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Marijuana versus nicotine? Are you Sirius?

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By Jason King

SO JUST WHAT IS the difference between marijuana and tobacco? Unsurprisingly, but with an unexpected twist, the difference lies in the opposing actions of THC in marijuana versus nicotine in tobacco. To put it simply, nicotine has several effects that promote various cancers, but THC acts in ways that counter the cancer-causing chemicals in marijuana smoke. To put it another way, THC actually reduces the carcinogenic potential of the smoke.

As an example, recent lab research indicates that nicotine, the active and highly addictive ingredient in tobacco, activates an enzyme that converts certain chemicals in tobacco smoke into a cancer-promoting form. THC on the other hand, inhibits the enzyme necessary to activate the carcinogens found in ganga smoke.

Another major difference between ganja and tobacco is in the effects on the immune system. Smoke from either sends irritants into the respiratory system that trigger an inflammatory response, which includes the generation of cell-damaging substances called “free radicals”.

These particles are believed to contribute to a wide range of diseases, including cancer. But cannabinoids – those found in marijuana and the versions found naturally in the body – have been shown to decrease this inflammatory response.

Another difference between the effects of smoking cannabis versus tobacco has to do with cells that line the respiratory tract. In fact, recent research shows that in the brain, where for some not-so-strange reason there are built-in cannabinoid receptors, THC can even protect cells and keep them from dying after being damaged from an injury or stroke.

Another difference between the effects of smoking cannabis versus tobacco has to do with cells that line the respiratory tract. In fact, recent research shows that in the brain, where for some not-so-strange reason there are built-in cannabinoid receptors, THC can even protect cells and keep them from dying after being damaged from an injury or stroke.

Furthermore, compounds found in cannabis been shown to kill numerous types of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma, giloma (the cause of some brain tumors), pheochromocytoma, and cancers of the lung, breast, prostate and skin. Think about it: Science has proven that THC and other cannabis extracts-bening substances occurring in nature-destroy brain tumors. You think it would be front page news in every newspaper and medical journal in the world!

So to answer the question ” Does pot cause cancer? ” No! And not only does it not cause cancer, it can cure it too.

Are we Sirius?

Take a look at the word cannabis. Ever wonder what it means? Cannabis is a Greek word, though its root is African. In Greek, canna means “canine”, or “dog”, and bis or bi is the number two. So cannabis is the “two dog plant”! That in its self is interesting but the plot thickens. There is a cannabis loving tribe in Mali, West Africa, called the Dogon tribe.

A fairly well documented group, the Dogons were visited by Herodotus, a Greek traveller and chronicler, around 300 BCE. He was fortunate enough to have visited the Dogons during a yearlong celebration, that took place every fifty years.

Explaining their celebration, the Dogons pointed to the brightest star in the winter sky, Sirius, and said it was the “Two Dog Star”, and that it was the home of the “two dog plant”, cannabis. The two dog plant they said, was brought to our planet by the goddess from the Two Dog Star. Their year-long celebration was in the honor of that star.

All of this would be easy to dismiss if not for the fact that the Dogons possessed specific knowledge about the Sirian system for thousands of years before scientists with modern telescopes and equipment could catch up and prove them right. The Dogons had specific knowledge about Sirius B, a white dwarf star, which they called Po Tolo.

They knew that it was white, that it was extremely small, and that it was the heavest star in its grouping. (As it turns out it is three hundred times more dense than diamond.) They also described a third star in the Sirius system, which they called Emme Ya.

If the Dogons were correct in all of their other knowledge about Sirius, why would they be wrong with their claims of cannabis being from Sirius? It is after all, named after that Two Dog Star!

They also described a third star in the Sirius system, which they called Emme Ya. In 1995, when two French astronomers published the results of a multiyear study of what was apparently a small, red dwarf star within the Sirius star system, the Dogon idea of there being a Sirius C, aka Emme Ya, was suddenly taken much more seriously. The Dogons claim that their astronomical knowledge was given to them by the Nommo, amphibious beings sent to earth from Sirius for the benefit of mankind.

Think about it: The Dogons were celebrating the fifty-year orbital period of the Sirius system for thousands of years before astronomers could even detect Sirius B. How did they know this?

Could all of this potentially explain the astounding diversity within the cannabis gene pool? Speaking specifically to flavours, there are cannabis strains with flavours ranging from the sweetest fruit all the way to foul rotten meat (in a good way if that is somehow possible), from astringent pine cleaner to chocolate to kids vitamins (sad oxymoron).

We’ve all tasted ganja strains that mimicked every fruit on the planet, including strawberry, grape, peach, lemon, lime, plum, raspberry, blueberry, guava, blackberry, mango, cherry, orange, banana, pineapple, melons and more…. Some of you have probably tasted hints of every herb in cooking, including mint, basil, sage, rosemary, and thyme. This amazing variety of familiar flavours is well documented in the Cannabible series, but you may have noticed on occasion that the author is at a loss for words when providing tasting notes.

There we enter the realm of all the outer space flavours that words do not exist for, because there are no other similar flavours found on earth, and thus no accurately descriptive words, and saying that, about half of the really good strains out there have these otherworldly flavours.

What if these strains and flavours are really from outer space? What if cannabis is a plant highly regarded and traded not just on our planet, but throughout the universe? Picture cannabis as a miraculous plant that grows on thousands of planets in the universe and is introduced to suitable planets by benevolent beings, such as the Nommo, to help “spread the love”. Are you with me?

The Dog star was highly venerated in ancient Mesopotamia, where its old Akkadian name was Mul-lik-ud (Dog Star of the Sun), and in Babylonia, where it was called Kakkab-lik-ku (Star of the Dog).

The Assyrians called Sirius Kal-bu-sa-mas (the Dog of the Sun), and in Chaldea, it was known as Kak-shisha (the Dog Star that leads).

The world has Jason King to thank for his exceptional work in all three of the Cannabible series, and from where this information was taken. These books can be found on http://www.trademe.co.nz

Written by aurick

05/03/2009 at 10:49 pm

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