|Photo: Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph|
|Ben Whalley, middle, with Dr Gary Stephens and Dr Claire Williams of Reading University at a secret cannabis farm in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy|
Welcome to Room 420, where your instructor is Mr. Ron Marczyk and your subjects are wellness, disease prevention, self actualization, and chillin’.
The U.S. government has known since 2003 that cannabis is a safe, nontoxic, effective medicine that apparently has the ability to treat and cure a multitude of life-threatening diseases and illnesses.
The Empirical Medical Cannabis Tsunami Strikes Again
|The THC molecule, enlarged to show detail. In reality it is much smaller than the diameter of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor through which it travels.|
|THC traveling within the CB1/2 receptors|
|Demyelization by multiple sclerosis. The tissue shows several macrophages in the area of the lesion.|
|Detail of drawing from Carswell book depicting MS lesions in the brain stem and spinal cord (1838)|
|A macrophage extends its “arms” (pseudopodia) to engulf two particles, possibly pathogens|
Macrophagesare also involved with muscle repair, growth, and regeneration — rebuilding healthy cells in the body.
|Graphic: University of Washington School of Medicine|
Highlights: “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that is characterised by repeated inflammatory/demyelinating events within the central nervous system (CNS).”
|Shrinkage of the motor neuron centers occurs in the brains of ALS patients.|
Highlights: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative condition characterized by the selective loss of motor neurons from the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex, there is significant evidence that several neurotoxic mechanisms including excitotoxicity, inflammation and oxidative stress, all contribute to disease pathogenesis.”
|President Obama meets with famed cosmologist Dr. Steven Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dear Dr. Hawking, have you tried cannabis therapy yet?|
|Results demonstrated a protective role of the endocannabinoid system in contact allergy in the skin|