CBD Is Not a Cure-All – True or False?

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I love it when I see somebody say CBD is not a cure-all. Having been at this awhile, I’ve heard “marijuana isn’t harmless.” “CBD isn’t cure-all.” OK. What do you want to talk about?

The idea is that the government continues to suppress research and the FDA has not done anything that they say they should do about CBD. But it is not a cure-all, which is an absolutely meaningless statement. And yet I’ll see this in the form of journalism. “CBD isn’t a cure-all… Marijuana is harmless…” Whatever. We’re really not looking at marijuana and CBD and understanding it. The reason that we’re beginning to learn how cannabis works on the human body is because we know that there is an endocannabinoid system, that is, cannabis being external to the body corresponds to something that is in fact inherent in our bodies; so that when we take in cannabinoids, they interact with the endocannabinoid system.

But we really do not know very much about that. We’ve found that there are receptors and that part of what we understand is the Debose molecules move into these receptors. But what is really going on behind that is something fundamental to the human body. In fact, because this isn’t just about “my headache is better” or something really serious is better. There is something going on in our bodies that we are now just beginning to understand. It hasn’t been that long. First off, since we didn’t know about THC, we didn’t know about the cannabinoid system until sometime in the 70s; it’s really a very recent thing.

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Two hundred years ago, the list of things we didn’t know about was just about complete – like everything. The idea that we found out that opiates have an effect in this sort of thing and we found different things have different effects? Well, in part (the good part) because of marijuana prohibition, we were very late in learning about how the cannabinoid system works. And again, this brings up the next subject that we’re all going to be talking about here for quite a long time. That is, the other cannabinoids. Because there are so many of them and we have absolutely no idea what they may or may not do or what is really intriguing is what they may or may not do in combination with other cannabinoids or with other things, the so-called entourage effect. So this is something where, first off, what we really need from the government in this regard is get the hell out of the way. Let free people discover what is so fundamental to ourselves, to our minds and our bodies and maybe our souls. But get the hell out of the way because this is what it means to be free.

CBDSeniors.com co-founder Richard Cowan is a long-time marijuana legalization advocate. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention to the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.

In The December 6, 1986 issue of National Review, Cowan’s cover article, How the Narcs Created Crack, is credited with introducing “the Iron Law of Prohibition” and became the subject of a book on the economics of contraband, the stronger the drugs.

From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML. Cowan decided to help found CBDSeniors.com because the remnants of marijuana prohibition continue to block access to CBD in many areas, and prohibition makes standardized testing more difficult. He also wants to de-stigmatize the cannabis plant to senior citizens who were fed lies and misinformation throughout their entire life. Cowan now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.

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