Pro Tip for Dallas County’s Cite and Release Pot Program

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Cite-and-release in Dallas County is pretty simple, ya’ll.  The penalties for marijuana possession haven’t changed at all.  You could still face jail time and fines for possession of less than four ounces.  What has changed is that police officers who caught ya now can issue you a citation rather than hauling you off to jail immediately.  And you can keep your car.

Don’t freak out, remain calm and for God’s sake DON’T EAT YOUR WEED!

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Introduction to The Endocannabinoid System

The Most Important Regulatory System You Never Knew You Had!
 
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The Endocannabinoid System or ECS is a recently discovered physiologic system of endogenously produced neurotransmitters and their respective receptors that helps maintain homeostasis within the body. A body that maintains a state of homeostasis or equilibrium is healthy and functions properly. Our bodies are made to heal themselves and this ancient system is critical to that process.
 
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The ECS is so named because it was discovered as researchers were studying the effects of marijuana on the body. They found that the cannabinoids derived from marijuana mimic compounds our body already produces! The receptors for these chemical compounds are found literally all over our body and help explain why one plant can affect so many illnesses, maladies and disorders. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands and immune cells. The receptors in this system are believed to be more numerous than any other receptor system and scientists have found that manipulating them can control diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, autism, neurological disorders, PAIN and the list goes on and on and on!
 
Dr. David Allen, a retired cardiac surgeon and member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) says that, “The discovery of the ECS is the single most important scientific, medical discovery ever and will save more lives than the discovery and application of sterile surgical technique.” And remember folks, he’s a HEART SURGEON!! He goes on to say, “More people will be saved by the manipulation of the ECS than are currently being saved by surgery!” Ummmm, and why isn’t this being taught in medical schools???
 
What follows is a video where Dr. Allen talks about a very specific benefit of cannabis and then says something very eye-opening about long-term use of cannabis…..
 
“All use is medicinal!” WOWWWWW!!!!
 
There are currently more than 42,000 published studies (PubMed search) on cannabinoids or cannabis and more are being added to the database every day. This is just the tip of the iceberg!
 
Thank you for reading. Next entry will get into the specifics of the receptors, which kinds there are, where they are located and how specific cannabinoids work there!

Stepping out of the Cannabis Closet and into your Legislators Office

By: Annie Payne Epley
 
Yes, you can believe it TEXAS is on course to bring forth more workable Cannabis laws. The problem is lack of education on a mass level which can be corrected. With many of our representatives basing their decisions on false, out dated information we have our work cut out for us!
 
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Do you know someone who has a debilitating condition? How about social anxiety? Are you the caregiver of a loved one you wish you could do more for? On this day we have a decision to make. Will we stand up with the purest intent to change our freedoms to heal though means other than pharmaceuticals? I can tell you I am! It is time to come out of the “Cannabis Closet”! There are so many stories of children and their families who are begging for a way out, begging for a winning option! Soldiers who I have seen time and time again at the capital. Making it to any convention they can get into, pleading for a chance at the real American Dream, Freedom of Self!
 
If you are a Texan, you have a stand on one side or the other! What is to be done so you can be heard? What action can you take to be sure your local reps have your back? Well today is your lucky day! Thanks to a group of true pioneers in the industry, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, http://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/take-action/ we have a little inside on things we can do to assist our Lone Star State in cultivating more reasonable laws when it comes to Medical use.
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We must start with a very important question, who is your local rep.? How do you find him/her? Can you physically visit with them? Will they listen? At this point you may be stuck on knowing who represents you. Do not worry 60% of people do not know who represent them, I didn’t! We have provided a link for easily access https://fyi.capitol.texas.gov/Home.aspx Yes, you can visit with them, they want you to, they need you to! It may take a couple weeks to get in front of your rep, but necessary. They are all ears they want to hear your stories. They work for you! Encourage people you know to do the same and as often as possible before November 2018! We get this opportunity only every two years so be sure to be proactive in your pursuit for medical freedom.
 
 
We thought to take it a step further. We have provided a link to assist in helping you understand how a bill becomes law. https://house.texas.gov/about-us/bill/ It is very important to understand the process, as it is the key to success in getting the Bill to the floor in time. We want you to be empowered to make a difference on the ground level. What do you think this conversation looks like? I will tell you lit looks like human interaction, it looks like you talking to someone who NEEDS to hear from you and does not know it yet. Most bills never get a word from a constituent, that we can change. It is important to know who is making life decisions on your behalf and on behalf of your friends and family.
 
Education is power! https://www.dfwacademyofcannabisscience.com/enroll We can do more to get what we want, it doesn’t have to look aggressive or confrontational. It is going to be tough and feelings will be hurt, but that’s ok because a little pain helps you to remember what you’re fighting for. Ignorance is a bad thing, not for the negativity of the word but for the void of what could be known! Together we can bring a voice that cannot be ignored.
To do just that we must have a hunger for correction, freedom, compassion and most of all LOVE.

