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Marijuana Facts

Marijuana Facts

Marijuana facts in Canadian Provinces and a couple Territories.  Just like any “Drug” can be harmful or cause death if not properly used.  I only see edibles to be the killer.  And not so much for fully mature adults.  But for toddlers and adolescent ages, a fatality could happen.

Devastating Marijuana Fact You Need To Read

Think about this, you have purchased a box of super strong, or even just a regular strength, and by some chance a youngster eats the whole darn box.  Ive seen it, some kids just don’t have a conscience for digging threw cupboards and opening stuff when no one is paying attention.  They eat the bucket of cookies and a liter of milk and simply go to sleep and never wake up.

I’m serious!  This can happen regardless of what anyone tells you.  Having edibles that “Those Type” of kids are able to come threw, its a smart thing to LOCK that sh1t up!  I mean like in a gun locker or something with a combination is even better cause then no keys right.  I guarantee your little one cant read your mind yet.

, cigarettes kills millions and can be purchased anywhere .  Weed is not dangerous! pot is not a gateway drug ( alcohol is ) kids shouldn’t use pot . Pot is not a road hazard .  weed doesn’t kill brain cells.

Ganja helps fight cancer. you cant over dose on pot. Marijuana is not addictive. wanting to get high is normal.

Natural Feelgood Compounds

Chocolate contains the same compound anandamide,  which actually stimulates the brain the same way as marijuana. Only about 9 % of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study. Legalizing marijuana would generate 8.7 billion is federal state tax and revenue per year.

Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in  the U.S each year and still, people are serving life sentences for growing less then 50 plants.

Marijuana In Washington’s Presidency

George Washington grew marijuana in his farm.                                          Washington wrote  in letters on more than one occasion that he grew marijuana: “Began to separate the male from female plants rather too late … Pulling up the (male) help. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month.” Many today suspect he smoked weed to alleviate the pain caused by his 18th century dentures.

Cannabis Research

marijuana facts

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.  In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.

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

one of the first things bought and sold online was a bag of weed.
It was a straight up drug deal, actually. In 1971, students at Stanford used Arpanet accounts at the university’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to engage in the world’s first e-commerce transaction.

Is Marijuana Saving Lives?

Suicide rates have dropped in Colorado since its legalization .
According to the study: “Our results suggest that the passage of a medical marijuana law is associated with an almost 5% reduction in total suicide rate, an 11% reduction in the suicide rate of age 20-29 males, and a 9% reduction in the suicide rate of 30-39 males.”

Pot is legal in north Korea  it isn’t regulated, therefore, there is no law against it.

http://www.factslides.com/s-Marijuana

Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of PMS

PMS is a serious issue for women and men alike! Not only does it suck for females but I can’t see guys enjoying cranky girlfriends or wives! It’s an unfortunate part of life that some women have to deal with. But since it happens, we should know how to fend off those painful cramps and cranky attitudes!

Premenstrual syndrome or “PMS” is a female malady that occurs in the days or weeks leading up to menstruation. The symptoms may also occur during the beginning of menstruation. On average, they generally show up roughly 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her period. However, experiences differ between women and suffer from symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

The symptoms of PMS are often physical, behavioral and mental/emotional.

Studies have shown that up to 85% of women suffer from at least one of the symptoms this disorder may bring.

The wide variety of symptoms can include mood swings, sadness, difficulty concentrating, anger, fatigue, insomnia, sleeping too much, irritability, depression, stress, increased emotional sensitivity, and changes in libido. Physical symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle include headaches, bloating, lower back pain, abdominal cramps, constipation/diarrhea, swelling or tenderness in the breasts, and joint or muscle pain. Cannabis has proven to be effective at minimizing all of these symptoms.

The exact cause of PMS is unknown, but it seems to be related to the fluctuating levels of hormones that occur in preparation for menstruation. Women who suffer PMS likely have different hormonal changes than women who do not.

Cannabis has not been shown to aid in restoring normal hormone levels, therefore, it probably cannot treat the most often hypothesized cause of premenstrual syndrome, but nonetheless, as said, it can help with most of the symptoms.

