Weed Recipe for Thanksgiving: Sunset Magazine Legitimizes Poisoning Grandma

It is with great regret that I, a former subscriber to Sunset Magazine, learned that my once-favorite, family-friendly lifestyle magazine has turned against the family.  I expect online stoner sites to promote this crap but Sunset?  It’s horrifying.

Listen To Stoners Talk!  They will go on and on about how harmless marijuana is. It’s all a big joke to them.

I post the entire article here.  Plus Sunset’s other edible marijuana article links.

The gravy alchemist, Kiva, brags that the gravy “gravy offers the fastest-acting and most bioavailable cannabinoids available in edibles today.” 

Sunset Magazine – Chill Out Your Entire Family at Thanksgiving With This Cannabis-Infused Gravy

Kiva Confections powdered turkey gravy is made from real stock, spices, and herbs (plus THC).

Sunset’s Disclaimer: We are not seriously suggesting you dose your family (or anyone!) on Thanksgiving (or any day!). We’re simply offering up a bit of holiday humor—something we could probably all use a dose of this week.

Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year, filled with an overflowing table of food, football, and quality family time. It’s also one of the riskiest days of the year for rational discourse, when family members with differing opinions gather round a roast turkey to air their grievances. This year, as one cannabis company would have it, you now have the option to avoid it all by serving everyone a healthy dose of THC-laced turkey gravy (with full consent, of course).

Kiva Confections, which has grown into the largest cannabis edibles brand in the country, has launched a limited-edition, fast-acting cannabis-infused gravy. It comes in powdered from, just like any regular, old grocery store gravy; just add water. Unlike most edibles, the gravy’s special ingredients will absorb directly into the soft tissue of the stomach, taking effect within 2 to 15 minutes. That’s lightning speed, compared to the typical 90 minutes or more that other edible cannabis products require before effects are felt.

Grandma won’t care about your new tattoo after slurping up this stuff — in fact, she might want one of her own! Will your stuffy uncle ever stop talking? Maybe, after he eats this gravy (or at least you might not care what he says, after you’ve eaten it too). The biggest risk: A post-dinner rush on the dessert table. If you’re including this delicious, wavy gravy at your holiday dinner, make sure to stock up on the sweet stuff.

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Hat tip:  Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (California)

CBD Is the New Snake Oil: Robert L. DuPont, M.D.

washingtonexaminer.com

Article in full…

CBD is the new snake oil

by Robert L. DuPont, M.D.  | June 17, 2019

The irrational enthusiasm for the medical use of cannabidiol, or CBD, is unique and frightening. We are watching the explosive creation of a multi-billion dollar industry poised to make tremendous profits off desperate patients and their loved ones.

I commend the Food and Drug Administration for tackling the enormous challenge of creating a regulatory pathway for cannabis-derived products. Congress had products like these in mind when it passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1906. Yet, even a century ago, people couldn’t have imagined the deceptive advertising we’re seeing today for CBD.

Anecdotes and testimonials, not science, are driving the marketing of unregulated, nonprescription forms of CBD. This scenario is reminiscent of 19th century patent medicines. These concoctions claimed to cure every known condition; their peddlers were commonly known as “snake oil” salesmen.

The CBD industry is sidestepping the great advances made over the past 113 years to subject health claims to careful investigation. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to provide accurate information to the public and ensure the safety, efficacy, and purity of health-related products.

The FDA must require CBD product manufacturers making health claims to subject their products to robust preclinical and clinical trials, and ultimately submit their data to FDA for review and, if appropriate, clearance for marketing.

I recognize that if CBD-based products are made available only through a prescription, they will be more expensive and more difficult to access. But CBD products for medicinal use should be of the highest quality — meaning they won’t be cheap to manufacture or sell. Safety is paramount; we should not cut corners for the sake of reducing costs. Patients and their clinicians have fought for and deserve the ability to rely upon the FDA’s regulatory process and enforcement mechanisms when making decisions about what they ingest to improve their health and treat disease.

