Thursday, December 2, 2021

Marijuana Now

Retail cannabis is making gigantic headway in the United States as the ties of prohibition are slowly loosening and marijuana becomes a legitimate commodity nationwide. Colorado, one of the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, saw over $1B dollars in legal sales in 2014 with numbers that are only rising. Other states such as Washington are seeing similar growth. Denver has used the sudden influx of tax money for programs to house the homeless and funding for schools. You could call what is happening a major success for an otherwise demonized plant but on the federal level another story is to be told. On the federal level, cannabis in all its forms is still prohibited. The US-DEA in 2015 decided to let marijuana remain a "Schedule 1" substance meaning its use has no marked medical value, essentially poison. They hold a patent for its therapeutic use though so they admit it has an effect. Whether that effect is beneficial or not is a complicated subject under heavy debate. In this day and age, they must know it is safe. After all these hundreds of years, no one has ever overdosed on marijuana because partly due to the fact that it is simply impossible to do so. The amount of marijuana needed for a lethal dose is nearly a ton consumed in less than 15 minutes. It is not physically possible to fit that much marijuana in your body within 15 minutes. 
Marijuana has evolved with people just as food and technology. We all have running throughout our bodies what is called an endocannabinoid system. Our bodies already know what cannabis is and it provides us with nourishment. Hemp for nutrition is just one of the many new reconsiderations for the cannabis industry as of late. Concentrated Oils are growing in popularity every day as well. Objectively it has been shown to be therapeutic for disabled individuals fighting with epilepsy and autism to muscular dystrophy and PTSD. It has shown in study to kill cancer cells specifically opposed to the "shotgun" technique of chemotherapy actually shrinking tumors to nothing, as confirmed by The American Cancer Society. It has offered an improved lifestyle for many people in countless ways. A moment of research on "CBD" will inform you of the myriad of data on the medicinal aspects of this substance. Cannabis has been a part of the food chain in human culture for thousands of years. Livestock would feed on feral hemp transferring that to us through their milk and meat. It has evolved with us as is evident by the existence of our own internal cannabinoid system running through our bodies much like our nervous system or circulatory system. The endocannabinoid system is a system of peripheral neuro-receptors that are made to recognize the constituents of cannabis. Our bodies know what it is. Does it not therefore nourish us? Hemp for nutrition is just one of the many new trails the cannabis industry is heading down as of late. Getting back to our roots so it seems.

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