A brief exploration of Hemp Oil and its implications for creating a world of Open-Source Medicine based on abundance, accessibility, and affordability. Thanks for taking an interest! Please visit links below for more information: Rick Simpson . Shona Banda . Linzy Miggantz . Michael McShane . ‘Cannabis Cures Cancer’ Documentary . How the Endocannabinoid System Works
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*Cannabis Oil and the Post-Scarcity Era
The end of 2012 is almost here. So that begs the question: is the world really going to end? I believe any thinking person who is not a staunch literalist understands the word “end” does not imply some apocalyptic event, but rather a transformative one. Even so, the question still remains, what will characterize this transformation? Will it be a large or small event? Will it be an epic theatrical display that creates instant change or something more subtle and ongoing? I believe it will resemble the latter, and contain a number of dynamics. In fact, I believe one such dynamic has just recently been realized. I will attempt here to open your eyes to it.
On November 6th, two pieces of landmark legislation passed in the United States: Amendment 64 in Colorado State, and Initiative 502 in Washington State. These measures are historic in that they mark the beginning of the end of nonsensical marijuana prohibition in the US. Cannabis use is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon, and losing more of its stigma every day. When this truth is combined with the fact that governments are desperately searching for new tax revenues, it seems rather likely that these types of initiatives will spill over and take hold in most states sooner than later. Alcohol followed a similar trajectory in the 1930s, where the annulment of prohibition began at the state level and then snowballed.
Now the pertinent question to ask ourselves is this: how much does this really matter? Obviously people will now be able to legally smoke cannabis on a recreational basis, just as alcohol enthusiasts are permitted to enjoy their drug of choice. This can be a very relaxing and socially-rewarding activity, and has inherent value based on that premise alone. But are there deeper implications for the future? I believe so. Although not well publicized or understood by the general public, revolutionary implications exist on the level of medical application.
The benefits of smoking cannabis are for the most part well known and acknowledged outside the realm of corporate media. People can treat migraines, depression, anxiety, glaucoma, seizures, ADD, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, PMS, tourettes, OCD, take the edge off symptoms of other chronic diseases, and it may prevent Alzheimer’s. This however, is only the tip of the iceberg.
Smoking marijuana is not the only method of intake. If processed correctly, the marijuana bud containing the THC molecule can be transformed into a revolutionary medicine known as Cannabis Oil. Cannabis Oil can either be ingested or applied topically. Pioneered by a courageous and compassionate Canadian named Rick Simpson, this is not the same thing as humdrum Hemp Oil already available on the market. Most of the Hemp Oil out there is processed from hemp seeds. This means it does not contain any THC, and therefore possesses limited medical utility. Only after Hemp Oil is infused with high concentrations of THC do the miraculous healing effects of the Oil reveal themselves.
Unbeknownst to many, human beings posses what is known as the Endocannabinoid System within their bodies. It is a part of our immune system, and produces naturally occurring cannabinoids such as THC within the human body. This system modulates energy intake, nutrient transport, metabolism, and storage, as well as cellular functioning and inflammatory response. Cells throughout the body contain a plethora of cannabinoid receptors that, similar to a lock and key, fit together with their matching cannibinoids to initiate tasks critical to the well being of the organism. If the organism becomes overly stressed, toxic, or lacks essential nutrition, the Endocannabinoid system begins to falter and health problems ensue.
Cancer is one such example. Shockingly, our body actually produces cancerous growths on a daily basis, but our immune and endocannabinoid system, when healthy, are able to destroy these unwanted anomalies before they become an issue. However, when our systems are not functioning properly, and do not identify or eliminate these cellular irregularities effectively, we develop terminal cancers that are life threatening.
This is where Cannabis Oil enters the picture. When you ingest Cannabis Oil containing high concentrations of THC, it essentially jumpstarts your system back into action. The new surge of cannabinoids latches onto the unhealthy cells’ receptors, and basically informs the cell to commit suicide. When applied topically to skin cancers, it basically does the same thing. If you desire a more technical explanation of how this process works, I encourage you to take some time and research it further.
Beside most varieties of Cancer, Cannabis Oil has been demonstrated to cure many other ailments including: Diabetes, Bacterial Infections, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Burns, Ulcers, Asthma, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Scar Tissue, and Organ Damage, to name only some.
Let me point out some real life success stories. Shona Banda, a Chrons disease sufferer and author of the book Live Free or Die, was on deaths door before discovering Hemp Oil. After years of excruciating treatment and multiple surgeries, the medical establishment had told her there was nothing else they could do for her; she had essentially gone home to die. Similarly Linzy Miggantz, a young woman also battling Chrohns, has kept a YouTube diary documenting her success with Cannabis Oil. Dennis Hill, a biochemist, was diagnosed with advanced Stage 4 Prostate Cancer. It was both highly aggressive and metastasizing. With the assistance of Cannabis Oil, he eliminated his illness within six months. A man named Michael McShane rid himself of skin cancer after a 20 year battle that cost him over a million dollars in medical costs. A YouTube user by the name of Shawn, who is still alive, began tempering his AIDS diagnosis with Cannabis Oil in 2009. I don’t have time to name every person who has benefited from this medicine, so I encourage you to do more searching for yourself if you so wish
With legalization now becoming a reality in Colorado and Washington, I believe many of us in the US will have the opportunity to obtain this medicine in the foreseeable future. The only question that remains is whether we are bold enough to seize the opportunity. When enough people obtain access to cannabis, learn how to process Rick Simpson Oil for themselves and choose to distribute it to others, we can collectively liberate ourselves from Corporate medicine and the duplicitous Medical establishment. The healthcare legislation passed in this country was a complete scam. We need to devise ways of completely bypassing that system. With Cannabis Oil we can do that, and make the financial oppression enforced by medical bills vanish from peoples’ lives forever. As Marcin Jakubowski puts it, “Instead of our lives being more based on leisure time and actually doing things that are most meaningful, so we can improve ourselves as people and learn to get along, we are struggling with basic resource scarcities”. In my opinion, Cannabis Oil can and will change that. When people are healthy and not financially gouged, they can begin to lead more authentic, meaningful, and purpose driven lives. It only takes one small fluctuation within a system to create systemic change; this may be the fluctuation we’ve been waiting for.
Thank you for watching, and good luck.