Cannabis, Neuroscience

Anandamide, The Runner's High

?”..The results showed that both the runners and bicyclists had 80% more anandamide in their blood after exercising, with the greatest increase among the runners. They also reported physical feelings similar to marijuana use, such as relaxation, regulated mood, and increased appetite. Plus, they found that tempo running produced the most anandamide of all exercise …” Continue reading

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Kennedy Talks About Medical Pot

Reversing his previous position that “pot is no big deal”.

Kennedy says, “I admit it—I was wrong to initially think that there was there were something harmless about medical marijuana because now what I’ve seen is that there is a commercial industry behind this “medical marijuana” soon to be moving down the track as it has in Washington, and Colorado, fully legalized…”

“My fight has been about mental health and treating addiction…”

He starts speaking to facts, and his facts are wrong.

But he did get the part about Washington and Pharma taking over. First they banned it. Now they control it. Pharma serves it.

“In 1936 the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) noticed an increase of reports of people smoking marijuana, which further increased in 1937. The Bureau drafted a legislative plan for Congress seeking a new law, and the head of the FBN, Harry J. Anslinger, ran a campaign against marijuana.[37][38] Newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst‘s empire of newspapers used the “yellow journalism” pioneered by Hearst to demonize the cannabis plant and spread a public perception that there were connections between cannabis and violent crime.[39]

However, in 1949 the government was aware that marijuana was effective as medical treatment for epilepsy. The study was squelched.

 

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Governor McCrory signs Hope 4 Haley and Friends HB 1220
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North Carolina Governor McCrory Signs “Hope 4 Haley & Friends” making CBD Oils Legal Treatment

Cannabis calms the excess electrical activity in young developing minds.

CBD RSHO (photo by Angela Glass)

In March, my husband Darryl and I took to the road to capture the stories of several North Carolina families hoping to treat their children with cannabis.

Most of the children we met suffered from debilitating epilepsy, then there are those with epilepsy and leukemia, and others with epilepsy and either ADD or autism or both. Continue reading

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Sherena and Haley Ward, the namesake of North Carolina's HB 1220: "Hope 4 Haley and Friends"
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Hope 4 Haley and Friends—NC’s Push for Cannabis for Kids

In March, Darryl and I made a video interviewing North Carolina families with children who suffer from life threatening seizures who all want to bring CBD oil to North Carolina. That video made it to North Carolina Representative Pat McElraft who is working on “Hope for Haley”—for Haley who lives in her district.

State lawmakers last year defeated a bill that would have legalized “medical marijuana” in North Carolina. Continue reading

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Kids for Cannabis with Epilepsy & Autism NC Map (Angela Glass 2014)
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Kids for Cannabis

Darryl and I drove around North Carolina and interviewed these families about their experiences as parents of a child with epilepsy. These parents are fighting to be able to use cannabis as a treatment—several North Carolina families have moved to Colorado (for access to legal marijuana) with the children having great success.

#kidsforcannabis #kidswithcancer #kidswithepilepsy #kidswithautism #hope4kids #cannabis #THC #CBD

Update! See “Hope for Haley“.

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Minnesota Moms Move for Medical Marijuana

Gretta and her mom, a nurse, Maria. Photo by Kare.

“If you would have asked me a year ago if I would have had my daughter on marijuana I would have thought you were crazy. I mean, really?” said Maria Botker. “But when you have put your daughter through something as scary as brain surgery like we did with Greta about three years ago, this seems like nothing, really nothing.”

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Moving for Marijuana

Molly Grantham’s WBTV report on Medical Marijuana for North Carolina kids

Watch Charlotte’s WBTV report “Moving for Medical Marijuana“, “Mom’s Talk More…“, and “Inside the Grow” by reporter Molly Grantham.

Both Maria and Liz are two moms of roughly 150-200 nationwide who have their children on “Charlotte’s Web”, a natural cannabis treatment for, among other things, pediatric epilepsy.  Early success stories of families who have tried everything else and seen nothing work on their children’s epilepsy, say it could be a miracle drug.

But, it’s illegal in the Carolinas because it’s made from marijuana.

Both Maria and Liz moved with their children.  Both had to leave their husbands for their jobs.

“It comes from cannabis,” says Liz.  “But children don’t smoke it.  It’s a liquid medicine.  We give it to our children like other parents give Tylenol.  And most importantly, it only has trace amounts of THC.  You can’t get ‘high’ from taking Charlotte’s Web. Having tried it now and having had to move across country to get it, I honestly feel this is ridiculous we can’t have it everywhere.”

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: "Sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works"

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we have been “systematically misled” on marijuana… Take the case of Charlotte Figi, who he met in Colorado. She started having seizures soon after birth. By age 3, she was having 300 a week, despite being on seven different medications. Medical marijuana has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.

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Carolina Parents Push for Medical Marijuana

By Molly.Parker@StarNewsOnline.com
Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Matt and Annetta Saggese work on speech and physical therapy with their daughter Netta at their Wilmington home. Netta has intractable epilepsy and undergoes various therapies throughout the week. Her parents want her to have access to medical marijuana.

Matt and Annetta Saggese work on speech and physical therapy with their daughter Netta at their Wilmington home. Netta has intractable epilepsy and undergoes various therapies throughout the week. Her parents want her to have access to medical marijuana.

North Carolina parents of children who suffer severe seizures are lining up for access to and pushing for legalization of medical marijuana where it’s not already allowed.

They want people to know they’re not radicals. And they’re not going rogue. They are searching for options.

They freely admit they are desperate parents staring down nightmares with their children, having watched them develop early skills only to lose them at the hands of numerous seizures, only to have tried cocktails of medications with debilitating side effects and watch them not work.

They want the option legal in this state to try medical marijuana. They want it so they aren’t forced to uproot and move to another state where it’s legal, where there’s been early success in treating seizure disorders. Continue reading

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