Made from the roots and stems of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol yields none of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that marijuana contains. Also known as the “ultimate preventative medicine,” “the miracle herb,” and even referred to as “the forbidden medicine,” CBD is a medical wonder, having anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, including the support of mitochondrial function at the cellular level. (1) Cannabis helps the body regulate insulin production and manage caloric intake more efficiently. As depression and cancer become widespread in the USA, and as so many Americans ingest toxins on a meal-to-meal basis, including pesticides, fluoride, mercury, lead, aspartame, MSG, PCBs, BPA (Bisphenol-A from plastics), , not to mention prescription medications, there is more and more need for natural medicine – that rebalances so many working systems of the body. Cannabiol (the latter part pronounced like “dial”) is a major phytocannabinoid and accounts for about 40% of the plant’s extract. With quite a broad scope of medical applications, CBD is still denied and denounced by the FDA and CDC. Currently, US politicians (and the pharma-industrial complex) are denying Americans their right to natural prevention, natural remedies and indigenous cures and that really work.
Bill signed: HB 2165 in Texas legalizes CBD oil for treatment of intractable epilepsy
Despite the nation’s unfounded reservations in legalizing non-intoxicating CBD, Greg Abbot, the governor of Texas, signed a bill into effect to help people suffering from intractable epilepsy ((a type with severe, often long seizures) have a natural medicine option many doctors and parents have been pleading for, mainly because it can actually CURE intractable epilepsy. Though the cannabis plant is federally illegal in the USA, the CBD oil contains no THC. Wikipedia is completely misleading on this fact.
GW Pharmaceuticals gets FDA’s “fast track approval” – now waiting for green light to market “their” formulation of CBD
A “front site” for allopathic application of chemical medications exists to detour any families looking into natural treatment of certain forms of severe epilepsy. Found high in search engines, the Dravet Foundation tells you they’re looking into uses of CBD, and they realize many families are inquiring, then they even offer physicians an application for submitting their research and suggestions. Coming in under the tradename “Epidiolex” from GW Pharmaceuticals, some pharma formulation of CBD is now in late stage trials. This is a deliberate attempt to monopolize and patent a version of a natural remedy so nobody else can sell any form of CBD. This situation is very similar to what the FDA did to Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who still to this day, after 30 years, has defended and used his natural cancer cure despite the FDA stealing his formula, ruining it by diluting it and leaving out key ingredients, and then patenting it and saying it doesn’t really work. (15) (16) (17)
Natural CBD for depression, lung health, bone health, and Alzheimer’s prevention
Cannabidiol helps stabilize moods and ease depression, according to recent research spearheaded by Samir Haj-Dahmane at Buffalo University. He says the research is really just beginning to ramp up on these compounds derived from cannabis. CBD is even showing promise in treating autism, starting with helping manage aggressive mood swings. This is a much safer alternative to drugs. People are using cannabis to regulate seizures and disorders like epilepsy (9), though medical science doesn’t want some natural medicine interfering with the prescription protocol handed down by the FDA and the AMA, via the US pharma-industrial complex. (6)
Cannabidiol reacts chemically with collagen, spurring the healing process for broken bones (3). Many parents use CBD for their children suffering from ADD or ADHD. Cannabis therapy is even showing promise for people trying to rid themselves of addictions, to cigarettes or alcohol, to heroin or cocaine, and from crystal meth to prescription meds. In independent studies, lung cancer and emphysema regress when cannabis is introduced into the diet, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease is slowed down. (2) (4) (5) (6)
Nonprofit Hemp Industries Association explains difference between CBD and hemp oil
For starters, hemp does not produce any altered state of consciousness, because the levels of THC are far too low; however, consumers still often confuse hemp oil with CBD oil. Hemp is often mistaken for its cannabis cousin, marijuana, even though smoking an entire garbage bag of hemp would not produce an altered state of consciousness, as hemp contains low levels of THC. Confusion between hemp oil and marijuana oil has spiked recently, as states have passed medical marijuana laws that allow for the use of strains of marijuana that are low in THC and high in CBD. Consumers often confuse hemp oil with CBD oil because both are low in THC and contain CBD; however, hemp oil contains low levels of CBD, usually below 25 ppm, where the CBD extracts contain up to 150,000 ppm, arriving as a “co-product” of the flowers and leaves that get mixed with stalks during processing of those stalks for fiber. This mainly happens at large-scale hemp stalk processing facilities, such as in Europe, where the fiber is the PRIMARY MATERIAL produced abundantly. (10)
CBD is not really a product or even a component of hemp seeds, and any labeling of that nature would be misleading. This is where federal laws obscure public understanding of the differences between pot, hemp oil seed oil, CBD and hemp in general. None of these parts, pieces and “stems” help promote the cancer industrial complex of the USA, so modern medicine has silenced their use, and tried to make people think it’s all illegal, when currently, just the THC smoking is, except for in several states that have now legalized it.
