Ok folks! Did some updating.. theres a lot of information here.. it took a long time to get this all. Even tho ive been building on it. This is just an updated look. Ive added some medical links. The newest developments ive read are cannabis for protecting your mitochondria, and neurons. It reverses brain damage, and slow brain aging. plus a few more... skim thru it if you've already seen this in the past... again ive updated it.
"In the age of knowledge ignorance is a choice"
Lets start here...and do read thru the first link. Its the most informative, and It touches directly on the point about CBDs, sativas, concentrates...and how its used to treat/CURE cancer. If you just simply look at the link, you may not feel its credible for such info...but open it up, its compiled of 42 links from government sites, and respected universities. Followed by more links i posted individually. Anything thats an article has a journal link inside. I tried to pull them all out but sometimes i feel the article is necessary. Its up to you to think for yourself.Cancerhttp://www.riseearth.com/2014/05/the-top-42-medical-studies-that-prove.html?m=1http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/23/20-medical-studies-that-prove-cannabis-can-cure-cancer/http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html OxFord journals Therapeutic Useshttp://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/81/1/77.full.pdfkilling tumorshttp://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstract
not to mention the various other diseases that can be cured/treated....in cluding obesity, epilepsy, pain, parkinsons, melinoma, ect ect ecthttp://cannablogna.com/2014/05/21/cannabis-scientifically-proven-to-treat-alzheimers-disease-cancer-epilepsy-chronic-pain-and-parkinsons-disease-among-other-serious-medical-conditions/
Cannabinoid receptors as novel targets for the treatment of melanomahttp://www.fasebj.org/content/20/14/2633.shortobesityhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3671751/
is closely related to THC in chemical structure, being distinguished by its 3-carbon propyl side chain. It has no psychoactive properties, and may help a wide spectrum of disorders including Parkinson’s Disease. Interestingly, while THC activates CB1 receptors, THC-V blocks them without causing the negative effects (like nausea) associated with other antagonist-like compounds.
This is One of many treatment that doesn't require the patient to feel high for. I discuss this below, using links to show the chemical breakdown of cannabis. Not just what people are talking about.
Journals::::::https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiniLqop6DLAhXG0SYKHRlJAqcQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC3671751%2F&usg=AFQjCNE7f3ztjO9AvgQfNCbQuj3Nr9aoJA&sig2=N80BrqbvZpqoEttxrZ0FIA&bvm=bv.115339255,d.eWEhttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiniLqop6DLAhXG0SYKHRlJAqcQFggmMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC3358713%2F&usg=AFQjCNEdu3YIcBYxihRExhnUWfFwxc7nyQ&sig2=bylYZ1tr5mhprf4pjYM-Ng&bvm=bv.115339255,d.eWESlows brain aging, and helps restore brain damage.http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/29/how-cannabinoids-may-slow-brain-aging/http://www.hightimes.com/read/cannabis-shown-help-repair-and-regrow-damaged-brain-cellsAlzheimer Diseasehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2562334/
Can reverse nerve damage and protect neuronsNeuroprotective Antioxidants from cannabishttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06193.x/abstract;jsessionid=BFEC653E5DCDE89546634EE8945CD847.f04t01?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=cannabis a neurodegenerative diseaseshttp://www.jneurosci.org/content/21/17/6475.abstractprotects neurons and mitochondria http://www.nature.com/articles/srep12440Epilepsyhttp://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/19/jpet.115.230151.abstractCannabis and mshttp://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267161.phpDepressionhttps://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/medical-use-of-cannabis-video/marijuana-for-depression-bipolar/http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/44/14560.shortPTSDhttp://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2015/02/004.htmlhttps://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=cannabis+effects+on+ptsd&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaz7vrraDLAhXKKCYKHZUXBr8QgQMIGjAAhttp://veteransformedicalmarijuana.org/content/general-use-cannabis-ptsd-symptomshttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/co-occurring/marijuana_use_ptsd_veterans.asphttp://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v39/n12/full/npp2014132a.htmlSaving lives one puff at a time. Prescription drug use/overdose down where cannabis legal.http://plus.url.google.com/url?q=http://earthweareone.com/cannabis-decreases-death-rates-from-pain-killers-by-over-30-percent/&rct=j&ust=1419281327837000&usg=AFQjCNFsSADdkdW8f6qZnUe_lkVvtrQlAwImpossible to Over Dose.. and why??http://www.leafscience.com/2014/01/08/scientists-explain-marijuana-users-never-overdose/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24385629http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Overdose#sthash.nmMkbd5A.dpbs
If marijuana is bad for the lungs then why does it help asthma patients...? probably because of RESPONSIBLE usage...?
