Scientists have rediscovered cannabis as a medicine this century thanks to the decriminalization winds that are blowing in favor of the plant.
The active presence of millions of people, including such “lighthouse figures” as Jack Herer and Dennis Peron in the USA, gradually changed the consumer landscape in Europe and in their country. And in a domino effect in the rest of the globe, cannabis gave way to growing clubs and drug dispensaries in both cases.
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HEMP: SEEDS OF CONSENT
Hemp seeds are an incomparable and extremely useful product for a balanced diet rich in nutrients.
They are rich in proteins, essential fatty acids and enzymes, contain virtually no sugars, starches and negligible amounts of saturated fats, forming a nutritious whole food that is very healthy.
Documents and writings of bygone times show that hemp seeds, or plant seeds, were able to perfectly feed the entire peoples of Russia and China during drought and famine, since in addition to omega 3 and 6 they contain an easily digestible protein for the human body: edestin.
The most important characteristic of hemp seed is that in addition to strengthening the immune system, it gives shine to the skin and hair, speeds up mental thought processes, that is, it is a nootropic.
This makes hemp seeds a very complete food in their own right. It can be used in cereals, sautéed, mixed with muesli or other foods, as well as using extra cold pressed oil, which has more benefits than olive oil or canola oil.
It should be noted that hemp seeds do not have a narcotic effect and therefore can be consumed by adults and children.
This seed is being taken into account, and little by little it is once again available in bulk in diet stores and grocery stores, as it was before it was banned.
HEMP, ALSO IN MILLENNIUM MEDICINE
The therapeutic effects of cannabis have been tested since before our civilization even existed.
Historical records in China, dating back to 2737 BC during the time of Emperor Sheng Nong, already speak of its existence as a cure for a variety of diseases. The Essenes, Persians and Egyptians also used it.
The ancient Jewish civilization used female flowers, soaked them in olive oil along with other vegetables, and invented the so-called Kane Bosm, an aromatic medicine that was used to treat countless diseases and is recorded in the Old Testament.
In 1871, the famous Argentine magazine Caras y Caretas advertised Indica cannabis cigarettes for asthma, depression and insomnia.
In 1937, the United States banned the so-called marijuana (cannabis) with the first Marijuana Tax Act to both demonize the plant and turn it into a public enemy of the first magnitude, setting off a prohibition riot that would sweep the entire planet. and it will continue until today.
Popular pressure in favor of cannabis gave way to harm reduction when marijuana pharmacies opened in some US states, laws became more relaxed and scientists were allowed to continue research on the medicinal benefits of cannabis and its cannabinoids.
Today it is easier to obtain cannabis oil, made from the female flowers of the plant and intended to treat various ailments. Among the many cannabinoids that the plant contains, two components stand out for their medicinal properties, we can say the main ones:
CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD has relaxing, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsant effects, and has also proven to be the only effective treatment for refractory epilepsy when conventional medications have failed, and is also indicated for other conditions such as chronic pain, muscle disorders, anxiety, and Crohn’s disease. among others.
It is worth saying that THC is the psychoactive component of the plant, but it is also an effective remedy and palliative against a large number of diseases and health disorders, indicated for glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and Parkinson’s disease among other diseases.
Similarly, the effect of smoked THC has been used for decades to reduce chemotherapy-induced vomiting in some cancer treatments, but more recent studies have established that the administration of this compound is able to reduce the growth of tumors in the brain (glioma), breast, pancreas, skin, liver. , prostate and much more.
It should be noted that THC is contraindicated only in people with a history of mental illness. Otherwise, given the current state of research, there is still a long way to go to explore the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids, plants, and their various interactions in the human body.
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With information from the following bibliography: Marijuana, an illegal drug, Lester Grispun. Cannabis for Health by Chris Conrad and Fundamentals of Therapeutic Pharmacology by Goodman and Gilman. And royal queen seeds
Jorge “Orge” Asprea is an Argentinean journalist, scientist and great connoisseur of cannabis, as well as sacred, psychoactive plants and others. He worked for the Madrid Cannabis Research Association; at the Museum of Marijuana and Cannabis in Amsterdam; He was a writer and cannabis consultant for THC magazine for 11 years. He collaborated with Energy Control (Europe) and with ARDA (Argentine Harm Reduction Association). He was a contributor to the Argentine newspapers Clarin and Pagina 12, and to the organization of the Million Marijuana March in Buenos Aires. Contact:
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