Imagine a world where the human race is thriving in a perfectly symbiotic lifestyle. The entirety of the world’s inhabitants enjoying a lush and fertile surrounding. Sicknesses of most types are easily fought off due to resilient immune systems that have grown almost impenetrable over the years of exposure to most illnesses, and their inevitable defeat.
This was the future the human race was destined to have. This planet was overflowing with all the necessary possibilities for a life rich in health and sustenance. This was a once future possibility; but that is no longer the case. The path to glory was laid out for the taking, yet the people leading the way chose to line their pockets and look to the present, seeking momentary gain instead of long-term prosperity. Today, articles about the positive attributes of cannabis are easily found. Not to say that they aren’t correct; because most are. However, based on some information that is by no means new, this will take it one step further. Information that will cause many to see cannabis in a new and more profound light. One that suggests people are not only unharmed by it, but rather created to utilize and thrive within it.
Since the beginning of traditional medicine, cannabis has been used to cure or treat just about every type of illness one can think of. Its medicinal properties are no longer denied by the medical field. They are being researched and developed on all fronts. They are discovering, for the second time, how miraculous this substance can be. Americans, or rather their government, are behind the times when it comes to embracing an obvious truth: cannabis can save lives and heal the planet. This is a truth that the majority are beginning to see despite the best efforts of the US government. A truth that is beginning to appear more relevant and self-evident than ever before.
The human body is specifically designed with proteins called “receptors” that have a very important job. Think of them like gate keepers of the body’s important chemicals. When a specific molecule comes along with the right key, the correct actions for that cell are taken, such as to divide, die, or allow specific substances to enter or exit. For example, when one drinks a cup of coffee, the subsequent caffeine makes its way through the system and binds to specific receptors. This allows the recipient to feel that energetic boost all have come to know and love. What’s incredibly profound is the fact that everyone is born with specific “cannabinoid receptors” designed to utilize cannabis for the optimization of the human body — and it is very important to note that there are not receptors for everything that can be thrown into the body.
These are special, and there for a reason. They are categorized as a class of cell membrane receptor called the “G protein-coupled receptor” super family. This class of receptor is involved in the body’s fight against disease, and is also the target of about 50% of all modern pharmaceutical drugs. The human brain has more cannabinoid receptors than any other G-protein-coupled receptor. When these receptors are made active by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, they protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies and fully live up to their “super family” title. This knowledge is very well documented, however, not publicized at all. Why is information of this nature, that could prolong the lives of the American people substantially, in a natural and largely cost reductive manner, kept from the public eye? Well, those following The Last American Vagabond thus far, already have that answer; and the surface hasn’t even been scratched.
There have been several major scientific studies to show that human breast milk not only contains the same cannabinoids that occur in marijuana (whether or not one has ever consumed cannabis) but actually plays a vital role in the suckling process, as well as others. It is the presence of these cannabinoids that stimulate the newborn to eat and triggers a desire to eat in the future. This natural process is crucial to human development. These cannabinoids also stimulate neurogenesis during pre-natal development (neurogenesis is responsible for populating the growing brain with neurons) maintaining proper brain growth.
This information may seem fantastical and untrue when first seen, due to previously held incorrect beliefs, but do not be swayed by those who would profit from people’s reluctance to change. Americans have been raised and conditioned to see cannabis as evil and wrong. To find out that this information has been studied, tested, and proved many times over should make everyone see more than ever what the government feels is most important; and the fact that it is not your well-being should be self-evident. These findings are only now beginning to gain publicity due to the changing public stance on cannabis.
These cannabinoids, whether they derive from a plant or our bodies, are part of us. They are made to bind with the human body and elevate it to a level of super efficiency. The implications of this information transcend the idea of civil rights and cross over into predestination. Are humans designed to thrive with this substance? Were the American people crippled by the lack of this super nutrient at the apex of human cultural development? These are questions that supersede money or possession. Ones that ask who we are as a nation, or more importantly, who we are as human beings. These are questions we all need to ask ourselves, that are far more important than we ever realized.
Originally published March 18, 2016
Sources: http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system, http://headsup.scholastic.com/students/endocannabinoid, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014299904007423