Dr. Weeks’ Comment: For those who are unaware, CBD (cannabinoid) is the highly therapeutic and non-psychoactive part of the marijuana plant. THC is the part of the plant that gets people high. CBC is nothing but therapeutic. (Here is a more in depth explanation of the difference) Hemp Oil has CBD oil in it and does not get you high – and, more importantly, for hundreds of years Americans have use the marijuana plant for hemp fiber and for medicinal benefits. See www.weeksmd.com and search “CBD” or “medical marijuana” if you have any questions. Start here at this LINK
What does your government say about cannabinoids?
- Chemical components of Cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors throughout the body to produce pharmacologiceffects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system.
- Commercially available cannabinoids, such as dronabinol and nabilone, are approved drugs for the treatment of cancer-related side-effects.
- Cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects.
But you are receiving this urgent notice now because Big Pharma has again co-opted and commandeered your government so that it serves corporate profits and not people by reclassifying CBD as a schedule 1 drug – like heroin.
Because this is the old “screw the consumer dance” which Big Pharma does with FDA and DEA to take a safe and effective and cost-effective, natural, non-patentable substance off the market and replace it with a less safe, less effective, more expensive, unnatural, patented substance which is available by prescription only. You, the American citizen, are once again being thrown under the bus and treated as a renewable resource for Big Pharma to exploit financially. If you possess CBD oil or hemp oil, which your child needs to control his or her seizures, you will soon be a felon. If you have CBD or hemp oil to help your immune system fight your cancer or lupus or MS or headaches, you too will soon be deemed a felon.
This happened with the safe and effective and cost-effective, natural, non-patentable essential amino acid tryptophan (a serotonin enhancer) which was taken off the market by the FDA in order to promote sales of a less safe, less effective, more expensive, unnatural, patented substance in the category of SSRI drugs which also enhance serotonin. GHB, the oft maligned yet irrefutably safe and effective and cost-effective, natural, non-patentable substance (a centrally acting GABA enhancer costing $35 a month ) was taken off the market and replaced with a less safe, less effective, more expensive, unnatural, patented substance sodium oxybate which was available at will be available by prescription only costing $5000 a month).
So – it is time to take a stand.
Even if you are antipot or hate marijuana, I urge you to think for yourself and comprehend that the non-hallucinogenic, – the “you can’t get high” part of the marijuana plant, with the highly therapeutic CBD is now being taken away from you NOT FOR THE SAKE OF SAFETY but solely for the sake of profiting off you.
Your health and the health of your loved ones depend upon your taking action now.
Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.
TAKE ACTION NOW
DEA declares non-psychoactive CBD to be a Schedule 1 substance!
On Tuesday, 12/13/16 the DEA made a sweeping decision to place CBD extracts in the category of Schedule 1, which defines them as having no medicinal purpose and high-risk of abuse.
On Tuesday 12/13 the DEA made a sweeping decision to place CBD extracts in the category of Schedule 1, which defines them as having no medicinal purpose and high-risk of abuse.
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.”
This is especially disconcerting given that CBD oil is specifically designed to be a healthy and beneficial dietary supplement. Since it does not produce a mind-altering state nor have any known adverse side effects, it would not seem to have a “high potential for abuse”. Case studies suggest that CBD oil does indeed have an “accepted medical use” and these studies can be readily found on the internet.
The DEA did this in direct contradiction to existing law, the 2014 Farm bill which specifically states that all parts of the hemp plant are legal and allows for interstate transport of hemp products. The DEA is acting as if it were Congress in effect by implementing ‘administrative actions’ that for all practical purposes create new ‘laws’ that usurp Congress’ authority.
Unless there is a change, on 1/13/17 there is a high-possibility that CBD processors will no longer be able to ship this product to people who rely on it to help manage their well being. It will only be available within the states where cannabis is already legal. This is an unacceptable infringement on your rights as a US citizen! It is time to take back control over our destinies.
LET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW YOU WANT THIS HARMLESS & NON-PSYCHOACTIVE PLANT TO BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT!
All of us need to make our voices heard now! Call both your incoming and outgoing representatives and let them know that this action is unacceptable. The only way to stop this is to take immediate action, and it needs to come from each and every one of us to stop this needless infringement on our rights!
A SAMPLE OF GREAT BENEFITS OF CBD FOR SEIZURE
Cannabidiol–antiepileptic drug comparisons and interactions in experimentally induced seizures in rats.
A comparison of the anticonvulsant and neurotoxic effects of cannabidiol (CBD), delta 9tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol and antiepileptic drugs (phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, ethosuximide and trimethadione) was made in rats. Median effective potencies (ED 50 values) for maximal electroshock, audiogenic seizures and TD50 values for a rotor rod neurotoxicity test were calculated. Additionally, the interactive effects of CBD and the antiepileptic drugs against maximal electroshock and audiogenic seizures were studied. Each drug was given orally at peak effect time. CBD was an effective and relatively potent anticonvulsant in both maximal electroshock and audiogenic seizure tests. The anticonvulsant potency of phenytoin was significantly increased when combined with phenobarbital, CBD and phenobarbital plus CBD. Additionally, CBD reliably reduced the anticonvulsant potencies of chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, trimethadione and ethosuximide. These data indicate that CBD is an effective anticonvulsant with a specificity more comparable to drugs clinically effective in major than minor seizures. Furthermore, it appears that CBD enhances the anticonvulsant effects of the former and reduces the effects of the latter types of antiepileptic drugs.