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“No stems, no seeds that you don’t need, Acapulco Gold is bad-ass weed”, to plagiarize a jingle from Cheech and Chong, almost 50 years ago.  Never mind stems and seeds, or even bad-ass weed, but learn about cannabidiol– CBD.  It is one of the main cannabinoids that is not psychoactive but has powerful medical properties.  It is a very good anti-inflammatory agent.  Many seniors use it in ointment for arthritic hands, elbows, shoulders, even backs.  CBD also has anti-cancer properties and while rumors and anecdotes abound, scientific research has shown it to be effective for gliomas– a specific type of brain cancer.  Now, it may be useful for eye and vision issues:

https://www.getholistichealth.com/77732/how-cbd-oil-can-improve-your-eyesight/

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180830113004.htm

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) may be effective in treating depression.  Note that CBD is not intoxicating, suggesting that it may be used without interfering with normal activities.

 

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180516172255.htm

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a ‘high,’ was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This study also is the first to offer information on cannabidiol dosing for patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.

 

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180423155046.htm

Research into which cannabinoids are effective will go a long way in treating cancer.  Maybe it’s time to rattle our representatives’ cages and insist that research into cannabis be allowed unimpeded.  The current scheduling is ridiculous, and the entire country knows that.

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NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

Source: Congress Reauthorizes Protections For State Medical Cannabis Programs – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience — the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.

Source: Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress — ScienceDaily

In the first prospective study of synthetic cannabinoids or SCs — the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana — researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana was linked to an increased risk of SC use one year later.

Source: Depression, alcohol, and marijuana linked to later use of synthetic marijuana among teens — ScienceDaily
Do you even have to read this garbage to know what it means?  It can be summarized as “DEPRESSED TEENS MORE LIKELY TO USE INTOXICANTS”, which isn’t science or news, but simply common sense.  But, to their credit, they did say:

“With respect to mental health, the researchers found that depressive symptoms, but not anxiety or impulsivity, were predictive of later [Synthetic Cannabinoids] use, suggesting that symptoms of depression may increase the likelihood of use. The same relationship between depressive symptoms and greater propensity for marijuana use was not found.

Alcohol and synthetic cannabinoids are much more powerful intoxicants and thereby provide greater escapes from reality, so this is no surprise.  But, the title of this paper implies that marijuana may be causal, so watch for lay journalists in the mainstream media to promote just that meme.

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