It took twenty-three centuries before an update in the nervous system was discovered. Shouldn’t we celebrate? Where’s the News? Alcmaeion of Croton, Praxagoras off Kos, and Herophilus of Chalcedon were three Ancient Greek philosophers, who conceived of the existence of a nervous system in the third-century BCE. Alcmaeon argued that the brain is the seat of intelligence, connected to the extremities of the body by nerves. Praxagoras suggested that the brain controls movement in the body and posed the existence of neurons responsible for sending brain signals throughout the body.

Herophilus used dissection to demonstrate the existence of a nervous system distinct from the vascular system. Herophilus also discovered nerves connected to inner organs and muscles and distinguished between sensory and motor nerves.

Three centuries later Israeli scientist, Raphael Mechoulam, discovered the universal mammalian endocannabinoid system (ECS) in 1992. The ECS is the master computer system of the nervous system. It is responsible for regulating pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune, and reproductive function. The sea squirts, believed to be the first primate to exhibit an ECS, evolved over 600 million years ago.

How was the ECS discovered?


The scientists were interested in why marijuana from the cannabis plant caused changes in psychoactivity. They discovered our ECS synthesizes a molecule, Anandamide, which mimics the same molecular structure as 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the marijuana plant. Next, the molecule, Cannabinoid (CBD) in marijuana, mimics the exact molecular structure of 2-AG synthesized by the ECS.

We make our own THC and CBD. How profound is that? Nature produces a weed easily grown in the wild that provides us with the same anandamide and 2-AG we may be deficient. Why that is just like when we take Vit-D, isn’t it?  So why is this not included in medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and psychiatric curriculums? Education of the ECS on the Internet is besmirched/canceled in social media and touted with the fear of Voldemort from Harry Potter. The MSM calls it POTT. The government still puts you in jail for using weed.

Nixon’s Erratic Drug Scheduling System

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) organizes drugs into groups based on the risk of abuse or harm. Schedule I being the drug that causes the most harm and Schedule V causes the least harm. President Nixon initiated this scheduling system in 1974 when he overruled his own Commission and the American Medical Association, who both recommended it as medicinal.

Schedule I Heroin LSD Ecstasy Magic Mushrooms Marijuana THC/CBD
Schedule II Meth Oxycodone, Vicodin, Cocaine Adderall Ritalin Cesamet THC or CBD
Schedule III Ketamine Anabolic Steroids Testosterone Tylenol w/ Codeine Marinol THC
Schedule IV Soma Darvocet Valium Ambien, Xanax  
Schedule V Lyrica Robitussin w/ Codiene Phenergan w/ Codiene Lomotil Epidiolex CBD


The extreme right column shows the unscientific thinking of the government for putting THC in three different Schedules. How can CBD be in Schedule I and Schedule V? Epidiolex is a pharmaceutical product of CBD for the treatment of seizures in children. What’s wrong with the plant? Oh, it cost 5-10 cents/mg.

So, nature’s plant with THC and CBD has no medicinal use with a high potency for addiction but a pharmaceutical CBD is equal in potency to Robitussin with codeine? A synthetic THC in Marinol and Cesamet is less potent than nature’s plant? Is it no wonder the country questions the “science” behind the Chinese pandemic SARS-CoV-2?

In Conclusion

There are many deaths from any one of the drugs listed in Schedules I-IV. NO drug is free of side effects. But NO recorded death in the history of mankind is from the plant marijuana. Name one pharmaceutical with the harm index of cannabis. I believe progress will not be made until we teach the ECS in high school biology, college anatomy and physiology, and all medical curriculums. Are you still trusting the FDA, CDC, NIH, INHAID, and CMS, to tell you what drugs are safe? Next time more detail on ECS.

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