Cannabis is supported by more research than most pharmaceuticals and has even more to show for in the depth of its physical evidence. It is one of the oldest industrial, medicinal, and recreational products known to man despite over 80 years of misinformation. In the 21st Century, technology has given us the opportunity to release the potential of this plant and it’s impact on civilization. Ironically, the discoveries in Cannabis Science and Medicine were discovered when research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse seeking negative conclusions made breakthroughs! Despite the overwhelming positive research, there is still heavy resistance to this information. Fear based propaganda has no power when there is solid research to back up it’s case. Always check your sources and qualifications to ensure accuracy and credibility!
Some places to start:
- Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo has spent most of his life studying the Endocannabinoid System and co-author of more than 450 articles published in peer-reviewed, journals:
- Professor Raphael Mechoulam opened the door to medical marijuana research with the discovery of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids anademide and 2-AG, and isolation of the THC molecule:
- Dr. Christina Sanchez discovered the power of THC killing cancer cells:
Dr. Christina Sanchez on Cannabinoids and Cancer
- “BACK IN 1966, concerned that so many young people were harming themselves through the use of marijuana, I began to review the medical and scientific literature to help clarify the nature of this harmfulness. Much to my surprise, I discovered that it was a substance remarkably free of toxicity. In fact, it is far safer than any pharmaceutical or recreational drug. There is no record of a single overdose death around the world from its recreational or medicinal use. Compare that to aspirin, which is responsible for more than 1,000 deaths per year in this country alone.” No Toxic Basis to Criminalize Marijuana, by Lester Grinspoon, LTE to the Washington Post, March 13, 2016
NORML “White Papers”: Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis
You would think, in a country that was founded in the Age of Enlightenment, that we would respect scientific research and intellectually honest discussion. But noooooooooooooo. The National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, was formed with the explicit duty to find bad things about drugs, including cannabis. When Sanjay Gupta, in his television documentary, Weeds, asked the head of NIDA why they didn’t report good things about cannabis, and she answered that it wasn’t their job.
Research has been sabotaged by the NIDA as they hold a monopoly on growing herb for research and then supplying sub-par material to researchers. Government Marijuana Looks Nothing Like The Real Stuff Washington Post,