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More Benefits From The Good Plant Cannabis

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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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The positive health benefits and previous misconceptions surrounding our beloved cannabis plant are being revealed with increasing frequency nowadays. Too bad these things aren't covered by mainstream media. Not like I was looking for any revelations like these from them anyway
. Here's more positive info to add to the list.

A Reduced Risk Of Bladder Cancer In Men

Using a multiethnic group of 80,000 men aged 45 - 69 over an 11 year period, investigators at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Department of Neurology assessed the association of cannabis use and tobacco smoking on the risk of bladder cancer in this study and confirmed that while men who smoked cigarettes possessed a 1.5-fold increased risk of cancer, those who only smoked pot possessed a 45 percent reduced risk of being diagnosed with the disease.


Although a cause and effect relationship has not been established, cannabis use may be inversely associated with bladder cancer risk in this population.


Also, in 2009, it was similarly reported by Brown University researchers that long term marijuana use was associated with a reduced risk of head and neck cancers in a multi-center cohort involving over 1,000 subjects

Long Term Pot Exposure Is Not Damaging To Lung Health

The largest case-controlled study ever to investigate the respiratory effects of marijuana smoking found no positive association between inhaling pot and lung cancer risk.

We also have pulmonologist Dr. Donald Tashkin, Professor Emeritus at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA telling the Washington Post :


"We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use," he said. "What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect."
www.washingtonpost.com...



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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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Nuff said.


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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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Somehow my OP got split...must've hit reply instead of preview. Good thing it split in a good spot.


More good news:

Long term inhalation of marijuana cigarettes is not associated with significant adverse changes in pulmonary health, according to data published online in December in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Effects On The Brain

Scientists from the University of Colorado and the University of Kentucky conducted a study to determine possible brain alterations from casual use. They found no link. The conclusion was this:


"We acquired high-resolution MRI scans, and investigated group differences in gray matter using voxel-based morphometry, surface-based morphometry, and shape analysis in structures suggested to be associated with marijuana use, as follows: the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebellum," researchers summarized in the January 28 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.

"No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest. Effect sizes suggest that the failure to find differences was not due to a lack of statistical power, but rather was due to the lack of even a modest effect."


Now how many times have we heard this : "Regular use of marijuana has also been linked to depression, anxiety, and a loss of drive or motivation." Well according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Affective Disorders, future incidences of major depression are not higher among cannabis users compared to nonusers.

It was concluded:


"Our results do not support a longitudinal association between cannabis use and increased incidence of MDD (major depressive disorder); rather, they indicate an inverse relationship between the two, which may be attributed to self-medication factors."


Previous studies have similarly dismissed the notion that pot use is associated with increased suicide risk.

To go along with that, a 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health actually reported a drop in suicide rates in states that had legalized marijuana compared to those that had not. They found that:


"Suicides among men aged 20 through 39 years fell after medical marijuana legalization compared with those in states that did not legalize.
The negative relationship between legalization and suicides among young men is consistent with the hypothesis that marijuana can be used to cope with stressful life events."


Well lets hear it, can we get a round of applause for the drug which holds the record for most nicknames (right now where I'm from we call it gas
) , standing ovation preferred.


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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: TrueMessiah

As time goes on, this champion of medicine will be given the opportunity to help heal the many dis-eases of the world.

Cannabis combined with Hemp are the most basic solutions to many areas of our lives, it is case and point as proof of most conspiracies.

From medicine to food, to clothing, paper, energy, housing materials, plastics, to bring back to balance our increasing levels of carbon dioxide, to healing the soil that has been saturated with poisons, just about everything!

In one sentence.... This plant is REVOLUTIONARY!!
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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All I can say is, its about damn time! I see more and more studys alike emerging from the dark, pushing the truth about the plant.

There's a reason for its 'current' control.

Great Article!



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: TrueMessiah

But my Dr says Prozac is whaT i NEeD.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: TrueMessiah

But my Dr says Prozac is whaT i NEeD.


Tell your doctor he can go @#$*^+%*)!#*(@#!!!!



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: TrueMessiah

originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: TrueMessiah

But my Dr says Prozac is whaT i NEeD.


Tell your doctor he can go @#$*^+%*)!#*(@#!!!!


I did that when he suggested I should take statins for life.
By the way, cannabis has a few known side effects... none of which are suicidal thoughts.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass

originally posted by: TrueMessiah

originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: TrueMessiah

But my Dr says Prozac is whaT i NEeD.


Tell your doctor he can go @#$*^+%*)!#*(@#!!!!


I did that when he suggested I should take statins for life.
By the way, cannabis has a few known side effects... none of which are suicidal thoughts.


If high cholesterol is the problem, you may want to look into alternative methods of lowering it. I can't remember offhand but there are a few natural herbs and remedies that can help without the adverse effects.

The only negative side effects I can think of with cannabis would have to be short term memory lapses and insomnia for a short period right after discontinued use. Oh, and overeating a bit. Of course that's personally speaking.

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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: TrueMessiah

Cannibals sure is a wonder plant....keep spreading the message


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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 10:27 PM
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Aesthetically speaking it also is an awesome looking plant too - very similar to the Japanese maple.

Another disadvantage of this plant is that there is simply not enough of it around - true story.




posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass


By the way, cannabis has a few known side effects... none of which are suicidal thoughts.


