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It's Just a Plant!


Health & Wellness  (tags: marijuana is medicine, marijuana, health, depression )

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It's Just a Plant is an illustrated children's book about marijuana. It follows the journey of a young girl as she learns about the plant from a diverse cast of characters including her parents, a local farmer, a doctor, and a police officer.



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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 1:18 pm
WOW!

IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:06 pm
SENSIBLE ADVICE, COMMON SENSE, NOT SENSATIONALIZED

“Marijuana,” said Dr. Eden, “is used for many reasons. Like many plants, it can be a medicine or a drug. It can heal pain, it helps some people relax, and it calms the stomach and helps many others eat when they need to.”

“Will it help me if I use it?” asked Jackie.

“No,” said the doctor. “Marijuana is for adults who can use it responsibly. It gives some people joy, but like many things, it can be used too much. I don’t recommend it for everyone. It is a strong medicine - not healthy for you right now. I know you understand that there are some things that are okay for an adult, but definitely not for children.”
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The HUGE MAJORITY of 12th-graders report that Marijuana is "very easy" or "somewhat easy" for them to get.
OUR KIDS NEED THIS TRUE, FACTUAL, OBJECTIVE INFORMATION!
Please alert ALL PARENTS to this wonderful book!!!
 

Eyes O. (411)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:33 pm
Most kids learn about it while watching their parent get in the squad car and having their lives turn upside down. Dr. Seuss goes green....I like it Sam I Am!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:50 pm
No kidding it's about time! When I was in 7th grade, schools taught us that marijuana was horribly dangerous.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:52 pm
Then when we found out that it wasn't dangerous, and did not automatically and with no exceptions lead you to become a heroin junkie, we figured that they'd liked about marijuana being dangerous, so people thought that they were lying about cocaine, too.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:53 pm
Of course, this lead to so many people truly destroying their lives with coke.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 2:53 pm
Gee, I'd say that it is "high" time for the truth about marijuana to be taught. (Sorry....)
 

Madalena Lobao-Tello (448)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 3:17 pm
WOW!!
It is great!
Thanks Kucinich has a Plan
...“Marijuana is for grown-ups,” said Jackie’s mom. “Like driving a car or drinking a glass of wine. You can make a choice to try it or not when you are an adult.”

 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 3:31 pm
I HOPE EVERYBODY WHO CAN, BUYS THE BOOK!
WHAT A GREAT XMAS PRESENT FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND........KIDS!
Also there is a nice accompanying T-shirt you can get!
IT IS HIGH {yeah!} TIME FOR COMMON SENSE TO PREVAIL!!!
And, as Ron said, kids have their LIVES destroyed when their parents are arrested BECAUSE OF INSANE AND STUPID LAWS.

The last I heard, SCHOOLS ARE STILL TEACHING LIES.
Any teacher who tries to teach the TRUTH, gets in REAL TROUBLE.

These laws, by the way, are NOT AN ACCIDENT.
They are NOT because of the "stupidity" of our Ruling Class, WHO HAVE KNOWN THE TRUTH ALL ALONG.
Rather, it is a DELIBERATE action to put LOTS OF BLACK PEOPLE AND POOR PEOPLE IN JAIL; people who are unlikely to vote Republican; and DEPRIVE THEM OF THE VOTE THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WON AFTER SO MUCH STRUGGLE AND PAIN.

The United States of America HAS THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF ITS POPULATION IN PRISON, IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Larger than CHINA, or Russia, or any Dictatorship. LAND OF THE "FREE", NO MORE.
MOST of the "offenders" are NON-VIOLENT and are there for breaking the Drug Laws. The MANDATORY SENTENCING LAWS give Judges NO CHOICE but to put people away FOR A LONG TIME. MANY are single Moms or parents who lose their children!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The so-called "War on Drugs" is, in REALITY, A WAR AGAINST THE POOR. AND RACIAL MINORITIES.
It affects EVERY ONE OF US.
Especially when Republicans deprive opponents of their very RIGHT TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!

