We are SKSK (Slovenian Cannabis Social Club).
At the end of 2014 we brought 3 proposals for laws (bills)
to the slovenian parliament:
about self healing,
about basic living.
More than 28.000 people signed those proposals (we are a 2 million people nation). No civil group has ever gotten this much support. And nothing happened. All proposals were labeled as not suited for further proceedings.
Next, we started a campaign to raise awarness about cannabis. It says:
Cannabis heals, so trust the nature.
This year we gave away more than 6000 seeds — for collecting purposes only!
Here, at the beginning, we'd like to emphasize that we do not like the term marijuana, because it was too often connected with prohibition and propaganda that had lead to it.
I like term cannabis. Weed, grass, ganja, hemp (the latter is used more or less to induistralize the herb) ... they are OK, too — imho.
Similarly, we do not like the term medical, but rather medicinal — in the sense of traditional healing with herbs and such.
Next: ALL CANNABIS IS MEDICINAL, wether it is hemp or any other — they (Cannbis Sativa L's) ALL contain canabinoids, just in different proportions.
And we need them ALL!
All cannabis use is medicinal.
For centuries, cannabis has been used for medicinal puposes. Documentation about it is vast. As we all know, cannabis has been forbidden in most countries, in spite of being the most healing plant with the least side efects that we know of today.
Industries, such as farmacy, oil, wood, paper, cotton, are oposed to freeing the herb. Its freedom would cut their profits considerably.
We talk about two basic types of cannabis that influence people in 2 diferent ways when ingested:
INDICA is calming, sleeping aid, anti depresant, it relaxes, relieves pain (more CBD neutralises THC and its euforic effects) - it effects the body;
SATIVA gives the head high feeling, it's energizing, stimulates creativity (more THC with little CBD can result in some kind of discomfort, like anxiety or fear (use black pepper), especially in people with psychological issues).
We colud say that these 2 basic types correspond to 2 basic types of people: predominantly active or passive. Indica is used to calm the active, restless, types while sativas stimulate the slow, passive ones.
Most strains on the market today are mixed indica and sativa.
And there's also ruderalis, suposedly originating from Sibiria, where there's little sun and it's hard to survive, so this sort is quite special — similarly to Indica it has more CBD than THC. Autoflowers come from these varieties. Ruderalis + Indica and/or Sativa.
Another type could be industrial hemp. It has had many canabinoids striped off, and with them other alkaloids, terpenes etc. They are substances that give the plant its characteristic properties and protect it from all kinds of pest. Any weed can be used for industrial purposes — stem and seeds do not contain any "much dreaded" TCH.
In former Yugoslavija industrial hemp was any hemp that had more CBD then THC.
Today in Europe we can plant only hemp with minimal pecentage of THC. This kind of plant is very thin and small so it is easier to harvest, but it is not the proper plant anymore.
Cannabis' main task is to provide body and mind with enough peace so that the body can awaken its self-healing capabilities, without disruptive thoughts and unpleasant feelings that bother the mind all the time. It's kinda clear today that most illneses have psychosomatic causes, and for that reason it is very important for the mind to be at peace to help the body heal. For the very same reason doctors artificially induce coma in cases of severe trauma, and that is also why the body goes to unconcious state under the threat of death.
Every illness begins in the energetic body, with time and by repeating the same behavioral pattern(s) it then starts to manifest in the physical body.
Another very important influence of cannabis is its chemical effect on the brain: it helps to deprogram and reprogram the brain, its neural pathways. Synapses can find new connections that are more appropriate for a person's current state. This happens whenever a person is in a state of inner peace, deep relaxation and happines. It's why meditation helps. However, none of this is supported by the system we live in. This is why healing plants are most welcome to provide the body with much needed substances, since the body can't produce enough of it by itself, being in stress most of the time.
In shamanic tradition hemp is considered a plant of power. It empowers its users to expand their conciousness, to raise awarness about the surrounding proceses that have an impact on us, often unconsciously. It is probably worth mentioning that it is the Sun who gives conciousness — not artificial light. Hence, we want to use cannabis that was grown outdoors — to get the best possible results concerning conciousness as well. Indoor weed affects the body, not so much the conciousness. But we need that, too! The change in conciousness. All of us!
