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Smoking Marijuana Associated With 50% Lower Chance Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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Well, I stumbled on this after reading another thread about cancer and cannabis. I think that the future of cannabis and medicine are going to be huge! I know for a fact, it does wonders on migraines & body muscle/joint pain.

I'm sure the same could be said for the edibles and vape methods. I know one thing, I've yet to find any derogatory medical studies on the plant. I, once again, believe it to be a cure all!!!!




According to research published in The American Journal of Medicine, people who currently smoke marijuana are about 50 percent less likely to have metabolic syndrome compared to those who have never smoked marijuana. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which are linked to increased risk of heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes, as well as other health problems.

Researchers from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine looked for the association between marijuana use and metabolic syndrome using data from a 2005 to 2010 study by National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The study, in which nearly 8,500 20- to 59-year-olds participated, classified people as having metabolic syndrome if they had more than three of these symptoms: elevated fasting glucose levels, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressure, and increased waist circumference.


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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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Sorry, the more miraculous cannabis is, the more suspicious of its advocates I am.

Nothing is pure manna from heaven like this stuff is painted by its backers. If you want me to feel like you are being anything more other a bunch of people who want to get legally high, be more realistic about it.


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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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There's a reason it's illegal and demonized. Not only does it open your mind, it is also very effective medicinally. Not to mention the male counterpart (hemp) has almost endless potential in industry and manufacturing.


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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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I understand your point. The title spells it out pretty good. 50% lower chance to developing Metabolic Syndrome. ... that is significant; )


Thanks for posting.



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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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The studies speak for themselves. And if people want to get legally high, what's it to you?

There are over 10,000 deaths a year from people drinking alcohol then driving drunk. Where's the advocacy to ban alcohol?

How many deaths per year do you hear about related to marijuana? Not very many if any at all.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Sorry, the more miraculous cannabis is, the more suspicious of its advocates I am.

Nothing is pure manna from heaven like this stuff is painted by its backers. If you want me to feel like you are being anything more other a bunch of people who want to get legally high, be more realistic about it.


Well what exactly is the problem with getting high?

There are places out there (or in there) to visit that sometimes normal ways of transportation cant get you to.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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It enhances all the senses, just when they need to be.

It's a fantastic medicinal herb which has had a positive effect in countries and states where it has allowed to be accessible, to the public.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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I honestly don't care if people want to get high. Hell I enjoy a good buzz from alcohol as much as anybody.
I do question marijuanas healing powers though. Bob Marley still died of cancer....lol
We have bigger problems to solve than policing pot.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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There are a number of things that either cause and/or increase the risk of metabolic syndrome like stress, being overweight, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and so on. Thinking smoking this is the best thing to do to avoid this is the wrong way to go about things in my view. Smoking this may cause problems too www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
I no longer partake due to the drug policy at my company. But.... I did work very hard for several years to breed and do research in this field. I believe I produced over 150 strains through hand polenation. There are strains that do all kinds of things. I worked directly with the father of all seed banks. My strains placed very high in Amsterdam, and had the highest THC, very high CBD, etc. I think the top strain that I entered in Amsterdam had over 27% THC and was loaded with Mercene. It was very aromatic, had a mango flavor, and a Old time OG wallop. Instant migrane relief


So you knew arjan or shantibaba? Please carry on? i myself used to "Breed strains" which is not just biffing pollen...its a very labourious time consuming process that cant be done in just one cropping.It takes years to breed a new hybrid,and stabilize its desired traits to make it always breed true,in whatever environment.
Sats are hi in thc,indicas are hi in cbd...to have hi numbers of both in one strain you must have had very good luck,or taken many years to come to that end.
Alot of people cross one plant to another without thinking of alot of factors,like hermaphridites....caused by heat stress,nutrient deficiancies,ill suited environments,altitude,light levels and such. Dont get me wrong,some gems can be found,but they will never breed true unless backcrossed many times back onto the parent with the desired trait,in which most just use a female as their base to breed a new strain....which is not right.The male should be tested in every way,for strength,growth pattern,terpene levels,thc/cbd properties,taste,medical properties....you get where im coming from.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
I no longer partake due to the drug policy at my company. But.... I did work very hard for several years to breed and do research in this field. I believe I produced over 150 strains through hand polenation. There are strains that do all kinds of things. I worked directly with the father of all seed banks. My strains placed very high in Amsterdam, and had the highest THC, very high CBD, etc. I think the top strain that I entered in Amsterdam had over 27% THC and was loaded with Mercene. It was very aromatic, had a mango flavor, and a Old time OG wallop. Instant migrane relief


You Sir, were (hopefully are) on the cutting edge.

The possibilities through strain cross-breeding is endless and amazing.

29% is now the top shelf norm...Not long ago it was unbelievable.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I honestly don't care if people want to get high. Hell I enjoy a good buzz from alcohol as much as anybody.
I do question marijuanas healing powers though. Bob Marley still died of cancer....lol
We have bigger problems to solve than policing pot.


Having experienced a few deaths of friends due to alcohol - in particular driving while drunk, I have a massive problem with alcohol.

It absolutely amazes me at how cannabis is considered to be a "gateway drug," yet alcohol is glamorized on the television with half-clothed supermodels, fast sports cars, celebrities/athletes, I mean - there are establishments that solely exist for people to come out to drink at!

