Comments sent to me on TheWeedTube under my video titled: SESHING MEDICALLY WITH THE WARLOCK LORD (EPISODE #3) & HIS BOOK OF SHADOWS
TheWeedTubeMember: "By the gods!!!! I can’t believe I found this page!!!! As a black man who has been pagan some 30+ years, I just assumed that I would be the only one out there. After my emotional crippling divorce and costly move to Oregon from Atlanta, I’ve become a newly discovered cannabis enthusiast and have begun incorporating it with my love of alchemy, High Magick, and the occult. I just assumed that I was doomed to walk this muggle sphere alone and then I found your page on TWT and nearly did a spit take from my home-brewed absinthe!!! I’ve only just started watching but I can tell that I will be a fan for life!!!"
LORDMOGY: "@TheWeedTubeMember:….Thanks for watching. 30 years?! Wow! Yeah, there aren’t many Pagan People of Color out there, at least not advertising it."
It does feel like I'm a Minority (African-American), within a Minority (Pagan), within a Minority (Warlock). LOL!
The Fuckery continues in society
FDA approves first cannabis-based drug
By Debra Goldschmidt and Susan Scutti, CNN
Updated 2:02 PM ET, Mon June 25, 2018
(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.
Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.
The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begin in early childhood, usually between 3 and 5.
"This is an important medical advance," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Monday. "Because of the adequate and well-controlled clinical studies that supported this approval, prescribers can have confidence in the drug's uniform strength and consistent delivery."
The drug is the "first pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, plant-based cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid lacking the high associated with marijuana, and the first in a new category of anti-epileptic drugs," according to a statement Monday from GW Pharmaceuticals, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that makes Epidiolex.
Cannabidiol is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals, yet unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, it does not produce a high.
The FDA has approved synthetic versions of some cannabinoid chemicals found in the marijuana plant for other purposes, including cancer pain relief.
Justin Gover, chief executive officer of GW Pharmaceuticals, described the approval in the statement as "a historic milestone." He added that the drug offers families "the first and only FDA-approved cannabidiol medicine to treat two severe, childhood-onset epilepsies."
"These patients deserve and will soon have access to a cannabinoid medicine that has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials, manufactured to assure quality and consistency, and available by prescription under a physician's care," Gover said.
Epidiolex will become available in the fall, Gover told CNN. He would not give any information on cost, saying only that it will be discussed with insurance companies and announced later.
With Epidiolex meeting FDA standards, the drug will "finally be made available to the thousands that may benefit from it," he said.
It's an option for those patients who have not responded to other treatments to control seizures. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, up to one-third of Americans who have epilepsy have found no therapies that will control their seizures.
Shauna Garris, a pharmacist, pharmacy clinical specialist and adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, said the drug is effective and works somewhere between "fairly" and "very well." She has not used Epidiolex in her own clinical practice and was not involved in the development of the drug but said she's not sure it will live up to "all of the hype" that has surrounded it.
There are side effects, the most common being sleepiness, Gover said. But Garris highlighted that many of the side effects occur when it is taken with other medications, which she said is a concern because most patients are on other medications.
There are likely to be drug interactions, she said, but "that's not uncommon for antiepileptic medications," and she noted that this could affect the effectiveness of the medication.
The European Medical Society is also considering approval of Epidiolex and is expected to announce a decision in the first quarter of next year, according to Gover.
A phase three clinical trial is underway for a third seizure-related condition called tuberous sclerosis complex, which begins in infancy and causes a sudden stiffening of the body, arms and legs, with the head bent forward. Glover said that if the results are positive, his company will apply for supplemental approval for this condition.
In the meantime, it is possible that once on the market, Epidiolex could be prescribed for conditions other than the ones it's approved for. This is called off-label use and is a common practice with many medications.
As part of the FDA's review of the medication, the potential for abuse was assessed and found to be low to negative, according to Gover.
Still, this approval comes as the White House is said to be reconsidering federal prohibition of marijuana and as more and more states approve it for recreational and medicinal use.
Gover said the approval signals "validation of the science of cannabinoid medication."
How GW Pharma Could Use U.S. Patents to Shape the Future of Medical Cannabis
March 16, 2016
When Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that its cannabis-derived drug Epidiolex had successfully reduced seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, the news made headlines around the world. Investors snapped up shares of the little-known firm, effectively doubling the company’s market value overnight.
GW Pharma may be a new play for investors, but the Salisbury, England-based company is widely known in the cannabis world, where it enjoys the respect if not the love of many in the legalization movement.
