Monday, June 22, 2015

Meditate Smoke Run Love on Instagram

I made some Safer Swimsuits recently and mailed some out.

Emily Rose also known as

meditatesmokerunlove on Instagram

Received her #saferswimsuit in the mail and took a pic of herself wearing it!

She said she looks forward to wearing it around the beach/pool/waterslide soon.

Here it is with the Instagram Embed Code:

Here it is just attached as a photo in blogspot.





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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Safer Ambassador says "cannabis cures cancer" on TV




Adrian Vetter was on King 5 News recently wearing her Safer Shirt.

She was a part of a piece that was discussing upcoming changes to Washington state's medical marijuana law.

After Kari Boiter discussed some important issues, Adrian came in, and the first thing she said was "Cannabis Cures Cancer."

I'm so happy to see one of my Safer Seattle Friends get on TV wearing their shirt and sharing such important news with people who watch King 5 in Seattle, and around the world!

Here is a link to the video


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Marijuana for Alzheimer's

I was recently reading an article over on SFgate.com about marijuana and it's effects on Alzheimer's.

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/11/29/marijuana-fights-alzheimers-disease-study-indicates/



They said researchers at the University of South Florida are investigating

potential therapeutic qualities of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with respect to slowing or halting the hallmark characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease.”

So they picked up some research grade Alzheimer’s cells (N2a-variant amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) cells) and applied doses of THC and examined them for amyloid-β

 They found that THC

“directly interacts” with amyloid-β, “thereby inhibiting aggression”. THC was also effective at lowering other key Alzheimer’s Disease markers. Furthermore “no toxicity” was observed from the THC. The researchers also found THC “enhances” the function of the cell’s energy factories — the mitochondria.


The study's Lead Author (neuroscientist at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and the USF College of Pharmacy) said:

“THC is known to be a potent antioxidant with neuroprotective properties, but this is the first report that the compound directly affects Alzheimer’s pathology by decreasing amyloid beta levels, inhibiting its aggregation, and enhancing mitochondrial function,”


 Here is a link to the full article:
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/11/29/marijuana-fights-alzheimers-disease-study-indicates/


Monday, April 20, 2015

Stoned Drivers Alcohol Interlocks

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/ignition-interlock-device-it/



I may get permission from my friend to disclose more details about his case, but there has to be more than one person in Washington who has to blow into a machine that checks for alcohol before their car will start, and they have to do this because they were caught with marijuana in their system.

I personally believe that marijuana does not cause impairment to a degree that would be a concern for road safety, and in many cases cannabis consumers are safer drivers than non-consumers.

With that out of the way, why are Washingtonians being punished with alcohol detection systems in their car after driving stoned?

This makes no sense.

Here is an article from Guardian Interlock.

Time For An Interlock Device Article

The article mentions:

driving under the influence of marijuana is a crime just like driving under the influence of alcohol, and you could be subject to the same penalties including an interlock device installation.

But leaves out the part about how the device installed in the vehicles of folks caught driving stoned do not have the ability to check the driver's ng/ml level of THC in blood!


The article also says:

One of the reasons for the increase may be that people don’t understand how there is no distinction in Washington between drinking and driving and inhaling marijuana and driving. The definition of driving under the influence includes alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both, and the penalty for driving high in Washington is a minimum of one day in jail, one-year probation, and an ignition interlock device installation in any vehicle you drive.


Apparently there is also no distinction in Washington between whether or not the detection equipment installed in offenders' cars even has the ability to detect the offending substance.

This situation in Washington state is ridiculous.

For many, getting out of bed in the morning is very hard because of pain, seizures, spasticity, etc.
Once these folks have some cannabis, they regain functionality. They can get up, walk out the door, rake the yard, and drive the car, finally, now that they are controlling their symptoms with cannabis.

Marijuana DUI really shouldn't exist, but if we are going to force stoned drivers to install ignition interlocks, the interlocks should be able to check for marijuana.

Seriously.

Happy 4/20

Here is a graph that shows certain amounts of cannabis can actually reduce your chances of being involved in a crash. 

http://medicalmarijuana.com/experts/expert/title.cfm?artID=87

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Judge Mueller Leaves Marijuana on List of Dangerous Drugs


I was just reading an article over on LATimes.com

It described the way in which a U.S. District Court Judge in California had the opportunity to remove marijuana from the federal list of dangerous drugs but left it there.

The article points out that:


Mueller’s examination of marijuana’s position on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs  was the first by a judge in decades. It came in response to a pretrial defense motion in a prosecution brought by the federal government against alleged marijuana growers.



The LA Times gave credit to TheLeafOnline for gathering and presenting some of this news story:

A pro-marijuana news blog that has been covering the case reported that Mueller said the matter was for Congress to decide.
“At some point in time, a court may decide this status to be unconstitutional,” the leafonline.com quoted Mueller as saying. “But this is not the court and not the time.”



That is pretty awesome that an activist blog is getting mentioned by a publication like the LA Times.


I gotta give a high five to the folks over at theleafonline.com for contributing a nice chunk to an LA Times article.


The article talks about Scott Chipman, an anti-marijuana guy in California. He was happy that the judge left marijuana on the list of dangerous drugs, but was upset that the judge even considered taking it off.


Hat's off to douche bag of the year Scott Chipman in California!




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Alissa Brunelli Safer Suicide Girl

Alissa Brunelli Rocks Her Safer Tank Top!!!




I mailed a Safer Shirt to Alissa Brunelli and she uploaded a photo of herself wearing it to her Instagram!
This is from Her Instagram:

Alissa Brunelli Staff Photographer for Suicide Girls + Tattoo Magazine + PHX + Road Trip Enthusiast + Aries + Brunelliphotography@gmail.com


www.etsy.com/shop/alissabrunelliphoto


It is so awesome that someone with 177 Thousand followers put a pic with the Safer Message on her page!

we can't afford to advertise during the Super Bowl, but we will make our own Super Bowl! :)

Thank you Alissa Brunelli!

I'm embedding the Instagram Picture Here:

Kid Talks About Cannabis, Mom Gets Raided




I was just reading an article over on BenSwann.com about Shona Bonda.
Her son was listening to an anti-marijuana speech being given by Cops and Counselors at school.
The police were doing their usual "marijuana is bad mmmkay" schtick and the kid remembered that marijuana/cannabis helps his mom.
When the 11 year old told cops and counselors that marijuana is not always bad and in fact can improve the health of people who consume it the cops followed him home.



The article on BenSwann.com describes how the police went to Shona Bonda's house and Shona refused to let them enter without a warrant.

The police went and got a warrant, somehow based off of what the 11 year old said.

During the raid officers found 2 ounces of cannabis and an ounce of cannabis oil. It is sad that Shona will not be able to use this cannabis oil to treat her Crohn's disease. Since this happened in the city of Kansas we know the cops and judges are not going to show any mercy and will treat this cannabis user like a plutonium smuggler.

To read more about this horrible incident, and to learn about what might happen with Shona and custody of her son check out the BenSwann.com article here.




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