Cannabis has been used as a cramp relieving substance since the 1800s, it was a common medicine used to alleviate menstrual cramps, general pain and anxiety among other ailments. When marijuana was in the worst of the drug war, women were given all sorts of pharmaceutical drugs to “help” them cope with the symptoms of PMS. Doctors were prescribing pharmaceutical painkillers, anti-depressants, and muscle relaxers for the symptoms of the condition and ALL of those pills have seriously negative side effects, including addiction and the possibility of overdosing, coupled with the potential of suicidal thoughts. Pain killers can become addictive and do long-term damage to the liver and kidneys. Muscle relaxants, which include valium (diazepam), have similar drawbacks. All anti-depressants (such as Prozac and Zoloft) take several days or even weeks to start working, so relief is not in arm’s reach. Even with the other pill options, pain killers and muscle relaxants take 40-60 minutes to kick in. Cannabis helps these symptoms immediately if smoked or vaped, much sooner than pain killers and muscle relaxants will begin to take effect. Additionally, cannabis is not  physically addictive or harmful to the human body. Some girls get such severe pains that they’re stuck on the couch, curled up in the fetal position. Smoking marijuana or using a vaporizer is an immediate, healthy way to counteract the symptoms brought on by PMS that really has no negative side effects. It’s much easier to get a hold of than most prescription medicines, not to mention much less dangerous.

Cannabis is a well known analgesic, to generally relieve pain, therefore, the mild pain relieving effects may be sufficient to treat premenstrual syndrome pain, such as with the cramps, headaches, joint, back and muscle pain, It is also a well known treatment for headaches. There are some theories that marijuana affects parts of the brain that cause headaches. A study examined the effectiveness of cannabis in treating headaches and pain. In that study, rats given cannabis exhibited reduced activity of nerve cells that transmit pain. Many patients find that marijuana is additionally useful in reducing stress that may be contributing to the headache, providing more effective relief than any one pharmaceutical medication. Keep in mind that cannabis has been shown to help treatment resistant migraines and cluster headaches which are among the most painful headaches a person can experience. However, it is also known to have limited pain relief benefits in some severe cases of pain. For cases of such severe pain, research is indicating that marijuana works well in conjunction with other pain relievers to both increase pain relief and decrease dosages of potentially dangerous pain medications such as opiates.

For problems with constipation or diarrhea associated with PMS, this can be alleviated by cannabis also. Research suggests that cannabis is effective in treating these symptoms 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 a long documented history of use in treating Gastro-intestinaI distress.

Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in cannabis, can also temper the mood swings, depression, anxiety and the emotional sensitivities associated with PMS, weed with high levels of the cannabinoids CBD and CBG as well as moderate levels of THC is helpful in this area. But to what extent can marijuana actually help people who are struggling with  anxiety? It does exert an effect on stress levels through the endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain and appetite. THC interacts with anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter, creating a happy, relaxed feeling, as well as sleepliness. Sleepiness is a known side effect of marijuana, especially of the Kush strains, so it is likely to help people who respond positively to it fall asleep, fall back to sleep and stay asleep. Since not getting enough sleep can increase and even cause emotional and psychological symptoms, getting enough sleep can control other symptoms of premenstrual  syndrome through allowing sufferers to get a good night’s sleep.

It is said chocolate is good for PMS and what will make you eat more chocolate than pot? PMS and chocolate cravings go together like peanut butter and jelly or fireworks and the 4th of July. There is a good reason why women with PMS go out in a blizzard to get chocolate or eat a dinner of melted chocolate on a chocolate brownie sitting on chocolate ice cream. The chocolate was making them feel better. This improvement in mood is due to chocolate’s substantial sugar content and, to a small extent, the caffeine-like ingredient is also contains. Because chocolate has a creamy texture, we are unaware of how much sugar it contains and it contains alot. When sugar is eaten without protein, the body responds by making new serotonin in the brain and serotonin among other things contributes to feelings of well being and happiness. So, we know weed gives us the munchies! After she smokes a bowl, give her lots of chocolate!