March, 2016: FDA launches massive regulatory assault against CBDs and hemp oil extracts – calling them “under investigation” for curing disease
This is reverse psychology at its worst: “Drug applications currently under consideration.” That’s how the FDA has figured out a way to criminalize a natural cure for cancer by putting it “under investigation” –while they figure out how to patent it, gene mutate it, microwave it dead, and resell it to the public at exorbitant prices (via big pharma), with the rest of the chemical drugs on the market. Certain drug companies are want FDA approval to sell CBDs as medicine, so the FDA granted the status of CBDs to be currently “investigated as a new drug,” per their website, and any new drug subject to new drug application can be classified as such, obviously, they claim. Also, because CBDs work SO WELL, the FDA is outlawing them as being sold as dietary supplements, saying:
… “cannabidiol products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the FD&C Act. Under that provision, if a substance (such as cannabidiol) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement.” FDA is sending out “violation” warning letters to CBD makers – saying they are selling “adulterated products.” The FDA essentially writes its own “regulatory laws” and has posted a clear statement on its own website which states that CBDs cannot be sold as a dietary supplement.
Hemp was America‘s most important cash crop – until it was banned in 1970 and absurdly classified as a Schedule I drug
It was the FDA’s goal to convince MOST Americans that hemp meant pot, but hemp was once valued greater than corn and wheat combined in the United States; and then came the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, making the growing of hemp illegal, a ridiculous political move and a huge medical and environmental mistake for the advancement of health, resources and integrity of multiple industries across the country.
By miseducating and skewing information with their propaganda, US regulatory agencies were able to convince MOST Americans that hemp meant pot, and that growing hemp means everyone will be able to smoke weed and get high everywhere, and that was a huge lie used to ban the world’s most diverse, resourceful and practical plant ever–hemp. Hemp can be used to produce thousands of materials that are all biodegradable and manufactured or produced without chemicals. (11) Growing hemp would create millions of jobs and sustainable agriculture practices in the US.
This laundry list includes paper, clothing, construction materials, automobile parts, fuel and food. Today, many people hear the word hemp and immediately assume it still has something to do with something illegal, although products containing hemp CAN BE SOLD AND PURCHASED LEGALLY in the US, including hemp protein, lotions, fabric, and more–at most natural and health food retailers.
In 2001, the DEA tried to ban companies from importing and selling hemp seeds and hemp seed oil
The DEA was sued in 2001 by the Hemp Industries Association that declared hemp oil is primarily consumed as a nutritional (culinary) oil that’s high in essential omega 3’s and used for all types of personal care products, not for getting people “high.” Of course, the DEA knows this as well as the FDA, the USDA, the CDC, and every other regulatory official, but the attempt is still made to undermine the natural health industry in general, and send people back to the well of allopathic chemical pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy for their cell mutation diseases, that are mostly CAUSED by chemical consumption in the first place. (12)
Pro-Hemp and Pro-CBD Legislation Passed in US
Three fourths of all US states have introduced pro-hemp legislation, and so far twenty-two have passed such legislation. Congress has even voted to include an amendment to the Farm Bill that would legalize hemp production for research. Still, the American government stifles the economy by preventing countless jobs from being created and a major resource from being produced that helps the environment and public health in major ways.
