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Excerpt from post by Judith Stamps.
Imagine a group of city planners and cannabis medicine specialists, designing a system for patient access. Because the oldest compassion clubs are, to date, the best available authorities on medical cannabis and community liaison, the planners seek their expertise, and generally bow to it. They agree to license dispensaries that offer well-tested, accurately labeled medicines, sold by experienced staff to registered patients. They allow all ingestible cannabis, safely packaged. They express a desire to see dispensaries at points conveniently reached by city bus. They agree to license vape lounges. They recognize possible negative externalities. For example, as some 30% of citizens have been conditioned from childhood to fear cannabis, they ask dispensaries to keep a low profile. Meanwhile, they establish committees to produce pamphlets on how best to soothe these fears. Read More
Are You EndoCannabinoid Deficient?
Article By: Owen Smith.
Owen Smith Digs Deep to explore the facts around cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system.
Checkout some interesting science behind Cannabinoids in this is an excerpt from: http://cannabisdigest.ca/endocannabinoid-deficient/
In a previous blog for Canlio I explained the basics of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. As with any subject that is both new and complex, various theories are being explored by researchers seeking to explain and exploit cannabinoids for humanity’s benefit.
As we depart from a century of cannabinoid prohibition, there are emerging theories about how the absence of these compounds may have negatively affected human health.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS) was proposed by Dr. Ethan Russo in 2004. CEDS began to be explored as a potential underlying cause of an array of age-related illnesses, along with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, depression, PTSD, bone loss, diabetes, acute or chronic pain, and cancer. It was also postulated that an overactive endocannabinoid system may be responsible for obesity (a theory which didn’t pan out).
Dr. Robert Melamede, CEO of Cannabis Science Inc., teaches a course at the University of Colorado on endocannabinoids and medical marijuana. I happened to bump into Dr. Melamede in the coffee shop at the end of my street one sunny Dec. morning in Victoria. He was visiting as a guest lecturer for Greenline Academy, who held their conference at the University of Victoria later that day. The $350 price tag deterred me from attending, but fortunately the full lecture by Dr. Melamede was available for free on Greenlines’ website. It is now only available by request.
He derives his understanding from his background in modern molecular biology and ‘far from equilibrium’ thermodynamics, which deals with natural systems that change over time, engulfed in the flux of matter and energy, amidst other systems and chemical reactions. He proposes that life is a self-organizing process that is creatively adjusting to the flow of energy it is subjected to by the environment. He explains how cannabinoids assist us from birth until death to maintain homeostasis as we undergo various perturbations in biochemical flow.
A great deal of data suggests that many problems associated with aging stem from the inability of an organism to protect itself against free-radical induced inflammation and oxidative stress. Cardiovascular, autoimmune, neurological disorders and cancers are all thought to have free radicals as a causative agent.
Read more on his blog – http://cannabisdigest.ca/endocannabinoid-deficient/