CANNABIS: THE HOLY HERB AND THE BANNED PLANT
A holy herb that deserves the recognition of mankind for the medical applications are simply endless.
It has been recorded throughout the ages in spiritualism from a Taoist priest talking of “necromancers in combination with ginseng to set forward time”. Ancient India left it as “gifts to the Gods” and they believed it quickened the mind and prolonged life.
The Himalayas of India and the Tibetan plateau esteemed Cannabis use, and it assumed a significant hallucinogenic importance in their worship. It is said that Buddha lived on a henp seed a day during his six steps of asceticism leading to his enlightenment.
The United States introduced Cannabis to the US Pharmacopeia (USP) in 1854, though written references can be traced back as far as 2800 BC for therapeutic use.
By the 1900s Cannabis was the THIRD LEADING ACTIVE INGREDIENT, after alcohol and opiates, in patent medicines for sale in America. This continued until Cannabis was outlawed by the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937 despite the objections of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Chemistry of Cannabis
There are over 400 chemicals found in the Cannabis plant, and about 80 of them are unique the plant and classified Cannabinoids.
Amongst the most psychoactive is THC. Other notable canmabinoids are CBD and CBN which are not psychoactive but possess distinct pharmacological effects.
Cannabinoids, when consumed by humans, bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain and body, causing euphoria and other pharmacological effects.
Cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and related enzymes make up the endocannabinoid system in most, if not all physiological systems.
It is essential for life and relates messages that affect how we eat sleep and relax.
So not only has this “Holy Herb” been revered over the ages, it has also been senselessly outlawed and deliberately kept from out of the reach of mankind for decades, all the while humanity becomes more and more unwell across the globe….