Still think that cannabis isn’t useful for healing disease? Medicinal marijuana is highlighted in this tear-jerking TED Talk where Hugh Hempel describes how marijuana helped heal his twin girls, Adi and Casey, who suffer from a rare genetic disease. But he almost dismissed it due to government sponsored propaganda that dismisses the veracity of cannabis as a healing plant.
Hempel’s children have childhood Alzheimer’s. They have suffered and continue to suffer from serious neuro-degeneration. They can’t walk or talk. They have to go to the hospital once a week to get a lumbar puncture to administer a drug that they hope will halt the neuro-degeneration – but it doesn’t help with the seizures his children have to endure on almost a daily basis.
He and his wife tried pharmaceutical drugs to deal with their children’s seizures, but they turned their girls into zombies – so he pursued a different route.
What does help with his twin girls’ seizures? Cannabis. The same plant that was used medicinally well before 2900 B.C. in China helped this man’s children overcome life-debilitating health issues. In the 1800’s, Americans were using cannabis to treat different afflictions – until it was prohibited and became part of the ‘drug war’ that has cost American tax payers millions of dollars.
At his wits end, and nearly suicidal, Jayden’s father turned to medical marijuana. For the first time since he was an infant, Jayden went an entire day without a seizure.
In another key case, parents of a young child suffering from untreatable seizures decided to give medical pot a chance. In the first hour of receiving her first dose, the young girl named Charlotte had no seizures. In the second hour she didn’t either. Charlotte didn’t have a seizure for seven days after her first marijuana treatment. The Figis were convinced of the benefits of medical marijuana.
Now if you’ve ever wanted to hear a personal account of how cannabis oil (CBD) has helped change a person’s life who is suffering from debilitating disease, you will want to watch this recent video.
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This father says: Canabis was demonized in the 20th century..which is a shame’…no, not a ‘shame’ ….a CRIME….let’s just name the crime….because how many children, adults died or did not cure their ailments because these corrupt govts…continued to keep canabis from ‘the people’.. We are ‘the people’..and WE are in charge…not ‘govt. officials, cartels, criminals’…all the same… Get rid of govt…and you rid the world of high crimes and corruption…and loss of our divine freedoms….
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I can’t believe how long this battle to legalize Cannabis is taking. It’s time for the “scientists” that are still clinging to the old propaganda to be brought up on criminal charges.
To those that actually still believe it’s not about money I ask you why is Hemp, something you CAN NOT get high from still damn near impossible to get permits to grow in the States? I am sure it has nothing to do with the benefits of using it as a food supplement or the fact that it produces higher quality paper with way less of an impact on the environment than trees or that it produces stronger fiber than cotton or can be used as a bio-fuel or… the list goes on and on.
The studies being done on CBD’s are astonishing. CDB’s have the pharma companies scared as they are showing themselves to be capable of correcting all kinds of chemical imbalances in the brain. I’ve heard some doctors say that Cannabis only helps with depression, PTSD, chronic pain and other disorders because it gets you high which is a crook of crap. If that’s the case than why does it cause broken bones to heal faster and be stronger than when they heal normally as a recent study out of Israel has shown?
If you want an eyeopener read US 507 Patent and look at the list of conditions CBD’s can be used to treat. The US gov knows what these compounds are capable of but they still say Cannabis has no known medical value. Other companies around the world are starting to file patents for high CBD low THC strains of Cannabis they have created and I have no doubt the drug market is going to be flooded with drugs made from CBD’s in the next decade. These companies are going to make a fortune off something we can grow in our gardens at almost zero cost. The hypocrisy of this makes me sick.
I am able to legally grow my own for my chronic pain and I am waiting for the day that I am able to legally have my whole family use it as a food supplement and preventative maintenance against the chemicals that are literally overwhelming our environment.
Please educate yourself and fight for your right to use a compound that is truly Gods gift to mankind.