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The Cannabis Papers a Citizen's Guide to Cannabinoids

Any student of history can tell you we are not the first Americans to confront untruths.

(CHICAGO) - This is a book project called The Cannabis Papers: a citizen's guide to cannabinoids. It is written by "Publius" - a pen name once used by the founders and redrafted by the folks at Illinois NORML.

The book's essays will be released first online and then published together later this year. The latest release is essay #15 The Birth of the ECS.

Also posted...

Part One: LIFE
#1 Nature’s (legal) cannabinoids
#2 Should pregnant women smoke consume pot?
#3 Sporting cannabinoids
#4 "DSI for Dummies"
#5 Astrocytes and cannabinoids
#6 A medical cannabis club called CHAMP
#7 Chemotherapy and cannabinoids
#8 Patient patients
#9 To sleep, perchance to dream
#10 “Cannabinoids” succeed where “marijuana” fails
#11 Washington's hemp seed love

#13 Liberty to change Nixon's law
#14 Intermission - let's get high
#15 The birth of the ECS
#17 Ownership rights - FOID meets COID
#21 "Hi, my name is Publius and I have been an alcoholic since 1972."

Any student of history can tell you we are not the first Americans to confront untruths. To voice our truth through language, to create a new set and setting, we turned to a collection of essays known as The Federalist Papers.

During 1787 and 1788, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote 85 essays in support of the US Constitution. They used the pen name "Publius" in honor of a famed Roman republican - someone they saw as a defender of liberty.

We are "Publius" in 2010 for the same purpose - to make our sum greater than our individual parts. In doing so, we have created a series of essays to detail the role of cannabinoids in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

The essays take truths like "all human beings - in fact all mammals - use cannabinoids" and offers suggestions and ideas on how this will effect reform in the immediate future. Simply stated, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system modulate other systems within the human body - and that fact alone represents a revolution in how we will soon be thinking about nature and cannabinoids.

You can start reading now by going to Illinois NORML's website at: or click on The Cannabis Papers under News & Information.

~ Publius is Bryan Brickner, Julie Falco, Dianna Lynn Meyer, Dan Linn, Stephen Young, William Abens, Danielle Schumacher, Derek Rea (1954-2008), David Nott, Dan S. Wang, Brian Allemana, and many others.~

If you are able to donate to Illinois NORML we would be very grateful for your support. We are< working hard to end cannabis prohibition in Illinois and have made significant progress over the past year moving our medical cannabis legislation through the Senate chamber. The Illinois chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws is financially dependent on our dues paying members and generous supporters, and we thank you.

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