Learn the TRUTH about Hemp and Medical Marijuana.
Get the TRUTH about Hemp and Medical Marijuana. Don't fall for the ridiculous hype from the corrupt government in Washington. They have a vested interest in keeping lifesaving drugs (cheap and almost free) from the marketplace. Between the drug, clothing, pharmaceutical and others, preventing the commercial production of Hemp and CBD demonstrates the massive corruption in government and the linkage (corrupt ownership) between Congress and vested interests (corporations).
Drug Overdose and Death
Such a sad state of affairs here and across the Nation. By making all drugs criminal the corrupt idiot politicians have also removed the relatively safe/harmless drug like cannabis. When people are trying to ease pain, not just get drunk, and they run out of prescription meds, there is no place else to go.
When there is only a choice between prescription Schedule 1 narcotics and street drugs and you are in pain (physically or emotionally) and your prescription runs out and they won' t prescribe more; illegal drugs are the only recourse. And they can/are Deadly.
The idiotic drug laws make it illegal to get, relatively harmless, cannabis (yea pot) to ease pain/suffering. It's CHEAP, easy to grow (hell it's a weed) but illegal. Go figure. Alcohol that rots your brain and liver is LEGAL but cannabis a harmless weed is a Federal Crime?
Why does no one see the insanity in this?
We have been lied to for decades!
We have and continue to be LIED TO by the Federal Government. Now with a New President in Donald Trump, we may be able to reverse decades of corrupt and misguided legislation. Hemp has been illegal for decades, NOT because it is really bad for you but because the Federal Government owes big agriculture (cotton industry and others) and the massive Pharmaceutical industry for graft/bribes. Suppression of an entire and profitable/beneficial industry by the Federal Government. Marijuana has long been proven to help cancer and aids patients and for this reason has been legal in some states for medical uses. This is only the TIP of the iceberg as HEMP is a dramatically productive and beneficial crop for uses in fiber (clothing), oil (lubricating and medical uses) and even as a source for alternative fuels.
How is hemp different than marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of Cannabis Sativa., a flowering herb indigenous to many parts of the world. “ Marijuana” is cultivated for high levels of THC, which is concentrated mostly in the flowers and trichomes of the plant. Industrial hemp is cultivated for its fiber, and has almost undetectable levels of THC and comparatively higher levels of CBD. Hemp has been grown and cultivated worldwide for thousands of years for industrial and medical purposes, making useful items like rope, clothing, sails, pa- per, and thousands of other products. Hemp will not make you “high” and, in fact, hemp contains almost every dietary essential we can’t make ourselves.
The industrial hemp plant, although it contains little, if any, THC, has fallen victim to its close resemblance to marijuana. Other than a brief period of time during World War II, hemp has not been grown in the US since the 1930s —with the exception of a USDA field grown in 1994 in Imperial Valley, California. This USDA-grown field was the product of the hard work of Christopher (Chris) Boucher. While permits to grow hemp are technically available from the US government, and certain states have passed laws allowing hemp to be grown as an agricultural commodity, no permit to grow hemp has ever been issued by the DEA.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. This amazing non-psychoactive cannabis compound has been shown, in clinical settings, to:
• Help relieve seizures
• Have strong antioxidant properties • Reduce infammation
• Stop or reverse cell damage
• Ease anxiety and lower blood pressure • Induce cell death in certain cancers
In fact, thousands of peer-reviewed studies indicate that CBD possesses almost unbelievable clinical potential.
CBD ~ It’s About Being Healthy, Not High
Even though it seems like cannabidiol (CBD) is something new, it has been used by humans since the dawn of civilization. CBD is a natural constituent of cannabis, a plant that has been
utilized for centuries as medicine. But CBD itself was only identified in the 1930s and 1940's, and its specific chemical structure was not documented until 1963. The research didn't’t end there; many scientists now consider CBD to be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
You may hear more about THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) in the news—it’s the cannabinoid that gets you “high”—yet non-psychoactive CBD is the real cannabinoid superstar. CBD is overwhelmingly responsible for most of the health and wellness benefits of the cannabis plant. And new benefits are being discovered all the time! As you read through this packet, you’ll learn about CBD, your endo- cannabinoid system, and you’ll see a tiny sample of the cannabidiol research that’s been conducted and continues to be pursued worldwide.
Medical Marijuana — National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Overview of results of cannabinoid research including treatment and prevention of tumors. Extensive footnotes to research paper abstracts.
Medical Marijuana 411 is a resource tool to help you find the answers to questions about the many healing uses of medical cannabis.
Multiple resource list for medical marijuana, treatments, research abstracts, & legal news.
A group that works to reform marijuana laws. Recent research on medical marijuana.
Table of drugs and the plants they are derived from.
Overview article about medical marijuana.
Cannabinoids effective at inhibiting tumor growth.
Cannabis for Tourette’s treatment.
Cancerous tumor treatments with Delta-9 THC.
The purpose of the Center is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.
Videos and Documentaries
Leaf introduces Dr. William Courtney and Kristen Courtney of Cannabis International; along with the people involved in researching, promoting, regulating and benefiting from raw cannabis.
Includes long list of cumulative knowledge of health benefits.
Documentary featuring some of the top researchers on the healing effects of Cannabis (Marijuana) in its raw form, eaten or juiced.
Legality and Policy
Anecdote of lung cancer treatment and state of medical marijuana research.
Harry Anslinger is a main player in US policy around cannabis. He held office as the assistant prohibition commissioner in the Bureau of Prohibition before being appointed as the first commissioner of the US Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics and set the tone of suppression that has kept effective research and widespread application at bay.
Advocate for collectives, growers, & patient’s rights.