How does cannabis actually heal cancer?
Simplified: When THC connects to a receptor of a cancer cell it causes synthesis of ceramide, lots of it, and that is what triggers the damaged cell to die. A healthy cell normally doesn't do that. (more)
Even more simplified: "Tests in laboratories showed that cannabis destroys cancer cells in such a way that it gives them back their lost mortality, that normal cells poses — they die off after about 7 years."
Cannabis contains at least 600 different substances, from wich at least a 100 are cannabinoids. Most of them are not soluble in water. Some of the most important ones are tipically abundant in most strains, so they are easily detectable. Other cannabinoids are more rear — and we are just starting to discover what they do, although we know of their existence for quite some time now.
Cannabinoids, the miracle molecules that provide cannabis with its medical efficacy—in addition to its euphoria—number more than 111. First discovered in 1964 in Israel, cannabinoids have been found to work synergistically with the human body and, more specifically, the endocannabinoid system.
The body produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. The cannabinoids from a plant like marijuana, officially known as phytocannabinoids, are a perfect fit for specialized receptors found throughout the brain, nervous system, and immune system of the human body.
In addition, cannabinoids do more than work independently to deliver a particular therapeutic effect. Cannabinoids also work in tandem to regulate one another, something that has been labeled the entourage effect.
THC (Δ9-THC): cures cancer, HIV/AIDS, ...
Analgesic – Relieves pain
Anti-Emetic – Reduces vomiting and nausea
Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth
Antioxidant – Prevents the damage of oxidation to molecules in the body
Antispasmodic – Suppresses muscle spasms
Appetite Stimulant – Δ9-THC is the only cannabinoid identified as such
Euphoriant – Produces feelings of euphoria, promotes happiness and relaxation
Neuroprotective – Slows damage to the nervous system and brain
(it can make people feel anxiety or fear - use black pepper)
THCA (non psychoactive variety of THC): Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa)is the acidic precursor to THC. Immediately after harvest, the THCa begins to be converted into THC, a process quickened by exposure to heat and sunlight. One main reason cannabis is cured is to convert the THCa into THC, as well as drying it out to make it easier and nicer to burn and taste.
THCV: Tetrahydrocannabivarin — a psychoactive component that results in an energetic, alert, and motivated euphoria — is found especially in sativas, but is abundant in african strains too. Its effects are different than THC's. It acts as appetite supressor and effects other obesity-related parameters. A cannabis with high THCV and low or moderate THC and CBD might be ideal for weight loss and diabetes prevention. It helps with growing bones, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis; it is an effective treatment for stress, anxiety, and other mental disorders, including PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder).
THCV content can be very high in hashish (and weed) from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It looks like this variety of THC is prefered bymost of us who prefer indicas over sativas, as
THCV works much like CBD.
It "stones" differently. ;)
CBD (cannabidiol) is the sedcond major cannabinoid. It is very healing and works on the mind/body in oposite way than THC. It's neuroprotective; it alleviates cramps, inflammation, cough, nausea, anxiety; it stops growth of certain cancer cells, eases pain and reduces inflammation. It helps to heal bone fractures significantly.
CBC fights bacteria and fungi, it's anti-inflammatory and relieves pain, as well as fights depression and stimulates brain growth.
CBG is not considered psychoactive and is known to block the psychoactive effects of THC. It's antibacterial and analgesic (relieves pain).
CBN is what THC will break down into over time due to exposure to oxygen and heat. By this time CBN will become only mildly psychoactive, and much less intense than when it was THC. It is the strongest cannabinoid identified for promoting sleep.
Terpenes give plants — not only cannabis — their unique scent, taste and colour. They too have healing properties and they heal synergistically with canabinoids. That means that they help each other do their job — enturage effect. Therefore the best healing comes from using a flower or even a plant as a whole! Terpenes also help a plant to be more resistant to bacteria, fungi, insects and other misfortunes.
Cannabinoids, terpenes and other substances can be ingested in various ways, one of them — stigmatised as bad — is smoking. It is not the most efficient way to heal serious illness, but it works great as a preventive measure.
