The Top 10 Studies Of 2013 Proving The Medicinal Power Of Cannabis


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cannJust because a substance is illegal does not mean it is bad. In fact, many legal substances are responsible for a variety of ailments, prescription drugs alone are responsible for killing over 100,000 people each year. Cannabis was considered a harmful drug for many years despite the fact that scientific evidence to prove it is greatly lacking. All of the evidence points to this plant having great benefits for the human body. It’s 2014 now, and more people are becoming aware of the fact that our body actually produces compounds called endocannabinoids, and they play an important role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabis activates the cannabinoid receptors in the body. It’s important to note that the best method of ingestion is not through smoke, because this changes the chemical structure of the plant. Cannabis is a powerful key to good health when we eat it vs. smoking it.

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1. Cannabis May Grow Stem Cells And Repair the Brain After Injury.

new study published in the journal Biochemical Society Transactions found that the brain’s endocannabinoid system, which is activated through cannabis use, has neuroprotective and immunomodualtory capabilities which might lead to the growth of stem feels. This study coincides with some listed above, such as the study which demonstrated that cannabinoids improve the efficiency of mitochondria and remove damaged brain cells. Also seen above, scientists discovered that cannabis may reduce brain damage caused by alcohol. There  are many studies which show the potential benefits of cannabis on the brain. Not long ago, the very first human trials started to study the benefits of cannabis on brain cancer, that’s also listed in the article list above.

According to this study “activation of cannabinoid receptors suppresses chronic inflammatory responses through the attenuation of pro-inflammatory mediators.” Moreover, the endocannabinoid system directs cell fat specification of the NSCs (neural stem cells) in the CNS (central nervous system). This study concluded that “the endocannabinoid system, which has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory actions mediated by IL-1 signalling cascades in the brain, and that this could assist the process of proliferation and differentiation of embryonic of adult NSC’s, and this may be of therapeutic interest in the emerging field of brain repair.”

2. THC May Treat Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer By Altering Genes

A new government funded study that was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found that THC may actually alter certain genes in our body. This could result in a positive effect on a number of conditions, especially cancers and inflammatory diseases. Cannabis is currently used to help with the side effects of chemo therapy, there have also been a number of studies that confirm it can be an effective treatment and cure for multiple cancers. You can take a look at them in the list I’ve provided above.

In this study, researchers using rat models found that THC positively altered 13 different microRNAs, which are linked to inflammatory responses. As the study states, “select miRNA such as mir-690 targeting genes involved in myeloid expansion and differentiation likely play crucial roles in this process and therefore in cannabis-induced immunosuppression.

3. Cannabinoids Found To Reduce Skin Cancer In Just 20 Weeks

A new study  published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health has found that cannabinoids can reduce skin cancer in just 20 weeks. In this study, researchers used the synthetic cannabinoids on mice with skin cancer in a 20 week study, and found that the cannabinoids had a very positive effect through “inhibiting tumor promotion.” We do not support animal testing, and feel it is unnecessary, that it’s time to move past all of this proof and just acknowledge cannabis as a natural medicine, if used correctly, with the correct intake method.

4. Cannabinoids May Be Helpful In Combating HIV

new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology indicate that the activation of the cannabinoid system may offer a means to limit HIV infection. The research was conducted by the Temple University School of medicine in Philadelphia. Researchers infected a type of white blood cell in our body that fights infections with the HIV virus, before exposing it to cannabis. After seven days against a control group, the results revealed a decrease in the rate of HIV infection, the blood cells became stronger at keeping the HIV virus out. “The synthetic compounds we used in our study may show promise in helping the body fight HIV infection. As compounds like these are improved further and made widely available, we will continue to explore their potential to fight other viral diseases that are notoriously difficult to treat.”

5. THC Can Provide Protection From Cardiac Arrest

A new study that was released in the journal of Biochemical Pharmacology determined that even a small. “ultra low” does of THC before ischemia is a safe and effective treatment that “reduced myocardial ischemic damage.” Basically, THC can provide protection from heart attacks, as well as reduce the potential cardiovascular damage associated with suffering one.

6. Cannabis Can Stop Seizures.

A new study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis can stop seizures due to its “significant anticonvulsant effects.” The findings of the study “strongly support the further clinical development of cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy.” There are many  examples of people who use cannabis for treatment to stop seizures. This isn’t the only study that proves it, but it’s the first one to study the effect of the entire cannabis plant.

7. Cannabis Combats Brain Degeneration and Increases Stamina

A new study published Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, B, conducted at the institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany suggests that the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism, improving the efficiency of mitochondria and removing damaged brain cells. This is on par with the first study in this list, as well as many others listen above.

8. Cannabinoids May Be The Best Medication For Those With PTSD

A new study in published in the Journal Molecular Psychiatry, conducted by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine found a connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  They used brain imaging to show that PTSD sufferers have lower concentrations of anandamide that the average person, these are endocannabinoids that bind to the CB1 receptors. Many people use marijuana to assist them with relaxation and stress.

9. Cannabis Can Treat Osteoarthritis

According to new study published in the journal PLOS One, as well as the National Institute of Health found strong evidence that cannabis can treat osteoarthritis. “These data provide new clinically relevant evidence that joint damage and spinal CB2 receptor expression are correlated combined with converging pre-clinical evidence that activation of CB2 receptors inhibits central sensitization and its contribution to the manifestation of chronic OA pain.” This study was funded by Arthritis Research U.K., as well as the National Institute of Health.

