VIDEO/ PODCAST. How does the cannabinoid system work? The Phog Foundation presents local cannabis expert Lauren Silberman as she tells the medicinal history and biology of cannabinoids and the cannabinoid system, the largest receptor system in the human body.
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Cannabis was discovered 10,000 years ago in the Caucus mountains (central Asia). Its high protein content made it one of first foods carried around the world.
Medicinal cannabis documented in Chinese pharmacopia 5,000 years ago.
So why was it outlawed in the United States in 1944?
Raphael Mechoulam, The Godfather of Cannabis, who discovered THC in 1964, in Israel. Watch The Scientist. 1 hour free documentary. 144 cannabinoids have been discovered, to date, and more to follow. The medical potential for the plant is untapped. The cannabinoid system is the largest receptor system in the body (the body’s super computer) and it is not being researched in the United States. Why?
The Botanical definition of hemp and the legal definition hemp is not the same thing.
What are terpenes? What is the “entourage effect?”
HEMP? Hemp CBD? Isolated vs whole plant? Big Pharma?
Botanically, cannabis is traditionally known as the female plant and the hemp as the male plant.
Legally, cannabis (female) sativa plant at o.03% THC. Few full-flower sativa females have less than .3% THC. Therefore, Hemp (know as “industrial hemp” – no flower) is usually used in CBC food supplement products. More than .3% is federally illegal. A CBC hemp food supplement (not medicine) can be sold in every state because of low THC.
Relax, push play and Lauren will wind up and deliver a podcast (video) that may change you life.
Raphael Mechoulam, The Godfather of Cannabis, who discovered THC in 1964, in Israel. Watch The Scientist. 1 hour free documentary. 144 cannabinoids have been discovered, to date, and more to follow. The medical potential for the plant is untapped.
The Open Cannabis Project
The Open Cannabis Project (OCP) is building a transparent and open source repository of cannabis data that will one day grow into an archival record of all existing cannabis varieties. Let Lauren explain how important this in the face of big pharma. (LISTEN TO LAUREN AND JOE on big cannabis pharma at 44:00 minutes). Did you know Big Pharma funds anti-cannabis and anti-marijuana campaigns? If all cannabis data is open source, both the quality and integrity of cannabis can be protected.
NEXT MONTH ~ At the PHOG FOUNDATION
~ Cannabis and Seniors ~ Dr. Vanessa Miles, 2/7/19, 6pm
~ Delivery Methods ~ Lauren Silberman 2/12/19, 6pm
Lauren will discuss what each delivery method delivers. Have questions?
Come to the Phog Foundation and ask away.
~ Vaping and Dabbing Class in February as well ~ tba