At rxmarijuana.com, we are informed that CBD also helps with osteoarthritis, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), plus bipolar and manic depressive disorders (3). Osteoarthritis is the MOST COMMON of all joint diseases, causing health problems and pain for more than 15 million people in the US alone–including two out of every three senior citizens. Symptoms of PMS include anxiety, irritability, fatigue, depression and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms of the menstrual cycle were naturally addressed regularly in the nineteenth century. In fact, Queen Victoria’s physician prescribed it to her for PMS and cramps. Here is the doctor’s 1890 quote from England’s “The Lancet” medical journal:
“When pure and administered carefully it [cannabis] is one of the most valuable medicines we possess.”
Western Medicine fails many who are bipolar or have manic depression
Mix uncontrolled elation with major depressive bouts and you’ve got bipolar or manic-depressive disorder. During the manic phase, some people with bipolar disorder are talkative, hyperactive and even cheerful. They may have delusions of grandeur. This can change quickly into incoherent rage or paranoia. Prescription anti-depressants and chemical drugs for anxiety can make things WORSE. Up to forty percent of bipolar patients in US are not at all helped by these conventional treatments.
CBD helps quell symptoms of MS, treat arthritis, and is effective for treating nausea
Cannabis has been shown to alleviate Multiple Sclerosis symptoms–notably tremors, spasms and pain. It calms muscles and stops the twitching. CBD can be applied in creams and balms to help deal with pain from arthritis. Chemical compounds in cannabis react with brain receptors to help regulate the feelings of nausea, namely chemotherapy patients–who many using CBD attest it’s the only time they feel good enough to actually eat food. CBD has also been proven in labs to be an anticonvulsant for animals. Thousands of humans attest to this, but the government will not grant funds for research for natural remedies, except on occasion when pharmaceutical companies file for patents of bastardized versions that don’t really work, but rather steal the “drug” and market it, making it illegal to buy without their “prescription.”
Fewer deaths from pharmaceutical painkillers, thanks to cannabis use
It turns out that most people who choose cannabis herb for pain relief are less likely to die from pharmaceutical painkiller use, as research reveals from the 13 US states that have legalized medical cannabis use. How ironic after all of the myths and purported lies for decades from the US regulatory agencies and the DEA. All 13 states pharmaceutical death statistics were compared to the rest of the states of the union still living in denial by continuing to prohibit this SAFE natural remedy. This is bad history repeating itself, over and over, year after year. Per the study, more than 1,000 deaths occurred in each state in 2010 alone that could have been avoided with CBD medicine. This phenomenon is called opioid mortality. (8)
Pharmaceuticals or Alternative Medicine–should be the doctor and patient’s choice–not politician’s
Top shelf cannabis strains are providing PAIN RELIEF with no harmful side effects. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania found that around 60 percent of ALL deaths from prescription painkillers (opioid analgesic overdoses) occur in patients who are taking the drugs AS DIRECTED with legitimate prescriptions.
Cannabis is not a drug, rather it’s an herb that can heal cancer – even some aggressive cancers
For decades, the US government has referred to pot as the gateway drug. This is all a campaign to prevent the growing of hemp in America, which undermines several major chemical industries. “Pot” also heals cancer (7) and that would undermine the cancer industrial complex–that utilizes chemicals to fight a disease of the cells CAUSED by chemicals-namely chemotherapy, radiation, mercury, fluoride, bleach and GMO. All of the data from this massive nationwide study reveals that pharmaceuticals themselves are the “gateway drugs” because they destroy immunity, infect the body with drugs and chemicals, and carry the permanent burden of destructive side effects that are violent disruptions to the human central nervous system. To the contrary, medical marijuana has no record of overdose, and CBD has no psychotropic effects, which dispels all the myths that have been created and perpetuated in order to suppress one of the greatest natural medicines on Planet Earth.
CBD has the same effect with or without marijuana chemicals
CBD has the same effect with or without the marijuana chemicals. This was also proven in a study with rats, where the scientists broke some bones in the rats and gave them both kinds of the natural medicines. CBD in other words, has the same effect with or without THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), so that means humans do not need to “get high” in order to get well. That dispels myths also, and provides sense of relief for people who may get anxious or paranoid from smoking pot, and who would like to still benefit from CBD, hemp seed oil, hemp seeds, and the list goes on.
