This documentary is filled with great information for those people who are just learning about cannabis
“Using original and archival footage,”WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER” presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us—along with any cannabinoids we ingest—fit together like a key in a lock, thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis—and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, PETER COYOTE.
FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST “I recommend an excellent documentary film, ‘WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER,” by Len Richmond, which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment.”- ANDREW WEIL, M.D.”
This short video from AsapSCIENCE explains what happens inside your brain after consuming cannabis infused edibles. Crammed with science, the information contained in this video is a great starting point for anyone seeking more clarification on what exactly happens in your thought processor after you consume cannabis by eating it. Put your mind at ease with research backed science…
Want to know more about cannabis? Check out another recommended video called “What are cannabinoids?”
In case you’ve missed it, cannabis has been touted as a cure for cancer for a long time now, but only in recent years have the general public began to take this information on board and investigate for themselves. Governments don’t like the use of this language that makes such claims about cannabis. Cancer is one of the biggest industries in the world so cannabis is a direct threat to the big pharmaceutical companies’ profit margins. Here are over 100 studies that confirm cannabis as a powerful medicine against cancer…
We now know that cannabis can help with things like seizures, chronic pain, diabetes and more but what about the skin? Well cannabinoids have been shown to soothe burns to the skin, skin irritation, psoriasis and eczema. Some people are touting weed as the cure for some skin diseases and there lots of individual anecdotal cases but further studies would be needed to confirm this…or not.
In recent years the study of cannabinoids (the active compounds in cannabis) has grown tenfold as the pharmaceutical industry sees the potential in using them in medicine. Each cannabinoid is being isolated from the rest and studied for it’s properties to treat different conditions. There are whole plant studies taking place too which is where the full spectrum of cannabinoids are used to alleviate conditions – sometimes referred to as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is what many people claim has the most benefit to humans because it saturates our ECS (endo-cannabinoid system) which is our body’s own form of cannabis.
Did you know that the body’s biggest organ is the skin? If studies confirm that cannabis helps it recover from damage or disease then it won’t be much of a surprise to us here at Weed Recommend
A common misconception is that you must eat or smoke cannabis to get the medicinal effects but this is not entirely true, if you have a issue with your skin you can also apply cannabis oil topically, directly to the affected area or use a cannabis balm or salve. We can’t tell you if cannabis will work for you or not but there is only one way to find out…
Check out this short video and the snippets from 3 pub med studies below it
Abstract: Psoriasis is a common skin disorder characterized by hyper proliferation of keratinocytes. Although the exact pathophysiology of psoriasis is not entirely understood, immune system and its interaction with nervous system have been postulated and investigated as the underlying mechanism. The interaction between these two systems through cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and also endocannabinoid system, may suggest cannabinoids as potential addition to antipsoriatic armamentarium
“The skin serves as the foremost barrier between the internal body and the external world, providing crucial protection against pathogens and chemical, mechanical, and ultraviolet damages. The skin is a central player in the intricate network of immune, neurologic, and endocrine systems. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) includes an extensive network of bioactive lipid mediators and their receptors, functions to modulate appetite, pain, mood, and memory, and has recently been implicated in skin homeostasis. Disruption of ECS homeostasis is implicated in the pathogenesis of several prevalent skin conditions. In this review, we highlight the role of endocannabinoids in maintaining skin health and homeostasis and discuss evidence on the role of ECS in several eczematous dermatoses including atopic dermatitis, asteatotic eczema, irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and chronic pruritus. The compilation of evidence may spark directions for future investigations on how the ECS may be a therapeutic target for dermatologic conditions.”
From Summary & Conclusion “findings show that the phytocannabinoids cannabidiol and cannabigerol are transcriptional repressors that can control cell proliferation and differentiation. This indicates that they (especially cannabidiol) have the potential to be lead compounds for the development of novel therapeutics for skin diseases.”
Viki Vaurora talks about using Marijuana as the ultimate disease defeating drug at TED x Bangalore. Viki also explores how hemp ( cannabis / bhang ) is embedded into Indian Hindu culture, why the west helped the demise of the hemp industry and why we should be using it in our everyday lives for medical, societal, cultural, spiritual, industrial and nutritional reasons. Its a brief presentation that is definitely worth less than 8 minutes of your time, check it out…
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
The Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis could be a potential aide in organ transplants a study has shown. The study by the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, published online before print, June 1, 2015 indicates that the THC suppresses the rejection of a transplanted organ. Organ rejection is a major issue when a transplant is made as your body’s immune system will naturally attack or reject a foreign entity. Around 25% of people who receive kidney transplants and 40% of people who receive heart transplants experience a rejection within the first year of the procedure.
The study conducted by researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine successfully delayed organ rejection in a group of mice through the use of the cannabis compound THC. There were two sets of mice used in the study, each set having a different genetic make up to the other. Each set of mice had skin grafted to them from the genetically opposite mice as rejection would be more likely.
One group of mice were given THC treatment and the other were given placebo, there were definitive results from the THC group.
The study’s co-author Mitz Nagarkatti had this to say “We are excited to demonstrate for the first time that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in the prolongation of rejection of a foreign graft by suppressing immune response in the recipient” and on the future of the discoveries he added “This opens up a new area of research that would lead to better approaches to prevent transplant rejection as well as to treat other inflammatory diseases.”
“More and more research is identifying potential beneficial effects of substances contained in marijuana, but a major challenge has been identifying the molecular pathways involved,” said John Wherry, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. “These new studies point to important roles for the cannabinoid receptors as targets that might be exploited using approaches that refine how we think about substances derived from marijuana.”
