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!
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