The rat study, in the end, showed that the animals’ bones healed faster thanks to CBD. A quote from one of the researchers (Gabet): “We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing, …”
Safety of CBD has been proven in similar studies. Humans are built with intrinsic compounds and receptors that are activated by the compounds in the cannabis plant. The research findings are indisputable.
Next should be clinical trials for treatments using CBD for osteoporosis. CBD also is anti-inflammatory–which is a huge factor for people with arthritis and dehydration. Hemp seed oil is also very high in omega 3s. This CBD has zero psychoactivity, and so another big pharma myth gets busted and debunked. That is why medical marijuana is often used for the side effects of chemotherapy–it improves appetite, so people have a chance to not be nauseous, and so they can eat some food and get some nutrition, which might save them from the chemical onslaught of the chemo, radiation and pharmaceuticals prescribed before and after surgery.
In fact, recent studies reveal CBD suppresses seizures stops the metastasis of many aggressive cancers and may also kill leukemia cells. Currently, medical use of marijuana is legal in 23 states, while the federal government says there’s no accepted medical use. Though the FDA approved CBD for Dravet syndrome, that’s just to be able to claim they are looking into it. (13)
The Big Pharma racket suppresses natural cures for anything
In America, if you have a neck ache, a back ache, or if you feel nervous, depressed or anxious, you can walk into a doctor’s office and walk out with a prescription of chemical-based tranquilizers or painkillers, many of which have been “fast tracked” into FDA approval by paying exorbitant fees and skipping safety and efficacy trials. Then these drugs are prescribed and the doctors charge exorbitant fees to the patients and their health care costs skyrocket–hence–Obamacare. However, you cannot get natural medicine that actually addresses the root causes of these ailments without the side effects. The prescription drugs contribute to heart, liver and kidney damage, for starters, but this is of no concern to the FDA or the CDC, as long as patented drugs are sold via the pharma industry, the protocol for “approval” is followed. (14)
Marijuana-derived medicine successful for treating Autism
One of the most controversial topics in medicine is the discussion that involves the high doses of mercury in vaccines (and flu shots) that causes autism. The MMR vaccine in particular has been implicated in vaccine damage to African American boys under three years of age, as admitted by one of the TOP SCIENTISTS at the CDC, Dr. William Thompson, just a couple years ago. (18) (20)
CBD may help children suffering from central nervous system disorders and chemical imbalances that come from vaccine violence–too many vaccines too close together that mostly contain toxic ingredients–ranging from mercury and aluminum to MSG and formaldehyde, from peanut oil to egg embryo and soy, and from bacteria and pathogens to viruses and genetically modified organisms from humans, insects and animals. It’s no wonder so many American children have allergies to the EXACT ingredients in today’s vaccine “agenda” pushed by the CDC. (21)
Prolific CBD (cannabinoids) research dates back to 1980s and early 1990s
Scientists three decades ago identified and mapped two groups of molecules, known as receptors, in the CNS (central nervous system) and in the immune system that help cannabinoids bind to cells, which plays a major role in its various medicinal effects. They found that the brain already contains small amounts of its own NATURALLY OCCURING CANNABINOIDS that also bind to the same receptors. Some of these receptors are widely distributed in the brain, with highest concentrations in the hippocampus (where we form new memories) and in the cortex. There are low levels, however, where respiratory and cardiac functions are regulated. The other main CBD receptors are in the immune system, signaling molecules released by neurons—including glutamate and dopamine, and that’s why CBD is anti-inflammatory–as it assists the body in dealing naturally with inflammation. (19)
Now Americans can see just HOW MUCH information on CBD is being withheld from the medical community and all Americans
It is possible that THC protects neurons from trauma. A clinical trial published recently that studied over 400 traumatic brain injury cases was published in the journal American surgeon, found patients with THC in their system had lower mortality rates than their counterparts. CBD may increase blood flow in the brain, bringing needed oxygen as well as nutrients to endangered neurons, plus, because cannabidiol inhibits glutamate, it may prevent toxic effects that occur AFTER brain trauma.
Other studies published in 2014 suggest CBDs play a role in treating breast cancer tumors, reducing inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases, and to reduce the plaque that forms on the brain of Alzheimer’s patients–per a University of South Florida study.