CANNABIS & HEALTH (MEDICINAL AND FOOD)
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HEMP AS MEDICINE Firstly we need to establish that hemp seed and hemp cooking oil (from industrial plants or not), while being second to nothing in terms of nutrition has no medicinal value. This is because the seeds and hence oil do not contain the medicinal cannabinoids (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). They are found in the flowers and the flower leaflets mainly and on the plant look sticky like varnish. So seeds and cooking oil (from seed) for healthy diet, CBD and THC extract oil (eaten raw or extracted with a solvent using heat) from flowers for health products. The medicinal oil is often called confusingly hemp oil too, make sure it says something like CBD or THC hemp oil or Rick Simpson oil or medicinal oil or extract; it should cost at least 100 times as much as cooking oil too. The medicinal oil has different properties if heated during the making, because this de-carboxylates the CBD from acid form in the plant.
The range of serious ailments cannabis can effectively treat is around 200 but keeps growing. These range from all types of cancer, epilepsy and other seizures to diabetes and intestinal complaints. It is able to treat such a wide range of complaints because it works by boosting our body’s own immune system with plant chemicals (phytocannabinoids) very similar to the ones our bodies produce (endocannabinoids). So it literally superchargers the whole of our immune system, to fight whatever threat comes our way. In many parts of the world it is illegal to make health claims of herbal remedies because of the influence of the evil pharmaceutical companies, with laws saying they are not scientifically tested. Yet hemp has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and not a single death can be attributed to it; so isn’t it the world’s best tested medicine? This could be argued for many medicinal plants, and even if they were not totally safe, why should this matter, it is not as though synthetic drugs are safer or totally safe anyway (even given their comparatively much shorter use inhuman history) yet they are still used. Besides which hemp medicine has been totally tested and used on animals for years, vets use it regularly for instance to treat cancer in animals, its just us humans who are prevented from its use. If, or should I say when, Codex Alimentarius is fully implemented we will no longer need to worry about herbal remedies as there will not be any. This UN/World Trade Organisation rule is already law worldwide (overwriting any existing national law) and will make the selling of any medicinal herbs only possible through registered pharmacies.
Contrary to what you may think there is a massive amount of science behind CBDs even though they were only discovered 10 or so years ago. All big pharmaceutical companies research it and attend the conferences. To keep up to date with the science and discoveries in the latest scientific papers, the CBD Project is the website to use.
Even the reserved National Cancer Institute acknowledges it works! THE NATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
This article explains how CBD works. HOW CBD WORKS
LEAFLY: DATABASE ON VARIETIES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA, USES AND EFFECTS Very detailed, from Colorado.
The US Government has known since 1974 that Cannabis cures Cancer. In ’72 Richard Nixon wanted a larger budget for his war on drugs. He thought that if he proved Cannabis caused lung cancer like cigarettes do, he would get the support he needed. He gave the Medical College of Virginia 2 years to do a study on the effects of THC on the body. In ’74 the study was completed. It turns out, THC when ingested in highly concentrated forms (such as eating Cannabis oil) will attack any mutated cells in your body while strengthening and rejuvenating the healthy cells. They found the PERFECT cure for Cancer. It worked fast, it worked well, it worked on many different forms of Cancer in ALL stages and it had ZERO harmful side effects. (Unlike chemotherapy which deteriorates your entire body and kills 1 in 5 patients). Not only that, but it dissolves ALL forms of tumours and can even combat superbugs like MRSA. When Richard Nixon saw the results of the study he was FURIOUS. He threw the entire report in the trash and deemed the study classified. In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the “high.” Unfortunately synthetic medicinal drugs which seek to copy cannabis have already proven unsafe and at least five people have been killed directly. Many more people have been killed due to synthetic CBD recreational drugs. A survey of US oncologists found 80% would not use the medicine they prescribed (chemotherapy and prescription drugs). The US Government now openly and publicly, officially says cannabis cures many cancers (next link).
