Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation

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If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today's physicians use. But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, "Where's my Cannabis indica?"

No wonder -- the poor fellow would feel nearly helpless without it. In his day, labor pains, asthma, nervous disorders and even colicky babies were treated with a fluid extract of Cannabis indica, also known as "Indian hemp." (Cannabis is generally seen as having three species -- sativa, indica and ruderalis -- but crossbreeding is common, especially between sativa and indica.) At least 100 scientific papers published in the 19th century backed up such uses.

Then the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 made possession or transfer of Cannabis illegal in the U.S. except for certain medical and industrial uses, which were heavily taxed. The legislation began a long process of making Cannabis use illegal altogether. Many historians have examined this sorry chapter in American legislative history, and the dubious evidence for Cannabis addiction and violent behavior used to secure the bill's passage. "Under the Influence: The Disinformation Guide to Drugs" by Preston Peet makes a persuasive case that the Act's real purpose was to quash the hemp industry, making synthetic fibers more valuable for industrialists who owned the patents.

Dr. Andrew Weil: Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation
 
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Right on my friend!!



Cannabis/Hemp is needed if the US is ever to prosper again. It is amazing how this plant has been essential for humans to have achieved all they have to this day and to have our leaders of the past, influenced by special interest, to throw away the thousands of reasonable and logical uses of of this versatile plant, not to mention of the AMAZING medicinal properties of phytocannabinoids.
 

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Singular Infinity said:
Right on my friend!!



Cannabis/Hemp is needed if the US is ever to prosper again. It is amazing how this plant has been essential for humans to have achieved all they have to this day and to have our leaders of the past, influenced by special interest, to throw away the thousands of reasonable and logical uses of of this versatile plant, not to mention of the AMAZING medicinal properties of phytocannabinoids.




That is the absolute truth! Yet it seems that the crazy people are the ones running the asylum on this. If any politicians out there claiming to be Libertarians would simply voice the true libertarian position on this, things might change. But it seems that the "Libertarians" are simply corporate shills and not really about conserving individual American liberty and freedom.
 
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waitingtables said:
That is the absolute truth! Yet it seems that the crazy people are the ones running the asylum on this. If any politicians out there claiming to be Libertarians would simply voice the true libertarian position on this, things might change. But it seems that the "Libertarians" are simply corporate shills and not really about conserving individual American liberty and freedom.


 
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"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. " ~Thomas Jefferson





THIS GROUP IS FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION THAT GOES AROUND INVENTING "DISEASES" AND MAKES TOXIC RX GRADE DRUGS TO CURE THEM GETTING PEOPLE HOOKED AND SICKER FROM THEM. THIS GROUP IS FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT HERBS, HOMEOTHERAPY AND OTHER HOLISTIC AND NATURAL REMEDIES CAN AND DOES CURE THEIR "DISEASES." THIS IS A PLACE WHERE WE CAN SHARE INFORMATION.


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FUCk THE FDA! THE SAME PEOPLE WHO RUN THE FDA USED TO RUN,AND ARE STILL TIED TO THE FOOD AND MEDICAL INDUSTRY.THEY ARE LETTING THERE BUDDYS POSION US! ...

Is the FDA corrupted?