Marijuana can help women with PMS live a near-normal life without the side effects of prescription drugs normally used to treat this condition. Cannabis is a safe, effective, time-honored remedy that can ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It has also been found to be  beneficial in easing symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) also, a more severe form of PMS that affects about 5% of women and causes symptoms like severe menstrual pain, clinical depression and chronic anxiety among other very serious symptoms..

So, ladies, next time you need some relief, smoke a reefer. And for all the guys out there that cower from their PMSing girlfriends, just bring her a bushel of bud, bring her a silly movie, some chocolate, and roll her the best blunt she’s ever smoked!
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Tobacco is infinitely worse than Marijuana

Tobacco Is Much Worse Than Marijuana

Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it’s something that we do not want to encourage.” — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

Well Mr. Harper, the opposite is true. Tobacco is infinitely worse than Marijuana.  Despite being preventable, the leading cause of death in North America is due to tobacco.

A study, published in January 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested the lung function of over 5,000 young adults between 18 and 30. After 20 years of testing, researchers found some buzzworthy results: regular marijuana smokers (defined by up to a joint a day for seven years) had no discernible impairment in lung activity from non-smokers.

In fact, researchers were surprised to find marijuana smokers performed slightly better than both smokers and non-smokers on the lung performance test. Why? The most likely explanation seems to be that the act of inhaling marijuana—holding each puff in for as long as possible—is a lot like a pulmonary function test, giving marijuana smokers an edge over their cigarette smoking counterparts. Researchers discovered that when it comes to the lungs, when it comes to marijuana smoking, results show that occasional marijuana use was linked to increased lung air flow rates and an increase in lung capacity.

People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer,

Prohibitionists earnestly tell us that smoking just one joint “equals a pack of cigarettes.” Or maybe it’s 16, or maybe just four cigarettes; they seem a little unclear on the exact number. This fallacious conclusion is derived from a study by Dr. Donald Tashkin in which the UCLA researcher examined airflow resistance in the lungs of tobacco smokers compared to that in the lungs of marijuana smokers. Dr. Tashkin did find that daily pot smokers experience a “mild” increase in airflow resistance in the large airways, greater than that seen in persons smoking 16 cigarettes per day. But what they don’t tell you is that, ironically, Dr. Tashkin also found – in the largest study ever of its kind – other, more important markers of lung health, in which marijuana smokers did much better than tobacco smokers. People who smoke marijuana — even heavy, long-term marijuana users — do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer,

Dr. Tashkin said these results “were against our expectations.” Early on, when our research appeared as if there would be a negative impact on lung health, I was opposed to legalization because I thought it would lead to increased use and that would lead to increased health effects,” Tashkin says. “But at this point, I’d be in favor of legalization. I wouldn’t encourage anybody to smoke any substances. But I don’t think it should be stigmatized as an illegal substance. Tobacco smoking causes far more harm. And in terms of an intoxicant, alcohol causes far more harm.” – Dr. Tashkin

We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use, Dr. Tashkin said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”
Tar and carbon monoxide are some reason’s why tobacco and marijuana are dangerous. Tests have proven that the amount of tar and carbon monoxide in marijuana is about 2 times more then the amount of tar and carbon monoxide in tobacco’s. This would mean that 1 joint equals 2 cigarettes. But, marijuana smokers smoke fewer joints than people that smoke cigarettes. So if you look at the facts, it is true that marijuana contains more tar and carbon monoxide then cigarettes, but when you look at it in a real life situation you see that the cigarette smoker loses against the marijuana smoker.

People will not develop emphysema from smoking marijuana.

There have been no reports of lung cancer related solely to marijuana.

Where there are millions of people that we know of that died of lung cancer, solely from smoking cigarettes. Unlike tobacco, marijuana causes no problems with the lung’s small airway. That shows that people will not develop emphysema (chronic lung disease) from smoking marijuana. Marijuana smokers generally don’t chain smoke, and so they smoke less. (Marijuana is not physically addictive like tobacco.) The more potent marijuana is, the less a smoker will use at a time. Tobacco contains nicotine, and marijuana doesn’t. Nicotine may harden the arteries and may be responsible for much of the heart disease caused by tobacco.

