Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Largest Medical Cannabis Research Database

Granny Storm Crow's MMJ Reference List

For an A-Z complete list comprised of thousands upon  thousands of documented , researched and published studies visit : http://grannystormcrowslist.webs.com/apps/forums/ don't believe the uneducated propaganda that is still being spread around even today , educate yourself . Cannabis is a God given safe and effective medicine and food source that has amazing health benefits to the body and to the community.

July 2013 
 Well, it has finally happened! The List is just too darn big for some e-mail accounts to handle.
 So I have reluctantly divided The List into 4 parts - The "Natural Cannabinoids and Conditions" is the largest part, and will be of the most use to the majority of you since it contains the more recent studies. A few older, but useful, topics appear in this section, such as “Storage” and “History”. Topics that have “Pre-2000 Studies” are marked with an asterisk, (ASTHMA*), to alert you that older studies do exist.
The studies in the "Synthetics" will be of more interest to those in the medical professions. However, when a synthetic compound is useful for a certain condition, the study will be added in that section in the "Natural Cannabinoids and Conditions", as well as in the "Synthetics”. While “The Endocannabinoid System” provides an overview of how the cannabinoids affect virtually all of our body’s functions.
Cannabinoid studies are coming out at an ever increasing rate, and frankly, it was getting hard to navigate through all those studies. The List has to change with the times!
And the times are changing! Two states have legalized cannabis, and others are considering it! At no time, since before the 1930's, have so many people supported medical use of cannabis! CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta has publicly changed his stance on cannabis and admitted to having tried it! And that same week, CNN ran a story about a child finding relief from severe epilepsy with a “high CBD” cannabis extract. The facts about cannabis being a safe and effective medicine for many conditions are slowly trickling into the mainstream media!
We can speed up that trickle of information to make it into a flood! The medical facts about cannabis speak for themselves, but it is up to us to get those facts to the public! Each one of you knows someone who could benefit from the information in this List- a relative, a friend, or coworker. It takes only a moment to forward the List to them, and it may change their life!
Your doctor, unless he is an exception, has not educated himself about cannabis. Send him a few abstracts to get his interest! (The Post Office delivers mail without a return address - you can even stay anonymous!) And our politicians are worst of all! One activist described talking with our politicians as like “talking to teenagers who had never heard of cannabis”! That they are so profoundly ignorant about even the most basic facts about cannabis, and yet are in charge of making our laws on it, is mind-boggling!
We have the facts on our side. All we need to do is speak the truth clearly, and repeatedly, until cannabis is fully legalized! The prohibitionists have spread their lies for the last three quarters of a century, but their lies cannot stand up to the truth that we possess. And as my Grandfather said, “If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!”
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 January 2013
So much has happened in the six months since I put out the July 2012 List. Cannabis has been legalized in two states, which has encouraged other states to consider legalization. The news about cannabidiol’s effect on various cancers with the ID-1 gene has finally made it into the mainstream media. Medical studies on cannabis and other cannabinoids are coming out at an amazing pace! In the whole of 1992, there were only 123 studies on “cannabinoids” at PubMed. A mere six weeks into this year, there are already 195! Quite a difference for just a decade!
And those new studies are confirming the importance of the Omega3 / CB receptor connection, investigating the effects of gene mutations affecting the endocannabinoid system, as well as delving into the mechanisms of exactly how cannabinoids heal us! Science is becoming aware of the almost unlimited potential of the endocannabinoid system for healing and the prevention of disease.
Yet, scientific research on cannabis is “discouraged” in the US, and, increasingly, I find that the new studies on cannabinoids are being done in Europe and China! We are falling behind in this rapidly emerging field of medicine!
In Kentucky and other agricultural states, the question of “industrial hemp” is being brought up as a new crop for America. As it is, all hemp products must be imported from China, Korea, Canada and other foreign countries.
Hemp is a multi-purpose, pest-resistant crop that can grow anywhere from the equator to Siberia! The fiber can be made into paper, silk-like fabrics, rope, fiberboard, and 1000s of other products! The seed is a popular snack in many parts of the world and is extremely nutritious. The seed oil can be used in foods and cosmetics, or made into biofuel to decrease our dependence on foreign oil! Legalization will cut our trade deficit!
It is time to bury the ghosts of Harry Anslinger and his friends! They have haunted our lives long enough! In the name of “saving the children”, they have destroyed the lives of many of our brightest and most talented teens and young adults! Families have been torn apart! Parents are thrown in prison, while their children are dumped into foster homes… all paid for with your tax dollars! Innocent lives, like those of Kathyrn Johnston and Jose Guerena, have been lost in raids where no drugs were found! All of that pain, misery and death just to prevent your use of a healing herb in your cigarettes, rather than the poisonous, but government approved, tobacco!
The cartels destroy the forests to supply the black market. Their product is often contaminated with pesticides, and may have absorbed poison from baits put out to kill deer and other wildlife. With legalization, we can grow our own superior home-grown cannabis and destroy the cartel’s black market and its violence, without firing a single shot.
The madness of prohibition must be stopped! It is destroying our country financially, and wreaking havoc on the health and lives of our people, and that is the plain truth. And if the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!
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July 2012 
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!
source: http://grannystormcrowslist.webs.com/

For Mardi and Luke

Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2013

Just because a substance is illegal does not mean it is bad. In fact, many legal substances are responsible for a variety of ailments, prescription drugs alone are responsible for killing over 100,000 people each year. Cannabis was considered a harmful drug for many years despite the fact that scientific evidence to prove it is greatly lacking. All of the evidence points to this plant having great benefits for the human body. It’s 2014 now, and more people are becoming aware of the fact that our body actually produces compounds called endocannabinoids, and they play an important role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabis activates the cannabinoid receptors in the body. It’s important to note that the best method of ingestion is not through smoke, because this changes the chemical structure of the plant. Cannabis is a powerful key to good health when we eat it vs. smoking it.

