May 23rd, 2019 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World
The cannabis plant has over 400 chemicals and at least 60 different cannabinoids1 — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. Of the two primary chemicals, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), only THC has psychoactive properties.
THC is the compound in cannabis triggering a “high,” whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects. Both compounds, and other phytochemicals found in medical marijuana plants, have a long list of beneficial effects on health.
Read more & video clip: “Dr. Mercola Interviews Carl Germano on the Endocannabinoid System’s Role in Human Health” (2:55) via CBD Has Unique Ability to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier — Wake Up World
The DEA has officially announced that a synthetic THC product is more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis, and has classified it as a schedule 2 controlled substance, meaning it can be prescribed by doctors, unlike weed.
by Alanna Ketler, guest writer
The DEA has just announced that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product they deem more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis.
The announcement was made a few weeks ago in the Federal Register by the DEA that the drug Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, will be now classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance, which means it can be legally prescribed by doctors.
Read more: Synthetic Marijuana Approved by DEA for Medicine While the Real Thing Remains Illegal — Humans Are Free
Along with the opioid epidemic, we are in the midst of a benzodiazepine epidemic. This class of prescription drugs, which includes the extremely popular drug xanax, is primarily prescribed for anxiety, but is exceptionally prone to abuse, addiction, and were involved in almost 12,000 deaths a year.
“These are highly addictive and potentially lethal drugs, and many people don’t know that,” lead author Dr. Anna Lembke of the Stanford University School of Medicine said. “Sadly, most physicians are also unaware of this and blithely prescribe them without educating their patients about the risk of addiction.” [Source]
The public is waking up to the fact that pharmaceutical remedies are often very dangerous and can have serious side effects, while at the same to also waking up to the fact that cannabis is an exceptionally powerful healing medicine with nearly no harmful side effects whatsoever…Read more
via Patients Are Dumping Benzodiazepines in Favor of Cannabis to Treat Anxiety — Humans Are Free
February 22nd, 2019
Guest writer for Wake Up World
A lot’s been written about the hemp product CBD, but what does medical science actually say about its healing properties and are there any diseases that it can cure? Hemp has been used throughout history recreationally and/or for medical purposes; but for someone living with a serious medical condition, the idea that cannabis can offer better results than prescription pills may come as a surprise. But if we’re to look at the ongoing fight to decriminalize weed, this is what a growing section of the population want to see happen…..Read more
via 5 Clinically Tested Benefits of CBD Oil — Wake Up World
John Vibes, Truth Theory
The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally recognized cannabis as a medicine and has formally proposed that legislators take a “more rational” approach to drug laws.
The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has proposed that cannabis be rescheduled in light of recent scientific findings that show a wide range of medical uses for the plant. The panel also proposed that non-psychoactive cannabis products like CBD should be entirely removed from international drug controls.
Last November, the committee had their first formal discussion about cannabis laws since the International Drug Control Conventions in 1961. According to a 2019 press release that summarized the meeting: Read more & video: “World Health Organization Calls to Reclassify Weed” (1:32)
via World Health Organization Recognizes Cannabis as a Medicine and Proposes ‘More Rational’ Drug Laws — Waking Times
Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times
Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized.
According to Project CBD, at least 50 conditions1 are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders such as colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), degenerative neurological disorders such as dystonia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and high blood pressure……Read more & video: “Largest Outdoor Cannabis Farm in World (Canna Cribs Episode 4: Los Sueños Farms)” (27:57)
via The Many Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) — Waking Times