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Blog: Will Señor Huizar Help me Grow my Weed, Por Favor?

Does our Councilmember know if growing marijuana is easier than growing coffee and that I'd rather smoke pot than be beaten by my husband?

Thank goodness that Eagle Rock Patch might possibly connect me with a grower—the shoe fits out of its sheer name.

I did not want to reveal my private medical history, but for the sake of justice I feel that I must.

Since Mr. Huizar is my neighbor, I am hoping he will do the neighborly thing and help me grow my MMJ. He must have a green thumb (since he probably grows his own). Actually that is a HIPAA violation and I cannot ask the councilman if he takes medications like medical marijuana.

If Mr. Huizar thinks he has a "cause" then he is mistaken. A "cause" is trying to make sick people well again. He is confused.

The person I voted for to represent me has failed. Señor Huizar does not understand basic science. If he can't understand the basis of life (or at least draw upon an educated adviser), then what other simplicities does he not understand?

He is extremely problematic and we must get rid of him unless he provides us with plots of land to grow on. I have lived in Eagle Rock for 28 years and have seen these guys come and go. I know when something stinks and it ain't MMJ. When you analyze his work on this topic it immediately draws one's attention that he might be involved with a cartel; he could be a don, jefe or matador (probably matador, the least of the least, but he doesn't scare me after what I've been through).

These are not accusations, just vivid so-called disillusions of a sick Eagle Rock homeowner. I have called Huizar's den to let him know that I am sick. I need a much better representative.

I refuse to die even though I have had full-blown AIDS and Hep C, for almost 30 years. I will make sure Huizar is voted out, even if I have to go door to door with my oxygen tank so I can reach my "gold standard" with regard to my Hep C treatment. If you are a boomer, surprise! Go get tested for Hep C and then let's see what you think about MMJ and Huizar.

Sciene is fact-based and is not political.

Hepatitis C - (the Gold Standard) A 2006 study performed by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco found that marijuana helps improve the effectiveness of drug therapy for hepatitis C, an infection that roughly 3 million Americans contract each year. Hepatitis C medications often have severe side effects like loss of appetite, depression, nausea, muscle aches and extreme fatigue. Patients that smoked marijuana every day or two found that not only did they complete the therapy, but that the marijuana even made it more effective in achieving a "sustained virological response," which is the gold standard in therapy, meaning there was no sign of the virus left in their bodies.

AIDS - Though the drug is illegal in the U.S., the FDA and American Cancer Society agree that the active ingredients in marijuana, or cannabinoids, have been approved by officials to "relieve nausea and vomiting and increase appetite in people with cancer and AIDS." The American Cancer Society says that "marijuana has anti-bacterial properties, inhibits tumor growth, and enlarges the airways, which they believe can ease the severity of asthma attacks."

I am a long-term survivor of full-blown AIDS and I don't carry the elite gene of non-responders. I have survived because of some very smart people and Señor Huizar is not one of them.

Marijuana: Why Is It Illegal Again? - There seem to be few, if any, reasons to keep marijuana off the market. It doesn't kill.

Full-blown AIDS and Hep C are tying to kill me. I will do everything I can to get Huizar voted out of office. I'm disabled and have some free time, when I'm not vomiting or having diarrhea, to stir up trouble for him. I usually do my due diligence, but I will look back on the day that I voted this "person" into office as one of my darkest days. Even after 20 different hospitalizations for my illnesses, that was my darkest day. I spent a week again in the hospital at Glendale Adventist just last month, but my darkest day was voting for Huizar.

Mon jour le plus sombre a voté pour Señor Huizar .... Mi día más oscuro fue cuando voté por Sr. Huizar.

He fooled me and made me think he would help me. Please honk when you see me in front of his Eagle Rock office on Colorado Boulevard until they arrest me.

Mothers ... I will not smoke in front of your children due to your alleged concerns. Feel free to let them see your husband get drunk, smoke cigarettes and then beat the crap out of you. The children will be fine seeing that, but God forbid they should see me taking my medicine. While you are being beaten, I will be picking up trash and making our community a better place, if I have the strength.

I was honored by receiving the Mayor's Community Service Award (presumably the best you can get from such a hick town). I have a separate award from the full City Council and the Mayor for good citizenship. I have a Merit of Citizenship award from the California State Assembly, and last (but not in the very least of my accomplishments and awards), I am a recipient of the highest award given by the American Hospital Association for my work with AIDS patients.

