Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, R.N. Since the 1960s, the major milestones our country has achieved are incredible. We elected an African-American president, women's issues have made tremendous progress, and gays and lesbians can marry. But cannabis is still illegal...? Not for long! As the tsunami of hard empirical positive medical cannabis research builds, it meets the inevitable changing younger demographics of our country, and with the need for new cannabis- based jobs and new tax revenue. The cannabis legalization tipping point is close at hand! "Cannabis is the people's medicine" and has overwhelming public support. Let's knock this last domino over! And to that end... I would like to highlight several 2011 research papers that discuss the most current findings regarding medical cannabis treatment and disease prevention. The following medical papers focus on: • Cancer and colon cancer prevention, • Inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn's disease • Vomiting from chemotherapy • Osteoporosis • Traumatic brain injury • Heart disease /Heart attack The concept of the endocannabinoid system was outlined a mere 14 years ago, and looks how far we have come! Today "phytocannabinoid therapeutics" is the newest, fastest growing field in medical research. As this medical cannabis evidence-based tsunami approaches, its main therapeutic action appears to restoring homeostasis to multiple body systems. The action by which phytocannabinoids heal is by reestablishing the proper immune set points within CB 1/2 receptors in both brain and body. Research supports medical cannabis as important a medical discovery as insulin or penicillin were in their day. Perhaps the root of many human illnesses is an anandamide deficiency, which, when corrected and rebalanced by THC intake, produces homeostasis. Whatever anandamide does in the body, phytocannabinoids mimic. My prediction is that phytocannabinoids will ultimately be found to be an vital to human health. Phytocannabinoids mimic the same actions of Anandamide in the brain and body, which maintain homeostasis, maintaining wellness and disease prevention! Read the rest here.