Nope, it doesn't matter if your responsible or not... cannabis can not hurt your lungs! Smoking cannabis heavily DOES NOT increase risk of lung cancer!!
Earleywine M, Smucker Barnwell S. Decreased respiratory symptoms in cannabis users who vaporize. Harm Reduction Journal 2007;4:511-513. http://www.harmreductionjournal.com/content/4/1/11
In the new study, which was published in the Journal of American Medical Association and financed by the national institute of health, roughly 5100 men and women in four cities Oakland, Chicago, Minneapolis and Birmingham - were interviewed and given lung funCtion test repeatedly for over 20 years They were on average age 25 at the start, and more than half smoked Cannabis, cigarettes or both. The researchers found that moderate users,use did not worsen pulmonary function. Studies done by Dr. Kertesz.Dr. Tashkin said he and his colleagues had found in their own research-unexpectedly-that even smoking up to 3 joints a day did not appear to cause a decrease in lung function. "I think that the bottom line is that there does not appear to Be any negative impact on lung function of marijuana smoking," he said, "and that therefore marijuana is not a risk factor for the development of C.O.P.D Tobacco is the most important risk of C.O.P.D. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1104848
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Many studies have shown that cannabis use may benefit asthma patients and enhance general lung function by acting as a bronchodilator, rather than a bronchoconstrictor. In fact, a new study in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics provides yet further evidence of how cannabinoids could help protect the lungs.
acknowledged that marijuana smoke exposure was not positively associated with the development of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, or bullous lung disease. It concluded: "[H]abitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function. Findings from a limited number of well-designed epidemiological studies do not suggest an increased risk of either lung or upper airway cancer from light or moderate use. ... Overall, the risks of pulmonary complications of regular use of marijuana appear to be relatively small and far lower than those of tobacco smoking."
this journal admits (by lack of evidence, and verbally) that there is no Concern with even in heavy use. that lung function will NOT decrease while smoking cannabis.http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201212-127FR#.VtXTypwrJhE
they go on to say bronchodilator properties of marijuana were recognized in the nineteenth century when marijuana was used for the treatment of asthma...so we are rediscovering what we once knew. theres tons more info supporting what i am saying herehttp://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201212-127FR#.VtXTy5wrJhEEmory University in Georgia has studies proving cannabis doesn't hurt lung functionhttp://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/01/marijuana_smoking_impact_on_lung_function/index.html
Not only do we talk about fighting caner in this journal, again.. they mention how cannabis smoking doesn't decrease lung function...at all...http://www.fasebj.org/content/26/4/1535.full
good for the lungs even if you dont smoke it, these next two journals are from the 70s. they knew it then. Theres a ton more journals on there that support the use for asthma but they are charging money to view. (wtf)http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197308162890702
Physiologic variables were monitored before and for 20 minutes after smoking. In the high-dose group the heart rate increased 28 per cent. Concomitantly, airway resistance, measured in a body plethysmograph, fell 38 per cent; the functional residual capacity remained unchanged (± 50 ml) throughout, and specific airway conductance increased 44 per cent. Flow-volume loops showed a 45 per cent increase in flow rate at 25 per cent of vital capacity. The low-dose group showed no increase in heart rate but significant, if lesser changes, in airways dynamics. Carbon dioxide sensitivity, measured by rebreathing remained unchanged in both groups.http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197305102881902
and......Heres more medical journals.....http://www.leafly.com/news/medical/can-cannabis-help-asthma-patients-27dfhttp://www.cannabis-med.org/english/faq/03-asthma.htmhttp://www.leafscience.com/2014/02/04/study-explains-marijuana-isnt-bad-asthma/http://m.naturalnews.com/news/044664_cannabis_oil_COPD_marijuana.htmlhttp://www.cannabisoils.ca/cannabis-oil-copd-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.29036/abstract
