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« on: November 08, 2016, 09:04:31 am »
Just asking for any feed back from others who may be into the Cannabis. I know smoking it is typically demonized in many health conscious communities, and for the avid rawest cooking "it" goes against the fundamentals of Raw Living, but what about eating the raw herb, as our foraging ancestors may have done?

I have a theory that our brains are wired with receptors to certain plant substances which were once a part of our foraging diets. Certain plants had trace amounts of opioids, and canabinoids, while others had certain tryptamines and when consumed within whole unprocessed forms in accordance with a well functioning instinctive stopping mechanism would elicit generally positive effects, and may have helped us form a unity with the environment, which has been in many ways lost after the rise of the agricultural revelation?

Ive used small amounts cannabis off and on for years, I quit smoking it entirely a couple of years ago, and since then only used small amounts of homemade infused oil. For the last few months I found that eating raw cannabis buds have a pleasant and much more mild effect than consuming cooked oil.

Apparently it is a myth that the Psychoactive components have to be heated to become active, because the liver is able to decarboxylates the THC and CBD, in a process that is much less damaging to some of the other beneficial canabinoids, than smoking.

If anything I would like to suggest to those in the raw world who have smoked in the past to try and eat it raw and see if there is an effect? 
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Re: Raw Cannabis
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 03:13:01 pm »
I haven't smoked cannabis as yet(well, OK, I, years ago, smoked  a couple of marijuana cigarettes with no effect)  but I should mention that wild varieties in the Palaeolithic era would have had much lower amounts of hallucinogenic substances in them, due to a  lack of selective breeding by humans.

I was always warned away from using weed/marijuana/cannabis as it was pointed out to me that it was the leading cause for people taking hard drugs. I prefer magic mushrooms/truffles  as the human body cannot possibly become addicted to them. If one over-consumes magic mushrooms/truffles(ie more than once a week or a fortnight depending on the person),  then one  quickly loses any effect from their use as the body gets used to the substances. I had only one decent experience with magoc mushrooms which rather frightened me for 10 minutes. Trouble is that my stash mysteriously disappeared after a while. I will have to try again.
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Re: Raw Cannabis
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 03:35:21 am »
I agree that modern cultivated varieties are bastardized in the way they are now bred to be uber potent, but thats all the more reason for those who enjoy its effects to quit smoking it and eat it raw. Paleo Man may have had to eat half a plant to feel the same effect as I would eating a small bud today, but how do we know that they didnt? or how do we know that there were not other canabinoid containing plants that they would graze upon?

Its all speculation, and for all we know the wide spread use of cannabis may have had a lot to do with the evolving spirit of our ancestors.

It seems to me that many Europeans are totally prejudiced against cannabis??? Many people over there were heavily inundated with the devil weed propaganda!

https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2016/06/27/prehistoric-marijuana-use/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/surprising-5000-year-old-cannabis-trade-eurasian-steppe-nomads-were-020909

The gateway drug theory is an outright half baked straw man argument, put forth by people with no idea what they are talking about. If an organically grown herb can be considered a gateway to more harmful drugs...... then what about refined sugar? or black tea? coffee? tobacco? Alcohol? These are all substances the majority of young Europeans are heavily exposed to, and are proven to be much more addictive and harmful than cannabis.
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Re: Raw Cannabis
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 04:57:34 am »
 Well, I was referring to people who had been around in the 1960s/1970s who saw how people who died from hard drugs  after having tried softer drugs. Tobacco and alcohol are also seen as being gateway drugs. The idea being that once one tries an addictive substance, such as coffee, which rewires the brain's dopamine reward centres, then it will be easier to for the relevant person to try harsher drugs. I only have to look at my school buddies who started on smoking, then moved on to alcohol, and finally on to drugs.
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Re: Raw Cannabis
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 06:00:18 am »
Your experience as that of all those around you is indicative of much larger issues, entirely shaped by the modern environment of what I call the working class wastelands. People who have had their senses altered by generations of cooked foods, refined sugars, trans-generational alcoholism, caffeine dependency, and a plethora of pervasive pollution, will have an innate propensity toward developing addictions, to anything which would help one escape from such desperate conditions.

Perhaps for people who hail from these modern wastelands it is wise to abstain from partaking in certain sacraments (natural or not), because of the innate incapacity of already damaged individuals to use moderation and discernment.

My bone to pick in this fight is with people who consume the most horrific foods, use the most synthetic chemicals, and live the most unbalanced lives while being obtusely critical of people who use the herb.

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Re: Raw Cannabis
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 09:33:54 am »
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