So here I am, a well-rounded expert Eagle Rock citizen on every side of this issue, and Señor Huizar won't give me a call? I called him, and he never called me back. I wonder just whom he calls for advice.

Clinical Uses of Marijuana

In February of 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report detailing the possible medical uses for marijuana and most productive avenues for research. The report highlighted five areas of medical care that they felt were most appropriate:

1.      Stimulate appetite and alleviate cachexia.

2.      Control nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.

3.      Decrease intraocular pressure.

4.      Analgesia.

5.      Neurological and movement disorders.

Forgive me that I don't qualify under situation #3. That test is always negative because the other four ailments that require MMJ take care glaucoma as a blessed side effect from this evil herb.

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Tim Ryder September 09, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Mr. Creaux, Please ignore Michael Larsen's heartless and cruel comments. He only represents a scant 4% of ignorant Eagle Rockers who think they own your body and can impose their narrow-minded opinions on us. See Patch poll here:http://eaglerock.patch.com/articles/should-marijuana-be-legalized-take-our-420-poll#photo-9441674. Jose Huizar may not being 'officially' involved with the Drug Cartels but his efforts to ban the medical marijuana market back to the unregulated Black market effectively keeps their billion dollar profits intact while we lose out on the billions of tax dollars which could be used for medical research and other more worthwhile causes instead of wasting them on this insane Prohibition madness.
Peter Choi September 09, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Thank you Mr. Creaux for perhaps the most important ERPatch blog post in recent memory. Your honesty and bravery are inspirational and serve to remind this community that good karma comes from action based on compassion. I hope your story will help open hearts and minds that have been unfortunately closed to the realities of how Medical Marijuana Clinics help many in our neighborhood live a quality life.. "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."
Eric Creaux September 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
As usual, Mr Larson got it in reverse. First, I called the council member to respectfully share my thoughts. How could Mr. Huizar possibly know that in the future I might reference a cartel in a posting about him, and that is the reason he did not call me back? I may be sick, but I'm not delusional. I clearly stated that I was not accusing him of anything, just that my mind was drawn in that direction. They call it creativity. Mr. Larsen can see words that are not there, and he places the future before the past. This version of the Patch needs a delete Ken Larson button.
John September 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I have known 26 friends and associates who died of AIDS and I say give HIV patients whatrver they need. I also think the open market should determine the number of dispensaries, not the governent. Great article. I wish you well.
Lightnapper September 09, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Excellent article. Informative, articulate, humorous, and poignant all at once. Well done. Keep up the fight. Sadly, Michael Larsen has lost all feel for compassion, and he is really grasping at straws these last few days-- but this is as low as I've seen him set the bar. Vote for Nelson Grande ERNC, Out with the old: In with the new.
Michael Larsen September 09, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Right out of the playbook Lightnapper! Well done. "Accuse anyone advocating MMJ regulation of being uncompassionate." Sorry, doesn't fly anymore. Even Paul Koretz voted for the ban. and just to update you: I'm not running for anything on the ERNC. I will have an automatic seat as Immediate Past President. And Nelson Grande has officially disavowed your cause in another comment thread. He's now strictly the Community Garden Advocate/Presidential Candidate - wants nothing to do with the MMJ issue apparently.
Michael Turmon September 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM
This article is barely coherent. I'm surprised that the editor chose to publish it. Incidentally, the claim that the American Cancer Society says MMJ has "anti-bacterial properties", etc., is not correct. The ACS (http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/marijuana) says that some MMJ supporters claim these benefits, but the ACS itself does not endorse this statement. And the whole sidebar about spouse abuse is despicable trash. There is a case to be made for MMJ. That's why a majority of people voted for Prop 215. But, the one above isn't it.
Rob Schraff September 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I am afraid the link between alcohol and spousal abuse is far more than correlation. Many, many peer-reviewed articles are easily accessible. No such evidence exists for marijuana, as seems to have been the point of the "sidebar." Mr. Huizar, seems to me, is obviously engaged in a shallow, hypocritical, prohibitionist political hustle, a point this blog, in my opinion, makes effectively.
Erykah Grande September 10, 2012 at 02:40 AM