THC is a bronchial dilator and a killer of cancer cells

Marijuana contains THC. THC is a bronchial dilator, which means it works like a cough drop and opens up your lungs, which aids clearance of smoke and dirt. Nicotine does just the opposite; it makes your lungs bunch up and makes it harder to cough anything up. THC may also encourage aging cells to die earlier and therefore be less likely to undergo cancerous transformation. THC has been found to reduce tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50 percent and to significantly reduce the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University, who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. The researchers suggest that THC might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

THC inhibits tumor growth

Although the researchers do not know why THC inhibits tumor growth, they say the substance could be activating molecules that arrest the cell cycle. They speculate that THC may also interfere with angiogenesis ( the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body), and vascularization (abnormal formation of blood vessels), which promotes cancer growth.

Compounds found in cannabis have been shown to kill numerous cancer types including: lung cancer, breast and prostate cancer, brain cancer,  leukemia and lymphoma, glioma, skin cancer, and pheochromocytoma. THC in marijuana has well-defined anti-tumoral effects that have been shown to inhibit the growth of a variety of cancers in animal models and tissue culture systems.

Lead 210

Scientists do not really know what it is that causes malignant lung cancer in tobacco. Many think it may be a substance known as Lead 210. Of course, there are many other theories as to what does cause cancer, but if this is true, it is easy to see why no case of lung cancer resulting from marijuana use alone has ever been documented, because tobacco contains much more of this substance than marijuana.

Here are some facts for us all to consider:

Fact 1: Deaths from Use

Tobacco = 5,000,000 annually
Marijuana = 0 ever.

Fact 2: Medical Uses

Tobacco = 0
Marijuana = Over 100 various medical uses

Fact 3: Toxins

Tobacco = 4,000, over 69 are known to cause cancer
Marijuana = 0

Fact 4: Addiction

Tobacco = 75% of people that smoke nicotine related products are highly addicted
Marijuana = 9% of the population that uses cannabis can become addicted

Fact 5: Cancer

Tobacco = 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking cigarettes
Marijuana = A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading

So we can conclude that marijuana is much SAFER than tobacco. Comparing the two, smoking cigarettes increases the risk of lung diseases and lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and high blood pressure.

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

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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.

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Marijuana does not kill brain cells, it helps them!

40 years since the Weed Monkey

If someone tells you that you are killing brain cells by smoking weed, you can tell them they are wrong.

Many people still believe that marijuana kills brain cells, Government scare campaigns often claim that cannabis kills brain cells. This frightening belief was popularized by Ronald Reagan 40 years ago when he famously stated: “I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.” He sought to conduct an experiment that would prove marijuana kills brain cells and scare the public in order to win their votes. Dr. Heath from Tulane University who was willing to execute the study on Rhesus monkeys. He would administer the monkeys with the equivalent of 30 joints per day for an entire year. After only 90 days the monkeys began to atrophy and die off. The number of dead brain cells in the monkeys were staggering and the results of the experiment concluded that the effects of marijuana were devastating to the brain.

The hype: Brain Damage in Dead Monkeys!!! Marijuana kills brain cells!!!

Accurate records from the study finally released to the public… The findings of these records are cruel and inhumane. It involved strapping monkeys into a chair and pumping them with equivalent of 63  Columbian-strength joints in five minutes, through a taped down gas mask. They died by asphyxiation and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that kills brain cells, and is given off by any burning object. The lack of oxygen also damaged their brain cells, because the smoke was all they could breathe for long periods.

THC stimulates the hippocampus, create new brain cells

We mourn our own loss of our own brain cells, neurons, as we age. As they die we lose memories and capabilities – even our personalities. THC stimulates the hippocampus causing it to rapidly create new brain cells (a process called hippocampal neurogenesis). The endo-cannabinoid system is one of the most important components of the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process, Cannabis can help in this area.

Neurogenesis

THC stimulates the hippocampus causing it to rapidly create new brain cells (a process called hippocampal neurogenesis). The endo-cannabinoid system is one of the most important components of the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process, Cannabis can help in this area.

