Out of Time, a 501c3 educational charity, as are the other three federally supplied cannabis patients.

A media conundrum continues on this issue. Is the US government lying while patients sicken and die, while Vets suffer from unethical treatment, or do we believe the tens of thousands of patients like Irv and his colleagues and the science that supports their lives – that is the question?

Irvin will be in Colorado November 15-21, 2011 for a book tour and to promote his educational endeavor – Colorado Connect.

Please visit http://wp.me/P1BoV8-2t for book tour details.

For information about Colorado Connect please simply type CoConnect.Me into your browser and hit enter. You will be fully introduced to the world of Medical Cannabis on a new, professional level. Let’s Connect! CoConnectMe@gmail.com or call Hiedi Handford at 720-326-6577

Contact Irv: 954-536-9011 or Patients Out of Time: 434 263-4484