Aug 13th 2013 by StanleyBrothers • 53 Questions • 598 Points
Does it bother you that many of those who are supporters of legalizing marijuana are casual tokers such as myself, and not necessarily people who want to benefit legally from its health advantages?
not at all. I believe this plant is given to us for a variety of reasons. I think Sanjay Gupta's "Weed" documentary shows a couple of the most legitimate reasons. We see, on a daily basis, just how important this plant can be to some patients, still we don't judge the recreational.
I am Stanley Brother. AMA. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stanley-brothers/45/192/163
okay. what is the best way to do this. You want my ssn? jk Umm my name is Jesse Mark Stanley, my brothers are Josh, Joel, Jon, Jordan, Jared, and J Austin. Im not sure how to do this. Direct message me on twitter maybe? Americaweedjess
Thanks for what you do man. It's people like you that helped me get through my post traumatic stress disorder.
Thanks for your willingness to share brother.
Thanks for your part in the documentary. What impact do you believe Eric Holder's reforms will have on the medical marijuana community?
not as much as Sanjay Guptas press. Also the people are starting to speak. Kind of like LES Miserables. Do you hear the people sing? Lets keep our voices up
I'd like to start by congratulating you on your success in the field.
I only just saw the WEED documentary last night but me and a few friends have been planning something similar in another country where medical marijuana is regulated at the state level only.
TLDR; 1. Did you guys ever have any problems with lower level lobbyists trying to fight directly with you? If so; how did you handle it?
- How should we go about growing high CBD medicine? Would we have to breed our own or are there any particular strains available on the market which are suitable or could be used as a starting point?
Thanks by the way, the work you guys have done will surely make it easier for us to convince the state to give us our growers license :)
Awesome. The more people helping the better. Great questions. So 1. Yes we have had our problems with anti interest groups and pro pot groups but we just separated ourselves from opposition. "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Emerson This is cliche but you will do great things with your group. Light always shines through.
- Great CBD strains out there. CW will be available at some point. Harlequin, ACDC, Sour Tsunami.
[email protected] for question man. Good luck and thanks for the good work.
How much weed do you smoke per day?? What is your favorite method of ingestion (spliffs, joints, brownies, pipes, bongs, cannabutter, oil, etc.) ??
I actually do not smoke much. In fact I smoke less than most. I prefer honey oil though. It is very clean and my buddy frank makes it. He is the Wax Wizard
No questions, just thankyou for all the work your doing to help people like charlotte.
If you are brother number 1, 2 or 3 from this image, how you doin'?
brother number 6. sorry
Jesse. The bearded one. although I dont have a beard. Follow me on twitter. Americaweddjess
I do a little of both. ;)
Hi Mr. Stanley, my great uncle is a retired prominent Medical Marijuana Doctor in Oregon. I read the "Charlotte's Web" story. Brilliant. Keep up the good work.
I would love to meet your uncle. Twitter me AmericaWeedJess
First of all let me thank you for the fantastic work you have been doing with educating people on Cannabis but also on creating specific strains to help alleviate specific conditions. My family has a long history of MS, Crohn's, alheizmers, arthraitis, Cancer and IBS, and while I don't particularly suffer from anything right now, knowing that in the future there will stains developed to help those specific conditions is huge. How do you feel about big marijuana, AKA Monsanto? Do you think this will have a positive influence on regulation and the getting legalization moving?
I hate Monsanto. I am not for BIG anything. I want this to be controlled by many folks
Who or what do you think is the main obstacle to legalization at this point? My own guess is that it is major companies that have a financial interest in things staying the way that they are, who are pouring millions into lobbying.
I think you've got it right. Major sectors of economy stand to lose from legalization. Pharma, Prisons, Drug/Alcohol abuse centers, Defense Attorneys, Courts, Law Enforcement Budgets, and the list goes on and on. The only other obstacle beyond money is PRIDE. Humanity's inability to say what Dr. Gupta recently did, "I WAS WRONG". Many politicians have championed the drug war for so long, they don't have the integrity to say these three words for fear of losing face. Despite all that is against it, this little plant is WINNING!
Why do the feds not hassle you for having over 99 plants? I don't want to risk my property.
In Washington were only allowed 45 plants even with a 10 person collective. I worry about property seizures.
It is in Colorado's constitution that we can have 6 plants per patient. we have a lot of patients. If you help people with a lot of things they will hopefully stay away
Do you hire security guards to protect your product? Are they armed? What defensive measures do you have in place?
Do you have a plan to rob us? jk. yes we do. They are not armed but the local po po is on our heavily alarmed property in less than 5
What can you tell me about strains that are bred for nerve pain? I have Type 1 Neurofibromatosis and have a great deal of pain from the tumors on the nerve roots in my lower back.
Thank you for all the hard work and the great deal of risk you take just to increase the quality of life for people who are suffering.
There are two ways to go at finding what will help. There are strains, then there are specific cannabinoid ratios through mixed, tested concentrates. Unfortunately, modern science doesn't have enough to tell us about the endocannabinoid system yet. So, You're your best doctor. If you have access to tested cannabis, try strains and combos gently and you will begin to see which cannabinoids are helping
Why can't we have an open, honest discussion about both the pros and cons of marijuana use? I'll explain:
When scientific research finds benefits of marijuana use, drug advocates accept these findings without any skepticism. They use these findings as "solid proof" marijuana needs to be legalized, even if these findings are on a small scale, or preliminary, or haven't been repeated elsewhere.
When scientific research finds risks of benefits use, drug advocates say the researchers are biased, the findings are wrong, and assume every aspect of the research is incorrect. They are highly skeptical of the conclusions regardless of a large sample size or how frequently the results have been reproduced.
