In a resent study, Mortality Within the First 2 Years in Infants Exposed to Cocaine, Opiate, or Cannabinoid During Gestation - pediatrics.aappublications.org A total of 2,964 infants were drug-tested at birth to see if they were positive for drugs - cocaine, opiates and cannabis were studied and compared to drug free infants. The death rates were :
“No drugs at birth” deaths……15.7 deaths per 1000 live births
“Cocaine positive” deaths………17.7 deaths per 1000 live births
“Opiate positive” deaths……….18.4 deaths per 1000 live births
“Cannabis positive” deaths…… 8.9 deaths per 1000 live births
The “cannabis positive” infants rate of death is almost half of what the “No drugs” infants death rate is! When it comes to failure to thrive, cannabis shows a significant improvement in the outcome.
If the body is low on cannabinoids, just as with any other deficiency, the body does not function correctly since the endocannabinoid system regulates all other systems in the body. Misinformation has done much damage over the last 73 years as has the war on a plant and those who use it. Cannabis has continually been shown to be a remarkable anti-inflammatory which could be of great help to the 86 million people that suffer chronic pain. No one ever died from cannabis/marijuana though much suffering has taken place from the prohibition of it. It is time to end this travesty.
Lack of cannabinoids - can cause cancer, digestive ailments, migrains, fibromyalgia, just to name a few. We are now generations into cannabinoid deprivation and the health consequences are showing.
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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