By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
Medical cannabis has a long history as a natural analgesic,1 and is now legal in 30 U.S. states,2,3 the majority of which allow limited use of medical marijuana under certain medical circumstances. The medicinal qualities of marijuana are primarily due to high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of cannabidiol (CBD), medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes you feel “stoned,” but it too has valuable medical benefits, so depending on your problem, you may want higher or lower levels of THC. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. Continue reading Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?
By Phillip Schneider, Waking Times
It’s often half-jokingly said that if there was one thing that could bring Americans together, it would be cannabis. That might seem a little farfetched at first, but once you discover how many people want cannabis legalized, it will make sense.
As of 2018, nine states allow recreation use in some form, while 30 allow medicinal use and 16 allow only CBD, an active component of the cannabis plant which aids in pain relief and sleep.
According to a poll from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 52% of American adults have tried marijuana at some point in their lives, while 44% of those adults who have tried it are also current users. Continue reading These 5 Organizations are the Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime
By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory
Recently, police inspectors in Pilar, Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, were questioned about the disappearance of 540 kg (or approximately 1,190 pounds) of cannabis. The best answer they could come up with was that drug-addicted rats ate the entire stash.
The humorous ordeal began in April 2017. Javier Specia was relieved of his duty as head of the police department by his partner, Commissioner Emilio Portero. Both worked in the town of Pilar, located 60 km from the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
As VideoShock reports, protocol dictates that when command transfers, an inventory of everything left in the hands of the successor must be accounted for and signed. Though the inventory was allegedly conducted, it was never signed by Specia. This made Portero suspicious. After some contemplation, he contacted the Division of Internal Affairs of the Police. This prompted an official inventory to be taken. Continue reading After ‘Losing’ 540 Kg Of Cannabis, Argentinian Police Blame Drug-addicted Rats
By Marco Torres, Wake Up World
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.
Their work, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests smoking cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression, anxiety, and stress.
Anxiety and depression are pathologies that affect human beings in many aspects of life, including social life, productivity and health. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a constituent non-psychotomimetic of Cannabis Sativa with great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant-like and antianxiety-like compound. Continue reading Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution
Crohn’s disease is a type of intestinal inflammation issue that is likely caused by the immune system essentially attacking otherwise harmless bacteria or food causing inflammation in the gut and bowels. It causes great pain and discomfort and often times surgery is needed to remove pieces of the intestines that are too badly inflamed to heal.
To many doctors, this is considered a mystery illness; as there is no known cause and some doctors believe it is an autoimmune disease. Luckily, new research has shown how cannabis has provided a complete remission from this disease for those participants who were involved in this study. Continue reading Cannabis May Lead To “Complete Remission” Of Crohn’s Disease, Says Study
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze
In the latest demonstration that free access to marijuana in a supposedly free society is an idea whose time has come, none other than CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, the notoriously biased news organization’s Chief Medical Correspondent, has written an op-ed in the form of an open letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that Sessions to open his mind to the fact that marijuana is a powerful medicine and possible tool for easing the opioid epidemic.
Gupta acknowledged his own ignorance related to medical marijuana only a few short years ago and wrote of how he came to change his mind. Gupta wrote of the number of stories and cases he personally witnessed where marijuana provided relief to a number of health problems as well as growing evidence that marijuana could be one more solution to the opioid crisis. Continue reading Dr. Sanjay Gupta Schools Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and Opioids
By Heather Callaghan, Editor, Natural Blaze
An eerie bit of news has graced today’s 4/20 celebrations across America. (“Four twenty” is code for smoking marijuana, making the day 4/20 special in cannabis culture.)
On Thursday, the FDA, notorious for approving fatal opioids and other drugs – and attacking plants and homeopathics – bestowed its blessing on a new epilepsy drug that contains actual plant-based cannabidiol (CBD). That is to say an FDA advisory committee made the recommendation for approval of Epidiolex – the first marijuana-derived drug to get such a green light. Continue reading FDA Approves Use of Marijuana Derived CBD Drug for Epilepsy on Eve of 4-20
By Wes Annac, Wake Up World
Marijuana legalization is long overdue.
It’s time to stop prosecuting innocent people for the possession of a plant that was clearly put here to help us; it’s basically the same as prosecuting someone for possessing tomatoes. Full of medicinal benefits and spiritual potential, cannabis is a crop that’s meant to be utilized and shared, and we have to stand up for it – and our freedom – if we want the law to change.
Legalization and decriminalization are happening at a decent pace, but we can’t wait around for the government to do it when they’re finally ready, or to do it on their corporate-serving terms. Until politicians know they can profit from it without exposing their hypocrisy in keeping it illegal, they’ll stall its legalization and tell us it’s because of their religious beliefs, the funding of terrorist organizations, or our children’s safety — all while imprisoning the innocent and making loads of money for the private prison industry. Continue reading Stand Up for Cannabis – Stand Up for Freedom!
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
If you still think cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medicinal or spiritual benefits, read ahead and try to keep an open mind toward a misunderstood plant that’s been revered throughout history and was only outlawed in the past century.
Millions of people who’ve been healed by the cannabis plant are taking a stand for it, igniting a revolution more powerful than its suppressors can handle.
We know it can heal the mind, body and spirit if used with proper intention, and we’re willing to defend it against those who know little about it beyond what the government and biased media outlets tell them. Continue reading Cannabis: Religious Reverence Throughout History
By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
What comes to mind when you hear the word “marijuana”? Do you envision a drug that makes people lazy, or a medicinal herb that could potentially save lives?
Although the Marihuana Tax Act effectively outlawed the plant in the 30s, a campaign to taint its image began in the U.S long before it was outlawed. It was a slow and steady process, beginning with individual states outlawing it and leading to a nationwide ban. (1)
Despite its slow progress, the criminalization of marijuana didn’t take much effort. The public was mostly indifferent to it until a flood of propaganda from the media, much of which was racist, convinced them it was dangerous and led to crime, violence, and hedonism. (1) Continue reading 8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes