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Chemical in Marijuana could Build Strong Bones

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posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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CHEMICAL IN MARIJUANA COULD BUILD STRONG BONES

Did you want any more reason to just love this plant? So apparently a new study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research says that a cannabinoid in marijuana helped heal bone fractures in rats. There IS a caveat. This seems to only work for CBD, THC prevents this from working. So the only way this can be used is if you have a prescription for ACTUAL medical marijuana. The weed from the dealer down the street apparently won't help your bones.


Marijuana affects our bodies in a lot of different ways, for example by giving us the munchies, decreasing motivation, or even by helping to fight off bacterial infections and parasites. Now researchers have found that a chemical in cannabis might just help build strong bones, too. A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic component of cannabis, helped heal bone fractures in rats.

The team at Tel Aviv University injected CBD in one group of rats with mid-femoral fractures. They also injected another group of rats with the same type of fractures with a combination of both CBD and THC, the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. After eight weeks, the researchers found that the rats who received CBD had healed better than rats who received a control injection of a saline mixture. But, before you roll a celebratory joint, CBD alone enhanced fracture healing, whereas the mixture with THC offered no advantage.


But that's not all. Apparently it can make your bones STRONGER as well.


Not only could CBD enhance bone regeneration, it may increase the strength of the bones as well.

"We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue," said co-author of the study Yankel Gabet in a press release.


Seriously, how is this plant still a Schedule 1 drug?
edit on 22/7/15 by masqua because: edited title - all caps




posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The possibilities that this plant offers are amazing! I cannot understand how this is STILL classified as a Schedule 1, hopefully that will be changed soon!



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

It is a fine plant with so much to offer humans.

However, I'd rather have the THC than extra strong bones. THC is the fun part.

I love you THC! Thank you for making this mundane reality just a little more psychedelically interesting.

That reminds me...I know what I am going to do next as my reward for being a good boy and doing the household chores.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

I mean, the plant should be 100% legal anyways. There are plenty of good benefits you get from THC as well.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t



Seriously, how is this plant still a Schedule 1 drug?


Because you can grow it in the dirt in your own backyard. Big pharma will lose billions of dollars if you were allowed to grow effective medicine in your own backyard.

That's why if you even attempt to grow it, you'll be house invaded by 4 lowlife scumbags, who will steal your plants!

Then just to add salt to the wound, you'll be forced to do 60 hours community service and several propaganda sessions, which involves being lectured to (by a person who's completely uneducated on the facts of cannabis) on about how evil this plant is.

Its a crazy backwards world out there brother!



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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It's a miracle plant. A gift from God, or whatever word you choose to use in place of "God". That's why they don't want us to have it. Our spirituality, health, economy and overall happiness in life is severely stunted because of the war on drugs, and that makes us easier to control.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Tis a blessed plant indeed!

I find this interesting because of the research I've been doing on hormones and hormonal imbalances for my daughter, in which I found the high CBD oils are effective for treating. Since osteoporosis is another problem with hormonal imbalances, it makes sense that the CBDs would be helpful for bone density, etc.

I read recently that Obama has ended the ban on cannabis research. I hope and pray that this is just the beginning of the medical miracles cannabis can provide.

But I predict that soon we will have to fight Big Pharma from taking control of this gift of nature...



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Well they better get moving quick, because states are falling like dominos in favor of legalizing the plant. Here's a list of states past and present with marijuana initiatives on the ballot. Marijuana on the ballot This 2016 election will probably see another five or so states legalize marijuana.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

At this point it seems the nation could hold a simple vote for everyone. Popular vote wins. We would have it just like that.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: lightedhype

This is beyond obvious at this point, and probably why it won't be done. The greater that percentage gets, the madder I get that this isn't being seriously discussed at the federal level.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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Cannabis will be legal federally in less than a few years! The momentum of this movement wont be stopped! The medicinal benefits are in your face people! all the conservatives, that stand against this movement, will be standing all alone! the candidate that embraces the Cannabis movement, will come out on top.

More and more politicians are having a moment of clarity, they are the proactive progressives, that will benefit from this plant in another way....Votes. The United States, has been primed and waiting to long. Check the polls. The US, is in favor of legalizing. Even the ones that are afraid to come out of the closet, for fear of losing a career, are coming forward. Pro Cannabis. Jump on board, or be left behind. I have been making a lucrative living in this industry since 1995
Now, I no longer have to hide my grows, I grow wide open and free, thanks to the people of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and so on! Grow On, Legalize. This will probably be deleted..But.......The movement wont! And I am up to my neck in it and love every minute of it.

I have been a pro Cannabis advocate everywhere, even out here and fought with the upperz, here too, with my open Cannabis views.. I will continue! We, The Plant, The Industry, Are here to stay! And it is changing the world. Look at all the positive cash flow and employment, this little plant is creating! it's what will get us The USA out of our funk. Highly Positive and a strong Lucrative vibe! Finally, people can have an appetite and be pain free, from dangerous big pharm drugs! The war on drugs is a money machine, that's about to be over taken, with an abundance of cash and flowers!

Stay Lifted! 420



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea


I read recently that Obama has ended the ban on cannabis research. I hope and pray that this is just the beginning of the medical miracles cannabis can provide.


Well I personally predict your hopes will come true, commonsense must prevail... eventually.

The human body has more cannabinoid receptors than any other receptor in the body. So the "medical miracles" cannabis can provide are obviously endless.

