Work on the new cannabis topicals course has begun. I am knee deep in essential oils, and the house smells wonderful. It’s still the early stages, so more news and progress as we go along!
The objection to marijuana as medicine has always centered on the psychoactive effects of this ancient herb. The mantra is “if only we could develop marijuana that would relieve pain, facilitate sleep and stem nausea and do it without the ‘high,’ then we would have the best of both worlds.”
The hope for marijuana as medicine without the high nirvana got a boost when Dr. Li Zhang of the U.S. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported his team had discovered that the psychoactive effects of marijuana can be “decoupled” from its pain alleviating properties.
THC gives people a “high” by binding to a molecular anchor on cells called the cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptor. Zhang discovered that THC relieves pain by binding to the receptors for the neurotransmitter glycine. If you can block the CB1 receptors but leave the pain relieving glycine receptors available, then you can relieve pain without any psychoactive stimulation. How do you block the CB1 receptors? According to the April 2011 issue of New Scientist, it’s done with another drug!
Quinoa is a nutritious, protein-filled grain that forms the base of this hearty salad (you could substitute couscous in its place). This healthy vegan salad packs well for picnics or brown bag lunches.
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I use Marijuana Oil to medicate this recipe. My Making Marijuana Oil tutorial will help you learn how to make it.
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“Cannabis” Cheri Sicard
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