There is a huge debate in this country at both, the state and federal level, about the possession and the use of marijuana. The federal government is still insisting on marijuana’s “harmful effects” and opposes any moves so as to decriminalize this plant. However, in a show of massive hypocrisy, that same federal government which actively goes after marijuana users, still claiming that the plant has absolutely no medical value, holds 2 patents on cannabis as a medicine.
One patient assigned to the U.S. government from October 7, 2003, described the antioxidant belongings of cannabinoids, making it very useful for treating a wide variety of oxidation-associated illnesses, including ischemic, age-related, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. It also outlines some diseases that could positively respond to the cannabis treatment, such as HIV, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
However, the marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I drug, with “no currently accepted medical use.” Numerous Americans are locked up for using and possessing this 100% natural, curative herb, while the exact same government that condemns its use holds some patents which proves its effectiveness as a medicinal plant.
THC is Good for People, Yet the Government Keeps Lying About it
Recently, a number of states, mostly in the South, have passed the laws enabling low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) CBD oils to be sold freely. These laws vilify THC as the bad cannabinoid, due to its psychoactive properties. However, same as all the other cannabinoids that are found naturally in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol has its own specific medicinal value, as it was indicated in a study cited in The Daily Beast, where it was shown that marijuana directly targets the cancer cells.
“THC increases appetite and reduces nausea,” declares the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA). “[It] may also decrease pain, inflammation (redness and swelling) and muscle control problems.”
In one episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann addresses both the hypocrisy of our government in prosecuting marijuana users, and its acceptance of the low-THC, CBD oils.
“Our government, over the taxpayer-funded Department of Health and Human Services, holds 2 patents on cannabinoids and cannabis oil so as to treat certain diseases like Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease,” states Swann.
“Meanwhile, the government, through taxpayer-funded agencies such as the Department of Justice, pursues, arrests and imprisons Americans who would attempt to use or access cannabis oil to heal their own bodies. Because in public, they claim cannabis oil isn’t medicine. And in private, they seek to own the rights to that medicine.”