Medical marijuana and recreational us...

Medical marijuana and recreational use is growing. That's a good thing!

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Youre all brainwashed

United States

#1 Jan 16, 2013
Natural News
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 found in marijuana, which are actually extremely vital for proper human development.
Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies. And human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process.
If it were not for these cannabinoids in breast milk, newborn children would not know how to eat, nor would they necessarily have the desire to eat, which could result in severe malnourishment and even death. Believe it or not, the process is similar to how adult individuals who smoke pot get the "munchies," as newborn children who are breastfed naturally receive doses of cannabinoids that trigger hunger and promote growth and development.
"Endocannabinoids have been detected in maternal milk and activation of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type 1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking ... apparently activating oral-motor musculature," says the abstract of a 2004 study on the endocannabinoid receptor system that was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology.
"The medical implications of these novel developments are far reaching and suggest a promising future for cannabinoids in pediatric medicine for conditions including 'non-organic failure-to-thrive' and cystic fibrosis."
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body -- the CB1 variety which exists in the brain, and the CB2 variety which exists in the immune system and throughout the rest of the body. Each one of these receptors responds to cannabinoids, whether it be from human breast milk in children, or from juiced marijuana, for instance, in adults.
This essentially means that the human body was built for cannabinoids, as these nutritive substances play a critical role in protecting cells against disease, boosting immune function, protecting the brain and nervous system, and relieving pain and disease-causing inflammation, among other things. And because science is finally catching up in discovering how this amazing cannabinoid system works, the stigma associated with marijuana use is, thankfully, in the process of being eliminated.
In another study on the endocannabinoids published in the journal Pharmacological Reviews back in 2006, researchers from the Laboratory of Physiologic Studies at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism uncovered even more about the benefits of cannabinoids. These include their ability to promote proper energy metabolism and appetite regulation, treat metabolic disorders, treat multiple sclerosis, and prevent neurodegeneration, among many other conditions.
With literally thousands of published studies now showing their safety and usefulness, cannabinoids, and particularly marijuana from which it is largely derived, truly are a health-promoting "super" nutrient with virtually unlimited potential in health promotion and disease prevention.
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http://www.whattoexpect.com
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just me

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jan 16, 2013
You have opiate receptors in the brain too. By your logic heroin is a good thing.
ohwow

United States

#3 Jan 16, 2013
Well heroin kills and weed doesnt.
Herion makes you fein and steal weed relaxes you.
Herion makes you act crazy weed calms you down.
Herion makes you violent while weed makes you laugh.
You decide which is worse.
Youre all brainwashed

United States

#4 Jan 16, 2013
This is not my "logic" as you say. This was a published news article with information from all above mentioned sources. All credible scientific studies. Don't tell my my "logic" is wrong because it defends heroin in any way. Tell all these scientists that study it everyday and produce these medical journals with their evidence that they are wrong. I would love to see some fool tell a scientist they are wrong about something in which they are experts on! Lol. Did any one ever mention heroin? This forum is about medical marijauna only! Stay on topic!
ohwow

United States

#5 Jan 16, 2013
Youre all brainwashed wrote:
This is not my "logic" as you say. This was a published news article with information from all above mentioned sources. All credible scientific studies. Don't tell my my "logic" is wrong because it defends heroin in any way. Tell all these scientists that study it everyday and produce these medical journals with their evidence that they are wrong. I would love to see some fool tell a scientist they are wrong about something in which they are experts on! Lol. Did any one ever mention heroin? This forum is about medical marijauna only! Stay on topic!
Just someone who thinks hes better than the world. There is nothing wrong with smoking weed! I wish more people would! I dont and probably will never again because I just dont like smoking, anything. Its illegal so its bad. Bull! So once its legal itll be ok? Or.will people just down the ones using it?
just a thought

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 16, 2013
stay on topic?? hrm if you have some medicinal marijuana to share ill stay on topic.
just me

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jan 17, 2013
The logic you posted says that marijuana is a good thing because we have cannabanoid receptors in our body.

We also have opiate receptors. The logical extension of what you are saying is that heroin would be good because we have opiate receptors.

I understand you're not too bright. You f#cking dopeheads never are.
just me

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jan 17, 2013
Just so you know, I don't have a problem with weed. I have a problem with stoner logic.
Youre all brainwashed

United States

#9 Jan 17, 2013
No one here is a "dope head" so take your insults elsewhere. This is a forum for intellectual discussions on medical marijauna and its benefits to society. Marijauna and heroin are not even comparable. One is a hardcore chemically produced drug while marijuana is a natural herb that grows from the damn ground. If you're only here to be an ass towards people who support medical marijauna than to discuss it in a professional and polite manner than go elsewhere.
Youre all brainwashed

United States

#10 Jan 17, 2013
And of course you will try to degrade my intelligence and still tell me that I'm wrong when I'm only posting scientific facts and opinions of medical professionals on the subject of medical marijuana and its benefits. This isn't the place for the Hoosier squabble.
Youre all brainwashed

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2013
Thank you! It's nice to finally have someone who understands comment on here. I've gotten so aggravated at how many opinions people are just throwing out there without actually researching what they are trying to argue about. Again, Thank You!
Youre all brainwashed

United States

#13 Jan 17, 2013
From NaturalNews.com
Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that “stoners” use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle “superfood” capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses.