That wariness has its roots in the 1990s (more on that below), but it continues to this day. And for good reason. GW Pharma is quickly becoming the world leader in FDA-approved cannabis medicine while American companies are effectively shut out of the game by their own government. Here’s the kicker: While two federal agencies (the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services) actively prevent Americans from developing cannabis medicine, another agency (the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) is helping GW Pharma lock up the intellectual property rights to a broad swath of cannabis-derived medicines and techniques.
In other words: Epidiolex, the company’s epilepsy drug now moving through the FDA approval process, is only the beginning.
On its web page, GW Pharma lists a number of other pharmaceuticals in the development pipeline. Those drugs treat everything from glioma (a form of brain cancer) to diabetes and schizophrenia.
But the company is also, unbeknownst to many, applying for and receiving patents that cover substances and techniques already widely used in the cannabis world.
The company’s latest patent (No. 9,205,063), granted last December, covers the prevention and treatment of neural degeneration with a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabis obtained by running the plant through a common carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction method. The patent lists all the usual active components of cannabis: THC, CBD, terpenes, sterols, triglycerides, alkanes, flavonoids, etc.
The potential value of patent No. 9,205,063 is clear. GW Pharma is trying to claim ownership of cannabis as a drug in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
That’s one patent. There are many.
CBD Holds Promise as Child Epilepsy Treatment, Studies Find
No. 9,168,278, issued last October, is for the use of the cannabinoid THCV as an appetite suppressant in a weight loss medication. No. 9,017,737, issued last April, is for the use of CBD and other cannabinoids to prevent or treat psychotic disorders. No. 8,771,760 deals with the use of cannabinoids for constipation.
No. 8,790,719 is a big one. It makes an intellectual property claim for the use of plant-derived cannabinoids in the treatment of prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
Some of these patents are pending. Others have already been issued.
The tension between GW Pharma and American cannabis culture goes back to the 1990s, when the U.S. and British governments both commissioned studies into the effectiveness of cannabis as medicine.
The U.K. study was spurred by multiple sclerosis patients using cannabis to calm their spasticity.
The U.S. study came in response to California’s passage of the first statewide medical marijuana law in 1996.
Both studies reached a similar conclusion: Cannabis actually seemed to have a medical effect.
Research by the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the U.S. government, showed that the plant held therapeutic potential for specific conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, and glaucoma.
The British responded by issuing a license to GW Pharma, a startup lab in Salisbury. GW was allowed to grow its own strains of cannabis and develop cannabinoid drugs. The license allowed the company to custom-breed its own strains, with higher or lower levels of various cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The result: a $1.9 billion company with drugs in the FDA pipeline and patents certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The Americans, meanwhile, responded by doubling down on the War on Drugs.
The Clinton administration dismissed marijuana’s potential as medicine and threatened to arrest any doctor who recommended it. To this day it remains federally illegal for any American company to grow its own strain of cannabis, even for research purposes.
Hence the tension. American cannabis growers, medical patients, and dispensary owners continue to risk arrest and imprisonment for conducting the same kind of work that investors are rewarding GW Pharma for today. The British company has yet to enforce any of its patents against American purveyors of botanical medicine. But it is now armed with patents backed by the full faith, credit, and power of the U.S. government. And if cannabis turns federally legal, the day of patent enforcement may arrive.
Well, that Indica strain kicked in hard last night and after playing fetch with Bandit, I was done around midnight.
However, I wanted some comfort food, but was all out of snacks and too sleepy to actually eat a solid meal, so I boiled some eggs and then left them on the stove so that I can make Pickled Eggs later.
I woke up just shy of 6 a.m., let Bandit out for a nature-call and then peeled my boiled eggs and dropped them in the Pig's Feet Juice I still had left over. Now that juice will pickle my eggs and there you have it.....comfort food snack!
That reminds me, I have to order more Pig's Feet. ^_^
WTF was in that strain of wax?
After a Sauna Treatment, that Indica Strain had me sleep before 11 pm last night .
Then I woke up around 4:30 am and started doing house chores.
- Organized my office files.
- Cleaned the Living Room.
- Cleaned the Kitchen.
- Swept the floor.
- Took out the trash.
- Set trash on the curb.
- Pulled up some weeds in the front yard.
Wow, what is the strain? I want some. I have yard work that needs to be done.
LOL, it had to be concentrate lol. Yeah no, I don't want to die anytime soon.
LMAO, someone is loaded :}
What are you smoking?
Berry White (Herb) and Dabbing Yoda OG (Crumble) 😁
Oh sweet. Damn I wish I lived closer to you lol.
I wonder do some people think because they see my status as being online, that I'm ACTUALLY monitoring VR?
Ummm...Nope, I have 9 tabs currently open and any one of those sites could have something that is occupying my attention.
