Glad though there’s some of these companies actually speaking up for all these POWs.
Here are ten verified and mind-blowing facts about cannabis with credible sources to support them:
- The oldest recorded use of cannabis dates back to 2727 BC in ancient China when Emperor Shennong used it for medicinal purposes. 
- Cannabis plants can absorb toxic metals from soil and water, making them useful for environmental clean-up efforts. 
- THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, was first isolated and synthesized in 1964 by Israeli scientists Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and Dr. Yechiel Gaoni. 
- Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with sales reaching $17.5 billion in 2020. 
- The human body naturally produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, which play a role in regulating pain, mood, appetite, and other functions. 
- Cannabis can affect men and women differently, with some studies suggesting that women may be more sensitive to its pain-relieving effects. 
- Cannabis can increase heart rate for up to three hours after consumption, putting individuals with heart conditions at higher risk. 
- In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis for recreational use. 
- 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. 
- Cannabis can help alleviate symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. 
- “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.
- “Cannabis and the Environment.” Leafly, 5 June 2019, www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/cannabis-and-the-environment.
- “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/.
- “State of the Legal Cannabis Markets Report.” Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, 2021.
- “Endocannabinoids.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 28 Jan. 2021, www.nccih.nih.gov/health/endocannabinoids.
- 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.
- “Marijuana and Heart Health.” American Heart Association, 9 Feb. 2021, www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/medical-conditions/marijuana-and-heart-health.
- “Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana Trade.” BBC News, 11 Dec. 2013, www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25328671.
- “Why Did America Just Drop the ‘Marijuana’ from Its Vocabulary?” Quartz, 3 Mar. 2017, qz.com/919482/why-did
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?
Amendment 3 to make Marijuana Recreational is on the ballot. Sadly many will see it as a great thing and “Making Cannabis legal” it does NOT do such a thing. It really just shuffles prohibition around so adults can “legally” carry more. No protections if you get up and drive the next day or month! The THC will still be in your blood when you get in an accident, and it will go towards you – even if not your fault. No considerations of that are taken in.
This regulation really only goes to assist in the moving the Cannabis profits to a system they can try and regulate.
Expunging past offenses get us NO WHERE as it only moves your offenses to a system “physically and electronically segregated“!
Costs on cannabis go up, taxed to add 6% more and another 3% if the locality it’s in wants in too.
Punishment for having this SAFE plant get added – it is safe as FOOD, in fact, is a superfood! Even though maybe medical necessary and is safe penalties get ADDED! – “Purposefully possessing amounts in excess of twice the legal limit shall be punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to two thousand dollars as an infraction under applicable law.”
Another makes a fine for making concentrate in your home! What if this is medically needed? You’ll have to not DIY and take it commercial instead! “$1000 FINE FOR PRODUCING CONCENTRATES IN YOUR HOME“
This isn’t real legalization, its a total shift for the dispensary business and NOT in favor of the cannabis consumer. A Fellow advocate breaks it down much better detail and links to the details of the law he made for the state. We need to free cannabis, restore it back to the time before 1937 when it was a free commodity.
I read today a take from Leafy discussing the use of the word “Marijuana” and does it end up being racist to use?
I was glad to see this article and their perspective. I often run into this and prefer to not use “Marijuana” often if I can help it. I tend to less see it as racist, but a jab to fog up the meaning of the word and give a negative spun perspective. As mentioned in the article, many under 20 or so know and use the word, while those 50 and older would prefer to avoid the word.
I prefer to use the words Cannabis or Hemp as they are the same plant and important to our history and health. Prior to 1937 Cannabis and Indian Hemp we’re the terms used for Cannabis in a Medicinal form!
Infact the other day I picked up a Stedman’s Shorter Medical Dictionary and found it listed there:
(It also lists it’s in the U.S.P which is the United States Pharmacopeia (official medicine sourcebook)
Anyways, enough on my tangent. It’s just important to me that Marijuana has been a word to confuse as those who used medicine knew what cannabis was. We now today pretend it’s a cousin. If you want to learn the history of cannabis I recommend reading Emperor Wears no Clothes by Jack Herer and http://antiquecannabisbook.com as well to see the history of cannabis.
Well check the link below for Leafly’s input –
Read the article on Leafly: https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/is-the-word-marijuana-racist
I’m often telling people about the amazing power of cannabis. It’s a super food and an essential product to our bodies.
Now further research shows both the “Marijuana” and “Hemp” forms contain acids that attack and stop the SARS COV-2 from being able to enter the cells.
Chemistry World: Handheld device weeds out cannabis from hemp | Research.
I know from efforts in my community that Cannabis can be checked with a Spectrometer. It appears now we’ve got a
hand held portable
Raman spectrometer that can check your Cannabis for THC now. It used to be a big machine that could do it in a lab. Now you can bring it with you!
I think this is a good thing for the part that we’ve had so many people trying to move cannabis CBD/Hemp products and getting nailed and detained as they can’t figure out it’s not ‘Marijuana’ (0.03< THC really only difference). They are both a superfood and amazing for you. If the feds will allow the ‘Hemp’ variety the be used while we’re sorting the medical laws we should be able to access it. Hopefully this helps that plight.
Ben served in Iraq. His time in Fallujah etched itself permanently into his consciousness.
Like so many Veterans, Ben is still at war… though now, the fray rages largely in his mind and his dreams.
Post traumatic stress is not a “syndrome”. It is an injury…
When physical and/or mental trauma exceeds one’s tolerance, a wound is suffered. That wound more than likely will go untreated, because its unseen by most, and, more often than not, misunderstood by the one afflicted.
Cannabis has proven itself to be therapeutically essential to so many afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress.
Cannabis is nontoxic. Cannabis is food. Cannabis is the single most important medicine of the 21st century.
– Mark Pedersen
All religions should support cannabis! Its safe as food! Sadly the LDS don’t like it still but is ‘ok’ with it. The Almighty living God created it and its even in the Holy Anointing oil recipe in the Bible!
See the whole article over at the AP –