This link^^^^is in the article below and is a medical journal. Seeing how folks dislike leafscience, then skip the article.http://www.leafscience.com/2014/06/27/marijuana-doesnt-increase-lung-cancer-risk/
Heres a group whos views on cannabis is questionable, I wouldnt use them otherwise... and even this anti cannabis group admits smoking cannabis doesnt increase the risk of lung cancer http://www.lung.org/associations/states/colorado/tobacco/marijuana.html
Heres a British Journal that backs up 90% of what ive already said, in one place.http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/178/2/107
these studies can vary as there are different marijuana strains..so you might say, "Oh marijuana makes you lazy and dumb." but there are strains that effects make your mind sharper to critical thinking, and fill you with energy. Some might say, smoking is bad, ooohhh Kay, then dont smoke it. eat it, or massage the oils into your body where necessary( note that doing this doesnt have any intoxicating effects what so ever and works miracles for things like arthritis. so with all that being said, unless you can prove any of these wrong, we can go ahead and move forward with saying marijuana is safe to the body. as for the mind...lol.. there are a couple of classes to choose from. you say you dont like the intoxicating effects of marijuana because it slows you down well try a sativa, no intoxicating effects to the mind, but your body responds with either energy or relaxation, you have to pick and choose your strains. or you can get a full blown indica and slow your mind way down, and get that psychoactive feeling that everybody seems to think how all marijuana is, and they are SADLY MISTAKEN EDUCATE YOURSELVES on the science of marijuana.http://www.theweedblog.com/the-difference-between-indica-and-sativa-marijuana-plants/http://patientsmarijuana.org/Sativa_or_Indica.htmlhttp://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/467328-Indica-vs-Sativa-%28science-and-chemistry%29http://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/whats-the-deal-with-these-high-cbd-strainshttp://www.projectcbd.org/http://www.canorml.org/cbd.html
Those last few links really gets into how marijuana with a high CBD content doesnt get you "stoned"
And this next one is a ingredients list, because the uneducated still think its only THC...WRONG!http://www.ncsm.nl/english/what-is-medicinal-cannabis/active-ingredients
I hope everyone researched the link I put up for a better understanding of what marijuana actually is and what it actually does and not that hear say stuff from propaganda, or uninformed people.
Next lets dive into the crime numbers!
Colorado Sells $19 Million in Weed in March: $1.9 Million Goes to Schools and Crime Down 10% http://b4in.org/i498
All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up, and with the sales of legal weed, they are improving their schools and reducing overall crime rates.
here is a old link just from the first few months rec went on sale and 10-11% drop in all violent crimes at the time... http://b4in.org/i498
here are some updates::
(august 2015...waiting for new numbers. accurate numbers)
“According to statistics compiled by the DPA, in the first 11 months of 2014, the rate of violent crime fell 2.2 percent compared with the same period in 2013. In the same time frame, burglaries in Colorado’s capital, Denver, decreased by 9.5 percent and overall property crime decreased by 8.9 percent.
Further, arrests for marijuana possession have continually dropped since 2010 and are now down roughly 84 percent.”
this is just Denver, when we look state wide those numbers are a little better.http://www.mintpressnews.com/new-schools-less-crime-colorado-sees-benefits-of-marijuana-legalization/208751/http://www.msnbc.com/all/does-marijuana-lower-the-crime-rateEven Washington.... same results, different law, same plant.http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/07/marijuana-legalization-washington-state-one-year-status-report
Trends show that crime rates starting steadily dropping since day one of legalization of recreational use.http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/01/marijuana-legalization-colorado-one-year-status-reporthttps://www.rt.com/usa/163644-colorado-marijuana-crime-drop/Crime drops, but Money is up!!
(2015 number still waiting on new, accurate numbers for 2016)http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28947869/colorado-monthly-pot-sales-pass-100-million-markhttp://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/21/colorado-marijuana-tax-revenues-2015http://time.com/4037604/colorado-marijuana-tax-revenue/http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/12/news/economy/colorado-marijuana-tax-revenue/http://www.exploringlifesmysteries.com/economic-benefits-of-legalizing-marijuana/Also the use of alcohol dropped.
