May 23rd, 2019 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World
The cannabis plant has over 400 chemicals and at least 60 different cannabinoids1 — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. Of the two primary chemicals, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), only THC has psychoactive properties.
THC is the compound in cannabis triggering a “high,” whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects. Both compounds, and other phytochemicals found in medical marijuana plants, have a long list of beneficial effects on health.
Read more & video clip: “Dr. Mercola Interviews Carl Germano on the Endocannabinoid System’s Role in Human Health” (2:55) via CBD Has Unique Ability to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier — Wake Up World
An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The finding supports the results of previous studies that found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with neurodegenerative disease.
Read more & video: “How Weed Works: THC” (4:24) via Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein From the Brain — Humans Are Free
February 22nd, 2019
Guest writer for Wake Up World
A lot’s been written about the hemp product CBD, but what does medical science actually say about its healing properties and are there any diseases that it can cure? Hemp has been used throughout history recreationally and/or for medical purposes; but for someone living with a serious medical condition, the idea that cannabis can offer better results than prescription pills may come as a surprise. But if we’re to look at the ongoing fight to decriminalize weed, this is what a growing section of the population want to see happen…..Read more
via 5 Clinically Tested Benefits of CBD Oil — Wake Up World
John Vibes, Truth Theory
The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally recognized cannabis as a medicine and has formally proposed that legislators take a “more rational” approach to drug laws.
The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has proposed that cannabis be rescheduled in light of recent scientific findings that show a wide range of medical uses for the plant. The panel also proposed that non-psychoactive cannabis products like CBD should be entirely removed from international drug controls.
Last November, the committee had their first formal discussion about cannabis laws since the International Drug Control Conventions in 1961. According to a 2019 press release that summarized the meeting: Read more & video: “World Health Organization Calls to Reclassify Weed” (1:32)
via World Health Organization Recognizes Cannabis as a Medicine and Proposes ‘More Rational’ Drug Laws — Waking Times
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting…..Read more &
via Cannabis Oil Was Used To Treat Epilepsy 176 Years Ago — Collective Evolution
Traditionally, students experiment with cigarettes and alcohol before cannabis, but since 2006, less than 50 percent of adolescents try cigarettes and alcohol before they try cannabis for the first time. The findings are published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.by Marco TorresThe patterns of adolescent substance use are changing, and marijuana is increasingly the…Read more
via Alcohol and Cigarette Industries Panicking As More Teens Choose Marijuana Above All Else — Humans Are Free
December 4th, 2018 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World Cannabis contains a compound that may kill brain cancers that chemotherapy and radiation can’t touch, so why isn’t it being used today? In recent years, we’ve focused heavily on educating our readers about the still relatively unknown role that cancer stem cells play in cancer, both in…..Read more & Video: “The Power of RAW cannabis”
via If Cannabis Can Kill “Incurable” Brain Cancer, Why Is It Criminalized? — Wake Up World