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Is CBG The Ultimate Cannabinoid?

The Next Generation of Medicinal Cannabis: High-CBG Strains

Cannabigerol (CBG) happens to be responsible for most of marijuana’s medical effects, CBG works behind the scenes, which scientists have only recently started to investigate.

Cannabigerol, a small non-psychoactive component of cannabis, shows significant promise as a treatment for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, colon cancer, Huntington’s Disease, skin diseases, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, antidepressant, etc, etc,  but its mostly unavailable in the medical marijuana market.

All the major cannabinoids in marijuana come from cannabigerol (CBG); THC and CBD – the two most common chemicals in marijuana – and other minor cannabinoids all begin as CBG. CBG is non-psychoactive and is quickly converted to other cannabinoids by enzymes in the cannabis plant, which explains the low concentration of CBG in most strains. CBG gets turned into THC, CBD or CBC almost soon as it gets made. Since it’s the precursor for the major compounds, very little of is left over in mature flowers.

Besides its role in forming other cannabinoids, CBG has a number of important medical effects of its own.
CBG inhibits the uptake of a chemical in our brain called GABA – something CBD also does. “When GABA [uptake] is inhibited, you actually have muscle relaxation and you have anti-anxiety effects, so it appears to promote similar effects that CBD has. It also appears to have anti-depressant and some modest anti-fungal properties.”

Just recently in January 2015,
( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25252936 ) researchers discovered that CBG had neuroprotective effects in mice with Huntington’s Disease, a disease characterized by the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. CBG improved motor skill deficiencies significantly and preserved neurons against toxicity.

In 2014, a study was conducted into the effect of CBG on cancer. The study revealed that cannabigerol can prevent the progression of cancer cells formed in the colon. CBG slowed down progression of colon cancer in mice. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25269802 ). Another new study published in a recent issue of the journal Phytomedicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis-based medicines may provide a cure for colon cancer.

Evidence also suggests it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2823359/ Cannabigerol is perhaps most widely recognized as an anti-inflammatory cannabinoid.

It’s been known since at least the ‘80s that CBG can help treat glaucoma by relieving interocular pressure. Researchers writing for Experimental Eye Research gave rats and cats CBN and CBG, finding that chronic administration of these cannabinoids lowers ocular tension considerably.

Medical marijuana patients have access to high-THC and high-CBD cannabis, but what about high-CBG strains? They are rare, but they exist. Narrow-leafleted drug strains from the Indian-subcontinent, were found to have slightly higher levels of CBG than others. Relatively high amounts of CBG can be extracted from budding plants about three-quarters of the way through flowering. Testing of industrial hemp has found much higher levels of cannabigerol (CBG) than most strains of cannabis.

CBG-only strains will soon be as available is CBD cannabis. Hybridization between different types of strains will allow patients to use medicinal cannabis tailored to their needs and preferences in a way people only can dream of today.

 

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Roger’s Bud Facts

Here are some interesting facts about marijuana you may not have known:

In 1876, the Sultan of Turkey gave marijuana to the United States as a gift. By 1880, Turkish smoking parlors were opened all over the northeastern U.S. – http://brainz.org/420-milestones-history-marijuana/

A pot smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response. – http://dangerousminds.net/comments/how_much_pot_would_it_take_to_kill_you

Research has found that THC (the main active component of marijuana), has a growth-inhibiting effect on the cancer cells in liver. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

THC and CBD, marijuana’s primary cannabinoids, are both cancer killers.

Research has found that smoking cannabis/pot in your teens can lead to a decline in I.Q., but similar effects were not seen in those who started smoking as adults. – http://www.nature.com/news/drop-in-iq-linked-to-heavy-teenage-cannabis-use-1.11278

In 2008, a British man was sentenced to four years in jail in Dubai after Customs officers found 0.003 grams (0.0001 ounces) of cannabis in a cigarette stub stuck on the sole of one his shoes.

A recent study proved that cannabis aids both lung and breast cancer-and does not cause any form of cancer. It only cures.

In Bhutan, marijuana grows wild and is more common than regular grass. However, virtually no one smokes it. Instead it is the number one source of feed for pigs. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJwNSkdTH0&feature=youtu.be&t=4m11s

Studies have proven that the high from cannabis is very comparable to that of a runners high.

There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free. – http://nowiknow.com/license-to-toke/

he first two drafts of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper.Before its ban, hemp was a common cash crop for family farms in early America.

The NBA does not test athletes for marijuana use in the off season.

Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the U.S., exceeding corn and wheat combined – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_crop#United_States

Although cannabis is illegal in Australia, there’s a town in New South Wales revolving almost only around weed selling and weed tourism where cannabis is both sold and grown openly. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimbin,_New_South_Wales

In North Korea, distribution, possession and consumption of cannabis is very legal, and is recommended as a healthier alternative to tobacco. “Visitors tell stories of marijuana plants growing freely by roadsides.” – http://bigbudsmag.com/communist-cannabis-is-north-korea-a-legal-marijuana-state/

Marijuana seeds are a source of all amino acids. They are one of only a handful of substances that man can sustain off indefinitely with no other food and provide all known amino acids. – https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Marijuana_Cultivation/Fundamentals/Parts_of_the_Plant#Seeds

The University of Mississippi operates the United States’ only legal marijuana farm, on behalf of the government. – http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/12037857

US, Canadian and Australian consumption of cannabis per capita is more than double that of the Dutch, despite it being legal in Netherlands. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annual_cannabis_use_by_country

Cannabis grew rampantly in Brooklyn around 1951 before being eradicated by the Sanitation Department – http://brooklynology.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/post/2011/01/28/White-Wings-and-Dream-Stuff.aspx

Marijuana triggers neurogenesis. Layman’s terms: It leads to brain cell growth.

42% of people in Canada have tried marijuana at least once.

There is zero evidence that marijuana causes significant lung damage.

Marijuana has been in an “official” state of prohibition since 1937-s Marijuana Tax Act (in the United States). Because, among other reasons, it made white women desire black men.

Colorado and Washington legalized cannabis for recreational use this past October. They have estimated tax revenues of over $550 Million from this legalization.

Over the last decade, the NYPD has spent 1 Million Hours Making 440,000 Marijuana Arrests.

The last four presidents, including Barack Obama, have all admitted to smoking cannabis.

Since Nixon declared the “War On Drugs” in 1971, over a trillion dollars have been spent on it. It takes the average person under an hour to find drugs in a new city.

BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer’s hops are in the
same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.

Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it’s still legal today.

The “SEX Party” in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.

A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.

George Washington grew Marijuana in his farm.

Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.

MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.

California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.
Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

In the U.S., a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell US$10 of marijuana to an undercover officer.

In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called “Dimethylheptylpyran.” Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. in 2015.

The U.S. government’s “official expert” on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testified in court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.

The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.

789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.

In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.

Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.

The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.

In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.

Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once, and more than 25 million have smoked it in the last year.

Worldwide, it is estimated that about 162 million adults use marijuana at least once per year, and 22.5 million use the drug daily.

The first e-commerce transaction to take place on the Internet was the sale of cannabis – http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/19/online-high-net-drugs-deal
In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1 – http://cannabisnews.com/news/25/thread25864.shtml
Carl Sagan wrote a paper under the pseudonym Mr. X advocating for Marijuana use. His identity as Mr. X was not revealed until after his death – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/carl-sagan-marijuana_n_3367112.html

After Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of his hip-hop group, Outlawz. – http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/young-outlawz-admit-smoking-tupac-shakur-ashes-mixed-marijuana-1996-article-1.950906

Cigarettes Kill 443,000 people a year-in the United States Alone. Vending machines kill 10 people a year. That’s 443,010 more than cannabis has ever killed.

Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a ‘sacrament’ to the religion. – http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/07/10/us-italy-marijuana-

After alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide.

Just under 40% of high school students in the U.S. report using marijuana at least once in their life, and 20% report using it regularly.

There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the more common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja.

The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day and up to 18 feet total in ideal conditions.

Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C.

The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung. The emperor documented the drug’s effectiveness in treating the pains of rheumatism and gout.

Marijuana’s effects on teenage girls’ brain is much more serious than the very moderate effects on the teenage male – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432811004360
During Prohibition, Pharmacies sold “Medicinal Whiskey,” much like today’s Medicinal Marijuana. – http://coloradorestlessnative.blogspot.ca/2010/01/medicinal-whiskey-and-loophole.html
The word “canvas” is derived from the word “cannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber. – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=canvas

The first law in the American colonies regarding marijuana was a 1619 law that actually required farmers to grow the hemp plant. Once harvested, hemp was useful for clothing, sails, and rope.

Marijuana production and trafficking make up the world’s largest drug market and the substance can be grown in almost every country. The United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) has data on 172 countries and territories known to grow marijuana.

Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana.

According to the UNODC, there are several countries worldwide where greater than 8% of the population are said to use marijuana. Among those countries are the United States, Canada, England, Spain, France, South Africa, and New Zealand.

From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and was easily obtained at the local general store or pharmacy.

In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.

Legalization would save Canada an estimated $14 billion per year.

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References

Abel, Ernest L. 1980. Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Booth, Martin. 2003. Cannabis: A History. London, England: Doubleday.

Chapkis, Wendy and Richard Webb. 2008. Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Leggett, Ted. “Why Should We Care about Cannabis?” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Accessed: November 29, 2008.

Robinson, Rowan. 1996. The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World’s Most Extraordinary Plant. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Marijuana Facts & Figures.” Accessed: February 10, 2009.

World Drug Report 2008. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Accessed: December 2, 2008

 

Will Canada soon legalize recreational marijuana?

The ignorance of the Canadian Prime Minister

Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister, says. The remarks came during a recent federal leaders’ debate, in which Harper clashed with Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of legalization. The Prime minister is vehemently opposed to the idea, saying that regulating its sale in the same way as cigarettes or alcohol would do nothing to keep it out of the hands of kids.

The Liberals support legalization;  Trudeau, the Liberal leader, argued during the debate that if marijuana were legal and regulated, young people would be less able to easily get the drug than they are currently. When asked how the Conservatives square that position with the fact medicinal marijuana is currently used by thousands of Canadians to treat a variety of causes, Ignorant Harper said there’s overwhelming evidence about the drug’s long-term effects. Trudeau went on to accuse the Prime Minister of implementing  anti-marijuana policies that allow the drug to fund “criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners.“It is our intention to stop Mr. Harper’s failed approach on marijuana,” Trudeau added.

Canadian propaganda

Last year, Health Canada kicked off an anti-marijuana ad campaign saying the drug was responsible for lower IQs, a statement derived from two separate studies whose conclusions have since been challenged and debunked. The Prime Minister also often links  marijuana use to increased risks of mental health issues, such as psychosis and schizophrenia, but medical research on that is divided as well. Harper likened what the government is trying to do with marijuana to its tobacco control strategy. “We’ve spent a couple of generations trying to reduce the use of tobacco in Canada with a lot of success,” he said. “Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage — marijuana is infinitely worse and is something we do not want to encourage.” The Canadian Cancer Society notes that while 85 per cent of lung cancers can be directly linked to smoking, evidence is still needed to know whether there’s a similar cancer risk posed by smoking marijuana, at this point it is believed that marijuana is not a risk for lung cancer and their is no evidence as of yet that it is a risk. The health minister said that she was skeptical that the government can keep marijuana out of the hands of children. “We know that our experience with alcohol says otherwise,“. She also repeated the  oft-used claim that should the Liberal plan succeed, marijuana will be available for sale in corner stores. However, Trudeau said he was not “comfortable” with the idea”. “At this point, I don’t think corner stores necessarily are rigorous enough at checking ID to make me comfortable with that as an option,” he said. The Liberals will legalize marijuana and an elected Liberal government would begin working to legalize and regulate marijuana “right away,” Justin Trudeau says. “The Liberal Party is committed to legalizing and regulating marijuana,” Trudeau said, The Liberal Party Leader declined to set a firm timeline for legalization, but vowed to make it an early priority if elected on Oct. 19. He said legalizing marijuana would fix a “failed system” and help “remove the criminal element” linked to the drug. Trudeau said legalization could happen anywhere from a month to “a year or two” into a Liberal government, but he would make sure the process gets underway shortly after taking power. Trudeau has voiced his support for relaxing marijuana laws in the past, but he has largely stayed away from addressing the issue during the election campaign.

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has said, in the past, that he supports decriminalizing marijuana. However, he has not committed to legalizing it.

How Marijuana became illegal in Canada

Cannabis was added to the Confidential Restricted List in 1923 under the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill after a vague reference to a “new drug” during a late night session of the House of Commons on April 23, 1923. Historians usually point to the 1922 publication of Emily Murphy’s “The Black Candle” as the inspiration for the addition. Murphy was a member of the “Women’s right to vote movement” and police magistrate (justice of the peace) who wrote a series of articles in Maclean’s magazine under the pen-name “Janey Canuck,” which formed the basis of her book. She uses numerous anecdotes culled mostly from anti-drug reformers and police to make her arguments, which make strong links between drugs and race and the threat this poses to white women. One  chapter is entitled “Marahuana – A New Menace”, and makes the claim that the only ways out of cannabis addiction are insanity, death, or abandonment.

Medical marijuana in Canada

Since July 2001, Cannabis is legal to possess, consume, or grow for medicinal purposes under certain conditions within the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations issued by Health Canada. Canada was the first country in the world to legalize medical marijuana. The cultivation of the hemp plant of the genus Cannabis is currently legal in Canada for seed, grain and fiber production only under licenses issued by Health Canada.

Regarding the use of weed recreationally, in a country where alcohol, tobacco, refined sugar, and even personal beliefs are enshrined in law… marijuana has no business being  outlawed. Trudeau is showing that he has a new Canadian vision for the 21st century. The old days of religious driven ethics and policies are dying out with the 65+ generation and its about time. It is time to legalize and regulate pot. It would generate tons of revenue, create numerous small businesses and jobs and significantly reduce costs to the public. One Canadian citizen says, “I hate feeling like a criminal, because I enjoy relaxing after a hard days work. I have never enjoyed drinking, I don’t smoke cigarettes. I should be able to have a “Pause, for the Cause” once in a while, in the privacy of my own home. But the government would rather lock me up instead”.

Public Opinion

Since 2003, public opinion polls have found most Canadians agree with decriminalizing marijuana use for recreational purposes., “The use of marijuana should be decriminalized”. A 2015 poll conducted by Forum Research showed that 68% of Canadians are in favor of relaxing cannabis regulations.

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