The United States government has a patent (#6,630,507) for the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of cannabinoids, but the DEA says that CBD is a Schedule 1 Drug.
“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.”
Which is it? Are non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD good for you or are they bad for you? Well, let’s let the people decide.
Non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD have over two decades of research showing that they have potential therapeutic applications for cancer, inflammation, anxiety, and other diseases that stem from the immune system and nervous system.
23 States have medical marijuana ‘legalized’ (THC and CBD products)
8 States have recreational marijuana ‘legalized’ (THC and CBD products)
16 States have specific laws allowing for CBD products
Millions of people from many States have demanded smart medicine policy – and have nullified federal law with State-based laws that have been upheld thanks to the 10th Amendment. That’s right – ALL of cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug according to the DEA, but guess what – all of these States have actual laws and are collecting revenue from the sale of cannabis. The DEA isn’t coming to get you – there are actual criminals out there, and if you are taking CBD, you are not one of them.
Do you see the feds knocking down the doors of people who are selling CBD products? No, you don’t, and you won’t, because in June of 2015, Congress actually de-funded much of the DEA’s budget that was being used to go after legal cannabis operations and industrial hemp operations.
“The House of Representatives has voted to protect state medical marijuana and hemp laws from federal interference, to cut the Drug Enforcement Administration’s budget and to halt bulk collection of American communications in drug investigations.”
Believe it or not, the PEOPLE are speaking and not allowing the federal government to get in the way of them using a PLANT for food and medicine. Cannabis has existed for thousands of years, and has been used in many different applications beyond ‘getting high’ – different strains of hemp can be used for non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD, high-protein food products, fiber, and even fuel.
First of all, you should NEVER be afraid of your government. Fear is death. Secondly, cannabis is a plant and it is not nearly as scary as the arcane and geriatric proclamations coming from some representatives in government who feel it their moral duty to protect people from themselves. If they look out their bullet-proof windows passed their body guards – they will see that Americans are sick and tired of waiting on permission to live a healthy life. No sick-care system can save us – only we can save ourselves through whole-plant, nutrient-dense, preventative foods and medicines that are naturally derived from the Earth.