They discovered that only one puff of cannabis per day stops inflammation in brain that is the reason behind most problems of elderly brain. With cannabis, we have cannabinoids available that help!
The effect of smoking is noticed quickly in the changed state of conciousness, we (Slovenes) call it stoneness. We could even say that the term "stoned" is reserved for indicas (calming effect), while "beeing high" is more descriptive of sativa's euphoric effects.
Than there's vaporizing and inhaling vapors in various ways ...
Today, it is very popular to ingest oil (hash, hemp, RSO, ...) — for healing purposes — but unfortunately people choose to do it when it is already too late ... If we smoke the herb it rarely comes to that.
The Rick Simpson Story
(when u see this, u know there is a conspiracy - against men)
Active ingredient in hemp oil is all natural THC. It attacks mutated cells only, while rejuvenating the healthy ones. Side effects are health and happiness.
To get the oil we need to extract it from flowers (buds) of female plants. We can use other parts of the plant as well, or even male plant, but they have different ratios of cannabinoids. Leaves contain more CBD while flowers are typically abundant with THC.
We can ingest it in different ways: through mucosas in mouth (and whole skin in fact), and also in rectum or vagina (these two are appropriate especially for problems in lower parts of the body). We can eat it and mix it with other foods, for example in smoothies.
The Cannabis Manifesto (2012)
Role of endocanabinoids (EC) in human body
Our body is capable of producing its own canabinoids — endocanabinoids —that are the basis for complex system of signalling (our EC signalling system). Signalling is the way cells, tissues and organs communicate.
This was not mentioned in school - our biology classes or at medical schools or ... at all. Don't forget, THC was discovered in 1964 and the existance of ECS is known at least for 20 years.
This system functions as a distress system. When our nerves are too excited, this causes stress, pain, strong feelings or illness. So when too many impulses travel through nerve cells there is a danger those cells will "burn out". In this case, nerve cells release EC and, as a result, nervous system calms down, neurotransmitter release slows down, and a change occurs in our mood, appetite, intensity of pain, memory. If too many EC get released, short memory loss can occur. We could call that body's defence mechanism in exceptional circumstances, like accidents or other stressful events.
EC in the body bind to receptors. We have two kinds of receptors that can recognize canabinoids. These receptors are like antennas that tell our cells what is going on outside of them.
CB1 type receptors are located in the central nervous system, especially in brain and spinal cord, and are activated by THC. That makes the psychotropic effect.
CB2 type receptors are located particularly in leukocytes, spleen, bone marrow and other tissues related to the immune system. They are activated by CBD. The fact that THC and CBD can be supplied into the body from outside, and activate different receptors, is the reason why they impact the body in diferent ways.
The Endocannabinoid System: What Nurses Need to Know,
"As nurses we have a lot to learn about cannabis, including how it works in the mind-body-spirit system, and how we can best advocate for and support patients who could or do benefit from this medicine."
And that is everybody.
A functioning ECS is essential to our health and well-being.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body; in the brain, organs (pancreas and liver), connective tissue, bones, adipose tissues, nervous system, and immune system. We share this system in common with all other vertebrate animals, and some invertebrate animals (Sulak, 2015).
Cannabinoids support homeostasis within the body’s system; the ECS is a central regulatory system, cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, and they are believed to be the largest receptor system in our bodies. Cell membrane cannabinoid receptors send information backwards, from the post-synaptic to the pre-synaptic nerve. CB1 (found primarily in the brain) and CB2 (mostly in the immune system and in the bones) are the main ECS receptors (Former, 2015), though several more are currently being studied. The exogenous phytocannabinoid THC, or the psychoactive compound in cannabis, works primarily on CB1 receptors (hence the “high feeling” in the brain), while the cannabinoid CBD works primarily with the immune system and creating homeostasis around the inflammatory response through CB2 receptors and does not have psychoactive effects. Other cannabinoids and their actions are still being studied, such as the non-psychoactive cannabinoids CBN and CBG, also found in cannabis. Our bodies react to both our own production of endogenous cannabinoids and to the ingestion of phyto-cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and other non-pyschoactive plants such as Echinacea.
