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Home is Where the Weed Belongs!

by Richard Huffman 5 years ago in culture / health / humanity / science
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And the anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, anti-depressant, and anti-EVERYTHING medicine for the health care of all humans!

Arizona sunset from my front deck.

So! Put good weed in, and get a great, healthy feeling out! Disrespect cannabis, and beware my wrath! Reach out and embrace cannabis and cannabinoids! They really do what I'm telling you... cannabinoids heal our bodies through the utilization of medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol medicines. I'm waiting for my video #102 in my continuing series for the legalization, and education of the human endo-cannabinoid system; a simple system if you really look at it. But it does very complicated effects to our health care overall.

By the way, I'm extremely in the debt of Potent, and Vocal Culture. They approached me last week, after seeing my Twitter feed, and invited me to tell my story, "Marijuana and morphine, my life in a pill bottle." That was #1, and I just recently finished a second story to my cannabis house, (play on words LOL), titled "Cannabis Education For Everyone!" Which is my newest creation on Facebook for the continuous teaching of the human endo-cannabinoid system to the 'weediots' & 'anti-weed Nazis'. And those who believe in cannabis? Come to Facebook and learn more about what you've already been smoking.

I'm here to teach those who would disrespect cannabis. Those who still believe in the lies and propaganda against medical marijuana. Those who would like to learn more about how cannabis is the cure for the frigging plague of the 20th & 21st centuries, cancer! And over 200 known diseases that are either aided by, attenuated by, helped, maintained, and/or cured by cannabis and cannabinoids! As much as Jeff Sessions would like to not hear the truth, or he already knows the truth but he's an asshole who wants control over people's lives; "Veritas vos liberabit" Mr. Sessions! The truth will set you free!

A little bit more on me, and why I've begun this campaign to bring cannabis medicine out of the dark, and into the light of reality. I'm a patient. But I'm impatient with the weediots and anti-weed Nazis. (play on words again) I am living, breathing, walking proof of the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol medicines! Pardon my language, but I get extremely pissy when it comes to those who are weed-ignorant. My video uploading to my YouTube channel at [email protected] is #102 in my series. There's a never-ending plethora of things that cannabis and cannabinoids do for our bodies. I'll never run out of ammunition in this war!

Today's story, #3, I will be discussing the ins and outs of cannabis, and the actions on our systems that help nearly everything! Especially anxiety, depression, PTSD, and much, much more! This is a story for my friend who has a private FB group of people who suffer from a variety of different types of mental syndromes that have a huge impact on their lives. Not mental as, say psychosis, retardation, and the like. But anxiety, depression, PTSD, not to mention physical pain that affects our mental well being! And I'm now presently quoting from businessinsider.com

Twenty-nine states, and the District of Columbia, where the DEA is; (Sessions must hate that!) 'Too friggin' bad, asshole! I'm here to tell factual, science-based non-fictitious truths and evidence." CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, used to believe the lies and hype. But he's turned around 100% after seeing the truth in the proof of cannabis actually healing cancers, and the palette of diseases that affect the human body. The article states that "while recreational pot usage is controversial, many people agree with Dr. Gupta's new stance, and believe that the drug (I still don't like that they term cannabis as a drug, I'll embellish later) should be legal for medical uses." And this is a real bone of contention with me..."Currently only 6% of studies on marijuana analyze its medical potential." Outrageous. And they say that continued use of cannabis can lead to dependency and mess with your memory and emotions! WTF?!?

I started smoking at age 8. I dropped out of high school because I never went to classes, but I did all the homework and then some! American History! I attended a few classes, got the book, looked at the syllabus, and they barely taught 25% of the textbook! I finished the entire book, and did all of the quizzes, and sent my homework in with a friend, and I did this for most all classes except for Latin, and German. And, the principal told me, as I was in my second year in 11th grade, (due to poor attendance) and he said, "skip one more class and you'll be re-repeating 11th grade!" So, the next morning I skipped homeroom, and went into his office without knocking, and caught him picking his nose, BTW, ROFLMFAO; but I said "I quit."

