Category Archives: Marijuana science

Brain size not altered with daily cannabis use, new study finds

Cannabis brain science

A new scientific study has refuted earlier reports that daily cannabis use decreases the size of the brain. With long term alcohol use, a reduction in brain size is a side effect, I guess someone put two and two together and concluded cannabis must be as bad as alcohol. Alcohol is not a natural substance, marijuana is. Our bodies are first introduced to  cannabinoids in our mothers breast milk. As the psychological layers of cynical government propaganda are peeled away, cannabis is being scientifically proven to be healthy for our bodies and minds. The previous studies, either through negligence or design, coupled alcohol use with cannabis use when testing for a change in the size of the brain. So if you don’t smoke tobacco or drink alcohol, then your brain will be perfectly healthy even if you like to consume some cannabis. In previous studies, THC has been shown to protect the brain, especially from serious accident brain traumas. Science report after science report points to marijuana in your system being the safer, healthier state to be in. How do you like them apples.

For the science geeks (yes I am one of them!) I am including the science extract from the journal of neuroscience below.

Recent research has suggested that marijuana use is associated with volumetric and shape differences in subcortical structures, including the nucleus accumbens and amygdala, in a dose-dependent fashion. Replication of such results in well controlled studies is essential to clarify the effects of marijuana. To that end, this retrospective study examined brain morphology in a sample of adult daily marijuana users (n = 29) versus nonusers (n = 29) and a sample of adolescent daily users (n = 50) versus nonusers (n = 50). Groups were matched on a critical confounding variable, alcohol use, to a far greater degree than in previously published studies. We acquired high-resolution MRI scans, and investigated group differences in gray matter using voxel-based morphometry, surface-based morphometry, and shape analysis in structures suggested to be associated with marijuana use, as follows: the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebellum. No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest. Effect sizes suggest that the failure to find differences was not due to a lack of statistical power, but rather was due to the lack of even a modest effect. In sum, the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender, age, and other variables, there is no association between marijuana use and standard volumetric or shape measurements of subcortical structures.

Organically grown Prague weed

Having some nice pot to go with a ramble through our ancient Prague streets or to bring on the giggles with friends is a treat. There are many health benefits to consuming the plant. It is a powerful anti inflammatory agent and besides regulating our nervous and cell functions it is also a fun mood enhancer. Wonderful I hear you say. Except cannabis has been kept in the shadows by governments all over the world, including Prague’s own ruling hypocrites. People don’t die from consuming cannabis, they heal. The system is doing a massive injustice by keeping the plant technically illegal. Besides putting people in prison there is another negative effect. Most cannabis growers put toxic Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) into their plants. Some of the chemicals cannot be flushed out of the plant and instead they get consumed by unknowing pot lovers.
Organically grown food and cannabis is best for you. Marijuana is a health supplement but if the pot is grown with the aid of Paclobutrazol or similar toxic chemicals then you are actually harming your body. Prague growers need to choose organic growing methods. Yes you can have smaller yields by going organic but it is the right thing to do. When you are buying pot in Prague (and obviously everywhere else!), make sure you are getting it from a bio grower. This video gives us a quick glimpse at the problem. Cannabis is an amazing plant, lets not ruin mother nature’s medicine with greed.

Does cannabis really fight cancer?

cannabis cancer

Wasn’t it nice when we were kids. We believed what we were told and then took a nap. As adults, doing the same thing has let big business run riot with our environment and our health. Drilling in the Arctic is a good idea. Who cares about its pristine environment the profit depraved, psychopaths in suits say. Fast food is good for you their studies have found. Load up on sugar and salt like it is going out of business!

But we are not children, and we are responsible for both ourselves and our environment. Each of us has an important role to play. From simple acts of kindness to examples of incredible bravery (Edward Snowden) we all must play our part. For reasons of greedy profiteering cannabis has been prohibited by the world. America lead the charge against the plant based on racial propaganda. Over the decades this initial propaganda was reinforced with new arguments based solely on ideological ideas rather than scientific facts. In 1947 the US government studied cannabis and its effects on epilepsy. It was clearly shown that cannabis was a cure for the affliction. This was not the kind of information that the government wanted to release so they suppressed it! In 1974 at the Medical College of Virginia, scientists looked at how cannabis affects cancer cells. To the displeasure of the government, they found that cannabis kills cancer cells. Again this information was kept secret. There was a drugs war to be fought, even if the drug they were fighting was perhaps the greatest medicinal plant that will ever be known to man.

Below are a list of scientific studies done on cannabis and cancer. They all show that the plant helps fight the deadly threat of cancer. The power of the internet spreads information and connects people. I hope this helps to do both.

cannabis cancer

Pancreatic cancer cells kill themselves when they are exposed to cannabis. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748.abstract

cannabis cancer

Liver cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. Cannabis can slow the growth of tumors.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

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Oral cancer cells cannot breath properly and die when exposed to cannabis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734

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Blood cancer is deadly because it can carry the damaged cells throughout the body. Three different studies attest to cannabis’ ability to fight this type of cancer.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.23584/abstract
and
http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/70/5/1612.abstract

cannabis cancer

Prostate cancer is a painful killer. Pot fights the disease effectively and is a good health maintenance medicine.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed
and
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963

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Lung cancer can be treated with cannabis. The results speak for themselves. Inhaling cannabis smoke is healthy for the lungs.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/1210641a.html
and
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract

cannabis cancer

Breast cancer can be cured and prevented by the consumption of active ingredients in medical marijuana.
http://www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.full.pdf+html
http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/9/1/196
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2006/05/25/jpet.106.105247
and
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676

cannabis cancer

And finally brain cancer. Because our brains are so delicate, operating is a drastic step. Cannabis easily gets into the brain and helps fight cancer there.
http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/308/3/838.abstract
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/21/17/6475.abstract
and
http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstract

These studies have been carried out inspite of the ban on cannabis. When we finally have an end to pot prohibition we can properly explore the benefits of medical marijuana. Shame on anyone who denies the medical properties of cannabis. We don’t need toxic pills for most of our modern day illnesses. We need good diets, exercise and a little of mother nature’s cannabis plant.

