A Posse ad Esse. From Possibility to realization.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: River City, USA
From Granny Storm Crow:
It's been over a year since I wrote to all of you or sent you a new
List. In answer to your emails asking, “What happened to the January
2019 “Granny Storm Crow’s List"? To put it at its simplest, this has
been a very rough year for me.
Last fall, my disabled husband’s health took a huge turn for the
worse. His heart was failing. Much of my fall and winter was spent
taking him to and from doctors, the ER, or worse, to the hospital. His
last hospital stay was a two week long nightmare. His care was less
than what he would have gotten at home. I finally got him out of there
and 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 and
family all told me to just take care of myself- the world would
survive without a January List. I took their good advice.
Eventually, the numbing brain-fog began to wear off a little, but
reading and sorting medical studies was still out of the question. So
instead, 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 monolith
of information, but it is constantly changing. Abstracts become full
studies (and vice versa) changing their URL’s, then there was that
switch from http to https that made many links invalid, older links
got deleted or archived, and I even had a whole site just vanish, so I
had to find duplicates at other sites.
By the time I had finished checking all the links, I had a huge
backlog 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, so
ready 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 a
good way to help educate those new to Cannabis.
As usual, I have divided up the List into sections. Once you open the
links, on the left-hand side there should be a tool bar with a little
ribbon-shaped icon, "bookmarks", click it for get the navigation
index. My “beautiful monster” has grown to over 6,000 pages of links
on just about everything related to Cannabis, so that index is very
necessary. It's quite a change from the original 60 pages I shared on
my 60th birthday!
The first section is made up of mostly news articles. It’s a good
place to start your Cannabis education. Most of us "old timers" had to
learn about Cannabis bit by bit from scattered sources. I’ve made it a
lot easier for you by adding a small “Beginner’s” section that gives
you basic information on what can be a confusing and overwhelming
The news articles give you a short, understandable summary of the
medical studies and their findings. Interestingly, I’ve found that
news articles often contain details that the “official” abstract may
not cover, so they are worth reading. This section will also introduce
you to interesting sites you may have missed. At the very bottom of
this section is a mini-dictionary that gives plain English definitions
for some of the scientific terms you may run into.
Section 2 has the new studies from 2015 to mid-August 2019. It’s the
biggest section simply because new studies are coming out at an
amazing rate. For students, medical professionals and patients, this
can be the most useful section. Besides hundreds of recent medical
studies, this section also contains a large “Cultivation” section with
articles on Cannabis growing dating back as far as 1789, hundreds of
recipes are in “Methods of Use”, and the “History” of Cannabis, both
ancient and modern, is explored.
Section 3 is dedicated to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the
endocannabinoids, their receptors and related enzymes. First are the
newest 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, and
its genetics, is the future of medicine … but I may be a bit biased.
Section 4 begins with the “Phytocannabinoids”, THC, CBD and all their
friends and relatives. Because of our illogical ban on actual Cannabis
research, this section is far too thin. I expect this to change soon.
Canada, Israel, Mexico and other “medically legal” countries will be
doing more Cannabis research, while the US is falling behind.
Then we jump to the synthetic cannabinoids, the “Spice/K-2” drugs. In
the lab, these are used to study the functions of a single type of
receptor. The illegal “Spice” street drugs are usually made in
countries where quality control is “optional”. And unlike natural
Cannabis, these synthetic drugs have killed. Avoid them like the
plague they are!
The last section contains the “older” studies from 2014 on back. Don’t
ignore these just because they are a bit older. There is a lot of good
info in them! The "ancient" Pre-2000 studies can answer some of those basic
questions like, “Does Cannabis go bad?” or “How long should you hold
your hit?”, and you’ll even find a few “Reefer Madness” articles
thrown in there for your amusement, or horror.
On a final note, I find that I am still not quite back, either
intellectually or emotionally, to where I should be, but I am healing.
Keeping busy is the best medicine for me and my List keeps spreading
the truth about Cannabis and how it can heal. And as my late
grandfather once said, “If the truth won’t do, then something is
My love to you all,
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Believing is seeing and ignorance is bliss until it bites you in the ass!
Fervor is the weapon of the impotent. The harder the sell, the poorer the product.
Alas, my ignorance abounds; the more I've learned, the less I know that I know..........
Thou shalt seek and respect the opinions of operators, even unto the third helper, for theirs is a wisdom unknown to technicrats.
Wise men learn more from fools, than fools from wise men.
In my dotage I finally discovered that the secret to putting on pants both legs at a time is sitting down.
Last edited by Gray Wolf; 09-11-2019 at 03:02 PM..