Taking a peek at any/every empirical anecdote, the damage of alcohol as opposed to cannabis is absolutely staggering. More people will die from alcohol-related illnesses/actions today alone, than people who have died in recorded history to cannabis use.

However, I'm not a Nazi - so I have no desire to dictate what consenting and (hopefully) responsible adults can and can't do with their own body, in their own free time, in their own home, with their own money.

Libertarian non-aggression principle.

To be fair, it is annoying for cannabis to be considered a "cure all," but you know what's more annoying than that?

Being able to lawfully drive out to a bar, and lawfully consume alcoholic beverages, and lawfully being able to drive afterwards. Being able to lawfully purchase and consume cigarettes, and chewing tobacco - which have a plethora of peer-reviewed and published articles regarding the risks and dangers associated with use.

Yet I HARDLY see the moral crusader crowd come out on this one. I've heard every excuse in the book as to why cannabis should remain illegal, and I personally have not heard one that I find to be reasonable and logical.

"Only oxygen is meant to go in your lungs!"
- Well, you'd better sell your car, as well as your AC/heating ststem.
"Legalizing drugs gives younger generations a bad image towards drug use!"
- LOL, have you listened to any current popular music? All about drugs/sex/money
"It makes people lethargic and lazy!"
- I personally can run a mile in 4:30 minutes, three times a week, and I work full-time on 3rd shift
"Drugs are bad!"
- Again, where are the crusaders towards alcohol abuse and the prescription overdose epidemic?

Another posted said to "be realistic about it."

Okay, bud - what's not realistic about this? The facts in this case - FACTS - prove that alcohol is ranked the 2nd highest socially destructive drug, only topped by crystal meth. How about the FACT that prescription painkillers have resulted in more overdoses than coc aine/heroine combined? The FACT that legal cannabis has grossed nearly $5.5 billion?

But I digress, for the crowd that absolutely loves to tell their fellow Americans and fellow consenting adults what they can and cannot do continue to pander with their propoganda.

And here's my kicker; we have an entire demograph of people that are vehement in their right to bear arms - again, even when FACTS show we have a serious gun-violence problem in America. Yet many other people absolutely INSIST that these "bad apples," should not take away the rights of "law abiding citizens." Yet this same group of people promptly shift angles towards cannabis and do not want to see it legalized.

In my opinion, if Americans and fellow consenting adults should be trusted to own firearms, why in the # would we not trust consenting adults and our fellow Americans to posses and consume a damn plant?

In some parallel universe that has collided with ours, guns are safer than pot. Absolutely ridiculous.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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It absolutely amazes me at how cannabis is considered to be a "gateway drug," yet alcohol is glamorized on the television with half-clothed supermodels, fast sports cars, celebrities/athletes, I mean - there are establishments that solely exist for people to come out to drink at!
a reply to: RomeByFire

What amazes me is that if alcohol did anything that cured any kind of disease, it sure as heck would be illegal right now. Big Pharma would have made sure of that.

We've been kept so far down, in so many ways, that reaching up to scratch a snakes belly is virtually impossible....



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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Preaching to the choir


It is a lot easier to the body if used in coffee, tea , cakes stews, & soup if like me you have a damaged liver ,lungs and or kidneys .

The future's so bright you go to wear shades



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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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The article seems to indicate that "the munchies" is a newly established thing to them LOL. I agree with the entire article except the belly fat part. I use hemp oil on my salads and take CBD caps, they are very expensive. I also medicate legally so between those three I should live forever.



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko We tried that, its like trying to make it legal to sell alcohol in South Carolina on Sunday. But Oh, the bars can buy a five thousand dollar "sunday liquor license" and serve it on sundays. The CBD oil works for seizures, that's fact. Since its a scheduled 1 drug the gov cant really study humans only rats and has been proven recently to kill cancer cells in rats, maybe it will work for humans ?



posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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I'm sure the same could be said for the edibles and vape methods. I know one thing, I've yet to find any derogatory medical studies on the plant. I, once again, believe it to be a cure all!!!!


As much as I love the herb, I don't think we should treat cannabis as a miracle drug. My hope is that we won't go from one extreme end to the other,first treating it as a schedule 1 drug to the cure all substance once it becomes legal.

Cannabis isn't entirely harmless, from what I know from both personal experience and a study of neuroscience. Cannabis can trigger and even exacerbate neurological disorders and mental illnesses that are already present genetically. Ranging from Autism,schizophrenia,anxiety,psychosis to depression.
I'm not against recreational usage, I think people should be educated and asses the risks for themselves before they consume any substance as consenting adults. If anything legalization for both recreational and medicinal purpose should overall make cannabis a much safer product to use.


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posted on Feb, 14 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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Cannabis isn't entirely harmless, from what I know from both personal experience and a study of neuroscience. Cannabis can trigger and even exacerbate neurological disorders and mental illnesses that are already present genetically. Ranging from Autism,schizophrenia,anxiety,psychosis to depression.



I would agree with that as well. Mental processes which require chemical equilibrium can be adversely upset if they are all ready out of equilibrium, and you then ingest a mind altering substance. The oil extractions, however, without the THC could still have beneficial use for those with these diseases.



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