You may be the biggest seed grower in the world but I bet there is at least one thing here that you didn’t know about weed.
The ‘demon herb’ is fascinating and has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia, and only in the last few years (relatively speaking) has it become quite so controversial. Largely due to much bad press in the US (thanks a lot by the way 1930s America). There is however countless reasons why it should be given a great deal more respect. Here’s 5:
1. It Doesn’t Cause Lung Cancer
A study carried out by a scientist at the University of California in ’06 found that in contrast to what they expected, cannabis does not contain cancer causing properties like those found in tobacco. Plus, THC kills old cells, keeping them from becoming cancerous.
2. The US Owns a Cannabis Patent
The PCT (patent cooperation treaty) was filed in October 2003, which gives details of the aspects of all the ‘cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants’ in cannabis. What’s that all about? Either they own this so that no one can hurt themselves with this dangerous substance, or they know that it is actually awesome but don’t want anyone to actually take advantage of it.
3. It May Cure Cancer
There are a ton of studies out there carried out by proper scientists that show tests where cannabinoids have killed cancer cells in animals. Cancers such as: lung, thyroid, lymphoma, skin cancer (melanoma), glioma and prostate.
4. You May Need It to Stay Healthy
There is a property in cannabis called endocannabinoids that may be missing in the bodies of people who suffer from conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and migraines. Studies have shown that by introducing them directly through cannabis use, symptoms can be reduced by realigning the body’s natural endocannabinoid levels.
5. Wait so that must mean that…
Yes, we naturally have cannabis in our bodies. Endocannabinoids are found in two places: in cannabis and in us. Our endocannabinoid system is a group of lipids and receptors that affect many parts of the brain.
So if you like… cannabis is something specially aligned with the human body, and is certainly not something as alien and evil as so many would like to make out that it is.
What this information should do is not only teach you something you didn’t know, but also allow you to spread the word about how it isn’t the evil drug historically bad PR has made it out to be.