Ancient Egypt and #Cannabis →
Egypt is one of the great ancient civilizations with a notably advanced medical system. There is ample evidence to support the use of Cannabis as a medicine in ancient Egypt, as indications for use and instructions for preparation are written in some of the oldest medical texts in existence. Although, the extent of Cannabis use in ancient Egypt is debatable. Read more…
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love...– Bob Marley
Long-Term #Marijuana Use Could Have Zero Effect on... →
Last summer, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sparked a new round of worries about the dangers of smoking pot—especially for those who start smoking at younger ages. The study found that consistent marijuana use gradually eroded cognitive functioning and IQ, and with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, it’s made an...
Medical #Marijuana Is Safe for Children →
Numerous cases show clinical cannabis is effective on illnesses in children The courage and fortitude of parents who have chosen cannabis compounds to treat their children facing life-threatening illness have raised eyebrows. Some live in terror that their government will take their child away, since medical marijuana is only legal in some states. However, there are numerous cases...
How #Marijuana Affects Dreams and Can Benefit... →
There are many scientific research papers which point to use of marijuana’s cannabinoids as a potential memory suppressant in the treatment of PTSD, specifically with the THC cannabinoid. As scientist gaze into the future of PTSD and the THC compound found in cannabis. It is believed that THC may have the curing properties so desperately sought by those that suffer with post-traumatic stress...
#Cannabis in the Ancient World →
The earliest record of man’s use of cannabis comes from the island of Taiwan located off the coast of mainland China. In this densely populated part of the world, archaeologists have unearthed an ancient village site dating back over 10,000 years to the Stone Age. While traces of early Chinese fabrics have all but disappeared, in 1972 an ancient burial site dating back to the Chou dynasty...
Can #Cannabis Kill You? →
Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality. Read more…
#Cannabis & The Pineal Gland : Turn On The Third... →
The Pineal Gland or the ‘Seat of the Soul’ as described by Rene Descartes, is the focal point of our spiritual guiding system which makes us go beyond the five senses of rationality and become multisensory, tuned into and aware of higher dimensions of consciousness within a holographic cosmos. Cannabis or Marijuana among other psychedelics facilitates the activation of the pineal...
Teen #Marijuana Use May Show No Effect On Brain... →
Researchers scanned the brains of 92 adolescents, ages 16 to 20, before and after an 18-month period. During that year and a half, half of the teens — who already had extensive alcohol and marijuana-use histories — continued to use marijuana and alcohol in varying amounts. The other half abstained or kept consumption minimal, as they had throughout adolescence. Read more…
#Cannabis based epileptic drug on its way →
The recent novel research studies carried out in animals has shown that cannabidivarin, a natural compound present in cannabis had the potential to suppress seizures in a wide range of research models afflicted with the detrimental epileptic condition. Read more…
The African Zulu people treat asthma with a cold... →
According to the book “Marijuana Medicine: A World Tour of the Healing and Visionary Powers of Cannabis” by Christian Ratsch, the hemp (or cannabis) plant has been used for centuries to treat asthma symptoms such as asthma attacks as well as a host of other common ailments… Read more…
#Cannabis Science: Cannabinoids Occur Naturally In... →
Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana. And it turns out, based on the findings of several major scientific studies, that human breast milk naturally contains many of the same cannabinoids...
MontanaPBS Presents: Clearing the Smoke: The #Science of #Cannabis MontanaPBS’s new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.
Medical #Cannabis Video: Professor describes the role of Cannabinoids as anti-inflammatory for arthritis, as neuroprotectant for brain injury and as a possible treatment for PTSD - Dr. Mechoulam, Professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Medical #Marijuana: Cannabinoids Alleviate... →
Research suggests that cannabis is effective in treating the symptoms of these GI disorders in part because it interacts with the endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, which can result in calming spasms, assuaging pain, and improving motility. Cannabis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and recent research shows crucial neuromodulatory roles in...
