Hi, I'm "Granny Storm Crow", a California activist. It’s been a while since I was at GP but I wanted to share this with all of you. I’m here to give all of you a gift of knowledge, "Granny Storm Crow's List". You know how the prohibitionists keep saying, "We need more studies before we can legalize marijuana"? My List is my reply to them. When you open the links you will find a huge collection of links to medical studies, or news articles, all sorted for easy use. The format looks like this-
Nutritional omega-3 deficiency abolishes endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions.
(click “archives-ouvertes” for download – 2011)
(That’s a pretty important study, incidentally. ‘Uncoupled” CB1 receptors can’t get you high, or help heal you.)
I have divided up the List into sections to make using it easier. Once you open a link, on the left-hand side there should be a tool bar with a little ribbon-shaped icon, "bookmarks", click it for get the navigation index. My “beautiful monster” has grown to over 6,000 pages of links on just about everything related to Cannabis, so the index is very necessary.
The first section is made up of mostly news articles. It’s a good place to start your Cannabis education. Most of us "old timers" had to learn about Cannabis bit by bit from scattered sources. I’ve made it a lot easier for you by adding a small “Beginner’s” section that gives you basic information on what can be a confusing and overwhelming experience.
The news articles give you a short, understandable summary of the medical studies and personal stories. Interestingly, I’ve found that news articles often contain scientific details that the “official” abstract may not cover, so they are worth reading. This section will also introduce you to interesting sites you may have missed. At the very bottom of this section is a mini-dictionary that gives plain English definitions for some of the scientific terms you may run into.
Section 2 has the new studies from 2015 to mid-August 2019. It’s the biggest section simply because new studies are coming out at an amazing rate. For students, medical professionals and patients, this can be the most useful section. Besides hundreds of recent medical studies, this section also contains a large “Cultivation” section with articles on Cannabis growing dating back as far as 1789, hundreds of recipes are in “Methods of Use”, and the “History” of Cannabis, both ancient and modern, is explored.
Section 3 is dedicated to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the endocannabinoids, their receptors and related enzymes. First are the newest studies and below them are two sections with the older studies. The information on “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency” and “Omega-3” is quite thought-provoking. In my opinion, the study of the ECS, and its genetics, is the future of medicine … but I may be a bit biased.
Section 4 begins with the “Phytocannabinoids”, THC, CBD and all their friends and relatives. Because of our illogical ban on actual Cannabis research, this section is far too thin. I expect this to change soon. Canada, Israel, Mexico and other “medically legal” countries will be doing more Cannabis research, while the US is falling behind.
Then we jump to the synthetic cannabinoids, the “Spice/K-2” drugs. In the lab, these are used to study the functions of a single type of receptor. The illegal “Spice” street drugs are usually made in countries where quality control is “optional”. And unlike natural Cannabis, these synthetic drugs have killed people. I avoid them like the plague.
The last section contains the “older” studies from 2014 on back. Don’t ignore these just because they are a bit older. There is a lot of good info in them! The "ancient" Pre-2000 studies can answer some of those basic questions like, “Does Cannabis go bad?” or “How long should you hold your hit?”, and you’ll even find a few “Reefer Madness” articles thrown in there for your amusement, or horror.
I hope you will share my List with your friends and relatives. The List is meant to be shared to increase the knowledge of this remarkable plant and what it can do for us. The truth about Cannabis has been suppressed for far too long, and it is high time we changed that! And as my late grandfather once said, “If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!”
My love to you all,
Granny Storm Crow