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  1. Glad to hear you have recovered from your health scare. Hopefully you will be around for many years. We are around the same age. One to one health comparisons don't mean much but since we are apparently bragging here.... About a decade ago my spinal problems started. Until that time I had been active and relatively healthy. With injury I started taking a fistful of pills daily including multiple vicodins, gabapentins, muscle relaxers, anti-anxiety meds, and a couple of scripts for related gastric issues. I began and still get periodic spinal injections at a pain management clinic Once I switched to medical cannabis concentrates, gradually I have left most all of those prescriptions behind. Aside from a nightly cannabis concentrate capsule, I probably take less than 5 pills a month. If I do something foolish and have breakthrough pain I resort to the pills, otherwise cannabis and the concentrate capsules are enough to allow me to function. I have no history of stroke or heart problems. I am maybe 10 lbs overweight, but at my physical recently my doctor actually congratulated me for being in such good shape. I am sure there are doubts about that, but it is true. My blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are all normal, without meds. Also, according to my doc, my kidney and liver function as well as my testosterone levels have all improved since I switched my primary pain medicine to cannabis.
  2. Sheesh, that's some gratitude for ya! You post about your mistress's foolishness regarding cannabis intake and then go out of your way to criticize my attempt to help you two? On top of that, I even inquired about your bouts with psychosis. I hear that can hang on sometimes for a week or more. All though, not good enough for Jimmy. Still he has to lash out at anyone trying to help him. Sad
  3. The Leafly article of the week. Hopefully this information keeps some people (like Jim's mistress) from consuming cannabis foolishly in the future. Btw Jim, I hope that psychosis has cleared up for you two. One should know what they are consuming (top priority). One should be aware of their setting and their comfort level if they do plan to get high. They should certainly be aware of their cannabis tolerance. They should always start low and go slow with anything 'new' to them. Also important, if they ignore the guidelines and get too high, they should take responsibility for their own decisions and actions and not look elsewhere to find blame. Some other good info in the article too. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/factors-that-affect-your-cannabis-high
  4. http://www.celebrationofdance.ca/Men-Buffalo-Bills-New-Era-NFL-Black-White-Neo-39THIRTY-Cap-Blackwhite-20940992/p_194/ The hat in the link is close. I saw this site posted here in an earlier merchandise thread. Prices were good. Warning: I tried to contact these folks but was unsuccessful trying to order from this site. Perhaps, within Canada, you may have more success. Be careful though. Good luck.
  5. Eight now, counting Jim and his brain damaged lover-mistress. Way to go, Jimmy. When your friend needed a hand, you left her to go drinking. Tell the truth, did you stagger into her bumping her down the stairs too? I would think that the least you could have done would be to offer your arm to an unsteady friend. Pretty crappy, Jimbo! Clear to see right there your philosophy of life - it is all about Jim, eh? If your mistress friend had taken several slugs from a flask of unknown liquid and had the same reaction she had to the cannabis, would you blame Bicardi for making strong liquor or your foolish mistress- lover?
  6. Huh, that is odd. You know, lots of folks thought pretty highly of Mueller before he criticized Saint, er, I mean, President Trump. Go figure, eh? I mean, if Louie Gohmert says it though, it must be true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz2_U-jr9MI
  7. This Brit comedy game show would be a perfect landing spot for President Trump. It is called, 'Would I Lie to you?' One team tells a story to the other team. The listening team has to decide if the story is true or a lie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As2-JwaH3BE&t=297s
  8. “Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit form a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Mueller wrote in his report released Thursday. https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/439544-mueller-russia-sought-to-help-trump-win-2016-election-but-did-not
  9. Yeah but does the fake diploma LOOK real? Do you have to be a Sam's Club member? Was that a sale price or the regular fake diploma fee? No, I kid. Very impressive. Recalling that you are in your early 60's(?), we probably went to UB around the same time. I am not competing with you or anyone however. The whole point of this thread from my perspective has been to educate and to offer alternative medical options.. And, at times I post just to irritate some of the regulars here. But, go look back at the first post in the thread. Education has been my stated goal all along. You are certainly correct that I include a lot of links from studies and articles. That is because so many here are skeptical of my assertions of cannabis health benefits. I object to your assertion though that all of my posts are just cut and paste. There are many posts in this thread that are my writings about my experiences.
  10. Well, there it is then. You are smarter. You win. Congratulations! So, are they selling those pHD's at Sam's Club now? Does it look like a real diploma? How much?
  11. Oh really? Gosh...boy do I ever feel silly now. I had no idea. Everybody's posts seemed so sincere. Boy am I blushing now. In spite of your best attempts to remain ignorant though, you have been educated. Some others have been too. The thread is closing in on 50K views.
  12. So you think I have been performing these studies? Honey, honey, no, no, noooooo! I am not a research or medical professional. Sorry if I misled you. It is good, however, to see you do a little research on your own. Baby steps but good steps This study may hold your answer but it is pretty technically dense material. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4539069/ from the study Chemokine receptors, opioid receptors and TRPV1 receptors have been reported to participate in complex cross talk, not unlike that between neuropeptides, cytokines, and neurotrophins [48] Chemokine receptors and opioid receptors can inhibit each other by a process known as heterologous desensitization [48]. Adenosine, by activating A2a receptors, can also desensitize chemokine receptors [48] (see Figure 1). Chemokine receptors sensitize TRPV1; hence, any desensitization of chemokine receptors (by adenosine or opioid receptors) would inhibit the sensitization of TRPV1 (via a phospholipase C β/protein kinase C [PLCβ/PKC] pathway) [48]. Interactions between cannabinoid receptors and opioid receptors after acupuncture have been reported. Cannabinoid receptor CB2 has been shown to participate in the EA-induced increase of opioid expression in keratinocytes in inflamed skin (in a CFA rat hind paw inflammation model) I can't understand it but it should keep you busy for the day.
  13. What is behind the effectiveness of acupuncture? Why does it work? https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5a6267098425e40008273a32/how-acupuncture-interacts-with-the-endocannabinoid-system from the article To date, the opioid system—the network of receptors in the body that opioid drugs attach to—is most often credited with delivering acupuncture’s reported effects as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-emetic. However, studies in recent years have found another, less-studied, but equally important receptor network may be involved: the endocannabinoid system—the same system that’s responsible for cannabis’s myriad effects on the body. . . . However, there are instances where the opposite has happened: Acupuncture led to a decrease in activity of the CB1 receptor. While studies like this may be outliers, they also bring up an important concept: that acupuncture may dampen effects on the endocannabinoid system to maintain balance in the body. While we’re still far away from deciphering acupuncture’s exact mechanisms, it’s clear that this treatment has tangible effects on the body—effects that are likely due to the interaction of multiple receptor systems. Understanding the complex interactions between these systems is important because they may one day lead to the development of new techniques that combine acupuncture with medicines such as cannabis that target the endocannabinoid system.
  14. I can help you with that, Jim. Hand me that hammer and then hold still. have a good day
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