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batman kush marijuana strain13 Things You May Not Know About Cannabis

By Laurel Dewey

1. Smoking marijuana is actually the least effective way to benefit from the medicinal power of marijuana. Opt for liquid extracts, cannabis butters or medicated oils to truly gain the deepest use from this healing plant.

2. The term “marijuana” is actually a Mexican slang term that the U.S. government bestowed on the cannabis plant in the 1930’s. The true name of the plant is simply: cannabis.

3. In all of recorded history, nobody has ever died from consuming or smoking marijuana.

4. The two main medicinal species are Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Sativas affect the mind more and are more exhilarating while the Indicas work more on the body, providing physical relief and relaxation.

5. The term cannabinoids refers to the multiple compounds found within the marijuana plant. Cannabis has over sixty known cannabinoids, many of which have not been thoroughly studied. What people may not realize is that we were all born with cannabinoid receptors in our brains, liver, stomach and nerve tissue, making us human sponges to soak up the benefits of cannabis.

6. Marijuana liquid extracts were routinely given to babies in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to effectively combat teething pain.

7. There are single strains of marijuana that can help you sleep, reduce pain, relieve muscle spasms and calm the mind. In other words, one marijuana strain can take the place of four different drugs, eliminating the multiple side effects of the pharmaceuticals.

8. Queen Victoria regularly depended upon cannabis indica extracts to ease her menstrual cramps.

9. Most people have heard about THC, the main psychoactive constituent in marijuana. However, there is another very important element in the plant called CBD that is non-psychoactive. Breeders are creating high CBD marijuana strains that have less than 1% of THC, making them non-psychoactive. High CBD marijuana has been shown to be excellent for stress, anxiety, inflammation and reducing the spread of cancerous tumors.

10. A 1974 conducted at the University of Virginia discovered that the cannabinoids in cannabis shrunk cancerous tumors and killed cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells alone.

11. Contrary to the propaganda that “pot kills brain cells,” research has shown that marijuana can actually protect brain cells, even when those cells have damaged by chronic alcohol abuse. In addition, marijuana has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and protect victims of epilepsy, strokes and severe head trauma due to what appears to be neurogenesis–it’s ability to grow new nerves in the brain.

12. Marijuana seeds produce both male and female plants. However, the medicinal bud only is found on the female plants.

13. You don’t have to ingest marijuana to benefit from its healing abilities. Marijuana buds and leaves can be melted into oils and cocoa butters to make potent topical pain killing ointments that do not get you high.

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www.TheStoryPlant.com – The book will be released on June 12, 2012.

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  • Johnny oneye

    “0. A 1974 conducted at the University of Virginia discovered that the cannabinoids in cannabis shrunk cancerous tumors and killed cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells alone.”
    What really gets me angry when I read articles from 1974 on cannabis shrinking tumors and the fact that the government knew and still carried out the prohibition of cannabis . One would think scientists would be ecstatic , In Israel ,spain ,uk and everywhere but the US aggressive testing is being done.
    Since Medical marijuana has become mainstream ,more testing has been done here in the states.
    google “phoenix tears” or “Rick Simpson” or “run from the cure”
    hundreds of Doctors believe cannabis is a safe alternative to the pharma poison.
    with minimal side effects!

  • Johnny oneye

    web check “storm crows list” an excellent source for cross ref.on cannabis
    info!
    you tube has a lot of videos on “neuroprotcants’ ,
    cbd1 ,cbd2 cannabinoids ,cannabidiol

  • dont wonder….just do it…i have cancer and i want no other medicine! go for it move to dc…they have med cannabis laws

  • u have no choice in VA. Wicked sorry

  • 2REALL

    Im Loving It #2REALL

  • Curious, misinformed student

    Source(s) on #11??? Neurogenesis as a result of cannabis use would be incredible!

  • You may rethink your decision due to the health benefits.

    You do not have to smoke it as there are many ways to consume canabis.

  • DrJakeFelice

    The type of cannabis strain makes all the difference with anxiety.  Cannabis with high CBD content is anxiolytic meaning that it reduces anxiety.  High THC strains without CBD can make anxiety worse.  CBD is discussed briefly in #9 in this article above.  More about this fascinating topic –> http://goo.gl/K5eeZ

  • Elysianfields08

    pbs has had some excellent shows on  ths cannabis . I used to smoke it in the early seventies . Then the old mild stuff  from Mexico went away because of Nixon . I could not  tolerate the new stuff . I have not smoked it since because it made me anxious

  • Cathrin

    I smoke weed every day and it really is good!!! In every wayway!

  •  !!!!! …..ALERT….. !!!!! …….ALERT ……!!!!! …..ALERT….!!!!…..

    Patrica Spottedcrow mother of 4 small children arrested for first
    offense of selling $31 worth of marijuana was first sentenced to 12
    years in Oklahoma Court. Sentenced was later reduced to 8 years and the
    parole board voted unanimously to grant her parole, too bad for her they
    still have not “had time to get to April’s paper work” so she still
    sits in prison with the process frozen til who knows when…… for
    further details on this story and a list of all the Oklahoma State
    Senators, State Reps. & the Governor’s contact info find me on
    FACEBOOK our my FACEBOOK group called OKLAHOMA CANNABIS ACTIVISTS…….

  • aka Th Floridabadger

    Surprise surprise right before your very eyes!! I Enjoy Factual Info! Just HAD to share!!

  • FINELY—Educational information google google.com

  • could this be better than 15 pills a day? do I have a choice in VA?

  • I sure wonder if this might be a better option for me than 15 pills a day?

  • Jkskid

    FINELY—Educational information
     

  • eating_sunshine

    Mr Green,
    Do you think educating the reefer madness crowd is more persuasive than asking them pointed questions?  I’m guessing you would say, honey attracts more flies than vinegar. 

  • Jetdoc

    Www