God Made A (Marijuana) Farmer

Yesterday the Illinois Senate voted to include minors with seizure disorders to the existing medical marijuana law.

The Chicago Sun-Times:

“Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, came to the defense of the bill, saying the important thing is that marijuana actually works at reducing seizures.

“God grows this drug…It grows from a seed, like corn. I look forward [to] the day in my community where we can not only harvest it, but build machines to harvest it.”

Gee, what to say about all this?

1. Who knew Mike was so spiritual—and forward-looking?

2. Who knew Mike was a Reyes-type constitutional libertarian?

3. Who knew where Mike got his medical degree since he expressed certainty that marijuana “actually works”? He offered no medical evidence for this claim.

3. We know Mike got his undergraduate and graduate degrees from party schools, so I imagine he has plenty of personal experience with the effects of weed–but does he also suffer from seizures?

I have to admit that I am intrigued by the idea that at some point in the future Deere will manufacture farm equipment to harvest marijuana and that it will be a cash crop in Illinois and the USA like poppies in Afghanistan. I’m also intrigued by the idea that Mike could be a little too far over his skis.

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

9 thoughts on “God Made A (Marijuana) Farmer”

  1. Who knew Mike Jacobs has first hand knowledge of marijuana and other recreational drugs? EVERYONE!!!

  2. Our border control is out of control, and ICE agents are essentially prevented from doing their job. They seem to think the open border order comes from above. I’m guessing half that is due to Democrats wanting to replace the WASPy Americans with socialist Latinos.

    But another half is there is so much money in drugs coming across the border, that people on the inside are bought and paid for with drug money. For that reason I’m pretty neutral on legalizing … since the illegal drug trade is enriching the evil cartels, and they are in our government.

    But yeah, poppies are from seeds too, and they are flowers, not “weed”. Put everyone on welfare, give them Obamaphones, internet, and a daily ration of opium to go with their hopium.

    Of course Mike would not allow people to grow their own, it would have to go through several unions before anyone could buy it for their brownies. Oh wait, no, the unions would have to make the expensive brownies too … heh.

  3. Director, Pediatric Epilepsy
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Neurologist
    Harvard Medical School

    “Numerous studies performed in the past 40 years have demonstrated the anticonvulsant effects of CBD in children and in human adults. In a double blind, placebo-controlled study showing that CBD reduces seizure activity, the most commonly reported side effect was somnolence, and no patients reported any psychotropic effects. Indeed, studies suggest that CBD has no negative impact on psychomotor or psychological functions.”

    “My colleagues and I have witnessed the dramatic effect of CBD on many of our pediatric patients.”

    Dr. Alan Shackelford, MD

    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
    Stanford Children’s Hospital
    Pediatrics, Neurology

    “I would like to express my strong belief that CBD-based oils (referred to “Alepsia”) should be available as soon as possible to children with severe epilepsy. The substance is not psychoactive or hallucinogenic, it contains less THC than do other materials that can be legally purchased in America, and it has absolutely no abuse potential. In America its use would be supervised by careful and knowledgeable physicians for the benefit of their patients. It is critical that safe and reasonable options for the treatment of children with severe epilepsy be available in Utah as they are in other states. Otherwise, as a community we would be making the decision to limit access of our children to a potentially life-improving therapy.”

    Dr. Lynne Kerr, MD, PhD

    Head of Cardiology
    Johns Hopkins University

    “One of the most important questions to ask in this case is do the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks? Based on available evidence, in this case the answer has to be in the affirmative.”

    Dr. Ronald Stoddard, MD

    Medical Director Newborn Intensive Care
    Yale Medical Center

    “With the growing body of literature as to its efficacy and safety, I would urge that this specific product for this specific indication, be legalized in the state of Illinois to help our children who are struggling with intractable epilepsy.”

    Dr. Stephen Minton, MD, PhD

    Chief of Neonatology
    Medical Director, Women and Newborn Services
    New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
    Intermountain Healthcare
    Attending Physician Newborn Intensive Care

    “Approval of Alepsia is a medical and public policy issue. It is not a drug with abuse potential.”

    “These children with severe epilepsy have a decreased quality of life and are restricted in their ability to function. They deserve all the help they can get to control their seizures.”

