As knowledge grows day by day on cannabis, faster even than the forces that seek to control the plant or play God, a fact that is true one day is not so true the next. Cannabis is like magic so ‘not so true’ doesn’t translate as false though. Take for instance, the tried and true adage that cannabis has to be heated to be activated.
Recently as 6 months ago however, a fellow food activist, John Diaz [Orange County, CA] informed and then debated with me, the merits of juicing cannabis over smoking or doing edibles. Patrick Moore, aka Professor Hemp, sings the praises of hemp seed nutrition as well, but Saturday in Murrieta, CA, at a health event, the topic of cannabis in my button-down Christian community became all the rage.
Delivering the goods to this crowd was the Rev. Alana Sills, D.D., D.M., of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, who performs nutraceutical research and product development in Oregon State. Reverent Alana is certified in clinical endocannabinoid medicine and a QCH Certified Bio-Scalar Energy Practitioner. She is a cannabis product formulation consultant, educator, does patient outreach and is a national public speaker on the subject.
On this day the topic for her Guardians of Health Wellness Expo public address was officially titled “The Future of Health and Understanding How Cannabis Can Help Medically”. Those interested gathered under the dais tent in rapt attention. My query there was based on the political interest I have in spreading the facts for #NoOn64, the state’s proposed coup of cannabis by way of recreational marijuana.
Rev. Alana sidestepped that whole issue by way of speaking of CBNs, CBDs, and the positive effects cannabinoids have on the human body from a passive protocol, meaning the cannabis isn’t burned, vaped, or made into a food product like a brownie, cookie, or drink. In the uses she outlined, applied heat before the body’s chemical heat of natural digestion decreases the % of effectiveness toward a particular malady or ailment.
Cannabinoids are diverse chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, which is not marijuana*. Each cannabinoid affects the body differently with over 20 potential health benefits. At present there are over 85 different known cannabinoids but the list is still growing without government oversight or useless regulations.
Water and temperature change do the most damage to the most fragile part of the cannabis plant, the terpenes. In the passive protocol use of cannabis, the ten most common terpenes were 1. Myrcene; 2. Linalool; 3. Limonene; 4. Pinene; 5. Terpinolene; 6. Carene; 7. Eucalyptol; 8. Carophyllene; 9. Humulene; 10. Bisabolol.
- Inflammation, 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,10
- Pain, 1,2,4,7
- Cancer, 1,2,3,5,8,9,10
- Muscle Spasms, 1
- Antibacterial, 2,3,5,8,9
- Anxiety/Stress, 2
- Sleep, 1,2,3,5,6,7
- Digestive System, 3,6,8
- Immune System, 1,3,5,7,10
- Antidepressant, 1,3,5,7,10
- Antimicrobial, 1,4,5,8,10
* – marijuana is a slang term made into a fictitious name for cannabis in order to make the plant illegal until ‘modern science’ could GMO the plant. Don’t let them do it again – #NoOn64