It is time to start getting to the fundamental truth about this plant in the public eye. I will link to studies, articles, and testimonials at the bottom of this article to help direct you to the truth of the following statements.
The truth of the matter is that our bodies produce their own cannabinoids. They do this by using omega fatty acids. The body system that produces cannabinoids is called the endocannabinoid system. This system is found in all vertebrate life forms and it becomes denser the more complex the organism is. The human endocannabinoid system is found in every part of our body, especially the major organs. One thing the typical MD doesn’t mention is that yes, omega fatty acids are good for you, but they are good for you because your body uses them to make its own cannabinoids. This is not surprising considering that only 13% of the medical schools in the US even mention the word endocannabinoid, let alone cannabinoid medicine.
The endocannabinoid system serves many systems throughout the body from the immune system to the cardiovascular system to the nervous system to endocrine system to the digestive system and so on. Cannabinoids work with the body to maintain homeostasis. Cannabinoids are powerful adaptogens that protect the body from damage while promoting self-healing and killing cancer. As far as safety or effectiveness of cannabis is concerned, it is by far the safest and most effective healing homoeostatic substance known to man.
We live in a day and age where there are large groups of cannabinoid deficient people. This is caused by exposure to toxins, malnutrition, and age related decline. When a person’s cannabinoid system becomes depleted, they become depressed or anxious and start coming down with various illnesses like cancer, infections, and autoimmune diseases. It is not surprising that people are cannabinoid deficient looking at the cancer/disease crisis we are having.
The environment is now flooded with environmental poisons from synthetic chemical production, and there are radioactive particles from Fukushima blowing over the North American continent every day. Our bodies use cannabinoids to repair and protect themselves from stress and dangerous substance exposures like these. Once our cannabinoids are depleted because of our overwhelmed endocannabinoid systems, we lose most of our built-in healing mechanisms and become susceptible to a wide and sometimes gruesome list of illnesses unless cannabinoids are supplemented from another source.
This is medicine that cures diseases at the root, and because it is natural and can be grown by nearly anyone, there is an incentive for those who stand to lose to keep it hidden. The pharmaceutical industry actually developed the drug Rimonabant to block the CB1 receptor in humans to try and promote appetite suppression. Yes, the subjects lost their appetites but they became ill and hopelessly depressed leading to many suicides, so they pulled the drug off the market.
If you have never heard of who Rick Simpson is, it is now time to inform yourself. There are many others contributing to our knowledge of cannabinoids like Dr. Bob Melamede, Dr. Rafael Mechoulam, Dr. Donald Abrams, and so on.
I know people tend to fear things they do not understand, but cannabis is not something that should be feared or stigmatized. It is far better to consume than alcohol, tobacco, aspirin, caffeine, or any other drug. Let me give an example of how bad alcohol consumption is for the psyche. When a person consumes alcohol it causes certain serotonin receptors in the brain to physically downregulate. The pattern in which this happens is the same pattern found in people who are homicidal or suicidal. In comparison, cannabis has been documented and used for thousands of years as a sacrament for self-reflection, healing, and communing with God. And, unlike alcohol, cannabinoids chemically support these processes.