According to an anonymous source, Californians who are in the know can get a $150 card which entitles them to a smorgasbord of marijuana-laced goodies, for the treatment of anything the herb can remedy. The card is good for one year. Rolling Stone says that all you need is a script from a marijuana friendly doctor and you’re on the path to natural healing that feels pretty good.
Thanks to Proposition 215, state law protects Californians who grow, sell and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Regulations vary by county. And those purposes go far beyond the death-bed ridden AIDS and Cancer patients. My source gets it for cramps. However, since federal law still refuses to recognize the benefits of legalizing the herb, much of the “doings” are still done on the down-low. Doctors are forced to write prescriptions on blank paper for fear of being traced and shut down, and many of them get funding from growers in order to stay in business.
Call 888-Pot Docs
Sounds so cheesy, but it’s true. That’s the number to call in order to find a doctor who can prescribe medicinal pot. But, should you call? Do you think that having a more legal, possibly healthier, way of obtaining marijuana would benefit any of your ailments? It is being argued that many of these docs are not using discretion when making recommendations; so how do you know your best interest is being considered?
California law makers have left the diagnosis completely in the hands of the physician; some have had great success treating depression. And, of course, this amount of control probably prevents overdose. Since the alternative is usually a chemically produced drug that damages the liver over time, pot is starting to sound like a much safer choice.
I found an interesting college paper that makes mention of THC’s steroidal effect on our central nervous systems. This speaks to the loss of short term memory, emotional outbursts, and sensory delay side effects of smoking pot. But, for me, it really solidified the rule of moderation. We can find worse side effects from using sugar. And, some may never benefit from this five-leaved remedy. However, it does grow from our soil and definitely deserves more research and experimentation.
Here is an excerpt from this paper:
When one’s memory is affected by high dose of marijuana, short-term memory is the first to be triggered. Marijuana’s damage to short-term memory occurs because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. “One region of the brain that contains a lot of THC receptors is the hippocampus, which processes memory.” Hippocampus is the part of the brain that is important for memory, learning, and the integration of sensory experiences with emotions and motivation. It also converts information into short-term memory. “Because it is a steroid, THC acts on the hippocampus and inhibits memory retrieval.”
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Gina Laverde is a Chicago-based writer and researcher whose expertise in natural health stems from her experiences with Body Ecology Diet, Blood Type Diet and homeopathic remedies. Gina believes that we’re in the midst of a serious world health crisis, and that the key to survival lies within our guts.