The full details of the study can be found in the September 2015 issue of The Journal of Leukocyte Biology
It’s starting to feel like the hemp/cannabis plant is limitless in what it can be used for. This ancient crop already has over 50,000 uses from nutrition to housing but still new ones are realised. Hemp batteries are being worked on by different academics around the world as an alternative clean source of energy storage. We came across this video from YouTube channel Robert-Murray Smith who is running some performance tests with hemp to be used in a battery
Robert-Murray Smith – The main focus of the channel is on energy, graphene, batteries and super capacitors
In the description for his second video which followed soon after said: “I am sorry for bothering you with this again but this result is just too fantastic not to share.” which made me laugh because he is clearly excited, something people often experience when learning about the plant. Anyway check out what he has to say
While every cannabis activist up and down the country makes big noises about major conditions such as cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, etc, one medical application doesn’t seem to come up that much, despite the fact that right now, it’s probably one of our major playing cards!
This is part of global effort by 80 plus pharmaceutical companies that feature such upstanding names as GSK, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Owen Smiths old running pals, Pfizer, to have governments fund research over the next 10 years to the tune of $16-37bn.
In a joint declaration, at the World Economic Forum, they said the value of antibiotics “does not reflect the benefits they bring to society”.
In return, they have promised to invest in research and improve access to antibiotics around the world.
I’m just guessing here, but I’m supposing that these fine paragons of virtue wouldn’t overlook the fact that in 2008, a first of its kind study conducted by a team of British and Italian researchers, found that cannabinoids can be used as antibiotics. Super antibiotics in fact!
Specifically, the team tested five of the most common cannabinoids against six different MRSA strains of “clinical relevance”, including epidemic EMRSA strains, which are the ones responsible for hospital outbreaks. They found that every single one of the showed “potent activity” against a wide variety of the bacteria.
One of those cannabinoids is Cannabigerol (CBG). CBG is a primary cannabinoid found profusely in hemp. This will make the antibiotics of the future very very affordable to everyone!
The good news for us cannabis connoisseurs, though, so are THC and CBD.
The current antibiotics crisis is coming from our food chain, driven by drugs that these same companies have distributed. Colistin, our last line of defence for AMR, has been fed to livestock for so long that they’ve built up a resistance that is being passed on to us.
In 2008, the Express led with headlines of “Superbug threat ‘ranks alongside terrorism’”.
Why should we trust these companies to come up with new drugs when their old ones are now letting the system down and plainly ignoring evidence on alternatives? Why pay for failure, when there are other ways?
By removing these drugs from our livestock and feeding them a healthier alternative, we can have healthier animals.
Hemp-fed cattle are steroid, hormone and ANTIBIOTIC free! Apparently, they taste better as well. Seeing as Americans also love their pork, the medicinal industry has been passing their waste over to pig farmers who report having healthier and heavier pigs. Even the chickens are getting in on the act with eggs that have richer yolks.
Just think how much it would save Brexiting farmers to be able to produce all of their own feeds from their rotation crop land! Think how much more they would make from legal cannabis!
It would certainly go a long way towards settling the future of young British farmers concerned with the loss of EU subsidies.
Lord O’Neill, the junior treasury minister and architect of the northern powerhouse, who has just quit the Tory party to join the lords could have solved two issues with one resource.
The northern powerhouse was supposed to be built on Graphene! A material that can be produced from cannabis at $500 per ton, rather than the current $2000 per gram from coal/graphite. One change in legislation and he builds the northern powerhouse while also producing highly effective antibiotics on a local basis, rather than shelling out £2bn to his big pharma friends in parliament and the lords.
You would think that with all of the highly paid government researchers our taxes pay for, they could easily figure this out on their own!
Whether you agree with legalisation or not is now becoming highly irrelevant! The human rights implications when it comes to antibiotics now negates any debates! Should, god forbid, something of the nature of a superbug to develop, your life could very well depend on .cannabis in the near future.
The really big question in all of this, do we pay the price gouging vulture capitalists of big pharma, or pop down the road to see the big farmer?
Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about everything marijuana can do
More and more studies on the abilities of THC are being released recently, and the results are astonishing. Though many have suspected that the drug works wonders on the brain and central nervous system, studies on these theories have been few and far between because of marijuana’s legal status and a lack of funding for illegal drugs.
That’s slowly starting to change as more states embrace the drug both medicinally and recreationally. As a result, more studies have been conducted to determine what the effects of THC on the body are and the findings are miraculous.
One of the more recent studies, which was published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, found that using THC soon after incurring a brain injury can significantly lessen the bruising to the brain and even assist in the healing process. Normally when the brain experiences trauma, the body releases harmful mediators that lead to excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation and causes secondary, delayed neuronal death.
The use of cannabis, however, has been shown to decrease the damage done to the brain by protecting the neural system. It even stimulated the release of minocycline, which reduces brain swelling and neurological impairment while diffusing further injuries to the brain’s axons.
Overall, the mice that were administered cannabinoid appeared to have a significant reduction of brain swelling, better clinical recovery, reduced infarct volume, and reduced brain cell death. This is extremely relevant in a time where consumers are becoming disillusioned when it comes to pharmaceutical drugs and are looking for alternative methods of treatment. Turning to marijuana is a sustainable, more natural approach to curing and calming the body and should be researched further to determine how it can best be used in humans.
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body (endocannabinoids) and cannabis plants (phytocannabinoids), and interactions with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) trigger various physiological actions. Among the 500 or so natural components in cannabis, more than 100 are classified as phytocannabinoids
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