The #Marijuana Conspiracy : The Real Reason why... →
Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people. Read more…
10 Major Health Benefits of Marijuana →
The days of Reefer Madness are pretty far gone, but the American public is still vastly uninformed about marijuana, particularly concerning its myriad of amazing health benefits. Here are 10 (out of countless) health benefits that marijuana possesses. With that said, it’s simply baffling that medical marijuana is not legal in most of the country, and still there retains such a negative...
Compound in #Cannabis May Help Treat #Epilepsy,... →
British researchers have determined that a little-studied chemical in the cannabis plant could lead to effective treatments for epilepsy, with few to no side effects. The team at Britain’s University of Reading, working with GW Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, tested cannabidivarin, or CBDV, in rats and mice afflicted with six types of epilepsy and found it “strongly suppressed...
New Study Proves That Marijuana Increases Brain... →
According to a study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, the effects of marijuana on the brain are everything but detrimental. Professor Xia Zhang and some of his colleagues at Saskatchewan University decided to test a synthetic form of THC (HU210) on a group of test rats to observe the effects the drug has on neurogenesis (brain cell formation and generation). They...
It has already started... This is what a dying war... →
It has already started… This is what a dying war on marijuana looks like. The U.S. government is in an untenable position; the war on marijuana has failed completely, but the U.S. government also holds the sole medical marijuana patent ever granted, which proves that cannabinoids from cannabis are powerful medicines that can save thousands of lives annually and save the government billions...
Trolinger's history of Cannabis... →
The first parts of this paper are on the history of Cannabis….. The last part is concerning the unconstitutionality of the general prohibition of Cannabis…. Read it here
The Future of Medical Marijuana at the Threshold... →
The stark realization of the absolute failure of the war on drugs settles in, the United States government currently finds itself in a very quirky position. As the sole holder to patents on medical marijuana’s active ingredients known as cannabinoids, the US government finds that it alone can process the science that exposes the contradictions to their own laws. Not particularly unusual, but...
New Research Strongly Supports #Marijuana's... →
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research conducted seven completed clinical trials from 2002 to 2012, with five studies published and two pending, showing that marijuana does, in fact, have therapeutic value. It is no secret that clinical research on marijuana’s therapeutic benefits can get very politically sensitive both at the federal and state levels. In the wake of...
Cannabis is not an addictive substance. Less than 1 percent of #marijuana...– Ontario Justice J.F. McCart, 1997
How Cannabis Can Protect Us From Cancer and... →
In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered and since then researchers have learned that there are two types of cannabinoid receptors which are distributed throughout our bodies and that we make chemicals within our bodies—endocannabinoids—that are similar to the cannabinoids made by the cannabis plant. Both plant and human cannabinoids bind to and influence these receptors in order...
Study finds no long-term negative cognitive... →
This study found that cannabis use caused small impairments in attention, learning, and other cognitive processes that persisted after intoxication. However, the researchers said it was unclear if these minor impairments “translate[d] into practical impairments in functioning.” But the second meta-analysis suggested that these minor impairments don’t last longer than a month.
Alcohol, not marijuana, proven to be the real... →
Studies have already proven that marijuana IS NOT a gateway drug. Decades of prejudice against marijuana have long resulted in demonizing the substance as the ‘gateway drug’ that leads to harder drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. Turns out, that impression is incorrect. Marijuana use is not the main indicator of whether someone will go on to more dangerous drugs. The best predictor is—ta-da—the...
Government-sponsored study destroys DEA’s... →
A government-sponsored study published recently in The Open Neurology Journal concludes that marijuana provides much-needed relief to some chronic pain sufferers and that more clinical trials are desperately needed, utterly destroying the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) classification of the drug as having no medical uses. While numerous prior studies have shown marijuana’s usefulness for...
Marijuana Now the Most Popular Drug in the World →
According to a U.N. report on global drug use, cannabis was the world’s most widely produced, trafficked, and consumed drug in the world in 2010. Marijuana boasts somewhere between 119 million and 224 million users in the adult population of the world (18 or older). And there are no signs to indicate the popularity of marijuana will fall anytime soon. Cannabis is consumed in some fashion in all...