    Dr. Tanya Jackson, MD, PhD, FAAP

    Child Neurology
    Mayo Clinic

    “As a doctor, it is my job to advocate for children, and I feel strongly that it would be a terrible disservice to limit access to this potentially life-altering medication. If Alepsia is approved in Illinois, I will work closely with the neurologists to make sure my epilepsy patients have the opportunity to utilize this most promising medication.”

    James Thomas, R.Ph.

    Pharmacist
    Pharmacy Preceptor
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center of Health Sciences

    “It is frustrating as a health care professional to have zero options of assistance for patients that are seeking advice.”

    “I believe Illinois should place people over politics and make high-CBD/low-THC Cannabinoids available. Current medical literature documents potential benefits to children with uncontrolled forms of epilepsy.”

    Dr. Richard Ellis, DMD

  4. Ahh, I remember the golden era of cigarette ads that boasted smoking cigarettes would improve your health. Lots of doctors hung their hats on that too. Gee, back then it was promoted by the people who wanted to smoke em and profit off them. I mean why not tobacco is made by God and comes from a seed.

  5. Johns Hopkins study on CBD released:

    In phase 1 of the study, 3 mg/kg daily of cannabidiol (CBD) was given for 30 days to 8 health human volunteers. Another 8 volunteers received the same number of identical capsules containing glucose as placebo in a double-blind setting. Neurological and physical examinations, blood and urine analysis, ECG and EEG were performed at weekly intervals. In phase 2 of the study, 15 patients suffering from secondary generalized epilepsy with temporal focus were randomly divided into two groups. Each patient received, in a double-blind procedure, 200-300 mg daily of CBD or placebo. The drugs were administered for along as 4 1/2 months. Clinical and laboratory examinations, EEG and ECG were performed at 15- or 30-day intervals. Throughout the experiment the patients continued to take the antiepileptic drugs prescribed before the experiment, although these drugs no longer controlled the signs of the disease. All patients and volunteers tolerated CBD very well and no signs of toxicity or serious side effects were detected on examination. 4 of the 8 CBD subjects remained almost free of convulsive crises throughout the experiment and 3 other patients demonstrated partial improvement in their clinical condition. CBD was ineffective in 1 patient. The clinical condition of 8 placebo patients remained unchanged. The potential use of CBD as an antiepileptic drug and its possible potentiating effect on other antiepileptic drugs are exciting.

    By the way Belly, epileptic children don’t smoke CBD, they generally ingest orally generally mixed in in spaghetti sauce, vegetable oil or in pill form.

    If you would rather treat your epileptic child with Tegretol, Carbatrol, Dilantin, Depakot, Neurontin , Topamax, Trileptal, Gabitril, Keppra, Lamictal, Zonegran, Oxteller XR, and Felbatol, or any other drug with terrible side effects please do, but I generally believe parents know what is best for their own children.

  6. Bravo to Mike for being a champion and advocate for The Children ™ and farmers and farm implement manufacturers.

    But what about the geezers? We need our government produced/protected weed to alleviate all the aches and pains of ageing.

    And what about our vets? They could get jobs protecting the marijuana fields from poachers.

    And what about the women? That Time Of The Month—need I say more?

    And what about the poor? They could get jobs illegals don’t want to do by harvesting this marvelous cash crop.

    Why, this medical marijuana thing could be a Democrat vote-getter for generations, like Civil Rights , Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare.

    Mike Jacobs is a true visionary!

  7. It’s better to be a visionary than a clueless wanna-be!

    Heck Texas, drugs are pouring into your border from Mexico and apparently there is nothing you and your red-neck Republican heroes can do about it. I wonder if the Texa$ Republican$ ruling your border have been corrupted by the Mexican Mafia?

    Ed. Note: Yes, Illinois is a veritable Garden of Eden, which is why people are fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.

    But do enjoy your Illinois FantasyLand—de planes, boss, de planes!

  8. It appears Marvelous Mike Jacobs has been getting policy advice from my candidate for Texas Ag Commissioner, Kinky Friedman, who says marijuana farms are the future of Texas.

    However, further down in the article, it mentions that marijuana is a “water-intensive plant”, which means it would not be appropriate for most of Texas, except maybe for the east part. It also states that only 10,000 acres would be needed in order to satisfy the entire country’s demand, which makes me think that this would be an excellent cash crop for poverty-stricken southern Illinois.

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