Myths About Cannabis Misconceptions Cannabis is probably the world’s most popular casual use drug that is illegal in most nations. It has become so widespread that many people wouldn’t think twice about asking to light up at a friend’s or to smoke in public places. It is an ancient drug that has been used throughout history for medical, magical, and pleasurable purposes. Thanks to the scare-tactics of propaganda in the 1960s and 1970s, there are many myths surrounding the drug – this list intends to put things straight once and for all. Myth: Cannabis’ active ingredient THC gets stored in body fat and its effects can last days or even weeks Fact: It is true that cannabis (like many other drugs) enters the body’s fat stores, and it is for this reason that it can be detected long after use, but that is the only part of this myth which is true. Myth: Cannabis use causes memory loss and a general reduction in logic and intelligence Myth: Cannabis has been scientifically proven to be harmful Sources:1. Jamie Frater
Cannabis: The Forbidden Medicine With Health Benefits You Will Not Hear About On The News You might think that if scientists found a cure to cancer it would be a HUGE STORY, right? It would make the top story during prime-time news of every major television network, as well as the headline of every newspaper across the country. The person who found the cure would be a hero and the world would be celebrating… Then why hasn’t that happened? A study done in Madrid, discovered that the cannabinoids in marijuana inhibit tumor growth. The presentation of cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD, CBN, etc…, promotes apoptosis killing off gliomas, leukemias, melanomas and other cancerous cell types; this is exactly what chemotherapies aim to do. “In 1974 the National Institute of Health ordered the Medical College of Virginia to find evidence that smoking cannabis damages the immune system. The sad part is that most Americans have never heard about the Madrid studies, and the story was only ran once by the Associated Press and the United Press International. Dr. Dr.
Seven Things You Didn't Know About Medical Marijuana Get Topic Updates Share Slideshow Written by Emily Lapkin and Medically Reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D. 1. Think you know it all about medical marijuana? Advertisement Cannabinoids Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk Providing further evidence that humans and cannabis were meant to co-exist, a study from 2004, of which an abstract was recently published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, shows that breast milk naturally produces cannabinoids, chemicals also found to naturally occur in the cannabis plant. “”[E]ndocannabinoids 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,” the study says. In layman’s terms, the endocannabinoids in breast milk teach babies the desire for milk, without which they would starve to death. The process is similar to the one that gives marijuana users the “munchies” and allows cancer patients and the like the ability to eat and live when they use medical cannabis. Seen in this light, the prohibition of marijuana looks even more ridiculous. Maybe one day we will rectify our mistake. - Joe Klare
Grav Labs Medical & Scientific Studies Further Links What cannabis actually does to your brain - io9 Chances are they would've ended up brainless morons with or without the pot. It's quite frankly not strong enough of a narcotic to destroy one's life such as you describe. It's very dependent on the user's persona. @Tadashii: Are you also for alcohol and tobacco prohibition? Those ruin more lives every year then marijuana has ever. Wow- Tadashii, pot is not meth or cocaine. Yes, its a chemical that can intoxicate and has been embraced by, and been the cause of some lazy folks, underachievers, and Grateful Dead fans not amounting to much. Pot is like anything else- tobacco, alcohol, vicodin, valium, caffeine, etc. Cannabis has great promise for any treatment that requires appetite stimulant (such as cancer, HIV, etc), and has also been found to act as an anti-inflammatory or nausea reliever, Don't just stamp marijuana "evil". Do you enjoy any caffeinated sodas, cigarettes, or the occasional alcoholic beverage? Yes I am against alcohol too and I agree that it's worse than pot.
Reasons Pot Should Be Legal October 24, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. California’s Prop 19 will be the most talked-about ballot initiative in the November election. After almost 100 years of marijuana prohibition in California , marijuana is more popular and accepted than ever . For the Concerned Parents 1. 2. 3. Secret of the Green Dragon Marijuana Production: Comparison with other Cash Crops At an estimated $35.8 billion marijuana is by far the largest cash crop in the United States when compared to the average production values of other crops from 2003 to 2005. (Production values for other crops were obtained from the Department of Agriculture. ) Table 7. Top Cash Crops in the United States (Average Value 2003 – 2005) Based on a comparison with average production values of other crops from 2003 to 2005 marijuana is the top cash crop in 12 states, one of the top 3 cash crops in 30 states, and one of the top 5 cash crops in 39 states.  Marijuana is the largest cash crop in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Domestic marijuana production often takes place in marginal areas not usually associated with agricultural production. Table 8.
Jamaican Study Of Pregnant Mothers Shows That Marijuana Doesn't Harm Newborns | THE Weed Blog By Janelle Stone It’s almost too taboo to discuss: pregnant women smoking marijuana. It’s a dirty little secret for women, particularly during the harrowing first trimester, who turn to cannabis for relief from nausea and stress. If you were to inquire about pot and pregnancy on the Web, Baby Center offers a strongly worded warning from Gerald Briggs, pharmacist clinical specialist. Briggs says that pot affects the baby’s growth and development and–gasp! More than 50 pages of comments were posted to the site about Briggs’ statements. Pregnant women in Jamaica use marijuana regularly to relieve nausea, as well as to relieve stress and depression, often in the form of a tea or tonic. Dreher studied 24 Jamaican infants exposed to marijuana prenatally and 20 infants that were not exposed. Most North American studies have shown marijuana use can cause birth defects and developmental problems. In Jamaica, Dreher found a culture that policed its own ganja intake and considers its use spiritual.