They say that Ireland is the land of saints and scholars. If that is true, then the Irish Church of Cannabis (ICOC) is holding up that stereotype. We have previously covered the European Church of Cannabis and their fun fight to spread their ancient religion. In Ireland, the church has a dedicated community of cannabis people. Due to the strict legal environment, the Irish Church has been blocked from using their healing cannabis plant but they have been busy with the next best thing.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the main chemical components of both the legal hemp plant, and the absurdly illegal cannabis plant. CBD is an amazing health partner for our bodies. It doesn’t have a psychoactive effect like cannabis’ other major compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD has incredible anti psychotic effects. It brings down inflammation, fights pain (especially period pain for women) and for all the students out there, it heightens brain function with none of the memory loss associated with THC. It gives strong neuroprotection and is frequently used to stop the most severe forms of epilepsy while also boosting their immune system. In short, CBD is medical cannabis without the high.
Our saintly scholars in the Irish church know all this and have been bringing CBD to the people. They have created their own CBD vaporizer oil. If you live in Ireland and are in any way health conscious, then CBD should be a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. The Irish church needs your support to continue their work. Cannabis prohibition is ending. We will have a period of change before the inevitable, wholesale acceptance of the cannabis plant into a healthier tomorrow’s society. You can contact these great people here :
The Irish Church of Cannabis (icoc.ie)
It is not often that you get a billionaire, a minister of state and a priest at the same table discussing cannabis decriminalization, but then Ireland has its own, very particular way of doing things. The country has a cannabis culture that is buried deep below the surface. Alcohol is embraced with abandonment but cannabis production and sale is controlled by criminal gangs. This has not helped bring the subject to public attention, especially as a drugs turf war rages in some parts of the country. Last Friday evening, an event by CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign was organized. They gathered Billionaire Richard Branson, Minister Aodhan O Riordain, Father Peter McVerry and representatives from the leading Irish drugs activist groups.
After watching a great anti-war on drugs movie (Breaking The Taboo), there was a question and answer session. It is clear that the war on drugs has been an utter failure. It also seems that at least one Irish Minister of State is serious about drug reform. He spoke about a culture of victim blaming for drug addicts. These addicts are caught in a vicious cycle and need medical and social help rather than a steel and concrete cage. Obviously Praguepot is only interested in cannabis, so when Minister O Riordain talked about moving to the Portuguese model, that is big step forward for Irish cannabis.
Cannabis can unlock a truly organic society. Growing your own medicine and moving to natural plastics and fuel rather than petrol-chemical can finally give our planet a break from the hysterical consumerist society we live in today. The Irish public needs cannabis to treat illness and as a healthy alternative to alcohol. Cannabis is a wonder drug for the prevention of one of Irelands greatest medical scourges, diabetes. As an activist, only the unrestricted access to the cannabis plant is good enough. Irish cannabis users need to stand up and be counted. Join a group or establish your own cannabis social club. It is in our own hands to end prohibition. We need to communicate with the wider public about the health and social benefits of the plant.
Those interested should follow one of the links below:
The Irish Legalise Cannabis Movement
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland
Help not Harm