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“Marijuana” Recheduling Imminent? Lets See?

There’s another set of whispers again that they may “imminently” reschedule Marijuana. Is Cannabis reform coming? Not that they did it last time. It would be nice if it’s not just another denial of the use of Cannabis as Medicine. The United States Government has Patent – 6,630,507 that shows they know Cannabis deserves more than Schedule 1 (NO USE). Though they always go in circles saying “it needs to be studied more.” When it’s one of Mankind’s oldest crops and medicines… (Check Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer for all the details – Emperor – JackHerer.com)

So far we’ve only come across silly ideas of Regulation of Cannabis. I’ll skip the rants today on where we SHOULD go, but that information is here.

What’s a rescheduling of marijuana going to do? At another schedule, it’s still ONLY going to be by a doctor’s permission and controlled. In my study, the only reasonable thing that changes is the legality of use. Cannabis will be able to be banked, as if you don’t know it’s generally illegal to store money for what the federal government considers illegal drugs. So, they are forced to deal with cash.

Reschedule won’t help… We need Cannabis Reform. Dig further with Marijuana Movement’s details.

See it discussed by – Marijuana Movement – Marijuana Rescheduling Announcement Coming ‘Very Soon,’ As Early As This Week, Opposition Group Says – Marijuana Moment

read more on this subject, is it even more crazy than we expect? are secret agents involved?
Cannabis Rescheduling Update: Is a ‘Notoriously Secretive Agency’ Now Involved? – Cannabis Business Times

Psychedelic Churches and Outlaw Churches

In my search on cannabis discussions and study of cannabis faithful I ran into Mike Marinacci who has been doing studies the same and has a book he wrote Psychedelic Cults and Outlaw Churches: LSD, Cannabis, and Spiritual Sacraments in Underground America – He wrote this book which includes some churches I am affiliated with such a THCMinistries and The Healing Church. He describes and walks though rituals, pratices and their legal battles.

He also was in a Talk about it a Harvard this year as well.

https://youtu.be/GgJqldZJInw?si=KHKIKbpG5_5PQvOg&t=3135

Missouri Bill to put all cannabis products in DHHS Hands.



Republican State Representative Kurtis Gregory from Marshall, Missouri, has introduced a bill to regulate the sale of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products. The products, which are used to give people a high, are derived from hemp and are legal under federal law. While some stores and vendors have imposed age restrictions of 21 and up, there is no state or federal regulation of these products. Gregory’s bill would task the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with regulating these products and require the products to be sold at DHSS-licensed dispensaries. While critics worry that regulating the industry under the umbrella of DHSS would create a “marijuana monopoly”, Gregory’s bill is gaining support from many quarters, including delta-8 businesses, law enforcement, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The bill itself locks down “any intoxicating” cannaboid and makes it so it’s ONLY able to be sold in Cannabis Dispensaries. This will harm the Hemp Industry for sure. If you notice, dispensaries are already selling “Hemp” products as well, high in THC-A but low in THC 9 – the regulated content. You maybe just buying all your hemp products at the Missouri regulated shops in this case.

You can see whole bill on MO’s site – Missouri House of Representatives – Bill Information for HB1328 (mo.gov)
Original Reporting Source for more – Missouri lawmakers take aim at unregulated ‘delta-8 THC’ hemp products • Missouri Independent

10 Mind-Blowing 🤯 Cannabis Facts!

The cannabis experience can be Mindblowing!

Here are ten verified and mind-blowing facts about cannabis with credible sources to support them:

  1. The oldest recorded use of cannabis dates back to 2727 BC in ancient China when Emperor Shennong used it for medicinal purposes. [1]
  2. Cannabis plants can absorb toxic metals from soil and water, making them useful for environmental clean-up efforts. [2]
  3. THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, was first isolated and synthesized in 1964 by Israeli scientists Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and Dr. Yechiel Gaoni. [3]
  4. Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with sales reaching $17.5 billion in 2020. [4]
  5. The human body naturally produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, which play a role in regulating pain, mood, appetite, and other functions. [5]
  6. Cannabis can affect men and women differently, with some studies suggesting that women may be more sensitive to its pain-relieving effects. [6]
  7. Cannabis can increase heart rate for up to three hours after consumption, putting individuals with heart conditions at higher risk. [7]
  8. In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis for recreational use. [8]
  9. The first recorded use of the word “marijuana” in the United States was in a 1930s propaganda campaign to demonize the drug and associate it with Mexican immigrants. [9]
  10. Cannabis can help alleviate symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. [10]