10. Cannabis May Prevent Organ Transplants From Being Rejected

A new study published in the journal Biochemical Society Transactions, and the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology found that cannabis may prevent organs from being rejected during transplant, which usually leads to death.

These are 10 studies out of a very large amount that are available within the public domain. Cannabis is a gift from nature, it’s an extremely powerful medicinal plant that has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments. If you were unaware of this, hopefully these ten studies encourage you to further your research on the medicinal power of cannabis, which can no longer be denied.

 Sources:

All medical studies are highlighted throughout the article, just click on the highlighted parts (in blue) to view them.

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    It also helps one see the ultimate truth in life.

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  9. brandon

    it’s important to distinguish how the cannabis is being ingested: smoking or vaporizing, gives small doses, but most significantly stimulates the endocannabinoid system by attaching to the cannabinoid receptors, which has many positive results on health. combusting cannabis may result in burning (and losing) certain compounds, and activating others.

    on the other hand, eating or drinking goes through the digestive system and results in certain enzymes in the stomach breaking down some of the compounds so they do not even reach the blood, intestines, etc, and also stimulates the endocannabinoid system, but may result in certain compounds reaching the body that might have been consumed by combustion.

    clearly this kind of research will be invaluable for future applications.

    • For sure, method of ingestion is important and mentioned in the article :)

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  11. how t get it in india how t juice it is bitter or normal in taste does it helps in crohn.

    • brandon

      lots of people and places sell bhang in india (a chai-like cannabis-infused drink, from the ancient ayurvedic tradition)

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  14. “PTSD sufferers have lower concentrations of anandamide that [sic] the average person” In previous writings I have given the name of “anandapenia” to the condition of lacking anandamide. I surmised that people suffering from certain types of depression or lack of “bliss” had a deficiency of anandamide in the brain. Anandamide was the first endocannabinoid discovered, by Alison Howlett, I believe in 1989. She named it “anandamide”, from the sanscrit word for “inner bliss”.

  15. It also helps to make family gatherings less unbearable.

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  18. Luca

    Whats the best way to ingest it though. Ive heard of oil but thats to much work and can be dangerous are fresh leaves used to make tea or better yet making a juice out of it good enough? Thanks.

    • Arjun

      From what I’ve looked into, oil, juicing it or eating it :) There are links in the article that address that, thanks for reading!

      • Kev

        Okay guys lets talk about this new fascination with juicing cannabis.
        First of all, let me explain that I am involved in more than 40 Medical Marijuana Production Licences here in B.C. Canada.
        Juicing fresh produce is a great way to get vitamin, enzymes, minerals and the “life energy” from living biological organisms.
        It will have health related reactions with our bodies.
        But the truth is, CBD and THC is not water soluble.
        This means that you will get relatively low amounts of these very important regulatory compounds into your body.
        The majority of the THC and CBD, the two major health related cannabinoids in Cannabis, will be left in the pulp.

        Apparently spell check also fails to recognize this! It certainly doesn’t like the word cannabinoid..

        I have been involved in the Cannabis Culture for more than 30 years, so none of this is new to me.
        Several of my permit holders have taken my suggestions to “juice” cannabis to their doctors.
        This is why more doctors are suggesting it!

        Now, the reason for this is simple. And it has nothing to do with the absorption of these important compounds.
        By introducing this concept to their non-informed and radically blind medical professionals, they were all able to increase the number of plants allowable on EVERY LICENSE.
        Simply claiming that you were intending on “juicing” your product more than doubled the allowable plants on the permit. One patient went from 37 to 190 plants.
        This was an incredible amount of work for me!

        This should show you how abstract and ill-informed these medical practitioners are. Try to understand how this relates to the prescribing of pharmaceuticals. Their understanding of these compounds are equally non-present.
        In my opinion, which has been referred to as “expert” by a sitting British Columbia Federal Magistrate, the health effects in relation to cancer and disease respond better to the concentrated oils.

        There are ways of extracting the oils from this plant that are safe and use no solvents. One is a simple water extraction method which is very, very easy.
        Simply boiling the cannabis will separate the oils from the plant membrane. Straining and squeezing the plant matter removes most of the remaining oils.
        Simply add butter to the solution and let cool. The butter and cannabis oils blend and become solid, trapped in the butter. Cooled, the butter is solid on the surface and comes off in one solid piece. Placing in the freezer overnight will draw the excess water out of the fat. This is one of the easiest ways to make it and the uses are unlimited.
        If anyone, and I do mean anyone, needs information on how to do this safely, I have several post on Collective Evolution explaining these methods..
        If you are unable to find them, contact me at hay.kevin@mail.com.
        Please try to find my posts first as I have many clients and little spare time to answer questions in totality.
        I have found people ask the same questions, so I have provided much of it in my earlier posts.
        The feedback from people who are using this information to change their lives for the better is absolutely amazing and invigorating.
        I would also suggest that using a vapourizer, such as a Vapeonly Mini-Nova-S.
        Check into KangerTech. They make a line of mini portable vaporizers like the ProTank II(V2).
        These are cleanable pyrex and stainless units with replaceable burners. They work quite well. I have tested over 20 different styles of vaporizers over the last 3 years and these so far are my favorites. Contact Modern Irrigation located in Sooke on Vancouver Island at 1-250-744-9590 for more info. Modern Irrigation also has information on ORMUS and ships worldwide.

        Good luck and good health!

        Cheers

        Kev, AKA The Rev

        • Gabriele Jerousek

          Kev, AKA The Rev, how do I search for your articles? Nothing comes up with your signature.

    • kv

      IMO vaporizer.

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