Related CE Articles:
1. Cannabis May Grow Stem Cells And Repair the Brain After Injury.
new study published in the journal Biochemical Society Transactions found that the brain’s endocannabinoid system, which is activated through cannabis use, has neuroprotective and immunomodualtory capabilities which might lead to the growth of stem feels. This study coincides with some listed above, such as the study which demonstrated that cannabinoids improve the efficiency of mitochondria and remove damaged brain cells. Also seen above, scientists discovered that cannabis may reduce brain damage caused by alcohol. There  are many studies which show the potential benefits of cannabis on the brain. Not long ago, the very first human trials started to study the benefits of cannabis on brain cancer, that’s also listed in the article list above.
According to this study “activation of cannabinoid receptors suppresses chronic inflammatory responses through the attenuation of pro-inflammatory mediators.” Moreover, the endocannabinoid system directs cell fat specification of the NSCs (neural stem cells) in the CNS (central nervous system). This study concluded that “the endocannabinoid system, which has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory actions mediated by IL-1 signalling cascades in the brain, and that this could assist the process of proliferation and differentiation of embryonic of adult NSC’s, and this may be of therapeutic interest in the emerging field of brain repair.” 
2. THC May Treat Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer By Altering Genes
A new government funded study that was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found that THC may actually alter certain genes in our body. This could result in a positive effect on a number of conditions, especially cancers and inflammatory diseases. Cannabis is currently used to help with the side effects of chemo therapy, there have also been a number of studies that confirm it can be an effective treatment and cure for multiple cancers. You can take a look at them in the list I’ve provided above.
In this study, researchers using rat models found that THC positively altered 13 different microRNAs, which are linked to inflammatory responses. As the study states, “select miRNA such as mir-690 targeting genes involved in myeloid expansion and differentiation likely play crucial roles in this process and therefore in cannabis-induced immunosuppression.
3. Cannabinoids Found To Reduce Skin Cancer In Just 20 Weeks
new study  published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health has found that cannabinoids can reduce skin cancer in just 20 weeks. In this study, researchers used the synthetic cannabinoids on mice with skin cancer in a 20 week study, and found that the cannabinoids had a very positive effect through “inhibiting tumor promotion.” We do not support animal testing, and feel it is unnecessary, that it’s time to move past all of this proof and just acknowledge cannabis as a natural medicine, if used correctly, with the correct intake method.
4. Cannabinoids May Be Helpful In Combating HIV
new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology indicate that the activation of the cannabinoid system may offer a means to limit HIV infection. The research was conducted by the Temple University School of medicine in Philadelphia. Researchers infected a type of white blood cell in our body that fights infections with the HIV virus, before exposing it to cannabis. After seven days against a control group, the results revealed a decrease in the rate of HIV infection, the blood cells became stronger at keeping the HIV virus out. “The synthetic compounds we used in our study may show promise in helping the body fight HIV infection. As compounds like these are improved further and made widely available, we will continue to explore their potential to fight other viral diseases that are notoriously difficult to treat.”
5. THC Can Provide Protection From Cardiac Arrest
A new study that was released in the journal of Biochemical Pharmacology determined that even a small. “ultra low” does of THC before ischemia is a safe and effective treatment that “reduced myocardial ischemic damage.” Basically, THC can provide protection from heart attacks, as well as reduce the potential cardiovascular damage associated with suffering one.
6. Cannabis Can Stop Seizures.
new study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis can stop seizures due to its “significant anticonvulsant effects.” The findings of the study “strongly support the further clinical development of cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy.” There are many  examples of people who use cannabis for treatment to stop seizures. This isn’t the only study that proves it, but it’s the first one to study the effect of the entire cannabis plant.
7. Cannabis Combats Brain Degeneration and Increases Stamina
new study published Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, B, conducted at the institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany suggests that the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism, improving the efficiency of mitochondria and removing damaged brain cells. This is on par with the first study in this list, as well as many others listen above.
8. Cannabinoids May Be The Best Medication For Those With PTSD
new study in published in the Journal Molecular Psychiatry, conducted by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine found a connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  They used brain imaging to show that PTSD sufferers have lower concentrations of anandamide that the average person, these are endocannabinoids that bind to the CB1 receptors. Many people use marijuana to assist them with relaxation and stress.
9. Cannabis Can Treat Osteoarthritis
According to new study published in the journal PLOS One, as well as the National Institute of Health found strong evidence that cannabis can treat osteoarthritis. “These data provide new clinically relevant evidence that joint damage and spinal CB2 receptor expression are correlated combined with converging pre-clinical evidence that activation of CB2 receptors inhibits central sensitization and its contribution to the manifestation of chronic OA pain.” This study was funded by Arthritis Research U.K., as well as the National Institute of Health.
10. Cannabis May Prevent Organ Transplants From Being Rejected
new study published in the journal Biochemical Society Transactions, and the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology found that cannabis may prevent organs from being rejected during transplant, which usually leads to death.
These are 10 studies out of a very large amount that are available within the public domain. Cannabis is a gift from nature, it’s an extremely powerful medicinal plant that has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments. If you were unaware of this, hopefully these ten studies encourage you to further your research on the medicinal power of cannabis, which can no longer be denied.
All medical studies are highlighted throughout the article, just click on the highlighted parts (in blue) to view them.