I'd already been to the recruiter for the Army, and I took their entrance exam. At the time it was called the ASVAB, for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Whichever service you joined, you had to take this test. And I scored a 98%. This was a 6 hour test, and I was done in four hours! And a score of 98%! So, I could've gone into the Air Force like my two uncles, and they wanted me to, as it had the best opportunity for civilian jobs. Me? I chose the Army, 82nd Airborne Division, "All the way, Airborne! Hoo-rah!" Infantry, 11B1P. There's not too many jobs in the civilian sector for killing people and jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. But I learned more jobs in the service of my country! Medic, Soviet bloc weapons specialty, EOD (explosives ordnance disposal) truck driver, spent time in the reserves and learned to be a Cavalry Scout! Driving Armored personnel carriers. As well as the ability to get into any military vehicle and drive. And I was a very effective man-hunter. And I have a few other MOS's, military jargon for your jobs. As my wife of the time had just given me my daughter (who has given me two strapping grandsons) I reenlisted, and was a Smoke Operations specialist. Again, Armored personnel carrier with two smoke generators on top.

And....I've drifted off topic, but I only proofread for grammatical errors, and I don't go back to change anything, so excuse me if I'm off topic. But I brought up the military because they were the first ones to give me an I.Q. test. Because I scored in the top 2%ile on the ASVAB! And I was tested out at 132 I.Q. points! Now, let's fast forward from the test in '79, to the late eighties. I retested my I.Q. and scored 147. Now, I was smoking pot most of the time from age 8, to around 45. So, don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining! I took my third I.Q. test at 47, score...150...after almost 30 years of smoking cannabis! Now, I retested again after my third year of medical cannabis in Arizona, and my Dr. was amazed! Score? 167! Don't try to convince me that it has those negative effects! I don't forget. I'm a mix of eidetic and photographic memories. I'm a chaos theorist too. And I'm a self-taught guitarist, drummer, bass, and I've been taking free college courses in organic chemistry, and many different medical fields. I HAVE to learn; it keeps my brain occupied. I'm happiest in a mix where I have to use more of my brain than the average Joe. That's why I took to drumming, you've got to be two measures ahead of the music; "Okay, I've got a falam coming up, followed by a swishy high-hat, and a time signature change." I like to say that I live a life of 'organized chaos'.

The wife is continually amazed at the memory I've got. Am I special? I don't think so. Getting back to the topic at hand, Business Insider, "it all started with glaucoma in the 70's." My wife was going through her 18 months of steadily feeling worse and worse and she started the hemp oil from my FB friend who sells the totally legal to mail-order in all 50 states, hemp-based cannabidiol, or CBD. And she started to see the grey circles around her vision that denoted early onset cataracts. Four days of my friends Chaga mushroom blend with 10mg CBD caps, and she said "my eyes are watering a lo,t" and I told her to wait, and three more days, the watery eyes stopped, and the pre-cataracts was gone! As well as the rest of the crappy feeling of being 'stuffed', and her organs felt crowded. She uses a microscope in her job, so vision is everything. So, I've basically blown BI out of the water as they're not fully versed in cannabis education, and are probably still thinking of some of the lies that the Anti-weed Nazis perpetuate.

But where's my negative side effects? I'd really like to know, Mr. Jeff Sessions! And, Mr. Sessions, I'm extremely pissed off by your ignorant statement that, "...good people don't smoke marijuana..." WTF! I've taken that statement personally, and Sessions himself is a "Bad person." Why else would he demand funding from the Justice Dept for the DEA to interdict the already established MMJ programs in the 29 states and DC; yet NOT one, single fucking word about going after the Cartels!

