May 3, 2010
Endocannabinoids: Could Marijuana be Good for You?
The research being done on marijuana has grown exponentially along with the growth of the medical marijuana field. Most of the myths being propagated about the negative affects of marijuana have been busted. New studies of Endocannabinoids by companies like Cannabis Science Inc. are making some people think that weed just might be good for you.
Even in the area marijuana use by pregnant mothers, results from Dr. Melanie Dreher have shown us that marijuana doesn't actually cause any harm. Even though her researched showed it Dr. Dreher was reluctant to suggest that marijuana might have been beneficial in the development of the some areas of the nervous systems of the children in her study.
It's too early to start telling expectant mothers that weed will help their babies, but we are learning that marijuana has the ability to heal many of our modern ills. Currently medical marijuana is used to treat all sorts of ailments, from pain, nausea, and depression, to symptoms of multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and cancer. New research is revealing that what allows marijuana to be effective on so many fronts is it's ability to replace essential elements in our bodies called, endocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids help our bodies in a way in which many people never would have imagined marijuana could. They go beyond simple pain relief and increasing appetite, and are actually a kind of lubricant for our bodies biology. Endocannabinoids keep our bodies chemical systems running smoothly. They also keep the chemicals in our bodies balanced. Their ability to regulate our bodies biochemistry is the reason researches are so excited about the potential uses of cannabis in medicine.
Once again it's too early to start suggesting widespread use. By now though, we should know it's definitely time to remove all of the restrictions on marijuana. Holding back the potential this drug is doing nothing but feeding crime and stunting our civilization.
Society For Neuroscience sfn.com - Beyond Marijuana: Endocannabinoids...
ScienceDaily.com - Endocanabinoids...
MostHi.Com - The Science of Cannabis