MEDICAL CANNABIS - A SHORT GRAPHICAL HISTORY:... →
EGYPTIAN MEDICINE — 2,000 BC By far the very vast majority of modern day Egyptologists agree that Medical Cannabis (Medical Marihuana) was used by the ancient Egyptians in their medicines. Egyptian records that have been discovered do not contain the oldest known recorded mention of the medical uses of Cannabis, BUT it is the oldest known “complete” medical textbook in...
The Racist Origins of Cannabis Prohibition →
To this day we see a disproportionate number of ethnic minorities arrested for drug offenses, and you have to wonder if this plays a part in an apparently racist institution not being so quick to call bullshit on the war on some users of some drugs.
Study shows no evidence medical marijuana... →
While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students.
Caffeine may be more dangerous than marijuana →
Unlike caffeine, most evidence suggests that marijuana is not physically addictive. Physical addiction to a drug is caused by the drug physically altering one’s brain chemistry in a way that nurtures dependence. For example, the brain is not accustomed to caffeine. The dependence one develops comes from his brain attempting to compensate for the unnatural chemical reaction. Since the human...
Marijuana good for depression, bipolar disorder... →
Dr. Khan reviewed clinical trial data submitted to the FDA for nine SSRI antidepressant drugs approved by the FDA between 1985 and 2000. This included 10,030 depressed patients in 52 clinical trials. The Placebo (inert dummy pill) worked better than the SSRI antidepressant pill in more than half the studies. This is astounding information showing the power of the Placebo, or the lack of...
Efforts to relax Marijuana laws gain support →
The Associated Press reports an increase in state lawmakers putting marijuana policy - from medical marijuana programs, pot dispensaries, decriminalization and even legalization - on their legislative agenda. “Once consigned to the political fringe, marijuana policy is appearing on legislative agendas around the country thanks to an energized base of supporters and an increasingly...
Oxford Scientist Says Cannabis Less Harmful Than... →
Cannabis is a safer drug than aspirin and can be used long-term without serious side effects, says a book by a leading Oxford scientist. The Science of Marijuana, by Dr Leslie Iversen of Oxford University’s department of pharmacology, found many “myths” surrounding marijuana use, such as extreme addictiveness, or links with mental illness or infertility are not supported by...
Benefits of Marijuana Use →
Since the mid 1930s marijuana was illegal in all 50 states even though Marijuana could be beneficial for you . The evidence is overwhelming that it helps treat some 250 medical conditions, including Cancer!
Why Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Traffic Deaths →
States that legalize medical marijuana see fewer fatal car accidents, according to a new study, in part because people may be substituting marijuana smoking for drinking alcohol.
Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-causing Herpes... →
THC specifically targets viral and/or cellular mechanisms required for replication and possibly shared by these gamma herpesviruses, and the endocannabinoid system is possibly involved in regulating gamma herpesvirus latency and lytic replication. The immediate early gene ORF 50 promoter activity was specifically inhibited by THC. These studies may also provide the foundation for the development...
Another story of how Cannabis is effective against... →
Excellent story of a Dad, who helped his son battle Brain Cancer by giving him #cannabis
Does Marijuana Cause Brain Damage? →
Summary • The belief that marijuana leads to brain damage was popular in the 70s • Original study was controversial and eventually proven untrue • Recent studies confirm that marijuana does not damage the brain • The abuse of other substances – such as alcohol or caffeine – can result in permanent brain damage
Cannabis and the Cancer Industry →
Aside from Cancer accompanying us throughout our existence on Earth, there has been another companion of ours, which has acted as a counter agent: the Cannabis plant. Although, due to its modern legal prohibition, marijuana’s anti-cancer properties have been made hard to research. The results are nonetheless miraculous!
Study confirms marijuana helps with Multiple... →
Smoking marijuana cuts spasticity and pain that’s resistant to conventional treatments in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)
A Call To End The War on Drugs from Ethan... →
Top 5 Special Interest Groups Lobbying to Keep... →
Marijuana is still illegal because science and medicine have done studies to prove that is is dangerous, highly addictive and has no proven medical use, RIGHT? WRONG. Scientists and researchers have proven these myths to be false beyond the shadow of a doubt through years of studies and analysis. So then why is it still illegal you might ask. The link above leads to a list of organizations...