They're saying that it MAY help reverse tobaccos effects on our lungs, well, I had chronic bronchitis for a few years, as well as asthma. GONE! And I'm still smoking a few cigs per day. I have my tonsils, and the smoke always, ALWAYS makes me cough. Menthol cigs ease the roughing in my throat. So, what about the bronchitis and asthma? Huh? Tell me something I'll believe! I literally forgot to use my Albuterol inhaler, and the next time I ran across the inhaler, it was a year past expiration! Now, I don't enjoy the scratchy throat and coughing, but I'm expelling years of tobacco smoke build-up, and I feel lighter in the lungs, just the opposite of what they try to pass off as sooth! A 2003 study found that it helps epilepsy, and other seizure syndromes like Dravets, a very painful seizure disorder where the patient has up to 200 or more petit mal attacks daily! And grand mal seizures too! And recovery from an attack is painful due to the patient locking up every muscle, leaving the subject in more pain. CBD, cannabidiol medicine from the non-psychoactive, non-addicting hemp plant stops the seizures within a minute! And the pain is attenuated through the fact that the seizures are shortened! And it's hemp-based cannabidiol, CBD, as hemp contains only 0.3%THC content, so no psychoactivity. Totally safe for kids!

Now! I promised my friend, Yoda (nickname, the actual Yoda she is not! ROFLMFAO) but the basis of my story for her and her FB group is anxiety, depression, PTSD, and... get this... ADDICTIONS!! Cannabis helps me by attenuation of the symptoms of opiates addiction! Everyone who has a monkey on their backs can be fixed by cannabis use! They've found that many people are addicted to coffee! My last girlfriend of 15 years couldn't get through an 8 hour workday without a cup of coffee with Carnations Hazelnut creamer, and the cup was never empty! She had serious migraines if she didn't have her coffee! Hooked! I got her to try cannabis back around 16 years ago, and it helped the headaches, and she was able to get through the day with just a few cups.

Now, this is from an online article in Men's Journal:

"The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even addictions to alcohol and painkillers. Canadian psychologists pored over 60 published studies and articles, half of which examined the effects of medical marijuana, while the other half looked at recreational use. Because cannabis research is so young, pulling data from both types of studies provides the best confirmation yet that pot really can enhance---or even save---lives."

There's anxiety and depression, PTSD, & CPTSD, Complex PTSD, which, as opposed to the regular post-traumatic, and usually occurs from childhood abuse. Domestic violence, abuse of any kind; verbal, physical, et al, and especially caregivers to the child, family, foster family, whatever, and this commonly results in trust issues. I've got the regular old, military PTSD, and I have been avoiding the 4th of July fireworks shows after a bad flashback in '94. I'm okay as long as I am at least 10 miles away from the show. But, sitting on my deck this year I was jumpy as hell because we can see 4 or 5 different shows in the distance, and just the sight, not hearing any booms, had me on edge, but I smoked a bongful, and mellowed out, and enjoyed the rest of the shows peacefully.

So, anxiety huh? Let's look at the major cannabinoids and their effects on our health care. All phytocannabinoids, or exogenous (outer) cannabinoids, start off as acids. THCA, CBDA, CBGA, etc. When exposed to heat, the cannabinoids lose their acid markers and are considered 'neutral' rather than acidic, plant cannabinoids. Decarboxylation is the drying, and curing process for the cannabinoids that turn into the basic endogenous cannabinoids (internal). So, after decarbing, they're now ready for our cannabinoid receptors in every corner of our bodies. THC, CBD, CBG, etc. THC, tetrahydrocannabinol is turned into delta-8 and delta-9THC, and delta-9THC is the psychoactivity of cannabis. Delta-8 work's synergistically elsewhere in the body, and it's been found attached to our immune systems, and potentiates the overall actions of THC. And most cannabinoids will not get you high. THC is the only psychoactive compound. But, cannabinoids also are found with a 'V' added on them, e.g. THCVA, CBDVA, CBGVA. And the THCV may also have psychoactive effects, but it's rare, and dose-dependant. As the rest of the cannabinoids don't get you high, they do interact with the THC to provide a variety of effects, and can alter, slow, prevent, or enhance your buzz. THC can turn into CBN, cannabinol. This is an example of a plant cannabinoid that's not directly synthesized by the plant. This is why older flowers/buds tend to have more CBN as a breakdown of THC. CBN has been seen to result in more sedation when combined with THC, and may have anticonvulsant (anti-seizure), anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Yet, this cannabinoid is still relatively unstudied.