The problems of coke, meth, etc., should be treated as MEDICAL PROBLEMS NOT CRIMINAL PROBLEMS. And, yes, FORCING people who want harmless marijuana, to deal with a CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD in order to get it, leads to it being a "self-fulfilling prophecy" that Marijuana leads to "the hard stuff"..........it is ARRANGED to be so.........

The Capitalist Ruling Class WANTS you to be addicted. {ESPECIALLY if you are poor or a minority!} Then you will be TOO WEAK AND PRE-OCCUPIED TO FIGHT THEM.....
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 3:50 pm
Noted with thanks, Kucinich.
 

David Cromie (6)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 3:57 pm
Thanks KHaP. Sounds like a great book for all the family - something to read while preparing the sunday joint!!
 

K. A. Hilliker (293)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 4:10 pm
As Joy Behar, from "THE VIEW" says, though, "Tell your kids it makes you FAT. They'll leave it alone!" :)
 

Jennie B. (14)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 4:43 pm
I may buy it my Elementary School (named after dad) I bet they have nothing like it! Wonder if it comes in Spanish, too. It's past time for this-where was this book when my kids were growing up? It would have made things a lot easier. Such silly fear over nothing...not talking about things is where the problems start. Noted/Shared
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 5:31 pm
The book does come in other languages. It says so on the site.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 6:30 pm
Go to the site and click on "Story".

English
Finnish
French
German
Hebrew
Korean
Portuguese
Swedish
Thai

Click the flags to read international editions of It's Just a Plant. We're always looking for ways to improve on these translations, so if you see something we should fix, or if you would like to offer help in a new translation, send us an email. Thank you!

Hey, I don't see Spanish!
Somebody should MAKE a Spanish translation if there isn't one!

 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 7:38 pm
Great story B, thanks for posting it.
 

Eduardo L. (101)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 7:43 pm
MARIJUANA-LIKE DRUG MAY HELP TREAT DEPRESSION

http://www.care2.com/news/member/504543400/533915

WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) -- A drug that boosts levels of the brain's own "bliss" chemical can help reverse symptoms of depression in rats, U.S. and Italian researchers reported Monday.

The drug helps maintain high levels of a compound called anandamide, named after the Sanskrit word for "bliss," which is chemically similar to the active ingredient in marijuana.

"These findings raise the hope that the mood-elevating properties of marijuana can be harnessed to treat depression," said Daniele Piomelli, director of the Center for Drug Discovery at the University of California, Irvine, who led the study.

"Marijuana itself has shown no clinical use for depression. However, specific drugs that amplify the actions of natural marijuana-like transmitters in the brain are showing great promise," he added in a statement.
 

Eduardo L. (101)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 7:52 pm
Cannabis compound 'could halt breast cancer'

http://www.care2.com/news/member/504543400/547311

A chemical found in cannabis may stop breast cancer spreading through the body say scientists. Researchers are hopeful that a compound found in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) could be a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy. Unlike cannabis, CBD doesn't give users a 'high' and it is not illegal.

Doctors stress that smoking cannabis is unlikely to effective as sufficient quantities of CBD are not found in the leaf. They have to be extracted and are then concentrated to make a dose strong enough to kill cancer cells.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 10:09 pm
BLURB FOR THE BOOK!
Please buy this book if you can; and get it into the hands of every parent, teacher, child, librarian, law enforcement official, that you possibly can.
THIS BOOK COULD CHANGE SOCIETY!
It comes in many different languages, too!
WHAT AN XMAS OR SOLSTICE PRESENT IT WOULD MAKE!
{You can also get, at the site, a T-shirt with the words "It's Just A Plant".}
 

. (0)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 4:13 am
Thank you so much for posting this! I heard about this book awhile back and was so happy to find it! The government is trying to keep us from this SACRED HERB! The more we educate others about it's benefits, the better. Too bad that most people would not consider using it for medicinal reasons until it was a last resort for their sick and suffering loved one.. how sad....
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 6:44 am
Excellent post!!! Thank you!! Noted!
 

Joy D. Griffith (34)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 1:47 pm
So noted. Great book, B. I DO plan to buy it. As you and many of us have been saying: "It's about time!"
Thank you for bringing it to us!!
 

Thos N. (36)
Thursday January 3, 2008, 2:03 pm
i bought two for my grandkids
 
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