Cannabis sold more than alcholhttp://mic.com/articles/125465/colorado-has-made-more-money-from-taxing-marijuana-sales-than-from-alcohol#.QiVFCrETs
And even more links!!!Driving high vs alcohol/insurance rates drop with cannabis usershttp://plus.url.google.com/url?q=http://detne.ws/1D6yIfg&rct=j&ust=1423372011406000&usg=AFQjCNFwRduauY2Y_aPh4exqqK-sLCxJdghttp://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/04/auto_insurance_site_says_marijuana_users_are_safer.phpCannabis is not a gateway drug, that's just ignoranthttp://stopthedrugwar.org/speakeasy/2009/may/28/research_proves_marijuana_not_gahttp://healthland.time.com/2010/10/29/marijuna-as-a-gateway-drug-the-myth-that-will-not-die/http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/10-facts-about-marijuanahttp://www.drugscience.org/sfu/sfu_gateway.html
*Teen use drops(alcohol and drugs in general) with legalization of cannabis(duh)
not only is other drug use down (including alcohol) but so is cannabis use among teens*https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/16/one-of-the-biggest-arguments-against-marijuana-legalization-is-falling-apart/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/12/16/teen-marijuana-use-falls-as-more-states-legalize/safer than alcohol
these links arent journals, but cites legitimate government/ scientific studieshttps://www.mpp.org/marijuana-is-safer-than-alcohol-its-time-to-treat-it-that-way/https://www.rt.com/usa/234903-marijuana-safer-alcohol-deadly/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/02/23/marijuana-may-be-even-safer-than-previously-thought-researchers-say/The scientific study that backs up 3 previous articleshttp://www.nature.com/articles/srep08126http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/16/teen-marijuana-use-falls-as-more-states-legalize/http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/08/07/pot-use-among-colorado-teens-appears-to-drop-after-legalizationhttp://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0G800B20140808?irpc=932http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/16/monitoring-the-future-2014-teen-drug-alcohol-use-decline/20444883/http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2014/nida-16.htmhttp://lastresistance.com/9112/teen-marijuana-use-since-co-legalization/
And some more links....http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5595742http://rt.com/usa/163644-colorado-marijuana-crime-drop/http://www.allgov.com/news/unusual-news/violent-crime-down-since-colorado-legalized-marijuana-140610?news=853366
sigh there literally sooo much info in this, I could do this all day long....And even more links!http://naturalsociety.com/colorado-crime-rates-14-6-since-legalizing-marijuana/http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/07/11/colorado-marijuana-legalization/http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2014/10/study-finds-marijuana-stops-spread-of-hiv-2554002.html?utm_campaign=&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2Fdfqf&utm_medium=googleplus&utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fplus.url.google.com%2Furl%3Fq%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2Fdfqf%26rct%3Dj%26ust%3D1414425259040000%26usg%3DAFQjCNFOJ_-eCaU_v6jLs9SNzk7ExeVcIw&utm_content=awesm-publisher
Its possible that it doesn't effect children I.Qs, because as usual they are leaving out info about the subjects also using other drugs and alcohol, and instead of mentioning that in the studies, we just blame weed because alcohol, and other hard drugs have no effects on kidshttp://hemp.org/news/node/4198http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/22/no-marijuana-use-doesnt-lower-your-iq/
And as far as addiction goes...they dont explain that the so called 10% that get addicted show theses signs even with the placebo studies. You see, the "addiction" from marijuana is not physical, your body does not go through withdrawals, its the mind, people are habitual, plus they usually just make up excuses to use, so it's not a real craving, its a mental thing because people have nothing better to do most the time. Do that's a huge deference from other hard drugs where the body builds a dependency, then craves the hard stuff. Again marijuana is not addictive, you do not have withdrawals when you stop using, but you might be an ass for a couple days.http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/19/is-marijuana-addictive-it-depends-how-you-define-addiction/
Also the fda has approved it recently, so soon it will be at least dropped to a schedule 2http://illegallyhealed.com/fda-approves-cannabis/
And my favorite allll time fun facts
Since we are talking about facts. I have presented facts where marijuana can enhance parts of the brain, and actions. Again...strain specific.
Marijuana is 100% safe I have presented scientific studies that show that. You talk about side effects in a manner that is harmful... so let me ask you, objectively, please present the facts stating negative effects of marijuana...?
Consumption of water kills more people a year than marijuana. We know pharmaceuticals kill waaayyyyyy more a year than marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, blah blah blah all the obvious stuff I don't need to mention.
So here are a list of 'out of the ordinary' things that kill more people yearly than marijuana (by the way marijuana has killed ZERO people
.Fair ground accidents
.escape of radiation from a nearby nuclear power station
.Scolding hot water
.Left handed people, using right handed tools
.Falling off a ladder
.Falling out of bed
.Drowning in bath
.accidents at work
(Some of these can be prevented by marijuana)
With all that being said, there is no reason people shouldn't be able to use something that is proven by medical science in multiple studies, that not only improves life, but can be a muse for various things.