How is it that marijuana affects dreams – and can this somehow benefit post-traumatic stress disorder patients? Chances are if you to ask the nearest Stoner… if they are aware of dreaming, the answer will come back a resounding no. Yet if that same marijuana smoker were asked to stop smoking pot for 7 to 14 days, they would again find their slumber state rich with vivid dreams… sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Its one thing for the average pot head to make that observation after years of smoking, it’s another to try and find any psychological research based on scientific studies.
As sure as there is day and night… the human condition has grown dependent on a good restful night’s sleep. Unfortunatelywhen that sleep, and its four stages are interrupted for any reason, the outcomes can be less than desirable. The normal daily ebb and flow of sleep and slumber is called a circadian sleep rhythm. Many species aside from humans bow before the circadian sleep rhythm master: dogs, cats, rats and bats all must succumb to the powers of a restful night’s sleep, should they hope for a productive tomorrow.
While sleep appears to be a rather reflexive activity, at least to us, the mind utilizes this time to processes the day’s activities. In studies, sleep volunteers have been shown through the use of an electroencephalogram [EEG] — the different cycles of sleep which occurs on a nightly basis and how the depth of your sleep affects your next day’s productivity. As scientists have noted, each stage of sleep becomes increasingly deeper and sounder, and is repeated several times within an evening’s rest. When the sleeping volunteers were awoken during the REM section of their sleep cycle, all test subjects reported having vivid dreams.
So the obvious question becomes… If dreams only occur during REM sleep — and REM sleep is adversely affected by marijuana smoke, can smoking marijuana cure post-traumatic stress disorder?
There are many scientific research papers which point to use of marijuana’s cannabinoids as a potential memory suppressant in the treatment of PTSD, specifically with the THC cannabinoid. As scientist gaze into the future of PTSD and the THC compound found in cannabis. It is believed that THC may have the curing properties so desperately sought by those that suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder.
This is the report of an open label clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Nabilone (a synthetic cannabinoid) , used on treatment-resistant nightmares in patients diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods: Charts of 47 patients diagnosed with PTSD and having continuing nightmares in spite of conventional antidepressants and hypnotics were reviewed after adjunctive treatment with nabilone was initiated. These patients had been referred to a psychiatric specialist outpatient clinic between 2004 and 2006. The majority of patients (72%) receiving nabilone experienced either cessation of nightmares or a significant reduction in nightmare intensity. Subjective improvement in sleep time, the quality of sleep, and the reduction of daytime flashbacks and nightsweats were also noted by some patients. The results of this study indicate the potential benefits of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, in patients with PTSD experiencing poor control of nightmares with standard pharmacotherapy.
With the mounting proof showing support for medical marijuana as a treatment for PTSD continues to grow, the Department of Veterans Affairs finally decided that the scientific evidence was too strong to ignore. And back in July, 2010, finally gave in to common sense and scientific evidence. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs then made clear that it would permit certain war veterans the use of medicinal pot so long as they lived in a medical marijuana state, had received a doctors recommendation to smoke medical marijuana and were currently enrolled in a state approved program.
While marijuana continues to be classified as a schedule 1 narcotic under federal law, the newly adopted guidelines will potentially allow for doctors at hospitals and clinics to utilize medicinal cannabis; bringing marijuana back into the pharmacopeia of – ‘pain treatment plans’ offered to the vets which suffer from PTSD and the nightmarish dreams which accompany them.
If you’ve never attended a High Times Cannabis Cup before, buckle your seats and get ready for a dazzling whimsical ride through the back stage door of Canna culture! These folks sure do know how to put on a party, all while educating and spreading the good vibes of activism. Information as follows:
US CANNABIS CUP SCHEDULE
Doors open at noon both days of the expo. The seminar stage is located in the main building of EXDO. The awards show will take place in the expo hall of EXDO’s main building.
Friday, April 19
An Evening with Snoop Lion
Details to come.
Saturday, April 20
1:30 p.m. THE ART OF EDIBLES
Elise McDonough (moderator)
3 p.m. MARIJUANA WAR STORIES
Michael Kennedy (moderator)
4:20 p.m. A 420 WEDDING
The nuptials of Tim Docken & Michelle Peterson
5 p.m. “FREE WEED FROM DANNY DANKO”
A live podcast featuring cultivation experts: Adam from T.H. Seeds, Scott from Rare Dankness, Kyle Kushman and D.J. Short
Expo closes at 8 p.m.
8 p.m. THE HIGH TIMES US CANNABIS CUP CONCERT AT RED ROCKS (featuring Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill)
TICKET HOLDERS: Please come to the HIGH TIMES booth to pick up your concert tickets!
