Sunday, June 9, 2013


Exposing the claims about Cannabis burning braincells-

For many years, there have been rumors floating around that Cannabis burns braincells. Most people do not know where those rumors started. It's time to fix that. The REAL reason people started saying cannabis killed brain cells was because of the Heath/Tulane Study of 1974. Heath claimed that rhesus monkeys when given the equivalent of 30 columbian strength joints a day began to atrophy and die after 90 days. (that is 2700 joints, or average 1.25 joints per hour every 24 hours for 90 days straight. When Heath killed all the test monkeys and control monkeys, cut them open, and found dead brain cells in the test monkeys, he concluded that cannabis was responsible for the brain damage.

It took many, many years for the truth about the study to be released to the public. The truth is, not only were the monkeys given the equivalent of 63 columbian strength joints in 5 minutes, (far more than he had originally stated) the smoke was administered through a facial mask with ZERO additional oxygen. Do you know what happens to a brain starved of oxygen? As you will find in any CPR or first aid manual, 3 to 5 minutes of oxygen deprivation will cause brain cells to die, thus causing brain damage. The monkeys didn't die from smoking Cannabis.. The monkeys were suffocated.

(The Heath Study Explained-

Since then, many more studies have been completed on this subject. For example, a study done in 2007 with synthetic cannabinoids has shown that neurogenisis can occur... (simply put, cannabis can stimulate the creation of new brain cells). Even heavy use of cannabis has been proven not to damage the brain.

(Doubt me? Start your research here-

Whats more, a cannabinoid has been shown to provide neuroprotecting properties. That is, it can limit secondary damage from head injuries and speed recovery time.

(To read more on that-

Why were we told smoking cannabis kills brain cells? For the same reason we were told things like this back in the 30s and 40s-

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

“Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”

“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”

“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

- All quotes above by Harry Anslinger (The man who basically created the DEA, and is responsible for Cannabis being illegal all over the world)

Why did they say such things? BECAUSE FEAR SELLS! They knew what people were afraid of during that time, and they knew how to use their fear against them. They still do the exact same thing today. They've just 'modernized' their lies. There is NO SOLID EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER that Cannabis negatively effects our brains. Still, the Government loves to tell people it will make them paranoid, schitzophrenic or bipolar. In my opinion, those claims are just as ridiculous as the claims that 'you're likely to kill your brother after smoking a joint'. They have ZERO evidence to back those claims up, but STILL people say them all the time.

Just so you know.. The whole reason I made this post is because I read the comments under a different post of ours about Cannabis legalization. Some of the people commenting were saying it can burn braincells, cause cancer or mental illnesses, etc. I will never understand why some people prefer to keep sharing RUMORS and EASILY DISPROVED LIES rather than taking a few minutes to research this subject on their own first. Please, don't be one of those people. Little do they realize, they're doing all of humanity a great disservice by helping the Government keep THE MOST USEFUL PLANT ON EARTH illegal. (For those who don't know, Cannabis has over 50,000 known uses.) If you doubt anything I've just said, I really hope you take the time to research what I said BEFORE making any more easy to disprove claims. We need to work together to EXPOSE the lies.. Not help them along.

Here is more research material to get you started-

High-dose cannabis stimulates growth of brain cells in rats-

Marijuana Compound Grows New Brain Cells and Reduces Inflammation-