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Update ~ Dreher’s research has hit mainstream media . See Fox news report . An excerpt 3.20.2012: Melanie Dreher, who is the dean of nursing at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, did a study in Jamaica.
By Paul Stanford, Hemp News Director Hemp seeds produce more oil and protein than any other plant per land area cultivated. Hemp protein and oil are rich in the essential fatty acids (EFAs) that our brain and cardiovascular system need, Omega 3 & 6, in the perfect ratio for optimal human health. Hemp protein has all 8 amino acids, again, in just the right balance to meet humans' nutritional needs. Per acre, according to a study published in the Notre Dame University journal, The American Midland Naturalist, wild hemp here in the USA produces 8,500 pounds of seed per acre.
"These compounds are very well tolerated and you are not seeing the same kind of side effects that you get with the existing treatments." Epilepsy is caused by sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain that disrupt the normal way in which messages are transmitted. This can cause debilitating seizures and fits that can lead to sufferers injuring themselves. Dr Whalley, together with his colleagues Dr Claire Williams and Dr Gary Stephens have been working with drug company GW Pharmaceuticals to develop and test new treatments for the disease from cannabis. Two of the compounds they have identified, one called cannabidiol and the other called GWP42006, have been highly effective at controlling seizures in animals and the researchers now hope to begin clinical trials in humans within the next three years. Neither of the compounds produce the characteristic "high" associated with cannabis use.
Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had the facts, but were dependent on information supplied by those who had a specific agenda to deceive lawmakers. You’ll see below that the very first federal vote to prohibit marijuana was based entirely on a documented lie on the floor of the Senate. You’ll also see that the history of marijuana’s criminalization is filled with:
Patent References (3S-4S)-7-hydroxy-Ɗ 6 -tetrahydrocannabinols Patent #: 4876276 Issued on: 10/24/1989 Inventor: Mechoulam, et al. Method for the production of 6,12-dihydro-6-hydroxy-cannabidiol and the use thereof for the production of trans-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol Patent #: 5227537 Issued on: 07/13/1993 Inventor: Stoss, et al.
Marijuana, also known as Mary Jane, pot, reefer, grass, weed or bhang, is a non-toxic, non-addictive herbal plant that humans have used in a wide variety of applications from our earliest recorded history. Marijuana’s legacy includes a colorful history of diverse peoples and their intimate relationships with “Mary Jane.” From medicine to biomass, this environmentally friendly bush continues to contribute to world culture in countless ways rarely acknowledged in the pages of “politically correct” media. Marijuana is a woody, herbaceous annual. One of the hardiest plants on the planet, it uses sunlight so efficiently that it grows from twelve to twenty feet in a single season. It is a dioecious member of the Sativa family.