by Anthony Gucciardi
November 28, 2011
Countless studies have highlighted the industrial and medicinal uses
of marijuana (cannabis), yet the federal government claims that it
has ‘no accepted medical use’ and continues to classify it in the
same category as heroin, MDMA, and PCP.
Despite the ruling, the medial marijuana market is priced at around
$1.7 billion - that’s almost as much as the explosive Viagra market,
coming in at around $1.9 billion.
Why do so many individuals suffering from disease swear by marijuana
if it has no real medical use? And furthermore, were the thousands
of studies on the medicinal benefits of marijuana completely
Studies have found
marijuana use to be beneficial in treating,
brachial plexus neuropathies
many more conditions.
Plant, Hemp, and Cannabinoids
Some cannabis activists actually state that certain properties of
marijuana can act as a “cure-all” in the right forms.
You may know
that marijuana is usually quite high in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the compound responsible for the
psychoactive effect of cannabis. In contrast, it is also low in CBD
Both THC and CBD are known as
however, which interacts with your body in a very unique way.
What you may not be familiar with is how CBD has been shown to block
the effect of THC in the nervous system. This allows marijuana
plants to exhibit the most psychoactive effects. Hemp, on the other
hand, is high in CBD and low in THC. This is due to the fact that it
is bred to maximize its fiber, seeds, and oil.
Of course these key
properties are what it is most commonly used for.
You see, hemp is a very powerful industrial substance, but it also
has a number of health benefits.
Interestingly enough, THC-free hemp is actually quite popular in
protein drinks, green superfoods, and even clothing. This type of
hemp has zero psychoative effects, yet it is still illegal to grow
within the United States.
Two tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds contain about 11 grams of
protein and 2 grams of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
Cannabinoids are promoted as a health-promoting substance in the
popular documentary 'Run From The Cure' with
The film speaks specifically on
Hemp Oil, which
Rick Simpson and his followers say can even cure cancer.
Speaking on the subject of marijuana benefits, particularly in the
form of Hemp Oil, Simpson
I have been providing people with instructions on how to make Hemp
Oil medicines for about 8 years. The results have been nothing short
of amazing. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as
the most medicinal plant in the world.
Even with this knowledge hemp has always
been used as a political and religious football.
Illegal While Pharmaceuticals Kill More than Traffic Accidents
Research has shown marijuana to be beneficial to health, yet
Marijuana has been classified as dangerous by the federal
government, outlawed, and made illegal.
Many pharmaceuticals, on the other hand,
have gone unchecked despite causing
more fatalities than traffic
In fact, even slightly more than the recommended dose of
Tylenol can kill you, while THC-free hemp will simply boost your
You do not have to smoke marijuana to enjoy its benefits.
hemp, which comes without any mind-altering effects, is a great
health superfood that is used by many.
For the government to classify marijuana
in the same category as heroin and PCP while allowing deadly
pharmaceuticals to go unregulated shows how little they truly care
about public health.