Endo: interior, within, inside of
Genous: generating, issuing from; read:
gene-i-us, gene-i-o-u-s, gene-is.
This pamphlet is about the
Endo-Cannabinoid System .
Every cell in the human body comes equipped with endogenous cannabinoid or endo-cannabinoid receptors built-in, and in a dizzying array of different unique, specific-chemically encoded varieties. Our bodies are naturally hard-wired to respond to and, as the prefix endogenous indicates, produce those cannabinoid chemicals which are found in Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Cannabinoids are a natural component of mothers’ breastmilk, and this is no accident.
The endo-cannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining the homeostasis of every cell in the body. It is an electro- chemical highway that links the nervous system, the immune system, and the digestive system, and it is present in almost every animal species on the planet.
Cannabinoids are neuro-protectants that insulate the brain from sudden physical shock and they play a vital function on control of our bodies’ most basic reactions to physical stimuli. They regulate energy intake and nutrient transport and storage within cells, facilitating inter-cellular communication and the various processes of the nervous system.
Exo-cannabinoids, those present in the cannabis flowers, behave exactly as endo-cannabinoids; our bodies cannot tell the difference.
Within the flower of the cannabis plant there are 64 unique cannabinoids. Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol, THC and CBD, are the two best known and most thoroughly researched.
Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid responsible for the elevated state referred to in popular culture as “getting high.” Cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD, is THC’s non psy-co-active cousin. Most people have heard of THC, but only recently has CBD begun to be talked about. What they’ve been saying is good. Very good.
Extensive research has been conducted on the effects of CBD on tumor genesis, and it has been shown to not only slow growth but to cause apoptosis, natural cell death, in cancerous cells of every variety.
Scientists in Spain, Canada, and the UK have demonstrated recently in lab studies that CBD has the effect of destroying cancer cells. In fact, it has been observed to reduce and reverse the effects of numerous diseases including diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease , Alzheimer’s , and even to destroy the HIV/AIDS virus. In all, 200 conditions have been shown to be cured by cannabinoids.
How is this possible?
Cancer is a set of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth caused by a genetic mutation. Despite their genes’ mutation, cancerous cells still come equipped with cannabinoid receptors.
When a CB2 cannabinoid plugs into a receptor located on a cancerous cell an apoptotic reaction occurs; the genetic mutation which has caused the cell to divide unchecked is corrected and the cell dies naturally. Other cannabinoids work in the same way to correct every syndrome, disease, or chronic condition they have been tested against. They repair damaged DNA, arrest the growth of blood vessels which supply tumors with blood, and dampen an overactive immune system.
The most effective cannabis-derived medicine is commonly referred to as Simpson Oil. It is made simply by dissolving cannabis buds in alcohol, reducing them to a molasses-like substance. This oil contains all 64 known cannabinoids, which work synergistically to restore living systems to their best functioning.
Even more importantly, cannabis oil cannot be patented. The healthcare industry, medical insurers, and the pharmaceutical industry have stood in the way of legalization for decades; some of them knowing of Cannabis’s curative properties, because they know this information spells the end of their monopoly on our health.
United States Patent 6630507:
Filed by Hampson; Aidan J. (Irvine, CA), Axelrod; Julius (Rockville, MD), Grimaldi; Maurizio (Bethesda, MD)
Filed on: Oct. 7th, 2003
Abstract: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. “
Above is the abstract of the United States patent on Cannabinoids as a cure for numerous diseases, filed in 2003 through the Department of Health and Human Services. It can be viewed online through the US Patent office website.