Sources:

  1. “The Origins and History of Cannabis.” PBS.org, Public Broadcasting Service, 20 Apr. 2017, www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html.
  2. “Cannabis and the Environment.” Leafly, 5 June 2019, www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/cannabis-and-the-environment.
  3. “How Israeli Researchers Discovered the Human Endocannabinoid System and Decided to Test It with Cannabis.” CannaTech News, 28 Aug. 2017, www.canna-tech.co/how-israeli-researchers-discovered-the-human-endocannabinoid-system-and-decided-to-test-it-with-cannabis/.
  4. “State of the Legal Cannabis Markets Report.” Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, 2021.
  5. “Endocannabinoids.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 28 Jan. 2021, www.nccih.nih.gov/health/endocannabinoids.
  6. Cooper, Ziva D., and Rebecca M. Craft. “Sex-Dependent Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: A Translational Perspective.” Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 45, no. 1, 2019, pp. 108–124., doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0382-0.
  7. “Marijuana and Heart Health.” American Heart Association, 9 Feb. 2021, www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/medical-conditions/marijuana-and-heart-health.
  8. “Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana Trade.” BBC News, 11 Dec. 2013, www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25328671.
  9. “Why Did America Just Drop the ‘Marijuana’ from Its Vocabulary?” Quartz, 3 Mar. 2017, qz.com/919482/why-did

Choosing the Best Cannabis Strain for Your Medical Condition

When considering using cannabis for medical/health purposes, it’s important to choose the right strain for your particular condition. Different cannabis strains have different chemical compositions, and these chemicals can have varying effects on the body. In this post, we’ll go over some tips on how to choose the best cannabis strain for your conditions.

  1. Determine the Symptoms You Want to Treat

The first step in choosing a cannabis strain for your medical condition is to determine which symptoms you want to treat. Different strains can have different effects on the body, so it’s important to choose a strain that targets your specific symptoms. For example, if you’re looking to alleviate pain, strains high in THC and CBD may be more effective.

  1. Research the Different Strains

Once you’ve determined which symptoms you want to target, it’s time to do some research on the different strains available. There are many different cannabis strains out there, each with its own unique chemical composition and set of effects. Some popular strains include:

  • Indica: This strain is known for its relaxing and sedative effects, and is often used to alleviate pain and promote sleep.
  • Sativa: This strain is known for its uplifting and energizing effects, and is often used to treat depression and anxiety.
  • Hybrid: This strain is a combination of both indica and sativa, and can provide a balanced effect depending on the specific strain.

Terpenes –
These can differ per strain and really help as well.
Cannabis terpenes are aromatic compounds found in the essential oils of the cannabis plant. They are responsible for the plant’s distinct aroma and flavor, and also have potential health benefits. Terpenes have been shown to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates a wide range of physiological functions, including mood, pain, and appetite. Different cannabis strains contain different terpenes, and choosing the right strain for your medical condition can help you maximize the potential health benefits of cannabis.

A local dispo has some examples of terpenes on their walls:

  1. Consider the THC and CBD Levels

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a cannabis strain is the THC and CBD levels. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that produces the “high,” while CBD is a non-psychoactive component that has been shown to have a variety of medical benefits. Strains high in THC may be more effective for certain conditions, such as pain relief, while strains high in CBD may be more effective for conditions such as epilepsy or anxiety.

  1. Look for Third-Party Lab Testing

When choosing a cannabis strain, it’s important to look for third-party lab testing results. This will ensure that the strain has been tested for purity and potency, and that the chemical composition is accurate. Without third-party lab testing, it’s difficult to know exactly what you’re getting, which can be dangerous for medical use.

  1. Consult with a Medical Professional

Finally, it’s important to consult with a medical professional before using cannabis for medical purposes. A medical professional can help you determine which strain is best for your specific condition, and can provide guidance on dosage and other important considerations.

In conclusion, choosing the right cannabis strain for your medical condition requires careful consideration of your symptoms, research on different strains, an understanding of THC and CBD levels, third-party lab testing, and consultation with a medical professional. By following these tips, you can ensure that you’re using the best cannabis strain for your specific needs.

6. There are now more cannabis to consider…

Talk to the local tender at the dispensary as there is a wide range cannaboid options now check out this chart for some examples!