Also, one only needs to go to their "Manage Your Friends List", if I'm on your Friend List, and then look at my "Last Seen" time stamp and date and see the last time I was active.
That's why I Lurke sometimes until I know I'm going to be active on VR for a while, but hey, if you need me, just Post Something to my Journal, or send me a Message and no matter what I'm doing, I'll get a little notice on my computer and a text sent to my cell phone (for free) that something on VR may require my attention.
So there....You're Never Alone! I'm ALWAYS a few electronic keystrokes away.
But if I'm taking a WEED NAP.........
I have returned from my trip into town.
I had no security and no police escort. Sigh! The struggle is real in these streets.
So I went to the Pool Store and paid a bill for them servicing my pool equipment and I also purchased some more pool chlorine.
I then went a few doors down to the Salvation Army and needing more shelving for my ever-increasing number of Medical Devices, I found a tall wooden bookshelf that had been marked down from $40 to $20 and then since it was 50% Off Day, I paid only $10 for it. Score!
Lastly, I retrieved some Yoda OG so you know what that means.....
So I finished off a water bottle while in my Sauna and opened the door and tried to throw it across the room so that it lands and rolls down stairs.
Well, it landed and only went halfway over the top step and refused to move any further to allow gravity to roll and bounce it down the stairs.
So then I spent 30 seconds trying to mentally push it on over, but nothing was working.
So then I said in my head, "If there are any Spirits that have somehow gotten pass my protection barriers and I'm not sure if you can also read my mind since I'm not talking out loud, help a Brother out and pushed that bottle on over."
Still, nothing happened.
But then I said in my head to the Spirit if there was one there, "Wait, I hope that is not something that you could actually do. I mean, voyeurism is one thing, but how can you physically manipulate something on my plane of existence, but I can't yours? That would be some cosmic unfair fucked up shit. Like, you can touch me, but I can't touch you back? That's like me being able to touch and feel water, but never get wet. How wrong would that be? It would go against all laws of...well....Reality. Super or otherwise."
Wait, I'm High as Fuck!!!
LMAO. You are weird. You should have used he force Luke.
Eat more bran lol
LMAO so wrong
So another shopping spree on eBay. Mostly Hellraiser Pinhead themed merch. I should have a Hellraiser themed Bong made by the end of the month. LOL!
Watching Chicks on YouTube tell me about what's going on in their lives. They're like the chicks on VR, but they're getting High and recording themselves. Cool points!!! LOL!
I always get to four no where else xD
@JustaDream4You...Yeah, that's on my 'Maintenance Days' where I need just enough to maintain Positive Vibes, but those days when the Pain is too much....Well, I have to Fight Back! That's when I regularly find myself exceeding 4.5.
Good video dude. Nice bedroom ;}
Awww, I wuvs you too Mogy :}
Id wonder if you didnt lmao
What am I doing? Just chillin....Watch Chicks get high on YouTube. Favorite Entertainment. ^_^
Watching "Stoner Girl TV" videos on YouTube while I medicate.
Today, I'm doing a Dab every time I see a Journal Post containing Drama, Anger, Heart Ache, Love Lost, Allegations Being Made About Someone, Someone Claiming They're Leaving VR, or Boobs.....
Wait, never mind...I don't have THAT much Cannabis. LMAO!!!
Who is this post for?
This post is for those people that have gotten so High that their eyes feel numb.
lol, deep dude
That's how one plays the "Caption This" Challenge Game, but I would not have "captioned" my own post. Someone else would have. lol
Breathe deep and exhale the negative, let the winds carry your worries away.
Nice :) You have strong lungs dude.
No, I have DAMAGED lungs....But only when I exert myself does it feels really bad. That's why I mostly use the Small to Medium Sized Bongs Bongs/Dab Rigs.
Still looks big to me hot stuff *wink wink*
Dayum, my brain is picking up radio waves again. Now I have these songs stuck in my head.
And I don't even listen to them like that...Songs I've not heard in over 20 years. Fuck! What's in this weed?!
Ok...All medicated and back to feeling really good.
Oh, annnnnnnnd I'm High!
Better than kidney damage.
An analgesic is any medicine intended to relieve pain. Over-the-counter analgesics-that is, painkillers available without a prescription-include aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and others. These drugs present no danger for most people when taken in the recommended dosage. But some conditions make taking even these common painkillers dangerous for the kidneys. Also, taking one of these drugs regularly over a long period of time may increase the risk for kidney problems. Most drugs that can cause kidney damage are excreted only through the kidneys. That is, they are not broken down by the liver, as alcohol is, or passed out of the body through the digestive tract.