THC, being the most common cannabinoid known for the high, but it relieves pain and inflammation, and is anti-spasmodic and a muscle relaxant. Clinical trials show THC is proven to reduce levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in glioma (brain cancer) cells. This is important because a reduction in VEGF keeps the cancer from metastasizing by inhibiting the growth of the blood vessels the cancer needs to spread. This is a great promise for brain cancer. THC is also a powerful neuroprotective, antioxidant, and has 20 times the power of aspirin, and twice that of hydrocortisone.

Now, CBD. The second most common cannabinoid in MMJ, and the most common cannabinoid in hemp. CBD rich cannabis provides potent therapeutic benefits without any euphoria or lethargy of the higher THC strains. CBD and THC are thought to have synergistic effects, meaning that when both are present at therapeutic levels they're more effective together than each alone. As THC is known for its psychoactive effects, CBD may be best known for its ability to counterbalance anxiety, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hunger, and the sedation caused by the THC. Previously considered in the shadow of THC, CBD has come to light as just as beneficial and versatile as THC in addressing many hard to manage conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, alcoholism, PTSD, and neurological and psychological disorders.

  • CBD deserves applause! Here's a little list of how CBD can benefit the human body:
  • Potent anti-oxidant stronger than vitamins C, and E. Combined with THC, it makes an even stronger anti-oxidant.
  • Powerful analgesic that's especially good for traditionally difficult to treat neuropathic pain.
  • Neuroprotective agent that's thought to help prevent Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Serotonin balancing agent, working like an anti-depressant, and has a positive impact on reducing anxiety, addiction, appetite, sleep, pain perception, nausea and vomiting. Serotonin also affects your ability to rest, regenerate and find serenity. CBD:
  • Regulates blood pressure.
  • Facilitates bone reabsorptions.
  • Cytotoxic to breast cancer and other cancer cells while being a cyto-preservative for healthy cells.
  • An agent against methicillin-resistant Strephylococcus aureas (MRSA), the staph infection that's plaguing many hospitals today.

There's a lot more to learn about cannabidiol and how and why it does what it does, but there is compelling evidence that's led researchers to believe that whole plant cannabis, WPC, has therapeutic benefits offering great promise for society, and no single molecule pharmaceutical even comes close to whole plant cannabis. They say that one day, CBD will become a powerful and widely used healing agent for a broad range of illnesses. Because it's mostly been used for the psychoactivity, the CBD levels of the majority of cannabis strains have been bred out, CBD rich strains have 4% or higher CBD content. And growers saw the light, and started hybridizing Sativas, with more CBD, relaxation without 'couch-lock', and uplifting with the ability to open up the mind in artistic and other similar effects, and the medical benefits of cannabidiol are coming out of the closet, and into the light of reality.

Now, Cannabinol, CBN, is a lesser understood cannabinoid. Research is frequently done with first, rats, then monkeys and other animals before going to the human research stage. As above, I mentioned that CBN is most prevalent in flowers that have dried, and it's a byproduct of THC breakdown. It's know to increase testosterone production and plasma concentration of follicle-stimulating hormone. It's also an anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory. CBN has a 3-times greater affinity for the CB-2 receptors, and is thought to have a greater effect on the immune system than the central nervous system.

Cannabichromene, (CBC); while the fourth major cannabinoid, it's usually only found in tropical strains, and is believed to be superior to THC, & CBD in its antifungal and antibacterial activity showing great promise for topical, and internal uses. "On the flipside, while CBC does inhibit the cellular inflammatory response like THC & CBD, but does not do so at the same effectiveness.]

Cannabigerol, (CBG) is a potent antibacterial proven superior to THC, CBD, & CBC against gram-positive bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi. Although CBC exists in very small amounts in cannabis, it's the biosynthetic precursor to THC, CBD, and CBC, meaning the body will convert CBG to another cannabinoid.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin, (THCV) is found in Indica, and afghanica varieties of cannabis. While not a primary cannabinoid, it's important for two reasons; it is being considered as a biochemical marker for illicit drug use because it is not a metabolite of Marinol and easily detectable in drug testing and it may be clinically effective in the treatment of migraines.

