Granny Storm Crow has just released the new PDF version of her MMJ Reference List for July 2012, and as usual, it breaks all previous records. This time, it’s a solid 840 pages of links to medical studies showing the positive benefits of cannabis for medical use. Here’s her intro:
2012 is supposed to be a year of change, and the stage is set for the legalization of cannabis! The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has agreed to hear the arguments of the Americans for Safe Access against the Drug Enforcement Administration. While a recent Rasmussen poll of likely voters puts support for legalization at 56%. At PubMed, the number of new studies on cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system is at an all-time high. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado have legalization on their ballots this fall. And even the conservative religious icon, Pat Robertson, has come out in favor legalizing cannabis!
The repeal of cannabis prohibition is an idea whose time has clearly come!
One by one, the old prohibitionist’s myths are falling by the wayside to be replaced by medical facts based on scientific research. But the things we learn as children are often hard to forget. Many people still believe the “facts” about cannabis that they were told in DARE assemblies in school. They are unaware of the medical potential of cannabis and how cannabis can supplement our body’s own healing endocannabinoids.
This lack of knowledge can be fatal! Women need to know that CBD from cannabis can slow the progress of aggressive breast cancers. Everyone should be aware that when it comes to preventing Alzheimer’s, THC greatly outperforms Aricept. And in the 1950s, it was discovered that a simple cannabis extract kills 100% of drug-resistant Staph aureus germs on contact. Drug-resistant Staph aureus is now called MRSA, the flesh-eating bacteria.
So why is none of this common knowledge? If it had been any other plant that had been proven to slow breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and MRSA, with no serious side effects, it would be hailed as as the miracle cure of the millennium! This prohibition foolishness has to end because it is costing people their lives, their health, their freedom and their peace of mind! I am hoping that my collection of studies and articles will help you educate those around you. We must end the ignorance!
I am not altogether happy with the number of studies in this List that are based on the synthetic cannabinoids, I would prefer to stick with the natural ones. Yet the synthetics are what the scientists prefer to use since the results are more consistent than those with “Cannabis sativa”. However, the synthetics are merely imitations, or modifications, of the natural phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids, and whatever a synthetic can do, a natural cannabinoid can also do.
The study of the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoids is the future of medicine. This collection provides ample proof of that. All we have to do is keep presenting the facts about cannabis and legalization will happen. Once the medical facts about cannabis become known, the need for legalization becomes obvious!
The truth is, cannabis is a remarkably safe and effective herbal medicine. And if the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!
– Granny Storm Crow