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CBD, Cannabinoids and other info on Cannabis Pt. 1

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Introduction to Cannabinoids

To start to understand how cannabis effects our body first we need to understand our endocannabinoid system and what it controls. We will also go over certain Cannabinoids and their effects on the body. The endocannabinoid system is made up of a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the brain as well as the central and peripheral nervous system of mammals. Cannabinoids control the homeostasis of the body and help to regulate functions of both organs and tissue. So since we have a endocannabinoid system we are able to take in phytocannabinoids which come from outside the body and have them actually effect our brain and body functions as well. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive and some are not. An example of a cannabinoid that effects the brain is THC this is also the most talked about cannabinoid and tends to get most of the attention. However recently CBD had been gaining in popularity among researchers. This is because CBD can have great effects on people who suffer from seizures or other symptoms of epilepsy. This can include but not limited to lowering the number of and severity of these seizures. It can also lower the psychoactive effects of other cannabinoids allowing THC to fight cancer without leaving the patient in a haze for hours after treatment. This helps people keep up their weight and appetite which also increases the effectiveness of other forms of treatment.

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Robert Peterson gives us some deep Califari insight to the history of how the concept of “California Dreaming” has existed for 100s of years.  This story shows how mythology and legends intertwined with politics and culture shaped the future for this place on Earth that was once called Califia and was run by beautiful black man eating women!  This historical tale really shines a light on the fact that; when looking through the lens of time, we are clearly all one human race!

 

The Origin of California – The Ultimate Melting Pot!

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City of Angels

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To celebrate 420 here in the City of Angels we picked up our bro- Wilton Rezande, who agreed to model some of our latest Califari Shirts!  Wilton is kind of a bad ass who is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and loves to play soccer and chill when he’s not dominating his opponents!    We payed homage to the City of Angels while rocking our Venice Beach 70’s surfer shirt and it made us think… Just how did LA become the “City of Angels”?

For years, history has told that on September 4, 1781, 44 “pobladores” who were recruited from northern Mexico to help cement Spain’s control over Alta, California (Upper California), established the settlement. Only two of these settlers identified as Spaniards; the rest came primarily of African or Indian descent. However over the past few decades scholars have uncovered that the pobladores arrived separately, some as early as that June. (September 4 remains the traditional celebrated anniversary).

The small town received the name El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciuncula, “The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels.” Located on the Los Angeles River, the settlement became a cattle ranching center. The oldest house in Los Angeles County was built in 1795 on what became the Rancho San Antonio. It is now known as the Henry Gage Mansion and is in Bell Gardens.

So there ya have it! We suppose that “The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels” was just too much of a mouthful, so now it’s just LA…  Should we feel short changed? Our culture is so abbreviated now, long titles are out, hell vowels are even out! We don’t have time for them any longer in our go-go gadget mindset!

Perhaps we all need to chillax, errr, I mean, chill out and relax and use complete sentences!

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Cannabis for Spiritual Purposes

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The “Church of Califari” believes that using Cannabis for Spiritual Purposes is just as important as using Cannabis for Medicinal Reasons!

“Legalize It!” -Peter Tosh

Naturally, Califari believes all states should make Cannabis legal for Medicinal and Spiritual purposes!  Califari believes Cannabis should be a legal sacrament for spiritual uses for its members 21 and over just as Red Wine is used as a sacrament in the Christian Church.

Prior to the USA’s forty year prohibition, Cannabis has been used in a entheogenic context in India since the Vedic period dating back to approximately 1500BCE, but perhaps as far back as 2000BCE. There are several references in Greek mythology to a powerful drug that eliminated anguish and sorrow. Herodotus wrote about early ceremonial practices by the Scythians, thought to have occurred from the 5th to 2nd century BCE. Itinerant Hindu saints have used it in India for centuries. [1]

In modern culture the spiritual use of cannabis has been spread by the disciples of the Rastafari movement, who use use cannabis as a part of their worshiping of their King, Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, and as an aid to meditation.

Now it is time for the next wave of Spiritual Cannabis Achievers to restate how Cannabis and Spirituality compliment each other just like Peanut Butter & Jelly!

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Juan Love! One Heart! Happy Cinco De Mayo

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Juan Love! One Heart!  Cinco De Mayo has been mostly championed by Mexican and American Beer Companies since the 1970’s, who had to allow Cuervo Tequila to come to the party in the 1980’s and continue the marketing blitz!  We now look forward to Cannabis companies to steer this spring celebration in new directions!

Cinco De Mayo, however, is not just a Mexican St. Patty’s Day!

Let’s not forget what its all about in the first place = Freedom!  When the Mexican Army defended Mexico City from Napoleon III’s French Army – it was a key victory as France was invading in support of The slave owning southern Confederacy during the American Civil War.  This victory emboldened Mexican and American troops and patriotic organizations fighting for freedom throughout the South West and California.  These factions played a key part in the eventual victory for the Union Army, which paved the way for freedom for all in our democratic state.  This of course has led to more and more civil rights for all peoples in our great continent.  We need to remind ourselves to stay the course and let freedom continue to ring forth into the future!

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