In short, science is right when it supports getting high and wrong when it does not according to drug advocates.
It seems unfair to pretend that marijuana is a perfect substance that can do absolutely no harm and is purely beneficial, because there is no evidence to support that claim. I think this lopsided viewpoint is hindering legalization because drug advocates are lying to the public about what weed can actually do.
For example, marijuana can be terrible for people who suffer from mental illness, and they are currently group most likely to self-medicate with marijuana. Drug advocates say marijuana is a cure-all for mental illness however, despite having no firm medical proof to back that up. Isn't that doing more harm than good?
As you are somebody who supports medical marijuana, wouldn't educating and informing the public about all aspects of marijuana, both good and bad, be a positive thing? That way people could make an informed decision about using it. Shouldn't we stop pretending the risks don't exist?
I'd love to get your input on this matter.
I think you have very good points here. There are dogmatic and biased responses to research from both sides of the isle though. There are those who believe that marijuana is as safe as water and you can't tell them other wise; and there are those who genuinely believe that it is an evil plant. Can there be adverse effects from marijuana? Of course. Not everyone finds benefit for their condition, whether they are searching for medicinal or recreational purposes. Still, there is no comparison between the dangers of this plant and most other drugs, including alcohol. Even caffeine has annual overdose death statistics. I think this has been one of Dr. Gupta's main points lately. We provide cannabis for many people who wouldn't be alive without it. Many who would not have slept or eaten through chemotherapy. Many more who no longer have grand mal seizures every hour. We push for credible research, no matter what the findings. The world needs to know!
You should follow the protocol by providing proof that you are you and do this again. A lot of folks are going to think this is BS.
Sorry, this is our first reddit experience. I think Jesse did prove it through twitter earlier in the post though
What do you think of the research being done which shows the potential negative neurological effects of marijuana on teens? I don't have the sources, but they are finding links with manic-depression and increased schizophrenic activity among those who started smoking at an early age.
If the claims are proven, what could be done to reduce under-18 year olds from smoking cannabis after it is legalized?
Great question Irishman, I have not seen these studies but I don't think that kids should be smoking. None of our pediatric patients smoke cannabis. It is administered in their food or in pill form. Legalizing it would get rid of the black market over time which is responsible for most underage possession. Unfortunately teenagers will abuse the plant in some form forever because that is what teenagers do. Alcohol is legal and more teenagers drink than smoke. Education is very important
What primarily got you into the industry? Was it an interest in medicine, horticulture, or cannabis culture itself? It's a very interesting blend of disciplines.
My uncle had cancer and we read about Phoenix Tears which supposedly cured cancer. We bought our first pound for 4400 dollars and then decided to start growing it ourselves for many patients
Charlottes Web, because of the obvious. My personal smoke is Northern Lights x Haze. It has a ratio of about 10% CBD and 1% THC. Great mellow high with incredible medical benefits
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Have you ever had any issues with break ins or attempted robberies at your hidden location in Colorado?
We have had a robbery at one of our stores. the details are in American Weed for Nat Geo, episode 2. Our grow is very well protected and alarmed. We have a good relationship with our local law enforcement. When an alarm goes off, they are there guns drawn in minutes. 24 hour security is a must when you are growing a medicine that some thugs think is gold.
First question. How does one go about buying your weed?.
Second question. Do you guys plan on expanding your production of Charlottes Web, to make it more readily available, and how will you do it?
Buy our weed at Indispensary if you are a colorado resident. If not come January 1st 2014.
We are currently expanded into other states asap
I am a recovering heroin addict in LA with almost 9 months completely clean. Lately in the recovery community out here I have heard a lot of members of AA/NA say that due to recent findings being publicized they have thought about using marijuana to reduce the symptoms of early recovery (anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc).
My personal belief is that marijuana is a wonder drug for many ailments but due to my own history with drugs of any kind that it is better if I stay away unless its an absolute necessity.
I think there is a strength in staying sober in any situation if you have a problem with drugs (which is hard considering the abundance of medical marijuana in CA). But recently it seems like people are misinterpreting the media and medical community's findings and acceptance with some kind of social validation to get high.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What would you say to people in recovery who want to start using marijuana now?
Edit: thanks for everything you are doing. It is important work
Congrats on the 9 months. This is certainly viable for folks weaning opiods, but not for everyone. Some will find great benefit with this, while others will be uncomfortable with THC. Just as some recreational users are functional, others lazy, and still others are paranoid and uncomfortable.
What do you imagine the future of marijuana industry will be like in 10- 20 years?
I have a pretty good imagination. I imagine Marijuana to be legal and hemp to be the number one crop in America.
I just want to thank you for your beautiful work. The Charlotte Figi's story helped many members of my family understand marijuana is very useful.
do you only produce weed for your state, or also for the netherlands?
CO is the place right now, though we will be branching as we can legally. Would love to go to the netherlands
Thank you for the incredible service that you provide to many Americans.
what can be done currently to further the scientific research of cannabis at this time?
are there currently jobs available for science oriented people to help this cause?
my mother would also like to ask how many people are currently using that strain mentioned in the documentary (charlotte's web) to help treat their seizures
Thanks again for your time
I think Dr. Gupta just did a lot to push credible research. There is excellent research being done in Israel, Spain, Germany, and soon here I think.
Yes, I do believe that bio-chemists and M.D.'s will be brought into good research as the future unfolds. We, and others in the industry, are bringing science, lab testing, and observational research to the front.
There are more than 40 pediatrics on CW, with more on the waiting list. While many are growing CBD for profit because of stories like Charlotte's, we are producing as much as legally possible and providing it to life/death situations first, though our Realm program. realmofcaringfoundation.org
Thank you for the kind remarks. We are blessed to help people for a living