You are being a "douche" again, Michael. How about you apologize to Mr. Creaux, first? After all, you ARE representing him. My goodness, I am truly getting fed up with you, Larsen. YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL AND SEEM TO ONLY DEFEND THOSE IN YOUR SPECIAL CLUB. It's near nauseating reading your response to Mr. Creaux. You are lacking "courtesy".
Nelson R Grande II September 10, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Good evening, Mr. Larsen. I firmly believe is it unethical and immoral to spin the truth as a Public Representative and Servant. I recommend anyone with question on my stance to read the comments themselves using this link: http://bit.ly/P9gvSG. I will quote it here, however, in order to remind you. "Above all else, I am Pro-Collaboration. I do not, and will not, stand for the complete shutting out of one demographic, which I feel has been all too common as of late." I feel that is quite the opposite of what you have stated above. It has been declared that I am the Head of the "Green Slate". I provided details as to why I am proud of this. However, it seems apparent that you have, again, misunderstood me or are willfully misleading your constituents. You have stated that I am simply "Pro-Marijuana". While there is absolutely no doubt that I am compassionate toward MMJ patients and wholeheartedly oppose LACC's all-out ban, I believe Collaboration trumps all. "Progress through Collaboration" is on all my flyers. You may see them posted on a few supporting businesses throughout Eagle Rock.
Nelson R Grande II September 10, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Your uncompromising stance on MMJ has created a divide in this community the likes of which many have never seen. I aim to mend that divide by properly representing each and every Eagle Rocker equally. If you still have doubts on my stance, I invite you to read my blog post here on Patch using this link: http://bit.ly/TsfNpB. You may also visit and 'Like' the Facebook Campaign page at /VoteNelsonBig for updates. If you would like to see someone else as President, I suggest you take the high road and support said person instead of misleading your current constituents with untrue, negative statements about me. To, once again, quote the other comment board, "Mr. Larsen, you being a resident of Eagle Rock, I wholeheartedly appreciate and respect your opinion and position. However, I will not tolerate partial truths and deceptions. If we are to work together in the future, I suggest we both work with Collaboration as the primary goal."
Nelson R Grande II September 10, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Mr. Creaux, Above all else, I appreciate your courage. The good news is that more and more folks are becoming increasingly informed by the day and, with that, are less fearful of this terribly misunderstood medicinal plant. I'm sincerely wishing you well in your continued endeavors, both publicly and privately. It's folks like you that make me want to keep fighting the good fight.
Michael Larsen September 10, 2012 at 05:08 AM
I'm sorry if I got confused, so you are running on a Pro-Collaboration platform, but you're the leader of a slate of candidates consisting of "Community Garden Advocates and Pro-Medical Marijuana Activists"? And you want to "keep fighting the good fight" against regulation of MMJ? Is that accurate or is that immoral spin? It sounds to me like you're desperately trying to doublespeak distance yourself from your platform that fellow Green Slate candidate Tim Ryder lays out pretty clearly in this month's Boulevard Sentinel: http://www.jejprint.com/blvdsentinel/#/18/ ...and what's up with your potty-mouthed wife?
Jennifer N September 10, 2012 at 05:24 AM
While the writer is obviously in need of marijuana; I don't get the implication of Italian and Spanish mixed in the title, is there one? Marijuana advocates need to decide if it is medical or recreational usage they support. I'm for either, but pick one and adhere to, or change the laws governing one or the other. It's the murky middle ground shops/dispenserys claim that causes the problem.
Nelson R Grande II September 10, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Goodness, Mr. Larsen. I will quote it once more: "I will have access to an abundance of information and will, undoubtedly, make informed decisions. ... But, as a True Public Servant, I will always concede to all of you in the final say." If it has not been apparent, I am a very politically involved man. I have personal views on many things. But, as mentioned above, and on a few other locations on this board, I will always concede to the will of The People. Being a Public Representative demands professionalism. Many working people understand that their personal views cannot interfere with their professional obligations. I am one of those people and I will lay my reputation on the line to prove that notion. You cannot catch an honest man in a lie.
Nelson R Grande II September 10, 2012 at 05:43 AM
I agree that it's murky Ms. N. Let's talk about it. Let's invite all Eagle Rockers to talk about it.
Erykah Grande September 10, 2012 at 07:42 AM
Hey Larsen, why are you getting upset over me using a word (hence the quotation marks) you used here: http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/users/rob-schraff/board wait, wait, I took precaution so in case you decide to delete it. Here's a much more permanent link to your comment: http://i.imgur.com/HeLH9.jpg And don't worry, I'm not upset, so go ahead, "untwist [your] panties" (:::whispers::: btw, another one of your "potty-mouthed" phrases) http://eaglerock.patch.com/blog_posts/becoming-an-engaged-citizen-full-disclosure .......and oh, yeah, this one's backed up too (juuuuuuust in case): http://i.imgur.com/gAIVx.jpg