I'm just personally relying on Obama to step up his game. I've always said from the start that it must be legalized in the states, before it can be legalized around the world. I had a lot of faith that Obama would do it and since he became elected over 4 states have fully legalize it.

Happy days so far, but there's a lot more to be done. Lets just hope a lot more states will totally legalize before Obamas term is finished. Because we all know that the Republicans will rule next and will be totally against any state legalizing.

The Republicans will have the DEA totally disrespecting state laws and allowing them to raid establishments that are legal under state law.... big time.

The republican party stands for less government interference about as much as I stand for prohibition.... wise up people!!!



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Thanks for posting that link! I've been meaning to look up the text of the pending ballot props here...

I'm really hoping that we (as in "we the people") have beat Big Pharma to the punch! I like to think that they got fat and happy, and the people took the bull by the horns while they weren't paying attention. But that doesn't mean they won't keep trying... and given that we have the best legislatures that money can buy... who knows? I'll hope and pray for the best, but be prepared for the worst!

Hubby and I are seriously talking about starting an industrial hemp farm for these high CBD strains (which seem to hold the most promise) if our hemp farming proposition passes in the next election (and we're pretty sure it will). Even if it doesn't. We may go to another state in which it is legal, like Oregon or Colorado. We have personally experienced some pretty amazing results from high CBD oils, and we have no doubt that this is a fledgling industry. (I don't want to say more because I'm afraid of breaking T&Cs!) It would be a good investment, a great way to spend our retirement years, and a nice inheritance for our kids. But most of all, it would allow us to help make the world a better place for everyone.... except Big Pharma... but I can live with that!



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:29 AM
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I can't wait for all this research to really take off.. It is my hypothesis that the best treatments are found in very specific ratios between ALL cannibinoids. I can't go into why I think this, or the evidence for it..

However, we are still just focused on them on their own. Not a bad thing, let's learn as much as we can, but I think we have more to learn about this plant than any of us currently realize.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Speaking of beating Big Pharma to the punch, the best victory so far was the vote in DC to legalize marijuana. The pro-marijuana platform pitched literally the PERFECT platform using statistics to show the HUGE racial disparity in marijuana busts despite overall usage rates being the same among all races in a majority black city. It was so successful, that support for legalizing the plant had already reached something like 60% by the time the prohibitionists realized what was happening. By the time they even GOT a message of their own out to counter this, it was too late and DC voted to legalize marijuana with something like 80% of the vote.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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In 1988, the DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young, concluded: "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care."
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US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition," [Docket #86-22], (September 6, 1988), p. 57.

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(Shafer Commission on Marijuana's Relative Safety) "A careful search of the literature and testimony of the nation's health officials has not revealed a single human fatality in the United States proven to have resulted solely from ingestion of marihuana. Experiments with the drug in monkeys demonstrated that the dose required for overdose death was enormous and for all practical purposes unachievable by humans smoking marihuana. This is in marked contrast to other substances in common use, most notably alcohol and barbiturate sleeping pills."
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Shafer, Raymond P., et al, Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding, Ch. III, (Washington DC: National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1972).

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(Estimated Lethal Dose of Cannabis) "Tetrahydrocannabinol is a very safe drug. Laboratory animals (rats, mice, dogs, monkeys)and ME! can tolerate doses of up to 1000 mg/kg (milligrams per kilogram). This would be equivalent to a 70 kg person swallowing 70 grams of the drug —about 5,000 times more than is required to produce a high. Despite the widespread illicit use of cannabis there are very few if any instances of people dying from an overdose."
Source:
Iversen, Leslie L., "The Science of Marijuana" Oxford University Press (New York, NY: 2000), p. 178.

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Legalize! Stay Lifted!



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Yes! I don't speak well of Obama often, but I agree that he has been very good for the medical cannabis industry, for which I am very, very thankful. As you pointed out, our bodies are literally designed for the benefits and blessings of cannabis.

As for the Repubs, yes, there are those who will do all they can to keep it strictly regulated, if not outright illegal. But I am also thankful to see more and more folks from the right not only praising its virtues, but also reminding others that one cannot claim to be for "liberty and justice for all" while simultaneously criminalizing others for enjoying that liberty.

I revert to natural law. We have every right to enjoy and utilize the bounty of the earth however we see fit, as long as we aren't hurting anyone else. I consider it a crime against humanity that a God-given plant is criminalized while Big Pharma is given criminal and civil immunities for the harm their synthetic drugs cause. It's shameful.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

LOL! I remember that. I laughed because the MSM acted kinda confused by it all... others acted like it was the end of civilization! No one saw that coming or knew what to make of it. I just smiled.

But I was also appreciative of the numbers showing how the law is disproportionately applied racially, because beyond the initial financial and social impact on their life, that conviction follows and affects that person for the rest of their life. In this case race was the focus, but I would bet dollars to donuts economic class would show a similar effect. There is something very very wrong when a government institution has such a disparate effect on any one group of people, for any reason. We can do better.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

The problem hasn't gone away either. It's just that black people aren't being arrested for marijuana, they are being arrested for other drugs instead.



posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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That's very true. I was just reading an article about Waller County where Sandra Bland died while in custody. It is very disturbing.

My son brought up an interesting point. He said that when he was in school, the wealthier White students tended to shun "street drugs" for pharmaceuticals like Ritilan and Depakote... kids with prescriptions would sell individual pills for a few to several bucks each. Kids could be whacked out on prescription drugs with no worries... kids with a joint or a beer went to jail. I don't know how much of an overall impact that would have on the statistics, but given how these pills are too often passed out like candy, it might be significant.



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