Now! Let me go to another website for more information on the top cannabinoids. Herb.co

THC medical benefits:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • PTSD
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease

CBD, cannabidiol has a 'whirlwind' of research once the mainstream media learned of its medical value. (Remember that J.Sessions and his DEA STILL perpetuates the myths of cannabis having no medicinal value), but here's a quick summary of the top conditions CBD can treat:

  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychotic disorders,(keep in mind that the Anti-weed crowd believes that cannabis promotes psychotic disorders!)
  • Chronic pain
  • Diabetes

Just scratching the surface of the benefits of CBD!

CBC, cannabichromene is the 3rd most common cannabinoid overall. Some strains have been found that CBC may even take dominance over CBD. Like CBD, cannabichromene is non-psychoactive. Some of the benefits of CBC:

  • Anti-inflammatory, found to be more effective together with THC, supporting the idea that cannabinoids work synergistically with each other. "While scientists have been successful at finding and isolating over 100 compounds in the marijuana plant, the strongest medicine is created when different components work in harmony with one another."
  • Anti-tumoral, shown promise in fighting breast cancer. While not quite as exciting as the potential of CBD, THC, & CBC, but together they make a powerful tumor-fighting combination.
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-fungal
  • Encourages brain growth

CBN, cannabinol, found to be a byproduct of THC as outlined above:

  • Appetite stimulant
  • Antibiotic (like MRSA above)
  • Potential medication for ALS, Lou Gehrigs disease, or, Amyotropic lateral sclerosis, by easing the symptoms for patients with degenerative and motor neural diseases.
  • Pain reliever, strong painkilling properties, and, interestingly enough, CBN and THC were the only cannabinoids that fight pain through the release of endorphins and relaxation of tense blood vessels.
  • Anti-asthmatic, featuring strong anti-inflammatory properties, CBN has been found to stop allergy-related asthma in mice. It achieves this by boosting the immune systems and easing the inflammation associated with an asthma attack.
  • Sedative, Berkley-based Steep Hill Labs has claimed that CBN may be the most sedative of all the cannabinoids. They stated that a good dose of CBN is equivalent to 2.5-5mg of the pharmaceutical Diazepam, AKA Valium.
  • Potential medication for glaucoma. Along with THC, CBN was effective at lowering the intraocular pressure which produces blindness in patients. CBN's ability to decrease ocular hypertension may also point medical professionals in the right direction when it comes to understanding marijuanas effect on blood pressure overall.

Cannbigerol, CBG, is found early in the growth cycle, making it difficult to find in large quantities. It's non-psychoactive, so it can be cultivated via the hemp plant. Its medical potential makes it a prime target for research lately. Science has found these properties so far:

  • Antibiotic, also good against MRSA, and is stronger than CBN, and comparable to CBD. CBG is known to be mildly anti-fungal. Research as early as 1982 found that isolated CBG is antimicrobial and kills various types of bacteria and fungi.
  • Possible treatment for Psoriasis, as CBG just so happens to be good for your skin. Not only preventing reddening of the skin, but it's also shown to have therapeutic potential for conditions of the skin, like psoriasis.
  • Pain reliever. CBG is a more potent pain reliever than THC!
  • Anti-tumoral. In 1998, Korean researchers found CBG was effective at slowing the growth of cancerous cells in the mouth. More recent research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBG also had mild anti-tumor effects in prostate cancer cells. The study focused on non-THC cannabinoids. While CBG did have an effect on tumor growth, it was CBD that really shined through as a potential treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Anti-depressant & Mood stabilizer. As early as 1975, researchers found that CBG prevented the uptake of amino acids that help regulate mood. The amino acid in question, GABA, was better regulated by CBG, than THC or CBD. Further studies show CBG is a moderate anti-depressant, working to increase serotonin levels in our brains.