Michael Larsen September 10, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Interesting. Mr. Grande, what special information do you imagine you'll be privy to if you become ERNC President? And what decisions do you think you'll be making? I know you haven't been to many meetings, but the President doesn't vote and can't bring motions to the board. Everything is discussed in the open, and all decisions are made by a majority of the board. I suppose you can decide how early you'll get to the meeting to set up tables and chairs, and what order to put the agenda items. It's good to know that, if elected, you will concede to the will of The People in these decisions.
Lightnapper September 10, 2012 at 07:27 PM
It's not a game, Mr. Larsen. It's a humble opinion. And it's people's lives. Sorry, but I truly believe you're a very miserable and angry man. I use the term "man" with great reserve. I don't smoke-- anything. I do believe there should be MMJ regulation, but not a complete ban. I agree that quality of life issues are important. This's why I always advise ERM to call LAPD. I used to be an officer myself. Also, it seems anytime anyone puts up an idea that is not right-wing/left-wing orientated, the hounds wail-- on both sides. I have a good B.S. meter. It's pathetic that supposedly educated, highly paid leaders cannot solve this intelligently. Instead, they leave it to self-agenda volunteers such as yourself. I'm glad you're out-- Immediate Past President. What total High School crap! Nelson Grande sounds intelligent. ER needs leaders like him. What's my dog in the fight? Not that you actually care. The truth is my father is 88 and has terminal cancer. He's been fighting it for close to five years. He travels to Houston for treatment. He has a number of cancers which are a documented "cancer cluster" from when he applied chemicals to cockpits for WWII airplanes in Akron, Ohio. He needs edibles to maintain an appetite and fight nausea from chemo. He would never smoke MJ. It's not going to be long before he is gone. He's fighting, daily. He's a real man. It would be nice to have him comfortable as he passes. The prescribed opiates are causing more harm than good. Good Day, sir.
Michael Larsen September 10, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Lightnapper, your post reminds me (which I sometimes forget and sometimes just don't have the time) that smart folks like yourself who genuinely want to maintain safe access to medical marijuana for seriously ill people (like your father and Mr. Creaux) need to be reminded and updated on the actual facts of the situation in LA. It's been a very fast moving, complicated issue which very few people have the time or energy to stay on top of. I often use shorthand when I comment and assume that readers are familiar with the history, but I get that that can cause unintended friction and misunderstandings. Let me go over some basics: 1. I join the ERNC and Jose Huizar in absolute support of the ideals of Prop 215 and would like to see a well regulated, safe, and accountable system for put in place for the distribution of medical marijuana products to seriously ill Angelenos and Eagle Rockers. 2. The stores in LA have never been nor are they currently operating with any actual regulation or legal status. 3. We've been working for over 4 years to try to get some form of responsible regulation put in place on the stores so they can operate with legitimacy and accountability. 4. All attempts at regulation have been opposed by and crippled by the stores, as well as some court actions. The referendum blocking the Gentle Ban is the latest example of this.
Michael Larsen September 10, 2012 at 08:30 PM
5. The Gentle Ban DOES NOT BAN the use, growth, possession, transportation or distribution of medical marijuana in LA, only the operation of the unregulated stores until regulation can be put in place with the help of the CA Supreme Court or CA Legislature. 6. The temporary ban on unregulated/illegally operating stores was unanimously passed by the City Council with the support of the Mayor, City Attorney, District Attorney, and Police Chief. 7. Paul Koretz, one of the original authors of the medical marijuana laws and one of the staunchest supporters of MMJ in Los Angeles voted in FAVOR OF THE TEMPORARY BAN. Everyone in City and County government agree that this is the right thing to do. 8. I look forward to a time when we can have one or two well run, tightly regulated, and fully accountable MMDs in Eagle Rock for folks like Mr. Creaux and your Dad, where they can be confident that the products they are getting are safe, and they are not in danger of being caught up in criminal or law enforcement activity. I would be proud to say that I fought for and achieved that through my work on the ERNC.
