Email - Minn.: It's official, Gov. Dayton signs medical marijuana legislation - Marijuana Policy Project Minn.: It’s official, Gov. Dayton signs medical marijuana legislation Email your lawmakers to either thank them for supporting medical marijuana or encourage them to continue to educate themselves if they did not. Dear Supporter, Gov. Mark Dayton has signed SB 2470, making Minnesota the 22nd state with a compassionate medical marijuana law. Passage of this law was never certain, and, at times, political pundits dismissed the idea that the legislature could agree to any kind of program; but patients, families, and advocates prevailed. While lawmakers had the pleasure of actually casting the votes, they would not have been in a position to do so without the tireless work of all the advocates, patients, and their families. Sincerely, Robert J.
What is clinical endocannabinoid deficiency? | Sensi Seeds Blog Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CEDC) is a proposed spectrum disorder that has been implicated in a range of illnesses, including fibromyalgia, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome. So far, very little research has been conducted on this speculative disorder, but if it is found to exist, it could be responsible for these very common conditions as well as many related ones. Migraine, serotonin and the blood plasma platelets Migraine is a debilitating and very common condition that affects millions worldwide The three conditions feature common clinical and biochemical patterns that may point to underlying CEDC. The biochemistry of migraine is highly complex and poorly understood, but it is known that high levels of serotonin are present during attacks. Fibromyalgia and serotonin deficiency Points of hypersensitivity found in fibromyalgia IBS and the link between the brain and gut Cannabinoid receptors in the enteric nervous system Is an underlying condition responsible?
7 Benefits of Maca Root for Women Indigenous people of the Andes have consumed maca root (commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng) for centuries, calling upon this superfood as a natural remedy for a diverse range of conditions. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Andean diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it may provide for women. Sexual health, improving fertility, and combating the effects of menopause are only a few benefits this healing herb has to offer. Maca for Women: What are the Benefits? For women, the benefits of regular maca consumption are substantial. 1. Maca root has been used extensively as a hormone balancer, and research shows that its high nutrient density and phytochemical content may be the underlying contributors to this effect. 2. Female sexual dysfunction depends on a multitude of factors, with the woman’s age, lifestyle, and medical/nutritional status being the primary elements. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Dispatch from Colorado: The Interesting Case of Marijuana Entrepreneurs I spent last week in the Greater Denver area researching implementation of legalized cannabis. In the process, I found a remarkable situation: a robust entrepreneurialism around an industry that elsewhere lives in the shadows of society. In 48 other states in the US, members of an organization growing hundreds of cannabis plants under one roof would be arrested by state or local police and charged with serious felonies. Under Colorado state law, such behavior is perfectly legal, so long as it conforms to Amendment 20 and/or Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution, and the subsequent statutory and/or regulatory requirements on the cannabis industry. The result is surreal. You can walk into a dispensary and purchase marijuana or request a tour of a nursery or farm that openly grows a product in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. The term “marijuana industry” evokes very distinct images. The Colorado model flies in the face of the stereotypes. . Is the industry perfect?
Cannabidiol (CBD): Fighting Inflammation &...Medical Jane Cannabis contains at least 60 known chemicals called cannabinoids, which activate naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main component responsible for the psychoactive effects, or “high,” cannabis is known for. While THC is known to have some medicinal value, there has been recent investigation into a new cannabinoid that is rumored to have more medicinal benefits than any single pharmaceutical drug on the market. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? This cannabinoid is known as Cannabidiol (CBD), and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. While it was originally believed that THC is a breakdown product of CBD, it is now known that both THC and CBD are actually metabolites of their decarboxylated acidic forms, THCa and CBDa. “After years of growers aiming to boost THC percentages in their crops, many growers have switched to focusing on producing CBD-rich strains because of the increasing demand by medical users.” Dr.
Herbal Antibiotics Herbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing. Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. This post is based on the book “Herbal Antibiotics” by Stephen Harrod Buhner, and related materials. We’ll start with some background information and then discuss antibiotic herbs and their use. Note: Not all bacteria are harmful – many are essential to our health and well-being. What is an antibiotic? MedicineNet.com defines and antibiotic as: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Most of us think of antibiotics as liquid or pills you pick up at the pharmacy, but these compounds were originally developed from naturally occurring sources. How do bacteria become antibiotic resistant? The TED talk below by Bonnie Bassler gives examples of some of the rapid communication abilities of bacteria. Aloe
The cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist SR 1... [Behav Brain Res. 2006] How CBD Works | Project CBD By Martin A. LeeOriginally published in O’Shaughnessy’s, Autumn 2011 CANNABIDIOL (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years – but how it exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out. CBD and FAAH Unlike psychoactive THC, CBD has little binding affinity to either the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Whereas the cannabinoid molecules found in cannabis are considered “exogenous ligands” to the cannabinoid (CB) receptor family, anandamide is an “endogenous” cannabinoid ligand – meaning it binds to one or more cannabinoid receptors and is found naturally inside the body. By inhibiting the enzyme that metabolizes and destroys anandamide, CBD enhances the body’s innate protective endocannabinoid response. The Vanilloid Receptor TRPV is the technical abbreviation for “transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V.” CBD is a TRPV-1 “agonist” or stimulant.
Dr Bach's system of 38 flower remedies Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling. For more information on each remedy in this list click the relevant link. Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face Aspen - fear of unknown things Beech - intolerance Centaury - the inability to say 'no' Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes Chicory - selfish, possessive love Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility Gentian - discouragement after a setback Gorse - hopelessness and despair Heather - self-centredness and self-concern Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy Honeysuckle - living in the past Hornbeam - tiredness at the thought of doing something Impatiens - impatience