WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
History/herstory in the making…..
The curtain is closing…on nearly a century long period of the prohibition on Cannabis
After nearly a century long (period) prohibition on Cannabis….
We’re nearing the end… of nearly a century long prohibition on Cannabis. However, we can’t just expect the stigma to be so easily undone/reversed. I feel like we can’t talk about cannabis as medicine unless we first acknowledge the influence the prohibition and the “War on Drugs” had on a few generations of our families. I mean really…one of my eldest family members won’t entertain the idea of treating his cancer and its awful symptoms with cannabis of any sort because in his words, “It’s just wrong.”
Some of us benefitting from the plant have been ahead of the game for years, and are aware that it is medicine. I know first hand that cannabis has significantly reduced my anxiety and symptoms of PMS for upwards of 20 years. (Sorry not sorry, Mom!) Don’t get me wrong, while I am so stoked that more science and education is starting to make it’s rounds, we still have a lot of bullshit to unpack.
One of the most powerful traits the Spirit of this plant harnesses is that ability to bring us all together in peace and harmony. Studies show that MOST of us ARE using it, and we’re using it in ways that heal our body, mind, and soul, no matter our different socio-economic backgrounds, various ages, or abilities,. She brings us all together in perfect union, how beautiful is that?
So lets start to unpack some of the many benefits cannabis offers:
Reduces/relieves the following:
Two decades of studies have brought forward, that Cannabis is a stronger and safer anti-inflammatory than ibuprofen or other NSAIDS.
It has been proven to slow down progression & relieve symptoms associated with AIDS.
Studies are also finding that it slows down cancer cells and in some cases has reversed tumor growth.
It is also worth mentioning that is has aided many cancer survivors in bring back their appetite after treatments.
In other scenarios, it has been shown to help people at the end of their lives, making their transition as peaceful and painless as possible.
Diabetes? Yep it helps to improve blood-sugar levels.
Isn’t this plant amazing?
Oh, and another cool fact I’d like to mention…remember the eggs frying in the pan with a voice over saying “This is your brain on drugs.”? Well, THEY LIED! Cannabis is proven to be a neuroprotectant, meaning it actually protects your brain from oxidation and degeneration.
This is only a quick glimpse into the benefits of the miraculous plant that is Mama Ganja.
I’m so excited for the future of this plant and have all the confidence in the world that the coming generations will do justice to this flower of life!
FUN FACT: Did you know there is a way to further break down the medicinal effects a strain may have on you, rather than just Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid? I’ll unpack a little about Terpenes in my next blog post. For now, lets spark one and pause to receive the healing benefits the plant so willingly provides.
Peace, Love, Ganja Yoga <3