Endogenous Cannabinoids: Endocannabinoids are the chemicals our own bodies make to naturally stimulate the cannabinoid receptors (there's 21 types of these receptors). They even occur naturally in human breast milk. It means that
the human body was built for receiving cannabinoids.
Phytocannabinoids: In general, we think of the cannabis plant as the generator of exogenous cannabinoids that we can ingest in a variety of ways.
Cannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome: It should be clear that every body produces cannabinoids and needs them to function. People who do not make enough endocannabinoids need to supplement those with exogenous cannabinoids through cannabis ingestion, in pretty much the same way a diabetic needs insulin. If deficiency is persistent it becomes clinical (CEDC).
In the future, perhaps 20 years from now, cannabis-based medicines will have a prominent place in the worldwide pharmacopeia again.
ECS, an integral part of human physiology, was discovered in the mid-1990s by Israeli researcher Dr. Ralph Mechoulam who also identified THC as the main active ingredient of cannabis in the early 1960s.
THC moderates pain; this doesn’t mean we can put a finger on the stove and it won't hurt, it means that the intensity of the painful feeling is reduced when THC is present in the CB1 receptor site.
The CB2 receptors are keyed to CBD and work as an antiinflammatory agent. The immune-boosting functions of CB2 are far less understood as research into CBD is really just beginning.
When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case For Medicinal Cannabis
A palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind began to change: "I've come to realize there really are medical benefits to medicinal cannabis. /.../ For many of the patients I spoke with, medicinal cannabis is not a joke. It's not funny. It's a treatment that they've come to rely on."
It turns out that some of the best evidence for medicinal cannabis is actually what's called neuropathic pain, which is pain that's caused by the nerves themselves.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Cannabis and the cannabinoids
Dried plant for administration by ingestion or other means
Where is the problem then?
The cahange in counciousness is percived as problematic (to the system). Conciousness expands and the user percives surrounding space in more detail, starts to feel the body better, the perception of time changes etc. If not used to it, these effects can even scare the user. Because of this it is not smart to operate a car or other machinery in this state of mind. On the other hand, using cannabis enables you to get more distance, to see problems more objectively, to be less stressed. You can see clearly what is important and what is not, and adapt your life to it. It's one of the main reasons why so many people use this all in all healing plant.
Jamaican Study Of Pregnant Mothers Shows That cannabis Doesn’t Harm Newborns
"It’s almost too taboo to discuss: pregnant women smoking cannabis. It’s a dirty little secret for women, particularly during the harrowing first trimester, who turn to cannabis for relief from nausea and stress."
92% of patients say medicinal cannabis works.
"The most common reasons for use include medical conditions for which mainstream treatments may not exist, such as for migraines, or may not be effective, including for chronic pain and cancer."
Long term cannabis use by teenage boys is not linked to later physical or mental health issues according to a very large, long term study (it tracked 408 males from adolescence into their mid-30s) published by the American Psychological Association.
CBD is becoming very popular lately.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
A groundbreaking study from Israel has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract as compared to synthetic, single-molecule cannabidiol (CBD).
They found out that CBD in cannabis helps heal broken bones faster and even makes them stronger than they were before: "We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. /.../ The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point."
It is currently used to relieve chronic pain, to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and to improve appetite in AIDS patients. It has also shown promise in regulating blood sugar and slowing the progression of HIV.
CBD was just as effective as a popular antipsychotic drug in the treatment of schizophrenia and paranoia, but without the dangerous side effects. Other studies have confirmed the effectiveness of CBD as a safe antipsychotic.
THC prevents (METH) methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity.
Hemp has the ability to kill surface bacteria (staph): “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die. MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.”
The biochemistry of migraine is highly complex and poorly understood, but it is known that high levels of serotonin are present during attacks. THC and anandamide have been shown to block serotonin in high doses.
Cannabis & arthritis
Cannabis & the brain
How we can change our genes by changing our lifestyles
9 Surprising Scientific Reasons Why Ladies Should Smoke More Weed
Dr. Donald Abrams, Chief of Hematology Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital says: “If cannabis were discovered in the Amazon rainforest today, people would be clambering to make as much use as they could of all of the potential benefits of the plant.”
Approximately 106,000 Americans die yearly from prescribed medications, according to the American Medical Association. Even more frightening, preventable medical errors account for a staggering 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year — and is considered the 3rd leading cause of death.
