Monday, April 27, 2009

Cannabis treats swine flu

If you haven't heard of the recent swine flu pandemic you should probably get up to date with current events. The H1N1 swine flu has killed 80 people in Mexico in the past week, and there are over 1,400 reported cases of it world wide (mostly in North and South America). The symptoms for this flu are very similar to that of normal influenza. Many people are beginning to panic, but it seems our friend marijuana greatly helps reduce our body's inflammation response to the virus.

Cannabis Science inc's non-toxic lozenge has properties that could alleviate many of the symptoms and harmful effects of the H5N1 bird flu and H1N1 swine flu viruses, and has offered its assistance to HSA today in a letter to Secretary Napolitano. The Company has offered to produce up to 1 million doses of its whole-cannabis lozenge, and provide them to HSA for distribution at cost.

"We have the science and preliminary anecdotal results confirming the anti-inflammatory properties of our new lozenges and indicating they may present an effective and non-toxic treatment for minimizing the symptoms and harm from influenza infections. Our lozenges appear to down-regulate the body's excessive inflammatory response to the influenza virus, which could reduce the deadly consequences of an infection into something that is more like a common cold. Because of my cancer and diminished auto-immune functions, even common influenza is a deadly threat, and I've had incredible symptomatic relief with the lozenge."

Just to be clear smoking marijuana while suffering from an inflammation reaction will most likely result terribly. This is a pretty obvious thing because smoking with an inflamed throat, or lungs would probably be extremely painful. The desired results from cannabis are brought on by orally ingesting the substance.

If this problem continues to grow, this could be a great chance for weed to save the world.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Change is around the corner

It might just be me, but It seems like some change is coming. The change I speak of is the education of the general public regarding marijuana and it's medical benefits. The hoped result of this is obvious, the legalization of medical marijuana as well as decriminalization of possession of marijuana.

The source of this change may have made a large leap this 4/20. On 4/20 NORML launched their ad campaign aimed to inform the public as well as put pressure on President Barack Obama. These ads are being broadcast on basically every American cable channel.

Here is the most popular commercial:

On top of these commercials being aired the extremely popular teleivison show Family Guy has released a 420 episode that was actually decently informative. I'm not a Family Guy fan, but I have to commend everyone involved for using their powers for good. You know what I mean when I say powers, there are many people who get their opinions from this show. I am hoping that the influence from Family Guy will have an effect on enough people to bring some change.

The change that is being hoped for in the states is that which I mentioned earlier: medical marijuana for those who need it, decriminalization of cannabis, and the informing of the general public that marijuana has many benefits and very few (if any) negatives. I am in favor of full legalization of cannabis but if decriminalization has to come first at least some change for the better is happening.

I leave you with the song from the Family Guy episode:
Note that this is the best video being provided because corporations are copy writing bitches.