Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Consciousness Series: Utopia

Cannabis is an extremely safe and effective medication for many patients with chronic pain. In stark contrast to opioids and other available pain medications, cannabis has the best safety record of any known pain medication (no deaths attributed to overdose or direct effects of medication).

Thankfully, marijuana is becoming more mainstream. In the United States, more than 20 states have legalized it in some form, and several others are mullin...g relaxing their pot laws. Four states and Washington, D.C. allow recreational marijuana. Nineteen states allow it for medical purposes, and 14 have decriminalized it.

Here are just a few of the medicinal powers of marijuana:

Weed can be used to treat Glaucoma. It can help control epileptic seizures. It also decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet's Syndrome. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer cells from spreading in the lab. THC may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and decrease anxiety. The plant eases the pain of multiple sclerosis. It lessens side effects from treating hepatitis C and increases treatment effectiveness. Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. It relieves arthritis discomfort. Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson's disease. Marijuana helps veterans suffering from PTSD. Naturally occurring cannabinoids, similar to THC, help regulate the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and brain. Marijuana also protects the brain after a stroke, by reducing the size of the area affected by the stroke.

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  1. smoke 'em if you got 'em!

    spouse's BFF enjoys a bowl every day. keeps him sane.

    I ADORE the "cali" drawing on your website! been there on CA highway 1. the sly stallone one is good too (philly boy, RECOGNIZE!).

    hope you are well. smooches from granny cougar (man, it is HOT up here)!

    1. Agreed!

      I know a lot of professional people who smoke almost daily to keep them sane as well. I use it recreationally about twice a month, either when I'm with friends or for creative inspiration.

      Thank you!! I barely even remember doing that drawing. A man in San Fran commissioned that piece but he needed it like four days after contacting me so I basically didn't sleep and than overnight shipped it haha it turned out nice though!

      I hear it's always sunny is Philly....

      I'm doing well, even getting a few more commission inquires after posting this series! :) Stay cool GC! Hire a hunk to fan you while another feeds you grapes

    2. no, not always sunny; an urban myth. ;-)

      "Hire a hunk to fan you while another feeds you grapes" - know where I can find one o those? I bet you DO!

    3. Sadly, I don't...but we can go hunt for one ;)

      I'm envisioning you laying out by an infinity pool in some ridiculously lavish backyard, in a polka dot bikini, sipping on pink lemonade behind your bug glasses (a martini if you're feeling frisky), with a platter of fresh fruit next to you...along with your knitting materials obviously. Oh and your cats lounging beside you

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    1. Thank you Ashley!! I really appreciate the feedback