I enthusiastically support the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, but today, scientific support for using these unique chemicals for medical purposes is scant, outside of three seldom-used FDA-approved drugs.

At present, there are no robust clinical studies that demonstrate safety and efficacy, no dosing guidelines, and no standardized products to assess concentration and purity for CBD. Every “dose” is different due to wide variations in the amounts of CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, other potentially active ingredients, additives, and toxins that are present in these products. The public deserves to know what they’re buying and consuming.

It is also of deep concern that the THC levels in most CBD products, even those derived from the hemp plant, could upend the drug testing systems currently in place in substance use disorder treatment centers, the workplace, the transportation sector, and elsewhere in which safety is paramount. We may increasingly find ourselves in situations where people using marijuana in violation of legal statutes or employer regulations claim that they tested positive for marijuana because their CBD product must have contained THC.

An unregulated CBD industry thus creates a wide-open path for that bogus defense, but also for the wrongful termination of employees who did nothing wrong. For people using CBD products with no knowledge or expectation that they contained THC could be fired from their jobs due to testing positive on drug screens. Those unjust terminations could follow them for the rest of their lives.

We are sitting back while a tidal wave of CBD seems to be making its way into everything from candy bars to cappuccinos, claiming to cure all ills. Shouldn’t this set off alarms? What other medicine or health product cures everything?

I urge FDA to respond to this need to protect all Americans through the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act mandate. Use the tools the organization already has in place to subject CBD to the same scrutiny faced by other products making health claims.

The public health demands this. The country deserves it.

Robert L. DuPont. MD, is a former director of the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse and president of the Maryland-based Institute for Behavior and Health.

Medical Marijuana A Hoax! Scammers Admit It in Video

These drug pushers lied about marijuana in order to redefine it as “medicine,” legalize it as “medical,” and finally, to legalize all marijuana, medical or not.  It worked.

NORML and The Scam Of Medical Marijuana

“Once we get medical marijuana . . . then we’ll get full legalization.”  Richard Cowan, NORML.

“I use medical marijuana for glaucoma [sarcastic] . . . and there is one reason why I’m using it.  I use it TO GET HIGH!  Marijuana is fun!” 

Terminology:

  • “medical marijuana” refers to smoking weed or ingesting weed-infused food and candy known as edibles.
  • CBD Oil is also used as “medicine.”

Drug Facts:  Marijuana As Medicine

Are People with Health and Age-Related Problems More Vulnerable to Marijuana’s Risks?

State-approved medicinal use of marijuana is a fairly new practice. For that reason, marijuana’s effects on people who are weakened because of age or illness are still relatively unknown. Older people and those suffering from diseases such as cancer or AIDS could be more vulnerable to the drug’s harmful effects, but more research is needed.

Romancing The Stoners 2: First Pot Restaurant in Los Angeles

Will Dining Out Endanger The Young?

We hate marijuana and we want readers to be aware of how much this awful weed is influencing restaurants and chefs.  We predict that increasing numbers of children and teenagers will be endangered as the number of these restaurants increase over time.  We do not care that adults use weed – just leave the children alone!

We wonder whether this joint will have any warnings on the door like “this place can cause mental health disorders like suicide” and “don’t drive after using marijuana-infused foodstuffs.”  California warns restaurant patrons about cancer causing products or environmentally unsafe plastic straws so it stands to reason this place would comply, right?

  • What is WEHO?  West Hollywood.

The first marijuana restaurant in Los Angeles will open September 2019 in WEHO.  The Lowell Cafe “will offer its guests a range of high-quality cannabis flowers, vapes, pre-packaged edibles, concentrates and extracts.”  Andrea Drummer is the chef.

According to their website, the joint will not serve pot-infused dishes but will sell pot-infused packaged foodstuffs.

Here’s a snapshot of Andrea Drummer, who competed on the Netflix series, “Cooking on High” after she appeared in Kitchen Toke’s inaugural 2017 issue.

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