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First thing to know is that the use of Cannabanoids (CBD) have no adverse effects on the body whatsoever. In fact CBD’s are exclusively tabled as a health product that heals the body of various ailments. One does not experience the highs that THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol associated with Marihuana use gives you. 512px-Cannabidiol.svg

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What is a Cannabinoid?

There are over 480 natural components found within the Cannabis sativa plant, of which 66 have been classified as “cannabinoids;” chemicals unique to the plant. The most well known and researched of these, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), is the substance primarily responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

The effects of THC are believed to be moderated by the influence of the other components of the plant, most particularly the cannabinoids.

The cannabinoids are separated into subclasses. These are as follows:
  • Cannabigerols (CBG)
  • Cannabichromenes (CBC)
  • Cannabidiols (CBD)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC)
  • Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabinodiol (CBDL)
  • Other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and other miscellaneous types).

What do cannabinoids do?

Like opiates (substances derived from the opium poppy such as heroin), cannabinoids affect the user by interacting with specific receptors, located within different parts of the central nervous system. Two kinds of cannabinoid receptors have been found to date and are termed CB1 and CB2. A substance that occurs naturally within the brain and binds to CB1 receptors was discovered in 1992 and termed “anandamide.” Additional naturally occurring substances that bind to CB1 have since been discovered, and these, together with the receptors are termed the “endogenous cannabinoid system.”

The actual effects that the cannabinoids have reflect the areas of the brain they interact with. Interactions tend to occur in our limbic system (the part of the brain that affects memory, cognition and psychomotor performance) and mesolimbic pathway (activity in this region is associated with feelings of reward) and are also widely distributed in areas of pain perception.

We are still learning about the endogenous cannabinoid system. Much of the research however, has focused on the many potential medical uses of man-made cannabinoids, called “synthetic analogues.”

What is the difference between cannabinoids?

The major differences between the cannabinoids are determined by the extent to which they are psychologically active. Three classes of cannabinoids, the CBG, CBC and CBD are not known to have such an effect. THC, CBN, CBDL and some other cannabinoids on the other hand are known to be psychologically active to varying degrees.

CBD is probably the most abundant cannabinoid, contributing up to 40% of cannabis resin. Interestingly, CBD may actually have anti-anxiety effects and lessen the psychoactive effects of THC. This means that a plant with a greater percentage of CBD may reduce the intensity of the effects of the THC, which in effect lowers the potency of the plant. Use of a cannabis plant with less CBD has been shown to have an increased psychological impact and result in unwanted effects such as anxiety.

When THC is exposed to air it oxidizes and forms CBN. CBN is only very weakly psychoactive and not unlike CBD interacts with THC to reduce its effects. This is why cannabis that has been left out unused will have increasing amounts of CBN and decreasing amounts of THC and thus lose potency.

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Dr. Mercola on Cannabis

Dr. Mercola on Cannabis

Website ranking portal Alexa.com keeps track of the most popular pages on the internet at any given time, and the number 1 page often comes from Mercola.com. The site is run by Dr. Mercola, who describes himself as someone who has “always been interested in health and started exercising in 1968, went to med school to further my knowledge base and started professional life as a family doctor in 1985. However was completely brainwashed by the system and actually was a paid lecturer by the drug companies in the 80′s.

“Eventually I saw the light in the early 90s and refined my understanding of health truths. I also have a passion for computers and combined my interest in technology and health by creating this website in the late 90s and it is now the most visited natural health site on the Internet.”

Today Dr. Mercola posted a in-depth article on medical marijuana, and it is well worth a read for those who don’t know the background on this country’s marijuana laws, what medical benefits the cannabis plant has or even want a rundown on where things now stand between medical marijuana states and the federal government.

In other words, a great primer for those new to the issue of medical marijuana. As of this writing the Dr. Mercola article was approaching 60,000 views, which means a lot of people are learning about medical marijuana on this day.

In this excerpt Dr. Mercola explains why cannabis works so well on a medical level:

There are more than 60 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more; both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid (such as the THC produced by the cannabis plant) activates a cannabinoid receptor.

Your body also has naturally occurring endocannabinoids that stimulate your cannabinoid receptors and produce a variety of important physiologic processes, far beyond that of the traditional “highs” associated with THC.

What is amazing is that your body is actually hard-wired to respond to cannabinoids through this unique cannabinoid receptor system; research is still ongoing on just how extensive their impact is on our health, but to date it’s known that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth, and immune function.

As we spend more on medical products and get sicker as a country, one has to wonder why. Could it be the dangerous products being force fed to us from the pharmaceutical companies?

Stranger things have happened.

Joe Klare

And be sure to check out our Open Letter on Behalf of 30 Million Cannabis Users and join us in our fight!

Thank You All

I just want to say thank you to everyone who has recently joined us…welcome aboard, thanks for following along! We are all looking forward to the April first Kannaway Launch…I hear there  will be at least 11 new product available including the CBD salve and CBD hemp oil vapor pen which I have personally tried and find very effective! I look forward to as I hope you do to see what else there will be in this tool bag for our wellness!

Best Wishes, 

“Be Well”