Help deciding how much to take here’s some more tips –
THC Dosage: How to find the right THC mg for you | Weedmaps

The Top 10 Ailments Cannabis can help relieve

As more states legalize the use of cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, many people are beginning to explore the potential health benefits of this plant. Cannabis has been used for 6000+ years for ailments, but with the drug war much of this has been put aside. In specific scientific detail there is still much to learn about cannabis and its effects on the human body, research has shown that cannabis offers a number of health benefits to many people. Please be aware, we have discovered with the cannabis science each body experiences different effects and responses.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the top 10 ailments cannabis can help releive that you need to know about. Let’s get started!

  1. Pain Relief – Cannabis has been used for centuries to help alleviate pain. Research has shown that the cannabinoids in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, can help reduce pain by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain, among other things. A review of several studies found that cannabis can be an effective treatment for chronic pain.
  2. Nausea and Vomiting – Cannabis may also help reduce nausea and vomiting, particularly in people undergoing chemotherapy. The cannabinoids in cannabis have been shown to have antiemetic properties, which means they can help alleviate nausea and vomiting.
  3. Anxiety and Depression – Cannabis may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research has shown that the cannabinoids in cannabis can interact with receptors in the brain that are involved in regulating mood and emotions, which may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  4. Epilepsy – Cannabis may be an effective treatment for epilepsy. Historical studies have found that cannabis can help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in people with epilepsy. This has been the basis for some cannabis medications directed towards epilepsy such as the prescription of CBD Isolate – Epidilex and the CBD Heavy Medical Marijuana of “Charlottes Webb”
  5. Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabis may also help alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis, such as muscle spasms and pain. A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that cannabis can help reduce muscle spasticity and pain.
  6. Crohn’s Disease – Cannabis may be a promising treatment for Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms. A study of people with Crohn’s disease found that cannabis can help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
  7. Glaucoma – Cannabis may help reduce intraocular pressure, which is a major risk factor for glaucoma. A study found that smoking cannabis can help reduce intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma .
  8. Insomnia – Cannabis may also help improve sleep in people with insomnia. A study of people with chronic pain found that cannabis can help improve sleep.
  9. Alzheimer’s Disease – Cannabis may be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that can cause memory loss and other cognitive impairments. A study of mice found that the cannabinoids in cannabis can help reduce inflammation and improve cognitive function.
  10. Cancer – Cannabis also appears to have anticancer properties. Some studies have found that the cannabinoids in cannabis can help kill cancer cells and reduce the growth of tumors. At times Atrophic effects of the cannabis shutting itself down.

As you can see, cannabis may offer a range of potential health benefits. However, it’s important to note that much of the research on cannabis is still in its early stages of coming together in general medicine, it’s been known safe and use by those with holistic medicine and eastern medicine however more research is needed to fully understand its effects on the human body with our modern approaches.

If you’re considering using cannabis for medical purposes, be sure to talk to your doctor first. Your doctor can help you determine if cannabis is right for you and can provide guidance on dosage and other important considerations.

There are also groups to help you learn how cannabis can help you in these states. They can help you know how cannabis can be integrated into your current medical treatment and how to discuss this with your doctor.

Citations:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  4. CANNABIS INTERNATIONAL .org | Official Site of Kristen & William Courtney, MD.
  5. The Physics of Life, coming soon Cannasapiens Freedom Facebook | drbob | Robert Melamede (canna-sapiens.com)

Columbia SC police are cracking down on hemp, delta-8 sales | The State

https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article272296383.html

I find it very important to call out news like this. Hemp is supposed to be ‘legal’ but in many places it’s ONLY ‘legal’ with specific authorization from the state. The war on cannabis keeps going. Cannabis is a super food and medicine, it’s “safe” pretending it has a “dangerous” ‘Marijuana’ ‘cousin’ is totally trash. All cannabis we use these days is part of Cannabis Sativa L. It also causes NO deaths and is a super food. Yet we keep allowing our governing bodies to continue to push these horrible laws… Speak out tell your reps, speak up in your areas!

Recreation Sales In MO Start up!

Dispensaries in Missouri have began to get approval to sell cannabis to Adults. As Amendment 3 made it legal for adults over 21 to have to 3 ounces of cannabis on hand of course can’t miss out on this time in history right? So I stopped by GreenLight Cannabis in Independence Missouri and picked up a pre-roll and a 1/8th! Seemed pretty good and reasonable priced.

I may shift to cover more cannabis so you all know what is good in the Cannabis scene in Missouri. I have heard some shady business from these big cannabis producers. I think it would be great to weed out and focus on the best and worst of what we have around our state. Give customers a better idea.

Did you go get Rec Cannabis in your State? Did you go get it in Missouri? Want to see Reviews?