4 thoughts on “The Popularization Of Weed/Cannabis & Its Effect On Our Youth

  • October 17, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Michelle

    I read your article and I shared it on my FB page because I think what you have to say about this issue is important . As an old hippie who spent many years smoking weed I share your concerns about marijuana use especially among teenagers and young adults .
    I know there are a lot of people who will tell us that marijuana is harmless that it is not addictive and in fact that it is good for you, because it can be used to treat everything from in grown toe nails to autism .
    Its essential that people know ,that behind the mask of the euphoric feeling one gets from smoking pot, there are very serious psychological and physiologic problems that are associated with marijuana use.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    The acceptance of the false information that cannabis is detrimental to human health was institutionalized into society many decades ago when Cannabis was erroneously designated a schedule 1 drug by the US government in the early 1970s; Unfortunately it takes even longer to unlearn bad information than it does to learn valid information, and even longer to change the mentality, and momentum, of industrialized society.

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    Schedule I substances are described as those that have the following findings:

    The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

    The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

    There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.[37]

    No prescriptions may be written for Schedule I substances, and such substances are subject to production quotas which the DEA imposes.
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    Cannabinoids have been ignored as potent medicines due to the pharmaceutical industry’s failure to successfully isolate and synthesize any beneficial individual cannabinoid compounds; They have ignored the synergy and entourage effects of the complex of 100s of Cannabinoids and 100s of terpenes in the Cannabis plant due to the industry wide fixation on the current ‘Isolate, Target, Patent for Profit’, system of pharmaceutical research.

    There is a Pervasive, Institutionalized, Negative Bias against all forms of Cannabis Use that has existed for almost a century and is still rampant in virtually all institutions that form the structure of our society; Those who populate those agencies are institutionalized to think ideologically and only in terms of addiction and harm reduction, crime and punishment, Patent and Profit; In the case of Cannabis they are completely ignoring the abundance of positive heath benefits that the various forms of Whole Plant Cannabinoid Therapy could provide a multitude of individuals, all because it conflicts with established ideological mentality, and/or, it does not fit the current ‘patent and profit’ mandate of pharmaceutical research, production, and marketing.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I in no way endorse the carte blanche use of Cannabis; but the range of effects that Phytocannabinoids have on the human endocannabinoid system are not only vast, they are virtually all beneficial to human health.

    As we continue to sort through the emerging science of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing remains clear: a functional cannabinoid system is essential for health. From embryonic implantation on the wall of our mother’s uterus, to nursing and growth, to responding to injuries, endocannabinoids help us survive in a quickly changing and increasingly hostile environment.

    Damage to the adolescent brain due to Cannabis use has been repeated in media many times but the deleterious effects on the developing brain are far from conclusive and are based more on an institutionalized pervasive negative bias against all forms of cannabis use that has existing in society for almost a century.

    There is absolutely no evidence that Cannabis use during adolescence causes ‘irreparable’ brain damage but there is universal evidence of the long term, permanent, damage caused by alcohol use, as well as tobacco.

    It is pervasive institutionalized negative bias against all forms of cannabis use that results in selective information regarding the claims of alteration of brain structure and deleterious damage, both temporary and permanent; And, They fail to mention the positive indications of increased neural activity and efficiency, neuroprotection properties of cannabinoids, and the indications that Cannabinoids may be capable of initiating neurogenesis.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:24 am

    That was good. I was enlightened thanks for sharing

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