What does THC do?

THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol

"Well, THC is the one we know about because it's the more psychotropic one, and it's the one that Dr. Mechoulam first isolated as the psychotropic compound. I think it was in the 70's, or maybe even the 60's, that he identified THC. Then they identified CBD, Canabidiol. And GW Pharmaceuticals, a company out of the UK, has been extracting CBD and THC from the whole plant...so it's only recently that there's one of the labs in Oakland that's measuring THC and Cannabidiol."
- Dr. Frank  Lucido, family practice
A NORML Life Documentary

Marijuana is used because its primary active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), produces a relaxed state and may heighten the senses. THC causes dopamine release, which produces euphoria. Colors and sounds may seem more intense, time may appear to pass more slowly, and pleasant sensations may be experienced. (About.com, Chemistry)

Écoutez-moi. (Listen).

I'm not here to tell anyone what to do in life. Some may agree with me (thank you, my kind followers) and some may not. That's life! We shouldn't go around judging or trying to control other people's decisions. We know who is the true judge, and it's certainly not us mortals. Know why none of us are "better" than anyone else? Because our judgement day has not yet come. And nope, I'm not talking Terminator 2.

I'm talking about, really, what is a lifetime? How much time do we actually spend here...sixty-ish years average? I don't know the exact statistics but I mean... that's three of your twenties. It's really not that long. Time to live true to ourselves instead of trying to always please others.

If I want to blog about how a plant that is NATURAL and from the earth helps ME be a better person and a better mom...then I guess I just have to do it and quit being quiet about it. 

I guess....it's time to face criticism and debates because I know there are enough supporters and knowers out there. Peace and Stoners, that's how the 70's were that's how the 2000's are. Legalized in TWO states? Frigin GO us. Go Millennials and some of you GenX and Yer's. 

Maybe it's time I say what I actually think...which is I once was a person who got mad at my friends for "tokin up" in front of me and using "illegal drugs!" Good golly one day my best friend Dusty said, "it's just a plant, man" and that was it. I guess just realizing it was a plant made me open my mind to the possibility. And smoking MJ left the most peaceful and still very aware and alert feeling—like my troubles melted away onto the back burner—so I could then make delicious omelets and turkey bacon on the front burners. Meaning, Marijuana just helps you melt your anxiety away for a few hours, helping you focus on the good in life that is still plentiful. Somehow, no matter how broke, worried or stressed about life we are—MJ helps. Every single time.

Yes. I'm a Millennial mom who thinks legalizing MJ for parents everywhere IS the best way to go. For helping cancer patients and those with chronic illness, it IS the way to go. I think organic vegetables and fruits (Gersen Theory) combined with medical marijuana is the path I would take if diagnosed with something fatal and allowed to choose my treatment.

I have more to say, more to think over, and more to be joyful about when I have my morning puff. Because somehow, for me—an American living a perfect American life—that's not enough. I worry too much. I stress too much. It's the luck of the draw and I have to deal with it somehow... in a way that doesn't lead me to an Intervention episode in life. We can say to moms and dads "you should not feel so stressed out! Be thankful for what you have." Sure. But maybe it's not always enough.

Mj helps me get to that "okay, I'm actually a happy person and I can deal with and totally get through this thing called life" mentality that I don't know friends, I honestly don't know how I would get there otherwise. I try and I am a happy person, but if I am honest with myself—there is usually some point of each day that I just feel kind of at my limit, for whatever the reason. It's nice...to have a puff and reopen my connection to my future, my thoughts, my gratitude.

So until I am on a comfy couch with a therapist I can't possibly afford helping me deal with past issues or something...Yes, I will believe in the wonder of a plant that was once listed as "a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains" and was easily obtained at the general store or pharmacy. It's helped me more than I can imagine. I am thankful Marijuana is now becoming medically and recreationally legal in more states due to the findings and current research about the mental and physical benefits of this "dangerous drug" (on the Fed's list).

Why dangerous?

Because after I puff I want to eat a big sandwich, cuddle with my family, giggle and see the brighter side in life?

Oh yeah. Pull out the list. Dangerous. Check.


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