GW Pharmaceuticals, a drug company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, has received early approval on a patent covering the use of cannabis chemicals for treating brain cancer.
SINCE 1974 THE GOVERNMENT HAVE KNOWN THAT THE CHEMICALS FOUND IN THE CANNABIS PLANT CAN BE USED TO TREAT CANCER!
US government as a whole is coming to "our side".
We need to fear that?
Only Six Days After Starting Cannabis Oil, This Little Girl’s Leukemia Went into Remission
Hugh Hempel’s story of how medicinal cannabis enriched the lives of his 11-year-old daughters: Why I changed my mind about medicinal cannabis
I went to a series of doctors and over the course of it all was also diagnosed with a tumor on my Pituitary Gland, spots on my brain, and Stage 4 Liver Cancer … with three months to live.
Cured Too: A Cancer Story: A Film By David Triplett
Cancer Patient Given 18 Months To Live is Cured by Cannabis
10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded.
But it did!
NO EFFECT ON MORTALITY
HEAVY USE WON’T RUIN YOUR LIFE
PROHIBITION DOESN’T WORK
IT DOES HAVE MEDICAL VALUE
Cannabis is very successfull in healing and especially preventing various diseases. Dosage does not need to be increased since metabolites stay in body up to one month. Ways to ingest are diverse and since smoking is most commonly used in preventive measures we need to emphasize it. Some people call it recreational use. We don't. It's PREVENTIVE USE!
Cannabis helps with almost all problems, it can heal nearly every disease, if a person has a will, and intent to get healthy. Cases of people getting better and completely well are numerous. At this point it is important to emphasize that for a complete recovery, people need to change their habits, food, enviroment, as well as patterns of thought and behaviour. Human body is definitely capable of self-healing, it just needs some other resources and peace, in all ways and forms. In fact, all healing is actually self-healing, it just needs more or less help with it.
All usage of cannabis is "medicinal"!
I can grow my own medicine better (and cheaper) than the corporation!
General population does not know about the new findings — they are becoming common knowledge slow, too slow. Experts are a special problem here, since they are under the influence of those who finance them. Most of them do not want to liberate cannabis because their income will dcrease, at least to some extent. When people (general public) realize what cannabis is, and ow much they were tortured and what they have been deprived of all this time ... things WILL change.
Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations
Important fact concerning research of cannabis is that it has been forbidden in most parts of the world. It is calssified as so harmful to the body that it is not even permited to research it.
After all we have seen, after all the people that got healed with its help, we cannot deny cannabis has healiing properties. Experience shows that it heals more efficiently than any plant we know and use. Sadly, more and more healing plants are becoming forbidden in one way or another. A fight for liberating cannabis is a fight for free use of all plants on this earth, for seeds — for life in fact.
Good news is that more and more people understand how pharmacy is about their profit, not our health. That's why there are growing numbers of us who have tested the plants and the procedures on ourselves. And that's how we KNOW! We are the proof.
There's a problem with scientific proof of healing properties of one compound on human body: it is hard to measure (evaluate) anything else but reaction of the body to that substance. Because of the differences between our bodies, minds and enviroments this reactions are not 100% repeatable — but only that counts for a scientific proof. Ofcourse there is also the placebo effect that can't be overlooked. So, how person will respond to a substance is really a subjective matter, not objective as science wants it.
Anyone who starts to explore this rabbit hole eventually realizes that human mind is to be reckoned with. Patterns of the mind are written in neuropathways in our brain, but they are reprogramable. Cannabis' role is also reprograming the brain, forgetting the old (patterns) and establishing new ones. After reprograming the body will react differently to the same impulse. This is how we change our patterns of thinking and doing, and consequently we cahnge our health, relationships, life as a whole. Cannabis can heal even those, who think they have no illness, or have it and dont know about it.
Evolution is possible only if people can forget
If we want more evolution, we need more cannabinoids — it's that simple...
Lack of cannabinoids also means lack of forgetting. But making room for the new is very important for enabling progress — for really NEW, not just combining and rearranging the old. Only when we forget the old stuff, only then we can do/create/manifest/think of something NEW.