Though you may not have heard much about it, the CBD found in the marijuana plant — marijuana is technically just a vegetable, by the way — is a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. Since the human body already contains a built-in endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with cannabinoid receptors, inputting CBD from marijuana can help normalize the body’s functional systems, including cell communication and proper immune function.

The way CBDs work is that they bridge the gap of neurotransmission in the central nervous system, including in the brain, by providing a two-way system of communication that completes a positive “feedback loop,” according to Dr. William Courtney, a medical marijuana expert and founder of Cannabis International. As opposed to a one-way transmission, which can promote chronic inflammation of healthy tissue, the unique two-way transmission system engaged by marijuana CBDs mimics the body’s own natural two-way communications system.

So individuals whose systems are compromised by autoimmune disorders, cellular dysfunction, chronic inflammation, cancer cells, and various other illnesses can derive a wide range of health-promoting benefits simply by consuming CBDs. And one of the best ways to obtain CBDs is to juice raw marijuana leaves and buds, according to Dr. Courtney, who currently runs a clinic in Luxembourg that provides raw cannabis medicinal services to patients in need.

“CBD works on receptors, and as it turns out, we have cannabinoids in our bodies, endogenous cannabinoids, that turn out to be very effective at regulating immune functions, nerve functions, bone functions,” says Dr. Ethan Russo, a Seattle, Wash.-area physician who is also a senior advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals, a British drug company that is utilizing CBDs in a new marijuana mouth spray known as Sativex.

“There’s a tendency to discount claims when something appears to be good for everything, but there’s a reason this is the case. The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning a lot of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person’s body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance.”

Be sure to check out these amazing videos from Cannabis International that explain more about how raw cannabis, and specifically the CBDs found inside the plant, work to promote health and reverse disease:


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#14 Jan 17, 2013
just me wrote:
The logic you posted says that marijuana is a good thing because we have cannabanoid receptors in our body.
We also have opiate receptors. The logical extension of what you are saying is that heroin would be good because we have opiate receptors.
I understand you're not too bright. You f#cking dopeheads never are.
But he didn't say that. It was more complex than just "we have cannabanoid receptors so smoke pot good". Read the whole article.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#15 Jan 17, 2013
Youre all brainwashed wrote:
From NaturalNews.com
Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that “stoners” use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle “superfood” capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses.
Though you may not have heard much about it, the CBD found in the marijuana plant — marijuana is technically just a vegetable, by the way — is a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. Since the human body already contains a built-in endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with cannabinoid receptors, inputting CBD from marijuana can help normalize the body’s functional systems, including cell communication and proper immune function.
The way CBDs work is that they bridge the gap of neurotransmission in the central nervous system, including in the brain, by providing a two-way system of communication that completes a positive “feedback loop,” according to Dr. William Courtney, a medical marijuana expert and founder of Cannabis International. As opposed to a one-way transmission, which can promote chronic inflammation of healthy tissue, the unique two-way transmission system engaged by marijuana CBDs mimics the body’s own natural two-way communications system.
So individuals whose systems are compromised by autoimmune disorders, cellular dysfunction, chronic inflammation, cancer cells, and various other illnesses can derive a wide range of health-promoting benefits simply by consuming CBDs. And one of the best ways to obtain CBDs is to juice raw marijuana leaves and buds, according to Dr. Courtney, who currently runs a clinic in Luxembourg that provides raw cannabis medicinal services to patients in need.
“CBD works on receptors, and as it turns out, we have cannabinoids in our bodies, endogenous cannabinoids, that turn out to be very effective at regulating immune functions, nerve functions, bone functions,” says Dr. Ethan Russo, a Seattle, Wash.-area physician who is also a senior advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals, a British drug company that is utilizing CBDs in a new marijuana mouth spray known as Sativex.
“There’s a tendency to discount claims when something appears to be good for everything, but there’s a reason this is the case. The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning a lot of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person’s body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance.”
Be sure to check out these amazing videos from Cannabis International that explain more about how raw cannabis, and specifically the CBDs found inside the plant, work to promote health and reverse disease:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qa0nLdVJiIgXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Marijuana is divided into to main types: Sativa and indica.
The indica variates have the higher levels of CBD compared to THC.
just me

United States

#16 Jan 17, 2013
Ok then. lets say opium. The natural form from the poppy plant instead of heroin.

By your logic opium id a good thing because we have opiate receptors.

Natural? So is ricin. It's in castor beans.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#17 Jan 17, 2013
Pot is all but legal in California. There are many "pot docs" who do nothing but write out recommendations for pot use. You can walk into one of these businesses, pay the fee (around $60), tell a doctor you've never seen before what your problem is, and get a letter saying you can use pot. In LA, there are more pot shops than Starbucks.
http://www.potlocator.com/
I think pot should be 100% legal.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#18 Jan 17, 2013
just me wrote:
Ok then. lets say opium. The natural form from the poppy plant instead of heroin.
By your logic opium id a good thing because we have opiate receptors.
Natural? So is ricin. It's in castor beans.
Again, read the article. It goes beyond just our having cannabinoid receptors.
Opium is dangerous. Addictive.
Ricin is very deadly.

Nobody has ever died from a pot OD. Not once in all of recorded history.
Youre all brainwashed

United States

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