THCV, tetrahydrocannabivarin, another cannabinoid that works in tandem with THC. Some studies cite that THCV has about 20% of the psychoactive capacity of THC, but recent research has shown that THCV actually mitigates some of the negative psychoactive impacts of THC. THCV's medical properties include:

  • Anti-convulsant, anti-epileptic properties.
  • Neuroprotective
  • Promotes weight loss

CBDV, cannabidivarin. So far, not a lot of research has been done on CBDV, but the little bit out there looks extremely promising. Very similar to CBD, but is a degraded version of the cannabinoid. This changes the shape of the molecule in small but significant ways. Uses:

  • Anti-epileptic
  • Anti-nausea

Delta(8)-THC is different from Delta(9)-THC, the psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant, in that it's less psychoactive. Some resources say that Delta(8) may have neuroprotective and anti-anxiety properties, making it an interesting companion to Delta(9). Delta(8) effects:

  • Appetite stimulator
  • Anti-nausea

Now, THCA, and CBDA are compounds found in cannabis before decarboxylation. And are called the 'nutritional' cannabinoids found in raw cannabis which you can eat or apply topically. You can't smoke these, as the heat changes the profile of the cannabinoids. A Dr William Courtney has spearheaded the raw cannabis movement. In his opinion, cannabis is a dietary necessity. The 'superfoods' of all 'superfoods! Per his expertise, raw cannabis has several properties as a nutritional supplement; just to name a few:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Improved intestinal function
  • Improved neural function
  • Cancer, and pre-cancerous detection

Of the more than 480 compounds found in the Cannabacaea family, this plant is a medicinal gold-mine, and the top 10 cannabinoids outlined here are just the tip of the iceberg. The individual compounds studied so far have not only wowed researchers with their medical potential, but the scientific community is further amazed by how these chemicals work together in harmony.

So, I could go on all day long, and list out hundreds of different strains of cannabis. Sativas, high in CBD, and less psychoactivity. Indicas, 'couch-lock' strains, and there's hybrids that cover everything in between Sativas, and Indicas. There's Indica-dominant, and Sativa-dominant hybrid strains for balance, and harmony.

Now! Everyone is different! (No shit, huh?) And strain effects can give different people different effects. I'm of the mind that I do feel different effects from what the strain identifications say should happen. And I find that I control my pain, and mental difficulties with a variety of strains. I've always got several types of strains that all together, helps me to cope with my life of chronic, intractable pain and depressive issues as well as helping me to sleep, or wake up refreshed, and relaxation of the entire body, and I also switch through strains for various effects, all with the main target of maintaining my homeostasis. And I'm not afraid of contracting cancers, as I utilize high CBD strains as well as the potent painkilling strains. And I recently had my 1st lower lung C-T scan, showing emphysema, and I told my Doc that it's probably been there years, and I'm going to keep smoking for the therapeutic effects of weed on the lungs. And I'm taking a lot of hemp oil and Chaga mushroom and CBD caps. And it's all good, and I don't believe half of what some researchers claim that there's a risk of developing severe psychosis, and shit like that!

I am using myself as a guinea pig experiment to show the healing side of cannabis and cannabinoids. And after the last 49 years from my first joint in the 70's, and through more than 30-35 years of total use of cannabis for its psychoactive effects, and my I.Q. continues to rise. So, after the last 5 years of heavily smoking, and ingesting cannabis strains that are found to be 17.5 times stronger than 70's weed, I'm still waiting for the brain damage people claim will happen. I believe that it's all on the individual. If mental illness runs in your family, yeah, you may get slightly addicted to the buzz, but if you step away from cannabis use and eat psilocybin mushrooms, snort, freebase, or crack cocaine, LSD, mescaline, peyote, and maybe eventually end up as a dead heroin addict in an alleyway...guess what sugar-panties? It's all your fault! You've got an addictive personality and want to get higher than cannabis takes you. Cannabinoids fix addicts. Period, and non-negotiable!