Dr. Hanuš, Czech analytic chemist, has treated over 14.000 patients with medicinal cannabis in Israel. At least 85% were satisfied with treatment, especially because cannabis has no side effects.
Dr. Hanuš's message
Dr. Reznik's message to doctors, governments etc.
Dr. Hornby: The truth about cannbis is here to stay!
Problems with this plant come solely from it beeing forbidden for so many years. Due to "war on drugs" we got all those indoor grows that make cannabis lack the subtle sun's energy. We could say it lacks consciousness.
Let's not forget that the mechanism that was developed during this "war on drugs" transforms young people who use cannabis in to addicts. There are programs for reducing harm that would not exist if cannabis was legal and grown naturally (outdoors). Speaking about harm is exaggeration.
Reasons why cannabis was forbidden are neither simple nor logical. We could say that not just manipulation, but conspiracy behind it was and still is enormous. Check out the documentation. For example, farmers in America were badly mislead, they didn't even know what was really beeing prohibited. Propaganda kept talking about the horrible "marijuana", and if they knew marijuana is actually hemp they would never allow it.
For everything what was said there are proofs, even scientific if you wish, and they are not hard to find at all. You can starting your own research with links in this document. Learn more about it, make your own decisions.
1% of people on this planet is getting richer and richer at the expense of ignorant masses.
Get educated, raise awareness, and we will make it.
It is unforgivable that such an all and all useful plant is forbidden, while reasons for it are not objective, they are even misleading. We should use the plant wherever for whatever purpose we can.
Why you should be allowed to grow cannabis for personal use at home
It is imperative that we can grow our own weed. It is no problem if someone wants to grow for others, but we speak about growing for ourselves. Not only you can grow strains you figured out could have the best proportions of canabinoids for you, but, canabinoids are stored in crystals. If anyone knows how water stores information, how it can be programmed - the same is with canabinoid crystals on your cannabis, they 'turn after you' - become more suited to your needs. This is why it has to be allowed to grow your own cannabis, to everybody, everywhere.
So we can INOVATE.
Dr. Suzanne A. Sisley: A mountain of obvius proofs can not be denied
From cannabis we can extract a tincture that is not psychoactive, but it does retain all of its healing properties. In a living plant we find mostly THCA wich is not psychoactive but it keeps all the healing properties. This kind of tincture (oil) is usable for children and all those who do not like psychoactive effects.
Jack Herer's Book: The Emperor Wears No Clothes
Chapter 1 – OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF CANNABIS HEMP
Chapter 2 – BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE USES OF HEMP
Chapter 3 – NEW BILLION DOLLAR CROP
Chapter 4 – THE LAST DAYS OF LEGAL CANNABIS
Chapter 5 – MARIJUANA PROHIBITION
Chapter 6 – MEDICAL LITERATURE ON CANNABIS MEDICINE
Chapter 7 – THERAPEUTIC USE OF CANNABIS
Chapter 8 – HEMPSEED AS THE BASIC WORLD FOOD
Chapter 9 – ECONOMICS ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 10 – MYTH, MAGIC & MEDICINE
... and so on
Ross Rebagliati was the first athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding, before getting it temporarily stripped for testing positive for cannabis. Here's some quotes:
“When you’re going fast on skis, your mind is actually processing things faster than it would normally, which creates the illusion that things are coming at your more slowly. So it gives you more time to make decisions.”
It's the same when driving a car.
“You can’t feel when your injury is bothering you when you have such strong painkillers. It masks the pain. I just use cannabis as a painkiller. /.../ You still feel the pain, it just makes it bearable.”
10 Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Cannabis
By Lisa Rough — 7/7/2015
New Report: World Leaders Call For Ending Criminalization of Drug Use and Possession and Responsible Legal Regulation of Psychoactive Substances
September 8, 2014
Former Presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland Join With Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, George Shultz, Paul Volcker And Others To Make Bold, New Recommendations for Major Paradigm Shift in Global Drug Policy on the Road to UN Special Session on Drugs in 2016
We do NOT approve of synthetic variants of THC and CBD, ... as well as products made from them. Nature does not work that way and that was definitely not Creator's intent. The same goes for almost all drugs that are derived from a single substance taken from a plant, and then synthesized and sold on the market. In nature, substances are always combined and they
co-operate with each other, supress or enhance one another, whatever the need. By synthesizing only one compound the enturage effect is lost.
