I read that the DEA (USA Drug Enforcement Admin.) has rescheduled all cannabis extracts as Schedule 1 (they just don’t give up), including CBD (for medicinal use).. the issue being, schedule 1 states: ‘most open to abuse & no known medicinal/therapeutic value’
In the last decade, it has been shown that CBD (cannabidiols) have no psychoactive effects (unlike THC) & are effective in treating several neurological conditions, inc. Epilepsy & Multiple Sclerosis (MS). To say that this is unproven or worse still.. to claim it is ‘open to abuse’ just smacks of total misinformation & echoes of ‘REEFER MADNESS’.
Methinks, the DEA have only one major objective; to continue the WAR on Drugs, indefinitely (out of total self-interest) regardless of the harm & suffering it creates.. never mind denying genuinely sick people, possible alternative treatments (to the mainstream ‘western medicine’)
** SHAME on them !!
I read the following issues:
‘The Controlled Substances Act lists Marijuana as one specific code, and THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive molecule) has another, but now they have conveniently grouped for “Marihuana Extract.” They are capturing all the different extracts with a single rule.’
The rule states:
‘This listing includes (unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule) any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the substance, or which contains any of its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers that are possible within the specific chemical designation.’
‘The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (“Single Convention”) and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances (“Psychotropic Convention”) provide for the international control of marihuana constituents. Many of the CSA’s provisions were drafted to comply with these Conventions.’
‘Hemp farmers hoping to market their CBD extracts across state lines are in for a real shock when they find out about these new rules. Until now, it was thought that CBD extracts that were only CBD could, in fact, travel between states. Many of these extracts are derived from Industrial Hemp, but the new rule makes no distinction as to the original source and specifies that pure CBD extracts are also banned from crossing state lines.’
‘So what happens in the states that have CBD only laws and haven’t made any provisions for production, or are not at the production point yet? I guess the children with Dravet syndrome or other severe seizure disorders or conditions do for their medicine. In many cases, it has proven to be the only relief for many of these people. Has the DEA made ANY considerations for the sick and suffering, and do they understand that it’s not a candidate for schedule I listing ?’
‘They have based their decision on fear and canna-bigotry, not science or reason. Shame on the DEA.’
** again it is interesting that they use the M word (Marijuana/marihuana.. a slang name), instead of it correct name; CANNABIS. As I’ve said before, I think it’s about adding all the negative, evil stereotypical B-S ! 😦