Cannabis and sleep

cannabis sleep

Cannabis is split between indica and sativa strains. Sativa is associated with cerebral highs, energy and day time. Indica is more of a body stone and promotes relaxation and sleep. Getting a good night sleep after a stressful day can be difficult. Sleep research has highlighted the positive role that cannabis has on problem sleepers. Consuming marijuana before bed helped insomniac sufferers fall asleep. This is good news for cannabis consumers but bad news for the pharmaceutical industry. The business of getting you to sleep is a 32 billion dollar business. Those toxic pills and consultants are a growing part of big pharma’s profits.

cannabis sleep

You don’t have to be a genius to work out that the pharmaceutical industry is going to be completely against legalizing marijuana when you understand that pot can wipe out that 32 billion market over night. Yes the pharmaceutical companies want new jets and off shore bank accounts. Call me a radical but I think that huge sum of money is better off in working families pockets. We have the means to grow our own medicine with cannabis. Before it was made illegal, cannabis was an effective treatment for almost all ailments.

A good nights sleep should not include putting toxins in your body. Fixing one problem but creating another is the pharmaceutical industry’s motto.

cannabis sleep

It doesn’t have to be this way. The world is in the mess it is because we stopped taking responsibility for ourselves. Cannabis is a powerful medicine. Sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy life. Lets cut out the mega drug dealers(Pfizer,¬†GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lily etc) and grow the medicine for ourselves. The momentum for cannabis legalization is growing but this isn’t enough. We need to be able to produce the medicine for ourselves. Lets take back our good nights sleep with home grown medicine

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Cannabis kills cancer

I know it is hard to believe that cannabis is the exact opposite of what the government has told us. Propaganda is a powerful tool. It is only in the last ten years that we have had the internet and access to mass information. What did we find? Surprise, surprise the government really don’t know it all. In fact they are paid by legal bribery(lobby money) to act in big business interests, often to the detriment of society.

The video below is an amazing 36 second wake up call. Cannabis kills cancer cells. Imagine yourself in a doctor’s office. Clean and business like with a confident, reassuring doctor in front of you. Then he or she drops the bomb on you. You’ve got cancer. Now see how amusing it is to have a known cancer fighting substance being inaccessible to you. Cannabis saves lives. Lets not wait until it is us sitting in that chair before we give a damn whether pot is legalized or not. Lets spread the word and welcome pot in from its exile!

Cannabis treats cancer

Cannabis cancer

Our health is positively affected by consuming cannabis! Who said life was all bad??

The high we get from pot is a by-product of when cannabis is in your nervous system repairing normal damage that we all have. Cannabis is made up of cannabinoids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both have different roles to play within our nervous system but together they have been shown to cure severe forms of epilepsy and  Crohn’s disease. Ask a Crohn’s Disease sufferer if they think pot should be made available after it has helped them and then match that up to what our governments are saying. Cannabis is a medicine. It is time for big pharmaceutical companies to take the share price hit that is coming to them. Their drugs can be replaced by something you can grow yourself. Billions of dollars will be lost when their toxic medicine will be replaced by a non toxic, healthy, Mother Nature solution to cancer and other diseases.

The video Spells out the health benefits of cannabis. Once it was known that cannabis is a medicine, why wasn’t it immediately made available to sick people? The answer lies in the type of societies we live in. We have governments influenced by massive corporations that only want society run in a way that profits them. It has clearly been shown that big pharmaceutical companies tried to suppress positive science on cannabis and financially backed politicians that sought to continue the prohibition of cannabis. They have billions in profits at stake, the heads of these companies are cut throat capitalists who only care about profits. This small group of people and their shareholders have kept cannabis out of the reaches of sick patients.

Spain (population 60 million) is the best country in Europe in terms of cannabis research. There are 500 million people in Europe, 300 million in America, and a few hundred million from other progressive minded nations. Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells during a Spanish scientific experiment. Imagine what the results of this discovery will be when it is not just Spain doing all the work, but the smartest minds from everywhere. Will we see the end of cancer? Today one in three people will have some form of cancer in their life. We need more cannabis research. We need the end of cannabis prohibition and we also need to start running our societies with people and not profits in mind.

Cannabis as our health partner?

The video is full of information on the human cannabinoid system. Scientific research is expanding our knowledge of the plant and its medicinal properties. Will we be taking a small dose of cannabis as a health supplement in ten years time? Who knows. What is known today however proves that cannabis is an extraordinary plant with far-reaching health benefits.

Our governments have stunted the research on cannabis. This is a dark chapter in our evolution and centers on old white men who held their religiously inspired beliefs above the common good. This is the same old story played out in our seemingly modern world.

The video is an amazing piece of work. We need to educate ourselves and then get active within our communities. Leaving politicians to their own devices has almost destroyed the planet.

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