Back in 2005, Dr. Xia Zhang at the University of Saskatchewan showed that cannabinoids cause “neurogenesis” – which means that they help make new brain cells grow!
In 2005, Canadian researchers made a groundbreaking discovery that would forever discredit the myth that marijuana causes brain damage. What they found was an opposite effect. That is, THC –can actually cause the growth and development of neurons in the brain.

Brain growth

Neurogenesis the process of forming new neurons. The process of forming new neurons – known as neurogenesis – is thought to improve functions of the brain such as learning and memory. Furthermore, studies have linked anxiety and depression disorders to decreased neurogenesis. Although neurogenesis is an ongoing process, the intensity of neurogenesis declines as you age. Regular use of opiates, alcohol, nicotine and cocaine can inhibit the process of neurogenesis.

Endocannabinoid system

Scientific research has found the endocannabinoid system to plays a major role in neurogenesis, that the endocannabinoid system facilitates the process of neurogenesis throughout the entire human life span, from embryonic development to late adulthood.
Cannabinoids can be used to treat a variety of symptoms associated with brain aging, including the decline in neurogenesis. and how cannabinoids can still promote neurogenesis even after brain cells are damaged.

“Most ‘drugs of abuse’ suppress neurogenesis. Only marijuana promotes neurogenesis.” – Dr. Xia Zhang
Weed grows brain cells, increases IQ

Although marijuana seems to possess the unique ability of increasing the growth of brain cells, Neurogenesis is believed to improve aspects of memory and learning, which one might assume could have a positive effect on your IQ score.

The principal area where neurogenesis can take place is in the hippocampus, a dual area deep within the brain. High concentrations of cannabinoid are located in the hippocampus. Although small, hippocampal health appears important to memory and brain organization. It can be damaged. Excess alcohol and many drugs can cause it to lose neurons and shrink, resulting in fading memories and depression. Stem cells that are used in the neurogenesis process are one of the most important components of the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process.
Cannibinoids repair, stimulate, protect and create new brains cells, and it makes you Smarter.

A recent issue of the journal Neurochemistry International proves that cannabis can repair and stimulate the growth of brain cells and possibly make a person smarter. Contrary to the public’s belief, a person’s brain, in fact, does not stop growing after reaching adulthood. The brain is able to create nearly 5,000 new cells every day, but this number goes down as a person grows older.
http://guardianlv.com/2015/06/marijuana-can-help-grow-neurons-and-make-a-person-smarter/,.

Weed is an anti-oxidant

THC act also as an anti-oxidant cleansing for brain. The THC coats the neurons in a sort of healing blanket. This allows for the disposal of damaged cells, improving the efficiency of the brain, and making room for more neurons to be developed, some of which were created with the help of cannabinoids. Both THC and CBD.s, chemicals in marijuana make the mitochondria in brain cells work at a faster pace, making them more energy efficient, leading to a better functioning, smarter person.

Endocannabinoid system

Marijuana’s active ingredients may hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer‘s and other degenerative brain diseases.The active ingredients in the marijuana plant, called cannabinoids, affect specific receptors within the body. In fact, the body produces its own set of cannabinoids called endocannabinoids and has an endocannabinoid system which regulates the activity of all cannabinoids in the body.

There are two types of receptors within the endocannabinoid system CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain and nervous system, while CB2 receptors are located primarily in the immune system. Research continues to uncover the unique role cannabinoids play in protecting brain function as well as The fact that these receptors are located all over the body is part of the reason why marijuana has been found to be useful for so many different medical conditions. deterring the aging process and even reverse the damaging effects from brain disease’s such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and many other conditions of the brain.

The brain was made for cannabis

Crucial to a proper understanding of how cannabis affects the human brain is recognizing the fact that the brain was made for cannabis. Cannabinoids help bridge the gap between brain neurons, which are known as synapses, acting in ways that help positively regulate brain chemistry.

While marijuana use does not kill normal brain cells there is another kind of brain cell it does kill. There is a growing body of evidence that marijuana has the ability to kill brain cancer cells.
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Time: How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

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