Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis. 

We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs.

We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael Mechoulam, and how these findings help push our cause forward. 

Lastly but most importantly both episodes share the impact that cannabis criminalization has had on already marginalized communities and the incarceration rates of African Americans, Hispanics, and other POC communities. We look at the divisive and racist propaganda, incarcerations, and financial impact that cannabis and the legal systems have used to keep these communities in the margins.

Cannabis at the time of this recording a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level and not considered for medical use. This level of restriction has made it difficult to continue the research necessary to create greater gains in cannabis medicine. However, we continue to champion on and the government begins to take note of the ever-changing green rush.

In this episode, we talk about cannabis as medicine and take a look at the history of cannabis from the 1980s to the current day. 

  • Cannabis as medicine
  • Dr. Mechoulam discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Reagan Era – War on Drugs
  • Medical Marijuana Law
  • Farm Bill or Agricultural Act of 2014

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I'm slowing down this week. Retreating to fill up my heart and soul. While I won't be booking any sessions until after July 15th, I hope that those of you who need support, positive vibes and a safe space to retreat and exhale will join us inside the Exhale to Thrive community. #linkinbio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What is Cannabis Nursing with guest @cannabisnurseheather⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Self love is self preservation. I go to “stretch” in my bedroom when I need a mommy break. I’m a nurse but I’m also a patient. Anxiety is something I have to manage and cannabis has helped me become more aware of when I need to “stretch” before I snap. 😛

Today these freshly trimmed leaves gave me such a lovely natural high.

Fun fact: Cannabis aromas have many therapeutic benefits and mood enhancing properties. But they’re also non intoxicating until the mature plants are heated.

So yup this plant cannot make you “high” until it’s processed via heat. However the aroma rich terpenes or oils on the surface of the plant help add some amazing calming, uplifting and healing benefits to your life just by being in their presence.

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The connection between our sense of smell and emotions is unlike that of the other senses because olfactory system nerves connect directly to the brain. 🪴💥 🧠 💫

Universe if you hear me I’d love to build hemp gardens at nursing and senior homes. Thank you 🙏🏽

Have you had the pleasure of fresh fan leaves?

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Quality of life is something we rarely talk about. We all want a cure but the truth is cannabis can help you heal by providing supportive benefits. 

Cannabis isn’t always a cure. In fact most times it’s merely a support system to help you achieve a better quality of life. Isn’t that what we all hope for a better quality life?

Listen in as we talk about autoimmune conditions in this episode of @dothepot we look at Lupus and cannabis.

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Is your business ready for SBA funding? Join us at @cannanursesCNOC for this upcoming webinar.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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