Sunday, April 21
1:30 p.m. NEW CANNABIS DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS
Jen Bernstein (moderator)
“Radical Russ” Belville
3 p.m. CANNABIS CONCENTRATES 101
Bobby Black (moderator)
Daniel de Sailles
K from Trichome Technologies
4 p.m. ADVANCED CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES with Nico Escondido
5 p.m. COLORADO’S REVOLUTION/EVOLUTION
David Holland (moderator)
7:30 p.m. THE OFFICIAL HIGH TIMES US CANNABIS CUP AWARDS SHOW
Awards will be presented for the top sativas, indicas, hybrids, edibles, concentrates and more.
The new law does not foresee health insurance coverage for marijuana, touted by some as a medical miracle drug. The prescription-only drug formally became legal on Monday, but was virtually unavailable as most pharmacies across the ex-communist European Union state of 10.5 million were closed over to the Easter long weekend. Prague will first import the drug for about a year, reportedly from Israel or the Netherlands, until the State Institute for Drug Control starts issuing licences to local growers for a maximum of five years. The institute will also determine the crop area and organise tenders for marijuana purchases from farmers. An EU member since in 2004, the Czech Republic provides some of the most liberal access to soft drugs in Europe. People holding up to 15 grammes (0.53 ounces) of marijuana or growing up to five plants of cannabis risk just a small fine—an approach that often attracts smokers from other countries such as neighbouring Poland, where tougher laws apply. A 2011 national report on narcotics said 16.1 percent of Czechs aged 15-34 admitted to having used marijuana in that year, down from 20.3 percent a year earlier. (c) 2013 AF
Today I made a new friend. It all started when I “liked” a picture and commented with praise of a certain awesome distribution company‘s move on Facebook…..The response was a “friending” along with the entitled request in a private message.
This is my response:
Cool, here we go…lol
Ganja Vibes is my mother load of all babies at this time. I have been a long time advocate of Cannabis and a healthy sex life. After a long romance with both cultures I saw a niche market untapped.
Enters “Ganja Vibes”, a place where sex and weed combine to help you find your highest highs. ;D
I have conceptualized adult novelty designs for Cannabis enthusiasts. The “Mary Jane VibratorTM” is my first product on the manufacturing line, as I type. Currently being worked on in China, my eventual hope is that the company will one day be “made in America”.
The “Mary Jane VibratorTM” is a personal massager/ clitoral stimulator. Discrete enough to leave lying around the house, but so well designed that you’ll want one for your every day massage use as well as sexual use in the bedroom (or where ever you get your rocks off). It’s amazing while being used in partner play and all around awesome to look at. The most common response is, “faces light up, electronics go to work (in-hand use only; no awkward/ too personal first moments please), and a loud “I WANT ONE” conclusion in meeting.
The Ganja Vibes line will include your basic toys along with some other wild machinations I have worked out while yearning for more creativity and a safe haven (toys that I actually relate to; i.e. my love of Marijuana) while exploring sexuality, pleasure and fun.
Shirts Male & Female
www.ganjavibes.com - This is a blog I started in November of 2011 to test my name and see how I was going to shape this beast up.
This address will soon become our e-commerce website; the blog will remain a feature.
The facebook page, like the blog is a musing, entertainment and updates hub as I have been very careful while establishing my trademarks, copyrights and become patent pending. I am super jazzed to be coming closer to releasing images and showing the world what Ganja Vibes has coming soon!
I have recently moved to Vegas to audit conventions and see where we get in to fit in.
I have a wild passion for what I’m doing, so pardon me if I’ve rambled! I hope this helps to get you up to date with Ganja Vibes!
What do you think?
New friends response:
Well, I was hoping you could be a bit more thorough.
Can a cornucopia of marijuana related sex tools change the minds of many and effect our society as we know it??? – I believe it can! AND I have never been declared as insane, for the record! yet. haha.
Through my education of everything having to do with the industries- manufacturing, adult novelty, apparel, online development and head shop- I have learned more than a college educations worth and do know that it is- “all about relationships”. Luckily, I don’t have too big of a conundrum establishing relationships on a business level most of the time it seems.
I started this company myself and saw it through while treading water so to speak for the first year and a half. After which I brought on a business partner. I do most everything regarding conceptualizing “what is Ganja Vibes” in all directions, with a team of 2 awesome engineers, a graphic artist/art director (which was the hardest to find and settle on), and 1 project manager whose manufacturer I’m using in China, for the core of the operation, at this time. My business partner and I are hard workers and we aren’t greedy. We have hopes that we can build this brand and one day get enough interest to make it work on a wide scale level. I have a back ground in entertainment so one of my plans is to make Ganja Vibes an events brand as well. I know my partner doesn’t want more work, but he’s a little older than I am and I still have a lot of living to support, dreams to see through and fun to have with all the cool ass people out there….so I’m looking long-term.
