What is the endocannabinoid system? Let’s break it down. Endo, short for endogenous means produced or synthesized within the organism or system. In this case, the organism is us. A Cannabinoid is a chemical that is naturally occurring in the body and the cannabis plant. In the body they are Anandamide and AG-2. In the cannabis plant THC-A and CBD-A are two of many that can be present. Finally, a system is a group of body organs or structures that together perform one or more vital functions. Anandamide and AG-2 are synthesized in the body from essential fatty acids. Oddly enough hemp seed contains the proper fatty acid ratio that humans need. These naturally occurring cannabinoids help regulate many different functions throughout the body, in turn helping the body maintain homeostasis. They do this by binding to CB1 and CB2 receptors and activating them.
Good evening all and thank you for joining in re activating and organizing NCCPN!
As we narrow down active NCCPN chapters and have confirmed contact we will then be able to discern our growth pattern and sources of assistance within the organization. I'm certain there are some waiting to help. We will be changing the website location of organization and contact information up and coming! Looking forward!
There will be a series of meetings around the state if all works out,
For those who may not have heard, Billy Cates, long time member and supporter of nccpn and the cause suffered a fatal heart attack last week. Services were held however the notification process broke down somewhere and most were unaware.
Billy was a loyal member who actively supported nccpn causes for many years. If we held a rally in Raleigh; you could count on Billy being there and dressed appropriately to meet with legislators. Long gone was the Hells Angel look and a soul with the Angel's heart took the war to the legislature in Raleigh. Many times, in all kinds of weather, if we needed someone to attend a rally; Billy was there on a minute's notice.
Because he had family in Hamlet (about 5 miles away), he often came by the waterfall to say hello and to enjoy the medicine. He will be missed but not forgotten. If anyone has photos and knows how to share; it would be nice.
I spoke with Howard (Triangle Chapter) and we have decided that, given the short time before legislature convenes, we need an urgent meeting. We are throwing caution and some planning to the wind but early January, WE WILL MEET somewhere..Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Charlotte or another (suggest a site) place.
There is much to do..I am meeting with my newly elected Republican state senator on the 22nd of this month. He has knowledge of my fight and I got the invitation yesterday. I will post and hope we can keep tuned. Your comments are vital to our cause. You may post replies to this article by choosing to do so..
As some of you know, I have been absent from the website for several weeks. I would describe it as colleratal damage from the war on drugs; and it has been mentally and physically draining. I have spoken with Tom Harper and he has had problems also. As a result, things got dropped and people responded by dropping out or resigning duties or both. I apologize for the lack of leadership and some of the decisions made. If it were possible, I would chose the "reset to an earlier date" which microsoft offers.
During this time, I missed an opportunity to join Todd and other members of NC Freedom Fighters in their march against fear..especially for the final march into Raleigh. I had every interntion of going but didn't and I hate having missed the opportunity. My pledge to help in anyway I can in the future.
I ofter miscommunicate, as my wife says. Apparently, she is right some times. I hope you, visitors and guests alike will take the lead in doing what we must to get ready for next January. At that time, we expect to have a new District Attorney in Buncombe County (Ben Scales) and a new bill ready.
For those unable to attend the Seminar presented at the Charlotte Sheraton (Airport) this past Sunday, you missed a great event. Another is planned later and I hope you will look for Cannabis Professional University (CPU) in Raleigh when they post the event. Along with the presenters, Rep Kelly Alexander joined us at Lunch time and gave an update on Legislative affairs and the change in attitude of several members lately. He says our chances have improved greatly and given the false promises of the "CBD Oil" bill put forward by Rep McElrath, he believes the talk generated by it will be helpful in the future attempt.
I have spoken to Tom and am assuming President duties until we can have a meeting to see where we go from here. If you have ideas or want to help us make nccpn more revelant (or anyother plans to help the cause), comment below.