More proof that synthetic medical marijuana pales in comparison to the real thing: "Crude" whole plant formulations seem to work better than synthetic single-molecule ones.
If cannabis got its rightfull place it would bring lots of money into a state budget. If people weren't prosecuted if they grow or process further, where would we be today? Many problems would simply vanish.
Illegal or decriminalized is the same for me — you get prosecuted.
So you usually do not dare to use the plant!
legal for personal use in small amounts (in private)
Belguim: allows to grow up to 3 plants in cannabis clubs
Chile: legal (up to 10 grams)
Colombia: legal (up to 20 plants)
Ecuador: legal (up to 10g)
Israel: illegal (decriminalized and legal for medicinal use only; 15.000 users, state controlled and growed)
Jamaica: legal (up to five plants and without chemical stimulators)
Netherlands: Legal (up to 5 grams, decriminalized on public use, legal for use in 'coffeeshop') (up to 5 plants)
North Korea: legal
Peru: legal (up to 8 grams)
Portugal: all drugs decriminalized
Spain: legal (private only, cannabis clubs)
United States: illegal at the federal level (but legal at the state level in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and the cities of Portland and South Portland, Maine and in Washington, D.C.; decriminalized in 18 states, medicinal legal in 25 states and Guam. All Indian Reservations are allowed to regulate cannabis laws, Laws varies by reservation.)
Uruguay: legal (but not really)
Which model works best?
Uruguay, Washington State, and Colorado all re-legalised cannabis at around the same time and began to work out a set of rules for a legal and controlled cannabis market.
In Seattle, it took more than 18 months for the first shops to open, while in Uruguay there is still nothing for sale almost two years following legalisation. Only Colorado has had anything like a legal cannabis market since 2013, which (although strictly regulated) has developed more or less according to the rules of a free market economy.
Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. may have legalised cannabis by referendum, but are currently busy working out a set of rules. There will not be a specialist cannabis shop in any of these three states before 2016. Yet in Colorado, Uruguay and Washington State, connoisseurs can get hold of weed, which is illegal elsewhere, without penalty.
UK Police Announce They Will Stop Arresting “Small-Time” cannabis Growers
Cannabis legalisation coming soon...
...if subsequently approved by Italian Parliament up to 15g of cannabis would be legal to possess, and up to 5 plants would be permitted. Additionally, cannabis would be sold in govenrment approved shops.
Croatia will make some small changes - will allow some patients to use it.
In Slovenia we are not allowed to grow, carry or use any cannabis.
If they find weed on you it's up to police to decide what it will be: crime or just a minor offense - it's decriminalised - not worth mentioning - people still go to jail even for small amounts.
Noone has tried to achieve free growing (yet).
For the end
Untangling the Web of Maria; On the Consequences of Chronic Cannabis Use
From the energetic perspective of Chinese medicine, it’s the Liver organ network that takes the brunt of burn-out. As the principle organ of the Wood element, the Liver (capitalized to distinguish it from the strictly anatomical) is responsible for flexibility, mobilization and circulation of resources (blood and qi), the capacity to strategize and envision. Part of the syndrome of a burnt-out Liver is that we’ve flooded ourselves with vision (or actual visions) but crippled our capacity to act on them. The Liver Yang necessary for execution has gone up in smoke, and it’s not terribly easily replenished.
Those seeking to clear up the fouled-up strands of weed’s web need first of all a firm intention, followed by some herbal aid.
Let’s start with the most specific herb I’m aware for antidoting cannabis: Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris.
In mugwort we have a wild and powerful female archetype equal and opposite to that of cannabis. Where cannabis is heavy, mugwort is light; where cannabis is cloudy, mugwort is clear.
Here Mugwort is supported by lavender, mint, and a little white sage, all wonderfully light, fragrant, and clarifying herbs.
... to be continued and updated ...
It's funny that THC is described as psychoactive and CBD not.
Imho, they both change the state of conciousness ... in diferent ways, but they both do ...
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