[Ibogaine] Good stuff bout weed

Randy Faulconer bicuitboy714 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 06:56:38 CDT 2015

Thanx Jim! Plants are here for us to use. I for one use them for what ails
On Jun 14, 2015 6:33 AM, "Jim Hadey3" <jimhadey3 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  5 Incredible Breakthroughs in Pot Science
>  Posted on June 13, 2015
> <http://sorendreier.com/5-incredible-breakthroughs-in-pot-science/> by Soren
> Dreier <http://sorendreier.com/author/>
> Author: April Short
> In spite of decades of politicization and prohibition, cannabis science is
> beginning to experience a rebirth—so much so that it was the topic of
> National Geographic’s most recent cover feature.
> “We’re finding surprises, and possibly miracles, concealed inside this
> once forbidden plant,” writes the article’s author, Hampton Sides.
> “In the apparent rush to accept weed into the mainstream, to tax and
> regulate it, to legitimze and commodify it, important questions arise.
> What’s going on inside this plant? How does marijuana really affect our
> bodies and our brains? What might the chemicals in it tell us about how our
> neurological systems function?” Sides asks.
> As more and more states legalize the contentious herb, the lack of
> controlled, scientific research looking into the safety and potential
> health benefits of marijuana in human subjects is glaring. The reason for
> this scientific void is not a lack of interested researchers or compelling
> hypotheses. It is political.
> The US government has in place a series of systems that effectively act as
> blockades against any scientist who would dare study the benefits of
> cannabis, so modern research on the herb has fallen behind. Due to excess
> review requirement put in place in 1999 by a tough-on-drugs Clinton
> administration, it’s easier for an independent researcher to study any
> substance other than cannabis. This includes the plant’s neighbors on the
> government’s Schedule I list of most dangerous drugs, like heroin and meth.
> Countless personal anecdotes proclaim marijuana’s life-saving
> capabilities— the most conspicuous of which are the stories of concentrated
> cannabis oil’s ability to stop seizures in epileptic children. The web is
> also full of self-documented cases and news stories showing the oil’s
> ability to clear up skin cancer, Crohn’s disease and other serious
> illnesses. Despite the clear and urgent necessity for clinical trials,
> marijuana’s healing effects remain largely mysterious, thanks to policies
> leftover from the Reefer Madness era.
> Animal and lab studies out of other countries, like Israel and Spain, have
> illustrated the plant’s ability to mitigate all number of ailments,
> including cancer. And, as Paul Armentano of the marijuana legalization
> organization NORML points out in a recent article, marijuana is actually
> one of the most studied substances of modern times, and its human use dates
> back thousands of years.
> “A search on PubMed, the repository for all peer-reviewed scientific
> papers, using the term “marijuana” yields more than 21,000 scientific
> papers referencing the plant and/or its constituents, nearly half of which
> have been published just within the past decade. By contrast, a keyword
> search using the term ‘ibuprofen’ yields only about half as many papers; a
> search associated with the prescription painkiller ‘hydrocodone’ yields
> only 700 studies, while a search using the keyword ‘adderall’ yields fewer
> than 200 peer-reviewed papers.
> The recent shift in public opinion marijuana, coupled with the undeniable
> proof of its healing potentials, has propelled a historic heave against the
> research blockade. It is beginning to crumble. After decades of work to get
> FDA approval, the first ever placebo-controlled clinical trial looking at
> cannabis for human subjects in the US is just about set to leave the ground
> in Arizona, pending a final DEA approval of the study facilities.
> Several new animal studies are also breaking ground, and the government
> has tripled its production of cannabis in response (all legal cannabis
> studies in the US are required to use government-grown weed—part of the red
> tape that has slowed research down significantly).
> All in all, marijuana science is a topic very much in vogue, which is
> likely why a publication as esteemed and historic as National Geographic
> chose it as the focus of its June 2015 issue. The feature examined the many
> ways marijuana is shifting in our culture—and in the process urging us to
> rethink everything we thought we knew about the drug. While noting what a
> shame it is that there isn’t more pot science already out there, Sides
> delves into the existing research—primarily performed on lab rats—and
> outlines some of the most fascinating facts we do know about the cannabis
> plant to date.
> Here are five of the most mind-boggling marijuana science breakthroughs to
> date, as outlined in National Geographic.
> Read More: Here
> <http://www.alternet.org/drugs/5-incredible-breakthroughs-pot-science-mainstream-media-finally-paying-attention>
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