The Definition Of A Firebrand

The Definition Of A Firebrand

The definition of a firebrand, today’s guest is one of the OG cannabis activists and that wasn’t the only pioneering quality she had. Elvy Musikka was also something of a rarity in this country by being someone who receives cannabis from the federal government, at no charge. Uncle Sam is her weed dealer. Born in Colombia in 1939, Musikka moved in 1953 with her parents to the States, where surgery for her congenital cataracts left her partially blinded and eventually led to glaucoma. She was arrested in 1988 for cannabis cultivation, and decided to petition to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and requested to be added to an Investigative New Drug program. She was approved, which resulted in her joining Robert Randall and Irvin Rosenfeld as participants in the program.

The Definition Of A Firebrand

Because of their tireless efforts to help others, 18 additional patients were also enrolled, each one having to submit extensive medical records from a “reliable doctor” to the Department Enforcement Agency, Food and Drug Administration, and NIDA. Musikka receives some of that infamous, federally-approved, University of Mississippi-grown cannabis—300 joints per month in a large tin, which she picks up all at once each January in Florida. However, the fed’s weed leaves something to be desired, to say the least. Until recently, seeds and stems were common, and the flower usually tops out between four to six percent THC—when it’s really even weed, and not just hemp.

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