Alcohol and alcoholism is in my family and I drank heavy for many years, but cannabis use over these five years, I've controlled myself, and I have Tequila, Jägermeister, and Cinnamon Bourbon in the cabinet. My Jägermeister is in the freezer, and whenever I start to flare, Debbie reminds me to take a sip of one of those, and I don't need a second drink. For a 10th generation alcoholic, I control myself, and don't dive into the bottle like I used to. I call myself a controlled alcoholic. My father learned from his father, and my dad took me to bars at the tender age of 10 and up, and as he drank beer straight from the pitcher, he gave the bartender $20 and I'd drink weak rum & cokes and play pinball while he got hammered, and I ended up driving his vomiting ass home, and left him in the backseat and went to sleep. Buzzed! So, again, am I just 'special'? I don't believe so. It's just that my mind controls me, and I control my urges to drink. And I never feel a buzz from alcohol either! My pain levels are that high! I should end this chapter of my life with cannabis. It's all about the healing process of the body, mind, soul, and aura. And I'm NOT addicted to anything! Morphine sulfate, 240mg daily. Enough to kill several grown men! 90mg JUST for breakfast! And Seroquel Valium, and Amytriptaline for bed. It's all working synergistically inside my body, and I believe that cannabis needs to be taken off the schedule of narcotics! It does not do anything that the weediots and Anti-weed Nazis think. It's not a narcotic, or a drug, and I'm getting pissed off daily by people like J. Sessions and his ignorant remarks about cannabis use. He's obviously an anti-weed Nazi who either knows the truth, but has to vilify his place in the government's food-chain, or he's a weediot who doesn't want to understand it, he just wants to attack the medical side of cannabis and perpetuate the lies and BS propaganda.

Weed is not a drug! I said above that I've studied organic chemistry, and drugs are typically alkaloid based drugs, whereas cannabis is the safest therapeutic substance we could ever add to our diets and pharmacopeia. It's all hydrocarbons that fit our bodies and immune systems, and the safety profile alone should tell people who diss weed to fuck-off!

So, in closing, cannabis use is safer than what you have under your kitchen cabinets, and is safer than cigarettes, alcohol, and the like. It's the best anti-anxiety medication. It's the safest anti-depressant. It cures cancers, and over 200 known syndromes and disorders we're facing today! Prohibition is based on lies, and ungrounded fears perpetrated by our ignorant asswipes in DC. Let's end with a little thought....bigPharma kills, cannabis chills. Thanks so much for your time and patience as I ramble on quite a bit where cannabis is concerned. It's better than everything they're pushing on us through the enemedia! Magazines have two or three pages on new drugs approved by the FDA, and, get this....

Every drug that the FDA approves as safer for us than cannabis, are the exact same drugs the exact same FDA pulls from the market due to the dangers they originally told us weren't there! How's that for some backwards-ass politicians and shit?! The DEA needs Dr's and scientists, not politicians who have an axe to grind. Their fear tactics are coming unravelled as more and more people turn to safe, and effective cannabis. It's time for a paradigm shift in the pharmaceutical world. These new drugs, for diseases that already have medications that have been working through the years are more and more dangerous. Why come up with Restasis? For dry eyes.....its cyclosporine! We've been using it for decades for dry eyes, so why a new name for the same drug? Because they put them in pretty packages and up the price! And just sit down and read the pamphlet that comes with it. It takes an hour to read that tiny print! They don't expect folks to read it, because if they do? It wouldn't sell. And, these new biologics with names that sound made up, and contain shit that they don't tell you about, and they've gotten the FDA to approve these poisons as safe, as I said, they are the same assholes who pull it off the shelves due to the dangers they originally said didn't exist. It's time to end prohibition, and the pharmaceutical industry needs to be put on notice that they've got to start listing EVERYTHING that's in their poisons! The DEA, and FDA are in cahoots with bigPharma; how else to explain the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs that give you worse symptoms than the original disease!

Free cannabis from the prison of ignorance!


About the author

Richard Huffman

II'm a 56 year old disabled and homebound veteran who has at least 7 different types of chronic pain syndromes and I am now a medical marijuana patient in Arizona who's an activist for the legalization movement for medical cannabis.

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