Lightnapper September 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Trust me. I despise that phrase. It's even worse than a politician shaking my hand. I'm well aware. From Point A to Point Z. And it's complete B.S. There's been plenty of time for it to have all been worked out. I read the comments. All of them. Pro, anti, neutral, indifferent. I know exactly where people stand. I worked for the Gov. You go ahead and trust them to do the right thing-- all on their own, without any citizen oversight-- as if that actually matters. I, on the other hand, prefer to put my stake in The People, grassroots level, and not rely on a vocal minority of right-wing or left-wing fanatics. Face-eating, pot-smoking cannibals indeed! You, and your comrades-- on both sides-- have showed your hand, played your cards. Trust me just once more-- me & pops won't be cultivating MJ in the backyard anytime soon. LAPD might give us a pass, depending on whether a hard-ass TO is breaking in a BOOT or not, but the DEA could be all over us in a nanosecond. I prefer to keep my assets. Remember-- The War On Drugs? It ain't over. We have no intention or desire for either incarceration or indebtedness to a lawyer. Until that little caveat is worked out, I'm going with a MMJ Recommendation & a reputable MMD, one that tests product and cares about patients. They exist. I'm working to keep it that way. It's called self-preservation, and it's as democratic and Jeffersonian as it gets. Listen up people-- Nelson Grande seems intelligent and moderate in his beliefs. The time is now.
Michael Turmon September 11, 2012 at 02:40 AM
The article showed no care or sympathy whatever for battered women. The article in fact mocked the supposed hypocrisy of women who are abused by drunken spouses. ("Feel free to let them see your husband get drunk, smoke cigarettes and then beat the crap out of you.") It is both stupid and horrible.
Jeff September 11, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Here's some more science. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/marijuana-testicular-cancer-risk_n_1870699.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48969102/ns/health-mens_health/#
Ajay Singh (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Jose Maricon—I believe what you mean is that a horse CAN be led to the well but cannot be forced to drink water.
Duff Strong September 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Wow. Weed has been giving men testicular cancer for 5000 years? I find it very ironic that this study done from December 1986 to April 1991 is seeing the light of day during an election year in which pot plays a big part even though there have been countless studies since then that cannabis actually inhibits cancer cells. Even the National Cancer Institute states this: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4 More so, it's a 'Casual Link'. If ANYTHING, the very limited case study of only about 300 people state that it can increase the likelihood rather than actually cause it in the same way driving at night increases the likelihood of getting into an accident. It doesn't mean driving itself will increase the chances, but a driving at night habit may, such as driving with the lights off. Those with lights off are still, generically, drivers at night, falling into the larger category. There is a lot missing from this study. In the end, it's simply more fear mongering from a desperate few trying to keep control of the rigged system.
Duff Strong September 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM
By the way. It increased said casual link to 0.012% Frightening. Next time, read something more than just the headline. You may end up figuring out something for yourself instead of what the sheep herders tell you.
Lightnapper September 12, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Nice catch Ajay. And sense of humor. I myself weary of the debate-- all of them-- from sea to shining sea-- and I truly desire a lime drenched Tanqueray and Tonic, perhaps two. I’m taking a Patch break before I myself become The Theater of The Absurd, if not already terminally infected. @ Mr. Maricon… amigo, I can take care of myself. Nobody can offend me—or defend me. It’s impossible, an exercise in futility. And I think the commenter is referring to the article above rather than my lament above. At least that's what I gather. Perhaps I'm wrong. Try refining that Spanglish, but still send the Burro.
Erykah Grande September 12, 2012 at 04:09 AM
I say, beaten to death it has. Medicate in peace, Mr Maricon. I bid you all farewell...onto other articles.
John September 12, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I appreciate that Michael Larsen wants to assure me of safe access. I have never seen him dispute my repreated contention that alcohol, tobacco, sugar and guns are openly available and marketed to children, and that each of those kill people while marijuana does not. He does not disagree that one bottle of aspirin or tylenol is enough to cause overdose and death, and that children can buy aspirin anywhere. He seems to understand the hypcorisy and arbitrary nature of all marijuana laws. I am baffled however at his endorsement of a ban, his communist approach to economics, and his willingness to discount the decision making abilities of freedom loving americans who assert their right to self determination. You are right, I don't understand all the legal posturing, court tactics, and unscientific misinformation. I have seen people try to pass legislation that would outlaw passing gas, make it a crime for a man to have an erection in public, would outlaw sodomy and oral sex. I just don't understand laws that would create a special class of people who have less rights than others. If you are allowed to drink yourself into oblivian, smoke cigarettes until you grow a tumor the size of a basketball, buy a gun a k-mart this morning so you can shoot someone this afternoon - then all marijuana laws are ridiculous, unfair, and oppressive. Does a ban change any of this?

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