If the facts presented in this video surprise you, I would take a moment to think about what this might mean for other plant medicines as well.
Schedule 1 means NO MEDICINAL VALUE, or ability to be used safely, and high likelihood of addiction and abuse. In 2003 this patent was granted to the United States as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.” – US Patent 6630507
According to the findings of many researchers and patients around the world, CBDs are anything but a schedule 1. If we are going to progress forward as a society in America, we are going to need to be a lot more open and honest about the truth behind natural medicines. Of course we know some medicines are used recreationally and have many strains with various effects, but what about the reality of how these medicines were used before prohibition? In the 1800’s and early 1900’s MJ was used for an extremely wide variety of medicinal purposes. One google search will fill you with examples of empty bottles of prescription CBD filled tinctures and syrups used for a wide variety of ailments and illnesses. Of course this was before the FDA regulated how we labeled and prescribed treatments but we surely saw many uses for a lot of “regulated” substances.
Do you think prohibition is being used as a way of carving the path of a controlled monopoly? Colorado projects $578.1 million a year in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales could you imagine if that market was opened in all 50 states. Not to mention the amount of money that could be made from worldwide prescription sales of CBD filled treatments. I smell cash people, I smell cash indeed…..