[Ibogaine] Good stuff bout weed

Jim Hadey3 jimhadey3 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 07:23:52 CDT 2015


Yeah, not only that it is Great revenue for the state
but I don't think it's about money I believe our
leaders love us.

Nice seeing ya again,

  - JIM


On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Randy Faulconer <bicuitboy714 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanx Jim! Plants are here for us to use. I for one use them for what ails
> ya
> 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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