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Doctors Recommend More Patients Receive Medical Marijuana and More in Patch's Local Voices

Check out some of this week's top community contributions throughout Macomb County.

As we like to say at Patch, chances are you know something, saw something or think something about your community that your neighbors would love to hear or see.

So why not share it through Patch's Local Voices?

If you're passionate about a certain topic or just want to weigh in on something that's on your mind, post a blog on Patch. Blogging is a great way of getting your message, in your own words, out to our readers. You can blog once a week, once a day or whenever the inspiration hits you.

In this new Sunday column, we'll highlight some of the best blog posts from the week throughout the Patch sites in Macomb County. Take a peek at what your neighbors are writing about and then join the conversation by posting your own blog.

In Clinton Township, Patricia Bellomo talks about her recent book in her blog, Clinton Township Crime Writer Pens Third Novel in "Louie Morelli" Series.

(Want to post a blog on Clinton Township Patch? It's simple! Just head to our Local Voices section.)

In Macomb, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools talks about students throughout the district excelling in a recent competition in their blog, L'Anse Creuse Students Participate in Macomb Science Olympiad Regional Finals.

(Want to post a blog on Macomb Patch? It's simple! Just head to our Local Voices section.)

In New Baltimore-Chesterfield, Rick Thompson talks about a panel of doctors recommending that a list of ailments justifying a patient's use of medical marijuana be expanded in his blog, .

(Want to post a blog on New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch? It's simple! Just head to our Local Voices section.)

In Shelby-Utica, Utica Community Schools talks about a school's PTO stepping up and helping every second grader in the building in their blog, Flickinger parents help students excel at math.

(Want to post a blog on Shelby-Utica Patch? It's simple! Just head to our Local Voices section.)

In St. Clair Shores, Megan talks about the upcoming National Volunteer Week (April 21-27) in her blog, 

(Want to post a blog on St. Clair Shores Patch? It's simple! Just head to our Local Voices section.)

Any questions? Contact Patch Community Editor Jason Alley at jason.alley@patch.com.

Malcolm Kyle April 14, 2013 at 09:50 AM
To see socially-regressive, sanctimonious neanderthals denigrate, bully, threaten, and murder the ill and dying for choosing to exercise their God-given right to self-medicate with one of Earth’s most medically efficacious plants. To see our prisons filled to budget-busting capacity on the false pretense of protecting people from themselves. To see the selective targeting and destruction of African-American families and African-American communities. To see the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans destroyed or severely disrupted. To see our Federal government's role in the international drug trade, funding their despicable black-operations throughout the entire globe. To see the huge market in narcotics gifted to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists, and corrupt law enforcement. To see our society spiral downwards into a dark abyss, while shady corporate entities exponentially enrich themselves. These are the dimensions of prohibition; which are terrifying and unconscionable; which are morally repugnant. Prohibition is about violence. Prohibition is about suffering. Prohibition is a nasty business.
seabourne April 14, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Consider adding your name to the petition based on science and reason to Immediately Remove Cannabis from the CSA and Single Convention Treaty at http://www.change.org/petitions/immediately-remove-cannabis-from-the-csa-and-single-convention-treaty Each signature sends an email to both Senators and House Representative of the signer along with an email to President Obama.
seabourne April 14, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Raphael Mechoulem, the man who originally discovered THC in 1964 and has been studying cannabis ever since, whose team discovered the endocannabinoid system in 1987, states, "There is barely a biological or physiological system in our bodies in which the endocannabinoids do not participate". Our bodies run on cannabinoids, some people don't produce enough, like a diabetic with insulin. When the body's own endocannabinoids are diminished, this causes a function issue within the body's systems. The ECS is a regulator of physiological functions not only in the central nervous system but also in the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine network, the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract, the reproductive system, in microcirculation, and most important the cytokine network, which is the source of inflammation and the cause of nearly if not all disease. Science is learning that the cytokine network is also the cause of most if not all, mental health issues and disorders such as Autism. We also know cannabinoids kill cancer. Insisting we play guinea pig to the pharmaceutical industry any longer while chemists try to conjure up some synthetic concoction to manipulate the endocannabinoid system is no longer acceptable. We have what is needed to treat the endocannabinoid system, and that is CANNABIS. Maintaining an illegal status of a plant that science has proven repeatedly to be a necessity for homeostasis is unacceptable by any government.
Jason Alley (Editor) April 15, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Thanks for your comments, Malcolm and seabourne. If you'd like to get more visibility to what you wrote, you can post your thoughts as a blog on Patch. To get your viewpoint on the site, just head to http://shelby-utica.patch.com/blog/apply.
Savvy Hydroponics April 24, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Patients around the globe have shown remarkable results in improving their conditions after using medical marijuana; still the Government seems to be dragging its feet in regularizing a controlled use of the drug. We can draw parallel with other issues like abortion and gay marriages. It seems entirely idiosyncratic! I am sure readers here will be interested to learn about Growmed Velencia- the annual pilgrimage of the medical marijuana community. Read more about this from here: http://bigbudsmag.com/grow/article/growmed-medical-cannabis-show-gearing-valencia-spain

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