(Era of Light) Ferndale has become the second city in Oakland County to welcome marijuana businesses, with two new medical pot shops opening their doors in recent days. Gage had a steady stream of customers inside and out all day Saturday when the business began selling medical marijuana, and Liv, about a mile away, had a steady stream of customers when it opened on Monday. ➤➤
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(Natural News) Hemp oil is one of the biggest trends in natural health right now, but is it legit? Many people are questioning if the purported health benefits of this once-prohibited plant are real — and science has the answer. There are many evidence-based uses for hemp, ranging from pain relief to nutrient supplementation. The hemp plant in and of itself is easily one of the most versatile crops you can grow: It can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from fabric and paper goods to foodstuffs. You can eat hemp seeds whole, you can make them into a seed butter or oil, and you can even use the oil for medicinal purposes.
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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
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