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MARJIUNA WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NHS (National Health Service) FROM NOVEMBER 1. CANADA APPROVED THE USE OF MARJIUNA FOR ADULT USE A FEW DAYS AGO
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Marjiuna will be available for therapiutic use in UK in 3 weeks. The 3 criteria required for the pharmaceutical products to be approved are:
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๐Ÿ“Œ they need to contain cannabinol or its derivatives, cannabis or cannabis resins
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๐Ÿ“Œthey have to be produced exclusively for medicinal purposes
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๐Ÿ“Œthey have to be medicinal products
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Cannabinol is one of the natural oil in the plant. Its medicinal is due to the anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. This means that it has the power to stop the response of the immunity system. Cannabidiol is another essential oil. It has a painkiller effect for patients affected by cancer, multiple sclerosis and arthesis. Studies on rats demostrated a reduction in pain after 14 days of treatment animals with it. Although it’s analgesic effects are quite establish, the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved its use as a painkiller. It’s currently commercialised for treating dementia and quidding smoking.

Is marjiuna addictive? No, and this is down to its biochemistry. Cannabinoids bind some receptors in the cannabinergic system. The science of addiction is quite different. Addiction is related to the release of dopamines. Substances of abuse, such as cocaine and heroin bind the opioid receptors and this is the trigger to release dopamines. Our brain gets into the addiction mode when you trigger the cycle of low and high quantities of dopamines and this cycle is the one observationsin dependence from any drug.

The psycoactive bit of marjiuna is the THC (the one in the pic). The plant uses it for self-defence such as attacks from predators. The psycoactive effect is because THC triggers the release of dopamine and this is why you get high when you smoke marjiuna or hashish. However, THC doesn’t seem to be addictive. Addiction has been observed only in heavy smokers and daily users. A joint every now and then never killed anyone.

Do you know why marjiuna is illegal? This has nothig to do with the psycoactive effects. Its more about politics๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ. Back in 1900, canapa found loads of applications in industry. It’s a strong and resistant material and Ford even created a prototype of a car which used less fuel and could work with ethanol from canapa. Canapa suddenly became a promising material for a sustainable development . This became uncomfortable for many and cannabis was renamed with the Mexican name marjiuna to create negative feelings about it. In fact, Mexico was an enemy of the USA back then. When people found out that the relaxing pills made of cannabis were the same thing as majiuna, they started reducing its use more and more. Marjuana, the cultivation of canapa and commercialisation were forbidden in 1936. This basically stopped all the canapa use from a commercial and terapiutuc use.
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Do you think it’s about time to revise legislation and start using canapa again for the good purposes it was used to be employed in the firsr place?

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4 Comments on “The truth about marijiuana -addictive or not?

  1. “This means that it has the power to stop the response of the immunity system.” Holy Mother of God! So it kills people by sepsis! LOL!

    • This is a science communication post. Please keep the nasty comments for your. Get a real life PLEASE

  2. No, it’s not. This is scientific misinformation. If something stops a person’s immune response it will cause the person to die from multiple infections. You should have this very basic knowledge, if you want to write science reports, instead of spreading misinformation.

    • Well, you’re the first one saying that I do misinformation. I guess you can keep your comment for yourself. It’s just an opinion. I’m a seasoned science communicator, I know that criticism comes with the journey. Regards

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