Enjoy them



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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You should add one more benefit if it has not been covered yet. It helps treat asthma.

www.royalqueenseeds.com...

I never had asthma myself but was suffering from cronic bronchitis and it really helped me get rid of it permanently. I can confirm the quote from the article.



The THC in medical cannabis has been proven to be an effective bronchodilator, which means that it relaxes and widens these airways, allowing more oxygen to flow freely through them.


It really does what it says. You can practicaly feel how easier is to breathe after. But I would recommend other intake than smoking it though to avoid early coughing which can be prolonged if you are asthmatic or suffering from bronchitis.

Oh and the one thing everyone should know about this wonder plant. Use it(wisely) but don`t abuse it



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:49 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
cannabis has a few known side effects... none of which are suicidal thoughts.


Or actions..

That one always kills me... This drug may cause suicidal thoughts or ACTIONS, and if this occurs please call your doctor and seek help. "Hi, doctor, this is Jim, I just killed myself, I need help." TOO LATE, should havn't been using hard drugs for anti depression..

I have only had a very positive relationship with Mary, and in fact I credit her with making me non suicidal after a lifetime of depression. I couldn't find a point to living in a society destroying itself (by age 4).. But then I was able to see the value of consciousness, and humans, and life... It's all very beautiful really. (by age 18)

I havn't medicated in A LONG time. It taught me things I get to keep forever.


Plus cancer sucks, so at some point as I get older and laws relax I will be back, just to stay healthy really. I've had some people die on me recently, and others survive multiple surgeries and missing body parts and advanced cancer. The clear difference was cannabis, that separates the living and the dead after being diagnosed with cancer in my life.. I wish I could have convinced more living souls.


Saved my life, saved other people I know. Seeing an old woman eat on chemo with a bag of her own # on her waist, because she had colon cancer.. Seeing her get better after getting so weak. She hated being "high" but gawd... I wish you guys could have seen the difference. It's been a few years. No remission.


Oh and if you don't need physical medical benefits from a plant. The mind benefits come only as you have enough time to absorb it. As in, come to the teacher with a problem.. Don't stay in contact everyday all day.. Know what I mean?
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posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 02:15 AM
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And to think I was banned for discussing this topic on this very Web site just one year ago. Ahh how politics and money talk at a conspirarcy Web site, that claims to deny ignorance.



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 02:48 AM
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originally posted by: jackjoedoe
And to think I was banned for discussing this topic on this very Web site just one year ago. Ahh how politics and money talk at a conspirarcy Web site, that claims to deny ignorance.



Yes.

And then after knowing that it's a glass half full or half empty problem. We are moving forward.



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 08:16 AM
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I did that when he suggested I should take statins for life. By the way, cannabis has a few known side effects... none of which are suicidal thoughts.

A good alternative for stantins may be red yeast rice, works better and has less side effects. Was illegal at one point in time. Drug companies petitioned to make it that. The basis was that if you took stantins while taking that you could have an overdose. Doctors also tell you not to eat green vegetables cause it thins your blood and they could not sell their crap. Green vegetables are important. That said you are only treating the side effects ( cholesterol ) Problem is a sore or lesion in the vessel. Inflammation may be the solution. Fish oils can help Omega 3 , But to much Omega 3 can build up and have adverse affects. It is said you need Omega 3,6,9, . Turmeric is an excellent choice and helps the body in many ways. There are many other alternative you can investigate for Cholesterol and inflammation, good luck / good heath to you.a reply to: InverseLookingGlass



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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I recently had a bit of a health scare and was sent for chest and lung examinations to rule out cancer. When my examiner asked me if I smoked, and I told him I'd smoked pot with tobacco for over 25 yrs, he was amazed. My health problems were eventually put down to anxiety. I took that to mean I needed to smoke more pot, and less tobacco.



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: Op3nM1nd3d
at no point has smoking helped with my asthma. in fact the opposite happens. after smoking my airways tighten up and it becomes hard to breath. i don't smoke much at all any more because i have to use an inhaler after. inhaling smoke of any kind is bad in the long run. if we were 100% honest about why we would want pot legal, i'm sure more people would be behind the legalize movement. here is real reasons i think it should be legal. 1. people tend not to get violent when high. every bar i have been to has fights. the stoner concerts i go to don't have fight (unless the person is drunk). 2. when you get drunk and go to the store you just buy more booze and put every one in danger when your driving. getting high and going to the store you just drive a little slower and you fill your cart up with a bunch of crap you don't need. which helps the economy. i went to the store once very high, just to get toothpaste. ended up spending about $200 dollars and did not even get the toothpaste. i would say a good part of walmart purchases are pot related. once again good for the economy. 3. the biggest honest reason, what i do in my home is no one's business but mine.



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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I'm happy to see that Cannabis is very close to gaining a change in the eyes of the federal government, and it's about time. It has nothing to do with the Lobbyists not paying enough $$$$, trust me that they are always doing. The people of America are slowly and surely waking up. Independent thought is coming back because less and less people are listening to their church and listening to the sheeple media MSM.

It's hard to keep people content and in the dark when more and more people are speaking up. As the baby boomers begin to slowly die off they taking with them their "Thank you sir may I have another" mentality. The days of letting archaic laws continue to spew nonsense are over. People are asking questions and are questioning stupid laws that have NEVER made any sense but people never had the balls nor reason to question them.

Change is happening, if you don't like it you can leave or go take shelter in a Catholic church.



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