Originally posted by NewWorldOver
Hemp is not outlawed because it resembles Cannabis, it is completely absent of the chemical which makes Marijuana psychoactive.
Thank you for being aware!
The entire issue is very symbolic to me, as it addresses such a wide spectrum of our problems... and its re-emergence back to its historical place of
use for us can seriously do alot to heal the damage done on so many levels since the beginnings of the industrial revolution and certainly since
I really must correct you a bit on this statement... so no one is misinformed... as the truth about this whole issue is so powerful in this case there
is no reason to hide from it in anyway shape or form...
Everyone needs to know it all.
Hemp .. is Cannabis... It is slightly different from its cousin that is used in different ways... yet it is the same family.
It does contain THC... however this is at minimal levels (.02%) far to low to register a psychoactive response in anyone.. not to mention that it also
contains another cannabinoid CBN, which pretty much neutralizes any of the effects that any of the other psychoactive cannabinoids found in its
Not that cannabinoids are anything to be afraid of anyway... as there is no LD-50 level (the dose that it takes to kill 50 out of 100 rats) when it
comes to the psychoactive compounds found in Cannabis (we are talking about the smoking kind.. not the industrial kind).
It is actually one of the safest substances in existence.
In fact our entire endocrine system is cannabinoid based (look it up they are called endocannabinoids)... our immune system is cannabinoid based...
so on and so forth.
Not to mention NOT ONE fatality in over 20,000 years of use.
Any serious look into the benefits of this plant is going to leave the researcher slack jawed and enraged...
I will not go on and on.. however I will leave with just this tidbit..
We have been told that the use of this plant for recreational purposes kills brain cells and renders the consumer "Dumb".. This is what is known as
a preformed paradigm... issued forth with no valid scientific basis what so ever
(The studies done to prove this were done to Rhesus monkeys who were essentially asphyxiated for 5 minute intervals with nothing but smoke 20 times a
day for 6 months who were then killed and a neuron count was done-- surprise.. if you give the brain a lack of oxygen for 5 minute intervals over and
over and over.. you kill brain cells..!)--however this has nothing to do with how you did it.. if I use my hands to asphyxiate.. or a pillow.. or a
rope.. I can say.. hands, pillows, and ropes kill brain cells!..
Just to prove my point.. the active psychoactive ingredients found in Hemps medicinal cousin are shown to actually stimulate neurogenesis in the
hippocampal (memory) regions of brains!!
Yes.. It does not kill brain cells.. IT STIMULATES THEM TO GROW!
"But Savage.. what about what we have been told all these years!... I know people that have smoked it and they act dumb, and lazy, just like atypical
stoner!! Doesn't that prove it??!!"
All it proves is that the Placebo effect works..
That If I tell you that a glass of water is vodka, and you believe it and drink it .. you will indeed act drunk!.. you will feel the effect..
It is a proven psychosomatic response and you will behave accordingly!
They are only 'acting' dumb.. because they believe that is supposed to happen...
Deep down they all know better... as does anyone else who has not been DESTROYED by the Plant with its roots in hell!!
[edit on 10-3-2008 by SavageHenry]