More Science, Less Rhetoric

If you love 90s nostalgia, you'll love the endocannibinoid system.  A moment of brilliance during an era of war.

More Science, Less Rhetoric

Although deemed “essential,” till this day cannabis is defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse by the federal government.  The irony is they have no accepted medical use studies because the same people that wrote the definition also made it illegal to research the plant they demonized.

There is a lot of money to be made in the enforcement of prohibition. Although alcohol prohibition was a failure, cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s was easier to impose. Unlike alcohol, Mexican Immigrants and Black people were the only groups associated with it in American media at the time. White people were just happy they got their booze back. And in 1937, unbiased non-government cannabis research was effectively made illegal. 

No matter its legal standing, it was a law many would break to find a little relief from life.  While cannabis use penetrated the fabric of American political culture, it also entered the lifestyles and lives of many of the most influential artists, writers, athletes, and thinkers in the world.  Although labs were not allowed to touch the stuff, many began experimenting on their own.  It took almost 70s years for enough people to experience cannabis, enough data to show no dangerous side effects, enough minorities incarcerated, and enough rhetoric about why the war on drugs was worth the tax dollars for Americans to agree they’ve had enough.  

ACT UP for medical marijuana! Poster The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

And now, entering a new era as “essential” at a time science is more important than ever, cannabis research has the opportunity to provide new solutions to many of the world’s problems today.  The initial research across the vast array of cannabis plant strains and the cannabinoids within them is proving to be very promising.  One category of much interest to OFFFIELD fans is its ability to improve and enhance your daily active lifestyle.  

War on Drugs propaganda told us cannabis makes you lazy, gain weight, and be non-productive. However, a 2019 Study from the University of Colorado found that people who consume cannabis are healthier than those that don't. They have lower rates of obesity, and higher rates of regular physical activity. For many, cannabis motivated them to be more active.  It became a part of their lifestyle.

A 2019 Study from the University of Colorado found that people who consume cannabis are healthier than those that don't. 

Although cannabis being good for you is new news to many, it’s no surprise to researchers.  After the discovery of the human endocannabinoid system in 1992, it was clear that cannabinoids must have enormous potential for medicinal benefits. 

The Cb1 and Cb2 ReceptorArt by Tony Fur

Cannabinoids produced in the human body, called endocannabinoids, are responsible for enhancing your mood, controlling inflammation, and pain management. Many of the same qualities reported by regular cannabis users for decades. The human body’s ability to produce one endocannabinoid in particular is particularly interesting to OFFFIELD: Anandamide.  

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