Articles written in Sanskrit show that people have been using neem for thousands of years. Neem seeds are pressed and what oozes out is neem oil. But starting in 2005, research scientists that retired from a global chemical company found a way to extract the pure neem extract from neem seeds – capturing 92% of the bioactive ingredients from the Neem trees in Africa.
By now, most people are well aware of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and acknowledge it as one of the most debilitating conditions someone can have. Whether the PTSD comes from warfare, domestic violence, a freak accident, or traumatic incident, it is all relative to a condition that over 5.2 million adults suffer with at any given time. Many personal situations can result in PTSD, from gun and sexual violence, a sudden and unexpected death, a traumatic accident, but most recently our society has noticed a massive increase in patients with PTSD from not only our own members of the community, but especially our wounded warriors, whose scars are not visible.
The MMM Report was started in February of 2011 as an information source for medical cannabis users in Michigan. Funded by Michigan Organic Solutions, Flint’s first medical marijuana dispensary, the MMM Report grew quickly as the new industry opened up across the state. Although the MMMA legalized medical marijuana, the legality of dispensaries became an issue of conflict. Although some cities embraced the new marijuana businesses and non-profit compassion clubs, many law enforcement and other government persons claimed that transferring marijuana in a dispensary was still illegal. After covering several pro-medical marijuana rallies in Lansing and interviewing several cannabis activists and elected officials, the idea to create the Vote Green Initiative Project (VGIP) was born.
November 4, 2014 will be a big night in Michigan for Cannabis and Freedom! We will sit and watch the returns come in from so many Michigan cities, big and small, rich and poor, urban and rural, Republican and Democrat. All sorts of voters will show that they are American patriots with both brains and compassion; they understand finally that cannabis prohibition is cruel, ridiculous, and ultimately dangerous. It’s dangerous because pot law enforcement constantly pulls law enforcement resources away from solving or preventing real crimes that have victims.
Highest greetings from Amsterdam, still the world capital of the cannabis culture despite all the efforts of the Dutch government to drive the marijuana industry back to the Stone Age, and notwithstanding the incredible gains being made at last in sections of the United States where citizens may finally buy their weed over the counter, without interference by the drug police.