Marijuana enthusiasts have talked about the miraculous effects of their favorite plant for more than 12,000 years, but only now begin to understand the real potential of their forces.
You may have blamed these consumers for having faded from the effects of high-end smoking a few years ago, but countries around the world are beginning to abolish dragon-banned laws and allow scientists to do a final study of the plant – and what they are it was unbelievable.
Speaking at news.com.au following Sydney's remarkable Sydney Sydney conference – where hundreds of enthusiastic entrepreneurs wandered about inspecting the latest weed growing techniques – Paul Benheim, founder of Hamm Food Australia, said the plant could contains superpowers, a profound impact on our lives.
Cannabis researchers who speak at the conference say the compounds found in the plant can potentially be used to treat a vast variety of anxiety, depression, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome to acne and even schizophrenia – all without addiction and liver damage, treatments.
However, you will not be magically cured by smoking a few joints this weekend.
The speakers have made it clear that cannabis is incredibly complex and the extraction of the exact components you need to prevent the harmful side effects is still a very advanced job.
Mr. Benheim pointed out the research that has emerged over the last two decades, which shows that we all have something in our body called the endocannabinoid system.
This is the way we process our organism and even create our own cannabinoids – chemical compounds found in weeds.
Working alongside the blood, respiratory and digestive system, it is claimed that the endocannabinoid system can affect appetite, pain modulation, digestion, reproduction, motor training, stress and memory.
"It has only been discovered over the last few decades and this is incredibly important because it affects the balance and communication between our cells," he said.
"He's woven into our body because he's the master of our balance system – called homeostasis.
"This means that if any aspect of your health disappears due to stress, your endocannabinoid system immediately responds by changing your physiology in an attempt to restore homeostasis.
"This is one of the most important systems for maintaining human health, which is literally a bridge between your body and mind."
He says that people often confuse hemp and cannabis, but they are actually the same plants and parts of them, as hemp seeds – which contain almost no intoxicating, psychoactive THC properties that cause weeds to feel stones – are extremely useful for the human health.
"Everything is actually one plant, cannabis is a plant and there are many different parts of the plant that you can use for many different applications," he said.
"By removing the water content, your brain is made up of 60 percent fatty acids – omega 3 and omega 6, and realized hemp seed is a great source of this."
He claims that we need a constant supply of these fatty acids in our body.
But unbelievably, this protein-rich superfood, which can be used in more than 50,000 ways of using acne treatment to textiles, bioplasty, paper and fuel, has become legal in Australia less than a year ago.
Australia was one of the places in the world where it was forbidden.
However, the New Zealand Food Standards (FSANZ) have approved a proposal to allow the sale of low-yielding hemp seeds from TNF last year, and in April 2017 the Australian food safety ministers are considering the proposal.
At that time, FSANZ spokeswoman told SBS: "Our risk assessment has found that low-THC cannabis foods are safe to eat and can provide a good alternative source of nutrients and polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially Omega-3 fatty acids."
Now Mr. Benheim discusses with Australian politicians trying to get them acquainted with our endocannabinoid system and the potential health benefits of allowing non-psychoactive forms of weeds such as oil from the CBD to be given to the Australians.
"We know that the endocannabinoid system is active in the embryonic stages of human development," he said.
"We know that even breast milk contains cannabinoids, but we are still told that it is not healthy or safe for you."
When he said this, he simply points out the evidence.
The United Nations research shows that 180 million people use cannabis worldwide, and only 72 of them died after having taken it – contrary to the widespread myth that no one died due to weeds.
However, during the same period, alcohol killed 3,3 million people and smoking killed 7 million people worldwide – almost twice as many as the population of Sydney each year. And, interestingly, researchers in Germany have even found that CBD reduces the level of alcohol in our blood.
"Synthetic cannabinoids produce frequent, undesirable side effects that the Australian government always says to say we should avoid this," he said.
"But the only problems are caused because some chemical compounds can not yet be completely isolated."
Mr. Benheim added that there is a "very fine line" between drug use and drug use if there is nothing wrong.
"We are built for cannabis," he said.
"People just need education, but we should not use them until we become 21 years old when your endocannabinoid system and your brain are fully developed."
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