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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99% of the people I speak with have no idea they have an ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. The entire role of this system is to maintain balance in our bodies. When we are out of balance due to stress, diet and other factors our body welcomes disease, inflammation and more.

Yes cannabis is medicine but it works because we have this system that responds and interacts with the plant. It also produces compounds similar to THC and CBD.

I made a quick video you can download about this system. 🙃https://bit.ly/ECSbasics
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Working with my clients means I provide advocacy, education and support their health needs. Speaking to doctors and helping patients navigate this complicated space is truly something I enjoy! Thanks Cannabis Nurses Network for the opportunity to share my perspectives and encourage nurses and physicians worldwide. ...

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