[Editorial note: this is an extraordinary article originally written in 2011 by a well respected naturopathic physician (NMD), being republished by Hempioneers; some of the information may be dated such as the # of states in US licensing medical marijuana clinics]
In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then, 15 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana.
Marijuana is part of the cannabis indica hemp plant. Hemp grows like a weed and has wide use and benefits. It is one of the best vegan protein sources appearing in premium protein supplements. Hemp is arguably a whole raw super food with a wide vitamin, mineral and nutrient array. See our research library material on hemp/cannabis for more detailed nutrient information.
The booming medical marijuana industry is part of a trend toward decriminalization of marijuana use.
The larger trend towards natural and preventative medicine is favorably impacted by the growing medical marijuana industry. Many believe concentrated hemp-marijuana oils were the miracle elixirs of the past suppressed by corporate medicine interests.
Read on to form your own view on these interesting, complex and controversial issues …
Some people today make concentrated hemp oil (the entire plant, several pounds, are required to make a small amount of concentrated oil) people say has cured stage 4 cancers and many other advanced diseases. The combination of hemp oils cleansing and super nutritive properties (applied topically or orally not smoked) are attributable to its cellular strengthening and renewal characteristics.
Watch this controversial short film titled “Run From The Cure – the Rick Simpson Story” – this video is one of the more significant productions underlying a shift away from decades of brainwashing towards the long overdue renewed appreciation within medical communities globally of the complimentary use of concentrated hemp oil for a wide variety of medicinal treatment purposes. Note the methods of processing and testing hemp/cannabis impact quality tremendously. Today’s leaders in hemp/cannabis medicinal product processing always caution doctors and regulators that poor quality or contaminated product should not impair enthusiasm for the effectiveness of high quality marijuana medicine and CBD extracts:
Detailed Discussion of Medical Cannabis:
Medical cannabis (also referred to as medical marijuana) is the use of cannabis (common plant name “hemp“) and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The Cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC. For fascinating insight on the history of hemp and marijuana use dating back over 10,000 years, read our “History of Marijuana and Hemp Use” article.