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    So hey thank you very much for this information!! So sorry it has taken me so long to realize that you responded!! We will give these a try...... Thank you again, purple power!!
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    EDDIEKIRK

    2019 Granny's List

    It's been over a year since I wrote to all of you or sent you a newList. In answer to your emails asking, “What happened to the January2019 “Granny Storm Crow’s List"? To put it at its simplest, this hasbeen a very rough year for me.Last fall, my disabled husband’s health took a huge turn for theworse. His heart was failing. Much of my fall and winter was spenttaking him to and from doctors, the ER, or worse, to the hospital. Hislast hospital stay was a two week long nightmare. His care was lessthan what he would have gotten at home. I finally got him out of thereand back home.Toward the end of January, one day after our 51st wedding anniversary,he passed away at home, while holding my hand. My brain felt“paralyzed” and I just could not do anything. My closest friends andfamily all told me to just take care of myself- the world wouldsurvive without a January List. I took their good advice.Eventually, the numbing brain-fog began to wear off a little, butreading and sorting medical studies was still out of the question. Soinstead, I dove into the dull, mindless work of checking the links,one by one. It needed doing, and it gave me time to heal.To most folks, the List as appears as this huge, unchanging monolithof information, but it is constantly changing. Abstracts become fullstudies (and vice versa) changing their URL’s, then there was thatswitch from http to https that made many links invalid, older linksgot deleted or archived, and I even had a whole site just vanish, so Ihad to find duplicates at other sites.By the time I had finished checking all the links, I had a hugebacklog of new studies to deal with. I am still not quite caught up,but I am a full month past my usual deadline for the summer List, soready or not, here it is! I hope you will forward it to your friends.Even just sending the link for the first section of news articles is agood way to help educate those new to Cannabis.As usual, I have divided up the List into sections. Once you open thelinks, on the left-hand side there should be a tool bar with a littleribbon-shaped icon, "bookmarks", click it for get the navigationindex. My “beautiful monster” has grown to over 6,000 pages of linkson just about everything related to Cannabis, so that index is verynecessary. It's quite a change from the original 60 pages I shared onmy 60th birthday!The first section is made up of mostly news articles. It’s a goodplace to start your Cannabis education. Most of us "old timers" had tolearn about Cannabis bit by bit from scattered sources. I’ve made it alot easier for you by adding a small “Beginner’s” section that givesyou basic information on what can be a confusing and overwhelmingexperience.The news articles give you a short, understandable summary of themedical studies and their findings. Interestingly, I’ve found thatnews articles often contain details that the “official” abstract maynot cover, so they are worth reading. This section will also introduceyou to interesting sites you may have missed. At the very bottom ofthis section is a mini-dictionary that gives plain English definitionsfor some of the scientific terms you may run into.https://www.dropbox.com/s/zo2llys3ymk88c9/GSCL_2019_NEWS.pdf?dl=1Section 2 has the new studies from 2015 to mid-August 2019. It’s thebiggest section simply because new studies are coming out at anamazing rate. For students, medical professionals and patients, thiscan be the most useful section. Besides hundreds of recent medicalstudies, this section also contains a large “Cultivation” section witharticles on Cannabis growing dating back as far as 1789, hundreds ofrecipes are in “Methods of Use”, and the “History” of Cannabis, bothancient and modern, is explored.https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqr7n6twb48bm36/GSCL_2019_NEWSTUDIES.pdf?dl=1Section 3 is dedicated to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – theendocannabinoids, their receptors and related enzymes. First are thenewest studies and below them are two sections with the older studies.The information on “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency” and “Omega-3”is quite thought-provoking. In my opinion, the study of the ECS, andits genetics, is the future of medicine … but I may be a bit biased.https://www.dropbox.com/s/cl5nfihz15grdet/GSCL_2019_ECS%20%2B%20ECS%20Genetics.pdf?dl=1Section 4 begins with the “Phytocannabinoids”, THC, CBD and all theirfriends and relatives. Because of our illogical ban on actual Cannabisresearch, this section is far too thin. I expect this to change soon.Canada, Israel, Mexico and other “medically legal” countries will bedoing more Cannabis research, while the US is falling behind.Then we jump to the synthetic cannabinoids, the “Spice/K-2” drugs. Inthe lab, these are used to study the functions of a single type ofreceptor. The illegal “Spice” street drugs are usually made incountries where quality control is “optional”. And unlike naturalCannabis, these synthetic drugs have killed. Avoid them like theplague they are!https://www.dropbox.com/s/adrvpmj4eey02zk/GSCL_2019_PHYTOS%2BSYNTHs.pdf?dl=1The last section contains the “older” studies from 2014 on back. Don’tignore these just because they are a bit older. There is a lot of goodinfo in them! The "ancient" Pre-2000 studies can answer some of those basicquestions like, “Does Cannabis go bad?” or “How long should you holdyour hit?”, and you’ll even find a few “Reefer Madness” articlesthrown in there for your amusement, or horror.https://www.dropbox.com/s/3eg28t1dkdjrgtb/GSCL_2019_OLDER%20STUDIES.pdf?dl=1On a final note, I find that I am still not quite back, eitherintellectually or emotionally, to where I should be, but I am healing.Keeping busy is the best medicine for me and my List keeps spreadingthe truth about Cannabis and how it can heal. And as my lategrandfather once said, “If the truth won’t do, then something iswrong!”My love to you all,Granny

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