Everything about MARIJUANA, but were AFRAID to ASK?

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  1. Castlepaloma profile image77
    Castlepalomaposted 20 months ago

    For good reason to be afraid, for the US schedule Marijuana one. Meaning less useful and more dangerous than the top three killers tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs.

    Imprisoned more Marijuana user and growers than all the violent crimes combined. Yet 84% of Americans approve of Medical Marijuana. Something is seriously wrong with democracy.

    I've been a high achiever all my life and started on weed 53 years ago. In moderation its definitely enhance my life. Never killed anyone or jumped out a window thinking I was a chicken.

    The pass 15 years been pioneering marijuana to be legalized. Today I'm part-time medical marijunna breeder in such an injustices system. Marijunna and nutrition has saved my life recently.

    Ask away!!!

  2. Castlepaloma profile image77
    Castlepalomaposted 20 months ago

    A bit of an updated

    The US FDA and Feds fails to study anything positive about marijuana due to other special interest groups. Been that way since Reefer Madness days. Those dinosaurs are dying out. A whole new age.

    The most concentrated THC plant on earth is the cannabis plant and strongest in CB1 and CB2 also.
    These receptors are common in animals, and have been found in mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. At present, there are two known types ofcannabinoid receptors, termed CB1and CB2, with mounting evidence of more. The human brain has morecannabinoid receptors than any other G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) type.

    The discovery of these receptors resulted in the uncovering neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids. In 1992, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Dr. Lumir Hanus along with American researcher Dr. William Devane discovered the endocannabinoid anandamide. Reconizie by Health Canada and World Health organization. Canada and Israel and leading the research for now to catch up to the total legalized in Canada today

    1. Castlepaloma profile image77
      Castlepalomaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Mark my words, marijauna will be the greatest medicine of the future.

      Your life may depend on it.

  3. hard sun profile image85
    hard sunposted 20 months ago

    I'm all aboard marijuana legalization and know a bit about the medical uses. Moderation is always the key to most anything and is why banning substances for adult use should be extremely rare. I'm seeing good progress with lack of jailing for users, even in states where it's technically illegal..prosecutors refusing to prosecute possession cases under an ounce, etc.

    I know some people who function very well smoking every day, though others tend to get a bit lazy with that. I use in moderation, and it also enhances my life.

    Do you know much about kratom? It's legal in the majority of states but there's a big/continuing fight coming from the pharmaceutical companies. The FDA tried to get the DEA to emergency schedule it, which is just crazy. There's a ton of misinformation being put out there. I find it's better for my pain than is marijuana. Of course, that's just me, and my pain issues.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      The Kratom fight is ridiculous.  As far as I can see, the opponents of Kratom have only the fact that when taken with other, illegal, drugs there can be a negative reaction (including death).  That's true of a great many drugs, drugs that are quite legal.

      My daughter-in-law was on opiods for years and years to help her fibromyalgia (sp?).  She now takes only Kratom to help with her near-constant pain.  Her life has changed enormously as a result - she is far more social and less prone to bursts of anger.  And she's scared to death that the FDA will remove the only thing that has helped her, simply because if it is mis-used it can cause great harm.  Let them regulate it, so people know what they're buying, but there is no reason to prevent adults from using it.

      1. hard sun profile image85
        hard sunposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Good news with your daughter-in-law. It's always nice to read of Kratom success stories. The word of the good it does needs to keep getting out.

        Oddly enough, the states where it is already illegal, is also where the pharmaceutical lobbies are perhaps the most powerful...i.e. Indiana with Eli Lilly. We do need some regulation, but banning adults from this relatively benign substance is not something "free" societies should be doing.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Yeah, that's really odd isn't it? sad

          It does bother me that she is buying her Kratom without having a clue how it is produced or what is added to it.  She tries to use only reputable (ie "large") suppliers, but who knows?  Anyone can make a pretty web site, and it can say anything you want it to.  Some regulation and oversight is needed.

          1. hard sun profile image85
            hard sunposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Eli Lilly gave a ton of cash to fancy up The Circle in downtown Indy, just as a bill was attempting to make its way through state Congress to legalize kratom and talk of medical marijuana this year. Ohio recently fought off an anti-kratom effort though.

            Yes. There are people who attempt to keep tabs on the vendors. The American Kratom Association (AKA) has been instrumental in encouraging vendor responsibility..but still, without proper regulation; it's worrisome.

            The AKA understands this. Maybe governments are good for something. Of course, you can still get the fox guarding the hen house, but that's another story.

    2. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I have been using kratom for pain and energy for about three years. I think the FDA and DEA are motivated by something other than public health.

      I don't smoke marijuana (my throat doesn't tolerate any kind of smoking or vaping) but I do use CBD oil on occasion. It's all legal here in Oregon.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Under the assumption that Big Pharma is behind the Kratom fight, I have to wonder if the recent lawsuits and negative publicity about opioids will put a damper on them.  When Kratom replaces opioids it hurts their bottom line, but when those same opioids are demonized (correctly, IMO) it changes things.

      2. hard sun profile image85
        hard sunposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Ah..yes, good old Oregon. Kratom is wonderful for many responsible adults and those trying to get off the hard opioids. Indiana lumped mitragyna in with a bill meant to counter things like bath salts, which anyone who knows, understands how ridiculous that is. I was born just on the other side of the border in Washington and still have family in Oregon; went there a couple of summers ago. If it wasn't so expensive compared to where I live, I'd be there now...maybe in the future.

    3. Castlepaloma profile image77
      Castlepalomaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Normally if FDA gives a schedule one, it's likely good for you. Lol. They keep the public very irgnorant on how to use content or purpose of drugs.

      Don't know much about Kratom yet only from reading up on the many side effects of Kratom, I would caution.

      Marijauna side effects are horny, sleepy and hungry.

      The largest problem with marijuana besides locking them up.  Is the understanding for the public, that different stains of marijauna for different health conditions. Also how to digest it properly. Smoking is the worse way to digest, in oil is among the best.

      A special forces friend I'm helping, because I can't call them clients. Got him from stage 4 to free of cancer on an intica strain, on a vaporizer. It helped alot with his extreme PSTD. Yet lost him in the long run, as he went back on alcohol, he was becoming a personal problems for me. Saved four other people though. I think chemotherapy causing new cancer and their side effects is worse than the original cancer. Proof is cancer has increased 4 to 5 times in the last 50 years.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        LOL  That the number of cancer patients has increased, in an aging population, over the last 50 years of a society steadily increasing it's use of thousands of chemicals, hardly "proves" that chemotherapy causes cancer.  Instead it shows that cancer can attack at any point in life, with an increasing probability as we age and with an increasing probability as more chemicals come into common use (ever hear of "Roundup"?).

        1. Castlepaloma profile image77
          Castlepalomaposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht … h%2Fx%2Fim

          Sure people's life expectancy has increased alot yet starting go in reverse. Just not nearly the rate of People are dying of cancer.

          In the 60s one in ten people had cancer.
          Today one in two women and one in three men get cancer. Chemo and the destuction of natural environment has alot to do with that.

      2. hard sun profile image85
        hard sunposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        It's great to know that people are being helped legally by marijuana. There has never been a proven overdose on kratom alone; just like marijuana. Its only real side effects are constipation. Some people say they have mild withdrawal symptoms. But, I think they are taking way more than they need, or the average person does.

        I agree about chemo, especially with certain types of cancers. I've had a couple of closer relatives pass away from chemo complications.

 
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