You Have An Endocannabinoid System- Cannabis Revelations
Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:21 AM
When you deal with that mentality that says "opiates are preferable because we know their history" what do you say?
Seriously - not being a dick or trying to belittle you. I'm asking you honestly because I've talked myself blue in the face and we aren't getting there nearly fast enough.
It isn't just anecdotal evidence any more. There is significant clinical evidence that pot is good for a bunch of stuff and barely bad at all (especially compared to the other "drugs of abuse"). I realise this is preaching to the choir but good fuck the idiots with their fingers in their ears and their eyes squeezed shut going, "NAH NAH NAH NAH I DON'T HEAR YOU NAH NAH NAH" are still making policy.
Mexico is bordering on a failed state. Vast swaths of the world are under the control of people who are only in control because they grow our illegal drugs. On the one hand we bomb the shit out of the Taliban and on the other we curse the record opium harvests that they actually successfully repressed.
Jeeze. I don't mean to be a bummer. Some of this drug shit is just so crazy that it makes me crazy to think about it.
Sorry to rant in yer thread.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:42 AM
Now about this Marihuana:
There's Cheech and Chong, 420, High Times, OMG I'm so facking baked... And then there's this stuff. I was trying to assemble data in one thread regarding how every human being on this planet is producing Cannabis right now... Inside there bodies via their Endocannabinoid system. Afterall that's why we have both THC and CBD receptors throughout our bodies.
That's one thing we all share, we are all making internal Cannabinoids inside our bodies right now, to improve and enrich our lives.
On some levels its to much to believe or get behind, but it is the truth. I first made this thread to share the info , but it's not really the kind of stuff people care about, plus it's to scientific. Would be nice if it could be explained in easier to understand terms. Hopefully in the future it will be common knowledge.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:11 AM
It is mind numbing to realise that every human and many of the plants on this planet are guilty of intentionally synthesising with the intent to distribute (internally) a schedule one substance. Just about everything makes DMT. Hell, humans commit a federal crime every day by distilling a small amount of alcohol internally.
It is a fucking weird world and the older I get the more certain I am that it is that way by design.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:25 AM
Important lecture that outlines the complete story of the bodies Endocannabinoid System and how it relates to Cannabis. Worth checking out.
Edited by hyphaenation, 02 January 2014 - 10:24 PM.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:15 PM
The evidence is piling up so damned high...why do so many refuse to see it?
Ignoring anecdotal evidence is only valid when that is all that is available.
WE HAVE FUCKING CLINICAL EVIDENCE!
And still we have a drug war. it is maddening.
I don't want to derail ya - I just forwarded a couple of those to some of my "marijuana is the devil" friends. It just boggles my mind that an actual real live miracle cure is being pissed upon because of politics.
I should maybe stop posting in this thread. You have such a positive light going here and I just keep dragging it down.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:07 PM
(NaturalNews) Twice as many patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that were prescribed cannabis reported relief from muscle stiffness over the placebo while cannabis also provided better relief of body pain, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. In the MS study published online on July 12 in the
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Dr. Zajicek states that overall, progression of disease in this group ... was less than expected... In other words, cannabis appears to have slowed the progression of the disease also. This is the strongest evidence behind using cannabinoids for symptom relief in MS so far.
Oddly enough, the US government holds patents on the medicinal attributes of marijuana's usage. This is the same government that denies its citizens the legal right to use medical marijuana.
It seems logical to conclude that if our government now owns the rights to a "natural substance" through patenting that the U.S. government knows that marijuana has valid medicinal properties. So why is the U.S. government so adamant in outlawing medical marijuana and unwilling to admit that marijuana has valid medicinal properties? Some 60 percent of Americans in our "democratic" society believe that doctors should be allowed to prescribe marijuana and yet the man with the gun and handcuffs says "NO." That's not democracy!
U.S. Patent 6630507 titled "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants" is assigned to The United States of America, and claims - "Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants. For example, in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia."
A patent is granted by the government and used to protect the right of the inventor. NEWSFLASH The U.S. government did not invent cannabis! By definition, you should not be able to patent something that grows naturally. But the U.S. government has a patent to control the use of cannabis.
Marijuana is cancer protective?
But the benefits of cannabinoids don't stop with MS: One study (listed in cancer.gov) suggested that cannabinoids may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. During this two-year study, a dose-related decrease in the incidence of hepatic adenoma tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma was observed along with decreased incidences of benign tumors in other organs. In another study (again listed in cancer.gov), cannabis was found to inhibit the growth of Lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells along with other tumors. Cannabinoids appear to kill tumor cells without harming the non-transformed cells.
A Costa Rican study found that chronic marijuana smokers who were also cigarette smokers were less likely to develop cancer than cigarette smokers who didn't use marijuana. Cannabis dilates the alveoli (tiny air sacks in the lungs), allowing toxins to be more easily eliminated. Nicotine conversely constricts the alveoli while cannabis neutralizes the constriction.
Freedom from tyranny
Our country was forged out of the struggle against outside tyranny but is falling quickly into the hands of even worse evils than our forefathers strove against - inside complacency and ignorance. But the biggest evils occur when men and women choose to sit by and let tyranny seep in and take control. Our freedoms are quickly running out in the USA.
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." Maximilien Robespierre
It is high time that the majority once again rules - If our country's leaders refuse to listen, then it's time to vote them out. Your life may depend upon it!
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:46 PM
Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional aspects of pain.
But the effect on the pain experienced varied greatly, they said.
The researchers' findings are published in the journal Pain.
The Oxford researchers recruited 12 healthy men to take part in their small study.
Participants were given either a 15mg tablet of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) - the ingredient that is responsible for the high - or a placebo.
The volunteers then had a cream rubbed into the skin of one leg to induce pain, which was either a dummy cream or a cream that contained chilli - which caused a burning and painful sensation.
Each participant had four MRI scans which revealed how their brain activity changed when their perception of the pain reduced.
Dr Michael Lee, lead study author from Oxford University's Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, said: "We found that with THC, on average people didn't report any change in the burn, but the pain bothered them less."
MRI brain imaging showed reduced activity in key areas of the brain that explained the pain relief which the study participants experienced.
Dr Lee suggested that the findings could help predict who would benefit from taking cannabis for pain relief - because not everyone does.
"We may in future be able to predict who will respond to cannabis, but we would need to do studies in patients with chronic pain over longer time periods."
He added: "Cannabis does not seem to act like a conventional pain medicine. Some people respond really well, others not at all, or even poorly. "Brain imaging shows little reduction in the brain regions that code for the sensation of pain, which is what we tend to see with drugs like opiates.
"Instead cannabis appears to mainly affect the emotional reaction to pain in a highly variable way."
Mick Serpell, a senior lecturer in pain medicine at Glasgow University, said the study confirmed what was already known.
"It highlights the fact that cannabis may be a means of disengagement for the patient, rather than a pain reliever - but we can see that happen with opioids too."
The study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:20 AM
In the 2011 chapter, “Sporting Cannabinoids,” the authors of The Cannabis Papers noted how exercise is cannabinoid dependent. New research describes how the memory improvements associated with exercise are due to activation of our cannabinoid system and its CB1 receptor."
"“The study,” noted Brickner, “blocked CB1 receptors in mice with a synthetic cannabinoid called AM251; in doing so, the mice didn’t show the memory enhancement of the regular mice – the one’s able to activate their CB1 receptors.”
The abstract summed: “Our results suggest that, at least in part, the promnesic effect of the exercise is dependent of CB1 receptor activation.”
“Promnesic means memory enhancing,” chuckled Brickner, “so maybe it’s time to forget some of those stoner jokes.”