International CANNA PRO EXPO unites Health Care Community and Cannabis Industry with patients, caregivers and activists calling for cannabis to be regulated just as alcohol is.
By Eileen Fleming
[Orlando, Fl.] The International Canna Pro Expo ran from Oct. 2-4th and united the Health Care Community and Medical Cannabis Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, medical marijuana patients, caregivers and activists such as the Canna Moms “a group of passionate mothers advocating for the right and option to utilize cannabis in the care of their own critically-ill children.”
Among the physicians who lectured at the PRO CANNA EXPO was Dr. Sue Sisely, a researcher and physician from Arizona who had received U.S. approval to test cannabis on American veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD.
However, soon after receiving the federal grant, Sisley was fired by the University of Arizona after a clash with state lawmakers over medical marijuana research!#CannaProExpo
However, to the rescue came Colorado with a $2-million grant so her dedication and support of U.S. Vets with PTSD then led her to Israel, as Sisley stated:
Our interest in Israel started because Israel has access to strains of marijuana that we weren’t able to obtain from our own federal government.
Over 22 U.S. military veterans die each day from suicides related to the effects of PTSD!
In an interview with JNS.org, Sisley explained that in the U.S., all cannabis used for research must come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which she described as a government-enforced “monopoly” being the only legal supplier of marijuana.
The NIDA also does not have strains of cannabis with the high concentrations of CBD, which is needed for research on PTSD.
The CBD appears to have a calming effect on those certain structures of the brain that deal with fear activation, memory, and anxiety.
If it can calm those structures in the brain and reduce the neurotransmissions in that area, it could result in patients being less symptomatic.
There is a dire need to get this study underway. We have an epidemic of veteran suicide in the U.S. The other reason we are interested in Israel is that they are not only growing CBD-rich strains, but because Israel has an abundance of soldiers still suffering from their experience in battle.
Please view Cannabis Research – Marijuana Documentary (Short Version) – 2015
From the 10,000-year History of Marijuana use in the World we learn the first recorded use of cannabis as medicine was in 2,737 BCE.
In 100 BCE, the psychotropic properties of Cannabis are noted in the Pen Ts’ao Ching.
300 years after Jesus walked the earth, a woman in Jerusalem receives medical marijuana during childbirth.
The Jewish Talmud mentions the euphoriant properties of Cannabis by the year 500.
By 1800 cannabis plantations flourished in Mississippi, Georgia, California, South Carolina, Nebraska, New York, and Kentucky.
Cannabis had been listed in the US Pharmacopeia from 1854 until 1941, but ever since:
“The marijuana laws can most directly be compared to the Prohibition-era laws, which didn’t work, undermined the law and were capriciously enforced.”– William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of the conservative “National Review”
Under U.S. federal law, cannabis is claimed as having no medical use, yet the US government owns one of the only patents on cannabis as a medicine covering the use of cannabinoids for treating a wide range of diseases.
The patent (US6630507) is titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” claims to “provide a new class of antioxidant drugs, that have particular application as neuroprotectants.”
There are over 480 natural components found within the Cannabis sativa plant, of which 66 have been classified as “cannabinoids;” chemicals unique to the plant.
In the first book of the Hebrew Scriptures God said:
Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was GOOD! -Genesis 1:12
Medical science understands and medical marijuana patients are proving:
Cannabinoids are useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.
For all the talk about U.S. “shared values” with Israel, the values of common sense and compassion needs to guide U.S. government policies on cannabis.
Thomas Paine’s 40-page pamphlet COMMON SENSE was the spark that united the disparate colonies to rise up and ignite the American Revolution.
The Second American Revolution could well be sparked over a God created plant that has united we the people of this troubled republic to demand the civil right to cannabis for we do indeed:
Hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Common sense calls for the end of U.S. Federal Regulations on cannabis and for the Regulation of Cannabis just as Alcohol is regulated in the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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