Anthony Lorenzo 
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Re: “Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Will Bring Truth to Cleveland on Final Night of RNC

Where exactly is this happening?

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 07/20/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Lake Erie: Algae Blooms Ensure Ongoing Threat

Moral of the story: start composting on your own land (including your own human waste). start discontinuing use of fertilizers, especially chemical ones that are synthetic and quickly water soluble, as they run off as soon as they are washed off.

Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 03/18/2013 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Update: Weed vs. Weed

Mr. Kenrmer: There are plenty of ways to extract cannnabis/marijuana from the plant into a nonsmoke delivery system. It was distributed mostly as a tincture in the early part of the 20th century when it was the most widely prescribed medicine in the nation. In fact, I have personally seen a copy of the 1903 Parke Davis Pharmacoepia that lists most of the things patients today say it treats printed inside the book. Not only that, the Chinese have used it for thousands of years.

Second, Sativex, a product currently in FDA trials, is a whole plant based extract delivered via a sub-lingual spray that is patented by GW Pharmaceuticals that is another smokeless alternative that should be approved in the next year or two.

However, even more simply, you can take the plant, grind it up, saute it in some butter or coconut oil at a very low temperature (lowest setting on electric stove, gas probably will be too hot) for 8 hours, strain plant material out of oil, and you then have the medicinal qualities of cannabis in your oil which you can just eat by itself or add to recipes (brownies, fudge, pastas, etc.).

Thirdly, vaporizers work just fine. In fact, I would recommend this delivery system over eating the plant because the patient then has almost instant feedback as to whether they need more medicine or not. Unlike combustion/smoking, vaporization doesn't create many if not all of the toxic/carcinogenic hydrocarbons that are normally created when you burn plant material. However, vaporization does create some Carbon monoxide, but not as much as combustion.

And while you may think everyone can swallow a medication in pill form, someone with nausea and vomiting who is enduring the horrific trauma of chemotherapy may not be able to swallow and keep down their medicine. And you may also want to know about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's Disease, where the patient's peripheral nervous system deteriorates and they usually die from choking to death (because the nerves that control swallowing lose their myellin sheathe and degenerate, much like the rest of their body) or asphyxiation. So please, let's leave the best delivery method to patients up to health care providers.

Finally, considering the voluminous testing done to determine that cannabis had detrimental effects on babies of pregnant mothers when pregnant mothers consumed cannabis, and considering none of those tests showed in the end a negative effect on the babies when born, there is scant evidence that second hand smoke from cannabis in reasonable concentrations has much of an effect on people. However, the government research used to justify the statement that marijuana kills brain cells was a test in which they pumped cannabis smoke into a cage to the exclusion of oxygen, but we already knew that too little oxygen kills brain cells.

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 02/03/2012 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Update: Weed vs. Weed

Mr. Kenrmer: Why should a patient, growing their own medicine, have to resort to

There are plenty of ways to extract cannnabis/marijuana from the plant into a nonsmoke delivery system. It was distributed mostly as a tincture in the early part of the 20th century when it was the most widely prescribed medicine in the nation. In fact, I have personally seen a copy of the 1903 Parke Davis Pharmacoepia that lists most of the things patients today say it treats printed inside the book.

Second, Sativex, a product currently in FDA trials, is a whole plant based extract delivered via a sublingual spray that is patented by GW Pharmaceuticals that is another smokeless alternative that should be approved in the next year or two.

However, even more simply, you can take the plant, grind it up, saute it in some butter or coconut oil at a very low temperature (lowest setting on electric stove, gas probably will be too hot) for 8 hours, strain plant material out of oil, and you then have the medicinal qualities of cannabis in your oil which you can just eat by itself or add to recipes (brownies, fudge, pastas, etc.).

Thirdly, vaporizers work just fine. In fact, I would recommend this delivery system over eating the plant because the patient then has almost instant feedback as to whether they need more medicine or not. Unlike combustion/smoking, vaporization doesn't create many if not all of the toxic/carcinogenic hydrocarbons that are normally created when you burn plant material. However, vaporization does create some Carbon monoxide, but not as much as combustion.

And while you may think everyone can swallow a medication in pill form, someone with nausea and vomiting who is enduring the horrific trauma of chemotherapy may not be able to swallow and keep down their medicine. And you may also want to know about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's Disease, where the patient's peripheral nervous system deteriorates and they usually die from choking to death (because the nerves that control swallowing lose their myellin sheathe and degenerate, much like the rest of their body) or asphyxiation. So please, let's leave the best delivery method to patients up to health care providers.

Finally, considering the voluminous testing done to determine that cannabis had detrimental effects on babies of pregnant mothers when pregnant mothers consumed cannabis, and considering none of those tests showed in the end a negative effect on the babies when born, there is scant evidence that second hand smoke from cannabis in reasonable concentrations has much of an effect on people. However, the government research used to justify the statement that marijuana kills brain cells was a test in which they pumped cannabis smoke into a cage to the exclusion of oxygen, but we already knew that too little oxygen kills brain cells.

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 02/03/2012 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Update: Weed vs. Weed

And thanks a lot, Ms. Maude Campbell, for the worst reporting ever in describing the differences between them so we the people could be educated as to which one we should support. A little bit a light reading and it is obvious that the Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 is the only choice on the table.

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 02/01/2012 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Update: Weed vs. Weed

The first amendment says the root system on a plant can't be more than 3 inches for a grower. Who comes up with such stupidity, i ask? No idea... obviously not someone who has ever seen a grow operation. That is one major difference. Also, the first amendment limits the number of dispensaries to like two in the entire state? Again, what kind of dumbass comes up with that? No wonder these folks started a new petition....

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 02/01/2012 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Update: Weed vs. Weed

Per Mr. Novak's statements: I am a supporter of legalization, aka taxing and regulating cannabis just like alcohol/tobacco. No question in my mind the substance should be legal. However, medical marijuana in some states has driven public opinion that the sky would not fall when it was legal and this has helped the effort to legalize. Unfortunately for you, sir, your approach would be a failing strategy, as there is not yet the public opinion in Ohio, statewide, to support legalization of cannabis. So, based on your comments, we should write one that would do just that to protect your recreational use and through hundreds of thousands of dollars at it so it would fail? I am glad, sir, you are not in charge of any aspect of our movement. I encourage you to stay on the sidelines and leave it up to smarter folks.

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Posted by Anthony Lorenzo on 02/01/2012 at 8:33 PM

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