"Positive Not Terminal" is an educational campaign launched by Sons & Daughters United that shines light on how cannabis extracts may be used to stop the progression of HIV to AIDS. It wasn't until a study published by the Journal of Leukocyte Biology in April of 2013 that we actually understood how HIV infects the body and the role cannabis can play in fighting the virus. White blood cells are our body’s defense mechanism, they fight off disease and keep our body healthy. Macrophages are a type of white blood cells that engulf and digest cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes, and cancer cells. It is important to note that HIV and AIDS are not the same thing- while the symptoms of HIV are uncomfortable, they are not terminal. Macrophages are also the first place HIV inhibits so while your white blood cells are fighting the infection- you have nothing to attack the virus and get rid of infected cells. Once HIV completely inhibits the macrophages the virus continues to travel into the brain. Once reached the symptoms go from intense nausea, diarrhea, swollen glands, headache, tiredness, general aches and pains to dementia, serious infection, memory loss, and eventually-death. However- here’s where it all gets interesting- Macrophages have CB2 receptors which are responsive to CBC, CBD, and CBG (all active compounds found in marijuana). When a patient ingests the oil twice a day- it “beefs up” the Macrophages- allowing them to fight the infection- and never letting HIV get to the brain- if HIV does not reach the brain the patient does not get AIDS- Leaving them positive, but not terminal. Leaving them to live, to laugh, & to grow.
"Dildos for Justice" is an educational campaign launched in conjunction with Michigan Moms United to shine light on the current status of laws regarding civil forfeiture and humiliation tactics used in today's police force. Law enforcement may seize any property they believe to be bought with drug money, this includes homes, cars, sex tapes, and yes- dildos. In many states the defendant does not have to be proven guilty before law enforcement may seize their belongings, The sex toys are confiscated and used to build a character assassination case against the defendant. Before the trial begins, prosecutors often take several photographs of the sex toys lined up nice and neat next to the drugs and next to the money. These photographs are often presented to the defendant with the warning that they will become public record once submitted into evidence during trial. Which of course means the defendant's employer, priest, and even children could access them. Many take felony plea deals to avoid the photographs going public, but some continue to trial. The photographs are then used at trial to paint the defendant as being crazed over sex, drugs, and money- and they spend the entire trial defending themselves against character assassination rather than the drug crimes they were charged with. Majority believe that law enforcement's ability to seize property that is legal on a state end federal level to humiliate and incarcerate people is a complete overreach of the American police force.