I’ve run all the media platforms and still do while searching and praying for some good help! I feel like, until I have the first product and few offerings become available, money needs to be spent on production costs to boot.
I get phone calls every day from friends and messages from new supporters asking when can they see what’s being produced and some even ask where can they buy one, before they even see it. I can not express how much fuel this puts on the huge fires burning….I am GRATEFUL, TREMENDOUSLY APPRECIATIVE AND PUMPED about how excited everyone is to welcome Ganja Vibes on the scene with open arms! THANK YOU!
Be Kinky, Be High…on life….One Love!
Posted July 24th, 2012 by Johnny Dank & filed under 420 Jam, Events, Marijuana and Food.
‘Cheers’ had it right — people love going to places where they know your name — a community of friends in all walks of life embracing one another. Washington being a pro marijuana state with legalized cannabis, the “Ever-Green” state has fully embraced the “community” in medical marijuana community, with some cultivating to physically build one. On one hand we have medical marijuana card holding patients that like to get their pot and run, debating on where to smoke weed; and others that mash-up their love of marijuana with mingling and shopping — Mary Jane meets the farmers market.
This idea isn’t just an idea in a haze…Washington Farmer’s Market in Olympia provides a stoner’s haven for market fare. Open to the public and not being exclusive, the 420 friendly patients and vendors welcome all passerby’s with a smile and open arms; even if you’re the novice stoner still learning how to smoke from a bong.
The marijuana farmer’s market embodies why marijuana laws need to be re-addressed. The market is all about weed; having fun, enjoying the marijuana treats, while learning about all the medical benefits of pot and the exponential medical possibilities of THC and cannibinoids. With about 20 tables, vendors offer anything for the medical marijuana patient to salivate over from marijuana flowers, pot brownies to pot seeds and dank concentrates. Competition helps to have high quality pot products for a low cost, with free weed to sample for patients that donate. With energetic sativas for the day stoner and sedative indicas for the night pot smoker.
With many people with a ‘wake and bake,’ on the go mentality, Sonshine Organics provides relief. This medical marijuana collective runs on the same high grounds as the Washington Farmer’s Market and has a unique feature – a drive-thru. Sonshines own Sarena Haskins says, “It’s perfect for the busy mom on the go, who don’t want to leave her children in the car.”
A staple for the growing marijuana niche market is their food, like any other well-groomed farmer’s market. The BBQ pork slider, infused with cannabutter, from Chef Bilbus Yeoldshire is a must have for all patients. A bang for your buck being less than $5. For stoners with a sweet-tooth, there is a bevy of potent medicated weed treats which include: hash brownies, dark chocolate chip pot cookies and cannabis peanut butter cups.
With a serene and energetic atmosphere for all ages to enjoy; the Washington Farmer’s Market, hopefully, is the start of an ongoing influx of Pot Farmers Markets around the country so more medical marijuana patients can take pleasure in — A safe and nurturing environment for the medical marijuana community. Vendors and patients alike entertaining, educating one another for the greater of medical cannabis.
Identical to the typically, socially-accepted local farmers market minus the cannabis – there’s never a bland moment. With live music, smoking lounges, entertainers at every corner. Hopefully one day there will be a “C” answer to: “Want to go to the farmer’s market?”
C.) Which one? Pot or not?
“We feel within 10 years we could legitimately have share prices hit $215 again,” Mehdizadeh says. Currently, there are around one million shares available for trade and, this time next year, he says there will be another one to two million shares trading. Although the company focuses primarily on medical marijuana, he says the temperature-controlled dispensing machines could also be used in prisons and 24-hour drug stores for a larger range of drugs
Help change. To list Marijuana as a schedule 1 drug is ridiculous and a hinderance to the natural health care of everyone. Sign the petition, be a part of history and help yourself and your children. Have you enjoyed watching sick family members suffer and diminish because of adverse effects of pharmaceuticals? Choose Cannabis and let your government know where you stand. Don’t let fear of voicing facts and your position stand between what’s right and what’s wrong. Be the change!
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and allow the states to decide how they want to regulate it.
Some states have clearly indicated that they wish determine how to regulate marijuana at the state level through medical marijuana programs or by legalizing personal use. Please remove federal implications by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act.
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