Because marijuana is referred to as a “drug” it is assumed that it is dangerous. However, a little known fact is that there are ZERO overdoses and ZERO deaths from marijuana overdose. It is actually physically impossible to overdose on marijuana due to the fact that it does not affect the central nervous system the way that opioids and alcohol do. The way marijuana works in the body is through the activation of specific receptor sites in some cells called cannabinoid receptors. Marijuana is full of cannabinoids that immediately activate these receptors which are located throughout the body.
A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on these receptors to alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. There are over 400 chemical compounds in cannabis and 113 different cannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis which exhibit varied effects. These compounds work synergistically with each other, meaning the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
The top ten cannabinoids have shown the following medicinal effects: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-fungal, anti-asthmatic, antibiotic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, mood-stabilizer, encourage brain growth, appetite stimulant, sedative, pain reliever, treats glaucoma, neuroprotective, promotes weight loss, relieves nausea, pain relief. (Read more about the medicinal effects of cannabinoids here: http://herb.co/2016/02/06/top-10-cannabinoids/)
Obviously, this could help with so many health issues. As a medicine, it is outstanding in what it has to offer. Why has it been so maligned? See the following videos about Larry’s medical nightmare. Note the difference in costs between medical marijuana and his prescriptions (which don’t offer a cure). The almost instant response from the medical marijuana is AMAZING!