Loveland, Colorado: A few years ago I was asked to testify against a bill that was being touted as a Cannabis legalization bill in Kansas. Part of the reason I was opposed to it was clearly because it was a fraudulent attempt from Kansas Representatives to act like they cared about patients and were responsive to the growing body of medical evidence that Cannabis really is medicine. It was a complete farce. The bill was a legislative attempt to make CBD oil legal if it contained a super low amount of THC. The problem was, CBD was already legal in all States, under federal law, and the Kansas Bill actually lowered the amount of allowable THC to even make the Federally legal oil…illegal. My testimony is below.
During the course of the testimony one Kansas Rep asked “Well…this CBD…can you get high on it?” as if benzodiazapines, chemo, epilepsy drugs and painkillers didn’t alter peoples perceptions while treating some of the same illnesses that Cannabis can. God forbid if someones perception gets altered while taking a safer, alternative medical treatment for their conditions. But the answer was…no. But CBD alone also does not have the same therapeutic effect as whole plant medicine as this research from the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine demonstrates.
”CBD is demonstrated to antagonise some undesirable effects of THC including intoxication, sedation and tachycardia, while contributing analgesic, anti-emetic, and anti-carcinogenic properties in its own right. In modern clinical trials, this has permitted the administration of higher doses of THC, providing evidence for clinical efficacy and safety for cannabis based extracts in treatment of spasticity, central pain and lower urinary tract symptoms in multiple sclerosis, as well as sleep disturbances, peripheral neuropathic pain, brachial plexus avulsion symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis and intractable cancer pain. Prospects for future application of whole cannabis extracts in neuroprotection, drug dependency, and neoplastic disorders are further examined”
CBD is only one of the many Cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant. This is why Big Pharma can’t isolate the healing properties of Cannabis into a pill they solely gain the rights of and profit off human suffering while fighting against Cannabis legalization around the country.
Cannabis has amazing healing properties that we have yet to find the therapeutic threshold of. The various Cannabanoids work in symbiosis which is why whole plant medicine has such a depth of therapeutic uses. CBD actually helps limit the psychoactive properties of THC so patients who need high dose whole plaint oil , like Cancer patients, won’t be so intoxicated they can’t handle the medicine. While CBD does have therapeutic value alone, God knew what he was doing when He created the complex interaction of Cannabanoids which make Cannabis such a powerful medicine. For the full study clink on THIS LINK.