Saturday, 22 December 2012

Cannabis and pain relief.

Ceramic tile background.

Thinking about the background for the layout.

Where the two maps are in the photo below, will be covered with a ceramic tile mural of a town scape.



Something like this; and tapering off to the right.



I'll have to get cracking with the planning of this so that I can hit the ground running when the ceramics classes resume in January 2013.

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Last night's dinner:

Parmesan cheese

Atop spaghetti bolognaise
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The Last Supper:

Wrong season, I know, but I've recently become besotted with altars. See yesterday's blog.










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Cannabis and pain relief:

I was intrigued by an article on the BBC website today regarding the efficacy of cannabis as a pain reliever. In my opinion, research into pain reduction is very important.

The conclusion, based on many pieces of research, was that the beneficial effects of cannabis may lie in the dis-engagement from the pain rather than in the quantitative reduction of the pain sensation itself.

This seems an important distinction to make and tallies with everyday experience of pain, namely, that it is at its most atrocious when one has nothing to distract one from it.

I suspect that the much mentioned ability of cannabis to "take the edge off" things can be interpreted in this way: it places a distance between the individual and the source of his or her dismay.

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