The US government now has its own patent on CBD health oil, which it keeps very quiet about, because at the same time it is saying in court that cannabis has no medicinal value. The Federal government pedals this blatant lie as part of it fight against the largely harmless recreational drug marijuana. It has to be noted here that some varieties of very high THC marijuana, that have had virtually all their CBD bred out can give an intense high but can also give bad trips as with high paranoia, fear and unease. These varieties can also harm in causing memory loss and are more prone to making some people addicts. With CBD marijuana does not cause these effects and instead gives a very pleasant ‘all at one’ high.
The above makes no comment about how much better this crop performs in warmer countries or its ability to grow on any soil with low input.
They say smoking it for medicinal purposes can have some side effects as if their petro-chemical based drugs don’t have vastly many and more serious side effects anyway, as well as being less effective! Hemp actually safeguards against lung cancer if smoked, it does not contain nicotine or any other harmful chemicals that tobacco does. Periodically papers appear and get excellent media coverage that show that pot IS harmful (even if you have to look very hard and be very paranoid to show any danger) but these papers, like papers debunking climate change are pseudo-scientific and funded by the vested interests of companies trying to protect their profits. There are no proven and no serious effects from smoking pot risks are so incredibly low and cases so unique to individuals as to be below the risks posed by nearly any other everyday activity. In fact the US government official statistics show no-one has ever died directly from smoking pot! It should be remembered that what makes smoking tobacco dangerous is the nicotine and other chemicals it contains, the smoke on its own is relatively harmless.
THE LEGAL SITUATION OF CBD HEMP OIL IN THE UK Cannabis is currently a Class B drug in the UK and marijuana possession is illegal, it was for a few years a Class C drug when possession was not a criminal offence but growing and dealing still was. I do not know the exact legal requirement for CBD hemp oil in UK but as far as I can make out it seems to be legal if it has no (or very low) THC content, because it can then be classed just as food. The only product I could find available in UK is by company hempotion1 on eBay and Cibdex on Amazon both below. I believe Medivape is going to start distribution. One very bad source of confusion is why it is called oil and so confusing it with hemp oil from seed for cooking, why not call it hemp EXTRACT.
MEDIVAPE.ORG SUPPLIERS IN UK Based in Seattle, Washington State.
Disclaimer: I am not a scientist or doctor and these are not my claims but claims of other people. While I believe them to be sincere, I cannot vouch for accuracy and you should seek expert advice before using anything as a medicine. Cannabis is currently a Class B drug in the UK and marijuana possession is illegal, it was for a few years a Class C drug when possession was not a criminal offence but growing and dealing still was.
FOR FOOD & DRINK: Hemp is the world’s most nutritious natural food for humans. Hemp seeds taste great (like Sunflower seed) and are the most nutritious, well balanced naturally occurring food of all.
It is second only to soya in protein content (at 33%) and has high complex carbohydrates content at about 34% it is also high in fibre. It contains all 20 known Essential Amino Acids (EAAs), the only natural life form in the world that does and this includes the 9 humans must have (they are Essential because our bodies cannot make or store them). It has Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9, it contains more Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) (Linoleic (LA) and Linolenic acid (LNA) than any other plant, it has some zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur and vitamins (including E) and enzymes. You can eat them with shells on (crunchy) on their own or add when making bread or sprinkle a few on sandwiches or on salads or you can buy them unshelled (texture of sunflower seed) and add to muesli, or any sweet or savoury food.
For all types of products mentioned, eBay probably has the largest range and competitive prices.
http://www.btinternet.com/~bury_rd/hemp.htm" target="new window"> HEMP AS FOOD
HEMP RECIPES Some you may have heard of and many you won't have!
CANNABIA HEMP BEER This beer is truly amazing, you will struggle to find anything to compare with its hoppy, nutty flavour.
Maybe one way to reverse the marijuana and cannabis ban would be to challenge the US government agencies in court over the science of their ban. Doctors and scientists with all the huge amount of scientific papers found on CBD Project website (see link earlier) and cured patients could give testimony. This could be crowd funded through the internet. Since they could not possibly show any harm, what could they do?