CANNABIS AS A PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?

Just 20 or 30 years ago, cooking with cannabis was still considered both completely taboo, as a matter of fact, far as anyone was concerned, the only health benefits of marijuana were that it got you stoned and made you laugh.

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Now you’re probably aware that there are a ton of benefits of cooking with
cannabis that have absolutely nothing to do with getting stoned.
 
The primary psychoactive chemical in cannabis is THC, a cannabinoid. However, when these leaves are left raw and are un-aged, the cannabinoid found in them is THCA, which isn’t psychoactive at all. THCA only becomes THC after it’s aged or, most effectively, exposed to heat. It’s a process called decarboxylation.
 
When looked at solely from the perspective of biochemical composition, raw cannabis leaves are excellent sources of certain vitamins, minerals and fiber. If that sounds surprising, keep in mind that even though they get you stoned, they are still green leafy plants. Raw cannabis is high in:
  • Vitamin K (Essential for blood clotting)
  • Vitamin C (Essential for immune systems)
  • Iron (Essential for blood oxygenation)
  • Calcium (Essential for bones)
  • Folate (Essential for DNA repair)
 
The key is to control the Munchies
Like any substance, when consumed irresponsibly, cannabis can negatively impact your body, just like coffee or alcohol. Moderate cannabis use, however, can provide significant benefits; whether you suffer with PTSD, stress or keeping your lifestyle healthy. Depending on how your body reacts to the herb, it could help you maintain your ideal weight or even give you the energy you need to kickstart your day.
 
A team of European neuroscientists at the University of Bordeaux found that cannabis influences the brain’s olfactory bulb, which increases sensitivity to smells and tastes. Subjects in the study showed an increased appetite after smoking cannabis, which can be troublesome for someone on a diet.
 
Ever since GW Pharmaceuticals addressed the appetite suppression capabilities of cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) people have been rushing to breed “skinny cannabis” plants that are rich in the compound.
 
One person who has recognized this problem and committed herself to a solution is Real Housewife of New York, Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl Wine. Since the start of Skinnygirl, Frankel has decided to expand her empire by creating a brand of cannabis that provides the same effects as any other strain—without the infamous munchies.
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I’m sure you are now wondering what other properties do endocannabinoids and cannabis consumption can have in your daily life and in case you are going through any illness or if you know someone who is struggling with one.
 
Truth is that the cannabis plant has so many properties that can help you improve the lifestyle of those around you and yours as well, therefore we want to invite you to enroll to our courses where you will learn how your body reacts to each cannabinoid, among other subjects such as creating your own medicine! We have courses tailored for you!
 
So don’t forget to enroll now and be part of the fastest growing industry in the world!

The Deal on Cite & Release in Dallas

Howdy,
Dallas Ft. Worth Academy of Cannabis Science wanted to take a few moments of our time to make sure that our community has the real facts on the Cite and Release Program in Dallas. We found that many of our students at our Medical Cannabis Investment Seminar had misconceptions about this program, so we feel it is our duty to set the record straight.
 
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DFW Academy of Cannabis Science students had the pleasure of learning some of the Texas Medical Cannabis Laws from Megan Roper of Roper & Mehler, Dopest Lawyers in Town. Megan let us know that the Cite and Release program does NOT change your charges. If a Dallas police officer decides not to take you into custody, they will write you a ticket to appear in court to face your charges. When you show up to your court date the penalties for marijuana possession will remain the same: up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000 for holding less than 2 ounces, and up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000 for possessing between 2 and 4 ounces of marijuana.
 
Again, Issuing a ticket instead of taking you into custody is at the DP officers discretion. The officer’s discretion will be affected if you are committing an additional crime, on probation or if there is probable cause. This program also doesn’t apply if you are to travel outside Dallas county into surrounding cities. All the Cite and Release program was designed to do is to keep DP officers from having to physically take you into custody for marijuana possession charges under 4 ounces. However, Cite and Release are better than an impounded car and a night in jail. If you have any questions on the Cite and Release Program, please leave a comment, and we will answer it for you.
 
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If you have a possession charge and need a lawyer, please call 888-DOPE-420 to reach Roper & Mehler, Dopest Lawyers in Town.
 
There is so much to learn about the cannabis industry in Texas; we will explore all the medical cannabis laws, the science behind cannabis as a medication, and how you can make LEGAL money in the cannabis industry all in our 5-week courses.
 
Our 5-Week courses start on NOVEMBER 10th! To enroll, please visit our webpage at www.dfwacademyofcannabisscience.com/enroll or call (469) 984-3399.