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Good information on Ganja

Posted by honestpoet on February 1, 2007

Doing some research on pain relief my husband came across this ganja website, with some excellent information from a PhD’s dissertation about the cannabinoid system (the receptors for cannabinoids in the brain). Marijuana really IS good for you, and seems to be a big part of a lot of processes.

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13 Responses to “Good information on Ganja”

  1. Finally got around to checking out that article you referenced. How interesting. Fascinating, really. While I don’t have any personal use for ganaja, it’s still an interesting study.

    Besides, there are plenty of perfectly legal natural smoking mixtures one can whip up on their own. However, I understand different strokes for different folks. Maybe they’ll get around to legalizing it one day and it won’t be a concern.

    I’m of the opinion that anything that grows naturally should be an allowed thing. Especially if it has medicinal benefits. Perhaps though, if we lived in a more ethical society those things would be allowed. By that I mean that the overwhelming majority of people using cannabis just for recreational purposes probably are the last people who need to be using the stuff.

    It’s one thing to need something for health reasons.

    It’s another to use it for spiritual purposes.

    It’s still another thing to do it because you’re bored or can’t cope with life without a fix or crutch of some sort. It’s the same thing as drinking to make one’s gray looking world suddenly fill with color.

    If our culture had a modern equivalent of shamans and healers and the elders of society actually helped teach the younger generation and showed them responsibility instead of screwing them up and leaving PS3’s to raise them…it might not have such a negative impact on society. While I support the principle of legalizing natural things such as cannabis and peyote and ‘shrooms, I certainly wouldn’t want it done if there wasn’t sufficient responsibility being demonstrated by society as a whole. We aren’t there yet.

    The problem isn’t so much cannabis or whatever, it’s the people using it. Of course, not everyone is irresponsible. But overwhelmingly, those who use it for recreational purposes also tend to use illegal and artificially made narcotics for the same reasons. While I’d like to see cannibis legalized, I’m more than happy to see it not if legalizing means it would merely be a means to justify one of many bad habits for a lot of irresponsible people.

    Great post though. I never weigh in on this topic and you got me to by linking to such a great article.

    • Eco Green said

      Politicians are 10 years behind the times when it comes to hemp use. People have been fighting for a long time against marijuana and pot prohibition with some movement going on now. Still too slow for those caught up in the jail system for possessing a little weed. Our freedoms have been trampled on by folks who know nothing about how beautiful cannabis can be for someones life, if one learns how to grow cannabis. Keep up the good work.

  2. honestpoet said

    The sort of people you’re referring to do make the rest of us users look bad, and it’s a shame. They’re usually poly-drug-abusers, and use ganja to come down from things that wack them out, like coke or crystal meth.

    And relegalizing wouldn’t have to mean that kids could get it at the corner store. I’d be happy if they simply let us grow it, and sold it only at medical marijuana clinics, to those patients who aren’t able to grow it themselves.

  3. whig said

    Sean, under prohibition, irresponsible people are perfectly able to get cannabis now, and do so. Changing the law would make it harder by establishing regulated dispensaries where minors would not be allowed to obtain it. Of course kids get alcohol now, but it’s actually easier to score some weed because of its unregulated status.

    In California, when medical marijuana was authorized by the voters, teen use of cannabis declined.

  4. Michael (a.k.a. Snaars) said

    Interesting conversation. I’m all for legalizing ganja/cannabis. I don’t use it, but I probably would, occasionally, if it were legal.

    If Whig is right and teen use of cannibis would decline with legalization, then it puts the ‘war on drugs’ in a whole new light, doesn’t it?

  5. honestpoet said

    Not only has teen use of ganja risen since its criminalization, but teen use of all drugs. And heroin is much, much cheaper and much, much stronger. If you want the facts, watch the episode of Penn & Teller’s show, Bullshit, which exposes the idiocy and corruption of the lost War on Drugs, which I found at Whig’s blog, in the post here called “You Gotta Watch This.”

  6. whig said

    I try to separate cannabis from the rest of the “War on Drugs” because unlike so many other things, cannabis is benign without any possibility of fatality due to overdose. When comparing against heroin, cocaine or whatever other prohibited substance, cannabis is much safer. In fact, cannabis is even safer than over-the-counter drugs like aspirin. There are few things in nature as safe as cannabis, and almost nothing man-made.

    The overall “War on Drugs” is a horrible mistake, of course, but we can certainly consider ways of regulating different things differently. Without even needing to discuss the regulatory reforms appropriate for other drugs, cannabis prohibition should be ended immediately and replaced with a system of medical dispensaries, with recreational use decriminalized as well. This is how it has already been done in most parts of the San Francisco Bay area.

  7. davebones said

    cheers for the penn and teller link. I’m not sure if I am a responible user or an irresponsible one. Probably irresponsible tho. I do like ganja cultures though. Do take a look at my vid if you get time. Cheers

  8. davebones said

    sorry ganjafarmer

  9. honestpoet said

    Those are male flowers on the tops of those…which’ll make the buds seeded rather than sin-semilla (without seeds) if they’re allowed to bloom and transmit the pollen. George Washington, in his ag journal, laments at one point not separating the males from the females.

    And the only reason he’d care about doing that is if he was going to smoke it.

  10. Courtney said

    I’m all for Marijuana, if it can save lifes..why not legalize it?

  11. honestpoet said

    That’s a good question.

    I’m afraid the answer has more to do with politics, economics, and race/culture, than it does with any logical reason.

  12. 84735 said

    Thanks for the excellent link 🙂 … God said, Go Green !

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