CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS
Cannabis and natural cannabinoids may be the safest psychoactive drugs in the world. Criminalization and opposition towards cannabis started in the United States in the very early 1900s when Mexican immigrants were moving into the U.S, they brought a lot of marijuana with them. Smoking marijuana during these times were often viewed as a primitive or third world practice and that is when certain states started to ban it. During the 1930s, a movie called “Reefer Madness” was released, an anti-marijuana false propaganda film that portrayed people who smoked marijuana to black out and murder people, attempt rape, suicide, etc. This film caused a lot of myths and hysteria about marijuana usage and it helped marijuana to become federally outlawed.
The outlawing of cannabis has racist and xenophobic origins.
“The reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men. The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.” – Harry Anslinger, Founding Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
Even the DEA admits that no one has ever died from consuming non-poisoned natural cannabis products.
Cannabis has been linked to the stimulation of new brain cell growth, enhanced visual clarity, better memory and better mood. Any health problems relating to cannabis use has never been %100 proven. It is not physically addictive either.
One thing that a lot of people do not know about cannabis is that most of it you see on the market is derived from female plants. Just like in female humans, the female cannabis plant naturally produces estrogens. This can affect affect the hormonal levels of users of both genders, but to what exact degree is not quite known. High levels of estrogen in men have been linked to obesity, depression, lack of motivation, mood swings, sexual dysfunction, blood clots and other problems. In women, too much estrogen in the body will cause them to start producing testosterone, it is the female body’s natural way to counter act high estrogen levels. It is unknown whether or not marijuana contains enough estrogen to cause any of those problems, however.